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The Who - The Who Sell Out (1967/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: The Who
Title: The Who Sell Out
Genre: Rock
Label: © Geffen Records
Release Date: 1967/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 1:21:53
Recorded: May – November 1967; Talentmasters Studios, New York City, New York; IBC Studios, Pye Studios, De Lane Lea Studios, CBS Studios, and Kingsway Studios, London, England; Gold Star Studios, Los Angeles, California

The Who Sell Out is the third studio album by The Who and was released in 1967. A concept album imitating a pirate radio broadcast, including actual commercials that the Who made during that period of their career. The album peaked at #48 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart in 1968 and was certified Silver in the UK.
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Sonny Clark - Leapin' and Lopin' (1961/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Sonny Clark
Title: Leapin' and Lopin'
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop, Piano Jazz
Label: © Blue Note Records
Release Date: 1961/2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: acousticsounds.com
Duration: 41:16
Recorded: November 13, 1961 at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, NJ.

Sonny Clark is not often heralded as one of hard bop's great talents, but albums like Leapin' And Lopin' should rectify that oversight. An excellent pianist, composer, and bandleader, Clark demonstrates all three capacities on this 1961 date, turning in a host of fine originals and even better performances.
The personnel includes tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse and drummer Billy Higgins, among others, and there's fine playing all around, including Clark's elegant skills on the keys. This album was the artist's last as a leader (he died two years later), and it's a fitting swansong, as well as a thoroughly satisfying listen.

„Perhaps the names of the musicians in this supporting cast are not quite as lustrous in reputation, but the final result is the best album Sonny Clark has presented to date. Sonny Clark has come of age.“ --Ira Gitler, from the liner notes
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Sonny & Cher - Look At Us (1965/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Mono 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Sonny & Cher
Title: Look At Us
Genre: Soft Rock, Pop Rock, Ballad, Folk Rock
Label: © Atlantic Records
Release Date: 1965/2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC 2.0 Mono 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 35:31
Recorded: 1965 at Gold Star Studios

Sonny & Cher's debut album Look at Us was released after the duo's single "I Got You Babe" reached number one on both sides of the Atlantic. The album was a hit, peaking at #2 on the Billboard 200, where it stayed for 8 weeks.
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Scott Hamilton - Live at Smalls (2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88.2kHz

Artist: Scott Hamilton
Title: Live at Smalls
Genre: Jazz
Label: © SmallsLIVE
Release Date: 2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 88,2kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 1:08:13
Recorded: February 12 & 13, 2013 at Smalls Jazz Club, Greenwich Village NYC

Since the 1970s Scott Hamilton has kept alive old school swing mainstream tenor sax. He created a stir back then since he was only in his mid-20s at that time, and fusion jazz was hot then. A young tenor with a muscular tone like Ben Webster certainly stood out. Today Harry Allen has inherited a similar reputation and he and Scott sometime play together. So much for old moldy figs…
Hamilton is a ballad master and given an adequate rhythm section and a good acoustics in an intimate setting, mainstream tenor fans are in for a relaxing, yet swinging evening. Smalls, located in Greenwich Village in the Big Apple, is a perfect venue for Hamilton and his backing trio is spot-on for both comping behind Hamilton, and when given the opportunity to solo, acquit themselves well.
The song list are old school standards recorded over two nights in Feb. 2013 in front of an appreciative audience. Hamilton gets into a warm, easygoing groove on “Shake It, Don’t Break It,” and “Running Wild” and continues through such well known chestnuts as “The Nearness of You” and “If I Ever Love Again.” Nothing earth shattering, but when you are in the mood to hear ballads played like the masters (Hawkins, Webster, and Young), then Scott is your man. And he never disappoints.
I like the fact that Smalls is open to all kinds of jazz artists, from freewheeling avant to mainstream balladeers. We’ll cover the new Smalls Live CD from Frank Lacy soon. It’s all about good jazz in all its formats…. —Jeff Krow, Audiophile Audition
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Robert Cray - Strong Persuader (1986/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Robert Cray
Title: Strong Persuader
Genre: Blues Rock, Modern Electric Blues, Soul Blues
Label: © Mercury Records
Release Date: 1986/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:39:15
Recorded: Sage & Sound, Los Angeles; Haywood's, Los Angeles

#42 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 greatest albums of the 80's

The set that made Cray a pop star, despite its enduring blues base. Cray's smoldering stance on "Smoking Gun" and "Right Next Door" rendered him the first sex symbol to emerge from the blues field in decades, but it was his innovative expansion of the genre itself that makes this album a genuine 1980s classic. "Nothing but a Woman" boasts an irresistible groove pushed by the Memphis Horns and some metaphorically inspired lyrics, while "I Wonder" and "Guess I Showed Her" sizzle with sensuality. --Bill Dahl
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Richard Galliano, Sylvain Luc - La vie en rose (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88.2kHz

Artist: Richard Galliano, Sylvain Luc
Title: La Vie en rose (Rencontres avec Edith Piaf et Gus Viseur)
Genre: Jazz
Label: © Editions Milan Music
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 88,2kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:50:30
Recorded: August 2014 in Pernes les Fontaines (France) at studios "La Buissonne

La rencontre est double. Le répertoire d’Edith Piaf et de Gus Viseur revisité par deux artistes emblématiques de la scène jazz. C'est sous le double signe de la Môme et de l'un des premiers accordéonistes de jazz, que Richard Galliano et Sylvain Luc orchestrent leurs retrouvailles. Plus de vingt ans après leur collaboration au sein du trio Galliano-Lassus, le guitariste bayonnais et l'accordéoniste cannois font swinguer avec raffinement un répertoire centenaire. Avec délicatesse, dans l'écoute mutuelle, en se lançant des défis et sans compétitions ni surenchère ou poudre aux yeux, leur corps à corps est d’autant plus impressionnant et nécessaire que certains thèmes (La Foule, L’Hymne à l’amour, La Vie en rose, Je ne regrette rien...) nous sont presque trop connus. La magie de cet album est justement là. Dans la capacité qu’ont Sylvain Luc et Richard Galliano à s’accaparer ces chansons, sans les maltraiter ni, à l’opposé, les laisser dans une quelconque naphtaline. Brillant et émouvant. © CM/Qobuz
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Polyphonies oubliees: Faux-bourdons XVI-XIX - Ensemble Gilles Binchois, Dominique Vellard (2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Сomposer: Various
Artist: Ensemble Gilles Binchois, Dominique Vellard, Maîtrise de Toulouse
Title: Polyphonies oubliées: Faux-bourdons français, XVIe - XIXe siècles
Genre: Classical, Choral
Label: © Aparté · Little Tribeca
Release Date: 2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:47:16
Recorded: l’Église de Mont St Jean (21) du 15 au 18 septembre 2011 et à la Chapelle Sainte-Anne, Toulouse du 19 au 23 avril 2012

Et pourquoi donc Polyphonies « oubliées », demanderez-vous fort légitimement ? C’est que sur les vingt-sept pièces ici présentées, seules cinq sont de compositeurs identifiés – Charpentier, Sermisy, Bournonville, Perne et Kunc –, les autres restant muettes à jamais sur l’identité du maître qui les a écrites. Mais est-il besoin de connaître le nom du compositeur pour mieux (ou moins bien) goûter la beauté d’une œuvre ? Est-il seulement besoin d’en connaître la date ou même l’époque de composition ? Eh… Quant au terme « faux-bourdon » inscrit dans le titre du CD, il n’a aucune connotation entomologique : il s’agit d’une forme d’harmonisation du plain-chant dans laquelle les quatre parties vocales sont différentes (là où le plain-chant initial est monophonique), mais toutes les quatre dans le même rythme, note contre note – aucun contrepoint donc. Quelques-unes des pièces présentées respectent cette forme, fort ancienne. Un sacré florilège de somptueuses beautés sacrées, anonymes certes mais certes pas anodines ; chantées selon la prononciation classique du latin à la française, donc les terminaisons en usse et pas en ousse.
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Paul Chambers - Whims Of Chambers (1956/2010) High-Fidelity ISO SACD 2.0 Mono DSD64/2.82MHz

Artist: Paul Chambers
Title: Whims Of Chambers
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop, Guitar Jazz
Label: © Blue Note Records | Analogue Productions
Release Date: 1956/2010
Quality: ISO SACD 2.0 Mono DSD64/2.82MHz
Source: PS³SACD
Duration: 38:17
Recorded: Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 21, 1956
Mastered: cousTech Mastering, Camarillo, California by Kevin Gray & Steve Hoffman.

"...if you haven't picked up every one of the Blue Note and Nat King Cole reissues from Chad Kassem and company at Acoustic Sounds, you're really missing out!" - David W. Robinson, Positive Feedback, Issue 52

"...an album that still resonates more than fifty years after its debut. Each of these musicians would develop as dominant musicians, but this cooperative effort stands on its own. The SACD gives the music cleaner, less muddled acoustics, with a penchant for detailed instrument separation." - Robbie Gerson, Audiophile Audition

Paul Chambers' first album features an amazing lineup of John Coltrane, Donald Byrd, Kenny Burrell, Horace Silver and Philly Joe Jones. A classic Blue Note session of what might be considered "cerebral" jazz.
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Paul Berner Band - Road To Memphis (2012) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Paul Berner Band
Title: Road To Memphis
Genre: Jazz
Label: © Sound Liaison
Release Date: 2012
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: soundliaison.com
Duration: 44:14
Recorded in Studio Eleven (Hilversum) with a live audience on November 25, 2012.

Born in California, Paul Berner spent his youth in a small town on the Great Plains. There he started playing guitar at age 13 and was soon playing in a local rock band. The double bass followed a couple years later, coinciding with his developing interest in jazz. At 18, after 3 years, but only a few lessons, on bass, he passed the audition for entrance to the University of Iowa School of Music. Intent on developing his technique and his musical horizons, he chose to study classical bass playing, though he always was involved with jazz music outside of school. After receiving his Bachelor’s De gree in Music Performance, Paul moved to Bloomington, Indiana for post-graduate studies at the Indiana University School of Music, also in classical bass. Here he came in contact with musicians such as Peter Erskine, Kenny Aronoff, Todd Coolman, Jim Beard, and John Clayton.

In 1990 Paul made a “quality of life” decision and moved his base of operations to Amsterdam in the Netherlands. To paraphrase Bill Frisell, he wanted a house with a room where he could just sit and think! After arriving in the Netherlands he soon found his talents much in demand, and consequently he has worked with many well-known Dutch and Belgian artists such as Cees Slinger, Toots Thielemans, Dré Pallemaerts, Jesse van Ruller and Laura Fygi. In addition international artists such as Shirley Bassey, George Coleman, Michael Moore and Monty Alexander call upon his bass playing.

This recording is specially made by Sound Liaison for and with lovers of high-end audio recordings Special for those who own high-end audio equipment will have maximum benefit. What made this record different is that the file is a one to one copy of the master file (96kHz/24bit) No quality degradation whatsoever. Enjoy!
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Keyboard Music Vol. 7 - Kristian Bezuidenhout (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88.2kHz

Сomposer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
Artist: Kristian Bezuidenhout
Title: Mozart - Keyboard Music Vol. 7
Genre: Classical
Label: © Harmonia Mundi
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 88,2kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 01:12:52
Recorded: November 2012 and May 2013 in Lyndhurst Hall at Air Studios in London, England.

Fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout continues his multi-disc survey of Mozart's music for solo keyboard with volume seven of the series. The first six have been met with universal critical acclaim from around the world. This program of explores the elegance and drama that are ever-present in Mozart's music. Most notably Bezuidenhout performs two works influenced by the composer's 1778 stay in Paris - the grandly proportioned Sonata in A minor, K. 310 and the dazzling Variations in C on "Lison dormait", K.264.
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