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Takács Quartet - Beethoven: Complete String Quartets (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Takács Quartet - Beethoven: Complete String Quartets (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 511:06 minutes | 2.39 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Since its formation in 1975, the Takács Quartet has been recognized as one of the world's leading string quartets. Their award-winning recordings include the complete Beethoven String Quartets for Decca, recorded between 2002 and 2004. Decca Classics celebrates the acclaimed quartet with this multi-media presentation of the Beethoven quartets on 7 CD and a 104-page booklet.
Beethoven - Emerson String Quartet - The String Quartets (1997) (7CD Box set) {Deutsche Grammophon}

Beethoven - Emerson String Quartet - The String Quartets (1997) (7CD Box set)
XLD Rip | (tracks+.cue, log) | Front cover only | 2122 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1157 mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon - 447 075-2

The Beethoven quartets have always been at the cote of the Emerson Quartet's repertoire, and over the years it has honed its playing of these works to a fine degree. Here in this new set we encounter exaltation, immaculate playing and ensemble precision of awesome proportions (typically, first and second violinists often swap their roles). The Emerson is perhaps the best rehearsed quartet of our century. The playing is not only flawless technically, but reflects a careful study of the music, both formally and in the players' intense preoccupation with textual matters. The recording of this set is also spectacular.
Mannheim String Quartet - Raff: String Quartets Nos. 2, 3, 4 & 8 (2015)

Mannheim String Quartet - Raff: String Quartets Nos. 2, 3, 4 & 8 (2015)
Classical | MP3 320kbps CBR | 2 CDs | 292 MB
Label: CPO | Catalog Number: 777004 | Rls.date: 30th March 2015

Joachim Raff’s contemporaries valued him as an expert in the history of music and art and as a composer who wove together three-part counterpoint with ease, producing richly coloured instrumentations. Following cpo’s releases of some of Raff’s symphonies and his piano trios, the label now turn to his String Quartets Nos. 2, 3, 4, and 8. These works chart an extraordinary period of the composer’s artistic growth - after writing his second quartet in 1857, some ten years passed before he continued composing for quartet ensemble. During the intervening years Raff had established himself in Wiesbaden, and his productivity had enabled him to make a name for himself as a composer of symphonies, piano and chamber music, and vocal works.
The Legendary Amadeus Quartet - Recordings 1951-1957: Haydn, Schubert, Brahms (2009) [7CD Box Set] {Brilliant Classics}

The Legendary Amadeus Quartet - Recordings 1951-1957: Haydn, Schubert, Brahms (2009) [7CD Box Set] {Brilliant Classics}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.84 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.15 Gb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 141 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2009 Deutsche Grammophon / Brilliant Classics | 93807
Classical / Romantic / Chamber Music / String Quartet

Formed by three Austrian immigrants and one youthful Londoner, the Amadeus Quartet came to prominence in postwar England. It excelled in the Classical repertoire, and its recordings in the 1950s were important contributions to the growing body of chamber music on the newly introduced LP. The process of recording on tape was a major improvement over the start-and-stop 78 rpm methods, and these clean and skillfully edited masters hold up quite well in the digital transfer. This seven-disc set follows Deutsche Grammophon's 2003 reissue of the quartet's early Mozart recordings, and covers works by Haydn, Schubert, Mendelssohn, and Brahms, thus giving a fuller representation of the group's prodigious output for Westminster and DG.
Dave Brubeck Quartet - Brubeck Time (1955) [Reissue 2009] (Repost)

Dave Brubeck Quartet - Brubeck Time (1955) [Reissue 2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 156 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 95 MB | Covers - 101 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Columbia/Legacy (88697491932)

This LP introduced Paul Desmond's beautiful ballad "Audrey" and found the early Dave Brubeck quartet (with pianist Brubeck, altoist Desmond, bassist Bob Bates, and drummer Joe Dodge) making a rare studio recording; up to this point all of their most popular records were club performances. With fresh versions of such songs as "Jeepers Creepers," "Pennies from Heaven," and "A Fine Romance," this music is certainly worth acquiring.

Dave Brubeck Quartet Featuring Paul Desmond - Stardust (1983)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Oct. 21, 2017
Dave Brubeck Quartet Featuring Paul Desmond - Stardust (1983)

Dave Brubeck Quartet Featuring Paul Desmond - Stardust (1983)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 294 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 161 MB | Covers - 67 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Fantasy Records (00025218242820)

The 17 selections on this disc represent the earliest recordings by one of the most important and definitive jazz combos in history. These are interesting because Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond on alto sax had established the basic sound long before bassist Gene Wright and drummer Joe Morello would join them for the 'classic quartet' era. One other thing that is interesting is even though recording technology was relatively crude in the very early 1950s the sound quality on this album is more than acceptable.
The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Blue Rondo (1986) {Concord Jazz CCD-4317}

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Blue Rondo (1986) {Concord Jazz CCD-4317}
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© 1986-87 Concord Jazz | CCD-4317
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Piano

The 1987 edition of the Brubeck Quartet featured pianist Brubeck, his son Chris on electric bass and bass trombone, clarinetist Bill Smith and drummer Randy Jones. In addition to remakes of "Blue Rondo à la Turk," "Strange Meadowlark" and "Swing Bells," the leader contributed six new originals including "I See, Satie" and a tribute to Dizzy Gillespie and Stan Getz called "Dizzy's Dream." Bill Smith, who uses electronics with taste on his clarinet during a few songs, has long been a major asset to the later Brubeck Quartets. This is one of their better Concord CDs.

Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet - Jersey (2017) [Official Digital Download]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by shamanicus at Oct. 19, 2017
Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet - Jersey (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet - Jersey (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Artwork: front cover | RAR | 483 Mb
Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Fusion | Label: Motema

When it comes to the boundary-stretching spirit that has become so widespread among many of today's leading jazz musicians, drummer Mark Guiliana deserves credit for being one of the most enthusiastic embodiments of this attitude. He has a longstanding passion for electronic music, as heard especially on the releases on his own Beat Music label (2014's My Life Starts Now and Beat Music: The Los Angeles Improvisations).
The Golden Gate Quartet & Josh White - Freedom: The Golden Gate Quartet & Josh White at the Library of Congress (2002)

The Golden Gate Quartet & Josh White - Freedom: The Golden Gate Quartet & Josh White at the Library of Congress (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Digital booklet | 00:59:50 | 227 Mb
Gospel | Label: Bridge Records

A recording of an historic concert, released for the first time! This 1940 concert was part of a celebration of the 75th anniversary of the end of slavery in the United States. Performing are the legendary Golden Gate Quartet with Josh White, singing Spirituals, Blues and Work Songs. The concert features commentary by Alan Lomax, the poet Sterling Brown, and Alain Locke, the godfather of the Harlem Renaissance. Immediately after this concert, Eleanor Roosevelt engaged White and the Golden Gate to perform at FDR’s inauguration.

Matthew Shipp Quartet - Not Bound (2017)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Oct. 18, 2017
Matthew Shipp Quartet - Not Bound (2017)

Matthew Shipp Quartet - Not Bound (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 343.08 Mb | 57:45 | Cover
Free Jazz, Free Improvisation | Label: For Tune (0124 080)

Matthew Shipp, za oceanem postać legendarna, niezwykle ceniony pianista i kompozytor, w Europie może nieco mnie znany, pozostaje jednak amerykańskim muzykiem z mocnej pierwszej ligi. Nie może być inaczej, pobierał przecież nauki u samego Dennisa Sandole, słynnego muzycznego edukatora, u którego lekcje pobierał sam John Coltrane, a także Pat Martino (Dennis Sandole grał na gitarze) i Michael Brecker. Jego muzyczna kariera wystartowała dość późno. Pierwszy album nagrał w wieku 28 lat i do dziś stara się chyba tych kilka lat nadrobić. Od początku 2017 roku ukazało się już 5 albumów z jego udziałem, a nagrany w czerwcu 2016 roku w Nowym Jorku krążek „Not Bound” jest najnowszą produkcją, wydaną przez polską wytwórnię ForTune Productions.