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VA - The Colors of Latin Jazz: Sabroso! (2000)

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VA - The Colors of Latin Jazz: Sabroso! (2000)

VA - The Colors of Latin Jazz: Sabroso! (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 368 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 97 Mb | Scans ~ 66 Mb | 00:58:37
Latin Jazz, Brazilian Jazz, Afro-Cuban Jazz | Label: Concord | # CCD-5304-2

There may never be a setting as beautiful or a locale as ideal as a breathtaking ocean view complete with the sounds of beautiful Latin jazz floating over the ocean breeze. The fifth CD in the Colors of Latin Jazz series sets the scene for a collection of contemporary, smooth jazz peppered with Latin rhythms and percussion. This CD is a musical hybrid that's at once cool and smooth, yet hot and spicy! Up first is Jeff Linsky's beauty "Up Late," originally issued on Up Late by Concord Picante. His dynamic colors beckon the listener to "Come With Me," the second track sung and scatted by the inimitable Tania Maria on a cool samba just right for a hot day or night. Another smooth scorcher, "San Sabastian" by Ed Calle with special guest Arturo Sandoval is some of Sandoval's most melodic sax work bordered on all sides by the beauty of Spanish guitar, brass, and strings.

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.

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).

Azymuth - Butterfly (2008) [Japanese Edition] Re-Up

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Azymuth - Butterfly (2008) [Japanese Edition] Re-Up

Azymuth - Butterfly (2008) [Japanese Edition]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 331 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 102 Mb | Scans ~ 78 Mb | 00:44:35
Brazilian Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Fusion | Label: Far Out/Victor | # VICJ-61569

Fourteen years is a long time to spend with one label, especially for jazz and fusion groups. Azymuth celebrated 14 years with the United Kingdom's Far Out label in 2008. Butterfly is their eight record for the imprint and their first new studio album in four years. The original trio – Jose Roberto Bertami (keyboards/vocals), Alex Malheiros (bass/guitars/vocals), and Ivan Conti (drums/percussion/vocals) – is still together after 35 years. Here jazz, funk, fusion, and elegant samba are woven together seamlessly. The disc was produced by the trio with David Brinkworth (Harmonic 33). "Butterfly," the album opener, is a sultry, breezy cover of the classic Herbie Hancock track, originally on 1974's Thrust. The elegant sound of gorgeously arranged strings (by Arthur Verocai no less), warm rolling Rhodes piano, Conti's breaking drums that walk the line between lithe funk and samba, and a pronounced but languid bassline gradually and deliberately build the space, stopping at interludes to reinsert the sensuous mood in the melodic line. Certainly it's an auspicious way to begin, but it's only one of the many highlights on this set.

Azymuth - Brazilian Soul (2004) [Japanese Edition]

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Azymuth - Brazilian Soul (2004) [Japanese Edition]

Azymuth - Brazilian Soul (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 461 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb | Scans included
Label: Far Out Recordings | # COCB-53246 | Time: 01:07:48
Brazilian Jazz, Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Bossa Nova

hree decades after Azymuth made their first tentative steps into bossa nova society, Brazilian Soul is a return to their blistering form of the early '80s. The new album sees them borrowing from the musical vocabulary that has always been one of the most exciting narratives of Brazilian music, as well as indulging their enthusiasm for new sounds that still makes them heroes and inspirations to a generation of 21st Century producers, from 4Hero to Masters At Work. They have linked up again with a truly great cast of celebrated Brazilian performers, some who were there at the genesis of Azymuth, and some who hitched a ride during the last 30 years – any history of Brazilian music that didn’t include names featured on the album like Roberto Menescal, Fabiola, Emilio Santiago and Marcio Lott wouldn’t be one to be trusted. Although their sound hails from the tropical funk scene which emerged in Rio in the mid '70s, their music is still as pertinent now as was then – their live shows demonstrate that the percussive furnace which drives their sound is still burning bright.

John Pizzarelli - Bossa Nova (2004)

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John Pizzarelli - Bossa Nova (2004)

John Pizzarelli - Bossa Nova (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 298 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 130 Mb
Full Scans ~ 66 Mb | 00:53:48 | RAR 5% Recovery
Brazilian Jazz, World Fusion, Latin Jazz | TELARC #CD-83591

John Pizzarelli's love affair with the bossa nova stretched back over two decades prior to the making of this CD, which is his salute to the legendary João Gilberto. Accompanied by his regular group (pianist Ray Kennedy and bassist Martin Pizzarelli) and augmented by drummer Paulinho Braga and percussionist Jim Saporito, along with several others on selected tracks, Pizzarelli's soft, swinging vocals and strong but understated guitar work their magic throughout the session. While most of the pieces are Brazilian works, there are exceptions. Gershwin's "Fascinatin' Rhythm" is easily adapted into a bossa nova, adding backing vocals and the potent tenor sax of Harry Allen.

Antonio Carlos Jobim - Terra Brasilis (1980) [Re-Up]

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Antonio Carlos Jobim - Terra Brasilis (1980) [Re-Up]

Antonio Carlos Jobim - Terra Brasilis (1980)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 387 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb | Scans ~ 75 Mb
Label: Warner Bros. | # 7599-23409-2 | Time: 01:11:19
Bossa Nova, Brazilian Jazz, MPB

In some ways, this is a strategic retreat for Antonio Carlos Jobim after the classical departures of the '70s – a retrospective of past triumphs, including some of the most trod-upon standards ("Ipanema," "Desafinado," "One-Note Samba," etc.), with Claus Ogerman again at hand. But these are thoughtful retoolings, some subtle, some radical, ranging in backing from a lonely piano to elaborate yet sensitive Ogerman orchestral flights that cram more complexity than ever into the spaces (listen to his beguilingly involved take on "Double Rainbow") with only a few overbearing faux pas. Jobim's own vocals sound increasingly casual in temperament as he serves them up in an unpredictable mixture of Portuguese, English and scat. And there is much unfamiliar material here, often dressed up in a brooding classical manner.

Munir Hossn - Vientre (2021) {Jammcard Records}

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Munir Hossn - Vientre (2021) {Jammcard Records}

Munir Hossn - Vientre (2021) {Jammcard Records}
WEB | FLAC tracks | Front | 268MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 102MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Latin Jazz, Ethnic Fusion

Brazillian artist Munir Hossn, an esteemed producer, composer and multi-instrumentalist, shares his latest full-length album Vientre today via Jammcard Records. The brand new catalogue of tracks celebrates women across the globe, in dedication to the artist’s late mother, who unfortunately passed recently in the spring of 2021. To make the album, Munir teamed up with a cast entirely of female musicians and singers. Vientre is a compelling new collection that evokes every emotion through the lens of various bonds that Munir has made with important women throughout his life’s journey. Amongst the most impactful, Vientre seeks to embody the strongest relationship that a human can experience, which is the relationship between a mother and a child.

Marcos Valle - Tudo: A Discografia Completa de 1963 a 1974 (2011) 11CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Marcos Valle - Tudo: A Discografia Completa de 1963 a 1974 (2011) 11CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Marcos Valle - Tudo: A Discografia Completa de 1963 a 1974 (2011) 11CDs
(Complete Albums Discography 1963-1974)

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 3.13 Gb | Scans included | Time: 07:09:26
MPB, Bossa Nova, Brazilian Jazz, Samba, Brazilian Pop, Funk, Pop/Rock

If you are into the music of Marcos Valle then you are in for a fantastic treat! Valle Tudo – Discografia De 1963 A 1974 features some of the most amazing music ever recorded. Every record in this massive package is a delight – from the early bossa sides, to the more complicated singer/songwriter material, to Valle's incredibly rich experiments with baroque pop! Valle is certainly one of the greatest Brazilian artists to ever enter a recording studio. Not only does the set include 10 rare albums, but each CD comes with bonus tracks – plus the whole thing also features a previously unreleased full album from 1966. Albums include Samba Demais, O Compositor E O Cantor, Braziliance, Viola Enluarada, Mustang Cor De Sangue, Marcos Valle (1970), Garra, Vento Sul, Previsao Do Tempo, and Marcos Valle (1974) – plus The Lost Sessions from 1966.

Astrud Gilberto - The Silver Collection: The Astrud Gilberto Album (1991)

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Astrud Gilberto - The Silver Collection: The Astrud Gilberto Album (1991)

Astrud Gilberto - The Silver Collection: The Astrud Gilberto Album (1991)
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 346 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb | Scans included | 01:02:11
Bossa Nova, Brazilian Jazz, Lounge, Vocal Pop | Label: Verve | # 823 451-2

Astrud Gilberto has never been properly anthologized by Verve Records; although they've released a number of compilations over the years, none of them have been definitive, and most of them have been rather skimpy. 1987's The Silver Collection, originally released only in Europe but later imported to North America, is an idiosyncratic selection. It omits "The Girl From Ipanema," her biggest hit, includes all 11 tracks from her 1965 release The Astrud Gilberto Album, and adds on a selection of singles and album tracks recorded from 1965 to 1970 with no particular logic. All that said, however, it's still one of the best compilations available of this idiosyncratic but brilliant singer's '60s material. Jazz purists turn up their noses at Gilberto, correctly pointing out her near total lack of technical ability. However, the Brazilian songbird's appealingly plain voice, with its deliberately wobbly pitch (the "desafinado" style celebrated in Antonio Carlos Jobim's song of that title), total lack of vibrato, and deadpan phrasing, is a delight for those attuned to its charms.

Raulzinho (Raul De Souza) - À Vontade Mesmo (1965) [Japanese Edition 2008]

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Raulzinho (Raul De Souza) - À Vontade Mesmo (1965) [Japanese Edition 2008]

Raulzinho - A Vontade Mesmo (1965) [Japanese Edition 2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 255 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 94 MB | Covers - 20 MB
Genre: Jazz, Brazilian Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: BMG Japan (BVCM-35331)

In the United States, Brazilian trombonist Raul De Souza is best known for his Capitol releases of the late '70s. But his first session as a leader actually came in 1964, when he recorded À Vontade Mesmo for the Brazilian market. The LP wasn't released in the U.S., and it wasn't until the '70s that De Souza provided any American releases. These 1964 performances are excellent. When De Souza (who is listed as Raulzinho) recorded this album, the bossa nova explosion was in full swing - and plenty of musicians (both Brazilian and American) were trying to cash in on bossa nova's popularity. But while À Vontade Mesmo is instrumental Brazilian jazz, the album isn't bossa nova - certainly not in the Stan Getz/Charlie Byrd sense…

Ana Caram - Hollywood Rio (2004) [Re-Up]

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Ana Caram - Hollywood Rio (2004) [Re-Up]

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.

VA - Blue Brazil, Vol. 1: Blue Note In A Latin Groove (1994)

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VA - Blue Brazil, Vol. 1: Blue Note In A Latin Groove (1994)

VA - Blue Brazil, Vol. 1: Blue Note In A Latin Groove (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 346 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 126 Mb | Scans ~ 58 Mb | 00:55:18
Brazilian Jazz, Latin Jazz, Samba, Bossa Nova, MPB | Label: Blue Note | # 7243 8 29196 2 9

Finally Blue Note issues a Latin collection from its Italian (Italiana SPA) and Brazilian (EMI-Odeon) vaults that reveals the true diversity of its catalog and exploits some of the serious sensuous grooves that DJs have been spinning for over a decade. This is the first of three volumes, all of which feature the rarest most representative tracks from the various trends in jazz that grew out of Brazilian pop in the '60s, '70s, and even '80s. For starters, there's the mean brass swagger of Luis Amuda Perez on "Upa Neguinho," which was written by Edu Lobo. Besides being a popular dance tune (you can hear that in the opening measures), it is a masterpiece of Brazilian big band arrangement. Also featured is the stellar "Noa Noa," a trademark of Sergio Mendez. This is a tough bossa nova trio jam, with arpeggiated piano figures cutting right through the rhythms in the tune. In addition, Mandrake Som's "Beriambu" was the first to utilize in a swinging pop jazz context the use of the one string percussion instrument – there's also a very soul-jazzy sax solo in the break. This set's full of warm, frighteningly good examples of bossa, samba, and even the MPB and Joven Guarda rhythms as they inform folk and jazz melodies and modal figures.

Rosa Passos - Rosa Por Rosa (2005) {Velas}

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Rosa Passos - Rosa Por Rosa (2005) {Velas}

Rosa Passos - Rosa Por Rosa (2005) {Velas}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 600dpi | 407MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 161MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Brazilian Jazz, Bossa Nova

Rosa Passos is one of the few singers currently in Brazil dedicated to a genuine evolution of Brazilian music, devoid of fashionable trend and commercialism. She has established herself firmly in the country's artistic scenery, acknowledged by many such as João Gilberto, Maria Schneider, Clare Fisher, Paquito d'Rivera, Johnny Alf, Nana Caymmi (who recorded two of her compositions), and even the number one enemy of bossa nova, the fundamental music researcher J.R. Tinhorão, even if she hasn't had her deserved media exposure.

VA - Bossa Nova: The Smoothest Tunes For The Coolest People (2003) 4CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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VA - Bossa Nova: The Smoothest Tunes For The Coolest People (2003) 4CD Box Set [Re-Up]

VA - Bossa Nova: The Smoothest Tunes For The Coolest People (2003) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.62 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 624 Mb | Scans ~ 143 Mb
Label: Universal International Music B.V. | # 0602498088999 | Time: 04:31:29
Bossa Nova, MPB, Samba, Brazilian Jazz, Tropicalia, Easy Listening

Bossa Nova translated as the "new beat" or "the new style", grew out of Rio De Janeiro in 1958. The instigators were a handful of artists with a desire to break from tradition, developing the samba rhythms with the influence of cool American jazz to find a music with such a warm soul and natural rhythm that no-one can help but tap and sway to its beat. Bossa Nova is palm trees swaying, it is like melting sugar in hot coffee, it is the setting sun and warm sand underfoot. It is the sound and beat of Brazil, it is one of the world's coolest musical styles and it remains to this day one of the world's great musical treasures.