Ivan Lins - Awa Yio (1992) {Velas}  Music

Posted by tiburon at June 7, 2016
Ivan Lins - Awa Yio (1992) {Velas}

Ivan Lins - Awa Yio (1992) {Velas}
EAC 1.0b4 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 200dpi | 296MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 111MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Brazilian Jazz, Latin

This album reflects the seven-year international experience of Ivan Lins, with the careful production by Stewart Levine and Larry Williams. The thoughtful balance between Brazilian elements turned more palatable to international audiences through pop touches made it a big hit, the patriotic "Meu País." All lyrics in this album are from Vítor Martins (with a bit of Aldir Blanc), his longtime musical partner, and his business partner since the previous year when the label that released this and other Lins' albums, Velas.

Rosa Passos - Rosa Por Rosa (2005) {Velas}  Music

Posted by tiburon at June 13, 2016
Rosa Passos - Rosa Por Rosa (2005) {Velas}

Rosa Passos - Rosa Por Rosa (2005) {Velas}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 600dpi | 407MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 162MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Brazilian Jazz, Bossa Nova

Rosa Passos is one of the few singers currently in Brazil dedicated to a genuine evolution of Brazilian music, devoid of fashionable trend and commercialism. She has established herself firmly in the country's artistic scenery, acknowledged by many such as João Gilberto, Maria Schneider, Clare Fisher, Paquito d'Rivera, Johnny Alf, Nana Caymmi (who recorded two of her compositions), and even the number one enemy of bossa nova, the fundamental music researcher J.R. Tinhorão, even if she hasn't had her deserved media exposure.

Quincy Jones - The Dude (1981) [Japan SHM-CD 2016]  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Dec. 21, 2016
Quincy Jones - The Dude (1981) [Japan SHM-CD 2016]

Quincy Jones - The Dude (1981) [Japan SHM-CD 2016]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 246 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Funk / Soul, Disco | Label: Universal Music [Japan] | Catalog Number: UCCU-5807

An enormous commercial success, 1981's The Dude is a cross-cultural success blending jazz, Latin music, soul ballads, and straight pop into an admittedly slick but never over-produced or soulless stew. The album opens with a surprise: "Ai No Corrida" is a synthesizer-driven yet still funky Latin dance track written by Chaz Jankel of Ian Dury & the Blockheads, suggesting that unlike a lot of musicians his age, Quincy Jones kept his ears open to new music. The proto-rap title track accomplishes the same thing. The rest of the album is more conventional, with James Ingram and Patti Austin trading vocals on a smooth collection of tracks highlighted by the masterful love ballads "One Hundred Ways" and "Just Once," staples of adult contemporary stations, and the haunting Stevie Wonder-penned instrumental "Velas." The Dude is an outstanding collection that was massively influential on the '80s R&B scene.

Roberto Fonseca - Abuc (2016) {Impulse!}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 22, 2017
Roberto Fonseca - Abuc (2016) {Impulse!}

Roberto Fonseca - Abuc (2016) {Impulse!}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 627MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Latin Jazz, Afrocubism

ABUC is the 8th album by Roberto Fonseca hes released under his own name and the first to appear on the Impulse! label. Teeming with rascally rhythms and burly brass and woven from allusions, souvenirs and contrasts, ABUC is a kaleidoscope of dancing colors with which Roberto tells a story: the great and rich story of Cuban music, from yesterday to today.
Chicuelo & Marco Mezquida - Conexion (2017) {Taller de Músics}

Chicuelo & Marco Mezquida - Conexion (2017) {Taller de Músics}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 600dpi | 426MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 254MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Flamenco, Jazz, Fusion

Es diu que en aquest projecte Marco Mezquida i Juan Gómez, Chicuelo es troben, no es pregunten d'on vénen. Conexión és el nom del nou àlbum d'aquests dos músics, disponible a botigues a partir del mes d'abril i la presentació oficial del qual serà a L'Auditori de Barcelona el dijous 4 de maig, a les 21.00 h.

Quincy Jones - A&M Gold Series (1991) {A&M}  Music

Posted by tiburon at June 2, 2017
Quincy Jones - A&M Gold Series (1991) {A&M}

Quincy Jones - A&M Gold Series (1991) {A&M}
EAC 1.0b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 463MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 197MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Funk, Soul, Soundtrack

This early 90's anthology packs a lot of Quincy Jones' many hits, from various eras up to the mid-80's. It is notable for being the only way to obtain "Midnight Soul Patrol" from his 1976 album "I Heard That" which for some reason was only released in CD format in Japan circa 1986 and now commands a stratospheric price on the second-hand market when it can even be found.

Quincy Jones - Love, Q (2004)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Nov. 16, 2016
Quincy Jones - Love, Q (2004)

Quincy Jones - Love, Q (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 471 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 181 Mb
Scans (PNG, 350 dpi) ~ 121 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Soul-Jazz, R&B | Hip-O Records / A&M Records #B0001872-02

Love, Q features some of producer/composer/arranger/trumpeter and music legend Quincy Jones' best-known love songs. Spanning a nice swath of time from the '70s through the '90s, the collection focuses on Jones' R&B-oriented material. Included here are such stellar tunes as the steamy Leon Ware/Bruce Fisher number "Body Heat," Patti Austin's lyrical "Love Me By Name," and the Tevin Campbell feature "Everything." While this isn't the definitive Jones compilation, or even as complete a picture as Hip-O's previous Jones package, Ultimate Collection, it is still nice to have all these "quiet storm"-ready tracks in one place.

Roberto Fonseca - ABUC (2016) [24-bit/88,2kHz]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at Feb. 24, 2017
Roberto Fonseca - ABUC (2016) [24-bit/88,2kHz]

Roberto Fonseca - ABUC (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 52:54 minutes | 1,06 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

ABUC is the eighth album from Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca and his first to appear on the famous impulse! label. The Latin Grammy-winning Fonseca reveals his talent for storytelling on these songs, featuring guests including Trombone Shorty, Eliades Ochoa, Zé Luis Nascimento, Rafael Lay (Orquesta Aragón) and Manuel "Guajiro" Mirabal, among many others.

Ivan Lins - 2 Lados (2010) [2CDs] {Universal Brasil}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 3, 2017
Ivan Lins - 2 Lados (2010) [2CDs] {Universal Brasil}

Ivan Lins - 2 Lados (2010) [2CDs] {Universal Brasil}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 669MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 234MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: MPB, Latin Jazz

2 Lados - o melhor dos grandes compositores do Brasil. «2 Lados» reune o melhor que a musica brasileira ja apresentou ao mundo. Ivan Lins, Milton Nascimento e Toquinho em discos duplos apresentam o melhor da sua composicao e interpretacao. «2 Lados» e best of e songbook numa mesma embalagem. Cada um dos CDs duplos da coleccao e focado num compositor que, como e tradicao na MPB, tambem e interprete de grandes sucessos. O CD1 exibe o seu lado cantor das proprias composicoes e de cancoes de outros colegas da musica brasileira. O CD 2 complementa o perfil mostrando um outro lado de sua obra na voz dos maiores interpretes da MPB. 28 faixas em cada um dos 17 titulos, a coleccao revela os «2 Lados» de artistas como Tom Jobim, Ivan Lins, Toquinho, Milton Nascimento, Chico Buarque, Vinicius de Moraes e Caetano Veloso.

Claudio Roditi & Kenia - Red on Red (Japan Edition) (2016)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Oct. 31, 2017
Claudio Roditi & Kenia - Red on Red (Japan Edition) (2016)

Claudio Roditi & Kenia - Red on Red (Japan Edition) (2016)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 220.75 Mb | 35:31 | Scans included
Latin Jazz, Fusion | Country: Brazil | Label: CTI Records/King Records (KICJ 2505)

Best-known as a Brazilian bebop trumpeter, Claudio Roditi actually made his recording debut as a leader on this obscure LP, a mixture of pop and jazz. Some of the songs feature the reasonably pleasing if not too substantial vocals of Kenia. Roditi and altoist Paquito D'Rivera get in some good solos on material written by Roditi, Ivan Lins, Edu Lobo, Deodato and Milton Nascimento. They are joined by a large rhythm section that includes Jorge Dalto on synthesizers and percussionist Nana Vasconcelos. The overall music is danceable and sometimes infectious, if not particularly memorable; a decent but somewhat commercial effort.