Jimmy Haslip

VA - Smooth Christmas (Jazzy Lounge Christmas Relaxing Chill Out) (2017)

VA - Smooth Christmas (Jazzy Lounge Christmas Relaxing Chill Out) (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1:14:33 | 179 Mb
Genre: Jazz, Lounge / Label: Irma Records

Irma Records Presents Smooth Christmas (Jazzy Lounge Christmas Relaxing Chill Out) album 20 original hits and the original artists. Includes tracks by Matteo Brancaleoni, Dario Daneluz, Sugarpie And The Candymen, Papik, Papik, Alessandro Pitoni and more.

Marc Antoine - Madrid (1998) {GRP}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Dec. 5, 2017
Marc Antoine - Madrid (1998) {GRP}

Marc Antoine - Madrid (1998) {GRP}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Scans 300dpi | 282MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 108MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Latin Jazz

Anyone who appreciates the richness of Spanish music (be it traditional flamenco or the popular "flamenco rock" of the 1970s, '80s and '90s) can't help but take notice when an album is titled Madrid. This effort by guitarist Marc Antoine was recorded with the so-called "smooth jazz" market in mind. Imagine the most laid-back recordings of Earl Klugh, Lee Ritenour, or Grant Geissman having Spanish overtones, and you can get an idea what Antoine sounds like on such lightweight tunes as "Jazzenco," "Plaza Mayor," and "Sunland." Antoine's albums may have wound up in the jazz bins, but this CD is would be more at home in "new age with a beat.

Jing Chi - Supremo (2017)  Music

Posted by aasana at Nov. 1, 2017
Jing Chi - Supremo (2017)

Jing Chi - Supremo (2017)
Jazz, Fusion | 00:53:30 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 125
Label: in-akustik

This fusion supergroup features Miles Davis alumnus Robben Ford on guitar, the Yellowjackets' Jimmy Haslip on bass, and veteran session drummer Vinnie Colaiuta. Their first album appeared in 2002 and was followed by a live set the next year titled Jing Chi Live at Yoshi's, which included guest appearances by keyboard player Otmaro Ruiz and Marc Russo on alto. The studio effort 3-D followed a year later. The group made occasional live appearances in the next 13 years due to the members' pursuing intensely active solo careers. In the fall of 2017, Jing Chi surprised fans with a new studio album entitled Supremo. Produced by Haslip with co-production assistance from Ford and engineered by Rich Breen, the group also enlisted saxophonist Jeff Coffin and trumpeter Mike Haynes. Its ten tracks included eight instrumentals and a vocal appearance each by Ford and Haslip. The latter described the recording as "…a high energy modern R&B fusion explosion of sound."

Jeff Lorber Fusion - Step It Up (2015) {Heads Up}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Nov. 12, 2015
Jeff Lorber Fusion - Step It Up (2015) {Heads Up}

Jeff Lorber Fusion - Step It Up (2015) {Heads Up}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC Image level 6 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 400dpi | 386MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Funk

For Immediate Release – Jeff Lorber Fusion, whose previous release Hacienda was praised for its “impeccable musicianship and deep grooves” by JazzTimes and its “funky, rollicking jams” by All About Jazz, returns on September 25, 2015, with Step It Up on Heads Up, a division of Concord Music Group. The fourth consecutive collaboration between GRAMMY®-nominated keyboardist/composer/producer Jeff Lorber and GRAMMY®-winning bassist/composer/ producer Jimmy Haslip since the two virtuosos reactivated Jeff Lorber Fusion five years ago, Step It Up features 11 new Lorber compositions, several co-written with Haslip. The longtime colleagues also co-produced the recording.

Yellowjackets - Blue Hats (1997) {Warner}  Music

Posted by tiburon at June 23, 2015
Yellowjackets - Blue Hats (1997) {Warner}

Yellowjackets - Blue Hats (1997) {Warner}
EAC 1.0b2 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 379MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 169MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

In typical Yellowjackets fashion, Blue Hats takes the listener on a surprise journey of what seems like mainstream pop/jazz, but what is really much more well-crafted than the usual fare. The album mixes relatively easy-listening tunes with a few hard-driving ones where both Ferrante and Mintzer are able to branch out. Russel Ferrante's piano improvisations are at once sparse and lucid-his use of space allows his melodic genius to be appreciated by the attentive listener.

Yellowjackets - Lifecycle (2008)  Music

Posted by uff at May 25, 2015
Yellowjackets - Lifecycle (2008)

Yellowjackets - Lifecycle (2008)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Heads UP, HUCD 3139 | rel: 2008 | 450Mb

If the Yellowjackets needed a guest guitarist, who would be the best person for the job? Pat Metheny would be an excellent choice, as would Al di Meola, John McLaughlin, Larry Coryell, or John Scofield. Well, the Yellowjackets did hire a guest guitarist for Lifecycle – an excellent and well-known guitarist, in fact – and they feature him extensively on this 2008 release.

Terje Lie - Bright Moments (2014)  Music

Posted by mark70 at July 25, 2014
Terje Lie - Bright Moments (2014)

Terje Lie - Bright Moments (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 45:17 min | 105 MB
Genre: Smooth Jazz | Label: TCat Records

Again expanding upon the explosive energy, compelling melodies, and stylistic diversity of his previous critically acclaimed and contemporary jazz radio hit albums Traveler and Urban Vacation, the Norwegian native Terje Lie (''Terry Lee'') - celebrating many years in the Los Angeles area - serves up ten joyful Bright Moments with contemporary jazz greats Jimmy Haslip and Jeff Lorber and continues a unique musical vibe best described as ''groove jazz.''

Jeff Lorber Fusion - Hacienda (2013)  Music

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 28, 2013
Jeff Lorber Fusion - Hacienda (2013)

Jeff Lorber Fusion - Hacienda (2013)
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 366MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Contemporary Jazz

Keyboardist/composer/producer Jeff Lorber, heralded as one of the founding fathers of fusion (Keyboard), returns with his GRAMMY®-nominated power trio the Jeff Lorber Fusion, featuring bassist/co-producer Jimmy Haslip and saxophonist Eric Marienthal. Since the late 1970s, this contemporary jazz collective has blended elements of jazz, funk, rock, R&B and world music into a distinctive sound that has connected with audiences from a variety of continents, cultures and generations. In more recent years, the group's studio efforts such as their 2010 release, Now Is the Time (2010) and Galaxy (2012), influenced by extensive touring throughout Europe and Asia, have been colored with vibrant shades of dance and house music.

Yellowjackets - Live Wires (1992) {GRP GRD9667}  Music

Posted by tiburon at June 2, 2011
Yellowjackets - Live Wires (1992) {GRP GRD9667}

Yellowjackets - Live Wires (1992) {GRP GRD9667}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 454MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 168MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

This live set by the Yellowjackets (taped at the Roxy in Hollywood) has plenty of solo space for Bob Mintzer (on tenor, soprano, bass clarinet and EWI) and keyboardist Russell Ferrante (who takes a particularly colorful spot on "Homecoming") along with fine backup work by bassist Jimmy Haslip, drummer William Kennedy and percussionist Paulinho Da Costa. Although the back cover of the CD says "Featuring: Michael Franks, Take 6, Brenda Russell & Marilyn Scott," fortunately Franks, Russell and Scott are only heard on one harmless selection ("The Dream" ) while Take 6 just pops by for the closer "The Revelation."

Yellowjackets - Four Corners (1987) {MCA}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 31, 2011
Yellowjackets - Four Corners (1987) {MCA}

Yellowjackets - Four Corners (1987) {MCA}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 312MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 118MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

Taking a cue from Weather Report (not to mention a percussionist, Alex Acuna), the Yellowjackets created more exotic textures for Four Corners, often with the use of Zawinul-like synthesizers from Russell Ferrante. The album otherwise represents a shift toward more traditional jazz, felt profoundly in the rhythm section of Jimmy Haslip and new drummer William Kennedy. The change in strategy is made plain on the opening "Out of Town," which finds everyone rethinking their instrument beyond the smooth jazz of Shades.