Best of Jeff Lorber

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.

Jeff Lorber & Chuck Loeb - Bop (2015)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Oct. 22, 2015
Jeff Lorber & Chuck Loeb - Bop (2015)

Jeff Lorber & Chuck Loeb - Bop (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 49:18 min | 115 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Agate Records

BOP is a one-of-a-kind traditional bebop album that brings together world class musicians, including Rick Braun, Jeff Lorber, Chuck Loeb, Harvey Mason, Brian Bromberg, Til Bronner, Everette Harp, Eric Marienthal, Brian Dunne, Randy Brecker, and John Pattitucci. The idea to create this album was conceptualized by Jeff Lorber, and Chuck Loeb, who coordinates the Berks Jazz Fest bebop jam sessions. They organized and co-produced this album together, and later recorded it at my studio. All proceeds from the recording go to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation.

Jeff Lorber Fusion - Step It Up (2015)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Sept. 25, 2015
Jeff Lorber Fusion - Step It Up (2015)

Jeff Lorber Fusion - Step It Up (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 56:59 min | 132 MB
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Funk | Label: Concord Music

Keyboardist/composer/producer Jeff Lorber, heralded as one of the founding fathers of fusion (Keyboard Magazine) continues to reach new levels and stretch the envelope by crystallizing Jazz, Funk, Rock and World music. Since the late 1970s, his distinctive sound has connected with audiences from a variety of continents, cultures and generations. On October 2nd, Jeff Lorber Fusion will release Step It Up on Heads Up International, which expands the boundaries of contemporary and fusion Jazz. Produced by Jeff Lorber and Jimmy Haslip (Yellowjackets), Step It Up features a variety of musical guests: Vinnie Colaiuta (drums), Robben Ford (guitar), Jimmy Haslip (bass), Gary Meek (saxophone), Bob Mintzer (saxophone), Gary Novak (drums), Ash Soan (drums) and many others.
Jeff Lorber / Chuck Loeb / Everette Harp - Jazz Funk Soul (2014) {Shanachie}

Jeff Lorber / Chuck Loeb / Everette Harp - Jazz Funk Soul (2014) {Shanachie}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC Image level 6 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 600dpi | 345MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Funk, Soul

Although the title of the new recording from impromptu trio Jeff Lorber, Chuck Loeb and Everette Harp is ‘Jazz Funk Soul’, what it actually provides is top-notch jazz-fusion of the sort that aficionados had despaired of ever experiencing again. Make no mistake this is contemporary jazz of the highest order and certainly the most interesting release of the year so far. However, considering the pedigree of those involved this is hardly surprising.

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.

Jeff Lorber - West Side Stories (1994) [Repost]  Music

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 27, 2012
Jeff Lorber - West Side Stories (1994) [Repost]

Jeff Lorber - West Side Stories (1994)
EAC | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Scans 300dpi | 336MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 120MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz Funk, Smooth Jazz

West Side Stories is the twelfth studio album by a Grammy Award nominated composer, keyboardist and pioneer of the smooth jazz genre, Jeff Lorber.

Jeff Lorber Fusion - Galaxy (2011) {Heads Up}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 22, 2012
Jeff Lorber Fusion - Galaxy (2011) {Heads Up}

Jeff Lorber Fusion - Galaxy (2011) {Heads Up}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 376MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Smooth Jazz

As with previous release 'Now is the Time' Jeff Lorber is joined by the Yellowjackets' Jimmy Haslip on bass, Eric Marienthal on saxophones and Vinnie Colaiuta and Dave Weckl sharing drumming duties. Jeff once again takes some of his more popular tunes from the past, like "Wizard Island", "City" and "The Underground" and updates them with the new band. "Essentially this album is a part two", Lorber says. "It features the same rhythm section, but it's even more into the jazz fusion direction. It's more energetic and the performances are tighter." In total, 'Galaxy' includes 11 Jeff Lorber original compositions.

Jeff Lorber - Step By Step (1985) {Mercury 824684-2}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 9, 2011
Jeff Lorber - Step By Step (1985) {Mercury 824684-2}

Jeff Lorber - Step By Step (1985) {Mercury 824684-2}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 6 | Cue+Log+M3U | Covers | 407MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz Funk,Smooth Jazz,R&B

This is without question Jeff Lorber's finest and most consistant album of the 1980's and is very difficult to locate on CD.The classic title track,featuring the dynamic vocals of singer Audrey Wheeler is the main centerpiece of this album and most of the material tends to be very similar-uptempo vocal funky R&B/fusion with a few light touches.

Jeff Lorber - He Had A Hat (2007) {EMI}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 10, 2010
Jeff Lorber - He Had A Hat (2007) {EMI}

Jeff Lorber - He Had A Hat (2007) {EMI}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u+MD5 | EAC Screen | Scans 300dpi | 332 MB
Genre: Jazzfunk,Smooth Jazz

Jeff Lorber - He Had A Hat (2007) {EMI}

The Jeff Lorber Fusion's 1970s grooves were hip enough for Nelly to sample them on his 2003 "Pimp Juice" remix. On Lorber's latest CD, the Philly-born keyboardist delivers some of his trademark funk, albeit with musical twists, and a slew of guests from saxophonists Kirk Whalum and Tom Scott, guitarist Russell Malone, and trumpeter Chris Botti to the horns from Blood, Sweat & Tears. His smooth-jazz fans will dig Lorber's lovely rendition of Bill Wither's "Grandma's Hands," graced with Eric Benet's impassioned vocal, and "The Other Side of the Heart," the quiet storm duet with Benet and Holly Cole. But, like a few of his contemporaries, Lorber unplugs and takes to the acoustic ivories on the orchestral, Aaron Copeland-esque overture "Anthem for a New America." He increases his swing cred on the Gil Evans-ghosted "Surreptitious" and "BC Bop" and proves that some smooth stars still have a little hard bop left in them.

Michael Franks - The Best of: A Backward Glance (1998) "Reload"  Music

Posted by thingska at July 8, 2010
Michael Franks - The Best of: A Backward Glance (1998) "Reload"

Michael Franks - The Best of: A Backward Glance (1998)
1CD | ЕАС-Rip | FLAC-tracks +cue +log +SCANS | May 12, 1998 | 496,61 Mb
Genre: Jazz, Smooth jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Warner Bros / Wea
Hotfile, Turbobit, Sharingmatrix

Jazz-pop maestro Michael Franks carved out a distinctive niche for himself in the 1970s and `80s with his smooth, clever, easygoing singer-songwriter fare. This 15-track compilation provides the perfect introduction to his output, encompassing early pop hits like "Popsicle Toes" and "The Lady Wants to Know," along with gauzy ballads like "Tiger in the Rain" and jazzy `80s hits like "Island Life." Franks's cheeky way with a lyric and sleek, radio-ready sound may be off-putting to some, but repeated listens reveal how well-crafted his songs and arrangements really are. A BACKWARD GLANCE is the premiere Franks primer.