Kruder Sessions

Amber Rubarth - Sessions From The 17th Ward {Binaural+} (2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Amber Rubarth - Sessions From The 17th Ward (2012) [Binaural+]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 44:45 minutes | 967 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The Chesky Records' Binaural+ recording technique, fit for both speakers and headphones, captures the timeless sound of musicians playing in great acoustic settings. And now, starting with the Binaural+ sessions, Chesky Records has taken that approach to the next level. Singer-Songwriter Amber Rubarth, Cellist Dave Eggar, Violinist Tim Snider and Percussionist Chuck Palmer join forces, and combine their unique musical vocabulary to create Sessions from the 17th Ward. Together, this innovative team fuses classic songwriting and acoustic music to create a sexy, yet sophisticated album.
Coleman Hawkins - Classic Coleman Hawkins Sessions 1922-1947 (2012)

Coleman Hawkins - Classic Coleman Hawkins Sessions 1922-1947 (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 2,09 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 1,3 Gb | Digital book & booklet - 239 Mb | 09:37:20
Jazz, Swing | Label: Mosaic Records

Through the 1930s, Coleman Hawkins growth is exponential, especially in his ballad playing. Buttery warm and cozy, he finds notes that always work within the chord and are clearly there for anyone to find. But he's the one who finds them. And what is there to say about his solo on 1939's "Body and Soul" that hasn't already been said? This is the music that has proven so inspirational to generations of tenor saxophonists since; the endless possibility when taste and intelligence take on exceptional material. Our jam-packed set on eight CDs includes 190 tracks, 12 never before released. Included is material from Coleman's earliest days with Mamie Smith and her Jazz Hounds, his time with Henderson including various pseudonym bands and offshoots that shared personnel, the Mound City Blue Blowers, Benny Goodman's orchestra, Lionel Hampton, Benny Carter, Count Basie, co-leader sides with trumpeter Henry Red Allen, Cozy Cole, and a variety of all-star dates for Metronome, Leonard Feather, and Esquire, as well as recordings as a leader of his own dates. Our research has corrected many discrepancies in previous discographies.
NEEDTOBREATHE - Forever On Your Side (Niles City Sound Sessions) (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

NEEDTOBREATHE - Forever On Your Side (Niles City Sound Sessions) (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1-96 kHz | Time - 17:40 minutes | 311 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

NEEDTOBREATHE has been churning out music regularly since 2006, when their first major label release, Daylight, hit the market. In 2018, they are now six full-length albums and various EP’s into their career with a great track record of high quality with each new release. With the 2016 album H A R D L O V E, the band leaned into modern synthesizers, mixing them with the southern rock/alternative sound they have made their career on. It was a needed artistic step, but it left some longtime fans frustrated. It took this reviewer time to warm to it, but H A R D L O V E eventually won me over with some of the tightest songs they had written up to that point. That brings us to the Forever On Your Side (Niles City Sound Sessions) EP, which continues sonically along the path started by H A R D L O V E and the Hard Cuts EP from last year. If you’re looking for more of the roaring rock of The Reckoning and The Outsiders, then these four songs may leave you wanting. However, if this newer sound works for you, there are some nice introspective moments to enjoy.

The Byrds - Preflyte Sessions (2001/2018)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at July 12, 2018
The Byrds - Preflyte Sessions (2001/2018)

The Byrds - Preflyte Sessions (2001/2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 616 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 224 MB | 01:33:13
Psychedelic Rock, Classic Rock, Folk Rock | Label: Sundazed Music

Bringing together the tracks from the 'In the beginning' and 'Preflyte' releases, as well as a number of other unreleased cuts, it is more basic than Mr. Tambourine man, and is definitely pretty standard 60's pop. Nevertheless, the Mr. Tambourine man versions and the twee David Crosby vocal songs are a nice listen. Some quite different arrangements from the 'Album' versions and some great songs that were never recorded officially. This is not the album to discover The Byrds but perfect for those who just can't get enough of this classic band.
Bill Monroe & The Bluegrass Boys - Castle Studio 1950-1951: Complete Sessions (2017) {5CD Set RWA ACD 12522}

Bill Monroe & The Bluegrass Boys - Castle Studio 1950-1951: Complete Sessions (2017) {5CD Set RWA ACD 12522}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.12 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 739 Mb
Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 22 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1950-51, 2017 Castle / Decca / Richard Weize Archives | ACD 12522
Bluegrass / Country / Close Harmony / Old-Timey / Traditional Bluegrass / Bluegrass-Gospel

5-CD hardcover album (CD-size) - 68-page booklet - 181 tracks -(366 min.). For devotees of Bill Monroe's music, the CD box sets issued by BEAR FAMILY beginning in 1989 were the answer to a listener's dream: having the bluegrass originator's complete recordings tastefully collected in boxes, with informative books included. What we now have is something even more dreamlike: all the familiar Monroe recordings for DECCA in 1950-51, featuring lead singers Jimmy Martin, Carter Stanley, and Edd Mayfield, presented next to – unbelievably – all the outtakes (none pre- viously issued) of all the tracks. Among other things, this means multiple takes of Raw Hide.
The Artist Portrait Project: A Photographic Memoir of Portraits Sessions with San Diego Artists, 2006-2016

The Artist Portrait Project: A Photographic Memoir of Portraits Sessions with San Diego Artists, 2006-2016 by Jennifer G. Spencer
English | July 10th, 2018 | ISBN: 1631523937 | 120 Pages | EPUB | 5.61 MB

After five years’ absence from San Diego’s art community, Jennifer G. Spencer returned and began to photograph the artists she became acquainted with during her thirteen-year stint as an executive director of a visual arts organization—a project that became a ten-year journey. In The Artist Portrait Project, Spencer reveals the results of her adventure in portraiture after her retirement, and shares how this endeavor enlightened and shaped her opinion of these fifty artists and her art community. Engaging and visually stunning, The Artist Portrait Project is a book about self-discovery and the persistence of the creative spirit.
Kylie Minogue - The Abbey Road Sessions (2012/2018) [Official Digital Download]

Kylie Minogue - The Abbey Road Sessions (2012/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 55:34 minutes | 612 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The album features sixteen tracks, all radically reworked, spanning Kylie’s incredible 25 year career. The album was recorded in London’s legendary Abbey Road Studios with Kylie’s band and a full orchestra. Nick Cave re-recorded his vocal on the famous duet, “Where The Wild Roses Grow”, especially for the album. Other highlights of the album include a wonderfully poignant “Better The Devil You Know”, the ever-amazing “Confide In Me”, a sultry “On A Night Like This”, a joyous “All The Lovers”, the beautiful “Finer Feelings” and a version of “The Locomotion” which swaggers with true 1950’s panache.
Harry James & His Big Band - The Harry James Sessions 1976 & 1979 (2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Harry James & His Big Band - The Harry James Sessions 1976 & 1979 (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 94:01 minutes | 1,85 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Sheffield Lab Recordings is pleased to present the reissue of a historic recording: "The Harry James Sessions". Consisting of three albums originally recorded direct-to-disc by Sheffield in 1976 and 1979, and now spectacularly re-mastered by Seth Winner from analog disc originals, this program of music from the height of the swing era is a vital representation of one of the great big bands of the 20th century. To hear this music recorded by Sheffield from the perspective of a single stereo microphone, is to hear this magnificent band as dancers heard it in front of the bandstand, with the impact and energy that we don't associate with historic recordings of another era. Pretty thrilling stuff! This amazing 2 disc set includes ALL the music from the Original LP albums: THE KING JAMES VERSION, COMIN' FROM A GOOD PLACE and STILL HARRY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS.

Danny Ben-Israel - The Kathmandu Sessions (1970/2003)  Music

Posted by Domestos at July 4, 2018
Danny Ben-Israel - The Kathmandu Sessions (1970/2003)

Danny Ben-Israel - The Kathmandu Sessions (1970/2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 309.11 Mb + 20.66 Mb (Scans) | 46:33
Acid Rock, Psychedelic Rock | Country: Israel | Label: Merry Records

Danny Ben-Israel's main claim to fame is an album called Bullsh*t 3 1/4, the first psychedelic protest album sung in Hebrew. During those same sessions in 1968, he also recorded a handful of tracks in English, which are now seeing their first release 35 years after the fact. Recorded in Tel Aviv, Israel, the title concept comes from the fact that the bandmembers (most names lost to the fog of the times) heard you could buy hashish in stores in Nepal, so the recording session took the form of an imagined journey to Kathmandu (sic) for the purpose of scoring hash (although it sounds like they had some success in Israel).
Stan Getz & Jimmy Raney - Complete Studio Sessions [Recorded 1948-1953] (2003)

Stan Getz & Jimmy Raney - Complete Studio Sessions [Recorded 1948-1953] (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 482 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 305 MB | Covers - 26 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Definitive Records (DRCD11257)

This double-disc set features all of the studio performances between saxophonist Stan Getz and guitarist Jimmy Raney recorded between October of 1948 and April of 1953. The sheer number of labels the pair recorded for is staggering, from Sittin' in With to Roost, Savoy, Sesco, Clef, Prestige, and others. And while Getz, particularly on the early sides, is still deeply entrenched in his worship of Charlie Parker, the cool elegance of Raney's own playing is already asserting itself on the early sides, so that by 1951, Getz has moved toward the center from strictly bebop. Some of the other players on these sessions include Duke Jordan, Curly Russell, Blossom Dearie, Horace Silver, Roy Haynes, Frank Isola, and many others…