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VA - The Colors of Latin Jazz: Sabroso! (2000)

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VA - The Colors of Latin Jazz: Sabroso! (2000)

VA - The Colors of Latin Jazz: Sabroso! (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 368 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 97 Mb | Scans ~ 66 Mb | 00:58:37
Latin Jazz, Brazilian Jazz, Afro-Cuban Jazz | Label: Concord | # CCD-5304-2

There may never be a setting as beautiful or a locale as ideal as a breathtaking ocean view complete with the sounds of beautiful Latin jazz floating over the ocean breeze. The fifth CD in the Colors of Latin Jazz series sets the scene for a collection of contemporary, smooth jazz peppered with Latin rhythms and percussion. This CD is a musical hybrid that's at once cool and smooth, yet hot and spicy! Up first is Jeff Linsky's beauty "Up Late," originally issued on Up Late by Concord Picante. His dynamic colors beckon the listener to "Come With Me," the second track sung and scatted by the inimitable Tania Maria on a cool samba just right for a hot day or night. Another smooth scorcher, "San Sabastian" by Ed Calle with special guest Arturo Sandoval is some of Sandoval's most melodic sax work bordered on all sides by the beauty of Spanish guitar, brass, and strings.

Milton Nascimento - Anima (1982) {Philips}

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Milton Nascimento - Anima (1982) {Philips}

Milton Nascimento - Anima (1982) {Philips}
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Genre: MPB, Brazilian Jazz

This is a striking example of the essential Milton Nascimento that has made him a beloved figure in Brazil - a lush, eloquent, unified concept album that cries for universal happiness and personal fulfillment, lashes out briefly at hypocrisy, and haunts the memory with its often stirring tunes. The record opens boldly with a tone poem accurately entitled "Evocation of the Mountains," and a gorgeous lengthy opening vocalese with a plush string backdrop, and it ends simply with the unadorned voice of Nascimento urging us not to analyze things if we want to be happy.

Ivan Lins - Cantando Historias (2005) {Par Media}

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Ivan Lins - Cantando Historias (2005) {Par Media}

Ivan Lins - Cantando Historias (2005) {Par Media}
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Genre: Brazilian Jazz, Bossa Nova, MPB

Cantando Histórias is a Latin Grammy winning album by Ivan Lins. It is the first and only Brazilian and Portuguese language album to win the Latin Grammy for Album of the Year to date.

Eliane Elias - Fantasia (1992) {Blue Note}

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Eliane Elias - Fantasia (1992) {Blue Note}

Eliane Elias - Fantasia (1992) {Blue Note}
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Genre: Brazilian Jazz, Post-Bop

Eliane Elias continues exploring Brazilian music on this latest release, doing both classics such as "The Girl From Ipanema" and a Milton Nasciemento medley, plus several Ivan Lins tunes. She uses alternating bassists and drummers, with Eddie Gomez, Marc Johnson, Jack DeJohnette, and Peter Erskine dividing time, plus Nana Vasconcelos on percussion, with Lins helping out on vocals.

Sergio Mendes - Brasileiro (1992) {Elektra}

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Sergio Mendes - Brasileiro (1992) {Elektra}

Sergio Mendes - Brasileiro (1992) {Elektra}
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Genre: Brazilian Jazz, Bossa Nova

What 1989's Arara hinted at, 1991's Brasileiro delivers with a vengeance, for at long last, here is a genuine, back-to-Brazil tour de force by expatriate Mendes. Taking up the long-abandoned thread of his prophetic Primal Roots album of 1972, Mendes went back to the taproots of his heritage, calling upon a plethora of explosive Brazilian rhythms and sounds recorded mostly in Brazil. Though he returned to California to pile on additional tracks from L.A. sessionmen and give the production a finished sheen, there is no sense of any watering down; the thrust of the music bears the added weight and polish easily.

Diego Figueiredo - Vivencia (2009)

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Diego Figueiredo - Vivencia (2009)

Diego Figueiredo - Vivencia (2009)
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Brazilian Jazz

Diego Figueiredo, 29 year old only, is considetated one of the most guitar talents of the world. He is winner of several importants competitions like Montreux Jazz Competition, VISA Prize and some others. Diego has an unique interpretation, with a lot of technique, much emotion, and his show has been a great sucsses about to the audience.

Astrud Gilberto - Verve Jazz Masters 9 (1993)

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Astrud Gilberto - Verve Jazz Masters 9 (1993)

Astrud Gilberto - Verve Jazz Masters 9 (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 276 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 115 Mb | Scans ~ 58 Mb
Bossa Nova, Brazilian Jazz, Vocal Pop | Label: Verve | # 519 824-2 | 00:50:00

Astrud Gilberto's entry in the nicely appointed Verve Jazz Masters compilation series shows exactly why the Brazilian singer is deserving of such an accolade. In her '60s heyday, Gilberto was often derided by jazz purists for her vibrato-less "desafinado" (deliberately slightly off-pitch) singing style and deadpan, childlike voice. But the diminutive bossa nova star has since been a huge influence on dozens of jazz and pop singers. VERVE JAZZ MASTERS is less of a greatest hits package than it is a smartly balanced retrospective of many of Gilberto's best performances. Her biggest hits, "Call Me" and "Summer Samba," are not included, and her signature tune, "The Girl From Ipanema," is only represented by a live take from a 1964 Carnegie Hall concert. The collection places equal emphasis on Gilberto's bossa nova-style interpretations of jazz standards and on her signature Portuguese-language sambas.

VA - Bossa Nova: The Smoothest Tunes For The Coolest People (2003) 4CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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VA - Bossa Nova: The Smoothest Tunes For The Coolest People (2003) 4CD Box Set [Re-Up]

VA - Bossa Nova: The Smoothest Tunes For The Coolest People (2003) 4CD Box Set
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Label: Universal International Music B.V. | # 0602498088999 | Time: 04:31:29
Bossa Nova, MPB, Samba, Brazilian Jazz, Tropicalia, Easy Listening

Bossa Nova translated as the "new beat" or "the new style", grew out of Rio De Janeiro in 1958. The instigators were a handful of artists with a desire to break from tradition, developing the samba rhythms with the influence of cool American jazz to find a music with such a warm soul and natural rhythm that no-one can help but tap and sway to its beat. Bossa Nova is palm trees swaying, it is like melting sugar in hot coffee, it is the setting sun and warm sand underfoot. It is the sound and beat of Brazil, it is one of the world's coolest musical styles and it remains to this day one of the world's great musical treasures.

Marcos Valle - Tudo: A Discografia Completa de 1963 a 1974 (2011) 11CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Marcos Valle - Tudo: A Discografia Completa de 1963 a 1974 (2011) 11CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Marcos Valle - Tudo: A Discografia Completa de 1963 a 1974 (2011) 11CDs
(Complete Albums Discography 1963-1974)

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 3.13 Gb | Scans included | Time: 07:09:26
MPB, Bossa Nova, Brazilian Jazz, Samba, Brazilian Pop, Funk, Pop/Rock

If you are into the music of Marcos Valle then you are in for a fantastic treat! Valle Tudo – Discografia De 1963 A 1974 features some of the most amazing music ever recorded. Every record in this massive package is a delight – from the early bossa sides, to the more complicated singer/songwriter material, to Valle's incredibly rich experiments with baroque pop! Valle is certainly one of the greatest Brazilian artists to ever enter a recording studio. Not only does the set include 10 rare albums, but each CD comes with bonus tracks – plus the whole thing also features a previously unreleased full album from 1966. Albums include Samba Demais, O Compositor E O Cantor, Braziliance, Viola Enluarada, Mustang Cor De Sangue, Marcos Valle (1970), Garra, Vento Sul, Previsao Do Tempo, and Marcos Valle (1974) – plus The Lost Sessions from 1966.

Azymuth - Telecommunication (1982)

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Azymuth - Telecommunication (1982)

Azymuth - Telecommunication (1982)
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Genre: Jazz-Funk, Brazilian Jazz, Fusion

Telecommunication demonstrates Azymuth's ability to occasionally get into trouble when resorting to hi-tech gimmickry for its own sake, but also illustrates how rewarding the Brazilian trio can be. With its vocoder-ish hijinks, the funk-influenced "May I Have This Dance" is a dated and corny bit of silliness unworthy of Azymuth. But there's also much to admire on this CD, including the haunting "The House I Lived In," the sensuous "Country Road," and the sentimental "Last Summer in Rio." Though keyboardist/pianist José Roberto Bertrami and bassist/guitarist Alex Malheiros do not always stretch out enough, the results are quite appealing when they do.

Gilberto Gil - Parabolicamara (1991) {Warner Brasil}

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Gilberto Gil - Parabolicamara (1991) {Warner Brasil}

Gilberto Gil - Parabolicamara (1991) {Warner Brasil}
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Genre: MPB, Brazilian Jazz

In the early '90s, in the middle of his mandate as councilman for Salvador, Gil was again concerned with the Afro roots of Brazilian people, and this album strongly reflects that. "Madalena" brings social criticism through Afro soca grooves. "Parabolicamara" builds a discourse about communications over a beautiful ponto de macumba melody with enriched harmonies. "Um Sonho" is a doleful toada about the lack of understanding of the popular soul by politicians and technocrats. "Buda Nago" is a tribute to Dorival Caymmi in Afro-Bahian style, which features the guest singer Nana Caymmi (Dorival's daughter and Gil's former wife).

Tania Maria - Taurus (1982) {Concord Picante}

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Tania Maria - Taurus (1982) {Concord Picante}

Tania Maria - Taurus (1982) {Concord Picante}
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Genre: Brazilian Jazz, Vocal Jazz

Tania Maria's second Concord release (which, as with her other output, has been reissued on CD) is still one of her best sets. The repertoire - five of her originals, "Imagine," and "Cry Me a River" is diverse; the band (a sextet with two percussionists and guitarist Eddie Duran) is excellent and there is plenty of space for Maria's keyboard work in addition to her exuberant vocals. Throughout the set of Brazilian jazz-pop, Tania Maria is heard in prime form, making this an excellent introduction to her enthusiastic music.

Tania Maria - No Comment (1995) {TKM Records}

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Tania Maria - No Comment (1995) {TKM Records}

Tania Maria - No Comment (1995) {TKM Records}
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Genre: Brazilian Jazz, Vocal Jazz

Brazilian jazz vocalist and pianist Tania Maria's career has spanned over three decades, starting when she was just 13 and she fronted a band of professional musicians organized by her father, who was a metal worker and gifted amateur musician. He had encouraged her to study piano so that she could accompany him on his weekend jam sessions, but her musical talent grew beyond those small performances. Maria's four sisters also had musical talents, but they eventually grew from their impoverished roots to become professionals, a path that Maria was on herself as well. She attended law school for two years, then married and had a family. The pull of music was too strong, however, and in 1971 she released her first album in Brazil, Olha Quem Chega.

Tania Maria - Intimidade (2005) {Blue Note}

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Tania Maria - Intimidade (2005) {Blue Note}

Tania Maria - Intimidade (2005) {Blue Note}
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Genre: Brazilian Jazz, Vocal Jazz

Though pianist and singer Tânia Maria's Intimidade was originally released in the fall of 2005, it didn't become domestically available in the U.S. until the next year when Blue Note issued it, which is a good thing for American fans of Brazilian jazz, or jazz, or just good music in general. Because Intimidade is a great album, rich and full while not sounding ornate. It's an intimate affair (hence the title, perhaps), Maria with her bassist (bassists actually, as there are three that play on the album, including the great Eddie Gómez, with whom she has a conversation – both musical and verbal – on "E' Tão Gostoso Seu Moco") and percussionists working together to create sophisticated, sensual, warm music that comes out of the speakers and into the room like something tangible, something with substance and actual measurable qualities like viscosity and weight.

Tania Maria - Brazil With My Soul (1978) {Universal}

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Tania Maria - Brazil With My Soul (1978) {Universal}

Tania Maria - Brazil With My Soul (1978) {Universal}
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Genre: Brazilian Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Bossa Nova, Post-Bop

Tania Maria's debut is a mix of hushed bossa numbers and up-tempo, jazz-inflected sambas that show off the prowess of her nine-piece band. "Zé," which belongs to the latter category, is an original tune that begins with Maria's slightly over-the-top scatting and builds into a kickin' samba jam; on "Para Chick," a Tom Jobim instrumental, the group is at its most improvisational, with Maria herself (on piano) dishing out some fine solos; and on the tempo-shifting "Ideias E Ideias," Maria manages to sound like Astrud Gilberto and Ella Fitzgerald within the span of a few chord changes. Though it's heavy on the standard bossa/samba fare, it's also a uniformly solid album and a fine introduction to Maria's catalog.