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Rene Jacobs, Concerto Koln, RIAS Kammerchor - Handel: Saul (2005)

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Rene Jacobs, Concerto Koln, RIAS Kammerchor - Handel: Saul (2005)

René Jacobs, Concerto Köln, RIAS Kammerchor - Handel: Saul (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 748 Mb | Total time: 79:06+70:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 901877.78 | Recorded: 2004

Saul is one of Handel's most action-filled, fast-moving oratorios; an opera in everything but name only. It has been lucky on disc–both Paul McCreesh (Archiv) and John Eliot Gardiner (Philips) have led superb readings, and Joachim Carlos Martini leads a good performance on Naxos, which is a bargain. Now René Jacobs and his remarkable Concerto Köln come along and offer a truly majestic reading, filled with real drama and beautiful, precise singing and playing. Tenor Jeremy Ovenden sings Jonathan with nobility and faces down Saul in Act II with style and power. David is sung by countertenor Lawrence Zazzo, and he's as good as the best-recorded competition (Andreas Scholl, Derek Lee Ragin). Emma Bell is ravishing as Merab; Rosemary Joshua makes a fine Joshua. In the title role, Gidon Saks has the spite and big tone to draw a realistic portrait of Saul. This is another feather in René Jacobs' recorded cap.
–Robert Levine

Otis Rush - Troubles, Troubles (1978) [The Sonet Blues Story Series] Expanded Remastered 2005

Posted By: Designol
Otis Rush - Troubles, Troubles (1978) [The Sonet Blues Story Series] Expanded Remastered 2005

Otis Rush - Troubles, Troubles (1978) [The Sonet Blues Story Series] 2005
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 359 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 125 Mb | Scans ~ 202 Mb
Electric Chicago Blues | Label: Universal Music AB | # B0007211-02 | 00:54:09

Troubles, Troubles was originally recorded for Sonet, but is probably better known through its re-release as Lost in the Blues by Alligator. Lost in the Blues was justifiably criticized because of the decision to have Lucky Peterson overdub a bunch of keyboards in order to give it a more "contemporary" (read: more "Alligator") sound. This release is of the original album (with a couple bonus alternate takes) without all the overdubbing, and is a vast improvement over the Alligator version. But how does it stand as an Otis Rush album? It's a very good set – perhaps "comfortable" says it best – recorded with Rush's longstanding band of Bob Levis on rhythm guitar, Bob Stroger on bass, and Jesse Lewis Green on drums (despite what the package says).

Arabella Steinbacher, Robert Kulek - Faure, Poulenc, Ravel (2008)

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Arabella Steinbacher, Robert Kulek - Faure, Poulenc, Ravel (2008)

Arabella Steinbacher, Robert Kulek - Faure, Poulenc, Ravel (2008)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 1:14:11 | 315 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Orfeo | Catalog: C 739 081 A

With the release of each new album, violinist Arabella Steinbacher proves again and again that she not only performs an impressively wide and diverse repertoire, but that she commands different facets of it with incredible precision. This installment features works for violin and piano by French composers Fauré, Poulenc, and Ravel, whose output traverses three generations of wonderfully contrasting music.

Nujabes - Metaphorical Music (2003) {Dimid Recordings}

Posted By: TestTickles
Nujabes - Metaphorical Music (2003) {Dimid Recordings}

Nujabes - Metaphorical Music (2003) {Dimid Recordings}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 380 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 138 mb
Genre: hip-hop, rap, trip hop

Metaphorical Music is the 2003 CD by Japanese artist 瀬葉 淳 (Seba Jun), who was known as Nujabes. This was released by Dimid Recordings.

Infected Malignity/Malebolgia/Tragical Memories - Supreme Brutal Legions Volume 2 (2006) {Disembowel}

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Infected Malignity/Malebolgia/Tragical Memories - Supreme Brutal Legions Volume 2 (2006) {Disembowel}

Infected Malignity/Malebolgia/Tragical Memories - Supreme Brutal Legions Volume 2 (2006) {Disembowel}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 277 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 90 mb
Genre: death metal, grindcore

Supreme Brutal Legions Volume 2 is a 3-way album between death metal bands Infected Malignity, Malebolgia and Tragical Memories. Each band has five songs, with Tragical Memories having six but two tracks are combined into one (they are split on the MP3 version). This was released by Disembowel.

Piano Magic - Ovations (2009) {Make Mine Music}

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Piano Magic - Ovations (2009) {Make Mine Music}

Piano Magic - Ovations (2009) {Make Mine Music}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 297 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 114 mb
Genre: indie rock

Ovations is the 2009 album by Piano Magic. While their name may hint of being on the jazzy side, they are an indie rock group. This was released by Make Mine Music.

The John Scofield Band - Überjam (2002)

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The John Scofield Band - Überjam (2002)

The John Scofield Band - Uberjam (2002)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 380 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 138 MB | Covers - 232 MB
Genre: Jazz, Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (589 356-2)

In the jazz world, there are artists who are consistent but predictable and artists who are unpredictable but inconsistent. John Scofield, meanwhile, is an impressive example of a jazzman who is both unpredictable and consistent. You never know what the risk-taking guitarist will do from one album to the next, but he rarely provides an album that is flat-out disappointing. Überjam is a major departure from 2000's Works for Me, the Verve date that preceded it. While Works for Me is essentially a straight-ahead post-bop outing and employs acoustic-oriented players, like pianist Brad Mehldau and bassist Christian McBride, Überjam is pure, unadulterated fusion…

Nitin Sawhney - Philtre + Philtre Instrumental (2005) 2CD

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Nitin Sawhney - Philtre + Philtre Instrumental (2005) 2CD

Nitin Sawhney - Philtre + Philtre Instrumental (2005) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 681 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 277 Mb | Scans ~ 113 Mb
Label: V2 Records | # VVR 1031272 / VVR 1033272 | Time: 01:54:08
Electronic, Downtempo, Trip-Hop, World Fusion

Not content with DJing his way around the world, writing for symphony orchestras or composing film soundtracks, the workaholic Sawhney returns with another wildly varied selection of global pop songs. In the past he has sometimes sounded too clever for his own good, as with the barrage of archive fragments on his last album, Human, but this is his most assured, relaxed and successful work yet. The starting point may be cool, contemporary pop ballads like Spark, but he soon veers off into a musical travelogue, mixing strings, flute or sitar in with his keyboards and programmed beats. There's a bit of everything in here, from songs like Dead Man, with its seamless switching between an all-American blues-like riff and an Asian theme, through to a dash of gospel and funk, a poem in Hindi read by his mother, or the more urgent, passionate flamenco-influenced songs featuring Ojos de Brujo, with Nitin joining in on guitar as well.

Jimmy Ponder - Ain't Misbehavin' (2000) {HighNote HCD7041 rec 1998}

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Jimmy Ponder - Ain't Misbehavin' (2000) {HighNote HCD7041 rec 1998}

Jimmy Ponder - Ain't Misbehavin' (2000) {HighNote HCD7041 rec 1998}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 276 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 130 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 9 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1998, 2000 HighNote Records | HCD 7041
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Jazz Blues / Guitar

Ponder’s guitar work on this album is warm and tinged with references to Wes Montgomery. On the opening “On Broadway,” pianist John Hicks, bassist Dwayne Dolphin and drummer Cecil Brooks III step in behind the guitarist with a clipped, Wynton Kelly-Paul Chambers-Jimmy Cobb strut. “Sunny” is bluesy and slow, and Ponder’s phrasing and tremolo recall B.B. King. “My One and Only Love” swings easy, with the guitar chords and low-register lines very reminiscent of Montgomery. Elsewhere, Ponder employs call-and-response phrases and octave-voiced lines that also recall the late guitarist.

Eddie Gomez Trio - Palermo (2007) {Jazz Eyes Records}

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Eddie Gomez Trio - Palermo (2007) {Jazz Eyes Records}

Eddie Gomez Trio - Palermo (2007) {Jazz Eyes Records}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 370MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 164MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

To listen to the doublebass sound of one of the most historical jazz-players in the world is always moving: after playing for several years in Bill Evans' trio, and also being in the Charles Mingus' last band when the bass master’s illness made himself to rely just even on a bassplayer too, Eddie Gomez is a walking piece of the jazz history indeed. His intense double bass ever echoes the perfection reached in his own previous experience, which here comes to flow into the present recording, titled Palermo: an homage to the beautiful Italian city where the releasing label, Jazz Eyes, resides. The fluent music, its intensity and his romantic touch color this album with a particular atmosphere, thanks to the presence of both the precise pianist Stefan Karlsson, who shares with Gomez a long time artistic companionship, and the drummer Nasheet Waits.

Arthur Rubinstein - The Chopin Scherzos (2003)

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Arthur Rubinstein - The Chopin Scherzos (2003)

Arthur Rubinstein - The Chopin Scherzos (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 37:19 | 211 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: JVC | Catalog: JMXR-24009

Warm, lyrical, and aristocratic in his interpretations, Artur Rubinstein performed impressively into extremely old age, and he was a keyboard prodigy almost from the time he could climb onto a piano bench. He came from a mercantile rather than a musical family, but fixated on the piano as soon as he heard it. At age three he impressed Joseph Joachim, and by the age of seven he was playing Mozart, Schubert, and Mendelssohn at a charity concert in his hometown. In Warsaw, he had piano lessons with Alexander Róóycki; then in 1897 he was sent to Berlin to study piano with Heinrich Barth and theory with Robert Kahn and Max Bruch, all under Joachim's general supervision. In 1899 came his first notable concerto appearance in Potsdam. Soon thereafter, just barely a teenager, he began touring Germany and Poland.

Arabella Steinbacher - Milhaud: Violin Concertos Nos. 1, 2, Concertino de printemps, Le Boeuf sur le toit (2005)

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Arabella Steinbacher - Milhaud: Violin Concertos Nos. 1, 2, Concertino de printemps, Le Boeuf sur le toit (2005)

Arabella Steinbacher - Milhaud: Violin Concertos Nos. 1, 2, Concertino de printemps, Le Boeuf sur le toit (2005)
XLD | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 1:01:23 | 306 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Orfeo | Catalog: C 646 051 A

Arabella Steinbacher is yet another obviously talented young violinist, but this enterprising release really throws down the gauntlet to the competition, showing how to be both brilliant and musically interesting. These three Milhaud concertos are all but unknown, but they give Steinbacher plenty of opportunity to display her glittering technique as well as emotional maturity. This may sound surprising given the composer, a member of Les Six and one often noted for his cool polytonal style, eclecticism, and emotional detachment.

Arabella Steinbacher - Shostakovich: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2006)

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Arabella Steinbacher - Shostakovich: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2006)

Arabella Steinbacher - Shostakovich: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2006)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 1:13:06 | 369 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Orfeo | Catalog: C 687 061 A

Whoever it was that said that nobody but Oistrakh should ever be allowed to record Shostakovich's violin concertos should be made to listen to this disc by young Japanese-German violinist Arabella Steinbacher. After decades of performances that were more smoke than fire and more shadow than substance, Steinbacher comes out with performances of amazing virtuosity, astonishing energy, and astounding intensity. She never knew the crawling terror of the post-Great Patriotic War USSR, but you can't tell it from her maniacal performance of the First.

Arabella Steinbacher, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Marek Janowski - Dvorak, Szymanowski: Violin Concertos (2009)

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Arabella Steinbacher, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Marek Janowski - Dvorak, Szymanowski: Violin Concertos (2009)

Arabella Steinbacher, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Marek Janowski - Dvorak, Szymanowski: Violin Concertos (2009)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 1:11:43 | 346 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: PentaTone Classics | Catalog: PTC 5186 353

Arabella Steinbacher has previously released a number of recordings on the Orfeo label, with both Shostakovich concertos, and those by Berg, Beethoven, Khatchaturian and Milhaud already under her belt. She now appears on the SACD specialist Pentatone label, perhaps taking over the baton from Julia Fischer after her move to Decca.

The Slip - Angels Come On Time (2002) {Rykodisc}

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The Slip - Angels Come On Time (2002) {Rykodisc}

The Slip - Angels Come On Time (2002) {Rykodisc}
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 175 mb
Genre: indie rock

Angels Come On Time is the 2002 album by The Slip. This was released by Rykodisc.