The Don Rendell / Ian Carr Quintet - Change Is (1969/2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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The Don Rendell / Ian Carr Quintet - Change Is (1969/2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

The Don Rendell / Ian Carr Quintet - Change Is (1969/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 46:57 minutes | 0.97 GB
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Many have tried - and failed - to reissue these albums by legitimate means. However, two decades since our initial approach, Universal Music has gone to great lengths to research their vast archives, and we have finally managed to succeed.

The Don Rendell / Ian Carr Quintet - Live (1968/2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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The Don Rendell / Ian Carr Quintet - Live (1968/2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

The Don Rendell / Ian Carr Quintet - Live (1968/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 47:59 minutes | 0.98 GB
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A jazz event… and a packet of crisps, please! The energy exuded by the group bounces off the walls and magnifies their imaginative enthusiasm to new heights. Apparently the original tape wasn’t in the best condition, so what we have here is a fine piece of archival reconstruction, though the slightly forward tone remains to ensure that we get to hear all of the instruments clearly. A nice chance to hear Carr and Rendell let off the leash.

The Don Rendell / Ian Carr Quintet - Phase III (1968/2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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The Don Rendell / Ian Carr Quintet - Phase III (1968/2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

The Don Rendell / Ian Carr Quintet - Phase III (1968/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 41:40 minutes | 857 MB
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A grey-area edition of the legendary Phase III album, another iconic recording featuring this famous quintet. A real lost treasure from the legendary Don Rendell and Ian Carr– a set that stands strongly with all of his classic albums of the late 60s, but which is issued here for the first time ever! It features the outstanding 'Black Marigolds' tunes, that more of a raga in it’s composition the track was inspired by a 2000 year old Indian story which perhaps shows some insight into the Eastern influences that were proliferating throughout many genres at the time.

Iiro Rantala with Lars Danielsson & Peter Erskine - How Long Is Now? (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Iiro Rantala with Lars Danielsson & Peter Erskine - How Long Is Now? (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Iiro Rantala with Lars Danielsson & Peter Erskine - How Long Is Now? (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 57:39 minutes | 1.12 GB
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This new trio album with Peter Erskine (drums) and Lars Danielsson (bass) constitutes a many-faceted summing-up of a happy and resoundingly creative phase of Rantala’s life.

Henryk Szeryng - Sibelius: Violin Concerto / Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2 (1965/2018) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

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Henryk Szeryng - Sibelius: Violin Concerto / Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2 (1965/2018) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Henryk Szeryng - Sibelius: Violin Concerto / Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2 (1965/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 56:47 minutes | 2.28 GB
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The multicolored strands of influence – personal and creative – that converged on composer Sergei Prokofiev lent to his musical career a strange richness and duality. Prokofiev's musical development evolved in the constant shadow of multiple and often paradoxical circumstances. Raised and trained in the culture of waning imperial Russia, he would nonetheless emerge as one of the brightest stars in the Soviet Union's world of stringent artistic doctrines. Though hailed early on as a "bad boy" modernist, simplicity, urged by Soviet strictures, became Prokofiev's ultimate goal. Still, he steadfastly continued to employ those aspects – novel and unexpected harmonic turns, melodic athleticism, and a prodigious handling of rhythm – which from the outset marked the uniqueness of his style.

Hana Blažíková - Cantigas de Santa Maria (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

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Hana Blažíková - Cantigas de Santa Maria (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Hana Blažíková - Cantigas de Santa Maria (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 72:19 minutes | 1.11 GB
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The Cantigas de Santa Maria come from the imposing collection of the court of Alfonso X el Sabio, which offers us one of the most precious sources of mediaeval Spanish music. The Cantigas take us to the end of the Reconquista of the Iberian peninsula and to the very heart of the culture where Christian, Muslim and Jewish traditions mingle.

The London Haydn Quartet - Haydn: String Quartets Op. 64 (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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The London Haydn Quartet - Haydn: String Quartets Op. 64 (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

The London Haydn Quartet - Haydn: String Quartets Op. 64 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 145:09 minutes | 2.70 GB
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The London Haydn Quartet’s recordings of their namesake continue to win universal plaudits, consistently delivering—in the words of The Guardian—‘too many pleasures to enumerate. Try for yourself.’

Kalle Kalima - High Noon (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Kalle Kalima - High Noon (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Kalle Kalima - High Noon (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 65:20 minutes | 1.19 GB
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Kalle Kalima puts the Western back into country and western. High Noon: Wind scrapes across the empty streets… timorous townsfolk peek through closed shutters… as three figures head into town: a guitar-toting Finn from Berlin, Kalle Kalima, a veteran American bassist, Greg Cohen from way out west in Los Angeles, and a young gun from Germany, drummer Max Andrzejewski…

Torsten Goods - Love Comes To Town (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

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Torsten Goods - Love Comes To Town (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Torsten Goods - Love Comes To Town (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 60:30 minutes | 1.21 GB
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With 'Love Comes To Town' German singer and guitarist Torsten Goods exceeds all expectations - as a composer and musician. Funky summernicght-soundtrack meets smoky jazzclub-swing.

Natalia Mateo - Heart of Darkness (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Natalia Mateo - Heart of Darkness (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Natalia Mateo - Heart of Darkness (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 57:33 minutes | 1.09 GB
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“I always went my own road and on my own legs where I had a mind to go.” This quote from the 1899 short novel “Heart of Darkness” by Polish writer Joseph Conrad could also be Natalia Mateo’s philosophy of life. The 31 year-old vocalist is a wanderer between the worlds - musically and in real life. Born in Poland, raised in Austria and now living in Germany, she has absorbed the most varied of impressions and cultures into her being. She draws from the Slavic ballad tradition, from American jazz and singer-songwriters ranging from Joni Mitchell to Amy Macdonald, and from contemporary pop and rock music.

Caecilie Norby & Lars Danielsson - Just the Two of Us (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Caecilie Norby & Lars Danielsson - Just the Two of Us (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Caecilie Norby & Lars Danielsson - Just the Two of Us (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 51:15 minutes | 972 MB
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Caecilie Norby and Lars Danielsson are the dream couple of jazz – in the truest sense of the word. Being a couple also in “real life”, two of the most popular and recognized musicians in European jazz now present their first duo album ever. An intimate touching musical statement with voice and strings.

Michael Wollny - Nachtfahrten (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Michael Wollny - Nachtfahrten (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Michael Wollny - Nachtfahrten (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 47:04 minutes | 887 MB
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This release owes its original inspiration to a book published in 2013 entitled 'Nachtmeerfahrten' (Sea Journeys by Night), which takes the reader over to the dark side of romanticism, to a world of fantasy, of eerie shadows, and things that go bump in the night. Producer Siggi Loch edited the 'Meer' (sea) part out of the title, which therefore became 'Nachtfahrten' (Night Journeys), which suits this pianist, who is a creature of the nocturnal realm. He feels very much at home in a world of grey cats and blurred outlines, where the contrasting emotions of the moment can leave all rational expectations behind; this is a backdrop which is alive with possibility, but also with trepidation.

Torsten Goods - Thank You Baby! (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Torsten Goods - Thank You Baby! (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Torsten Goods - Thank You Baby! (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 51:43 minutes | 1.03 GB
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Spirituals, blues, soul and roots music form the creative foundation for 'Thank You Baby!' 'This kind of music was familiar to me as a young lad. When Siggi Loch suggested devoting my new album to this music, I immediately was really keen. I didn't want to wallow in nostalgia though, but express myself through it,' says Goods, referring to the preparations for the new album.

Lars Danielsson - Liberetto III (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Lars Danielsson - Liberetto III (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Lars Danielsson - Liberetto III (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 54:13 minutes | 1.06 GB
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For Lars Danielsson, that consummate craftsman of sound on both cello and bass, the power of music resides in melody. It is the heart from which everything else develops, and his Liberetto ensemble has stayed true to this principle again in its third album.

VA - The Jubilee Concerts (Live) (2017) [Official Digital Download]

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VA - The Jubilee Concerts (Live) (2017) [Official Digital Download]

VA - The Jubilee Concerts (Live) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 69:01 minutes | 777 MB
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These Jubilee Concerts made it possible to experience at close quarters what ACT exists to achieve: it is a leading label where listeners can discover newly created music “in the Sprit of jazz.”. Mike Flynn, Editor of Jazzwise wrote in his review of the concert that the ACT label has “a smile on its face and a swagger in its step”. And where might the best evidence for that statement be found? It’s all there on this album.