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Stanton Moore - With You In Mind (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Stanton Moore - With You In Mind: The Songs Of Allen Toussaint (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 52:57 minutes | 620 MB
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In the fall of 2015, drummer Stanton Moore, along with pianist David Torkanowsky and bassist James Singleton, had booked studio time to record a follow-up to the trio’s 2014 release, "Conversations". The plan was for it to contain primarily original compositions. On November 10, 2015, they and the rest of the world heard the shockingly sad news of the death of the legendary pianist, composer, producer and arranger Allen Toussaint. The result is With You in Mind: The Songs of Allen Toussaint, which has been released on July 21, 2017. The album, which was co-produced by Moore and Torkanowsky, finds the three artists, who have been performing and touring together for several years, at the core of the music. It’s easy to imagine that, considering the project’s theme and with these highly respected musicians putting it together, it wasn’t difficult to recruit guests for the project. Some of New Orleans’ finest artists play significant roles throughout the disc.
George Shearing Trio & The Robert Farnon Orchestra - On Target (1982/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

George Shearing Trio & The Robert Farnon Orchestra - On Target (1982/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 44:29 minutes | 790 MB
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A lost gem featuring wonderful and talented jazz musicians, blessed with feel, harmony and driving vibes. Great session and recordings.
Daniel Barenboim - Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Daniel Barenboim - Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius, Op. 38 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 93:39 minutes | 1.57 GB
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Daniel Barenboim’s ‘The Dream of Gerontius’ is a significant addition to his critically-acclaimed Elgar series with Staatskapelle Berlin. This is Barenboim’s first recording of Elgar’s greatest choral masterpiece. Featuring the finest array of English-speaking soloists: Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Andrew Staples and Thomas Hampson.
Katia & Marielle Labeque - Love Stories (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Katia & Marielle Labeque - Love Stories (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 75:43 minutes | 726 MB
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Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet inspired many composers from Benda to Prokofiev through Berlioz, Gounod or Tchaikowsky and it is always a challenge for a musician to approach such a subject so full of history. With Star-Cross’d Lovers, French composer David Chalmin gives a new look at Shakespeare’s drama : a contemporary ballet choreographed by Yaman Okur, written for two pianos, electric guitar, electronics and drums.
Miroslav Vitous - Music Of Weather Report (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Miroslav Vitouš - Music Of Weather Report (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 52:47 minutes | 1,07 GB
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The great Czech bassist Miroslav Vitouš returns once more to the music of Weather Report, the group he cofounded with Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter in 1970. Vitouš and his band revisit well known Weather Report repertoire including Birdland, Seventh Arrow, Scarlet Woman and Morning Lake along with Acrobat’s Issues, a piece which the first Weather Report lineup played but never record. Interspersed along the way are recent blues tunes from Vitouš’s pen. The band, driven by the astounding double drumming of Gerald Cleaver and Nasheet Waits, is energetic and daring, juxtaposing time playing and rhythmically free pulses, with Vitouš’s arco bass playing sometimes sounding like a third horn in between the two saxophones.
Amir ElSaffar, Rivers Of Sound - Not Two (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Rivers Of Sound - Amir ElSaffar: Not Two (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 86:28 minutes | 1,65 GB
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Iraqi-American trumpeter, saunter player, vocalist and composer Amir ElSaffar leads his Rivers of Sound Orchestra in a performance of his own Not Two. The result is a new approach to transcultural music as the seventeen musicians create a new musical language through combining contrasting musical traditions, contributing to ElSaffar’s reputation for extending the boundaries of both jazz and Middle Eastern music.
L'Arpa Festante - Splendid Harmony - 17th Century Instrumental Music by Students of Heinrich Schütz (2017) [24/96]

L'Arpa Festante - Splendid Harmony - 17th Century Instrumental Music by Students of Heinrich Schütz (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 76:56 minutes | 1.47 GB
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Today Heinrich Schütz (1585–1672) is considered the most important and influential German composer of the early baroque era. In his 55 years of service as chapel master to the court of Saxony in Dresden, he taught not only the choirboys in his chapel but music students sent to him from other German courts. His pupils were highly sought after as (court) chapel masters, orchestra leaders or church music directors throughout northern Europe.

Girlpool - Powerplant (2017) [Official Digital Download]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at May 17, 2017
Girlpool - Powerplant (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Girlpool - Powerplant (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 28:33 minutes | 370 MB
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Part twee folk, part ratty punk, California duo Harmony Tividad and Cleo Tucker make music that’s nostalgic for 90s riot grrrl outfits like the Breeders, while also effusing millennial ennui; Magnifying Glass, from their 2015 debut LP, Before the World Was Big, was 39 frantic seconds of string-plucking and lyrics about wanting to hold the world inside your head, while early single Blah Blah Blah was mostly built around those three words, delivered in a mocking tone. This new record builds on the latent disquiet that bubbles under the surface of Girlpool’s nonchalance. Despite the addition of a full band, it still manages to sound like a collection of lullabies. With only two songs passing the three-minute mark, this is blink-and-you’ll-miss-it angst, but deserving of your attention nonetheless.
Art Farmer - Farmer's Market (1956/2007/2014) [Official Digital Download]

Art Farmer - Farmer's Market (1956/2007/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 39:36 minutes | 456 MB
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Rudy Van Gelder Remaster - 2007

By 1956 when this album was recorded, Art Farmer had come into his own as a trumpet soloist. His combination of earthiness, drive, respect for melody, harmonic sophistication and a wistful sound on ballads produced a distinctive and immediately recognizable style. The catchy Farmer's Market had resulted in a semi-hit for Annie Ross after she was inspired by Farmer's 1951 version; Farmer's remake on this album has one of his best solos of the 1950s. His bassist twin brother Addison is in the band, along with pianist Kenny Drew, drummer Elvin Jones and Hank Mobley on tenor saxophone. Farmer, Drew and Mobley contributed most of the tunes on this album.
William Carter - Bach reimagines Bach (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

William Carter - Bach reimagines Bach (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:18 minutes | 1.26 GB
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William Carter's exemplary musicianship is showcased to its fullest on this new recording of Bach's own transcriptions for the lute. Almost unplayable in parts, many musicians take certain liberties with the music so that it glows more naturally but William Carter's determined approach to authenticity sees the lutenist achieve the near impossible: playing the music as it was originally written. Carter very subtly enhances BWV 1001, originally for unaccompanied violin, in keeping with Bach's own perceived style, namely to only add ""as much harmony as he found necessary"". The final piece undergoes the most extensive reimaginging as Bach expertly transforms the Fifth Cello Suite into a ""new"" lute work: so successful is it that Carter considers it to be, interms of understanding the essential nature and expressive qualities of the lute, ""the most perfect piece of lute music in existence"".