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Posted By : uff | Date : 18 Sep 2014 10:23:47 | Comments : 1

David Sanborn - Love Songs (1995)
jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Warner 9 46242-2 | rel: 1995 | 325Mb

This 1995 CD sampler has a dozen songs taken from eight of altoist David Sanborn's Warner Bros. releases, including a 1985 version of "The Water Is Wide" (with Linda Ronstadt on vocal) that was not previously released domestically. A fine all-around set with the emphasis on passionate ballad statements, the CD is more for listeners unfamiliar with Sanborn than for more serious Sanborn collectors, who will prefer the complete original sets. Highlights include "Straight to the Heart," "You Don't Know Me," and "I Do It for Your Love." ~Allmusic
Posted By : tiburon | Date : 13 Sep 2014 22:32:37 | Comments : 0

Paul Brown - Truth B Told (2014) {Woodward Avenue}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC Image level 6 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 600dpi | 346MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Smooth Jazz

Riding a wave of popularity that has reached every corner of the genre and shows no signs of letting up, Brown has also garnered massive respect among his peers throughout his cool career. In fact, several jazz luminaries appear as contributors on this slick project (trumpeter Greg Adams, saxmen Greg Vail, Dave Koz, Najee (appearing on flute), Darren Rahn, Euge Groove, and Richard Elliot; keyboardist Bob Baldwin (who also appears on drums on the track where he’s featured), fellow guitarist Larry Carlton, and the late wonderful drummer Ricky Lawson, just to name a few of those having a party on this album.
Posted By : jclane | Date : 10 Sep 2014 19:05:49 | Comments : 1

VA - Happy Anniversary, Charlie Brown! (1989)
XLD Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log - 300 MB | MP3 CBR @320 kbps - 118 MB | Full scans included
Label: GRP Records | Catalog.#: GRD-9596 | Genre: Smooth Jazz

Happy Anniversary, Charlie Brown is a 1989 album commemorating the 40th anniversary of the comic strip Peanuts and released by GRP Records. The album contains versions of music and songs from the TV specials, as well as some original compositions, performed by various jazz artists, such as David Benoit, Dave Grusin, Lee Ritenour and Kenny G.
Posted By : mark70 | Date : 07 Sep 2014 14:54:43 | Comments : 2

Adrian Perry - Life in Slow Motion (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 46:14 min | 108 MB
Genre: Smooth Jazz | Label: Adrian Perry

Smooth Jazz that blends saxophone, acoustic and electric guitar with piano to form smooth jazz with a slightly harder edge. Pretty melodies and relaxing vibes and the occasional rockier number - Thats how you live Life In Slow Motion.
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Posted By : tiburon | Date : 06 Sep 2014 22:00:56 | Comments : 1

Maysa Leak - Maysa (1995) {GRP}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 451MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Smooth Jazz, R&B

Maysa showed a lot of promise on this self-titled debut album, which recalls the late-'70s and early-'80s output of soul divas like Chaka Khan, Alicia Myers and Phyllis Hyman, and sometimes shows quiet storm leanings. Most of the songs that the big-voiced, expressive Maysa turns her attention to are straight-up R&B, although she ventures into jazz fusion territory when she scats her way through the Brazilian-influenced "J.F.S."
Posted By : tiburon | Date : 06 Sep 2014 15:24:27 | Comments : 0

Ramsey Lewis - Dance Of The Soul (1998) {GRP}
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Smooth Jazz

One of his more memorable GRP dates of the 1990s, Dance of the Soul finds Ramsey Lewis playing mostly acoustic piano on a variety of material. The CD's main focus is accessible, yet creative, jazz-pop, though Lewis detours into gospel on "Mercy and Grace," classical on the acoustic solo piano piece "Cante Hondo (Deep Song)," and jazzy R&B on a remake of Teena Marie's 1981 gem "Portuguese Love" (which features the big-voiced singer Donica Henderson). The Chicagoan has some nice solos on melodic instrumentals like "Sub Dude," "Cancion," and the Joe Sample-ish "Love's Serenade," all of which demonstrate that commercial jazz-pop can be creative as well as highly accessible.
Posted By : tiburon | Date : 01 Sep 2014 09:33:47 | Comments : 0

Carlos Reyes - The Beauty Of It All (1988) {TBA}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 225MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Fusion

Carlos Reyes recording artist, producer, engineer, harpist and violinist-- has been breaking musical barriers since his first public performance at the age of five. Born in Paraguay South America. He began his musical education at the age of three and a half on the violin. A few years later, his father, a musical and national hero in Paraguay, dared young Carlos to learn the complicated 36 string native Paraguayan harp.
Posted By : DjangoTiger | Date : 28 Aug 2014 22:12:55 | Comments : 1

Jeff Barone - Crazy Talk (2003)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 10 Tracks | 49:45 | 107 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: String Jazz Recordings

A New Orleans shuffle and plenty of traditional swing bring Jeff Barone’s debut CD into focus as a jazz guitar celebration. Echoes of Wes Montgomery and Grant Green reverberate in quartet format, as Barone works with piano, bass and drums to interpret classic tunes and several original compositions...
Posted By : DjangoTiger | Date : 26 Aug 2014 17:15:41 | Comments : 2

Kenyon Carter - Songs for My Father (2014)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 11 Tracks | 59:17 | 137 MB
Genre: Jazz, Smooth Jazz | Label: CurvePoint Media

"Songs For My Father" is an extraordinary collection of fresh jazz arrangements of 10 all-time favorite gospel hymns.
Posted By : tiburon | Date : 23 Aug 2014 20:42:42 | Comments : 1

Bob James - The Swan (1993) {Tappan Zee}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 193MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Smooth Jazz

Bob James was far from predictable in the '90s, when his albums ranged from the embarrassing Playin' Hooky to the excellent Straight Up (an unexpected return to straight-ahead jazz) and the enjoyable pop-jazz offering Grand Piano Canyon. Drawing on pop, jazz and new age, The Swan is lightweight and sleep-inducing on the whole, but it does have its moments.
Posted By : tiburon | Date : 23 Aug 2014 16:07:35 | Comments : 1

Bob James - Playin' Hooky (1997) {Warner}
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Genre: Jazz, Smooth Jazz

Bob James was putting the "smooth" into "jazz" long before it was an official format, and as an elder statesman, the keyboardist continues to be one of the most consistent slow groove crowd-pleasers around. But some of the most inspired moments of his career have come from key collaborations with peers from his generation like David Sanborn and Earl Klugh. While never straying far from the melodic, pleasant sort of cool he's best known for, on Playin' Hooky, James duets on various tunes with some of the new kids on the charts, from classical guitarist Fareed Haque to trumpeter Rick Braun and the increasingly ubiquitous saxman Boney James (no relation).
Posted By : tiburon | Date : 22 Aug 2014 15:00:13 | Comments : 1

Shakatak - On The Corner (2014) {Victor}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC Image level 6 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 600dpi | 377MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz

Shakatak have enjoyed a level of success and career longevity rarely paralleled in contemporary music. They are the Rolling Stones of Jazz-funk and their music just keeps getting better and better. After the success of their last release ‘Once Upon A Time’, a one-off project that saw the band re-arrange their classic hits into acoustic versions, Shakatak are back with a newly recorded studio album containing 12 new tracks.
Posted By : tiburon | Date : 21 Aug 2014 15:35:32 | Comments : 1

Tom Scott - Them Changes (1990) {GRP}
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Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion, Smooth Jazz

Purists who've followed Scott over the years may balk at such a commercial collection, but the music is as fun as the guys who are playing it, so who can argue? Scott wrote only two of the nine songs, and interestingly enough, "Desire" and "We Belong Together" are the least exciting tunes, thought they mellow out the pace a bit. Covers of the Average White Band's '74 hit "Pick up the Pieces," Buddy Miles' song as the energetic title cut, Earth, Wind & Fire's brassy "Serpentine Fire," and Coltrane's bluesy "Dahomey Dance" are party tunes all the way, and this band featuring L.A. clubbers Barnaby Finch, Pat Kelley, and Tim Landers help the expressive Scott bring the passionate funk to life.
Posted By : DjangoTiger | Date : 20 Aug 2014 21:43:57 | Comments : 0

Doug Raney & Thorgeir Stubø - Everything We Love (2010)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 7 Tracks | 41:16 | 95 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Hot Club Records / Vintage Guitar Series

This is the third album by Thorgeir Stubø released in 1984, and presents an interaction with the famous American guitarist Doug Raney, son of the legendary pioneer bopgitar, Jimmy Raney. Raney was at this time living in Denmark, and on this album Stubø made Doug Raney bring along the Danish top bassist Jesper Lungaard and drummer Ole Jacob Hansen. It was an elegant and perhaps more easily swinging quartet than the previous quintet from Jazz Alive...
Posted By : DjangoTiger | Date : 20 Aug 2014 21:08:58 | Comments : 0

Jeff Gaeth - Portrait (2014)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 11 Tracks | 56:15 | 130 MB
Genre: Jazz, Smooth Jazz | Label: Puna

The album, ‘Portrait’, consists of eleven original songs from Jeff, each skillfully blending his smooth as silk tenor and alto saxes and with his heartfelt melodies, lyrical compositions and soulful production. The music is punctuated throughout with elements of jazz, Latin and R&B.