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Wiener Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein - Beethoven: 9 Symphonies (1980/2017) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Wiener Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein - Beethoven: 9 Symphonies (1980/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 366:08 minutes | 12.0 GB
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Bernstein at 100 is a two-year global celebration of the 20th century cultural giant officially commencing on 22 September 2017. This remastered Beethoven Symphonies is the first product in DG’s suite of Bernstein releases to mark the occasion.
Rachel Podger, Brecon Baroque - J.S. Bach: The Art of Fugue (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Rachel Podger, Brecon Baroque - J.S. Bach: The Art of Fugue (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 70:10 minutes | 2,04 GB
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Fugue and the art of counterpoint are often almost bywords for Bach the composer. Certainly, from the viewpoint of many later generations, he was the first composer to make fugue the basis for a whole and complete piece of music, one that often seemed to serve no purpose beyond the ‘purely musical’. In a sense, this must surely be right: while there are countless fugal compositions before Bach, very few share the same relentless, yet expressive, cohesion, and most that were written outside the keyboard sphere were associated with a text and liturgical function. There is something about Bach’s fugal composition that immediately places it at the service of composers such as Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms and Schoenberg. For them, earlier counterpoint in the Renaissance tradition provided more a model for refined technique than for an overriding nexus of musically cohering ideas.
Miles Davis - Miles Davis and The Modern Jazz Giants (1954/1959/2017) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Miles Davis - Miles Davis and The Modern Jazz Giants (1954/1959/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 42:09 minutes | 1,08 GB
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Including sessions recorded the same day as those on Bags Groove, this album includes more classic performances from the date that matched together trumpeter Miles Davis, vibraphonist Milt Jackson, pianist Thelonious Monk, bassist Percy Heath, and drummer Kenny Clarke. Davis and Monk actually did not get along all that well, and the trumpeter did not want Monk playing behind his solos. Still, a great deal of brilliant music occurred on the day of their encounter, including "The Man I Love," "Bemsha Swing," and "Swing Spring."
The Temptations - All Directions (1972/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

The Temptations - All Directions (1972/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 35:56 minutes | 1,38 GB
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A monster album, the one that put them back in the spotlight and signaled that Norman Whitfield had saved the day. Damon Harris had replaced Eddie Kendricks, and there were many doubters convinced the band was finished. Instead, Whitfield revitalized them via the majestic single, "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone." Despite its length, Whitfield's decision to open with an extensive, multi-layered musical suite and tease listeners was a master stroke. By the time Dennis Edwards' voice came rushing in, no one would dare turn it off. The single, as well as "Law of the Land" and others, ended the funeral arrangements that had been prepared for the Temptations.
The Temptations - Psychedelic Shack (1970/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

The Temptations - Psychedelic Shack (1970/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 37:08 minutes | 1,55 GB
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With everything the Temptations released pretty much guaranteed to turn to gold, not to mention platinum, even their tripped-out forays into sweet '60s psychedelic experimentation were sure to fire a string of hits. 1970's Norman Whitfield-produced Psychedelic Shack while perhaps a system shock to those fans who grooved to the band's lame-suited, Motown dance-routined R&B classics was a magnificent stretch into an epic that ultimately emerged as another in a long line of enduring sets.
The Sidekicks - Fifi the Flea (1966/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

The Sidekicks - Fifi the Flea (1966/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 29:45 minutes | 1,17 GB
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In August-September 1966 the Pop quartet calling themselves The Sidekicks (John Spirt, Mike Burke and brothers Zack (vocalist) and Randy Bocelle) - not to be confused with a Punk Rock band of the same name - scored their only nationally charting single when Suspicions (written by Spirt and Burke) managed to make it to # 55 Billboard Pop Hot 100, b/w a nice cover of The Drifters' huge 1963 hit Up On The Roof, as RCA Victor 47-8864. That modest success earned them the album you see covered here titled "Fifi The Flea".
Bob Dylan - Triplicate (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/192] RE-UP

Bob Dylan - Triplicate (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 95:56 minutes | 3,68 GB
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"Triplicate", is the three disc studio album from Bob Dylan. The collection features 30 brand-new recordings of classic American tunes and marking the first triple-length set of the artist's illustrious career. With each disc individually titled and presented in a thematically-arranged 10-song sequence, Triplicate showcases Dylan's unique and much-lauded talents as a vocalist, arranger and bandleader on 30 compositions by some of music's most lauded and influential songwriters.
Oscar Peterson - Oscar Peterson Plays The Jerome Kern Song Book (1959/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Oscar Peterson - Oscar Peterson Plays The Jerome Kern Song Book (1959/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 34:26 minutes | 1,46 GB
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Within a one-month period the Oscar Peterson Trio (with bassist Ray Brown and their new drummer Ed Thigpen) recorded nine different Songbook, 108 selections in all. Not too surprisingly, this music had a minimum of prior planning and few arranged passages, putting it on a lower level than the typical music played by Peterson's prior trio with guitarist Herb Ellis. The 12 numbers performed for the Jerome Kern album are given melodic and consistently swinging treatments with such songs as 'I Won't Dance,' 'The Song Is You,' and 'Pick Yourself Up' among the better selections heard on this pleasing program.
Nancy Ames - Latin Pulse (1966/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192] RE-UP

Nancy Ames - Latin Pulse (1966/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 25:20 minutes | 1021 MB
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Nancy Ames is an American folk singer and songwriter. This LP released by Epic Records in the mid-'60s, remained out of print for many years until being reissued on CD, features romantic melodies of the era are explored with Latin overtones including "La Sombra de Tu Sonrisa (The Shadow of Your Smile)" and "Un Gusto a Miel (A Taste of Honey), along with several pop hits made famous by the Four Tops, the Beatles, and the Association.
Lionel Hampton & His All-Star Alumni Big Band - Newport Uproar (1968/2017) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Lionel Hampton & His All-Star Alumni Big Band - Newport Uproar! (1968/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 43:36 minutes | 1,79 GB
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This album features Lionel Hampton's first concert at the Newport Jazz Festival and overall is quite exciting. Hampton gathered together an all-star alumni band that, in addition to trombonist Al Grey, Frank Foster on tenor and a couple of appearances by pianist Milt Buckner, boasts the extraordinary trumpet section of Snooky Young, Jimmy Nottingham, Joe Newman and Wallace Davenport. The climax is provided on Hamp's perennial "Flying Home" which finds Illinois Jacquet reprising and then extending his famous solo.