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Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 - Ye-Me-Le (1969) {A&M}

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Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 - Ye-Me-Le (1969) {A&M}

Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 - Ye-Me-Le (1969) {A&M}
EAC 1.0 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 188MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 80MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Brazilian Jazz, Bossa Nova

Perhaps the Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 sound was at last beginning to show signs of wear, for not only didn't Ye-Me-Le produce any hits ("Wichita Lineman" reached a lowly number 95), but the album is also less enterprising and fresh-sounding than its predecessors. There is a surprising shortage of Brazilian material, which was always Mendes' most valuable contribution in the long run, and more reliance upon routine covers of pop/rock standards like "Easy to Be Hard" and "What the World Needs Now." But there are special moments, like the hypnotic "Masquerade" (no relation to the Leon Russell/George Benson hit), Sergio Mihanovich's haunting "Some Time Ago," and another winning treatment of a Beatles tune, "Norwegian Wood," where Mendes cuts loose a killer solo on electric piano (believe it or not, the 45 rpm single version features more of that solo than the LP).

Barbara Casini - Uragano Elis (2004) {VVJ}

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Barbara Casini - Uragano Elis (2004) {VVJ}

Barbara Casini - Uragano Elis (2004) {VVJ}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 409MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 131MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Bossa Nova, Latin Jazz

Importante debutto discografico di Barbara Casini per Via Veneto Jazz, che si misura in questa produzione con il repertorio della leggendaria cantante Elis Regina, in un disco che “vuole essere un gesto d’amore e gratitudine per chi ha così tanto nutrito la mia anima canterina”. L’album è realizzato con il contributo di numerosi e importanti musicisti di formazione jazz ma estremamente versati nelle sonorità sudamericane, e gli arrangiamenti di Paolo Silvestri vestono con stile ed eleganza i brani, dando il giusto equilibrio e risalto a una delle voci più cristalline che il nostro Paese possa attualmente vantare. Un excursus attraverso brani immortali della musica brasiliana, ricchi di energia, sensualità, allegria e con il giusto pizzico di saudade. Una prova importante, come tutti gli omaggi ai grandi interpreti del passato, che Barbara Casini riesce a superare brillantemente.

Henri Salvador - Reverence (2006) Japanese Edition

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Henri Salvador - Reverence (2006) Japanese Edition

Henri Salvador - Révérence (2006) Japanese Edition
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 342 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 148 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Cool, Bossa Nova, French Pop, Chanson | Label: V2 | # V2CP-323 | 00:51:18

Henri Salvador is an 89-year-old with an extraordinary history. Born in French Guyana, he moved to France as a child, joined a dance orchestra as guitarist, and ended up working in Brazil, where his songs would later influence the work of the great Tom Jobim - the greatest composer of the bossa nova era of the late 1950s. Salvador also became a celebrity, and a TV personality back in France, and he now seems poised for unlikely international success. This new set was recorded in Paris, New York and (of course) Rio, where his producer was the great Jacques Morelenbaum, who has worked with everyone from Jobim to Mariza; they were joined by Brazilian stars Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil. It's remarkable for Salvador's effortlessly clear, perfect vocals and equally unexpected range. Many of the songs are gently charming laid-back ballads, but there's also a swinging French-language treatment of Ray Charles, with Alleluia! Je l'Ai Dans la Peau. Alleluia, indeed.

Paulinho da Viola & Elton Medeiros - Samba Na Madrugada (1968) {Bomba Records Japan}

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Paulinho da Viola & Elton Medeiros - Samba Na Madrugada (1968) {Bomba Records Japan}

Paulinho da Viola & Elton Medeiros - Samba Na Madrugada (1968) {Bomba Records Japan}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 305MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 80MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: MPB, Samba, Bossa Nova

“O samba carioca como ele é todo lindo, cheio de graça e simplicidade”. Assim termina o texto de Herminio Bello de Carvalho sobre o disco “Samba na Madrugada” (1968), impresso no encarte do LP. O álbum, que foi lançado em 1966 com o nome “Na Madrugada”, une dois mestres do samba, Paulinho da Viola e Elton Medeiros. Esse importante registro da música nacional volta às lojas esse ano pela coleção “Clássicos em Vinil”, da Polysom, em vinil de 180 gramas. O disco traz 11 faixas, assinadas uma parte por Paulinho da Viola e outra por Elton Medeiros. Ambos contaram com grandes nomes nas composições, entre eles Candeia, Casquinha, Zé Keti e Cartola. Entre os sucessos, ora interpretado por um, ora por outro, estão “Minhas Madrugadas”, “O Sol Nascerá”, “Mascarada” e “Arvoredo”.

Chico Buarque - Construcao (1971)

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Chico Buarque - Construcao (1971)

Chico Buarque - Construção (1971)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 227 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 128 Mb | Scans included
Label: EmArcy, Universal Music | # 836 013-2 | Time: 00:31:11
MPB, Samba, Bossa Nova, Brazilian Jazz

Chico Buarque's fifth album for Philips is a classic, where nearly all the songs became hits. Buarque was featured in an acoustic setting, almost completely aloof from the tropicália movement (the courageous orchestration of Construção is very reminiscent of the influential work by Rogério Duprat). He delved into the Brazilian tradition of sambas and romantic or doleful songs, coming up with "Deus Lhe Pague" and "Construção," both having strong lyrics subliminally criticizing the military dictatorship; "Cotidiano," existentially thematic, revolving around the man-woman relationship routine; "Olha Maria" (written with Tom Jobim and Vinícius de Moraes), a sad separation farewell; "Samba de Orly," a reference to the French airport and city that became paradigms of the exiled Brazilians; "Valsinha," a beautiful love story; and other immortal songs in which the genius of the composer meets sensitively and reverently the heart of the Brazilian feel.

Stan Getz - Highlights (1990) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Stan Getz - Highlights (1990) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Stan Getz - Highlights (1990) 2CDs
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 691 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 317 Mb | Scans included | 02:15:42
Swing, Cool, Bop, Hard Bop, Bossa Nova, Mainstream Jazz | Label: Verve | # 847 430-2

This two-CD sampler is most highly recommended for listeners not familiar with Stan Getz's recordings of the 1950s and '60s. Starting with a version of "Stella by Starlight" that co-stars guitarist Jimmy Raney, this set matches Getz's cool tenor with such artists as trumpeters Dizzy Gillespie and Conte Candoli, trombonist J.J. Johnson, baritonist Gerry Mulligan, pianists Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans and Chick Corea, valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer and vibraphonist Gary Burton. Also included are his two main bossa nova hits "Desafinado" and "The Girl from Ipanema" along with a couple of tracks from Getz's highly-rated Focus album. It's a fine overview of the great tenor's middle years.

Arto Lindsay - Mundo Civilizado (1996)

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Arto Lindsay - Mundo Civilizado (1996)

Arto Lindsay - Mundo Civilizado (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 216 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 92 Mb | Scans ~ 210 Mb
Label: For Life Records, Rykodisc | # RCD 10410 | Time: 00:40:23
Alternative, Experimental, No Wave, Art Pop, Bossa Nova, Jazz, Downtempo

With Mundo Civilizado, downtown denizen Arto Lindsay is probably the first person to successfully integrate the sounds of techno and drum'n'bass into an already established pop music style. Others, notably David Bowie, have tried to do something similar, but although Bowie's attempt in particular was more successful than most critics give him credit for, it never sounded as natural and seamless as Lindsay's. That the former king of skronk guitar was able to achieve such a fusion while singing in Portuguese is even more impressive. Highlights include the funky female worship of "Q Samba" and the scattered herky-jerk of "Complicity" (which features the deathless couplet "Complicity, unconscious wit/Borders without borders under eyebrows"). His taste in covers is a bit more suspect – he brings as little to Prince's material as you'd expect, but is surprisingly more adept with Al Green's "Simply Beautiful." Overall, this one's a solid winner, if not quite a classic.

Stan Getz - The Very Best Of Stan Getz [Recorded 1952-1991] (2002)

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Stan Getz - The Very Best Of Stan Getz [Recorded 1952-1991] (2002)

Stan Getz - The Very Best Of Stan Getz [Recorded 1952-1991] (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 385 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 187 MB | Covers (9 MB) included
Genre: Mainstream Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop, Bossa Nova | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (584 210-2)

A 12-cut "very best of" Stan Getz? If it's on Verve it can come close, at least in the era of post-consumerism. What this collection does very successfully is mark the great saxophonist's most pronounced periods, from West Coast and bebop to hard bop, from bossa nova to balladeer to his final period with the great pianist Kenny Barron. Sure, "The Girl from Ipanema" and "Desafinado" are here but, more importantly perhaps, so are his deeply moving version of Billy Strayhorn's "Blood Count," recorded when he knew he was dying of cancer (Strayhorn wrote the tune for the same reason), his stomping bop version of Duke Ellington's "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)," and the very late whispering version of Mal Waldron's "Soul Eyes." This is a beautiful little collection that would be a fine introduction to Getz as a jazz master and not just a bossa nova innovator.

Morelenbaum 2 & Ryuichi Sakamoto - Albums Collection 2001-2003 (3CD) [Re-Up]

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Morelenbaum 2 & Ryuichi Sakamoto - Albums Collection 2001-2003 (3CD) [Re-Up]

Morelenbaum² / Sakamoto - Albums Collection 2001-2003 [3CD]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 516 Mb | Scans included
Bossa Nova, Brazilian Jazz, Lounge, Experimental, World Fusion | Time: 03:01:40

Morelenbaum² / Sakamoto is a trio formed with Japanese composer and pianist Ryuichi Sakamoto by Brazilian cellist Jaques Morelenbaum and his wife, vocalist Paula Morelenbaum. In 2002, they released a debut album Casa (meaning "house" in Portuguese). The album is a tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim with an emphasis on a lesser-known material, recorded at Jobim's home in Rio. Paula and Jaques had been touring in a band with Antonio Carlos in 1984–1994, and Sakamoto played in a bossa nova group as a teenager, returning to the genre in his mature qualification. Morelenbaum² / Sakamoto second album A Day In New York presents five more compositions of Jobim plus three extra tracks from other composers, as well as new versions of songs from Casa. Collection includes: Casa (2001); Live In Tokyo (2001) and A Day in New York (2003).

The Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 - Four Sider (1972) [Reissue 1988]

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The Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 - Four Sider (1972) [Reissue 1988]

The Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 - Four Sider (1972) [Reissue 1988]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 407 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 162 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: A&M Records (CD 6012)

Covering the extent of Brasil '66's output from 1966-1972, Four Sider is the best available retrospective for those new to Mendes' successful Brazilian outfit. Typical of the band's original albums, Four Sider includes a mix of Brazilian material and '60s pop hits. Also on display is Mendes' winning blend of bossa nova rhythms and lounge-a-go-go elements (churning organ riffs and rock basslines), complimented by a variety of percussion, airy vocal harmonies, and his own jazz-informed keyboard contributions and horn charts. Highlights include renditions of the Beatles' "Nowhere Man" and Joni Mitchell's "Chelsea Morning," in addition to several Brazilian hits, like Jorge Ben's "Mais Que Nada" and Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Wave"…

Eumir Deodato - Tremendão (1964) [Reissue 1998]

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Eumir Deodato - Tremendão (1964) [Reissue 1998]

Eumir Deodato - Tremendao (1964) [Reissue 1998]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 198 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 84 MB | Covers (9 MB) included
Genre: Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Ubatuqui (UBCD 103)

Tremendao is a great album of early Eumir Deodato. Solid arranging and some tasty quick organ licks by Eumir that always remain melodically sensitive.

V.A. - Afternoon Bossa: Cafe Beatles (2010)

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V.A. - Afternoon Bossa: Cafe Beatles (2010)

V.A. - Afternoon Bossa: Cafe Beatles (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 315 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 139 MB | Covers - 58 MB
Genre: Bossa Nova, Easy Listening | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Della (DLDH-1850)

One of the series that provides a relaxing sound space, this work directs a comfortable afternoon with The Beatles songs in Bossa Nova style.

VA - The Real... Bossa Nova, The Ultimate Collection (2014) 3CDs [Re-Up]

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VA - The Real... Bossa Nova, The Ultimate Collection (2014) 3CDs [Re-Up]

VA - The Real… Bossa Nova, The Ultimate Collection (2014) 3CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 906 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 396 Mb | Scans included | 02:34:53
Bossa Nova, Latin Jazz, Brazilian Jazz, MPB | Label: Columbia/Sony | # 88843058712

44 original recordings from iconic Brazilian artists and American jazz & pop legends: Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stan Getz, Astrud Gilberto, João Gilberto, Flora Purim, Nacho Méndez, Dave Brubeck, Charlie Byrd, George Benson, Sarah Vaughan, Miles Davis, Dextor Gordon, George Duke, and many many more… 3CDs, housed in a fold out card digipack case.

Gerardo Frisina - 3 Albums (2001-2007)

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Gerardo Frisina - 3 Albums (2001-2007)

Gerardo Frisina - 3 Albums (2001-2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 1,31 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 448 MB | Covers - 74 MB
Genre: Latin Jazz, Nu Jazz, Bossa Nova, Afro-Cuban Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Schema Records

Ad Lib (2001). This record will be warmly welcomed by bossa nova fans, being the record that Sergio Mendes always threatened to make, but never quite managed. Imagine an album that manages to sustain the flavor and airs of Mendes' famous "Mais Que Nada" and you're getting the idea. Beyond mere pastiche however, this is dynamic music played by dedicated musicians with real flair. Surprisingly jazzy in parts, this is music that sneaks up on you, gentle but never fey. Fans of light Latin groove shouldn't be without it…

Gerry Mulligan with Jane Duboc - Paraiso (1993)

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Gerry Mulligan with Jane Duboc - Paraiso (1993)

Gerry Mulligan with Jane Duboc - Paraiso (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 368 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 141 MB | Covers - 28 MB
Genre: Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Telarc (CD-83361)

Although baritonist Gerry Mulligan is listed as the leader of this date, vocalist Jane Duboc is really the main star. The Brazilian-oriented set consists of eight Mulligan originals (including "Tema Pra Jobim," which finds him switching to piano, and "Willow Tree") and three other numbers, with "Wave" being the only standard. Duboc sings well, although her voice never sticks in one's mind, and Mulligan has short solos and mostly sticks to the background; they are joined by a couple of Brazilian rhythm sections. Pleasant music that mostly stands out as a historical curiosity in Gerry Mulligan's discography.