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Pat Metheny Group - The Way Up (2005) {Nonesuch}

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Pat Metheny Group - The Way Up (2005) {Nonesuch}

Pat Metheny Group - The Way Up (2005) {Nonesuch}
X Lossless Decoder | FLAC Image | Cue+Log | Full Scans 600dpi | 502MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 156MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

The Way Up is the Pat Metheny Group's debut offering for Nonesuch Records. Comprised of a single, sprawling, 68-minute composition by Metheny and Lyle Mays divided into four sections on CD it is an unprecedented new direction for the band. The lineup is the same as on the live Speak of Now from 2003 Metheny and Mays on keyboards, bassist Steve Rodby, drummer Antonio Sanchéz, and trumpeter/vocalist Cuong Vu. New to the roster is Swiss/American harmonicat Gregoire Maret.

Jory Vinikour - Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2001)

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Jory Vinikour - Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (2001)

Jory Vinikour - Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV988 (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 491 Mb | Total time: 85:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Delos | DE3279 | Recorded: 2000

Vinikour and Delos’ beautiful new recording of this timeless classic features a performance of supreme elegance and an instrument built in 1998 by Kevin Fryer (inspired by the 1624 Ioannes Ruckers Colmar harpsichord) of unusual beauty and tone. The Goldberg Variations appeal on every possible level, transporting the listener to the incredible heights made possible by Bach’s masterful ingenuity.

Adam Viktora, Prague Baroque Soloists, Ensemble Inegal - Vivaldi in Bohemia (2009)

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Adam Viktora, Prague Baroque Soloists, Ensemble Inegal - Vivaldi in Bohemia (2009)

Adam Viktora, Prague Baroque Soloists, Ensemble Inegal - Vivaldi in Bohemia (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 358 Mb | Total time: 66:33 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Nibiru | # 0150-2211 | Recorded: 2008

Here are some prime works by Vivaldi that are not hot from a recording studio, but bring a new Nibiru title to our catalogue. They feature Ensemble Inegal and Prague Baroque Soloists conducted by Adam Viktora, who are legendary for their performances of music by Zelenka.
We know lots about him, but it is unclear if Antonio Vivaldi ever actually visited the Czech lands - Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia. Certainly his music was circulating there, as some of his operas appeared in Prague. The four extensive choral and vocal pieces on this disc - Dixit Dominus, RV 595, Laudate Pueri Dominum, RV 600, Magnificat, RV 610b (Czech Version), and Salve Regina, RV 617 - were in the music libraries of wealthy families or religious institutions.

Renata Fusco, Massimo Lonardi, Matteo Mela, Lorenzo Micheli - A. Scarlatti: Clori ninfa e amante (2014)

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Renata Fusco, Massimo Lonardi, Matteo Mela, Lorenzo Micheli - A. Scarlatti: Clori ninfa e amante (2014)

Renata Fusco, Massimo Lonardi, Matteo Mela, Lorenzo Micheli - A. Scarlatti: Clori ninfa e amante (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 184 Mb | Total time: 47:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Stradivarius | STR33910 | Recorded: 2011

Over 60 operas and 700 cantatas, 35 oratorios, masses and motets (to cite only his vocal music) define a musical career that lasted almost 50 years: and yet the process of discovery and appreciation of the music of Alessandro Scarlatti is far from complete.
This CD pays homage to the musical art of one the greatest Italian composers of all time. Renata Fusco sings with great charm, passion and style. Worth checking out.

Raoul Bjorkenheim - Solar Winds (2020) {Long Song Records}

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Raoul Bjorkenheim - Solar Winds (2020) {Long Song Records}

Raoul Bjorkenheim - Solar Winds (2020) {Long Song Records}
WEB | FLAC tracks | Front | 336MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 116MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Raoul Björkenheim's guitar playing is often described as a force of nature, the conventional traits usually associated with jazz or rock having given way to a more visceral, expressionistic approach to creating timbre and velocities. Experimenting with various tunings on 6 and 12 string guitars, Raoul makes full use of the subtleties offered by electronics and the deft touch of his fingers, creating startling textures that imitate everything from birds, opera singers or flutes to heavy industrial machines, string orchestras or butterfly wings. Constantly discovering new sonorities on his guitar, he has created a uniquely personal language which speaks to audiences all over the world through his concerts and recordings. Influenced at first by Jimi Hendrix and B.B. King, Raoul progressed gradually from Frank Zappa to John McLaughlin and John Coltrane, finding great inspiration in the highly charged expression of their music.

The Choir of Westminster Cathedral, James O'Donnell - Masterpieces of Portuguese Polyphony (1992) Reissue 2007

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The Choir of Westminster Cathedral, James O'Donnell - Masterpieces of Portuguese Polyphony (1992) Reissue 2007

Masterpieces of Portuguese Polyphony (1992) Reissue 2007
The Choir of Westminster Cathedral, James O'Donnell (The Master of Music)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 281 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Choral | Label: Helios/Hyperion | # CDH55229 | Time: 01:08:35

Once, Portugal ruled the waves, sending explorers round the Cape of Good Hope to India and across the wide Atlantic to Brazil. After the death of King Sebastian and the end of the Age of Discovery, however, Spain ruled Portugal, and it is from this period that the works on the disc called Masterpieces of Portuguese Polyphony come. But although the sacred a cappella music here was clearly influenced by the Spanish sacred a cappella music of the same period, it is still clearly not Spanish music. In these beautifully sculpted and richly textured performances by the Choir of Westminster Cathedral under Master of Music James O'Donnell, there is a clarity, a lightness, an openness, and a spiritual optimism evident that Spanish music from the same period often lacks. Featuring five motets and a set of Lamentations by Manuel Cardoso, a Panis angelicus by João Lourenço Rebelo, five motets and a Magnificat by Pedro de Cristo, and an Alma rememptoris mater by Aires Fernandez, this 2007 reissue largely consists of works heretofore known only to listeners who heard the disc when it was first released in 1992, but anyone who enjoys sacred choral music of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century will surely enjoy this disc. Hyperion's sound is lush, round, and full.

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.

George Duke - A Brazilian Love Affair (1979) {CBS}

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George Duke - A Brazilian Love Affair (1979) {CBS}

George Duke - A Brazilian Love Affair (1979) {CBS}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 361MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 111MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Brazilian Jazz, Jazz Funk, Fusion

"A Brazilian Love Affair" is a labor of love, something I have believed in for a long time but have not had the means to bring to life until now. It is not a pure Brazilian recording bur rather a blend of Brazilian musical concepts with the diverse musical ideas of my mind. For most of the selections, I have intermixed Brazilian artists with American artists to archieve a true fusion of the styles. ~ George Duke

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.

Gino Vannelli - Powerful People (1974) + Storm At Sunup (1975) 2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered 2009 [Re-Up]

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Gino Vannelli - Powerful People (1974) + Storm At Sunup (1975) 2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered 2009 [Re-Up]

Gino Vannelli - Powerful People (1974) + Storm At Sunup (1975) 2 LP in 1 CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 454 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 200 Mb | Scans included | 01:08:59
Soft Rock, Adult Contemporary, Smooth Jazz, Jazz Fusion | Label: BGO | # BGOCD843

This release from the BGO label combines two of Gino Vannelli's albums for A&M, Powerful People (1974) and Storm at Sunup (1975). Both releases peaked in the Top 60 of the Billboard 200, while “People Gotta Move” – the lead song on the former – was one of Vannelli’s biggest singles and narrowly missed the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100. Those who pick up a well-chosen Vannelli compilation can get the essential songs, but soft rock diehards can obtain a fair amount of Vannelli’s choice album-bound material right here.

Big Country - The Seer (1986)

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Big Country - The Seer (1986)

Big Country - The Seer (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 354 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb
Label: Mercury | # 826 844-2 | Time: 00:46:51 | Scans included
Alternative Rock, Celtic Rock, Post-Punk, New Wave

The Seer is the third studio album by the Scottish band Big Country, released in 1986. The album featured very traditional Scottish musical settings, reminiscent of the band's debut album The Crossing (1983). Kate Bush worked on the title song in a duet with lead singer and lyricist Stuart Adamson. The album's first single, "Look Away", was an Irish number one, and was also the group's biggest hit single in the UK, reaching #7. The album reached number 2 in the UK Albums Chart.

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.

Chiara Zanisi, Giulia Nuti - Bach: Sei suonate à cembalo certato è violino solo (2017)

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Chiara Zanisi, Giulia Nuti - Bach: Sei suonate à cembalo certato è violino solo (2017)

Chiara Zanisi, Giulia Nuti - Bach: Sei suonate à cembalo certato è violino solo (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 568 Mb | Total time: 95:19 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arcana | A426 | Recorded: 2014

The violinist Chiara Zanisi works with the finest early music ensembles, notably the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra under Ton Koopman, with whom she has just finished a long tour performing the Six Brandenburg Concertos. She now devotes her first solo recording to Johann Sebastian Bach’s Six Sonatas for Harpsichord and Violin. Alongside her is Giulia Nuti, among the most brilliant harpsichordists and scholars in Italy, whose solo CD Les Sauvages: Harpsichords in pre-Revolutionary Paris (DHM) won a Diapason d’Or, among other awards. The kernel from which this project grew is their strongly shared idea that, in addition to great stylistic richness and invention, Bach’s music possesses an aura of magic and an almost divine form.

Ennio Morricone - Sacco E Vanzetti (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film) (1971) {2005 GDM}

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Ennio Morricone - Sacco E Vanzetti (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film) (1971) {2005 GDM}

Ennio Morricone - Sacco E Vanzetti (Colonna Sonora Originale Del Film) (1971) {2005 GDM}
EAC Rip | FLAC with LOG | scans | 262 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 93 mb
Genre: soundtrack

This is the 1971 soundtrack to the film Sacco E Vanzetti composed by Ennio Morricone. It also features four tracks featuring American folk singer Joan Baez, including the hit song "Here's To You". This is the 2005 remaster with a number of bonus tracks, released by GDM.