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Raul De Souza - Colors (1975) [Japanese Edition 2013]

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Raul De Souza - Colors (1975) [Japanese Edition 2013]

Raul De Souza - Colors (1975) [Japanese Edition 2013]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 252 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 95 MB | Covers - 20 MB
Genre: Latin Jazz, Post-Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (UCCO-90208)

This nearly forgotten Brazilian trombonist - a protégé of Airto Moreira and Flora Purim who made a moderate impact in the U.S. in the '70s only to mysteriously give it up and return to Brazil and subsequent obscurity - resurfaces on a CD reissue of a star-studded session from 1974. Producer Airto, who appears frequently on percussion (never mind the camouflaged percussion credits "Kenneth Nash and others; " one shake and you know it's Airto), succeeded in enlisting J.J. Johnson to make the horn arrangements and getting the polyrhythmic drums of Jack DeJohnette to drive the session. Cannonball Adderley makes one of his last appearances on record (he died nine months later), his alto sax burning in an otherwise cluttered stab at Baden Powell's "Canto de Ossanha," and venturing on the outside on "Chants to Burn"…

Rosemary Clooney & Perez Prado - A Touch of Tabasco (1959) [Reissue 2010]

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Rosemary Clooney & Perez Prado - A Touch of Tabasco (1959) [Reissue 2010]

Rosemary Clooney & Perez Prado - A Touch of Tabasco (1959) [Reissue 2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 183 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 64 MB | Covers - 9 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Latin Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sony Music (154769-2)

On paper, this unlikely pairing of American popular vocalist Rosemary Clooney (who nearly defined the 1950s as a stylist) and Cuban percussionist and bandleader Pérez Prado seemed to be a disaster in the making. The end result is quite the opposite. Recorded during two sessions in July and August of 1959, this is simply one of the loveliest albums in either artist's catalog. The music is lively and colorful but retains Clooney's smooth and mellow character, and Prado's trademark arrangements and experiments with percussion, texture, and harmony. Apparently, Clooney had some trouble with pronunciation initially, but was coached by her husband, Puerto Rican actor Jose Ferrer (who wrote the original album's liner notes) and became a quick study…

War – Platinum Jazz (1976) [1995, Remastered]

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War – Platinum Jazz (1976) [1995, Remastered]

War – Platinum Jazz (1976) [1995, Remastered]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 474 MB | Scans
Genre: Jazz, Funk, Latin Jazz | Label: Avenue Records | Catalog Number: ASR 10606-2

An often overlooked and underrated part of War’s legacy was their instrumentals, many of which were quite imaginative. War’s members loved jazz, and they expressed that passion not because they had any illusions of trying to compete with Miles Davis or Joe Henderson, but simply for the enjoyment of it. Released as a two-LP set, Platinum Jazz gathered War’s previously released instrumentals (plus one vocal, “Deliver the Word”) with fine results. Jazz fusion material ranging from the unpredictable “City, Country, City” (arguably the band’s best instrumental ever, and certainly their best known) and the salsa-influenced “Nappy Head” to the mellow “H2Overture” and the congenial “Smile Happy” show just how effective War’s members could be without vocals. And when saxman Charles Miller and keyboardist Lonnie Jordan stretch out, it’s clear that as improvisers, they weren’t half bad.

David Spinozza - Spinozza (1978) {2000 A&M/Polydor/Universal Music Japan}

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David Spinozza - Spinozza (1978) {2000 A&M/Polydor/Universal Music Japan}

David Spinozza - Spinozza (1978) {2000 A&M/Polydor/Universal Music Japan}
EAC Rip | FLAC with log | scans | 252 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 103 mb
Genre: jazz rock, jazz funk, Latin jazz, fusion

Spinozza is the 1978 debut album by American guitarist David Spinozza. This was remastered in Japan in 2000 by A&M/Polydor/Universal Music as part of the "Millennium Fusion Collection".

Various Artists - Euro Jazz 2004 (2004) [Jazz & Tzaz No. 134]

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Various Artists - Euro Jazz 2004 (2004) [Jazz & Tzaz No. 134]

VA - Euro Jazz 2004 (2004) [Jazz & Tzaz No. 134]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 473 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 206 Mb
Label: Jazz & Τζαζ | # 0040-2 | Time: 01:11:32 | Scans included
Post-Bop, Contemporary Jazz, Free Jazz, Latin Jazz

This is the third consecutive "Euro-Jazz" CD compilation produced by Jazz & Tzaz Magazine (Greece), featuring a large proportion of the groups and musicians that will participate in this year’s concerts of the 4th European Jazz Festival in Athens. Creative music and musicians from all over Europe give an integral scope of a special kind and variety, and a special feeling of contemporary jazz in Europe. This year’s festival is enriched by the participation of the new European Union members from Central and Eastern Europe. Jazz & Τζαζ Magazine would like to thank all European Embassies and Cultural Institutes (plus the Municipality of Athens) for their kind and helpful collaboration in making this CD, as well as all the musicians and record labels involved.

Carmen Souza - Live at Lagny Jazz Festival (2013)

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Carmen Souza - Live at Lagny Jazz Festival (2013)

Carmen Souza - Live at Lagny Jazz Festival (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 387 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 145 MB | Covers - 11 MB
Genre: Latin Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Galileo Music (GMC060)

It is fulfilling to attend a Carmen Souza concert just to listen to her breathtaking version of “Donna Lee” alone. However, there is much more to fall in love with than Miles Davis’ chart that Charlie Parker made famous by the singer on Live at Lagny Jazz Festival. Whether it is being mesmerised by her version of the standard “My Favourite Things,” or falling prey to the charms of the magnificent chart of that other famous son of Cape Verde, Horace Silver’s “Son of My Father,” or by Ms. Souza’s and Theo Pascal’s own “Afri Ka,” the effect is the same: breathless. For Carmen Souza is one of a kind - an original as rare as a throat singer and as exquisite as a vocalist who combines the best of Billie Holiday and Elis Regina - whose time has certainly come. Carmen Souza’s star is certainly on the rise…

Antonio Carlos Jobim - The Girl From Ipanema: A Retrospective Of Antonio Carlos Jobim [Recorded 1967-1970] (1996)

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Antonio Carlos Jobim - The Girl From Ipanema: A Retrospective Of Antonio Carlos Jobim [Recorded 1967-1970] (1996)

Antonio Carlos Jobim - The Girl From Ipanema: A Retrospective Of Antonio Carlos Jobim [Recorded 1967-1970] (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 380 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 155 MB | Covers - 5 MB
Genre: Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: A&M Records (540 582-2)

Brazil's towering figure of bossa nova, both as a performer and, even more importantly, as a composer.
It has been said that Antonio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim was the George Gershwin of Brazil, and there is a solid ring of truth in that, for both contributed large bodies of songs to the jazz repertoire, both expanded their reach into the concert hall, and both tend to symbolize their countries in the eyes of the rest of the world. With their gracefully urbane, sensuously aching melodies and harmonies, Jobim's songs gave jazz musicians in the 1960s a quiet, strikingly original alternative to their traditional Tin Pan Alley source.

LA4 - Just Friends (1978) [Reissue 2003] (Re-up)

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LA4 - Just Friends (1978) [Reissue 2003] (Re-up)

LA4 - Just Friends (1978) [Reissue 2003]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 195 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 84 MB | Covers - 95 MB
Genre: Cool Jazz, Latin Jazz, Post-Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Groove Note (GRV1016-3)

On this rewarding set, the L.A. Four (altoist Bud Shank, acoustic guitarist Laurindo Almeida, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Jeff Hamilton) perform a Bach melody, "Carinhoso" (originally recorded by Shank and Almeida back in 1954), "Just Friends," a "Love" medley ("Love for Sale" and "Love Walked In"), and Chick Corea's "Spain." Shank sticks exclusively to alto for the date, leaving his flute in its case, and the result is a more high-powered program than usual.

Lalo Schifrin - Piano Espanol (1958) {Tico--Universal 176 160 397-2 rel 2006}

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Lalo Schifrin - Piano Espanol (1958) {Tico--Universal 176 160 397-2 rel 2006}

Lalo Schifrin - Piano Espanol (1958) {Tico–Universal 176 160 397-2 rel 2006}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 236 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 84 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 30 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1958, 2006 Tico / Protel / Universal | 176 160 397-2
Jazz / Bop / Latin Jazz / Bossa Nova / Piano

A very unusual early chapter in the career of Lalo Schifrin – and a record that's a fair bit different than most of his famous bossa, jazz, and soundtrack work! The sound here is much more New York Latin than the Brazilian modes that show up in other Schifrin work – with orchestrations that nicely set the scene for bolder piano lines on the keys – often in a style that's a bit more dramatic than you'd expect from Lalo, and underscored by some great hard percussion at the bottom! Most tunes are quite lively, with a really crackling Latin groove – and titles include "Jungle Fantasy", "Hulablues", "Caravan", "Capricho Espanol", and "El Cumbanchero".

Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Albums Collection 1962-2015 (18CD)

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Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Albums Collection 1962-2015 (18CD)

Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Albums Collection 1962-2015 (18CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 4.28 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.68 Gb | Scans ~ 3.78 Gb
Easy Listening, Instrumental Pop, Jazz Pop, Latin Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Trumpet

Known for his mariachi-inspired easy listening sound, trumpeter Herb Alpert is one of the most successful instrumental performers in pop history. He is also one of the entertainment industry's canniest businessmen, having co-founded A&M Records – a label that ranks among the most prosperous artist-owned companies ever established – with partner Jerry Moss. Collection includes: The Lonely Bull (1962); South Of The Border (1964); Whipped Cream & Other Delights (1965); !!Going Places!! (1965); What Now My Love (1966); S.R.O (1966); The Beat Of The Brass (1968); Rise (1979); Fandango (1982); Bullish (1984); Keep Your Eye On Me (1987); Classics, Volume 1 (1987); Steppin' Out (Featuring Lani Hall) (2013); In The Mood (2014); Come Fly With Me (2015).

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

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

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) ~ 126 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.

Celia Cruz - Siempre Vivire (2000)

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Celia Cruz - Siempre Vivire (2000)

Celia Cruz - Siempre Viviré (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 351 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 116 Mb | Scans ~ 179 Mb
Genre: Salsa | Label: Epic | # 500589 2 | Time: 00:50:39

The question that must be confronted for those familiar with the breadth of her work is, "Is it even possible for Celia Cruz to record a bad album?" With elements such as producer Emilio Estefan, Jr., executive producer Angel Carrasco, and of course, la guarachera del mundo herself converging to create 2000's Siempre Vivire, the answer to that question seems clear. Celia's first album for Sony certainly captured those elements that uniquely belong to Cruz, and discriminatingly avoided any influences of the day that might adulterate those qualities or date the project. In conceiving this record, the creative team walked a very fine line by deciding on a project that could both stand among its contemporary peers and yet sound classic. It is hard in modern salsa to find the tres, a sultry bolero, or to hear plena played well. In a genre that continues to narrow its stylistic scope, it's refreshing to come across a record that can simultaneously be a citizen of the present, and reach to the past.

Yeska - skafrocubanjazz (1998) {Aztlan} **[RE-UP]**

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Yeska - skafrocubanjazz (1998) {Aztlan} **[RE-UP]**

Yeska - skafrocubanjazz (1998) {Aztlan}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 359 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 135 mb
Genre: jazz, Latin jazz

Yeska is Mexican slang for marijuana. Yeska were a Los Angeles-based group who combine jazz with Latin rhythms. The group recorded two albums, with skafrocubanjazz being their debut.

Bill Summers - Feel The Heat (1977) {1993 Prestige Japan}

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Bill Summers - Feel The Heat (1977) {1993 Prestige Japan}

Bill Summers - Feel The Heat (1977) {1993 Prestige Japan}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 237 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 90 mb
Genre: jazz, jazz-funk, Latin jazz

Feel The Heat is the 1977 debut album by percussionist Bill Summers. This is the first digital release from 1993, released in Japan by Prestige Records.

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.