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Iris Bergcrantz - Young Dreams (2020)

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Iris Bergcrantz - Young Dreams (2020)

Iris Bergcrantz - Young Dreams (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 190 MB | Tracks: 8 | 37:08 min
Style: Jazz | Label: Vanguard Music Boulevard

Iris Bergcrantz voice has a unique disarming quality, a warm and innocent voice that at time radiates bell-like, folksy tones, sometimes reminiscent of the phrasing and the vocal spectrum of British Annie Haslam from the folk-prog group Renaissance. But her clear voice is engulfed by a loud and dramatic, fusion era production that stresses the authoritative. effect-laden trumpet of Anders Bergcrantz, the atmospheric keyboards of Anna-Lena Laurin and the propulsive rhythm section, especially on the melodramatic title peace..

Kenny Barron Quintet - Live At Fat Tuesdays (1988)

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Kenny Barron Quintet - Live At Fat Tuesdays (1988)

Kenny Barron Quintet - Live At Fat Tuesdays (1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 370.34 Mb | 01:10:05 | Covers
Post-Bop | Label: Enja - ENJA 5071-49

Barron stretches out and plays both flashy and easy, hot and cool, on this '88 set cut at Fat Tuesday's in New York. Bassist Cecil McBee and drummer Victor Lewis drives the rhythms a bit harder than the Riley/Drummond team, while Eddie Henderson and John Stubblefield on trumpet and tenor sax add some welcome intensity and contrasting solo voices. ~ AllMusic Review by Ron Wynn

VA - Best Of Lounge Music (2012) 6 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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VA - Best Of Lounge Music (2012) 6 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

VA - Best Of Lounge Music (2012) 6 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 2.75 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.02 Gb | Scans ~ 13 Mb | 07:32:56
Lounge, Easy Listening, Bossa Nova, Vocal Jazz, Jazz-Pop, Chill Out | Label: Wagram | # 3284592

120 tracks of best lounge music, in six parts: 'Cocktail Time', 'Electro Swing', 'Vintage Lounge', 'Brazilian Sounds', 'Chic & Glamour', 'Spirit Of Chill-Out'.

John Illsley (Ex-Dire Straits) - Solo Albums Collection 1984-2014 (6CD) [Re-Up]

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John Illsley (Ex-Dire Straits) - Solo Albums Collection 1984-2014 (6CD) [Re-Up]

John Illsley (Ex-Dire Straits) - Solo Albums Collection 1984-2014 (6CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.75 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 678 Mb | Scans ~ 691 Mb
Classic Rock, Folk Rock, Blues Rock, Pop Rock | Time: 04:55:56

John Illsley is an English musician who rose to fame as the bass guitarist of the critically acclaimed band Dire Straits. With Dire Straits, John has been the recipient of multiple BRIT and Grammy Awards and a Heritage Award. As one of the founding band members, with Mark Knopfler, his brother David and drummer Pick Withers, John played a major role in the development of the Dire Straits’ sound. Collection includes: 'Never Told A Soul' (1984); 'Glass' (1988); 'Beautiful You' (2008) with Greg Pearle; 'Streets Of Heaven' (2010); 'Live In London' (2014); 'Testing The Water' (2014).

Munchner Bach Orchester, Karl Richter - J.S.Bach: Brandenburg Concertos; Orchestral Suites; Triple Concerto (2002) 3CDs [Re-Up]

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Munchner Bach Orchester, Karl Richter - J.S.Bach: Brandenburg Concertos; Orchestral Suites; Triple Concerto (2002) 3CDs [Re-Up]

Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburgische Konzerte; Orchestersuiten;
Tripelkonzert für Flöte, Violine, Cembalo und Streicher
Münchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter, conductor & harpsichord
Aurèle Nicolet, flute; Gerhart Hetzel, violin

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.13 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 498 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 463 657-2 | Time: 3:33:19

Very few conductors have recorded as much Bach as Karl Richter and none can lay a stronger claim to a legacy based on championing the master. Richter's reverence for Bach is evinced by the simplicity, splendor, and grandeur with which he consistently imbued his performances exemplified here by these landmark recordings of the Brandenburg Concertos and Orchestral Suites. In Archiv's original-image bit-processing remastered transfers as well, the sound is better than ever. This is cornerstone Bach that should not be missed.

Wolfert Brederode - Currents (2007) {ECM 2004}

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Wolfert Brederode - Currents (2007) {ECM 2004}

Wolfert Brederode - Currents (2007) {ECM 2004}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 306MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 133MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

The gentle pulsations of the piano of Wolfert Brederode have played a significant role on “April” and “Compass”, ECM recordings of singer Susanne Abbuehl. Now the Dutch pianist (born 1974, in Wassenaar near Den Haag) steps forward to lead a group of gifted players – clarinettist Claudio Puntin and drummer Samuel Rohrer from Switzerland, and Norwegian bassist Mats Eilertsen – all of whom commit their improvisational energies to the lyric flow of his music, its chamber music sensibility, and the slow-drifting currents of its river of sound. “Currents”, recorded at Oslo’s Rainbow Studio, is Brederode’s ECM leader debut.

Peter Erskine New Trio - Joy Luck (2011)

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Peter Erskine New Trio - Joy Luck (2011)

Peter Erskine New Trio - Joy Luck (2011)
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 530MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 139MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Post-Bop

Peter Erskine’s latest album, Joy Luck, showcases the drummer’s new trio, and a family connection. Peter’s nephew Damian Erskine joins his uncle for the first time on an album. Dubbed the Peter Erskine New Trio, the group also includes pianist Vardan Ovsepian. The album features original compositions by each of the trio’s members, and is a release the band describes as combining “the strength of experience with the vitality of youth”.

Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Ensemble Matheus - Vivaldi: Concerti con Molti Strumenti (1996/97)

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Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Ensemble Matheus - Vivaldi: Concerti con Molti Strumenti (1996/97)

Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Ensemble Matheus - Vivaldi: Concerti con Molti Strumenti (1996/97)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 621 Mb | Total time: 59:10+78:16 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Pierre Verany | PV796023/PV797012 | Recorded: 1995, 1996

Alors que l'Ensemble Matheus a aujourd'hui conquis une légitime notoriété pour ses interprétations du répertoire baroque, leurs deux premiers disques de 1995-96 compilés dans le présent coffret se mesuraient déjà aux Concertos de Vivaldi. Et avec quelle bonheur !

Marco Longhini, Delitiae Musicae - Monteverdi: Madrigals Book 8 - 'Madrigali guerrieri et amorosi' [4CDs] (2017)

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Marco Longhini, Delitiae Musicae - Monteverdi: Madrigals Book 8 - 'Madrigali guerrieri et amorosi' [4CDs] (2017)

Marco Longhini, Delitiae Musicae - Monteverdi: Madrigals Book 8 - 'Madrigali guerrieri et amorosi' [4CDs] (2017)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 0.98 Gb | Total time: 3:41:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | 8.573755-58 | Recorded: 2005

The Eighth Book of Madrigals, subdivided into a substantial series of vocal and instrumental partbooks, contains some of Monteverdi’s greatest music. In this sumptuous collection the material is carefully arranged by category into madrigals of war, love and those for the stage, with a wide array of human passions and compositional styles. This is the first recording to present Book Eight in its original, uncut form, also incorporating instrumental sinfonias and dances by Biagio Marini (1594-1663) to round off Monteverdi’s design. In keeping with seventeenth-century practice, the madrigals are performed entirely by male voices, including a boy soprano in the role of Cupid.

Thomas Zehetmair, Budapest FO, Ivan Fischer - Bela Bartok: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1995)

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Thomas Zehetmair, Budapest FO, Ivan Fischer - Bela Bartok: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1995)

Béla Bartók: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1995)
Thomas Zehetmair, violin; Budapest Festival Orchestra; Iván Fischer, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 245 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Scans ~ 64 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Berlin Classics/Edel | # 0115292 | Time: 00:56:58

Neither too nationalist nor too internationalist, this 1995 recording of Béla Bartók's two violin concertos featuring Thomas Zehetmair with Ivan Fischer leading the Budapest Festival Orchestra is just right. Austrian-born Zehetmair has a fabulous technique, a warm but focused tone, and lively sense of rhythm, all of which make him an ideal Bartók player. His interpretations are less about showing off then about digging in, and his performances are more about the music than they are about the musician. Hungarian conductor Fischer and his Hungarian orchestra are not only up for the music in a technical sense, they are also down with the music in an emotional sense, and their accompaniments ground Zehetmair's coolly flamboyant performances. Captured in white-hot sound that is almost too vivid for its own good, these performances deserve to stand among the finest ever recorded.

Tom Scott - Them Changes (1990) {GRP}

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Tom Scott - Them Changes (1990) {GRP}

Tom Scott - Them Changes (1990) {GRP}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 297MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 98MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz

Purists who've followed Scott over the years may balk at such a commercial collection, but the music is as fun as the guys who are playing it, so who can argue? Scott wrote only two of the nine songs, and interestingly enough, "Desire" and "We Belong Together" are the least exciting tunes, thought they mellow out the pace a bit. Covers of the Average White Band's '74 hit "Pick up the Pieces," Buddy Miles' song as the energetic title cut, Earth, Wind & Fire's brassy "Serpentine Fire," and Coltrane's bluesy "Dahomey Dance" are party tunes all the way, and this band featuring L.A. clubbers Barnaby Finch, Pat Kelley, and Tim Landers help the expressive Scott bring the passionate funk to life.

Kurt Rosenwinkel Standards Trio - Reflections (2009)

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Kurt Rosenwinkel Standards Trio - Reflections (2009)

Kurt Rosenwinkel Standards Trio - Reflections (2009)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 251.86 Mb | 50:45 | Cover
Post-Bop, Mainstream Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Word of Mouth Music - WOM0002 / VACM-1398

A warm and understated trio record, Kurt Rosenwinkel's Reflections zeroes in on an approach to standard repertoire, marking an interesting career turn for the guitarist in the process. With support from drummer Eric Harland and bassist Eric Revis, the six-string innovator opens a window to another side of his playing, featuring quiet meditations on the blues, ballads, and swing.

Karla Bonoff - Karla Bonoff (1977); Restless Nights (1979); Wild Heart Of The Young (1982) 3 LP in 2 CD, Remastered 2013, Re-Up

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Karla Bonoff - Karla Bonoff (1977); Restless Nights (1979); Wild Heart Of The Young (1982) 3 LP in 2 CD, Remastered 2013, Re-Up

Karla Bonoff - Karla Bonoff; Restless Nights; Wild Heart Of The Young (2013) 3 LP in 2 CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 635 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 256 Mb | Scans ~ 31 Mb
Singer/Songwriter, Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, Folk Rock | Label: BGO | # BGOCD1126 | 01:52:17

Karla originally came to attention as an acclaimed Sony writer, and these three albums (released in 1977, 79 and 82) all made the Billboard Top 100 Albums chart. Due to the respect with which she is held, amongst the many musicians accompanying her on these recordings are Glen Frey, Linda Ronstadt, Andrew Gold, Don Henley, Garth Hudson, David Sanborn, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit, Russ Kunkel – et al! Digitally remastered and slipcased with new notes.

Alice Ader - Maurice Ravel: Complete Piano Works (2012) 2CD [Re-Up]

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Alice Ader - Maurice Ravel: Complete Piano Works (2012) 2CD [Re-Up]

Alice Ader - Maurice Ravel: Complete Piano Works (2012) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 458 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 329 Mb | Scans ~ 129 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Fuga Libera | # Fug592 | Time: 02:23:44

Alice Ader’s first Debussy disc (Erato) won all the awards in the specialist press on its release twenty years ago and is still regarded as an unequalled benchmark. Now this unconventional pianist at last unveils her recording of the complete Ravel piano works. And what better moment could there be than Debussy Year to present these two hours or so of music in dialogue, en Miroirs as it were, with the œuvre of ‘Claude de France’? Ravel, the hot-blooded Swiss watchmaker, the discreet Lisztian, the mediocre pianist who made such extreme demands on his colleagues, the man of so many sublime paradoxes, deserves only the finest interpreters: those who take the time to explore his deepest recesses. Alice Ader, light-years away from the flashy gestures often encountered in this music, takes us to the very heart of one of the most secretive composers of his time.

Gilbert Bezzina, Nice Baroque Ensemble - Alessandro Scarlatti: La Giuditta (2009)

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Gilbert Bezzina, Nice Baroque Ensemble - Alessandro Scarlatti: La Giuditta (2009)

Gilbert Bezzina, Nice Baroque Ensemble - Alessandro Scarlatti: La Giuditta (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 383 Mb | Total time: 73:58 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Dynamic | CDS 596 | Recorded: 2008

Alessandro Scarlatti La Giuditta was written for five voices and instruments. In 1697, Scarlatti set a second libretto, this time written by Cardinal Ottoboni’s father, Antonio, in which the number of characters was reduced to three. We do not know the occasion for which this second setting was created and lack information on its first performance. The differences between the two versions are discussed in Brian Robins’ review of a previous recording, which interested readers will find in the Archive. (Robins states that the second version was written for Rome in 1700. The notes to Dynamic’s recording state that the first version was the one performed in 1700.)