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Patrick Gallois, Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice - Michael Haydn: Symphonies, Vol.2 (2016)

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Patrick Gallois, Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice - Michael Haydn: Symphonies, Vol.2 (2016)

Patrick Gallois, Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice - Michael Haydn: Symphonies, Vol.2 (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 358 Mb | Total time: 69:25 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573498 | Recorded: 2015

This is part of a series of releases on the Naxos label devoted to the 40 symphonies of Michael Haydn, younger brother of Franz Joseph. These have been commercially successful, and it's easy to see why: there's music of unsuspected high quality here, and you can see why the younger Haydn's work was taken for Mozart's in several cases for decades, and why Mozart, who was spare in his praise of other composers, bestowed it upon this one. All four of these symphonies are in the three-movement form that Mozart had mostly left behind by the late 1770s and 1780s (when the Haydn works were composed), but the individual movements are quite confidently handled, with the elegant but harmonically wide-ranging slow movements perhaps the best of the lot.

Patrick Gallois, Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice - Michael Haydn: Symphonies, Vol.1 (2016)

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Patrick Gallois, Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice - Michael Haydn: Symphonies, Vol.1 (2016)

Patrick Gallois, Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice - Michael Haydn: Symphonies, Vol.1 (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 366 Mb | Total time: 70:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573497 | Recorded: 2015

This album, the first in a series devoted to the 41 symphonies of Michael Haydn, leads off with perhaps the most historically famous one of all: the Sinfonia in G major, Perger 16, is none other than the missing Symphony No. 37 of Mozart, which was not removed from the Mozart canon until 1907. The reason for the error was that a copy of the work exists in Mozart's handwriting; he wrote a slow introduction to the first movement (not performed here), and apparently copied out the piece in preparation. It remains difficult to believe that listeners' suspicions weren't raised before that; the work's simple, squarish movements resemble those of the symphonies Mozart wrote in his mid-teens.

Craig Brann - Past/Present/Future (2021)

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Craig Brann - Past/Present/Future (2021)

Craig Brann - Past/Present/Future (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 368.03 Mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps ~ 140.38 Mb | 01:01:06 | Cover
Post Bop | Country: Denmark | Label: SteepleChase Productions

Arriving in the City in 1996 from his home town of Windsor in rural Maine, Craig Lawrence Brann was fully aware of what it was like to be a big fish in a small pond, but was immediately caught up in the powerful current of NYC's vast oceanic and unparalleled jazz scene. From celebrated prodigy to a salubrious pro touché in— you guessed it —a New York minute. With every spare Andrew Jackson, he would make his way into the city to see his known heroes or to be introduced to those who would soon come to crowd that same pantheon.

Haesen & Breidenbach - Où Est L'amour (2021)

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Haesen & Breidenbach - Où Est L'amour (2021)

Haesen & Breidenbach - Où Est L'amour (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 202.06 Mb | 36:54 | Cover
Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Country: France | Label: Buzz Records

The Cologne based Haesen & Breidenbach is a jazz / chansons françaises duo consisting of vocalist Charlotte Haesen and guitarist Philip Breidenbach. Together they effortlessly combine jazz, indie-folk and other musical influences from all over the world into their own heart felt and authentic sound.

Steve Maddock - The Blues Project (2021)

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Steve Maddock - The Blues Project (2021)

Steve Maddock - The Blues Project (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 328.94 Mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps ~ 119.87 Mb | 52:07 | Cover
Vocal Jazz | Country: Canada | Label: Cellar Live

The velvety voice of one of Canada's most versatile vocalists, Steve Maddock shows a new side belting out the blues on 10 blues-drenched tunes! The project began in 2018, when Cory Weeds pitched an idea to Steve for a Joe Williams tribute show at Frankie's Jazz Club in Vancouver. Williams is arguably one of the greatest jazz & blues singers we've ever had. In March 2019, they played two club dates, calling the show "Nothin' But the Blues: A Tribute to Joe Williams". It was so well received, that they immediately began planning a follow-up gig.

Ksenia Parkhatskaya - Colours (2021)

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Ksenia Parkhatskaya - Colours (2021)

Ksenia Parkhatskaya - Colours (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 212.53 Mb | 37:48 | Cover
Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Jazzville Productions

“I see life as a palette of powerful rich colours, each one of them worthy of attention, each one beautiful, even if it is the darkest colour of all. For there is no light without darkness, there is no joy without sadness, there is no white without black. They help each other exist. Each one is the reason for the other. Some songs paint a deep blue haunting loneliness, red inner turmoil or grey melancholy. Others paint a golden dawn full of hope and youth, a purple milky way where all things intertwine and connect, a green endless ocean of the eyes of a loved one.

Talking Heads - Bonus Rarities & Outtakes (2006)

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Talking Heads - Bonus Rarities & Outtakes (2006)

Talking Heads - Bonus Rarities & Outtakes (2006)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 420 MB
1:11:50 | New wave, Art Punk | Label: Rhino/Warner

A group from the New York punk scene established at the CBGB's club in the mid-1970s, Talking Heads gradually turned away from it to merge its rock and funk energy with other musical forms, from electro ambient to world music. from the 1980s. Comprised of leading mind David Byrne (songwriter, songwriter, guitar and vocals), guitarist Jerry Harrison, bassist Tina Weymouth and drummer Chris Frantz, the quartet benefits from the services of visionary producer Brian Eno for both major albums Fear of Music (1979) and Remain in Light (1980), paving the way for the new wave after the post-punk of the first two collections (Talking Heads 77 and More Songs About Buildings and Food).

Various Artists - The Secret Policeman's Third Ball (The Music) (1987)

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Various Artists - The Secret Policeman's Third Ball (The Music) (1987)

Various Artists - The Secret Policeman's Third Ball (The Music) (1987)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) +CUE, LOG | 321 MB | Scans
Genre: Alternative Rock, Pop Rock, Art Rock, New Wave | Label: Virgin Records | Catalog Number: CDV2458

The Secret Policeman's Third Ball took place at The London Palladium over four consecutive nights 26–29 March 1987. The show's format was retooled in an effort to take advantage of the growing number of rock musicians supporting Amnesty. Instead of it being primarily a comedy show with a few musical cameos, the event made a point of giving equal emphasis to comedy and music. The show's four nights were divided up into two nights of comedy and two nights of music.

VA - Lost In Translation - Original Soundtrack (2004)

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VA - Lost In Translation - Original Soundtrack (2004)

VA - Lost In Translation - Original Soundtrack (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 256 MB
53:56 | Soundtrack, Downtempo, Experimental, Ambient | Label: Emperor Norton Records

Sofia Coppola has, with two elegant movies, proved herself a talented director with a keen eye for interior life. She's also got great ears. For Lost in Translation, the story of a May-December friendship in Tokyo between two displaced Americans, the score is a tonic for jetlag. Coppola prescribes a dose of shoegazer pop, from My Bloody Valentine's chiming "Sometimes" to Jesus & Mary Chain's fuzzed-out "Just Like Honey." The music nails the hazy conscious state of actors Bill Murray (as a movie star with a midlife crisis) and Scarlet Johansson (as an emotionally marooned twenty-something). It also provides a safe, warm envelope in which they can enact their overseas adventures. Working with producer Brian Reitzell, whose band Air scored her previous Virgin Suicides, Coppola lured Valentine's Kevin Shields into providing several slices of dreamy indie-rock and sonic wallpaper, as stylish as it is formless. There's a welcome bit of Japanese goofiness, a funhouse-mirror reflection of U.S. folk-rock courtesy of early-1970s band Happy End. And a "hidden" track provides the audio of Murray, in the film, doing his sleepy karaoke version of Roxy Music's "More Than This."

Sir Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - Rossini: Messa di Gloria

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Sir Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - Rossini: Messa di Gloria

Sir Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields - Rossini: Messa di Gloria (2006)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 243 MB | 58:34
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips

Gioachino Rossini's Messa di Gloria of 1821, right in the middle of the years when he ruled the operatic scene, has been less often recorded than the free-spirited and personal Stabat Mater of his old age. Various reasons could be advanced for this comparative neglect. Stacked up against Rossini's operas of the period it's something of a mixed bag. Some of it is intensely operatic, but it also looks back to the past with its giant contrapuntal "Cum sancto spiritu" (the mass consists of a Kyrie and Gloria). From the point of view of the cult of individual Romantic genius, a major problem is that Rossini may have had a collaborator on the work, one Pietro Raimondi, who honed some of the more polyphonic passages.

Sung-Soo Cho - Maximum, Minimum, Modern: Piano Music by American Composers (2016) [Re-Up]

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Sung-Soo Cho - Maximum, Minimum, Modern: Piano Music by American Composers (2016) [Re-Up]

Sung-Soo Cho - Maximum | Minimum | Modern: Piano Music by American Composers (2016)
John Adams, Steve Reich, Elliott Carter, David Rakowski, John Corigliano, Michael Ippolito

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 230 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb | Scans included
Contemporary Classical, 20th Century, Minimalism | Label: Albany | # TROY1617 | 01:00:02

Korean pianist Sung-Soo Cho performs an intriguing recital of compositions by American composers that range from works with very progressive musical language to ones that integrate influences of folk and honky-tonk – in other words, the full spectrum of modern American classical music. The oldest work on the program was written in 1967 and the most recent in 2015. John Corigliano, Michael Ippolito, John Adams, Lowell Liebermann, Steve Reich, Elliott Carter, and David Rakowski are all represented on this recording. These composers have a strong advocate in Sung-Soo Cho, who was awarded "Best American Contemporary Performance: at the Cincinnati World Piano Competition and "Best Performance of the Commissioned Work: at the Texas State International Piano Competition. An award winner of numerous international competitions, Cho has appeared as a soloist in Asia, the U.S., and Europe. A graduate of Seoul National University and Manhattan School of Music, he is currently pursuing his D.M.A. degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He is on the faculty at Notre Dame College.

VA - Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (Music from the Motion Picture) (2003)

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VA - Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (Music from the Motion Picture) (2003)

VA - Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (Music from the Motion Picture) (2003)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 301 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 143 MB
00:59:17 | Baroque, Score, Classical, Modern, Soundtrack | Label: Decca

Master and Commander, based on the hugely successful literary series by Patrick O' Brian, chronicles the adventures of Captain Jack Aubrey of The Royal British Navy. Musically speaking, the seafaring genre hasn't lived up to its expectations in a long, long time. For a world saturated with lore, shanties, and melodies inspired by the ocean, Hollywood remains unresponsive, uninspired, and bereft of the combination to Davy Jones' locker. One would expect a bombastic, heroic, and unforgettable motif to assist our protagonist in his exploits, but composers Iva Davies and Christopher Gordon provide nothing of the sort. The original portion of the score succeeds in riding wave upon wave of tension, but swashbuckling tales of the sea require a memorable tune, not just a storm of Taiko drums and washed-out strings. The composers fare better on a recurring folk medley, lovingly rendered by master violinist Richard Tognetti – fans of the novels on which the film is based know full well that Lucky Jack is a fiddle-slinging-bard of a captain – that captures the true spirit of being miles away from home with your mates and fending off ghostly freighters. The remainder of the soundtrack yields a tad more bounty, utilizing famous classical pieces from Mozart, Bach, and Boccherini to great effect, bailing out the brackish water intent on keeping this ship permanently docked.

Peter Case - Peter Case (1986)

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Peter Case - Peter Case (1986)

Peter Case - Peter Case (1986)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 293 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 111 MB
47:44 | Folk Rock | Label: Geffen Goldline

Former leader of Nerves (Californian punk-rock group) and Plimsouls, he began a solo career in 1987. Described as a “masterpiece” by Rolling Stone magazine, his first album was produced by T Bone Burnett. John Hiatt, the Byrds are on it. His unmistakable voice serves autobiographical lyrics in a mix of scorching rock and edgy blues.

John Holt - The Tide Is High - Anthology 1962-1979 (2002)

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John Holt - The Tide Is High - Anthology 1962-1979 (2002)

John Holt - The Tide Is High - Anthology 1962-1979 (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, log, scans) - 675 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 324 MB
02:26:59 | Rocksteady, Roots Reggae | Label: Trojan Records

Sweet-voiced singer/songwriter John Holt has been working professionally in the Jamaican music business since 1958, and his recorded legacy is a long one, with several peaks and valleys, but when he is on his game, and when he is working with a producer who cares about quality as well as commercial viability, he is arguably the greatest of Jamaica's balladeers. This two-disc, 50-track set from Trojan tells at least part of that story, beginning with Holt's wonderful work with the Paragons in the 1960s and continuing on through his subsequent solo career, which found Holt ranging from roots rock to string-drenched MOR fare and then transitioning effortlessly into the dancehall era.

Gregg Diamond - Gregg Diamond's Star Cruiser (1978) [2021 Japan]

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Gregg Diamond - Gregg Diamond's Star Cruiser (1978) [2021 Japan]

Gregg Diamond - Gregg Diamond's Star Cruiser (1978) [2021 Japan]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 553 MB | Scans
Genre: Disco, Funk, Soul | Label: Solid Records [Japan] | Catalog Number: CDSOL-46624

Gregg Diamond was an accomplished songwriter, piano player, drummer and producer. Based in New York, Gregg emerged in the mid-70's as a producer, initially on the jazz fusion scene with artists including Impact Of Brass on albums including 'IOB' (1977) for Polydor. During the disco era of the late 70's he produced albums for his groups Star Cruiser and Bionic Boogie. 'Gregg Diamond's Star Cruiser' delivered 'Star Cruiser', including 'Starcruisin' and 'Holding Back' for the Miami-based Marlin label (via TK) in 1978.
The same year 'Gregg Diamond's Bionic Boogie' delivered 'Hot Butterfly', featuring Luther Vandross as lead vocalist on the title song and 'Cream (Always Rises To the Top)'. 'Hot Butterfly' was written by Gregg and later recorded by Chaka Khan on 'Naughty'. Gregg stayed at Polydor for two further albums, 'Tiger Tiger' (1979) and 'Hardware' (1979). Gregg also wrote songs for Andrea True Connection, Gloria Gaynor and worked with James Brown.
Sadly, Gregg died from gastrointestinal bleeding in 1999.