Louis Armstrong & The Dukes Of Dixieland (1960/2014) [HDTT DSD128 + Hi-Res FLAC]

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Louis Armstrong & The Dukes Of Dixieland (1960/2014) [HDTT DSD128 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Louie Armstrong and The Dukes of Dixieland (1960/2014)
DSD128 (.dsf) 1 bit/5,6 MHz | Time - 48:32 minutes | 2,64 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 48:32 minutes | 1,04 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The albums featuring Louis Armstrong's collaborations with the Dukes of Dixieland were among the first stereo recordings to fully capture Louis' magic sound. He played wonderful trumpet and vocal solos on classic songs that weren't part of his usual repertoire, such as 'Dixie', 'New Orleans' and 'Sweet Georgia Brown', which he had never previously recorded.

Grete Skarpeid - My Songs (2016) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96 kHz]

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Grete Skarpeid - My Songs (2016) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96 kHz]

Grete Skarpeid feat. Aruan Ortiz - My Songs (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 53:09 minutes | 1,08 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Grete Skarpeid has always had a close association with music. She spent her childhood days in Stavanger, Norway constantly singing, playing the piano or listening to records. Joining a choir led her further on to singing solo. Musically she has been inspired by Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Maria Joan and many others, as well as the great classical composers whose music she has enjoyed extensively over the years.

Arild Andersen - Celebration (2012) [Official Digital Download]

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Arild Andersen - Celebration (2012) [Official Digital Download]

Arild Andersen - Celebration (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 61:45 minutes | 675 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Bassist Arild Andersen shines as the principal soloist in a celebration of music from ECM with specially-commissioned new big-band arrangements of well-known pieces by Dave Holland, Chick Corea, Trygve Seim, Jan Garbarek, and Keith Jarrett. The resourceful Tommy Smith adds powerful tenor solos, arranges Garbarek's "Molde Canticle", and directs the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra.

Mariah Carey - Merry Christmas (1994/2014) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96 kHz]

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Mariah Carey - Merry Christmas (1994/2014) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96 kHz]

Mariah Carey - Merry Christmas (1994/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 39:35 minutes | 896 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover
- Original Masters -

Vocal gymnastics and Christmas songs are not often thought of as a compatible combination, but on "Merry Christmas", Mariah Carey jumps, climbs, crawls, twirls, and dashes her way through both traditional fare and original Christmas songs. She shifts through styles, offering fans from all musical camps a gift of their own. There is even a "Joy to the World" medley mixing the old and the new: the traditional Christmas song and the Three Dog Night hit. And, as usual, her gospel-voiced background singers are out in full force. There are two ways to enjoy this album. One is to sit back and revel in Carey's vocal fireworks, and the other is to pour yourself a glass of eggnog, get cozy by the tree, and have yourself a Merry Christmas.

Poco - Legend (1978) Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Poco - Legend (1978) Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Poco - Legend
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz | 800mb
Mastered At Masterdisk
Label: ABC Records/AA-1099 | Released: 1978 | Genre: Country-Rock

Poco’s biggest-selling album of all time also presented the biggest personnel change at one time for the then-decade-old group, whose lineup had hardly been a model of stability up to that time.

Poco - Head Over Heels (1975) Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Poco - Head Over Heels (1975) Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Poco - Head Over Heels
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
Mastered By Wally Traugott
Label: ABC Records/ABCD 890 | Released: 1975 | Genre: Country-Rock

Keeping the songs short and to the point, Poco lets loose with a fine batch of material. This time out, they even cover the Becker-Fagen song “Dallas” with great verve.

Poco - The Very Best Of Poco (1975) US Pressing - 2 LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Poco - The Very Best Of Poco (1975) US Pressing - 2 LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Poco - The Very Best Of Poco
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 1700mb & 600mb
Label: Epic/PEG 33537 | Released: 1975 | This Issue: 197? | Genre: Country-Rock

Originally a two-LP set, The Very Best of Poco was a decent compilation in its time, assembling the group’s best-known songs from singles and album cuts in a straightforward order with no particular surprises.

Poco - Live (1976) US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Poco - Live (1976) US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Poco - Live
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
Mastered At Capitol Mastering By Wally Traugott
Label: Epic/PE 33336 | Released: 1976 | This Issue: 1978 | Genre: Country-Rock

In 1975, Poco left Epic Records after six years and jumped to ABC Records. Less than a year later, Epic released this 38-minute live album recorded at a series of November 1974 shows.

Poco - Crazy Eyes (1973) US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Poco - Crazy Eyes (1973) US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Poco - Crazy Eyes
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
Mastered At The Mastering Lab By Doug Sax
Label: Epic/PE 32354 | Released: 1973 | This Issue: 197? | Genre: Country-Rock

The third biggest-selling album in the group’s history, Crazy Eyes is also the group’s liveliest and most bracing work and contains some of their most soulful music.

Abdullah Ibrahim - The Balance (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Abdullah Ibrahim - The Balance (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Abdullah Ibrahim - The Balance (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 40:59 minutes | 1,85 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

There are few musicians in jazz who can make you feel that essentially all is right in the world. Getting the balance just right has always been Ibrahim’s great strength, drawing from a source but keeping it fresh. A modern master… his graceful playing leans on equal measures of force and restraint, of dense clusters and open space. Mr. Ibrahim’s music is dotted by satisfying, sometimes stunning, passages of repose.

Theon Cross - Fyah (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Theon Cross - Fyah (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Theon Cross - Fyah (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 45:28 minutes | 960 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

As one of the key players of the London jazz scene, Theon Cross has been dominating airwaves and stages recently. He's part of a thriving family network of young London-based musicians who have regularly supported one another in stretching and re-shaping the boundaries of the jazz genre. Additional side-projects include performing and recording with individuals such as Makaya Mcraven, Sons of Kemet, and featuring on Gilles Peterson’s compilation album We Out Here. Within all this noise, Cross has also been leading his own trio project with Nubya Garcia and Moses Boyd. The band released an EP back in 2015 and are now following up with a full studio album, ‘Fyah’.

Thelonious Monk - Mønk (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Thelonious Monk - Mønk (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Thelonious Monk - Mønk (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 41:44 minutes | 1,85 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Hot on the heels of Impulse’s recently unearthed Coltrane number one hit album comes another beauty from Jazz’s ‘Holy Trinity’. This is a previously unreleased, precious lost treasure from Monk’s most critically acclaimed line-up; Charlie Rouse on saxophone, John Ore on double bass, and Frankie Dunlop on drums. The music was recorded live in Copenhagen in 1963 at the peak of Monk’s career. A year later he was to feature on the cover of TIME magazine, one of only for 4 Jazz artists ever to do so.

O.C. Smith - O.C. Smith At Home (1969/2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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O.C. Smith - O.C. Smith At Home (1969/2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

O.C. Smith - O.C. Smith At Home (1969/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 35:20 minutes | 824 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

O.C. Smith at Home was the finest showcase for the singer's warm, baritone vocals. Produced by Jerry Fuller, the LP's songs revolved around home and heart. The LP cover featured the singer walking with a little boy. The second single, the rousing, dynamic "Daddy's Little Man," hit Billboard's charts in fall 1969. Its flip side was the driving, horn-accented soap opera-themed "If I Leave You Now." The lushly orchestrated "The Learning Tree" was the opening title theme of the family drama movie directed by Gordon Parks. "Friend, Lover, Woman, Wife" cracked the R&B Top 25. All of this musical magic was wrapped up in the great arrangements of H.B. Barnum. Some of the LP tracks appeared on his O.C. Smith's Greatest Hits.

Lorene Mann - A Mann Named Lorene (1969/2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Lorene Mann - A Mann Named Lorene (1969/2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Lorene Mann - A Mann Named Lorene (1969/2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 28:24 minutes | 637 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

An irreverent songwriter, Lorene Mann achieved minor success as a Nashville-based country artist in the mid-‘60s. Her first success came as a duet partner with Justin Tubb and Archie Campbell, but when she struck out on her own she provided country fans with an oft not heard take on dating and love. Her "Don't Put Your Hands on Me" was a call to arms for any woman ever hit on in a bar by a drunken slob. Even more controversial was her song "Hide My Sin," in which she tells the sad tale of a woman who decides to terminate her pregnancy while backup singers chime in by spelling out ABORTION. After those minor hits, though, Mann soon faded from the scene. Perhaps her songs were just too far ahead of their time. In fact, they're still ahead of their time in conservative Nashville.

Tarkovsky Quartet - Nuit Blanche (2017) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

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Tarkovsky Quartet - Nuit Blanche (2017) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Tarkovsky Quartet - Nuit Blanche (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 61:56 minutes | 1,11 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

François Couturier leads his Tarkovsky Quartet on their third album dedicated to the great film director Andrej Tarkovsky. The two previous volumes, released in 2006 and 2011, were greeted with unanimous international praise; the musical and human experience during the recordings and subsequent tours and concerts revealing the huge potential of the highly original formation consisting of piano, cello, saxophone and accordion.