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Ornette Coleman - The Unprecedented Music Of Ornette Coleman (1968) {2014 Japan Studio Songs Remaster YZSO Series}

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Ornette Coleman - The Unprecedented Music Of Ornette Coleman (1968) {2014 Japan Studio Songs Remaster YZSO Series}

Ornette Coleman - The Unprecedented Music Of Ornette Coleman (1968) {2014 Japan Studio Songs Remaster YZSO Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 150 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 97 Mb
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© 1968, 2014 Studio Songs Japan | YZSO-10049 | Mono
Jazz / Free Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Modern Creative / Post Bop / Saxophone

Recorded in Rome, Italy on February 8, 1968. The disc documents a 1968 performance of the Coleman Quartet in Milan, Italy, and features the interesting lineup of Coleman on alto sax, trumpet, and shanai, Ed Blackwell on drums, and the bass duo of David Izenzon and Charlie Haden. As can be expected, the quartet plays with great care and collective understanding throughout. Opening the date is a touching version of "Lonely Woman" performed in the style, perhaps, of his 1965 trio featuring Izenzon and Charles Moffett.

Larry Young - Contrasts (1967) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster}

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Larry Young - Contrasts (1967) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster}

Larry Young - Contrasts (1967) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 276 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 94 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 217 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1967, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | TYCJ-81077
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Organ

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and 24 bit remastering. One of the best Larry Young albums for Blue Note – and a record that really gets at his unique conception and style in the 60s! The session's a key bridge between Larry's soul jazz roots and his more far-reaching experimental work – filled with deep, heavy grooves – yet mixed with playful, personal touches on the Hammond – some of the most unique sounds coming from Blue Note at the time!

Machines Dream - Revisionist History (2018)

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Machines Dream - Revisionist History (2018)

Machines Dream - Revisionist History (2018)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 832 Mb | Full Scans ~ 140 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | Progressive Gears Records #PGR-CD0015

The first two albums re-recorded, remixed and remastered to sound as they deserve to be with original missing tracks included. Machines Dream formed in 2010 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. Machines Dream began as five guys getting together a few times a week to jam, to improvise and follow their hearts musically. Those jams and ideas resulted in songs, which led to recording and - in March 2012 - the self-titled debut was released. The album is a collection of progressive rock songs with a scope both atmospheric and cinematic that embraces tales of mental illness, alienation, communication and the need to find safe haven in a destructive world. It's easy to see the lineage of Machines Dream. The members listened to groups like PINK FLOYD, GENESIS, MARILLION, KING CRIMSON, PORCUPINE TREE and TOOL and those influences are recognizably referenced in their own music.

Hampton Hawes - Northern Windows (1974) {2014 Japan Rare Groove Funk Best Collection 1000}

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Hampton Hawes - Northern Windows (1974) {2014 Japan Rare Groove Funk Best Collection 1000}

Hampton Hawes - Northern Windows (1974) {2014 Japan Rare Groove Funk Best Collection 1000}
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© 1974, 2014 Prestige / Concord / Universal Music Japan | UCCO-90359
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Hard Bop / Piano

One of the best David Axelrod-assisted albums from the early 70s – a sweet batch of funky cuts with arrangements and backings handled by Axe, and loads of great keyboard lines from the legendary Hampton Hawes! The record really bubbles with the warm and soulful approach Axelrod was using at Fantasy – kind of a step off his stark modern sound at Capitol, but still done with just the right amount of space and appreciation of a funky rhythm. The great Carol Kaye is on bass, and Hawes plays some totally sweeeeeeeet electric keys on the set – really stretching out in ways that are different than some of his acoustic work of a few years before – yet still filled with the same rich sort of imagination. Titles include "Sierra Morena", "Go Down Moses", "Web", "Tune Axle Grease", and "C&H Sugar".

Lee Konitz, Dan Tepfer, Michael Janisch, Jeff Williams - First Meeting (Live In London Volume 1) (2014)

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Lee Konitz, Dan Tepfer, Michael Janisch, Jeff Williams - First Meeting (Live In London Volume 1) (2014)

Lee Konitz, Dan Tepfer, Michael Janisch, Jeff Williams - First Meeting (Live In London Volume 1) (2014)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 357.76 Mb | 1:08:11 | Cover
Post-bop | Label: Whirlwind Recordings - WR4638

Aged 82 at the time this live recording was made at the Pizza Express Jazz Club in London in 2010, the legendary improvising saxophonist Lee Konitz continues to break new ground with the quartet's co-leaders, bassist Michael Janisch, pianist Dan Tepfer and drummer Jeff Williams. Over the decades Konitz has deepened and pushed further his highly original way of improvising. The repertoire on 'First Meeting' is ostensibly of well known standards, familiar to the players, but they merely serve as a jumping-off point for the quartet to head off in any direction. Without rehearsal, plan or preconceived idea of the music's end result, the whole context is one of spontaneity and immediacy.

Paul Hertzog & VA - Kickboxer: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1989) Deluxe Editon 2014

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Paul Hertzog & VA - Kickboxer: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1989) Deluxe Editon 2014

Paul Hertzog & VA - Kickboxer: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1989) Deluxe Editon 2014
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 432 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 167 Mb | Scans ~ 50 Mb
Soundtrack, Score, New Age, Pop/Rock | Label: Perseverance | # PRD 076 | 01:12:37

This is the complete soundtrack, containing the original score as heard on our previous release, PLUS 9 of the 10 original songs from the ultimate Jean-Claude Van Damme movie that launched his career. Digitally remastered, with new liner notes by Gergely Hubai that explain in depth the difference between our two Kickboxer albums and the history behind one of the greatest soundtracks of the Eighties. It features no less than THREE songs by 80's cult icon Stan Bush, as well as the beautiful ballad "Love is the Way", performed by Craig Copeland. This song was originally envisioned for the end titles, but was later dropped in favor of a more action-oriented piece.

James Newton Howard - Falling Down: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1993) Intrada Special Collection Edition 2014

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James Newton Howard - Falling Down: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1993) Intrada Special Collection Edition 2014

James Newton Howard - Falling Down: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1993)
Intrada Special Collection Edition 2014
XLD | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 306 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 183 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Intrada | # Special Collection Volume ISC 265 | Time: 01:10:17

At long last! World premiere release of oft-requested James Newton Howard score to Joel Schumacher's Falling Down. Dark, violent urban thriller stars Michael Douglas as tragic protagonist on rampage, heading inexorably towards final showdown with retiring cop Robert DuVall. As confrontations grow in intensity, Douglas becomes increasingly unhinged. Howard follows in tow, with initially sparse score growing increasingly dense, clustered as film progresses. Dark ideas, intense action all have their say. Highlights are many, including riveting chase cues, pulsating conflict music, but one standout motif deserves spotlight: Howard writes moving minor-key trumpet solo that plays just once during "not economically viable" scene ("Miracle Mile"), then disappears completely until conclusion ("Falling Down"), where composer now brings film and score together in brilliant, powerful fashion. Sensational writing! Also worthy of attention: haunting series of string chords shifting between minor, major, playing for estranged relationship between everyman Douglas and wife Barbara Hershey. Howard even quotes nursery rhyme "London Bridge", which subtly relates to cop Duvall's own wife Tuesday Weld, who needs the tune to help calm her troubled nerves. It is difficult to overstate dramatic complexities and thematic subtleties of this important music.

Charles Mingus and His Jazz Groups - Mingus Dynasty (1959) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}

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Charles Mingus and His Jazz Groups - Mingus Dynasty (1959) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}

Charles Mingus and His Jazz Groups - Mingus Dynasty (1959) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}
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© 1959, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4003 | 2014 DSD remaster
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz

Reissue the with latest 2014 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. Mingus Dynasty is an album by Charles Mingus, recorded and released in 1959. It is the companion album to the classic Mingus Ah Um and was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. Brilliant work by Mingus – recorded right around the same time as his legendary Mingus Ah Um album for Columbia! The group features some of Mingus' best sidemen – like Booker Ervin, Jimmy Knepper, John Handy, Roland Hanna and Don Ellis – and the tracks have that wild mix of emotion, tight composition, and freewheeling soloing that made Mingus' late 50's output so compelling. Includes "Diane", "Song With Orange", "Gunslinging Bird", and "Far Wells, Mill Valley". Plus the CD includes the bonus track "Strollin" and unedited versions of "Slop", "Song With Orange", "Gunslinging Bird", and "Things Ain't What They Used to Be" – all of which were originallly shaved down for release on the original album, now here in their proper form.

Nina Kotova - J.S. Bach: Cello Suites Nos. 1-6 (2014)

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Nina Kotova - J.S. Bach: Cello Suites Nos. 1-6 (2014)

Nina Kotova - J.S. Bach: Cello Suites Nos. 1-6 (2014)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 803 MB | 02:17:09
Genre: Classical | Label: Warner Classics

The very short list of credits on this Warner Classics release includes Russian American cellist Nina Kotova and producer Adam Abeshouse, who delivers a very closely miked sound in the frequently used Performing Arts Recital Hall of Purchase College on Long Island, New York. But perhaps the uncredited star on this set of Bach's Six Suites for solo cello is Kotova's 1679 Stradivarius instrument, which Kotova exploits to the maximum.

Elvin Jones - Puttin' It Together (1968) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster}

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Elvin Jones - Puttin' It Together (1968) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster}

Elvin Jones - Puttin' It Together (1968) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 263 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 99 Mb
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© 1968, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5051
Jazz / Post Bop / Modal Music / Avant-Garde Jazz / Drums

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. Proof that Elvin Jones wasn't just riding on the laurels of the Great One during his years with John Coltrane – as the album's a breakout date that has Jones firmly establishing his own voice in jazz! There's an explosive power here that makes us think that Elvin must have really just been biding his time with Coltrane – waiting for the chance to try out his own new ideas in music, and finding the perfect accompanists here in a trio that includes Jimmy Garrison on bass and a young Joe Farrell on tenor, soprano sax, and flute! The lack of a piano in the group really makes for a sense of new freedom that's totally great – not dreamy, melodic piano-less work, as in some of the LA groups of earlier years – but a searing, soaring intensity that Farrell was a perfect choice to head up.

Lou Donaldson - Cosmos (1971) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster}

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Lou Donaldson - Cosmos (1971) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster}

Lou Donaldson - Cosmos (1971) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 276 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 96 Mb
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© 1971, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | TYCJ-81073
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Groove / Saxophone

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. Cosmos is an album by jazz saxophonist Lou Donaldson recorded for the Blue Note label featuring Donaldson with Ed Williams, Leon Spencer, Melvin Sparks, Jerry Jemmott, Idris Muhammad, and Ray Armando, with vocals by Mildred Brown, Rosalyn Brown, and Naomi Thomas, arranged by Jimmy Briggs. Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ on July 16, 1971.

North German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra - Graener: Orchestral Works II (2014)

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North German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra - Graener: Orchestral Works II (2014)

R. Benjamin Dobey - Howells Organ Music (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 294 MB | Tracks: 9 | 63:57 min
Style: Classical | Label: CPO

The Symphony in D minor, subtitled “Schmiedt Schmerz” (or, “Sorrow the Blacksmith”) is a very typical, and very good example of traditional German Sturm und Drang in three well-wrought movements. Its thematic material is top quality, and happily Grainer does not equate the usual German enthusiasm for symphonic misery with dullness. The Adagio features a climax of Brucknerian grandeur without inflicting on us Brucknerian length (it lasts only six minutes). You can sample the coda of the tumultuous first movement below.

Stanley Turrentine - Hustlin' (1964) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster UCCQ-5045}

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Stanley Turrentine - Hustlin' (1964) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster UCCQ-5045}

Stanley Turrentine - Hustlin' (1964) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster UCCQ-5045}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 317 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 115 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 299 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit 192kHz remaster
© 1964, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5045
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Saxophone / Organ

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. One of Stanley Turrentine's few organ-based sessions for Blue Note – recorded in the company of his lovely wife Shirley Scott, who was really a cooker on the Hammond! The album's got a much stronger sound than most of Shirley's own from the time – played by a solid group that includes Kenny Burrell on guitar, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Otis Finch on drums. Tracks include "Trouble No 2", "Goin Home", "Ladyfingers" and "The Hustler".

Robin Trower - Original Album Series (2014) 5CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Robin Trower - Original Album Series (2014) 5CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Robin Trower - Original Album Series (2014) 5CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.24 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 521 Mb | Scans included
Blues-Rock, Electric Blues, Hard Rock | Label: Chrysalis | # 2564636164 | Time: 03:10:11

Five CD box set containing a quintet of original albums packaged in mini LP sleeves and housed in a slipcase. Collects "Twice Removed From Yesterday" (1973), "Bridge Of Sighs" (1974), "For Earth Below" (1975), "Live" (1976) and "Long Misty Days" (1977).

Charlie Mingus - The Jazz Experiments Of Charlie Mingus (1954) {2014 Japanese Bethlehem Album Collection 1000}

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Charlie Mingus - The Jazz Experiments Of Charlie Mingus (1954) {2014 Japanese Bethlehem Album Collection 1000}

Charlie Mingus - The Jazz Experiments Of Charlie Mingus (1954) {2014 Japanese Bethlehem Album Collection 1000}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 299 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 111 Mb
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© 1954, 2014 Solid Records / Bethlehem | CDSOL-6135
Jazz / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Piano / Bass

Reissue. Features the latest remastering. Includes a Japanese description, lyrics. Features original cover artwork. A pivotal album in the career of Charles Mingus – one that really has him honing his sound, and reaching for that trademark mix of modernism and raw emotion that set a whole generation on fire! The album's a lot more freewheeling than other Mingus material from the time – although still a bit more compact than the Atlantic or Columbia sides – and the group's staffed with key early interpreters of Charles' vision – including John LaPorta on alto, Teo Macero on tenor and baritone, Thad Jones on trumpet, Clem DeRosa on drums, and Jackson Wiley on cello – an instrument that really helps shade in some of the darker corners of the tunes. Titles include great early originals like "Four Hands", "Minor Intrusion", "Thrice Upon A Theme", and "The Spur Of The Moment" – plus his great take on "Stormy Weather", which is a bit stormier than most!