VA - American Epic: The Collection (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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VA - American Epic: The Collection (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

VA - American Epic: The Collection (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 314:40 minutes | 3.30 GB
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American Epic, a film series produced by Allison McGourty, Duke Erikson and Director Bernard MacMahon, explores the pivotal recording journeys at the height of the Roaring Twenties, when music scouts armed with cutting-edge recording technology captured the breadth of American music and discovered the artists that would shape our world.

Eric Gales - A Night on the Sunset Strip (Live) [Deluxe Edition] (2016) [Official Digital Download]

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Eric Gales - A Night on the Sunset Strip (Live) [Deluxe Edition] (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Eric Gales - A Night on the Sunset Strip (Live) [Deluxe Edition] (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 96:20 minutes | 1.17 GB
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Blues rock phenom Eric Gales brings his fiery six-string pyrotechnics deep into the heart of Hollywood's famed music scene on this spectacular concert package! Gales let's loose on a string of Southern fried soulful blues favorites from his back catalog including "Block The Sun" and "The Open Road" plus tracks from his most recent album Good For Sumthin' including a smokin' hot cover of The Stones's "Miss You!" Features a special guest appearance by Good For Sumthin' producer Raphael Saadiq bass.

Minna Pensola, Antti Tikkanen, Tuomas Lehto, Niek de Groot - Rossini & Hoffmeister (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Minna Pensola, Antti Tikkanen, Tuomas Lehto, Niek de Groot - Rossini & Hoffmeister (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Minna Pensola, Antti Tikkanen, Tuomas Lehto, Niek de Groot - Rossini: String Sonatas Nos. 4-6 – Hoffmeister: Solo Quartets Nos. 3 & 4 (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 76:30 minutes | 1.33 GB
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This second and last volume completes two different sets of string quartets: the four so-called Solo Quartets by Franz Anton Hoffmeister and Gioachino Rossini’s six String Sonatas (or Sonate a quattro). Both sets differ from the ‘normal’ configuration in that they allow a double bass to take part, albeit in different roles. Rossini, who composed his sonatas at the age of 12 (!), left out the viola and gave the double bass a more or less conventional bass role – apart from the occasional virtuosic outburst. The sonatas were first published in an arrangement for traditional string quartet and are often heard performed by string orchestras.

Hayden Powell - Circadian Rhythm & Blues (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Hayden Powell - Circadian Rhythm & Blues (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Hayden Powell - Circadian Rhythm & Blues (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 76:42 minutes | 1.26 GB
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Circadian Rhythm & Blues is trumpeter Hayden Powell’s most personal and ambitious work to date. The double album kicks off with a set of tunes from Powell’s acoustic trio and continues into a new realm of solo improvisations, soundscapes and electronics.

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - Bavouzet Plays Schumann (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - Bavouzet Plays Schumann (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - Bavouzet Plays Schumann (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 74:19 minutes | 1.12 GB
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Following his recent acclaimed recordings of Haydn and Beethoven Sonatas, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet turns from the Classical to the Romantic era, and the works of Schumann. The programme is built around the Grand Sonata (no.3). This impressive, large-scale work was originally composed in 1834, later revised in 1853 and eventually premiered (6 years after the composer’s death) by Schumann’s young protégé Johannes Brahms. Jean-Efflam first discovered the work though a recording by Vladimir Horovitz in the 1980s, and got to play it to and discuss the work with Horowitz in Paris in 1985.

Christina Skjolberg & Albert Castiglia - Come And Get It (2014) [Official Digital Download]

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Christina Skjolberg & Albert Castiglia - Come And Get It (2014) [Official Digital Download]

Christina Skjolberg & Albert Castiglia - Come And Get It (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 40:38 minutes | 503 MB
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For years, they called her Norway’s best-kept secret. She hit the stage each night in a blur of blonde hair, gutsy vocals and stinger riffs, converting the crowd with charisma worthy of the man tattooed on her left shoulder (Jimi Hendrix). Night after night, club after club, always the same question. Who’s that girl…?

The Soul Searchers - Salt of the Earth (Remastered) (1974/2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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The Soul Searchers - Salt of the Earth (Remastered) (1974/2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

The Soul Searchers - Salt of the Earth (Remastered) (1974/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 55:35 minutes | 777 MB
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Another great Funk album, dating from 1974 including funky hits ‘Blow Your Whistle, ‘Funk For The Folks’, ‘If It Ain’t Funky’ , and one of the most sampled tracks ever ‘Ashley’s Roachclip’, a great mid tempo funky instrumental with a perfect beat. Also check their great version of ‘Close To You’ which has been popular on the London 2 step scene, showing a mellow soul side to the band, who at this time featured Bennie Braxton as singer along side Chuck Brown. Essential Funk and Breaks album.

Tasmin Little, John Lenehan - C. Schumann, D. E. Smyth & A. Beach: Works for Violin & Piano (2019) [24/96]

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Tasmin Little, John Lenehan - C. Schumann, D. E. Smyth & A. Beach: Works for Violin & Piano (2019) [24/96]

Tasmin Little, John Lenehan - C. Schumann, D. E. Smyth & A. Beach: Works for Violin & Piano (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 71:17 minutes | 1.22 GB
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Renowned violinist Tasmin Little returns to Chandos with a line-up of three women composers whose lives share some features but also significant differences that illustrate the complex lives of female musicians.

Vojin Kocić - Guitar Recital (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Vojin Kocić - Guitar Recital (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Vojin Kocić - Guitar Recital (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 82:08 minutes | 1.20 GB
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Vojin Kocic, winner of the 2017 Heinsberg International Guitar Competition, presents a recital that not only covers a wide historical range but also includes some of the most challenging works in the guitar repertoire, of which Ponce’s La Folia variations is considered a veritable Everest to be conquered. Following a long and distinguished tradition, Kocic’s own arrangement of Bach’s Second Violin Partita is crowned by the greatest of Baroque instrumental masterpieces, the monumental Ciaccona, Regondi’s prodigious talent is reflected in his scintillating Introduction et Caprice, while Pasieczny’s Phosphenes was composed as a test piece for a guitar competition.

Gürzenich-Orchester Köln & François-Xavier Roth - Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (2019) [Official Digital Download]

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Gürzenich-Orchester Köln & François-Xavier Roth - Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (2019) [Official Digital Download]

Gürzenich-Orchester Köln & François-Xavier Roth - Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 93:23 minutes | 875 MB
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The premiere of Mahler's Third Symphony took place in June 1902 in Krefeld (not far from Düsseldorf), but it was indeed the Gürzenich Orchestra of Cologne which gave that first performance… greeted with acclaim – this was not always the composer's experience with his masterpieces. Originally conceived as a hymn to Nature, in which the inert chaos of the opening movement is gradually left behind, the work calls for enormous forces (large orchestra, women's choir, boys' choir, and contralto soloist) and at each hearing leaves an unforgettable impression on the audience. Such was the case in October 2018, when François-Xavier Roth led the esteemed successors of the work's first interpreters in this latest Mahler adventure.

Marilyn Mazur - Shamania (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Marilyn Mazur - Shamania (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Marilyn Mazur - Shamania (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 58:21 minutes | 1.08 GB
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In 1978, Danish percussion master Marilyn Mazur founded the bold, innovative Primi Band, an all-female music-theater ensemble that drew from a deep well of primal energy and experimental audacity. Four decades later, Mazur reinvents the core concepts in an adventurous new fashion with Shamania, a gathering of ten of Scandinavia’s most inventive and respected female musicians.

Dave Liebman, Adam Rudolph, Hamid Drake - Chi (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Dave Liebman, Adam Rudolph, Hamid Drake - Chi (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Dave Liebman, Adam Rudolph, Hamid Drake - Chi (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 55:35 minutes | 955 MB
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In the philosophical tradition of Taoism, “Chi” is the word used to describe the animating force of the universe, the breath of life that permeates all existence. A natural phenomenon, when channeled it can provide a spark to ignite seemingly supernatural powers. In their first meeting as a trio, saxophone great and NEA Jazz Master Dave Liebman and virtuoso percussionists Adam Rudolph and Hamid Drake tap into that spiritual force to create Chi, a transcendent collaboration deeply possessed of fresh inspiration and deep roots, ancient traditions and modern invention.

Henning Sieverts Symmethree - Aerea (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Henning Sieverts Symmethree - Aerea (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Henning Sieverts Symmethree - Aerea (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 52:17 minutes | 868 MB
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Acclaimed bassist/cellist/composer Henning Sieverts once again unites Symmethree, a trio of elite international jazz musicians, in a beautifully balanced flight of musical exploration. Stereo extoled Symmethree’s first Pirouet CD as “…a mosaic of refined beauty”, Step Tempest marveled, “this music swings with a vengeance”.

RIOPY - Le Rêve d'une note (2019) [Official Digital Download]

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RIOPY - Le Rêve d'une note (2019) [Official Digital Download]

RIOPY - Le Rêve d'une note (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 26:55 minutes | 211 MB
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RIOPY is a composer-pianist based in London. Born and raised in the French countryside, RIOPY (Jean-Philippe Riopy) began to teach himself the piano at an early age when he discovered an abandoned instrument in his village. Without access to printed scores, he began to compose music in his head. His international career began when he moved to London at the age of 21.

Berit Norbakken Solset, BBC Philharmonic & Juanjo Mena - Arriaga: Overtures, Herminie & Other Works (2019) [24/96]

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Berit Norbakken Solset, BBC Philharmonic & Juanjo Mena - Arriaga: Overtures, Herminie & Other Works (2019) [24/96]

Berit Norbakken Solset, BBC Philharmonic & Juanjo Mena - Arriaga: Overtures, Herminie & Other Works (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:04 minutes | 1.18 GB
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Spanish music specialist and former Chief Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic Juanjo Mena continues the series La Música de España, which has seen the recording of some of the orchestral works of de Falla, Turina and Albéniz, with another important Spanish composer: Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga, nicknamed after his death as ‘the Spanish Mozart’.The orchestral overture to ‘Los esclavos felices’ (The Happy Slaves) is all that remains of the opera the child prodigy Arriaga wrote aged 14.