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Baden Powell - Le Monde Musical De Baden Powell (1964) [Reissue 2005]

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Baden Powell - Le Monde Musical De Baden Powell (1964) [Reissue 2005]

Baden Powell - Le Monde Musical De Baden Powell (1964) [Reissue 2005]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 153 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 104 MB | Covers (13 MB) included
Genre: Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova, Guitar | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music France (0602498328019)

When it was originally released in 1964, this set of music was a bit of a hit, selling over 100,000 copies. In the early '60s when many Brazilian musicians brought bossa nova to the United States, classically trained guitarist Baden Powell took his guitar to France. Hence, the rest is history, as this Brazilian artist infused his hybrid jazz/classical/bossa nova articulations into the European scene. On various works, Powell melds a distinct sense of classicism with buoyancy and sophistication.

Baden Powell - Guitar Poet [Recorded 1966-1971] (2009)

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Baden Powell - Guitar Poet [Recorded 1966-1971] (2009)

Baden Powell - Guitar Poet [Recorded 1966-1971] (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 332 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 160 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Latin Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (06025 2753874)

The Jazz Club series is an attractive addition to the Verve catalogue. With it's modern design and popular choice of repertoire, the Jazz Club is not only opened for Jazz fans, but for everyone that loves good music.
A legend of Brazilian guitar, emerging on the cusp of the bossa nova boom of the 1960s. Baden Powell is a Brazilian musician with a solid international reputation. A gifted instrumentalist and composer, he bridges the gap between classical artistry and popular warmth and was a key figure in the bossa nova movement.

Ry Cooder - Chavez Ravine (2005) [Re-Up]

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Ry Cooder - Chavez Ravine (2005) [Re-Up]

Ry Cooder - Chávez Ravine (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 383 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb | Scans ~ 695 Mb
Americana, Tex-Mex, Latin Jazz | Label: Nonesuch | # 7559-79877-2 | Time: 01:10:07

Chávez Ravine: A Record by Ry Cooder is the twelfth studio album by Ry Cooder. It is the first concept album and historical album by Ry Cooder which tells the story of Chávez Ravine, a Mexican-American community demolished in the 1950s in order to build public housing. The housing was never built. Ultimately the Brooklyn Dodgers built a stadium on the site as part of their move to Los Angeles. Chávez Ravine was nominated for "Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album" in 2006.

Gato Barbieri - Qui Pasa (1997) {Columbia}

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Gato Barbieri - Qui Pasa (1997) {Columbia}

Gato Barbieri - Qui Pasa (1997) {Columbia}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 450MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 136MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, Smooth Jazz

Gato Barbieri, one of the most distinctive instrumentalists in jazz, is in top form on Que Pasa. Barbieri's tone and sense of melody is stunning–evoking a myriad of emotions with just one phrase. This is no more evident than on the opening track, "Straight into the Sunrise" which is dripping with sensual and moving lines that are unsurpassed in jazz today. Barbieri's rare ability to use his instrument to convey his emotions is amazing; it's as though he is baring his most intimate thoughts and feelings to the listener.

Gato Barbieri - Passion And Fire (1984)

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Gato Barbieri - Passion And Fire (1984)

Gato Barbieri - Passion And Fire (1984)
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 256MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 106MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, Fusion

Gato Barbieri is the second Argentine musician to make a significant impact upon modern jazz — the first being Lalo Schifrin, in whose band Barbieri played as a teenager. His story has been that of an elongated zigzag odyssey between his homeland and North America. He started out playing to traditional Latin rhythms in his early years, turning his back on his heritage to explore the jazz avant-garde in the '60s, reverting to South American influences in the early '70s, playing pop and fusion in the late '70s, only to go back and forth again in the '80s. North American audiences first heard Barbieri when he was a wild bull, sporting a coarse, wailing John Coltrane/Pharoah Sanders-influenced tone.

Gato Barbieri - Fenix (1971) {BMG}

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Gato Barbieri - Fenix (1971) {BMG}

Gato Barbieri - Fenix (1971) {BMG}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 256MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 102MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Latin Jazz

Some artists totally change directions; some reinvent their personalities. It is hard to know exactly what to make of the case of this Argentinian tenor saxophonist, who first appeared as a sideman on several extremely important Don Cherry projects, making such an essential contribution to the overall feel of these records that listeners expected great things. After a few attempts at finding a meeting place between the energy and harshness of free jazz and the his own rhythmic roots, he created this album in which everything seemed to come together perfectly.

V.A. - Talkin' Jazz (Legendary Jazz Grooves From The Black Forest) [Recorded 1965-1973] (2007)

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V.A. - Talkin' Jazz (Legendary Jazz Grooves From The Black Forest) [Recorded 1965-1973] (2007)

V.A. - Talkin' Jazz (Legendary Jazz Grooves From The Black Forest) [Recorded 1965-1973] (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 498 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 184 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Latin Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (06025 1730453)

The Jazz Club series is an attractive addition to the Verve catalogue. With it's modern design and popular choice of repertoire, the Jazz Club is not only opened for Jazz fans, but for everyone that loves good music.
Ella Fitzgerald, Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band, Mark Murphy, Roland Kovac Orchestra, Charly Antolini, Monty Alexander Trio and many more.

Chano Dominguez Trio - Con Alma (2004) {Venus Japan}

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Chano Dominguez Trio - Con Alma (2004) {Venus Japan}

Chano Dominguez Trio - Con Alma (2004) {Venus Japan}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 454MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 161MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, Post-Bop

This is a rather different Chano from the one who first enthralled me with Hecho a Mano (Hand-made), his blazing flamenco/jazz mix recorded in Madrid in 1996 and released on Sunnyside a few years ago. On Con Alma he's replaced the handclaps and multilayered percussion with a traditional jazz trio, bringing on world-class band mates George Mraz and Jeff Ballard. But his roots are still very much in evidence from the first track, a dynamic take on a traditional song—my dictionary tells me "La Tatara" means "sound of a trumpet as a signal for action."

Los Cubanos - Cu-Bop (2012) {Egrem}

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Los Cubanos - Cu-Bop (2012) {Egrem}

Los Cubanos - Cu-Bop (2012) {Egrem}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 514MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 110MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Cu-Bop, Latin Jazz, Afrocubism

Every once in a while, a Cuban Jazz album emerges that is so beautiful and profound that I feel that nothing I can write could possibly do justice to the music. Cu-Bop is one of those recordings. It is mostly in the genre responsible for the title and may possibly be the best recording of that style ever made, including the classic recordings by the original creators. Cesar Lopez accomplishes what Bird was striving for but never fully achieved; Rolando Luna's piano takes the melody lines far beyond what you normally hear, Jorge Reyes is sublime on bass, Alejandro Gonzalez contributes some stunningly beautiful cello work in slower pieces like La Tarde, and the vocals and percussion are wonderful. But Cesar and Rolando are the two elements that place this recording so far above so many others.

Perez Prado - King Of Mambo (1992) {Sarabandas}

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Perez Prado - King Of Mambo (1992) {Sarabandas}

Perez Prado - King Of Mambo (1992) {Sarabandas}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 5 | Cue+Log+M3U | Scans 400dpi | 361MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 142MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, Mambo

Universally known as the King of the Mambo, Pérez Prado was the single most important musician involved in the hugely popular Latin dance craze. Whether he actually created the rhythm is somewhat disputed, but it's abundantly clear that Prado developed it into a bright, swinging style with massive appeal for dancers of all backgrounds and classes.
Prado's mambo was filled with piercing high-register trumpets, undulating saxophone counterpoint, atmospheric organ (later on), and harmonic ideas borrowed from jazz. While his tight percussion arrangements allowed for little improvisation, they were dense and sharply focused, keeping the underlying syncopations easy for dancers to follow.

Bebo Valdes - Bebo De Cuba (2004) [2CDs] {Calle 54}

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Bebo Valdes - Bebo De Cuba (2004) [2CDs] {Calle 54}

Bebo Valdes - Bebo De Cuba (2004) [2CDs] {Calle 54}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Scans 200dpi | 662MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 248MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Afro-Cuban Jazz, Latin Jazz

This landmark set superbly documents the wide ranging talents of one of Cuba's greatest artists—expatriate pianist/composer/arranger Bebo Valdés—in the company of an impressive cast of New York's finest Latin jazz instrumentalists. The first disc, Suite Cubana, features the pianist, father of the more famous Chucho Valdés, leading an all-star big band through a collection of original compositions that revisit the classic sound of the golden age of Cuban music in a variety of infectious rhythms (mambo, bembé, son, guaracha, guajira, montuno, batanga, and comparsa) laid down by Valdés, Edgardo Miranda, John Benitez, Dafnis Prieto, Milton Cardona, Joe Gonzalez, and Rickard Valdés.
The melodies are memorable and the arrangements smooth and sophisticated.

El Chicles - Viva Tirado (1970) [Reissue 2018]

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El Chicles - Viva Tirado (1970) [Reissue 2018]

El Chicles - Viva Tirado (1970) [Reissue 2018]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 251 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 101 MB | Covers (19 MB) included
Genre: Funk, Soul, Latin Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Pregador Do Som (SOM003)

A funky killer from this legendary European group - a record that's filled with as much funk and soul as the Latin elements you might have guessed from the title. El Chicles may have been a studio project, but they were a heck of a funky one - with hard drums, tight bass, and mixed-up Latin funky groove that was always pretty right on, no matter what the material happened to be! This cold little jammer from the early 70s features the group riffing hard on funky covers of "Viva Tirado", "Ode To Billy Joe", and "I'm A Man" - and grooving even better on the original tracks "Drug Bay" and the break-heavy "At Nee-Ko". There's some excellent organ in the mix, and the whole thing's packaged in a very cheesy cover.

Zenet - Los Mares De China (2008) {El Volcán Música/EMI Music Spain}

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Zenet - Los Mares De China (2008) {El Volcán Música/EMI Music Spain}

Zenet - Los Mares De China (2008) {El Volcán Música/EMI Music Spain}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 241 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 86 mb
Genre: Latin jazz, lounge

Los Mares De China is the 2008 compact disc by "Spanish easy listening singer" Toni Zenet, who simply goes by his last name Zenet. This was his debut album released by El Volcán Música via EMI Music Spain.

Azymuth - Outubro (1980) [Reissue 2016]

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Azymuth - Outubro (1980) [Reissue 2016]

Azymuth - Outubro (1980) [Reissue 2016]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 246 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 93 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Latin Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Far Out Recordings (FARO 190CD)

Outubro is Azymuth's tribute recording, in a sense, to their Brazilian brothers and sisters. It leans heavily on José Roberto Bertami's Fender Rhodes as a direct means of communication, with gorgeous guitar and bass work by Alex Malheiros, and top-notch drumming by Ivan Conti, who engages the tonal and programming reaches of the ARP 2600. The album was recorded in 1979 and its first nine cuts were remixed in 1980 when it was finally issued. The most successful moments here are the covers, where the trio digs into spaced out, modern-day electric jazz classics such as "Light as a Feather," and "500 Miles High," both of which are closely associated with Return to Forever, its vocalist at the time Flora Purim, and her husband, percussionist Airto Moreira…

Paquito D'Rivera & The United Nation Orchestra - Live At Manchester Craftsmen's Guild (1997)

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Paquito D'Rivera & The United Nation Orchestra - Live At Manchester Craftsmen's Guild (1997)

Paquito D'Rivera & The United Nation Orchestra - Live At Manchester Craftsmen's Guild (1997)
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi |487MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 157MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Afro-Cuban Jazz, Latin Jazz, Big Band

Paquito D'Rivera's second recording as leader of the United Nation Orchestra features a live concert from 1997. By then the ensemble (which was Dizzy Gillespie's last big band) did not display that distinctive a personality and was clearly missing the late trumpeter. However, it still had plenty to offer including such players as trombonists Conrad Herwig and William Cepeda, guitarist Fareed Haque, trumpeter Diego Urcola, and, of course, its leader. Most of the material on the CD is from bandmembers but the three most memorable selections originated elsewhere: Emiliano Salvador's "Puerto Padre," Gillespie's "A Night in Tunisia," and Ernesto Lecuona's "Andalucia Medley," which is taken as a clarinet-bass duet.