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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.

Art Farmer - Homecoming (1971) Japanese Remastered Reissue 1998  Music

Posted by Designol at April 25, 2016
Art Farmer - Homecoming (1971) Japanese Remastered Reissue 1998

Art Farmer - Homecoming (1971) Japanese Remastered Reissue 1998
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 241 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 107 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Bop, Hard Bop, Cool | Label: Sony/Mainstream Records | # SRCS 9397 | Time: 00:32:36

This Art Farmer studio session from 1971 has a slight contemporary flavor to it, due to the addition of conga player James "Mtume" Forman and percussionist Warren Smith, Jr. to a core group of collaborators including Jimmy Heath, Cedar Walton, Sam Jones, and Billy Higgins. Unfortunately, the additional percussionists are too prominent in the mix, greatly distracting from the driving arrangements of Farmer's "Homecoming" and Kenny Dorham's "Blue Bossa" as well as a peppy bossa nova, "Cascavelo." Far better are the quintet tracks, including the laid-back and mellow interpretation of Leonard Bernstein's ballad "Some Other Time," featuring the leader's matchless flügelhorn and Heath's soprano sax, and an upbeat chart of "Here's That Rainy Day." Another annoying problem is the seemingly out of tune piano, though Walton makes the best of a bad instrument. Not an essential album in the vast Farmer discography, but worth acquiring if found at a reasonable price, though it will be difficult.

Willie Bobo - Bobo's Beat (1964) Remastered Reissue 2003  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 15, 2015
Willie Bobo - Bobo's Beat (1964) Remastered Reissue 2003

Willie Bobo - Bobo's Beat (1964) Remastered Reissue 2003
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 227 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 98 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Latin Jazz, World Fusion | Label: Roulette Jazz/EMI | # 7243 5 90954 2 4 | Time: 00:39:29

Willie Bobo pulled an impressive lineup for his debut as a leader, due in part to a profile gained from his work with Cal Tjader and Herbie Mann. Leading the brass section in this midsized group is trumpeter Clark Terry, who lends the necessary grit and fire, while Joe Farrell's burring tenor gives the record dynamic range. Though Bobo's percussion kit is displayed on the front, it's occasionally difficult to appreciate his playing on the record; he sounds bored and in the background during a trio of Brazilian crossover numbers (this was the year of Jazz Samba, after all), leaving organist Frank Anderson to flare his way playfully through his own "Bossa Nova in Blue." Bobo does finally allow himself some solo space at the end of "Capers," after several minutes of brilliant interplay between brass and reeds. The highlight comes with the group's interpretation of Freddie Hubbard's "Crisis," a slow-burning hard bop number with Bobo's timbales shuffle framing more excellent sectioning, with Farrell's tenor and an unnamed trombone positioned in counterpoint to Terry's trumpet.
Charlie Rouse - Bossa Nova Bacchanal (1962) [ Remastered 2003]

Charlie Rouse - Bossa Nova Bacchanal (1962) [ Remastered 2003]
EAC rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Scans | 240 Mb (Incl. Recovery)
Genre ~ Bossa Nova, Saxophone Jazz | Label ~ Blue Note Records
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."
Richie Cole & Hank Crawford Quintet - Bossa International (1987) {Milestone MCD-9180-2 rel 1990}

Richie Cole & Hank Crawford Quintet - Bossa International (1987) {Milestone MCD-9180-2 rel 1990}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 350 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 138 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 9 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1987, 1990 Milestone / Fantasy | MCD-9180-2
Jazz / Bebob / Saxophone

Richie Cole meets up with fellow altoist Hank Crawford on a spirited concert set. With guitarist Emily Remler, bassist Marshall Hawkins and drummer Victor Jones, Cole and Crawford romp on such numbers as "Confirmation," "Fantasy Blues," "Samba De Orpheus" and "Cherokee." This jam session date has its exciting moments and is easily recommended to bebop fans.

Holly Wilson - ABBA En Bossa Nova (2011)  Music

Posted by SuniR at Aug. 19, 2017
Holly Wilson - ABBA En Bossa Nova (2011)

Holly Wilson - ABBA En Bossa Nova (2011)
EAC | FLAC (log,image+cue) -> 337 Mb (5% Rec.)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 118 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Bossa Nova, Latin, Chillout | Label: Barca Records, SLC 700 | 0:42:26

Ten of ABBA's most famous songs get the Bossa Nova treatment courtesy of Holly Wilson. Tracks include 'Dancing Queen', 'Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)', 'Take A Chance On Me' and more.
The Oscar Peterson Trio - We Get Requests (1964) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2011] Audio CD Layer

The Oscar Peterson Trio - We Get Requests (1964) [Remastered 2011]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 235 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 116 Mb | Scans included | 00:40:20
Bop, Swing, Mainstream Jazz | Label: Analogue Productions, Verve | # CVRJ 8606 SA

Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from the original master tapes to vinyl and PCM. This 1964 studio session features the Peterson trio with bassist Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen, a group that had been together for five years by then and performed like a well-oiled machine. The repertoire is mostly pop songs of the day, including bossa nova tunes and film themes, and the treatments are fairly brief, with emphasis placed squarely on the melodies. Even in their lightest moments, though, the group demonstrates some of the qualities that made it among the most influential piano trios in jazz, a group that could generate tremendous rhythmic energy and a sense of developing musical detail. For all his legendary force, Peterson possesses a subtle rhythmic sense, and here he infuses even "People" with an undercurrent of swing. This is undemanding, tuneful music best suited for casual listening, but it still sparkles with the trio's customary élan.

Love - Da Capo (1966) [MFSL Remastered 2013, Audio CD Layer]  Music

Posted by Designol at Aug. 4, 2017
Love - Da Capo (1966) [MFSL Remastered 2013, Audio CD Layer]

Love - Da Capo (1966) [MFSL Remastered 2013]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 224 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 109 Mb | Scans included | 00:36:27
Folk Rock, Baroque Pop, Psychedelic | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2130

Love broadened their scope into psychedelia on their sophomore effort, Arthur Lee's achingly melodic songwriting gifts reaching full flower. The six songs that comprised the first side of this album when it was first issued are a truly classic body of work, highlighted by the atomic blast of pre-punk rock "Seven & Seven Is" (their only hit single), the manic jazz tempos of "Stephanie Knows Who", and the enchanting "She Comes in Colors", perhaps Lee's best composition (and reportedly the inspiration for the Rolling Stones' "She's a Rainbow"). It's only half a great album, though; the seventh and final track, "Revelation", is a tedious 19-minute jam that keeps Da Capo from attaining truly classic status.
Carly Simon - Anticipation (1971) [MFSL Remastered 2015] Audio CD Layer

Carly Simon - Anticipation (1971) [MFSL Remastered 2015]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 200 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 111 Mb | Scans included | 00:37:57
Singer/Songwriter, Pop/Rock, Soft Rock | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2166

Carly Simon’s quietly intense sophomore album comes across like an assertive notice nailed to a door for all to see. Bold, personal, and openly biographical, Anticipation announces the arrival of an artist that won’t back down for anything. While Simon clearly stands her ground on her eponymous debut, she elevates her passion and persona to heightened levels throughout this gold-selling record, dealing in private matters related to love, relationships, and desire. At times, Simon is nothing short of primal, reflecting on the difficulties of retaining your own identity while also giving yourself to a partner. Musically, Simon’s connection to her folk roots would never be stronger. Simon’s attachment to and investment in each lyric is made evident by way of the intimate, hushed atmospherics and expanded dynamic range. The rhythmic framework supplied by session pro Andy Newmark’s drumming is also vastly improved, with songs showcasing a better-defined midrange and low-end. And just as Simon’s vocals sound more transparent and direct, so, too, do the supporting choral arrangements.