Harold Alexander - Are You Ready (1972/2018) [Official Digital Download]

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Harold Alexander - Are You Ready (1972/2018) [Official Digital Download]

Harold Alexander - Are You Ready (1972/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 49:46 minutes | 647 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Recorded live at the Montreux Jazz Festival with a stellar backing band including bassist Richard Davis, keyboardist Neal Creque, and drummer Bernard Purdie, "Are You Ready?" further expands the cosmic jazz-funk horizons established by Harold Alexander's seminal Sunshine Man. Comprising three epic performances, including a lively rendition of the stalwart "Watermelon Man" and the side-long funk jam "Quick City Revisited," the album burns like a slow fuse– Alexander doesn't create grooves so much as he inhabits them, exploring their nooks and crannies to embrace the full scope of their inherent possibilities.

Rafael Kubelik, Bavarian Radio SO - Mahler: Symphony No.5 (1970/2014) [DSD256 & Hi-Res FLAC]

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Rafael Kubelik, Bavarian Radio SO - Mahler: Symphony No.5 (1970/2014) [DSD256 & Hi-Res FLAC]

Rafael Kubelik, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No.5 (1970/2014)
DSD256 (.dsf) 1 bit/11,28 MHz | Time - 67:30 minutes | 6,22 GB
or FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 67:30 minutes | 1,23 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

George Gruntz - Monster Sticksland Meeting Two (1974/2017) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

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George Gruntz - Monster Sticksland Meeting Two (1974/2017) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

George Gruntz - Monster Sticksland Meeting Two (1974/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 53:16 minutes | 1,05 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

In 1974, some seven years after the first Basel ‘Sticksland’ meeting, a 36-man percussion extravaganza took place that once again featured a top-flight jazz ensemble together with the Basel drum and fife corps of Alfred Sacher and Georges Mathys. Now add a Scottish drum and fife corps with the former and reigning Scottish drumming champions Jimmy Catherwood and Joe Noble, kilts and all, as well as some 300 fifers hidden in the audience of a theater packed to overflowing. The results: a Carnival Happening!

Paul Motian - Standards Plus One (2015) [Official Digital Download]

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Paul Motian - Standards Plus One (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Paul Motian with Bill Frisell, Joe Lovano, Charlie Haden - Standards Plus One (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 55:10 minutes | 652 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

In the 80s Paul Motian asked Stefan Winter and Hiroshi Itsuno, whether they would be interested in producing with him new interpretations of well–known and less known pieces from musicals. This was the beginning of the "Paul Motian On Broadway" recordings, a series of albums, which is considered an important milestone of unique interpretations of famous jazz standards. Stefan Winter, who recorded with Paul Motian over 25 albums, selected for "Standards plus One" seven works, which have been of special significance for Motion in his life.

Richard Hawley - Hollow Meadows (2015) [Official Digital Download]

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Richard Hawley - Hollow Meadows (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Richard Hawley - Hollow Meadows (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 49:07 minutes | 549 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

"Hollow Meadows" is an album full of exceptional songwriting, beautiful melodies and harmonies, and some of the finest lyrics and vocals Hawley as ever written and recorded. It will further cement his reputation as one of Britain’s greatest songwriters of the past 15 years. Recorded at Sheffield’s Yellow Arch Studio in spring 2015, "Hollow Meadows" sees Hawley return to the classic, sophisticated songwriting and subtle arrangements that made him so widely loved and revered in the first place. Meditating on such themes as ageing, fallibility and relationships, much of the album shares a brooding, yet wistful and romantic atmosphere in keeping with early albums Late Night Final and Lowedges, as well as touches of 2009’s Truelove’s Gutter.

Neko Case - The Worse Things Get, The Harder... (2013) [Official Digital Download]

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Neko Case - The Worse Things Get, The Harder... (2013) [Official Digital Download]

Neko Case - The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 38:06 minutes | 456 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Her first album in over four years, "The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You" is Neko Case's most precise, urgent record to date; marked by a melodic immediacy, a loving embrace of the big rock gesture, and a lyrical frankness. The perfect culmination of Neko's trajectory so far, the pop, folk and country influences, the fluid craft of her band, and that soaring voice, blended seamlessly into the album her fans have been waiting for.

Battles - La Di Da Di (2015) [Official Digital Download]

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Battles - La Di Da Di (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Battles - La Di Da Di (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 49:22 minutes | 594 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Battles are the Networked Band, or perhaps the-band-as-network. An island chain linked by a unique combination of artistry, experimentation, technology and singular focus. A band that holds computerized loops in their brains, leaves sweat on their machines and whose sonic heartbeat is almost brutally human. Dave Konopka, Ian Williams and John Stanier have turned the tables on themselves this time, confronted their own ideas of what Battles is and here on their third album, have willed an answer to that question into existence. As the name might imply, La Di Da Di is a mushrooming monolith of repetition. Here is an organic techno thrum of nearly infinite loops that refuse to remain consistent. The rhythmic genus of Battles is here as ever; full frontal, heightened and unforgiving the gauntlet through which melody and harmony must pass, assailed at every turn.

Tony Williams - Foreign Intrigue (1985/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

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Tony Williams - Foreign Intrigue (1985/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Tony Williams - Foreign Intrigue (1985/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 43:27 minutes | 1,78 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Influential drummer Tony Williams recorded "Foreign Intrigue" in 1985 for the relaunched Blue Note label with pianist Mulgrew Miller and trumpeter Wallace Roney, who would both remain with Williams for the next few years in his quintet. Foreign Intrigue, featuring modern electronic instruments such as drum machines and synthesizers, also highlights the performances of veteran musicians Bobby Hutcherson on vibes and Ron Carter on bass.

Tony Williams - Civilization (1987/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

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Tony Williams - Civilization (1987/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Tony Williams - Civilization (1987/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 48:44 minutes | 1,95 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

This is Williams' debut record with his hard bop jazz quintet comprised of saxophonist Billy Pierce, trumpeter Wallace Roney, pianist Mulgrew Miller and bassist Charnett Moffett. Civilization features originals by Williams that heavily feature commanding drums, on the album the rest of the quintet plays to keep up with the vivacious drummer.

Lucy Rose - Work It Out {Deluxe Edition} (2015) [Official Digital Download]

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Lucy Rose - Work It Out {Deluxe Edition} (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Lucy Rose - Work It Out (2015) [Deluxe Edition]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 62:21 minutes | 721 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Lucy Rose Parton, known as Lucy Rose is an English singer-songwriter from Warwickshire, England. Her debut album, "Like I Used To" was released in September 2012. Lucy Rose released her second album "Work It Out" in 6 July 2015 on Columbia Records.

Ratko Zjaca - Life On Earth (2018) [Official Digital Download]

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Ratko Zjaca - Life On Earth (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Ratko Zjaca, Nocturnal Four - Life On Earth (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 61:43 minutes | 782 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

What's in a band name? Sometimes, absolutely nothing; but in this case, a world of truth. Croatian guitarist Ratko Zjaca's Nocturnal Four infuses his music with vespertine vibes and shrouds it in shadows, living up to its name while carving out its own identity on an absorbing program calling to the moonlight. After forging a bandstand brotherhood through touring with saxophonist Stefano Bedetti and organist Renato Chicco, it was clear to Zjaca that they needed to be part of this project. And to fill out the quartet, he called on one of the his favorite drummers and one of the jazz world's premier musicians: the one and only Antonio Sanchez. Together these four make and snake their way through starry scenes and dangerous scenarios, coming out completely unified and entirely unscathed at the other end.

Benoit Delbecq Unit - Phonetics (2004/2012) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

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Benoit Delbecq Unit - Phonetics (2004/2012) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Benoît Delbecq Unit - Phonetics (2004/2012)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 54:00 minutes | 1,38 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 54:00 minutes | 1,19 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

"Phonetics" from Paris-based pianist and composer Benoît Delbecq presents an artist at the height of his imaginative and synthesizing powers. Recorded with an international quintet and featuring prepared piano on several tracks, this album showcases Delbecq's broad and deep vision of music, burnished by the audiophile recording. Phonetics was named one of the 12 best records of 2004 ("Choc de l’année") by Jazzman, the leading jazz magazine in France.

Van Halen - The Collection (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

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Van Halen - The Collection (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Van Halen - The Collection (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 327:45 minutes | ~ 10,5 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover(s)

And again VH's David Lee Roth era… For these 2015 Remastered Releases, Van Halen enlisted the help of mastering enginer Chris Bellman, who remastered the original albums for Bernie Grundman Studios, Hollywood, CA. The remasters have been cut straight from the original quarter-inch tapes.

Refused - Freedom (2015) [Official Digital Download]

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Refused - Freedom (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Refused - Freedom (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 43:08 minutes | 575 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The Iconic Swedish hardcore band are releasing Freedom their first new album in 17 years. In 1998 Refused released their iconic album "The Shape of Punk to Come". It was also the year that the band broke up. Fourteen years later, the band reignited in 2012 for a Coachella performance. The group started contemplating new music within the first four months of the reunion tour, a process greatly aided by the fact that drummer David Sandström, guitarist Kristofer Steen, and bassist Magnus Flagge had already been writing together informally for several years under the auspices of a new, vocal-less band.

Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Paco De Lucia - Friday Night In San Francisco (1981/2013) [Official Digital Download 24/176]

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Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Paco De Lucia - Friday Night In San Francisco (1981/2013) [Official Digital Download 24/176]

Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Paco De Lucia - Friday Night In San Francisco (1981/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/176,4 kHz | Time - 41:02 minutes | 1,79 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

"Friday Night In San Francisco" is widely considered the most influential of all live acoustic guitar albums. This primarily live and unprecedented set captured at San Francisco’s Warfield Theatre features the meeting of three legendary guitarists: John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola and Paco De Lucia. Its highlights include McLaughlin’s duet with De Lucia on the Gismonti tune, “Frevo Rasgado,” the breathtaking duet version of Chick Corea’s “Short Tales Of The Black Forest” and the studio version of McLaughlin’s “Guardian Angel.” Experience one of music’s most historic events in pristine hi-res. Absolutely essential.