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Annie Moses Band - The Art of the Love Song (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Сomposer: Various
Artist: Annie Moses Band
Title: The Art of the Love Song
Genre: Classical Pop, Classical Crossover, Easy Listening, Vocal Pop
Label: © Warner Classics
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 48kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 01:01:55

The Art of the Love Song is a lush, romantic album that follows their first Warner Classics release, American Rhapsody. It was recorded live in July 2015 at the legendary Grand Ole Opry House. The Art of the Love Song was conceived as a special braodcast for PBS and it will be one of the featured programs during PBS's March 2016 pledge drive, reaching an audience of several million. The release includes songs made famous by Barbra Streisand, The Beatles, Art Garfunkle, Joe Cocker and Perry Como.
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Annie Moses Band - American Rhapsody (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Сomposer: Various
Artist: Annie Moses Band
Title: American Rhapsody
Genre: Classical Pop, Classical Crossover, Easy Listening, Vocal Pop, Americana, Bluegrass
Label: © Warner Classics
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 01:00:52

Warner Classics is proud to present the Annie Moses Band, a wonderfully innovative and exciting American group, which has been defying genre boundaries for some time now. All members of the same family – the group is named after their great-grandmother – they are not only Julliard-trained instrumentalists, but they are skilled arrangers and singer-songwriters to boot. Their sound and aesthetic is both eclectic and appealing, with influences ranging from American country, folk and bluegrass combined with a pop/jazz/rock twist, all rooted in classical training. Family and faith are incredibly important to the group, both of which helping to keep them grounded. Their first Warner Classics release, American Rhapsody, has all the folk and country elements they are known for – with tracks such as Shenandoah and Fare Thee Well – but with a strong classical seam running through it, with familiar melodies from Dvorak’s American String Quartet and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue woven into the album’s tapestry.
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Anna Kanzig - Sound and Fury (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Artist: Anna Känzig
Title: Sound and Fury
Genre: Pop
Label: © Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment Switzerland GmbH
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:37:46

Bei Familie Känzig dominierte eine Art von Instrument den Haushalt: Der Vater besass gleich eine ganze Reihe an Synthesizern. Trotzdem wählte Anna Känzig zunächst einen anderen Weg, lernte als Kind Gitarre, später Bass und Klavier. Zwei Platten nahm sie auf, eine wandte sich dem Jazz zu, die andere bestand aus Folksongs. Sie trat auf dem legendären Montreux Jazz Festival auf, unterrichtete als Gesangslehrerin.
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Andy And The Bey Sisters - 'Round Midnight (1965/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Artist: Andy And The Bey Sisters
Title: 'Round Midnight
Genre: Jazz, Standards, Vocal Jazz, Hard Bop, Soul Jazz
Label: © Prestige Records/Concord Music Group
Release Date: 1965/2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 33:27
Recorded: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, February 26 (#4-7, 9), and May 27 (#1-3, 8, 10), 1965
Remastered: 2007, Rudy Van Gelder at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Andy Bey remains what he was back when this album first took shape—the most recognized, and perhaps the most recognizable, member of the Bey family. A fearsomely gifted singer, he boasts spectacular range all but disguised by the warmth and immediacy of his vocal instrument…Because of his prominence in the trio, Andy and the Bey Sisters often falls into the category of origin bands—the trio that launched Andy Bey’s career…But think of it primarily as a vocal group that, at its best, helped establish the intertwined heights conjoined voices might attain. —Neil Tesser
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Anat Fort Trio, Gianluigi Trovesi - Birdwatching (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88,2kHz

Artist: Anat Fort Trio, Gianluigi Trovesi
Title: Birdwatching
Genre: Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz, Modern Creative, Piano Jazz, Modern Jazz
Label: © ECM Records GmbH | ECM Reviews
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 88,2kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:48:22
Recorded: November 2013, Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI, Lugano

For her third ECM album, Israeli pianist Anat Fort augments her long-established trio – with bassist Gary Wang and drummer Roland Schneider – with a special guest: Italian reedman Gianluigi Trovesi. Fort and Trovesi have made a number of appearances together in recent years (from Italy’s Novara Jazz Festival to the Tel-Aviv Opera House), to critical acclaim, and Birdwatching, with its lively bright music, takes their rapport to the next level. There is an alert sense of joy in the playing. Of her album’s title Anat Fort says, “Many of my songs are inspired by movements of things in nature: animals, clouds, winds, water… I didn’t know what this record would be called but when I listened to the finished master I knew had to do with the movement of birds, and with watching, listening, waiting. It is as much about bird-watching outside as about watching that inner bird, the soul.” Quartet music is interspersed with improvised solo piano as the story unfolds in a series of vignettes. Birdwatching was recorded at the Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI, Lugano, and produced by Manfred Eicher.
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Amber Rubarth - Scribbled Folk Symphonies (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Amber Rubarth
Title: Scribbled Folk Symphonies
Genre: Folk
Label: © Chesky Records
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 47:55
Recorded: The Hirsch Center, Brooylyn, NY, 12/15/2015

Backed by a string section that includes world renowned Cellist, Dave Eggar, Amber Rubarth returns for her new Chesky album to follow up her successful, Sessions from the 17th Ward. Scribbled Folk Symphonies features a combination of original tunes and unique takes on classic songs, such as a haunting rendition of R.E.M’s “Losing My Religion”. Whether you’ve followed her journey from the beginning, or simply get pulled in by her unique interpretation of the classic songs on this album, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by what’s inside.
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Alfred Schnittke - Twelve Penitential Psalms, Three Sacred Hymns - RIAS Kammerchor, Hans-Christoph Rademann (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz

Сomposer: Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998)
Artist: RIAS Kammerchor, Hans-Christoph Rademann
Title: Alfred Schnittke - Penitential Psalms
Genre: Classical
Label: © harmonia mundi
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 48kHz/24bit
Source: eclassical.com
Duration: 00:54:35
Recorded: février 2015, Jesus-Christus Kirche, Berlin-Dahlem

The Penitential Psalms, a key work in the artistic itinerary of Alfred Schnittke, was premiered in Moscow in 1988. This masterpiece of exceptional density and rigour, at once contemporary and timeless, is performed here from the composer’s autograph manuscript, which includes significant divergences from the published edition.
The Penitential Psalms for mixed choir a cappella, which stylistically might be seen as a substrate of the Concerto for Choir he had composed three years previously on texts from the Book of Lamentations by the medieval Armenian mystic Gregory of Narek, were written in 1988 to commemorate the millennium of the Christianisation of Russia, which commenced with the baptism of Grand Prince Vladimir in what was then Kievan Rus’. On this occasion the literary source of the work was a selection of poems for Lent from the pen of one or more anonymous monks, which Schnittke had discovered in an anthology of Old Russian texts from the second half of the sixteenth century, published in Moscow in 1986.
The key to understanding the entire cycle is contained in the sixth verse of the work. This deals with the fundamental motif of original sin and refers to the story of the treacherous murder of Vladimir’s sons Boris and Gleb, later canonised and revered as martyrs, which their older half-brother Svyatopolk perpetrated in 1015 in the course of bloody conflicts over the succession. The remaining pieces are entwined around this central section, like a band of mourning crape, a wreath of prayer-like paraliturgical verses of the kind that had their heyday in the reign of Ivan the Terrible. Bitter lines concerning past wrongs and human sinfulness, which are marked by sorrow, lamentation, the willingness to repent and the hope of forgiveness.
The Three Sacred Hymns, which follow the Psalms, are rooted in a musical tradition closer to Russian Romanticism. The first is a bichoral Hail, Mary, which derives its concentrated inwardness from the strict antiphonal dialogue between the two choirs. The ensuing prayer to Jesus begins softly in unison, suddenly rising to an emphatic eight-part fortissimo, releasing energies that seem still to resonate in the concluding Our Father, in which Schnittke pushes the terrain of the tonal area of E flat to its limits in constantly varied vocal combinations. In comparsion with the Penitential Psalms, the Three Sacred Hymns are unquestionably more strongly rooted in the Romantic tradition of Russian sacred music, as it can be traced from the Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff settings of the All-Night Vigil to Stravinsky’s Ave Maria and Pater Noster. But even these miniatures, in a way typical of this important ambassador of a non-dogmatic modernity who alas fell silent far too early, show the significance of the old in the new and the new in the old alike. -- Roman Hinke
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Alexis Cole - Dazzling Blue - The Music of Paul Simon (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Alexis Cole
Title: Dazzling Blue - The Music of Paul Simon
Genre: Jazz, Folk, Vocal Jazz
Label: © Chesky Records
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 53:19
Recorded: September 23, 2015 at The Hirsch Center, Brooklyn, New York

Inspired by Paul Simon’s contributions, Alexis Cole offers this very special treatment of his music. With Dazzling Blue, vocalist Cole and producers David Chesky and Nicholas Prout sifted through some of Simon’s lesser known compositions. Herein they are presented in unalloyed simplicity, emphasizing the incandescent quality, and unadorned beauty of his lyrics.
Ms. Cole has a marvelous voice of great depth. Her clear, warm resonance strips away all ornamentation and gets you to the marrow of the songwriter’s stories. The vocals are haunting, and a testament to Cole's cross-cultural vocal training. Cole is joined by an excellent group of musicians whose collective body of work is well known to roots music aficionados. Jeff Haynes and Gus Courtsunis on percussion; Marvin Sewell on acoustic and electric guitars; Mark Peterson on bass, Julie Harris on Native American flute, and background vocals from Maria Quintanilla and Evan Sundquist; they are all an integral part of the whole.
Part of the Chesky Binaural + Series, all recorded with a single microphone, the band appears right before you with this spacious, lush and multi-dimensional recording. Now headphone users will hear the same three-dimensional sound and imaging as audiophiles have for the past 25 years with Chesky Recordings. Also these new Binaural+ Series albums capture even more spatial realism for the home audiophile market, bringing you one step closer to the actual event. You will hear some of the most natural and pure music ever recorded.
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Adam Agee & Jon Sousa - Suantrai: Traditional Irish Music (2014) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz

Artist: Adam Agee & Jon Sousa
Title: Suantraí - Traditional Irish Music
Genre: Folk, Celtic, Irish
Label: © Adam Agee & Jon Sousa
Release Date: 2014
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz
Source: AcousticSounds
Duration: 00:50:01
Recorded in DSD Pure at Immersive Studios in Boulder Colorado; Produced, Engineered, Mixed and Mastered in DSD Pure by Jonathan Skinas

Suantraí (pronounced "SOON-Tree") is an Irish word that means “lullabies,” and can also mean a feeling of gentleness and comfort. Adam Agee and Jon Sousa are very excited to announce the release of thier debut duo album, Suantraí. Recorded in DSD Pure at Boulder’s own Immersive Studios with the help of Jonathan Skinas, immense care was taken in the crafting of this album, from the arrangement and selection of tunes to the sonic quality in the studio.
This album was recorded DSD PURE to a Sonoma workstation through an 8 channel Grace preamp and Meitner MKIII A to D positioned close to the artists for the best sonic integrity. It is the first in a series of DSD PURE "Corner Recordings" from Super Audio Center and Immersive Studios in Boulder Colorado. Jon's guitar and banjo were recorded with a Shure KSM 32 and a Royer R-121 ribbon microphone. Adam's fiddle was recorded with a Shure KSM 32 and an AEA R-92 ribbon microphone. In addition, two Shure KSM 32’s were used to record the room.
Adam Agee and Jon Sousa are two of Colorado’s most sought-after traditional Irish musicians. Since 2004, they have been journeying together through the Irish idiom on fiddle, guitar, and tenor banjo, enchanting listeners on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Adam and Jon have put down musical roots in County Clare, where they lived together, and now make frequent visits. Their connection to their instruments and the transcendent energy in their music is guaranteed to captivate and uplift audiences of all ages.
In recent years, they have appeared at Colorado’s Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival, where they performed on stage with Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill, John Doyle, Robbie O’Connell, and others. They were also honored to headline at the first annual Durango Celtic Festival in March of 2013.
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