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Peter Donohoe - Busoni: Toccata, BV 287, Elegien, BV 252, Sonatina No. 6, BV 284 & Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C Major (2021)

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Peter Donohoe - Busoni: Toccata, BV 287, Elegien, BV 252, Sonatina No. 6, BV 284 & Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C Major (2021)

Peter Donohoe - Busoni: Toccata, BV 287, Elegien, BV 252, Sonatina No. 6, BV 284 & Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C Major, BV B 29 No. 1 (2021)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital booklet | 01:10:57 | 166 Mb
Classical | Label: Chandos Records

In this electrifying recording, pianist Peter Donohoe shows how much more there is to Ferruccio Busoni than solo transcriptions of J.S. Bach. Many of the late-19th-century Italian composer’s original works, though, still pay homage to musical heroes. “Sonatina No. 6” (“Super Carmen”) is a wildly imaginative fantasy on Bizet’s opera, packed with perhaps more drama and nonchalance than the original. It’s the seven brooding Elegien that get to the heart of Busoni’s genius, however, each thrilling miniature a showcase for some astonishing, inventive piano writing. (“No. 4,” for example, transforms “Greensleeves” into a technical tour de force of sparkling originality.) Still, no Busoni recording would be complete without Bach, and this album’s final tracks are devoted to the Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C Major, a mighty homage to the power of the pipe organ.

Bernhard Forck & Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Haydn: L'isola disabitata, Hob. XXVIII: 9 (2021)

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Bernhard Forck & Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Haydn: L'isola disabitata, Hob. XXVIII: 9 (2021)

Bernhard Forck, André Morsch, Anett Fritsch, Sunhae Im & Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin - Haydn: L'isola disabitata, Hob. XXVIII: 9 (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 363 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 185 Mb | 01:20:51
Classical, Opera | Label: Pentatone

After their acclaimed recording of Telemann’s Miriways, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin returns to PENTATONE with Joseph Haydn’s opera L’isola disabitata, together with an excellent quartet of vocalists. Officially called an azione teatrale, L’isola is a serious opera about love, loss and misunderstanding with a happy ending, set on an exotic deserted island. Special about this opera is that Haydn chose orchestral accompaniment for the entire work, with colourful and dramatic accompagnato recitatives. In Haydn’s printed score, many of the elaborate instrumental sections were deliberately cut, because he feared that they demanded too much from the players, and that some audiences may not have been cultured enough to fully appreciate them. Special about this recording is that these parts have all been reinstated, using a recent edition by Thomas Busse. The seasoned players of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, led by Bernhard Forck, play this lavish score with fervour and swing, while Anett Fritsch (Costanza), Sunhae Im (Silvia), Krystian Adam (Gernando) and André Morsch (Enrico) offer an equally virtuosic vocal delivery.

Leonard Bernstein - A Tribute to Benjamin Britten (Remastered) (1977/2018/2021)

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Leonard Bernstein - A Tribute to Benjamin Britten (Remastered) (1977/2018/2021)

Leonard Bernstein - A Tribute to Benjamin Britten (Remastered) (1977/2018/2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 175 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 92 Mb | 00:40:06
Classical | Label: Sony Classical

Leonard Bernstein was an American conductor, composer, pianist, music educator, author, and humanitarian. Among the most important conductors of his time, he was also the first American conductor to receive international acclaim. According to music critic Donal Henahan, he was "one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history".

Charlie Shavers - The Complete Charlie Shavers with Maxine Sullivan (1957) [Reissue 1999]

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Charlie Shavers - The Complete Charlie Shavers with Maxine Sullivan (1957) [Reissue 1999]

Charlie Shavers - The Complete Charlie Shavers with Maxine Sullivan (1957) [Reissue 1999]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 128 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 93 MB | Covers - 5 MB
Genre: Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Bethlehem/Avenue Jazz (R2 75819)

The first half of this album features a remarkable assembly of top flight players whose efforts are admirably anchored by the rock-solid drumming of another small group veteran, Panama Francis. The undeniable highlight is an eight minute tour de force entitled "Story Of The Jazz Trumpet," and it is difficult to imagine anyone else pulling it off as effectively as Shavers. His musical mimicry is dead on and infused with sly humor. The narration was provided by legendary disc jockey Al "Jazzbo" Collins, who invited his radio listeners to join him in a whimsical world he dubbed the "Purple Grotto." He retained a devoted following until his death in 1997. The album's second half shifts gears as the old Kirby sextet is recreated and the marvelous Maxine Sullivan is welcomed aboard to reprise two signature tunes…

Oregon - Live In Bremen 1974 (2021)

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Oregon - Live In Bremen 1974 (2021)

Oregon - Live In Bremen 1974 (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 588 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 237 Mb | 01:43:34
Jazz, Ethnic Fusion | Label: MIG Music

regon, formed in 1970, comprised Ralph Towner (classical and 12-string guitars), Paul McCandless (oboe and English horn), Glen Moore (double bass) and Collin Walcott (sitar and tabla).

Il Buco Del Baco - Sotto Il Segno Della Lampreda (2021)

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Il Buco Del Baco - Sotto Il Segno Della Lampreda (2021)

Il Buco Del Baco - Sotto Il Segno Della Lampreda (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 183 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 75 MB | Covers - 23 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Lizard Records (LDV 018)

A band of musicians from the seventies to the present day, who escaped an unlikely plane crash awakened from a cryogenic sleep after being hibernated in an iceberg? "Sotto il segno della lampreda" is the name of the album proposed by the prog band Il Buco Del Baco, a concept that will lead us under the mysterious seabed, among anemones, corals and abyssal creatures in search of the "Great Lampreda". Between vintage and contemporary sounds and irreverent and self-ironic texts full of musical and non-musical quotes, a marine journey in the smell of a nostalgic past.

Supertramp - Indelibly Stamped (1971) Re-up

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Supertramp - Indelibly Stamped (1971) Re-up

Supertramp - Indelibly Stamped (1971)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1997 | A&M 393 129-2 | Germany | ~ 260 or 97 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 88 Mb
Progressive Rock | Remastered

Indelibly Stamped, Supertramp's second album, was an improvement on their debut, although the group did have a tendency to indulge themselves in long-winded instrumental sections…

B.B. King - The Vintage Years [4CD Box Set] (2002) (Repost)

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B.B. King - The Vintage Years [4CD Box Set] (2002) (Repost)

B.B. King - The Vintage Years [4CD Box Set] (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 1,3 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 732 MB | Covers - 46 MB
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Ace Records (ABOXCD 8)

This impressive, impeccably packaged four-CD box set focuses solely on B.B. King's 1950s and 1960s recordings for the Modern family of labels. That was a period that basically encompassed the vast majority of his work prior to 1962, though he did a few non-Modern sides before signing with ABC Paramount in early 1962 and did a few other sides for Modern in the mid-'60s. So this is basically a box-set overview of King's early career, one that saw him score many R&B hits and build a career as a blues legend, even as the blues were falling out of fashion in favor of rock and soul. As many tracks as there are here - 106 in all, four of them previously unreleased - this isn't a catchall roundup of everything the prolific King did for the label…

VA - Blue Note Plays Prince (2015)

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VA - Blue Note Plays Prince (2015)

VA - Blue Note Plays Prince (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 404 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 143 Mb | Scans ~ 86 Mb
Label: Blue Note | # 7243 8 63827 2 6 | Time: 01:03:58
Tribute, Jazz, R&B

2006 collection that contains Jazz musicians performing the classic, unforgettable music of R&B/Rock icon Prince. Prince has been among the most original and influential artists to emerge in the second half of the 20th century. Jazz musicians have always had a keen ear for Pop tunes of lasting quality since Coleman Hawkins covered 'Body And Soul'. Blue Note celebrates the work of Prince with this collection of tracks that features cover versions of Prince classics by the Bob Belden Project featuring guest vocals by Cassandra Wilson, Venus de Milo, Phil Perry, Holly Cole and Jimi Tunnell.

Elina Garanca - Meditation (2014)

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Elina Garanca - Meditation (2014)

Elīna Garanča - Meditation (2014)
with Latvian Radio Choir, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, Karel Mark Chichon

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 255 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb | Scans ~ 110 Mb
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # B0021327-02 | Time: 01:11:42
Genre: Classical, Vocal, Choral, Sacred

Meditation, mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca's 2014 release on Deutsche Grammophon, is an album of serene vocal and choral works that express religious feelings with an operatic touch and showcase the Latvian singer's warm and radiant voice. Choosing pieces from the early Baroque era to contemporary works, Garanca presents a soothing program that is consistent in its comforting tone and gentle treatment, though as a purely musical consideration, it tends to flow a bit too evenly and predictably. Insofar as the selections represent the Christian tradition, including settings of the Ave Maria, the Salve Regina, the Sanctus, the Agnus Dei, and the Regina Coeli, the character of the collection admits little variety, except for the general alternation between penitential and quietly ecstatic moods.

Martin Carthy with Dave Swarbrick - Byker Hill (1967) Reissue 1991 [Re-Up]

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Martin Carthy with Dave Swarbrick - Byker Hill (1967) Reissue 1991 [Re-Up]

Martin Carthy with Dave Swarbrick - Byker Hill (1967) Reissue 1991
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 238 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 124 Mb | Scans included
British Folk, Celtic | Label: Topic Records | # TSCD342 | Time: 00:40:21

One of the great duos of all time, Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick joined up in early spring 1966 as a performing unit and were an immediate hit becoming, overnight, the most popular group in the burgeoning folk club scene in Britain. Martin was already the most important solo singer/guitarist on the folk scene with two successful albums for Fontana (with Dave joining him on several tracks). Dave was causing a sensation with his virtuoso fiddle playing, reconciling traditional instrumental styles with modern ideas and technique. Released in 1967, this was Martin's third album and it presented a fully integrated duo sound with Dave Swarbrick. As they grew in confidence and dexterity, Martin & Dave tested themselves with tricky rhythms and challenging songs, and the title track electrified the folk scene with its audacious syncopation. The album was most carefully planned and executed and remains an outstanding achievement.

Herman Krebbers, Amsterdam RCO, Kirill Kondrashin - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35 (1980)

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Herman Krebbers, Amsterdam RCO, Kirill Kondrashin - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35 (1980)

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade, Op. 35 (1980)
Herman Krebbers, solo violin; Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam; Kirill Kondrashin, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 226 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | # 400 021-2 | Time: 00:44:21

Even with 15 other versions of Rimsky's masterpiece of orchestral virtuosity to choose from — some in the top flight — this was recognized from the first as one of the most rewarding, thanks largely to Krebbers's exceptionally sweet, gently appealing and bewitching personification of the story - spinning Scheherazade and to Kondrashin's skill in pacing and shaping movements as a whole, relating the diverse tempos and building up tension and dynamics by careful control so as to create climaxes of thrilling intensity and power. the 'shipwreck' finale, in particular, was overwhelming; and this was achieved without resorting to the ultra - fast tempos adopted by some conductors to whip up excitement. The Concertgebouw's crisp, sonorous and sensitive playing (full marks both to the splendid strings and to the wind soloists) was caught with the utmost fidelity; but the Compact Disc's total exclusion even of minimal extraneous background now marks a still further improvement, as can be judged by the dead silence against which Scheherazade's pleadings are heard. The final coda is ravishingly beautiful.

Rickie Lee Jones - Girl At Her Volcano (1983) [Japanese Ed.]

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Rickie Lee Jones - Girl At Her Volcano (1983) [Japanese Ed.]

Rickie Lee Jones - Girl At Her Volcano (1983)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1990 | Warner Bros., WPCP-3710 | ~ 122 or 73 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 1.82 Mb
Jazz, Rock, Blues, Pop, Folk | Remastered

Rickie Lee Jones released her auspicious self-titled debut album in 1979 and its equally impressive follow-up, Pirates, in 1981. By the spring of 1983, she apparently was not close to having a third full-length collection of all original songs ready, so Girl at Her Volcano appeared instead…

David Liebman, Roberto Tarenzi, Paolo Benedettini, Tony Arco - Negative Space (2008)

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David Liebman, Roberto Tarenzi, Paolo Benedettini, Tony Arco - Negative Space (2008)

David Liebman, Roberto Tarenzi, Paolo Benedettini, Tony Arco - Negative Space (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 340 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 138 MB | Covers - 94 MB
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Modern Creative | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (B0011518-02)

On David Liebman's trips to Europe, as with many of his gigs in the U.S., he chooses to play with so-called "pickup" bands. In Italy, one of his favorite and most skilled combos features drummer Tony Arco, bassist Paolo Benedettini, and pianist Roberto Tarenzi, a trio more than capable of knowing Liebman's tendencies, having played with him on numerous occasions overseas. As a result, they play Liebman's original music and standards favored by all four participants, done with no filler, some hefty solos, and a wonderful sense of the teamwork expected from a seasoned ensemble. These performances are culled from club dates in Florence, Bari, and Lamezia Terme, full of the fire and passion that Liebman's playing on tenor or soprano sax is known for…

Emmylou Harris - Elite Hotel (1975)

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Emmylou Harris - Elite Hotel (1975)

Emmylou Harris - Elite Hotel (1975)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2004 | Rhino R2 78109 | ~ 275 or 114 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 15 Mb
Country, Cajun, Folk

While Emmylou Harris spent much of her career carrying on the legacy of Gram Parsons, Elite Hotel ranks among her most overt tributes to his genius, thanks to its covers of the Flying Burrito Brothers' "Sin City" and "Wheels," along with "Ooh Las Vegas" from the Grievous Angel album…