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Emerson String Quartet - Tchaikovsky & Borodin: String Quartet No.1&2 (1986) {Deutsche Grammophon}

Emerson String Quartet - Tchaikovsky & Borodin: String Quartet No.1&2 (1986) {Deutsche Grammophon}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 224MB + 5% Recovery
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Genre: Classical

The String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Opus 11, was Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's first completed string quartet of three string quartets, published during his lifetime. (An earlier attempt had been abandoned after the first movement had been completed.) Composed in February 1871, it was premiered in Moscow on 16/28 March 1871 by four members of the Russian Musical Society: Ferdinand Laub and Ludvig Minkus, violins; Pryanishnikov, viola; and Wilhelm Fitzenhagen, cello.
Chilingirian Quartet - Edvard Grieg: String Quartets (1999) Reissue 2007

Chilingirian Quartet - Edvard Grieg: String Quartets (1999) Reissue 2007
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Genre: Classical | Label: Helios/Hyperion | # CDH55299 | Time: 01:04:26

Franz Liszt, writing about Grieg's String Quartet No 1, declared: 'It is long time since I have encountered a new composition, especially a string quartet, which has intrigued me as greatly as this distinctive and admirable work by Grieg'. Grieg himself said that his quartet '… aims at breadth; to soar, and above all at a vigorous sound for the instruments for which it is written.' In 1891, Edvard Grieg started his second quartet, but sadly lacked inspiration and time to finish the last two movements. Levon Chilingirian of the Chilingirian Quartet has studied the original manuscripts of the first two movements (which have many clarifying instructions added by Julius Röntgen in preparation for their printing by C F Peters in 1908) and prepared the third and fourth movements especially for this recording. This is therefore a first recording of the completed String Quartet No 2.
Portico Quartet - Knee-Deep In The North Sea (2007) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Portico Quartet - Knee-Deep In The North Sea (2007)
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Studio Master, Official Digital Download, RealWorld / B&W

On its debut CD, KNEE DEEP IN THE NORTH SEA, Mercury Prize-nominated combo the Portico Quartet delivers an unusually meditative brand of world music-influenced jazz that matches a minimalist classical music vibe with a pop/jam band-informed compositional sense. Centered on repeated figures played on the hang (a type of steel drum) and soprano saxophonist Jack Wylie’s Wayne Shorter-esque improvisational explorations, Portico Quartet’s music should appeal to fans of Weather Report and the Dave Matthews Band alike.

Manolo Cabras Quartet - Melys in Diotta (2016)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Nov. 29, 2016
Manolo Cabras Quartet - Melys in Diotta (2016)

Manolo Cabras Quartet - Melys in Diotta (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 46:02 min | 106 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: El Negocito Records

After 4 years from his first record as leader 'I wouldn't be sure', Manolo Cabras brings out his new work under his name,'Melys in Diotta'. During his carrier as a side man, Cabras appears at the sides of artists like Enrico Rava,Toots Thielmans, Paolo Fresu, Roswell Rud, Charles Gale, Marshal Allen, Maria Pia De Vito, Marc Murphy, Eric Vloeimans, Jasper Blom, Jesse van Ruller, Benjamin Herman, Eric Inneke, Wolfert Brederode, etc…
Tord Gustavsen Quartet - The Well (2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz] [Repost]

Tord Gustavsen Quartet - The Well (2012)
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Studio Master, Official Digital Download, ECM 2237

Two years after “Restored, Returned” introduced this line-up and with extensive touring behind them, on “The Well” the four musicians of the Gustavsen Quartet really blossom as a band in a programme of new tunes by Tord. Sax player Tore Brunborg is given an important voice here, his melodic lines combining bluesy sonority and Nordic cry. Gently but effectively propelled by the subtle pulses of drummer Jarle Vespestad and bassist Mats Eilertsen, Gustavsen’s gospel-tinged, unhurried piano playing displays a characteristic warmth and tenderness.

Chris Byars Quartet - Bop-ography (2010)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Nov. 27, 2016
Chris Byars Quartet - Bop-ography (2010)

Chris Byars Quartet - Bop-ography (2010)
Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 62 min | 124 MB
Label: SteepleChase | Rel:2010

An equally skilled player on both alto and tenor saxes, Chris Byars leads a tantalizing pianoless quartet, using regular collaborators John Mosca on trombone, bassist Ari Roland, and drummer Stefan Schatz. After an earlier tribute to composer Gigi Gryce, Byars continues with three more of his songs, adding octogenarian vibraphonist Teddy Charles for the enticing slow blues "Straight Ahead" (with its meandering theme, it is anything but), while the leader's father is added on English horn in the ensembles for the breezy take of Gryce's well-known bop vehicle "Minority." Byars' exotic "Indra" features Schatz on kanjira (an Indian tambourine-like instrument, but without the metal rim) is full of twists and turns in its infectious theme, and his majestic "Himalayan Sunrise" has a Far Eastern air (with the backgrounds provided by both Mosca and Byars, Sr. on English horn) and rich harmonies often found in '50s jazz. This is yet another fine date by Chris Byars.
Harry Verbeke / Rob Agerbeek Quartet - Gibraltar (1979) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Harry Verbeke / Rob Agerbeek Quartet - Gibraltar (1979) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1979, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6410
Jazz / Post Bop / Modern Post Bebop / Saxophone / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. A killer Dutch duo from the end of the 70s – tenorist Harry Verbeke, who's got a bold, clear sound – and pianist Rob Agerbeek, who's been making soulful sides from the 60s onwards! The pair get great accompaniment here from drummer Billy Higgins and bassist Herbie Lewis – the last of whom may be at his best here – with these well-placed, well-rounded lines that help the record groove right from the start – and which give the record a nice bounce, even in gentler moments – followed up strongly by Agerbeek and his strong sense of chord progressions. Most tunes are familiar, but get nice readings by the group – and titles include "Gibraltar, "Holy Land", "Soul Sister", "No Me Esqueca", and "No Problem".

Sarah Bernstein Quartet - Still Free (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Nov. 25, 2016
Sarah Bernstein Quartet - Still Free (2016)

Sarah Bernstein Quartet - Still Free (2016)
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Jazz | Label: | Release Year: 2016

Nominated 'Rising Star' in the 63rd Annual DownBeat critics poll, this is a spectacular debut of the New York's violinist Sarah Bernstein on Leo Records. The CD features the acclaimed violinist with master musicians Kris Davis on piano, Stuart Popejoy on electric bass and Ches Smith on drums. The album showcases Bernstein's distinctive post-tonal and polyrhythmic jazz compositions deconstructed by open improvisation and sonic exploration. The music is developing through seven pieces which flow organically from minimal music to breathtaking be-bop to free jazz.
Haydn - 6 String Quartets, Op. 20 (The Aeolian String Quartet) (2009)

Haydn - 6 String Quartets, Op. 20 (The Aeolian String Quartet)
Classical | DECCA 478 1267 | 2009 | TT: 66:42+63:00 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 617 MB

The Aeolian Quartet's epic cycle, originally released in the Seventies, was one of the gramophone's major contributions to Haydn's cause. Listening to the performances anew I find they have lost none of their freshness: they were based on the latest research, and the playing itself is always intelligent and thoughtful, with Emanuel Hurwitz's sweet-toned violin-playing a great asset throughout. (Misha Donat)
Branford Marsalis Quartet - Coltrane's A Love Supreme, Live in Amsterdam ( 2015)

Branford Marsalis Quartet - Coltrane's A Love Supreme, Live in Amsterdam ( 2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 48:22 min | 112 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Okeh

Branford Marsalis Quartet performs Coltrane's A Love Supreme Live in Amsterdam. A special re-issue celebrating the 50th anniversary of the legendary Coltrane album.