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Oscar Peterson - Exclusively for My Friends (Box Set 1992/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Oscar Peterson - Exclusively For My Friends (Box Set 1992/2014)
Six Volumes | FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 236:18 minutes | 4,46 GB
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Oscar Peterson has stated that he feels his MPS recordings are his finest. That is quite a statement considering the huge amount of records that the pianist has produced through the past 50 years. This set reissues the music from six of his MPS LPs: Action, Girl Talk, The Way I Really Play, My Favorite Instrument, Mellow Mood, and Travelin' On. While some of the performances feature the 1963 trio he had with bassist Ray Brown and drummer Ed Thigpen, most of the music dates from 1967-1968 and matches Peterson with bassist Sam Jones and either Louis Hayes or Bobby Durham on drums. A special treat is Peterson's first unaccompanied solo album, which fills up the final LP. Peterson's many fans know what to expect in this set, while other listeners need to discover him to realize what all of the fuss was about. Quite simply, Oscar Peterson has long been one of the greatest pianists the world has ever known; this reissue offers plenty of proof.
Miriam Makeba - Miriam Makeba (1960/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Miriam Makeba - Miriam Makeba (1960/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 36:05 minutes | 864 MB
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Zenzile Miriam Makeba, nicknamed Mama Africa, was a South African singer, actor, UN goodwill ambassador, and civil rights activist. This is her self-titled album - released in 1960 on the RCA Victor label.
Miriam Makeba - The Voice Of Africa (1964/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Miriam Makeba - The Voice Of Africa (1964/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 28:14 minutes | 631 MB
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Throughout her time as a concert singer in 1960s America Miriam Makeba was promoted as the embodied voice of a sonic, imagined Africa. Where her white audiences were attracted to the complete „otherness“ of her African blackness, her black American audiences saw themselves – or imagined versions of themselves – put on stage, and built solidarities between their own struggle and the struggle against apartheid.
Miriam Makeba - The Magic Of Makeba (1965/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Miriam Makeba - The Magic Of Makeba (1965/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 38:23 minutes | 906 MB
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Miriam Makeba's sixth and final RCA Victor album largely abandoned the South African focus of her earlier recordings (particularly her most recent release, the joint LP An Evening With Belafonte/Makeba, which was devoted to songs in South African tribal languages) for a collection of mainstream pop on which she was backed by an orchestra conducted by Sid Bass.
East Coast Jazz,  Vol.3 - Joe Puma (1954/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

East Coast Jazz, Vol.3 - Joe Puma Quintet (1954/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 27:41 minutes | 553 MB
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Hardly a household name, jazz guitarist Joe Puma had a 50-year career as a sideman for other artists but rarely recorded under his own name. He was a favourite guitarist of Peggy Lee and Tony Bennett but recorded with dozens of other major names in jazz during his career. Puma performs here with Vinnie Burke on bass, Don Elliott on vibes, Barry Galbraith on guitar and drummer Todd Sommer. This album is part of the East Coast Jazz series launched by producer Creed Taylor at Bethlehem Records in 1954 to distinguish the new music emerging in New York from the new jazz in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Sam Cooke - Hits Of The 50's (1960/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Sam Cooke - Hits Of The 50's (1960/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 34:01 minutes | 1,39 GB
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Legendary R&B singer Sam Cooke's 6th studio album, released in 1960. This release features Sam Cooke performing a selection of covers of songs from the 1950s.
Sean Rowe - New Lore {Deluxe Edition} (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Sean Rowe - New Lore (2017) [Deluxe Edition]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 45:40 minutes | 944 MB
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Recorded at Memphis’ immortal Sam Phillips Studio with producer Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell), Rowe’s latest finds the singer-songwriter following oft-cited touchstone Richard Thompson along the forking paths staked out by Madman (2014), digging bold piano and sweeping strings, Gospel-soul, pastoral folk-rock and loping country-folk into his favoured earthy ground. Rowe’s rib-rattling baritone – fresh air and clean living continue to separate him from, say, Mark Lanegan – is as distinctive as ever, and despite some faltering moments (“I’ll Follow Your Trail”), he’s often exquisitely enigmatic (emotive high point “The Salmon”).

Actress - AZD (2017) [Official Digital Download]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at April 29, 2017
Actress - AZD (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Actress - AZD (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 55:21 minutes | 659 MB
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Actress, real name Darren Jordan Cunningham, known to friends as DAZ, returns with a new album, now on Ninja Tune and a new music system called "AZD" (pronounced "Azid"), a chrome aspect journey into a parallel world. An artist who has always preferred to make music than to talk about it, in "AZD" he has achieved another remarkable landmark, one which is as resistant to interpretation as it is demanding of it. Following on from his previous albums, R.I.P, Splazsh and Hazyville, an epilogue poem attached to the press release for Ghettoville was construed by media, commentators and spectators that Cunningham had retired. This led him to conceptualise this mass of conclusion as the key to "Giving power back to identity".
Alexander Kobrin, Frédéric D’Oria-Nicolas - Rachmaninov: Héritage (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Alexander Kobrin, Frédéric D’Oria-Nicolas - Rachmaninov: Héritage (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 83:50 minutes | 1.32 GB
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- Rachmaninov's Two Suite's and the Symphonic Dances are crucial works in his oeuvre and major works in the two piano literature. - Pianist Frederic D'Oria-Nicolas, noted for his sonorous piano sound and assured manner, has recorded several critcally acclaimed albums for Fondamenta. - Pianist Alexander Kobrin concertizes internationally and recently joined the Artist Faculty of Steinhardt School for Piano Studies at New York University. - Booklet notes in French and English.
Minguet Quartett & Paul van Nevel Huelgas Ensemble - Wolfgang Rihm: Et Lux (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Minguet Quartett & Paul van Nevel Huelgas Ensemble - Wolfgang Rihm: Et Lux (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 61:30 minutes | 859 MB
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'Et Lux' is an alluring and timeless work for vocal ensemble and string quartet by leading German composer Wolfgang Rihm, here receiving its first recording.