Lee Konitz, Brad Mehldau, Charlie Haden, Paul Motian - Live At Birdland (2011) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88.2kHz
Artist: Lee Konitz, Brad Mehldau, Charlie Haden, Paul Motian
Title: Live At Birdland
Genre: Jazz, Straight-Ahead Jazz, Post-Bop, Modern Creative
Label: © ECM Records GmbH | ECM Review | ECM Player
Release Date: 2011
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 88,2kHz/24bit
Recorded live at Birdland, New York, December 2009
A quartet of master musicians and a programme of jazz classics. “Live at Birdland” presents the finest moments from two inspired nights at New York’s legendary club, as Konitz, Mehldau, Haden and Motian play “Lover Man”, “Lullaby Of Birdland”, “Solar”, “I Fall In Love Too Easily”, “You Stepped Out Of A Dream” and “Oleo” with freedom, tenderness, and a love of melody that only jazz’s greatest improvisers can propose.
Title: Crazy Nights
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Glam Metal
Label: © Mercury Records
Release Date: 1987/2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Recorded: March - June 1987 at Can-AM Recorders, Tarzana, CA, One on One Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA and Rumbo Recorders, Canoga Park, CA
Another stylistic departure for Kiss, Crazy Nights features synthesizers and a pop metal-lite sound, perhaps to better compete with successful bands of the era like Def Leppard and Bon Jovi. Producer Ron Nevison was hired after his success with the ballad-heavy Heart comeback album and Kiss collaborated with hitmaking songwriters. While a huge worldwide hit, selling over a million copies, Gene Simmons was not involved in this project and later said he found the material too happy and poppy. That poppy sound was responsible for the international success of the song Crazy Crazy Nights, the band's most successful British single.
Artist: Karin Schaupp
Title: Mosaic: Australian Guitar Concertos
Label: © Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Release Date: 2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Karin Schaupp is one of the most outstanding guitarists on the international scene, acclaimed not only for her breathtaking technical mastery, but also for the passion and intensity of her playing. With this album she celebrates the rich and vibrant Australian guitar repertoire, presenting four concertos that create a uniquely Australian musical landscape.
Peter Sculthorpe’s Nourlangie was inspired by the ancient beauty of Kakadu in Australia’s far north, and the resonances between the music’s notes speak of the strength and serenity of the land. Ross Edwards was drawn to the rich flora and fauna of Arnhem Land and the magnificent turquoise of the Arafura Sea beyond. His joyous ‘dance/chants’, celebrating the mysterious and infinitely changing patterns of birdsong and the insect chorus, frame an exquisitely calm, song-like slow movement.
Richard Charlton, himself a guitarist of note, brought his intimate knowledge of the instrument to Mosaic, a collection of memories and impressions of the Northern Territory, from the brilliant colours of earth and sky to the exhilarating power of a tropical storm. Philip Bračanin turns to the Classical heritage of the guitar for his concerto, exploring the lightness and agility of the instrument as well as its expressive qualities.