Gentle Ballads

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.

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.

V.A. - Jazz Ballads: Membran Musics Series (20x2CD Set's, 2004)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Aug. 7, 2017
V.A. - Jazz Ballads: Membran Musics Series (20x2CD Set's, 2004)

V.A. - Jazz Ballads: Membran Musics Series (20x2CD Set's, 2004)
Jazz, Bop, Vocal | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 5,73 Gb
Label: Membran Music Ltd.

Jazz Ballads - the ultimate musical expression of feelings. A CD sets with the most beautiful ballads in the history of jazz. Lyrical, imaginative, sensuous and melodic jewels from the art of music. Precisely for those people who have maintained their taste for lasting musical values. Jazz in its most gentle form.

Jonathan Fritzen - Ballads (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at July 28, 2017
Jonathan Fritzen - Ballads (2017)

Jonathan Fritzen - Ballads (2017)
Jazz, Smooth Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:47:14 | 108 MB
Label: Nordic Night Records

Over the past ten years, Smooth Jazz fans who like to get a groove on with infectious keyboard melodies have enjoyed being “Fritzenized,” that is, having their hearts, souls and dancing shoes infused with Jonathan Fritzén’s blend of lush ballads and all-out party jams. The multi-faceted, Swedish American composer and keyboardist’s sixth album Ballads showcases the gentle, graceful side of his musical personality. On a mission to “bring calm, clarity and the rejuvenation of both mind and soul,” to a challenged world, he complements his gorgeous piano and keyboard melodies with artful touches of electric guitar, exotic percussion, sweeping synth textures and violin. Fritzen’s original Ballads will bring peace to your days and love to your nights.

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.