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Musicke & Mirth - Division-Musick: The Art Of Diminution In England In The 17th Century [2012, Official Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

Musicke & Mirth - Division-Musick: The Art Of Diminution In England In The 17th Century
Works by John Jenkins, William Lawes, Christopher Simpson, Thomas Baltzar, Solomon Eccles
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz: 1,14 GB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Ramée # RAM 1204 | Country/Year: France 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque, Sacred | Source: Qobuz

”Division-Musick“ is a term used by Christopher Simpson during the 17th century to describe a typically English improvisatory style of diminution. Musicians generally used short bass melodies called grounds as the basis for intricate and virtuoso diminutions, beginning with simple and slow melodies over a bass melody, and ending with very fast and virtuosic diminutions after a varying number of repetitions of the melody. Both singers and instrumentalists practiced this art of diminution, but the preferred instrument for divisions was the so-called ”division viol“. This CD aims to give some audible insight into English virtuosity in the Baroque era.
Sam Cooke - Sam Cooke At The Copa (1964/2003) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz] RE-UP

Sam Cooke - Sam Cooke At The Copa (1964/2003)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 42:31 minutes | 874 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Recorded July 7th and 8th, 1964, this is quite simply one of the finest soul performances ever captured on tape. Cooke’s golden croon is as versatile and nuanced an instrument as any saxophone or guitar, careening through rapid scalar passages, mournful cries and delicate vibrato. The recording, available for the first time in high res 88.2kHz/24bit, is absolutely astounding - every horn is audible, every drum hit startlingly crisp. This is less a record than it is a supremely recorded all-encompassing experience. An absolutely essential addition to any audiophile collection (or music collection in general), Sam Cooke at the Copa is a document of one of the greatest soul vocalists of all time delivering a once-in-a-lifetime performance.
La Guitarra Española - The Music of Santiago de Murcia (Studio Master 88.2kHz / 24bits)

La Guitarra Española - The Music of Santiago de Murcia
FLAC 88.2kHz / 24bit (Studio Master) | Booklet | Stereo | RAR 5% Recovery | 1.17 GB | LINN 2007 | RS

La Guitarra Española is the second solo album from William Carter. This recording explores the fascinating music of Spanish guitar legend Santiago de Murcia who successfully fused the popular and art music of the early 1700s.
Palladians - The Devil's Trill (Sonatas by Giuseppe Tartini) (2008) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88.2kHz] {RE-UP}

Palladians - The Devil's Trill (Sonatas by Giuseppe Tartini)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88.2 kHz: 1,09 GB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Linn Records # CKD 292 | Country/Year: UK 2008
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque | Source: Linn Records

…While his works are often extraordinarily difficult, their virtuosity rises out of a desire to express rather than amaze; here a lightening quick leap of the bow to portray the fury of a princess scorned; there a fiendishly painful trill to mimic diabolical laughter. It is this intense pictorial inward gaze which seems at least as strong as his desire to create ‘brave sport' that sets him somewhat apart from his colleagues…
Masabumi Kikuchi Trio - Sunrise (2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

Masabumi Kikuchi Trio - Sunrise (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 51:01 minutes | 970 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Masabumi Kikuchi makes his ECM debut with Sunrise. The album bursting with riveting spontaneity and free-form improvisation finds the well-versed musician joined by a star-studded lineup which includes double bassist Thomas Morgan and legendary drummer Paul Motian. The serene ten track work, comprised of mostly ballads, is executed flawlessly as each harmonic movement is handled with precision and clarity. The trio, all masters in the jazz world, deliver an album that is breathtaking.
Michael Formanek - Small Places (2012) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/88,2kHz]

Michael Formanek - Small Places (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 71:21 minutes | 1,31 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

'Small Places' is double-bassist/composer Michael Formanek’s follow-up to The Rub and Spare Change, his widely lauded ECM debut as a leader. The new album features the same powerhouse band of longtime confreres, with Formanek in seemingly telepathic league with saxophonist Tim Berne, pianist Craig Taborn and drummer Gerald Cleaver. If anything, Small Places is a step beyond this quartet’s first release, with the compositions and improvisation blending so that a listener is scarcely able to tell where one leaves off and the other begins. Earthy yet atmospheric, this is jazz alive with dark-hued melody and bone-deep rhythms, rich in dynamic possibility and the sound of surprise.
Norma Winstone - Dance Without Answer (2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

Norma Winstone - Dance Without Answer (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 62:34 minutes | 727 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The great British jazz singer Norma Winstone once again casts her net wide for source material for this third ECM album with Italian pianist Glauco Venier and German clarinetist / saxophonist Klaus Gesing. Alongside new pieces by Winstone/Gesing and by Venier, the trio covers tunes by singer-songwriters Nick Drake, Fred Neil and Tom Waits. They take a fresh approach to Madonna’s “Live To Tell”, and to Dave Grusin’s “It Might Be You”, as well as Ralph Towner’s “A Breath Away” (now with lyrics by Norma) and “Bein’ Green”, a children’s song elevated to jazz standard status by Sinatra, Stan Kenton, Ray Charles and many more. “As Winstone moves ever farther from the Great American Songbook,” All About Jazz observed, “it's certain that, with band mates as sympathetic as Gesing and Venier, there's precious little she can't do”.
J.S. Bach - Dunedin Consort - Mass in B Minor (Breitkopf & Härtel Edition) (2006) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88.2kHz]

Johann Sebastian Bach - Mass in B Minor (Breitkopf & Härtel Edition)
Dunedin Consort & Players / John Butt
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz: 1,87 GB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Linn Records # CKD 254 | Country/Year: UK 2006
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Style: Baroque, Vocal | Source: Linn

"…Many excellent recordings of this monumental work cater for different tastes and priorities. Some have more consistent line-ups of soloists, equally impressive choirs (of varying sizes) and comparably strong artistic direction. Although an excellent one voice-per-part version is nothing new, Butt's insightful direction and scholarship, integrated with the Dunedin's extremely accomplished instrumental playing and consort singing, amount to an enthralling and revelatory collective interpretation of the Mass in B minor - perhaps the most probing since Andrew Parrott's explosive 1985 version" ~Grammophone
Nancy Bryan - Neon Angel (2000) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

Nancy Bryan - Neon Angel (2000)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 59:04 minutes | 1,21 GB
Folk | Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The first non-blues artist on Analogue Productions, Los Angeles singer/songwriter Nancy Bryan offers in Neon Angel, her second APO release, social commentary with intense soul…
L'Aura Soave Cremona, Sergio Azzolini - Vivaldi: Concerti Per Fagotto III (2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88.2kHz]

L'Aura Soave Cremona, Sergio Azzolini - Vivaldi: Concerti Per Fagotto III (2012)
FLAC tracks 24bit/88.2kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.19GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Naïve

In the summer of 2011 France’s most eminent cultural institution, the Château de Versailles, joined naïve in celebrating Antonio Vivaldi with a month of concerts, fireworks and publications – the crowning glory of our first ten years of work in restituting the massive corpus of works by this little-known italian composer to the public. The Vivaldi edition, a recording venture conceived by the italian musicologist Alberto Basso (istituto per i Beni Musicali in Piemonte) and the independent label naïve, is one of the most ambitious recording projects of the twenty-first century. its principal objective is to record the massive collection of Vivaldi autograph manuscripts preserved in the Biblioteca nazionale Universitaria in Turin.