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Chester Thompson - Powerhouse (1971) {Black Jazz}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 2, 2017
Chester Thompson - Powerhouse (1971) {Black Jazz}

Chester Thompson - Powerhouse (1971) {Black Jazz}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 400dpi | 249MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop

Contacted by phone at his home just south of San Francisco, Chester Thompson is quick in his response to a question about a record he made in three hours on a Sunday afternoon fifty years ago, Powerhouse. 'I was a young man, and it was an opportunity to show people that I could play a Hammond B-3 organ.' Little did Thompson know then that he was showing people who would place him on an unexpected career path into the whirlwind of pop music.

Calvin Keys - Proceed With Caution (1974) {Black Jazz}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 26, 2017
Calvin Keys - Proceed With Caution (1974) {Black Jazz}

Calvin Keys - Proceed With Caution (1974) {Black Jazz}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 400dpi | 335MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 155MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Post-Bop

This date followed Calvin Keys' first, Shawn Neeq, by about two years. Hazy, psychedelic, post-bop is the order of the day here as well, but as most soul-jazz collectors will tell you, there's always a chance for some monster funk on a Black Jazz record so, as predictable as these releases may be on the surface, you never really know until you hear them. In this case, the bomb drops at the beginning of Side Two with "Aunt Lovely." While probably a little too 'out there' for most dance floors, "Aunt Lovely" begins like some of the best funky Grant Green of the era. As the track progresses, though, it gets more than a little hectic – especially during Charles Owens' Pharoah Sanders-esque soprano solo. Kirk Lightsey's overdriven and distorted electric piano only serves to add to this tension later.

Doug Carn - Infant Eyes (1971) {Black Jazz}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 12, 2017
Doug Carn - Infant Eyes (1971) {Black Jazz}

Doug Carn - Infant Eyes (1971) {Black Jazz}
EAC 1.0b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 500dpi | 267MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 118MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Fusion, Soul

My absolute favorite Black Jazz album was Infant Eyes, by pianist Doug Carn and his wife, Jean Carn. The record had a sensual, powerful feel. What made the album a hit were the soulful lyrics the Carns crafted for jazz standards such as Bobby Hutcherson's Little B's Poem, Wayne Shorter's Infant Eyes, John Coltrane's Acknowledgment from A Love Supreme, and Horace Silver's Peace. Doug's arrangements and Jean's searing, passionate vocals gave the album a distinctly 1970s African-American feel.
Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers - Child's Dance (1972) {2014 Japan Prestige Masters Collection 1000 Series}

Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers - Child's Dance (1972) {2014 Japan Prestige Masters Collection 1000 Series}
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© 1972, 2014 Prestige / Concord / Universal Music Japan | UCCO-90294 / UCCO-9884 (Prestige PR 10047)
Jazz / Hard Bop / Contemporary Jazz / Drums

After several years of few recordings, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers re-emerged with totally new personnel on this Prestige LP. The strongest performance is a quartet feature for the great trumpeter Woody Shaw on "I Can't Get Started," but the other three selections (which include such musicians as George Cables or John Hicks on keyboards, bassist Stanley Clarke and Ramon Morris on reeds) are also worth hearing and sound surprisingly "contemporary" for the time. An interesting set.
The World's Greatest Jazz Collection (The Encyclopedia Of Jazz) — BIG BANDS: Box Set 100CDs (2008)

The World's Greatest Jazz Collection (The Encyclopedia Of Jazz) — BIG BANDS: Box Set 100CDs (2008)
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 15,21 Gb
Label: Membran | Release Year: 2008

Awesome 100 CD set containing a plethora of classic Big Band sounds from the era when Benny Goodman's 'Let's Dance' became the motto of an entire country…in fact, the whole world! The Big Band Box takes you from the formation of the original Big Band of Fletcher Henderson to the 17-piece line-up of Stan Kenton's Progressive Jazz. This 100-CD set is a fantastic tour through almost all the big bands / directors of note from the 1930s to 1950.
Ted Curson - Quicksand (1974) {2013 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series]

Ted Curson - Quicksand (1974) {2013 Japan 24-bit Remaster} [Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series]
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Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 12 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 2013 Atlantic / Rhino / WEA / Warner Japan | WPCR-27314 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Post Bop / Early Fusion / Trumpet

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. A really rare album from trumpeter Ted Curson – a unique 70s session recorded for Atlantic Records, but only ever issued overseas at the time! The date has Ted's trumpet coming into play with some of the electric touches of the 70s – not a full-on fusion record, but a really great session that updates some of his modern ideas with some of the fresher, younger elements of the underground – particularly keyboards, which are played here by Kenny Barron strongly – as he shifts effortlessly between electric and acoustic piano on the set.
Various Artists - The Best of Relaxing Nu Jazz: Lounge Music Top Selection from the Classic Nu Jazz Standards (2015)

V. A. - The Best of Relaxing Nu Jazz: Lounge Music Top Selection from the Classic Nu Jazz Standards (2015)
Label: Irma Records | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 89:57 min | 208 mb
Lounge, Chillout, Nu Jazz

Beautiful music has always been popular and relevant. Listen to this collection of tracks and rest, relax and just enjoy the light and beautiful sound of each song.
What Is This Thing Called Jazz?: African American Musicians as Artists, Critics, and Activists by Eric Porter

What Is This Thing Called Jazz?: African American Musicians as Artists, Critics, and Activists by Eric Porter
English | Jan 1, 2002 | ISBN: 0520232968, 0520218728 | 427 Pages | PDF | 2,4 MB
55 Jazz House Classics (The Best of Jazzy Deep Soulful Chillhouse Tracks) 2013

55 Jazz House Classics (The Best of Jazzy Deep Soulful Chillhouse Tracks) 2013
MP3 320 kbps | Tracks: 55 | 05:54:07 | 814 Mb
Genre: House, Jazzy, Deep, Soulful, Chill House | Label: Pyramide

Nick Drake - Tuck Box (2014) [5CD Box Set]  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 27, 2014
Nick Drake - Tuck Box (2014) [5CD Box Set]

Nick Drake - Tuck Box
Folk, Acoustic, Singer-Songwriters | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 215:37 min | 524 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Island | Tracks: 71 | Rls.date: 2014-01-21

Island/Universal Music release a five CD, limited edition collection of the complete Nick Drake catalogue 'Tuck Box'; FIVE LEAVES LEFT: Nick's debut album from 1969. BRYTER LAYTER: the second album released in 1970. PINK MOON: Nick's final release from 1972. MADE TO LOVE MAGIC: the collection of Island-period recordings, out-takes, off cuts, cast-offs, orphans and the last 5 songs Nick recorded for his proposed 4th album.