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Ariel Quartet - Brahms: String Quartet No. 2 - Bartók: String Quartet No. 1 (2018)

Ariel Quartet - Brahms: String Quartet No. 2 - Bartók: String Quartet No. 1 (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 308 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 150 Mb | 01:05:43
Classical | Label: Avie Records

The Ariel Quartet, distinguished by its virtuosic playing and impassioned interpretations, makes its debut recording pairing two giants of the string-quartet world, Bela Bartok and Johannes Brahms. Both composers stand as significant pillars of the youthful Quartet’s two-decade-long journey. The Ariel Quartet earned its glowing international reputation early on, having formed in Israel when its members were students in middle school. The Ariel now serves as the Faculty Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music Debut. This release is the first in a projected series pairing the quartets of Bartok and Brahms. “…a blazing, larger-than-life performance…” (The Washington Post) “…the sum of the quartet is indeed greater than its parts…”(The Strad)

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.

Kuba Płużek Quartet - Froots (2017)  Music

Posted by Domestos at March 16, 2018
Kuba Płużek Quartet - Froots (2017)

Kuba Płużek Quartet - Froots (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 295.63 Mb | 53:11 | Cover
Post-Bop, Contemporary Jazz | Country: Poland | Label: ForTune Records

„Froots” to trzeci album w autorskiej części dyskografii Kuby Płużka, jednego z najbardziej niezwykłych polskich artystów młodego pokolenia. Muzyka dojrzałego już chyba w chwili, kiedy po raz pierwszy zobaczył fortepian. Człowieka, który potrafi już wszystko, a mimo to ciągle się rozwija. Wielkiej, wrażliwej osobowości, wprawną ręką prowadzącego od kilku lat rasowy jazzowy kwartet w niezmienionym składzie. Obdarzonego genialną inwencją kompozytora i lidera sterującego zespołem z pewnością celu godną muzyka z kilkudziesięcioletnim doświadczeniem scenicznym i gwiazdorskim autorytetem.

Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers Blues Quartet - Soul Monster (2009)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 16, 2018
Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers Blues Quartet - Soul Monster (2009)

Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers Blues Quartet - Soul Monster (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 385 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 187 Mb | Scans included | 00:54:04
Electric Harmonica Blues, Modern Electric Blues | Label: Delta Groove Music | # DGPCD134

Soul Monster is Piazza's 24th album and 3rd release for Delta Groove. Over the last 44 years of playing music Piazza's virtuosity on the harmonica and respect for tradition has been celebrated by fans and critics alike. The Mighty Flyers have taken home the Blues Music Award for Band of the Year no less than 4 times and Rod himself was honored with a BMA for Instrumentalist of the Year in '98. Last year band member Honey Piazza took home her first BMA for the 2008 Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year. Interplay, spontaneity, and classic chops are what have kept the Mighty Flyers soaring above… and it's all here! Rest assured that Piazza & company deliver on a winning formula; a tantalizing recipe that's been brewing for decades.

Thomas Ibanez Quartet - If Ever I Would Leave You (2018)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at March 16, 2018
Thomas Ibanez Quartet - If Ever I Would Leave You (2018)

Thomas Ibanez Quartet - If Ever I Would Leave You (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 374 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 137 MB | 00:59:51
Jazz | Label: jazz family

There is the tenor's timbre: worked, carved, finely honed, painstakingly sanded; raw and unpainted, which picks hearing. The sonorous power of Thomas Ibanez's nervous and lyrical Saxophone perfectly combines antagonistic feelings, ranging from brilliance to evanescence, from a slight joviality to an informed depth of mind. Standards and compositions radiate a common intensity, a unifying purpose. Jouvence of the Good Old Times! We guess references, we recognize grids; it is not long, however, to forget themselves in their deployments. Because, the originality of the leader takes full root inside the Edifice. His elegant personality strives to celebrate Tradition again and again.
Thomas Ibanez Quartet - If Ever I Would Leave You (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Thomas Ibanez Quartet - If Ever I Would Leave You (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 59:50 minutes | 1,22 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

After an opus in 2012 self-production, made of original compositions revealing an inspired and modern universe, the French saxophonist Thomas Ibanez presents his new album which is part of a great tradition of Hard Bop. He signed with the Jazz Family label and released "If Ever I Would Leave You" in March 2018. Beyond the warm, voluble and powerful sound developed in order to be on the trail of the legendary saxophonist Dexter Gordon, Thomas worked for several years on the repertoire of this new album.

Pat Metheny Group - Quartet (1996) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at March 12, 2018
Pat Metheny Group - Quartet (1996) [Re-Up]

Pat Metheny Group - Quartet (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 327 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb | Scans included
Post Bop, Crossover Jazz, Fusion | Label: Geffen | # GED 24978 | Time: 01:06:15

Quartet (1996) is an album by the Pat Metheny Group. The album features Pat Metheny on guitar, Lyle Mays on keyboards, Steve Rodby on bass, and Paul Wertico on drums. Most of the tracks were loosely written or improvised, using several unusual instruments. The Group itself never played these songs live, though Metheny played "When We Were Free" with his trio and recorded a live version on the album Day Trip. "As I Am" was played during trio concerts with Michael Brecker. Metheny remarked in a podcast retrospective that the improvisational late-middle portions of, Quartet contain some of the darkest music the Group has ever recorded. He also stated that "When We Were Free" is a personal standout for him, especially Mays's piano solo.

Sonny Red - Quartet, Quintet & Sextet (1960-1962) [2012]  Music

Posted by gribovar at March 12, 2018
Sonny Red - Quartet, Quintet & Sextet (1960-1962) [2012]

Sonny Red - Quartet, Quintet & Sextet (1960-1962) [2012]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 1 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 367 MB | Covers - 35 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Fresh Sound Records (FSR-CD 691)

Inspired by Charlie Parker and then Jackie McLean, the widely experienced, Detroit-born altoist Sonny Red, nee Sylvester Kyner (1932-1980) was an archetypal Motor City bopper, who, like many of his confreres there, also absorbed the blues-drenched lines of pianist Bud Powell. Forthright, direct, unpretentious, a skilled soloist with a strong feeling for the blues, he played and recorded with some of the finest jazzmen around. The presence here of such luminous talents as, most notably, pianist Barry Harris, along with fellow pianist Tommy Flanagan, trumpeter Blue Mitchell, saxophonists Clifford Jordan and Yusef Lateef, and guitarist Grant Green left no doubt about his stature among them…

Turtle Island String Quartet With Ying Quartet - 4 + Four (2005)  Music

Posted by Domestos at March 11, 2018
Turtle Island String Quartet With Ying Quartet - 4 + Four (2005)

Turtle Island String Quartet With Ying Quartet - 4 + Four (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 231.06 Mb | 49:45 | Cover
Crossover Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Telarc

The Turtle Island String Quartet is one of a number of groups that have followed the crossover example laid down by the Kronos Quartet, mixing classical repertory with quartet arrangements of pop songs and a variety of other material extraneous to the string quartet tradition. Here it performs in a double quartet format with the Ying Quartet, a group not from China but from Iowa.

"The New" Gerry Mulligan Quartet - Americans in Sweden (1959/1989)  Music

Posted by Domestos at March 11, 2018
"The New" Gerry Mulligan Quartet - Americans in Sweden (1959/1989)

"The New" Gerry Mulligan Quartet - Americans in Sweden (1959/1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 214.71 Mb | 53:51 | Covers
Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Tax - TAX CD 3711-2

Gerald Joseph Mulligan (April 6, 1927 – January 20, 1996) was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and arranger. Though Mulligan is primarily known as one of the leading jazz baritone saxophonists – playing the instrument with a light and airy tone in the era of cool jazz – he was also a significant arranger, working with Claude Thornhill, Miles Davis, Stan Kenton, and others. Mulligan's pianoless quartet of the early 1950s with trumpeter Chet Baker is still regarded as one of the best cool jazz groups. Mulligan was also a skilled pianist and played several other reed instruments. Several of his compositions, such as "Walkin' Shoes" and "Five Brothers", have become jazz standards.