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Keiko Matsui - The Ring (2002) {Narada Jazz}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 1, 2016
Keiko Matsui - The Ring (2002) {Narada Jazz}

Keiko Matsui - The Ring (2002) {Narada Jazz}
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Genre: Smooth Jazz, Fusion, New Age

For those who like a little mysticism and classical influence in their smooth jazz, Japanese-born composer and keyboardist Keiko Matsui has long been the ticket. She was Billboard's number one Independent Contemporary Jazz Artist in 1997 and is the top New Adult Contemporary female instrumentalist of her time. In the early days (she's up to 14 albums now), Matsui did it with a mix of thunderous film score-like sweeps, elegant and jazzy piano command, and a guest sax solo here and there to score some radio hits. On The Ring, she continues her recent trend of all those same elements and gorgeous melodies without concern for pop airplay considerations.

Urban Knights - Urban Knights IV (2001) {Narada}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Nov. 5, 2015
Urban Knights - Urban Knights IV (2001) {Narada}

Urban Knights - Urban Knights IV (2001) {Narada}
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Genre: Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz

Due largely to the inclusion of trumpeter Ron Haynes – a one-time Donald Byrd protege – the fourth entry by Ramsey Lewis' smooth jazz supergroup is reminiscent of Byrd's seminal 1970s recordings. While merely hinting at Byrd's proto-disco inventions, Urban Knights IV is nonetheless a modern update of the trumpeter's work with the Blackbyrds. Although this album is nowhere near as funky as, say, Electric Byrd, it does come off grittier than many albums by Urban Knights' contemporaries.

Narada Michael Walden - Confidence (1982) {Warner Japan}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 19, 2015
Narada Michael Walden - Confidence (1982) {Warner Japan}

Narada Michael Walden - Confidence (1982) {Warner Japan}
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Genre: Funk, Soul

Albums like this are why CD reissues exist and why Wounded Bird are so important. There are handfulls of classics from the jazz-funk-R&B world in the 70's and 80's that are definately lost classics and many with huge commercial potencial that never came close to getting it.Narada Michael Walden's 1982 date 'Confidance' is among them.
Friedemann - Indian Summer (1987) Narada Equinox/n-63002 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Friedemann - Indian Summer
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 900mb
Mastered By Doug Sax At The Mastering Lab
Label: Narada Equinox/n-63002 | Release: 1987 | Genre: Acoustic-Fusion

Friedemann made his first appearances in his native town, at the former Southwest Radio and Talentschuppen TV between 1967 and 1970. In 1979 he released his first album The Beginning of Hope in which musicians such as Wolfgang Dauner, Lenny MacDowell, Thomas Heidepriem and singer Anne Haigis participated.

Flora Purim - Flora's Song (2005) {Narada Jazz}  Music

Posted by tiburon at July 2, 2015
Flora Purim - Flora's Song (2005) {Narada Jazz}

Flora Purim - Flora's Song (2005) {Narada Jazz}
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Genre: Latin Jazz, Fusion, Ethnic Fusion

Throughout Flora's Song, the veteran Brazilian singer Flora Purim is heard in prime form. The ten compositions fit her style well; she swings in her own fashion and puts plenty of feeling into her vocals. In addition, there are many fine solos along the way, with the standouts including Harvey Wainapel's flute solo on "Flora's Song" and the steel drums of Andy Narrell on "E Precisa Perdoar" and "Forbidden Love." Whether any of the songs eventually become standards is open to question, but they are welcome additions to Flora Purim's repertoire. This is her most rewarding recording in several years, and she sounds quite happy throughout the excellent set.

Urban Knights - Urban Knights III (2000) {Narada}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 28, 2015
Urban Knights - Urban Knights III (2000) {Narada}

Urban Knights - Urban Knights III (2000) {Narada}
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Genre: Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz, R&B

Most artists' idea of giving back to their communities involves some sort of charitable work or financial contribution. On Urban Knights III, legendary pianist Ramsey Lewis reaches deeper, forgoing the the all-star jam concepts of the first two Urban Knights projects (which featured everyone from the late Grover Washington, Jr. to producer Maurice White), and cultivating some of Chicago's most deserving local R&B and jazz talents. Most of the featured players have deals with Lewis' Ivory Pyramid Productions. These core band members consist of keyboardist Kevin Randolph, bassist Sharay Reed, drummer Calvin Rogers, and percussionist Alejo Poveda, as well as the all-female vocal group the Staples (cousins of the famed Staple Singers) and vocalists Tammi and Hardeman.

Exquisite Love: Reflections on the spiritual life based on Narada's Bhakti Sutra  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by AlenMiler at Dec. 19, 2014
Exquisite Love: Reflections on the spiritual life based on Narada's Bhakti Sutra

Exquisite Love: Reflections on the spiritual life based on Narada's Bhakti Sutra by William K Mahony
English | March 4, 2014 | ISBN: 0991546806 | 314 Pages | EPUB/MOBI/AZW3/PDF (Converted) | 11 MB

The Bhakti Sutra attributed to Narada is a collection of 84 aphoristic statements in Sanskrit, dating to the tenth to eleventh centuries in India, on the nature of love for Divinity, which the text describes as the highest, most exquisite form of love.

Narada Michael Walden - Thunder (2013) {Tarpan}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 9, 2014
Narada Michael Walden - Thunder (2013) {Tarpan}

Narada Michael Walden - Thunder (2013) {Tarpan}
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Genre: Jazz-Rock, Fusion, R&B

His previous album having seen the light of day only in the Land of the Rising Sun, so it’s been a long wait for the fans of former MAHAVISHNU prodigy to deliver a follow-up to 1988?s “Divine Emotion” – and looks like the veteran was quite cautious to do so now. This album is a revised version of 2012 “Thunder” that got expanded from its limited run to span all the facets of Narada’s talent and become his best work to date.
Eric Tingstad-Nancy Rumbel - Legends (1988) Narada Lotus/N-61022 - US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Eric Tingstad-Nancy Rumbel - Legends
Label: Narada/N-61011, Narada/N6132 | Release: 1986 | Genre: New-Age
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz

Legends is a wonderful LP by Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel.

V.A. - Narada Guitar: 15 years of collected works (2CD, 1998) [Repost]  Music

Posted by Speedyclick at Sept. 15, 2012
V.A. - Narada Guitar: 15 years of collected works (2CD, 1998) [Repost]

V.A. - Narada Guitar: 15 years of collected works (2CD, 1998)
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Label: Narada | 5% recovery record | New age, instrumental, guitar

Excellent album with a collection of 23 new age, guitar pieces from the first 15 years of the Narada label. All the great names from that period are here. David Arkenstone, Eric Tingstad, Peter Maunu, Matthew Montfort, Jesse Cook, William Elwood, Friedemann, Nando Lauria, Oscar Lopez, and many more. Included you will find a nice booklet with information about all the artists. Enjoy a new age gem.