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Posted By : TmanHome | Date : 20 Sep 2014 21:26:54 | Comments : 1

Trix - Deluxe (2013)
Jazz, Fusion | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 52 min | 121 MB
Label: King Records | Rel: 2013

TRIX celebrates their 10th anniversary with “Deluxe”, their 10th cd. The band also welcomes new keyboardist AYAKI. Great compositions & playing throughout, especially super hot guitarist Yuyu Komoguchi who will release his debut solo cd in 2014. Noriaki Kumagai, drums, Mitsuru Sutoh, bass, Yuya Komoguchi, guitar & AYAKI, keyboards.
Posted By : tiburon | Date : 20 Sep 2014 14:25:12 | Comments : 3

Kenny Wheeler Quintet - The Widow In The Window (1990) {ECM 1417}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image level 6 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 289MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Post-Bop

Trumpeter Kenny Wheeler and his sidemen on this quintet CD (guitarist John Abercrombie, pianist John Taylor, bassist Dave Holland and drummer Peter Erskine) had all worked together previously in different settings. Their familiarity with each other's playing came in handy for the frequently intuitive session which consists of explorations of six of Wheeler's complex but often-melodic originals (including "The Widow in the Window," "Hotel Le Hot" and the lengthy "Ana"). Kenny Wheeler's music occupies its own unique area between post bop and free jazz and virtually all of his recordings are recommended to adventurous listeners, including this one.
Posted By : tiburon | Date : 20 Sep 2014 11:48:32 | Comments : 2

Bruford Levin Upper Extremities - Bruford Levin (1998) {HSTO22CD}
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Genre: Fusion, Jazz Rock

Bill Bruford and Tony Levin, two very well known prog musicians, formed BRUFORD LEVIN UPPER EXTREMITIES for a while, which was a fusion band. They put out two albums, a self-titled and a live album called "Blue Nights." David Torn and Chris Botti were the other two members of the band.
Posted By : ruskaval | Date : 20 Sep 2014 10:05:02 | Comments : 1

Tony Williams - The Joy Of Flying (1979) {Sony Music}
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© 1979 Columbia / Sony Music | A 26500
Jazz / Fusion / Post Bop

It would be an understatement to say that there was a fair amount of variety on this set. Drummer Tony Williams is heard in two duets with keyboardist Jan Hammer, with a quartet also including keyboardist Herbie Hancock, Tom Scott (who unfortunately sticks to lyricon) and bassist Stanley Clarke, and he welcomes rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose, keyboardist Brian Auger, guitarist George Benson, Hammer and tenorman Michael Brecker on other tracks. Much of this music is closer to R&B than to jazz, although there are many strong moments. But the most interesting selection is certainly "Morgan's Motion" which matches Williams with pianist Cecil Taylor in a powerful (and completely atonal) collaboration.
Posted By : tiburon | Date : 19 Sep 2014 20:31:05 | Comments : 1

Trilok Gurtu - Kathak (1999) {Escapade}
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Genre: Ethnic Fusion

As a producer and sideman, Bombay-born percussionist and singer Trilok Gurtu has become something of a godfather to London's emerging Asian Underground movement (his relationship with Asian Dub Foundation having earned him particularly strong street credibility in recent years), but he's also been quietly releasing solo albums for the last decade. The latest finds him teamed up with bassist Kai Eckhardt de Camargo (good luck sorting out the ethnicity of that name), guitarist Jaya Deva, sitar player Ravi Cherry, and several high-profile guests (including Neneh Cherry, who sings a touching tribute to Ravi's and her late stepfather) for a program of cross-cultural jamming. Worldbeat fusion is always a dicey prospect, and while this album has many attractive moments, it never really comes into focus.
Posted By : tiburon | Date : 18 Sep 2014 19:41:22 | Comments : 3

Hadouk Quartet - Hadoukly Yours (2013) {Naive}
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Genre: Jazz, Ethnic Fusion

After seventeen years of existence and seven albums, Hadouk trio quartet becomes this delicious Hadoukly. Founding elements of its Hadouk the hajouj Loy and duduk Didier remain at the heart of the project; with the addition of an additional musician, the overall sound is meant ironically sleeker, more acoustic. Loy Ehrlich abandoned keyboards and electronics to devote himself to gumbass (hybrid instrument between the Moroccan gumbri and bass). Didier Malherbe continues to explore the path of duduk models with different key ranges, and we discover improbable flutes pa-or Chinese, Indian bansouri, Piper Moldovan.
Posted By : robi62 | Date : 18 Sep 2014 12:00:43 | Comments : 1

Return To Forever: Returns - Live At Montreux 2008 (2009)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2, 720 x 480 at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 2ch. at 224 Kbps, AC-3 6ch. at 448 Kbps, DTS 6ch. at 755 Kbps
Genre: Jazz | Label: Eagle Rock | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 12 May 2009 | Runtime: 149 min. | 7,78 GB (DVD9)

With one of the most successful tours of 2008 behind it—and the two-CD set Returns (Eagle Records, 2009) released to document the event—the reunion of fusion powerhouse Return to Forever—keyboardist Chick Corea, guitarist Al Di Meola, bassist Stanley Clarke and drummer Lenny White—appeared to be over. No surprise, however, that the group's triumphant performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival was also recorded, and now sees release a year after the tour began. Impeccably recorded with a multi-camera crew, and featuring a number of audio options, it's the perfect document of a tour that brought unexpected mass popularity back to fusion.
Posted By : tiburon | Date : 17 Sep 2014 19:53:18 | Comments : 0

Fairy Tale Trio - Jazz Across The Border (1998) {Wergo}
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Genre: Ethnic Fusion, Bulgarian Folk

The Fairy Tale Trio plays a kind of hybrid music combining elements of Bulgarian folk music and jazz. Kaval player Theodosii Spassov has developed a style that allows him more chromatic and timbral possibilities than previously associated with that instrument, while soprano saxist Anatoly Vapirov can go from tricky folk melodies to Coltrane-like wailing in the space of a few notes. The trio is rounded out by percussionist Stoyan Yankoulov, who uses mostly the traditional tupan (a double-headed drum, played with sticks) with a few modern additions. The music, composed by the trio, makes full use of their resources.
Posted By : ruskaval | Date : 17 Sep 2014 13:04:13 | Comments : 2

Machito - Kenya (1957) {1999 Roulette Jazz Remaster} (ft. Cannonball Adderley)
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© 1999 Roulette Jazz / Capitol | 7243 5 22668 2 1
Jazz / Afro-Cuban Jazz / World Fusion

Bandleader extraordinaire Machito was born in Cuba, and the "original Mambo King" utilized that country's indigenous rhythms throughout his career. As its title implies, though, this 1957 release finds Machito turning an ear towards the African side of the Afro-Cuban jazz style he helped to pioneer. The energy level on KENYA is astounding, and there's virtually no letup. Under the direction of Machito and his brother-in-law/right-hand man Mario Bauza, the ensemble tears through a dozen cuts with such disciplined ferocity it's a wonder anyone was left standing at the end of the session.
Posted By : tiburon | Date : 16 Sep 2014 22:23:04 | Comments : 1

Toufic Farroukh - Drab Zeen (2002) {Harmonia Mundi}
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Genre: Ethnic Fusion

Drab Zeen represents one of the finest examples of this important emerging new sub-genre, Arab-jazz. The genius of this disc is how Farroukh has effortlessly melded such disparate elements as jazz trombone and saxophone, chill-beats, French vocals, acoustic piano, oud, ney, and accordion into a singly tapestry of unique sounds, all the while retaining the essential elements of each instrumental voice even as he transforms the whole into something entirely new and heretofore unheard. Farroukh has grown in every facet of his music-making: tighter and more evocative compositions, a richer and more varied sound palette, cleaner production, superior sax blowing, and a deeper groove.
Posted By : ruskaval | Date : 16 Sep 2014 02:41:44 | Comments : 1

Cannonball Adderley - Alto Giant (1969) {2014 Japan Studio Songs Remaster}
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© 2014 Studio Songs Japan | YZSO-10041
Jazz / Jazz Rock / Saxophone

Alto Giant is an exciting live album that captured the Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Milan in 1969, two years after the group recorded 74 Miles Away. Cannonball's music in this period is marked by his enthusiastic embrace of funk and jazz rock. In addition to his brother Nat Adderley on trumpet, the quintet included Joe Zawinul on piano, Victor Gaskin on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums. In addition to the leader's hot and exciting alto playing, what stand out are Hayes's aggressive and effective drumming and Zawinul's contributions in terms of two original compositions (the odd-meter, free jazz-oriented "Scavenger" and the funky "Walk Tall") and his solo performance of "Ballads Medley." The generosity of the leader extended to Gaskin as well, who was prominently featured on "Manha De Carnaval."
Posted By : ruskaval | Date : 15 Sep 2014 04:02:54 | Comments : 1

The Soft Machine Legacy - Live In Zaandam (2005) {2014 Japan Mini LP SHM-CD Remaster}
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© 2014 Vivid Sound / MoonJune Records | VSCD-4264
Jazz / Jazz Rock / Rock / Avant-Garde Jazz / Prog Rock

Cardboard sleeve reissue from Soft Machine Legacy features SHM-CD format. This series features the following albums: "The Soft Machine Legacy," "Live In Zaandam," "Live Adventures," and "Steam."
Potent jazz-rock fusion -- British "Canterbury" style -- from the legendary Soft Machine alumni. Live in Zaandam is the first salvo from exclusive MoonJune artists' Soft Machine Legacy, showcasing visceral grooves with sizzling solos and telepathic interplay.
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Posted By : uff | Date : 13 Sep 2014 18:36:52 | Comments : 2

Sonny Sharrock + Nicky Skopelitis - Faith Moves (1991)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
CMP CD 52 | rel: 1991 | 195Mb

Recorded over the course of 1989 and 1990, Faith Moves is a series of duets between Sonny Sharrock and stringed-instrument whiz Nicky Skopelitis, whose taste for world music lends these sessions an exotic flair. The format is actually somewhat similar to Sharrock's Guitar album, where he accompanied himself on some fairly basic compositions that allowed him to soar into an overdubbed stratosphere. Here, of course, he has a partner, but the execution is oftentimes pretty similar, especially on the first half of the album. Six of the nine selections are studio improvisations, with overdubs added later to flesh out the sound or emphasize Sharrock's themes.
Posted By : mark70 | Date : 12 Sep 2014 06:08:06 | Comments : 1

FORQ - FORQ (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 55:48 min | 128 MB
Genre: Jazz, Fusion | Label: Ground Up

"Made up of Lost Tribe founder Adam Rogers (Brecker Brothers, Chris Potter, Norah Jones, Paul Simon) Rudder founder Henry Hey on keyboards (Jeff “Tain” Watts, David Bowie, Empire of the Sun), Snarky Puppy founder and Grammy Award-winner Michael League on bass (Kirk Franklin, Wayne Krantz/Ari Hoenig Quartet, Lalah Hathaway), and Jason “JT” Thomas on drums (Roy Hargrove’s RH Factor, Marcus Miller, D’Angelo), FORQ is an all-star ensemble of sorts - but with the spirit and cohesiveness of a garage band.
Posted By : v3122 | Date : 11 Sep 2014 09:36:53 | Comments : 2
Jeff Beck With The Jan Hammer Group - Live (1977) front

Jeff Beck With The Jan Hammer Group - Live (1977)
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2008 | Sony/BMG, 88697302772CD5 | ~ 283 or 283 or 105 Mb | Scans(png) -> 49 Mb
Prog Rock / Free Jazz / Fusion / Jazz-Rock / Experimental

Jeff Beck toured to promote Wired, backed by a jazz fusion group led by synthesizer player Jan Hammer. This straightforward live souvenir combines songs from Blow by Blow and Wired, plus a few other things...