Japanese Music 2016

Jimmy Briscoe and The Beavers - Jimmy Briscoe and The Beavers 1977 (Japanese Remastered 2016)

Jimmy Briscoe and The Beavers - Jimmy Briscoe and The Beavers 1977 (Japanese Remastered 2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log - 269 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 92 MB | 00:40:26
Soul, Funk, Disco, RnB | Label: Solid Records/Henry Stone Music | Release Year: 2016

Discovered by music promoter Paul Kyser at a talent show in Baltimore in the early 1970’s, five young men from Baltimore inspired by the Jackson 5 and calling themselves Jimmy Briscoe & the Little Beavers made quite an impression with the public; which led to a number of singles released on Atlantic Records beginning in 1971, and then for the Buddah Records subsidiary Pi Kappa. A full length album followed entitled “My Ebony Princess” which was reviewed as a "top album pick" by Billboard magazine in 1974.
Trevor Pinnock - Journey: 200 Years of Harpsichord Music (2016)

Trevor Pinnock - Journey: 200 Years of Harpsichord Music (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 68:50 | 449 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Linn Records | Catalog: CKD 570

This unique harpsichord recital by Trevor Pinnock charts two incredible musical journeys four hundred years apart. Inspired by the travels of Antonio Cabezón, the sixteenth century organist and composer, Pinnock’s programme weaves a path not only through Cabezón’s life but also through his own enviable career. In celebration of his seventieth birthday, Pinnock has chosen a personal selection of works that evoke vivid memories from different stages of his life.

Sarah Brightman - Gala: The Collection (Japanese Edition) (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at April 20, 2017
Sarah Brightman - Gala: The Collection (Japanese Edition) (2016)

Sarah Brightman - Gala: The Collection (Japanese Edition) (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log - 452 MB | 01:14:55
Contemporary Classical, Classical Crossover, Vocal | Label: Universal Music | Release Year: 2016

Boasting more than 30 million albums and sales worldwide, in commemoration of Sarah Brightman 's visit to Japan in 2016, the world' s best singer who gathers enormous popularity in Japan, Best Collection. An album based on the set list that will be shown at this stage, the so-called Sara's latest performance spelled entirely by the studio sound source. Conceptual content that makes me feel like a stage as a magnificent drama is perfect for immersing in concert preps and impressive lingering finish.
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Georg Kallweit - Handel: Water Music (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Georg Kallweit - Handel: Water Music (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 48:22 minutes | 913 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Music for a royal excursion. On 17 July 1717, King George I of England went up by Water to Chelsea, and was entertain d with an excellent Consort of Musick…composed specially by the famous Handel . The fifty musicians cost the…princely sum of £150 but their hunting horns, trumpets, flutes and the rest so delighted the company that the concert was repeated three times in the course of the evening. No doubt the matchless virtuosos of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin will repeat that feat in your living room!

Jan Lehtola - William Humphreys Dayas: Complete Organ Music (2016)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 29, 2017
Jan Lehtola - William Humphreys Dayas: Complete Organ Music (2016)

Jan Lehtola - William Humphreys Dayas: Complete Organ Music (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 261 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Toccata | # TOCC0285 | Time: 01:05:46

At the beginning of the twentieth century the American William Humphreys Dayas (1864-1903) was the leading professor of piano at the Royal Manchester College of Music. He was an important figure: he studied with Liszt, was friends with Busoni and became a major pedagogue, holding teaching posts in Helsinki, Wiesbaden and Cologne before he came to Manchester in 1895. Although Dayas left only a handful of compositions, two of them are major organ sonatas - passionate, Lisztian works that have remained completely unknown until now. Dayas also arranged for organ the Thème varié for piano four hands by another forgotten American composer, Arthur H. Bird (1856-1923), a further important addition to the late-Romantic organ repertoire. Dr Jan Lehtola is one the most successful and progressive Finnish organists of his generation. He has appeared with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Tapiola Sinfonietta, the Lahti Symphony, Tampere Philharmonic and Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestras and the St Michael Strings.

Jeroen van Veen - Max Richter: Solo Piano Music (2016)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 25, 2017
Jeroen van Veen - Max Richter: Solo Piano Music (2016)

Jeroen van Veen - Max Richter: Solo Piano Music (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 150 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 127 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 95390 | Time: 00:45:40

Having made a gradual switch during the 15 years since his first album was published from electronica to instrumental variations on ambient and minimalism, Max Richter is among the most commercially successful composers of our time. This album of his solo piano music belongs in the genre explored so thoroughly for Brilliant Classics by Jeroen van Veen, whose prolific recording history includes hugely popular albums of Philip Glass (BC9419) and Michael Nyman (BC95112), Ludovico Einaudi (BC94910) and Yann Tiersen (BC95129) and his fellow Dutch musician Jakob ter Veldhuis (BC94873) and himself (BC9454). The appetite for slowly moving, unchallenging, post-Minimalist music is apparently infinite, and so this new album is sure to be a success.
VA - The Musical Mojo Of Dr. John: Celebrating Mac And His Music (2016) [Official Digital Download]

VA - The Musical Mojo Of Dr. John: Celebrating Mac And His Music (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 111:15 minutes | 1,53 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

A star-studded and diverse list of performers is featured on this live concert celebration of Dr. John's life and career, ranging from Bruce Springsteen and John Fogerty to Mavis Staples, Aaron Neville and Widespread Panic all playing for and with the man of honour, Dr. John "Mac" Rebennack. Recorded at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans in May 2014, the album includes 22 songs written or popularized by Dr. John during his prolific six-decade career, a powerful testament to the far-ranging influence and indomitable spirit of the iconic New Orleans singer, composer and musician.
VA - Lullaby for the Moon: Japanese Music for Koto and Shakuhachi (1998)

VA - Lullaby for the Moon: Japanese Music for Koto and Shakuhachi (1998)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 00:56:18 | 264 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Blue Note | Catalog: 59271B

Lullaby for the Moon presents Japanese contemporary works for koto and shakuhachi based on traditional folksongs (1. Komoroiuta, 6. Sakura, and 7. Kojo), as well as some original ones, including a piece for 2 shakuhachis. The CD ends with one of the most known pieces of the Japanese classical repertoire: "Chidori" (known also as "Chidori no Kyoku"), written around 1750. A large group of excellent musicians were selected for this CD, including one of today's most known and best shakuhachi musicians: Hozan Yamamoto. This excellent CD presents a music of high meditative quality.
Maurizio Zaccaria - Massenet: Integrale Piano Music (2016) [TR24][OF]

Maurizio Zaccaria - Massenet: Integrale Piano Music
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | 79:39 min | 1.23 GB | Front Cover
Label: AEVEA Classics | Tracks: 29 | Rls.date: 2016

Amongst the operas, the orchestral works and the songs, for which he is very well known, Jules Émile Frédéric Massenet (1842-1912) also wrote a piano concerto and various piano pieces. These include a cycle of Improvisations, Ten pieces "de genre" (Op. 10), 2 Valses, 2 Impressions, and some other separated pieces. It can be identified with relative ease the Melodie, alas 'Elégie', the famous song. The CD also include the recording of two transcriptions derived from famous Massenet's melodies: the Meditation from 'Thais', and the 'Aragonaise' from 'Le Cid'. The character of Massenet's music here is mostly cantabile with some virtuoso and fast pieces which give a great variety to the series.
The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: A Celebration of Mac & His Music (2016)

The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: A Celebration of Mac & His Music (2016)
Blu-ray: MPEG-4 AVC 15986 kbps, 1080i, 29.970 fps, 16:9, High Profile 4.1
DTS-HD MA 5.1, 48 kHz, 4725 kbps, 24-bit / 2.0, 48 kHz, 2345 kbps
Rock | CREDO218 | Scans Included | 1:49:04 | ~ 20.12 Gb

As one of the leading lights of New Orleans music, Dr. John deserves a splashy, star-studded celebration – which is precisely what producer Don Was assembled on May 3, 2014 at New Orleans' Saenger Theatre. Was led a house band featuring drummer Kenny Aronoff, trombonist Sarah Morrow, keyboardist Chuck Leavell, guitarist Brian Stoltz, and pianist John Gros, then invited a host of rockers, blues musicians, and Big Easy legends to the party…