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Marie Mokati - Break Loose (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Artist: Marie Mokati
Title: Break Loose
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz
Label: © Neuklang | Bauer Studios GmbH
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:03:49

BREAK LOOSE, das erste Album der 2014 gegründeten Band Marie Mokati, setzt sich keine stilistischen Grenzen. Mal erklingt eine sanfte Folk-Melodie, dann wieder ein experimenteller Rocksong und alles ohne Scheu davor Konventionen zu sprengen und neu zu erfinden. Ein roter Faden, der sich kontinuierlich durchzieht ist die Ehrlichkeit der Geschichten, welche die Sängerin, Bandleaderin und Komponistin Marie Daniels aus ihrem Leben und aus Beobachtungen erzählt.
Der durchdringende Gitarrenklang, der warme Sound des Kontrabasses, gemischt mit dem experimentierfreudigen Spiel des Schlagzeugers und der ausdrucksstarken Stimme, ergeben einen ganz eigenen Bandsound, der in einem großen dynamischen Spektrum von sehr leise und zerbrechlich bis laut und reißerisch zum tragen kommt. Die Musiker schaffen es Jazz/Experimental und Pop nahtlos ineinander überfließen zu lassen.
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Maria Radutu - Insomnia (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Сomposer: Various
Artist: Maria Radutu
Title: Insomnia
Genre: Classical
Label: © Decca Records | Universal Music GmbH, Austria
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 44,1kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:52:05

At first glance Maria Radutu is a successful classical pianist. Look a little closer and you will see the very profile of a unique musician who rather than buying into the commercial music industry has instead developed her brilliant technique and artistic craftmanship through well thought-out programing and unusual concepts for her concerts and CDs. All of which have taken her beyond the realm of mere vistuosity and perfection, without losing either. (Florian Willeitner)
Maria Radutu's solo career has included a debut in the Musikverein (Vienna), performing Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto; a performance of Mozart's Concerto in A minor (KV414) with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra in the Salle Gaveau (Paris); a debut in Madrid's Auditorio Nationale with the Orquesta Clasica Santa Cecilia with a performance of Richard Strauss' Burleske and a tour to Asia with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra and Cornelius Meister.
Insomnia is my music of sleepless nights. It includes music by Scriabin, Fauré, Sibeilius and others. Collaborators on the album were Klemens Sander, Margareta Ferek Petric, Laurenz Sartena, Christoph Cech, Clemens Salesny, Georg Burdicek, Alex Gelehrter, and Catalin Orezeanu.
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Macy Gray - Stripped (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Macy Gray
Title: Stripped
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Soul Jazz, R&B
Label: © Chesky Records
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 51:07
Recorded: April 7,8, 2016 at The Hirsch Center, Brooklyn, New York

One of the most iconic and instantly recognizable voices in music history is back in a way you've never heard before. Macy Gray makes her Chesky Records debut with her new Jazz infused album, Stripped. Paired with an awe inspiring jazz ensemble that includes Ari Hoenig, Daryl Johns, Russell Malone, and Wallace Roney, Macy's voice is given the space and freedom to truly shine. Featuring new original songs, intriguing covers, and stunning new arrangements of her classic hits like "I Try," there's something for everyone on this timeless recording.
Macy Gray was born and raised in Ohio, and moved to California for college. She began singing in her 20s and released her multi-platinum debut album, On How Life Is, in 1999, winning a Grammy for her single, “I Try.”
Gray also enjoys acting, and has had small roles on several TV shows as well as movies, including Training Day with Denzel Washington, and Shadowboxer with Cuba Gooding Junior. Additionally she made cameo appearances as herself in films like Spider-Man (2002) and television shows like Ally McBeal. In 2012, she appeared in the film The Paperboy with Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, John Cusack, and Nicole Kidman. The film was released at the Cannes Film Festival. Gray was also a contestant on the ninth season of Dancing with the Stars in 2009.
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 cool music ever recorded.
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Los Indios Tabajaras - Twin Guitars: In a Mood for Lovers (1966/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Los Indios Tabajaras
Title: Twin Guitars: In a Mood for Lovers
Genre: Pop, Latin Pop, Easy Listening, Ballad
Label: © RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1966/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 00:28:14
Recorded: RCA Victor's Studios A and B, New York City

Certainly the most uncommon duo of Brazilian artists to have a solid international career, Los Índios Tabajaras was formed by the brothers Antenor Moreyra Lima (Muçaperê ) and Natalício Moreyra Lima (Erundi). In the U.S. they had success in the early '70s with "Sakura-Sakura," and their biggest hit was the fox trot "Maria Helena," which won second place at the American charts and sold over one-and-a-half million copies. Their 48 LPs also sold millions of copies worldwide, and they toured South, Central, and North America, Asia, and Europe before settling in the U.S. Their eclectic act gathered Rimsky-Korsakoff, Chopin, De Falla, and Villa-Lobos with folk tunes and originals, performed in tuxedo and also half-naked with Indian ornaments. In the '60s, they also performed successfully at the San Remo Festival (Italy). Both self-taught musicians, they took their first contact with the violão (guitar) during their journey through the hinterlands of Cariri, Ceará, but had to give it away for a pound of beans. Having both studied music later, Muçaperê was accompanied in the recording of his "Their Very Special Touch" by a full symphonic orchestra and vocal choir.
Indians from the Tabajara tribe, they left Ceará with their people in 1933, traveling on foot the almost 2,000 km to Rio de Janeiro. During the three years spent on the journey, they collected a number of regional musics. In Rio de Janeiro they were registered and baptized by the lieutenant Hildebrando Moreira Lima, from whom they took their Christian names. Their first public performance was in 1945, at the Rádio Cruzeiro do Sul (Rio de Janeiro), when they were introduced as Índios Tabajaras, having been hired by the outing. In 1953, they recorded an album through Continental with the baião "Tambor Índio" and the galope "Acara Cary" (both by Muçaperê ). In the next year they had success with the polka "Pajaro Campaña" (public domain). After recording several other albums, they left in 1957 for a tour through Argentina, Venezuela, and Mexico. Having both studied music in the latter, Erundi wrote several classic pieces for guitar during that period . Moving on to the U.S., they performed for three years in that country, and returned to Brazil in 1960. They continued to move around, but ended up back in Brazil in 1968, where they recorded an album of Hawaiian songs; they moved to the U.S. soon afterwards. --Artist Biography by Alvaro Neder
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Annie Fischer plays Schumann- Piano Concerto, Op. 54 - Leon Fleisher plays Beethoven- Piano Concerto No. 2 - Lucerne Festival, Vol. VIII - Carlo Maria Giulini, George Szell (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz

Сomposer: Robert Schumann (1810-1856), Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Artist: Annie Fischer, Philharmonia Orchestra, Carlo Maria Giulini, Leon Fleisher, Schweizerisches Festspielorchester, George Szell
Title: Annie Fischer plays Schumann: Piano Concerto, Op. 54 - Leon Fleisher plays Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2
Genre: Classical
Label: © Audite Musikproduktion
Series: LUCERNE FESTIVAL Historic Performances, Vol. VIII
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC MONO 48kHz/24bit
Source: audite.de
Duration: 01:00:50
Recorded: Kunsthaus, Lucerne, 3 september 1960 (Schumann), 29 August 1962 (Beethoven)


Audiophile Audition Review by Gary Lemco :: Both Hungarian virtuoso Annie Fischer (1914-1995) and American pianist Leon Fleisher (b. 1928) make their respective debuts at the Lucerne Festival on this disc. Fischer appears with Carlo Maria Giulini (3 September 1960) in the 1845 Piano Concerto of Robert Schumann, a composer for whom Fischer always expressed a grand affection. Conductor Giulini nurtured a thoroughly collaborative approach with his multifarious soloists, and his work here with the Philharmonia Orchestra of London proves indicative of his sensitive support.
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Pierre Fournier plays Dvorak, Saint-Saens and Casals Lucerne - Lucerne Festival, Vol. VII - Pierre Fournier, Matthias Bamert, Istvan Kertesz (2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz

Сomposer: Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904), Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921), Pablo Casals (1876-1973)
Artist: Pierre Fournier, Festival Strings Lucerne, Matthias Bamert, Schweizerisches Festspielorchester, István Kertész, Orchestre Philharmonique de la RTF, Jean Martinon
Title: Pierre Fournier plays Dvořák, Saint-Saëns and Casals Lucerne
Genre: Classical
Label: © Audite Musikproduktion
Series: LUCERNE FESTIVAL Historic Performances, Vol. VII
Release Date: 2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC STEREO, MONO 48kHz/24bit
Source: audite.de
Duration: 01:00:50
Recorded: Kunsthaus, Lucerne, 16 August 1967 (Dvořák), 10 september 1962 (Saint-Saëns), 4 september 1976 (Casals)



MusicWeb Review by Jonathan Woolf :: Pierre Fournier made a number of appearances at the Lucerne Festival and this release provides examples of three such visits given over a 14-year period between 1962 and 1976. There’s an excellently written booklet to go with it.
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Paul Kletzki conducts Brahms, Schubert & Beethoven - Lucerne Festival, Vol. IX - Schweizerisches Festspielorchester (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

Сomposer: Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), Franz Schubert (1797-1828), Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Artist: Schweizerisches Festspielorchester, Paul Kletzki
Title: Paul Kletzki conducts Brahms, Schubert & Beethoven
Genre: Classical
Label: © Audite Musikproduktion
Series: LUCERNE FESTIVAL Historic Performances, Vol. IX
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC MONO 44.1kHz/24bit
Source: audite.de
Duration: 01:16:37
Recorded: Lucerne, Kunsthaus, 7 September 1946


A rediscovery of a master: a leading podium star during his lifetime, Paul Kletzki, born Pawel Klecki in the Polish city of Łódź on 21 March 1900, nowadays is considered an insider’s tip among connoisseurs.

Volume 9 in the Lucerne Festival Historic Performances series presents a live recording from the summer of 1946 as a first release. It shows Kletzki at the height of his art: on the podium of the Swiss Festival Orchestra he realises exciting interpretations of Brahms’s Fourth Symphony, Schubert’s Unfinished and Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No.3 – expressive and with a stupendous sense of musical architecture.
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Louis Sclavis Atlas Trio - Sources (2012) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88,2kHz

Artist: Louis Sclavis Atlas Trio
Title: Sources
Genre: Jazz, Modern Jazz, Contemporary Jazz
Label: © ECM Records GmbH | ECM Player | ECM Reviews
Release Date: 2012
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 88,2kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 00:57:42
Recorded: September 2011, Studios La Buissonne, Pernes-les-Fontaines


Louis Sclavis’s band of the season is the Atlas Trio, an ensemble with a global reach of reference. Chamber-improvisation, polyrhythmic grooves, minimalistic pulse patterns, enveloping ambience, rhapsodic piano and funky Fender Rhodes, distorted guitar, clarinet soliloquies, contrapuntal themes, free group playing, a bit of everything. An open-form aesthetic applies in multi-facetted music simultaneously exploratory and involving. Recorded in the South of France last September, the album – Louis’s ninth for ECM – features a programme of new Sclavis compositions, plus a concluding piece by Gilles Coronado.
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Leonidas Kavakos - Virtuoso (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Various
Artist: Leonidas Kavakos, Enrico Pace
Title: Virtuoso
Genre: Classical
Label: © Decca Music Group Limited
Release Date: 2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: Qobuz
Duration: 01:26:17
Recording: May 2015, Megaron, Dmitri Mitropoulos Hall, Athens, Greece


Acclaimed Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos reunites with Italian pianist Enrico Pace, following their highly praised 2013 recording of the complete Beethoven sonatas for piano and violin. This album contains a more diverse representation of composers, including pieces by Tchaikovsky, de Falla and Dvorák in addition to Benjamin Britten and Sir Edward Elgar. Kavakos also delivers two solo works by Paganini.
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Liverpool Five - Liverpool Five Arrive (1966/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Liverpool Five
Title: Liverpool Five Arrive
Genre: Pop Rock, Beat, Garage Rock, British Invasion, Psychedelic
Label: © RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
Release Date: 1966/2016
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 00:30:35
Recorded: RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood & Nashville


The Liverpool Five is one 1960s band that is ripe for rediscovery. The fact that they've slipped through a few cracks may have to do with their odd history -- after starting out in England, the quintet spent most of a year in Germany and touring the Far East and effectively became an American group just as their recording history began in a serious way. Formed in Liverpool, England, in 1963, the original Liverpool Five lineup was Steve Laine on vocals, Ken Cox on guitar, Ron Henley on keyboards, Dave Burgess on bass, and Jimmy May on drums and vocals. They cut one single, "Lum D' Lum D' High" b/w "Good Golly Miss Molly," for the Pye Records budget Piccadilly label that was released in England, but their main base of activity in 1964 and 1965 appears to have been Germany and Asia, where their German-based manager kept them touring. They managed to release a single of their own on German CBS in 1964 under the name of the 5 Liverpools, but otherwise were largely invisible as a recording act. After an extended tour of Asia, the group made their way to Los Angeles in 1965 and eventually ended up in Spokane, Washington. Ironically, it was on the far coast of the United States, far from their home, that they were finally signed to a major label in 1965 and got a contract with RCA-Victor Records. The Liverpool Five released a half-a-dozen singles over the next two years and a pair of LPs, all of which displayed an extraordinary degree of musical dexterity -- they could sound as American as the Remains or the Standells in their approach to playing, -- a solid garage punk sound with some unusual melodic touches -- and then turn around and cut cockney novelties like "What a Crazy World (We're Living In)" or romantic rock ballads like their version of Curtis Mayfield's "That's What Love Will Do," where they sound like the Roulettes, and follow that with a shouter like "Just a Little Bit." Dave Burgess exited the group to get married in 1967 and was replaced by future Kingsmen member Freddie Dennis; Ron Henley left and was replaced first by Mark Gage and then by Gary Milkie, but the group soldiered on, scarcely skipping a beat. The band charted nationally only once, with a version of Chip Taylor's "Any Way That You Want Me," and left behind some other superb white soul sides that managed to embrace both American punk and British beat elements, before they finally called it a day in 1970. The Liverpool Five Arrive is one of the best garage punk albums of 1966, with a startlingly honest and vivid, soulful edge (highlighted by a beautiful handful of Curtis Mayfield covers) amid the fuzztone guitars and pounding, roaring rhythm section. Its follow-up, Out of Sight, is even better, with harder playing and better singing, laced with some unexpected lyricism. --Artist Biography by Bruce Eder
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