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Manfred Mann’s Earth Band ‎- Solar Fire (1973 ) Bronze Records/ILPS 926 - 1st FR Pressing - LP In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2016 RIP!

Manfred Mann's Earth Band ‎- Solar Fire
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 900mb & 200mb
Label: Bronze Records/ILPS 9265 (893 002) | Release: 1973 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
Here's another album I was exposed to as a kid through my parents. Little did I know that the kind of music presented on this album would later define my own personal taste in music: prog rock. I don't consider myself much of an EARTH BAND fan, only because I found too much of their stuff inconsistent (and some later albums like Chance too commercial for my liking). "Solar Fire" is one of the few times the band made a truly consistent album, in my book. Even their previous album, "Messin" (or "Get Your Rocks Off", the American version, which might as well be another album because of songs that are not featured on the British version) seemed like the band was "messin'" around (having some good songs, and so-so songs).
Masabumi Kikuchi Trio - Sunrise (2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

Masabumi Kikuchi Trio - Sunrise (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 51:01 minutes | 970 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Masabumi Kikuchi makes his ECM debut with Sunrise. The album bursting with riveting spontaneity and free-form improvisation finds the well-versed musician joined by a star-studded lineup which includes double bassist Thomas Morgan and legendary drummer Paul Motian. The serene ten track work, comprised of mostly ballads, is executed flawlessly as each harmonic movement is handled with precision and clarity. The trio, all masters in the jazz world, deliver an album that is breathtaking.
Norma Winstone - Dance Without Answer (2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

Norma Winstone - Dance Without Answer (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 62:34 minutes | 727 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The great British jazz singer Norma Winstone once again casts her net wide for source material for this third ECM album with Italian pianist Glauco Venier and German clarinetist / saxophonist Klaus Gesing. Alongside new pieces by Winstone/Gesing and by Venier, the trio covers tunes by singer-songwriters Nick Drake, Fred Neil and Tom Waits. They take a fresh approach to Madonna’s “Live To Tell”, and to Dave Grusin’s “It Might Be You”, as well as Ralph Towner’s “A Breath Away” (now with lyrics by Norma) and “Bein’ Green”, a children’s song elevated to jazz standard status by Sinatra, Stan Kenton, Ray Charles and many more. “As Winstone moves ever farther from the Great American Songbook,” All About Jazz observed, “it's certain that, with band mates as sympathetic as Gesing and Venier, there's precious little she can't do”.
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band ‎- Solar Fire (1973 LP/FLAC) In 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz

Manfred Mann’s Earth Band ‎- Solar Fire (Featuring The Smash Hit “Father Of Day, Father Of Night”)
Vinyl | LOG | CUE | FLAC | Tags | Full LP Cover (1:1)
24bit/96kHz: 857mb & 16bit/44kHz: 251mb
Genre: Progressive-Rock | Label: Bronze Records / ILPS 9265 (893 002) | French Release: 1973

Here’s another album I was exposed to as a kid through my parents…
The Hollies – Another Night (1975) Polydor/2442-128 – 1st UK Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

The Hollies – Another Night
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
Label: Polydor/2442-128 | Released: 1975 | Genre: Classic-Rock

Another Night was a wholly unexpected album at the time of its release in February of 1975.
The Hollies’ 15th official album, it also marked the return of Allan Clarke to the lineup for the first time since Distant Light in 1971 — and it was, apart from one number, comprised entirely of group originals, a feat of songwriting acumen that the Hollies had not achieved since 1969’s Hollies Sing Hollies (which was sort of a “ringer” in that regard); and just as much to the point, all of the songs and recordings were pretty much first-rate, ranging widely from lyrical pop/rock to harder, edgier, album-oriented sides, with a couple of classic performances among them.
Sonny Stitt - Stitt Plays Bird (1963) {Atlantic Japan WPCR-25116 Mini LP 24bit remastered rel 2006}

Sonny Stitt - Stitt Plays Bird (1963) {Atlantic Japan WPCR-25116 Mini LP 24bit remastered rel 2006}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 316 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 113 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 41 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remastered | Mini LP
© 1963, 2006 Atlantic / Warner Music Japan | WPCR-25116
Jazz / Bebop / Bop / Saxophone

Special Feature / Bonus Track: 2 bonus tracks. After years of staying free of comparisons with Charlie Parker, Sonny Stitt steps confidently into a set of compositions by the late, great one – sounding really wonderful in his own interpretations of these classics! The album's got the same simple and focused still as Stitt's best work on Roost – and although the compositions are all by Bird, the overall sound is still very much Sonny's own – especially given the wonderful sense of space and timing brought to some of the performances! The group's an unusual one, especially for Stitt – and features John Lewis on piano, Jim Hall on guitar, Richard Davis on bass, and Connie Kay on drums – all offering a slightly more modern take on Bird than might be expected – especially through the angular lines on Hall's guitar.
The Duke Pearson Nonet - Honeybuns (1965) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27121}

The Duke Pearson Nonet - Honeybuns (1965) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27121}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 191 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 72 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 18 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1965, 2012 Warner Japan / Atlantic / Rhino | WPCR-27121 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Piano

Features 24 bit digital remastering. Comes with a description. Other than "Our Love" (a familiar classical theme adapted to American pop music by Larry Clinton), all six selections are originals by the pianist. Utilizing a nonet that includes trumpeter Johnny Coles (who does his best to be soulful on "Honeybuns"), trombonist Garnett Brown, flutist Les Spann, altoist James Spaulding, tenor saxophonist George Coleman, baritonist Pepper Adams, bassist Bob Cranshaw, and drummer Mickey Roker, Pearson performs music in a style that would have fit in quite well on Blue Note. Most memorable among his originals is "Is That So." This is not an essential date, but it is nice to have this rarity back in print again.
Joe Farrell - Upon This Rock (1974/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Joe Farrell - Upon This Rock (1974/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 37:03 minutes | 1,62 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Joseph Carl Firrantello, known as Joe Farrell, was an American jazz saxophonist and flautist. He is best known for a series of albums under his own name on the CTI record label and for playing in the initial incarnation of Chick Corea's "Return to Forever". "Upon This Rock" is his album, released in 1974.
Jackie Cain & Roy Kral - A Wilder Alias (1974/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Jackie Cain & Roy Kral - A Wilder Alias (1974/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 32:49 minutes | 1,43 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

"A Wilder Alias" is an album by American vocalists Jackie Cain and Roy Kral featuring performances recorded in 1973 and released on the CTI label. The Allmusic review states "A Wilder Alias features the brilliant vocal interplay and crisply harmonized lines the two were known for, albeit in a more modal and experimental setting befitting the aesthetic of the time period… These are ambitious, funky, and somewhat fusion-style cuts that fans of '70s jazz should certainly check out".
Idris Muhammad - House Of The Rising Sun (1976/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Idris Muhammad - House Of The Rising Sun (1976/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 35:03 minutes | 1,52 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Idris Muhammad (Arabic: إدريس محمد‎‎; born Leo Morris) was an American jazz drummer who recorded extensively with many musicians, including Ahmad Jamal, Lou Donaldson, Pharoah Sanders, and Tete Montoliu. "House of the Rising Sun" is his 1976 album, originally released on Kudu Records, subsidiary label of CTI Records, specialized in soul jazz artists.