Bossa Ballads

The Massimo Farao' Afro Cuban Piano Quartet - Blue Bossa (2017) [Japan] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

The Massimo Farao' Afro Cuban Piano Quartet - Blue Bossa (2017) [Venus Japan]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 67:51 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 2,25 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,47 GB

Massimo Farao is a wonderful Italian pianist who has played and recorded with Red Holloway, Albert "Tootie" Heath, Tony Scott, Franco Ambrosetti, Nat Adderley, Jeff Tain Watts, Jack DeJohnette and Chris Potter, among others. For this release he's joined with Nicola Barbon, Roberto Facchinetti and Ernesttico on the conga play familiar tunes with a twist. The result is exciting and beautiful!

VA - The Story Of Bossa Nova (2000)  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 27, 2018
VA - The Story Of Bossa Nova (2000)

VA - The Story Of Bossa Nova (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 356 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb | Scans included | 00:55:21
Bossa Nova, Latin Jazz, Samba, Brazilian Pop | Label: EMI | # 7243 5 24335 2 0

The Story of Bossa Nova features 20 remastered original recordings from the late '50s/early '60s combined with a few modern interpretations of the genre, including 14 tracks written by composer Antonio Carlos Jobim. Taken from the vast EMI-Odeon archive of classic Brazilian music, this introductory set includes Marcos Valle's "Samba De Verao," Sylvia Telles' "Dindi," and the pre-Astrud Gilberto version of "Girl From Ipanema" by Pery Ribeiro.
VA - Instrumental Covers Vol 2, Chillout, Lounge, Nu Jazz, Bossa (2018)

VA - Instrumental Covers Vol 2, Chillout, Lounge, Nu Jazz, Bossa (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2:17:12 | 313 Mb
Genre: Chillout, Lounge, Nu Jazz, Bossa / Label: Irma Records

Irma Records Presents Instrumental Covers Vol 2, Chillout, Lounge, Nu Jazz, Bossa album 30 original hits and the original artists. Includes tracks by Papik, Fabio Tullio, Soul Jazz Unit, Christian Lisi, Montefiori Cocktail, Gazzara and more.
Buddy Collette - Bossa Nova (1961) {P-Vine Japan Mini LP PCD-20175 rel 2012}

Buddy Collette - Bossa Nova (1961) {P-Vine Japan Mini LP PCD-20175 rel 2012}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 152 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 66 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 10 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1961, 2012 Crown Jazz / P-Vine Japan | PCD-20175 | Mini LP
Jazz / Bossa Nova / Samba Jazz / Latin Jazz / Saxophone / Flute

A really cool bit of bossa jazz from reedman Buddy Collette – an artist who's not as well associated with the genre as Stan Getz or Paul Desmond – but who really cooks nicely here! The setting is relatively lean and groovy – with guitar from Howard Roberts, bass from Mel Pollan, and percussion from Leo Acosta and Darias – both of whom bring a nice sort of west coast vibe to the set, one that's different from some of the Verve bossa modes of the time. Jim Helms handled the arrangements, with a nice airy sort of mode – and Buddy plays both tenor and flute, on titles that include "Nao Pode Ser", "Porque De Moras", "A Pele Do Marfin", "A Meie Noite", "Samba Da Tartaruga", and "Amor Levado".

Dinah Washington - Ballads (2002)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Feb. 14, 2018
Dinah Washington - Ballads (2002)

Dinah Washington - Ballads (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 226.35 Mb | 40:12 | Scans included
Vocal Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Roulette Jazz - 7243 5 37559 2 8

Including tracks from her early-'60s period at Roulette, Ballads is a collection aimed at casual fans of Dinah Washington, one of the most bewitching vocalists of the jazz era. Granted, this wasn't the peak of her career; she only recorded five records with the label, most of them shortly before her death. Contrary to the thoughts of jazz critics, though, Washington was still singing with strength and subtlety, and the compilers deftly build the theme of an ongoing relationship with this sequence of standards. Beginning with the dreamy "Lover Man," Ballads progresses through the first blush of a love affair ("I Didn't Know About You") and takes in a few highs ("If It's the Last Thing I Do") along with plenty of lows ("He's Gone Again," "What's New?," "These Foolish Things," "Baby Won't You Please Come Home"). The arrangements are smooth and occasionally overly maudlin, but the assured voice of Dinah Washington triumphs in every setting.

Earl Klugh - Ballads (1993)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Feb. 13, 2018
Earl Klugh - Ballads (1993)

Earl Klugh - Ballads (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 254.96 Mb | 47:28 | Covers
Smooth Jazz, Easy Listening | Country: USA | Label: Manhattan Records - CDP 7243 8 27326 2 4

While this collection of ballads from past Klugh releases has many pleasant moments, it's so pastoral and calming that each song fades into another one without making much impression. As background music, they're effective. Klugh's solos are well constructed, marvelously articulated, and his lines and phrasing sublime. The material covers an impressive range of genres, from jazz to pop, originals and standards. Those who enjoy untaxing material should find this another delightful Klugh collection; others seeking visceral fare should look elsewhere.
Enoch Light - Big Band Bossa Nova (1962) & Let's Dance the Bossa Nova (1963) [Reissue 2013]

Enoch Light - Big Band Bossa Nova (1962) & Let's Dance the Bossa Nova (1963) [Reissue 2013]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 415 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 152 MB | Covers - 39 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bossa Nova, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sepia Records (SEPIA 1213)

Enoch Light (1905-1978) has long been recognized as one of the great innovators and musical masters in the use of Latin rhythms. With this adventurous spirit, Light was one of the first to explore the American potential of Latin rhythms. When the cha-cha came along, he had the background and the imagination to know how to give it the typically American presentation that was required to take it beyond the stiff, static treatment it was receiving at the time. Enoch Lights bossa nova treatment builds new fires in these familiar American tunes. At the same time, he gives the Brazilian pieces a volatile power that had never been exploited so imaginatively until this master, with the rhythm of his pulsating big band, brought his exciting, magic touch to them.

VA - Latin Jazz And Bossa Vibes (2018)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Jan. 27, 2018
VA - Latin Jazz And Bossa Vibes (2018)

VA - Latin Jazz And Bossa Vibes (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1:34:17 | 215 Mb
Genre: Jazz, Lounge / Label: Irma Records

Irma Records Presents Latin Jazz And Bossa Vibes contains the defining tracks of the decade and features some of the biggest hits from artists including Bossa Nostra, Guido Guidoboni Quintet, Kaleidoscopio, Gazzara and many more.

VA - Love Story: Golden Ballads (2006)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Jan. 26, 2018
VA - Love Story: Golden Ballads (2006)

VA - Love Story: Golden Ballads (2006)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 164 mb
Genre: pop, hard rock, classic rock, pop rock, R&B, soul, world

Love Story: Golden Ballads is a 2006 compilation CD of romantic songs or love fallen apart. Most of it are ballads but a few are more uptempo. It is a Russian compilation but all songs are the original English hit versions by the original artists.

VA - All Times Rock Ballads 1 (2001) {The Maestro}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Jan. 24, 2018
VA - All Times Rock Ballads 1 (2001) {The Maestro}

VA - All Times Rock Ballads 1 (2001) {The Maestro}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 161 mb
Genre: folk rock, pop, hard rock, alternative, rock, progressive rock, pop rock

All Times Rock Ballads 1 is a 17-song compilation CD released illegally in Russia by bootleg label The Maestro. All of these are the original songs by the original artists while some, like those by The Moody Blues and R.E.M., are slightly shorter edits.