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Ana Caram - Rio After Dark (1989) [Reissue 2002] MCH SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Ana Caram - Rio After Dark (1989) [Reissue 2002]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 58:01 minutes | Front/Rear+PDF | 3,28 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (Official Digital Download) 24bit/96 kHz | 58:47 | Front/Rear cover+PDF | 1,29 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel surround sound | Label: Chesky Records # SACD241

Known for her delightful delivery and delicate vibrato-less soprano, the Sao Paulo-born composer & vocalist/guitarist is equally at ease on melodic ballads as she is on tongue-twisting sambas. A Cash Box reviewer once wrote that "hearing Ana Caram was like a sweet, sunny, wake up call".
Valerie Joyce - The Look of Love: Music of Burt Bacharach (2007) {Chesky Records}

Valerie Joyce - The Look of Love: Music of Burt Bacharach (2007) {Chesky Records}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image level 6 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 307MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 123MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Vocal Jazz

The Look of Love is Valerie Joyce's much anticipated follow-up to her Chesky debut, featuring elegantly chic original arrangements of the classic pieces in Burt Bacharach & Hal David's catalogue. This super audio CD was recorded in multi-channel surround sound using Chesky's state of the art minimalist miking techniques and the world's finest custom-made electronics to assure the purest, most natural sounding recording available.
Nicholas Payton / Bob Belden / Sam Yahel / John Hart / Billy Drummond – Mysterious Shorter (2006) {Chesky Records}

Nicholas Payton / Bob Belden / Sam Yahel / John Hart / Billy Drummond – Mysterious Shorter (2006) {Chesky Records}
SACD ISO to FLAC | FLAC tracks level 8 | Scans 300dpi | 314MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 146MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Wayne Shorter has written a number of landmark jazz compositions that have found favor among fellow jazz musicians, but Mysterious Shorter marks a rare occasion when an entire CD is devoted to his music. Trumpeter Nicholas Payton heads a strong quintet, including saxophonist Bob Belden (who doubles on soprano and tenor saxes, like Shorter, and contributed all of the arrangements), organist Sam Yahel, guitarist John Hart, and drummer Billy Drummond. Since six of the eight songs are from Shorter's early Blue Note CDs prior to his move toward fusion, the substitution of Yahel's laid-back organ for the more striking sound of the piano softens the sound of Belden's charts, giving them a bit more of a mysterious flavor, especially in the brisk, playful setting of "Footprints." Payton is known for his powerful trumpet playing, but displays a quiet lyrical touch in "Teru."

Fred Hersch - Personal Favorites (2006) {Chesky Records}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 2, 2018
Fred Hersch - Personal Favorites (2006) {Chesky Records}

Fred Hersch - Personal Favorites (2006) {Chesky Records}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 324MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 152MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Fred Hersch is one of the most gifted, sensitive, and inspired living jazz musicians. This compilation of celebrated pianist Fred Hersch's best-loved recordings for Chesky culls material from three discs-1991's Forward Motion, 1993's Dancing in the Dark and 1994's The Fred Hersch Trio Plays.

Phil Woods - Here's to My Lady (1989) {Chesky Records}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 1, 2018
Phil Woods - Here's to My Lady (1989) {Chesky Records}

Phil Woods - Here's to My Lady (1989) {Chesky Records}
X Lossless Decoder | FLAC tracks | Cue+Log+M3U | Scans 600dpi | 359MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 157MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop

Altoist Phil Woods took a rare vacation from playing with his regular group to collaborate with pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist George Mraz and drummer Kenny Washington on this fine straight-ahead quartet date. The 13 selections are fairly concise (clocking in between 3-7 minutes apiece) and most of the material (other than "Canadian Sunset," "Yours Is My Heart Alone," "Blue and Sentimental" and Bill Evans' classic "Waltz for Debby") consists of either obscurities or recent originals. A special bonus is that Woods plays his appealing clarinet on three numbers. Highlights include "Charles Christopher" (a tribute to Charlie Parker), "Butter" and Hal Galper's "Just Us."

Mongo Santamaria – Mambo Mongo (1993) {Chesky Records}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 31, 2018
Mongo Santamaria – Mambo Mongo (1993) {Chesky Records}

Mongo Santamaria – Mambo Mongo (1993) {Chesky Records}
EAC 1.0b4 | FLAC tracks level 6 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 348MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 125MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Afrocubism, Latin Jazz

Mango Santamaria utilizes a colorful cast of musicians on this CD. Flutists Hubert Laws and Dave Valentin are featured on two songs apiece (although unfortunately not together) and the nonet has trumpeter Eddie Allen, altoist Jimmy Cozier, and Craig Rivers on tenor and soprano, along with three percussionists. There are a lot of percussion features including the closing nine-and-a-half minute "La Mogolla," making this an excellent if not quite essential recording.
David Hazeltine / Georg Mraz Trio - Manhattan (2006) {Chesky Records}

David Hazeltine / Georg Mraz Trio - Manhattan (2006) {Chesky Records}
WEB | FLAC tracks | Digital Booklet | 365MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 154MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

All too often, piano trios feature the pianist extensively, with bassist and drummer relegated to supporting roles and occasional brief solos. That's hardly the case with this studio session, as even though the trio is billed under the names of David Hazeltine and George Mraz, with Billy Drummond, the date comes off like a working partnership with everyone getting lots of space to play. Hazeltine has been a workhorse in New York City, recording a number of CDs for various labels and frequently appearing as a sideman, while Mraz is one of the top bassists to emerge during the late '60s. Likewise, Drummond has himself been a very in-demand player. The interaction between the musicians is superb throughout the date, with fresh treatments of chestnuts like "Out of This World" and "Alone Together" that swing like mad.

Clark Terry – One On One (2000) {Chesky Records}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 30, 2018
Clark Terry – One On One (2000) {Chesky Records}

Clark Terry – One On One (2000) {Chesky Records}
EAC 0.95p3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 302MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 175MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Bop

Right in the middle of celebrating his 79th birthday, Clark Terry went into the studio for several days to record 14 duets with a different pianist on each track, with many of them being veterans of many record dates and/or concerts with him. Terry remains one of the most easily identifiable trumpeters and flügelhorn players in jazz, so much so that more than one critic has claimed the ability to identify him after just one note. Each track is dedicated to a great performer of the past, though no attempt is made to copy famous recordings, of course. Terry's brilliant flügelhorn swings mightily along with Monty Alexander on the surprising dedication to Nat King Cole of "L.O.V.E.," which was a hit for him after Cole had all but quit playing piano and enjoyed even greater success as a popular singer.

Tom Harrell - Passages (1992) {Chesky Records}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 15, 2018
Tom Harrell - Passages (1992) {Chesky Records}

Tom Harrell - Passages (1992) {Chesky Records}
X Lossless Decoder | FLAC tracks | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 381MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 157MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Bop

This CD is most notable for featuring ten of trumpeter Tom Harrell's compositions. Few of the melodies from the harmonically advanced originals will stick in one's mind after one or two listens, but the solos are excellent (and in Harrell's case, often exquisite) and the generally melancholy moods of the advanced hard bop pieces are memorable in their own way. In addition to Harrell, Joe Lovano is in fine form on tenor, soprano and alto, Cheryl Pyle's two guest appearances on flute are a bonus and the rhythm section is supportive and alert with pianist Danilo Perez emerging as a major soloist, taking the title cut as a lyrical free improvisation duet with Harrell. An intriguing and thought-provoking session.

Paquito d'Rivera - Tico! Tico! (1989) {Chesky Records}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 9, 2018
Paquito d'Rivera - Tico! Tico! (1989) {Chesky Records}

Paquito d'Rivera - Tico! Tico! (1989) {Chesky Records}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC Image | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 317MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 132MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, Post-Bop

Paquito D'Rivera's alto and clarinet skills were ably displayed on this session, which featured him working in Afro-Latin, salsa, funk, swing and hard bop. Compositions ranged from intense, jam-flavored numbers with torrid solos, like "Recife's Blue" and the title tune, to introspective ballads, group pieces with rhythmically explosive sections and numbers displaying classical influences. The unifying force was D'Rivera, who also played tenor, but was most prominent on clarinet, doing both swing-oriented and looser, freer solos. While not as strict a jazz vehicle as his Columbia dates, this session presented a more eclectic, versatile Paquito D'Rivera.