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Steve Lacy - Four Classic Albums (1958-1962) [Reissue 2016]

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Steve Lacy - Four Classic Albums (1958-1962) [Reissue 2016]

Steve Lacy - Four Classic Albums (1958-1962) [Reissue 2016]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 848 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 332 MB | Covers - 29 MB
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Free Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Avid Jazz (EMSC 1187)

Avid Jazz continues with its Four Classic album series with a re-mastered 2CD release by Steve Lacy, complete with original artwork and liner notes.
“Soprano Sax”; “Reflections - Steve Lacy Plays Thelonious Monk” “The Straight Horn Of Steve Lacy”; and “Evidence”.
Born in New York City, Steven Norman Lackritz (better known to jazz fans as Steve Lacy ) was one of a rare breed of jazz men to play the soprano sax, almost exclusively. Other famously few players include Sidney Bechet, Johnny Hodges and occasionally John Coltrane. For a musician starting life in a Dixieland jazz band playing alongside such greats as Henry “Red” Allen and Pee Wee Russell, Steve Lacys jazz journey may look an unexpected one…

Sweet - The Very Best Of Sweet (2016)

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Sweet - The Very Best Of Sweet (2016)

Sweet - The Very Best Of Sweet (2016)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 941 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 350 Mb
Full Scans | 00:58:46 + 01:11:18 | RAR 5% Recovery
Glam Rock | Metro Select #METRSL125

An all-too-irresistible confection of well-known and much-loved pop and glam allsorts can’t disguise Sweet’s authentic hard rock centre. Don’t turn it down. In this brand new blockbuster collection, Andy, Brian, Steve and Mick take you through some hellraising action and blitz you into happy submission. Are you ready? Includes detailed sleevenotes in an 8-page booklet.

Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Tugan Sokhiev - Sergey Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5; Scythian Suite (2016)

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Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Tugan Sokhiev - Sergey Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5; Scythian Suite (2016)

Sergey Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5; Scythian Suite (2016)
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; Tugan Sokhiev, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 298 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88875185152 | Time: 01:07:42

Gramophone Magazine Editor's Choice - June 2016. Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony was conceived in the Soviet Union as World War II was still raging. He gave out in a statement at the time that he intended it as "a hymn to free and happy Man, to his mighty powers, his pure and noble spirit." He added "I cannot say that I deliberately chose this theme. It was born in me and clamoured for expression. The music matured within me. It filled my soul." Prokofiev originally wrote the Scythian Suite for the Sergei Diaghilev ballet Ala i Lolli, the story of which takes place among the Scythians. After Diaghilev called for a change of plan before the score was complete, the Prokofiev reworked the music into a suite for concert performance.

Renaud Capuçon - Wolfgang Rihm: Gedicht des Malers; Pascal Dusapin: Aufgang; Bruno Mantovani: Jeux d'eau (2016)

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Renaud Capuçon - Wolfgang Rihm: Gedicht des Malers; Pascal Dusapin: Aufgang; Bruno Mantovani: Jeux d'eau (2016)

Renaud Capuçon - Wolfgang Rihm: Gedicht des Malers;
Pascal Dusapin: Aufgang; Bruno Mantovani: Jeux d'eau (2016)
Wiener Symphoniker, Orchestre de l'Opéra national de Paris; Philippe Jordan, conductor
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France; Myung-Whun Chung, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 320 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, 21st Century | Label: Erato | # 2564 602687 | Time: 01:05:42

Firmly established as one of the world’s greatest violinists, Renaud Capuçon career both on the stage and as a recording artist has spanned a wide gamut of concerto repertoire, chamber music and recitals. Celebrating his 40th birthday this year (2016), Capuçon presents three world-premiere recordings of violin concertos written for and dedicated to him by three of today’s most exciting composers: Wolfgang Rihm, Pascal Dusapin and Bruno Mantovani - with the Orchestre de l'Opéra national de Paris, Wiener Symphoniker and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France under the conductors Myung-Whun Chung and Philippe Jordan.

Aquarelle Guitar Quartet - Aspects: Works for Guitar Quartet (2016)

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Aquarelle Guitar Quartet - Aspects: Works for Guitar Quartet (2016)

Aquarelle Guitar Quartet - Aspects: Works for Guitar Quartet (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 215 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Artwork included
Classical Guitar | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10928 | Time: 00:57:23

‘Aspects’ portrays the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet’s love of musical diversity. It is a collection of music that observes a startling variety of perspective and which reflects the group’s ability to craft an emotive and diverse musical tapestry. The album includes original works for four guitars, arrangements that have been made by members of the group, and even a new work written especially for this project. ‘Aspects’ is both retrospective and prospective: it includes favourites which the Quartet has been performing for many years and also pieces which it has learnt specifically for this recording and which will form the basis of new concert programmes in the future.

Lurrie Bell - Can't Shake This Feeling (2016)

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Lurrie Bell - Can't Shake This Feeling (2016)

Lurrie Bell - Can't Shake This Feeling (2016)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 335 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 131 MB | Covers - 21 MB
Genre: Blues, Chicago Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Delmark Records (DE 847)

Lurrie Bell returns with this CD he’s telling people is his best. It showcases all the passion, depth, rawness, and uniqueness that keeps Lurrie at the top of many Real Deal Chicago Blues lists. His ace working band and frequent collaborator Matthew Skoller (on harp) provide the drive and the safety net while Lurrie walks the tightrope vocally and instrumentally. Motivated by his 2013 Blues Music Award for “Song Of The Year” for the title track from Blues In My Soul, Lurrie had a hand in writing five of the thirteen tracks. “Driftin'”, “One Eyed Woman”, “Hold Me Tight”, “Sinner’s Prayer”, “Do You Hear”, “Born With The Blues”, “Hidden Charms” and more.

Jon Lord - Gemini Suite (1971) {2016, Remastered}

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Jon Lord - Gemini Suite (1971) {2016, Remastered}

Jon Lord - Gemini Suite (1971) {2016, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 277 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 115 Mb
Full Scans ~ 64 Mb | 00:47:43 | RAR 5% Recovery
Symphonic Rock, Progressive Rock | Ear Music #0211621EMU

Digitally remastered edition of this classic solo release from the Deep Purple member. The new artwork includes liner notes exclusively written by Roger Glover. The Gemini Suite was first performed in September 1970 at the Royal Festival Hall and was recorded the following year at the Abbey Road and de Lane Lea studios as the first solo project of Jon Lord. It is a six piece classic-rock fusion work inspired by the members of Deep Purple and was recorded with the London Symphonic Orchestra conducted by Oscar winner Malcolm Arnold and is featuring the guest musicians Albert Lee, Yvonne Elliman, Tony Ashton as well as the two other Deep Purple member Ian Paice and Roger Glover.

Megadeth - Dystopia (2016) [Japanese Edition]

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Megadeth - Dystopia (2016) [Japanese Edition]

Megadeth - Dystopia (2016) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 373 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 119 MB | Covers - 135 MB
Genre: Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (UICY-15449)

As evidenced by Megadeth's last three studio albums, fans are used to being let down. Dystopia could have been another case in point when an anticipated reunion of the Rust in Peace-era lineup failed to materialize. Undaunted, Dave Mustaine recruited Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler and Brazilian guitarist Kiko Loureiro of prog metal outfit Angra. Megadeth's 15th studio album marks a return to the band's thrash roots. It's angry, extremely aggressive, but also tight and polished. Adler adds clean, thunderous playing chock-full of syncopation and Loureiro proves to be a real surprise. Mustaine has historically cooked up imaginative riffs and motifs, but has seldom had a guitarist who displays the level of creativity and style that Loureiro does…

Harry Allen Quartet - London Date (2016)

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Harry Allen Quartet - London Date (2016)

Harry Allen Quartet - London Date (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 403 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 143 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Mainstream Jazz | Label: Trio Records | # tr595 | Time: 01:02:07

Trio Records proudly presents a 'live' recording of a quartet featuring the incredible US jazz saxophonist Harry Allen recorded at the Watermill Jazz Club with Italian pianist Andrea Pozza, gifted bassist Simon Woolf and ever popular drummer Steve Brown. Fans of the long linage of the saxophone greats will not be disappointed. Harry Allen can be instantly lined up as a disciple of the late Stan Getz, but he has absorbed far more of the jazz saxophone tradition with elements of Hawkins, Webster, Zoot and Al, and elements from one of his teachers Scott Hamilton. However, Harry Allen's voice is very much his own and as fresh as any on the contemporary scene. With a formidable technique and searing sound Harry Allen continues the tradition of the great saxophonists before him. The material on the CD is a straight blowing set ofjazz standards, a couple of great originals penned by Harry Allen and Judy Carmichael and the theme to Star Trek based on the standard Out Of Nowhere.

Brigitte Bardot - Best Hits (2016)

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Brigitte Bardot - Best Hits (2016)

Brigitte Bardot - Best Hits (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 570 MB
1:36:08 | Pop, Bubblegum, Chanson | Label: Mercury

Was Brigitte Bardot a "good" singer, in the conventional sense? No. Was the material she sang in the 1960s especially deep or brilliant? No. But is this compilation of the cream of her 1963-1970 recordings a fun listen? Yes indeed. Although not the owner of conventional high-level vocal skills, Bardot invested her frivolous songs with a contagious sense of playful fun, and a refusal to take the music or herself too seriously. Certainly some of the tunes – and their breathy delivery – capitalize on her iconic sex kitten persona. But the guileless joy she projects is reminiscent of some of the early work by France Gall (one of the finest '60s French pop singers), though Bardot's voice is less girlish and more adult in tone. Like the better French pop of the 1960s, the tracks on this disc – an "extremely selective compilation," the liner notes state, of a '60s discography that strung together "fine pearls and cheap imitations, scintillating gems and tawdry kitsch" – have a likable giddiness that borrows from early-'60s girl group and twist rock & roll on the earlier sides, and bears a slight psychedelic influence on some of the later ones.

Lapland CO, John Storgards, Jenny Carlstedt - Alexander von Zemlinsky: Seven Songs; Chamber Symphony (2016)

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Lapland CO, John Storgards, Jenny Carlstedt - Alexander von Zemlinsky: Seven Songs; Chamber Symphony (2016)

Alexander von Zemlinsky: Seven Songs of Night and Dream; Chamber Symphony (2016)
Lapland Chamber Orchestra; John Storgårds, conductor; Jenny Carlstedt, mezzo-soprano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 263 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1272-2 | Time: 01:01:22

Ondine is proud to release these world premiere recordings of two new Zemlinsky arrangements by Richard Dünser (b. 1959) with Lapland Chamber Orchestra conducted by John Storgårds. The works of Austrian composer Alexander Zemlinsky (1871-1942) - much admired by composers such as Mahler, Schoenberg and Berg - have gained more attention during the last decades. He wrote only 27 works with an opus number, but several of them can be considered among 20th century masterpieces. In 2013 composer Richard Dünser (b. 1959), pupil of Francis Burt and Hans Werner Henze, made two new rich arrangements of works by Zemlinsky. Seven Songs of Night and Dream (Sieben Lieder von Nacht und Traum) is an orchestration of songs from opp. 2, 5, 6, 8 and 10 based on the themes of night and dream. In this recording the songs are sung by mezzo-soprano Jenny Carlstedt. Chamber Symphony is a 40-minute orchestration of Zemlinsky's String Quartet No. 2. In this orchestration the limitations of a string quartet is set free by using a larger ensemble. Zemlinsky's String Quartet contains references to the works of his most famous pupil, Arnold Schoenberg.

Christian Tetzlaff & Lars Vogt - Johannes Brahms: The Violin Sonatas (2016)

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Christian Tetzlaff & Lars Vogt - Johannes Brahms: The Violin Sonatas (2016)

Johannes Brahms: The Violin Sonatas (2016)
Christian Tetzlaff (violin) & Lars Vogt (piano)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 305 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE12842 | Time: 01:12:48

Recording of the Month, Gramophone Magazine, September 2016. Award-winning violinist Christian Tetzlaff, together with pianist Lars Vogt, offers an exciting program of Violin Sonatas by Johannes Brahms (1833–1897). This new release continues a successful series of recordings of violin chamber works by the duo. Johannes Brahms’s Violin Sonatas are among the greatest masterpieces in 19th-century chamber music. Brahms wrote these sonatas between 1878 and 1888,at the height of his creative powers. With these powerful works Brahms brought the genre of violin sonatas into a new dimension. Included is also Scherzo movement from the F. A. E. Sonata which Brahms contributed to a composite sonata with Robert Schumann and Albert Dietrich in 1853.

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Thousand Knives of Ryuichi Sakamoto (1978) Remastered 2016

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Ryuichi Sakamoto - Thousand Knives of Ryuichi Sakamoto (1978) Remastered 2016

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Thousand Knives of Ryuichi Sakamoto (1978) Remastered 2016
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 300 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb | Scans included | 00:45:47
Experimental Electronic, Experimental Rock | Label: Nippon Columbia | # COGQ-87

Thousand Knives (also known as Thousand Knives of Ryuichi Sakamoto) is Ryuichi Sakamoto's first solo album. The album is named after Henri Michaux's description of the feel of using mescaline in Misérable Miracle. It was recorded in about 500 hours, and Sakamoto would spend whole days without sleeping working on it. The album's title track is one of Sakamoto's most famous compositions.

Christian Tetzlaff, Helsinki PO, John Storgards - Antonin Dvorak: Violin Concerto, Romance; Josef Suk: Fantasy (2016)

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Christian Tetzlaff, Helsinki PO, John Storgards - Antonin Dvorak: Violin Concerto, Romance; Josef Suk: Fantasy (2016)

Antonín Dvořák: Violin Concerto, Romance; Josef Suk - Fantasy in G minor (2016)
Christian Tetzlaff, violin; Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; John Storgårds, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 285 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1279-5 | Time: 01:06:30

This performance of the fiery Fantasy in G minor for violin and orchestra, Op. 24, of Josef Suk, with violinist Christan Tetzlaff catching the full impact of the irregular form with its dramatic opening giving out into a set of variations, is impressive. And Tetzlaff delivers pure warm melody in the popular Romance in F minor, Op. 11, of Dvorák. But the real reason to acquire this beautifully recorded Ondine release is the performance of the Dvorák Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53, a work of which there are plenty of recordings, but that has always played second fiddle (if you will) to the Brahms concerto. Tetzlaff and the Helsinki Philharmonic under John Storgårds create a distinctive and absorbing version that can stand with the great Czech recordings of the work. Sample anywhere, but especially the slow movement, where Tetzlaff's precise yet rich sound, reminiscent for those of a certain age of Henryk Szeryng, forms a striking contrast with Storgårds' glassy Nordic strings. In both outer movements as well, Tetzlaff delivers a warm yet controlled performance that is made to stand out sharply.

Carolyn Sampson, Joseph Middleton - A Verlaine Songbook (2016)

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Carolyn Sampson, Joseph Middleton - A Verlaine Songbook (2016)

Carolyn Sampson, Joseph Middleton - A Verlaine Songbook (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 80:00 | 335 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS-SACD-2233

Verlaine’s poetry lends itself well to music and many of his poems have been set successfully by numerous composers. Thus it was a brilliant idea to build a programme around Verlaine and include several settings of some of the poems. Since Carolyn Sampson has cast her net widely and included several rarely heard composers, we are offered a very comprehensive odyssey through the Verlainean waters.