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Yusef lateef - In A Temple Garden (1979/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Yusef lateef
Title: In A Temple Garden
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Hard Bop, Jazz Funk, Soul Jazz
Label: © CTI Records, a division of Creed Taylor, Inc. | King Record Co., Ltd.
Release Date: 1979/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: e-onkyo
Duration: 00:38:06
Recorded: May 1979 at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

In a Temple Garden is an album by American multi-instrumentalist and composer Yusef Lateef recorded in 1979 and released on the CTI label.
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Antonio Vivaldi - Recorder Concertos - Lucie Horsch, Amsterdam Vivaldi Players (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Artist: Lucie Horsch, Amsterdam Vivaldi Players
Title: Vivaldi - Recorder Concertos
Genre: Classical
Label: © Decca Music Group Limited
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: highresaudio.com
Duration: 53:24
Recording: 7–12 July 2016, Gerardus Majellakerk, Amsterdam

With this album, 16-year-old Lucie Horsch becomes the first recorder player ever signed to Decca Classics. She presents four of Vivaldi’s best known concertos, including La notte and La tempesta di mare, as well as two arias which showcase the expressive range of the recorder. Praised for her extraordinary technique and mature sensibility, the Dutch musician challenges any notion that the recorder is simply a beginner's instrument. As a musical ambassador, Horsch is passionate to demonstrate how much can be achieved on this beautiful instrument that is as great as other more familiar solo instruments.
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Giuseppe Verdi - Rigoletto - Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Maria Giulini (1980/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
Artist: Piero Cappuccilli, Ileana Cotrubas, Plácido Domingo, Elena Obraztsova, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Kurt Moll, Hanna Schwarz, Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlo Maria Giulini
Title: Verdi: Rigoletto
Genre: Classical, Opera
Label: © Deutsche Grammophon
Release Date: 1980/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:59:30
Recorded: in Vienna, Musikverein, Großer Saal in September 1979.

"This is not one of the most famous recordings of Verdi's warhorse, but in my opinion it is the best. The great Italian conductor Carlo Maria Giulini stays away from the melodramatic caricature of opera that this can easily turn into, and brings out the dark, brooding colors of the drama and of the music. He combines lyricism with the greatest dramatic power, at speeds which feel exactly right, even though they are slower than most. And not only does he have a superb individual view of the piece, he is a sensitive accompanist, too, giving the excellent Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra its full dominance without drowning out the singers. And what singers! The velvety, golden voice of Piero Cappuccilli, used with unfailing intelligence and musicality; the warm, gorgeous voice of Plácido Domingo; and perhaps most stunning of all, the bewitching lyric soprano of Ileana Cotrubas, the best Gilda I have ever heard. These singers may not hit the stratospheric unwritten high notes on the Bonynge recording with Pavarotti, Milnes and Sutherland, but they do offer consistently refined, thoughtful and beautiful singing. Cotrubas' radiant singing alone is worth the modest price of this set. The great Bulgarian bass Nicolai Ghiaurov makes a riveting, dark-toned Sparafucile; Elena Obraztsova sings Maddalena perfectly well, though not on the level of her colleagues. Kurt Moll is cast luxuriously as Monterone. At mid-price, with full libretto and translation and with excellent work from the VPO and chorus, this is a Rigoletto that must be in all Verdi collections."
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VA - Zurich Jazz Festival 1970 (1970/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88,2kHz

Artist: Various
Title: Zürich Jazz Festival 1970 (The Authentic Live Recording)
Genre: Jazz
Label: © MPS - Musik Produktion Schwarzwald | Edel Germany GmbH
Release Date: 1970/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 88,2kHz/24bit
Source: highresaudio.com
Duration: 01:22:47
Recorded by Aki Kienzler at Zürich Jazz Festival


There was something special about this Swiss festival: it highlighted amateurs, in this case those who honor jazz in the word’s Latin sense (amator) – they played for the love of the music. The three winners of the Festival’s 1970 competition are up first. The British modern swing band Harry Burgess and Bones Galore open with a brassy, rousing rendition of Cole Porter’s Love for Sale. Centered in Geneva, the Oliver Berney-Eric Gigante Quintet flow through their original minor blues Mood and Beat, and The Step With Soul Jazz Group’s Blues For J features a hip organ-guitar-drum trio that could upstage most professional trios. The next four tracks present festival alumni. The Dixie Jazz Group plays a swinging updated version of the piece Satchmo’s Hot Five made famous, Big Butter and Egg Man. Geneva pianist Henri Chaix was hailed for his Harlem stride and the swing era band style of Ellington’s smaller groups. His quintet does justice to the evergreen Sunday. One of the most popular Swiss bands at that time, the Metronome Quintet represented Switzerland at the 1970 Expo in Osaka. Based on several folk songs, their Japan Suite beautifully blends Japanese and jazz traditions. The New Rhythm Kings is a Kuhn family affair with 13-year-old drum prodigy Dennis showcased on Crazy Drums. The pros take over on the next 5 pieces. 1970 was a breakout year for the phenomenal Hungarian bass virtuoso Aladar Pege. His band won the European band contest at that year’s Montreux Jazz Festival and made an important recording at the Radio Festival in Budapest (on MPS’s From Europe With Jazz). They play brilliantly pianist on Bela Lakatos’ up-tempo musical labyrinth, Lampe. The popular American vibraphonist Dave Pike’s Mambo Jack the Scoffer has a relaxed downhome country flair, while the distinctive Jamaican hard-bop trumpeter Dizzy Reece stars as soloist with the German-Swiss Radio Band on the aptly named Eleven Beat Blues and the funky Walk and Talk. The great Swiss pianist/composer George Grunz pushes the boundaries on his extended piece Bunauara by juxtaposing the disparate styles of saxophone giant Dexter Gordon, trumpeter Franco Ambrozetti, bass clarinetist Michel Portal, bassists Beb Guérin and Eberhard Weber, drummers Toney Oxley and Pierre Favre – a tour de force melding of musical eras and philosophies. Ditto for the two albums.
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VA - Heidelberger Jazz Tage 72 (1973/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88,2kHz

Artist: Various
Title: Heidelberger Jazz Tage 72 (The Authentic Live Recording)
Genre: Jazz, Free Jazz, Fusion, Hard Bop, Post Bop, Big Band, Soul-Jazz, Contemporary Jazz
Label: © MPS - Musik Produktion Schwarzwald | Edel Germany GmbH
Release Date: 1973/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 88,2kHz/24bit
Source: highresaudio.com
Duration: 01:24:21
Recorded live 1-4 June 1972, Heidelberg Jazz Festival


This live festival double album highlights 11 European groups representing a potpourri of musical styles and directions. Kurt Edelhagen led one of Europe’s major big bands. This edition included American stars Benny Bailey (trp), Jiggs Wigham (trb), European stalwarts Ferdinand Povel (sax), Dieter Reith (p) and Günter Lenz (b). Their Kindly Leave the Stage flashes by in a blistering bop-inflected escapade. The fusion quartet Association P. C. gained international fame in the early 70’s. With star Dutch keyboardist Jasper van’t Hof in the forefront, Frau Theunissen is an electric tour de force. On Faun, the Brassy Brew quintet offers up a hodgepodge of musical colors. One of the most influential swing bands in post-war Germany, the Erwin Lehn Big Band, performs Roto Rooter, a funky blues with an infectious rock rhythm and driving solos by trumpet masters, Ack van Rooyen and Rolf Erikson. On the arousing From Now On, world music vibraphonist Karl Berger teams up with renowned avant-gardists Peter Kowald (b) and Alan Blairman (drs). Saxophonist Hans Koller lifted Austrian jazz onto the international scene. Isus Mirror is an intensely passionate reflection of his group’s name: Free Sound. Oscar Klein’s Tremble Kids was famous for its hard-driving ‘Chicago’ traditional jazz sound. With At the Jazz Band Ball, the band revisits the music of the 20’s Chicago speakeasies. Next, American trumpet great Art Farmer dances his group through the upbeat bossa Cascavelo. The iconic German big band Rhythm Combination & Brass let loose with Let’s Boom Chitty Boom, an up-tempo blues riding on a solid rock beat and outstanding solos. Pianist Michael Naura’s quartet play his moving, fusion-inflected piece Miriam, with Michael on fender piano joined by vibraphonist Wolfgang Schlüter. Iconoclastic pianist Fredrich Gulda was known as much for his experiments in jazz as for his defining interpretations of Mozart. On Anima Gulda and co. venture into the fantastic realm of the Dadaistic avant-garde. Recordings that adhere to the adage ‘variety is the spice of life’
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Tyrone Davis - I Just Cant Keep On Going (1980/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Tyrone Davis
Title: I Just Cant Keep On Going
Genre: R&B, Soul, Chicago Soul, Smooth Soul, AM Pop, Quiet Storm, Disco
Label: © Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1980/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 35:43
Recorded: 1979-80 at Universal Studios, Chicago, Illinois

The king of romantic Chicago soul, Tyrone Davis' warm, aching vulnerability and stylish class made him especially popular with female soul fans during a lengthy hitmaking run that lasted throughout the '70s. Best known for the classics "Can I Change My Mind" and "Turn Back the Hands of Time," Davis was a versatile baritone singer who could handle everything from pop-soul to funk to bluesy chitlin-circuit R&B, but smooth soul was his true bread and butter. Once Davis broke through in the late '60s, he never really stopped recording; although the R&B chart hits dried up by the early '80s, he was still going strong into the new millennium, decades after his first single was released.
Tyrone Davis was born May 4, 1938, in Greenville, MS; he spent most of his formative years in Saginaw, MI, and moved to Chicago in 1959, where he eventually found a job as a valet and chauffeur for bluesman Freddie King. He befriended the likes of Bobby "Blue" Bland, Little Milton, and Otis Clay, among others, and began to pursue his own singing career in the clubs on the city's West and South Sides. Singer/pianist Harold Burrage took Davis under his wing and helped him refine his craft, and the budding blues shouter got his first shot in 1965 on the Four Brothers label. His first single, "Suffer," was recorded under the name Tyrone the Wonder Boy and written and produced by Burrage, as was the follow-up "Good Company." Unfortunately, Burrage passed away in late 1966, and after one more single Davis moved on to cut one-offs for Sack and ABC. He found a home at Carl Davis' new label Dakar in 1968, when a Texas DJ flipped his first release over and started playing the B-side, "Can I Change My Mind." Showcasing Davis' lovelorn pleading to best effect, the song went all the way to number one on the R&B charts, and reached the pop Top Five as well.
Teamed with producer/arranger Willie Henderson, who'd masterminded "Can I Change My Mind," Davis capitalized on his breakthrough with a string of orchestrated hits that emphasized his new, smoother style, and helped point the way for Chicago soul into a new decade. "Is It Something You've Got" reached the R&B Top Five in 1969, and it was followed in 1970 by the sublime "Turn Back the Hands of Time." It was his second R&B number one, and also his biggest hit on the pop charts with a peak at number three; plus, the accompanying album of the same name ranks among the best soul LPs of its time, producing two more hits in the R&B Top Ten "I'll Be Right Here" and "Let Me Back In." Davis hit the R&B Top 40 with steady regularity over the next few years, including the Top Tens "Could I Forget You," "I Had It All the Time," "Without You in My Life," and "There It Is." In 1975, he scored his third number one R&B hit with "Turning Point," but left Dakar for Columbia the following year.
Davis' ballad mastery was a main selling point for Columbia, which made his backing orchestrations even lusher than before, but he also made the occasional concession to contemporary dance trends, which informed his debut Columbia hit "Give It Up (Turn It Loose)," a number two R&B single from 1976. Further successes followed in "This I Swear" (1977), "Get On Up (Disco)" (1978), and the slinky ballad "In the Mood" (1979). Davis recorded his final album for Columbia in 1981, then switched to Highrise, where he promptly landed a Top Five R&B hit -- his last, as it turned out -- with "Are You Serious" in 1982. Short stints with Ocean-Front and Prelude followed before Davis settled in with Future for the latter half of the '80s. He spent the first half of the '90s on retro-soul label Ichiban, recording several albums, and then moved to Southern soul imprint Malaco in 1996 for an equally productive stay that lasted into the new millennium. Davis continued to release new albums every year or two, and toured the soul/blues circuit as restlessly as ever. Tyrone Davis suffered a stroke in October of 2004 and remained hospitalized until his death in February of 2005. --Artist Biography by Steve Huey
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Tyrone Davis - I Cant Go On This Way (1978/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Tyrone Davis
Title: I Cant Go On This Way
Genre: R&B, Soul, Chicago Soul, Smooth Soul, AM Pop, Quiet Storm, Disco
Label: © Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1978/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 40:00
Recorded: 1978 at Universal Studios, Chicago, Illinois

A late 70s gem from Tyrone's years on Columbia Records – one that shows both sides of his talents for the label! The set starts out with an extended clubby groover called 'Get On Up (Disco)' – a bumping sort of number that's clearly trying to push him into Johnnie Taylor territory, and which comes off surprisingly well. But even better are the rest of the tracks on the set – which update Tyrone's older Brunswick sound with a smoother, more sophisticated sort of style – still recorded in Chicago, and with some southern soul traces – but usually done in a warmer midtempo groove, with excellent lead vocals and great backing from The Haywood Sisters. Titles include 'It's You It's You', 'Bunky', 'All I Ever Need', 'I Can't Go On This Way', and 'Can't Help But Say'.

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Trauffer - Heiterefahne (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Artist: Trauffer
Title: Heiterefahne
Genre: Pop, Pop Rock, Cabaret, Volksmusik
Label: © Ariola/Sony Music Entertainment Switzerland GmbH
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:49:11

Trauffer, eigentlich Marc A. Trauffer (*1979 in Brienz), ist ein Schweizer Mundart-Popsänger aus dem Berner Oberland. Bekannt wurde Trauffer als Sänger der Berner Band Airbäg, die zwischen 1997 und 2005 vier Chartalben vorweisen konnte. Die Band fiel auseinander und nach einem privaten Rückschlag durch das Scheitern seiner Ehe dauerte es bis 2008, bis er mit seinem Debütalbum Pallanza seine Solokarriere startete. Benannt ist es nach dem Ort Pallanza im italienischen Piemont, wohin er sich während seiner privaten Krise zurückgezogen hatte.
Mit den Nachfolger-Alben Dr Heimat z'lieb (2010) und Fischer & Jäger (2013) konnte er an die früheren Banderfolge anknüpfen. Das Abum Fischer&Jäger erreichte Goldstatus. 2014 folgte dann Alpentainer, welches mit Platin ausgezeichnet wurde.
2009 übernimmt Marc Trauffer zudem die Holzspielwarenfabrik Trauffer seiner Eltern und führt sie seither als Inhaber. Gleichzeitig engagierte er sich bis Mitte 2014 im Gemeinderat seiner Heimatgemeinde Hofstetten und bis Anfang 2015 als Vizepräsident vom Freilichtmuseum Ballenberg.
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Till Bronner - The Good Life (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Till Brönner
Title: The Good Life
Genre: Jazz, Standards, Straight-Ahead Jazz, Trumpet Jazz, Modern Jazz, Vocal Jazz
Label: © Sony Masterworks
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:00:04
Recorded: East West Studio 2, Hollywood, USA


Sony Music Masterworks releases The Good Life – the debut album from renowned German jazz trumpeter, Till Brönner. Featuring bassist John Clayton, guitarist Anthony Wilson and pianist Larry Goldings. Recorded at the former Ocean Way Studios in LA, the very same place that Sinatra recorded “My Way,” The Good Life revisits a selection of standards, all of which have made history through their vocal interpretations. Brönner’s aim throughout was to create a specific atmosphere-a sunnier, more lighthearted groove; easygoing but thoughtful, gentle but never superficial. The album includes new arrangements of works made famous by Frank Sinatra (‘In The Wee Small Hours of the Morning’), Billie Holiday (‘I’ll Be Seeing You’), and Nat King Cole (“Sweet Lorraine”). Brönner has produced many of his own albums, but on this occasion he made the conscious decision to hand over the reins to legendary Dutch producer, Ruud Jacobs. As Brönner likes to put it, “constantly looking at your own reflection can get a bit wearing after a while.”
Since recording his first album in 1994, Generations of Jazz, Brönner has steered his career through a series of different phases, including making a name for himself as a producer through his work with artists such as Hildegard Knef and Thomas Quasthoff, as well as, very significantly, discovering his own singing voice. Up until now Brönner has been seen as a trumpeter who occasionally sang and now he will demonstrate his new found talent across an entire album of popular jazz hits – including two originals.
Till Brönner can rightly be regarded as Germany’s most successful jazz musician, but his fame has spread far beyond the National and even the European scene. This year he was invited to participate at International Jazz Day at the White House, playing alongside such legends as Ray Brown, Dave Brubeck and James Moody. Brönner has always walked his own path, evoking thought and finding ways in which to challenge the greater jazz community as a whole. He continues to push those preconceived notions of what a jazz musician should be, showcasing his clear vision and determination throughout his longstanding career.

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The Staple Singers - This Land (1963/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: The Staple Singers
Title: This Land
Genre: R&B, Gospel, Soul, Country Soul
Label: © Riverside Records | Concord Music Group
Release Date: 1963/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 32:51
Recorded: July 28, 1962, June 12 & 13, 1963 Chicago, IL


While the centrepiece of this 1963 release from the Staple Singers is a classic interpretation of Woody Guthrie's This Land Is Your Land, another notable cover here is Blowin' In The Wind, the first time an African-American group had ever recorded a Bob Dylan song. This Land is one of four gospel-based albums the Staple Singers issued on the Riverside label in the early 1960s.
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