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Al Jarreau - Christmas (2008)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 26, 2017
Al Jarreau - Christmas (2008)

Al Jarreau - Christmas (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 344 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 132 Mb | Scans included
Holidays, Vocal Jazz, Crossover Jazz | Label: Rhino | # R2 512527 | 00:54:10

After signing with Reprise in 1975, Al Jarreau has become a master of both studio and stage. He is one of the most exciting and critically acclaimed performers of our time. This recordingis his first-ever holiday album. Christmas includes the singer's disctinctive vocal spin on a dozen yuletide classics.

Al Jarreau - Albums Collection 1975-1994 (12CD) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 18, 2017
Al Jarreau - Albums Collection 1975-1994 (12CD) [Re-Up]

Al Jarreau - Albums Collection 1975-1994 (12CD)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 3.15 Gb | Scans (png) ~ 1.83 Gb | Time: 08:31:07
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Jazz-Pop, Soul, R&B

The only vocalist in history to net Grammy Awards in three different categories (jazz, pop, and R&B, respectively). Collection includes: We Got By (1975); Glow (1976); All Fly Home (1978); This Time (1980); Breakin' Away (1981); Jarreau (1983); High Crime (1984); L Is For Lover (1986); Heart's Horizon (1988); Blue Angel (1992) Single; Heaven and Earth (1992); Tenderness (1994)
Al Jarreau - My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke (2014) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Al Jarreau - My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 45:20 minutes | 1,01 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The world of music was forever changed in 2013 with the passing of legendary keyboardist, composer and producer George Duke. This year, Al Jarreau, famed vocalist and long-time friend of Duke, re-interprets some of Duke's renowned catalog of post-bop, jazz-fusion, R&B and Brazilian jazz with My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke. This work also hosts a stellar blend of guest artists including Gerald Albright, Dianne Reeves, Marcus Miller, Lalah Hathaway, Jeffrey Osborne, Kelly Price, Dr. John, and more, with a special appearance by George Duke on the track "Bring Me Joy" which also features Boney James.
Al Jarreau - My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke (2014) {Digital Download 24bit/96kHz}

Al Jarreau - My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke (2014)
FLAC tracks | 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet (PDF) | 990MB + 5% Recovery
Digital Download | Genre: Vocal Jazz, Soul, Jazz-Funk

Al Jarreau and George Duke were friends long before they became household names. They began playing together in the mid-1960's in San Francisco as Al Jarreau and the George Duke Trio. The successes of these performances are what helped to launch both their careers. George's tragic passing in August, 2013, inspired Al to record this loving tribute to his longtime friend. With the exception of the fitting title track composed by Jarreau, all the tunes were written by George. Guest artists/collaborators include Gerald Albright, Stanley Clarke, Dr. John, Lalah Hathaway, Boney James, Marcus Miller, Jeffrey Osborne, Kelly Price, Dianne Reeves and Patrice Rushen. There's even a song with George Duke playing on it!
George Duke - Collection Japanese Remasters (1977-1984) [9CDs] {Epic Japan}

George Duke - Collection Japanese Remasters (1977-1984) [9CDs] {Epic Japan}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 3.11GB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 1.24GB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classic Jazz-Funk, Funk, Soul

George Duke was an American musician, known as a keyboard pioneer, composer, singer and producer in both jazz and popular mainstream musical genres. He worked with numerous artists as arranger, music director, writer and co-writer, record producer and as a professor of music. He first made a name for himself with the album The Jean-Luc Ponty Experience with the George Duke Trio. He was known primarily for thirty-odd solo albums, of which 'A Brazilian Love Affair' from 1980 was his most popular, as well as for his collaborations with other musicians, particularly Frank Zappa.

George Duke - Original Album Classics (5CD Box Set, 2010)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at April 12, 2018
George Duke - Original Album Classics (5CD Box Set, 2010)

George Duke - Original Album Classics (5CD Box Set, 2010)
Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz, Soul | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 608 Mb
Label: Sony UK

The Sony/BMG Original Album Classics series brings together 5 CD's of rare and out of print titles with some best sellers from the Sony/BMG Rock catalog. Many of these albums have been unavailable on CD for some time and are sought after by collectors. Each set is presented in a high quality, rigid cardboard slipcase containing five vinyl replica mini LP sleeves. This 5 CD collection of original releases featuring George Duke includes the albums From Me To You, Reach For It, Don't Let Go, Follow The Rainbow, and A Brazilian Love Affair.

George Duke - The Inner Source (1973) {MPS}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 23, 2018
George Duke - The Inner Source (1973) {MPS}

George Duke - The Inner Source (1973) {MPS}
WEB | FLAC tracks | Front | 429MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 207MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Funk

In 1971 George Duke, having just recently done his time with the Mothers of Invention, was engaged by the Cannonball Adderley Quintet. Beginning in April of that year, Duke made two recordings over a short timespan that on their release in 1973 as a double LP (against the desire of the artists, by the way), would be a major statement. On Chapter One of his fusion autobiography, “Solus”, Duke, along with the skeleton crew of bassist John Heard and drummer Dick Berk, tries out the new compositional philosophy he had absorbed from his work with Adderley. The album was obliged to maintain a jazzy environment, illustrated by the harmonically flowing piano improvisation on “Love Reborn” and the bop-influenced busyness of “The Followers”. But the record also signifies the importance of the keyboards in all their diverse contexts – the funky rock of “Au-right”, and the smoldering, dreamy feel of “Peace”, for instance.

Al Jarreau - Sings Bill Withers (1985/2016)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Jan. 6, 2018
Al Jarreau - Sings Bill Withers (1985/2016)

Al Jarreau - Sings Bill Withers (1985/2016)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 184.67 Mb | 27:44 | Cover
Soul, Funk | Country: USA | Label: High Fidelity Masters

Alwin Lopez "Al" Jarreau (March 12, 1940 – February 12, 2017) was an American singer and musician. He received a total of seven Grammy Awards and was nominated for over a dozen more. Jarreau is perhaps best known for his 1981 album Breakin' Away. He also sang the theme song of the late-1980s television series Moonlighting, and was among the performers on the 1985 charity song "We Are the World."
Al Jarreau - Sings Bill Withers (1984/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Al Jarreau - Sings Bill Withers (1984/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 27:44 minutes | 608 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Interesting stuff! We've got to admit, we don't know if this material was legitimately recorded and/or released against Al's wishes – but the album's a nice one, perhaps some of the best soul material you'll ever find by Jarreau! The record features Al covering Bill Withers tunes from the early days, and it's got a very similar feel to Withers' best work on Sussex – from which it draws heavily, on songs like "Kissing My Love", "Grandma's Hands", "Use Me", "Lonely Town, Lonely Street", "Lean On Me", "Ain't No Sunshine", "You", and "The Same Love That Made Me Laugh". In fact, the arrangements almost seem to be the same as those on the Withers' recordings – with the real difference being Jarreau's vocals, slightly smoother, and a bit more on the jazzy tip.

George Duke - After Hours (1998)  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 24, 2017
George Duke - After Hours (1998)

George Duke - After Hours (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 334 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 148 Mb | Scans included | 00:58:19
Crossover Jazz, Jazz-Pop, Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk | Label: Warner Bros. | # 9362-47073-2

After years of producing albums which were more pop/funk than jazz oriented, George Duke simmers down, leaves off the R&B vocals, and takes a little creative license on the self-proclaimed "mood record" After Hours. While his recent Muir Woods Suite showed off his affinity for classical music, here he's at his best on the meditative Vince Guaraldi-type trio ballads "Together as One" and "Sweet Dreams," which glide along on the improvisational and gently swinging graces of Christian McBride and Leon "Ndugu" Chancler. A whole project in this vein would have been welcome, but Duke charters other new territory, too; on the easy grooving "The Touch" and the almost new agey "From Dusk Till Dawn," he borrows the actual Rhodes from Joe Sample but winds up perfectly simulating Bob James' "Taxi" vibe, especially on the exploratory solo on the latter tune. The untrained ear might swear it's an actual James recording, but Duke's a clever enough producer to go beyond strict imitation. "The Touch" achieves an intriguing low-toned brew, as Sheridon Stokes' bass flute melody drifts gently over a hypnotic weave of Larry Kimpel's bass and Duke's Rhodes.