Luciana Souza

Luciana Souza - Speaking In Tongues (2015)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Nov. 10, 2015
Luciana Souza - Speaking In Tongues (2015)

Luciana Souza - Speaking In Tongues (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 47:46 min | 110 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz, World | Label: Sunnyside

Speaking In Tongues is a suite of musical poetry with the theme of language at its core. Luciana Souza’s stunning new album for Sunnyside Records draws on the talents of four of the most creative musicians working in Jazz today; players who, along with Luciana, come from five different places on the planet, and have five different languages as their native tongues. Together with the extraordinary vision of producer Larry Klein, they have melded their creative voices into an exciting new tributary of Jazz; one that breaks down compositional and sonic walls, and treads onto fresh ground in every sense. The Grammy Award winning vocalist and composer describes her new project as “a musical inquiry into language and conversation.”

Luciana Souza - An Answer To Your Silence (1998)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at April 6, 2016
Luciana Souza - An Answer To Your Silence (1998)

Luciana Souza - An Answer To Your Silence (1998)
Jazz, Jazz Vocal, Post Bop | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 62 min | 142 MB
Label: NYC Music | Rel: 1998

Luciana Souza's debut on Mike Mainieri's NYC label established her not just as a strong vocalist, but also a composer of melodious yet highly complex music. Seven of the 11 tracks are originals, and they're handled expertly by Souza, saxophonist George Garzone, pianist David Kikoski, bassist John Lockwood, and drummer Ignacio Berroa. Souza handles the percussion herself, and co-producer George Schuller plays drums on the closing "Embraceable You." In addition to intricate pieces like "Muita Bobeira," "3 to 2 in Overtime," and "Say No to You," and brooding, poetic numbers like "Time Does Not Wait," Souza also includes two songs by Antonio Carlos Jobim: "Bonita" and "Retrato em Branco e Preto."

Luciana Souza - Neruda (2004)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at March 30, 2016
Luciana Souza - Neruda (2004)

Luciana Souza - Neruda (2004)
Vocal Jazz, Bossa Nova | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 49 min | 116 MB
Label: Sunny Side | Rel: 2004

It's an audacious move, putting the words of one of the 20th century's greatest poets to music. All those who are familiar with the words have their own perceptions of the images, and – on some level – a feeling of the settings they should have. With just voice, piano, and a little percussion, Souza imposes her own vision on the poems of Pablo Neruda, as she has before on the work of Elizabeth Bishop, and it can initially seem strange and take listeners by surprise, as on the relatively upbeat and busy "House." "We Are Many" is imagined as almost an art song. Translating poetry to song is difficult, especially this work, with no regular rhythm or meter, and that's reflected in the tidal shifts of "Sonnet 99." There's true adventure in "I Will Come Back," sung over only percussion, a jaunty beat that's a celebration of life, rather than a commiseration of death. On "Sonnet 49" she employs marimba, giving a stately exoticism to the music.

Luciana Souza - Brazilian Duos (2001)  Music

Posted by zerumuga at Feb. 16, 2010
Luciana Souza - Brazilian Duos (2001)

Luciana Souza - Brazilian Duos
Jazz | 2001 | MP3 CBR 320Kbps => 99 MB | Time 42:28 | Covers

Brazilian Duos was nominated for the 2003 Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Album.

Luciana Souza - Tide (2009)  Music

Posted by zerumuga at July 14, 2009
 Luciana Souza - Tide (2009)

Luciana Souza - Tide
Vocal Jazz | 2009 | MP3 CBR 320Kbps => 98 MB | Time 42:36 | Front Cover

Brazilian vocalist Luciana Souza delivers a superb set of seven original songs on which she collaborates with such musical luminaries as guitarists Romero Lubambo, Larry Koonse, husband, bassist and producer Larry Klein, Cyro Baptista on percussion, Vinnie Colaiuta on drums and Larry Goldings on keyboards.

Luciana Souza - The New Bossa Nova (2007)  Music

Posted by hank12 at Oct. 5, 2007
Luciana Souza - The New Bossa Nova (2007)

Luciana Souza - The New Bossa Nova (2007)
MP3 | 224~320 Kbps | 99 MB | RS

The New Bossa Nova marks an exciting new chapter for the Brazilian-born vocalist and three-time Grammy® nominee, who's already widely acknowledged as one of jazz's most respected and accomplished vocalists. The 11-song album finds the artist crafting a fresh and highly personal variation on the beloved bossa nova style, matching Souza's exquisite, deeply-felt performances with spare, eloquent arrangements that place the emphasis squarely on the songs' timeless emotional truths.
VA - The Passion Of Charlie Parker (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

VA - The Passion Of Charlie Parker (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 50:22 minutes | 1,12 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Impulse!/Verve present “The Passion of Charlie Parker”, an album of iconic Parker songs transformed through the addition of lyrics to create a musical play that narrates Bird’s life. Produced by Larry Klein with lyrics by David Baerwald, the album features actor Jeffrey Wright in the role of Parker as narrator, with vocals provided by Wright, Gregory Porter, Madeleine Peyroux, Melody Gardot, Barbara Hannigan, Luciana Souza, Kurt Elling and Camille Bertault.
Herbie Hancock - River: The Joni Letters (Japanese Edition) (2007)

Herbie Hancock - River: The Joni Letters (Japanese Edition) (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, m3u, artworks - 436 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 174 MB | 01:19:33
Jazz, Soul Jazz, Jazz-Pop, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Verve Records

When Herbie Hancock released Possibilities (2005), a collaborative effort that paired the great pianist and composer with a group of pop and rock stocks from the world over, it was obvious the restless master was entering a new phase of his long career. In that context, River: The Joni Letters makes perfect sense. Hancock and his fine band Lionel Loueke (guitar), Wayne Shorter (soprano and tenor saxophones), Dave Holland (bass), Vinnie Colaiuta (drums) prepare a series of instrumentals and vocal interpretations of the songs of Joni Mitchell. The vocalists here include those who were inspired by Mitchell, namely Norah Jones, Corinne Bailey Rae, and Mitchell herself on one number (her own recording, Shine, was released on the same day), and some of her peers in the pop world, including Tina Turner and Leonard Cohen.

Herbie Hancock - River: The Joni Letters (2007)  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Nov. 4, 2009
Herbie Hancock - River: The Joni Letters (2007)

Herbie Hancock - River: The Joni Letters (2007)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 381 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 153 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 26 Mb
© 2007 Verve | 0602517448261
Jazz / Jazz-Pop / Contemporary Jazz

Herbie Hancock - River: The Joni Letters (2007)

Hancock's 2007 album, "River: The Joni Letters" won the 2008 Grammy Award for Album of the Year, only the second time a jazz album has won the award.
Any doubts about the incongruity of jazz icon Herbie Hancock covering singer-songwriter extraordinare Joni Mitchell will be obliterated on the first journey through RIVER: THE JONI LETTERS. For starters, the premise is not especially incongruous. Hancock has had a long, adventurous career in which he's traversed genres and masterfully blended styles, while Mitchell has always been deeply influenced by jazz as both a composer and a singer. RIVER features many of Mitchell's finest songs, stunning in their own right and reinterpreted beautifully by Hancock, plus a stellar assortment of musicians and guest vocalists.

Golijov: Oceana - Tenebrae - 3 Songs  Music

Posted by Karl_Siemens at Sept. 7, 2007
Golijov: Oceana - Tenebrae - 3 Songs

Golijov: Oceana - Tenebrae - 3 Songs
2007 | DG | APE + CUE | Covers | Booklet | 272 MB | 3 files