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Black Flower - Abyssinia Afterlife (2014)

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Black Flower - Abyssinia Afterlife (2014)

Black Flower - Abyssinia Afterlife (2014)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 317.78 Mb | 49:27 | Covers
Jazz-Funk, Afrobeat | Label: Zephyrus Records/De Werf Records - ZEP020/W.E.R.F.118

Born out of a surreal experience and with strong devotion Black Flower takes you on a lucid voyage through the gardens of the Abyssinian afterlife. A highly remarkable place, far away from what you and I would call reality. It is a place where strange creatures and unfamiliar sounds merge into a harmony of the weird and the beautiful. It is said that these are the secret realms of the long past legendary ruler of Ethiopia, Sir Prester John. Some even claim that he composed these sounds as a way of ruling his ancient land. Whether this is fact or myth, nobody knows for sure…

Members of Finnish Baroque Orchestra - Christoph Graupner: Trio Sonatas (2014)

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Members of Finnish Baroque Orchestra - Christoph Graupner: Trio Sonatas (2014)

Members of Finnish Baroque Orchestra - Christoph Graupner: Trio Sonatas (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 284 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | # ODE 1240-2 | Time: 00:59:03

Finnish Baroque Orchestra’s second release of Christoph Graupner’s (1683–1760) music continues to reveal delightful masterpieces by the Baroquemaster, who November 2014 during his lifetime was even more well known than his colleague Johann Sebastian Bach. After the acclaimed release of Graupner’s orchestral works (ODE12202; The Finnish broadcasting company YLE Record of the Year 2013), this new album focuses on some of the chamber works by Graupner – the Trio Sonatas. Graupner was extremely productive as a composer, with a catalogue of over 2’000 works varying from orchestral works to cantatas, concertos and chamber music. He also possessed a unique personal style of writing music and often favoured certain rarer instruments in his works. Among these are the viola d’amore as well as the chalumeau, both instruments being heard also on this disc. From his contemporaries Graupner’s music stands out with its exceptional command of melody and harmony.

Humphrey Lyttelton - Humph Plays Standards (1960) {2014 Japanese Bethlehem Album Collection 1000 CDSOL-6151}

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Humphrey Lyttelton - Humph Plays Standards (1960) {2014 Japanese Bethlehem Album Collection 1000 CDSOL-6151}

Humphrey Lyttelton - Humph Plays Standards (1960) {2014 Japanese Bethlehem Album Collection 1000 CDSOL-6151}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 262 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 88 Mb
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© 1960, 2014 Solid Records / Bethlehem | CDSOL-6151 (BCP-6063)
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Trumpet

Humphrey Lyttleton's a British bandleader, but he makes a rare appearance here on Bethelehem Records in the US – on a session that was one of the early ones recorded in Landsdowne Studios! The group's a small one, and features some especially great work from Tony Coe on alto and clarinet – still in a relatively swing-based mode, but already with those sharp edges that we love so much – and the rest of the record has a similar blend of older jazz with modern inflections, played by a group that also includes Johnny Picard on trombone, Ian Armit on piano, and Jimmy Skidmore on tenor – plus Humph himself on trumpet. Titles include "Love For Sale", "Undecided", "Willow Weep For Me", "Blue Lou", "Prelude To A Kiss", and "Bewitched".

Louis Hayes - Return Of The Jazz Communicators (2014)

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Louis Hayes - Return Of The Jazz Communicators (2014)

Louis Hayes - Return Of The Jazz Communicators (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 483.71 Mb | 01:15:31 | Cover
Hard Bop | Label: Smoke Sessions Records - SSR-1406

Much like what has happened with Smalls Records, the cottage industry that Smoke jazz club started when they debuted their own record label last fall has continued to grow into a viable commodity. So too, there is common ground to the look and feel of each release, even as the color scheme and the music itself changes. For the label's 5th full release, they have documented a November 2013 set led by the mighty Detroit drummer Louis Hayes and his quintet.

ABBA - Gracias Por La Musica (1980) {2014 40th Anniversary Polar Remaster, CD+DVD, Deluxe Edition 00602537865734}

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ABBA - Gracias Por La Musica (1980) {2014 40th Anniversary Polar Remaster, CD+DVD, Deluxe Edition  00602537865734}

ABBA - Gracias Por La Musica (1980) {2014 40th Anniversary Polar Remaster, CD+DVD, Deluxe Edition 00602537865734}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 437 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 145 Mb
DVD5 -> 2.54 Gb | All Regions | NTSC 4:3 | English (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | ~ 43 m | ISO Image
Subs: Svenska, English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Portugues
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 82 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1980, 2014 Polar Music / Universal | 00602537865734
Pop / Euro-Pop

The celebrations of ABBA’s 40th Anniversary year of 2014 continue with the latest release in the acclaimed ABBA Deluxe Edition series. In April of this year, Waterloo Deluxe Edition was released, attracting 4-star reviews in the music press, and in November, ABBA’s Spanish-language 1980 album Gracias por la música will receive the Deluxe Edition treatment. The original album has been expanded with 5 bonus tracks, plus a 40-minute DVD featuring vintage promo clips and previously unreleased television material. Gracias por la música Deluxe Edition will be released November 10, 2014.

Rick Springfield - The 80s (2014)

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Rick Springfield - The 80s (2014)

Rick Springfield - The 80s (2014)
Pop/Rock, Power Pop, Electronic | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 35:21 | 278,42 Mb
Label: Sony Music Entertainment (USA) | Cat.# 88883774522 | Released: 2014-09-09

This budget-priced collection from the hunky Aussie soap opera actor turned rock star collects ten of his biggest radio hits, including "Jessie's Girl," "I've Done Everything for You," "Don't Talk to Strangers," and "Love Is Alright Tonite."

Knut Schoch - Keiser: Pomona (2014)

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Knut Schoch - Keiser: Pomona (2014)

Knut Schoch - Keiser: Pomona (2014)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 248 MB | Tracks: 80 | 122:43 min
Style: Classical | Label: CPO

Reinhard Keiser is regarded as one of the most important German baroque era opera composers; Pomona forms the ideal introduction to the world of German-language baroque opera. A few deities come together to participate in a contest ultimately to be decided by Jupiter, the father of the gods. And thats it! No intricate plot, no complicated character groupings. Pomona was the last opera based on a libretto by Christian Heinrich Postel, a highly experienced librettist whod recognized the young composers talent, and beginning in 1697 penned his texts exclusively for his musical settings.

Joe Pass - Intercontinental (Remastered) (1970/2014)

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Joe Pass - Intercontinental (Remastered) (1970/2014)

Joe Pass - Intercontinental (Remastered) (1970/2014)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 227.21 Mb | 53:50 | Cover
Bop | Label: MPS Records / Edel Germany - 0209723MSW

Joe Pass recorded almost exclusively for American record labels during his long career, so this 1973 studio date for BASF is a rare exception. With bassist Eberhard Weber and drummer Kenny Clare's brushwork, the legendary guitarist plays a half dozen or so standards, including gently swinging takes of "Chloe" and "Stompin' at the Savoy," a soft arrangement of Jobim's Meditation," and a very lively version of "I Love You" (also featuring solos by his rhythm section). He also improvises the tasty "Joe's Blue's," plays a light samba written by the session's recording director ("El Gento"), puts some life into the normally tame 1960s pop hit "Ode to Billie Joe" by playing it in a Latin groove, and concludes with the very familiar standard from the Count Basie songbook, "Lil' Darlin'," which he must have performed hundreds of times during his career. While his playing is rather reserved compared to his later extensive recordings for Pablo, and this release is by no means near the top of the late guitarist's considerable discography as a leader or soloist, fans of Joe Pass who listen to this set won't be disappointed.

Richard Pinhas & Oren Ambarchi - Tikkun (2014)

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Richard Pinhas & Oren Ambarchi - Tikkun (2014)

Richard Pinhas & Oren Ambarchi - Tikkun (2014)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 490 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 164 MB | Covers - 117 MB
Genre: Progressive Electronic, Psychedelic/Space Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Cuneiform Records (RUNE 388)

Richard Pinhas, the founder of 70s progressive legends Heldon, is one of the most uncompromising artists on the international rock scene, having remained constantly innovative and true to his personal artistic vision for 40 years and some 35 full length releases. Oren Ambarchi is a guitarist, drummer and sound-artist who has performed and/or recorded with a huge array of artists, including Fennesz, John Zorn, Jim O'Rourke, Otomo Yoshihide, Evan Parker, Merzbow and others. Since 2004, he has worked with the avant-metal band Sunn O))), contributing to many of their releases and side- projects. The music on Tikkun, which consists of three very lengthy tracks, comes across as a very tasty cross between the heavy, synth-driven, sequencer beats of classic Heldon and the much more noisier aspects of Pinhas' work over the last decade.

Miroslav Vitous - Miroslav Vitous Group (1980) {2014 ECM 1185, Re:Solutions Series}

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Miroslav Vitous - Miroslav Vitous Group (1980) {2014 ECM 1185, Re:Solutions Series}

Miroslav Vitous - Miroslav Vitous Group (1980) {2014 ECM 1185, Re:Solutions Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 257 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 114 Mb
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© 1980, 2014 ECM Records | Re:Solutions Series | ECM 1185 / 374 3510
Jazz / Post Bop / Bass

As part of the Re:solutions series this historical title has been mastered from original analog sources and reissued in January 2014. Between 1979 and 1982, the Miroslav Vitouš Group was the primary outlet for the abundant improvisational skills of leader Vitouš and John Surman. They made three ECM albums: this eponymously-titled disc from 1980 is the middle one.

Banco De Gaia - Maya (1994) [3CD 20th Anniversary Edition 2014] (Repost)

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Banco De Gaia - Maya (1994) [3CD 20th Anniversary Edition 2014] (Repost)

Banco De Gaia - Maya (1994) [3CD 20th Anniversary Edition 2014]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 1,46 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 513 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Downtempo, Ambient, Dub, Tribal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Disco Gecko (GKOCD014)

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the release of an album which is considered by many to be one of the pioneering classics of global electronica, Banco De Gaia is happy to announce this triple disc version of Maya. Originally released in February 1994 on the Planet Dog label, Maya reached No1 in the independent charts in the UK and was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize.

Pino Donaggio - La Buca (2014)

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Pino Donaggio - La Buca (2014)

Pino Donaggio - La Buca (Colonna sonora originale del film) (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+.log) & covers | 40:55 | 215 MB
Score | Label: Quartet Records

The new score composed by Pino Donaggio (Dressed to Kill, Blow Out, Passion, Patrick) for the film of Daniele Ciprì, starring Sergio Castellito, Rocco Papaleo and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi.

The Three Sounds and The Oliver Nelson Orchestra - Coldwater Flat (1968) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster}

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The Three Sounds and The Oliver Nelson Orchestra - Coldwater Flat (1968) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster}

The Three Sounds and The Oliver Nelson Orchestra - Coldwater Flat (1968) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 240 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 79 Mb
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© 1968, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | TYCJ-81083
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Soul Jazz / Modern Big Band / Piano Trio

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. A brilliant pairing of the Three Sounds trio with the larger arrangements of reedman Oliver Nelson – easily one of the most soulful bandleaders of the 60s, and a talent who really helps open up the trio's groove! The piano of Gene Harris is nice and sharp – played with a soulful sock on both sides of the keyboard – and soaring out over these full charts from Nelson that really sparkle with great touches from players like Plas Johnson on tenor, Lou Blackburn on trombone, Bobby Bryant on trumpet, and both Anthony Ortega and Frank Strozier on alto.

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach - Flute Sonatas and Trios (2014)

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Wilhelm Friedemann Bach - Flute Sonatas and Trios (2014)

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach - Flute Sonatas and Trios (2014)
Wilbert Hazelzet, Marion Moonen, Jaap ter Linden, Jacques Ogg

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 254 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 94696 | Time: 01:03:26

This CD presents Wilhelm Friedemann’s works for flute, either as solo sonata or in trio combination: music of great beauty, melodic charm and invention and instrumental brilliance. Although the output of Johann Sebastian’s eldest son is comparatively small, the significance of his style, as a logical and truthful successor of his father, is great. His style, based on the Baroque principles, is free, adventurous and forward‐looking, the “Empfindsame Stil”. It serves as a bridge between the Baroque and the Classical Period. Played by the best Dutch Early Music specialists on period instruments. Contains detailed notes on the music and instrument specification.

Freddie Roach - Brown Sugar (1964) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster UCCQ-5046}

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Freddie Roach - Brown Sugar (1964) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster UCCQ-5046}

Freddie Roach - Brown Sugar (1964) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 230 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 89 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 235 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1964, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5046
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Organ

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. Smoking work on Hammond from Freddie Roach – a key player in the Blue Note lineup of the 60s, and a strong link between the label's soul jazz and modern sides! The sound here is a really beautiful one – partly in the organ/tenor mode forged by Baby Face Willette and John Patton in their early recordings for Blue Note, but also stretching out in that way that started to show up in Patton's later work, and in the seminal work from the time by Larry Young. Freddie's touch on the keys is really opening up here – clearly driven by some more original ideas that help push the album past the more R&B influenced sound of some of his earlier work. Players on the set include Joe Henderson on tenor, Eddie Wright on guitar, and Clarence Johnston on drums – and title cuts include "Brown Sugar", plus "All Night Long", "Have You Ever Had The Blues", and "The Right Time".