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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.

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).

VA - Flavours Of Acoustic Jazz: Jazz Collectivo (2006) {Ajabu!} **[RE-UP]**

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VA - Flavours Of Acoustic Jazz: Jazz Collectivo (2006) {Ajabu!} **[RE-UP]**

VA - Flavours Of Acoustic Jazz: Jazz Collectivo (2006) {Ajabu!}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 476 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 182 mb
Genre: jazz, big band, Latin jazz

Flavours Of Acoustic Jazz: Jazz Collectivo is a 2006 compilation CD that combines the intricates of jazz with a nice natural flavour, as nature intended. This is a Ajabu! presentation.

Gilberto Gil - Fe Na Festa (2010) {EmArcy-Universal 0602527410555}

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Gilberto Gil - Fe Na Festa (2010) {EmArcy-Universal 0602527410555}

Gilberto Gil - Fé Na Festa (2010) {EmArcy-Universal 0602527410555}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 352 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 116 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 19 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2010 Geléia Geral / EmArcy / Universal | 0602527410555
Jazz / Brazilian Jazz / Música popular brasileira / Brazilian Traditions / Brazilian Pop

Ten years after the live album São João Vivo on the same topic, Gilberto Gil again celebrates June's popular saints festivities on the buoyant Fé na Festa. Such festivities were brought from Portugal and became an important part of Brazilian culture, especially the cult of São João (Saint John) in the northeast region. The music associated with these festivities is typically performed with instruments brought by (or derived from) the Portuguese colons, such as the accordion, violin, triangle, cavaquinho, and sanfona. While Gilberto Gil has an international reputation as a musical revolutionary, thank to his tropicalista origins, he is also a superb classicist, as his many projects in Brazilian folk music can attest.

Cartola - Cartola (1974) {EMI--Discos Marcus Pereira 472569 2 rel 2005}

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Cartola - Cartola (1974) {EMI--Discos Marcus Pereira 472569 2 rel 2005}

Cartola - Cartola (1974) {EMI–Discos Marcus Pereira 472569 2 rel 2005}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 161 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 68 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 12 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1974, 2005 Discos Marcus Pereira / EMI Music Brazil | 472569 2
Latin / Brazilian Traditions / Samba / Brazilian Pop

Nearly 50 years after beginning his career, Cartola, the maestro of the samba, released his first album, and it exudes the quiet grace and rural charm that the samba featured decades before it was modernized later in the century. Of course, all the songs were written by Cartola himself (just 12 of the hundreds he composed), and most are by him alone. Those with limited knowledge of Brazilian music will find Cartola's vocal style closest to the quiet and husky growl of João Gilberto, with an accompanying slow groove and textured guitars. It's a vivid document of Brazilian roots music, featuring the instruments and stylings that all of the most famed artists of the '60s (Jobim, Gilberto, Veloso, Gil) would draw upon for their artistry.

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.

Gilberto Gil - Expresso 2222 (1972) 40th Anniversary Special Edition, Remastered Reissue 2012

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Gilberto Gil - Expresso 2222 (1972) 40th Anniversary Special Edition, Remastered Reissue 2012

Gilberto Gil - Expresso 2222 (1972) Remastered Reissue 2012
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 232 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 97 Mb | Scans included | 00:34:25
MPB, Tropicalia, Brazilian Pop, Brazilian Folk | Label: Universal Music | # 04228489392

Expresso 2222, Gilberto Gil's first album back in Brazil after spending two years in exile, is a spirited return to form, filled with driving, funky bass, hammering piano, and percussive guitar work. Gil's compositions are on par with the best of his 1968 and 1969 self-titled albums, but is a more even overall affair forsaking the outright diversity Gil showed on those previous albums for a more cohesive set of songs, and while the performances aren't as outrageously groundbreaking, with Expresso 2222 Gil had already proved how far he was capable of pushing the envelope, and so the insane arrangements were no longer necessary. This makes Expresso 2222 one of Gil's most immediately palatable releases of his entire career, and compared to the standards of global rock & roll it is of the most compelling and complex yet accessible albums released in the 20th century. Gil's compositions are melodic and beautiful, and his arrangements are imaginative as always; from using a chorus of backing vocals to great effect on "O Canto de Ema" and "Sai do Sereno" to the rhythmic interplay between Gil's guitar, vocals, and layered percussion on the title track, Gil is in top form throughout the album.

Milton Nascimento - Encontros E Despedidas (1985) {West German Polydor} **[RE-UP]**

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Milton Nascimento - Encontros E Despedidas (1985) {West German Polydor} **[RE-UP]**

Milton Nascimento - Encontros E Despedidas (1985) {West German Polydor}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 267 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 124 mb
Genre: world, MPB, Brazilian pop

Encontros E Despedidas is the 1985 album by Milton Nascimento. This edition was released on CD in 1985 through Polydor and was made in West Germany.

Airto Moreira - Fingers (1973) Japanese Remastered 2002 [Re-Up]

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Airto Moreira - Fingers (1973) Japanese Remastered 2002 [Re-Up]

Airto Moreira - Fingers (1973) Japanese Remastered 2002
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 262 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 105 Mb | Scans included
Fusion, Latin Jazz | Label: CTI/PJL | # MTCJ-4001 | Time: 00:35:27

The 1970s were banner years for Airto Moreira – not only because of his association with Chick Corea's Return to Forever and his work on wife Flora Purim's Milestone dates, but also, because of the generally superb work he did under Creed Taylor's supervision at CTI from 1972-74. One of the five-star gems that the Brazilian percussionist recorded for CTI was Fingers, which employs Purim on percussion and vocals, David Amaro on guitar, Hugo Fattoruso on keyboards and harmonica, Jorge Fattoruso on drums and Ringo Thielmann on electric bass. Produced by Taylor and recorded at Rudy Van Gelder's famous New Jersey studio, this LP demonstrates just how exciting and creative 1970s fusion could be. When Moreira and his colleagues blend jazz with Brazilian music, rock and funk on such cuts as "Wind Chant," "Tombo in 7/4" and "Romance of Death," the results are consistently enriching. Fingers is an album to savor.

Thievery Corporation - The Richest Man In Babylon (2002) [Re-Up]

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Thievery Corporation - The Richest Man In Babylon (2002) [Re-Up]

Thievery Corporation - The Richest Man In Babylon (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 334 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Scans ~ 55 Mb | 00:57:05
Downtempo, Trip Hop, Lounge, Future Jazz, Worldbeat | Label: ESLM | # ESL0060

Thievery Corporation's Eric Hilton and Rob Garza have always treated the line between acoustic and electronic music as a drunken sailor might, unpredictably falling on one side or the other with equal frequency. By this measure, The Richest Man in Babylon is their soberest effort to date, striding confidently into jazz, soul, world beat, and other styles with a direct, reverential approach. The band's last record, Sounds from the Verve Hi-Fi, featured a set of classic jazz tunes unadorned with remixes or reinterpretation. But the songs on Babylon are originals, incorporating not just jazz but Afro-beat, Brazilian dance, Persian and Indian music, reggae, and psychedelia, all while making expert use of new and old collaborators like Sleepy Wonder, Lou Lou, and Shinehead. Icelandic singer Emiliana Torrini makes an instant impression on the first track, "Heaven's Gonna Burn Your Eyes," her voice freeing the song's melody and structure with just a few hypnotic bars. It's hard to call this an electronic record at all; even their dub-influenced tracks miss a certain studio sheen, as if Hilton and Garza simply waded into a sweltering Jamaican beach party and hit record. But while it misses the ambient, ethereal edge that made The Mirror Conspiracy a downtempo classic, Babylon satisfies with organic energy and tasteful eclecticism.

Tim Maia - Tim Maia (1976) {Polydor}

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Tim Maia - Tim Maia (1976) {Polydor}

Tim Maia - Tim Maia (1976) {Polydor}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 221MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 67MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Soul, Funk, MPB

Tim Maia's comeback album after amazing experiments of Racional, the only flaw of this set of 11 focused songs is that some of them fade out much sooner than we would like! The song Rodésia here was a hit, and the English-language "Nobody Can Live For Ever" also provided the title for the Luaka Bop compilation of Tim's material.

Gilberto Gil - Realce (1979) {Warner}

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Gilberto Gil - Realce (1979) {Warner}

Gilberto Gil - Realce (1979) {Warner}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC Image | Cue+Log | Full Scans 600dpi | 489MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 139MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: MPB, Latin jazz, Bossa Nova

The end of the military dictatorship in Brazil left the country lost in its references and opened way for a period of wild hedonism. Realce, one of Gilberto Gil's most disco-influenced albums, is a document of that period. Released in LP format in 1979, it had the disco ideology expressed in several songs like "Realce" (which became slang for a dangerous drug frequently consumed in those places), "Sarara Miolo" (also a danceable tune, finds room for social criticism through black pride, where Gil reproaches the use of straightening and discoloring of hair by his brothers and sisters), "Marina" (featuring Dorival Caymmi), and "Toda Menina Baiana" (a hybrid of disco and Bahian samba).

Vinicius Cantuaria - Tucuma (1999)

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Vinicius Cantuaria - Tucuma (1999)

Vinicius Cantuaria - Tucuma (1999)
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 269MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 111MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Bossa Nova, MPB

If it is true that the best and most lasting innovations draw much of their deep strength from the past, then Vinicius Cantuaria may have a lock on the future of Brazilian music. Here the Brazilian singer/songwriter/instrumentalist conjures up a fascinating record, deeply rooted in the bossa nova yet infused with a cool, studied Generation X sensibility, a willingness to explore new combinations of sound, and the ability to lose itself in strange places. Many of these songs are incantations where the European and contemporary spices are applied ever so subtly – a string quartet darkly colors the title track, Erik Friedlander's cello adds warm undercurrents, Cantuaria's electronic samples delicately add mysterious shadows. Yet at the same time, the bossa nova rhythm is almost always there swinging away, gently driving the music underneath Cantuaria's warm Portuguese vocals.

Vinicius Cantuária - Vinicius Canta Antonio Carlos Jobim (2015) {Sunnyside Records}

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Vinicius Cantuária - Vinicius Canta Antonio Carlos Jobim (2015) {Sunnyside Records}

Vinicius Cantuária - Vinicius Canta Antonio Carlos Jobim (2015) {Sunnyside Records}
X Lossless Decoder | FLAC tracks | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 196MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 98MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Bossa Nova, Brazilian Jazz, MPB

Known for his expert songwriting, emotive vocals and fantastic instrumental technique, Cantuaria has led a successful career as a solo artist since the 1980s and as a collaborator of the utmost taste even longer, including work with Caetano Veloso, David Byrne, Bill Frisell, Arto Lindsay and Ryuichi Sakamoto. The new recording Vinicius canta Antonio Carlos Jobim is a dedication to this hero of Brazilian music. Cantuaria takes on this classic material in the most personal way he could, performing most of the music himself, playing acoustic and electric guitars and percussion. The album was recorded in Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro, and provided an opportunity to reach out to a number of talented and musical friends, most notably Frisell, Sakamoto, Joyce, guitarist Chico Pinheiro and Melody Gardot.