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Kevin Stewart - Never Look Back (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Kevin Stewart - Never Look Back (2015)
FLAC tracks 24bit/48kHz | Digital Booklet | 714MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Tonegold Records

American keyboardist Kevin Stewart is a superb contemporary jazz instrumentalist and composer who can perform a range of styles - including jazz, blues, and R&B – with equal dexterity, and his new album, Never Look Back, is a good example of his remarkable facility.
Martha Reeves - The Rest Of My Life (Expanded Edition) (1976/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Martha Reeves - The Rest Of My Life (Expanded Edition) (1976/2015)
R&B, Soul/Funk, Disco | FLAC (tracks), 24bit/96kHz | 01:06:43 h. | 1,57 Gb (incl 5%) | Front Cover
Label: Arista/Legacy | Tracks: 16 | Released: 2015 (1976)

"The Rest Of My Life" is the 1976 album by legendary soul diva Martha Reeves which was expanded and includes 7 Bonus Tracks with 2 Tracks are Un-Released Gems. Re-Mastered from the original master tapes by Sean Brennan, at Battery Studio’s. Produced by Bert DeCoteaux, General Johnson, Tony Camillo, and Tony Silvester.
Marcus Strickland's Twi-Life - Nihil Novi (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44.1kHz]

Marcus Strickland's Twi-Life - Nihil Novi (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/44.1kHz | Artwork| 626MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Blue Note

Since making his debut as a leader with 2001's At Last, Marcus Strickland has established a reputation as a composer of remarkable depth and breadth. On Nihil Novi, his first Blue Note offering, Strickland showcases a new band – trumpeter Keyon Harrold, keyboardists Mitch Henry and Masayuki Hirano, bassist Kyle Miles, and drummer Charles Haynes. His new tunes offer an even greater array of styles, harmonic textures, and dynamics, and reveal his preoccupation with hip-hop beatmaking. (This isn't a jazz/hip-hop fusion record.) Nihil Novi was expertly and empathetically produced by Meshell Ndegeocello, who also guests on bass. Strickland also brings in some old friends and allies, including Robert Glasper, Chris Dave, Pino Palladino, and Chris Bruce.
Meredith Monk - On Behalf Of Nature (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Meredith Monk - On Behalf Of Nature (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.10GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, ECM 2473

With her latest, multivalent ECM New Series album, Meredith aimed to address ecology and climate change, she says: "Believing that music speaks more directly than words, I worked to make a piece with a fluid, perceptual field that could expand awareness of what we are in danger of losing. On Behalf of Nature is a meditation on our intimate connection to nature, its inner structures, the fragility of its ecology and our interdependence." Voices and instruments have equal weight: sometimes each is heard alone; sometimes they are blended to form a new, mysterious sound; sometimes they are combined to create intricate, layered, yet transparent sonic landscapes.

Meta Meta - MM3 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88.2kHz]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by tiburon at Dec. 1, 2016
Meta Meta - MM3 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88.2kHz]

Meta Meta - MM3 (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/88.2kHz | Digital Booklet | 853MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Jazz Village

Based in São Paulo, Metá Metá have played a key role in the city’s thriving experimental music scene, mixing samba and Afro-Brazilian candomblé with jazz and rock. Now they have added north African influences, inspired by visits to Morocco, in an album that constantly changes style and pace – often in the same song. Opener Três Amigos sets the mood, starting as an atmospheric piece with an Arabic edge and relaxed vocals by Juçara Marçal, before switching to a furious blitz of sound by saxophonist Thiago França and guitarist Kiko Dinucci, who played a key role in an extraordinary recent album from Elza Soares. Elsewhere, the songs vary from the cheerful and breezy Toque Certeiro (featuring scat vocals from Marçal that have the easy charm of Joyce Moreno) to passages that sound like an angry Brazilian post-punk thrash, influenced by their country’s political crisis.
Masaaki Suzuki - Johann Sebastian Bach - Organ Works Vol. 1 (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Masaaki Suzuki - Johann Sebastian Bach - Organ Works Vol. 1 (2015)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.34GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, BIS

The recipient of the 2012 City of Leipzig Bach Medal, Masaaki Suzuki has earned an enviable reputation as an interpreter of the music of J. S. Bach as a reviewer in Intl Record Guide has put it: 'With Suzuki you can hear Bach's heart beat'. To a wide audience he is known as the director of Bach Collegium Japan, and the moving force behind the ensemble's acclaimed recordings of Bach's complete sacred cantatas. Perhaps less well known is that he began his career at the age of 12! playing the organ at church services in Kobe, where he was born. Suzuki has remained true to the organ throughout his life, and for BIS he has previously recorded Bach's German Organ Mass, as well as programs of Buxtehude and Sweelinck. He here appears on a disc combining some of Bach's best-loved works for the instrument, including the D minor Toccata and Fugue, the Partitas on O Gott, du frommer Gott, BWV 767, the Canonic Variations, BWV769, and the celebrated Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV548.
Portico Quartet - Knee-Deep In The North Sea (2007) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Portico Quartet - Knee-Deep In The North Sea (2007)
FLAC tracks 24bit/48kHz | Front Cover | 495MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, RealWorld / B&W

On its debut CD, KNEE DEEP IN THE NORTH SEA, Mercury Prize-nominated combo the Portico Quartet delivers an unusually meditative brand of world music-influenced jazz that matches a minimalist classical music vibe with a pop/jam band-informed compositional sense. Centered on repeated figures played on the hang (a type of steel drum) and soprano saxophonist Jack Wylie’s Wayne Shorter-esque improvisational explorations, Portico Quartet’s music should appeal to fans of Weather Report and the Dave Matthews Band alike.
Aretha Franklin - Let Me In Your Life (1974) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Aretha Franklin - Let Me In Your Life (1974)
FLAC tracks 24bit/192kHz | Front Cover | 1.6GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Rhino Atlantic

Regarded as one of Aretha’s best albums off Atlantic Records, Let Me In Your Life reached #1 on Billboard’s Top R&B charts. Teaming up with legendary Atlantic producer Jerry Wexler, the queen of soul delivered her trademark vocal chops. The recording would yield three highly successful singles, “Until You Come Back To Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do),” “Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing” and “I’m In Love.” The track, “Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing” would win Aretha a GRAMMY® for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.
Charlie Haden, Liberation Music Orchestra - Time / Life (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Charlie Haden, Liberation Music Orchestra - Time / Life (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.05GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Impulse!

In 2011, bassist Charlie Haden and pianist Carla Bley led an iteration of the Liberation Music Orchestra in a live concert at the Jazz Middelheim Festival in Antwerp, Belgium. It was partially intended as a warm-up for a forthcoming Liberation Music Orchestra album, a process that had been in the works since 2007. Sadly, Haden died from post-polio syndrome in 2014 before any new LMO tracks could be recorded. Thankfully, Haden, along with his wife, Ruth Cameron Haden, and Bley had discussed his desires for how to finish the album prior to his passing. Furthermore, the 2011 performance, which included two new arrangements earmarked for the planned album, had been recorded for Belgian public radio. All this meant that an album was possible, and in 2015 Bley convened the LMO in a studio to record the new material. Per Haden's request, longtime friend and esteemed bassist Steve Swallow was brought in to play his parts.
Marquise  Knox - Here I Am (2011) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Marquise Knox - Here I Am (2011)
FLAC tracks 24bit/192kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.49GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, APO Records

Marquise Knox recently released his third album, Here I Am, once again recorded at the legendary Blue Heaven Studios in Salina, Kansas. It features Marquise and his band, with a little help from Wayne Sharp of Michael Burk’s band sitting in on B-3 and piano. Nine originals, and three reverent covers of Marquise’s favorite Muddy Waters tunes.