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Benny Carter - Four Classic Albums (Second Set) (1955-1962) [Reissue 2019]

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Benny Carter - Four Classic Albums (Second Set) (1955-1962) [Reissue 2019]

Benny Carter - Four Classic Albums (Second Set) (1955-1962) [Reissue 2019]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 749 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 332 MB | Covers - 29 MB
Genre: Jazz, Swing, Piano Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Avid Jazz (EMSC1353)

Avid Jazz continues with its Four Classic Albums series with a second re-mastered 2CD set release from Benny Carter, complete with original artwork, liner notes and personnel details. For our Second Set from the instantly recognisable horn of Benny Carter we have selected four more albums for you to enjoy as we again pay tribute to one of the true legendary giants of the jazz world.
“The Tatum, Carter, Bellson Trio”, “Makin’ Whoopee”, “B.B.B & Co.” and “Further Definitions”.
Jazz greats heard on these four phenomenal selections include some of the greatest names in the jazz world, Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Art Tatum, Louis Bellson, Jo Jones, Barney Bigard, Shorty Sherock, Jimmy Rowles, Leroy Vinnegar, Mel Lewis, Phil Woods, Charlie Rouse, Dick Katz and Jimmy Garrison.

King Crimson - 4 EPs (1991-1996)

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King Crimson - 4 EPs (1991-1996)

King Crimson - 4 EPs (1991-1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 692 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 248 MB | Covers - 135 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Caroline, Discipline Global Mobile, Virgin

The Abbreviated King Crimson: Heartbeat (1991). For an affordable and short (really short - 23 minutes) introduction to the wonders of King Crimson, The Abbreviated King Crimson: Heartbeat will do the trick. The EP was released to coincide with the appearance of the mammoth box set The Essential King Crimson: Frame By Frame back in late 1991. Split almost 50-50 between early Crimson and the later '80s version of the group, many classic tracks are left off (nothing off the fan favorite Red is present), so it's certainly not a definitive King Crimson anthology. Still, the band's attention to detail and perfection are nearly unparalleled, as evidenced by Adrian Belew's Police-sounding guitar gracing the ballad "Matte Kudesai," and Tony Levin's bass showcase "Elephant Talk"…

Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Italian Concerto, French Overture, Sonata in D minor (2006)

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Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Italian Concerto, French Overture, Sonata in D minor (2006)

Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Italian Concerto, French Overture, Sonata in D minor (2006)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:09:12 | 529 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: 1469

Strong but delicate, deliberate but subtle, driven but supple, Masaaki Suzuki's 2005 recording of Bach's Italian Concerto and French Overture for harpsichord are quite convincing in their own distinctive way. In Suzuki's hands, the opening crash of the Italian Concerto is as instantly arresting as the powerful opening prelude and fugue from the French Overture is immediately appealing.

Pieter Wispelwey & Paolo Giacometti - In Memoriam I (2023)

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Pieter Wispelwey & Paolo Giacometti - In Memoriam I (2023)

Pieter Wispelwey & Paolo Giacometti - In Memoriam I (2023)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 1:10:20 | 302 / 160 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Evil Penguin

The first of two discs by Pieter Wispelwey that will be released in 2023 is a re-assembling of previously released recordings of works by Schubert. This short series entitled In Memoriam is inspired by a grave loss Pieter suffered recently.The disc includes Schubert's masterpieces for violin and piano, transcribed for cello and the most famous Trockne Blumen, originally for flute. To accompany Pieter on piano is his faithful musical companion Paolo Giacometti. "Half a year before my sixtieth birthday my family and I suffered a massive, tragic blow, when my son, Dorian, died. While still shaken to my foundations, a way forward seems to me to be to allow music to play a constructive and healing role. So I have recorded Bach's Fifth Suite and Kodaly's Solosonata to form the Scordatura Album for an October In Memoriam II release.

Lars Vogt - Mozart: Piano Sonatas & Fantasias (2023)

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Lars Vogt - Mozart: Piano Sonatas & Fantasias (2023)

Lars Vogt - Mozart: Piano Sonatas & Fantasias (2023)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 2:10:40 | 298 / 366 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Warner Classics

Pianiste et chef d'orchestre allemand, Lars Vogt a mené une carrière de concertiste jalonnée de collaborations, avant de diriger le Royal Northern Sinfonia et l'Orchestre de chambre de Paris. Né à Düren le 8 septembre 1970, il prend ses premières leçons de piano à l'âge de six ans et étudie à l'École supérieure de musique d'Hanovre avec Ruth Weiss et Karl-Heinz Kämmerling. Après avoir remporté le 2e prix de piano du Concours international de Leeds en 1990, il donne de nombreux récitals et enregistre avec le City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, dirigé par Simon Rattle, les concertos pour piano de Schumann et de Grieg (1992), puis les deux premiers de Beethoven (1995).

Oasis Quartet - Glass, Gotkovsky, Escaich (2011)

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Oasis Quartet - Glass, Gotkovsky, Escaich (2011)

Oasis Quartet - Glass, Gotkovsky, Escaich (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 55:44 | 323 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Innova | Catalog: 744

The Oasis Quartet, founded in 2006, is made up of four saxophones, and on its first release it includes works originally written for that ensemble, as well as a transcription of a string quartet. The transcription, Philip Glass' String Quartet No. 3 ("Mishima"), was in turn arranged from material from the composer's soundtrack to Paul Schrader's 1985 film biography of the Japanese writer and activist, originally written for and performed by the Kronos Quartet.

Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Partitas for Harpsichord (2002)

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Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Partitas for Harpsichord (2002)

Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: Partitas for Harpsichord (2002)
XLD | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:40:55 | 1,1 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: 1313/4

Listeners familiar with other recordings in Masaaki Suzuki's ongoing traversal of Bach's solo keyboard works may find his performances of the Partitas somewhat of an anomaly. For instance, the sharply delineated juxtapositions of tempos that made his Fantasias and Fugues program so thrilling (type Q3840 in Search Reviews) are nowhere to be heard here. The interpretive agenda this time is much subtler and decidedly more introverted.

Anne Gastinel, Pablo Marquez - Iberica (2009)

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Anne Gastinel, Pablo Marquez - Iberica (2009)

Anne Gastinel, Pablo Marquez - Iberica (2009)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:18:31 | 403 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naïve | Catalog: V5182

It's curious why there are not more compositions for cello and guitar duo. The two overlap greatly in range, have wonderfully complementary timbres, and possess virtually none of the inherent balance problems encountered when pairing the cello with the more commonplace piano. The guitar is often thought of in term of Spanish or Latin-influenced music, and though there have been many compositions written for the cello by composers from these parts of the world, precious few have bothered to incorporate the guitar as a duo partner.

Bill Frisell - Four (2022) {Blue Note}

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Bill Frisell - Four (2022) {Blue Note}

Bill Frisell - Four (2022) {Blue Note}
EAC 1.6 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 337MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 132MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post Bop

Bill Frisell convenes a new line-up of musical friends on his third Blue Note album Four, which features the acclaimed guitarist with Greg Tardy on saxophone and clarinet, Gerald Clayton on piano, and Johnathan Blake on drums. Together the foursome delve into intimate explorations of 13 Frisell originals both new and old to create this stunning new work that is a meditation on loss, renewal, and friendship.

Alter Ego - Philip Glass: 600 Lines, How Now (2003)

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Alter Ego - Philip Glass: 600 Lines, How Now (2003)

Alter Ego - Philip Glass: 600 Lines, How Now (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 1:00:28 | 312 MB
Genre: Modern Classical | Label: Stradivarius | Catalog: STR 33649

Italian ensemble Alter Ego have made their name playing the post-minimalism of composers as diverse as Louis Andriessen, David Lang and Frederic Rzewski. Now they turn their attention to pre-, or perhaps more accurately, prototype minimalism in this fine two-disc survey of early Philip Glass. Rejecting the seamless cross-stitching and salamander slither of Glass’s own ensemble, Alter Ego opt for a brassier and more strident approach. This strategy proposes a subtly alternative view about which the composer obviously approves – Orange Mountain Music is his own label.

Nektar - Down To Earth (1974) {1991, Reissue}

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Nektar - Down To Earth (1974) {1991, Reissue}

Nektar - Down To Earth (1974) {1991, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 263 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 110 Mb
Full Scans | 00:37:08 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock | Bacillus Records #289·09·006

Depending on who you ask, this is either Nektar's greatest or worst album. As Albrighton explained later, it was the band's attempt to re-invent itself as someone else – like the Magical Mystery Tour. Old fans were appalled; but as the first album to get much airplay in the U.S., it brought in new fans who found it by far their most accessible work. Its progressive and funk elements are set around a demented circus theme, with the songs introduced by a loony Teutonic ringmaster. "That's Life," powered by chattering drums and a positively orgasmic Rickenbacker bass sound, is a standout of progressive rock showmanship. Delicate pieces like "Little Boy" and "Early Morning Clown" – where Albrighton uses rotating Leslie speakers to great effect – alternate with pub rockers like "Fidgety Queen" and the lumbering funk of "Nelly the Elephant." For new fans, this album is the place to start; and if they're willing to take it on its own terms, old fans might find a place in their heart for it too.

Max Emanuel Cencic, George Petrou, Armonia Atenea - Nicola Porpora: Opera Arias (2018)

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Max Emanuel Cencic, George Petrou, Armonia Atenea - Nicola Porpora: Opera Arias (2018)

Max Emanuel Cencic, George Petrou, Armonia Atenea - Nicola Porpora: Opera Arias (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 430 Mb | Total time: 75:59 | Scans included
Classical | Label: DECCA | # 483 3235 | Recorded: 2017

THE ILLUSTRIOUS Neapolitan singing teacher Nicola Porpora (1686–1768) was also a notable composer. The core of his output consisted of more than fifty opere serie,with texts by the best-known librettists of the day. Live performances of these works remain rare, but we can rejoice in all-Porpora CDs by a number of virtuoso countertenors, among them this one by Max Emanuel Cencic. Even if his disc hadn’t included seven world-premiere recordings, it would still merit significant attention, thanks to his exceptional vocalism.

Alberto Martini, Accademia I Filarmonici - Antonio Vivaldi: Dresden Concertos Vol. 1-4 (1997,1999)

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Alberto Martini, Accademia I Filarmonici - Antonio Vivaldi: Dresden Concertos Vol. 1-4 (1997,1999)

Alberto Martini, Accademia I Filarmonici - Antonio Vivaldi: Dresden Concertos Vol. 1-4 (1997,1999)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 1,23 Gb | Total time: 60:20+56:23+50:16+67:03 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.553792/8.553793/8.553860/8.554310 | Recorded: 1995,1998

This series concentrates on Concertos which survive in manuscript in the Dresden Saxony Landesbibliothek, and which were used by the Court Orchestra. They do not derive from the composer’s residence in the city, and the sleeve note suggests that their existence may be connected with Vivaldi’s association with an influential group of Dresden musicians, most notably the violinist, Johanne Pisendel who visited and studied under the composer during the latter part of 1716, and to whom Vivaldi dedicated a number of his Concertos. The quality of these works is often remarkably high, reflecting the caliber of the orchestra and indeed Pisendel’s virtuosity and musicianship. They sound extremely well in these excellent modern-instrument performances.

Erik Wøllo - Timelines (2014)

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Erik Wøllo - Timelines (2014)

Erik Wollo - Timelines (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 298 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 129 MB | Covers - 17 MB
Genre: Electronic, Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Projekt (PROJECT298)

Timelines is the 18th solo album from veteran Norwegian ambient/electronic artist Erik Wøllo. It’s a warm, epic and shimmering cycle of memorable electronic music. Layers of acoustic guitar loops and pulsation-patterns create the foundation on which Wøllo’s distinct melodic piano themes are played. The pieces bring emotional synth lines and powerful deep basses together with delicate percussion arrangements. As a natural and important counterpoint to the expressive piano themes, Wøllo’s electric guitar ebow solos are both intense and haunting.

Royal Hunt - Dystopia: Part II (2022)

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Royal Hunt - Dystopia: Part II (2022)

Royal Hunt - Dystopia: Part II (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 426 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 154 Mb
Full Scans | 00:58:56 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Metal, Hard Rock | Northpoint Productions #1022090-INPP | Unofficial Release

ROYAL HUNT will release their new studio album - "Dystopia. Part 2" - on October. The second and final part of the concept will again feature guest performers: Mats Leven (TSO, Skyblood, Vandenberg), Mark Boals (Y.J. Malmsteen, Ring of Fire, Royal Hunt), Henrik Brockman (Royal Hunt, Evil Masquerade, N´Tribe), Kenny Lubcke (Narita, Zoser Mez) and Alexandra Andersen (Royal Hunt, JSP). "Dystopia - Part 2" will be released in following formats: regular CD, various Deluxe editions/bundles and a gatefold, heavy vinyl double LP (availability date pending). ROYAL HUNT keep expanding their trademark sound. As the story which inspired the project - Ray Bradbury´s classic novel "Fahrenheit 451" - gets more intense towards the end, the music turns into more dynamic, heavier direction. Once again the guest singers add even more dramatic contrasts to an already cinematic yet solidly rocking soundscape. Simply a "must have" for any symfo/prog/power fan out there!