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George Duke - Follow The Rainbow (1979) {ESCA 7884}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 23, 2010
George Duke - Follow The Rainbow (1979) {ESCA 7884}

George Duke - Face The Music (2002) {JJT 77025}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC image | Cue+Log | Full Scans | 302MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz Funk,Smooth Jazz,Soul,R&B

Follow the Rainbow is, in fact, a creative album, and it’s an album that has very little to do with jazz. The CD includes a few fusion instrumentals, including the Brazilian-flavored “Festival.” But 90% of Follow the Rainbow is devoted to R&B, and anyone who judges it by those standards instead of jazz standards will have to agree that Duke is triumphant on sweaty funk tunes (”Party Down,” “I Am for Real”) as well as mellow soul ballads and slow jams like “Say That You Will,” “Straight From the Heart,” and the Earth, Wind & Fire-influenced “Sunrise.” This album is consistently excellent, but it isn’t recommended to jazz snobs — only those with a healthy appreciation of 1970s soul and funk will enjoy this album.

Children Of Bodom - Follow The Reaper  Music

Posted by CyberSerpent at Aug. 21, 2006
Children Of Bodom - Follow The Reaper

Children Of Bodom - Follow The Reaper (2001)
Lame Preset Extreme | Genre: Death Metal | 85 Mb
Nicole Scherzinger & Diddy - Some To Me (The leader of Pussycat Dolls)

VideoClip Nicole Scherzinger & Diddy - Some To Me
MPG | 480 x 576 (4:3) | 224 Kbps | 04:47 | 98 Mb | 2006
Raymond Fairchild - Christmas Bluegrass Power Picks; Pickin Through The Classics (2016)

Raymond Fairchild - Christmas Bluegrass Power Picks; Pickin Through The Classics
Country, Bluegrass, XMAS | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 39:44 min | 101 MB
Label: Rural Rhythm | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2016

The Leader In Classic Bluegrass Collections! Continuing with Rural Rhythm s highly successful Power Picks Collection Series comes a special Instrumental Holiday title Christmas Bluegrass Power Picks Pickin The Classics. This collection contains 18 Christmas Classics that you know by heart and can sing along performed by Bluegrass veterans Cody Shuler playing Mandolin, Wayne Crowe playing Acoustic Bass, Arvil Freeman playing Fiddle, Bruce Moody playing Guitar and features the legendary banjo player Raymond Fairchild.

Roberto Gatto - The Music Next Door (2008) {Emarcy}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Nov. 8, 2016
Roberto Gatto - The Music Next Door (2008) {Emarcy}

Roberto Gatto - The Music Next Door (2008) {Emarcy}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 479MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 221MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Roberto Gatto is an Italian jazz drummer, born October 6, 1958 in Rome. He has performed with Lee Konitz, Chet Baker, Bob Berg, Tommy Flanegan, Joe Zawinul, and Joe Lovano. He has composed film music, is the leader of his own jazz group and a member of the ensemble of Pino Daniele, a prominent Neapolitan singer.
Curtis Fuller - Soul Trombone / Cabin In The Sky (1961-62) {Impulse! 2-on-1 Series Remaster rel 2011}

Curtis Fuller - Soul Trombone / Cabin In The Sky (1961-62) {Impulse! 2-on-1 Series Remaster rel 2011}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 494 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 185 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 57 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1961-62, 2011 Impulse! / Verve / Universal Music | 06007 5334879
Jazz / Hard Bop / Progressive Jazz / Triombone

This budget two-fer in Impulse's 2011 reissue series offers trombonist Curtis Fuller's first two releases for the label, both recorded in 1961; they are his 18th and 19th overall. The first, Soul Trombone, recorded in November, is aptly titled and places Fuller as the leader of a stellar band that includes pianist Cedar Walton, trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, tenor saxophonist Jimmy Heath, Granville T. Hogan on drums, and either Jimmy Cobb or Jymie Merritt on bass. Of the six track on the set, three are originals, and they include the stellar hard bop offering "The Clan," the swinging "Newdles," and the breezy "Ladies Night." Two standard ballads here, "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning," and Stan Getz's arrangement of "Dear Old Stockholm," are also beautifully delivered.

Duke Ellington And Ella Fitzgerald - Live At The Greek (1996)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Oct. 19, 2016
Duke Ellington And Ella Fitzgerald - Live At The Greek (1996)

Duke Ellington And Ella Fitzgerald - Live At The Greek (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 390 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 177 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 64 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Big Band, Swing, Vocal | Status #DSTS 1013

This 1966 concert at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles features sets by Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald, with the source evidently being a soundboard tape. His star soloists consistently shine, especially tenor saxophonist Paul Gonsalves in the flag-waver "Soul Call" and the ballad "In a Sentimental Mood" (the latter usually a feature for Johnny Hodges). Cootie Williams' brash trumpet is showcased in "Take the 'A' Train," while high-note specialist Cat Anderson squeals in his "Prowling Cat." The drums are a bit too prominent in the mix, the sound is a bit muddy in places, and the microphone does not always pick up the leader's spoken…
Artie Shaw feat. Mel Torme & The Mel-Tones - What Is This Thing Called Love (1997)

Artie Shaw feat. Mel Torme & The Mel-Tones - What Is This Thing Called Love (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 182 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:14:05
Genre: Big Band, Swing | Label: President Records | # PLCD 557

This collection of Artie Shaw big band recordings comes from his brief association with the Musicraft label. Having assembled and broken up several earlier units, this edition, heard in recordings made between 1945 and 1946, is more of an arranger's band than one that features many soloists, other than the leader. During this period of Shaw's career, he was constantly changing the instrumentation of his band and making personnel substitutions. Fellow Musicraft artist Mel Tormé and his group the Mel-Tones are added on some tracks, though this was a studio relationship exclusively and they were not a part of Shaw's organization. The innovative blend of strings, voices and brass in the swinging arrangement of "What Is This Thing Called Love" is the highlight of the vocal selections, along with an updated instrumental version of the clarinetist's earlier hit, "Begin the Beguine." The only reservation about this compilation is that several tracks are abruptly faded or even truncated.

Steve Lacy Five - The Way (1972) 2CDs, Reissue 2004  Music

Posted by Designol at Sept. 13, 2016
Steve Lacy Five - The Way (1972) 2CDs, Reissue 2004

Steve Lacy Five - The Way (1972) 2CDs, Reissue 2004
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 830 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 293 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Avant-Garde Jazz, Free Jazz, Post-Bop | Label: HAT HUT | # hatOLOGY 2-604 | Time: 01:55:35

This double-CD reissues the nine numbers from a former double LP, adding three previously unreleased tunes from the same Switzerland concert. The Steve Lacy Five (the leader on soprano, Steve Potts on alto and soprano, Irene Aebi on cello, violin and vocals, bassist Kent Carter and drummer Oliver Johnson) is at its best on scalar-based instrumentals such as the near-classic "Blinks." Some tunes utilize the voices of Aebi and Lacy, and these are often quite eccentric and for more selective tastes. But the many strong solos by Lacy and the highly underrated altoist Potts makes this two-fer of interest for followers of advanced jazz. This was always a well-organized and highly original group.

Joe Locke - Moment To Moment: The Music of Henry Mancini (1994)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Sept. 13, 2016
Joe Locke - Moment To Moment: The Music of Henry Mancini (1994)

Joe Locke - Moment To Moment: The Music of Henry Mancini (1994)
Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 57 min | 132 MB
Label: Milestone | Rel: 1994

Vibraphonist Joe Locke offers a fresh look at works by Henry Mancini on this release, as he leads a powerhouse quartet that includes pianist Billy Childs, bassist Eddie Gomez, and drummer Gene Jackson. His dramatic and spacious treatment of one of Mancini's most beloved works, "Moon River," gives the oft-recorded song a very new sound, while another frequently played number, "Days of Wine and Roses," begins with a dreamy introduction before progressing into a head-shaking hard bop arrangement. "Charade" is another well-loved movie theme that gets a thorough revamping; in Billy Childs' chart the piano alternates between a swirling line that contrasts with the leader as he plays its theme with a straight-ahead bop segment. But the group is not content just to stick to Mancini's best-known songs; "Loss of Love" is a straight-ahead ballad nailed on the first take, while "Whistling Away the Dark" showcases Eddie Gomez's lovely arco bass. When one combines great compositions and inventive, talented musicians such as the member of the Joe Locke Quartet, the results have to be highly recommended.