Dave Samuels Marimba

Dave Samuels - Natural Selection (1991) {GRP 9656}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 20, 2012
Dave Samuels - Natural Selection (1991) {GRP 9656}

Dave Samuels - Natural Selection (1991) {GRP 9656}
EAC | FLAC Image | Cue+Log | Full Scans 600dpi | 308MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 137MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Latin Jazz

Dave Samuels' release offers music that is often more pleasant than it is challenging, but Samuels has an original voice on the marimbas and vibes, the groove tunes are generally quite enjoyable (particularly the calypso "Cara Linda" and the tricky "Knots"), and the leader's solos are uniformly strong. With the help of the Yellowjackets' rhythm section (keyboardist Russell Ferrante, electric bassist Jimmy Haslip and drummer William Kennedy) and some guests, this pop/jazz effort is reasonably satisfying and one of Dave Samuels' best solo sets.

Dave Samuels - Tjader-ized (1998) {Verve}  Music

Posted by tiburon at June 11, 2011
Dave Samuels - Tjader-ized (1998) {Verve}

Dave Samuels - Tjader-ized (1998) {Verve}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U+MD5 | Full Scans 300dpi | 391MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz

The most influential non-Latin figure in Latin jazz is paid respectful homage by another non-Latin vibraphonist of note, Spyro Gyra's Dave Samuels, who put together a heavyweight ensemble of Latin jazz stars for the job.Still, this is a pleasant, intelligent Latin jazz outing by and large, graced by the presence of Eddie Palmieri on piano, Dave Valentin on flute, David Sanchez on tenor, Ray Barretto on congas, and Steve Khan on acoustic guitar. And it might persuade Spyro Gyra fans to investigate the real deal.

Diego Urcola - Viva (2006) {CamJazz}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 11, 2016
Diego Urcola - Viva (2006) {CamJazz}

Diego Urcola - Viva (2006) {CamJazz}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 393MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Latin Jazz, Post-Bop

Diego Urcola's new record, Viva, features the Grammy nominated trumpeter leading an all-star lineup. "I wanted to put together my dream band," said Urcola. The core group of Edward Simon, Avishai Cohen, Antonio Sanchez, and Pernel Saturnino are joined by guests, Paquito d'Rivera, Jimmy Heath, Dave Samuels and Conrad Herwig. "I wouldn't be here if it weren't for Paquito," Urcola says. "He gave me my first big break, and I got to meet a lot of people through him, including Dave, with whom I've been working in the Caribbean Jazz Project for the last three years.

Jorge Pardo - Huellas (2012) [2CDs] {Cabraroad} [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 21, 2015
Jorge Pardo - Huellas (2012) [2CDs] {Cabraroad} [Re-Up]

Jorge Pardo - Huellas (2012) [2CDs] {Cabraroad}
EAC 1.0b2 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 998MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Flamenco, Fusion

”Huellas” tastes like Jazz and flamenco winds, it is full of freshness and vitality, and somehow, brings together leading composer with the distilled and concentrated Flamenco essence. An overview of this art seen from the outside to inside and from inside out. A flamenco feeling between the sound of a jazz band. A vision of improvisation with new references. Meeting and dispersion at the same compass. An execution for those who feel, breathe and know these fundamentals, which are none others than the deepest soul where there is no time or place.

Spyro Gyra - Wrapped in a Dream (2006)  Music

Posted by uff at Dec. 4, 2014
Spyro Gyra - Wrapped in a Dream (2006)

Spyro Gyra - Wrapped in a Dream (2006)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Heads UP, HUCD 3107 | rel: 2006 | 435Mb

The Buffalo-based instrumental ensemble is always credited for contributing to the pop, R&B, and jazz hybrid that eventually evolved into today's smooth jazz – but happily, as the music in that genre has gotten slightly more predictable, Spyro Gyra have been rocking, rolling, and improvising in a lot of unexpected directions. So after nine Grammy nominations and nearly 11 million albums sold, where do saxman Jay Beckenstein, keyboardist Tom Schuman, and company turn to wrap themselves in a dream? How about some "Impressions of Madrid," a moody, super-sultry Latin meditation that weaves the saxman's soprano with his own flute and (for the first time) Spanish chanting.
Diane Schuur And Caribean Jazz Project - Schuur Fire (2005) {Concord}

Diane Schuur And Caribean Jazz Project - Schuur Fire (2005) {Concord}
EAC 1.0b2 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 367MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, Vocal Jazz

Having displayed a knack in the past for reinterpreting both pop and jazz tunes, jazz vocalist Diane Schuur once again succeeds in bringing together an unexpected mix of compositions on Schuur Fire. Featuring the Caribbean Jazz Project, the album finds Schuur's clarion vocals melding nicely with vibist Dave Samuels' superb Latin jazz ensemble – especially trumpeter Diego Urcola, who takes some tasty solos throughout.

Caribbean Jazz Project - The Caribbean Jazz Project (1995)  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 18, 2013
Caribbean Jazz Project - The Caribbean Jazz Project (1995)

Caribbean Jazz Project - The Caribbean Jazz Project (1995)
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 362MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, Fusion

This CD exposes the listener to the various aspects of caribbean music and is a learning tool to discover what the various cultural influences from around the world have had on caribbean culture,and guess what?This CD is just the tip of the iceberg as far as caribbean music is concerned,because there are many more styles of caribbean music out there just waiting to be discovered.

Jorge Pardo - Huellas (2012) [2CD's]  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 23, 2012
Jorge Pardo - Huellas (2012) [2CD's]

Jorge Pardo - Huellas (2012) [2CD's]
EAC 1.0b2 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 998MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Flamenco, Fusion

”Huellas” tastes like Jazz and flamenco winds, it is full of freshness and vitality, and somehow, brings together leading composer with the distilled and concentrated Flamenco essence. An overview of this art seen from the outside to inside and from inside out. A flamenco feeling between the sound of a jazz band. A vision of improvisation with new references. Meeting and dispersion at the same compass. An execution for those who feel, breathe and know these fundamentals, which are none others than the deepest soul where there is no time or place.
Caribbean Jazz Project - Island Stories (1997) {Heads Up} [Re-Up]

Caribbean Jazz Project - Island Stories (1997) {Heads Up HUCD3039}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 442MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, Fusion

This album has an extremly lively blend of streight ahead jazz and tropical island sounds. The playing is top notch and tight. While the rhythm section keeps the grooves mellow and movin' the rest of the band can get your head spinnin' with blazin' runs and wicked sincopation.

Spyro Gyra - Three Wishes (1992) {GRP 96742}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 23, 2010
Spyro Gyra - Three Wishes (1992) {GRP 96742}

Spyro Gyra - Three Wishes (1992) {GRP 96742}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u+MD5 | Scans 300dpi | 355 MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz

In 1990, the GRP record label took over MCA’s jazz artists, and as a result, Spyro Gyra had changed labels. Their next effort, Fast Forward, was released on GRP. After the release of Three Wishes in 1992, Spyro Gyra recruited Scott Ambush on bass. The following year, Dave Samuels decided to leave the band, although he periodically contributed to subsequent studio recordings. In 1997, Spyro Gyra celebrated their twentieth album release in 20 years with 20/20.Despite the ever-changing lineup, Beckenstein remained committed to the project over the years, as did their audiences.