The Square - RESORT (1985/2015) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

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The Square - RESORT (1985/2015) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

The Square - R・E・S・O・R・T (1985/2015)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 39:39 minutes | 1,11 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 39:39 minutes | 953 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

T-Square (who were then known as The Square) is a Japanese Jazz Fusion band formed in 1978. They became famous in the late 70s and early 80s along with other Japanese bands in the genre. Its most famous lineup included its members from 1986 to 1990: guitarist Masahiro Andoh, saxophonist/flutist/EWI player Takeshi Itoh, bassist Mitsuru Sutoh, keyboardist Hirotaka Izumi and drummer Hiroyuki Noritake. "R.E.S.O.R.T." (stylized as R•E•S•O•R•T) is the tenth studio album, released in April 1985.

Huelgas Ensemble, Paul Van Nevel - La Oreja de Zurbaran (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

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Huelgas Ensemble, Paul Van Nevel - La Oreja de Zurbaran (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Huelgas Ensemble, Paul Van Nevel - La Oreja de Zurbaran (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 56:54 minutes | 1,08 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Huelgas Ensemble was founded by director Paul Van Nevel in 1971. It has specialized in choral music, frequently with instrumental support, from the thirteenth century on to the early Baroque. Their recordings of the High Renaissance have been especially prized. They have also been pioneers in the performance of the difficult Ars Subtilior repertory of the late medieval era.

Chris Whitley - Dirt Floor (1998) Hi-Res FLAC 24/96

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Chris Whitley - Dirt Floor (1998) Hi-Res FLAC 24/96

Chris Whitley - Dirt Floor (1998)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 27:22 minutes | 585 MB
DAD to Hi-Res FLAC - Source: Classic Records' DAD 1010 | Covers

"Dirt Floor" is the fourth studio album by a rootsy, blues-influenced rock guitarist who spent his career on the margins of mainstream acceptance. It was produced by Craig Street and recorded live direct to a two-track analog recorder using a single stereo ribbon microphone by Danny Kadar at Blue Moon Racing Shop (Whitley's father's barn) in Bellows Falls, Vermont.

Freddie Hubbard - Open Sesame (1960) [DAD Reissue 1998] Hi-Res FLAC 24/96

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Freddie Hubbard - Open Sesame (1960) [DAD Reissue 1998] Hi-Res FLAC 24/96

Freddie Hubbard - Open Sesame (1960) [Reissue 1998]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 38:36 minutes | 925 MB
DAD to Hi-Res FLAC - Source: Classic Records' DAD 1019 | Covers

"Open Sesame" is the debut album by trumpeter Freddie Hubbard released on the Blue Note label in 1960 as BST 84040. It features performances by Hubbard, Tina Brooks, McCoy Tyner, Sam Jones and Clifford Jarvis. The Penguin Guide to Jazz has included Open Sesame as part of a selected "Core Collection", and has summarized the album as "a great Blue Note set".

Kenny Drew - Undercurrent (1961) [DAD Reissue 1998] Hi-Res FLAC 24/96

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Kenny Drew - Undercurrent (1961) [DAD Reissue 1998] Hi-Res FLAC 24/96

Kenny Drew - Undercurrent (1961) [DAD Reissue 1998]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 38:40 minutes | 919 MB
DAD to Hi-Res FLAC - Source: Classic Records' DAD 1024 | Front Cover

Recorded in late 1960, Kenny Drew's seventh recording as a leader is significant for many reasons, not the least of which that it is one of the finest Blue Note hard bop statements in either of their catalogues. Teamed with rising young star trumpeter Freddie Hubbard and the wonderful tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley fresh off stints with Donald Byrd and Art Blakey, Drew joined the ranks of the premier mainstream jazz pianists just prior to moving permanently to Europe. He's a complementary piece of the puzzle as a player, but stirs the drink as the composer of all of these very fine hard bop vehicles.

The Velvet Underground - White Light, White Heat: 45th Anniversary Remaster (1968/2013) [BD Audio to FLAC]

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The Velvet Underground - White Light, White Heat: 45th Anniversary Remaster (1968/2013) [BD Audio to FLAC]

The Velvet Underground - White Light / White Heat (1968/2013) [Blu-Ray Audio '2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 40:22 minutes | 1016 MB
Blu-Ray Audio Rip | Sourced Track - LPCM 2.0 Stereo | No Art

The world of pop music was hardly ready for The Velvet Underground's first album when it appeared in the spring of 1967, but while The Velvet Underground and Nico sounded like an open challenge to conventional notions of what rock music could sound like (or what it could discuss), 1968's White Light/White Heat was a no-holds-barred frontal assault on cultural and aesthetic propriety.

Keely Smith - Sings The John Lennon-Paul McCartney Songbook (1964/2018) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

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Keely Smith - Sings The John Lennon-Paul McCartney Songbook (1964/2018) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Keely Smith - Sings The John Lennon-Paul McCartney Songbook (1964/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 34:51 minutes | 793 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

"Keely Smith Sings the John Lennon-Paul McCartney Songbook" is an album by the American singer Keely Smith of music written by the songwriting partnership of John Lennon and Paul McCartney. The initial Billboard magazine review from November 14, 1964 commented that Smith's "distinct handling of the especially arranged tunes makes her come through with flying colors…Lennon and McCartney will love her for this". The album was successful in the United Kingdom.

Stu Phillips - Singin' Stu Phillips (1966/2016) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

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Stu Phillips - Singin' Stu Phillips (1966/2016) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

Stu Phillips - Singin' Stu Phillips (1966/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 31:02 minutes | 1,18 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Stuart 'Stu' Phillips is a Canadian-American Country baritone singer-songwriter from Montreal, Quebec. Known as 'The Travelling Balladeer', Phillips sang as a youth on amateur radio shows in Montreal and Verdun and at 16 worked his way west, appearing at rodeos and carnivals. Phillips performed in the USA and recorded for Columbia. Moving to Nashville in 1965, he became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1967 and had several hits with RCA including 'Bracero' (1966), 'The Great El Tigre' (1966), 'Vin Rosé' (1967), and 'Juanita Jones' (1967). He also made the LPs Singin' Stu Phillips (RCA LPM-3619), Grassroots Country (RCA LSP-3717), and Our Last Rendezvous (RCA LSP-4012). In the 1970s he continued his radio, TV, and personal appearances throughout the USA and, on occasion, in Canada.

The Paul Horn Quintet - Monday, Monday (1966/2016) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

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The Paul Horn Quintet - Monday, Monday (1966/2016) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

The Paul Horn Quintet - Monday, Monday (1966/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 31:12 minutes | 1,21 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Paul Horn was an American jazz flautist and saxophonist, and an early pioneer of new-age music. "Monday, Monday" is an album by the Paul Horn Quintet with an orchestra arranged and conducted by Oliver Nelson which was originally released on the RCA Victor label in 1966.

Renee Fleming - Guilty Pleasures (2013) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

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Renee Fleming - Guilty Pleasures (2013) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Renée Fleming - Guilty Pleasures (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 62:38 minutes | 1,02 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

"Guilty Pleasures" is the long-awaited follow-up to Renees Grammy winner The Beautiful Voice. This album allows Renee to indulge in musical cherry-picking, singing songs and arias in eight different languages. The sheer, unabashed beauty of these pieces provides their thematic connection. Ranging from familiar favorites like the Flower Duet from Lakme (sung with Renees friend Susan Graham) to rapturous, rarely-heard melodies of Tchaikovsky, Dvorak and Rachmaninov, Guilty Pleasures is a collection of treats Renee has long wanted to enjoy: an album of pure gratification. A special treat is an aria from John Coriglianos The Ghosts of Versailles, a twentieth-century American opera that allows Renee the chance to sing in her native language.

The Square - Make Me A Star (1979/2015) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

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The Square - Make Me A Star (1979/2015) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

The Square - Make Me A Star (1979/2015)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 37:46 minutes | 1,03 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 37:46 minutes | 890 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

T-Square (who were then known as The Square) is a Japanese Jazz Fusion band formed in 1978. They became famous in the late 70s and early 80s along with other Japanese bands in the genre. Its most famous lineup included its members from 1986 to 1990: guitarist Masahiro Andoh, saxophonist/flutist/EWI player Takeshi Itoh, bassist Mitsuru Sutoh, keyboardist Hirotaka Izumi and drummer Hiroyuki Noritake. "Make Me A Star" is the band's third studio album, released in June 1979.

The Roland Hanna Trio - Child Of Gemini (1971/2017) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

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The Roland Hanna Trio - Child Of Gemini (1971/2017) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

The Roland Hanna Trio - Child Of Gemini (1971/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 39:07 minutes | 753B
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

One of a host of jazz musicians with deep roots in classical music, Roland Hanna graduated from NYC’s prestigious Julliard School of Music and worked with the likes of Charles Mingus, Elvin Jones, Sarah Vaughan and Jim Hall. Although Hanna had originally intended the pieces as a suite for cello and jazz ensemble, trio members American bass maestro Dave Holland, and Swiss drummer Daniel Humair fit in perfectly with the change of plans. Holland had just taken leave from Miles Davis, and Humair was about to go on tour with Oscar Peterson.

Paolo Conte - Amazing Game: Instrumental Music (2016) [Official Digital Download]

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Paolo Conte - Amazing Game: Instrumental Music (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Paolo Conte - Amazing Game: Instrumental Music (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 66:42 minutes | 749 MB
Studio Master Re-encoded - Source "24-96" files | Artwork: Front cover

Paolo Conte has captivated audiences the world over for the past four decades. With his gruff voice and unmistakable style, he tells the tales of his humorous but poignant views of the world through his music. Amazing Game is the first-ever instrumental album by the Italian singer/songwriter and consists of recordings made at different times (from the ’90s to the present day), for soundtracks of theatre productions and for experimental purposes - all showing off his skills in improvisation.

George Gruntz Presents The Band - The Alpine Power Plant (1972/2017) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

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George Gruntz Presents The Band - The Alpine Power Plant (1972/2017) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

George Gruntz Presents: The Band - The Alpine Power Plant (1972/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 85:24 minutes | 1,66 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Formed in 1972 by Swiss jazz giants pianist George Gruntz, alto saxophonist Flavio Ambrosetti, his son, trumpeter Franco Ambrosetti, and drummer Daniel Humair, The Band would later metamorphose into the George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band. The predilection towards a combination of international jazz all-stars and home-grown compositions is already in evidence on this, their first album, and a bevy of jazz greats are along for the ride.

Anita Baker - Rapture (1986/2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

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Anita Baker - Rapture (1986/2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Anita Baker - Rapture (1986/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 37:37 minutes | 1,55 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

"Rapture" is the sophomore album by eight-time GRAMMY Award-winning vocal diva Anita Baker. Her breakthrough hit has sold over eight million copies worldwide and earned the vocalist two GRAMMY Awards. On Rapture, Baker combines elegant jazz with pop and gospel-inflected soul. The album includes the four Top 10 R&B Singles “No One In The World,” “Same Ole Love (365 Days A Week),” “Caught Up In The Rapture” and “Sweet Love.” This five-time Platinum masterpiece is among Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Albums of the 1980s”.