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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.
Monty Alexander, Ray Brown and Herb Ellis - Trio (1981) [ADVD Reissue 2003] Hi-Res FLAC 24/96

Monty Alexander, Ray Brown and Herb Ellis - Trio (1981)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 40:16 minutes | 781 MB
Source: ADVD, Reissue 2003 - LPCM Track | Front/Rear cover
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)
Alex Hepburn - Together Alone (2013/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Alex Hepburn - Together Alone (2013/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 43:39 minutes | 938 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The debut album from singer/songwriter Alex Hepburn, 2013's Together Alone, features the British artist's soulful pop sound. Inspired by classic blues, rock, and R&B, Hepburn worked with producer Jimmy Hogarth (Paolo Nutini, KT Tunstall) and Gary Clark (Natalie Imbruglia, Demi Lovato) to craft the album around her passionate vocals. Included on Together Alone are such singles as "Under", "Miss Misery", "Broken Record", and "Pain Is", which was co-penned by 4 Non Blondes' Linda Perry.
Mahalia Jackson - Sings The Best: Loved Hymns Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr (1968/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Mahalia Jackson - Sings The Best: Loved Hymns Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr (1968/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 40:05 minutes | 804 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Mahalia Jackson was an American gospel singer from New Orleans. She was seen as one of the most influential gospel vocalists in the world, known for her involvement with the civil rights movement.
Mahalia Jackson - Bless This House (1956/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Mahalia Jackson - Bless This House (1956/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 44:26 minutes | 517 MB
Studio Master (mono), Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Bless This House was released in 1956 and features Mahalia Jackson and the Falls-Jones Ensemble. This LP is a favorite of the gospel purists who feel alienated by Jackson's collaborations with pop artists like Percy Faith and Harpo Marx. The songs on Bless This House feature great supporting performances by pianist Mildred Falls and organist Ralph Jones. Highlights include a jazzy, swinging "Let the Church Roll On," a dark, bluesy "Trouble With the Word," and energetic versions of "Down By the Riverside" and "It Don't Cost Very Much." Bless This House includes some of Jackson's most serious offerings and reflects the influence of blues singers Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey on her vocal style. A great introduction to Jackson's joyous, religious music and a good beginning for new listeners.
Michael Jackson - Bad {25th Anniversary Special Edition} (1987/2012) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Michael Jackson - Bad (1987/2012) [25th Anniversary Special Edition]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 (44) kHz | Time - 185:25 minutes | 4,88 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Bad, 25th Anniversary Special Edition contains original album remastered with bonus tracks & remixes plus Live at Wembley on July 16, 1988. 40 tracks total.
Gary Burton Quartet - Seven Songs For Quartet And Chamber Orchestra (1974/2014) [24/96]

Gary Burton Quartet - Seven Songs For Quartet And Chamber Orchestra: Music by Michael Gibbs (1974/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 37:23 minutes | 730 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Sounding as fresh today as it did in 1973, Seven Songs places the Gary Burton Quartet in an orchestral context, with compositions of Michael Gibbs inspired by Messiaen and Charles Ives as well as Miles and Gil Evans and exceptional soloing by Mick Goodrick, Steve Swallow and Burton himself. The production is exemplary: Seven Songs set a new standard for recordings of orchestral jazz.