Gentle Ballads

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…

Ben Webster - Ballads (1955) Remastered 2011  Music

Posted by Designol at May 3, 2017
Ben Webster - Ballads (1955) Remastered 2011

Ben Webster - Ballads (1955) Remastered 2011
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 261 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 203 Mb | Scans included
Mainstream Jazz | Label: Phoenix Records | # 131510 | Time: 01:18:41

In the 1950s, tenor-saxophonist Ben Webster was at the peak of his powers. His musical personality really featured two separate emotions: harsh and tough on the faster pieces and surprisingly warm and tender on the ballads. Webster uses the latter voice throughout this two-LP set. On all but four of 20 selections, Ben is backed by a string section arranged by Ralph Burns (except for "Chelsea Bridge" which was arranged by Billy Strayhorn) and, although clarinetists Tony Scott and Jimmy Hamilton and pianists Teddy Wilson and Hank Jones are heard from, the focus is otherwise entirely on the great tenor. The final four numbers, which matches Webster with Wilson in a stringless quartet, also stick to ballads. Music that is both beautiful and creative.

John Scofield - Slo Sco: Best Of The Ballads (1990)  Music

Posted by Designol at June 27, 2017
John Scofield - Slo Sco: Best Of The Ballads (1990)

John Scofield - Slo Sco: Best Of The Ballads (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 363 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb | Scans included
Contemporary Jazz, Guitar Jazz | Label: Gramavision | # R2 79430 | 01:07:02

A collection of Scofield's more reflective and tender music, which still retains the edge of his fertile musical mind. The guitarist selected and sequenced the twelve titles, ensuring that they would provide the most accurate picture of the gentle side of John Scofield.

Art Farmer - Gentle Eyes (1972)  Music

Posted by uff at April 2, 2017
Art Farmer - Gentle Eyes (1972)

Art Farmer - Gentle Eyes (1972)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Mainstream, JK 58118 | rel: 1993 | 265Mb

Flugelhornist Art Farmer has recorded very few albums through the years that are not worth getting, but this sleepy affair with a European string section is unremittingly dull. Farmer sticks to ballads including "Didn't We," "We've Only Just Begun" and "God Bless the Child," and the arrangements for the 15 strings, five horns and rhythm section are quite boring.
VA - Man Of Constant Sorrow And Other Timeless Mountain Ballads (2002)

VA - Man Of Constant Sorrow And Other Timeless Mountain Ballads (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2432 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Traditional Country, Folk, North American Traditions, Appalachian | Label: Yazoo | # 3001 | 01:01:18

A collection of classic mountain ballads recorded in the 1920's and 30's by come of the all-time great traditional American performers. Features the earliest recording (1929) of haunting ballad, Man of Constant Sorrow.

Andre Previn - Alone: Ballads For Solo Piano (2007)  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 31, 2016
Andre Previn - Alone: Ballads For Solo Piano (2007)

André Previn - Alone: Ballads For Solo Piano (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 167 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 117 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Piano Jazz, Standarts | Label: EmArcy/Decca/Universal | # B0009092-02 | Time: 00:45:44

From the start of his intermittent side career as a jazz pianist, esteemed conductor and composer Andre Previn has shown more feeling for the form than most classical artists who cross over. Going beyond a recreational involvement in improvised music, he has deepened his playing since skimming stylistic surfaces on his bestselling My Fair Lady album of nearly 50 years ago. Now 78, he gives us what may be his most satisfying jazz recording in Alone: Ballads for Solo Piano. The solo format allows him to reflect his debt to piano masters including Art Tatum, Erroll Garner, and Bud Powell in ways his work with trios and combos hasn't, while showing off his super-refined lyrical touch with its sophisticated sense of color.

Glen Campbell - Ballads and Bluegrass (2016) 2 CD  Music

Posted by hill0 at Sept. 2, 2016
Glen Campbell - Ballads and Bluegrass (2016) 2 CD

Glen Campbell - Ballads and Bluegrass (2016) 2 CD
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks & cue & log) | 324 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 174 MB | Artwork (JPG) | 74 MB | 01:15:58
Genre: Folk Rock / Country Rock / Bluegrass | Country: USA | Label: Not Now Music | NOT2CD593

Incorporating country-style electric guitar into rock, Glen Campbell has deservedly enjoyed mega-star status ever since the late sixties. Now we can all appreciate these early examples of Glen s fine singing and playing talents in this superb 2 disc collection. Some of these tracks are with the Green River Boys