Davide Palma - Something's Gotta Swing (2020)

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Davide Palma - Something's Gotta Swing (2020)

Davide Palma - Something's Gotta Swing (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 293 MB | Tracks: 7 | 41:08 min
Style: Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Emme Record Label

Davide Palma is tied to the tradition of big band singers, such as Tony Bennet, Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan. So he tries to translate the dynamics and structures of the big band into his quartet with original arrangements of the most beautiful American standards. His way of singing as a crooner will be highlighted in the more swing and traditional songs, but also in the more modern ones, with more interplay, going from warm and deep sounds to the colder and sharper ones. To obtain this flexibility of sound and musical choice.

Baast - Trident (2020)

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Baast - Trident (2020)

Baast - Trident (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 255 MB | Tracks: 13 | 41:41 min
Style: Jazz, Fusion | Label: Ubiquity Recordings

The third installment of the Baast album series "Trident" sees the band heading into the direction of electronic soundscapes, delving deeper into soundtrack and ambient textures more so than previous albums "Dimension" and "Bazaar". R. Scott Dibble and the inimitable DJ Johnny Basil remain at the helm with a round of uber talented guest artists who've contributed in the past along with some new players, heavy on talent but even more so on the vibe that's captured in the recordings.

Charke-Cormier Duo - Derek Charke: Bathymetric Terrains (2020)

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Charke-Cormier Duo - Derek Charke: Bathymetric Terrains (2020)

Charke-Cormier Duo - Derek Charke: Bathymetric Terrains (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 194 MB | Tracks: 7 | 33:35 min
Style: Classical | Label: Leaf Music

Bathymetric Terrains muses on the ecology of oceans and tidal bays. Bathymetry is the measurement of water depths. This is a work about underwater terrains. It is a work which contemplates the fragile nature of underwater topographies and ecosystems. I see the Minas Basin and Bay of Fundy from my house in Nova Scotia. The tides are dramatic. When the tide is out the sea bed is exposed. The various layers of topography reveal themselves twice a day. For a while now I’ve wanted to compose something about these hidden landscapes. The composition includes multiple flute, guitar, and voice parts. The solo parts are performed live while the backing tracks, processing, and soundscapes are projected through speakers. The work is technically challenging and exciting to perform. For live performances, a video of various seascapes from around Nova Scotia is projected on a screen.

Holly Roadfeldt - Kirk O'Riordan: Autumn Winds (2020)

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Holly Roadfeldt - Kirk O'Riordan: Autumn Winds (2020)

Holly Roadfeldt - Kirk O'Riordan: Autumn Winds (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 215 MB | Tracks: 21 | 68:39 min
Style: Classical | Label: Ravello Records

New from Ravello Records comes AUTUMN WINDS, a collection of chamber music composed by Kirk O’Riordan. The music, which features pianist and PARMA recording artist Holly Roadfeldt along with soprano Ann Moss and Peter Dutilly playing viola, is as challenging as it is alluring; O’Riordan takes listeners to the outskirts of tonality in order to elucidate questions of beauty, existence, and mortality.

Kammer Chor Koblenz - Herbstlied (2020)

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Kammer Chor Koblenz - Herbstlied (2020)

Kammer Chor Koblenz - Herbstlied (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 238 MB | Tracks: 19 | 62:21 min
Style: Classical | Label: Accelerando Musikproduktion

With this CD you can hear autumn songs that draw a large landscape picture. From cheerful to melancholy, from full-bodied to pale, between joie de vivre and sadness in the face of parting and transience, the mood spectrum is laid out. Because autumn has probably the greatest range of all four seasons. The image in question must be correspondingly colorful in order to capture and depict as many facets as possible.

Carl Saunders - Carl Saunders, Jazz Trumpet (2020)

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Carl Saunders - Carl Saunders, Jazz Trumpet (2020)

Carl Saunders - Carl Saunders, Jazz Trumpet (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 493 MB | Tracks: 12 | 74:48 min
Style: Jazz | Label: Summit Records

'Carl Saunders, Jazz Trumpet' is a blend of Jazz standards, American songbook standards and originals which could be referred to as future 'New Jazz Standards' featuring the great and legendary Joe Labarbera on drums, the great and legendary bassist Chuck Berghofer and the young, new and brilliant pianist Josh Nelson. Carl Saunders is widely recognized as one of the greatest jazz trumpet players in the world but it often surprises people to find that he is also a prolific composer who has written hundreds of original compositions. Saunders began as a young man in 1961-62 on the road with Stan Kenton.

Various Artists - Prevailing Winds (2020)

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Various Artists - Prevailing Winds (2020)

Various Artists - Prevailing Winds (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 371 MB | Tracks: 25 | 88:16 min
Style: Classical | Label: Divine Art

The British composer Robin Stevens is a great talent waiting to be discovered by the global music community. His varied, stimulating and expressive work is exemplified by this collection of music for wind instruments, ranging from the jolly and accessible (yet very difficult to play) Concert Rondo to the darker, deeper and meaningful Grief’s Portrait.

Various Artists - Indiana Collectanea: The Music of Michael G. Cunningham (Live) (2020)

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Various Artists - Indiana Collectanea: The Music of Michael G. Cunningham (Live) (2020)

Various Artists - Indiana Collectanea: The Music of Michael G. Cunningham (Live) (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 250 MB | Tracks: 11 | 69:55 min
Style: Classical | Label: Navona

Navona Live is proud to announce the release of INDIANA COLLECTANEA, which celebrates and preserves composer Michael G. Cunningham’s residency at Indiana University School of Music from 1969-1973. This live recording of Cunningham’s work comes on the heels of his acclaimed album ECUMENICAL SPIRIT from Navona Live earlier this year. This latest release captures a significant moment in time, when Cunningham’s work helped channel the talents of 30 burgeoning musicians.

Signe Asmussen - The World Is Babel and Ivory (2020)

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Signe Asmussen - The World Is Babel and Ivory (2020)

Signe Asmussen - The World Is Babel and Ivory (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 142 MB | Tracks: 8 | 40:05 min
Style: Classical | Label: Dacapo

This release delivers the thrill of discovery when Jakob Davidsen (b. 1969) and company take the listener away from safe, conventional paths into a striking genre-hopping adventure. It’s a somber tale, based on selected texts of William Shakespeare, Ursula Andkjær Olsen and Ole Sarvig but ones Davidsen imbues with gentle intimacy and vibrant colors. The pianist and composer Jakob Davidsen is known for his pioneer work with music in the border between improvisation and composition. It has resulted in 3 Danish Music Awards, the Honorary Prize of The Danish Composers Association, DJBFA, more than 15 album releases in his name and concerts in Europe and South America. "When the whole world is shouting on the top of each other you can either choose to participate with even louder and more penetrating shouts. Or you can keep silent or speak in a low voice insisting that the silent and the subdued may reveal more depths and nuances than any superficial roar."

Camerata Philadelphia - And I Paint Stars with Wings... (2020)

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Camerata Philadelphia - And I Paint Stars with Wings... (2020)

Camerata Philadelphia - And I Paint Stars with Wings… (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 370 MB | Tracks: 15 | 66:37 min
Style: Classical | Label: Innova Records

AND I PAINT STARS WITH WINGS is composer Stanley Grill’s most ambitious album to date, presenting several related works for larger ensembles. Expanding on the same themes that influence most of his work, the music on the album represents the composer’s attempt to influence the minds and hearts of those who hear it in such a way as to encourage thoughts about the possibility of world peace, as well as music composed in an attempt to translate something about the nature of the physical world.

Casco Phil - Once in a Weill (2020)

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Casco Phil - Once in a Weill (2020)

Casco Phil - Once in a Weill (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 299 MB | Tracks: 16 | 58:10 min
Style: Classical | Label: Antarctica Records

Casco Phil was founded in 2008 as "Belgian Chamber Philharmonic" and made a flashy start at deSingel in Antwerp. In the meantime Casco Phil has been a guest in numerous national and international halls, including the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Bozar Brussels and the Concertgebouw Bruges. The artistic direction is in the hands of Benjamin Haemhouts. He chose to work with a permanent group of around 39 musicians, which is effortlessly reduced or expanded according to the project.

Jorg Demus - Beethoven, Demus & Others: Violin Works (2020)

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Jorg Demus - Beethoven, Demus & Others: Violin Works (2020)

Jorg Demus - Beethoven, Demus & Others: Violin Works (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 882 MB | Tracks: 38 | 205:06 min
Style: Classical | Label: Gramola Records

The work of pianist Jörg Demus was one of the most important musical exports of Austria after the end of the Second World War. In addition to many other musical partners Demus also entertained a very fruitful collaboration with the established Salzburg violinist Thomas Albertus Irnberger, which is documented on the occasion of his death with 90 years in April 2019 with this 3-CD collection with mostly unpublished recordings.

Orchestra Della Svizzera Italiana - Malipiero: Orchestral Works (2020)

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Orchestra Della Svizzera Italiana - Malipiero: Orchestral Works (2020)

Orchestra Della Svizzera Italiana - Malipiero: Orchestral Works (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 267 MB | Tracks: 15 | 58:21 min
Style: Classical | Label: Naxos

The unconventional structure of Gian Francesco Malipiero’s music takes us on a journey through unexpected, sometimes incredibly beautiful vistas. The Sixth Symphony is a rich and songful celebration of string sonorities and moods, while the heroic Ritrovari and evocative Serenata mattutina display Malipiero’s expertise in writing for unusual chamber ensembles. The Cinque studi, heard here in their premiere recording, demonstrate an astonishing range of contrasting moods- a kaleidoscopic sonic tour with no more than a small orchestra, which juxtaposes orchestral strings with a wind group of a single flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon and two horns, and a percussion group of cymbal, bass drum, tambourine, celesta, and piano.

Sofja Gülbadamova - Hungarian Melody (2020)

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Sofja Gülbadamova - Hungarian Melody (2020)

Sofja Gülbadamova - Hungarian Melody (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 254 MB | Tracks: 17 | 63:35 min
Style: Classical | Label: haenssler CLASSIC

To many ears, combining the words "music" and "Hungary" often awakens some pretty jaded stereotypes: images of violin and cimbalom as typical instruments and the Gypsy violinist plying his trade by evoking wistfulness and passion among the audience. Today, the word "Gypsy" is frowned upon, since among a resident population it conjures up the picture of those mistrusted travellers who enjoy the freedom of the open road: the epitome of Gypsy romanticism. This is a touchy subject! The present album should therefore be judged for its "Hungarian influenced" piano music, the composers and their Hungarian affinities.

Francesco Gabbani - Viceversa (2020)

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Francesco Gabbani - Viceversa (2020)

Francesco Gabbani - Viceversa (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 216 MB | Tracks: 9 | 35:32 min
Style: Pop | Label: BMG Rights Mgmt

The main theme of the disc is the relationship between individuality and community: each piece suggests a different point of view in trying to interpret the complex relationship between "yourself" and "the others", between the individual personality and the social system.