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Nara Leão - 2 Studio Albums (1965-1971) [Japanese Editions 2002-2009] (Re-up)

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Nara Leão - 2 Studio Albums (1965-1971) [Japanese Editions 2002-2009] (Re-up)

Nara Leão - 2 Studio Albums (1965-1971) [Japanese Editions 2002-2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 614 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 246 MB | Covers - 44 MB
Genre: Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music

Nara Leão, the Musa da Bossa Nova (Bossa Nova's Muse, as she is affectionately known), was a prominent figure in bossa nova. She didn't restrict herself as a bossa nova singer, though, and was one of the first artists to engage in the movement later known as "canção de protesto" (protest song), an artistic movement which denounced military dictatorship in Brazil. She launched the careers of such composers/interpreters as Chico Buarque, Zé Keti, Martinho da Vila, Edu Lobo, Paulinho da Viola, and Fagner. An international performer in spite of her short, uneducated voice, she left an expressive discography even though death caught her by surprise at such a precocious age…

V.A. - Garôta De Ipanema [OST] (1967) [Japanese Edition 2021]

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V.A. - Garôta De Ipanema [OST] (1967) [Japanese Edition 2021]

V.A. - Garota De Ipanema [OST] (1967) [Japanese Edition 2021]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 174 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 72 MB | Covers - 22 MB
Genre: Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova, Soundtrack | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (UICY-79651)

This is the soundtrack to the 1967 Brazilian film "Garôta de Ipanema". There are plenty of stars on this collection - Elis Regina, Chico Buarque, Tamba Trio, Baden Powell, Quarteto em Cy and MPB-4, as well as instrumental orchestral interpretations. The style is mainly mid-to-late 60's bossa nova, with the exception of Ronnie Von's Tropicalia-eque pop version of "Por Você". The songs are by Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes, Chico Buarque and Ary Barroso. The production is lush and smooth - a nice, breezy addition to any Brazil nut's collection.

Kurt Elling - Passion World (2015)

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Kurt Elling - Passion World (2015)

Kurt Elling - Passion World (2015)
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 383 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Concord Jazz | # 0888072368415 | Time: 01:04:59

Passion World is the fifth Concord album (and eleventh overall) from vocalist Kurt Elling, living up to its title on both counts. It is indeed his most "worldly" album to date, as Elling casts his net far and wide, from Brazil to Ireland, Germany to France, Scotland to Cuba to Iceland. Guests include the brilliant veteran trumpeter Cuban émigré Arturo Sandoval; the widely lauded young vocalist Sara Gazarek; German trumpet star Till Brönner; French accordion virtuoso Richard Galliano; the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and the world-renowned WDR Big Band and Orchestra from Germany.

Stan Getz - Highlights (1990) 2CDs

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Stan Getz - Highlights (1990) 2CDs

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.

Halie Loren - After Dark (2010)

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Halie Loren - After Dark (2010)

Halie Loren - After Dark (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 373 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Crossover Jazz | Label: White Moon | # none | Time: 01:04:44

On After Dark, Halie's warm and sultry voice unites with a lighter, upbeat sound that incorporates a variety of Latin beats on such standards as Jobim's Waters of March and classics from other genres, such as jazzy versions of Joni Mitchell's Carey and Stevie Wonder's Happier Than the Morning Sun. Loren's originals are the gems of the album highlighting her songwriting talent and ability to merge pop sensibility with jazz intuition, while showcasing her diverse vocal renderings. Her ability to uniquely interpret jazz standards in Portuguese and French help to make this one of the most challenging and refreshing albums Loren has recorded to date. Halie Loren's definition of jazz is wide and deep and she has the impressive vocal abilities to carry the listener across genres and eras with seamless, beautiful ease.

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Smoochy (1995) Japanese Edition [Re-Up]

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Ryuichi Sakamoto - Smoochy (1995) Japanese Edition [Re-Up]

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Smoochy (1995) Japanese Edition
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 305 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 119 Mb | Scans ~ 108 Mb | 00:51:51
Experimental, Electronic, World Fusion, Pop/Rock | Label: ForLife Music | # FLCG-3014

Inspired by both Brazilian music and the boundless possibilities of the Internet, electronic composer Ryuichi Sakamoto wrote Smoochy, an endlessly intriguing exploration of what happens when the old world meets the future. Using his Brazilian Internet concept as a foundation, Sakamoto goes on to add a variety of other musics, including jazz and Latin pop, to the music, creating a dense and fascinating musical web of electronics and percussion. Occasionally, he gets too self-consciously arty for his own good, but most of the album finds Sakamoto at his best.

Gal Costa - Nenhuma Dor (2021)

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Gal Costa - Nenhuma Dor (2021)

Gal Costa - Nenhuma Dor (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 236 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 128 Mb | Scans included | 00:34:59
MPB, Female Vocal | Label: Biscoito Fino

Brand new album of this Diva, comemorating her 75 year age. Special participations of the singers: Rodrigo Amarante, Seu Jorge, Rubel, Silva, Criolo, Antonio Zambujo, Ze Ibara, Tim Bernardes, Zeca Veloso e Jorge Drexler.

Mutantes - Mutantes E Seus Cometas No País Do Baurets (1972) [Reissue 2006] (Re-up)

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Mutantes - Mutantes E Seus Cometas No País Do Baurets (1972) [Reissue 2006] (Re-up)

Mutantes - Mutantes E Seus Cometas No Pais Do Baurets (1972) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 314 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 107 MB | Covers - 26 MB
Genre: Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (0042281341625)

Mutantes E Seus Cometas No Pais do Baurets is the fifth album by the Brazilian rock band Os Mutantes and the last to feature all three founding members. There was little sound technology available, so they had to invent their own wah-wah, flanger, and phaser pedals, sound systems, and more. The second track is an acoustic ballad where the innocent voice of Rita Lee presents the love declaration of a bitch to her dog, backed by a bumbo leguero (typical instrument of South American countries and a trademark of protesters against dictatorship). It is no surprise that they were hated by the government: censorship delayed the release of the album, due to the title and the lyrics of "Cabeludo Patriota" ("Hairy Patriot")…

Mutantes - A Divina Comédia Ou Ando Meio Desligado (1970) [Reissue 2006] (Re-up)

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Mutantes - A Divina Comédia Ou Ando Meio Desligado (1970) [Reissue 2006] (Re-up)

Mutantes - A Divina Comedia Ou Ando Meio Desligado (1970) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 283 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 98 MB | Covers - 20 MB
Genre: Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (B0007296-02)

Three Brazilian teenagers start a garage band. They know nothing of music theory, have no equipment (they built their own guitar pedals and used tin cans as cymbals), but lots and lots of cannabis. Though the existence of Os Mutantes is in itself unremarkable, what is mind-blowing is the top-notch quality of the music. These three teens, Rita Lee (vocals), Sergio Baptista (guitar), and Arnaldo Baptista (drums), while attempting to mimic their heroes in the states, were able to surpass them. This was due to their inability to adequately imitate (due to their geographic isolation), and the band's unfettered creativity. For these reasons, their meld of otherworldly guitar noise, crisp harmonies, and propulsive drumming found no equal among American counterparts like the 13th Floor Elevators and the Electric Prunes…

Mutantes - Mutantes (1969) [Reissue 2006] (Re-up)

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Mutantes - Mutantes (1969) [Reissue 2006] (Re-up)

Mutantes - Mutantes (1969) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 289 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 100 MB | Covers - 23 MB
Genre: Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (B0007295-02)

One album into their career in 1969, Mutantes showed few signs of musical burnout after turning in one of the oddest LPs released in the '60s. Similar to its predecessor, Mutantes relies on an atmosphere of experimentation and continual musical collisions, walking a fine line between innovation and pointless genre exercises. The lead track ("Dom Quixote") has the same focus on stylistic cut-and-paste as their debut LP's first track ("Panis et Circenses"). Among the band's musical contemporaries, Mutantes sounds similar only to songs like the Who's miniature suite "A Quick One While He's Away" – though done in three minutes instead of nine, and much more confusing given the language barrier. The album highlights ("Nao Va Se Perder por Ai") and ("Dois Mil e Um") come with what sounds like a typically twisted take on roots music (both Brazilian and American), complete with banjo, accordion, and twangy vocals…

Lee Ritenour - Collection (1991)

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Lee Ritenour - Collection (1991)

Lee Ritenour - Collection (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 406 Mb | Scans included | 01:06:55
Crossover Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Guitar Jazz | Label: GRP | # GRD-9645

GRP's generally well-chosen 1991 Collection covers an entire decade of Lee Ritenour releases from Elektra and GRP. As such, those years seem to form a late-'70s plateau descending into a commercial valley by the early part of the '80s and then gradually ascending a slope as Rit's playing grows and deepens in the decade's final years. Some of the high points are the Latin-inflected numbers from Festival ("Latin Lover") and Portrait ("Asa") and two excellent straight-ahead excerpts from Stolen Moments ("24th Street Blues," "Waltz for Carmen"), the latter two with lots of Wes Montgomery-like octave work. And even "Is It You?," Ritenour's pop hit from 1981, comes off as a good, catchy piece of record-making. Recommended for those who only want a sample of Lee Ritenour's voluminous solo output.

Os Mutantes - Os Mutantes (1968) [Reissue 1999] (Re-up)

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Os Mutantes - Os Mutantes (1968) [Reissue 1999] (Re-up)

Os Mutantes - Os Mutantes (1968) [Reissue 1999]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 212 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 84 MB | Covers - 31 MB
Genre: Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Omplatten (FJORD 001)

The band's debut album, Os Mutantes, is far and away their best - a wildly inventive trip that assimilates orchestral pop, whimsical psychedelia, musique concrète, found-sound environments - and that's just the first song! Elsewhere there are nods to Carnaval, albeit with distinct hippie sensibilities, incorporating fuzztone guitars and go-go basslines. Two tracks, "O Relogio" and "Le Premier Bonheur du Jour," work through pastoral French pop, sounding closer to the Swingle Singers than Gilberto Gil. Though not all of the experimentation succeeds - the languid Brazilian blues of "Baby" is rather cumbersome - and pop/rock listeners may have a hard time finding the hooks, Os Mutantes' first album is an astonishing listen. It's far more experimental than any of the albums produced by the era's first-rate psychedelic bands of Britain or America.

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 | Scans ~ 58 Mb | Time: 00:50:00
Bossa Nova, Brazilian Jazz, Vocal Pop | Label: Verve | # 519 824-2

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.

Rhythmstick (CTI Records All-Stars) - Rhythmstick (1990)

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Rhythmstick (CTI Records All-Stars) - Rhythmstick (1990)

Rhythmstick (CTI Records All-Stars) - Rhythmstick (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 364 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb
Label: CTI Records | # 847 188-2 | Time: 01:00:19 | Scans ~ 90 Mb
Afro-Cuban Jazz, Bop, Contemporary Jazz, World Fusion

One of the best all-star sessions ever produced by the legendary Creed Taylor. Actually, this album represented the ressurrection of the CTI label in 1990. Digitally recorded and filmed (in High Definition) "live" at Van Gelder's studio, features such stars as Dizzy Gillespie, Airto, Flora Purim, Anthony Jackson, Art Farmer, John Scofield, and Phil Woods, who play together in such outstanding tracks like Michel Camilo's "Caribe" and Salif Keita's "Wamba", all arranged by Benny Golson.

VA - The Best of Shanghai Lounge (2010) 2CDs

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VA - The Best of Shanghai Lounge (2010) 2CDs

VA - The Best of Shanghai Lounge (2010) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 910 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 307 Mb | Scans ~ 53 Mb
Chillout, Lounge, Downtempo, Jazzy | Label: High Note | # HN720CD | Time: 02:13:51

2010 two CD collection. Since 2003, the Shanghai Lounge series has become the High Note label's identifiable trademark, drawing the city look of Shanghai with modern and traditional touches in Downtempo and Trip-Hop tunes. The Best of Shanghai Lounge collects 15 of the best tracks from the first five volumes on Disc One. On Disc Two, High Note has invited German duo Club des Belugas, JoJo Effect, Cayetano, Tape Five, Amp Fiddler (with Corinne Bailey Rae) and others to participate on this special release. 29 tracks.