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Dieter Klöcker, Gernot Schalmfuss, Prague Chamber Orchestra - Michael Haydn: Serenade in D major (2007)

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Dieter Klöcker, Gernot Schalmfuss, Prague Chamber Orchestra - Michael Haydn: Serenade in D major (2007)

Dieter Klöcker, Gernot Schalmfuss, Prague Chamber Orchestra - Michael Haydn: Serenade in D major (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 58:02 | 317 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Orfeo | Catalog: C029071A

f you thought Mozart’s Salzburg serenades were big works, then check out this extravaganza in nine movements, lasting just about an hour. Composed in 1764 and scored for everything but the kitchen sink, the work includes an opening march, two minuets, and major concerto movements for solo clarinet and solo trombone (yes, I did say trombone). Both are often performed separately. Michael Haydn’s proto-classical style is, as you might expect, graceful, tuneful, and easy on the ear, and if you are familiar with any of the other releases from Klöcker and his Prague forces, then you know that you can expect lively, elegant music-making (and some terrific clarinet playing).

Brian Melvin feat. Jaco Pastorius - Night Food (1985) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series CDSOL-6360}

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Brian Melvin feat. Jaco Pastorius - Night Food (1985) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series CDSOL-6360}

Brian Melvin feat. Jaco Pastorius - Night Food (1985) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series CDSOL-6360}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 293 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 117 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 258 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1985, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6360
Jazz / Post Bop / Fusion / Neo Bop / Drums / Bass

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. An obscure 80s appearance from bassist Jaco Pastorius – a musician whose style is right at home on this electric set from drummer Brian Melvin! Melvin himself plays acoustic drums and percussion – but there's also a fair bit of keyboard work on the record too – 80-styled elements that really draw a lot from the stepping, melodic bass work of Jaco – who really gets to shine on most numbers, and really gets the album going from a rhythmic perspective. There's a bit of added tabla and bongos from Aushim Chaudhuri, who brings some nice acoustic textures – and the overall feel is kind of in the same territory of some of Jaco's early 80s Warner material. Titles include "Don't Forget The Bass", "Night Food", "Zen Turtles", "For Max", and "Poly Wanna Rhythm".

Hampton Hawes - The Green Leaves Of Summer (1964) {Contemporary OJCCD-476-2 rel 1990}

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Hampton Hawes - The Green Leaves Of Summer (1964) {Contemporary OJCCD-476-2 rel 1990}

Hampton Hawes - The Green Leaves Of Summer (1964) {Contemporary OJCCD-476-2 rel 1990}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 223 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 95 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 13 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1964, 1990 Contemporary / OJC / Fantasy | OJCCD-476-2 (S-7614)
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Piano

Pianist Hampton Hawes' first recording after serving five years in prison finds Hawes evolving a bit from a Bud Powell-influenced bop pianist to one familiar with more modern trends in jazz. Reissued on CD, this trio date finds Hawes interacting closely with bassist Monk Montgomery and drummer Steve Ellington (making his recording debut). Hawes had lost nothing of his swinging style while in prison, as can be heard on such numbers as "Vierd Blues," "St. Thomas" and "Secret Love," and he was just starting to hint at moving beyond bop. Recommended.

Christof Lauer / Joachim Kuhn / Palle Danielsson / Peter Erskine - Christof Lauer (1989) {CMP}

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Christof Lauer / Joachim Kuhn / Palle Danielsson / Peter Erskine - Christof Lauer (1989) {CMP}

Christof Lauer / Joachim Kuhn / Palle Danielsson / Peter Erskine - Christof Lauer (1989) {CMP}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image level 6 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 297MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 115MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz, Post-Bop

Christof Lauer is a German jazz tenor and soprano saxophonist, born in Melsungen, Germany, perhaps most well known in Europe where he has done projects with various musicians, such as Palle Danielsson, Carla Bley, Michel Godard, Volker Kriegel, Michel Portal, Maria Joao, Anthony Cox, Gary Husband, Alphonse Mouzon, and Peter Erskine.

Moacir Santos - Maestro (1972) {2012 Japanese BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster TOCJ-50522}

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Moacir Santos - Maestro (1972) {2012 Japanese BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster TOCJ-50522}

Moacir Santos - Maestro (1972) {2012 Japanese BNLA Series 24-bit Remaster TOCJ-50522}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 190 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 84 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 28 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit/192kHz remaster
© 1972, 2012 Blue Note / EMI Music Japan | TOCJ-50522
Jazz / Latin Jazz / World Fusion / Saxophone

Reissue with the latest 24bit/192kHz remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. Amazing 70s work from Moacir Santos – the first album the Brazilian arranger recorded for Blue Note, and a set that sparkles with warmth and soul from the very first note! The approach is a brilliant updating of the famous sound that Santos crafted in Brazil the decade before – recast here with some warmer elements that includes great organ from Clare Fischer, electric piano from Bill Henderson, trombone from Frank Rosolino, and flute and tenor from Don Menza!

Christian Weidner - The Inward Song (2010) {Pitouet}

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Christian Weidner - The Inward Song (2010) {Pitouet}

Christian Weidner - The Inward Song (2010) {Pitouet}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 250MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 127MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Post-Bop

The Inward Song is hardly the quiet, introverted recital of music that might be expected, given the album's title. While alto saxophonist Christian Weidner does throw in a few pieces that fit nicely under this banner, the music on this CD also demonstrates a great deal of range. A case in point is the way the album begins. "St. Paul" starts off with Weidner and pianist Colin Vallon delivering angular unison lines on a blank canvas. Bassist Henning Sieverts and drummer Samuel Rohrer enter with a seemingly un-metered, wavy undercurrent of sound. The intensity just builds from there and reaches fever pitch, with Weidner exuding a John Coltrane-style spiritualism and intensity in his delivery.

V.A. - Top 100 70's Rock Albums By Ultimate Classic Rock: CD76-CD100 (1977-1979)

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V.A. - Top 100 70's Rock Albums By Ultimate Classic Rock: CD76-CD100 (1977-1979)

V.A. - Top 100 70's Rock Albums By Ultimate Classic Rock: CD76-CD100 (1977-1979)_mp3
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Run Time: 17:48:01 | 2,51 Gb
Genre: Classic rock, psychedelic rock, alternative rock, progressive rock, hard rock
Label: Parlophone, Columbia, Elektra, Warner Bros. Records…

Picking our list of the Top 100 '70s Rock Albums was no easy task, if only because that period boasted such sheer diversity. The decade saw rock branch into a series of intriguing new subgenres, beginning, at the dawn of the '70s, with heavy metal. Singer-songwriters came into their own; country-rock flourished. The era ended with the revitalizing energy of punk and New Wave. No list would be complete without climbing onto every one of those limbs. Here are the Top 100 '70s Rock Albums, presented chronologically from the start of the decade.

VA - Nova Classics Hip Hop (2019)

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VA - Nova Classics Hip Hop (2019)

VA - Nova Classics Hip Hop (2019)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 1:03:17 | 142 Mb / 340 Mb
Genre: Hip Hop, R&B / Label: Nova Records

Enjoy this Compilation with the most successful Hip Hop singers like Q-Tip, Gift of Gab, King Geedorah, Funkdoobiest and many more!

Nordic Voices - Lementations (2009)

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Nordic Voices - Lementations (2009)

Nordic Voices - Lementations (2009)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 299 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 175 MB | 01:07:40
Genre: Classical, Vocal, Acappella | Label: Chandos Records

The six-voice a cappella vocal ensemble, Nordic Voices, was formed a little over ten years ago to specialize in both Renaissance and Contemporary music. In this, their fifth album, they present a moving programme of renaissance Lamentations. These are settings of Old Testament verses written by the prophet Jeremiah as he witnessed the destruction of Jerusalem and the fall of Judah in 586 B.C. and, as Nordic Voices highlight in their booklet, are still of relevance today as they chart the horrors that humans are capable of inflicting on one another.

Various Artists - Soul Jazz Records presents Studio One DJ Party (2019)

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Various Artists - Soul Jazz Records presents Studio One DJ Party (2019)

Various Artists - Soul Jazz Records presents Studio One DJ Party (2019)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 53:53 | 139 Mb / 222 Mb
Genre: Reggae / Label: Soul Jazz Records

‘Studio One DJ Party’ is the latest installation from the mighty Studio One Records catalogue. A wicked new collection of the finest DJs and toasters including Prince Jazzbo, Dillinger, Dennis Alcapone, Michigan & Smiley and Lone Ranger, as well as a host of lesser known artists and rare cuts from Studio One. "From the earliest days when Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd ran his Downbeat soundsystem up and down the length of Jamaica, DJs and toasters such as King Stitt and Count Machukie were always a part of the sound of Studio One, introducing new records and exciting audiences with catchphrase lines such as: “No matter what the people say these sounds lead the way / It’s the order of the day from your boss deejay” (King Stitt). So when DJ emerged as a distinct reggae style at the start of the 1970s, Studio One were, as always, way ahead of their competitors.

VA - Nova Classics Soul (2019)

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VA - Nova Classics Soul (2019)

VA - Nova Classics Soul (2019)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 59:09 | 133 Mb / 322 Mb
Genre: Soul, R&B / Label: Nova Records

Enjoy this Compilation with the most successful Soul singers like Supreme Jubilees, Gil Scott Heron, Ann Peebles and many more!

Donald Byrd - Royal Flush (1961) {Blue Note}

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Donald Byrd - Royal Flush (1961) {Blue Note}

Donald Byrd - Royal Flush (1961) {Blue Note}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 280MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 106MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Bop

Donald Byrd was at his peak as a straight-ahead hard bop band leader in the early '60s, turning a series of remarkably solid, enjoyable sessions for Blue Note. Royal Flush is no exception to the rule. Recorded in the fall of 1961, Royal Flush finds Byrd once again working with baritionist Pepper Adams, but adding bassist Butch Warren, drummer Billy Higgins, and, most importantly, a young pianist named Herbie Hancock. For the most part, the quintet plays a set of vital hard bop, swinging hard on the bluesy groove "Hush" and laying back on the pop standard "I'm a Fool to Want You." But what's really interesting is when they begin pushing the boundaries of bop. All three of Byrd's original pieces "Jorgie's," "Shangri-La," "6M's" are harmonically complex and have subtly shifting rhythms; all three are successful, but "Shangri-La" is particularly noteworthy.

Navarra Quartet - Peteris Vasks: String Quartets Nos. 1-3 (2010)

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Navarra Quartet - Peteris Vasks: String Quartets Nos. 1-3 (2010)

Navarra Quartet - Peteris Vasks: String Quartets Nos. 1-3 (2010)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 370 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 184 MB | 01:12:32
Genre: Classical | Label: Challenge Classics

The Latvian composer Peteris Vasks’ beautiful and intense music has in recent years touched the same listening public that have responded so positively to the music of Arvo Part and Henryck Gorecki. On this CD award-winning young ensemble the Navarra String Quartet have worked alongside the composer to produce a recording of the first three of Vasks’ five string quartets.

Kremerata Musica; Gidon Kremer - Astor Piazzolla: Maria de Buenos Aires (1998) Reissue 2018, 2CDs

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Kremerata Musica; Gidon Kremer - Astor Piazzolla: Maria de Buenos Aires (1998) Reissue 2018, 2CDs

Astor Piazzolla: María de Buenos Aires (1998) Reissue 2018, 2CDs
Horacio Ferrer, narrator; Julia Zenko, vocal; Jairo, vocal; Buenos Aires Lyric Chorus
Kremerata Musica; Gidon Kremer, conductor & violin

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 436 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 223 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Tango Operita | Label: Warner Classics | # 0190295738174 | 01:34:26

A rendition of a tango operita, commissioned by the Argentinian Ministry of Culture (this rendition anyway), was revived by violinist Gidon Kremer, who had such a love for the original LPs from Piazzolla and Horacio Ferrer that he wanted to recreate the music. Ferrer was kept on as El Duende (the Goblin) – the role that he created when he wrote the libretto thirty years earlier. Regrettably, Piazzolla had passed on prior to the remake. Nonetheless, the arrangements and orchestrations are remarkable. The suffering and the passion of Maria (the main character in the show) are perfectly portrayed by the tango. The music changes forms as her character progresses, taking on traditional tangos, modern tangos, milongas, waltzes, and other styles to reflect changes in Maria. The music is always well-composed. This is an opera for the display of modern music, and the tango of Piazzolla is modern music at its finest.

Irma Thomas - Simply Grand (2008)

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Irma Thomas - Simply Grand (2008)

Irma Thomas - Simply Grand (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 298 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 128 Mb | Scans ~ 237 Mb | 00:56:02
New Orleans Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Soul | Label: Rounder | # 11661-2202-2

There has always been a piano at the heart of Irma Thomas's music, and she is accompanied here by twelve of the best pianists around, including Dr. John, Norah Jones, Randy Newman, and many more. The Grammyr-winning Soul Queen of New Orleans has never sounded better than in this all-acoustic setting. From the soul-searing passion of 'Cold Rain' to the bittersweet intimacy of 'This Bitter Earth,' Irma's enduring warmth and soulfulness prevail, never straying far from the blues. Included are many new songs (including one from Burt Bacharach and Steve Krikorian) and a previously unrecorded Doc Pomus-Dr. John composition.