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Dominique Pifarély Quartet - Tracé provisoire (2016)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 8, 2017
Dominique Pifarély Quartet - Tracé provisoire (2016)

Dominique Pifarély Quartet - Tracé provisoire
Jazz | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | 63:32 min | 1.09 GB | Digital booklet
Label: ECM Records | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2016

Dominique Pifarély's quartet, with long-time musical companions Chevillon and Merville and newer associate Antonin Rayon, provides a marvelous context for the full range of the French violinist's expression. Pifarély thrives in the unstable territory between improvisation and composition. His pieces here establish ideas, structural elements and themes – provisional traces – to encourage textural, lyrical and abstract improvising to develop energetically in the moment. The interplay amongst the players is consistently dynamic and engaging, and Pifarély is inspired to some of his finest soloing. Tracé Provisoire was recorded at Studios La Buissonne in the South of France in July 2015.
Aretha Franklin - Yeah!!! In Person With Her Quartet (1965/2011) [TR24][OF]

Aretha Franklin - Unforgettable: A Tribute To Dinah Washington
Vocal Jazz, Soul | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 74:43 min | 1.44 GB | Front Cover
Label: Columbia Records | Tracks: 25 | Rls.date: 1965/2011

Yeah!!! (or Aretha Franklin In Person With Her Quartet) is the eighth studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, Released on May 17, 1965 by Columbia Records. Contrary to the overdubbed sounds of audience murmurs, the album was not a live album, but instead was recorded live at New York's Columbia Studios and produced by Clyde Otis. This would be Franklin's last collection of jazz recordings until the release of 1973's Hey Now Hey (The Other Side of the Sky), released during her landmark tenure at Atlantic Records.
Takács Quartet & Marc-André Hamelin - Franck: Piano Quintet; Debussy: String Quartet (2016) [TR24][OF]

Takács Quartet & Marc-André Hamelin - Franck: Piano Quintet; Debussy: String Quartet
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 62:18 min | 1.04 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Hyperion | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2016

Marc-André Hamelin and the Takács Quartet follow up their 2016 Grammy nominated recording of Shostakovich with a program featuring Franck's Piano Quintet and Debussy's String Quartet. These authoritative performances make an unusual yet apt coupling as each work respectively is the composer's only, unsurpassable, contribution to a genre.
Branford Marsalis Quartet - Upward Spiral (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88.2kHz]

Branford Marsalis Quartet - Upward Spiral (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/88.2kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.31GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, OKeh

Legendary jazz greats Branford Marsalis and Kurt Elling collaborate for the first time on a full album, Upward Spiral. They ve been talking for a while about making a record together, and finally at the end of 2015 it all came together. They found time to play the new material in the New Orleans Snug Harbor club for four days and then recorded a variety of songs in the studio, all chosen because of their melodic richness and musical quality. Their versions of the chosen material are simply incredible, as the musicality of Branford and Kurt and their deep understanding of these songs shows through immediately.
Portico Quartet - Knee-Deep In The North Sea (2007) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Portico Quartet - Knee-Deep In The North Sea (2007)
FLAC tracks 24bit/48kHz | Front Cover | 495MB + 5% Recovery
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.

Charles Lloyd Quartet - Rabo de Nube (2008) [TR24[OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 21, 2016
Charles Lloyd Quartet - Rabo de Nube (2008) [TR24[OF]

Charles Lloyd Quartet - Rabo de Nube
Jazz | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 75:07 min | 1.44 GB | Digital booklet
Label: ECM Records (ECM 2053) | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2008

To celebrate his 70th birthday, (March 15th) Charles Lloyd presents his first live quartet album; a really exciting set of music recorded in Basel in 2007 featuring a revamped Quartet now with young stars Jason Moran on piano and Reuben Rogers on bass both making ECM debuts here. The latest offering is blisteringly up-tempo and sensually ballad-oriented and include also a beautiful cover of Cuban singer-songwriter Silvio Rodríguez s tune.

Barney Wilen Quartet - New York Romance (1994/2010) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 21, 2016
Barney Wilen Quartet - New York Romance (1994/2010) [TR24][OF]

Barney Wilen Quartet - New York Romance
Jazz | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 63:46 min | 1.45 GB | Front Cover
Label: Venus Records | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 1994/2010

Alternating between soprano, tenor and baritone saxes in this collection of straight-ahead jazz for the Japanese market, Barney Wilen refuses to be pinned down to a single tone quality or approach, even on the same instrument. Among other things, he mimics the lagging phrasing of Lady Day on "You've Changed" on soprano, "Blues Walk" bumps along agreeably on baritone while "Old Devil Moon" is sustained and humorous, and "Mack the Knife" is converted into a glacial smoky ballad with almost casual nonchalance.
Shauli Einav Quartet - Beam Me Up (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Shauli Einav Quartet - Beam Me Up (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Front Cover | 909MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Berthold Records

In its latest CD Beam Me Up the Shauli Einav Quartet produces an impressive sound, rich in creative musical ideas. These talented, award winning musicians: Shauli Einav - saxophone, Paul Lay - piano, Florent Nisse – double bass and Gautier Garrigue – drums have recorded a remarkable album that is multi-layered, tuneful, energetic and swinging.
Steve Turre - Colors For The Masters (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Steve Turre - Colors For The Masters (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Front+Back | 1.13GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Smoke Sessions

Trombonist Steve Turre has quietly become an eminence grise of mainstream jazz, a veteran with unerring instincts who brings elegance, bluesiness, and rhythmic sophistication to just about everything he touches. That shows clearly on his new album "Colors for the Masters" were he teams up with a dream rhythm section of legendary elders, each of whom shaped the trombonist’s distinctive voice: pianist Kenny Barron, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Jimmy Cobb.
Doric String Quartet & Allison Bell - Brett Dean: Epitaphs, String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 (2015)

Doric String Quartet & Allison Bell - Brett Dean: Epitaphs, String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 61:43 min | 0.97 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Chandos Records (CHAN 10873) | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2015

Australian composer and violist Brett Dean has won many prizes for his orchestral and chamber compositions, including the most renowned of them in 2009, the Grawemeyer Award. Today his works are performed all over the world and highly praised for their aplomb and power of expression as well as their ready accessibility to listeners.