Bob Dylan – Fallen Angels (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

             


Artist: Bob Dylan
Title: Fallen Angels
Genre: Folk
Release Date: 2016
Duration: 00:37:50
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz
Label: Columbia Records
Source: Pono

Fallen Angels is the thirty-seventh studio album by Bob Dylan, released by Columbia Records on May 20, 2016. The album features covers of twelve classic American songs chosen by Dylan from a diverse array of writers such as Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Sammy Cahn and Carolyn Leigh. Much like the album's predecessor, Shadows in the Night, every song on the album, except for "Skylark", was once recorded by Frank Sinatra. The album has received generally favorable reviews from critics, with particular praise for Dylan's vocal performance, production quality, and the arrangements of his band.

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Blue Mitchell – The Thing To Do (1965/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

             


Artist: Blue Mitchell
Title: The Thing To Do
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 1965
Duration: 00:40:07
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz
Label: Blue Note Records
Source: https://www.qobuz.com/gb-en/album/the-thing-to-do-blue-mitchell/0060254778058

Hard bop trumpeter Blue Mitchell recorded The Thing To Do in 1964 for Blue Note, his first for the label as leader, accompanied by a young Chick Corea on piano at the very beginning of his professional career. Corea even contributes the album's closing number, Chick's Tune. Tenor saxophonist Junior Cook joins Mitchell on the front line, backed by bassist Gene Taylor and drummer Al Foster.

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Black Stone Cherry – Kentucky (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

             


Artist: Black Stone Cherry
Title: Kentucky
Genre: Rock
Release Date: 2016
Duration: 01:00:16
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz
Label: Mascot Records
Source: http://www.hdtracks.com/kentucky-bsc-deluxe

They say you can't go home again, but Black Stone Cherry proves otherwise on Kentucky. The hard-rocking Bluegrass State quartet recorded its fifth album, and follow-up to 2014's Magic Mountain, at Barrick Recording in Glasgow, KY, where it recorded its 2006 debut album. The 13 tracks find BSC connecting with that same youthful energy (check out "Shakin' My Cage," "Soul Machine" or "Rescue Me") but demonstrates the wisdom gleaned from nearly a decade of recording and touring on tracks such as the reflective "Long Ride" and a brassy (and timely) take on Edwin Starr's Motown classic "War." The deluxe edition features two bonus tracks.

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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
Release Date: 1965
Duration: 00:39:57
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz
Label: Capitol Records
Source: https://www.qobuz.com/gb-en/album/let-em-roll-big-john-patton/0060254778054

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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David Grimal, Hans-Peter Hofmann and Les Dissonances – Bernstein & Schnittke (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88,2kHz

             


Artist: David Grimal, Hans-Peter Hofmann and Les Dissonances
Title: Bernstein & Schnittke
Genre: Classical
Release Date: 2016
Duration: 01:14:08
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88,2kHz
Label: Les Dissonances
Source: https://www.highresaudio.com/en/album/view/ouq79s/hans-peter-hofmann-bernstein-schnittke

Concerto Grosso no.1: The USSR of the Cold War, then of the Perestroika era, saw the appearance from the 1960s onwards of a generation of composers born under Stalin (Denisov, Schnittke, Gubaidulina) who were at once dependent on his system, obliged to produce music 'for the people' ( lm scores, occasional and patriotic pieces), and motivated by the need to call it into question. More and more 'dissident' scores travelled clandestinely to the West to be performed, thus offering platforms for Soviet artists beyond their national frontiers. With the aim of channelling potential contestation, the Union of Soviet Composers organised events dedicated to modern music that received considerable attention. Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998), initially banned but subsequently impossible to ignore, found in these events a way of having his music played in the USSR. He was especially committed to the Moscow Autumn festival, at which he premiered many of his major works in collaboration with leading conductors and soloists (Gidon Kremer, Natalia Gutman, Gennady Rozhdestvensky). With this work, Schnittke inaugurated in 1977 a series of six concerti grossi for different solo instruments. In the first of the cycle, the composer weaves the discourse between the interventions of the two solo violins, the harpsichord, the prepared piano and the string orchestra. He deploys the bases of his 'polystylism' by paying tribute to the Baroque roots of the genre through the use of the harpsichord and the heading of each movement: Prelude, Toccata, Recitativo, Cadenza, Rondo, Postlude. Unlike the neoclassicism of, say, Stravinsky, Schnittke conveys his relationship with history through a technique of 'collage' of atonal elements, popular music (the tango of the Rondo), his own lm music, and passages exploring micro-intervals.

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Yeol Eum Son – Modern Times: Berg, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Ravel (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

             


Artist: Yeol Eum Son
Title: Modern Times: Berg, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Ravel
Genre: Classical
Release Date: 2016
Duration: 01:14:19
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz
Label: Decca
Source: https://www.prostudiomasters.com/album/page/7203

Classical pianist Son Yeol-eum has returned to the limelight with her first album in eight years, "Modern Times." It features a wide range of music from jazzy razzmatazz swing tunes to sounds that remind listeners of a dark and desolate night. "This musical theme is something I have always wanted to pursue because I think this style of music represents such important and influential times in our history," said Son, during a press conference held at the Stradeum concert hall in Seoul on Wednesday. "All of the music selected from the album are from the early 20th century, an era in which I think saw a big shift in both world history and music culture," she added.

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Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals – Call It What It Is (2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz

             


Artist: Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
Title: Call It What It Is
Genre: Rock
Release Date: 2016
Duration: 00:40:50
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz
Label: Stax Records
Source: http://www.hdtracks.com/call-it-what-it-is

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals will follow up their triumphant 2015 reunion tour with Call It What It Is, their first new studio album in nine years. The band also announced the initial leg of their forthcoming Call It What It Is World Tour, which kicks off April 2nd in New York, and will take the band around the world throughout much of 2016.

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Ben Harper – Fight For Your Mind (1995/2016) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

             


Artist: Ben Harper
Title: Fight For Your Mind
Genre: Rock
Release Date: 1995
Duration: 01:08:52
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz
Label: Virgin
Source: http://www.hdtracks.com/fight-for-your-mind-294278

Fight for Your Mind is an album by Ben Harper. Released in August 1995, it was his last solo album before adding the Innocent Criminals to his line-up. Reviews were generally very positive, praising Harper's fusion of multiple genres, from folk ("Another Lonely Day"), folk rock ("Gold to Me"), Black Sabbath-style riffing heavy metal ("Ground on Down") and politically charged reggae ("Excuse Me Mr."). After Harper's well-received debut, Welcome to the Cruel World, he expanded on his fanbase by touring relentlessly with jam bands like Dave Matthews Band. On this, his second album, Harper added a more refined sense of his own intense spirituality, such as on the gospel-influenced album closers, "Power of the Gospel", "God Fearing Man" and "One Road to Freedom".

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Ben Harper – Both Sides Of The Gun (2006) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88,2kHz

             


Artist: Ben Harper
Title: Both Sides Of The Gun
Genre: Rock
Release Date: 2006
Duration: 01:03:41
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88,2kHz
Label: Virgin
Source: http://www.hdtracks.com/both-sides-of-the-gun

Ben Harper's 2006 release, Both Sides of the Gun presents the dichotemy of Harper's musical nature. The first disc is made of mostly acoustic and string-driven songs, while the second disc is made up of the more rock and upbeat material and touching on genres such as hard rock, funk and gospel.

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