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Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Everybody Loves The Sunshine (1976/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Roy Ayers Ubiquity
Title: Everybody Loves The Sunshine
Genre: Jazz, Easy Listening, R&B, Jazz-Funk, Jazz-Pop, Soul Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Vibraphone/Marimba Jazz
Label: © Polydor Records
Release Date: 1976/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 39:40
Recorded: 1975-1976 at Electric Lady Studio, New York City, New York; Larrabee Sound Studios, North Hollywood, California


The story goes that Lionel Hampton gave a five-year-old Roy Ayers his first set of mallets, a monumental occasion that eventually led to Ayers's mastery of the vibraphone. Sometimes called the 'Godfather of Acid Jazz,' Ayers revolutionized his instrument as leader of the group Ubiquity, and--incorporating elements of soul, R&B, and blues--was able to formulate a unique brand of laidback jazz/funk. Not to be confused with his 1976 mellow jazz classic of the same name, the double disc collection „Everybody Loves The Sunshine“ surveys the career of legendary West Coast vibraphonist Roy Ayers from that watershed effort through to the eve of 2000. This Atom Records compilation brings together lesser known recordings, rarities, smash hits, and original selections from albums such as „Lots of Love“, „Drive“, „Wake Up“ and „Juice“, as well as the original „Everybody Loves The Sunshine“.
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Ray Charles - Yes Indeed!! (1958/2012) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Ray Charles
Title: Yes Indeed!!
Genre: R&B, Soul, Blues, Jazz
Label: © Atlantic Records
Release Date: 1958/2012
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC 2.0 Mono 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 36:20
Recorded: September 11, 1952 - February 20, 1958 in New York City and Atlanta


Yes Indeed! is a scintillating selection of hits that shaped the landscape of jazz, R&B, blues and rock. This revealing statement highlights all of Charles’ musical talents, from his stunning vocal range to his bluesy piano execution. As a singer and keyboardist, Charles is in top form. Standouts include the title track, which Charles pays tribute to big band innovator, Sy Oliver.
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Ray Charles - The Ray Charles Story, Vol. 4 (1966/2012) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Ray Charles
Title: The Ray Charles Story, Vol. 4
Genre: R&B, Soul, Blues, Jazz
Label: © Atlantic Records 8094
Release Date: 1966/2012
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC 2.0 Mono 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 41:10
Recorded: 1953-1959

The Ray Charles Story, Volume 4 is the fourth installment in a definitive collection showcasing Charles’ undeniable artistry and musicianship. One of Rolling Stones’s “100 Greatest Artists,” the album displays all of Charles' biggest hits. The album includes standouts “Blackjack,” “A Bit Of Soul,” “Tell Me How Do You Feel” and “I Believe To My Soul.”
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Ray Charles - The Ray Charles Story, Vol. 3 (1966/2012) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Ray Charles
Title: The Ray Charles Story, Vol. 3
Genre: R&B, Soul, Blues, Jazz
Label: © Atlantic Records 8083
Release Date: 1966/2012
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC 2.0 Mono 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 39:15
Recorded: 1953-1959

The Ray Charles Story, Volume 3 is the third installment in a definitive collection highlighting Charles’ remarkable genius and unparalleled musicianship. The multi-GRAMMY® winner has been dubbed one of music’s greatest artists by Rolling Stone. Included on the set were his hits, “That’s Enough,” “Tell The Truth,” and “It’s Alright.”
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Ray Charles - The Ray Charles Story, Vol. 2 (1962/2012) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Ray Charles
Title: The Ray Charles Story, Vol. 2
Genre: R&B, Soul, Blues, Jazz
Label: © Atlantic Records 8064
Release Date: 1962/2012
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC 2.0 Mono 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 46:27
Recorded: 1956-1959

The Ray Charles Story, Volume 2 is the second installment in a pivotal collection showcasing the legend’s undeniable genius. Ranked among Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Artists of All Time,” Ray Charles was one of soul’s first pioneers. Included on this set were his breakthrough hits, “Swanee River Rock” “Night Time Is The Right Time,” “I’m Movin’ On” and “Let The Good Times Roll.”
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Ray Charles - The Ray Charles Story, Vol. 1 (1962/2012) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Ray Charles
Title: The Ray Charles Story, Vol. 1
Genre: R&B, Soul, Blues, Jazz
Label: © Atlantic Records 8063
Release Date: 1962/2012
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC 2.0 Mono 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 46:24
Recorded: 1952-1956


The Ray Charles Story, Volume 1 is the first installment in a definitive collection highlighting Charles’ undeniable genius. The multi-GRAMMY® Award winner and one of Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Artists of All Time,” has had an luxurious career highlighted with countless chart-topping singles including “Mary Ann” and “A Fool for You,” both included on this breathtaking collection. A must have for any audiophile collection.
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Maurice Ravel - Daphnis et Chloe - Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Yannick Nezet-Seguin (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)
Artist: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Title: Ravel - Daphnis et Chloé
Genre: Classical
Label: © BIS Records
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: eClassical
Duration: 63:27
Recorded: June 2012 (Daphnis et Chloé ) and March 2014 (Pavane) at De Doelen Hall, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


When Maurice Ravel in 1909 was commissioned by the ballet impresario Serge Diaghilev to write a score based on the ancient Greek novel Daphnis and Chloe, he decided to compose 'a huge musical fresco, concerned less with archaism than with faithfulness to the Greece of my dreams'. Three years later, when Daphnis et Chloé was first performed by the Ballets Russes, it had indeed grown into Ravel’s longest work, playing for about an hour and requiring a large orchestra with an extended percussion section, not to mention a choir. The first production was fraught with difficulties and the première in Paris was less than successful. It was only the following year, in London, that the composer received proper recognition for his music, which Stravinsky later described as 'not only Ravel’s best work, but one of the most beautiful products of all French music'. Ravel himself labelled it a ‘choreographic symphony’, and although he did extract two suites from it, the complete ballet score has also entered the concert repertoire. It is here performed by the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, a team with the best possible credentials for realizing the full spectrum of this sumptuous music – from the idyllic evocation of dawn in Lever du jour to the orgiastic Danse générale which closes the work. If Daphnis et Chloé is one of Ravel’s most highly regarded works, his Pavane pour une infante défunte is one of the most popular. The brief piano piece from 1899 was orchestrated by the composer in 1910, while he was working on Daphnis. Its profound melancholy has caught the imagination of listeners ever since, in combination with the poetic title – which was only chosen because of its agreeable sound, however: Ravel never had a particular dead princess in mind, and finding many interpretations too sluggish, famously remarked that the piece was not, after all, ‘a dead pavane for an infanta’.
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