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The Singers Unlimited - Friends (1977/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

The Singers Unlimited - Friends (1977/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 38:13 minutes | 724 MB
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Recorded: vocals recorded Oct. 25-29, 1976 in Villingen, Germany at MPS Recording Studios; instrumental recorded Sept. 22, 23, 1976 in Los Angeles at A&M Studios.
Virgil Boutellis-Taft, Guillaume Vincent - Entre Orient & Occident (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Virgil Boutellis-Taft, Guillaume Vincent - Entre Orient & Occident (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 77:48 minutes | 1.20 GB
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French violinist Virgil Boutellis-Taft returns to Carnegie Hall to present his new album Entre Occident et Orient (Evidence Classics/Harmonia Mundi) with the French pianist Guillaume Vincent. Composer Paul Cantelon (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, The Other Boleyn Girl, New York I Love You…) joins Virgil to premiere his new work, dedicated to the violinist.
Sergey Khachatryan & Lusine Khachatryan - Brahms: Sonatas (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Sergey Khachatryan & Lusine Khachatryan - Brahms: Sonatas (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 74:41 minutes | 1.12 GB
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Sergey Khachatryan’s fifth recording on Naïve, and second with his sister, is dedicated to the three luminous and deeply romantic sonatas for violin and piano by Johannes Brahms. Spread over ten years, from 1878 to 1888, the three sonatas are contemporary with his four symphonies and are flanked by the Violin Concerto in D major (1878) and the Double Concerto for violin and cello in A minor (1887).
The Joachim Kuhn Group - Bold Music (1969/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

The Joachim Kühn Group - Bold Music (1969/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 37:43 minutes | 777 MB
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The title Bold Music says everything and nothing, this is a challenging and ambitious avant-jazz date that features Joachim Kühn tackling everything from piano to alto sax to antelope horn. It's nevertheless most audacious for tempering its outré leanings with soulful, melodic grooves and insistent rhythms that make the music more accessible and more idiosyncratic. Working in collaboration with bassist/cellist Jean-François Jenny-Clark, drummer Stu Martin and percussionist Jacques Thollot, Kühn fuses improvisational skronk and sound-library smoothness to make a record that occupies both extremes of the MPS label sound at the same time. Somehow, Bold Music is both free and easy, and that's a rare feat indeed.
Louis Sclavis Atlas Trio - Sources (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Louis Sclavis Atlas Trio - Sources (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 57:51 minutes | 947 MB
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Clarinetist Louis Sclavis leads his Atlas Trio on this eclectic collection of songs encompassing chamber improvisation, polyrhythmic grooves, minimalistic pulse patterns, enveloping ambience, rhapsodic piano and funky Fender Rhodes from Benjamin Moussay, distorted guitar, clarinet soliloquies, contrapuntal themes and free group playing: really a bit of everything. An open form aesthetic applies in this multifaceted music, simultaneously exploratory and involving. The album contains all-original Sclavis compositions except for the final number, contributed by the trio's electric guitarist Gilles Coronado.
Jim Hall - It's Nice To Be With You: Jim Hall In Berlin (1969/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Jim Hall - It's Nice To Be With You: Jim Hall In Berlin (1969/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 37:20 minutes | 708 MB
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The intimate musical get together that occurred in June 1969 was due to a large extent to the close friendship between the inimitable American guitarist Jim Hall and Producer Joachim Ernst Berendt. As Hall was visiting him in Berlin, Berendt proposed a recording with bassist Jim Woode and drummer Daniel Humair; this configuration developed into an intensely introspective session.
Nelson Goerner - Chopin Nocturnes (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Nelson Goerner - Chopin Nocturnes (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 108:01 minutes | 1.66 GB
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Sophisticated colourist and cerebral virtuoso though he is, Nelson Goerner nevertheless brings out the moments of weakness, the hesitations, the lightning passions in the labyrinth of Chopin’, wrote Diapason on the release of the Preludes in 2015 (Diapason d’Or, Choc de Classica). ‘Serenity’, ‘balance’, ‘clarity’, ‘phrasing’ are the key words that recur in reviews of the discs and concerts of the Argentine pianist, whose fifth solo release on Alpha this is.
Charlie Mariano - Helen 12 Trees (1976/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Charlie Mariano - Helen 12 Trees (1976/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 38:51 minutes | 770 MB
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For those who don’t know American saxophonist Charlie Mariano’s music, you’re in for a treat. For his legions of fans, this may be an album that has passed beneath your radar. Mariano is known in Europe for his eclectic play, ranging from jazz, fusion and pop to world music. The astounding lineup for this album includes keyboardist Jan Hammer of Mahavishnu Orchestra fame, Polish violin great Zbigniew Seifert, bassist Jack Bruce from the legendary rock group Cream, Soft Machine drummer John Marshall, and the amazing Asian percussionist Nippy Noya.
Adam O'Farrill - Stranger Days (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Adam O'Farrill - Stranger Days (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 63:34 minutes | 1,18 GB
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Though he has only been at it for a short time, Adam O'Farrill has displayed maturity in his music beyond his 21 years. The young trumpeter/composer was introduced to the music world early on and quickly ascertained the importance of history, hard work and collaboration to realize his voice as an artist. On his debut recording as a leader, Stranger Days, O'Farrill introduces his fantastic and highly interactive quartet of the same name, showcasing distinctive and subtly programmatic original pieces.
The Singers Unlimited - Eventide (1978/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

The Singers Unlimited - Eventide (1978/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 44:50 minutes | 816 MB
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From 1977's "Eventide," The Singers Unlimited and an orchestra under the direction of Robert Farnon perform the latter's arrangement of Claus Ogermann's setting of 19th century Russian poet Alexander Pushkin's "I Loved You."