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VA - A Magical Christmas (2019)

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VA - A Magical Christmas (2019)

VA - A Magical Christmas (2019)
FLAC tracks | 2:15:16 | 440 Mb
Genre: Easy Listening, Jazz, Pop, Christmas and Holiday / Label: SMD Music

The most beautiful Christmas and Holiday songs by Harry Belafonte, Elvis Presley, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole and many more on one compilation!

Konrad Paszkudzki Trio - Serenade In Blue - Harry Warren Song Book (2019)

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Konrad Paszkudzki Trio - Serenade In Blue - Harry Warren Song Book (2019)

Konrad Paszkudzki Trio - Serenade In Blue - Harry Warren Song Book (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 303 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 108 MB | Covers - 25 MB
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Mainstream Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Venus Records (VHCD-78348), 2020

Established in Miami, on life support in L.A., then finally burnished in New York City, the Konrad Paszkudzki Trio's aesthetic can be summed up in three words: mood, sizzle and swing. Their sound is classic yet timeless in its mode of expression, captivating ardent lovers of the jazz idiom and Tin Pan Alley tradition alike.
The focus is on standards - tunes collectively known as The Great American Song Book. Without imposing trite gimmicks or relying on overt displays of flash and technical wizardry, the trio stays true to the original musical and lyrical content of the material, with an emphasis on melodic elegance and swinging verve. The influence of Nelson Riddle, Oscar Peterson…

Florian Deuter, Mónica Waisman, Harmonie Universelle - Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber: Fidicinium Sacro-Profanum (2019)

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Florian Deuter, Mónica Waisman, Harmonie Universelle - Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber: Fidicinium Sacro-Profanum (2019)

Florian Deuter, Mónica Waisman, Harmonie Universelle - Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber: Fidicinium Sacro-Profanum (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 396 Mb | Total time: 76:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Accent | # ACC 24357 | Recorded: 2018

The 17th-century Bohemian/Austrian composer Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber is best known for his works for solo violin, especially the Mystery Sonatas. However, he also wrote a considerable amount of music for string ensemble, including a set of 12 chamber sonatas subtitled Fidicinium Sacro-Profanum which was first published in Nuremberg in 1683. The title refers to the fact that the music in the sonatas combine sacred and secular styles. In his collection, Biber set new standards in the field of string chamber music. In the first part he composes for a five-part string ensemble: 2 violins, 2 violas, violone and basso continuo, a combination that was established at his time as the standard ensemble in Austrian cultural circles.

Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse Of Reason (2019 Remix) (2021)

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Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse Of Reason (2019 Remix) (2021)

Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse Of Reason (2019 Remix) (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 334 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 158 MB
51:09 | Rock, Classic Rock, Progressive Rock | Label: Parlophone Records

After a protracted legal battle over the rights to the Pink Floyd name, David Gilmour, Nick Mason, and Richard Wright released 1987's A Momentary Lapse of Reason despite Roger Waters' protests. Retaining collaborators from Floyd's past (like producer Bob Ezrin), this Gilmour-led version of the band crafted a number of songs that were as cerebral and introspective as anything Floyd had done in the past. The first single, "Learning to Fly," served as the unofficial anthem for this latest chapter of Pink Floyd. The Andy Mackay/Gilmour-penned "One Slip" uses the requisite bells and whistles along with Tony Levin's impressive stick solo to guarantee it a prominent place in the band's canon. "The Dogs of War" and "On the Turning Away" are perfect commentaries on the conservative mindset shaping the '80s at the time. The former is an ominous screed composed at a time when the Cold War was still a reality, and the latter is a swipe against the self-absorption of the Me Decade.

Owen Rees, Contrapunctus, Choir of Queens College, Oxford - Taverner: Missa Gloria tibi trinitas (2019)

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Owen Rees, Contrapunctus, Choir of Queens College, Oxford - Taverner: Missa Gloria tibi trinitas (2019)

Owen Rees, Contrapunctus, Choir of Queens College, Oxford - Taverner: Missa Gloria tibi trinitas (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 355 Mb | Total time: 76:18 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Signum | # SIGCD570 | Recorded: 2018

Owen Rees leads early-music consort Contrapunctus alongside The Choir of The Queen’s College, Oxford in performances of John Taverner’s masterwork, the Missa Gloria tibi trinitas. A virtuosic work, it has pride of place in the Forrest-Heyther partbooks (in the Bodleian Library in Oxford), which it has been variously argued originated at Cardinal College or at the Chapel Royal.It might well have been heard on Trinity Sunday in the chapel of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey’s palace at Hampton Court.

Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods - The Best Of The ABC Recordings (2019)

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Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods - The Best Of The ABC Recordings (2019)

Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods - The Best Of The ABC Recordings (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 253 MB | 38:27
Pop Rock, AM Pop | Label: Geffen

Describing their sound as "light, happy music", Bo Donaldson And The Heywoods were a 1970s pop act who scored the massive hit single Billy Don't Be A Hero. Originally formed in Cincinatti, Ohio in 1965 by keyboard player Robert 'Bo' Donaldson, they were inspired by the British beat invasion and the summery, melodic West Coast groups of the era and worked as an opening act for Herman's Hermits and The Box Tops. Getting their big break when they supported The Osmonds, they had minor success with singles Special Someone and Deeper And Deeper, but it wasn't until Billy Don't Be A Hero came out in 1974 that they became major stars. Originally a UK number one for Nottingham R&B group Paper Lace, the song was about a young man who leaves his lover to enrol in the army. With the controversial Vietnam War raging at the time it struck a poignant chord and went on to top the US charts, sold over 3.5 million copies and landed the band appearances on the hugely popular television shows American Bandstand and Action 74. Follow-up singles Who Do You Think You Are and The Heartbreak Kid also made the top 40, but a turn to country music towards the end of the decade made little impact and they split in 1980.

Philippe Herreweghe, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra - Robert Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4 (2019)

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Philippe Herreweghe, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra - Robert Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4 (2019)

Philippe Herreweghe, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra - Robert Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4 (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 285 Mb | Total time: 64:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: PHI | # LPH032 | Recorded: 2018

Philippe Herreweghe and the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra explore the tormented world of Robert Schumann. Symphonies Nos. 2 and 4 plunge us into the psychological tangles of the composer's mind, reflecting his relentless struggle with melancholy and depression. In these two seminal works, a slow and somber introduction unveils the main motifs that will unfold throughout, before culminating in an emphatic and optimistic finale. The director from Ghent (and former psychiatrist) pHilippe Herreweghe manages to grasp the full complexity of this cathartic process leading us from darkness into light. He delivers a lively and urgent interpretation of these romantic masterpieces, confirming his reputation as an unrivalled performer of the German repertoire.

Blinky - Heart Full of Soul: The Motown Anthology (2019)

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Blinky - Heart Full of Soul: The Motown Anthology (2019)

Blinky - Heart Full of Soul: The Motown Anthology (2019)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 363 MB
2:38:30 | Soul, Funk, R&B, Pop | Label: Real Gone Music

The story of Sondra 'Blinky' Williams has long been shrouded in mystery. The soulful singer came to Motown Records in 1967 following stints at Vee-Jay and Atlantic, bringing her passionate and powerful deep soul sound to Hitsville, USA. Despite recording dozens of tracks between 1968 and 1973, only a small handful saw release: a mere four 45s plus an album of duets with Edwin Starr, two live cuts, and a couple of one-off recordings, including a key moment on the best-selling soundtrack of Lady Sings the Blues. Over the years, Blinky tracks would emerge on compilation releases, prompting fans worldwide to clamor for more and even launch a 'Free Blinky from the Vaults' campaign.

New Order - ∑(No,12k,Lg,17Mif) New Order + Liam Gillick: So It Goes.. (2019)

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New Order - ∑(No,12k,Lg,17Mif) New Order + Liam Gillick: So It Goes.. (2019)

New Order - ∑(No,12k,Lg,17Mif) New Order + Liam Gillick: So It Goes.. (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 690 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 225 MB | Covers - 78 MB
Genre: Synth-pop, New Wave, Post-Punk | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mute (CDSTUMM450)

As part of the 2017 Manchester International Festival, New Order played a five-night residency at a special place, Old Granada Studios, where Joy Division made their television debut in 1978. To make the event even more special, the band added a 12-member synthesizer orchestra to their regular lineup and utilized the striking stage design of visual artist Liam Gillick. They were inspired by the setting to play a set that spanned their entire career from their early days as Joy Division to 2015's Music Complete. Most albums rated a song apiece and the selections weren't obvious ones for the most part. For example, they don't play late-period highlight "Crystal"; they instead play "Behind Closed Doors," which was the B-side. The choices are striking, and it makes it clear that the band's catalog is extremely deep…

New York Voices - Reminiscing in Tempo (2019)

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New York Voices - Reminiscing in Tempo (2019)

New York Voices - Reminiscing in Tempo (2019)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 300.27 Mb | 52:27 | Covers
Vocal Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Origin Records - 82784

After a decade of collaborative, and superlative, releases with large ensembles such as the WDR and Bob Mintzer Big Bands, the New York Voices return to their roots marking their 30th Anniversary with one of the most ambitious, accomplished undertakings in their esteemed catalog. Peter Eldridge, Lauren Kinhan, Darmon Meader & Kim Nazarian worked with revered producer Elliot Scheiner, applying their stamp to standards by Cole Porter & Al Jolson, modern jazz gems from Chick Corea & Fred Hersch, a deeply personal swing-era classic from Duke Ellington, songs by the Beatles & Ivan Lins, and a pair from Cuban classical composer, Ignacio Cervantes.

Francesco Piemontesi - Franz Schubert: Last Piano Sonatas (2019)

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Francesco Piemontesi - Franz Schubert: Last Piano Sonatas (2019)

Francesco Piemontesi - Franz Schubert: Last Piano Sonatas (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 342 Mb | Total time: 116:49 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Pentatone | # PTC 5186742 | Recorded: 2018

Here is confirmation that Francesco Piemontesi belongs to a small elite: he is a pianist that other pianists go to hear. He is awesome and speculative in the A major while in the B-flat he achieves greatness without recourse to idiosyncrasy or extremes. Even in a crowded field of celebrated recordings, Piemontesi’s performances are wholly exceptional, enlightening if exhausting at every level. They are crowned by Pentatone’s beautifully natural sound.

Brice Sailly, Stéphanie de Failly, Clematis - Quattro Violini a Venezia (2019)

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Brice Sailly, Stéphanie de Failly, Clematis - Quattro Violini a Venezia (2019)

Brice Sailly, Stéphanie de Failly, Clematis - Quattro Violini a Venezia: Gabrieli, Marini, Fontana, Castello, Cavalli, Uccellini, Buonamente (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 359 Mb | Total time: 64:35 | Scans included
Classical | Ricercar | RIC 404 | Recorded: 2018

Although the first violin virtuosos came mainly from Cremona, Brescia or Mantua, it was Venice that swiftly emerged as the principal centre for the development of instrumental music. Moreover, it was there that most collections of this music were printed all through the seventeenth century. It is curious to note that all these virtuosos obviously enjoyed sharing their success with their colleagues: for, alongside works for one or two violins and continuo, almost all the composer-violinists gathered together on this disc conceived sonate, canzone or sinfonie for ensembles of three or four violins. In addition, these compositions often make use of bichoral or echo effects.

The California Ramblers - Miss Annabelle Lee (Recordings 1927-1928) (2019) {Biograph}

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The California Ramblers - Miss Annabelle Lee (Recordings 1927-1928) (2019) {Biograph}

The California Ramblers - Miss Annabelle Lee (Recordings 1927-1928) (2019) {Biograph}
WEB Rip | FLAC (no CUE or log) | scans | 173 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 118 mb
Genre: jazz, big band

Miss Annabelle Lee (Recordings 1927-1928) is a 2019 digital reissue of a compilation by The California Ramblers. This was released on Biograph.

Gottfried von der Goltz, Freiburger Barockorchester - Mozart: Youth Symphonies (2019)

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Gottfried von der Goltz, Freiburger Barockorchester - Mozart: Youth Symphonies (2019)

Gottfried von der Goltz, Freiburger Barockorchester - Mozart: Youth Symphonies (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 332 Mb | Total time: 64:48 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Aparté | # AP215 | Recorded: 2019

It is true that images have the power to keep a trace of the past. Gottfried von der Goltz and the Freiburger Barockorchestra prove with this recording that music too conceals the secret of the memory deep within. Though rarely played, much less recorded, Mozart’s youth symphonies bear the reminiscence of the child the composer used to be, as well as including the seeds of his future masterpieces.

Francesco Venerucci - Tramas (2019)

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Francesco Venerucci - Tramas (2019)

Francesco Venerucci - Tramas (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 348 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 133 MB | Covers - 83 MB
Genre: Contemporary Jazz, Post-Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Alfa Music (AFMCD223)

"Tramas" is the 2019 album by Francesco Venerucci. A disc composed of nine tracks, all original, ranging from jazz to Mediterranean music to get to the sound of New Orleans, crossing Africa and Europe. For the second time alongside Venerucci (the first was in his previous work "Early Afternoon") the American saxophonist Dave Liebman, one of the most important interpreters of world jazz of the last fifty years. Still other sounds are found in the disc such as: the trumpet of the Spanish Ricardo Formoso, the double bass of Tancredi Emmi and the drums of Bruno Tagliasacchi Masia.