Anaïs Reno - Lovesome Thing (sings Ellington & Strayhorn feat. Emmet Cohen) (2021)

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Anaïs Reno - Lovesome Thing (sings Ellington & Strayhorn feat. Emmet Cohen) (2021)

Anaïs Reno - Lovesome Thing (sings Ellington & Strayhorn feat. Emmet Cohen) (2021)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 53:02 | 287 Mb
Genre: Vocal Jazz / Label: Harbinger Records

This is the extraordinary recording debut of jazz phenomenon Anaïs Reno, who made it in 2020 at the age of 16. Reno has already won accolades for her dedication to the Great American Songbook. She recently received the Julie Wilson Award, and in 2019 won the Mabel Mercer Foundation competition for high school students. For this album she has chosen 12 tunes by two master writers: Duke Ellington (1899-1974) and Billy Strayhorn 1915-67), creators of some of the most challenging and sophisticated material in the Great American Songbook. Reno combines beloved hits such as Mood Indigo, Take the A Train, Lush Life and Caravan with lesser-known but equally memorable tunes like A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing and Its Kind of Lonesome Out Tonight, all backed by a stellar group of jazz musicians led by pianist Emmet Cohen, who also did the arrangements with Reno. I have a very personal relationship with these songs, says Reno. Somehow I believe that the music of Ellington & Strayhorn understands me. This is why I want to honor it.

Marie-Andrée Joerger - Bach en miroir (2021)

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Marie-Andrée Joerger - Bach en miroir (2021)

Marie-Andrée Joerger - Bach en miroir (2021)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 56:15 | 300 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Klarthe

The new album by Marie-Andrée Joerger entitled “Bach en Miroir” will be released on April 16th, 2021.Marie-Andrée Joerger pays homage to a musical form, the Prelude and Fugue, so popular throughout the ages.The mirror effect is created by alternating preludes and fugues by Johann-Sebastian Bach and other great composers, each of whom marked their own era: Balbastre, Mozart, Schumann, Reger and Escaich.The particularly poetic and varied sounds of the accordion bring a unique dimension to these works, as if they had been written for this popular instrument.

Pavel Beliaev, Andrei Pushkarev, Julius Berger - Bach Frequencies 60-90 (2021)

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Pavel Beliaev, Andrei Pushkarev, Julius Berger - Bach Frequencies 60-90 (2021)

Pavel Beliaev, Andrei Pushkarev, Julius Berger - Bach Frequencies 60-90 (2021)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 59:35 | 210 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Solo Musica

What a title? What can the two numbers 60-90 mean? The reference to numbers plays a fundamental role in Bach's work. Johann Sebastian Bach built an incredible structure and communication into his works on the foundation of numbers, in the spirit of Soli Deo Gloria – Glory to God alone. All the works on this album are by Johann Sebastian Bach, or have a direct link to him. For example, he arranged the Oboe Concerto by Alessandro Marcello for solo keyboard, and we use Bach’s ornaments in our performance of it. Piazzolla and Shostakovich make reference to The Well-Tempered Clavier.

London Symphony Orchestra & Antonio Pappano - Vaughan Williams: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 6 (2021)

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London Symphony Orchestra & Antonio Pappano - Vaughan Williams: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 6 (2021)

London Symphony Orchestra & Antonio Pappano - Vaughan Williams: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 6 (2021)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 68:03 | 286 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: LSO Live

Sir Antonio Pappano leads the London Symphony Orchestra in a pair of symphonies by Ralph Vaughan Williams that span the build-up and aftermath of the Second World War.Throughout the Fourth Symphony Vaughan Williams channels tension and power through the music in amongst moments of light and clarity. It evokes a sense of hardship and persistence, perhaps suggesting the ever-present threat of war in the 1930s. Written in 1947, the composer's Sixth Symphony also seems to reflect the hardships and devastation wrought by World War II. Melancholic in some movements, ferocious in others.

Don Bowman - From Mexico with Laughs (1967)

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Don Bowman - From Mexico with Laughs (1967)

Don Bowman - From Mexico with Laughs (1967)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 41:56 | 96 / 241 Mb
Genre: Country / Label: RLG - Legacy

American country comedian and songwriter, born August 26, 1937 in Lubbock, Texas. Don Bowman (August 26, 1937 – June 5, 2013) was an American country music singer, songwriter, comedian and radio host. He recorded for RCA Victor between 1964 and 1970, charting in the Top 40 with the novelty hit single "Chit Akins, Make Me a Star". Bowman worked at several radio stations, including KRZK in Branson, Missouri. Bowman was born in Lubbock, Texas, United States, and was the original host of the radio show American Country Countdown. He hosted the show from its inception on October 6, 1973, through April 1978, after which Bob Kingsley (who had been ACC's producer since 1974) took over as host. In 1966, Bowman won Favorite Country Comedy Recording of the Year award from Billboard. In 1967, he was named Comedian of the Year by the Country Music Association.

Jeannie Seely - Thanks, Hank! (1967)

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Jeannie Seely - Thanks, Hank! (1967)

Jeannie Seely - Thanks, Hank! (1967)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 30:50 | 71 / 181 Mb
Genre: Country, Oldies / Label: Monument - Legacy

The Hank in the title refers to Hank Cochran, not Hank Williams, because Jeannie Seely recorded as many of Hank Cochran's songs as Connie Smith did of Bill Anderson's. The album leads off with the hit "A Wanderin' Man" before covering a number of Cochran's songs that were hits for other artists, such as Burl Ives' "A Little Bitty Tear" and "A Funny Way of Laughin'." Side two bogs down a little with ballads, but closes with the ever-popular "Make the World Go Away." The Pennsylvania-born Seely helped set the pattern for contemporary country artists since she looked like a model and had a very pop-oriented voice, but today she seems like Kitty Wells compared to some of the pure pop that has since passed for country. Thanks, Hank! was later reissued by Harmony, Columbia's budget label, with the title Make the World Go Away. ~ Greg Adams

The Back Porch Majority - Live from Ledbetter's (2015)

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The Back Porch Majority - Live from Ledbetter's (2015)

The Back Porch Majority - Live from Ledbetter's (2015)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 39:03 | 89 / 240 Mb
Genre: Pop, Rock, Folk / Label: Epic - Legacy

The Back Porch Majority was an American folk music group founded by Randy Sparks in 1963. It was intended to be a rehearsal space for The New Christy Minstrels, another group Sparks had established in 1961, but it ended up becoming successful on its own. The group released six albums, appeared on several TV shows and was chosen to provide entertainment at the White House in 1965.

Olivier Charlier - Marius Constant: Orchestral Works (2021)

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Olivier Charlier - Marius Constant: Orchestral Works (2021)

Olivier Charlier - Marius Constant: Orchestral Works (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 53:30 | 231 / 122 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Divine Art

Marius Constant (1925-2004) was born in Romania and began formal music education at the Royal Bucharest Conservatory at the age of 11, also being enrolled in the Lycée Français: he later moved to France where he developed his remarkable career. Best known in musical circles for his ballets, and by the general public for the Twilight Zone theme, he is truly one of the 20th century’s most gifted and inspired composers, and one of the most cruelly overlooked. His orchestral works here are inspired by nature and art and encompass beauty and emotional power in a unique contemporary style.

Jim & Jesse - Diesel On My Tail (1967)

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Jim & Jesse - Diesel On My Tail (1967)

Jim & Jesse - Diesel On My Tail (1967)
FLAC tracks | 24:37 | 139 Mb
Genre: Country / Label: Epic - Legacy

One of the great bluegrass bands in history, brothers Jim (born 1927) and Jesse (born 1929) McReynolds and their Virginia Boys remained at the top by changing with the times. Starting as a traditional brothers duet, Jim on guitar and Jesse on mandolin showed their versatility by following country's changing tastes, moving to country/folk when necessary to keep a road band going. Whatever style they played (including Berry Pickin' in the Country, an album of bluegrass versions of Chuck Berry tunes), they retained a pure country core, due in no small part to Jim's pure, high tenor and Jesse's virtuoso, cross-picking mandolin playing. Raised in Virginia, Jim & Jesse were born into a musical family.

The Statler Brothers - Sing The Big Hits (1967)

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The Statler Brothers - Sing The Big Hits (1967)

The Statler Brothers - Sing The Big Hits (1967)
FLAC tracks | 30:00 | 175 Mb
Genre: Country / Label: Columbia - Legacy

The Statler Brothers (sometimes simply referred to as The Statlers) were an American country music, gospel, and vocal group. The quartet was formed in 1955 performing locally and, from 1964-72, they sang as opening act and backup singers for Johnny Cash.Originally performing gospel music at local churches, the group billed themselves as The Four Star Quartet, and later The Kingsmen. In 1963, when the song "Louie, Louie" by the garage rock band also called The Kingsmen became famous, the group elected to bill themselves as The Statler Brothers. Despite the name, only two members of the group (Don and Harold Reid) were actual brothers and no member has the surname of Statler. The group actually named themselves after a brand of facial tissue they had noticed in a hotel room (they later quipped that they could just as easily have named themselves “the Kleenex Brothers”). Don Reid sang lead; Harold Reid, Don's older brother, sang bass; Phil Balsley sang baritone; and Lew DeWitt sang tenor and was the guitarist of the Statlers before being replaced by Jimmy Fortune in 1983 due to DeWitt's ill health.

Cembaless - Passacaglia della vita (2021)

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Cembaless - Passacaglia della vita (2021)

Cembaless - Passacaglia della vita (2021)
FLAC tracks | 62:11 | 289 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Naxos

Passacaglia della Vita an homage to the facets of life: heartache, betrayal, seduction, impermanence, excitement, fun and laughter. At the center of the concept of the program is the eponymous song Passacaglia della Vita by Stefano Landi. While the stanzas depict a wide variety of life situations and repeatedly call for the enjoyment of life in accordance with the motto Carpe diem, the refrain repeats the rather admonishing bisogna morire each of us dies. The reminder of death or in a religious sense, the belief in redemption and life eternal illustrates the finiteness of worldly joys and gives us a framework for life.

Rudens Turku & Yumiko Urabe - Sweet Remembrance (2020)

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Rudens Turku & Yumiko Urabe - Sweet Remembrance (2020)

Rudens Turku & Yumiko Urabe - Sweet Remembrance (2020)
FLAC tracks | 00:59:40 | 301 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Prospero Classical

Rudens Turku moved with his family to Germany at the age of 14. He studied with Ana Chumachenco at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich. In 2004 he graduated with the master class diploma.

Eric Lamb - Icons 2 (2021)

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Eric Lamb - Icons 2 (2021)

Eric Lamb - Icons 2 (2021)
FLAC tracks | 60:31 | 209 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Orlando Records

Flutist Eric Lamb exhibits his incredible dynamism with this collection of iconic works from the repertoire. Exploring the depth of his musical interests, Lamb takes us on a journey from the 18th century, with JS Bach’s seminal A-minor Partita for solo flute, straight through to the 21st, with Austrian composer Roland Freisitzer’s hypnotic ’Music for Eric Lamb’. Along the way, Eric picks up his dear friend, the versatile soprano Anu Komsi, as he explores all of the different characters that can be portrayed by the flute.

VA - NOW Thats What I Call Footie (2021)

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VA - NOW Thats What I Call Footie (2021)

VA - NOW Thats What I Call Footie (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 2:32:12 | 355 Mb / 1 Gb
Genre: Pop, Rock, R&B, Dance / Label: Now Music

Above the album worked the 'NOW Thats What I Call Footie ', and his release took place on 2021. The album has got songs with a total duration of more than an hour. A compilation is a compilation of original music.

New Age Steppers - Stepping Into A New Age 1980 - 2012 (2021)

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New Age Steppers - Stepping Into A New Age 1980 - 2012 (2021)

New Age Steppers - Stepping Into A New Age 1980 - 2012 (2021)
FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | 03:35:46 | 1,34 Gb
Genre: Dub, Reggae, Post-Punk / Label: On-U Sound

An anthology set of the group that launched the On-U Sound label with the first album and single, New Age Steppers were a collective with an evolving line-up, built around the driving forces of Ari Up (The Slits) and producer Adrian Sherwood. Their records featured contributions from several singers and players from the UK post-punk vanguard such as the Pop Group, The Raincoats and The Flying Lizards; colliding with established movers from the reggae world such as Bim Sherman, Style Scott and George Oban. Contains the following discs: New Age Steppers (1981), Action Battlefield (1981), Foundation Steppers (1983), Love Forever (2012), Avant Gardening (a new compilations of rare dubs, version excursions and unreleased tracks from the vault) plus 32 page book containing photos, ephemera and a new sleevenotes by Oli Warwick that trace the history of the group via conversations with Adrian Sherwood and other contributors.