The Count Basie Orchestra - Basie Is Back (2006/2016) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

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The Count Basie Orchestra - Basie Is Back (2006/2016) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Count Basie Orchestra - Basie Is Back (2006/2016)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 60:27 minutes | 1,63 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 60:27 minutes | 1,44 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

No, the Count isn't literally back… in fact, he's never really been away, as the Count Basie Orchestra has kept rolling along under a series of leaders since Basie's death in April 1984. This latest incarnation, directed by the Count's longtime bass trombonist Bill Hughes, was recorded in concert in October '05 at Denryoku Hall in Sendai, Japan. Following in the footsteps of Basie's Old Testament and New Testament bands, Aaron Woodward writes in his liner notes, "We are calling this the 'Born Again' era of the Count Basie Orchestra".

Duke Ellington - Take the A Train (2017) [DSD128 + Hi-Res FLAC]

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Duke Ellington - Take the A Train (2017) [DSD128 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Duke Ellington - Take The 'A' Train (2017)
DSD128 (.dsf) 1 bit/5,6 MHz | Time - 29:05 minutes | 1,8 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 29:05 minutes | 583 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Take the "A" Train is the vibrant signature composition of Duke Ellington, the most important composer in the history of jazz, also a rare bandleader who held his large group together for almost 50 years. It is quite impossible for one album to capture the full flavour and rich diversity of Duke Ellington’s music and orchestra. The eight tracks here offer a remarkably well-balanced sample of the prolific repertoire – the immortal compositions, the arresting arrangements, the outstanding soloists and, not least, the distinctive solo work of the piano player, Edward Kennedy Ellington, the Duke who became King of Orchestral Jazz.

Fiona Joy Hawkins: Collection (2013-2020)

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Fiona Joy Hawkins: Collection (2013-2020)

Fiona Joy Hawkins: Collection (2013-2020)
7 x DSD256 2.0 (11,2 MHz/1 Bit) | ~ 46.51 Gb | Official Digital Download
or 24/96 | Flac(Image + .Cue) > ~ 3.89 Gb
or 24/44.1 | Flac(Image + .Cue) > ~ 2.35 Gb
New Age, Celtic, Folk | Little Hartley Music

Australia's Fiona Joy Hawkins is a pianist, singer, and composer who makes ambient, jazz, and classical-influenced new age recordings. Born in Cessnock, New South Wales, Hawkins took piano lessons from a young age and by her teens was already composing her own music…

Virpi Raisanen - The Legacy Of Mahler (2012/2016) [DSD128 + Hi-Res FLAC]

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Virpi Raisanen - The Legacy Of Mahler (2012/2016) [DSD128 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Virpi Räisänen - The Legacy Of Mahler (2012/2016)
DSD128 (.dsf) 1 bit/5,6 MHz | Time - 53:24 minutes | 2,31 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 53:24 minutes | 941 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Virpi Räisänen, one of the most sought after Finnish female singing talents at the moment, has garnered an impressive list of honours and achievements both as a mezzo soprano and earlier as a concert violinist. Next to her successful violin career singing was always her other passion, earning her singing diploma with the highest distinction. Her warm mezzo voice and her strong musicality is leading her from one success to another. "The Legacy of Mahler" is a collection of late Romanticism Lieder by Mahler as well as Alban Berg, Arnold Schoenberg, Dmitri Shostakovich and Benjamin Britten, who were all strongly inspired by Mahler. Räisänen's duo partner at the piano is the highly-acclaimed Marita Viitasalo.

Rita Marcotulli - The Light Side Of The Moon (2006/2017) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

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Rita Marcotulli - The Light Side Of The Moon (2006/2017) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Rita Marcotulli - The Light Side Of The Moon (2006/2017)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 43:09 minutes | 1,1 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 43:09 minutes | 406 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Piano solo for one of the most well-known jazz musician in Italy. Playing piano from early childhood, Rita Marcotulli studied classical music at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory before being drawn to Brazilian music. She also began moving onto the fringes of jazz and established a local reputation at first, before becoming well known among contemporary jazz audiences both at home and abroad. Pianist and Composer Rita Marcotulli's DSD Album "The Light Side of the Moon" features jazz music written by herself, apart from two tracks. In the booklet you can read a personal story about each of the tracks (in Italian, French and English).

Manhattan Jazz Quintet - Still Crazy (2015) [DSD128 + Hi-Res FLAC]

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Manhattan Jazz Quintet - Still Crazy (2015) [DSD128 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Manhattan Jazz Quintet - Still Crazy (2015)
DSD128 (.dsf) 1 bit/5,6 MHz | Time - 51:27 minutes | 2,44 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 51:27 minutes | 1,01 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The Manhattan Jazz Quintet are an unusual group in that they very rarely perform as a unit in the United States (much less Manhattan) but have been a major hit in Japan, both for their recordings and occasional tours. The band (which emphasizes straight-ahead hard bop swinging) first came together in 1983 at the suggestion of Japanese jazz magazine Swing Journal and the King record label and won the Gold Disk Award of Swing in 1984. Even now MJQ reigns as a top group of jazz circles. In commemoration of the band's 30th anniversary, it was decided to record and release the new work which features MJQ's leader David Matthews' clear arrangements and the exciting NY jazz sound of the current members.

Helsinki PO, John Storgards - Rautavaara: Modificata, Towards The Horizon & Incantations (2012/2016) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

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Helsinki PO, John Storgards - Rautavaara: Modificata, Towards The Horizon & Incantations (2012/2016) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Colin Currie, Truls Mørk, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, John Storgårds -
- Einojuhani Rautavaara: Modificata, Towards The Horizon & Incantations (2012/2016)

DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 62:23 minutes | 1,36 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 62:23 minutes | 1,21 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet(s)

Einojuhani Rautavaara is recognized as one of the most notable Finnish composers after Jean Sibelius. This recording features the latest concerto works with an orchestral piece from his early Modernist period. The virtuoso Percussion Concerto Incantations features the Scottish percussion soloist Colin Currie, who is the dedicatee and première performer of this work. Currie wrote himself the virtuoso cadenza to the final movement. Rautavaara's Second Cello Concerto Towards the Horizon was written for cellist Truls Mørk and plays continuously in one 20-minute movement. Reviewing the premiere the Star Tribune noted that the composer “acknowledges a ‘taste for eternity’ and a vain of mysticsm runs through his work”.

Thomas Ades, London Symphony Orchestra - Ades: Asyla, Tevot, Polaris (2017) [Official Digital Download DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

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Thomas Ades, London Symphony Orchestra - Ades: Asyla, Tevot, Polaris (2017) [Official Digital Download DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Thomas Adès, London Symphony Orchestra - Adès: Asyla / Tevot / Polaris (2017)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 62:55 minutes | 1,4 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 42:16 minutes | 1,23 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

An acclaimed conductor and pianist as well as a composer, Thomas Adès has outgrown his status as the wunderkind of the British scene and become one of the most imposing figures in contemporary music. For his LSO Live debut, he conducts all of his seminal ‘Trilogy’ works - Asyla, Tevot & Polaris - pieces that not only occupy a special place in his output, but in modern classical music as a whole. DSD Recording.

Urbie Green - The Fox (1976/2013) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

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Urbie Green - The Fox (1976/2013) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Urbie Green - The Fox (1976/2013)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 38:46 minutes | 1,09 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 38:46 minutes | 852 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Trombone player Urbie Green never was a household name but his two albums on the famous CTI label are excellent all-star jazz events featuring a host of guests like Eric Gale, Joe Farrell, Jeremy Steig, Mike Abene, Andy Newmark, Toots Thielemans, Jimmy Madison, Anthony Jackson and Mike Mainieri among others, delivering another slice of great CTI jazz. This session was produced by Creed Taylor and released 1976.

Alfred Kramer, Paolo Birro, Aldo Zunino - Castello Nights (2017) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

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Alfred Kramer, Paolo Birro, Aldo Zunino - Castello Nights (2017) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Alfred Kramer, Paolo Birro, Aldo Zunino - Castello Nights (2017)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 46:57 minutes | 1,16 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 46:57 minutes | 949 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

For this Fonè Records release, pianist Paolo Birro, bassist Aldo Zunino and Alfred Kramer on drums, combines an audiophile program that includes such favorites as "Round About Midnight," "I Can't Get Started," "On A Misty Night" and more. Recorded in stereo DSD on the Pyramix Recorder using dCS A/D and D/A converters.

Ning Feng - Virtuosismo: Paganini & Vieuxtemps (2019) [DSD256 + Hi-Res FLAC]

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Ning Feng - Virtuosismo: Paganini & Vieuxtemps (2019) [DSD256 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Ning Feng, Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias, Rossen Milanov - Virtuosismo: Paganini & Vieuxtemps (2019)
DSD256 (.dsf) 1 bit/11,2 MHz | Time - 68:19 minutes | 6,74 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96kHz | Time - 68:19 minutes | 1,16 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Ning Feng, 1st Prize Winner of the Paganini Competition 2006, brings you Niccolò Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 1 and Henri Vieuxtemps’ Violin Concerto No. 4 on his Stradivari ‘MacMillan’, 1721. "Virtuosismo" is his second recording with OSPA – Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias under the baton of conductor Rossen Milanov.

Ikumi Ogasawara - Tears Of Joy (2019) [DSD512 + Hi-Res FLAC]

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Ikumi Ogasawara - Tears Of Joy (2019) [DSD512 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Ikumi Ogasawara - Tears Of Joy (2019)
DSD512 (.dsf) 1 bit/22,4 MHz | Time - 44:23 minutes | 9,88 GB
DSD128 (.dsf) 1 bit/5,6 MHz | Time - 44:23 minutes | 2,57 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192kHz | Time - 44:23 minutes | 1,96 GB
or FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96kHz | Time - 44:23 minutes | 955 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

"Tears of Joy" is the first solo album from Japanese pianist/composer Ikumi Ogasawara. It includes 10 of her most popular original compositions. Her music is inspired by various sceneries and life events that she encounters during her daily life and time. Her colorful/expressive music and performing style attracts many fans in Japan since her debut. Listening to the album, you will discover why she is a highly regarded melody maker.

Big George Brock - Heavyweight Blues (2007/2013) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

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Big George Brock - Heavyweight Blues (2007/2013) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Big George Brock - Heavyweight Blues (2007/2013)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 53:08 minutes | 1,41 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 53:08 minutes | 1,14 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

From APO Records and Blue Heaven Studios…blues so raw and real they'll make you sore. There's no surprises here - just straight-ahead force. The songs are standards, some of 'em covered thousands of times. But nobody comes closer to evoking the real feel of Muddy Waters or Howlin' Wolf than Big George Brock. His voice is as rich as fertile soil. But this isn't some imitation-contest record. Big George has got the goods all his own and has had 'em on display since the 1950s. He's a former Heavyweight boxer, and just like with the best of that sport, he'll gladly tell you what's coming. You still can't get out of the way.

Wilma Thalen - Sophisticated Lady (2000/2015) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

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Wilma Thalen - Sophisticated Lady (2000/2015) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Wilma Thalen - Sophisticated Lady (2000/2015)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 56:22 minutes | 1,29 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 56:22 minutes | 1,1 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

On ‘Sophisticated Lady’ Thalen plays Jazz standards in their most vulnerable form, only accompanied by pianist Bert van den Brink and Hein van de Geyn on double bass. Her violin mainly sticks with the original melody and does not immediately flee towards the usual improvisation. In a frank and honest fashion Thalen wants to make these songs heard as they are. This seems cushy and in a first hearing, the music may sound quite accessable. But apart from the fact that nowadays it isn’t common to play mainly the melody, the plainnes of this approach appears to be fairly misleading.

( 高木里代子 ) Riyoko Takagi - Dream Of You: Salone II (2017) [DSD128 + Hi-Res FLAC]

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( 高木里代子 ) Riyoko Takagi - Dream Of You: Salone II (2017) [DSD128 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Riyoko Takagi - Dream Of You: Salone II (2017)
DSD128 (.dsf) 1 bit/5,6 MHz | Time - 63:28 minutes | 4,38 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 63:28 minutes | 534 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Small front

Japanese jazz pianist Takagi Riyoko has been playing the piano since the age of 4. In college, she would perform at live houses and clubs and even take part in competitions worldwide. Known for her sexy performances, Takagi has caught the attention of many people as she cosplayed as the “Urusei Yatsura” character Lum and performed “Lum’s Love Song” on YouTube. She has collaborated with major artists and in 2015, her first solo album "Salone" ranked number one in the general charts on the “e-onkyo” music JAZZ Charts.