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Yelena Eckemoff - In The Shadow Of A Cloud (2017) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Yelena Eckemoff - In The Shadow Of A Cloud (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 95:44 minutes | 2,19 GB
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She may rarely perform live in this context, but Yelena Eckemoff has managed to build, over just seven years and a mammoth eleven releases—including her second release of 2017, In the Shadow of a Cloud—a loyal and growing following in the jazz world. It's all the more remarkable for a multi-talented expat Russian pianist who began life in the classical world, and only entered the jazz world in 2010 with Cold Sun. But there's even more to marvel at when it comes to Eckemoff, who relocated to the USA a little over a quarter century ago. Consider her accomplishments over the past seven years: she has released the entire body of jazz work on her own L&H Productions imprint, with only the help of publicists to help get the word out; has produced all of her recordings; and, since 2014's A Touch of Radiance, also contributed original paintings, as well as corresponding poetry to each composition.
Rostam - Half-Light (2017) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Rostam - Half-Light (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 52:17 minutes | 1,1 GB
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"Half-Light" is the debut album from Rostam Batmanglij, who is known for his work with Vampire Weekend and produced each of their three albums. The kaleidoscopic album features fifteen songs written, produced, and performed by Rostam in his Los Angeles home studio. All in all, Half-Light makes it apparent just how much of what was captivating about Vampire Weekend came from Batmanglij, solidifying the newly independent musician as a collaborator artists from multiple genres should–and do–want to work with.
Gordon Grdina Quartet - Inroads (2017/2018) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Gordon Grdina Quartet - Inroads (2017/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 57:40 minutes | 1,04 GB
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The Gordon Grdina Quartet creates their unique jazz musiciansship by combining both classical and avant garde jazz techniques throughout this album. Influenced by a vast range of classical music composers and even rock and roll artists, this ensemble showacses their adventurous spirirt and willingness to experiment with new musical styles in this jazz album.
Caecilie Norby - Silent Ways (2013/2014) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Cæcilie Norby - Silent Ways (2013/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 49:52 minutes | 1035 MB
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On "Silent Ways", Danish vocalist Caecilie Norby interprets her favourite singer/songwriter melodies, from Bob Dylan to Paul Simon, CCR to Soundgarden, charging them up with classical and jazz influences. The almost chamber musical, tranquil form hinted at by the album's title is classical, as is the emotional expressiveness of her interpretations. The jazzy approach lies in her singing technique, in the arrangements and the hand-picked musicians in the band improvising magically together.
Dhafer Youssef - Birds Requiem (2013) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Dhafer Youssef - Birds Requiem (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 64:21 minutes | 1,34 GB
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Tunisian oud master, vocalist, and composer Dhafer Youssef is globally renowned for his restless musicality. He has used his ancient instrument – five millennia and counting – to explore jazz, classical, and blues, in addition to the classical and folk musics of the Middle East, North Africa, and Mediterranean regions. The ephemeral Birds Requiem is his debut offering for Sony's resurrected Okeh imprint.
Hiromi & Edmar Castaneda - Live In Montreal (2017) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

Hiromi & Edmar Castaneda - Live In Montreal (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 72:10 minutes | 2,67 GB
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What an astonishing idea: Couple the sensational, genre-defying Japanese pianist Hiromi Uehara with the spellbinding Colombian harpist Edmar Castenada, who proves that his traditional Andean folk instrument is as unlimited as his musical imagination. Both these people are charmers: Since her 2003 debut recording Another Mind, Hiromi has dazzled listeners with her explosive keyboard technique and performance style. She is classically trained, but clearly loves the spontaneous and unbound aspects of jazz. Castenada, whose father was a famed harpist, hails from Bogota. He emigrated to New York City in 1994, quickly attracting attention. In his hands the harp’s strings ring forcefully, adding unusual counterpoint to jazz’s encounters with all the world's possibilities. What do Hiromi and Castenada sound like in collaboration? Only a few audiences know—this is their first tour together. Bet on their music being fresh and lively.
Cecile McLorin Salvant - Dreams And Daggers (2017) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Cécile McLorin Salvant - Dreams And Daggers (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 112:16 minutes | 2,26 GB
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In 2015, the young American singer Cécile McLorin Salvant won a Grammy with her album For One to Love, and this live follow-up from New York’s Village Vanguard, with her classy trio and an occasional string quartet, reworks plenty of standard songs (there are a few shrewd originals too) with audacity, imagination and unerring dramatic timing. Some say Salvant largely avoids jazz models, but the great Betty Carter is a significant influence, even if Salvant and her fine pianist Aaron Diehl arrange the plotlines and payoffs of songs much more meticulously.
Butch Walker - Stay Gold (2016) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Butch Walker - Stay Gold (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 43:12 minutes | 984 MB
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Bradley Glenn "Butch" Walker is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He was the lead guitarist for the glam metal band SouthGang from the late 1980s to early 1990s as well as the lead vocalist and guitarist for rock band Marvelous 3 from 1997 until 2001. "Stay Gold" is his eighth full-length studio solo album. As Walker enters this new phase of his career, one marked perhaps more by an appreciation of his own work rather than the work he does with others, "Stay Gold", with its many brilliant moments, lights the way.
Billie Holiday - Body And Soul (1957/2014) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

Billie Holiday - Body And Soul (1957/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 45:56 minutes | 991 MB
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The title track is one of the most recorded jazz songs in history and Billie Holiday's interpretation on this 1957 release is arguably considered one of the best, if not the definitive version. Producer Norman Granz brings out the best of her voice on this album from late in her career, accompanied by a superb band that includes Ben Webster on tenor sax.
Merchandise - A Corpse Wired For Sound (2016) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Merchandise - A Corpse Wired For Sound (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 43:09 minutes | 952 MB
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Formed nearly a decade ago, galvanized by Tampa hardcore and inspired by its miscreant noise, "A Corpse Wired For Sound signals" a new chapter for Merchandise. Following 2014’s "After The End" — a full-band effort recorded in a closet — the band stripped back to its core of Carson Cox (vocals, electronics), Dave Vassalotti (guitar, electronics) and Pat Brady (bass). The trio travelled to Rosà, Italy for their first ever sessions in a recording studio, with a local, ICIO. The nine-song, nocturnal A Corpse Wired For Sound was recorded half in the studio and half at home, in Tampa as well as Cox’s newly adopted bases of New York and Berlin – the culmination of a long-distance collaboration between Cox and Vassalotti.