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Coleman Hawkins - Desafinado: Coleman Hawkins Plays Bossa Nova & Jazz Samba (1962/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Coleman Hawkins - Desafinado: Coleman Hawkins Plays Bossa Nova & Jazz Samba (1962/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 35:39 minutes | 795 MB
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That Coleman Hawkins jumped on the jazz/bossa nova bandwagon craze initiated by Stan Getz in 1962 was a bit of a surprise to his fans, but that he was comfortable in the idiom should not be off-putting. Able to adapt to any style over his lengthy career, the legendary tenor saxophonist chose classic standards adapted to Brazilian rhythms, music from masters like Antonio Carlos Jobim and Joao Gilberto, and a Manny Albam original. Producer Bob Thiele and music director Albam were strong in their resolve directing Hawkins to do this project, and the results are fairly predictable, especially considering that every single track is played in midtempo. The difference is the deployment of two guitarists in Barry Galbraith (lead) and Howard Collins (rhythm) split into separate stereo channels, with bassist Major Holley and no full kit drummer, although Eddie Locke with a minimal and stripped-down setup, Willie Rodriguez, and even Tommy Flanagan play small Latin percussion instruments.
Robert Smith - Georg Philipp Telemann: Fantasias for Viola da Gamba (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Robert Smith - Georg Philipp Telemann: Fantasias for Viola da Gamba (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 78:54 minutes | 1.32 GB
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Lost to the world for centuries, the recent rediscovery in 2015 of Georg Philipp Telemann’s twelve Fantasias for viola da gamba represents a major addition to the solo repertoire of the instrument.
Louis Frémaux - The Complete CBSO Recordings (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Louis Frémaux - The Complete CBSO Recordings (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 14:10:40 | 15.1 GB
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This 12-CD set assembles, for the first time, all the recordings that the French conductor Louis Frémaux made (for EMI) with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra during his tenure as its Principal Conductor (1969-1978). These recordings helped to build the CBSO’s international reputation before the arrival of Simon Rattle as its Principal Conductor in 1980.
Chloë Hanslip & Danny Driver - Beethoven Violin Sonatas, Vol. 1 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Chloë Hanslip & Danny Driver - Beethoven Violin Sonatas, Vol. 1 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 75:33 minutes | 1.26 GB
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Chloë Hanslip and Danny Driver are approaching the culmination of a complete Beethoven Violin Sonata cycle where each concert is both broadcast live by the BBC on Radio 3, and recorded by Andrew Keener and Phil Rowlands for Rubicon. Beethoven’s ten violin sonatas represent the supreme challenge for a violin and piano duo, and the drama, visceral excitement and many intimate moments of these masterpieces is superbly captured in these live performances.

Stefano Battaglia - Pelagos (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Oct. 12, 2017
Stefano Battaglia - Pelagos (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Stefano Battaglia - Pelagos (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 131:59 minutes | 1.90 GB
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To date, Stefano Battaglia’s ECM discography has taken the listener to many different places. The Italian pianist has reinterpreted art songs of Alec Wilder on In The Morning, set a dedication to Pina Bausch amid improvised duets on Pastorale, created new structures in the moment with Dominique Pifarély on Raccolto, drawn inspiration from mythical and legendary locations on The River of Anyder and Songways as well as from diverse way stations in the biography of a great Italian polymath on Re: Pasolini. Cultural and other influences flow into his music from very many directions.
The Temptations - The Temptations' Christmas Card (1970/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

The Temptations - The Temptations' Christmas Card (1970/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 32:50 minutes | 765 MB
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The Temptations' Christmas Card is a Christmas album by the American vocal group The Temptations. The group covers Christmas classics, including "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" and many more.
The Temptations - Give Love At Christmas (1980/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

The Temptations - Give Love At Christmas (1980/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 34:40 minutes | 771 MB
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This is one of the most classic R&B Christmas albums ever recorded; the Temptations come steppin' in prime form. With a chiming introduction, 'Give Love on Christmas Day' is an uplifting jingle showcasing Glenn Leonard's unwavering falsetto on lead. 'Everything for Christmas' has mellifluous background vocals, with string and horn arrangements rounded out by Richard Street's indelible delivery. 'The Christmas Song' and 'Silent Night' are two incomparable selections featuring various members on lead, including Melvin Franklin's admirable bass exhibition. Dennis Edwards shines on the jubilant 'This Christmas,' which also features a spirited musical interlude. In minimal words, this collection of Christmas carols ranks among the best.
The Temptations - A Song For You (1975/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

The Temptations - A Song For You (1975/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 38:09 minutes | 749 MB
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Although 1975's „A Song For You“ was the last truly great Temptations album, it's a killer, and it should come as a revelation to anyone who thinks the band didn't do anything worthwhile after Dennis Edwards took over lead vocals following the departures of David Ruffin and Eddie Kendricks. Edwards's gruffer voice does take a bit of getting used to for those accustomed to Ruffin and Kendricks's smooth sounds, but he's a fiery, impassioned lead singer. His delivery of the Leon Russell-written title track shreds not only the better-known Carpenters version, but also the Donny Hathaway rendition that many feel is definitive. The other highlight is the scorching "Shakey Ground," a cataclysmic funk powerhouse co-written by Funkadelic guitar legend Eddie Hazel, who delivers some searing solos on the track. Longtime Temptations fans consider this one of the group's finest albums, up there with „Cloud Nine“ and „In A Mellow Mood“.
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Deluxe Anniversary Edition) (1967/2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Deluxe Anniversary Edition) (1967/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 99:48 minutes | 2 GB
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In 2006, the Beatles coaxed producer George Martin out of retirement to remix and rearrange several of their iconic songs for Cirque du Soleil’s Las Vegas stage production Love. Martin, though, had a worry: At age 80 his hearing had turned difficult, and so he brought in a collaborator: his son Giles. The younger Martin had produced classical music, as well as recordings by Kula Shaker, Jeff Beck, Elvis Costello and Kate Bush. “He’s my ears,” George Martin said. What ears they turned out to be: Giles recombined parts of many of the Beatles’ songs into a mash-up of the band’s audio history, sometimes encapsulating much of it in a single song. “Get Back” opened with George Harrison’s memorable thrum from “A Hard Day’s Night” and Ringo Starr’s drum prologue from “The End,” caught sight of an overpassing jet from “Back in the U.S.S.R.,” pulled in part of the audience’s expectant murmur from “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” and borrowed a bit of the orchestral swell from “A Day in the Life,” landing on John Lennon’s “Glass Onion.”
John Williams - Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

John Williams - Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 67:16 minutes | 1,5 GB
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The soundtrack to the most anticipated movie of the year, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Benicio Del Toro, Mark Hamill and the late Carrie Fisher, the movie is the official Episode VIII in the universe-conquering film franchise. Once again composed by the legendary John Williams.