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John Pizzarelli - John Pizzarelli meets The Beatles (1998) Japanese Reissue 2007 [Re-Up]

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John Pizzarelli - John Pizzarelli meets The Beatles (1998) Japanese Reissue 2007 [Re-Up]

John Pizzarelli - John Pizzarelli meets The Beatles (1998) Japanese Reissue 2007
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 335 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb | Scans included
Label: RCA/BMG Japan | # BVCJ-37562 | Time: 00:46:04
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Guitar Jazz, Pop/Rock

Beatles fans love to explain that the key to the successful partnership of John Lennon and Paul McCartney was their contrasting songwriting personalities – Lennon was the tongue in cheek sardonic wit, McCartney the earnest balladeer. On John Pizzarelli Meets the Beatles, a sharply conceived tribute which sets the duo's classics in a jazz trio with big-band arrangements, the singer/guitarist hits the mark more often when he's taking on the Lennon persona. He approaches "Cant' Buy Me Love," "When I'm 64," and "Get Back" with a playful wink, jumping off his speedy melody lines and the rising brass sections for extended improvisational tradeoffs with pianist Ray Kennedy, and adding colorful touches like scatting and even ad libbing his own lyrical verses based on the originals.

John Mayall - The Last Of The British Blues (1978)

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John Mayall - The Last Of The British Blues (1978)

John Mayall - The Last Of The British Blues (1978)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 278 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 96 Mb | Scans included
British Blues, Blues Rock | Label: One Way Records | # MCAD-22074 | Time: 00:40:25

This was the last of the six albums John Mayall originally made for Blue Thumb/ABC Records between 1975 and 1978, about which he has said, "ABC released six of my albums as a tax write-off. A week after they were released you couldn't find them in any store." It's a live album on which Mayall fronts a quartet consisting of guitarist James Quill Smith (who sings lead on several songs), bassist Steve Thompson, and drummer Soko Richardson. The approach is rock-oriented, and the set list includes such Bluesbreakers favorites as Mose Allison's "Parchman Farm," and Freddie King's "Hideaway" (taken at a frantic tempo), along with the usual complement of generic Mayall originals, among them, a remake of "The Bear," from Blues From Laurel Canyon.

Khatia Buniatishvili - Labyrinth (2020) {Blu-Spec CD2, Japanese Edition}

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Khatia Buniatishvili - Labyrinth (2020) {Blu-Spec CD2, Japanese Edition}

Khatia Buniatishvili - Labyrinth (2020) {Blu-Spec CD2, Japanese Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 234 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 192 Mb
Full Scans ~ 89 Mb | 01:19:36 | RAR 5% Recovery
Classical | Sony Classical #SICC 30569

Pianist Khatia Buniatishvili specialized mostly in virtuoso repertory in the early years of her tenure with the Sony Classical label, but she goes in a different direction with Labyrinth, a collection of mostly slow, reflective pieces from various periods and in various styles. The labyrinth involved might be a winding path through musical styles or through an individual soul. The program is of the sort that one shouldn't try to hard to pin down; Buniatishvili posted on social media (October 9, 2020) that "the voice you hear is the voice of a human being – my voice, your voice," but it's quite evocative. Buniatishvili makes turns through Bach, jazz, Romantic music, contemporary pieces, including a large Philip Glass excerpt, and more.

Nuno Mindelis - Twelve Hours (2004)

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Nuno Mindelis - Twelve Hours (2004)

Nuno Mindelis - Twelve Hours (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 373 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Modern Electric Blues | Label: Taxim Records | # TX 1054-2 TA | Time: 00:53:43

"Twelve Hours" is the ground-breaking fourth CD from one of the world's premier Blues guitarists, Nuno Mindelis. Nuno's Blues credentials are impressive: named "Best Blues Guitarist" by Guitar Player Magazine, two CD's with Stevie Ray Vaughan's band, Double Trouble, and rave reviews for his live performances, from Austin Texas to the 2004 Montreal International Jazz Festival. Nuno's own life journey embodies the Blues. He was born in Angola, and started making guitars as a young child. His family was forced to flee the war in Angola, and for safety Nuno was sent to live apart from his family in Canada for several years. Continuing to refine his unique fingerstyle electric Blues technique, Nuno was finally reunited with his family in Brazil. Now renowned as one of the world's top Blues artists, Nuno has shared the stage with B.B. King, Jimmie Vaughan, Robert Cray, Otis Clay, and Junior Wells, among others. Nuno continues to play to enthusiastic audiences and critical acclaim worldwide.

Tonkünstler-Orchester & Jun Märkl - Mussorgsky: Bilder einer Ausstellung & Other Works (2021)

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Tonkünstler-Orchester & Jun Märkl - Mussorgsky: Bilder einer Ausstellung & Other Works (2021)

Tonkünstler-Orchester & Jun Märkl - Mussorgsky: Bilder einer Ausstellung & Other Works (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 206 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 125 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:50:32
Classical | Label: Tonkunstler Orchestra

Might you have a reliable original edition of Modest Mussorgsky’s «Pictures at an Exhibition» for piano, that I could borrow? The request was made by Maurice Ravel in February 1922 to his friend «Calvo», full name Michel Dimitri Calvoressi, a Marseille-born British music critic and author with Greek roots. In the letter Ravel went so far as to underline the words «édition originale de Moussorgsky». So at least as far back as Ravel we have had this problem, one that Jun Märkl is even today all too aware of: the quest for the original Mussorgsky has always been difficult. Back then, Calvo was clearly unable to help the composer. Ravel, who had been delighted to receive a commission from the conductor Serge Koussevitzky for an instrumental arrangement of the piano cycle, had to content himself with the edition published in 1886, after Mussorgsky’s death, under the aegis of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov – a version we now know to contain a number of corrections, typos and printing errors. The reasons for this can be found in the personal fate of the composer and in the well-meaning and in some cases essential retrospective editing of his oeuvre.

Simon Mulligan - A Steinway Romance (2021)

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Simon Mulligan - A Steinway Romance (2021)

Simon Mulligan - A Steinway Romance (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 186 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 135 Mb | 00:58:46
Jazz | Label: Steinway & Sons

Wishful, nostalgic and dreamy romance set the tone for this elegant set of standards from the marvelously talented pianist Simon Mulligan.

Elmira Darvarova, Ronald Carbone, Samuel Magill, Lucian Rinaldo & Howard Wall - José Serebrier: Chamber Music (2021)

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Elmira Darvarova, Ronald Carbone, Samuel Magill, Lucian Rinaldo & Howard Wall - José Serebrier: Chamber Music (2021)

Elmira Darvarova, Ronald Carbone, Samuel Magill, Lucian Rinaldo & Howard Wall - José Serebrier: Chamber Music (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 273 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 152 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:04:53
Classical | Label: Affetto Recordings

Performing, recording and commissioning music by the legendary conductor and composer José Serebrier, throughout my almost 15-years long friendship and collaboration with him, has never been, for me, less than utterly fascinating and inspiring. José Serebrier (born in 1938) is today’s most frequently-recorded conductor, has collaborated with some of the world’s greatest soloists and orchestras, and is among the most sought-after guest conductors, constantly touring with major orchestras around the world. Serebrier established himself as a significant composer as far back as the 1950s, with over 100 published works. Born in Uruguay, of Russian and Polish parents, Serebrier composed music and conducted orchestras since early childhood, conceiving his Opus 1 – Sonata for solo violin at the age of 9, and making his conducting debut at age 11.

Bogdana Pivnenko, Taras Yaropud, Kateryna Suprun, Yurii Pogoretskyi - Lyatoshynsky, Poleva & Silvestrov (2021)

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Bogdana Pivnenko, Taras Yaropud, Kateryna Suprun, Yurii Pogoretskyi - Lyatoshynsky, Poleva & Silvestrov (2021)

Bogdana Pivnenko, Taras Yaropud, Kateryna Suprun, Yurii Pogoretskyi & Iryna Starodub - Lyatoshynsky, Poleva & Silvestrov: Ukrainian Piano Quintets (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 301 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 184 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:17:35
Classical | Label: Naxos Records

The early 20th century saw the Ukrainian region suffer considerable political instability and oppression. Following the long and bitterly fought war of independence (1917 to 1921), the Soviet government introduced a new policy of korenizatsiya (‘putting down roots’) which allowed the Soviet republics much greater freedom. This resulted in a vibrant yet short-lived cultural renaissance, and the emergence of a new generation of artists, writers, and musicians who drew variously on Eastern and Western models while looking to their national heritage.

Gene Ammons - The Boss Is Back! (1969) Remastered Reissue 2006 [Re-Up]

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Gene Ammons - The Boss Is Back! (1969) Remastered Reissue 2006 [Re-Up]

Gene Ammons - The Boss Is Back! (1969) Remastered Reissue 2006
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 441 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 186 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Soul-Jazz | Label: Universal/Prestige | # 00025218512923 | 01:13:52

The executives at Prestige must have been felt ecstatic when they heard Gene Ammons first play after his release from a very severe seven-year jail sentence. The great tenor proved to still be in his prime, his huge sound was unchanged and he was hungry to make new music. This CD, which completely reissues the first two LPs Ammons cut after his return (The Boss Is Back! and Brother Jug!) rewards repeated listenings. The first date (in an acoustic quintet with pianist Junior Mance) hints at his earlier bop-based music while the numbers from the following day (with organist Sonny Phillips) find Ammons playing over a couple of boogaloo vamps very much of the period. Actually it is his ballad statements (particularly "Here's That Rainy Day," "Feeling Good" and even "Didn't We") that really make this CD memorable, although on "He's a Real Gone Guy" Ammons shows that he had not forgotten how to jam the blues either.

Khatia Buniatishvili - Franz Liszt (2011) {2016, Blu-Spec CD2, Japanese Limited Edition, Remastered}

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Khatia Buniatishvili - Franz Liszt (2011) {2016, Blu-Spec CD2, Japanese Limited Edition, Remastered}

Khatia Buniatishvili - Franz Liszt (2011) {2016, Blu-Spec CD2, Japanese Limited Edition, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 297 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 227 Mb
Full Scans | 01:07:28 | RAR 5% Recovery
Classical | Sony Classical #SICC 30384

Khatia Buniatishvili's debut album is devoted to Franz Liszt in whose music she seeks and finds her idea of musical completeness and pianistic perfection. The repertoire places a focus on the Faust theme: Liszt's third Liebestraum was inspired by Goethe's Faust and the Mephisto Waltz was inspired by Nikolaus Lenau's Faust poem. The centerpiece of the recording, the Sonata in B Minor, is technically one of the most demanding works ever written for piano and is followed by Liszt's first Mephisto Waltz (The Dance in the Village Inn). La lugubre gondola ends with a whole-tone scale and the note G sharp, leading into the key of the last piece on the recording, Liszt's arrangement of Bach's transfiguring Prelude and Fugue in A Minor.

Dec Burke - Life In Two Dimensions (2021)

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Dec Burke - Life In Two Dimensions (2021)

Dec Burke - Life In Two Dimensions (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 426 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 171 Mb
Full Scans | 00:54:43 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | Gravity Dream Music #GD070921

Dec Burke former guitarist/ vocalist with acclaimed UK progressive rockers Frost* as well as Dilemma, Audio Plastik, Darwin’s Radio and numerous solo projects, is back with a brand new solo album, released in September 2021. Life In Two Dimensions is an album of our times, written against the backdrop of the UK lockdown throughout 2020. It covers themes of loss, hope, excitement, and the modern world of endless advertising and materialism. The music is powerful, guitar driven with songs ranging in direction from melodic ballad rock, through all out immediate rock, to complex and progressive.

Marcus Creed, SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart - Polska: Penderecki, Szymanowski, Górecki, Lutosławski, Haubenstock-Ramati (2016)

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Marcus Creed, SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart - Polska: Penderecki, Szymanowski, Górecki, Lutosławski, Haubenstock-Ramati (2016)

Marcus Creed, SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart - Polska: Penderecki, Szymanowski, Górecki, Lutosławski, Haubenstock-Ramati (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 225 Mb | Total time: 57:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hänssler Classic | # SWR19017CD | Recorded: 2015

Das SWR Vokalensemble gehört zu den besten Chören der Welt. Ein weiterer Baustein in der Serie mit Chorwerken aus verschiedenen Ländern. Sehr selten aufgeführte Werke von Szymanowski, Gorecki, Haubenstock-Ramati und Lutoslawski, den bedeutendsten polnischen Komponisten. Dass Polen besonders im 20. Jahrhundert so viele und so herausragende Komponisten hervorgebracht hat, ist angesichts der politischen Geschichte des Landes sehr überraschend. Nach dem 2. Weltkrieg und nach Stalins Tod brach sich auf dem Musikfestival 'Warschauer Herbst' 1956 die aufgestaute Kreativität Bahn und es präsentierte sich das ungeheure musikalische Potential des Landes einer erstaunten Weltöffentlichkeit.

Atoll - L'Araignée-Mal (1975) {1988, Japan 1st Press}

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Atoll - L'Araignée-Mal (1975) {1988, Japan 1st Press}

Atoll - L'Araignée-Mal (1975) {1988, Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 263 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 110 Mb
Covers Included | 00:44:01 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | CRiME / King Record Co., Ltd. #K32Y 2141

The French equivalent of prog-rock bands Yes and Genesis, Atoll recorded four albums in the mid- to late '70s with a lineup that stabilized by the time of the group's second album. L'Araignee Mal (1975) included vocalist/percussionist André Balzer, guitarist Christian Beya, bassist Jean-Luc Thillot, keyboard player Michel Taillet, and drummer Alain Gozzo. Gradually commercializing its sound beginning with third album Tertio, Atoll released only one more studio album (plus a compilation) before breaking up. In the late '80s, however, a new, pop-oriented version appeared. Including only Beya from the previous lineup, the band released L'Ocean and the live album Tokyo C'est Fini (both 1989).

Opeth - Orchid (1995) [Japanese Edition 2008]

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Opeth - Orchid (1995) [Japanese Edition 2008]

Opeth - Orchid (1995) [Japanese Edition 2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 493 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 169 MB | Covers - 100 MB
Genre: Extreme Progressive Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Avalon/Marquee Inc. (MICP-10807)

Opeth's debut, Orchid, was quite an audacious release, a far-beyond-epic prog/death monstrosity exuding equal parts beauty and brutality - an album so brilliant, so navel-gazingly pretentious that, in retrospect, Opeth's future greatness was a foregone conclusion. Fact is, these Swedes - with the opening cut, "In Mist She Was Standing," exceeding the 14-minute mark - laid their cards on the table at the beginning of the hand and still took the pot, so ambitious and convincing is the band's artistic vision. And while the record finds the group searching for the razor-sharp focus and prominent emotional hook put forth on the later, classic releases My Arms, Your Hearse, Still Life, and Blackwater Park, Orchid is still an exhilarating listen, with the band meshing double-time death tempos with bleak, frostbitten riffs and moodily expansive, jazz-influenced, melodic instrumental passages…

Amorphis: 10CD Collection. Original pressing (1992 - 2015)

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Amorphis: 10CD Collection. Original pressing (1992 - 2015)

Amorphis: 10CD Collection. Original pressing (1992 - 2015)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
10CD | Nuclear Blast, Victor, Relapse | ~ 3730 or 1186 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 593 Mb
Progressive Metal, Heavy Metal, Death Metal

Lead guitarist Esa Holopainen and drummer Jan Rechberger formed the band Amorphis in Finland in 1990. To complete their lineup they recruited vocalist/guitarist Tomi Koivusaari and bassist Olli-Pekka Laine. They released a demo in 1991 called Disment of Soul. The demo was so successful in getting attention for the group that they acquired a record deal and released an EP the same year. They next released their first full-length album, The Karelian Isthmus, in 1992. The following year, their early demo recording session was released as Privilege of Evil…