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Boz Scaggs - Springer's Ballroom Portland 1970 (2009)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Dec. 1, 2017
Boz Scaggs - Springer's Ballroom Portland 1970 (2009)

Boz Scaggs - Springer's Ballroom Portland 1970 (2009)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 121 mb
Genre: blues rock, classic rock

Springer's Ballroom Portland 1970 is a 1970 live recording of Boz Scaggs. It was performed at what was the Springer's Ballroom in a town in the outskirts of Portland, Oregon called Gresham. The ballroom is gone, with a Walmart nearby. This is an audience recording.

Eero Koivistoinen Quartet - Illusion (2017)  Music

Posted by aasana at Dec. 17, 2017
Eero Koivistoinen Quartet - Illusion (2017)

Eero Koivistoinen Quartet - Illusion (2017)
Jazz | 40:05 min | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 250 MB
Label: Svart Records

This is the second album by a quartet led by Finnish Jazz Giant, saxophonist / composer Eero Koivistoinen with three representatives of the younger generation of the Finnish Jazz scene: pianist Aleksi Tuomarila, bassist Jori Huhtala and drummer Jussi Lehtonen.
Arditti Quartet - Donaueschinger Musiktage 2006, Vol.1 (2007) (Repost)

Arditti Quartet - Donaueschinger Musiktage 2006, Vol.1 (2007)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 67:27 | 303 MB
Genre: Avant-garde, Modern Classical | Label: NEOS | Catalog: 10724

For some time now, I have been saddened by the seeming disappearance of the "true" musical avant-garde. Yes, there have been some promising new releases from young composers eager to experiment; Rebecca Saunders, Jason Eckardt, and some of Matthias Pintscher's work come to mind, though it's difficult to tell whether these efforts will be sustained. Luciano Berio is dead.
The Arditti String Quartet, Monique Buzzarte - John Cage: The Number Pieces 2 - Five 3 (1999) (Repost)

The Arditti String Quartet, Monique Buzzarte - John Cage: The Number Pieces 2 - Five 3 (1999)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 40:00 | 160 MB
Genre: Avant-Garde, Modern Classical | Label: Mode | Catalog: mode 75

During the last few years of his life, John Cage wrote many pieces in the same general vein as Five3. They are often referred to as "the number pieces." This references the titles of the pieces, which are all simply the number of the performers. Superscripts are added as necessary to distinguish the individual pieces (this is the third quintet, for example).
These works are also called "the time-bracket pieces," a reference to the notation of the pieces.
Elias String Quartet - Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets, Vol. 4 (2017)

Elias String Quartet - Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets, Vol. 4 (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 01:52:17 | 268 MB
Label: Wigmore Hall Live

Passion, intensity and meticulous attention to detail are at the heart of the Elias String Quartet’s performances of Beethoven’s music. This disc offers the chance to hear the ensemble’s unique and refreshing approach to these grand works. Capturing Beethoven’s boundless range of emotions and melodies, we are proud to release the fourth volume of this journey through Beethoven’s masterworks. Recorded live in concert at Wigmore Hall, this performance explores Beethoven’s high-spirited String Quartet in G Op. 18 No. 2, the lyric String Quartet in E flat Op. 127, and finally the revolutionary ‘Razumovsky’ Quartet.
Eddie Harris Quartet - Freedom Jazz Dance (1997) [Japan 2017] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Eddie Harris Quartet - Freedom Jazz Dance (1997) [Japan 2017]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 63:01 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 2,08 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,37 GB

This was one of the legendary tenor saxophonist’s final recording sessions before his death on November 5, 1996. Recorded in 1994 with a marvelous quartet, Freedom Jazz Dance is a portrait of a musical titan with his creative muse in full bloom. Eddie Harris and his tenor sax join together with Jacky Terrasson, piano; George Mraz, bass, and Billy Hart, drums, to compile an eight-track SACD full of jazz's favorite staples as well as originals by quartet members. His immediately recognizable sound is beautifully showcased on this disc.
Gerry Mulligan & Paul Desmond Quartet - Blues In Time (1957) [Reissue 2009]

Gerry Mulligan & Paul Desmond Quartet - Blues In Time (1957) [Reissue 2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 196 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 114 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (0602517995789)

Three years after Gerry Mulligan initially sat in with the Dave Brubeck Quartet, the baritone saxophonist arrived at a point where he could perform alongside Brubeck's alto saxophonist, Paul Desmond, for this much anticipated session. When legal issues, wranglings with producer Norman Granz, and the question of which record label would subsidize and release this album were resolved, the two saxophonists went ahead to produce a delightful program of standards and originals where their more playful sides could fully blossom. The wonderful interaction between Mulligan's burly but agile horn and the ultimate smooth - but in this case animated and energized - sax of Desmond is more than just magical, and makes for a fluid, jaunty, delicious combination sure to please even the most jaded or stone-eared music listener…
The Gerry Mulligan Quartet - What Is There To Say (1959) Remastered 1994

The Gerry Mulligan Quartet - What Is There To Say (1959) Remastered 1994
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 304 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included | 00:41:11
Cool, Bop, West Coast Jazz, Mainstream Jazz | Label: Columbia/Sony/Legacy | # 475699 2

The last of the pianoless quartet albums that Gerry Mulligan recorded in the 1950s is one of the best, featuring the complementary trumpet of Art Farmer, bassist Bill Crow, and drummer Dave Bailey along with the baritonist/leader. This recording is a little skimpy on playing time but makes every moment count. Virtually every selection is memorable, with "What Is There to Say," "Just in Time," "Festive Minor," "My Funny Valentine," and "Utter Chaos" being the high points. Highly recommended both to Mulligan collectors and to jazz listeners who are just discovering the great baritonist.
The James Taylor Quartet - Quick Fire: The Audio Network Sessions (2017)

The James Taylor Quartet - Quick Fire: The Audio Network Sessions (2017)
55 minutes | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 131 MB
Jazz | Label: Cherry Red Records

In 2015, legendary jazz-funk outfit The James Taylor Quartet convened in James’ home studio in Kent to record two albums entitled “House of Funk Parts 1 & 2” for the independent library music company Audio Network.
Spīķeru String Quartet - Pēteris Vasks: String Quartets 2 & 5 (2016)

Spīķeru String Quartet - Pēteris Vasks: String Quartets 2 & 5 (2016)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 243.01 Mb | 50:04 | Cover
Classical | Label: Wergo - No. WER73292

As a child, Peteris Vasks began to study violin. He recalls as his happiest the times he was able to play in a string quartet. Later Vasks performed as a double-bass player with various Latvian and Lithuanian symphony and chamber orchestras. He says it was clear soon enough that the sound of string instruments was for him the most perfect: "Apart from everything else, I was fascinated by cantilena - the feeling of an immense and never-ending chant.