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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!

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.
George Duke - Feel (1974/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

George Duke - Feel (1974/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 41:31 minutes | 807 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

This album with the strange psychedelic sci-fi cover draws a tighter circle around Duke’s fusion language. The keyboard master ventures deep into his synthesizer laboratory. Duke shows himself to be a singer with a soulful sound. Shortly before this recording he had shelved his trombone so that he could communicate more directly with the audience, as can be heard in the hymnal, dreamlike title piece. The guest list of players make for an especially exciting concoction. No less than Duke’s playing companion Frank Zappa, under the cryptic pseudonym Obdewl’l X, performs some adventuresome guitar passages on “Love” and “Old Slippers”. On the California-sunshine pop samba, “Yana Aminah”, we have a surprise visit by Brazilian Flora Purim, wife of percussionist Airto Moreira, who opens up his bag of tricks on “The Once Over”, and plays on three more tracks.

George Duke - Greatest Hits (1996)  Music

Posted by Designol at Sept. 12, 2017
George Duke - Greatest Hits (1996)

George Duke - Greatest Hits (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 317 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb | Scans included
Jazz-Funk, Funk, Fusion | Label: Epic | # EPC 477462 2 | Time: 00:46:18

Greatest Hits is a fine ten-track overview of the funk keyboardist's late-'70s/early-'80s recordings, containing all three of his Top Ten R&B hits ("Reach for It," "Dukey Stick," "Sweet Baby") plus a good selection of minor hits and album tracks.

George Anderson - Body And Soul (2017) {Secret Records}  Music

Posted by tiburon at June 29, 2017
George Anderson - Body And Soul (2017) {Secret Records}

George Anderson - Body And Soul (2017) {Secret Records}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 376MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, R&B

Celebrated British bassist GEORGE ANDERSON leads an unusual dual musical life. He is, of course, best known for his work with smooth jazz icons Shakatak. He's a key member of the band – on the road and in the studio. George was also instrumental in co-writing many of Shakatak's best tunes ….most famously 'Day by Day' featuring Grammy award winner Al Jarreau. George was responsible too for co-writing the song 'Perfect Smile' which was a smooth-jazz radio play hit in the US for Shakatak in the 90's.