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Arbouretum - Albums Collection 2004-2013 (6CD)

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Arbouretum - Albums Collection 2004-2013 (6CD)

Arbouretum - Albums Collection 2004-2013 (6CD)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.52 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 650 Mb | Scans included | 04:08:32
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Country-Rock, Folk Rock, Stoner Rock, Psychedelic Rock

Alternative band that combined the sludgy jams of stoner rock with melancholy folk. Collection includes: Long Live the Well-Doer (2004); Rites of Uncovering (2007); Song of the Pearl (2009); The Gathering (2011); Aureola (2012); Coming Out of the Fog (2013).

Cannonball Adderley - Cannonball Enroute (1958) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9961}

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Cannonball Adderley - Cannonball Enroute (1958) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9961}

Cannonball Adderley - Cannonball Enroute (1958) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9961}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 196 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 86 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 118 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1958, 2013 Mercury / Verve / Universal Japan | UCCU-9961
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Saxophone

Cannonball Enroute is the sixth album by the jazz saxophonist Cannonball Adderley, and his first released on the Mercury label, featuring performances with Nat Adderley, Junior Mance, Sam Jones, and Jimmy Cobb. Cannonball Adderley's enroute to a great jazz legacy here – stepping out in a groove that begins to show some of the soul jazz modes he was forging at the end of the 50s – a great change from the straighter bop styles of his early years! The lineup here is a wonderful early expression of the familiar Adderley groove – with brother Nat Adderley on cornet, Junior Mance on piano, Sam Jones on bass, and Jimmy Cobb on drums – with Mance and Jones bringing an especially nice bottom end to the record – one that gets things moving in a very soulful way! Titles include "Porky", "Hoppin John", "That Funky Train", "I'll Remember April", and "18th Century Ballroom".

The Soft Machine - The Soft Machine (1968) {2013 Japan Mini LP SHM-CD Edition UICY-75650}

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The Soft Machine - The Soft Machine (1968) {2013 Japan Mini LP SHM-CD Edition UICY-75650}

The Soft Machine - The Soft Machine (1968) {2013 Japan Mini LP SHM-CD Edition UICY-75650}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 286 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 108 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 564 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1968, 2013 Geffen / Polydor / Universal Japan | UICY-75650
Rock / Art Rock / British Psychedelia / Jazz Rock / Canterbury Scene

Cardboard sleeve (mini LP) reissue features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD players). The cardboard sleeve faithfully replicates the first pressing US LP artwork (gatefold). Includes a description and lyrics. A wild, freewheeling, and ultimately successful attempt to merge psychedelia with jazz-rock, Soft Machine's debut ranges between lovingly performed oblique pop songs and deranged ensemble playing from drummer/vocalist Robert Wyatt and organist Mike Ratledge.

Buddy DeFranco - Pretty Moods (1954) {Verve Japan SHM-CD Mini LP UCCV-9484 rel 2013}

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Buddy DeFranco - Pretty Moods (1954) {Verve Japan SHM-CD Mini LP UCCV-9484 rel 2013}

Buddy DeFranco - Pretty Moods (1954) {Verve Japan SHM-CD Mini LP UCCV-9484 rel 2013}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 88 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 52 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 107 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1954, 2013 Norgran Records / Verve / Universal Japan | UCCV-9484
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Clarinet

Reissue. Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and 24 bit digital remastering. Cardboard sleeve. Mono. David Stone Martin 10 inch Collector's Selection Series. Buddy DeFranco is one of the great clarinetists of all time and, until the rise of Eddie Daniels, he was indisputably the top clarinetist to emerge since 1940. It was DeFranco's misfortune to be the best on an instrument that after the swing era dropped drastically in popularity and, unlike Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw, he has never been a household name for the general public.

Alessandra Celletti ‎– Above The Sky (2013)

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Alessandra Celletti ‎– Above The Sky (2013)

Alessandra Celletti ‎– Above The Sky (2013)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 54:00 | 209 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Transparency | Catalog: 0381

In Above the Sky non ci sono mezzi termini, è forse il mio album più “estremo”, nel quale la mia passione per il vuoto non concede spazio ad alcun compromesso; pur mantenendo, come nei miei precedenti lavori, l’elemento melodico, il mio interesse va diritto all’essenza del suono, alla musica intesa come colore puro e sperimentazione timbrica.

Cannonball Adderley - Sophisticated Swing (1957) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9960}

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Cannonball Adderley - Sophisticated Swing (1957) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9960}

Cannonball Adderley - Sophisticated Swing (1957) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9960}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 187 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 86 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 119 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster | Mono
© 1957, 2013 EmArcy / Mercury / Verve / Universal Japan | UCCU-9960
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Swing / Saxophone

Sophisticated Swing is the fifth album by jazz saxophonist Cannonball Adderley, and his fourth released on the EmArcy label, featuring performances with Nat Adderley, Junior Mance, Sam Jones, and Jimmy Cobb. A couple of decades ago Sophisicated Swing was the title of an instrumental tune - by Will Hudson, if our memory holds up - and the music that corresponded with it had a certain sleekness that probably justified the title by the standards of that era. But today sophistication in jazz has a somewhat deeper meaning. The true jazz sophisticate has absorbed the lessons of a new musical generation, one that brought with it great advances in harmonic, melodic and rhythmic subtlety. The word "swing", too, has acquired a significance mare far-reaching than any of us could have imagined in the days of monotonous four-to-the-bar rhythm sections and comparatively limited and unimaginative syncopation.

Frank Foster - Basie Is Our Boss (1963) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9979}

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Frank Foster - Basie Is Our Boss (1963) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9979}

Frank Foster - Basie Is Our Boss (1963) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9979}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 215 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 86 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 160 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1963, 2013 Argo / Verve / Universal Japan | UCCU-9979 | Argo LP 717
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Tracks have a nice rolling feel, and the group is very comfortable with each other. Foster's tone is excellent. “….this is a great, great record; a very swingin', soulful, and I dare say slightly modal side from the great sax man Frank Foster, long time sideman and musical director of the Count Basie organization. …..Foster has assembled a very competent and skillful support crew, mostly former and then current Basie sideman (which accounts for the title of the LP: 'Basie is Our Boss…) but he is also supported by a great favorite of this blog; the unheralded John Young on piano. Unusually for an Argo side, there are only 6 tracks on this LP, as Foster & company are given a rare opportunity to stretch out and tackle the material.

Alvin Lee - The Last Show (2013)

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Alvin Lee - The Last Show (2013)

Alvin Lee - The Last Show (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 569 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 234 Mb | Scans included
Blues-Rock, British Blues, Rock & Roll | Label: Rainman | # RM13022 | 01:19:07

Most famous for his vocal and guitar work in the group Ten Years After, Alvin Lee had a long solo career after the band dispersed, still working in the hard rock, rockabilly, and British blues style that TYA did until his sudden death in Spain in the spring of 2013. This set captures his last live show, a concert held in Raalte, Holland, on May 28, 2012, with a crisp rhythm section of Pete Pritchard on bass and Richard Newman on drums. The show was recorded, and although it wasn't recorded to be an official release, Lee was pleased with the performance and authorized its release, not knowing, of course, that it would be his swan song.

Ray Parker Jr. - Woman Out Of Control (1983) Expanded Remastered 2012

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Ray Parker Jr. - Woman Out Of Control (1983) Expanded Remastered 2012

Ray Parker Jr. - Woman Out Of Control (1983) Expanded Remastered 2012
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 305 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 113 Mb | Scans included
Funk, Soul, Disco | Label: Funkytowngrooves | # FTG-289, 88691970892 | 00:45:25

I Still Can't Get Over Loving You was the lead single from his 1983 Woman Out Of Control album and it reached number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1984. It was Parker's fifth Top 20 hit, the sixth being 1984's Ghostbusters. The song is an up-tempo ballad with electronic instruments. The lyrics are about lost love, with close similarities to The Police's Every Breath You Take, at one point even borrowing the lines ''Every breath you take, I'll be watching you.'' I Still Can't Get Over Loving You ranked number 77 on Billboard's Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1984. Includes original album remastered from the original master tape and 1 bonus track.

The John Young Trio - A Touch Of Pepper (1962) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9742}

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The John Young Trio - A Touch Of Pepper (1962) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9742}

The John Young Trio - A Touch Of Pepper (1962) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9742}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 215 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 95 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 128 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1962, 2013 Argo / Verve / Universal Japan | UCCU-9742
Jazz / Cool / Hard Bop / Piano

One of the few sides ever recorded as a leader by Chicago soul jazz pianist John Young – a tasty trio set with just the right touch of pepper! The tracks are short and lively, very much in the mode of other Chicago trio players – like John Wright or Ramsey Lewis – and most of the tunes have a nicely rolling groove, thanks to great backing from from Sam Kidd on bass and Phil Thomas on drums – both of whom echo strongly the great Chicago groove going on at the time. The album also features a strong mixture of originals and upbeat standards – with titles that include "Joey", "In Other Words", "Blues Oreenee", "The Bridge", "Serenata", and "Search Me".

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Esprit des Balkans (Balkan Spirit) (2013) {Alia Vox AVSA9898}

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Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Esprit des Balkans (Balkan Spirit) (2013) {Alia Vox AVSA9898}

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Esprit des Balkans (Balkan Spirit) (2013) {Alia Vox AVSA9898}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 411 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 181 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 834 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 Alia Vox | AVSA9898
World Music / Chamber Music

Jordi Savall once again enriches our view of a region teeming with history: the Balkans. Following on the success of Spirit of Armenia, Alia Vox, a label acclaimed for revealing hidden gems from the vast history of music, presents Balkan Spirit - a collection of music that sheds light on a little-known repertoire that conveys the whole spectrum of human emotions. Presented with both the iconographic richness and quality packaging that Alia Vox is famous for, this journey of musical discovery is another important milestone in the discography of Catalan master Jordi Savall and his ensemble Hesperion XXI.

Billy Boy Arnold - Chicago Blues From Islington Mews 1977 (1978) Expanded Reissue 2013

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Billy Boy Arnold - Chicago Blues From Islington Mews 1977 (1978) Expanded Reissue 2013

Billy Boy Arnold - Chicago Blues From Islington Mews 1977 (1978) Reissue 2013
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 375 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans ~ 55 Mb | 00:59:37
Electric Chicago Blues, Harmonica Blues, Blues-Rock | Label: Angel Air | # SJPCD415

Classic 1977 London Sessions featuring Billy Boy Arnold w/ The Groundhogs. It happened during the autumn in London in 1977. Billy Boy was touring Europe and entrepreneur Peter Shertser came up with the idea that Billy Boy should record an album with The Groundhogs at Pathway Studios, North London. Billy Boy gelled immediately with the white boy's blues rock of The Groundhogs and jammed with the band until they were tight and ready to record the album. And what an album with Billy Boy's singing and harmonica and Tony S McPhee's slide technique and outstanding licks. As one reviewer said back in1979 "Briefly and simply, this album contains some of the best blues of the 70's and some of Billy Boy Arnold's best music ever."

Féloche - Silbo (Edition Deluxe) (2013)

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Féloche - Silbo (Edition Deluxe) (2013)

Féloche - Silbo (Edition Deluxe) (2013)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 56:45 | 140 MB
Genre: Pop Rock, Folk, Chanson | Label: Parlophone

« Il existe un endroit où les hommes parlent comme des oiseaux »… Cet endroit situé sur l'archipel des Canaries est l'île de La Gomera sur laquelle Féloche a posé ses valises, à la recherche des derniers pratiquants du silbo, l'une des rares langues sifflées de l'univers donnant son titre au deuxième album du bourlingueur légèrement fêlé.

V.A. - Masterworks Heritage Collection (28CD Limited Edition Box Set, 2013)

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V.A. - Masterworks Heritage Collection (28CD Limited Edition Box Set, 2013)

V.A. - Masterworks Heritage Collection (28CD Limited Edition Box Set, 2013)
EAC Rip | APE (*image+.cue+.log) | Run Time: 33:11:01 | 7,05 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Music Canada Inc.

The Masterworks Heritage series, issued in the mid-90s, received outstanding critical acclaim for the choice of repertoire and recordings, for the editorial /packaging and the splendid remastering of early mono and stereo tape masters, This 28-CD-box set contains 20 of the best Masterworks Heritage releases. The CDs are in paper-sleeves with the original artwork of the former CD/LP. The booklet with tracklisting and the original liner notes in in English, all presented in special 2-part-box with slider.

Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt – Handel, Mozart, Mosel: Timotheus oder die Gewalt der Musik (2013) (Repost)

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Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt – Handel, Mozart, Mosel: Timotheus oder die Gewalt der Musik (2013) (Repost)

Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt – Handel, Mozart, Mosel: Timotheus oder die Gewalt der Musik (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 103:25 | 490 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: SICC 30120/1

This cd contains a rendition of a live concert given november of last year (2012) to commemorate the 200 year anniversary of the "Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde" in Vienna. Mr. Harnoncourt conducts, according to the textbook and some online research that I did, a massively expanded Concentus Musicus Wien, the Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna and soloists Roberta Invernizzi, Werner Gura and Gerald Finley.