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Posted By : Designol | Date : 06 Dec 2014 16:59:39 | Comments : 1

Fun Lovin' Criminals - Mimosa (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 315 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Jazz Rap, Gansta-Lounge, Funk, Alternative Hip-Hop, Alternative R&B Rock | Label: Chrysalis | # 7243 5 23459 2 2 | Time: 00:42:25

Smooth New York jazz rappers Fun Lovin' Criminals have quietly built their popularity stateside and particularly in Europe over the last six years by wrapping their tales of the Big Apple's underbelly with sweet grooves and live instrumentation akin to Cake, the Roots, and Luscious Jackson. The smoothness of their grooves and underground culture has always been just a stone's throw away from lounge-lizard heaven. With Mimosa, the band gives in to their Velveeta-smooth cheese urges and delivers a quirky collection of far-out covers and retoolings of their own songs.
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Posted By : TestTickles | Date : 06 Dec 2014 01:26:51 | Comments : 0
VA - In Harmony: A Sesame Street Record

VA - In Harmony: A Sesame Street Record (1980)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 79mb
Genre: children's pop, smooth jazz, pop jazz, folk, acoustic

A 1980 compilation of pop artists recording a children's music album for Warner Bros. Records. Features music from The Doobie Brothers, George Benson, Bette Midler, Carly Simon, Linda Ronstadt, Al Jarreau, James Taylor, Livingston Taylor, Kate Taylor, and a few other Taylor's as well, along with Ernie and Cookie Monster.
Posted By : DjangoTiger | Date : 05 Dec 2014 16:19:31 | Comments : 1

Rich Severson & Todd Johnson - Wes Side Of Heaven (2007)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 11 Tracks | 1:07:10 | 165 MB
Genre: Jazz, Swing, Smooth Jazz | Label: Guitar College, Inc

The Wes Side of Heaven, contains a selection of choice standards as well as the title tune, written by Severson and two originals tunes by bassist Todd Johnson. Listen as Rich and his musical co-horsts journey through refreshing treatments and fine improvisations by Rich, Todd and drummer Gary Newmark. Rich certainly gives tribute to a trio of demi-gods, Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass and Ted Greene. The magic comes as Rich inflects his own style and presence rather than just copying these players’ “licks”. This collection of great melodies is a great reflection of where jazz guitar is going and Rich and his musical comrades have given us a wonderful musical tour.
Posted By : TmanHome | Date : 04 Dec 2014 10:59:30 | Comments : 0

Warren Hill - Shelter (1997)
Jazz, Smooth Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 54 min | 125 MB
Label: Discovery Records | Rel: 1997

Saxophonist Warren Hill's Shelter contains a few unexpected detours from his commercially successful, middle-of-the-road material. Some of these surprises bolster his stock-soulful, bubbly arrangements on "Subway Slam," with its bustling horn chorale, and "Wanna Believe" give Hill room to demonstrate some hard-cornered, Sanborn-esque chops. Tricky timing on these funkier pieces, including the heady-paced "Marathon Man" demonstrate his ability to effectively layer jazz technique with rock & soul elements. The other major new twist here is Hill's vocalising-a wispy tenor which does very little to augment sappier songs like "Shelter from the Storm" (not the Bob Dylan tune, but a Hill original). Hill does write catchy melodies, but it would take a vocalist with a little more Richard Marx-ish personality to pull off the dramatic power-pop ballad feel he's clearly going for. As on past Hill efforts, there are gooily romantic synthesizer ballads to spare-but Shelter does occasionally show the more adventurous side of this saxophone idol.
Posted By : uff | Date : 04 Dec 2014 10:25:52 | Comments : 1

Spyro Gyra - Wrapped in a Dream (2006)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Heads UP, HUCD 3107 | rel: 2006 | 435Mb

The Buffalo-based instrumental ensemble is always credited for contributing to the pop, R&B, and jazz hybrid that eventually evolved into today's smooth jazz -- but happily, as the music in that genre has gotten slightly more predictable, Spyro Gyra have been rocking, rolling, and improvising in a lot of unexpected directions. So after nine Grammy nominations and nearly 11 million albums sold, where do saxman Jay Beckenstein, keyboardist Tom Schuman, and company turn to wrap themselves in a dream? How about some "Impressions of Madrid," a moody, super-sultry Latin meditation that weaves the saxman's soprano with his own flute and (for the first time) Spanish chanting.
Posted By : TestTickles | Date : 27 Nov 2014 18:17:30 | Comments : 0
Dave Grusin with The London Symphony Orchestra - Cinemagic

Dave Grusin with The London Symphony Orchestra - Cinemagic (1987)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 129mb
Genre: easy listening, jazz

An album by Dave Grusin performing theme songs from various films.
Posted By : robi62 | Date : 24 Nov 2014 14:19:11 | Comments : 0

Caetano Veloso: Multishow Ao Vivo - Abracaco (2013)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 3 631 Kbps, 720 x 480 at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 6ch. at 448 Kbps, PCM 2ch. at 1 536 Kbps
Genre: Bossa Nova, Latin American | Label: Universal | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 27 Aug 2013 | Runtime: 103 min. | 4,35 GB (DVD5)
Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese

A true heavyweight, Caetano Veloso is a pop musician/poet/filmmaker/political activist whose stature in the pantheon of international pop musicians is on a par with that of Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, and Lennon/McCartney. And even the most cursory listen to his recorded output over the last few decades proves that this is no exaggeration.
Born in 1942 in Santo Amaro da Purificacao in Brazil's Bahia region, Veloso absorbed the rich Bahian musical heritage that was influenced by Caribbean, African, and North American pop music, but it was the cool, seductive bossa nova sound of João Gilberto (a Brazilian superstar in the 1950s) that formed the foundation of Veloso's intensely eclectic pop.
Posted By : DjangoTiger | Date : 23 Nov 2014 23:04:37 | Comments : 0

Greg Manning - Dance With You (2014)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 11 Tracks | 51:18 | 121 MB
Genre: Jazz, Smooth Jazz | Label: Kalimba Music

Swiss-American keyboardist Greg Manning made it a point to impress with his 2010 debut release The Calling which featured such high profile names as renowned saxophonist KirkGreg Manning CD Whalum and bluesman Keb’Mo’. He now returns with a nicely crafted and sturdy release called Dance With You. With lots of bounce and soulful grooves, he beckons to the lovers of dance and romance to come his way...
Posted By : DjangoTiger | Date : 21 Nov 2014 16:09:23 | Comments : 0

Vanessa Rubin - Soul Eyes (1992)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 10 Tracks | 52:35 | 122 MB
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Soul Jazz | Label: Novus / RCA ‎

Vanessa Rubin at the time of her Novus debut had been a high-school English teacher for seven years. This CD was a good start for her singing career although the results are a little mixed. Rubin displays an attractive voice (sounding great when holding long notes) but at this point in time ballads were not her strong point (on "When We Were One" she recalls Barbra Streisand). In addition, producer Onaje Allan Gumbs cannot resist gumming up the works in a few places with phony strings from his keyboards; he funks up what may be the initial vocal version of Mal Waldron's classic "Soul Eyes"...
Posted By : mark70 | Date : 15 Nov 2014 11:39:14 | Comments : 0

Threestyle - Get It (feat. Magdalena Chovancova) (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 46:14 min | 107 MB
Genre: Smooth Jazz | Label: Welovemusic Records

Sexy, sassy, funky jazz from the group that brought you the eclectic Feel The Vibe. Get It seduces, sizzles, and pops -- featuring contributions from guitarist/producer Paul Brown and saxman Boney James. A must-hear gem! -- Ronald Jackson, The Smooth Jazz Ride
Posted By : JET 1 | Date : 09 Nov 2014 11:28:26 | Comments : 0

Pieces of a Dream - Makes You Wanna (1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 381 MB | Covers Included
Smooth Jazz | Label: EMI-MANHATTAN Records | Catalog Number: CDP-748740-2

Pieces Of A Dream's album 'Makes You Wanna', released in 1988 on EMI MANHATTAN Records. Soul and funk music's favorite tracks on 'Makes You Wanna' are 'We Belong To Each Other', 'Makes You Wanna', 'Rising To The Top', 'Mellow Magic', 'Feelin' For You', 'Same Place, Same Time (bonus On Cd)', 'Ain't My Love Enough'. 'Makes You Wanna' reached position #62 on the Billboard Top R&B Albums chart in 1988, it lasts 13 weeks on this chart.
Posted By : robi62 | Date : 05 Nov 2014 09:52:06 | Comments : 1

George Benson: Give Me The Night - Live At Waterfront Hall (2007)
Video: PAL, MPEG-2 at 4 935 Kbps, 720 x 576 at 25.000 fps | Audio: AC-3 2ch. at 192 Kbps, DTS 6ch. at 1 510 Kbps
Genre: Jazz, R&B | Label: Jazz Door | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 5 Feb 2007 | Runtime: 90 min. | 4,36 GB (DVD5)

George Benson is simply one of the greatest guitarists in jazz history, but he is also an amazingly versatile musician, and that frustrates to no end critics who would paint him into a narrow bop box. He can play in just about any style from swing to bop to R&B to pop with supreme taste, a beautiful rounded tone, terrific speed, a marvelous sense of logic in building solos, and, always, an unquenchable urge to swing. His inspirations may have been Charlie Christian and Wes Montgomery and he can do dead-on impressions of both but his style is completely his own. Not only can he play lead brilliantly, he is also one of the best rhythm guitarists around, supportive to soloists and a dangerous swinger, particularly in a soul-jazz format.
Posted By : robi62 | Date : 03 Nov 2014 09:24:43 | Comments : 1

Harry Connick Jr. & Branford Marsalis - A Duo Occasion (2005)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 7 000 Kbps, 720 x 480 at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 6ch. at 448 Kbps, PCM 2ch. at 1 536 Kbps
Genre: Jazz | Label: Universal | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 1 July 2002 | Runtime: 84 min. | 5,49 GB (DVD9)

Two old friends reunite for a performance that would set the Ottawa Jazz Festival ablaze in this concert that teams famed pianist Harry Connick, Jr. with celebrated saxophonist Branford Marsalis. On the heels of a successful recording session in March of 2005, Connick and Marsalis decided to bring their act to the Ottawa Jazz Festival for a special pair of performances.
Posted By : tiburon | Date : 01 Nov 2014 20:49:56 | Comments : 1

Joe Sample - Spellbound (1989) {Warner}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 295MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 135MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz, Fusion

With the supremely funky rhythm section of Marcus Miller (bass), Lenny Castro (percussion) and Omar Hakim (drums) propelling his piano most of the way -- the other ringers on a few tracks aren't bad either -- you would think that Joe Sample couldn't miss on this solo outing, Spellbound. Indeed, his distinctive piano cannot be mistaken for anyone else's, free of the usual mainstream influences and always a pleasure to groove to. And yet there is something too comfortable, too settled, too automatic about the musicmaking here, as if the grooves are being smothered by a warm, snuggly electric blanket.
Posted By : luckburz | Date : 31 Oct 2014 07:55:20 | Comments : 3

Lou Rawls - Greatest Hits
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 362 MB | Full Artwork: 31 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Repertoire Rec. # REP 4244-WZ | Country/Year: Germany 1992
Genre: Jazz, Funk & Soul | Style: Smooth Jazz, Soul, Easy Listening

From gospel and early R&B to soul and jazz to blues and straight-up pop, Lou Rawls was a consummate master of African-American vocal music whose versatility helped him adapt to the changing musical times over and over again while always remaining unmistakably himself. Blessed with a four-octave vocal range, Rawls' smooth, classy elegance -- sort of a cross between Sam Cooke and Nat King Cole -- permeated nearly everything he sang, yet the fire of his early gospel days was never too far from the surface...