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Michal Urbaniak - Some Other Blues (1994) {SteppleChase}

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Michal Urbaniak - Some Other Blues (1994) {SteppleChase}

Michal Urbaniak - Some Other Blues (1994) {SteppleChase}
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 366MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 154MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Post-Bop

Polish born jazz violinist Michal Urbaniak needs no introduction. Even before he moved to New York 20 years ago, he was already one of the hippest jazz stars performing with his own band at the major clubs and festivals in Europe. This is Michal’s 4th leader CD for SteepleChase. Here in the company of splendid rhythm section of Kikoski, Peter and Kenny Washington, Urbaniak’s violin swings freely.

Olivia Newton-John - Physical (1981) [1983, Japan, 1st Press] {Black Triangle CD}

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Olivia Newton-John - Physical (1981) [1983, Japan, 1st Press] {Black Triangle CD}

Olivia Newton-John - Physical (1981) [1983, Japan, 1st Press] {Black Triangle CD}
Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, Electronic | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 38:22 | 350,88 Mb
Label: EMI/Toshiba EMI Ltd. (Japan) | Cat.# CP35-3065 | Released: 1983-11-21 (1981-10-13)

Happy Birthday, dear Olivia Newton-John!

"Physical" is the 12th studio album by English-born Australian singer Olivia Newton-John, released on 13 October 1981, by MCA Records. The album was produced and partly written by her long-time record producer John Farrar. Recorded and mixed at Ocean Way and David J. Holman's studio in Los Angeles, California, "Physical" became one of Newton-John's most controversial and sexual records, and her most successful studio album to date. Musically, the album features considerable use of synthesizers and it explores lyrical themes such as love and relationships, sex, kinesthetics and environmental protection. Upon its release, the album received positive reviews from music critics, many of them considering it to be Newton-John's best effort. The album charted high in several countries, including the United States, Japan and Newton-John's native Australia, becoming one of the most successful albums of the early 1980s. It also ranks among the best-selling albums by Australian solo artists, selling more than 10 million copies worldwide.

Avishai Cohen - Dark Nights (2014) {Anzic}

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Avishai Cohen - Dark Nights (2014) {Anzic}

Avishai Cohen - Dark Nights (2014) {Anzic}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 268MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 127MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

From the brooding opening title track to the closing Chet Baker homage, "I Fall in Love Too Easily," Dark Nights unapologetically embraces the heart of jazz. Every aspect of the album—from the cover photo, to Cohen's precise trumpet inflections, to the trio's dedication to immediacy and collective improvisation (and even the album's forays into electronic affects)—is saturated with the emblematic textures, rhythms, and imagery of jazz. This is achieved with professionalism, creativity, and skill, without a wit of irony or cliche, while avoiding both navel-gazing insularity and crowd-pleasing revivalism.

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Camerata Bern - Time & Eternity (2019)

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Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Camerata Bern - Time & Eternity (2019)

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Camerata Bern - Time & Eternity (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 314 Mb | Total time: 77:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics | ALPHA 545 | Recorded: 2018

With a title like Time & Eternity and graphics featuring the disembodied head of violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja, you know you're in for an ambitious program. Kopatchinskaja's albums have been getting increasingly experimental as her career has developed, and this one is at no time boring, whatever you may think of the overall concept. Sample Crux, by Lubos Fiser, for violin, timpani, and bells, with the timpani pounding away as a kind of avatar of dread. This said the structure of the program is not quite as unconventional as it may at first appear to be.

Jean Dubuffet & Ilhan Mimaroglu - Musiques pour Coucou Bazar (2013) {2CD Set, Sub Rosa SR350 rec 1961, 1973}

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Jean Dubuffet & Ilhan Mimaroglu - Musiques pour Coucou Bazar (2013) {2CD Set, Sub Rosa SR350 rec 1961, 1973}

Jean Dubuffet & Ilhan Mimaroglu - Musiques pour Coucou Bazar (2013) {2CD Set, Sub Rosa SR350 rec 1961, 1973}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 541 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 278 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 164 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1961, 1973, 2012 Sub Rosa / Fondation Dubuffet | SR350
Classical / Musique Concrète / Experimental / Avant-Garde

Double CD set with musics for Jean Dubuffet's spectacle Coucou Bazar. Electronic Music for Jean Dubuffet's Coucou Bazar, composed and realized by Ilhan Mimaroglu for the first version of Jean Dubuffet's Coucou Bazar, which opened at the Solomon R.Guggenheim Museum in New York on May 16, 1973. Bal des leurres, poem recorded by Jean Dubuffet on January 10, 1973. Text written by the artist to serve as an argument for Coucou Bazar. Coucou Bazar, soundtrack of the show presented in Turin form June 16 to July 15, 1978, composed from music recordings by Jean Dubuffet dating from 1961 and 1973-1974.

Gary Husband - Dirty & Beautiful Vol.1 (2010) {Abstract Logix}

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Gary Husband - Dirty & Beautiful Vol.1 (2010) {Abstract Logix}

Gary Husband - Dirty & Beautiful Vol.1 (2010) {Abstract Logix}
EAC 1.0b2 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 348MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 119MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Fusion isn't as plentiful as it was back in the 1970s, which was the golden age of fusion just as the '30s and early '40s were the golden age of swing and the mid- to late '40s and '50s were the golden age of bop. But noteworthy fusion can still be found if you know where to look for it, and Gary Husband's Dirty and Beautiful, Vol. 1 is an example of noteworthy 21st century fusion. An impressive cast of fusion icons joins the British keyboardist/drummer/composer on this 2010 release, including guitarists Allan Holdsworth and John McLaughlin and keyboardist Jan Hammer; guitarist Robin Trower, who is best known for hard rock and blues-rock, is also on board.

Al Di Meola - Electric Rendezvous (1982) {Columbia}

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Al Di Meola - Electric Rendezvous (1982) {Columbia}

Al Di Meola - Electric Rendezvous (1982) {Columbia}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 600dpi | 233MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 80MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

Al di Meola's fifth of seven fusion albums as a leader for Columbia is a typically fiery effort, with di Meola joined by keyboardist Jan Hammer, electric bassist Anthony Jackson, drummer Steve Gadd, percussionist Mingo Lewis, and guest spots for flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucía ("Passion, Grace & Fire") and keyboardist Philippe Saisse. This lesser-known effort is easily recommended to fans of rock-ish jazz guitar.

Martial Solal - Big Band (1984) {Dreyfus Jazz FDM 36512-2 rel 1991}

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Martial Solal - Big Band (1984) {Dreyfus Jazz FDM 36512-2 rel 1991}

Martial Solal - Big Band (1984) {Dreyfus Jazz FDM 36512-2 rel 1991}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 244 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 104 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 21 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1984, 1991 Dreyfus Jazz | FDM 36512-2
Jazz / Modern Big Band / Post Bop / Modern Creative / Piano

It's patently obvious for everyone that Martial SOLAL is virtuosity itself. Even with an unlimited technical skill he never lets himself be content with this utmost proficiency. Because music can never confine itself to such a necessary mastery, he set himself other goals. Throughout the constant clinch with the piano, forever trying to progress - even beyond what is possible - towards that horizon of the ideal where the improviser, free from any technical concern, can at least reach the unbelievable. With such a degree of perfection, even improvisation becomes obvious.

Teodor Currentzis, MusicAeterna, The New Siberian Singers - Mozart: Requiem [2011] Re-up

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Teodor Currentzis, MusicAeterna, The New Siberian Singers - Mozart: Requiem [2011] Re-up

Teodor Currentzis, MusicAeterna, The New Siberian Singers - Mozart: Requiem [2011]
EAC (flac, image, cue, log) | TT: 46.32 | Covers | 261 Mb
Classical | Alpha | 178 | Rec: 2010

The chamber orchestra MusicaAeterna was founded by Teodor Currentzis in 2004, while he was music director of the Novosibirsk State Opera and the orchestra was involved in Opera and Ballet performances at the theatre. On this CD the orchestra are described as the ‘orchestre de chambre de l’Opéra de Novosibirsk’, but in January 2011 Currentzis became Artistic Director of the Perm State Opera and Ballet and MusicaAeterna are now based in Perm.

Hellen Weiß & Gabriel Schwabe - Kodály & Ligeti: Cello Works (2020)

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Hellen Weiß & Gabriel Schwabe - Kodály & Ligeti: Cello Works (2020)

Hellen Weiß & Gabriel Schwabe - Kodály & Ligeti: Cello Works (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 281 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 157 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:05:12
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

Zoltán Kodály’s later years were dominated by a series of choral works but his early reputation centred upon chamber music, notably two string quartets, a Cello Sonata (8.553160) and the two masterpieces heard on this recording. The Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7 combines Classical form with folk influence, while the Sonata for Solo Cello, Op. 8, with its expanded harmonies and tone colours, is one of the greatest solo cello works since Bach’s Cello Suites. György Ligeti continued the Hungarian lineage with his Sonata for Solo Cello, a succinct but pivotal work in his compositional development. Gabriel Schwabe has established himself among the leading cellists of his generation

Sonic Youth - Live in Torino 1987 (2020)

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Sonic Youth - Live in Torino 1987 (2020)

Sonic Youth - Live in Torino 1987 (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 350 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 134 Mb | 00:58:26
Noise Rock | Label: Self-Released

"Our Sister lp was released on June 1st and by June 4th we were on tour and somehow joined by hero Iggy Pop for our London Town & Country encore. This show a few weeks later, was recorded nearly halfway through our Summer tour of Europe on June 21, 1987 and our only Italian concert of 1987's journey at Big Club.. Italy would grow to be one of our favorite places to visit and it still is to this day."

Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien & François Lazarevitch - The Queen's Delight (2020)

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Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien & François Lazarevitch -  The Queen's Delight (2020)

Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien & François Lazarevitch - The Queen's Delight (English Songs and Country Dances of the 17th and 18th Centuries) (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 354 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 158 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:08:18
Classical | Label: Alpha Classics, Outhere Music

This programme reflects the full flavour and richness of English music and the instrumental and vocal repertory it inspired in Europe in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The rhythmic impulse of this repertory sometimes making use of ostinato culminates in the grounds, jigs, contredanses and so on that were all the rage at the time and led to the publication of John Playford's collection The English Dancing Master in 1651. Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien, showing their familiarity with early sources from England, Scotland and Ireland, also emphasise the melodic aspect of these dances, which in the course of time became sung airs the soprano Fiona McGown and the baritone Enea Sorini complete a colourful instrumentarium. Finally, the light-hearted dimension of entertainment is present everywhere in this repertory, which was popular in the sense that it was universally practised at the time, achieving a fame that spread far beyond the British Isles.

Honi Gordon - Honi Gordon Sings (1962) {Prestige OJCCD-1783-2 rel 1991}

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Honi Gordon - Honi Gordon Sings (1962) {Prestige OJCCD-1783-2 rel 1991}

Honi Gordon - Honi Gordon Sings (1962) {Prestige OJCCD-1783-2 rel 1991}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 190 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 79 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 6 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1962, 1991 Prestige Records | OJCCD-1783-2
Jazz / Bop / Vocal Jazz

Digitally remastered by Phil De Lancie (1991, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley). Honi Gordon's obscurity (this was her only recording as a solo singer) is a mystery for she displays a great deal of talent on this date. Her father George Gordon wrote some of the tricky lyrics (which are phrased like a horn) and Honi (who is given stimulating support by pianist Jaki Byard, Ken McIntyre on flute and alto, guitarist Wally Richardson, bassist George Duvivier and drummer Ed Shaughnessy) is up to the job. Her version of Charles Mingus's "Strollin'" is definitive, she finds something new to say on "Ill Wind" and really digs into the originals. This is bop-based jazz singing at its best.

Coleman Hawkins - Desafinado (1962) {Impulse! IMP12272 rel 1997}

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Coleman Hawkins - Desafinado (1962) {Impulse! IMP12272 rel 1997}

Coleman Hawkins - Desafinado (1962) {Impulse! IMP12272 rel 1997}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 238 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 85 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 36 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1962, 1997 Impulse! / MCA / GRP | IMP 12272
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Bossa Nova / Saxophone

That Coleman Hawkins jumped on the jazz/bossa nova bandwagon craze initiated by Stan Getz in 1962 was a bit of a surprise to his fans, but that he was comfortable in the idiom should not be off-putting. Able to adapt to any style over his lengthy career, the legendary tenor saxophonist chose classic standards adapted to Brazilian rhythms, music from masters like Antonio Carlos Jobim and João Gilberto, and a Manny Albam original. Producer Bob Thiele and music director Albam were strong in their resolve directing Hawkins to do this project, and the results are fairly predictable, especially considering that every single track is played in midtempo.

Gary Numan - The Radio One Recordings (1999) Recorded 1979

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Gary Numan - The Radio One Recordings (1999) Recorded 1979

Gary Numan - The Radio One Recordings (1999) Recorded 1979
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 265 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 108 Mb | Scans included
New Wave, Synthpop, Rock | Label: Strange Fruit/BBC | # SFRSCD081 | Time: 00:42:03

The Radio One Recordings is a compilation album of British musician Gary Numan tracks played live and recorded live for BBC Radio 1. The album brings together the tracks from the July 1989 EP of Tubeway Army's 10 January 1979 and Numan's 29 May 1979 sessions for disc jockey John Peel's show and three tracks broadcast by BBC Radio 1 from the Year of the Child concert held at Wembley Arena on 30 November 1979.