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Tommy Emmanuel, C.G.P. - The Very Best of Tommy Emmanuel (2001) 2CDs

Posted By: Designol
Tommy Emmanuel, C.G.P. - The Very Best of Tommy Emmanuel (2001) 2CDs

Tommy Emmanuel, C.G.P. - The Very Best of Tommy Emmanuel (2001) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 836 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 342 Mb
Label: Columbia | # 5033112000 | Time: 02:01:34 | Scans included
Guitar Virtuoso, Fingerpicking, World, Folk, Guitar Jazz, Instrumental Rock

This is a two-disc, 28-track anthology of favorites by Australian guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel. Disc one is electric and disc two is acoustic. This cd is a wonderful introduction to Tommy Emmanuel's music. This virtuoso has been hailed by Chet Atkins as "One of the greatest players on this planet" and was honored by Chet in 1999 as CGP. He's known throughout the world and is starting to make a name for himself in the US. If you enjoy lush rich guitar playing, this one is for you. It's full of many styles - jazz, blues, country - and many moods. It also gives the listener a great sampling of his range both acoustically and electric. I've had the chance to see him live and he plays his music with every fiber of his being. If you cannot get his whole catalog, this one is a great beginning to your collection.

Benny Carter - Four Classic Albums (Second Set) (1955-1962) [Reissue 2019]

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Benny Carter - Four Classic Albums (Second Set) (1955-1962) [Reissue 2019]

Benny Carter - Four Classic Albums (Second Set) (1955-1962) [Reissue 2019]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 749 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 332 MB | Covers - 29 MB
Genre: Jazz, Swing, Piano Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Avid Jazz (EMSC1353)

Avid Jazz continues with its Four Classic Albums series with a second re-mastered 2CD set release from Benny Carter, complete with original artwork, liner notes and personnel details. For our Second Set from the instantly recognisable horn of Benny Carter we have selected four more albums for you to enjoy as we again pay tribute to one of the true legendary giants of the jazz world.
“The Tatum, Carter, Bellson Trio”, “Makin’ Whoopee”, “B.B.B & Co.” and “Further Definitions”.
Jazz greats heard on these four phenomenal selections include some of the greatest names in the jazz world, Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Art Tatum, Louis Bellson, Jo Jones, Barney Bigard, Shorty Sherock, Jimmy Rowles, Leroy Vinnegar, Mel Lewis, Phil Woods, Charlie Rouse, Dick Katz and Jimmy Garrison.

Bill Frisell - Four (2022) {Blue Note}

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Bill Frisell - Four (2022) {Blue Note}

Bill Frisell - Four (2022) {Blue Note}
EAC 1.6 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 337MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 132MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post Bop

Bill Frisell convenes a new line-up of musical friends on his third Blue Note album Four, which features the acclaimed guitarist with Greg Tardy on saxophone and clarinet, Gerald Clayton on piano, and Johnathan Blake on drums. Together the foursome delve into intimate explorations of 13 Frisell originals both new and old to create this stunning new work that is a meditation on loss, renewal, and friendship.

Steve Lacy - Four Classic Albums (1958-1962) [Reissue 2016]

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Steve Lacy - Four Classic Albums (1958-1962) [Reissue 2016]

Steve Lacy - Four Classic Albums (1958-1962) [Reissue 2016]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 848 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 332 MB | Covers - 29 MB
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Free Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Avid Jazz (EMSC 1187)

Avid Jazz continues with its Four Classic album series with a re-mastered 2CD release by Steve Lacy, complete with original artwork and liner notes.
“Soprano Sax”; “Reflections - Steve Lacy Plays Thelonious Monk” “The Straight Horn Of Steve Lacy”; and “Evidence”.
Born in New York City, Steven Norman Lackritz (better known to jazz fans as Steve Lacy ) was one of a rare breed of jazz men to play the soprano sax, almost exclusively. Other famously few players include Sidney Bechet, Johnny Hodges and occasionally John Coltrane. For a musician starting life in a Dixieland jazz band playing alongside such greats as Henry “Red” Allen and Pee Wee Russell, Steve Lacys jazz journey may look an unexpected one…

Marcus Miller - Laid Black (2018) {Blue Note}

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Marcus Miller - Laid Black (2018) {Blue Note}

Marcus Miller - Laid Black (2018) {Blue Note}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 338MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 143MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Funk, Soul

Bass great Marcus Miller brings the influence of modern urban music to his trademark sound on his highly-anticipated, genre-defying new album Laid Black, which will be released June 1 on Blue Note Records. It’s been three years since Miller’s last album, Afrodeezia, which The New York Times called “vibrant and expressive… music that frames his playing beautifully.” Miller says: “Afrodeezia was like a musical voyage through my history. I followed the journey of my ancestors by collaborating with musicians along the African Slave route – musicians from West Africa, North Africa, South America and the Caribbean. With Laid Black, I decided to bring the music right up to the present - using elements from what’s happening in urban music today. So you’ll hear hip-hop, trap, soul, funk, R&B and jazz on this album.

Marcus Miller - Suddenly (1983) {Warner}

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Marcus Miller - Suddenly (1983) {Warner}

Marcus Miller - Suddenly (1983) {Warner}
EAC 1.6 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 268MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 115MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Funk, R&B, Fusion

Multi-talented Marcus Miller's debut Suddenly was issued in the spring of 1983 on Patrick Rains' PRA Records label through Warner Bros. Miller shared production chores with Ray Bardani and Michael Colina, whom he'd worked with before on sides for David Sanborn. It's a tasty showcase for the bassist/songwriter/vocalist/producer who went from New York session stardom to mega-stardom with his frequent collaborator Luther Vandross. Vandross does vocals on "Lovin' You," "Just for You," and the squishy "Be My Love."

Count Basie & Joe Williams - Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings (1955) Reissue 1993

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Count Basie & Joe Williams - Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings (1955) Reissue 1993

Count Basie & Joe Williams - Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings (1955)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 129 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 98 Mb | Scans ~ 59 Mb
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Big Band, Standards | Label: Verve | # 519 852-2 | Time: 00:42:56

Joe Williams' debut as the featured vocalist in Count Basie's band was one of those landmark moments that even savvy observers don't fully appreciate when it occurs, then realize years later how momentous an event they witnessed. Williams brought a different presence to the great Basie orchestra than the one Jimmy Rushing provided; he couldn't shout like Rushing, but he was more effective on romantic and sentimental material, while he was almost as spectacular on surging blues, up-tempo wailers, and stomping standards. Basie's band maintained an incredible groove behind Williams, who moved from authoritative statements on "Every Day I Have the Blues" and "Please Send Me Someone to Love" to brisk workouts on "Roll 'Em Pete" and his definitive hit, "All Right, OK, You Win".

Frank Sinatra - Watertown (1970) [2010, Remastered Reissue]

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Frank Sinatra - Watertown (1970) [2010, Remastered Reissue]

Frank Sinatra - Watertown (1970) [2010, Remastered Reissue]
Jazz, Pop, Vocal, Ballad | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 33:40 | 351,06 Mb
Label: Universal International Music B.V. (Germany) | Cat.# 0602527200460 | Released: 2010 (1970)

"Watertown" (subtitled "A Love Story") is a studio album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in March 1970 through Reprise Records. It is a concept album centered on a man from Watertown, New York. In a series of soliloquies, the nameless narrator tells his heartbreaking story of personal loss: his wife has left him and their two boys for the lure of the big city. Watertown was produced and co-written by Bob Gaudio, one of four members of the rock band the Four Seasons, with Jake Holmes also co-writing the songs. It is the only album where Sinatra ever voiced over pre-recorded orchestral tracks. The album was released to mixed critical reviews and poor sales, with it being Sinatra's only major album release not to chart inside the top 100 of the Billboard 200. It has since been reevaluated and many consider it to be among his finest albums.

Art Blakey And The Afro-Drum Ensemble - The African Beat (1962) {Blue Note}

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Art Blakey And The Afro-Drum Ensemble - The African Beat (1962) {Blue Note}

Art Blakey And The Afro-Drum Ensemble - The African Beat (1962) {Blue Note}
EAC 1.0b4 | FLAC tracks | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 274MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 102MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Ethnic Fusion, Afrobeat

While not a universally praised piece of the Art Blakey discography, The African Beat is quite engaging. Yusef Lateef is the only horn player, featured on oboe, flute, tenor sax, cow horn, and thumb piano with Ahmed Abdul-Malik on bass, but trombonist Curtis Fuller is only heard playing tympani – it was that kind of session. The drum ensemble includes Chief Bey, along with five other percussionists on conboro, log, and bata drums with penny whistles, gongs, congas, and African maracas. This is reminiscent of Lateef's more exotic sessions from the same time period, but quite unlike other Blue Note releases from the early '60s.

Avishai Cohen - Seven Seas (2011) {Blue Note}

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Avishai Cohen - Seven Seas (2011) {Blue Note}

Avishai Cohen - Seven Seas (2011) {Blue Note}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 279MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 124MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Now one of the most popular jazz players of the past decade, Avishai Cohen takes his artistic approach to its zenith, with Seven Seas. Featuring nursery rhymes, lullabies and suites in which heroic inspiration and symphonics abound. Seven Seas plunges us into a fabulous sound voyage, in which understatement and magnitude play a never-ending game of ping-pong, a trip that easily transposes to the silver screen. Once you get past the opening credits dripping in joyful nostalgia, you steer past isles of rhythm and continents of sound, winding up with a traditional piano ladino with Cohen's intense vocals. Cohen has reached a new pinnacle as an artist. It's more of a fusion album, perhaps bringing us closer to reality of an odyssey, with its title that transports us into nautical legend: seven seas' many twists and turns make it the most exciting of albums in Cohen's discography.

Anthony Braxton - Performance (1979) {hatOLOGY}

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Anthony Braxton - Performance (1979) {hatOLOGY}

Anthony Braxton - Performance (1979) {hatOLOGY}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 397MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz, Free Improvisation

Performance (Quartet) 1979 is a live album by American composer and saxophonist Anthony Braxton recorded in Switzerland in 1979 and released on the hatART label. The album has also been issued as Performance 9/1/79 and Performance for Quartet.

Anouar Brahem - Astrakan Cafe (2000) {ECM 1718}

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Anouar Brahem - Astrakan Cafe (2000) {ECM 1718}

Anouar Brahem - Astrakan Cafe (2000) {ECM 1718}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 345MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 238MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Ethnic Fusion

Innovative Tunisian oud virtuoso Anouar Brahem presents this highly-acclaimed album of typically Middle Eastern music, recorded in 1999 with a trio that had been his first priority for several years. The improvisational exchanges between Brahem, clarinettist Barbaros Erköse and percussionist Lassad Hosni are exceptionally fluid and the atmospheres they create here are by turns mysterious, hypnotic and dramatic.

Andrea Marcelli - Oneness (1993) {Lipstick Records}

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Andrea Marcelli - Oneness (1993) {Lipstick Records}

Andrea Marcelli - Oneness (1993) {Lipstick Records}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 340MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 123MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

In the '90s, it seemed that many of jazz's A&R people (as least at the major labels) were interested in either one of two things — if they weren't going after hard bop-oriented, standards-obsessed "Young Lions" in Armani suites, they were focusing on smooth jazz. Either they were looking for the next Kenny G. or the next Wynton Marsalis. That wasn't good news for fusion, which didn't get any respect from either bop snobs or NAC radio in the '90s. Nonetheless, quality fusion was still being recorded — you just had to know where to look. And one of the places to look was Lipstick Records, a small independent label that made fusion its main focus during that decade. Released in 1994, this little-known CD by drummer Andrea Marcelli is typical of Lipstick's jazz-rock output. Oneness didn't receive a lot of attention, and it was the only album that Marcelli recorded for Lipstick.

Andre Previn / Mundell Lowe / Ray Brown - Uptown (1990) {Telarc}

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Andre Previn / Mundell Lowe / Ray Brown - Uptown (1990) {Telarc}

Andre Previn / Mundell Lowe / Ray Brown - Uptown (1990) {Telarc}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 185MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 152MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Cool

This was André Previn's second album after his long, symphonically enforced absence from jazz, and it sounds noticeably more fluid and relaxed than his first. No longer apprehensive about dusting off his old skills, Previn is delightfully confident and breezy (dig his sly turns on "Come Rain or Come Shine" and "C Jam Blues"), taking some chances as he re-phrases and paraphrases a collection of revivified standards, mostly Harold Arlen and assorted Duke Ellington. Even if Previn, that noted wit, sometimes sounds as if he is kidding the pants off these old tunes, it's great to hear him having such a good time playing jazz again. Mundell Lowe is Previn's new guitar partner, and Ray Brown returns on bass; both are right at home in this refined brand of chamber jazz grooving.

George Benson - Livin' Inside Your Love (1979)

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George Benson - Livin' Inside Your Love (1979)

George Benson - Livin' Inside Your Love (1979)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 388 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 190 Mb | Scans included
Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Guitar Jazz | Label: Warner Bros. | # 3277-2 | 01:06:49

The success of Weekend in L.A. no doubt prompted producer Tommy LiPuma and Warner Bros. to give George Benson another double album (now on one CD) – and this, like its three Warner predecessors, also went Top Ten. It is also, alas, slicker, more romantic in mood, and more bound by perceptions of formula than the others, fussed over in three different studios in earnest search of another hit single (the dance-tempo cover of L.T.D.'s "Love Ballad"). Most of the touring band, including Ronnie Foster, Ralph MacDonald and Phil Upchurch, is back, and Claus Ogerman's soft symphonic touch provides most of the backdrops, with Mike Mainieri supplying the orchestra on three tracks. Even at this point, the great guitarist is still given much room to burn – the balance between instrumentals and vocals remains close – and Benson comes up with some tasty stuff when the rhythm section pushes him on "Nassau Day" and "You're Never Too Far from Me." Ultimately there is just enough jazz content amid the velvet soul to keep guitar buffs interested.