Roberta Gambarini

Roberta Mameli, Marco Vitale, Contrasto Armonico - George Frideric Handel: Cantate 01 (2013)

Roberta Mameli, Marco Vitale, Contrasto Armonico - George Frideric Handel: Cantate 01 (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 289 Mb | Total time: 61:19 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ayros | # AY-HC01 | Recorded: 2012

Handel’s cantatas represent an important musical repertoire that until recently has been little known. Consisting of about 100 separate works, most were written over a period of a few years for private performance in Italy. They range from musical miniatures containing only two arias connected by recitative and accompanied by continuo to larger works with named characters, a dramatic story, and rich instrumental forces. Telling more often than not about the pangs of love, these are intimate works, with texts frequently written by (and sometimes about) members of the privileged audience for which they were composed.

Larry Carlton & the SWR Big Band - Lights On (2017)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Nov. 22, 2017
Larry Carlton & the SWR Big Band - Lights On (2017)

Larry Carlton & the SWR Big Band - Lights On (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 377.39 Mb + 84.50 Mb (Scans) | 68:17
Bop, Fusion, Jazz Big Band | Label: Monsters Of Rock

Legendary guitarist Larry Carlton & the SWR Big Band team up for a new production! Combining his roots in blues and jazz with a crossover pop rock sensibility, Carlton's unmistakable sound is marked by his signature warm tone, bright melodies and soulful guitar solos. Four time Grammy winner, Titan of Tone award recipient and legendary guitar great, Larry Carlton is one of the most influential, prolific and original guitarists in the industry. Carlton established himself from his first recording, A Little Help From My Friends. His studio credits include musicians and groups like Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Michael Jackson, Sammy Davis Jr., Herb Alpert, Quincy Jones, Bobby Bland, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and literally dozens of others. He went on to perform with the Crusaders and then with the multi platinum jazz super group Fourplay. With 30 albums to his credit and having performed on over 100 albums that have gone Gold or Platinum, Larry Carlton has set a standard for artistry that spans three decades.

Letizia Onorati - Notes and Words (2018)  Music

Posted by delpotro at July 26, 2018
Letizia Onorati - Notes and Words (2018)

Letizia Onorati - Notes and Words (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 284 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 112 Mb | 00:48:43
Contemporary Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Incipit Records

Uscirà il 19 gennaio 2018 “NOTES AND WORDS”, l’ultimo progetto di LETIZIA ONORATI, giovane e talentuosa cantante jazz leccese, alla sua seconda esperienza discografica. Autrice o coautrice di quasi tutti i testi, ora Letizia si presenta per la prima volta come compositrice. I 9 brani inediti sono composti e arrangiati da Paolo Di Sabatino (sua anche la rielaborazione dei 3 standard che completano il lavoro), vero e proprio “regista” del lavoro realizzato.

The James Moody & Hank Jones Quartet - Our Delight (2008)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Jan. 28, 2019
The James Moody & Hank Jones Quartet - Our Delight (2008)

The James Moody and Hank Jones Quartet - Our Delight (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 471.80 Mb | 1:17:42 | Covers
Post-Bop | Country: USA | Label: IPO

The combination of James Moody and Hank Jones, excepting a few minor instances, has not been documented since the 1963 Argo LP Great Day. So this match-up of two jazz giants, with a collective experience of some 170 years at the time of this recording, is long overdue and exceedingly welcome. Concentrating on the music of Dizzy Gillespie and Tadd Dameron, these living legends of mainstream bop and hard bop turn this stack of standards and a handful of originals into a refined, relaxed and easygoing program of pleasing and accessible tunes. Every cut sports excellent solos, unforced refrains, and, as the title suggests, a delightful repertoire. Moody's tenor has never sounded better, while the ever elegant Jones supports the band with the ultimate in supple subtleties. Bassist Todd Coolman (who also wrote the insightful liner notes) turns in a usually reliable and steady performance, while the great but still unsung drummer Adam Nussbaum displays a restraint and high level of taste that shows both of their unwavering respect for the icons they are backing.

Laura Avanzolini - Sings Bacharach (2019)  Music

Posted by Domestos at June 13, 2019
Laura Avanzolini - Sings Bacharach (2019)

Laura Avanzolini - Sings Bacharach (2019)
MP3 CBR 320kbps ~ 113.02 Mb | 00:49:05 | Cover
Vocal Jazz | Country: Italy | Label: Koinè by Dodicilune

Classe 1985, cantante e insegnante di canto. Si avvicina giovanissima alla musica grazie allo studio del pianoforte e della chitarra, per poi approdare allo studio del canto e del jazz con la Prof. ssa Martina Grossi. Diplomata con il massimo dei voti e la lode in Canto Jazz presso il Conservatorio “G. Rossini” di Pesaro sotto la guida del M° Bruno Tommaso. Attualmente studia con Diana Torto presso il Biennio di Canto Jazz del Conservatorio “G. Martini” di Bologna. Parallelamente studia inglese e spagnolo grazie alla laurea in “Comunicazione Interlinguistica Applicata”, conseguita presso la SSLMIT di Forlì. Approfondisce l’universo della voce grazie al Corso Universitario di Alto Perfezionamento in Vocologia Artistica, dove la sua tesi ottiene un encomio dalla commissione giudicante presieduta dal Dott. F. Fussi e dalla Dott. ssa S. Magnani.

Dana Lauren - It's You Or No One (2010)  Music

Posted by Domestos at March 29, 2018
Dana Lauren - It's You Or No One (2010)

Dana Lauren - It's You Or No One (2010)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 00:45:27 | 104.70 Mb | Covers
Modern Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Dana Lauren

At the age of 21, vocalist Dana Lauren has a command of her instrument that many professional singers twice her age would envy. Lauren has a voice that's one part Roberta Gambarini and one part Diana Krall, with a dash of soul thrown in to spice things up, and she puts it good use on this ten song program. Her debut album—Stairway To The Stars (Dana Lauren, 2008)—produced by and featuring trumpeter Arturo Sandoval—covered oft-performed standards like "How High The Moon," "Devil May Care" and "Corcovado" but the follow-up digs a little deeper into the catalogs of Irving Berlin, Richard Rodgers and the like. A few heavily covered favorites, like "That Old Black Magic" and "On The Sunny Side Of The Street," make an appearance but they're given facelifts that keep them from coming across as stale.

Joel Holmes - Expansion (2018)  Music

Posted by Domestos at March 22, 2020
Joel Holmes - Expansion (2018)

Joel Holmes - Expansion (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 149.84 Mb | 27:35 | Cover
Jazz-Funk, Nu Jazz, Neo Soul, Hip Hop | Label: New Jazz Adventure

Joel Holmes began teaching himself tunes by ear at age 10. He grew up playing with local bands and primarily in church. His family soon moved from Virginia to Baltimore so that he could attend the Baltimore School for the Performing Arts. Later, Joel Holmes became the Director of Jazz at his alma mater. He attended the Peabody Conservatory of Music at John Hopkins University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Performance.

Roberta Flack - Feel Like Makin' Love (1975) [1991, Reissue]  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at Nov. 4, 2022
Roberta Flack - Feel Like Makin' Love (1975) [1991, Reissue]

Roberta Flack - Feel Like Makin' Love (1975) [1991, Reissue]
R&B, Pop/Rock, Soul, Smooth Soul | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 46:47 | 405,82 Mb
Label: Atlantic (USA) | Cat.# 80333-2 | Released: 1991 (1975-03-01)

Capping off a string of early-'70s hits with this album's title track, Roberta Flack would soon take a sabbatical from the spotlight in 1975. And while she would return to the stage and studio, Flack never quite hit the heights of this and the handful of other MOR soul releases from the first half of the decade. Her Carole King-meets-Gladys Knight sound is particularly impressive on highlights like "Mr. Magic" and "Feelin' That Glow." Helping out with the stellar backing are such luminaries as vocalist Patti Austin, drummer Alphonze Mouzon, keyboardist Bob James, and guitarist Hugh McCracken. Maybe not as fine an album as 1971's "Quiet Fire", "Feel Like Makin' Love" will still please the singer's dedicated fans.

Roberta Flack - Chapter Two (1970)  Music

Posted by Designol at Sept. 21, 2021
Roberta Flack - Chapter Two (1970)

Roberta Flack - Chapter Two (1970)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 206 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 90 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Soul, R&B, Vocal Jazz | Label: Atlantic | # 1569-2 | Time: 00:38:23

A great album and the release that made Roberta Flack a major soul and R&B artist in the early '70s. She had a soft, compelling, alluring voice, and was able to convincingly switch gears and also convey anger, regret, hurt, or despair. Those who thought Flack was a one-hit wonder, or didn't think she could make the transition from doing mostly jazz to other styles, were convinced otherwise.
Roberta Invernizzi - Arias for Anna Renzi the First Opera Diva (2022)

Roberta Invernizzi - Arias for Anna Renzi the First Opera Diva (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 48:09 | 110 / 258 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Brilliant Classics

A homage from one superb Italian soprano to her forebear, the first "opera diva".Anna Renzi (c. 1620 – after 1661) was an Italian soprano renowned for her acting ability as well as her voice, who has been described as the first diva in the history of opera. Born in Rome, Anna Renzi was highly popular in Vienna in 1640s and made her debut in 1640 at the Palazzo Pallavicini-Rospigliosi in the presence of Cardinal Richelieu, as Lucinda in Il favorito del principe by the young composer Filiberto Laurenzi, who continued to function as her teacher and/or accompanist in later years. She became the most celebrated and highest-paid singer of the age, and famous composers wrote especially for her. Composers tended to make use of the full extent of Renzi's voice, which spanned from middle C to high B-flat, and the four surviving non-Monteverdian settings of roles written for her (by Sacrati, Laurenzi, Cesti and Ziani) are characterized by strong dramatic, emotional and stylistic contrasts, designed to show off her uncanny command of vocal and expressive means.