Jan Hammer

Jeff Beck With The Jan Hammer Group - Live (1977)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Sept. 11, 2014
Jeff Beck With The Jan Hammer Group - Live (1977)

Jeff Beck With The Jan Hammer Group - Live (1977)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & M4A(Tracks) & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2008 | Sony/BMG, 88697302772CD5 | ~ 283 or 283 or 105 Mb | Scans(png) -> 49 Mb
Prog Rock / Free Jazz / Fusion / Jazz-Rock / Experimental

Jeff Beck toured to promote Wired, backed by a jazz fusion group led by synthesizer player Jan Hammer. This straightforward live souvenir combines songs from Blow by Blow and Wired, plus a few other things…
Jan Hammer - Miami Vice: The Complete Collection (2002) - RESTORED

Jan Hammer - Miami Vice: The Complete Collection (2002)
EAC rip | WavPack, IMG+CUE, LOG | 2CD | 389 MB + 383 MB | Complete Scans 600 dpi (tif) | 377 MB | RAR 3% Rec.
Electronic | Label: One Way Records | Catalog Number: OW 35185 | Country: US | Year: 2002 | Uploaded

Miami Vice: The Complete Collection is a powerful monument to composer Jan Hammer's groundbreaking soundtrack to one of television's most memorable series. With over two hours of music, the two compact discs feature 42 memorable cuts, including 22, which have never been released to the public before. Miami Vice redefined television and Jan Hammer's soundtrack completely redefined the way in which shows were scored. The result was a chart-topping commercial success never before seen from a television soundtrack and international acclaim for series and composer alike.

Jan Hammer - The First Seven Days 1975  

Posted by micaus11 at Jan. 10, 2009
Jan Hammer - The First Seven Days  1975

Jan Hammer - The First Seven Days 1975
MP3 @ 320 | 89 MB | Covers included
Genre:Jazz / Fusion

This is a concept album, the subject matter being obvious and is instrumental. I'm pleased to say that Hammer is not being a creationist here, he refers to the concept as being valid whether a day is 24 hours or a hundred million years, I go for the latter!

Almost all the instruments are played by Hammer, with exception of violin from another ex-Mahavishnu, Steve Kindler and congas. It is evokative and beautiful, full of lovely melodies. Even though the album had a major label backing, it sank, from memory, without a trace. pity as it deserves recognition. Just listen to the sample, a good guide to the album as a whole. Hammer went on to write music for crap TV programmes before dropping out of the music industry completely some years ago.

Recommend as a forgotten jewel.

Jerry Goodman & Jan Hammer - Like Children 1974  

Posted by micaus11 at Nov. 12, 2008
Jerry Goodman & Jan Hammer - Like Children  1974

Jerry Goodman & Jan Hammer - Like Children 1974
MP3 @ 320 | 93 MB | Covers included | Repost
Genre: Jazz Fusion

In the early 70's fusion was the next big thing, young jazzers with all the chops discovering electricty, volume and audiences. There is no doubt that the bad name fusion garnered at that time flows from the release of what was, quite frankly, rubbish.
Jerry Goodman & Jan Hammer - Like Children (1974) - (Link Updated)

Jerry Goodman & Jan Hammer - Like Children (1974)
Progr. rock | MP3 CBR 320 | 89.42 MB

Jan Hammer biography
Country: USA (birth Place: Prague, Czechoslovakia, but now USA Citizen)
Genre: Jazz Rock Fusion/ Electronica

Jan Hammer was born 17th April 1948, playing piano at the age of four, and by the age of 6 he was receiving formal classical training. At the age of 14 JAN was performing and recording professionally through the former Iron Curtain countries. He formed the JUNIOR TRIO in high school with bassist MIROSLAV VITOUS (future founding member of WEATHER REPORT and drummer ALAN VITOUS. Both JAN and MIROSLAV attended the Prague Academy of Muse Ans, devouring classes in harmony, counterpoint, music history, and classical composition. They both won scholarships to the Berklee School of Music in Boston, and with JAN’s arrival in the United States in the summer of 1968, on the heels of the Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia, JAN HAMMER immediately made up his mind to become a U.S. citizen, doing so soon after.

[progressive] Jeff Beck & Jan Hammer Group - Live  Music

Posted by drbyte at Feb. 11, 2006

Jeff Beck & Jan Hammer Group - Live
MP3 VBR HQ | Vinyl Rip
one of the bests guitar players around

Al Di Meola - Scenario (1983) {Sony Japan}  

Posted by tiburon at Nov. 26, 2015
Al Di Meola - Scenario (1983) {Sony Japan}

Al Di Meola - Scenario (1983) {Sony Japan}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 600dpi | 269MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

With this recording, Al di Meola thankfully left behind the pop-fusion sound that he had perfected with Jan Hammer. This was his first venture using the Roland guitar synthesizer and a drum machine. The technology used on this recording sounds dated, but the intent seems genuine. Jan Hammer's Miami Vice sound can be heard throughout, especially on "Sequencer"; di Meola places more emphasis on composition and production than on his famous technique.
Al Di Meola - Splendido Hotel + Electric Rendezvous (2010) [2CD] {Remastered Reissue}

Al Di Meola - Splendido Hotel + Electric Rendezvous (2010) [2CD] {Remastered Reissue}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 665 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 245 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 46 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2010 BGO Records | BGO CD927
Jazz / Fusion / Guitar

A pair of early 80s fusion sets from Al Di Meola – 1980's Splendido Hotel and '82's Electric Rendezvous – in a single package! Splendido Hotel is one of the most stylistically sprawling fusion efforts we can think of – with a vibe that stretches from spacey atmosherics, to muscular riffing, to Latin and Middle Eastern influences – and that's just the in the opening track! The personnel is pretty amazing – with Eddie Colon, Jan Hammer, Les Paul and Chick Corea contribution. Includes "Alien Chase On Arabian Desert", "Silent Story In Her Eyes", "Two To Tango", "I Can Tell", "Spanish Eyes", "Bianca's Midnight Lullaby" and more. Electric Rendevous is another wildly eclectic and far reaching fusion groover from guitarist Di Meola – with a number of players from the Slendido Hotel set, including Jan Hammer, Philippe Saisse, Steve Gadd and Anthony Jackson. Titles include "God Bird Change", "Electric Rendezvous", "Cruisin'", "Ritmo De La Noche", "Jewel Inside A Dream".

Al di Meola - Anthology (1975-1982) [Repost]  Music

Posted by melloman at May 15, 2009
Al di Meola - Anthology (1975-1982) [Repost]

Al di Meola - Anthology (1975-1982) [Repost]
APE (separated files), log, no cue | EAC + Monkey´s Audio | 415 + 460 MB
No covers | Recorded 1975-1982, Released 2000, Sony

This is a 2-CD compilation that covers the classic years 1975-1983 featuring 4 previously unreleased tracks. It's an excelent introduction to the solo work of Al di Meola, covering the classic years from the Land of the Midnight sun to Scenario

"Anthology" contains all the 'classic' tracks like "Land Of The Midnight Sun" (swinging and dynamic with splendid interplay between guitar, electric piano and the rhythm section, an exciting percussive break and a captivating duel between the Minimoog and guitar), "Race With Devil On Spanish Highway" (spectacular propulsive rhythm and catchy guitar riffs and swirling interplay between guitar and keyboards), "Elegant Gypsy Suite" (wonderful Spanish flavor with acoustic guitar and string-ensemble from Al Di Meola), "Medley: Short Tales Of The Black Forest/Fantasia suite for two guitars" (virtuosic interplay between acoustic guitar, marimba and electric piano), "Alien Chase On Arabian Desert" (spectacular Yamaha CS-80 synthesizer sound and a sultry climate delivering a sensational duel between the guitar and Minimoog), "God Bird Change" (swinging and dynamic rhythm with again great interplay between electric guitar, keyboards and percussion and an exciting percussive break on conga's from Mingo Lewis), "Electric Rendezvous" (sensational atmosphere, very catchy and dynamic featuring howling electric guitar and flashy Minimoog flights from Jan Hammer), "Egyptian Dance-live" (also very dynamic and exciting) and "Crusin'-live" (sounds like The Mahavishnu Orchestra delivering splendid work from Al Di Meola and Jan Hammer). The track "Sequencer" features fiery electric guitar and Jan Hammer on the famous Fairlight computer delivering a catchy sequencer sound, this evokes the time that Jan Hammer worked with Jeff Beck on "Wired". On the short "Bianca's midnight lullaby" Al Di Meola plays romantic acoustic guitar. This compilation includes four previously unreleased tracks, the final two on CD2 are recorded in Holland in 1982.

Tony Williams - The Joy Of Flying 1979  

Posted by micaus11 at Dec. 14, 2008
Tony Williams - The Joy Of Flying  1979

Tony Williams - The Joy Of Flying 1979
MP3 @ 320 | 117MB | Covers included
Genre:Jazz

This album is … excellent! This killer shuffle on "Going Far" is just great. Jan Hammer does a great job too. The second song "Hip Skip" is an awesome funky song which has Jan Hammer, George Benson, funky bassist Paul Jackson, Michael Brecker and Ralph McDonald. "Hittin on 6" is funky too and has Herbie and Stanley playin'. Now comes the hard-rock part of the album: "Open Fire" - a real hard rockin' song. My favorite song( out of 7 killer cuts)is "Tony" by Stanley Clarke. Gotta love Herbie's playing and Tony's tight grooves.. "ERIS" is another song which has Jan Hammer doing Keyboards and all synths and Tony's awesome drumming - but now it's not funky like on "Going far", now its rocking. Great playing - thayt isy Tony. "Coming Home" is a beatiful song. The only song I couldn't get into is the last one, "Morgan's Motion", which has Tony and Cecil Taylor doing a duo.
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