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George Li - Live at the Mariinsky (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

George Li - Live at the Mariinsky (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:39 minutes | 1.16 GB
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This enthralling recital by the young American pianist George Li, silver medallist at the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition, marks his recording debut and launches a new relationship with Warner Classics. Captured at a live performance in the Mariinsky Concert Hall in St Petersburg, it presents a dramatically conceived programme of works by Haydn, Chopin, Rachmaninov and Liszt: a descent into deep darkness; re-emergence into the light, and a concluding, boisterous celebration.
Ophélie Gaillard - Exiles - Bloch & Korngold (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Ophélie Gaillard - Exiles - Bloch & Korngold (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:25 minutes | 1.07 GB
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Throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, the United States, land of freedom, open to the world, a democracy concerned with human rights, attracted emigrants of all origins. Rightly or wrongly, the young nation, in full economic expansion, embodied a land of redemption for the composers brought together by Ophélie Gaillard. After Alvorada, her globe-trotting cello leads us in the footsteps of Bloch, Korngold, Prokofiev, Chava Alberstein and Giora Feidmann, singing their exile, whether suffered or deliberately chosen.
Pat Moran Quartet - While At Birdland (1957/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Pat Moran Quartet - While At Birdland (1957/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 39:45 minutes | 457 MB
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While At Birdland, recorded in 1957, was only one of two albums Pat Moran made for Bethlehem. The session features a large ensemble with a front line accompanying Beverly Kelly and the rhythm section members on vocals. Pat Moran leads the rhythm section on piano and backing vocals with John Doling on bass and vocals and Johnny Whited on drums and vocals. Oscar Pettiford plays bass on some of the tracks here.
Michael Henderson - Solid (Expanded Edition) (1976/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Michael Henderson - Solid (Expanded Edition) (1976/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 40:07 minutes | 853 MB
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Michael Henderson's solo debut Solid brought immediate recognition to the longtime backing vocalist/musician. The mesmerizing ballad "Be My Girl" was the first release, and it propelled Henderson to number 23 on the R&B charts. (He later produced the same song for the Dramatics.) Composed by Henderson, "Valentine Love" is an even more indelible ballad. The spirited, seductive sax introduction bows to a poetic narrative and a smooth rhythm in which Henderson gives a ample vocal exhibition. The single was originally featured on Norman Connors' Saturday Night Special album, with Henderson sharing lead vocal duties with Jean Carne.

Jacques Brel - Brel 67 (1967/2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Pisulik at Oct. 17, 2017
Jacques Brel - Brel 67 (1967/2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Jacques Brel - Brel 67 (1967/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 39:42 minutes | 889 MB
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Jacques Brel's ninth album, released in 1967, contains some of the lesser-known material from the later stages of his recording career. This would turn out to be one of Brel's last studio recordings for a decade as he concentrated his talents on acting in films and on stage. This release includes Les Moutons not on the original album.
Van Morrison - Roll With The Punches (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Van Morrison - Roll With The Punches (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:14 minutes | 1.25 GB
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Roll With The Punches – Van Morrison’s 37th studio album - sees him simultaneously hand-picking a selection of rhythm and blues classics (by the likes of Bo Diddley, Mose Allison, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Lightnin’ Hopkins among others) and recording a set of new self-written songs. It’s an album that features raw, intimate interpretations of some of the cornerstones of Rock’n’Roll alongside five new numbers by one of our most consistently brilliant recording artists.
Jacques Brel - Au Printemps (1958/2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Jacques Brel - Au Printemps (1958/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 45:42 minutes | 713 MB
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The third album from Jacques Brel, Au printemps was released in 1958 following a period of fame and success that Brel enjoyed with his previous album. Considered understated and underrated by critics, this version contains three songs not included on the original release.
Peter Donohoe - Shostakovich: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-2 & Piano Concertos Nos. 1-2 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Peter Donohoe, Orchestra of the Swan & David Curtis - Shostakovich: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-2 & Piano Concertos Nos. 1-2 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 79:36 minutes | 1.26 GB
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Celebrated international pianist Peter Donohoe continues his series of Shostakovich releases with the contrasting pairs of Piano Concertos and Piano Sonatas, works covering some four decades of the composer's creative life.
Finghin Collins - Chopin Recital (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Finghin Collins - Chopin Recital (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:11 minutes | 1.02 GB
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Irish pianist Finghin Collins presents a programme of solo piano music by Chopin on this release for Claves. Including two nocturnes, a mazurka, a polonaise, a prelude, and a ballade, this collection offers up a curated insight into Chopin's unique contribution to these significant Romantic genres, sensitively portrayed in Collins's delicate performances.

Charles Pasi - Bricks (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Pisulik at Oct. 16, 2017
Charles Pasi - Bricks (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Charles Pasi - Bricks (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 35:29 minutes | 805 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet, Front cover

Charles Pasi, forbidden to be a good-looking French-Italian, straight in his thirties, has a voice as an old master, writes down-to-the-minute jazz / blues songs with the stuff of the classic and collaborates with colleagues from Carla Bruni to Archie Shepp. Now Blue Note can be proud of him: his label debut "Bricks" is a musical fortune and the starting shot to a wonderful career. You should not miss it live, because Charles Pasi is not only a convincing songwriter, but also a captivating charming singer and a very accomplished harmonica player.