Groove Merchant

Buddy Rich – Transition (1974) (Groove Merchant)  

Posted by janwal46 at Aug. 18, 2009
Buddy Rich – Transition (1974) (Groove Merchant)

Buddy Rich – Transition (1974) (Groove Merchant)
1974 | Jazz | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | 234Mb+8Mb

On four songs (three swing standards plus Lionel Hampton's "Ham Hock Blues"), drummer Buddy Rich has fun jamming with vibraphonist Hampton, pianist Teddy Wilson, tenor-saxophonist Zoot Sims and bassist George Duvivier. Nothing all that significant occurs but these versions of "Avalon," "Airmail Special" and "Ring Dem Bells" are real fun. However the second session, which has Rich and Hampton playing two forgettable funk originals with a larger group featuring Sal Nistico on tenor, guitarist Jack Wilkins and Joe Romano's soprano, is much less interesting, making this album definitely a mixed bag.

Buddy Rich – Big Band Machine (1975) (Groove Merchant)  

Posted by janwal46 at Aug. 18, 2009
Buddy Rich – Big Band Machine (1975) (Groove Merchant)

Buddy Rich – Big Band Machine (1975) (Groove Merchant)
1975 | Jazz | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | 228Mb+14Mb

Recorded in 1975, this is the original Groove Merchant recording of a jazz-funk orchestra loaded with heavyweight soloists. Indeed, it is as fine a modern band as Rich ever dished out. The disc is not as good as the Japanese P-Vine version which has two bonus tracks and the original artwork. If this more in your budget range, get it, but be aware the import has the complete session.
Reuben Wilson - The Sweet Life (1972) {Groove Merchant GM-511 rel 2006}

Reuben Wilson - The Sweet Life (1974) {Groove Merchant GM-511 rel 2006}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 207 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 77 Mb
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© 1972, 2006 Groove Merchant | GM-511
Jazz / Hard Bop / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Organ

After a series of sugary soul-jazz dates for Blue Note, Reuben Wilson resurfaced on Groove Merchant with The Sweet Life. The title notwithstanding, the session is his darkest and hardest-edged to date, complete with a physicality missing from previous efforts. Credit tenor saxophonist Ramon Morris, trumpeter Bill Hardman, guitarist Lloyd Davis, bassist Mickey Bass, and drummer Thomas Derrick, whose skin-tight grooves sand away the polished contours of Wilson's organ solos to reveal their diamond-sharp corners. The material, while predictable (i.e., standbys like "Inner City Blues" and "Never Can Say Goodbye"), is nevertheless well suited to the set's righteous funk sound.
VA - Groove Merchant Super Funk Collection: The Return Of Jazz Funk (2008)

VA - Groove Merchant Super Funk Collection: The Return Of Jazz Funk (2008)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 180 mb
Genre: R&B, soul, funk, jazz

Groove Merchant Super Funk Collection: The Return Of Jazz Funk is a 2008 compilation CD highlighting the funk and soul of the Groove Merchant label. These songs will make you shake your moves and bounce those cups.

Buddy Rich – The Roar Of ‘74 (1974) (Groove Merchant)  

Posted by janwal46 at Aug. 18, 2009
Buddy Rich – The Roar Of ‘74 (1974) (Groove Merchant)

Buddy Rich – The Roar Of ‘74 (1974) (Groove Merchant)
1974 | Jazz | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | 292Mb+15Mb

If you're looking for an especially high energy Buddy Rich recording, then you've found it. I especially enjoy the trumpet section of this band. LA trumpet player Charley Davis is heard here on lead, soon after leaving Indiana University. He remains one of the top lead trumpet players in the business. Another top LA studio trumpet player and IU grad Larry Hall is also in the trumpet section on this recording. I only wish that this recording included a Charley Davis rendition of "Something", heard on the "Stick It" album, performed by Lin Biviano. "Time Check", "Backwoods Sideman" and "Nutville" are my favorites. Also great work by current Berklee faculty member Greg Hopkins and Toronto's tenor legend Pat LaBarbera.
Richard "Groove" Holmes - Groovin' With Groove (1972-74) {LRC Ltd 29084 rel 2003}

Richard "Groove" Holmes - Groovin' With Groove (1972-74) {LRC Ltd 29084 rel 2003}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 388 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 152 Mb
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© 1972-74, 2003 Groove Merchant / LRC Ltd. | 29084
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Organ Hammond B-3

This killer little Groove Holmes date was produced by the mighty Sonny Lester, and features a big band arranged and conducted by Manny Albam. Other than Holmes, the only other soloist credited here is Eddie Daniels on tenor and flute. The material here is curious upon first glance, with covers of Gerry Goffin's "Go Away Little Girl," Stevie Wonder's "You've Got It Bad," and Carole King's "It's Going to Take Some Time" situated around some hard soul-jazz numbers by the organist, including "Groove's Groove," along with Norman Gimbel's sweet ballad "How Insensitive" and slippery little soul tune "Meditation."
Reuben Wilson - Got To Get Your Own (1975) {Cadet-Dusty Groove DGA3013}

Reuben Wilson - Got To Get Your Own (1975) {Cadet-Dusty Groove DGA3013}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 248 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 82 Mb
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© 1975, 2008 Cadet / Geffen / Dusty Groove / Universal | DGA3013
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Funk / Soul Jazz / Uptown Soul / Organ

Monster funk from Hammond hero Reuben Wilson – an album of hard-burning, bad-walking tunes that are a fair bit different than most of his other work! Although Wilson recorded some pretty traditional organ jazz for the Blue Note and Groove Merchant labels, this album has him working with his "Cost Of Living" group – a combo who only recorded this one album, and which includes Richard Tee on keyboards, Bad Bascomb on bass, Bernard Purdie on drums, and both Houston Person and Pee Wee Ellis on tenor sax! Most cuts have some sort of vocals – sung by either Sammy Turner or Kenny Williams, both of whom really fit the badass spirit of the record, and bring in a nice range of deeper themes from the 70s.

LTJ Xperience - Beggar Groove (2017)  Music

Posted by aasana at March 10, 2017
LTJ Xperience - Beggar Groove (2017)

LTJ Xperience - Beggar Groove (2017)
Funk, Electronic, Downtempo, Disco, Nu-Disco | 1:18:40 | MP3, 320 kbps | 182 MB
Label: Irma Records | Year Of Release: 2017

Luca LTJ Trevisi (LTJ Xperience) began his dj/producer career in the 80s. As resident dj in two of the most famous Italian clubs of the time, Kinky in Bologna and Cap Creus in Imola, he was one of the first Italian jocks to spin House and to re-propose those black music, jazz and latin-bossa classics from the 70s that at the end of the same decade would have given birth to the Acid Jazz and Rare Groove movements. His first single release in 1988, titled First Job, together with Kekkotronics, was also the first release ever on Bologna based Irma Records.

Pitch Black - Filtered Senses (2016) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by popsakov at Jan. 22, 2017
Pitch Black - Filtered Senses (2016) [TR24][OF]

Pitch Black - Filtered Senses (2016)[24-44]
FLAC (Tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Front Cover | 53:31 min | 589 Mb | 5% Recovery
Electronic, Ambient, Dub, Downtempo, Techno | © 2016 Dubmission Records

Celebrating 20 years in the music business, Pitch Black, allegedly the godfathers of New Zealand electronica, are happy to announce the release of their fifth studio album, Filtered Senses. Since their very first gig at the Gathering music festival on Takaka Hill in 1996, Mike and Paddy have wowed audiences all over the world with their unique genre-bending brand of live electronic music. The secret to their longevity is that if you’re never in fashion, you’re never go out of fashion! In an age when electronic genres and fads come and go, seemingly monthly, Pitch Black have managed to keep their sonic identity due to the blend of two very different personalities and musical styles: Paddy Free, the manic groove-merchant, and Michael Hodgson…

Natalie Merchant - Live In Concert (1999) CD & DVD Releases  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 17, 2017
Natalie Merchant - Live In Concert (1999) CD & DVD Releases

Natalie Merchant - Live In Concert (1999) CD & DVD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 404 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb | Scans ~ 87 Mb | 01:00:06
DVD5 | ISO | NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | AC3 5.1, 448Kbps; AC3 2.0, 192Kbps | 01:09:54 | ~ 4.2 Gb
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter | Label: Elektra | # 7559-62479-2 (CD)

Erstwhile 10,000 Maniacs frontwoman Natalie Merchant continues her highly successful solo career with LIVE IN CONCERT, a show that was recorded at New York's Neil Simon Theater. The set opens, somewhat appropriately, with one of the songs that got Merchant's solo career off to a blazing start, "Wonder." As she usually does in live performance, Merchant plays with the lyrical phrasing of the song to add unexpected melisma and daring tonal gambits. Merchant lends the dark and ephemeral "San Andreas Fault" a lightly sultry quality not found on the studio version. Other familiar favorites include "Beloved Wife," "Carnival," and "Ophelia." Merchant revisits the Maniacs' catalog only once, for a rousing take on "Gun Shy." Two unexpected covers spice the middle of the set: a haunting and powerful reading of David Bowie's "Space Oddity," and a beautiful take on Neil Young's "After the Gold Rush".