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Suzzana Owiyo - Mama Africa (2004) {ARC Music} **[RE-UP]**

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Suzzana Owiyo - Mama Africa (2004) {ARC Music} **[RE-UP]**

Suzzana Owiyo - Mama Africa (2004) {ARC Music}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 134 mb
Genre: world, jazz, Afro-Cuban jazz, Afrobeat

Mama Africa is Suzzana Owiyo's first album, released in 2004. It is an album that shows her wonderful vocal diversity, ranging from Cuban styles to African qualities to American jazz to Afrobeat and beyond, sung primarily in Swahili due to her Kenyan roots but occasionally in English, as she does in the title track. This is an ARC Music presentation.

Dizzy Gillespie y Machito - Afro-Cuban Jazz Moods (1976) [Reissue 1990]

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Dizzy Gillespie y Machito - Afro-Cuban Jazz Moods (1976) [Reissue 1990]

Dizzy Gillespie y Machito - Afro-Cuban Jazz Moods (1976) [Reissue 1990]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 182 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 75 MB | Covers - 98 MB
Genre: Afro-Cuban Jazz, Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Pablo (OJCCD-447-2 (2310-771))

Here we have a summit meeting late in the careers of the pioneering titans of Afro-Cuban jazz: Dizzy Gillespie fronting the Machito orchestra on trumpet, with Mario Bauza as music director, alto saxophonist/clarinetist, and organizing force, and Chico O'Farrill contributing the compositions and arrangements. This could have been just a nostalgic retro gathering 25 years after the fact, but instead, these guys put forth an ambitious effort to push the boundaries of the idiom. The centerpiece is a 15-minute trumpet concerto for Gillespie called "Oro, Incienso y Mirra," where O'Farrill melts dissonant clusters, electric piano comping, and synthesizer decorations together with hot Afro-Cuban rhythms into a coherent, multi-sectioned tour de force…

Cal Tjader's Modern Mambo Quintet - Mambo With Tjader (1955) [Reissue 1992]

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Cal Tjader's Modern Mambo Quintet - Mambo With Tjader (1955) [Reissue 1992]

Cal Tjader's Modern Mambo Quintet - Mambo With Tjader (1955) [Reissue 1992]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 143 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 90 MB | Covers - 16 MB
Genre: Latin Jazz, Afro-Cuban Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Fantasy (OJCCD 271-2)

Mambo with Tjader was one of vibraphonist and composer Cal Tjader's first major recordings. Fascinated with the rhythms and atmospheres of Latin music, Tjader was one of the first musicians to successfully fuse South American musical styles with straight-ahead jazz. In retrospect, the lush, laid-back, vibes-heavy groove of Tjader's inventions anticipates the "lounge" music of the '50s and '60s - offering the sort of soft, swinging soundtrack appropriate for the consumption of dry martinis on leatherette love seats.
But Mambo with Tjader is valuable for more than mere kitsch factor. Over the course of the album's 12 tracks, a rich tapestry of tropical percussion works through three rhythmic models - the mambo, the cha-cha, and the bolero…

Chucho Valdes - Tribute To Irakere (2015) {Jazz Village}

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Chucho Valdes - Tribute To Irakere (2015) {Jazz Village}

Chucho Valdes - Tribute To Irakere (2015) {Jazz Village}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 462MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 159MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Afro-Cuban Jazz, Afrocubism

Chucho Valdés is at the top of his game here, on Tribute to Irakere (Live in Marciac). There is a visceral excitement in the performance, where the music is played in the idiomatic vein of Irakere. This means the creation of an attractive, edifying atmosphere in Marciac with the celebrated collision of African polyrhythms together with a polyphony born of Cuban folk forms that Chucho Valdés is so well known for adapting to his electrifying style.

Roy Ayers - Africa, Center Of The World (1981) [2014, Japan]

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Roy Ayers - Africa, Center Of The World (1981) [2014, Japan]

Roy Ayers - Africa, Center Of The World (1981) [2014, Japan]
Jazz, Soul, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Jazz-Funk | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 43:01 | 298,92 Mb
Label: Polydor/Universal Classics & Jazz (Japan) | Cat.# UCCU-90030 | Released: 2014-05-21 (1981)

"Africa, Center of the World" is a studio album by American musician Roy Ayers. It was released in 1981 through Polydor Records. Recording sessions for the album took place at Artisian Sound Recording Studio in Hollywood, California and Sigma Sound Studios in New York City. The album is dedicated to Fela Kuti and Bob Marley.

Ray Barretto - Carnaval (1993)

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Ray Barretto - Carnaval (1993)

Ray Barretto - Carnaval (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 431 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included | 01:07:00
Latin Jazz, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Salsa, World Fusion | Label: Fantasy | # FCD-24713-2

Ray Barretto's Carnaval combines two 1962 sessions, Pachanga with Barretto (his Milestone label debut as a leader) and Latino!. Both sets feature Barretto's first band, Charanga Moderna, with trumpeter El Negro Vivar and tenor saxophonist Jose Chombo Silva added to the front line for the latter LP. The first album is very much Latin jazz of its time, with all ten tracks designed for dancing the briefly popular pachanga, a dance that was simply too manic and difficult to catch on widely. The pachanga-friendly tempos on these ten brief cuts (most under three minutes) make the album sound rushed and nervous to ears unfamiliar with the dance fad. The far-better Latino!, recorded in nearly the same session, is a good old-fashioned jam session, with more leisurely tempos and extended playing times that give all the soloists – especially Vivar, Silva, and flutist Jose Canoura – plenty of room to stretch out. These two albums are very different, but hearing both of them in proximity reveals much about the state of the New York City Latin jazz scene in the early '60s.

Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club (1997)

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Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club (1997)

Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 366 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb
Label: World Circuit | # WCD 050 | Time: 01:00:06 | Scans included
Son, Bolero, Descarga, Danzón, Guajira, Criolla, Afro-Cuban Jazz

Buena Vista Social Club is the debut album by the eponymous ensemble of Cuban musicians directed by Juan de Marcos González and American guitarist Ry Cooder. It was recorded at Havana's EGREM studios in March 1996 and released on September 16, 1997, on World Circuit. Despite its success, it remains the only standard studio album exclusively credited to the Buena Vista Social Club. Buena Vista Social Club earned considerable critical praise and has received numerous accolades from music writers and publications. In 2003, the album was ranked number 260 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, one of only two albums on the list to be produced in a non-English speaking country. The album was also included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. The album was awarded the 1998 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album and Tropical/Salsa Album of the Year by a Group at the 1998 Billboard Latin Music Awards.

Irakere - Homenaje A Beny Moré (2005) {Pimienta/Egrem}

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Irakere - Homenaje A Beny Moré (2005) {Pimienta/Egrem}

Irakere - Homenaje A Beny Moré (2005) {Pimienta/Egrem}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 381MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 125MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Latin Big Band

Irakere (faux-Yoruba for 'forest') is a Cuban band founded by pianist Chucho Valdés (son of Bebo Valdés) in 1973. They won the Grammy Award for Best Latin Recording in 1980 with their album Irakere. Irakere was a seminal musical laboratory, where historic innovations in both Afro-Cuban jazz and Cuban popular dance music were created. The group used a wide array of percussion instruments like batá, abakuá and arará drums, chequerés, erikundis, maracas, claves, cencerros, bongó, tumbadoras (congas), and güiro.

Irakere - Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional (1983) {Egrem}

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Irakere - Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional (1983) {Egrem}

Irakere - Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional (1983) {Egrem}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 240MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 86MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, Afro-Cuban Jazz

Irakere (faux-Yoruba for 'forest') is a Cuban band founded by pianist Chucho Valdés (son of Bebo Valdés) in 1973. They won the Grammy Award for Best Latin Recording in 1980 with their album Irakere. Irakere was a seminal musical laboratory, where historic innovations in both Afro-Cuban jazz and Cuban popular dance music were created. The group used a wide array of percussion instruments like batá, abakuá and arará drums, chequerés, erikundis, maracas, claves, cencerros, bongó, tumbadoras (congas), and güiro.

Compay Segundo - En Concierto / En Concert / Live / In Concerto / コンサートで (2004) 2CDs

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Compay Segundo - En Concierto / En Concert / Live / In Concerto / コンサートで (2004) 2CDs

Compay Segundo - En Concierto / En Concert / Live / In Concerto / コンサートで (2004) 2CDs
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 825 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 336 Mb | Scans ~ 94 Mb | 02:12:26
Cuban Traditions, Son, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Latin Jazz | Label: DRO | # 2564619312

This double CD contains 29 live Compay Segundo performances. The first CD contains a conversation with Compay about his childhood and what he feels about his music. This is the original Spanish. The CD split into "club" concerts and "theatre" concerts.

Irakere - Misa Negra (1991) {Messidor}

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Irakere - Misa Negra (1991) {Messidor}

Irakere - Misa Negra (1991) {Messidor}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 5 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 600dpi | 252MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 111MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Latin Jazz, Afrocubism

This CD is musicianship at its best. There is something for everyone here from the dark evocative sounds of Misa Negra, the hard swing of the Ellington tribute, and the infectious beat of the son montunos. And all this with some of the most exciting solo performances you could ever hope to hear.

Irakere - Irakere (1982) {Egrem}

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Irakere - Irakere (1982) {Egrem}

Irakere - Irakere (1982) {Egrem}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 232MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 82MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Latin Jazz, Son, Son, Cha-Cha

Irakere (faux-Yoruba for 'forest') is a Cuban band founded by pianist Chucho Valdés (son of Bebo Valdés) in 1973. They won the Grammy Award for Best Latin Recording in 1980 with their album Irakere. Irakere was a seminal musical laboratory, where historic innovations in both Afro-Cuban jazz and Cuban popular dance music were created. The group used a wide array of percussion instruments like batá, abakuá and arará drums, chequerés, erikundis, maracas, claves, cencerros, bongó, tumbadoras (congas), and güiro.

Juan Manuel Ceruto - A Puerto Padre - Tributo A Emiliano Salvador (2000)

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Juan Manuel Ceruto - A Puerto Padre - Tributo A Emiliano Salvador (2000)

Juan Manuel Ceruto - A Puerto Padre - Tributo A Emiliano Salvador (2000)
EAC 0.99pb3 | FLAC tracks | Cue+Log+M3U | Scans 300dpi | 329MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 127MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, Big Band

This 2000 big band date re-imagines many of Salvador’s most famous compositions through the pen of arranger Juan Manuel Ceruto and the performances of several Cuban jazz icons. Ceruto brings Salvador’s compositions into a contemporary setting, maintaining their initial integrity while adding slick arrangements and modern performance concepts. In some ways the arrangements lean more towards the refined aesthetics of modern Cuban timba than the rougher exploratory nature of 1970s Cuban jazz, but if offers an opportunity to see the songs through different eyes. Numerous major names in the current Cuban jazz scene jumped at the opportunity to recognize Salvador’s influence on the music; saxophonist German Velazco, trombonist Juan Pablo Torres, vocalist Issac Delgado, bassist Roberto Riberon, drummer Raul Pineda, and conguero Tata Guines all participate in this heavy session.

Irakere - Para Bailar Son (1981) {Egrem}

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Irakere - Para Bailar Son (1981) {Egrem}

Irakere - Para Bailar Son (1981) {Egrem}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 268MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 92MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Latin Jazz, Songo

Irakere (faux-Yoruba for 'forest') is a Cuban band founded by pianist Chucho Valdés (son of Bebo Valdés) in 1973. They won the Grammy Award for Best Latin Recording in 1980 with their album Irakere. Irakere was a seminal musical laboratory, where historic innovations in both Afro-Cuban jazz and Cuban popular dance music were created. The group used a wide array of percussion instruments like batá, abakuá and arará drums, chequerés, erikundis, maracas, claves, cencerros, bongó, tumbadoras (congas), and güiro.

Eddie Palmieri - Sueño (1989)

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Eddie Palmieri - Sueño (1989)

Eddie Palmieri - Sueno (1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 255 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 103 MB | Covers - 19 MB
Genre: Latin Jazz, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Salsa | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Capitol/Intuition Records (CDP 7 91353 2)

The '80s Sueño, produced by poly-buff Kip Hanrahan, went nowhere much, perhaps because Capitol didn't know what to do with it. But it's another example of what made Palmieri one of the great salsa bandleaders.