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Concerto Koln, Mayumi Hirasaki - Pisendel (2023)

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Concerto Koln, Mayumi Hirasaki - Pisendel (2023)

Concerto Koln, Mayumi Hirasaki - Pisendel (2023)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 1:11:54 | 165 / 362 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Berlin Classics

Concerto Köln is one of the leading orchestras for historically informed musical performances and recordings. Recent concerts of Wagner’s “Rheingold” and an album released together with soprano Jeanine De Bique have been celebrated and praised by critics and listeners alike. The conceptual originality of their work seems endless. In their newest album “Pi – Pisendel”, baroque violinist Mayumi Hirasaki, Concerto Köln’s leading concertmaster for the past ten years is highlig hted. As an inspiration for the program served her historical role model, the violin virtuoso, composer and concertmaster himself Johann Georg Pisendel. According to Hirasaki “It should be a program that doesn't only focus on me as a violinist, but also un folds the virtuosity of the whole orchestra.” Together as a unit concertmaster and ensemble present a diverse selection of Pisendel’s pieces that stand out through their rich orchestration, stylistic variety and instrumental virtuosity. Again, the artistic vision of Hirasaki and the concerto Köln captures the imagination of the listener with an accurate recreation of the historic sound and an innovative, refreshing interpretation.

Supertramp - The Very Best of Supertramp (1990)

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Supertramp - The Very Best of Supertramp (1990)

Supertramp - The Very Best of Supertramp (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 511 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 196 Mb | Scans included
Classic Rock, Prog-Rock, Art Rock, Soft Rock | Label: A&M | # 397 091-2 | 01:18:57

Originally a European compilation, The Very Best of Supertramp is the closest thing to a definitive overview of the '70s pop-prog group. Certainly, there will be hardcore fans who will notice some favorite album cuts missing – after all, despite their considerable success on the pop charts, Supertramp was as much an album rock band as ELP or Genesis – but all the hits are here, from "Bloody Well Right" to "It's Raining Again," as well as a sizable portion of their blockbuster Breakfast in America. That alone will make it worthwhile for all casual fans, but what's really nice about the collection is that it flows very smoothly, even if it isn't in chronological order. There have been other Supertramp compilations, but The Very Best of Supertramp stands head and shoulders above the rest.

Mahsa Vahdat & Mighty Sam McClain - Scent Of Reunion: Love Duets Across Civilizations (2010)

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Mahsa Vahdat & Mighty Sam McClain - Scent Of Reunion: Love Duets Across Civilizations (2010)

Mahsa Vahdat & Mighty Sam McClain - Scent Of Reunion: Love Duets Across Civilizations (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 285 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 126 Mb | Scans ~ 88 Mb
Label: Valley Entertainment | # 2-VLT-15227 | Time: 00:55:11
World, Ethnic Fusion, Soul, Soul-Blues, Persian

A mighty American soul master, Mighty Sam McClain, and a lioness of Persian music, Mahsa Vahdat, meet a Norwegian human rights activist / producer, and sing a song of freedom.

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Back To Bogalusa (2001)

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Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Back To Bogalusa (2001)

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Back To Bogalusa (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 375 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 126 Mb | Scans ~ 61 Mb
Label: Blue Thumb/Universal | # 549 785-2 | Time: 00:54:51
Modern Electric Blues, Texas Blues

In 1995, septuagenarian Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown moved from the independent blues label Alligator to Verve, then to the jazz division of PolyGram, part of Universal. In his five albums for the label (the last two of them released on the Blue Thumb subsidiary) – The Man (1995), Long Way Home (1996), Gate Swings (1997), American Music, Texas Style (1999), and now Back to Bogalusa – he has been able to pursue his eclectic inclinations more fully than he did when his label bosses were trying to emphasize his blues guitar playing. The center of Brown's taste is post-World War II jump blues and R&B with a distinctly Southwestern feel. Tasty as his guitar playing is, he likes to add horns and even a bit of country fiddle to the mix. As its title indicates, Back to Bogalusa particularly investigates the Louisiana influences on this Pelican State native, notably on the tracks "Going Back to Louisiana," "Breaux Bridge Rag," "Bogalusa Boogie Man," and the Cajun-styled "Louisian'".

Tommy Emmanuel, C.G.P. - The Very Best of Tommy Emmanuel (2001) 2CDs

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Tommy Emmanuel, C.G.P. - The Very Best of Tommy Emmanuel (2001) 2CDs

Tommy Emmanuel, C.G.P. - The Very Best of Tommy Emmanuel (2001) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 836 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 342 Mb
Label: Columbia | # 5033112000 | Time: 02:01:34 | Scans included
Guitar Virtuoso, Fingerpicking, World, Folk, Guitar Jazz, Instrumental Rock

This is a two-disc, 28-track anthology of favorites by Australian guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel. Disc one is electric and disc two is acoustic. This cd is a wonderful introduction to Tommy Emmanuel's music. This virtuoso has been hailed by Chet Atkins as "One of the greatest players on this planet" and was honored by Chet in 1999 as CGP. He's known throughout the world and is starting to make a name for himself in the US. If you enjoy lush rich guitar playing, this one is for you. It's full of many styles - jazz, blues, country - and many moods. It also gives the listener a great sampling of his range both acoustically and electric. I've had the chance to see him live and he plays his music with every fiber of his being. If you cannot get his whole catalog, this one is a great beginning to your collection.

Goran Sollscher - The Renaissance Album (2005)

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Goran Sollscher - The Renaissance Album (2005)

Göran Söllscher - The Renaissance Album (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 278 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Guitar | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 00289 477 5726 | Time: 01:05:17

This project from Göran Söllscher is a follow-up to his previous CD, the highly successful 'Eleven-String Baroque'. With the balanced sound of Söllscher's eleven-string guitar combined with the Baroque repertoire, the album spoke to not only his fans but also a wider audience craving relaxing music and congenial guitar sounds. In this same spirit, Söllscher's upcoming Renaissance album can be marketed to a wide audience including both his fans and new listeners in search of dreamy, soothing Renaissance melodies. The stylish cover artwork emphasizes both the freshness and universality of Söllscher's art. The album contains Renaissance lute masterpieces by various composers from Italy, Spain, Germany, France and England, the most popular of which were written by John Dowland. Söllscher delivers a dozen of tracks by Dowland, a composer who embodies the 'golden age' of English lute music.

VA - ZYX Disco Collection (2012) 2CDs

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VA - ZYX Disco Collection (2012) 2CDs

VA - ZYX Disco Collection (2012) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 344 Mb | Scans ~ 140 Mb | 02:29:50
Synthpop, New Wave, Euro-Pop, Italo-Disco, Euro-House | Label: ZYX | # ZYX 82607-2

"ZYX Disco Collection" is bringing you the greatest dance hits of the 80s and 90s. The time machine is ready to take off with Erasure, Ultravox, Talk Talk, Den Harrow, Silent Circle, Ice MC, Double You, Yazoo and Soundlovers!

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.