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Mass Production - Turn Up The Music (1981) {2013 Funky Town Grooves}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at July 16, 2018
Mass Production - Turn Up The Music (1981) {2013 Funky Town Grooves}

Mass Production - Turn Up The Music (1981) {2013 Funky Town Grooves}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 74 mb
Genre: R&B, soul, funk

Turn Up The Music is the 1981 album by Mass Production. This was remastered and reissued in 2013 by Funky Town Grooves.
Ronnie Foster - On the Avenue (1974) [Japanese Remastered Reissue 2013]

Ronnie Foster - On the Avenue (1974) [Japanese Remastered 2013]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 238 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 109 Mb | Scans included
Jazz-Funk, Fusion | Label: Blue Note/Toshiba-EMI | # TOCJ-50541 | Time: 00:34:40

Though not as relentlessly funky as his classic Blue Note debut Two Headed Freap, On the Avenue remains the most accomplished record of Ronnie Foster's career, proving commercial aspirations and accoutrements can indeed co-exist alongside traditional jazz sensibilities. Produced by George Benson and featuring the great Phil Upchurch on guitar and Marvin Chapell on drums, On the Avenue favors more mellow, nuanced grooves over the blistering funk of previous Foster outings. The velvety opener "Serenade to a Rock" and the title cut both draw heavily on Stevie Wonder's classic mid-'70s recordings, with a lithe cover of the Innervisions track "Golden Lady" further underlining the influence. Foster also expands his palette to include Afro-Cuban sounds ("Big Farm Boy Goes to a Latin City") and even assumes vocal duties for the first time on LP with "To See a Smile." Best of all is his rendition of Freddie Hubbard's "First Light"; arguably Foster's purest and most potent performance to date.
Herbie Hancock - Sextant (1973/2013) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Herbie Hancock - Sextant (1973/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 39:10 minutes | 834 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

"Sextant" is Herbie Hancock’s 1973 masterpiece. The recording is his final album with his Mwandishi Band. The musicians perform a brilliant set that includes the standouts, “Rain Dance,” “Hidden Shadows” and “Hornets”. The compositions are complex and rhythmically challenging. This electric, fusion-based work reached #3 on Billboard’s Top Jazz albums.
Elvin Jones - Live At The Lighthouse Vol.2 (1972) {2013 Japanese BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster TOCJ-50537}

Elvin Jones - Live At The Lighthouse Vol.2 (1972) {2013 Japanese BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster TOCJ-50537}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 503 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 183 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 181 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1972, 2013 Blue Note / EMI Music Japan | TOCJ-50537
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Drums

Easily the most hard-hitting of Blue Note's 2LP Lighthouse Live series from the early 70s – and a record that really lets Elvin Jones and his group stretch out and play! The setting is a perfect one for Jones – given the boundless energy already present on his studio sessions for Blue Note at the time – really fierce work that goes beyond even his classic Coltrane performances – pushing the limits in a sweet blend of rhythm and reeds! The group here is Elvin's razor-edge combo from the early 70s – the one that features Gene Perla on fat funky bass, and both Steve Grossman and Dave Liebman playing choppy reeds along with the grooves – really amazing hornmen at this point in their career, blowing here with interplay that's simply fantastic!
Percussion in Hi-Fi: David Carroll and His Orchestra (1956) + Dick Schory's New Percussion Ensemble (1960) [HDTT 2013]

David Carroll and His Orchestra - Melody to Madness (1956)
+ Dick Schory's New Percussion Ensemble - Percussion in Hi-Fi (1960)

FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 65:11 minutes | 2,68 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

In the early days of Stereo, record companies were always looking for ways to show off the capabilities of this new format. One musical genre that met with great success was instrumental pop, and especially percussive releases…
Dick Schory's Percussion Pops Orchestra - Percussion in Hi-Fi Vol. II (1963) [HDTT 2013]

Dick Schory's Percussion Pops Orchestra - Percussion in Hi-Fi Vol. II (1963/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 64:24 minutes | 2,69 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Featured on drums is Joe Morello of Dave Brubeck fame, and top percussionists Bobby Christian and Gary Burton with some very tasty vibes work. Robert Wessberg is outstanding on tubaphone (a soft marimba-like instrument). Wessberg, incidentally, is the Schory band's number one percussionist on tour and a master of all percussion instruments. The orchestra is sizable with full brass and woodwind sections and everybody doubling like mad.
Rokia Traore - Beautiful Africa (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Rokia Traoré - Beautiful Africa (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 45:04 minutes | 995 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Rokia Traoré’s "Beautiful Africa" has been released on April 2013. The record was produced by English musician John Parish (PJ Harvey, Eels, Sparklehorse) and recorded at Toybox Studios in Bristol, UK. Its lyrics are sung in the Malian–born Traoré’s native languages of French and Bambara, as well as some English.
David Chesky - Jazz In The New Harmonic {Binaural+} (2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

David Chesky - Jazz In The New Harmonic (2013) [Binaural+]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 69:15 minutes | 2,99 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

With "Jazz In The New Harmonic" David Chesky fuses 21st century classical harmonies with his city's rhythms to create a new genre of jazz. The album liberates the pulse, soul, energy, and groove from past traditions, it's the first encounter with the transcendental music of our age. Chesky is a first class provocateur, and his 21st century classical harmonic approach kicks into high gear with his streamlined New York groove machine. Chesky's vision has been realized with this super band of all star jazz musicians.
David Chesky - The New York Rags {Binaural+} (2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

David Chesky - The New York Rags (2013) [Binaural+]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 41:30 minutes | 1,34 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

David Chesky’s series of 18 modern virtuoso solo piano rags are inspired by life in the bustling and intense metropolis of New York City, a place he has called home since 1974. The work seems to owe as much to Henry Cowell and Charles Ives’ use of dissonance, Elliott Carter’s atonalism, Conlon Nancarrow’s experimental piano rolls, Leonard Bernstein’s syncopation, and Cecil Taylor’s whirlwind free jazz as they do to Joplin’s ragtime classics.
Sting - The Last Ship {Deluxe Version} (2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Sting - The Last Ship (2013) [Deluxe Version]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:10 minutes | 1,34 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This album inspired by Sting’s forthcoming play of the same name and explores the central themes of homecoming and self-discovery, drawing upon his memories of growing up in the shadow of the Swan Hunters Shipyard in Wallsend. His personal reminiscences illuminate universal truths – the complexity of relationships, the passage of time and the importance of family and community – to form an affecting, complex parable for our modern times.