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Posted By : Designol | Date : 17 Jul 2014 17:22:25 | Comments : 2

Chuck Mangione - The Best Of Chuck Mangione (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 491 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320/Stereo) ~ 187 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Jazz-Pop | Label: Columbia/Legacy | # CK 86345 | Time: 01:14:56

The Best of Chuck Mangione collects various tracks from the smooth jazz pioneer's '80s Columbia recordings. While not as influential as Mangione's '70s output, his '80s albums retain much of what made him so popular an artist -- catchy hooks, lush production and his clear, crisp trumpet sound. Included are such standout tracks as "Journey to a Rainbow," "Love Bug Boogie" and "Memories of Scirocco." Oddly, a live version of "Land of Make Believe" and the single version of "Feels So Good" make it on to this collection. These '70s hits don't really belong here, but should satisfy casual fans looking for his most popular recordings alongside his mid-career stuff.
Posted By : mark70 | Date : 16 Jul 2014 09:57:53 | Comments : 0

Richard Elliot - Lip Service (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 42:41 min | 101 MB
Genre: Smooth Jazz | Label: Concord

With Lip Service, Richard Elliot has come full circle as one of the reigning merchants of Soul Jazz and cementing his role as one of the great contemporary sax players in the world. While working on Summer Horns in 2013, he had the opportunity to revisit his roots as one of the founding members of Tower of Power by performing "So Very Hard To Go" and working alongside arranger Greg Adams again. This led to Greg Adams arrangement for the GRAMMY-nominated "Shining Star" on Lip Service.
Posted By : mark70 | Date : 16 Jul 2014 09:36:30 | Comments : 1

Al Jarreau - My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 45:16 min | 107 MB
Genre: Jazz, Soul, Smooth Jazz | Label: Concord

Al Jarreau and George Duke were friends long before they became household names. They began playing together in the mid-1960's in San Francisco as Al Jarreau and the George Duke Trio. The successes of these performances are what helped to launch both their careers. George's tragic passing in August, 2013, inspired Al to record this loving tribute to his longtime friend. With the exception of the fitting title track composed by Jarreau, all the tunes were written by George. Guest artists/collaborators include Gerald Albright, Stanley Clarke, Dr. John, Lalah Hathaway, Boney James, Marcus Miller, Jeffrey Osborne, Kelly Price, Dianne Reeves and Patrice Rushen. There's even a song with George Duke playing on it!
Posted By : mark70 | Date : 12 Jul 2014 07:04:07 | Comments : 1

Rick Braun - Can You Feel It (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 49:08 min | 114 MB
Genre: Jazz, Smooth Jazz | Label: Mack Avenue Records

On the 16th release from trumpeter/vocalist Rich Braun, 'Can You Feel It', Braun fondly conjures the spirit of 'Beat Street' (his 1994 breakthrough release) in a return to his jazz-funk roots, while continuing to record and collaborate with old and new musical friends. It features star guests, including Dave Koz, Jeff Lorber and Philippe Saisse.
Posted By : mark70 | Date : 11 Jul 2014 10:11:49 | Comments : 0

Merlon Devine - Love Divine (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 65:38 min | 155 MB
Genre: Smooth Jazz | Label: Merlon Devine

Smooth, uplifting, soulful, expressive, heartfelt are terms often used to describe the musical style of Merlon Devine. Known for his exceptional tone and interpretation of melodies, he continues to soar to new heights with his latest offering, Love Divine. This blend of funk, jazz, gospel, and soul comprises to form the signature Urban Contemporary Jazz sound Devine has cultivated over the years.
Posted By : TmanHome | Date : 08 Jul 2014 18:19:58 | Comments : 1

Martin Taylor - Nitelife (2001)
Jazz, Smooth Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 57 min | 132 MB
Label: Columbia | Rel: 2001

Martin Taylor has done his share of label-hopping; after recording for labels that range from Linn to Milestone/Fantasy, the guitarist joins the Columbia roster with 2001's Nitelife. Produced by Steve Buckingham and Kirk Whalum, Nitelife is one of Taylor's more commercial efforts. Jazz is often blended with pop and R&B, and much of the CD is obviously aimed at the NAC/smooth jazz market. But Nitelife isn't without integrity. Although uneven and inconsistent -- there are a few throwaways here and there -- the album has more plusses than minuses. Nitelife's most memorable offerings range from the Celtic-influenced "Across the Pond" (a Taylor original) to sensitive interpretations of Hoagy Carmichael's "I Get Along Without You Very Well" and Edith Piaf's "Hymne a l'Amour" (a French standard that American jazz artists have tended to overlook).
Posted By : tiburon | Date : 07 Jul 2014 18:45:36 | Comments : 0

Ken Navarro - Dreaming Of Trains (2010) {Positive}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 337MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Fusion

The new CD “Dreaming of Trains” by Ken Navarro is a dazzling display of multiple talents by the versatile guitarist. Navarro’s 19th release in a prolific and acclaimed career sparkles with innovation and delight at every turn. If you embrace guitarist Brian Hughes and the late-’80s version of the Pat Metheny Group, Navarro is your guy.
Posted By : funkerman | Date : 06 Jul 2014 20:35:36 | Comments : 0

Ron Barnes - A Matter of Time (2014)
Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Smooth Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 63:33 | ~146 MB
Label: Ron Barnes | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2014

Vancouver USA is my home where after many years 'on the road', I share my love of music by offering live performance and private music instruction. I direct my music group the Reflections and enjoy freelancing and studio recording . Currently, I am writing a book on the subject of music theory and am composing & recording my fourth CD.
All Vocals and instruments, Trumpet, Tenor & Alto Sax, Flute, Keys and midi sequenced Bass & Drums were written, arranged, performed and recorded by Ron Barnes at his studio on Pro Tools 9.
Posted By : funkerman | Date : 05 Jul 2014 23:41:31 | Comments : 1

Matt Marshak - Lifestyle (2014)
Smooth Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 51:41 | ~123 MB + 3% Recovery
Label: Nuance Music | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2014

Matt Marshak brings his strongest and most honest release to date. Lifestyle is inspired by the Golden Era of contemporary jazz and R&B (late 1970's-80s), and artists such as George Benson, Larry Carlton, James Brown, David Sanborn, Prince, BB King to name a few. Organic production, absolutely no drum machines or drum loops, spontaneity, improvisation, and a human element all give the listener reassurance that this record is rooted in tradition of jazz and groove music.
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Posted By : tiburon | Date : 05 Jul 2014 19:20:02 | Comments : 0

Dave Grusin - Night-Lines (1984) {GRP}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 269MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Smooth Jazz

Dave Grusin has been a highly successful performer, producer, composer, record label executive, arranger, and bandleader. His piano playing ranges from mildly challenging to competent to routine, but he's primarily an accomplished film and television soundtrack composer. Grusin played with Terry Gibbs and Johnny Smith while studying at the University of Colorado. He was the assistant music director and pianist for Andy Williams from 1959 to 1966, and then started his television composing career.
Posted By : tiburon | Date : 05 Jul 2014 13:18:31 | Comments : 0

David Sanborn - Voyeur (1981) {Warner}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 182MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz

This 1980 recording is an excellent example of David Sanborn's music. The highly influential altoist is joined by familiar studio veterans (including guitarist Hiram Bullock and drummer Steve Gadd) with bassist/composer Marcus Miller being a key figure in creating the funky rhythms and colorful backgrounds. Miller, who shared the writing chores with Sanborn, not only contributed his powerful bass, but backed the altoist during a duet version of "Just for You" on piano. Easily recommended to fans of R&B-ish jazz.
Posted By : tiburon | Date : 05 Jul 2014 08:04:15 | Comments : 1

Tom Scott - New York Connection (1975) {Ode Records}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 200dpi | 255MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz

For New York Connection, Scott left his L.A. Express in California and ventured to the Big Apple to join forces with keyboardists Bob James and Richard Tee, guitarist Hugh McCracken, drummer Steve Gadd and others who like the saxman had decent jazz chops, but devoted much of their time to R&B/soul session work.
Posted By : tiburon | Date : 04 Jul 2014 14:17:53 | Comments : 1

Keiko Matsui - Sapphire (1995) {Pony Canton}
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 325MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Smooth Jazz

Fusion/new age keyboard player Keiko Matsui grew up in Tokyo and took her first piano lesson at the age of five. Influenced by Stevie Wonder and Rachmaninov as well as early fusion masters Maurice Jarre and Chick Corea, Matsui began composing while in junior high but studied children's culture at the Japan Women's University (Nihon Joshidaigaku). She moved to the Yamaha Music Foundation in Tokyo after graduation and formed Cosmos, recording four albums with the new age group.
Posted By : mark70 | Date : 04 Jul 2014 10:46:33 | Comments : 0

Terry Wollman - Silver Collection (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 58:25 min | 135 MB
Genre: Smooth Jazz | Label: Mango Eater Music

This 25 year smooth jazz retrospective features unique collaborations with artists Mindi Abair, Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, Joe Sample, Michael McDonald, JR Robinson, Abe Laboriel Sr., Luis Conte, Lenny Castro, Ricky Lawson, and more.
Posted By : robi62 | Date : 03 Jul 2014 08:55:08 | Comments : 2

Various Artists: Voices of Concord Jazz - Live at Montreux (2004)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 5 266 Kbps, 720 x 480 at 23.976 fps | Audio: AC-3 6 channels at 448 Kbps, 48.0 KHz
Genre: Jazz | Label: Concord Records | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 11 May 2004 | Runtime: 105 min. | 4,37 GB (DVD5)

Recorded in celebration of Concord Records’ 30th anniversary, Live at Montreux – Voices of Concord Jazz features some of today’s most compelling vocal artists, captured live at one of the world’s most prestigious jazz festivals.