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Posted By : tiburon | Date : 30 Oct 2014 22:58:37 | Comments : 0

Tony Williams - Wilderness (1996) {Ark 21}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 200dpi | 367MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

One of drummer Tony Williams' final studio projects, this adventurous effort alternates selections by an all-star quintet (which includes tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker, guitarist Pat Metheny, pianist Herbie Hancock and bassist Stanley Clarke) with string orchestra tracks (usually using the rhythm section). Williams wrote most of the music (there is one song apiece from Metheny and Clarke), and despite the general unpredictability of the music (which ranges from melancholy to fiery), there is a surprising unity throughout the CD.
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Posted By : tiburon | Date : 30 Oct 2014 19:37:53 | Comments : 1

The Stanley Clarke Band - Up (2014) {Mack Avenue}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 293MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion

Legendary bassist Stanley Clarke considers his upcoming Mack Avenue Records release, The Stanley Clarke Band’s UP, to be the most energetic, rhythmic and upbeat album that he has ever done—and with more than 40 solo albums under his belt, that’s saying quite a lot. Clarke’s signature bass virtuosity and technical acumen is present throughout, but the enjoyment he had in making this album is also apparent. Unlike his predominantly acoustic bass work on the last few albums, UP is almost equal parts electric and acoustic bass.
Posted By : tiburon | Date : 30 Oct 2014 14:33:28 | Comments : 1

Xavier Desandre Navarre - In-Pulse (2014) {Jazz Village}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 309MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

From Gil Evans to Youn Sun Nah through the ONJ where Lars Danielsson, this eclectic musician, "rhythmist" more than a drummer, played with all the cream of international jazz, without to mention many forays into pop, song, world music and his work as a composer of film music. Inventive percussionist, whom his peers nicknamed "the wizard" offers us in this first solo album music of the highest caliber, open and energetic, which has its place at the forefront of the current European jazz. Fed at school in Brazil, the Caribbean, Africa and the East, Xavier Desandre Navarre is a popular musician from the Scandinavian scene, his compositions are many games and tributes to live music and jazz in particular.
Posted By : v3122 | Date : 29 Oct 2014 23:06:12 | Comments : 3
Brand X - Product (1979) front

Brand X - Product (1979)
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Universal Music Japan, UICY-76416 | ~ 282 or 283 or 111 Mb | Scans(png) -> 152 Mb
Jazz Fusion / Jazz Rock / Art Rock

Brand X's most eclectic album to date, Product is perhaps most notable for its attempts at a pop crossover in the Phil Collins-sung "Don't Make Waves" and "Soho." The range of styles presented here -- hard and soft fusion, pop, progressive rock -- results from the now-interchangeable nature of the Brand X lineup, which, in addition to the returning Collins and Robin Lumley, is expanded to include bassist John Giblin and drummer Mike Clarke...
Posted By : Andi_Deris | Date : 29 Oct 2014 20:50:05 | Comments : 0

Jeff Beck - Performing This Week... Live at Ronnie Scott's (2009)
BDRip 720p | MKV | 1280x720 (16:9), 7846 kbps/25,000 fps | DTS 5.1, 48.0 kHz, 1536 kbps | 6.8 Gb | Scans | Time: 01:40:22
Genre: Rock, Blues Rock, Jazz Fusion | Label: Eagle Rock Ent. | Cat.№: ERBRD5020GV

Rock guitar virtuoso Jeff Beck dazzles the crowd at celebrated London jazz club Ronnie Scott's with an extended set that includes hits such as "Beck's Bolero" and "'Cause We've Ended as Lovers." The former Yardbird proves he's still got the chops on other tunes including "Blast from the East," "Eternity's Breath," "People Get Ready" (with vocalist Joss Stone), "You Need Love" (with fellow Yardbird Eric Clapton) and more.
Posted By : ruskaval | Date : 29 Oct 2014 13:12:29 | Comments : 2

Jean-Luc Ponty - King Kong. Jean-Luc Ponty Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa (1970) {Blue Note}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 296 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 105 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 104 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1993 Capitol / Blue Note | CDP 0777 7 89539 2 0
Jazz / Post Bop / Fusion / Violin

Not just an album of interpretations, King Kong: Jean-Luc Ponty Plays the Music of Frank Zappa was an active collaboration; Frank Zappa arranged all of the selections, played guitar on one, and contributed a new, nearly 20-minute orchestral composition for the occasion. Made in the wake of Ponty's appearance on Zappa's jazz-rock masterpiece Hot Rats, these 1969 recordings were significant developments in both musicians' careers. In terms of jazz-rock fusion, Zappa was one of the few musicians from the rock side of the equation who captured the complexity -- not just the feel -- of jazz, and this project was an indicator of his growing credibility as a composer. For Ponty's part, King Kong marked the first time he had recorded as a leader in a fusion-oriented milieu (though Zappa's brand of experimentalism didn't really foreshadow Ponty's own subsequent work).
Posted By : mark70 | Date : 29 Oct 2014 10:14:31 | Comments : 2

Eric Johnson & Mike Stern - Eclectic (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 72:18 min | 168 MB
Genre: Jazz, Fusion | Label: Heads Up

Two bona fide guitar heroes in their respective fields - Eric Johnson in the rock realm and Mike Stern in the jazz world - go toe-to-toe on 'Eclectic', a scintillating musical showcase that brings together their disparate influences in one potent package.
Posted By : robi62 | Date : 29 Oct 2014 05:33:32 | Comments : 1

Monterey Jazz Festival - 40 Legendary Years (1999)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 5 982 Kbps, 720 x 480 at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 2 channels at 192 Kbps, 48.0 KHz
Genre: Jazz | Label: Warner Home Video | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 31 Aug 1999 | Runtime: 80 min. | 3,54 GB (DVD5)

Monterey Jazz Festival - Place Miles first on the bill. He wants those "fresh ears." And how about the time Jon Hendricks stepped on stage still jotting down the composition he was to perform? "Aren't you ready" musical director John Lewis asked. "Never" Hendricks laughed. Yet the result was perfection in progress: the legendary debut of Evolution of the Blues. And what about Ella, Louis, Dizzy, Sarah, Dave, Monk, Clark Terry, even Lady Day? They're also part of the lore that one weekend every year makes Monterey synonymous with jazz.
Posted By : ruskaval | Date : 29 Oct 2014 01:21:50 | Comments : 1

Miles Davis & Marcus Miller - Music From Siesta (1987) {2013 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series]
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 216 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 90 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 148 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 2013 Warner Japan / Rhino | WPCR-27453 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz /Fusion / Soundtrack / Trumpet

Features 24 bit digital remastering. Comes with a mini description. This collaboration between Miles Davis and producer Marcus Miller (who, except for some cameos, plays all of the other instruments) is quite successful and a bit of a surprise since it is essentially a soundtrack to an obscure film. Dedicated to arranger Gil Evans, the music is greatly influenced by his style with Miller creating an electrified but very warm orchestra to accompany Davis' melodic solos. This was the first of several instances in which Miles Davis, in the twilight of his life, returned to his roots. It's worth searching for.
Posted By : v3122 | Date : 28 Oct 2014 07:58:25 | Comments : 2
Brand X - Masques (1978) front

Brand X - Masques (1978)
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Universal Music Japan, UICY-76415 | ~ 300 or 302 or 116 Mb | Scans(png) -> 137 Mb
Jazz Fusion / Jazz Rock / Jazz Funk / Art Rock

Without the drumming of Phil Collins, who does appear on some of Brand X's albums, Masques still maintains a snug, jazzy-prog milieu and comes off clean and tight. Each song has a different beat, speed, and tempo with a satisfying assortment of keyboards and percussion instruments to keep the entire album afloat...
Posted By : SERTiL | Date : 27 Oct 2014 16:44:28 | Comments : 1

Anthony Pirog - Palo Colorado Dream
Progressive Rock, Jazz, Fusion | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 40:18 min | 103 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Cuneiform Records | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 03-11-2014

Palo Colorado Dream — recorded with the all-star trio of Michael Formanek (ECM solo artist, Tim Berne, Thumbscrew) on bass and Ches Smith (John Zorn, Secret Chiefs 3, Marc Ribot) on drums — is Pirog’s debut solo album, and it marks the young innovator’s entrance onto the national stage. The album has an immersive depth and understated allure that hold the listener rapt. And they illustrate all the various realms of Pirog’s artistry: the spinning fantasy-scape of his loops and the hard-nosed technical power of his soloing, his patience with a slow build and his knack for moments of fierce catharsis.
Posted By : v3122 | Date : 27 Oct 2014 14:55:03 | Comments : 0
Brand X - Moroccan Roll (1977) front

Brand X - Moroccan Roll (1977)
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Universal Music Japan, UICY-76413 | ~ 323 or 325 or 116 Mb | Scans(png) -> 151 Mb
Jazz Fusion / Jazz Rock / Jazz Funk / Art Rock

Morrocan Roll is not a step toward the rock & roll side of the fusion equation, but rather an experiment with Eastern sounds and softer textures that trades in the thunderstorms of their debut for rhythmically rich siroccos...
Posted By : robi62 | Date : 27 Oct 2014 14:50:12 | Comments : 0

Jazz Casual - Sonny Rollins and Carmen McRae (2002)
Video: PAL, MPEG-2 at 161 Mbps, 720 x 576 at 25.000 fps | Audio: MPEG Audio, 2 channels at 192 Kbps, 48.0 KHz
Genre: Jazz | Label: Idem Home Video | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 8 April 2002 | Runtime: 60 min. | 1,95 GB (DVD5)

Carmen's voice didn't change at all during the rest of her career - same phrasing, same 'story-telling' in a song. Fashions here are pretty shocking... oh dear, and to think people once thought that kind of hair was a good look... never mind. Of course Carmen is brilliant and does not disappoint. Sonny as always is worth a listen, again the suit is a fashion disaster, trousers too short and he looks so uncomfortable but they had to dress that way I guess trying to add gravitas to the music and show the public they were 'real and serious musicians' to counteract the prevailing notion of the era that most of them were junkies playing bebop nonsense good interview with sonny also.
Posted By : tiburon | Date : 26 Oct 2014 15:48:49 | Comments : 5

Chick Corea - The Mad Hatter (1978) {Polydor Japan}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 301MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

This post-Return to Forever Chick Corea LP is a bit of a mixed bag. Corea is heard on his many keyboards during an atmospheric "The Woods," interacts with a string section on "Tweedle Dee," features a larger band plus singer Gayle Moran on a few other songs and even welcomes fellow keyboardist Herbie Hancock for the "Mad Hatter Rhapsody." The most interesting selection, a quartet rendition of "Humpty Dumpty" with tenorman Joe Farrell set the stage for his next project, Friends. Overall, this is an interesting and generally enjoyable release.
Posted By : v3122 | Date : 26 Oct 2014 11:05:04 | Comments : 1
Brand X - Livestock (1977) front

Brand X - Livestock (1977)
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Universal Music Japan, UICY-76414 | ~ 249 or 249 or 105 Mb | Scans(png) -> 154 Mb
Jazz Fusion / Jazz Rock / Jazz Funk / Art Rock

Cardboard sleeve reissue from Brand X features remastering in 2014 for the first time and the high-fidelity SHM-CD format...