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California Guitar Trio - An Opening Act: On Tour With King Crimson (1999)

California Guitar Trio - An Opening Act: On Tour With King Crimson (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 260 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans included
Acoustic, Prog-Rock, Neo-Classical | Label: Discipline | # DGM9910 | 00:40:47

Fast and fanciful, this classic recording features live tracks from the California Guitar Trio during 1995 when they were the opening act for Progressive Rock legends King Crimson. This release features a wide array of classic CGT tunes performed live.

Vijay Iyer / Prasanna / Nitin Mitta - Tirtha (2011) {ACT}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Aug. 24, 2016
Vijay Iyer / Prasanna / Nitin Mitta - Tirtha (2011) {ACT}

Vijay Iyer / Prasanna / Nitin Mitta - Tirtha (2011) {ACT}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 246MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 149MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Ethnic Fusion

The Sanskrit word tīrtha (THEER-tha) literally means a ford, or a shallow place in a river that can be easily crossed over. Within a spiritual context, tirtha denotes a holy place near a body of water - somewhere where everyday struggles fall away, and where one passes easily into a deeper and more profound state of being. Aptly, Tirtha is now also the name of a phenomenal trio featuring three powerhouse musicians who at once honor and traverse the streams of tradition. It is also the name of their exciting new album on ACT. Individually, Indian-American pianist-composer Vijay Iyer, Chennai (formerly Madras)-born guitarist-composer Prasanna, and Hyderabad native and tabla player Nitin Mitta are already highly accomplished artists who shift easily among multiple musical languages.
Nils Landgren & Esbjorn Svensson - Layers of Light (2001) {ACT Music 9281-2}

Nils Landgren & Esbjorn Svensson - Layers of Light (2001) {ACT Music 9281-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 220 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 134 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 13 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2001 ACT Music | ACT 9281-2
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Folk Jazz / Trombone / Piano

It was through the influence of Landgren and Svensson’s former teacher Bengt-Arne Wallin, who recorded the landmark album “Old Folklore In Swedish Modern” back in 1962 (ACT 9254-2), that Svensson and Landgren were inspired to make a duo album centered around folk songs. In August 1997 both went into the studio and with only trombone and piano recorded Swedish Folk Modern (ACT 9257-2). Their improvised treatments of the classic songs of the folk culture not only impressed the public; it brought praise from the press.
Beggars Opera – Act One (1970) Vertigo/6360 018 – NL Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2017 RIP!!

Beggars Opera – Beggars Opera Act One
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 900mb & 200mb
Label: Vertigo/6360 018 | Released: 1970 | This Issue: 197? | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection
What a mindblowing debut-album this is! The very melodic and harmonic music from this five-piece band is based upon an incredible dynamic and propulsive rhythm-section and splendid, very exciting Hammond organ work, often accompanied by a powerful and fiery electric guitar. The interplay between the musicians is magnificent and the excertions on keyboards and guitar are very compelling, in the spirit of the late Sixties and early Seventies.

Celine Bonacina Trio - Open Heart (2013) {ACT 9514-2}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at March 12, 2017
Celine Bonacina Trio - Open Heart (2013) {ACT 9514-2}

Celine Bonacina Trio - Open Heart (2013) {ACT 9514-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 331 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 122 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 24 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2013 ACT Music | ACT 9514-2
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Fusion / Baritone Saxophone

The baritone saxophone is seldom heard outside brass sections of big bands. As a solo instrument or as the only brass instrument in a band it is a real rarity and there is only one female baritone saxophonist who truly masters her instrument – Céline Bonacina. You might be surprised to see the petite Frenchwoman pick up an instrument that is almost the same size as her but, when she starts playing, the mésalliance becomes a symbiosis and the sound flows out without effort.

Esbjorn Svensson Trio (e.s.t.) - Leucocyte (2008) {ACT 9018-2}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Feb. 25, 2017
Esbjorn Svensson Trio (e.s.t.) - Leucocyte (2008) {ACT 9018-2}

Esbjorn Svensson Trio (e.s.t.) - Leucocyte (2008) {ACT 9018-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 375 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 160 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 15 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2008 ACT Music | ACT 9018-2
Jazz / Modern Jazz / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz / Piano Trio

It's a damn shame that Leucocyte is the final studio album by the Esbjörn Svensson Trio. Svensson died in a tragic diving accident in June of 2008, shortly after this set was finished. More than any other recording issued by this excellent band, Leucocyte captures the art of music making at the moment of conception; it was recorded as live-in-the-studio improvisation over two days in an Australian studio. It was completely finished, post-production and all, with a release date before Svensson's death. The words "post-production" mean plenty when it comes to E.S.T.'s music. The trio often recorded and added sonic effects to their structured, composed pieces. It underscored their hip sophistication and accessibility. It made them a hit with both jazz fans and younger audiences who listen to Radiohead, Sigur Rós, and even heavy metal more than jazz.

VA - Vivarte Collection, Vol. 2 (2016) (60 CD Box Set) FLAC  Music

Posted by murena at Feb. 20, 2017
VA - Vivarte Collection, Vol. 2 (2016) (60 CD Box Set) FLAC

VA - Vivarte Collection, Vol. 2 (2016) (60 CD Box Set) FLAC
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | Covers included | 17 Gb
Genre: Classical, Baroque / Label: Sony Classical

The box contains a perfect overview of VIVARTE’s legendary catalogue of ancient music ranging from Vivaldi to Brahms. Most of the recordings received critical acclaim all over the world, many of them won prestigious awards and many are reference recordings.
London Symphony Orchestra / Valery Gergiev - Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet (2010) [2SACDs ISO+HiRes FLAC]

London Symphony Orchestra / Valery Gergiev - Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet (2010)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 6.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Front Cover | 7.78GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC tracks 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Front Cover | 2.14GB + 5% Recovery

This 2008 live recording with the London Symphony Orchestra is Valery Gergiev's 2nd complete recording of Prokofiev's ballet Romeo & Juliet, the 1st being a 1991 Philips release with the Kirov Orchestra. This performance, like his 1st, is notable for its refinement & lyricism. It's perhaps surprising that Gergiev, known for the wildness & ferocity of his performances of other Prokofiev works, like The Fiery Angel, shows such restraint here. Gergiev clearly understands the ballet as a work in which Prokofiev, writing originally for the Bolshoi, a theater known for its conservatism (although that production was canceled), tailored his score to follow in the tradition of the 3 great Tchaikovsky ballets.
Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Neeme Jarvi - Wagner: Parsifal (2010) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Neeme Jarvi - Wagner: Parsifal (2010)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 5.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Front Cover | 3.29GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC Image+CUE 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Front Cover | 1.08GB + 5% Recovery

Most of the familiar orchestral versions of Richard Wagner’s operatic music were arranged either by him or his followers in the 19th century, so the Overture & Venusberg Music from Tannhäuser & the Prelude to Act III from Lohengrin have long been performed in these special concert formats. But the main work of this SACD is the 1993 suite arranged by Henk de Vlieger, Parsifal, an Orchestral Quest, which is a fresh adaptation of the key moments from Wagner’s final music drama. The work was commissioned by the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, after de Vlieger, the ensemble’s percussionist, had successfully arranged music from Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen into a similar orchestral vehicle for them. Parsifal, an Orchestral Quest was premiered on RCA in 1997 by Edo de Waart, & Neeme Järvi leads the 2nd recorded performance on this 2010 release on Chandos.
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra / Yakov Kreizberg - Wagner: Overtures/Preludes (2004) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra / Yakov Kreizberg - Wagner: Overtures/Preludes (2004)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 5.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Digital Booklet | 4.06GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.33GB + 5% Recovery

“I do not know precisely what is my destination: however, I do know that 1 evening, after for the 1st time hearing a symphony by Beethoven, I became feverish & ill. As soon as I recovered, I became a musician.” Thus Richard Wagner described the enormous impression that Beethoven’s music had made on him in his novelette Eine Pilgerfahrt zu Beethoven (a pilgrimage to Beethoven). Although it is difficult to separate fact & fiction in this novelette, Beethoven’s music did indeed exert a major influence on the life of the young composer. Wagner was 17 years old when he 1st heard Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, a work which was to play a central role during his entire life, & which he was, for instance, to conduct in 1846 at the opening of the Festival Theatre in Bayreuth.