Ray Barretto

Ray Barretto - Beyond The Barrio (1995)  Music

Posted by tiburon at Feb. 18, 2012
Ray Barretto - Beyond The Barrio (1995)

Ray Barretto - Beyond The Barrio (1995)
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 3 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 400dpi | 419MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz, Samba, Rumba

Ray Barretto a.k.a. King of the Hard Hands (April 29, 1929 – February 17, 2006), was an American jazz musician, widely credited as the godfather of Latin jazz. He was also the first Hispanic to record a Latin song which became a "hit" in the American Billboard Charts.
Ray Barretto - The Giant Of Salsa 50th Anniversary  live in Puerto Rico (2006)

Ray Barretto - The Giant Of Salsa 50th Anniversary live in Puerto Rico
Latin | MP3 320 Kbps | 2 CD | 298 MB
Comet Records 2006

Ray Barretto - Mysterious Instinct (Akannaginnagi) (2005)  Music

Posted by stfine at June 16, 2011
Ray Barretto - Mysterious Instinct (Akannaginnagi) (2005)

Ray Barretto - Mysterious Instinct (Akannaginnagi) (2005)
EAC rip | FLAC image + cue + log + scans | 00:30:16 | 164 MB (3% rec.)
World/Ethnic, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Traditional Pop | Label: Blue Moon (Spain), BMCD 1624

For the first time on CD, this obscure and extremely rare album of Ray Barretto 'El Watusi' (recorded in 1963, with the sensational voice of film star Brock Peters) is considered as a gem by Exotica/African/Latin music lovers. Ray Barretto is perhaps was the greatest conga artist in the world. He will not surprise his fans with his performance here; he is magnificent throughout the entire album. He plays with an authenticity he draws from the ethnic roots of music itself and the discovery of the roots of modern jazz.

Ray Barretto - Latin Soul Man (2007) {FANIA 1045832}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 31, 2011
Ray Barretto - Latin Soul Man (2007) {FANIA 1045832}

Ray Barretto - Latin Soul Man (2007) {FANIA 1045832}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 373MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Latin Jazz

The sleeve notes say it best: Ray Barretto was one of the true originals of New York Latin music. His career spanned the whole of its post-war development from dancehalls to the stadium-sized salsa concerts of the ’70s and beyond.Born in New York to Puerto Rican parents on April 29, 1929, Ray grew up surrounded by a melting pot of musical influences. Drafted into the army at the age of 17, it was in the immediate post-war Germany that he heard the record that changed his life Manteca by the Dizzie Gillespie band which at the time featured the Cuban percussion legend Chano Pozo on the conga.

Ray Barretto - La Cuna (1979) [Remastered 2003]  Music

Posted by Bezz at March 14, 2011
Ray Barretto - La Cuna (1979) [Remastered 2003]

Ray Barretto - La Cuna (1979) [Remastered 2003]
EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Scans | 235 Mb
Genre ~ Fusion | Crossover Jazz | New York Salsa
Label ~ CTI Records

Producer Creed Taylor has inspired everything from praise to anger among jazz fans. His work has been brilliant at times, detrimental at others (his worst flaw being a tendency to overproduce). Taylor plays a mostly positive role on La Cuna, a jazz-oriented effort uniting Ray Barretto with such first-class talent as Tito Puente (timbales) and the late Joe Farrell (tenor & soprano sax, flute). ~ AllMusic
Ray Barretto and new world spirit - Portraits in Jazz and Clave (1999)

Ray Barretto and new world spirit - Portraits in Jazz and Clave (1999)
APE image + cue + log + scans | 00:57:42 | 342 MB (+3%)
Latin Jazz | Label: BMG France/RCAVictor, 74321684522

For this project, conga master Barretto and his New World Spirit ensemble are joined by four stellar guests not generally associated with Latin jazz. Kenny Burrell, Joe Lovano, Steve Turre, and Eddie Gomez all add immensely to the proceedings. Most of the tunes come from traditional jazz sources (Ellington, Strayhorn, Shorter, Monk), but Barretto's propulsive congas and the inspired arrangements of saxman Adam Kolker and pianist John Di Martino generate the expected polyrhythmic spice. ~CDUniverse

Ray Barretto - The Message (1972)  Music

Posted by stfine at June 28, 2010
Ray Barretto - The Message (1972)

Ray Barretto - The Message (1972)
Afro-Cuban Jazz, Salsa | MP3 HQ 320 kbps | artwork 600 dpi w/booklet | 96 MB (+5%)
Label: Fania Records

Ray Barretto (April 29, 1929 – February 17, 2006) was a Grammy Award-winning Puerto Rican jazz musician, widely credited as the godfather of Latin jazz. This CD, one of Ray Barretto's hardest-hitting salsa albums of the 70s, should be considered a classic if only for the great Adalberto Santiago's simply marvelous soneos (improvisations) and glorious vocals. By itself, the classic bolero "Alma Con Alma" should grant this CD "Classic" status but "Seguire Sin Sonar", "Se Traba" and "Arrepientete" all helped Barretto and his band reach new heights in popularity and still sound vital to this day. This reissue also contains very informative liner notes and superb sound quality to boot.

Ray Barretto and New World Spirit - Contact!  Music

Posted by Oceandrop at March 29, 2010
Ray Barretto and New World Spirit - Contact!

Ray Barretto and New World Spirit - Contact!
Jazz, Latin Jazz | EAC-Rip | FLAC-5 Image+CUE+LOG | 386 MB. total
400dpi. Complete Scans, JPG (38,5 MB) | WinRar, 5% recovery
Audio CD | Label: Blue Note | Catalog#: 856974-2 | Release Date: 1997 | 58:19 min.

Ray Barretto - Fiesta En El Barrio (1994)  

Posted by Designol at Dec. 8, 2015
Ray Barretto - Fiesta En El Barrio (1994)

Ray Barretto - Fiesta En El Barrio (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 233 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 85 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 53 Mb
Genre: Latin Jazz, Afro-Cuban Jazz, World Fusion, Salsa | Label: Polydor | # 314 521759-2 | Time: 00:35:37

If you wonder (a) why Barretto suddenly has such a hot band, (b) what the two hokey Mexicali cuts are doing mixed in with all the other fine stuff, and © why there are zippo notes, one explanation fits all. This CD, copyright 1994, is a re-release of one of Barretto's long-lost 1960s United Artists recordings. But the music is terrific: a hell of a swing, great solo trumpet.

Ray Barretto & New World Spirit - Taboo (1994)  

Posted by Designol at Nov. 15, 2015
Ray Barretto & New World Spirit - Taboo (1994)

Ray Barretto & New World Spirit - Taboo (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 351 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Latin Jazz, Afro-Cuban Jazz, World Fusion | Label: Concord Picante | # CCD-4601 | Time: 00:54:23

Ray Barretto's Taboo features a new, smaller version of his New World Spirit ensemble. Hector Martignon, who composes along with Barretto, is still here, as are Satoshi Takeishi, Ray Vega, and Jairo Moreno. Saxophonist Adam Kolker takes the sax chair vacated by Jay Rodriguez, and guitarist Alfredo Gonzales has not been replaced. The material is far jazzier on Taboo. Barretto explored the roots of Latin jazz as it transformed itself into the New York version of son and salsa on 2003's Hot Hands: Ancestral Messages, and Taboo serves as a guidebook to present and future tenses of Latin jazz. For starters, one can read between the lines that Ray Vega's charts have moved far a-field of the standard notions surrounding big band arrangements. Everything here feels fluid and relaxed; the playing leaves spontaneity in the air whether it is on a Barretto or a Martignon original, such as on "Bomba-Riquen," "99 MacDougal St," or something from the hard bop cannon by Nat Adderley and Oscar Brown, Jr., such as the classic "Work Song," or a modal tune like McCoy Tyner's "Effendi".