The Roosters Band

Lee Konitz & The Brazilian Band - Brazilian Serenade (1996) [Japan 2017] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Lee Konitz & The Brazilian Band - Brazilian Serenade (1996) [Japan 2017]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 52:20 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,73 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,16 GB

Lee Konitz has long been a versatile jazz musician, adaptable to many different styles. This Brazilian-flavored session is one of two that the alto saxophonist recorded during the mid-'90s for Venus; his session partners include trumpeter Tom Harrell, guitarist Romero Lubambo, pianist David Kikoski, bassist David Fink, drummer Duduka Da Fonseca, and percussionist Waltinho Anastácio.
Hal Galper - The Guerilla Band (1970) {2017 Japan Mainstream Records Master Collection Series CDSOL-45222}

Hal Galper - The Guerilla Band (1970) {2017 Japan Mainstream Records Master Collection Series CDSOL-45222}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 223 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 86 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 13 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1970, 2017 Time / Mainstream Records / Solid Records Japan | CDSOL-45222
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Post Bop / Groove / Electric Piano

While not one of the classics of the jazz fusion movement of the early '70s, The Guerilla Band does attempt to say something substantial and avoids the genre's commercial pitfalls. Leader Hal Galper, who went on to become an acoustic pianist of note, is heard here exclusively on electric piano. His highly electronically processed sound is unlike the playing of the Fender Rhodes' more representative players from this era, such as Joe Zawinul or George Duke. Galper's band includes brothers Mike (saxophone) and Randy Brecker (trumpet), who at this time were gaining critical acclaim with their band Dreams.
Vienna Art Orchestra - The Big Band Years 1993-2007 (2010) {4CD Box Set EmArcy-Universal 0602527539966}

Vienna Art Orchestra - The Big Band Years 1993-2007 (2010) {4CD Box Set EmArcy-Universal 0602527539966}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.86 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 713 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 226 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1993-2007, 2010 EmArcy / Universal | 0602527539966}
Jazz / Modern Big Band / Experimental Big Band / Progressive Jazz

The Vienna Art Orchestra is a 15-member jazz orchestra that features the avant-garde arrangements and compositions of its leader, pianist Mathias Ruegg. This is a reissue of their 1980 debut, an important document in the post-modern jazz movement. The opening, title track is a joyous, folkish tango that's been cartoonishly toyed with, featuring three solo sections. The marimba section is also ornamented with vocalese from Lauren Newton, followed by an extremely playful horn lead that sounds like a toy instrument. The solo offering from violinist Rudi Berger has an electronically effected fusion sound. A tight, alto sax solo by Wolfgang Puschnig ties everything together neatly with a lengthy, unaccompanied performance.
The Hanover Band & Chorus, Nicholas McGegan - Handel: Serse (1998)

The Hanover Band & Chorus, Nicholas McGegan - Handel: Serse (1998)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:56:12 | 880 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Conifer Classics | Catalog: 75605 51312 2

Nicholas McGegan has done more for the early music movement in America than nearly anyone else, and his tireless explorations of the byways of Baroque opera have put many fascinating works into the concert hall and onto recordings. He studied piano at London's Trinity College of Music and learned to play the flute while he was there, but entertained no special desire to study historical performance.

K.C. & The Sunshine Band - Essential (2012)  Music

Posted by SuniR at Nov. 14, 2017
K.C. & The Sunshine Band - Essential (2012)

K.C. & The Sunshine Band - Essential (2012)
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 59:51 min | 141 Mb (5% Rec.)
Funk, Soul, Disco, R&B | Label: EMI Music

Features booty-shakin' dance floor party hits that never quit, like 'Get Down Tonight', '(Shake Shake Shake) Shake Your Booty', 'That's The Way (I Like It)' and more…
Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band - Body and Shadow (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band - Body and Shadow (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 31:39 minutes | 613 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band marks its 20th anniversary with the release of their sublime fifth album, Body and Shadow, a succinct nine-track meditation on lightness/darkness that arrives like a balm for the soul, ebbing and flowing with grace, subtlety and no shortness of beauty.
Robert Randolph & The Family Band - Got Soul (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Robert Randolph & The Family Band - Got Soul (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 45:00 minutes | 0.98 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Often called the "Jimi Hendrix of the pedal steel guitar," and named one of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" by Rolling Stone's David Fricke, Robert Randolph has, since the turn of the century, revolutionized the role of his chosen instrument.
Elizabeth Wallfisch & The Wallfisch Band - Telemann: Complete Violin Concertos, Vol. 6 (2016)

Elizabeth Wallfisch & The Wallfisch Band - Telemann: Complete Violin Concertos, Vol. 6
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 62:07 min | 367 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 20 | Rls.date: 2016

This group of hybrid compositions situated between the French overture and the Italian concerto represents a unique case in the music history of the eighteenth century; no other composer from this period set this type of concertante violin music with the rich designs and wealth of ideas found in Telemann.
Nicholas McGegan, The Hanover Band & Chorus - Handel: Serse, HWV 40 (2009)

Nicholas McGegan, The Hanover Band & Chorus - Handel: Serse, HWV 40 (2009)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 797 Mb | Total time: 68:47+65:41+42:27 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony | # 88697532062 | Recorded: 1997

Serse has been one of my favorite Handel operas since I first heard the old Priestman LP on Westminster (Maureen Forrester in the title role, Lucia Popp as Romilda). Despite its frequent raggedness and "harpsichord on speed" continuo, this was a thoroughly dramatic and engaging performance. I've waited for decades for a new Serse which could benefit from the new performance standards we take for granted in baroque opera today. I was strongly disposed to like this disc, since although I've found McGegan a bit uneven in the past, his more recent Handel efforts, particularly Radamisto, have been superb. I can't fault the singers or orchestra in this performance, but the dramatic spark that makes Serse so special seems to me to be missing. I went back and compared my old Priestman recording and was even more convinced that the definitive Serse is yet to come. It's surprising there haven't been more recordings, since this work has a lot of potential appeal, and is one of Handel's most accomplished pieces. Maybe I'm just too picky, but I'd love to see someone reissue the Priestman on CD– and while they are at it, his equally engaging Rodelinda (fortunately, there is better competition for the latter).
Eliza Carthy and The Wayward Band - Big Machine (Deluxe Edition) (2017)

Eliza Carthy and The Wayward Band - Big Machine (Deluxe Edition) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, m3u - 484 MB | 01:17:06
English Folk, Folk Rock | Label: Topic Records

Pioneering English traditional folk powerhouse, Eliza Carthy first assembled the Wayward Band in 2013 in order to explore and celebrate her long and varied career in folk music. Since then, the band has become a festival favorite, and Eliza has been awarded the MBE for services to folk music. Eliza and the Wayward Band loved playing together so much it seemed natural and inevitable, as well as characteristically ambitious, that this 12-piece would set about recording an album. Early in 2016 they did just that. Big Machine is the result and the renowned Real World and Rockfield Studios are where it all happened.