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João Gilberto - Exclusive (Remastered) (2024)

Posted By: delpotro
João Gilberto - Exclusive (Remastered) (2024)

João Gilberto - Exclusive (Remastered) (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 414 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 165 Mb | 01:11:08
Bossa Nova, MPB, Latin Jazz | Label: DMI

When talking about bossa nova, perhaps the signature pop music sound of Brazil, the first name that comes to mind is that of Antonio Carlos Jobim. With songs like "The Girl from Ipanema" and "Desafindo," Jobim pretty much set the standard for the creation of the bossa nova in the mid-'50s. However, as is often the case, others come along and took the genre in a new direction, reinventing it through radical reinterpretation, be it lyrically, rhythmically, or in live performance, making the music theirs. And if Jobim got credit for laying the foundation of bossa nova, then the genre was brilliantly reimagined (and, arguably, defined) by the singer/songwriter and guitarist João Gilberto. In his native country he was called "O Mito" (The Legend), a well-deserved nickname: Since he began recording in late '50s Gilberto, with his signature soft, near-whispering croon, set a standard few have equaled.

Jorge Ben - Salve Jorge! (2009) 15CD Box Set

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Jorge Ben - Salve Jorge! (2009) 15CD Box Set

Jorge Ben - Salve Jorge! (2009) 15CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 4.31 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.57 Gb
Label: Universal Music Brazil | Time: 10:15:41 | Complete Scans
MPB, Bossa Nova, Latin Jazz, Samba Jazz, Samba Rock, Tropicalia, Funk

An amazing collection – every single Jorge Ben album recorded for Philips – one hell of a massive legacy in music, packaged here with a bonus CD of rare material too! The albums in the collection are the stuff of legend – amazing discs that forever changed the face of Brazilian music with Jorge's unique blend of samba and soul, plus a touch of funk as the 70s came on – and together, the music is a mindblowingly heavy batch of work that few other artists could ever match! Titles include Samba Esquema Novo, Sacudin Ben Samba, Ben E Samba Bon, Big Ben, Jorge Ben (1969), Forca Bruta, Negro E Lindo, Ben, 10 Anos Depois, A Tabua De Esmeralda, Solta O Pavao, Gil E Jorge, and Africa Brasil. Rarities disc is unique to this set, from what we can tell – and is filled with goodies too!

Orquesta Akokán - Caracoles (2024)

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Orquesta Akokán - Caracoles (2024)

Orquesta Akokán - Caracoles (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 137 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 85 Mb | 00:37:13
Latin Jazz | Label: Daptone Records

Caracoles ushers (GRAMMY-award nominated) Orquesta Akokán’s unique brand of mambo into the 21st century, imbuing it with the group’s signature sense of akokán–a Cuban Yoruba word meaning “from the heart”. Back at the helm are producer and multi instrumentalist, Jacob Plasse and virtuosic pianist, composer and arranger Michael Eckroth - a collaboration that continues to lead Orquesta’s exploration of the sublime mambo in all its depth and breadth. On this, their third album, they combine talents with Cuban lyricist, singer and composer Kiko Ruiz, who has toured and recorded with Pancho Amat’s illustrious Estrellas del Buena Vista Social Club as well as having a longstanding history as a singer, composer and arranger with Orquesta Maria Alejandra y Cubanía.

Laurindo Almeida - 3 Albums (1962-1964) [Japanese Editions 2010-2011]

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Laurindo Almeida - 3 Albums (1962-1964) [Japanese Editions 2010-2011]

Laurindo Almeida - 3 Albums (1962-1964) [Japanese Editions 2010-2011]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 546 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 207 MB | Covers - 93 MB
Genre: Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EMI Music Japan

A fluent and skilled musician, famous in his native country as a classical Spanish guitar player, Almeida went to the USA in the 40s to work in film and television studios. His jazz work was first widely exposed during a spell with Stan Kenton in the late 40s. Although continuing his film and television work, Almeida also took many opportunities to play jazz, joining forces with bass player Harry Babasin, altoist Bud Shank and drummer Roy Harte in 1953. The work of this group anticipated many of the hallmarks of the bossa nova craze that came a few years later. During his career Almeida won Grammy awards in 1959 for his performance on Danzas, and the following year for The Spanish Guitars Of Laurindo Almeida and Conversations With The Guitar…

VA - The Best Latin Jazz Album In The World... Ever! (2004) 2CDs

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VA - The Best Latin Jazz Album In The World... Ever! (2004) 2CDs

VA - The Best Latin Jazz Album In The World… Ever! (2004) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 903 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 357 Mb | Scans included
Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova, Samba | Label: EMI Gold | # 7243 4 73689 2 9 | Time: 02:27:00

This overlooked gem has thirty two tracks of great music. The list includes: Herbie Hancock, Lou Donaldson, Stan Kenton, Horace Silver, Joe Henderson, Candido, Stanley Turrentine, Kenny Burrell and Willie Bobo among others. In fact you get two compact discs of latin fused jazz.

Wilson Das Neves - Som Quente É O Das Neves (1969) [Japanese Edition 2015]

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Wilson Das Neves - Som Quente É O Das Neves (1969) [Japanese Edition 2015]

Wilson Das Neves - Som Quente E O Das Neves (1969) [Japanese Edition 2015]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 196 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 73 MB | Covers - 8 MB
Genre: Latin Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Samba | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (UICY-77268)

One of the most personal of the Brazilian drummers, Wilson das Neves has also been celebrated as a composer since 1997, having received the Sharp prize for his album O Som Sagrado de Wilson das Neves. Wilson das Neves took the drums at 14, initiated by Bituca, who, later, took him to the Flor do Ritmo school in the Carioca suburb Méier. At 21 das Neves debuted as a drummer at the Orquestra de Permínio Gonçalves. From 1957 to 1958 he backed up the pianist Carolina Cardoso de Meneses, and in 1958 he joined the Ubirajara Silva group. In 1959 he recorded for the first time as a session man. In that period he was a member of several groups like Steve Bernard's, the Orquestra de Astor Silva, the Conjunto de Ed Lincoln, the Orquestra da TV Globo do Rio de Janeiro and the Orquestra da TV Excelsior de São Paulo. In the decade of 1960 he became a busy session man and sideman, having worked for Copinha, Elza Soares, Elis Regina…

Laurindo Almeida & Charlie Byrd - Brazilian Soul (1981) [Japanese Edition 2002]

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Laurindo Almeida & Charlie Byrd - Brazilian Soul (1981) [Japanese Edition 2002]

Laurindo Almeida & Charlie Byrd - Brazilian Soul (1981) [Japanese Edition 2002]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 195 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 87 MB | Covers - 25 MB
Genre: Jazz, Latin Jazz, Guitar Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Victor (VICJ-60932)

The first of at least four meetings on record between the great Brazilian-styled guitarists Laurindo Almeida and Charlie Byrd, this very logical matchup (in a quartet with bassist Bob Magnusson and percussionist Milt Holland) is quite succesful. The music is tightly arranged with very little improvisation but the beauty of the two guitarist's distinctive tones and the colorful melodies makes this a rewarding set. From "Carioca" and Jobim's "Stone Flower" to several Brazilian classical pieces and even "Don't Cry For Me Argentina," everything works.

Piero Piccioni - Summertime Bossa - Italian Bossa Nova Vibes (2024)

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Piero Piccioni - Summertime Bossa - Italian Bossa Nova Vibes (2024)

Piero Piccioni - Summertime Bossa - Italian Bossa Nova Vibes (2024)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 79 min | 430 / 182 Mb
Genre: Jazz, Lounge, Library Music, Soundtrack

There are few World film composers that can boast the prolificacy of Piero Piccioni. Since the early 1950s Piccioni has been a truly innovative composer of film music. In the 1950s he composed under the pseudonym of Piero Morgan, and since his first soundtrack Il Mondo Le Condanna of 1952, many directors sought Piero Piccioni to score the soundtracks for their films: Luchino Visconti, Bernardo Bertolucci, Vittorio De Sica, Roberto Rossellini, Elio Petri, Francesco Rosi, Mario Monicelli, Alberto Lattuada, Alberto Sordi, Luigi Comencini, Antonio Pietrangeli, Lina Wertmuller, Tinto Brass, Dino Risi, are just some of the great directors for whom he scored more than 300 wondrous soundtracks. Swept Away, Le Mani sulla città’, Camille 2000, Colpo Rovente, The 10th Victim, Amore mio aiutami, More Than a Miracle,

Astrud Gilberto - Beach Samba (1967) [Japanese Edition 2023]

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Astrud Gilberto - Beach Samba (1967) [Japanese Edition 2023]

Astrud Gilberto - Beach Samba (1967) [Japanese Edition 2023]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 169 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 65 MB | Covers - 21 MB
Genre: Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (UCCU-6264)

Much of this is just standard pleasant Gilberto: offhand vocals and a sumptuous Brazil pop-cum-U.S. orchestration feel (Ron Carter and Toots Thielemans are among the sidemen). And some of the pop choices work well, particularly Tim Hardin's gorgeous "Misty Roses." No vocals or arrangements, however, could save the criminally wrong-headed military march of "A Banda (Parade)," or the exasperatingly coochie-coochie duet between Gilberto and her six-year-old son on the Lovin' Spoonful's "You Didn't Have to Be So Nice." Which makes it all the more surprising when the next and concluding track, "Nao Bate O Corocao," has Gilberto cutting loose with confident, sassy scats, as she rarely did before or since.

Dave Grusin & Lee Ritenour - Harlequin (1985) [Japanese Edition 2023]

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Dave Grusin & Lee Ritenour - Harlequin (1985) [Japanese Edition 2023]

Dave Grusin & Lee Ritenour - Harlequin (1985) [Japanese Edition 2023]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 246 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 110 MB | Covers - 23 MB
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Fusion, Latin Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (UCCU-6292)

Dave Grusin and Lee Ritenour were well advised to choose a more traditional constellation for the recordings and so, real drummers, percussionists, acoustic pianos, acoustic or semi-acoustic guitars were used, though Grusin didn't want to give up his keyboards completely. Fortunately he held back with them, and so we have to do with a relatively typical west coast jazz fusion disc from the eighties, but quite above average.
The interest for Latin influences is remarkable. Not only were compositions by Ivan Lins chosen, but on Harlequin (Arlequim Desconhecido), the opener, the composer is used as a singer, also on the song Before It's Too Late (Antes Que Seja Tarde), thus bringing him closer to the American and international audience. And he sings in his native language, Portuguese…

VA - Bossa Nova and the Rise of Brazilian Music in the 1960s (2011)

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VA - Bossa Nova and the Rise of Brazilian Music in the 1960s (2011)

VA - Bossa Nova and the Rise of Brazilian Music in the 1960s (2011)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 487 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 218 MB
1:32:19 | Bossa Nova, Vocal, Latin Jazz | Label: Soul Jazz Records

Created by a coterie of young sophisticates from Rio in the late 1950s, bossa nova ("new way") conquered Brazil, then became a world music via artists such as João Gilberto and Tom Jobim and the totemic hit "The Girl From Ipanema". Bossa's airy vocals, cool jazz and slinky samba exuded an optimism later dashed by 1964's military coup. This dazzling 2CD set (by DJ Gilles Peterson) mixes the urban pizzazz of Elis Regina and Jorge Ben with edgier creations such as Baden Powell's praise song "Canto De Ossanha", which still sounds avant garde. A terrific booklet joins the cultural dots to fellow futurists such as architect Oscar Niemeyer. Wonderful.

VA - Lounge Psych​é​d​é​lique (The Best Of Lounge & Exotica 1954​-​2022) (2023)

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VA - Lounge Psych​é​d​é​lique (The Best Of Lounge & Exotica 1954​-​2022) (2023)

VA - Lounge Psych​é​d​é​lique (The Best Of Lounge & Exotica 1954​-​2022) (2023)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 461 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 177 Mb | 01:17:03
Exotica, Lounge, Easy Listening, Boogaloo, Latin Jazz, Space-Age | Label: Two-Piers

‘Lounge Psychédélique’ takes you on a journey into the world of Lounge, Exotica and Space Age Bachelor Pad Music, from its early days in the 1950s and 1960s to the current crop of artists championing the Lounge & Exotica sounds today. Compiled by Spencer Hickman & Mark McQuillan for Two-Piers.

Rubén Blades & Boca Livre - Pasieros (2022)

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Rubén Blades & Boca Livre - Pasieros (2022)

Rubén Blades & Boca Livre - Pasieros (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 310 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 113 Mb | 00:48:26
Salsa, Latin Jazz | Label: Rubén Blades Productions

Ruben Blades' concept MIXTURA exposes the hope that people will accept music, no matter what the genre is, provided it is done with quality and professionalism. All albums today limit themselves to a specific musical direction, to fill a specific market niche. It is an economic imperative, not an artistic one. SWING! Features jazz songs complemented with a couple of salsa tunes whose arrangements are very reminiscent of the swing era itself.

Rubén Blades & Boca Livre - Parceiros (2022)

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Rubén Blades & Boca Livre - Parceiros (2022)

Rubén Blades & Boca Livre - Parceiros (2022)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 224 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 82 Mb | 00:35:30
Bossa Nova, Salsa, Latin Jazz | Label: Rubén Blades Productions

Ruben Blades' concept MIXTURA exposes the hope that people will accept music, no matter what the genre is, provided it is done with quality and professionalism. All albums today limit themselves to a specific musical direction, to fill a specific market niche. It is an economic imperative, not an artistic one. SWING! Features jazz songs complemented with a couple of salsa tunes whose arrangements are very reminiscent of the swing era itself.

Peggy Lee - 'Latin Ala Lee!' (1960) + 'Olé Ala Lee!' (1960) 2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered 1997

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Peggy Lee - 'Latin Ala Lee!' (1960) + 'Olé Ala Lee!' (1960) 2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered 1997

Peggy Lee - 'Latin Ala Lee!' (1960) + 'Olé Ala Lee!' (1960) 2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered 1997
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 265 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 127 Mb | Scans ~ 68 Mb
Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Latin Jazz | Label: EMI/Capitol | # 7243 8 56056 2 8 | Time: 00:55:15

1997 release, a two-on-one (and part of EMI's Centenary series) for this pair of 1960 albums by the songstress, eachwith a bonus track! 'Latin Ala Lee!' adds ''Till There Was You'; 'Ole Ala Lee!' adds 'Together Wherever We Go'. 24 tracks total.