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Gilles Peterson Presents Havana Cultura - New Cuba Sound (2009) [Japanese Edition]

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Gilles Peterson Presents Havana Cultura - New Cuba Sound (2009) [Japanese Edition]

Gilles Peterson Presents Havana Cultura - New Cuba Sound (2009) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 884 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 310 MB | Covers - 66 MB
Genre: Afro-Cuban Jazz, Latin Jazz, Hip Hop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Beat Records (BRC-247)

A selection of twenty-nine emblematic tracks celebrates eight years of musical research and experimentation featuring Cuba’s musical avant-garde under the curation of Gilles Peterson with the backing of the Havana Cultura project. In 2008, DJ and globetrotter Gilles Peterson was approached by the melomaniac at the helm of Havana Cultura - an initiative to showcase and support Cuban creativity by Cuban rum maker Havana Club, - inviting him to Cuba to check out Havana's underground music scene with a view to making an album. While some might associate Cuba simply with salsa or Buena Vista Social Club, there was a new generation of artists teeming with new sounds, waiting for an opportunity to reveal their talent to the world…

Rumbajazz - Tribute To Chombo (2000)

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Rumbajazz - Tribute To Chombo (2000)

Rumbajazz - Tribute To Chombo (2000)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 339 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 140 MB | Covers - 29 MB
Genre: Latin Jazz, Afro-Cuban Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sunnyside Communications (SSC 1084D)

Tenor saxophonist/violinist Jose "Chombo" Silva was supposed to record with Jerry Gonzalez's Fort Apache Band, but a stroke in 1994 ended his career and (a year later) his life. Rumbajazz is a tribute to the late Chombo, consisting mostly of songs that he had previously recorded (including "Perfidia," "Perdido," "Mongorama," and "Guajira at the Blackhawk") plus a few tributes. Victor Payano and David Sanchez are heard on tenors, Ricardo Davia Canino plays violin on one song, and the other musicians include bassist Andy Gonzalez, trumpeter Jerry Gonzalez, and various percussionists. There are also two trios by the Gonzalez brothers and drummer Jimmy Rivera. A lightly swinging set of melodic music.

Ibrahim Ferrer - Mi Sueno (2007)

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Ibrahim Ferrer - Mi Sueno (2007)

Ibrahim Ferrer - Mi Sueno (2007)
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 317MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 106MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Cuban Jazz, Bolero, Musica Cubana

The success of the Buena Vista Social Club series gave Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer the chance to finally begin his dream project in 2005, the recording of an entire album of bolero pieces, the musical form Ferrer loved above all others. Unfortunately the 78-year-old singer died in August of that year while sessions for the project were still underway, and that Mi Sueсo (My Dream) exists at all is in itself a small miracle. Ferrer left behind high-quality vocal demos of the boleros he still intended to record for the album, but these tapes were apparently misplaced and Ferrer's dream seemed destined to go unfulfilled. The demos were eventually recovered, and Mi Sueсo has finally seen the light of day. It is the perfect goodbye from Ferrer, a fitting and beautiful last testament that spotlights his easy and smoky vocals over subtle, non-intrusive arrangements generally featuring pianist Roberto Fonseca, guitarist Manuel Galbon, and bassist Cachito Lopez.

V.A. - Rumba Jazz: A History Of Latin Jazz & Dance Music 1919-1945 (2010) (Repost)

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V.A. - Rumba Jazz: A History Of Latin Jazz & Dance Music 1919-1945 (2010) (Repost)

V.A. - Rumba Jazz: A History Of Latin Jazz & Dance Music 1919-1945 (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 468 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 387 MB | Covers (16 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Swing, Latin Jazz, Afro-Cuban Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Rhythm And Blues Records (RANDB009)

Africa and Latin America together have moulded American popular music since the beginning of the twentieth century. African influences have led to the development of jazz, gospel and blues while successive waves of dance music from Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Jamaica have largely determined its rhythm. Dance forms and musical stylings such as habanera, bolero, tango, rumba, conga, samba, baion, calypso, mambo, charleston, cha-cha-cha, bossa nova and twistall have their origins outside the USA. This compilation aims to demonstrate just how far back the roots of Latin jazz stretch, well beyond the partnership that Dizzy Gillespie forged with Chano Pozo in founding cubop, the post-war marriage of bebop with Cuban music.

Paquito D'Rivera - Celebration (1988) {Columbia}

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Paquito D'Rivera - Celebration (1988) {Columbia}

Paquito D'Rivera - Celebration (1988) {Columbia}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Scans 300dpi | 249MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 99MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Afro-Cuban Jazz, Post-Bop

The "celebration" in question refers to Paquito becoming a U.S. citizen seven years after defecting from Cuba – and without question, he lives it up here by lavishing string arrangements on the majority of the tracks. Again, Paquito chooses to roam freely around the Latin and jazz spectrums, yet there is an appealing, newfound elegance in these tracks, even when the going gets raucous. "Wapango" has a stark, neo-classical string chart by Paquito, and Roger Kellaway contributes the fascinating, dream-like arrangement on "Heart of the Kingdom." Both of these tracks, which feature superb Paquito clarinet work, are along the lines of what Eddie Daniels was recording around this time. Claudio Roditi is back on bebop trumpet and Makoto Ozone, Daniel Freiberg and the always unpredictable Kellaway alternate in the piano chair.

Jerry Gonzalez & The Fort Apache Band - Obatalá (1989)

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Jerry Gonzalez & The Fort Apache Band - Obatalá (1989)

Jerry Gonzalez and The Fort Apache Band - Obatala (1989)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 384 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 172 MB | Covers (14 MB) included
Genre: Latin Jazz, Afro-Cuban Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Enja (R2 79609)

Recorded live in Zurich, this is one of the finest recordings by Jerry Gonzalez & the Fort Apache Band. Mixing together bop and post-bop with Latin jazz, Gonzalez's ten-piece group consists of his trumpet and congas, tenor saxophonist John Stubblefield, trombonist Papo Vasquez, pianist Larry Willis and a six-piece rhythm section including four percussionists. Gonzalez and his band show that it is possible to turn even such numbers as "Nefertiti," Miles Davis' "Eighty-One" and Thelonious Monk's "Jackie-Ing" into heated Afro-Cuban jazz.

Jerry Gonzalez & The Fort Apache Band - The River Is Deep (1982)

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Jerry Gonzalez & The Fort Apache Band - The River Is Deep (1982)

Jerry Gonzalez & The Fort Apache Band - The River Is Deep (1982)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 235 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 107 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Afro-Cuban Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Enja (ENJA 4040 2)

Jerry Gonzalez, equally proficient at trumpet and congas, leads his Fort Apache Band through a live set concentrating on Latinized versions of bop standards and pieces directly from the Afro-Cuban santeria tradition. The bop pieces, Dizzy Gillespie's "Bebop" and Bud Powell's "Parisian Thoroughfare," are given rough and tumble treatments, bobbing along on extensive percussion and tight arrangements. They feature some fine soloing from pianist Jorge Dalto and altoist Wilfredo Velez especially, the latter stretching things a bit beyond the changes. But the real highlights are the songs by vocalist Frankie Rodrigues, including the title track (though it's listed in Spanish as "Rio Esta Hondo")…