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Sergio Mendes Trio - Bossa Nova York (1964) Remastered 2004  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 5, 2017
Sergio Mendes Trio - Bossa Nova York (1964) Remastered 2004

Sérgio Mendes Trio - Bossa Nova York (1964) Remastered 2004
Special Guests: Antonio Carlos Jobim, Art Farmer, Phil Woods, Hubert Laws

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 169 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 98 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova, Samba Jazz | Label: Elenco/Universal | # MEV-2, 0731452695321 | 00:38:47

Digitally re-mastered reissue of Sergio's debut album with his trio. Initially, Sergio moved from Brazil to New York to work as pianist with Antonio Carlos Jobim and Art Farmer (amongst others). He recorded this album plus a second album entitled Girl from Ipanema before forming the band that would eventually become Brasil '66. Bossa Nova York is closer to authentic Brazilian music than his later, more commercial recordings and these early sides are adored by Jazz purists. Originally recorded in New York and released in 1964.
Quincy Jones - Big Band Bossa Nova (1962) [Remastered 2005] {REPOST}

Quincy Jones - Big Band Bossa Nova (1962) [Remastered 2005] {REPOST}
EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Full Scans | 250 Mb (Incl. Recovery)
Genre ~ Big Band, Crossover Jazz | Label ~ Mercury Records/Verve Music Group

Quincy Jones's 1962 Brazilian jazz classic is back in print after many years, due no doubt to "Soul Bossa Nova"'s inclusion on the AUSTIN POWERS soundtrack. In addition to that show-stealer, BIG BAND BOSSA NOVA delivers Jones's takes on several samba classics, including "Desifinado" and the timeless classic, "One Note Samba."

Scorpions - Savage Amusement (Digital remastered) (1988/ 2001)  Music

Posted by penseur at April 26, 2017
Scorpions - Savage Amusement (Digital remastered) (1988/ 2001)

Scorpions - Savage Amusement (Digital remastered) (1988/ 2001)
EAC with AccurateRip | APE (tracks), CUE, LOG - 312 Mb | MP3 320 Kbps VBR - 80,2 Mb | artworks - 122 Mb
Genre: Rock - Style: Hard Rock | Released: 29 november 2001 | RAR 10% Rec. | File-host: icerbox.com

The Scorpions' two previous releases, Blackout and Love at First Sting, were mostly successful due to the band's ability to adjust with the times; with Blackout, they used the classic power rock introduced by bands like Van Halen, and for Sting they used similar melodies, but with a harder, tighter sound akin to the work of such bands as Dokken and REO Speedwagon. With Savage Amusement, the group's first studio recording in almost four years, the Scorpions experimented with more polished pop melodies that Def Leppard and the like had made popular. The end result is polished and often predictable music that, while good, on the whole fails to be as infectious as the music on their previous albums. Die-hard fans will certainly find their share of worthwhile songs, such as "Don't Stop at the Top" and "Believe in Love," but they still may find Savage Amusement to be incomparable to its predecessors.~ Barry Weber (All Music Guide)
Scorpions - Love At First Sting (Digital remastered) (1984/ 2001)

Scorpions - Love At First Sting (Digital remastered) (1984/ 2001)
EAC with AccurateRip | APE (tracks), CUE, LOG - 306 Mb | MP3 320 Kbps VBR - 84,6 Mb | artworks - 136 Mb
Genre: Rock - Style: Hard Rock | Released: 6 november 2001 | RAR 10% Rec. | File-host: icerbox.com

Although the Scorpions had already achieved fame after 1982's Blackout, Love at First Sting brought them their biggest single of the decade, the slick anthem "Rock You Like a Hurricane," with some greatly underrated songs to back it up. The album opens with the hair-raising "Bad Boys Running Wild" and continues with songs such as the memorable "Big City Nights" and the half-ballad, half-powerhouse rocker "Coming Home." The record also contains what just may be the band's best ballad ever, the tear-jerking "Still Loving You." Considering the fact that it has some of their best-ever singles, Love at First Sting is definitely a must for all fans of the Scorpions. .~ Barry Weber (All Music Guide)
Azteca - Pyramid Of The Moon (1973) {2013 Remastered & Expanded - Big Break Records CDBBR0206}

Azteca - Pyramid Of The Moon (1973) {2013 Remastered & Expanded - Big Break Records CDBBR0206}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 303 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 103 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 30 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1973, 2013 Columbia / Big Break Records / Cherry Red Records | CDBBR 0206
Rock / Jazz / Fusion / Funk / Latin Rock

A really special record from a really special group – one of two sublime 70s gems from Azteca – a wicked blend of jazz, funk, Latin, and soul – all put together by a young Coke Escovedo! Coke's ostensibly the leader of the group, but there's also a richly collaborative feel going on – a style that brings together jazz players like Tom Harrell on trumpet, Mel Martin on saxes, George Muribus on Fender Rhodes, and Flip Nunez on organ – and Latin players like Victor Pantoja on congas, Coke Escovedo on timbales, and Pete Escovedo on added percussion. In fact, the set's a key early example of the strength of the Escovedo family – and like their best later efforts, the set really stretches out and pushes the boundaries of conventional genres. There's also some great guest work from Lenny White on drums, Mike Nock on keyboards, and Neal Schon on guitars – and vocals are by a range of singers who really keep things fresh.
Elis Regina - Samba, Eu Canto Assim! (1965) [Remastered 2012]

Elis Regina - Samba, Eu Canto Assim! (1965) [Remastered 2012]
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 35:13 min | 83 Mb (5% Rec.)
Vocal Jazz, Latin, Bossa Nova, Samba | Label: Universal Sound

Digitally remastered edition of this 1965 album from the Brazilian vocalist. Having emerged out of the Bossa Nova wave of the early 1960s, Elis Regina's stunning theatrical mixture of boss nova, samba, jazz and other music styles placed her at the top of her profession and her unique style effectively launched MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira), the new post-bossa nova modern musical movement in Brazil that would reign supreme for the next 20 years, as singers such as Gal Costa, Caetano Veloso, Jorge Ben, Chico Buarque and others embraced this new style.

Scorpions - Blackout (digital remastered) (1982/ 2001)  Music

Posted by penseur at April 9, 2017
Scorpions - Blackout (digital remastered) (1982/ 2001)

Scorpions - Blackout (digital remastered) (1982/ 2001)
EAC with AccurateRip | APE (tracks), CUE, LOG - 306 Mb | MP3 320 Kbps VBR - 80 Mb | artworks - 132 Mb
Genre: Rock - Style: Hard Rock | Released: 4 october 2001 | RAR 10% Rec. | File-host: icerbox.com

Blackout was the Scorpions' first majorly successful album, due to its clever balance of pop/rock (the title track), power ballads ("When the Smoke Is Going Down"), and catchy heavy metal ("Dynamite," "No One Like You"). Vocalist Klaus Meine had a throat operation prior to the record's release, and surprisingly, his voice sounds more melodic and lively than ever. The rest of the band sounds great as well, and the album is highlighted by the fast-paced performances of guitarists Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs. Blackout has been called the Scorpions' best record ever, and that statement is not unjust. No One Like You" gave the band its first chart hit.~ Barry Weber (All Music Guide)
Zoot Sims - New Beat Bossa Nova, Vol. 1 & 2 (2004) {Colpix Japan Mini LP TOCJ-9604}

Zoot Sims - New Beat Bossa Nova, Vol. 1 & 2 (2004) {Colpix Japan Mini LP TOCJ-9604}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 423 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 148 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 88 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1962, 2004 Colpix Records / Toshiba-EMI | TOCJ-9604 | Mini LP | 24bit remastering
Jazz / Latin Jazz / Bossa Nova / Cool / Saxophone

24bit digitally remastered reissue. Comes housed in a cardboard sleeve. This release compiles two wonderful LPs presenting Zoot Sims playing bossa nova songs, as well as jazz standards in a bossa nova mood arranged by Manny Albam and Al Cohn: New Beat Bossa Nova (Colpix SCP435), and its sequel, New Beat Bossa Nova Vol. 2 (Colpix SCP437). Recorded in 1962, these were among the first albums to combine bossa nova and jazz. Both LPs feature the outstanding guitarist Jim Hall as a soloist.

Scorpions - Lovedrive (digital remastered) (1979/ 2001)  Music

Posted by penseur at March 27, 2017
Scorpions - Lovedrive (digital remastered) (1979/ 2001)

Scorpions - Lovedrive (digital remastered) (1979/ 2001)
EAC with AccurateRip | APE (tracks), CUE, LOG - 273 Mb | MP3 320 Kbps VBR - 76,8 Mb | artworks - 131 Mb
Genre: Rock - Style: Hard Rock | Released: 4 october 2001 | RAR 10% Rec. | File-host: icerbox.com

Prior to Lovedrive's recording, the Scorpions' lineup had a major change when their lead guitarist, Uli Jon Roth, quit the group (not to mention, the rock genre was rapidly changing). With this in mind, the band not only highlighted the album with the licks and riffs of three guitarists (Rudolf Schenker, Michael Schenker, Matthias Jabs), but they also dramatically changed their style to sound more like that of Van Halen. This change is quite welcome; not only are the performances more unpredictable, but the lyrics and melodies are better written. In fact, some of the Scorpions' best songs, such as "Loving You Sunday Morning," "Holiday," and "Coast to Coast" are found here, making it one of their finest.~ Barry Weber (All Music Guide)
Nara Leão - Manhã De Liberdade (1966) [Reissue, Remastered 2002]

Narã Leao - Manhã De Liberdade (1966) [Reissue, Remastered 2002]
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 91 Mb (5% Rec.)
Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova | Label: Philips / Mercury | 2002 | 0:38:37

Nara Leao, the Musa da Bossa Nova (Bossa Nova's Muse, as she is affectionately known), was a prominent figure in bossa nova. She didn't restrict herself as a bossa nova singer, though, and was one of the first artists to engage in the movement later known as "cancao de protesto" (protest song), an artistic movement which denounced military dictatorship in Brazil. She launched the careers of such composers/interpreters as Chico Buarque, Ze Keti, Martinho da Vila, Edu Lobo, Paulinho da Viola, and Fagner. An international performer in spite of her short, uneducated voice, she left an expressive discography. She possessed one of the sexiest voices in Brazilian music and challenged the musical and cultural status quo.