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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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Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 5 - Glenn Gould (1968/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Сomposer: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Artist: Glenn Gould
Title: Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67 (Transcribed for Piano by Franz Liszt)
Genre: Classical
Label: © Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1968/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:39:15
Recorded: 1967-68

Joke, satire, irony, deeper significance: the back cover of Gould’s gripping recording contained four imaginary reviews by an English critic (Sir Humphrey Price-Davies), a Munich musicologist (Dr. Karlheinz Heinkel), an American psychiatrist (Prof. S. F. Lemming), and the American corres pondent to the Journal of the All-Union Musical Workers of Budapest. All were written by Gould himself …
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Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonatas Nos. 30-32 - Glenn Gould (1956/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Сomposer: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Artist: Glenn Gould
Title: Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 30-32
Genre: Classical
Label: © Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1956/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC 2.0 Mono 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:55:09
Recorded: 1956


Sensation yields to scandal: Gould’s feisty and headstrong treatment of the final triptych in Beethoven’s pianistic “New Testament” outraged the critics no less than his sleeve notes, in which he claimed of op. 111 that “the piece is weak in spots; it needs greater speed. Especially the first movement is such a bad piece that I wanted to get on to the finale.”
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Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonatas Nos. 16-18 - Glenn Gould (1973/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Сomposer: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Artist: Glenn Gould
Title: Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 16-18, Op. 31
Genre: Classical
Label: © Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1973/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:57:52
Recorded: 1967, 1971, 1973


This was the last of five new recordings released in September 1973, appearing one day after the four others. It marked the end of a long and often convoluted process: the first bars of the op. 31 triptych were recorded in July 1960, the final session took place almost thirteen years later on 15 May 1973! Amazingly, none of this is evident in the sonatas themselves.
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Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonatas Nos. 12 & 13 - Glenn Gould (1983/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Сomposer: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Artist: Glenn Gould
Title: Beethoven: Piano Sonatas No. 12, Op. 26 & No. 13, Op. 27, No. 1
Genre: Classical
Label: © Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1983/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:43:45
Recorded: 1979, 1981

Another Beethoven album. With this, Gould had turned out of a total of twenty-one of the thirty-two Beethoven sonatas—or perhaps twentytwo, for the “artist contract cards” of 1979-80 refer to a recording of the B-flat major Sonata, op. 22, that has never resurfaced. Several of the missing sonatas (the Largo from op. 7, the G-minor Sonata op. 49, no. 1, the A-major Sonata op. 101, the Hammerklavier op. 106) at least exist in the form of live CBC recordings.
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Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonatas Nos. 8-10 - Glenn Gould (1967/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Сomposer: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Artist: Glenn Gould
Title: Beethoven: Sonatas for Piano No. 8-10, Op. 13 “Pathétique”, Op. 14, No. 1 & 2
Genre: Classical
Label: © Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1967/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:41:58
Recorded: 1966

Amazingly, Gould’s third LP of Beethoven sonatas met with hardly any grumblings from the critics and was, all in all, warmly received. True, one reviewer spoke of “iconoclastic interpretations,” but acknowledged that it enabled listeners to discover a completely new Beethoven. Admittedly Gould’s Appassionata languished in the ice-box …
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Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonatas Nos. 8, 14 & 23 - Glenn Gould (1970/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Сomposer: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Artist: Glenn Gould
Title: Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 8, 14 & 23
Genre: Classical
Label: © Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1970/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:57:09
Recorded: 1966, 1967

Yet another scandal: Gould played the F-minor Piano Sonata, op. 57, at such a tortuously slow tempo that it seemed to fall into unrelated bits. “There is about the Appassionata – an egoistic pomposity, a defiant ‘let’s just see if I can’t get away with using that once more’ attitude—that on my own private Beethoven poll places this sonata somewhere between the King Stephen Overture and the Wellington’s Victory Symphony.”
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Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonatas Nos. 5-7, Op. 10 - Glenn Gould (1965/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Сomposer: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Artist: Glenn Gould
Title: Beethoven - Piano Sonatas Nos. 5-7, Op. 10
Genre: Classical
Label: © Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1965/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:42:06
Recorded: 1964

The “scandal” surrounding Beethoven’s final triptych of sonatas (see No. 2) failed to rematerialize, but Gould remained true to his unorthodox interpretative approach and brazenly violated the composer’s instructions, changing the tempo of the F-major sonata at the opening of the firstmovement recapitulation and substituting a fortissimo for a pianissimo in movement 3 of the D-major Sonata.
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Art Pepper - New York Album (1979/2016) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz

Artist: Art Pepper
Title: New York Album
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Saxophone Jazz
Label: © Analogue Productions XAPR3012D64
Release Date: 1979/2016
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz
Source: AcousticSounds
Duration: 39:04
Recorded: February 23, 1979 at Sound Ideas, NYC; #2: unaccompanied alto saxophone solo, recorded May 26, 1979 at Kendun Recorders, Burbank, CA


"Sonically, the transfers that Gus Skinas did for Analogue Productions and SuperHirez.com are exceptional. ... the Double DSDs of these two albums are crystalline in musical presentation, and show that Double DSD is a real sweet spot in the space vs. audio quality trade-off. The additional bump in fidelity that Double DSD provides leads to an experience of these recordings that is eerie...like listening to the master mix tapes in your listening room. Close your eyes...you can imagine a reel-to-reel machine sitting right there in your presence. Isn't that what we want? I've have no choice: I've got to give them a real rave. Plenty of Pepper on these killer DSDs, and a "Very highly recommended!" from yours truly. Chad, Gus, and company have hit another home run with these new transfers of Art Pepper's brilliant work." — David W. Robinson, Positive Feedback, Issue 83
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Art Pepper - So In Love (1980/2016) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz

Artist: Art Pepper
Title: So In Love
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Saxophone Jazz
Label: © Analogue Productions XAPR3012D64
Release Date: 1980/2016
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz
Source: AcousticSounds
Duration: 47:45
Recorded: Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA, February 23 (#1,4), May 25 & 26 (#2,3,5), 1979

"Sonically, the transfers that Gus Skinas did for Analogue Productions and SuperHirez.com are exceptional. ... the Double DSDs of these two albums are crystalline in musical presentation, and show that Double DSD is a real sweet spot in the space vs. audio quality trade-off. The additional bump in fidelity that Double DSD provides leads to an experience of these recordings that is eerie...like listening to the master mix tapes in your listening room. Close your eyes...you can imagine a reel-to-reel machine sitting right there in your presence. Isn't that what we want? I've have no choice: I've got to give them a real rave. Plenty of Pepper on these killer DSDs, and a "Very highly recommended!" from yours truly. Chad, Gus, and company have hit another home run with these new transfers of Art Pepper's brilliant work." - David W. Robinson, Positive Feedback, Issue 83
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