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Omar Sosa - Mulatos (2004)

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Omar Sosa - Mulatos (2004)

Omar Sosa - Mulatos (2004)
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 5 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 293MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 130MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Latin Jazz

"It's an album that is tightly constructed, like movie editing in the sense that the clarity of musical ideas are presented to maximum effect, be it a simple melody, a curious rhythm, or an electronic touch here and there. It remains rich, too, in the way that a favorite record is what you keep returning to, an important objective of ours. It tells a story about Omar's relation to jazz, Afro-Cuban rhythms and spirituality, the piano, and a freely expressive mind".

Omar Sosa - Afreecanos (2008)

Posted By: tiburon
Omar Sosa - Afreecanos (2008)

Omar Sosa - Afreecanos (2008)
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 5 | Cue+Log+M3U | Scans 300dpi | 304MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 132MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Ethnic Fusion, Latin Jazz, Afrocubism

With every passing year, pianist Omar Sosa continues to define what contemporary world music can be. Each effort is quite different than the previous one, while the bright colors, timbres, and elements of his Cuban-based music are elevated higher and higher. In his restlessness to find further truth and beauty, there's a calm serenity and unabashed confidence in his vision and personal musicianship.

V.A. - Legendary Russian Pianists (25CD Box Set, 2009)

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V.A. - Legendary Russian Pianists (25CD Box Set, 2009)

V.A. - Legendary Russian Pianists (25CD Box Set, 2009)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | Run Time: 28:47:41 | 5,95 Gb | Covers 62.17 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics

Russia is vast, and so is this 25-disc tribute to the great piano school of Russia-from the long-famous icons to the more recent inheritors of this ineffably proud tradition. Vladimir Horowitz, Sviatoslav Richter, Emil Gilels, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Lazar Berman and many others display their subtly various approaches to phrasing and timbre as they perform the great works of the Russian canon and composers across Europe. Monumental works like the first piano concertos of both Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev sit alongside intimate salon pieces like Tchaikovsky's The Seasons and rarely heard works such as the preludes of Kabalevsky. Many of these rapturously beautiful performances are rare and have never been available on CD!

Niacin - Live! - Blood, Sweat And Beers (2003)

Posted By: tiburon
Niacin - Live! - Blood, Sweat And Beers (2003)

Niacin - Live! - Blood, Sweat And Beers (2003)
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U+MD5 | Full Scans 300dpi | 528MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 192MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Jazz Rock

The three members of Niacin each have high profile reputations. Bassist Billy Sheehan worked with Mr. Big, Talas, & David Lee Roth. Keyboardist John Novello worked with Chick Corea & Andy Summers, & drummer Dennis Chambers worked with Santana, George Clinton, & Stanley Clarke. As Niacin, they write songs that allow them to show off their musical gifts & powerful, soulful style. The sum of the parts makes the band a unique & identifiable force. The album features 2 unreleased studio tracks 'Front & Center' & 'Gelatin'.

Arjen Lucassen's Guilt Machine - On This Perfect Day (2009) (Re-up)

Posted By: gribovar
Arjen Lucassen's Guilt Machine - On This Perfect Day (2009) (Re-up)

Arjen Lucassen's Guilt Machine - On This Perfect Day (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 411 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 135 MB | Covers - 176 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mascot Records (M72732)

Guilt Machine is a project by Arjen Lucassen of Ayreon among many other projects and bands. On this album he departs from the over the top complexity of Ayreon in favor of the simplicity of a relatively small line-up. Rather than putting together an ensemble cast of vocalists, Arjen recruited Jasper Steverlinck, singer of the Belgian alternative rock band Arid, as the sole vocalist of Guilt Machine. The talents of Chris Maitland (ex-Porcupine Tree) were enlisted for the drum parts. Arjen's partner and manager Lori Linstruth supplied the guitar solos. The rest of the instruments were played by Arjen himself, who also sings backing vocals. Musically, this album is a more mellow affair and may not be metal in the traditional sense. Instead it takes on an alternative prog direction that sounds a lot like a combination of bands such as Pink Floyd, Porcupine Tree, Opeth's "Damnation," and Muse…

Numina - 3 Studio Albums (2004-2007)

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Numina - 3 Studio Albums (2004-2007)

Numina - 3 Studio Albums (2004-2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 1,07 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 520 MB | Covers included
Genre: Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Hypnos

Sanctuary of Dreams (2004). Jesse Sola records as Numina. Sanctuary of Dreams, his first release on a major label (Hypnos Recordings), might be his best effort yet. In the past, his CDs have leaned to the darker sides of ambience. While this disc does have some ominous tones, the overall timbres are gentle and soothing. Sola's style allows the uplifting chords to be the overriding persona of this CD. He combines organic textures with languid atmospheres to create warm and friendly soundscapes…

Miles Davis - Miles: The New Miles Davis Quintet (1955) {2009 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}

Posted By: ruskaval
Miles Davis - Miles: The New Miles Davis Quintet (1955) {2009 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}

Miles Davis - Miles: The New Miles Davis Quintet (1955) {2009 Prestige RVG Remasters Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 155 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 81 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 176 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1955, 2009 Concord / Prestige | 0888072313439 | 24-bit remaster
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Trumpet

Although they had made a few slightly earlier cuts that would later be issued on Columbia, the first full-length album by the Miles Davis Quintet is quite intriguing in that it gives one a look at tenor saxophonist John Coltrane when he still had a hesitant style. This CD reissue has the same music that is currently available on an Original Jazz Classics set: five jazz standards plus "The Theme." Unlike Coltrane, who would develop rapidly within the next year, Miles was already very much in his prime, sounding quite lyrical on "Just Squeeze Me" and "There Is No Greater Love," and the classic rhythm section (pianist Red Garland, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Philly Joe Jones) was quickly starting to gel.

McCoy Tyner - Tender Moments (1967) {Blue Note RVG Edition 7243 5 96510 2 6 rel 2004}

Posted By: ruskaval
McCoy Tyner - Tender Moments (1967) {Blue Note RVG Edition 7243 5 96510 2 6 rel 2004}

McCoy Tyner - Tender Moments (1967) {Blue Note RVG Edition 7243 5 96510 2 6 rel 2004}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 251 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 88 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 13 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1967, 2004 Blue Note / Capitol Records | RVG Edition | 7243 5 96510 2 6 | 24bit remastering
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Piano

This is McCoy Tyner in the Blue Note studios five months after his boss of the previous six years, John Coltrane, had died. Tyner had made albums under his name during the Coltrane period, but this set for a bigger Tyner band, including the tenor saxist Bennie Maupin and trumpeter Lee Morgan represents a more radical break from the more orthodox piano trio or sax-led quartet jazz the pianist had fitfully explored since 1963.

VA - Newport Folk Festival: Best Of The Blues 1959-68 (2001) 3CD Set

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VA - Newport Folk Festival: Best Of The Blues 1959-68 (2001) 3CD Set

VA - Newport Folk Festival: Best Of The Blues 1959-68 (2001) 3CD Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 874 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 395 Mb | Scans ~ 35 Mb | 02:52:09
Acoustic Blues, Delta Blues, Country Blues, Folk-Blues | Label: Vanguard | # 193/95-2

This three-CD set documents some historic country-blues performances by the likes of Mississippi John Hurt, Skip James, Bukka White, Mississippi Fred McDowell and Mance Lipscomb. The urban side of things is well represented by Lightnin’ Hopkins, John Lee Hooker, Memphis Slim, Muddy Waters with Otis Spann, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and The Chambers Brothers turning in a riveting rendition of “See See Rider.” Included here are 11 previously unreleased tracks. A must for acoustic-blues fans.

VA - Playboy Jazz: In A Smooth Groove (2004) 2 CDs [Re-Up]

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VA - Playboy Jazz: In A Smooth Groove (2004) 2 CDs [Re-Up]

VA - Playboy Jazz: In A Smooth Groove (2004) 2 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 757 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 301 Mb | Scans included
Smooth Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Jazz-Pop | Label: Concord/Playboy | # PBD2-7502-2 | 01:54:54

Something of a smooth jazz oriented answer to the label's 2003 straight-ahead compilation Jazz After Dark, this highly engaging two-disc set features oft-played radio hits that have helped define the genre's generally easy grooves and colorful melodies. For diehard fans, smooth jazz has always been as about much about lifestyle as music, and these tracks will no doubt remind them just why they became devotees. All the early classics (circa mid-'70s to mid-'80s) are here, from Kenny G.'s "Songbird" and Dave Grusin's "Mountain Dance" to George Benson's "Breezin'" and Grover Washington, Jr.'s "Just the Two of Us." These are supplemented by later hits like Boney James & Rick Braun's "Grazin' in the Grass" and Dave Koz's "You Make Me Smile." But it's not simply an objective survey of smoothness at its best. The collection also seems designed to promote artists in the Concord Jazz stable – David Benoit and Russ Freeman, the Rippingtons, the Braxton Brothers, Gato Barbieri, Eric Marienthal, and Cassandra Reed, among others.

Boris Berezovsky, Swedish CO, Thomas Dausgaard - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2; Rondo (2001)

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Boris Berezovsky, Swedish CO, Thomas Dausgaard - Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2; Rondo (2001)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.1 in C major, op.15;
Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat major, op.19; Rondo in B flat Major, WoO 6
The Complete Orchestral Works of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume 3 (2001)
Boris Berezovsky, piano; Swedish Chamber Orchestra Örebro; Thomas Dausgaard, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 241 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Simax Classics | # PSC 1181 | Time: 01:08:19

There's a tendency on the part of some performers to play Beethoven's First and Second Piano Concertos as if they were really by Mozart–all elegance, poise, and refinement. Happily, Boris Berezovsky finds the Beethovenian fire burning beneath the Mozartian surface. Right from his vibrant entrance in Concerto No. 1, Berezovsky plays with fierce energy (despite his generally light touch) and a clearly discernible enjoyment. This is matched Thomas Dausgaard's equally electric reading of the orchestral part, which in many ways reminds me of the classic Szell/Fleisher recording. Of course the small-scale sound of the 38-member Swedish Chamber Orchestra cannot possibly equal the full sonority of the Cleveland Orchestra in its heyday, but it's remarkable how Szell's clear textures and crisp articulation match Dausgaard's, who, by the way, is using the new Barenreiter editions. Berezovsky seems to be of like mind with Fleisher, at least terms of his singing tone and mercurial style.

The 5th Dimension - Individually & Collectively (1972) / Living Together, Growing Together (1973) [2007, Remastered Reissue]

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The 5th Dimension - Individually & Collectively (1972) / Living Together, Growing Together (1973) [2007, Remastered Reissue]

The 5th Dimension - Individually & Collectively (1972) / Living Together, Growing Together (1973)
[2007, Remastered Reissue]

R&B, Pop/Rock, Pop-Soul, AM Pop | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 01:19:04 | 487,39 Mb
Label: Collectors' Choice Music (USA) | Cat.# CCM-782 | Released: 2007-08-07 (1972/1973)

As the title implies, Individually & Collectively (1972) contains both ensemble as well as solo efforts from the 5th Dimension's Lamonte McLemore, Ron Townson, Billy Davis, Jr., Marilyn McCoo, and Florence LaRue. However, this was certainly not the first time that the combo had ventured away from lush five-part harmonies in favor of spotlighting the members' specific talents.

George Wallington - Knight Music (1956) {Atlantic--Koch Jazz KOCCD-8543 rel 2000}

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George Wallington - Knight Music (1956) {Atlantic--Koch Jazz KOCCD-8543 rel 2000}

George Wallington - Knight Music (1956) {Atlantic–Koch Jazz KOCCD-8543 rel 2000}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 204 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 84 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 13 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1956, 2000 Atlantic / Koch Jazz | KOC CD-8543
Jazz / Bop / Piano

The fine bop pianist George Wallington hasn't received the recognition he deserved, possibly because of a two-dozen year gap from 1960-1984 when he was entirely out of the music business. This first-rate trio date for Atlantic has finally come out on CD and should help gain him some posthumous attention. One of his two greatest compositions, "Godchild" (which appears on the classic Miles Davis release The Birth of the Cool), opens the disc with a flourish, but there are many strong originals present. The lively stair-stepping "Serendipity" and the furious "Up Jumped the Devil" are worthy of comparison to Bud Powell. Wallington also covers several standards such as "Will You Still Be Mine?" and "It's All Right With Me" with finesse and imagination.

Spring - The Untitled 2 [Recorded 1972] (2007) (Re-up)

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Spring - The Untitled 2 [Recorded 1972] (2007) (Re-up)

Spring - The Untitled 2 [Recorded 1972] (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 339 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 135 MB | Covers - 44 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Second Harvest (Second Harvest 417)

Spring were a Leicester-based British progressive rock band that represented the early 1970s progressive rock movement. A one-shot band, it released only one album in its career, a self-titled LP released in 1971. Spring's music is notable for the use of the mellotron with three of the its five members credited with playing that instrument on the album. Songs for a second album were recorded but not released at the time. They were later released on CD together with some demo's as "The Untitled 2".

Nicolas Achten, Scherzi Musicali - Giulio Caccini: L'Euridice (2008)

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Nicolas Achten, Scherzi Musicali - Giulio Caccini: L'Euridice (2008)

Nicolas Achten, Scherzi Musicali - Giulio Caccini: L'Euridice (2008)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 616 Mb | Total time: 79:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Ricercar ‎| RIC 269 | Recorded: 2008

Henri IV of France married Maria de' Medici in 1600. A new art-form - opera - played an important role in the wedding celebrations in Florence, with Jacopo Peri's L'Euridice being performed on 6 October at the Palazzo Pitti. Giulio Caccini, however, was clearly in some opposition to his illustrious colleague and beat him to publication; his own version of the same Rinuccini libretto appeared in print in December of the same year. Caccini's lyricism, emotion and skilled vocal writing show clearly that his L'Euridice is the true forerunner of Monteverdi's L'Orfeo. Ricercar now proudly presents this world premiere recording of Caccini's masterpiece.