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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
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© 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.
Emile Parisien Quartet - Spezial Snack (2014) [Official Digital Download]

Emile Parisien Quartet - Spezial Snack (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 46:39 minutes | 312 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This quartet is the heir to those experimenters who opened wide the windows onto codified genres, both in music and elsewhere. The group hasn't plundered their aesthetic, but transposed their approach onto our own, ultra-referenced time. It has chosen the most radical path, and is our indispensable contemporary.

BC Double Quartet - Departure (2018)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 22, 2018
BC Double Quartet - Departure (2018)

BC Double Quartet - Departure (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 330 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 132 MB | 00:57:11
Jazz | Label: Cellar Live

Bill Coon's fresh take on jazz quartet meets string quartet. Trumpeter extraordinaire Brad Turner soars above the beautiful strings as well as improvising in the pocket of the earthy grooves provided by Bernie Arai and Paul Rushka. Bill has created a happy marriage of the two quartets with music that is both accessible and contemporary.

Michael Jefry Stevens Quartet - Red's Blues (2018)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Jan. 22, 2018
Michael Jefry Stevens Quartet - Red's Blues (2018)

Michael Jefry Stevens Quartet - Red's Blues (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 01:11:00 | 163.31 Mb | Cover | Country: USA (Black Mountain, North Carolina)
Jazz, Acoustic Piano, Free Improvisation | Label: Michael Jefry Stevens Quartet

Live quartet recording from 2017. Features Todd Wright on saxophones, Rick Dilling on drums, Zack Page on bass and Michael Jefry Stevens on piano and composition. All my original music. This is a more traditional, swinging CD. Not avant garde!

Chico Freeman Quartet - No Time Left (1979) {Black Saint}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 21, 2018
Chico Freeman Quartet - No Time Left (1979) {Black Saint}

Chico Freeman Quartet - No Time Left (1979) {Black Saint}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 254MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 118MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz

Chico Freeman (tripling on this album on tenor, soprano and bass clarinet) made many records from 1977-84, and all are worth picking up by fans of adventurous jazz. Freeman's warm tone and knowledge of more traditional areas of jazz make even his more abstract flights seem fairly accessible. Joined by vibraphonist Jay Hoggard, bassist Rick Rozie and drummer Don Moye on this somewhat obscure effort, Freeman stretches out on lengthy renditions of his originals "No Time Left," "Uhmla," and a briefer "Circle."
The Modern Jazz Quartet - Blues On Bach (1974) [Reissue 2002] (Repost)

The Modern Jazz Quartet - Blues On Bach (1974) [Reissue 2002]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 233 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 98 MB | Covers - 50 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Atlantic (81227 3629-2)

This album has an interesting concept, alternating four original blues with five adaptations of melodies from classical works by Bach. The Modern Jazz Quartet had long been quite adept in both areas, and despite a certain lack of variety on this set (alternating back and forth between the two styles somewhat predictably), the music is largely enjoyable. Vibraphonist Milt Jackson, pianist John Lewis (doubling here on harpsichord), bassist Percy Heath, and drummer Connie Kay were still all very much in their musical prime during the 21st year of the MJQ's existence.
The Modern Jazz Quartet - More From The Last Concert (1974) {2014 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27938}

The Modern Jazz Quartet - More From The Last Concert (1974) {2014 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27938}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 275 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 100 Mb
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© 1974, 2014 Atlantic / Warner Japan / Rhino | WPCR-27938 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / Third Stream

More material from the famous Last Concert record from the MJQ – not really the last concert ever from the Modern Jazz Quartet – but a set that seemed so at the time, given that the group went their separate ways for a number of years! The record's got the combo in really top form – very much back to the basics of their early time on Atlantic Records, with a sublime focus on that unique sound that no other group like this could match.