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Posted By : uff | Date : 30 Oct 2014 15:31:30 | Comments : 1

Spyro Gyra - Heart Of The Night (1996)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Wv + Cue + Log | covers
GRP 98492 | rel: 1996 | 430Mb

There are a few departures from their previous efforts on this Spyro Gyra CD. Dave Samuels, the group's longtime marimba and vibraphonist, was no longer a regular member of the group but does make guest appearances on four of the 11 selections. Trumpeter Randy Brecker solos on "Midnight," and the "No Sweat Horns" (a three-piece horn section) pop up on two other selections.
Posted By : mark70 | Date : 29 Oct 2014 13:15:47 | Comments : 1

U-Nam - C'est Le Funk (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 60:23 min | 141 MB
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Funk | Label: Skytown Records

French guitarist/producer U-Nam is again standing tall and looming large on the smooth jazz scene with another creative gem called C est Le Funk. In addition to dazzling us with his graceful and funky instrumental work (and one funky delivery with vocals from Tim TiO Owens), the album is loaded with strong production and presence.
Posted By : tiburon | Date : 28 Oct 2014 22:23:49 | Comments : 0

Gerald Albright - Slam Dunk (2014) {Heads Up}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 346MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz

On his latest disc, Gerald Albright offers a high-energy contemporary jazz set that puts the veteran saxophonist’s dizzying array of talents amply on display. Not only does the album showcase Albright’s formidable skills on alto, soprano, tenor and baritone sax, it also demonstrates his facility on flute, bass and vocals, as well as his talents as a composer, producer and arranger.
Posted By : tiburon | Date : 27 Oct 2014 21:10:16 | Comments : 3

The Rippingtons - Fountain Of Youth (2014) {Peak}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 293MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz

The Rippingtons' 20th studio album, 2014's Fountain of Youth, is an expansive, layered, and stylistically varied release conceptualized around the travels of early European explorers like Juan Ponce de León, whose search for an elusive magical fountain inspired the album's title. Once again showcasing guitarist and longtime bandleader Russ Freeman, the album finds the journeyman smooth jazz outfit exploring a wide array of sounds, from the cinematic, flamenco-infused "Rivers of Gold" to the percussion and flute-heavy "We Will Live Forever" and the funky, blues-infused "Soul Riders." This is an ambitious, colorful release.
Posted By : robi62 | Date : 26 Oct 2014 12:53:51 | Comments : 0

Kenny G - Live at Montreux 1987/1988 (2010)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 5 117 Kbps, 720 x 480 at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 2ch. at 192 Kbps, AC-3 6ch. at 448 Kbps, DTS 6ch. at 1 510 Kbps
Genre: Jazz, Easy Listening | Label: Eagle Rock | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 20 Sep 2010 | Runtime: 130 min. | 7,31 GB (DVD9)

Kenny G has long been the musician many jazz listeners love to hate. A phenomenally successful instrumentalist whose recordings make the pop charts, Kenny G's sound has been a staple on adult contemporary and smooth jazz radio stations since the mid-'80s, making him a household name. Kenny G is a fine player with an attractive sound (influenced a bit by Grover Washington, Jr.) who often caresses melodies, putting a lot of emotion into his solos.
Posted By : tiburon | Date : 26 Oct 2014 11:42:01 | Comments : 0

Gregg Karukas - Soul Secrets (2014) {Nightowl}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC Image level 6 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 600dpi | 493MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk

2013 Grammy winner Gregg Karukas is back with a new collection of all-original songs featuring his signature piano touch, pristine production, and melodies that are both soulful and sophisticated. Organic, funky, and melodic is how Gregg describes his latest, long awaited 12th solo project, "Soul Secrets", due in early Fall 2014. Gregg's elegant grand piano and deep grooves are everywhere, and this time around he digs into his roots and also features the classic Fender Rhodes, Wurlie, Minimoog and Hammond B3 keyboards he grew up with quite a bit. With guest appearances along the way by friends Rick Braun, Euge Groove, Ricardo Silveira, Eric Valentine, Nate Phillips, Michael O'Neill, James Harrah, Adam Hawley, violinist Charlie Bisharat, Luis Conte, Shelby Flint, Ron Boustead and 21 year old rising sax star Vincent Ingala.
Posted By : tiburon | Date : 21 Oct 2014 09:24:44 | Comments : 1

Rick Braun - Can You Feel It (2014) {Artistry}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 337MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz

Rick Braun's 2014 studio album, Can You Feel It, features more of the trumpeter's smooth jazz and funky crossover pop stylings. Produced by Braun, the album is his fourth released via Mack Avenue Records and follows up his 2011 album, Sings with Strings. However, where that album found Braun branching out into vocal standards, Can You Feel It features a return to the groove-oriented, largely instrumental jazz of his early work.
Posted By : mark70 | Date : 19 Oct 2014 10:08:57 | Comments : 3

Gregg Karukas - Soul Secrets (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 70:35 min | 163 MB
Genre: Jazz, Smooth Jazz | Label: Nightowl Records

2013 Grammy winner Gregg Karukas is back with a new collection of all-original songs featuring his signature piano touch, pristine production, and melodies that are both soulful and sophisticated. Organic, funky, and melodic is how Gregg describes his latest, long awaited 12th solo project, Soul Secrets. Gregg's elegant grand piano and deep grooves are everywhere, and this time around he digs into his roots and also features the classic Fender Rhodes, Wurlie, Minimoog and Hammond B3 keyboards he grew up with quite a bit.
Posted By : RDx | Date : 13 Oct 2014 18:56:41 | Comments : 3

Lady of Soul - Live at the Ziggdome (2014) [2CD]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - (555+550) MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - (180+175) MB | Covers - 5,98 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Biem-Gema | Release Date: 4 April 2014 | Runtime: 2:34:39

Concert registratie van Ladies of Soul - Live at the Ziggodome. De powerladies Trijntje Oosterhuis, Berget Lewis, Glennis Grace, Edsilia Rombley en Candy Dulfer stonden op 14 en 15 februari 2014 in een uitverkocht Ziggodome. Neerlands beste zangeressen in optima forma. Live recording of Ladies of Soul-Live at the Ziggodome. The power ladies Trijntje Oosterhuis, Berget Lewis, Glennis Grace, Edsilia Rombley and Candy Dulfer were on 14 and 15 February 2014 in a sold out Ziggodome. Holland's best singers in optima forma.
Posted By : mark70 | Date : 13 Oct 2014 09:37:04 | Comments : 0

Kim Waters - Silver Soul (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 53:56 min | 127 MB
Genre: Smooth Jazz | Label: Red River Entertainment

Celebrating his 25th year of making soulful jazz music Kim Waters has produced what might be his finest effort yet. "Silver Soul" is a collection Which will take him once again to the top of the Jazz charts and is destined to become one of his all-time classics.
Posted By : robi62 | Date : 13 Oct 2014 09:14:16 | Comments : 1

Norah Jones and Handsome Band - Live in 2004 (2004)
Video: PAL, MPEG-2 at 7 399 Kbps, 720 x 576 (1.778) at 25.000 fps | Audio: AC-3 2ch. at 256 Kbps, AC-3 6ch. at 448 Kbps
Genre: Singer-songwriter, Jazz, Pop/Rock | Label: Blue Note | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 15 Nov 2004 | Runtime: 123 min. | 7,44 GB (DVD9)

Recorded live at the Ryman auditorium in Nashville Tennessee 2004, this second live DVD from Norah Jones is a much more accomplished effort. Directed by Hamish Hamilton, himself no stranger to filming a band live; working with the likes of U2, Madonna, Robbie Williams, & Brittany Spears to name but a few. Hamish employs a very stylistic approach when capturing an artist on stage. The venue is an excellent choice for this live recording, which he takes full advantage of.
Posted By : mark70 | Date : 12 Oct 2014 10:56:54 | Comments : 1

Peter White - Smile (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 42:39 min | 101 MB
Genre: Smooth Jazz | Label: Heads Up

In the era ruled by the electric guitar, British-born, LA-based Peter White reigns supreme as one the world's greatest masters of the nylon-string acoustic guitar. From the time he burst on the scene with rock legend Al Stewart in the seventies and singer Basia in the eighties to his session work with Richard Elliot, Jeff Golub, Lee Ritenour, Kirk Whalum and Boney James, White's fabulous fingers continue to showcase the timeless tones and timbres that come from wood, skin and an expansive musical imagination.
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Posted By : mark70 | Date : 12 Oct 2014 10:49:14 | Comments : 0

Scott Wilkie - All In (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 49:02 min | 117 MB
Genre: Smooth Jazz | Label: BeachMusic Studios

Making an explosive re-emergence onto the contemporary urban jazz scene, Scott Wilkie is truly All In, melodic and funky as ever on his highly-anticipated new album, which marks his first full ensemble recording in over ten years. It's a dynamic and diverse collection featuring his own longtime live band which plays regularly throughout his home base of Southern California - and a true dream list of all-star guests and friends: Jay Beckenstein, Jimmy Haslip, Jeff Lorber, Jay Graydon, Paul Jackson Jr., Vinnie Colaiuta, Peter Sprague and Jeff Kashiwa.
Posted By : varrock | Date : 12 Oct 2014 04:44:47 | Comments : 1

Ghalib Ghallab - I'm Evolving (2014)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Tracks: 10 | 50:06 min | 114 Mb
Style: Nu-Jazz, Soul, R&B | Label: CIRCA

The stylish keyboards player, composer and compelling vocalist continues to enthrall audiences, when he serves up a unique jazz-rooted blend of musical influences that stands alone for its inventiveness, integrity and infectious grooves. Indeed, Ghalib Ghallab defies any easy categories as Ghallab delivers an array of alluring sounds ranging from modern Smooth Jazz and cool Latin Bossa Nova's to Classical Trio-Format Jazz and Smooth Roadhouse Blues.
Posted By : varrock | Date : 07 Oct 2014 06:52:17 | Comments : 0

Lea Longo - Songs of a Siren (2014)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Tracks: 10 | 48:09 min | 104 Mb
Style: New Age, Female Vocal, Nu-Jazz, World | Label: Sweet Life Music

It used to be that musical categories were fairly well defined, and that most songs fit neatly into little boxes called genres. However, in recent times, it seems that the lines have become blurred and the boundaries breached, so that just about any style can be merged with any other style to create some of the most innovative blends imaginable. A perfect example of this is the latest release by Canadian singer/ songwriter Lea Longo, entitled Songs Of A Siren. Here she combines her love of jazz and pop standards with the spirituality of mantra and kirtan chanting to provide a completely different twist on the East meets West concept.