Frank Wess - Trombones & Flute (1956) [Reissue 1992] (Repost)

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Frank Wess - Trombones & Flute (1956) [Reissue 1992] (Repost)

Frank Wess - Trombones & Flute (1956) [Reissue 1992]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 142 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 84 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Nippon/Savoy Jazz (SV-0190)

The album, recorded for Savoy in July 1956, paired Wess on flute with four trombonists - Jimmy Cleveland, Henry Coker, Benny Powell and Bill Hughes. They were backed by Ronnell Bright (p), Freddie Green (g), Eddie Jones (b) and Kenny Clarke (d). The gorgeous arrangements were by Frank Foster. At the time, Wess, Foster, Coker, Powell, Hughes, Green and Jones were all members of Count Basie's New Testament band while Ronnell Bright would periodically sub for Basie into the 1980s. In 1956, to hold his band together, Basie let his musicians make extra money recording as leaders during the band's down time…

Area - Live Concerts Box [Recorded 1976] (1996)

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Area - Live Concerts Box [Recorded 1976] (1996)

Area - Live Concerts Box [Recorded 1976] (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 1,25 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 489 MB | Covers - 39 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock, Avant-Prog | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Akarma

Concerto Teatro Uomo is a live album by Italian Jazz fusion band Area released in 1996 and recorded in in Milan, while the band was supporting their fifth album Maledetti (Maudits). The album was criticized for its sound quality (it was not professionally recorded, unlike their 1975 live album Are(A)zione) and for some packaging errors, but was also praised for its musical content (including extended improvisations) and for Demetrio Stratos' useful information about the tracks during banter between songs. This album was repackaged with another posthumous live album Parigi-Lisbona in the boxset Live Concerts Box.

Venja - Shapeshifter (2016)

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Venja - Shapeshifter (2016)

Venja - Shapeshifter (2016)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 344 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 137 MB | Front cover
Genre: Traditional Electronic, Berlin School | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: SynGate Wave

Shapeshifter is a melodic an rhythmical electronic album by Venja aka Johan Geens from Belgium. The track "Drifting" was especially composed for the Space Opera concert at the Cosmodrome in Genk, February 28th 2014.

Charlie Parker - Charlie Parker At Storyville [Recorded 1953] (1985)

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Charlie Parker - Charlie Parker At Storyville [Recorded 1953] (1985)

Charlie Parker - Charlie Parker At Storyville [Recorded 1953] (1985)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 190 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 104 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (D 100801), 1988

This LP contains two broadcasts featuring Charlie Parker at Boston's Storyville club in 1953. one set finds him accompanied by the Red Garland Trio (two years before Garland became famous playing with Miles Davis) while the other one also features trumpeter Herb Pomeroy and a trio led by pianist Sir Charles Thompson. The recording quality is just so-so but Bird was in fine form for these sessions, playing hot versions of his usual repertoire.

Ghost Box Orchestra - High Plaine (2016)

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Ghost Box Orchestra - High Plaine (2016)

Ghost Box Orchestra - High Plaine (2016)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 278 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 103 MB | Front cover
Genre: Psychedelic/Space Rock, Post-Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Self-released

Cathedral keyboards and fuzzed­out guitars levitate above pounding, tribal poly­ rhythms while sparsely placed vocals echo in the dense sonic landscapes. The band brings together trippy and reverb soaked guitar melodies, along with otherworldly vocals, for an experience that can only be described as riding a horse through the harsh and arid plains of the American Old West while tripping on something a bit stronger than your standard LSD. Impressively, the album never falters, not for one second. One of the reasons for this is how every track blends together making the experience a truly singular one; a 43-minute pilgrimage through a dusty, sun-baked expansion of one’s own consciousness.

V.A. - Mantra Chill Out Lounge (2009) (Repost)

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V.A. - Mantra Chill Out Lounge (2009) (Repost)

V.A. - Mantra Chill Out Lounge (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 392 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 146 MB | Covers (16 MB) included
Genre: Chillout, Downtempo, Mantras | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Seven Days Music (88697 48404 2)

Seven Days Music present Mantra Chill Out Lounge. All tracks compiled by J.Deere.

Ben Webster - 1946-1951 (2002)

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Ben Webster - 1946-1951 (2002)

Ben Webster - 1946-1951 (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 153 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 138 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS1253)

This volume in the Chronological Classics Ben Webster series is a fascinating slice during a wildly transitional period for the saxophonist. In the years between 1946-1951, Webster made numerous jumps as evidenced by these tracks, from the glorious jumping big swing of "The Jeep Is Jumpin'" while he was with Bill De Arango to the searing bebop of "Dark Corners" (with some blazing guitar work by De Arango) to the small-combo hard bop of "Randle's Island" to the bluesy, near soul-jazz balladry of "You're My Thrill." In Webster's company are some masters to be sure, including Maynard Ferguson, Al Haig, Big Sid Catlett, Bill Coleman, Benny Carter, Tony Scott, Buster Moten, and Gerald Wiggins, to name a few. This is varied set in terms of style, but these performances (and sound) are consistently fine.

Bolus - Triangulate (2013)

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Bolus - Triangulate (2013)

Bolus - Triangulate (2013)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 406 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 137 MB | Front cover
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Self-released

Canadian trio Bolus explores a melodic and accessible variety of progressive rock on their third album "Triangulate", managing to blend harmonic and dramatic details in a fine balance and flavoring the proceedings quite nicely and liberally with atmospheric sounds and textures. Fans of late 80's Rush and Porcupine Tree as a key audience on this occasion, and especially those among them also fond of occasional mainstream oriented exploits of bands like Coldplay as well as the somewhat more intense and dramatic excursions of bands like The Mars Volta.

Carbon Based Lifeforms - Refuge (OST) (2013)

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Carbon Based Lifeforms - Refuge (OST) (2013)

Carbon Based Lifeforms - Refuge (OST) (2013)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 194 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 98 MB | Front cover
Genre: Electronic, Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Leftfield Records

A soundtrack for the motion picture Refuge, a suspense-thriller about a family struggling to survive in the wake of a great catastrophic event. The working title was The Mansion but the director liked the original title "Refuge" and felt it better expressed the themes of the film. As the film is about never feeling at ease, always trying to find refuge and seeking refuge.

Billie Holiday And Her Orchestra - 1937-1939 (1991)

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Billie Holiday And Her Orchestra - 1937-1939 (1991)

Billie Holiday And Her Orchestra - 1937-1939 (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 214 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 163 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 592)

While this Classics disc of Billie Holiday's 1937-1939 sides beats out Columbia's Quintessential titles for sound quality, it does pale a bit as far as top-notch material goes. That said, the 24 tracks here still boast fine performances, like "Trav'lin' All Alone," "You Go to My Head," and "I Can't Get Started." And the likes of Teddy Wilson, Lester Young, Buck Clayton, and Dicky Wells provide stellar backing. So, with the knowledge that this is part of a chronological run through Holiday's catalog - bad songs and all - one can still enjoy the disc with its more than merely adequate store of memorable cuts.

Socrates with Vangelis O. Papathanassiou - Phos (1976) [Reissue 1993]

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Socrates with Vangelis O. Papathanassiou - Phos (1976) [Reissue 1993]

Socrates with Vangelis O. Papathanassiou - Phos (1976) [Reissue 1993]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 210 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 88 MB | Covers included
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Vertigo/Polygram (518738 2)

Socrates - initially known by the more unwieldy moniker Socrates Drank the Conium - were one of the best-known Greek rock bands of the early to mid-‘70s, and one of the few to earn a reputation in the rest of the world. On their first three albums they pursued a tough but technically proficient brand of post-psychedelic hard rock that occasionally revealed a touch of prog influence, but on their 1976 release, Phos, the band underwent a major stylistic shift, and embraced those prog leanings with open arms. The main facilitator for this change was famed keyboardist Vangelis, whose prog ensemble Aphrodite's Child preceded Socrates as Greece's rock ambassadors to the wider world. Vangelis came on board as producer and keyboardist for Phos…

Kurtz Mindfields - The Dreaming Void Vol. 1 (2016)

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Kurtz Mindfields - The Dreaming Void Vol. 1 (2016)

Kurtz Mindfields - The Dreaming Void Vol. 1 (2016)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 216 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 97 MB | Front cover
Genre: Electronic, Berlin School | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Nuage 7

Kurtz Mindfields is a new artist keen on electronic music & vintage synthesizers, in the lineage of early Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Vangelis, Robert Rich.

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Mosaic (1961) [Reissue 2006] (Repost)

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Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Mosaic (1961) [Reissue 2006] (Repost)

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Mosaic (1961) [Reissue 2006]
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 312 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 101 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note Records (0946 3 55497 2 0)

This is the one that started it: Mosaic, recorded in 1961, was the first recording of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers as a sextet, a setting he kept from 1961-1964. The band's front line was trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, trombonist Curtis Fuller, and tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter; Cedar Walton played piano and Jymie Merritt (a criminally underappreciated talent) was the bassist. Everything on this set was written by the musicians in the band. Walton wrote the burning title track; its blazing tempo and Eastern modes were uncharacteristic of the Jazz Messengers sound, but it swings like mad. Hubbard contributed two pieces to the album, the first of which is the groover "Down Under," with its blues gospel feel…

Juan De La Cruz - Maskara (1974) [Reissue 2004]

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Juan De La Cruz - Maskara (1974) [Reissue 2004]

Juan De La Cruz - Maskara (1974) [Reissue 2004]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 267 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 100 MB | Covers included
Genre: Psychedelic/Blues/Pinoy Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Vicor (BCD-165)

Totally rocked out bluesy stoner jams, with sex and party obsessed lyrics that are pure rock 'n' roll. Maskara was originally released in 1974 - it's the band's second studio album - and is another outstanding collection of heavy duty rockers featuring the classic band line-up of Wally Gonzales, Mike Hanopol, and Joey ''Pepe'' Smith. Highlights abound: Pinoy Blues, Nadapa Sa Arina, Beep Beep, We Love You, Palengke, and Pagod Sa Pahinga - quite a few of which were featured on the unofficial Shake Your Brains disc from a few years ago (always a customer favorite). No-frills packaging, but still a great way to acquire some of the best material by these heavy rock legends. Digitally remastered.

David Helpling - A Sea Without Memory (2017)

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David Helpling - A Sea Without Memory (2017)

David Helpling - A Sea Without Memory (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 287 MB | Front cover
Genre: Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Spotted Peccary

A Sea Without Memory is David Helpling’s first ever solo ambient guitar album. The music, created live using only electric guitar and a series of custom programmed effects processors, is the culmination of the signature ambient guitar sound he has been refining throughout his entire career. A Sea Without Memory is a sharing, a story in watercolor told through the deep and textured hues of ambient guitar. Melancholy, shimmering and wondrous, this experience is not a journey, but rather an unfolding of events that approach, surround, then move beyond the listener, delivering a constant flow of dreamlike moments that slowly dissolve into the next wave of sound. Be still in the space, and let A Sea Without Memory slowly color your world.