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Milt Jackson & Ray Charles - Soul Brothers (1958/2012) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Milt Jackson & Ray Charles
Title: Soul Brothers
Genre: Jazz, Soul Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Cool Jazz, Jazz Funk, Jazz Blues, Guitar Jazz, Vibraphone/Marimba Jazz
Label: © Atlantic Records 1279
Release Date: 1958/2012
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 38:13
Recorded: NYC, September 12, 1957


Soul Brothers is a striking collaboration between two music luminaries, Ray Charles and Milt Jackson. The extraordinary outing features the pair showcasing their impressive musicianship, performing on various instruments including the piano, alto-saxophone, guitar and vibraphone. The album is an effortless blend of jazz, soul and R&B. Included were the astounding tunes, “Soul Brothers,” “How Long Blues” and “Deed I Do.” The recording is an essential document in music history, available as a pristine hi-res download.

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Chiel Meijering - Rock that Flute - Dan Laurin, 1B1, Jan Jan Bjoranger (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Chiel Meijering (b. 1954)
Artist: Dan Laurin, 1B1, Jan Bjøranger
Title: Meijering - Rock that Flute: Concerto movements for Eagle recorder and strings (2012–13)
Genre: Classical
Label: © BIS Records
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: eClassical
Duration: 57:43
Recorded: February 2014 at the Stavanger Concert Hall, Norway

Originally conceived by the maker Adriana Breukink in 2008, the 'Eagle' recorder has rapidly developed into an instrument which combines a large sound with a wide range – making it ideal for playing with modern instruments. When the Swedish recorder virtuoso Dan Laurin first encountered it, he was fascinated but also puzzled. What kind of music could he play on this instrument? Coming into contact with the Dutch composer Chiel Meijering he soon found out: Meijering – who had started to write for the recorder as early as 1979 – had developed a passion for the new model and was composing Eagle concertos with string accompaniment at a rapid pace (to date his extensive work list numbers 46 such pieces). In fact, if there was a problem with repertoire for the Eagle, it was what to choose… As their correspondence developed, Laurin was struck by the very personal language in the compositions that he kept receiving from the composer. Dividing his own music into four categories – 'dreamy / nostalgic / rocking / (heavy) metal' – Meijering told him that the roots he had always had in pop music had gradually become more and more important. Soon thoughts of making a recording emerged, and took definite shape when the third, vital piece of the puzzle was found: the fresh, young string ensemble 1B1 from Stavanger in Norway, and its founder, the dynamic violinist Jan Bjøranger. Their collaboration has borne fruit in this disc with fifteen individual movements (from thirteen concertos), selected by the performers and the composer during the recording sessions.
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Keith Jarrett - Ritual - Dennis Russell Davies (1982/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Keith Jarrett (b.1945)
Artist: Dennis Russell Davies
Title: Ritual
Genre: Classical, Avant-Garde, Piano Jazz, Modern Composition
Label: © ECM Records GmbH
Release Date: 1982/2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:32:11
Recorded: June 1977 at Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg

Ritual is something of an anomaly in the Keith Jarrett archive. It’s a solo album, as many of his best are, only this time it is pianist, conductor, and frequent collaborator Dennis Russell Davies at the keys playing a work penned entirely by Jarrett. The hallmarks of a Jarrett piano recital are all there—the rolling ostinatos, dense arpeggios, and profound doublings—yet are valenced differently under the rubric of “composition.” In this context, we get a sense of “once removed-ness” that might not present itself under improvisational circumstances. The piece’s modest 32 minutes are divided into two immodest parts. From the opening groundswell we get not only dense pockets of energy, but also nodes of emptiness. Put another way: the music’s glorious peaks share the same space as the shadowy valleys at their feet, thereby encompassing a harmonious middle ground. Like a geyser, its eruptions are predictable yet manage to enthrall every time. Despite its claustrophobic beginnings, Part 1 ends in bright solitude, like a room in which the curtain has been slowly opened to welcome the morning sun. Heavier chording marks Part 2, which resolves in a hopeful melancholy, but not before gelling the emotional plasticity of its precursor. This brings us full circle, ending on a solemn intonation of a single note.
Ritual is far more “regulated” than typical Jarrett fare, spun as it is from the surrogacy of another performer rather than through the alchemy of spontaneous creation (though there is, of course, some of each in the other). The results are captivating in their own way, stoked by every depressed key and lifted pedal. Its shapes are drawn not by what is, but what has been and will be. The present is invisible and lives on only as formless possibility, caught like a blown kiss in the cup of one’s hand.
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Julio Iglesias - Mexico (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Artist: Julio Iglesias
Title: México
Genre: Pop, Vocal, Latin Pop
Label: © Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 48:53

Julio Iglesias, one of the best selling artists of all time with millions of records sold worldwide, presents this very special collection that pays tribute to great Mexican composers. Mexico is his first Spanish recording in twelve years.
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Julio Iglesias - 1100 Bel Air Place (1984/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Julio Iglesias
Title: 1100 Bel Air Place
Genre: Pop, Soft Rock, Vocal, Latin Pop
Label: © Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1984/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 40:27


1100 Bel Air Place was designed as Julio Iglesias' breakthrough to the American audience, finding the Latin superstar recording with producer Richard Perry -- the architect behind blockbusters by Barbra Streisand, Ringo Starr and Harry Nilsson -- and duetting with such established American superstars as Diana Ross, Stan Getz, the Beach Boys and Willie Nelson. The latter, of course, provided Iglesias with the key to his crossover with a duet on Hal David and Albert Hammond's "To All the Girls I've Loved Before," a song that became ubiquitous in 1984. If 1100 Bel Air Place is a bit too tied to that year -- not just through the presence of its blockbuster hit, but also through Perry's cavernous '80s production, a brittle affair where even studio pros sound like synthesizers -- it is nevertheless a testament to the commercial savviness of all involved. Perry captured the sound of adult contemporary radio circa 1984 just perfectly, creating the ideal vehicle for Iglesias' smooth vocals, which skirted just on the edge of being schmaltzy but never went over that edge. The material was well selected -- heavy on Hammond songs, including his other signature song "The Air That I Breathe" and "Moonlight Lady," and it was expertly executed according the conventions of mid-'80s soft rock. As a matter of fact, apart from "Me Va, Me Va" (also written by Hammond) and the accent in Iglesias' voice, this could pass as a straight-up adult contemporary record from the '80s -- which is why it was a hit, turning Iglesias into a true star in America, the one market he hadn't conquered -- but it's also why 1100 Bel Air Place may sound a little too dated to some ears: it is truly, thoroughly, an artifact of its time. But according to those standards, it works very well, and even if the sound of the record don't necessarily hold up, it's still easy to listen to this and realize exactly how it made Julio Iglesias a star in 1984. --AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Jono McCleery - Pagodes (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44.1kHz

Artist: Jono McCleery
Title: Pagodes
Genre: Pop Rock, Folk Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Acoustic, Electronic, Downtempo
Label: © If Music
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:44:59

Jono McCleery’s ever growing fanbase will be thrilled to hear that the Rotterdam-based singer songwriter has produced his definitive album. Pagodes is the deepest, most powerful work to date by a musician whose work has been described as like “Miles Davis, Massive Attack, John Martyn, Fink, and Radiohead wrapped up in one exquisitely produced sound.” It is no coincidence that much of the album was co-produced with Royce Wood Junior.
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Jon Hassell - Last night the moon came dropping its clothes in the street (2009) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Jon Hassell
Title: Last night the moon came dropping its clothes in the street
Genre: Jazz, Avant-Garde, Electronic, New Age, Ambient, Experimental, Improvisation, Trumpet Jazz
Label: © ECM Records GmbH | ECM Review
Release Date: 2009
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:03:48
Recorded: April 2008, Studios La Buissonne, Pernes-les-Fontaines; “Courtrais” recorded live in Courtrais, Belgium; “Abu Gil,” “Northline,” and “Light On Water” recorded live at Kings Place, London, November 2008

The strangely beautiful title of Jon Hassell's Last Night the Moon Came Dropping Its Clothes in the Street on ECM is taken from a poem by the great 13th century Sufi mystic Jalaluddin Rumi. The rest of it, in the context of the sound here, is also instructional: "Last night the moon came dropping its clothes in the street/I took it as a sign to start singing/Falling up into the bowl of sky." Hassell's electronically enhanced trumpet playing follows directly in a line from Miles Davis' experiments of the 1970s. It comes off more as "singing" than anything else. He sounds like no one else, but many trumpet players and sound collagists have been deeply influenced by his work. The "bowl of sky" in the poem is referent, too: it reflects the quality of Hassell's musical montages and sonic investigations. This has been true since the very beginning in the 1970s, but became his trademark "sound" while working with Brian Eno as he developed his "Fourth World" music -- showcased on his EG albums from the early '80s (Fourth World, Vol. 1: Possible Musics, Fourth World, Vol. 2: Dream Theory in Malaya, Aka/Darbari/Java ) -- and was acutely articulated on his last ECM release, 1985's brilliant Power Spot. Last Night the Moon Came Dropping Its Clothes in the Street is Hassell's first recording since 2005's Maarifa Street: Magic Realism, Vol. 2; it's an assembled montage of sessions recorded in France and Los Angeles, and concerts are also woven into the rich fabric here. Hassell's music, even now, sounds alien, beguiling, mercurial, seemingly formless and airy but full of subtle washes, shifts of tone, and polyrhythmic strategies. The ten cuts here are mostly middle-length pieces that range between five and eight minutes, but three -- "Time and Place," "Clairvoyance," and "Scintilla" -- act as transitions segmenting, however seamlessly, the album into roughly thirds.
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Hayden - Hey Love (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Hayden
Title: Hey Love
Genre: Pop Rock, Lo-Fi, Sadcore, Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, American Trad Rock
Label: © Arts & Crafts Productions
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: arts-crafts.ca
Duration: 44:53
Recorded: Skyscraper National Park, Revolution Recording

On Hey Love, Hayden's eighth full-length record, the Toronto musician and songwriter writes the most intimate passage yet in his decades-deep story. The follow-up to 2013's Us Alone, his sonically warm and emotive debut record on Arts & Crafts, is a heartrending love letter of hope and disarray, the album's thirteen songs among Hayden Desser's most affective, tactile, rousing yet restrained work to date. The title track, a languid anthem exposed by chiming pedal steel, introduces this dialogue - about loves both comfortable and disconnected, exhilarating and naive - with Hayden's woozy pre-dawn falsetto propped up by a watchful chorus. Hayden sings plaintively: "It's been so rough, we have been through more than enough / But without this love, there would be no reason for either of us." On Hey Love's first single "Nowhere We Cannot Go", triumphant piano mingles with tattered synthesizer and electric guitar, conjuring resilience from the throes of personal reckoning. Both familiar and new, "Nowhere That We Cannot Go" places us on the rickety frontier of Hayden's home studio, where the certainty of pain and reward both figure prominently on the horizon. No clearer is this heard than on "Troubled Times", with its brilliant juxtaposition of the apocalypse-in-progress ("If it's not one thing it is another / These are sure troubled times") against a lilting backbeat and a soulful sun-soaked shuffle.

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Gilad Hekselman - Homes (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88.2kHz

Artist: Gilad Hekselman
Title: Homes
Genre: Jazz, Modern jazz, Guitar Jazz
Label: © JazzVillage, a label of harmonia mundi
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 88,2kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:58:57
Recorded: May 10-11, 2014, Peter Karl Studios

„Homes“ is a powerful new album by Gilad Hekselman trio featuring Joe Martin on bass and Marcus Gilmore on drums, and guest drummer Jeff Ballard on two tracks.
Rhythmically speaking Gilad Hekselman is considered the “most brilliant guitarist of the era” and an extraordinary guitarist whose instrumental ease and precision have earned him numerous opportunities with artists like Avishai Cohen, Max Turner, Esperanza Spalding, Chris Potter or Aaron Parks. Homes is his 3rd with Harmonia Mundi, and recorded with his original trio featuring Joe Martin on bass, Marcus Gilmore on drums and special guest Jeff Ballard on drums.
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Eric Clapton - Slowhand at 70: Live at The Royal Albert Hall (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Eric Clapton
Title: Slowhand at 70: Live at The Royal Albert Hall
Genre: Blues Rock, Rock & Roll, Hard Rock, British Blues
Label: © EPC Enterprises LLP/Eagle Rock Entertainment
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit (Bonus Track 48kHz/24bit)
Source: Blu-ray Disc
Duration: 01:59:56
Recorded: May 21, 2015 at the Royal Albert Hall, South Kensington, London

Slowhand at 70 – Live at the Royal Albert Hall is a concert film released by the British pop-rock musician Eric Clapton. It features a selection of songs, Clapton performed on May 21, 2015 while he played during his "70th Birthday Celebration" tour at London's iconic Royal Albert Hall. While on tour in London, Clapton broke the 200th concert mark, making him the act, who has most performed at the British venue. The film was released from September 14, 2015 onwards via cinema broadcasting in various territories. The cinema release also featured an in-depth report about Clapton's history at the Royal Albert Hall. A DVD, Blu-ray, compact disc and grammophone record release of the performance was released on November 13, 2015.
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