Joachim Kühn & Mateusz Smoczyński - Speaking Sound (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

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Joachim Kühn & Mateusz Smoczyński  - Speaking Sound (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Joachim Kühn & Mateusz Smoczyński - Speaking Sound (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 44:33 minutes | 459 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

There is serendipity about Joachim Kühn and Mateusz Smoczyński having combined as a duo. Their musical conversations tend to be sparked off by catchy little themes or motifs. Dialogues evolve freely, but also have a real sense of focus. Their pulse and their breathing seem to be as one. The pair have the courage to set off wherever their combined fantasy and imagination will take them, finding all kinds of moods and emotions along the way.

Iiro Rantala, The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen & Jonathan Bloxham - Playing Gershwin (2020) [24/96]

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Iiro Rantala, The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen & Jonathan Bloxham - Playing Gershwin (2020) [24/96]

Iiro Rantala, The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen & Jonathan Bloxham - Playing Gershwin (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 64:40 minutes | 1.16 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The time of rigid demarcations between musical genres is over. For those who see music, indeed who love music as a universal language offering unlimited scope for human expression, this can only be a positive development. When one considers the jazz pianists of our time, they have just about all received their grounding in classical music, and yet these are musicians who don’t just traverse many different jazz styles, they can also roam at will into other genres. And looking among them, it would be hard to find a pianist as quintessentially complete as Iiro Rantala from Finland.

Majid Bekkas - Magic Spirit Quartet (2020) [Official Digital Download]

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Majid Bekkas - Magic Spirit Quartet (2020) [Official Digital Download]

Majid Bekkas - Magic Spirit Quartet (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 55:16 minutes | 589 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Trance, ritual, mysticism, psychedelia, magic…however one chooses to describe the way that gnawa music affects people, there can be no denying the fascination for it which reaches right across the world. And Majid Bekkas, one of the most dazzling exponents of modern gnawa is also probably the musician who has managed to find the most varied and interesting ways to make this music interact with other genres. Now, with Magic Spirit Quartet, he has had taken the boldly imaginative step of building a bridge to connect North Africa and Scandinavia, to align the ancestral with the ambient. It is an inspired move which seems to catch the very spirit of 21st century jazz.

TORRES - Silver Tongue (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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TORRES - Silver Tongue (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

TORRES - Silver Tongue (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 34:31 minutes | 738 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

'Silver Tongue' is a full-scale realisation of the world Mackenzie Scott, aka, Torres, has created over her last few albums. Even when singing in more subdued tones, Scott's voice is fervent, her lyrics stirring and unyielding as she draws from both the divine and the everyday. It's also the first Torres record produced solely by Scott.

Winston Byrd - Once Upon A Time Called Right Now (2016/2019) [Official Digital Download]

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Winston Byrd - Once Upon A Time Called Right Now (2016/2019) [Official Digital Download]

Winston Byrd - Once Upon A Time Called Right Now (2016/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 60:42 minutes | 385 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

We met Winston Byrd when he was back in Philly recording with Jimmy Stephens, and we picked up his positive, life embracing energy right away. We'd seen the who's who of people he has played with, and it wasn't long before he brought up the idea of a solo project. Our response - let's do it! A handshake and a beer later it was set, and Winston disappeared into LA studio land with a remarkable cast of young musicians. And now it's here - Once Upon A Time Called Right Now describes Winston's approach to life and music - challenging, energetic, charging in to the fray with the trumpet as his weapon of choice. There are some rather interesting, timeless selections on the record - Byrd has a way of making the old sound new, and the new sound classic.

RC & The Gritz - The FEEL (2016/2019) [Official Digital Download]

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RC & The Gritz - The FEEL (2016/2019) [Official Digital Download]

RC & The Gritz - The FEEL (2016/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 49:32 minutes | 619 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

RC Williams really outdoes himself here – moving The Gritz way past their previous role as the backing band for Erkyah Badu – and finding their own wonderfully strong sense of soul! The groove is fantastic right from the start – funky, but very fresh in approach – with lots of crisp crackle on the edges, but never in that overdone way that sometimes buries other groups – and mixed with plenty more organic instrumentation that changes nicely throughout! The singers shift too, but never in a way that feels schizophrenic – as there's a really collaborative spirit to the whole record – singers and musicians, performance and studio – all coming together to make something really fresh and wonderful. Titles include "The Feel", "Lessons", "Feathers", "Good Day To You Sir", "Anxiety", "Jazz & Reverse", and "I'll Be Waiting For You".

Leon "Foster" Thomas - Metamorphosis (2016/2019) [Official Digital Download]

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Leon "Foster" Thomas - Metamorphosis (2016/2019) [Official Digital Download]

Leon "Foster" Thomas - Metamorphosis (2016/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 69:59 minutes | 809 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Being one of the newest percussion instruments on the planet, (circa 1939) the steel pan is actually on a similar timeline with the development of modern jazz. Taking into consideration strong African influences and a hybridization process, they appear to be a natural combination. Pan Master Leon Foster Thomas has taken the instrument most associated with his homeland of Trinidad, right into the heart of jazz composition and performance with Metamorphosis, in a bold rhythmic and melodic encounter.

Mike Clark - Retro Report (2018) [Official Digital Download]

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Mike Clark - Retro Report (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Mike Clark - Retro Report (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 62:59 minutes | 450 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

His father was a railroad man and Mike picked up a great understanding of different musical styles around the country while riding the rails. From Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters to a long list of the greats, Mike Clark shows how it’s done both on the drums and as a Jazzman. Hip, positive, and adventurous at 70, Mike met up with his longtime friend Delbert Bump and together they tracked an album of Hammond based grooves - Retro Report, bringing in young Elias Lucero to rip it up on guitar with some horn touches from Vince Denham and Rob Dixon. This is your Father’s Jazz, your Sister’s Jazz, your long lost Uncle Benny’s Jazz, and your Grandson’s Jazz. That is to say it crosses the span of time with a master’s flick of the wrist.

Michael Blake - Red Hook Soul (2016/2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Michael Blake - Red Hook Soul (2016/2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Michael Blake - Red Hook Soul (2016/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 50:41 minutes | 1,06 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The liner notes of Red Hook Soul tell the story - a positive dedication to both perfection of the musical craft and to the strength of the neighborhood. This record is not about pyrotechnics despite the incredible playing from the entire band - it's about a seasoned set of musicians down at the corner bar with a deep understanding of the roots of music and culture. The title track feels like an old friend, moving you down the road on the way to work at the shipyard. The rest speak of stops along the way, with a funky tribute to the great King Curtis right in the middle. Stop by here for the story, and support this seamlessy crafted piece of history.

Tangerine Dream - Recurring Dreams (2020) [Official Digital Download]

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Tangerine Dream - Recurring Dreams (2020) [Official Digital Download]

Tangerine Dream - Recurring Dreams (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 78:25 minutes | 861 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

NEWLY REWORKED SELECTED CLASSICS BY THE 2020 LINE-UP OF THE LEGENDARY PIONEERS OF ELECTRONICA AND AMBIENT Including "Phaedra", "Stratosfear", "Tangram" and "Yellowstone Park"

Viktoria Tolstoy - Stations (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Viktoria Tolstoy - Stations (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Viktoria Tolstoy - Stations (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 50:20 minutes | 0.99 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

When Viktoria Tolstoy sings, it is her personal background, the things that have made her who she is, that resonate above all. Her choice of songs is rooted in her own experience, whether it be a deep attachment to her native country ("My Swedish Heart"), the quest for her Russian heritage – she is the great-great-granddaughter of Leo Tolstoy – ("My Russian Soul"), a desire to pay an affectionate tribute to Herbie Hancock ("Letters To Herbie"), or to interpret great film songs ("Meet Me At The Movies"). These thematic threads give Viktoria Tolstoy a way of singing songs which is hers and hers alone. And her voice has something truly special and individual too: there might be a hint of melodrama, or perhaps a certain sadness which is nonetheless underpinned with joy, or happiness, yet with an urgent and dramatic undertone. This innate sense of how to establish an emotional connection also helps to explain why Tolstoy has become one of the most successful singers in jazz from Scandinavia.

Liya Petrova & Boris Kusnezow - Beethoven, Britten & Barber (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Liya Petrova & Boris Kusnezow - Beethoven, Britten & Barber (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Liya Petrova & Boris Kusnezow - Beethoven, Britten & Barber (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:44 minutes | 0.99 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

From shadow to light: cut off from society but willing to communicate, seeking to embrace the whole world, Beethoven’s case epitomizes a human and sensitive quest.

Nathanaël Gouin, Yan Levionnois, Guillaume Chilemme - Beethoven & Korngold (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Nathanaël Gouin, Yan Levionnois, Guillaume Chilemme - Beethoven & Korngold (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Nathanaël Gouin, Yan Levionnois, Guillaume Chilemme - Beethoven & Korngold (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 81:23 minutes | 1.35 GB
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From shadow to light: cut off from society but willing to communicate, seeking to embrace the whole world, Beethoven’s case epitomizes a human and sensitive quest.

Trio Chausson - Beethoven: Trio L'Archiduc & les Esprits (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Trio Chausson - Beethoven: Trio L'Archiduc & les Esprits (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Trio Chausson - Beethoven: Trio L'Archiduc & les Esprits (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:17 minutes | 1.09 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

De l’ombre à la lumière : coupé des hommes mais voulant communiquer, cherchant à embrasser le monde entier, Beethoven personnifie une quête humaine et sensible. Le Trio « des Esprits » et celui de « l’Archiduc », sommets du genre, incarnent ses visages romantiques entre intimité et grandeur, mystère et noblesse, conflits intérieurs et paix avec l’Humanité. Piano Trio in D major, Op.70 No.1 Largo assai ed espressivo Piano Trio in D major, Op.70 No.1 Presto De l’ombre à la lumière : coupé des hommes mais voulant communiquer, cherchant à embrasser le monde entier, Beethoven personnifie une quête humaine et sensible. Le Trio « des Esprits » et celui de « l’Archiduc », sommets du genre, incarnent ses visages romantiques entre intimité et grandeur, mystère et noblesse, conflits intérieurs et paix avec l’Humanité.

Vasily Petrenko, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos. 3, 4 & 6 (2017) [24/96]

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Vasily Petrenko, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Symphonies Nos. 3, 4 & 6 (2017) [24/96]

Vasily Petrenko, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.6 'Pathetique', Symphony No.4, Symphony No.3 'Polish' (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 2:09:40 | 2.32 Gb
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: front cover, d.booklet

Petrenko’s Tchaikovsky promises to be one of the most important orchestral releases of 2017. Universal praise from reviewers for the first volume of Symphonies 1, 2 and 5 bodes well for this eagerly-awaited release: Gramophone gave Volume One an Editor’s choice and it reigned as a top 10 UK Classical chart title for 7 weeks in 2016.