Donna Amato - Edward MacDowell: Piano Sonatas (2003/2019)

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Donna Amato - Edward MacDowell: Piano Sonatas (2003/2019)

Donna Amato - Edward MacDowell: Piano Sonatas (2003/2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 243 MB | Tracks: 14 | 81:05 min
Style: Classical | Label: Altarus Records

In the case of this pianist it is not just that she seems to know no fears about tackling the unfashionable and peripheral – at least that which is viewed as peripheral by the mainstream. Amato plunges with gusto into the travails associated with learning such repertoire and brings to it the intellect and humanity of an artist in the grand tradition. Her Sorabji, Hinton, Stevenson, Cooman (Naxos and Altarus), Rosner and Scelsi (Stradivari) are testimony to her manifest valour and discriminating artistry.

James Ilgenfritz - You Scream a Rapid Language (2019)

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James Ilgenfritz - You Scream a Rapid Language (2019)

James Ilgenfritz - You Scream a Rapid Language (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 300 MB | Tracks: 9 | 56:15 min
Style: Classical | Label: Infrequent Seams Records

YOU SCREAM A RAPID LANGUAGE collects recent solo & small-group compositions by bassist/composer James Ilgenfritz. Terminal Affirmative (2014) pounds out maximalist speed metal shredding for violin & double-pedal bass drum; Apophenia III: The Index (2016) uses the experimental fiction of J. G. Ballard (with violin, prepared piano, & two-handed tapping on electric guitar playes through a talk box); Apophenia IV: A Bell In Every Finger (2018) uses the late Steve Dalachinsky's poetry about avant-garde pianists/composers Cecil Taylor & Muhal Richard Abrams to generate another fragmented narrative.

Muriel Grossmann - Reverence (2019)

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Muriel Grossmann - Reverence (2019)

Muriel Grossmann - Reverence (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 552 MB | Tracks: 8 | 78:48 min
Style: Jazz | Label: Dreamland Records

That group is appended here by Mallorcan Hammond B‑3 organist Llorenç Barceló, whose playing creates a wide palette of tonal, rhythmic, and textural possibilities. Grossmann’s eight compositions continue to evoke Coltrane as a touchstone, but they also embrace the polyrhythmic traditions of the African continent and filter their discoveries through the band’s innate groove consciousness. … Here, their inspiration, communication, and profound exploration, result in a new watermark for excellence in jazz.

Marcel Barsotti - Das Wunder von Bern (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2019)

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Marcel Barsotti - Das Wunder von Bern (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2019)

Marcel Barsotti - Das Wunder von Bern (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 307 MB | Tracks: 35 | 70:23 min
Style: Soundtrack, Classical | Label: Edition Tunesformovies

The soundtrack for THE MIRACLE OF BERN was composed by award winning composer Marcel Barsotti and recorded with the NDR Radio Symphony Orchestra under the artistic direction of Nic Raine. The soundtrack was re-released on the new label TUNESforMOVIES.

[Ahmed] - Super Majnoon (East Meets West) (2019)

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[Ahmed] - Super Majnoon (East Meets West) (2019)

[Ahmed] - Super Majnoon (East Meets West) (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 464 MB | Tracks: 4 | 74:56 min
Style: Jazz | Label: OTOROKU

Ahmed – the quartet of Pat Thomas (piano), Antonin Gerbal (drums), Joel Grip (bass) and Seymour Wright (alto saxophone) – make music of heavy rhythm, repetition and syncopation set deep into an understanding of jazz and the obscure depths of its history. Across the 2 LPs which make up ‘Super Majnoon [East Meets West]’ the group work and rework the music of the late musician Ahmed Abdul-Malik to create a stamping, swinging, relentlessly propulsive record where profundity and physicality root right back to ecstatic feeling.

Timewarp Inc - Theory of Revolution (2019)

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Timewarp Inc - Theory of Revolution (2019)

Timewarp Inc - Theory of Revolution (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 219 MB | Tracks: 19 | 60:01 min
Style: Funk, Nu-Jazz, Breakbeat, Electronic. Nu-Disco | Label: Timewarp Music

After a long time in the waiting line, we are thrilled to present the fourth full length album from Timewarp inc. Yes indeed, this time on wax with a limited 250 copies double 12” black vinyl edition, packaged on a heavy duty gatefold. Yes we are proud to say that this is our third vinyl release to date. Theory of Revolution is a strong album release, bringing 19 freshly produced tracks. A few of them where previous released on singles and ep’s and only on the digital domain format though the past years, most of them gained great success & big attention, with many playlists from dj’s and radio stations all over the world.

Randolph Lee - La Trompeta Camaleónica (2019)

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Randolph Lee - La Trompeta Camaleónica (2019)

Randolph Lee - La Trompeta Camaleónica (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 263 MB | Tracks: 6 | 60:01 min
Style: Classical | Label: Mark Records

Randolph Lees latest recording project is an international collaborative effort featuring new music for trumpet from living South American composers. Teaming up with Colombian composer/pianist Mauricio Arias, the University of Florida Symphonic Band under the direction of Jay Watkins, a brass ensemble, a full studio orchestra, and influential Brazilian guitarist Ulisses Rocha, the album includes a wide variety of sounds and genres. Having the privilege of giving the world premieres of four of the six tracks on the album, Randolph Lee decided after a recital in Bogota, Colombia that it was time to get these pieces recorded.

Timothy Winfield - Landscapes & Shorts (2019)

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Timothy Winfield - Landscapes & Shorts (2019)

Timothy Winfield - Landscapes & Shorts (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks+booklet) - 249 MB | Tracks: 18 | 49:11 min
Style: Classical | Label: Mark Records

Landscapes and Shorts contains original music written for Timothy Winfield, trumpet, and Nancy DeSalvo, piano, as well as a recording of one of Walter Hartleys classic instrumental compositions, Sonatina for Trumpet. Also included are world premiere recordings of Daniel Perttus Torngat, Joshua Hobbs Keystone Landscapes, Jason Howards Nine Short Shorts for Trumpet and Piano, and Josh Oxfords Beethoven in the House. Oxfords composition is written for trumpet and live electronics and employs a mix of blues and funk while also cleverly utilizing twelve-tone methods. Compositions by Perttu and Hobbs engagingly paint musical pictures of landscapes in Pennsylvania and Canada, while Howards work journeys through several short, but emotionally charged characteristic pieces.

Gemma Sherry - Songs I Love (2019)

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Gemma Sherry - Songs I Love (2019)

Gemma Sherry - Songs I Love (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 275 MB | Tracks: 13 | 56:47 min
Style: Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Tunley Records

Australian born, this now US based Jazz/Soul Singer is no stranger to the music scene. She grew up playing saxophone at jam sessions with jazz veterans. Then made the big move to NYC to study jazz improv. With a number of house music releases on a variety of European record labels, Gemma is now back singing her first love, Jazz.

Monica Williams - Within Us All (2019)

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Monica Williams - Within Us All (2019)

Monica Williams - Within Us All (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 234 MB | Tracks: 10 | 47:28 min
Style: New Age | Label: Heart Dance Records

Within Us All is an inspirational journey narrated through music, with powerful messages and titles for the listener such as You are Enough, and You are Not Alone. This instrumental album features a variety of Monica William's world and modern flutes, as well as several guest artists including pianist Lynn Tredeau, flutist Sherry Finzer, guitarist Michael Kent Smith and percussionists Will Clipman and John Herrera. This deeply emotionally stirring and meditative CD is a follow up to Monica's award-winning album Journey of Tears.

Janet Blair & Claudia Thompson - Flame Out! / Goodbye to Love (2019)

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Janet Blair & Claudia Thompson - Flame Out! / Goodbye to Love (2019)

Janet Blair & Claudia Thompson - Flame Out! / Goodbye to Love (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 346 MB | Tracks: 25 | 75:52 min
Style: Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Best Voices Time Forgot

Janet Blair (1921-2007) was a big-band singer who became a popular American film and television actress. The 1959 album “Flame Out!,” marked her first appearance on record since her days as vocalist with the Hal Kemp Orchestra in the 1940s. Janet’s naturally beautiful voice and great feel for the lyrics, brought new light to some of the best “heart songs” of her era. All musical scores were arranged and conducted by pianist Lou Busch, who had also been with the Kemp crew. Through the adept use of orchestral sounds, he managed to engineer a change of pace between songs. Some have a light, tonal modern jazz background in a Mancini-influenced style; others, a strikingly beautiful string sound; and still others employ the sparse feel of a “blues” piano and a lonesome trumpet blowing “out there somewhere.”

Rita Moss - Queen Moss 1951-1959 (2019)

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Rita Moss - Queen Moss 1951-1959 (2019)

Rita Moss - Queen Moss 1951-1959 (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 216 MB | Tracks: 23 | 70:02 min
Style: Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Fresh Sound Records

Although Rita Moss (1918-2015) took piano lessons as a child, she was mostly a self-taught multi-instrumentalist who could play piano, organ and drums. She later became a singer too, endowed with a unique sound.

Marta Sánchez - El rayo de luz (2019)

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Marta Sánchez - El rayo de luz (2019)

Marta Sánchez - El rayo de luz (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 272 MB | Tracks: 8 | 47:13 min
Style: Jazz | Label: Fresh Sound New Talent

"Madrid-born, New York City-based pianist/composer Marta Sánchez’s fourth album as a leader. Here, she takes to the studio with her quintet – including saxophonists Chris Cheek and Roman Filiu, bassist Rick Rosato and drummer Daniel Dor – to record a set of compositions that sometimes appears even more adventurous and compelling than anything she has ever recorded before. The music, in fact, is influenced by her daily life as an active musician in New York City’s polyglot music scene. “Having the opportunity to play with a broad spectrum of musicians inspired my compositions and improvisations by making it possible to access a broad palette of harmony, rhythm and melody,” she says via a press release."

Janáček Trio, Auriga String Quartet - Shadow Dancer (2019)

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Janáček Trio, Auriga String Quartet - Shadow Dancer (2019)

Janáček Trio, Auriga String Quartet - Shadow Dancer (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 301 MB | Tracks: 10 | 78:29 min
Style: Classical | Label: Navona

Elliott Miles McKinley has long been an influential figure in the American contemporary music scene. The award-winning music professor's new album THE SHADOW DANCER presents several recent chamber works, all centered on a common theme: memories of love.

Matthew Gee & Christopher Glynn - Winter Journey: Trombone Travels, Vol. 1 (2019)

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Matthew Gee & Christopher Glynn - Winter Journey: Trombone Travels, Vol. 1 (2019)

Matthew Gee & Christopher Glynn - Winter Journey: Trombone Travels, Vol. 1 (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 157 MB | Tracks: 24 | 70:52 min
Style: Classical | Label: Naxos

Winterreise is one of the greatest, most compelling and intense of all vocal song cycles. For the first of his explorations into the world of art song, Matthew Gee has turned to Schubert’s work in this unique arrangement for trombone and piano. English titles are used for the poems to emphasise the fact that text is no longer the primary expressive vehicle here. Instead, it is entrusted to the trombone, an instrument whose vocal qualities and ability to employ glissando, vibrato, portamento and microtonal inflections—allied to the use of various mutes—offers an astonishing array of tonal possibilities.