The Danish Radio Big Band & Charlie Watts - Charlie Watts Meets the Danish Radio Big Band (Live) (2017)

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The Danish Radio Big Band & Charlie Watts - Charlie Watts Meets the Danish Radio Big Band (Live) (2017)

The Danish Radio Big Band & Charlie Watts – Charlie Watts Meets the Danish Radio Big Band (Live at Danish Radio Concert Hall, Copenhagen / 2010) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Scans included | 00:51:52 | 321 Mb
Jazz, Big Band | Label: Impulse! Records, Universal Music

Recorded live in Copenhagen in 2010, iconic Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts joins The Danish Radio Big Band for a legendary one-off concert. On this release, Watts revisits his musical past of living in Denmark briefly in the early 1960's sitting in with jazz and blues bands. Original pieces and big band takes on Stones classics fill this title with a dynamic listening experience sure to excite classic rock fans and jazz-heads alike.

Ella Fitzgerald - The Singles (2017)

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Ella Fitzgerald - The Singles (2017)

Ella Fitzgerald - The Singles (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 941 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 420 Mb | Scans - 23 Mb | 03:03:10
Vocal Jazz | Label: New Continent

This 3-CD set presents the complete 1954-62 singles by the great Ella Fitzgerald. Prior to 1956, complete sessions were devoted to singles, however, following that, only a few tunes from each date would be released as singles, and the remainder would be issued on the new LP format. The classic singles featured here were released on the Decca and Verve labels. Ella is accompanied on these tracks by all-star studio orchestras conducted by Nelson Riddle, Frank DeVol, Marty Paich, and Paul Weston, among others. The outstanding 1954 Ella duets with pianist Ellis Larkins were originally issued both as singles and on the then new LP format.

Etta James - Collected (2019)

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Etta James - Collected (2019)

Etta James - Collected (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 1,1 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 472 Mb | Scans - 19 Mb | 03:26:01
R'n'B, Soul, Jazz, Female Vocal | Label: Universal Music

Often recognized as one of the greatest singers of all time, Etta James recorded a dozen classics, which are still performed by all kind of artists all over the world. She performed in various genres, including blues, R&B, soul, rock and roll, jazz and gospel. During the years she recorded classics like “The Wallflower”, “I'd Rather Go Blind”, “I Just Want To Make Love To You”, and "Something's Got a Hold on Me". Together with fan favorites and some unknown pearls they're all brought together on the Collected 3CD.

The Avett Brothers - Closer Than Together (2019)

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The Avett Brothers - Closer Than Together (2019)

The Avett Brothers - Closer Than Together (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Covers | 00:55:28 | 335 Mb
Alt. Country | Label: American Recordings, Republic Records

The Avett Brothers long ago figured out how to fill the corners of cavernous arenas with earnest energy using primarily acoustic instruments. Seth Avett gave advance warning via social media that this album would represent a socially conscious turn for him, his brother Scott, and their longtime bandmates. They push the folk and pop-punk threads in their music to galvanizing extremes on this Rick Rubin-produced record, while treating national concerns with the warmheartedness that they usually reserve for inner and interpersonal yearnings. The performances are often buoyant (“Locked Up,” “High Steppin’”) and the writing openly emotional, but several songs (including “Tell the Truth,” “New Woman’s World,” and “We Americans”) give priority to expressions of penitence. “I am a son of Uncle Sam, and I struggle to understand the good and evil,” Seth sings, his delivery crisp and purposeful, “but I’m doing the best I can, in a place built on stolen land with stolen people.” During dense folk ballads like “Long Story Short” and “C Sections and Railway Trestles,” the stories convey a sense of caretaking responsibility for younger generations, the Avetts striving to make all of these gestures feel ennobling.

Idina Menzel - Christmas: A Season of Love (2019)

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Idina Menzel - Christmas: A Season of Love (2019)

Idina Menzel - Christmas: A Season of Love (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Covers | 00:55:09 | 361 Mb
Pop, Xmas, Female Vocal | Label: Decca Records

For Tony Award-winning performer Idina Menzel, the holidays haven’t always come without complexities. “My parents announced that they were separating on Thanksgiving morning,” she tells Apple Music. When Menzel gave birth to her son and got remarried, these moments granted her the opportunity to rewrite her version of the holidays. Billy Porter, Josh Gad, Ariana Grande, and husband Aaron Lohr help her usher in the season with a medley of rejuvenated favorites and spirited originals. “I wanted it to feel like you could be at a great holiday party back in the ’40s or ’50s,” Menzel says. “I also want you to be able to decorate your tree, put on the music, and feel excited for the holidays.” Here, Menzel talks through some of Christmas: A Season of Love’s most festive moments.

James Brown - Essential Original Albums (2018)

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James Brown - Essential Original Albums (2018)

James Brown - Essential Original Albums (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 1 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 476 Mb | Scans - 33 Mb | 03:27:51
R'n'B, Soul, Funk | Label: Masters of Music

With some 800 songs in his repertoire, James Brown influenced countless contemporary artists from virtually every popular music genre –rock, funk, soul, jazz, R&B, hip hop and rap. His polyrhythmic funk vamps reshaped dance music, and Brown was by far the most sampled artist during the early days of hip hop. Though he would be dogged by legal troubles and controversy in later life, he was a principled artist, adamantly refusing to conform to anyone’s vision. This 3-D set presents five of his best albums, along with 8 bonus tracks from the same period.

VA - Sunshine Of Your Love: A Concert For Jack Bruce (2019)

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VA - Sunshine Of Your Love: A Concert For Jack Bruce (2019)

VA - Sunshine Of Your Love: A Concert For Jack Bruce (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 672 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 245 Mb | Scans - 159 Mb | 01:47:08
Blues Rock | Label: MIG music

On the eve of the first anniversary of Jack Bruce's death, 24th October 2015, The Bruce Family organised a tribute concert in Jack's honor at The Roundhouse in Chalk Farm, London. Many guests performed that night in Jack's memory: the late Ginger Baker, Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, Joss Stone, Phil Manzanera of Roxy Music, Mark King of Level 42, Vernon Reid of Living Colour, Uli Jon Roth, and many more. Jack's children, Aruba Red and Corin Jack Bruce and his nephew, Nico Bruce, also performed. Nitin Sawhney, award winning composer and multi-instrumentalist, was the evening's musical director.

Apartment House - Quatuor pour la fin du temps / Among the Tarnished (2019)

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Apartment House - Quatuor pour la fin du temps / Among the Tarnished (2019)

Apartment House - Quatuor pour la fin du temps / Among the Tarnished (2019)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 305 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 177 Mb | 01:17:27
Classical | Label: Another Timbre

Toronto-based composer Linda Catlin Smith has been well represented in Another Timbre’s ten-volume release of contemporary Canadian composers, including the eight varied pieces of The Wanderer and the two-CD set, The Drifter. Here she shares a disc with that work of concentration-camp genius, Messiaen’s, Quatuor pour la fin du temps. They’re performed by the English ensemble Apartment House, and share the instrumentation of violin, cello, clarinet and piano.

The Art Ensemble of Chicago - We Are on the Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration (2019)

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The Art Ensemble of Chicago - We Are on the Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration (2019)

The Art Ensemble of Chicago - We Are on the Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 02:21:43 | 773 Mb
Avant-Garde Jazz | Label: Pi Recordings

We are on the Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration is a commemoration of a half-century of magical music making from The Art Ensemble of Chicago, a band that has been at the forefront of creative improvised music since forming in 1969. It has also long served as the flagship ensemble of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), the august Chicago-based organization that also fostered the careers of members such as Muhal Richard Abrams, Anthony Braxton, Henry Threadgill, and Wadada Leo Smith, among many others. Now led by the surviving members Roscoe Mitchell and drummer Famoudou Don Moye, the album is also a loving tribute to the band’s three original members who have passed: Lester Bowie, Malachi Favors, and most recently, Joseph Jarman.

Ghalia - Mississippi Blend (2019)

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Ghalia - Mississippi Blend (2019)

Ghalia - Mississippi Blend (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 271 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 111 Mb | Scans included | 00:42:22
Blues Rock, Female Vocal | Label: Ruf Records

You can’t miss Ghalia. She’s the natural-born rock star with the leather jacket and wicked grin, leaning from her album sleeve to offer you a hit on her hip flask. But the real Southern blend ain’t in the bottle, it’s on the songs. Following the New Orleans flavours of her 2017 breakthrough, Let The Demons Out, this year sees the acclaimed Brussels-born singer-songwriter dive deeper into the American South, recording in the hill country of Mississippi, where she shared her songs with a cast of esteemed local musicians and caught the flying sparks. This is Mississippi Blend: an album as fiery and throat-burning as Delta moonshine.

VA - The Rough Guide to Americana (2016)

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VA - The Rough Guide to Americana (2016)

VA - The Rough Guide to Americana (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 333 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 136 Mb | 00:59:14
Folk, americana | Label: World Music Network

This Rough Guide avoids digs down, presenting home-grown Americana that is happening right now. Award winning rock writer and musician Sylvie Simmons handpicked the tracks on this album to showcase the genre's best twenty-first century takes on the themes of old country.

Brooklyn Funk Essentials - Stay Good (2019)

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Brooklyn Funk Essentials - Stay Good (2019)

Brooklyn Funk Essentials - Stay Good (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 440 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 164 Mb | 01:09:55
Funk | Label: Dorado Records

Brooklyn Funk Essentials have been fusing soul, hip hop, spoken word, jazz and, of course, funk for 25 years and over 6 albums, the most recent ’Stay Good’ is released on September 20th. During this time they have made a name for themselves as electric performers, exhilarating their loyal and broad fanbase with performances on every continent. Established in the early ‘90s by Arthur Baker and Lati Kronlund, Brooklyn Funk Essentials were regulars of New York’s vibrant club scene when their debut album, ‘Cool & Steady & Easy’, hit the shelves. Released by pioneering funk and electronic taste-makers Dorado Records and combining classic funk’s raw, mind-bending basslines, peak-era disco’s euphoric vocals and early hip-hop’s observational lyricism, the album and its follow up, ‘Make Em Like It’ topped charts around the world. Fast forward to 2019 and following 2015’s reunion with Dorado and the success of ‘Funk Ain’t Ova’, the band are set to release ‘Stay Good’, a fun, funky and fresh collection of tracks featuring throughout are the powerful and soulful vocals of Alison Limerick, now a full time member of the band. Lati wrote and produced her debut hit ‘Where Love Lives’.

The Residents - A Nickle If Your Dick's This Big (1971-1972) (2019)

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The Residents - A Nickle If Your Dick's This Big (1971-1972) (2019)

The Residents - A Nickle If Your Dick's This Big (1971-1972) (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 631 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 271 Mb | 01:58:02
Avant-Garde Electronic | Label: Cryptic Corporation

Formed in the early 1970s, The Residents have been charting a unique path through the musical landscape for almost fifty years. From far-out, experimental recordings to highly conceptual, innovative multi-platform projects, the band refuses to stand still, and continues to move in several different directions at once.

Ron Carter - Foursight: Stockholm, Vol. 1 (with Renee Rosnes, Jimmy Greene & Payton Crossley) (2019)

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Ron Carter - Foursight: Stockholm, Vol. 1 (with Renee Rosnes, Jimmy Greene & Payton Crossley) (2019)

Ron Carter - Foursight: Stockholm, Vol. 1 (with Renee Rosnes, Jimmy Greene & Payton Crossley) (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 348 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 131 Mb | 00:57:15
Jazz | Label: IN+OUT Records

The strings vibrate gently. Accurate tone, unconditionally clear. And quietly. The longest ngers of jazz seem to dance weightlessly along the wooden bridge; yearning, ligree and elegant. No one else sounds like Ron Carter. His double bass often produces a crisp groove like an electric bass, yet it is always clearly de nable as the sound of a classical music instrument. Then the sound under the scorpion-like hands irresistibly swells. Payton Crossley gently caresses the cymbal, and Jimmy Green, the „new member“ on the tenor saxophone as well as pianist Renee Rosnes push the chorus onto the nely crocheted rhythm cover. “With us, nobody knows exactly what happens when,” Carter praised the Foursight Quartet‘s unique selling point. “This is precisely why every concert is a real challenge. We almost always play 35 to 40 minutes without a stop at the beginning. No breaks, just slight changes that show the beginning of a new song.

Glennis Grace - WHITNEY: A Tribute By Glennis Grace (Live in Concert) (2018)

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Glennis Grace - WHITNEY: A Tribute By Glennis Grace (Live in Concert) (2018)

Glennis Grace - WHITNEY: A Tribute By Glennis Grace (Live in Concert) (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 532 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 198 Mb | Scans included | 01:18:55
R'n'B, Soul, Female Vocal | Label: DEMP Entertainment

"Simply stunning. If you didn't know any better, you would think it was Whitney. My God, what a voice.
There are many Youtube videos of this concert but the audience chatter interferes with the clarity of her vocals, but not so in this recording. The audio quality is incredible as are Glennis' stunning vocals. Glennis' vocals are in the forefront. Well worth the price of the album. I'd gladly pay twice the price.Simply fantastic. Glennis Grace, in my opinion, is no doubt among the finest vocalists in the world right now."