Gentle Ballads

Eric Alexander Quartet - Gentle Ballads II (2008)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Jan. 16, 2018
Eric Alexander Quartet - Gentle Ballads II (2008)

Eric Alexander Quartet - Gentle Ballads II (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 400.45 Mb + 19.17 Mb (Scans) | 64:47
Post Bop | Label: Venus Records VHCD-3002

Like its predecessor, Gentle Ballads, Gentle Ballads, Vol. 2 is another fairly low-key session led by Eric Alexander. Not only is the personnel identical (pianist Mike LeDonne, bassist John Webber, and drummer Joe Farnsworth), but the cover art once again features a nude photo by the late Jeanloup Sieff, quite possibly the same model from the same photo shoot. The tenor saxophonist mixes things up a bit more during this 2006 session, playing ballads that were hits for popular singers ("Mona Lisa" and "I'm a Fool to Want You"), 1960s Broadway ("Who Can I Turn To"), and 1960s pop ("The Look of Love"), in addition to the expected standards. Best are the deliberate take of Duke Ellington's timeless melancholy ballad "I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)" and a bluesy, loping treatment of Neal Hefti's "Li'l Darlin'," which became a signature piece for Count Basie. The John Coltrane influence is again apparent, though Alexander isn't a mere clone, even if this enjoyable date falls short of being groundbreaking.

Eric Alexander Quartet - Gentle Ballads V (2011)  Music

Posted by v3122 at June 29, 2017
Eric Alexander Quartet - Gentle Ballads V (2011)

Eric Alexander Quartet - Gentle Ballads V (2011)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Venus, VHCD-1054 | Japan | ~ 387 or 143 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 36 Mb
Jazz, Post Bop

A fine straight-ahead jazz saxophonist, Eric Alexander grew up in the state of Washington. He initially attended Indiana University, studying classical music as an altoist. However, he soon discovered jazz, switched to the tenor, and transferred to William Paterson College in New Jersey. After graduating, he moved to Chicago and gained important experience touring with Charles Earland while also becoming a fixture in local clubs. In 1991, Alexander placed second at the Thelonious Monk Institute's saxophone competition, finishing just behind Joshua Redman…
Eric Alexander Quartet - Lazy Afternoon: Gentle Ballads IV (2009)

Eric Alexander Quartet - Lazy Afternoon: Gentle Ballads IV (2009)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Venus, VHCD-1027 | Japan | ~ 486 or 171 Mb | Scans Included
Jazz, Post Bop

Eric Alexander has had many opportunities to record as a leader for several different labels, though producer Tetsuo Hara, owner of the Japanese label Venus, has become a huge fan, recording him almost any time he travels to New York City. This 2008 session finds the tenor saxophonist with several musicians with whom he is very familiar, including pianist Mike LeDonne, bassist John Webber, and drummer Joe Farnsworth (the latter two who play with Alexander in the co-op band One for All)…

Eric Alexander Quartet - Gentle Ballads III (2007)  Music

Posted by v3122 at May 6, 2017
Eric Alexander Quartet - Gentle Ballads III (2007)

Eric Alexander Quartet - Gentle Ballads III (2007)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Venus, VHCD-1011 | Japan | ~ 387 or 135 Mb | Covers Included
Jazz, Post Bop

Since arriving on the jazz scene, Eric Alexander has turned into one of the busiest tenor saxophonists, recording prolifically for labels in the U.S., Europe, and Japan, in addition to his participation in the all-star band One for All. This third volume of ballads for Venus utilizes the same rhythm section as the earlier two editions: pianist Mike LeDonne, bassist John Webber, and drummer Joe Farnsworth, three of the busiest jazz musicians in New York City…

Eric Alexander - Gentle Ballads (2005)  Music

Posted by v3122 at April 29, 2017
Eric Alexander - Gentle Ballads (2005)

Eric Alexander - Gentle Ballads (2005)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Venus, TKCV-35533 | Japan | ~ 467 or 167 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 35 Mb
Jazz

In addition to being one of the top tenor saxophonists of his generation, Eric Alexander has developed quite a following in Japan, as evidenced by his series of recordings for the Venus label. These 2004 sessions with pianist Mike LeDonne, bassist John Webber, and drummer Joe Farnsworth are much in the mold of John Coltrane's Ballads album of the early '60s…

Eric Alexander Quartet - Gentle Ballads V (2011) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 17, 2017
Eric Alexander Quartet - Gentle Ballads V (2011) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Eric Alexander Quartet - Gentle Ballads V (2011) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]
Pio BDP-80FD Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Front+Back | 2.44GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC tracks 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Front+Back | 1.26GB + 5% Recovery

The fifth installment of tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander's "Gentle Ballads" series doesn't disappoint. His unwavering, strong tone and unsentimental approach, combined with a certain peacefulness and strong spirituality of his playing, produce stunning results. For the first time in this series, master pianist George Cables joins the band and makes valuable contributions.
Sweet Baboo - The Boombox Ballads (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Sweet Baboo - The Boombox Ballads (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 39:09 minutes | 454 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

"Sweet Baboo" is the stage name of Stephen Black, a musician from rural North Wales now based in Cardiff. Before becoming a solo artist, he played with the band JT MOuse. On "The Boombox Ballads", his fifth release, Sweet Baboo wanted to explore more what it was to be a ‘singer’ as opposed to a ‘singer songwriter’, a term - that to him at least - seems to have picked up some negative connotations in recent years. With that in mind, there was a tentative channelling of Harry Nilsson and latter day Scott Walker in both his songwriting and by working with an arranger (Paul Jones) for the first time who helped him paint the most vivid accompaniments possible.

VA - 101 Power Ballads (5CD, 2017)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Oct. 7, 2017
VA - 101 Power Ballads (5CD, 2017)

VA - 101 Power Ballads (5CD, 2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 6:39:04 | 972 Mb
Genre: Pop, Rock / Label: Universal Music

This Is Us (Music from the Series), a companion to the show America loves, is available September 15 via UMe. With instantly recognizable hits and classics, an original song, and a compelling score, the soundtrack features 20 songs curated by Dan Fogelman and his team, music supervisor Jennifer Pyken, and composer/musician Siddhartha Khosla. Each musical element is carefully woven throughout the series, with the songs clearly defining a moment or serving as a gentle guide through the complex emotional journey.

Scorpions - Best Of Rockers 'n' Ballads (1989) [Club Edition]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at April 16, 2018
Scorpions - Best Of Rockers 'n' Ballads (1989) [Club Edition]

Scorpions - Best Of Rockers 'n' Ballads (1989) [Club Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Scans
362 Mb | 128 Mb | 30 Mb | Time: 55:07
PolyGram Records, Inc. | P2-42002
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal

Best of Rockers 'n' Ballads is the Scorpions 5th compilation album, released in 1989. The record features several rare or completely unreleased tracks: "Hey You", from the group's Animal Magnetism sessions; the re-recorded "long version" of "Is There Anybody There?"; and a cover ofThe Who's "I Can't Explain", which was also included on that same year's Stairway to Heaven/Highway to Hell charity compilation album. Best of Rockers 'n' Ballads reached platinum status in the USA.
Gentle Giant - Octopus (1972) Vertigo/6360 080 - 1st NL Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2018 RIP!

Gentle Giant ‎- Octopus
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
Label: Vertigo/6360 080 | Released: 1972 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music.
“Octopus” is a fitting title, since the band is playing here like they’ve got extra arms. I have yet to hear any GG album so skillfully wrought as “Octopus”; if you’re approaching the band from the outside, this is definitely the right appetizer.