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Lewis Wright, Kit Downes - Duets (2018) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Lewis Wright, Kit Downes - Duets (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 32:44 minutes | 546 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Award-winning British vibraphonist, composer and drummer Lewis Wright explodes the rhythmic and polyphonic possibilities offered by vibraphone and piano. His new album "Duets" reinforces his claim to be a very serious international musician. If you already thought as much – on the evidence of his exemplary vibes work with Empirical – then Duets adds a further seven case studies of exquisite chamber jazz, beautifully recorded at Air Studios.
The Stars Of Faith Of Black Nativity - Swing Low Sweet Chariot (1970/2017) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

The Stars Of Faith Of Black Nativity - In Europe: Swing Low Sweet Chariot (1970/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 45:49 minutes | 913 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

One of America’s greatest gospel groups, The Stars of Faith was founded in 1958 by five members of the legendary Clara Ward Singers. Faith performed at the Apollo Theater, Carnegie Hall, and Madison Square Garden. They performed and toured with famed poet Langston Hughes’ Broadway play Black Nativity, gave a command performance for the English Royal Family, and appeared in Berlin with the Reverend Martin Luther King in front of a crowd of 20,000. Recorded live during a three-month European tour in 1969 the album represents an apotheosis of Afro-American gospel.

Il Sole 24 Ore - 25 Maggio 2018  Newspapers

Posted by crazy-slim at May 25, 2018
Il Sole 24 Ore - 25 Maggio 2018

Il Sole 24 Ore - 25 Maggio 2018
Italian | 42 pages | True PDF | 22 MB

Ralph Alessi - Baida (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/88]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at May 25, 2018
Ralph Alessi - Baida (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Ralph Alessi, Jason Moran, Drew Gress, Nasheet Waits - Baida (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 56:17 minutes | 1,16 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Trumpeter Ralph Alessi makes his ECM debut as a bandleader with "Baida", an album of atmospheric depth and melodic allure. To bring his compositions to life, Alessi assembled a powerhouse New York group consisting of pianist Jason Moran, bassist Drew Gress and drummer Nasheet Waits; the sessions were produced by multiple Grammy nominee and winner Manfred Eicher. As a vessel for the music's seemingly bottomless lyricism, Alessi's quartet plays with extraordinary finesse; however there is also a tensile strength emanating from the performances.

Ralph Alessi - Quiver (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at May 25, 2018
Ralph Alessi - Quiver (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Ralph Alessi, Gary Versace, Drew Gress, Nasheet Waits - Quiver (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 56:26 minutes | 1,14 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Trumpeter Ralph Alessis ECM leader debut 2013s "Baida" was the album where everything came together for him, according to Nate Chinen in a JazzTimes profile. Without abandoning his yen for oppositional energies, its a beautifully coherent statement, not just his most accomplished album but a contender for one of the years best. With Quiver, Alessi teams with pianist Gary Versace and the trumpeters longtime rhythm section of choice bassist Drew Gress and drummer Nasheet Waits to create a follow-up of quicksilver melodicism and subtly energized rhythm; there is a lyricism to Alessis playing that channels such forebears as Miles Davis and Kenny Wheeler, the mood reflective, even pensive. As DownBeat says, "Alessi works between the notes, his thoughtful, conversational solos as meditative as a calligraphers art, each line free-flowing and declarative but with immaculate shape and beauty".
Quartonal - Everytime A Capella (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Quartonal - Everytime A Capella (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 57:30 minutes | 1,11 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The a cappella ensemble Quartonal is one of the most promising vocal groups to emerge from Germany in recent years. Following their highly successful debut release, this second album features outstanding a cappella settings ranging from George Michael’s "Faith" and Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" to beautiful traditional numbers. The choir won First Prize at the German National Choir Competition in the Vocal ensemble category. They were also awarded the “audience and jury awards” at the ‘A Capella’ contest in Leipzig as well as winning the ‘Tolosako Abesbatza Lehiaheta’ choir competition in Tolosa (Spain).
Nicole Cabell, Craig Terry - Chanson d'avril (2014) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Nicole Cabell, Craig Terry - Chanson d'avril (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 65:21 minutes | 1,03 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

American lyric soprano Nicole Cabell's 2007 solo debut album was named Editor’s Choice by Gramophone and received an incredible amount of critical acclaim and several prestigious awards. Drawn strongly to the French vocal repertoire, on this 2014 release Cabell explores the world of the chanson, and its direct descendant, the mélodie: France’s answer to the German lied, or art song. The finest of mélodie composers are represented on this collection: Georges Bizet, Henri Duparc, Franz Liszt and Maurice Ravel. Cabell's rich, silky-smooth voice and beautifully nuanced interpretations are supported with sensitivity and elegance by pianist Craig Terry.
Paul Desmond - Desmond Blue (1962/2014) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

Paul Desmond with Strings - Desmond Blue (1962/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 37:30 minutes | 1,45 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

As intended, this album presents alto sax specialist Paul Desmond as never featured before, with the backing of a string orchestra. The record, filled with such beautiful jazz standards as "My Funny Valentine," "I've Got You Under My Skin," and "Body and Soul," is very rich in texture, yet subtle and mellow overall in mood. It's unyielding purpose: to soothe the souls of its listeners. Desmond's style and tone shine with an alluring quality, and the record is filled with melodies that don't fail to stimulate the sophisticated jazz listener.
Justin Taylor - Continuum (Scarlatti - Ligeti) (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Justin Taylor - Continuum (Scarlatti - Ligeti) (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 69:09 minutes | 2.50 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Following his First Prize at the Bruges Competition and his first album, devoted to the Forqueray family (Choc of the Year in Classica, Editor’s Choice in Gramophone, Grand Prix de l’Académie Charles Cros), the Franco American harpsichordist Justin Taylor has recently been awarded the Révélation Musicale Prize of the French Critics’ Circle. His career has developed rapidly, both as soloist (harpsichordist and also fortepianist) and as director of his ensemble, the Taylor Consort, with which Alpha will soon be recording…

Broadway Ham & High – May 24, 2018  Newspapers

Posted by Hazir at May 24, 2018
Broadway Ham & High – May 24, 2018

Broadway Ham & High – May 24, 2018
English | 56 pages | True PDF | 47.0 MB