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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.

Os Mutantes - Everything Is Possible! The Best Of Os Mutantes (1999) {2005, Remastered}

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Os Mutantes - Everything Is Possible! The Best Of Os Mutantes (1999) {2005, Remastered}

Os Mutantes - Everything Is Possible! The Best Of Os Mutantes (1999) {2005, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 319 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 147 Mb
Full Scans | 00:49:24 | RAR 5% Recovery
Psychedelic Rock, Tropicalia | Luaka Bop / BMG Music #68089-90036-2

The first major-label release of Mutantes material was this 1999 compilation, put together by longtime Brazilian fan David Byrne through his Luaka Bop label. Including tracks from the band's late-'60s and early-'70s LPs (available separately through Omplatten), Everything Is Possible is a solid collection that only includes 14 tracks but does spotlight Mutantes' tremendous diversity. From the birth of tropicalia on their first album from 1968 (wildly experimental pop songs like "Panis Et Circenses" and "Bat Macumba") plus their later, more straight-ahead incarnations, the album gives beginners a solid place to start. The inclusion of both versions of the rather tiresome Janis Joplin retread "Baby" is a bit regrettable, but all around, Everything Is Possible gets it right better than could be hoped from a domestic compilation.

Anne Azema, Joel Cohen, Camerata Mediterranea - Troubadour Songs (2010) 3 CD Box Set

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Anne Azema, Joel Cohen, Camerata Mediterranea - Troubadour Songs (2010) 3 CD Box Set

Anne Azéma, Joel Cohen, Camerata Mediterranea - Troubadour Songs (2010) 3 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 825 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 452 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Medieval, Vocal, Folk | Label: Erato | # 2564 67986-4 | Time: 03:14:08

What these sound recordings attempt to do is to bring you face-to-face — or, perhaps more appropriately, sound to-heart — with actual works of the troubadours and, occasionally, of others in their circle of influence. The task is daunting for so many reasons: songs got written down decades, even centuries, after their dates of creation; only about ten percent of the original melodies survive; and most direct knowledge of how performers worked out their interpretations at the time has been lost. We know nothing whatsoever about the singing style, or about the techniques of instrumental accompaniment that may have been employed. These performances, therefore, of necessity, reflect a confluence of musicological and philological knowledge with performers' instincts and intuitions, as all of these tendencies interacted with each other at a specific moment in history, the late twentieth century.

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.

Airto Moreira - Fingers (1973) Japanese Remastered 2002

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Airto Moreira - Fingers (1973) Japanese Remastered 2002

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.

Gérard Lesne, Nancy Hadden, Circa 1500 - O Lusitano: Portuguese vilancetes, cantigas and romances (1992)

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Gérard Lesne, Nancy Hadden, Circa 1500  - O Lusitano: Portuguese vilancetes, cantigas and romances (1992)

Gérard Lesne, Nancy Hadden, Circa 1500 - O Lusitano: Portuguese vilancetes, cantigas and romances (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 239 Mb | Total time: 64:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 0777 7590712 4 | Recorded: 1989

This performance can be labeled Portuguese only loosely, since many of the pieces are sung in Spanish, or taken from Spanish manuscripts, or more properly Galician than Lusitanian. But hey! Who cares? Really artful recordings of any Iberian music of the 'Golden Age' are not sprouting from the cork trees even today. Male alto Gerard Lesne has seldom recorded pre-Baroque chansons, and it's a thrill to hear what he can do with them. Track 9, for instance, the Latin cantiga "Clamabat autem mulier" by Mudarra, takes Lesne from his usual alto register down seamlessly into his tenor chest voice. Wow! Not every counter-tenor can do that and still sound musical!

VA - Putumayo Presents: Brazilian Beat (2012)

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VA - Putumayo Presents: Brazilian Beat (2012)

VA - Putumayo Presents: Brazilian Beat (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 323 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb | Scans included
Label: Putumayo World Music | # PUT 315-2 | Time: 00:45:42
Worldbeat, MPB, Brazilian Pop, Bossa Nova, Samba

Putumayo Presents: Brazilian Beat features 11 tracks that cover the spectrum of MPB, or Brazilian popular music, in its current forms. Of course, bossa nova and samba are here, virtually part of the nation's musical DNA by now. Some of it's not even Brazilian – BungaLove, for example, are Italian, but play perfectly convincing Brazilian music, while singer Monica da Silva was born in the U.S. yet manages a laid-back, suave groove on "Ai Então." There's plenty of Brazilian-flavored funk, with both Bruna Caram and Rogê carrying on and updating the '70s sound, adding more beats to the mix. What's apparent from this selection is that there is plenty of good Brazilian music around, building on the traditions that have been forged over the years, and that in artists like Tita Lima and Fino Coletivo the future is in sure hands.

Ana Caram - Hollywood Rio (2004)

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Ana Caram - Hollywood Rio (2004)

Ana Caram - Hollywood Rio (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 277 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 134 Mb | Scans included
Brazilian Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Bossa Nova | Label: Chesky | # JD276 | Time: 00:42:25

A superior Brazilian jazz singer, Ana Caram takes a slight detour on this CD, stretching her repertoire while mostly still performing in a style influenced by bossa nova. One does not get to hear such songs as "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You," "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head," "Smile," and "As Time Goes By" in a bossa nova setting that often. Also unusual is that Michel Freidenson plays all of the instruments other than the reeds (which are performed by Lawrence Feldman), and most of his electronic instruments sound real enough not to be an issue. The focus throughout is on Caram's lovely voice and she excels on this material, showing that it really is not what you sing but how you sing it. Recommended.

Stan Getz - Getz Plays Bossa Nova [Recorded 1962-1964] (2009)

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Stan Getz - Getz Plays Bossa Nova [Recorded 1962-1964] (2009)

Stan Getz - Getz Plays Bossa Nova [Recorded 1962-1964] (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 441 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 170 MB | Covers - 3 MB
Genre: Jazz, Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (06007 5323443)

One of the all-time great tenor saxophonists, Stan Getz was known as "The Sound" because he had one of the most beautiful tones ever heard. Getz, whose main early influence was Lester Young, grew to be a major influence himself, and to his credit he never stopped evolving.

Som Imaginário - Matança Do Porco (1973) [Reissue 2003]

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Som Imaginário - Matança Do Porco (1973) [Reissue 2003]

Som Imaginario - Matanca Do Porco (1973) [Reissue 2003]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 219 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 83 MB | Covers - 18 MB
Genre: Progressive/Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EMI Music (581195 2)

The final Som Imaginario album sees the group transform from a psychedelic band to a tight fusion unit, with enough classical, symphonic and psychedelic influences to give them a sound which will appeal to a broad range of prog listeners. Showing a great increase in the group's technical proficiency, the album title means "The Killing of the Pig" - not an outrageous anti- police statement, but a reference to a tradition from an old Portuguese town where a slaughter of swine at the height of winter is the centrepiece of an annual celebration. In this case, there's plenty of reason to celebrate, because having fattened up their musical capabilities Som Imaginario serve a delicious feast here.

Marcos Valle - Marcos Valle (1983) Japanese Remastered 2008

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Marcos Valle - Marcos Valle (1983) Japanese Remastered 2008

Marcos Valle - Marcos Valle (1983) Japanese Remastered 2008
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 303 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb | Scans included
Latin Jazz, Funk, Soul, MPB | Label: Verita Note/Som Livre | # VQCD-10062 | 00:41:58

This album has prominent boogie, soul and funk influences. These had been present in Valle's work since the beginning of the 1970s and would be permanent influences on his music, also being solidified by his work with Leon Ware and Chicago.

Carmen Souza - Interconnectedness (2022)

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Carmen Souza - Interconnectedness (2022)

Carmen Souza - Interconnectedness (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 233 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 87 MB
37:47 | Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Galileo Music Communication

Interconnectedness is about humanity and the way we are all Interconnected.
"This music is a result of everything that has happened to me in the past 4 years and the World in the past 2 years. The experience of loss has changed my perspective of life and consequently, it changed me and my music." The pandemic challenged and questioned values, morals, and humanity, and everything is still so uncertain and vulnerable, this music exposes exactly that vulnerability. "As composers, me and Theo went through major reflection as artists and there was a greater amount of experimentation in the production. The longing for stages and tours made us reminisce on the many performances around the world and bring this joyful element to the album. "

Eliane Elias - Quietude (2022)

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Eliane Elias - Quietude (2022)

Eliane Elias - Quietude (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 203 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 101 MB
41:29 | Jazz | Label: Candid

Hot off her 2022 GRAMMY win for Best Latin Jazz Album for 'Mirror Mirror,' with Chick Corea and Chucho Valdes, superstar pianist, singer, composer and arranger Eliane Elias returns to her Brazilian bossa nova roots with 'Quietude'.
A luscious collection showcasing her alluring vocals with her virtuosic instrumental jazz and piano mastery, the recording features songs by such legendary composers as Antonio Carlos Jobim, and Dorival Caymmi along with Dori Caymmi, who joins her on vocals for the closing track of the recording.

Bacamarte - Depois Do Fim (1983) [Reissue 2009]

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Bacamarte - Depois Do Fim (1983) [Reissue 2009]

Bacamarte - Depois Do Fim (1983) [Reissue 2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 253 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 90 MB | Covers - 134 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Som Livre (1459-2)

This was a Brazilian septet including Mario Neto (guitar/vocals), Sergio Villarim (keyboards), Delto Simas (bass), Marco Veríssimo (drums), Marcus Moura (flute/accordion), Mr. Paul (percussion) and Jane Duboc (vocals). A rich and symphonic music with wonderful keyboards and a very nice flute which enlightens the compositions full of interest and detours. The album "Depois Do Fim" is one of the highlights of the South-American prog rock: a compelling blend of varied keyboards (vintage synthesizers, strings, piano, organ), skilful acoustic - and electric guitar and strong female Portuguese vocals. The eight compositions sound warm and elaborate with many changing atmospheres. An unique, very varied prog rock CD, not to be missed by any serious prog rock aficionado!

Astrud Gilberto - Gilberto With Turrentine (1971) {2013, Blu-Spec CD, Japanese Reissue, Remastered}

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Astrud Gilberto - Gilberto With Turrentine (1971) {2013, Blu-Spec CD, Japanese Reissue, Remastered}

Astrud Gilberto - Gilberto With Turrentine (1971) {2013, Blu-Spec CD, Japanese Reissue, Remastered}
XLD Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 226 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 98 Mb
Full Scans | 00:36:53 | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz, Bossa Nova, Latin Jazz | CTI Records #KICJ 2324

Gilberto with Turrentine is an album by Brazilian samba and bossa nova singer Astrud Gilberto and American saxophonist Stanley Turrentine featuring performances recorded in 1971 released on the CTI label.