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Johnny Hartman - The Voice That Is! (1964)

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Johnny Hartman - The Voice That Is! (1964)

Johnny Hartman - The Voice That Is! (1964)
Jazz, Jazz Vocal | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 36 min | 84 MB
Label: GRP | Rel:1964

Ballad singer Johnny Hartman's third and final Impulse session is not quite on the same level as the first two. Although the earlier of the two sessions has several near-classic performances (including "My Ship," "Waltz for Debby," and "It Never Entered My Mind"), the second date has weaker material, primarily several songs from movies or shows, including "Sunrise, Sunset." Hartman is in fine form whether backed by the Hank Jones quartet or accompanied by an octet arranged by pianist Bob Hammer, but this set is not as essential as his earlier meetings with John Coltrane and Illinois Jacquet.

Abdullah Ibrahim - Mindif (1988)

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Abdullah Ibrahim - Mindif (1988)

Abdullah Ibrahim - Mindif (1988)
Jazz, Post Bop, World Fusion | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 39 min | 94 MB
Label: Enja Records | Rel:1988

The music on this CD (all Abdullah Ibrahim originals) was performed and recorded for the soundtrack of a French film, Chocolat. The selections are generally fairly brief, and the LP-length set (39 minutes of music) is episodic and a bit incomplete due to the lack of a photo. Ibrahim (heard on piano, flute and voice) is joined by a notable group of players (the tenors of Ricky Ford and Craig Handy, trombonist Benny Powell, bassist David Williams and drummer Billy Higgins), but the overall results, while pleasant, are not as essential as Ibrahim's best work.

Mat Maneri featuring Joe McPhee - Sustain (2002) {Thirsty Ear 57122}

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Mat Maneri featuring Joe McPhee - Sustain (2002) {Thirsty Ear 57122}

Mat Maneri featuring Joe McPhee - Sustain (2002) {Thirsty Ear 57122}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 300 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 125 Mb
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© 2002 Thirsty Ear Recordings | THI57122.2
Jazz / Modern Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Violas / Saxophone

It is difficult to think of this as anything but pure joy, although in some ways it is less intense than other releases led by the remarkable violist Mat Maneri and it is stamped with a cerebral quality from the start. There is a surprisingly charming density, too, that comes through on most tracks, though as with most of his work, there are few if any melodic references but instead a focus on color and sound. Maneri carefully paces himself and the quintet so that every note counts, resulting in some of his most interesting work on disk. At times it might seem somewhat slow, even morose, but upon close listening a diversity and a depth are revealed that belie the noir episodes.

Lester Young - Blue Lester (2005)

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Lester Young - Blue Lester (2005)

Lester Young - Blue Lester (2005)
Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 45 min | 103 MB
Label: Savoy Jazz | Rel:2005

BLUE LESTER, a 15-track sampler of Lester Young's early recordings for Savoy, is an ideal introduction to the saxophone legend. Understated, lyrical, and possessed of a sly, nimble musical imagination, Young had a sinuous, laid-back sound with which he pioneered the idea of playing "cool" in jazz, launching–in effect–a stylistic revolution…

Spike Robinson & Al Cohn Quintet - Henry B. Meets Alvin G. Once In A Wild (1987)

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Spike Robinson & Al Cohn Quintet - Henry B. Meets Alvin G. Once In A Wild (1987)

Spike Robinson & Al Cohn Quintet - Henry B. Meets Alvin G. Once In A Wild (1987)
Jazz, Mainstream Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 67 min | 155 MB
Label: Capri Records | Rel:1987

After working as an engineer for 34 years, Spike Robinson finally became a full-time musician late in 1985. This outing with fellow tenor Al Cohn and a rhythm section comprised of pianist Richard Wyands, bassist Steve La Spina and drummer Akira Tana finds Robinson holding his own with his better-known sidemen. The two tenors had similar but complementary styles (Cohn's tone at this point in time was deeper and darker than Spike's), and their interplay and occasional tradeoffs are delightful. In addition to some standards, they perform Miles Davis' "Sippin' at Bells," Bob Brookmeyer's "Rustic Hop" and Johnny Mandel's "Low Life" on this easily recommended LP.

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Woody Shaw - In The Beginning (1965)

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Woody Shaw - In The Beginning (1965)

Woody Shaw - In The Beginning (1965)
Jazz, Hard Bop | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 33 min | 124 MB
Label: Muse | Rel:1965

Some interesting, uneven, but worthwhile '65 material from trumpeter Woody Shaw. He was still fresh on the jazz scene and had only recently recovered from the death of mentor Eric Dolphy. Shaw teamed with tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson, pianist Herbie Hancock, and bassists Ron Carter or Paul Chambers on these cuts. His potential certainly emerges, as does the fact he was a tentative, unsure soloist at this juncture.

Wayne Shorter - Wayning Moments (1962)

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Wayne Shorter - Wayning Moments (1962)

Wayne Shorter - Wayning Moments (1962)
Jazz, Hard Bop | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 62 min | 149 MB
Label: Koch Jazz | Rel:1962

The liner notes, the originals of which are included with this reissue, reflect that "this is not experimental jazz." It isn't. It is finely performed mainstream jazz of the era in which it was made. While this recording does not equal the quality of the sessions to be recorded by Shorter later in the decade for Blue Note, it is pleasantly played bop. Shorter's tenor saxophone shows a conservative side, to be sure, and a young Freddie Hubbard hardly takes any chances. Still, the rhythm section anchored by pianist Eddie Higgins and including bassist Jymie Merritt and drummer Marshall Thompson, keeps a solid beat and the results are pleasant enough…

Handel, Bononcini - Muzio Scevola (Rudolph Palmer) [1992]

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Handel, Bononcini - Muzio Scevola (Rudolph Palmer) [1992]

Handel, Bononcini - Muzio Scevola (Rudolph Palmer) [1992]
Classical | Newport Classic NPD 85540 | TT: 58.08+57.48 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 517 Mb

Muzio Scevola ("Mucius Scaevola", HWV 13) is an opera seria in three acts about Gaius Mucius Scaevola. The Italian-language libretto was by Paolo Antonio Rolli, adapted from a text by Silvio Stampiglia. The music for the first act was composed by Filippo Amadei, the second act by Giovanni Bononcini, and the third by George Frideric Handel. Collaborations of groups of composers were common in the 18th century, though this is the only one done in London. Bononcini had written the music for two earlier treatments of this story on his own, works dating from 1695 and 1710. The opera's initial run of performances began at the King's Theatre in London on 15 April 1721. A part of the second act and the third part composed by Händel is documented on the production of new port Classic being here.

Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (1999)

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Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (1999)

Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (1999)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 02:06:47 | 581 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Erato | Catalog: 3984-25490-2

It was only a matter of time before William Christie got around to recording Mozart's delightful 1782 singspiel, and the results are very happy indeed. Period instruments are just right for the raucous "Turkish" music Mozart composed for Entführung, and they go very nicely with the light voices Christie has chosen as well. Most successful is the Belmonte of tenor Ian Bostridge, already famous for his lieder singing.

Arutiunian - Chamber Compositions (E.Oganesian, A.Kosemian, M.Abramian, trio 'Verder') (2002)

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Arutiunian - Chamber Compositions (E.Oganesian, A.Kosemian, M.Abramian, trio 'Verder') (2002)

Arutiunian - Chamber Compositions (E.Oganesian, A.Kosemian, M.Abramian, trio 'Verder') (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 247.74 MB
Classical | Label: Alexandr Arutiunian

Alexander Arutiunian was born on 2 September 1920 in Yerevan, where he received his education (he later completed his training under Genrikh Litinsky in Moscow in the period 1946–48). During the fifty years of his composing career Arutiunian has written a large number of instrumental concertos, rhapsodies, poems for piano, violin and cello, flute, oboe, female voice and orchestra, and also the first Armenian concertos for brass instruments: the trumpet, horn, trombone and tuba. As a result of his interest in brass instruments, he wrote his Armenian Sketches quintet that became a repertory piece. His vocal and orchestral works has strengthened the international acclaim accorded to him. Arutiunian holds titles including Professor of Composition of the Conservatoire of Yerevan, People’s Artist of 1 ashug: a Caucasian folk singer and poet
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Quatuor Voce, Lise Berthaud - Mozart, Brahms: String Quintets (2015)

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Quatuor Voce, Lise Berthaud - Mozart, Brahms: String Quintets (2015)

Quatuor Voce, Lise Berthaud - Mozart, Brahms: String Quintets (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 60:11 | 287 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Alpha Classics | Catalog: Alpha 214

After its first two recordings, devoted to Schubert then Beethoven, highly praised and recommended by the critics (both ffff in Télérama, recommended by The Strad…), this eclectic, innovative quartet is now celebrating its tenth anniversary by tackling the string quintets of Mozart and Brahms. These two scores, representative of the culmination of a career in the case of Brahms and, for Mozart, the end of a life, are sustained by vigorous inspiration and frothing energy.

James Moody - The Blues And Other Colors (1969) {Milestone OJCCD-954-2 rel 1997}

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James Moody - The Blues And Other Colors (1969) {Milestone OJCCD-954-2 rel 1997}

James Moody - The Blues And Other Colors (1969) {Milestone OJCCD-954-2 rel 1997}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 201 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 82 Mb
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© 1969, 1997 Milestone / Fantasy / OJC | OJCCD-954-2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone / Flute

This CD reissues a rather unusual James Moody date. Best known for his tenor and alto playing (although he is also recognized as a talented flutist), Moody is here heard exclusively on soprano and flute. Trombonist Tom McIntosh contributed a tune and arranged all eight pieces (which also include four Moody originals). Five of the numbers feature Moody in a nonet, including an emotional "Old Folks" and an advanced reworking of Duke Ellington's "Main Step."

Lavinia Meijer - Salzedo, Caplet, Ibert: Works for Harp (2008)

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Lavinia Meijer - Salzedo, Caplet, Ibert: Works for Harp (2008)

Lavinia Meijer - Salzedo, Caplet, Ibert: Works for Harp (2008)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 75:45 | 229 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Channel Classics | Catalog: CCS SA 28908

Korean-born Dutch harpist Lavinia Meijer states as her goal "to make the harp better known as a solo instrument, with all its possibilities which are often still unknown to the wider audience." With this release she accomplishes her goal, not so much technically as musically. The harp does not do so much here that the attentive listener to the big early film scores won't have heard before. But Meijer's album falls nicely into the group of releases that are reconstructing the virtuoso solo repertoire of a century ago, rediscovering gems that were swept aside by self-serving modernist imperatives.

Wu-Tang Clan - C.R.E.A.M. (US CD5) (1994) {LOUD/RCA}

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Wu-Tang Clan - C.R.E.A.M. (US CD5) (1994) {LOUD/RCA}

Wu-Tang Clan - C.R.E.A.M. (US CD5) (1994) {LOUD/RCA}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 162 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 68 mb
Genre: hip-hop, rap

"C.R.E.A.M." was the third or so single by New York rap group Wu-Tang Clan. Released in early 1994, this would help the group crossover onto the R&B and pop charts in support of their debut album, Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). This was released by LOUD/RCA.

Raekwon - Criminology/Glaciers Of Ice (US CD5) (1995) {LOUD/RCA}

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Raekwon - Criminology/Glaciers Of Ice (US CD5) (1995) {LOUD/RCA}

Raekwon - Criminology/Glaciers Of Ice (US CD5) (1995) {LOUD/RCA}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 85 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 33 mb
Genre: hip-hop, rap

"Criminology" and "Glaciers Of Ice" is the first single from Corey Woods, better known as Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon The Chef, or as he was known on these singles, Chef Raekwon. He is now simply known as Raekwon. This was in support of his debut disc, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…, released by LOUD/RCA.