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Itzhak Perlman, Andre Previn - The Easy Winners & Other Rag-Time Music Of Scott Joplin (1975/2015) [24/96]

Itzhak Perlman, André Previn - The Easy Winners & Other Rag-Time Music Of Scott Joplin (1975/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 43:17 minutes | 808 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The music of Scott Joplin, the “King of Ragtime”, achieved a newfound popularity in the mid-1970s, nearly sixty years after the composer’s death. Its beguiling synthesis of African-American syncopations and European musical forms is eloquently captured by Itzhak Perlman and André Previn.
Maria Callas - Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera (1957/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Maria Callas - Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera (1957) [Remastered 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 131:22 minutes | 1,36 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Callas’s first stage appearances in Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera came at La Scala in 1957, a year in which Milan also saw her in La sonnambula and Anna Bolena. As in this recording, made the year before, she shared Verdi’s most spectacular soprano-tenor duet (in Act II) with Giuseppe di Stefano. This was the last time Callas and Di Stefano appeared together in opera, though they reunited in the 1970s to direct I vespri siciliani in Turin and to give a series of joint concerts in Europe, the USA, Canada,South Korea and Japan. Gramophone judged this recording of Ballo to be ‘one of Callas’s most compelling assumptions’.
Andrew Litton - A Tribute To Oscar Peterson (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Andrew Litton - A Tribute To Oscar Peterson (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 54:00 minutes | 550 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Covers & Digital booklet

An accomplished and classical pianist in his own right, Litton connected with not just the technique but with the vivid colors presented in Peterson’s harmonic soul. A Tribute to Oscar Peterson is a stirring improvisational riff on the man, the music and his indelible mark on the music world. The tunes are here but expected and somewhat eclectic and this is what makes the release special. Solo piano as a tribute to Oscar Peterson kicks it up a notch. Andrew Litton pulls it off with style, flair and a harmonic reach not as an imitation but as his own riff on the master. That is why this release works so well, it is from the heart.
V.A. – Esquire Metropolitan Opera House Jam Session (1944) (24/96 Vinyl Rip Mono)

V.A. – Esquire Metropolitan Opera House Jam Session (1944)
XLD Flac 24Bit/96kHz Mono = 998 MB | Mp3 VBR0 16Bit/48kHz Mono = 114 MB | Scans 400 dpi jpg | RAR
Vinyl 2 LP | Festival 269 | Jazz | USA

There is a story behind this concert – from the liner notes:
"In the 1940s Esquire magazine was one of the most popular news magazines of the American East Coast. Every year it organized a poll among its readers, who voted for the top musicians of the last year. Then all the winners were invited for a great concert which was a major event of New York's nightlife. This is the recording of the first Esquire Jazz Concert. You find, joined for one night, the most popular American Jazz musicians in a night-long jam session."
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong ‎– Ella And Louis {Speakers Corner} {TWO RIPS} vinyl rip 24/96

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong ‎– Ella And Louis (1956)
Vinyl rip in 24 bit/96 kHz | FLAC tracks, Tech Log | Artwork | 1,07 + 1,03 Gb | UL,FF
Verve Records ‎– MG V-4003, Speakers Corner Records ‎– 009 4003 (Europe Reissue, Rem.??) | Jazz, Swing

Ella and Louis is a 1956 studio album by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, accompanied by the Oscar Peterson Quartet. Having previously collaborated in the late 1940s for the Decca label, this was the first of three albums that Fitzgerald and Armstrong were to record together for Verve Records. (Wiki)
Noam Pikelny - Universal Favorite (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Noam Pikelny - Universal Favorite (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 42:06 minutes | 748 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Noam Pikelny has emerged as the preeminent banjoist of his generation. He is a founding member of Punch Brothers, a 3-time Grammy Nominee and was awarded the first annual Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass in 2010. The new release features only the man himself, playing lovely originals and covers that showcase his unique approach to the instrument and compositional flair. He recorded them live in the studio without accompaniment, coaxing a wide array of sounds and colors out of his instruments, embracing the challenges and exploring the new possibilities of the solo setting. And, for the first time in his career, Pikelny even sings. It turns out he has a striking deadpan baritone that conveys humor and melancholy in equal measure.
Little Jimmy Dickens - May The Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose (1965/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

"Little" Jimmy Dickens - May The Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose (1965/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 31:26 minutes | 690 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

James Cecil Dickens, better known as 'Little' Jimmy Dickens, was an American country music singer famous for his humorous novelty songs, his small size, 4'11" (150 cm), and his rhinestone-studded outfits, which he is given credit for introducing into country music live performances. He started as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1948 and became a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1983. Before his death he was the oldest living member of the Grand Ole Opry.
Eddy Arnold - The Easy Way (1965/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Eddy Arnold - The Easy Way (1965/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 31:17 minutes | 708 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Despite the title, which implies that this is going to be another one of Eddy Arnold's many MOR pop albums, The Easy Way is actually one of the most invigorating and enjoyable of his mid-'60s LPs…
Lutosławski Quartet - Bacewicz: Complete String Quartets, Vol. 1 (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Lutosławski Quartet - Bacewicz: Complete String Quartets, Vol. 1 (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 70:19 minutes | 1.17 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Musicologist Adrian Thomas considered Grazyna Bacewiczs string quartets unrivalled in 20th-century Polish music and one of the centurys most significant contributions to the genre. Her folk-music infused First Quartet dates from student days at the Paris Conservatoire, while exceptional polyphonic skill, intense emotion and playful, high spirits characterize the Third Quartet. Both the Sixth and Seventh Quartets unite tradition with a strikingly effective and highly personal exploration of progressive contemporary techniques. As Lutoslawski observed, in the rapidly changing artistic currents of the times, it was [Bacewiczs] music which helped create that atmosphere.
Raffi Besalyan - The Return: Rachmaninov, Babajanian (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Raffi Besalyan - The Return: Rachmaninov, Babajanian (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 65:21 minutes | 984 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Armenian-born American pianist Raffi Besalyan pays homage to his homeland with this recording featuring Rachmaninoff’s B Minor Prelude, inspired by The Return, a painting by Arnold Böcklin. The work was a favourite of the composer for his own recitals and a reminder of his years in Russia. Similarly, the folk-inspired piano music of Arno Babajanian looks back to his native Armenia in music that mixes folk idioms with the virtuosic pianism of the Russian school. Besalyan brings their music together in this programme infused with warm memories, evocations of distant lands and reminders of earlier times.