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Crackin' - Special Touch (1978) [1998, Japan]

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Crackin' - Special Touch (1978) [1998, Japan]

Crackin' - Special Touch (1978) [1998, Japan]
R&B, Soul, Pop/Rock, Jazz-Funk, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 39:35 | 274,80 Mb
Label: Warner Music Japan Inc. (Japan) | Cat.# WPCR-2324 | Released: 1998-11-26 (1978)

Crackin’ was an R&B group tinged with a little jazz who had four albums in the mid-1970s, 3 on the Warner Brothers label and one on the Polydor label.

Duke Jones - Thunder Island (1994) {CTI/Three Brothers}

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Duke Jones - Thunder Island (1994) {CTI/Three Brothers}

Duke Jones - Thunder Island (1994) {CTI/Three Brothers}
EAC 1.0b2 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 279MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 108MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Funk, Soul

Trumpeter and flugelhorn player Albert Jones, born May 6, is affectionately known to all friends and followers as “Duke”. A nickname is acquired from his favorite aunt, because of his love of music at an early age. A native of New York City via White Plains. Duke began playing trumpet at the age of nine. In elementary school and through White Plains High School, Duke played and formed a band with The Lewis Brothers and Sharon Bryant. The group, which ultimately became the popular R&B / Pop success “Atlantic Starr”, recorded their first two albums, “Radiant”(1980) and “Brillance” (1982), both featuring Duke. This led to the recording of Duke’s debut solo album for CTI Records entitled “Thunder Island”.

Donald Byrd - Places and Spaces (1975) Reissue 1997

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Donald Byrd - Places and Spaces (1975) Reissue 1997

Donald Byrd - Places and Spaces (1975) Reissue 1997
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 244 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 91 Mb | Scans included | 00:35:52
Jazz-Funk, Funk, Crossover Jazz | Label: Blue Note | # 7243 8 54326 2 0

Reuniting with Larry Mizell, the man behind his last three LPs, Donald Byrd continues to explore contemporary soul, funk, and R&B with Places and Spaces. In fact, the record sounds more urban than its predecessor, which often played like a Hollywood version of the inner city. Keeping the Isaac Hayes, Curtis Mayfield, and Sly Stone influences of Street Lady, Places and Spaces adds elements of Marvin Gaye, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Stevie Wonder, which immediately makes the album funkier and more soulful. Boasting sweeping string arrangements, sultry rhythm guitars, rubbery bass, murmuring flügelhorns, and punchy horn charts, the music falls halfway between the cinematic neo-funk of Street Lady and the proto-disco soul of Earth, Wind & Fire. Also, the title Places and Spaces does mean something – there are more open spaces within the music, which automatically makes it funkier. Of course, it also means that there isn't much of interest on Places and Spaces for jazz purists, but the album would appeal to most fans of Philly soul, lite funk, and proto-disco.

Ryo Kawasaki - Mirror of My Mind (1979) Blu-Spec CD, Reissue 2015

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Ryo Kawasaki - Mirror of My Mind (1979) Blu-Spec CD, Reissue 2015

Ryo Kawasaki - Mirror of My Mind (1979) Blu-Spec CD, Reissue 2015
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 271 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans included
Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Guitar Jazz | Label: Think! | # THCD-300 (DQCP-3085) | 00:41:31

Mirror of My Mind is an album by Japanese musician Ryo Kawasaki, released in 1979. It was recorded at Power Station Studios (now called Avatar Studios) in New York City, USA.

Barnaby Finch - Digital Madness (1986) [2014, Japan]

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Barnaby Finch - Digital Madness (1986) [2014, Japan]

Barnaby Finch - Digital Madness (1986) [2014, Japan]
Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Fusion, Electronic | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 39:53 | 270,45 Mb
Label: Warner Music Japan Inc. (Japan) | Cat.# WPCR-28073 | Released: 2014-07-23 (1986)

"Digital Madness" is an album by Barnaby Finch, released in 1986. Barnaby Finch, a keyboardist, was, for many years, a touring member of Lee Ritenour’s band. He toured with Lee on and off from 1982 to 2008. Prior stints include Ronnie Laws, Alphonse Mouzon, Boz Scaggs, Lionel Richie, and David Foster. His piano was featured on the Lionel Richie/Diana Ross hit “Endless Love”. From 1982 to 1989 Barnaby toured with George Benson, and from 1987 to 1989 he was conductor and musical director. He has recorded with Lee Ritenour, George Benson, Pat Kelley, Lee Oscar, Kazu Matsui, Marlena Shaw, Ronnie Laws, Pressure, Lionel Richie, Earl Klugh, Anthony Marinelli, Tom Scott, Peter Sprague, Hubert Laws, Patti Austin, and Kenny Rogers, among others.

Lee Ritenour - Collection (1991)

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Lee Ritenour - Collection (1991)

Lee Ritenour - Collection (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 406 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans included
Crossover Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Guitar Jazz | Label: GRP | # GRD-9645 | 01:06:55

GRP's generally well-chosen 1991 Collection covers an entire decade of Lee Ritenour releases from Elektra and GRP. As such, those years seem to form a late-'70s plateau descending into a commercial valley by the early part of the '80s and then gradually ascending a slope as Rit's playing grows and deepens in the decade's final years. Some of the high points are the Latin-inflected numbers from Festival ("Latin Lover") and Portrait ("Asa") and two excellent straight-ahead excerpts from Stolen Moments ("24th Street Blues," "Waltz for Carmen"), the latter two with lots of Wes Montgomery-like octave work. And even "Is It You?," Ritenour's pop hit from 1981, comes off as a good, catchy piece of record-making. Recommended for those who only want a sample of Lee Ritenour's voluminous solo output.

Nomade Orquestra - Entre Mundos (2017)

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Nomade Orquestra - Entre Mundos (2017)

Nomade Orquestra - EntreMundos (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 332 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:48:30
Contemporary Jazz, World Fusion, Modern Big Band | Label: Far Out | # FARO198CD

Continuing their globalising musical quest into 2017, Nomade Orquestra return with their second album EntreMundos set for heavyweight vinyl, CD and digital release on 23rd June 2017. Recorded at Red Bull Studios, Sao Paulo, EntreMundos is like a cosmic musical playground where Ethio-jazz, Indian classical and Oriental sounds dance around Afro-Brazilian roots rhythms and Northern hemisphere jazz, funk, soul, library music and hip-hop influences. The sheer vastness of the album is astounding, Nomade Orquestra have quite literally conquered the world in sound.

David Sanborn - Hideaway (1980) {Warner}

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David Sanborn - Hideaway (1980) {Warner}

David Sanborn - Hideaway (1980) {Warner}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 228MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 92MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Jazz Funk

Released in 1980, Hideaway earned David Sanborn fame beyond that of the average studio musician, and rightfully so. Many releases by studio musicians suffer from weak compositions and overproduction, including some albums by Sanborn himself. However, Hideaway features a stripped-down, funky sound that showcases the artist's passionate and distinctive saxophone sound. This includes two tunes co-written with Michael McDonald and the "love theme" from the motion picture American Gigolo, appropriately entitled "The Seduction." All eight tunes on Hideaway are winners.

David Sanborn - A Change Of Heart (1987) {Warner}

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David Sanborn - A Change Of Heart (1987) {Warner}

David Sanborn - A Change Of Heart (1987) {Warner}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 278MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 109MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz

A Change of Heart is a fairly typical '80s outing by the popular R&B-ish altoist David Sanborn. The main difference from his past work is that the music often uses synthesizers and electronic rhythms to a greater degree than it had previously, but Sanborn's distinctive crying sound was still very much intact. The music is produced by Marcus Miller ("Chicago Song" and "Imogene"), Michael Colina, Ronnie Foster or Philippe Saisse; each of the producers plays keyboards and is responsible for the backgrounds behind the leader.

Hiram Bullock - Best Groove Selection (2002) {East West Japan}

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Hiram Bullock - Best Groove Selection (2002) {East West Japan}

Hiram Bullock - Best Groove Selection (2002) {East West Japan}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 533MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 174MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz Fink, Fusion

Hiram Law Bullock was an American jazz funk and jazz fusion guitarist. He studied at the University of Miami, where he met guitarists Pat Metheny and Steve Morse, and bass-players Jaco Pastorius and Will Lee. He paid for tuition by performing at nightclubs in Florida before moving to New York. He became best known for playing with Lee on Late Night with David Letterman and working with David Sanborn and Bob James. His work can be heard on Steely Dan's Gaucho (1980), Paul Simon's One Trick Pony (1980), Sting's …Nothing Like the Sun (1987) and Billy Joel's The Stranger (1977). He also worked with Harry Belafonte, Marcus Miller, Carla Bley, Miles Davis, Ruben Rada, and Gil Evans.

Dorothy Ashby - Dorothy's Harp (Japan Edition) (1969/2014)

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Dorothy Ashby - Dorothy's Harp (Japan Edition) (1969/2014)

Dorothy Ashby - Dorothy's Harp (Japan Edition) (1969/2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 209.00 Mb | 49:21 | Cover
Cool, Soul Jazz, Jazz-Funk | Country: USA | Label: Cadet/Universal Classics & Jazz - UCCU-90072

Dorothy's Harp is a studio album by jazz harpist Dorothy Ashby released in 1969 via the Cadet label. A few years after releasing Dorothy’s Harp, she started working with Stevie Wonder. The record includes two Brazilian-touched compositions: "Reza" and "Canto de Ossanha". The album was re-released as a CD in 2006.

VA - Las Vegas Grind, Vol. 7 (2019)

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VA - Las Vegas Grind, Vol. 7 (2019)

VA - Las Vegas Grind, Vol. 7 (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | Tracks: 16 | 38:29 min | 130 MB
Style: Funk, Jazz, Rock & Roll, R&B | Label: Jazzman

Between 1988 and 2000, the shadowy crew behind the Strip label put out six volumes of "Las Vegas Grind", a compilation series celebrating sleazy - and usually undeniably obscure - rhythm and blues, rock and roll and novelty lounge records from the 1950s and '60s. Here the series returns thanks to Jazzman, who somehow managed to to track down the digger responsible - and his eccentric record collection. From skewed surf-rock and low-slung rhythm and blues to comedy big band swing, rousing proto-funk and "Rocky Horror Picture Show" style madcap stompers, the album offers a whirlwind romp through some seriously good - and not to mention especially silly - gems rescued from dollar bins, dumpsters and yard sales the World over. Do yourself a favour and check it out.

John Scofield - Electric Outlet (1984) {Rykodisc Japan}

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John Scofield - Electric Outlet (1984) {Rykodisc Japan}

John Scofield - Electric Outlet (1984) {Rykodisc Japan}
EAC 1.2 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 276MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 111MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Post-Bop, Jazz-Funk

Guitarist John Scofield combines with Pete Levin on synthesizer to make this 1984 session both very electric and eclectic. With David Sanborn on alto, Ray Anderson on trombone, and Steve Jordan on drums adding acoustic voices to the mix, the results are as thought-provoking as Scofield's titles. The rock, funk, jazz, and techno elements proliferate and combine, putting populist and outside approaches in a new perspective. There are even touches of Ennio Morricone's film music in the wide-open spaces of "Best Western." While much fusion is about the easy mismatching of elements, Scofield manages to turn his different sources into distinctive and original music.

Charles Kynard - Your Mama Don't Dance (1973) {2017 Japan Mainstream Records Master Collection Series CDSOL-45279}

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Charles Kynard - Your Mama Don't Dance (1973) {2017 Japan Mainstream Records Master Collection Series CDSOL-45279}

Charles Kynard - Your Mama Don't Dance (1973) {2017 Japan Mainstream Records Master Collection Series CDSOL-45279}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 196 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 77 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 14 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1973, 2017 Time / Mainstream Records / Solid Records Japan | CDSOL-45279
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Organ Hammond B-3

Funky organ and plenty of vamping – a really tight little set from the mighty Charles Kynard – who's working here with a really wide-ranging command of the keyboard! As with some of the other Mainstream Records sessions of the time, the backings here are somewhat full – arranged and conducted by Richard Fritz with a style that's almost soundtrack funk at points, but which still has a more jazzy feel overall – thanks to the space given to Kynard's organ solos, and to backings from players who include George Bohannon on trombone, Arthur Adams on guitar, and Paul Humphrey on drums. The set features a surprising cover of Joe Quarterman's classic "I Got So Much Trouble On My Mind" – one that's almost as funky as the vocal original – plus "The World Is A Ghetto", "Superstition", "Zambezi", "Summer Breeze", "Momma Jive", and "You've Got It Bad Girl".

The Jazzinvaders featuring Dr. Lonnie Smith - 'That's What You Say!' (2013) {Unique Records UNIQ198-2}

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The Jazzinvaders featuring Dr. Lonnie Smith - 'That's What You Say!' (2013) {Unique Records UNIQ198-2}

The Jazzinvaders featuring Dr. Lonnie Smith - 'That's What You Say!' (2013) {Unique Records UNIQ198-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 356 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 120 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 238 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2013 Unique Records | UNIQ198-2
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Hammond Organ

The Jazz Invaders here are tighter than ever – and not just because they've got some heavy Hammond help from the legendary Lonnie Smith! Smith's definitely a key part of what makes this album so great – and his organ lines have a sharpness and depth that really stands out from the rest of the group – kind of an extra level of sound that really makes the whole thing sparkle! Yet the group themselves are pretty wonderful too – much more righteous than ever before, going past just a combo who can copy the best jazz modes, into the realm of one that's more than capable of making some mighty fresh sounds of their own.