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Bruno Fontaine - Ragtime {Deluxe 5.1 Edition} (2013/2014) [Official Digital Download MCH 24-bit/96kHz]

Bruno Fontaine - Ragtime (2013/2014) [Deluxe 5.1 Edition]
FLAC 5.1 (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 98:25 minutes | 4,15 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover + PDF

The eclectic, multi-talented concert pianist, conductor, arranger, and composer, Bruno Fontaine is difficult to pidgeon-hole. Upon graduating from the Paris Conservatoire, covered in prizes, he soon embarked on a rewarding career that merges his talent in all genres from Johnny Hallyday, to Ute Lemper via Barbara Hendricks. This is the marriage of genres that Aparté propose here, in an album dedicated to Ragtime: 20 compositions by major masters of the genre: Scott Joplin, Tom Turpin, James Scott, Joseph Lamb, Joseph Daly, plus a trip to the great Fats Waller. Fontaine added the famous 'Golliwog's Cake-Walk' by Claude Debussy, 'Ragtime Parade' by Erik Satie and finally for the contemporary French touch, he composed two ragtime numbers of his own.
Blind Guardian - Beyond The Red Mirror (2015/2018) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Blind Guardian - Beyond The Red Mirror (2015/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 70:54 minutes | 1,52 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

"Beyond the Red Mirror" is the tenth studio album by German metal band Blind Guardian. A concept album and a sequel to "Imaginations from the Other Side", "Beyond the Red Mirror" has been described by Hansi Kürsch as "A story between science fiction and fantasy. The two worlds described have changed dramatically for the worse since then. While there used to be several passages between the worlds, there is only one gate left now: The Red Mirror. It has to be found at any cost".
Billy Childs - Rebirth (2017) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Billy Childs - Rebirth (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 56:31 minutes | 1,23 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The Grammy-winning American pianist and composer Billy Childs is a contemporary-classical composer as much as a jazz artist, but "Rebirth" means exactly what it says. Much of this scintillating set is a return to the snaking quickfire hard-bop Childs played in the 70s, albeit infused with all the musics he has visited so intelligently since, and his partners here include alto saxist Steve Wilson, Charles Lloyd drummer Eric Harland, and Chilean singer Claudia Acuña. The snappy, twisting Backwards Bop never lets up, whether in Childs’ cannily paced and sleekly phrased piano improv against Harland’s whipcrack accents, or Wilson’s swerving, Art Pepper-ish alto solo. "Rebith" won the 2018 Grammy Award for "Best Jazz Instrumental Album".
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
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

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
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

"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
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

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
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

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
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

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
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

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
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

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.