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Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - 2016-03-31 - Pepsi Center, Denver, CO (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz

Artist: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Title: 2016-03-31 - Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
Genre: Rock
Label: © Live Bruce Springsteen
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 48kHz/24bit
Source: live.brucespringsteen.net
Duration: 03:25:47
Recorded: 2016/03/31, Pepsi Center, Denver, CO


Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band launch The River Tour 2016, a nine-week US trek, on Jan. 16 in Pittsburgh. The announcement of the tour coincides with today’s release of “The Ties That Bind: The River Collection,” a comprehensive look at the era of the 1980 “The River” album that “Rolling Stone” calls “Springsteen’s best archival release yet.” The box set is now available at Amazon (4CD/3DVDs or 4CD/2Blu-ray) and iTunes.
Each night of the tour will be mixed for release on Live.BruceSpringsteen.net as high-quality downloads and CDs. Recordings will be available within days of each performance.
The original The River Tour began Oct. 3, 1980, two weeks before the release of Springsteen’s fifth album, and continued through Sept. 4, 1981. With sets that regularly approached the four-hour range, the 140-date international tour firmly established a reputation for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band as marathon performers.
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Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - 2016-04-12 - Schottenstein Center, Columbus, OH (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz

Artist: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Title: 2016-04-12 - Schottenstein Center, Columbus, OH
Genre: Rock
Label: © Live Bruce Springsteen
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 48kHz/24bit
Source: live.brucespringsteen.net
Duration: 03:32:17
Recorded: 2016/04/12, Schottenstein Center, Columbus, OH

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band launch The River Tour 2016, a nine-week US trek, on Jan. 16 in Pittsburgh. The announcement of the tour coincides with today’s release of “The Ties That Bind: The River Collection,” a comprehensive look at the era of the 1980 “The River” album that “Rolling Stone” calls “Springsteen’s best archival release yet.” The box set is now available at Amazon (4CD/3DVDs or 4CD/2Blu-ray) and iTunes.
Each night of the tour will be mixed for release on Live.BruceSpringsteen.net as high-quality downloads and CDs. Recordings will be available within days of each performance.
The original The River Tour began Oct. 3, 1980, two weeks before the release of Springsteen’s fifth album, and continued through Sept. 4, 1981. With sets that regularly approached the four-hour range, the 140-date international tour firmly established a reputation for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band as marathon performers.
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Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - 2016-04-03 - Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz

Artist: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Title: 2016-04-03 - Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK
Genre: Rock
Label: © Live Bruce Springsteen
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 48kHz/24bit
Source: live.brucespringsteen.net
Duration: 03:14:57
Recorded: 2016/04/03б Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band launch The River Tour 2016, a nine-week US trek, on Jan. 16 in Pittsburgh. The announcement of the tour coincides with today’s release of “The Ties That Bind: The River Collection,” a comprehensive look at the era of the 1980 “The River” album that “Rolling Stone” calls “Springsteen’s best archival release yet.” The box set is now available at Amazon (4CD/3DVDs or 4CD/2Blu-ray) and iTunes.
Each night of the tour will be mixed for release on Live.BruceSpringsteen.net as high-quality downloads and CDs. Recordings will be available within days of each performance.
The original The River Tour began Oct. 3, 1980, two weeks before the release of Springsteen’s fifth album, and continued through Sept. 4, 1981. With sets that regularly approached the four-hour range, the 140-date international tour firmly established a reputation for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band as marathon performers.
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Benjamin Britten - Serenade for tenor horn & strings - Aldeburgh Strings (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Benjamin Britten (1913-1976), Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Artist: Aldeburgh Strings
Title: Britten - Serenade for tenor horn & strings
Genre: Classical
Label: © LINN Records
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: LINN
Duration: 01:08:43
Recorded: 20–22 October 2012 (Lachrymae, Prelude and Fugue), 24–25 November 2013 (Serenade), 4 April 2015 (Young Apollo), Snape Maltings, Suffolk, United Kingdom


This recording is the conclusion of projects celebrating Britten's centenary in 2013, at which Aldeburgh Strings performed the closing concert in Britten's musical home of Snape Maltings.
The recording opens with Young Apollo, a radiant, expressive, characterful and dramatic work, featuring pianist Lorenzo Soulès. The Lachrymae subtitled ‘reflections on a song of Dowland' explores the viola's intensely mellow sonorities; Máté Szücs (Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra) is the soloist. The Prelude and Fugue finds Britten indulging in the exuberant technical wizardry of his youthful period whilst recalling Bach's sophisticated contrapuntal textures.
To close, one of the great masterpieces of Britten's cannon: the Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings. The award-winning tenor Allan Clayton and horn player Richard Watkins are the soloists, the latter reprising his role 30 years after first performing it with Peter Pears.
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Booker Ervin - The Freedom Book (1964/2014) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Artist: Booker Ervin
Title: The Freedom Book
Genre: Jazz, Post Bop, Hard Bop, Saxophone Jazz
Label: © Prestige Records/Concord Music Group
Release Date: 1964/2014
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 42:45
Recorded: December 3, 1963 at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Remastered: 2007, Rudy Van Gelder at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ


Booker Ervin's recordings with Charles Mingus and Randy Weston brought him good reviews and a bit of notoriety. But it was his series of Song Books for Prestige Records that broadcast the stentorian announcement that a jazz orator of gigantic stature had arrived. Ervin's tenor saxophone sound was haunted by the loneliness and spaciousness of the Texas plains where he was raised. The Southwest moan was an integral part of his playing. But his style went beyond the classic Texas tenor tradition to incorporate the intricacies of bebop and suggestions of the free jazz that was initiating one of the periods of self-renewal that keeps jazz fresh and interesting. The Freedom Book, recorded at the end of 1963, was one of Ervin's masterpieces. He is abetted by the power and drive of Jaki Byard, Richard Davis, and Alan Dawson.
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Bob Dylan - Tempest (2012) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Bob Dylan
Title: Tempest
Genre: Folk, Rock, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Label: © Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 2012
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Pono
Duration: 01:08:31
Recorded: January–March 2012 at Groove Masters Studios in Santa Monica, California


Fifty years after Bob Dylan's debut album appeared, we get Tempest. Since he returned to recording original material on 1997's Time Out of Mind, he's been rambling through American musical styles -- blues, country, folk, rockabilly, swing -- that were popular before he was even on the scene. Tempest continues the exploration, but more urgently than on Modern Times and Together Through Life. It's a gritty, cantankerous record with abundant images of violence, lust, and humor, though the latter is often black. His protagonists settle scores with lovers, enemies, and power brokers; they're often self-aggrandizing and self-deprecating simultaneously. Most of these are story-songs, though none but "Tempest" tracks in a linear fashion. "Duquesne Whistle" opens nostalgically with steel and acoustic guitars playing a swing melody reminiscent of Bob Wills. When the band enters, it becomes a rockabilly shuffle with teeth. "Soon After Midnight" is a ballad with hazardous warnings ("...Two-Timing Slim/Who's every heard of him?/I'll drag his corpse through the mud"). "Narrow Way" is a blues wailer that faintly looks back at "Maggie's Farm." Dylan's lyric contradictions are in full force; the song asks unanswerable questions while expressing rage and vulnerability ("...Even death has washed its hands of you" and "Put your arms around me, where they belong"). "Pay in Blood" is a rocking venomous boast with one of his more memorable refrains: "I pay in blood, but not my own." "Early Roman Kings" is a basic rewrite of Muddy Waters' "Mannish Boy." David Hidalgo's old-world accordion plays the signature swaggering, razor-sharp guitar riff underscoring the notion that the blues are universal, timeless. Dylan's nasty rasp fueled by lust, vengeance, and power is balanced by his wicked humor: "I can strip you of life, strip you of breath/I can ship you down, to the house of death...I ain't dead yet, my bell still rings/I keep my fingers crossed like the early Roman kings." Musically, "Tin Angel" looks back to "Man in the Long Black Coat" for a frame. Lyrically, this is Dylan at his storytelling best; its twists and turns would be right at home on Blood on the Tracks and Desire -- and it would have made a great closer. Sadly, that's not the case. The nearly 14-minute, 45-verse title cut retells the story of the Titanic with references to history -- and the James Cameron film. Hearing it once is enough. "Roll on John," Dylan's elegy for friend John Lennon, closes the set. He uses a slew of Lennon's own lyrics as a tribute. The end result is moving but clumsy. These last two cuts aside, Tempest is still a damn fine album. Dylan is in mostly excellent form -- even when sloppy; it sounds like he's having the time of his life. --AllMusic Review by Thom Jurek
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Bob Dylan - Fallen Angels (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Artist: Bob Dylan
Title: Fallen Angels
Genre: Folk, Rock, Folk Rock, Pop Rock, American Popular Song, Americana, Torch Songs
Label: © Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Pono
Duration: 00:37:55
Recorded: February 2015-March 2016, Capitol Studios, Los Angeles, US


Fallen Angels may have been recorded at the same session as 2015's moody Shadows in the Night, but its tone is very different. Call Fallen Angels the Nice 'n' Easy to the No One Cares of Shadows in the Night: they're both tributes to Frank Sinatra, but the 2016 album is light at heart. It's filled with songs of love, not heartbreak, and Dylan's band plays the numbers as sweet shuffles that function as a counterpart to the gloomy saloon tunes that filled Shadows in the Night. Another distinction of Fallen Angels is that, unlike its cousin, some of the featured songs are quite common: "Young at Heart," "All the Way," "It Had to Be You," and "Come Rain or Come Shine" often pop up on Great American Songbook tributes, whereas the compositions on Shadows often felt carefully curated. Such familiar tunes -- which are offset by such nifty excavations as "Maybe You'll Be There," "On a Little Street in Singapore," and "Skylark," the only song here not recorded by Sinatra -- help draw attention to Dylan's interpretations. Supported by his trusted touring band, he pushes these songs into the realm of a dusty roadhouse, letting "That Old Black Magic" skip along to a swift danceable beat, turning "Polka Dots and Moonbeams" into a country ramble, playing "Melancholy Mood" as an after-hours blues. These wise, wily interpretations underscore Dylan's ultimate aim with these Sinatra records, which is to slyly tie together various strands of American music, bringing Tin Pan Alley to the barrooms and taking the backwoods uptown. The results are understated yet extraordinary, an idiosyncratic, romantic vision of 20th century America. --AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Blue Mitchell - The Thing To Do (1964/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Blue Mitchell
Title: The Thing To Do
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop, Post Bop, Trumpet Jazz
Label: © Blue Note Records
Release Date: 1964(BLP 4178/BST 84178)/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:40:07
Recorded: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on July 30, 1964


Right in time for Jazz Appreciation Month the Blue Note LP series continues on with five new titles. During the Blue Note 75th anniversary celebration the label released 100 essential Blue Note LPs and asked New York Times readers what titles they'd like to see make the list. Five new reissues were hand-selected by Blue Note President, Don Was, based on New York Times reader recommendations including Blue Mitchell's The Thing To Do.
One of the most soulful of all trumpeters, Blue Mitchell could identify himself with just two notes. Mitchell learned a bit about soul when playing with R&B bands in the 1950s and quite a lot more during his six years as a member of the Horace Silver Quintet. When he left Silver, he took the pianist's band with him including tenor-saxophonist Junior Cook, filling in Silver's spot with a youngster named Chick Corea.
On The Thing To Do, the greatest of all Blue Mitchell recordings, the band introduces the very catchy "Fungii Mama," a true Blue Note gem. Other songs by Joe Henderson ("Step Lightly"), Jimmy Heath and Corea are prime hard bop that are filled with enthusiastic ensembles and solos that are direct and exciting. The Thing To Do is not only one of the finest recordings of 1964 but one of the most memorable Blue Note recordings of the era, and it shows that Blue Mitchell was the king of the soul jazz trumpet.
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Bill Evans - Some Other Time: The Lost Session From The Black Forest (1968/2016) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD128/5.64MHz

Artist: Bill Evans
Title: Some Other Time: The Lost Session From The Black Forest
Genre: Jazz, Piano Jazz
Label: © 2xHD/Resonance Records
Release Date: 2016
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD128/5.64MHz
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 01:33:40
Recorded: MPS Studios in Villingen, Germany, June 20, 1968

This double album includes 93 minutes of never before heard captivating studio recordings by pianist Bill Evans in solo, duo and trio settings and is only the second release —(and the only studio album) to feature the short-lived Bill Evans Trio with drummer Jack DeJohnette and bassist Eddie Gomez. Recently unearthed, these tracks were taken from a session in June 1968, only five days after the trio's triumphant performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Recorded by Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer (HGBS) and Joachim-Ernst Brendt in Germany, these songs were originally intended for the legendary MPS label but for some reason were never released. It’s a remarkable document of an under-represented period in the career of one of the icons of jazz.
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Big John Patton - Let 'Em Roll (1965/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: "Big" John Patton
Title: Let 'Em Roll
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop, Soul Jazz, Guitar Jazz, Vibraphone/Marimba Jazz, Jazz Funk, Latin Jazz
Label: © Blue Note Records
Release Date: 1965(BLP 4239/BST 84239)/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:39:57
Recorded: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on December 11, 1965


Right in time for Jazz Appreciation Month the Blue Note LP series continues on with five new titles. During the Blue Note 75th anniversary celebration the label released 100 essential Blue Note LPs and asked New York Times readers what titles they'd like to see make the list. Five new reissues were hand-selected by Blue Note President, Don Was, based on New York Times reader recommendations including Big John Patton's Let 'Em Roll.
This soulful and groovy 1965 Blue Note effort from the famed Hammond B-3 organist finds him matching creative wits with fellow jazz greats like Grant Green (guitar), Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone) and Otis Finch (drums), and running down an upbeat six-track stunner of a set comprised of four of his own originals and well-suited takes on the standard "The Shadow of Your Smile" and Hank Mobley's "The Turnaround."
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