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The Jazz Modes - The Most Happy Fella (1957) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27234}

The Jazz Modes - The Most Happy Fella (1957) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27234}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 217 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 81 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 27 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1957, 2013 Warner Japan / Atlantic / Rhino | WPCR-27234 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Bop / Cool

Features 24 bit digital remastering. Comes with a description. Originally released on Atlantic in 1957, the short-lived bop quintet les Jazz Modes performed excerpts from Frank Loesser's third Broadway musical The Most Happy Fella. This tasteful date features Julius Watkins on French horn (and pre-Thelonious Monk) and tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse, accompanied by pianist Gildo Mahones, bassist, Martin Rivera, drummer Ron Jefferson, and, for this date only, vocalist Eileen Gilbert was added on "My Heart Is So Full of You."
Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev - Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony Op.58 (2013) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev - Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony Op.58 (2013)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 5.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Digital Booklet | 2.76GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC Image+CUE 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Digital Booklet | 941MB + 5% Recovery

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Manfred is a hermaphrodite – at least, as far as the music is concerned. For although the work (dating from 1885) was indeed dubbed by its creator as a symphony, it still did not receive a number alongside Tchaikovsky’s further six contributions to the category. And thus it was – and has still to some extent remained – “draped” over a stool, as it were: isolated in Tchaikovsky’s oeuvre somewhere between the categories of the symphony and the symphonic poem. Nevertheless, Manfred is definitely based on a literary programme. And what a programme – the eponymous dramatic poem written by the “dark romantic” poet, Lord Byron. Tchaikovsky devoted himself to this and to its eponymous hero with zeal, and seemed to even somewhat transform himself into Manfred during the intensive period of work. After all, he was also suffering from inner torment.
Slide Hampton - Jazz With A Twist (1962) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27048}

Slide Hampton - Jazz With A Twist (1962) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27048}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 235 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 83 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 108 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1962, 2012 Atlantic / Warner Japan / Rhino | WPCR-27048 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Trombone

Features 24 bit digital remastering. Comes with a description. A firey stormer from the great Slide Hampton! The album's one of his few early sides for Atlantic – and like the others, it's a groundbreaking batch of larger group material, with slide out front on trombone, and the rest of the ensemble vamping along like a tight Blue Note combo. Players are excellent – and include George Coleman on tenor, Horace Parlan on piano, Hobart Dotson on trumpet, and Ray Barretto on drums – and Slide makes them come together so tightly, you'd think they were working together every night of the week! Titles include "The Barbarians", "Strollin", "The Jazz Twist", "Red Top", "Slide Slid", and "Day In Day Out".
Jack Wilson - The Jack Wilson Quartet featuring Roy Ayers (1963) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27094}

Jack Wilson - The Jack Wilson Quartet featuring Roy Ayers (1963) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27094}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 225 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 82 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 117 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1963, 2012 Warner Japan / Atlantic / Rhino | WPCR-27094 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / Post Bop / Piano

A great album recorded in 1963 for Atlantic – one of our favorite ever! Jack Wilson's one of our favorite piano players, and we rave about him all the time on these pages – and one of the reasons why we love him so much is that he was often accompanied by Roy Ayers, who started out his career playing vibes in his group! The pair together are a dream, and this album is arguably their best effort – filled with moody modal cuts, and lots of lyrical interplay that hits these beautiful high points, then dives into pits of darkness. Titles include "Harbor Freeway", "De Critifeux", "Corcovado", "Jackleg", and "Nirvana & Dana".
Craig Taborn - Daylight Ghosts (2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Craig Taborn - Daylight Ghosts (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz | Time - 54:45 minutes | 1,02 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Keyboardist Craig Taborn’s Daylight Ghosts is his third ECM release as a leader, a quartet album following acclaimed solo and trio recordings. In addition to Taborn on piano and electronic keyboards and drummer Dave King, the quartet features two New York jazz luminaries, reed player Chris Speed and bassist Chris Lightcap. Each member draws from a broad artistic background, as informed by rock, electronica and diverse strains of world music as by the various permutations of jazz improvisation. Daylight Ghosts is animated by dynamism and spectral ambience, acoustic and electric sounds and groove and lingering melody.
Ferenc Snetberger - In Concert at Liszt Academy (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Ferenc Snétberger - In Concert at Liszt Academy (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz | Time - 60:16 minutes | 1 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This ECM debut from renowned guitarist Ferenc Snétberger features the widely-acclaimed Hungarian musician in a spellbinding solo performance recorded live in 2013 before a rapt audience at the Liszt Academy in Budapest.
Benedikt Jahnel Trio - The Invariant (2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Benedikt Jahnel Trio - The Invariant (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz | Time - 45:43 minutes | 961 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The trio with Spanish bassist Antonio Miguel and Canadian drummer Owen Howard has been an invariant in the life of Berlin based pianist Benedikt Jahnel. Hence the album title: The Invariant is issued as the group goes on tour to celebrate its tenth anniversary as a working unit. The opening track Further Consequences picks up where the critically-lauded Equilibrium left off, extending ideas about pianistic patterning and textural playing. Like many of Jahnel's tunes an odd-metered piece, it also contains elements of swing in its solo sections, as the pianist reacts to the implications of Owen Howard's drumming. A distinctive and original pianist, Jahnel is also a prolific writer and The Invariant pools the best of many pieces he has composed, road-tested and revised in the last five years, incorporating the dynamic responses of his trio partners into the fabric of the musical material.
Theo Bleckmann - Elegy (2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Theo Bleckmann - Elegy (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz | Time - 47:04 minutes | 885 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Elegy is the ECM leader debut by vocalist and composer Theo Bleckmann. A prolific recording artist, his association with the label dates back to Meredith Monk's 2002 date Mercy and its follow-up, Impermanence, in 2008 (Bleckmann was a member of her ensemble for 15 years). His voice was also a focal point of Julia Hulsmann's quartet on 2015's Clear Midnight: Kurt Weill & America. For a singer who draws attention to himself almost as much for what he doesn't do as what he does, Elegy is a quiet yet startling offering.
John Holloway - Pavans And Fantasies From The Age Of Dowland (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

John Holloway - Pavans And Fantasies From The Age Of Dowland (2014)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 929MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, ECM Records

John Dowland’s Lachrimae Pavans is considered one of the greatest works in the canon of English chamber music. Based upon his famous song “Flow My Teares”, the seven pavans – "Seaven Teares", as Dowland called them – present an extraordinary exploration of the contrapuntal and harmonic possibilities offered by the theme. In this remarkable recording, baroque violinist John Holloway creates a concert programme around the lachrimae Pavans. Threaded between Dowland’s masterpieces are works of other major composers of his era – Henry Purcell, William Lawes, John Jenkins, Thomas Morley and Matthew Locke. In bringing together these works of strongly contrasting colour and character Holloway and company give us a vivid sense of the great flowering of consort music which took place in England in the 17th century.
Helena Tulve - Arboles Lloran Por Lluvia (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Helena Tulve - Arboles Lloran Por Lluvia (2014)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 735MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, ECM Records

Recorded in churches in Tallinn as well as the Estonian Concert Hall, the five compositions heard on “Arboles lloran por lluvia” (Trees cry for rain) give deeper insight into the unique sound-world of Helena Tulve, into music which is nourished by both contemporary and ancient currents. Tulve draws upon a wide-range of inspirational sources.