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Jackson, Evans, Banton & Friends - The Long Hello (1974) [Reissue 2012]

Jackson, Evans, Banton & Friends - The Long Hello (1974) [Reissue 2012]
EAC Rip | FLAC (IMG+CUE+LOG) | 323 MB | Complete HQ Scans 600 dpi JPG included | MP3 Lame 320 CBR | 115 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 5% Rec. | Label: Flawed Gems (GEM 78) | Uploaded, Depositfiles

The Long Hello was an instrumental progressive album recorded in August 1973 by David Jackson, Hugh Banton, Guy Evans & Friends (including another ex-Van Der Graaf Generator - bassist Nic Potter and guitarist Ced Curtis - both at the time of the session were members of Rare Bird) soon after VDGG was disbanded. The music on that album was truly beautiful, well-arranged, quite relaxing and very melodic (with plenty of flute, sax and classical guitar) but also dark, twisted and most of the time very similar to the early VDGG style. This unjustly underrated record was originally signed by the band members, titled 'The Long Hello’ and released in 1974 on Italian United Artists label. 2 years later it was reissued in the UK (with different cover and with reversed sides) by the band ‘The Long Hello’ themselves as a limited edition of 5000 copies. This CD has been carefully remastered from original, analogue source.

Jade Jackson - Gilded (2017)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Nov. 21, 2017
Jade Jackson - Gilded (2017)

Jade Jackson - Gilded (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:40:29 | 263 Mb
Alt. Country, Indie, Folk Rock, Female Vocal | Label: Anti-, Epitaph Records

Jade Jackson creates a sound that is simultaneously new and old, merging a youthful spiritedness with a weary storyteller’s perspective usually reserved for veteran artists. Stylistically the sound is unapologetically country rock. It merges the heartbreak and resilience of Lucinda Williams with the melodic confidence of Emmylou Harris. Hailing from the tiny town of Santa Margarita in central California, Jackson began playing guitar and writing songs at 13. By the time she had entered high school she had attracted a growing fan base with local performances and estimates that she had written over 300 songs before she graduated. Since then Jackson formed a tight knit band and together they have shared stages with such iconic artists as Merle Haggard, Rosie Flores and Dwight Yoakam. Along the way, Jade attracted the admiration of renowned Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness, who produced her debut album.
Bob Baldwin - Never Can Say Goodbye: A Tribute to Michael Jackson (Remixed and Remastered) (2010/2017) [Official Digital Downl

Bob Baldwin - Never Can Say Goodbye: A Tribute to Michael Jackson (Remixed and Remastered) (2010/2017) [Official Digital Download]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 67:36 minutes | 813 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The connection between Michael Jackson and jazz seems tentative to non-existent until it's factored in he reached his greatest heights as an artist when collaborating with producer/arranger extraordinaire Quincy Jones. The unlikely pairing of Jackson and Jones brought out a degree of professionalism, maturity and poise in the late King of Pop that did not fully emerge when he was the precocious young boy performing with his brothers in the Jackson Five. Had the Jackson Five worked with Jones, Jackson might never have gone mushy with ballads such as "Ben," where he lovingly crooned to a rat.
Stanley Turrentine with Milt Jackson - Cherry (1972/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Stanley Turrentine with Milt Jackson - Cherry (1972/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 38:03 minutes | 1,48 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Cherry is a 1972 album by saxophonist Stanley Turrentine featuring Milt Jackson, released in Septenber 1972 via CTI label. AllMusic review says: "Lush, wonderful playing despite very uneven material".
Milt Jackson - Opus De Jazz (1955) Japanese UHQCD Remastered Reissue 2017

Milt Jackson - Opus De Jazz (1955) UHQCD Remastered Reissue 2017
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 122 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 97 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Vibraphone Jazz | Label: | # COCB-54221 | Time: 00:34:00

This Savoy CD is a duplicate of the original LP although it lacks the fine liner notes included on the Arista/Savoy 1978 LP. The four selections (which unfortunately total under 34 minutes) are excellent, particularly a fun version of Horace Silver's blues "Opus De Funk" in which vibraphonist Milt Jackson, flutist Frank Wess and pianist Hank Jones have a long tradeoff. The quintet (which also includes bassist Eddie Jones and drummer Kenny Clarke) swings nicely throughout the three blues and lone ballad ("You Leave Me Breathless"). This is not essential, but it is enjoyable music.

Milt Jackson - Olinga (1974/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Pisulik at Nov. 10, 2017
Milt Jackson - Olinga (1974/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Milt Jackson - Olinga (1974/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 34:34 minutes | 1,22 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Milt Jackson's third album for CTI part of a wonderful run that really helped him redefine his sound in the 70s! The album's got the electric approach you'd expect from the label a great change from the sound of Jackson in the Modern Jazz Quartet, and a surprisingly great setting for his wonderful work on vibes! Milt's laidback style is perfect for the CTI mode open, flowing, and filled with great tones matched up here with sax work by Jimmy Heath, bass by Ron Carter, piano from Cedar Walton, and drums by Mickey Roker a perfect setting to let loose in a way he rarely did on his earlier albums. The whole set's great and titles include "Lost April", "Rerev", "The Metal Melter", "The Steel Bender", and "I'm Not So Sure".

Paul Jackson, Jr. - I Came to Play (1988)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Oct. 30, 2017
Paul Jackson, Jr. - I Came to Play (1988)

Paul Jackson, Jr. - I Came to Play (1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 254.97 Mb | 43:24 | Covers
Smooth Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Atlantic (81841-2)

There are some occasional bright spots on this late '80s album by outstanding session guitarist Paul Jackson, Jr. But because it's halfway between instrumental pop and fusion, Jackson and such guests as Gerald Albright and George Duke never really cut loose and displayed their full skills, while the vocals from O'Bryan and others were generic and delivered in a flat, routine manner.
Millie Jackson & Isaac Hayes - Royal Rappin's (1979) [1993, Remastered Reissue]

Millie Jackson & Isaac Hayes - Royal Rappin's (1979) [1993, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 39:18 Min | 314,46 Mb
Label: Southbound Records (UK) | Cat.# CDSEWM 059 | Released: 1993-01-25 (1979)

"Royal Rappin's" certainly looks great on paper it's the pairing of two of music's most loquacious and sexually geared acts, Millie Jackson and Isaac Hayes but despite all its potential, the album doesn't impress quite like it could have. A few years earlier, Hayes recorded a live double album with Dionne Warwick and the sparks were more than genuine. With Jackson and the declining Muscle Shoals sound though, it seems more like a terrible blind date that can't end soon enough. Part of the problem is that Hayes doesn't have any production duties and is basically dropped into a Millie Jackson album. There are a few good moments, however.

Don Sebesky - Giant Box (1973/2013) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at Oct. 25, 2017
Don Sebesky - Giant Box (1973/2013) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Don Sebesky - Giant Box (1973/2013)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 59:32 minutes | 1,66 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 59:32 minutes | 1,19 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Giant Box is a double album by American arranger/conductor and composer Don Sebesky featuring performances recorded in 1973 and released on the CTI label. The Allmusic review states "This may have been Creed Taylor's most ambitious single project… Thankfully the musicmaking lives up to the billing. Everything that gave CTI its distinctive sound and identity is here – the classical adaptations, elaborate orchestrations and structuring, pop-tune covers, plenty of room for the star soloists to stretch out in a combo format… Giant Box still ranks as a sensational coup and a reminder of how potent CTI was at its peak".

The Norman Jackson Band - It's The Drummer's Fault! (2017)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Oct. 22, 2017
The Norman Jackson Band - It's The Drummer's Fault! (2017)

The Norman Jackson Band - It's The Drummer's Fault! (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 376.76 Mb | 51:06 | Cover
Blues, Chicago Style | Country: United States - Missouri | Label: The Norman Jackson Band

The Norman Jackson Band has been on a whirlwind international tour after being named the #3 Blues band in the world at the 2016 International Blues Challenge Finals in Memphis, Tennesse. Norman guarantees, "after you hear us sing the Blues, you'll leave feeling happy"!