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Tiny Grimes - Callin' The Blues (1958) {Prestige OJCCD-191-2 rel 1994)

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Tiny Grimes - Callin' The Blues (1958) {Prestige OJCCD-191-2 rel 1994)

Tiny Grimes - Callin' The Blues (1958) {Prestige OJCCD-191-2 rel 1994)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 215 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 94 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 7 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1958, 1994 Prestige / Fantasy | OJCCD-191-2
Jazz / Bop / Jazz Blues / Guitar / Trombone

This CD is a straight reissue of the original LP. Guitarist Tiny Grimes, who led three albums for Prestige and Swingville from 1958-59, welcomed two extroverted horn players (tenor saxophonist Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and veteran trombonist J.C. Higginbotham), plus pianist Ray Bryant, bassist Wendell Marshall and drummer Osie Johnson, to his heated session. The group plays three original blues and "Airmail Special." Although J.C., who had a long decline, sounds a bit past his prime, plenty of sparks fly throughout the date, particularly from Grimes and Lockjaw.

Sonny Rollins - Alfie (1965) {Impulse! IMP 12242 rel 1997}

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Sonny Rollins - Alfie (1965) {Impulse! IMP 12242 rel 1997}

Sonny Rollins - Alfie (1965) {Impulse! IMP 12242 rel 1997}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 208 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 79 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 15 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1965, 1997 Impulse! / GRP Records / MCA Records | IMP 12242
Jazz / Hard Bop / Modern Postbebop / Post Bop / Saxophone

While Sonny Rollins's saxophone solos epitomized his best free-flowing improvisational ideas, he let the story of Michael Caine's philandering character determine the mood of this 1966 soundtrack. But knowing the movie's plot is not essential to hearing how this disc is a unique part of Rollins's oeuvre. A long-standing individualist, Rollins worked with director Lewis Gilbert to devise a narrative, and then conductor Oliver Nelson wrote arrangements based on his charts. Rollins is famous for his small groups, but here he leads an 11-piece band and gives considerable space to guitarist Kenny Burrell. The collaboration embellishes Rollins's playing, which was as strong in the mid-'60s as in his more celebrated years. And "Alfie's Theme" has become an unlikely jazz standard.

Raphael Wallfisch - Tchaikovsky: Music for Cello & Orchestra (1983)

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Raphael Wallfisch - Tchaikovsky: Music for Cello & Orchestra (1983)

Raphael Wallfisch - Tchaikovsky: Music for Cello & Orchestra (1983)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 47:38 | 207 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Catalog: 8347

This disc, very well recorded and issued originally in 1983, brings together all of the works for solo cello written by Tchaikovsky and as Tchaikovsky originally intended. They are all played with assurance and sensitivity by Wallfisch. Undoubtedly the most important work here is the Rococo Variations. This has suffered for most of its existence from the interference from its dedicatee, Wilhelm Fitzenhagen who made numerous alterations to the score including the deletion of the 8th variation and re-ordering the rest. He also added repeat marks and changed various dynamics.

Mel Torme - That's All (1965)

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Mel Torme - That's All (1965)

Mel Torme - That's All (1965)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Columbia/Legacy, CK 65165 | ~ 371 or 164 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 4.54 Mb
Vocal Jazz

Mel Tormé's 1965 album That's All features beautiful vocals throughout the set, but there are a few problems. The arrangements (mostly by Robert Mersey) are essentially unimaginative middle-of-the-road pop with an orchestra and occasional strings and background singers greatly weighing down the proceedings. The album's selections (all ballads) are mostly taken at slow tempos and are clearly geared for radio airplay, clocking in around the three-minute mark, which means that Tormé's improvising is held to a minimum…

Charles Gayle Quartet - Blue Shadows (1993) {Silkheart SHCD 157 rel 2008}

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Charles Gayle Quartet - Blue Shadows (1993) {Silkheart SHCD 157 rel 2008}

Charles Gayle Quartet - Blue Shadows (1993) {Silkheart SHCD 157 rel 2008}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 459 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 168 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 68 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1993, 2008 Silkheart | SHCD 157
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Saxophone / Viola

There must have been something in the air in January, 1993. Lars-Olof Gustavsson, who had released Charles Gayle's first recordings on his label Silkheart in 1988, had contacted Gayle with the interest of doing a new session with him and a double rhythm section. Gayle pared the concept down to two basses and one drummer and selected the players - William Parker, Vattell Cherry and Michael Wemberly. Those sessions resulted in five hours of tape and two CDs, Translations and Raining Fire. Years later and after some negotiation, Gustvasson has returned to the masters again, culling a third release from the tapes.

Gamma Ray - 6 Remastered Albums (1990 - 1999) [Victor, Noise] Re-up

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Gamma Ray - 6 Remastered Albums (1990 - 1999) [Victor, Noise] Re-up

Gamma Ray - 6 Remastered Albums (1990 - 1999)
Heavy / Power Metal | EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Scans | 2002, 2003 | Victor, Noise | ~ 3445 or 1227 Mb

Founded in 1989 by Kai Hansen in Hamburg, Germany after leaving Helloween, Gamma Ray borrowed straight from the Helloween classics, and continued to pioneer Hansen’s style of power metal…

Mitsuko Uchida, Jeffrey Tate, English Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 8, KV246 & 9, KV247 (1992)

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Mitsuko Uchida, Jeffrey Tate, English Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 8, KV246 & 9, KV247 (1992)

Mitsuko Uchida, Jeffrey Tate, English Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 8, KV246 & 9, KV247 (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 191 Mb | Total time: 54:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | 432 086-2 | Recorded: 1990

The virtues of Uchida's playing are the ones classically associated with Mozart: grace, fluidity, restraint, and a certain playful quality. Those are all on display in these performances of Mozart concertos from the 1770s, early in the composer's career. Uchida's style is more concerned with small details than with large spaces, and this puts her somewhat out of the mainstream in a work like the Piano Concerto No. 9 in E flat major, K. 271 – many performances recorded since the 1992 date of Uchida's version have emphasized the way a vast architecture suddenly appeared in the mind of the young composer. Still, there are many lovely details, often connected to Uchida's way of bringing out the various wrinkles in the concerto's left-hand parts.

Eric Clapton - Pilgrim (1998)

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Eric Clapton - Pilgrim (1998)

Eric Clapton - Pilgrim (1998)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Reprise Records, 9362-46577-2 | RU | ~ 504 or 179 Mb | Artwork(png) -> 136 Mb
Blues Rock

One strange thing about Eric Clapton's '90s success is that it relied almost entirely on covers and new versions of classic hits; he released no albums of new material between 1989's Journeyman and 1998's Pilgrim…

VA - Singers & Songwriters: Troubadours (1999) 2CDs, Reissue 2010

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VA - Singers & Songwriters: Troubadours (1999) 2CDs, Reissue 2010

VA - Singers & Songwriters: Troubadours (1999) 2CDs, Reissue 2010
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 740 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 305 Mb | Scans included
Label: Time Life Music/Sony Music | # 25747-D A 773196 B0014428-02 | 02:01:28
Soft Rock, Pop/Rock, Folk Rock, Folk, Country, Soul

Time Life Music’s Singers & Songwriters: Troubadours offers up 34 rock, folk, and pop cuts from the '60s and '70s. The two-disc set, which is part of Time Life’s Singers & Songwriters series, hits mostly high notes, covering everything from soft rock (Dan Fogelberg's “Longer”) to hippie folk (Scott McKenzie's “San Francisco [Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair]”) to classic rock radio staples (Peter Frampton's "Baby, I Love Your Way").

V.A.- Time Life - Am Gold, 1962-1979 (34CDs, 1995)

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V.A.- Time Life - Am Gold, 1962-1979 (34CDs, 1995)

V.A.- Time Life - Am Gold, 1962-1979 (34CDs, 1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (*tracks, covers) | Run Time: 37:46:15 | 13,76 Gb
Genre: Rock, Pop Rock, Oldies | Label: Time-Life Music

The series was revived as "AM Gold" in 1995, with a different cover design (early volumes had an artist's drawing of a pocket transistor radio, with later volumes bearing a "gold record" with the year or era spotlighted emblazoned over the top). The first 20 volumes were re-titled issues of volumes from the former "Super Hits" series with identical track lineups, while new volumes covering the mid- and late-1970s (including individual volumes for each of the years 1974-1979) were included.

V.A.- Time Life - Am Gold, 1962-1979 (34CDs, 1995)

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V.A.- Time Life - Am Gold, 1962-1979 (34CDs, 1995)

V.A.- Time Life - Am Gold, 1962-1979 (34CDs, 1995)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Run Time: 37:46:15 | 5,31 Gb
Genre: Rock, Pop Rock, Oldies | Label: Time-Life Music

The series was revived as "AM Gold" in 1995, with a different cover design (early volumes had an artist's drawing of a pocket transistor radio, with later volumes bearing a "gold record" with the year or era spotlighted emblazoned over the top). The first 20 volumes were re-titled issues of volumes from the former "Super Hits" series with identical track lineups, while new volumes covering the mid- and late-1970s (including individual volumes for each of the years 1974-1979) were included.

Stevie Wonder - The Very Best Of Stevie Wonder (1991)

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Stevie Wonder - The Very Best Of Stevie Wonder (1991)

Stevie Wonder - The Very Best Of Stevie Wonder (1991)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
8946-93036-2 | ~ 461 or 180 Mb | Artwork(png) -> 137 Mb
Soul, R&B

Stevland Hardaway Morris, better known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American singer, songwriter, musician and record producer. A prominent figure in popular music, he is one of the most successful songwriters and musicians in the history of music. Through his heavy use of electronic instruments and innovative sounds, Wonder became a pioneer and influence to musicians of various genres including pop, rhythm and blues, soul, funk and rock…

Paul Badura-Skoda, Quatuor Festetics - Mozart: Piano Quartets (1993)

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Paul Badura-Skoda, Quatuor Festetics - Mozart: Piano Quartets (1993)

Paul Badura-Skoda, Quatuor Festetics - Mozart: Piano Quartets (1993)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:15 | 282 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Arcana | Catalog: 1007

This may well be the most fantastic recording I’ve ever heard of Mozart’s two piano quartets, and coming from someone who prefers his Mozart on modern instruments and has railed regularly against period instruments in music of this vintage, this is beyond high praise; it borders on glorification. Both the Quatuor Festetics, which began as a Read more Sturm und Drang of the G-Minor Quartet’s resolute and deeply tragic first movement. The instrument, of course, postdates though not by much the year in which the piece was written.

VA - Atlantic Jazz: Best Of The '60s, Volume 2 (1994)

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VA - Atlantic Jazz: Best Of The '60s, Volume 2 (1994)

Various Artists - Atlantic Jazz: Best Of The '60s, Vol. 2 (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 407 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb | Scans ~ 74 Mb
Label: Atlantic/Rhino | # 8122-71727-2 | Time: 01:09:52
Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Soul Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Fusion

Rhino continues with their admirable excavation of the Atlantic vaults with this, their second round of some of the label's '60s jazz highlights. In the spotlight are such instrumental heavyweights as Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Eddie Harris, Charles Mingus, Hank Crawford, and Yusef Lateef, and on the vocal end there's fine work by Betty Carter and Mose Allison. Yes, this album might have a tough time competing with similar collections from the Blue Note and Impulse! imprints. But then again, those labels would be hard-pressed to come up with a selection as varied as this: From the truly idiosyncratic Ellington musings of Kirk ("Creole Love Call") to a taste of Aquarius age jazz by Charles Lloyd ("Dreamweaver: Meditation/Dervish Dance"), this 14-track disc truly runs the '60s jazz gamut.

Camerata Bern, Heinz Holliger - Sandor Veress: Passacaglia Concertante; Songs Of The Seasons; Musica Concertante (1995)

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Camerata Bern, Heinz Holliger - Sandor Veress: Passacaglia Concertante; Songs Of The Seasons; Musica Concertante (1995)

Sándor Veress: Passacaglia Concertante; Songs Of The Seasons; Musica Concertante (1995)
Camerata Bern; Heinz Holliger, oboe & conductor; London Voices; Terry Edwards, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 272 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 155 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Modern | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1555, 447 390-2 | 01:02:41

Hungarian-born Sándor Veress (1907-1992) is a sadly neglected figure in modern music. Despite his pupilage under Bela Bartók and Zoltán Kodály, and even his succession over the latter as professor of composition at the Budapest School of Music in 1943, Veress has never attained the same international recognition as his two most successful compatriots. One might blame his preference for solitude or his idiomatic methodology for keeping him in obscurity. Yet as one who made the most of his outlier status and ideological exile, he seems never to have been one to wallow in self-pity. Exposed to much of the folk music that also captivated his mentors, Veress nurtured that same spirit when sociopolitical upheaval exacerbated his emigration to Switzlerland in 1949. Whereas Kodály in particular saw cultural preservation as central to the musical act, Veress saw it as an incision to be teased open and unraveled.