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Andrew Joyce & Rae de Lisle - Morgen (2020)

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Andrew Joyce & Rae de Lisle - Morgen (2020)

Andrew Joyce & Rae de Lisle - Morgen (2020)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 01:13:06 | 267 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Atoll

Morgen is a collection designed to share the pleasures of beautiful and emotional songs and these melodic lines transfer easily to cello. Joyce glories in the soaring vocal phrases with a rich vibrato-laden tone and the absence of words is forgotten by the listener. De Lisle’s pianism is subtle and spacious and the players work together with a flexible intimacy ideally suited to the music.The opening seven songs by Brahms are a highlight. For this music full of passionate grief and poignant yearning Joyce uses a huge range of timbre and dynamics, de Lisle a light and easy flow in accompaniment. The Wiegenlied, famous as “Brahms’ Lullaby”, ends the group, the cello in the foreground as singer and both musicians playing with loving gentleness.

Gaëlle Solal - Tuhu (2020)

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Gaëlle Solal - Tuhu (2020)

Gaëlle Solal - Tuhu (2020)
FLAC tracks | 58:59 | 192 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Eudora Records

Winner of the Citiy of Alessandria Competition, French guitar virtuosa Gaëlle Solal delivers a buoyant, heart-filled, Villa-Lobos-based programme she has put together after several years of research and writing her own arrangements. Works of the great Brazilian composer alternate with delicate and exuberant compositions of Pixinguinha, Nazareth, Jobim and dyens, among others. A gem that merges Brazilian folk with Classical music into a unique, passionate album.

VA - Unforgettable Melodies (1991) 2 CDs

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VA - Unforgettable Melodies (1991) 2 CDs

VA - Unforgettable Melodies (1991) 2 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 716 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 314 Mb | Scans included
Label: Music for Pleasure/EMI | # CD-DL 1120/CDM 7 96619 2 | 02:01:33
Easy Listening, Instrumental, Classical, Soundtracks

40 great tracks. The orchestras of Franck Pourcel, Ron Goodwin, Geoff Love, Manuel And The Music Of Mountains play 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', 'Never On A Sunday', 'Love Theme from 'The Godfather', 'Moon River from 'Breakfast At Tiffany's', 'Summertime from 'Porgy & Bess', 'Autumn Leaves', 'Thus Spake Zarathustra' from the '2001-a Space Odyssey', 'Chi Mai', 'Clair De Lune' and many more…

Bruno Vlahek - Scarlatti: Complete Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. 26 (2020)

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Bruno Vlahek - Scarlatti: Complete Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. 26 (2020)

Bruno Vlahek - Scarlatti: Complete Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. 26 (2020)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 01:04:46 | 190 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Naxos

Domenico Scarlattis magnificent sonatas were composed for the Infanta, who became Queen of Spain in 1746. Previous releases in this series have focused primarily on the sonatas contained in Venetian volumes but this one ranges further afield. It includes 13 sonatas from various Italian, Spanish and Portuguese archives notable for their refined ornamentation, brilliant figuration, rapid repeated notes and scales, and wide leaps, as well as music of meditative breadth and athletic vitality.

Anthony Phillips (ex-Genesis) - Slow Dance (1990) [LP + ADVD] Re-up

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Anthony Phillips (ex-Genesis) - Slow Dance (1990) [LP + ADVD] Re-up

Anthony Phillips (ex-Genesis) - Slow Dance (1990)
Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 241 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 119 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 3.52 Mb
DVD-5: NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | 24/96 PCM 2.0 & 16/48 DD 5.1 > 3.39 Gb
New Age, Modern Classical, Ambient

Mike Oldfield, watch out. This all-instrumental album, consisting of two long pieces ("Slow Dance Parts 1 and 2") that mix new age sounds with rock, crosses into territory staked out most successfully by the tubular bell-ringer, and comes off as sort of Windham Hill with a beat. This material features clarinet, oboe, flute, trumpet, harp, and percussion as well as guitar, and it does sort of resemble the spacy synthesizer interludes and bridges found as parts of the longer pieces on Genesis's progressive-era albums…

Erin Helyard & Simon Martyn-Ellis - A Delicate Fire (Soundtrack from the Film) (2020)

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Erin Helyard & Simon Martyn-Ellis - A Delicate Fire (Soundtrack from the Film) (2020)

Erin Helyard & Simon Martyn-Ellis - A Delicate Fire (Soundtrack from the Film) (2020)
FLAC tracks | 57:45 | 281 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Pinchgut Live

A Delicate Fire is a sumptuous musical experience that celebrates the joys, vicissitudes, and triumphs of love and pays homage to one of the greatest composers of the 17th century.This 60-minute opera featuring the music of Barbara Strozzi is available here from 29 October - 13 December An Australian triumph forged in a time of great adversity, this film features the vocal talents of great artists set against the glittering chiaroscuro of members of the Orchestra of the Antipodes.

Ariadne Daskalakis & Paolo Giacometti - Schubert: Music for Violin, Vol. 2 (2020)

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Ariadne Daskalakis & Paolo Giacometti - Schubert: Music for Violin, Vol. 2 (2020)

Ariadne Daskalakis & Paolo Giacometti - Schubert: Music for Violin, Vol. 2 (2020)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 01:10:09 | 319 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: BIS

The extant music for violin by Franz Schubert fits comfortably on two volumes, and Ariadne Daskalakis released the first volume of her survey in 2019, to critical acclaim. The Vol. 1 included works for violin and piano as well as three pieces with orchestral accompaniment, in performances described in "The Strad" as having ‘a litheness and shimmering delight that capture the music’s innate charm and dance-like vivacity with a beguiling sureness of touch’.The second installment focuses on the chamber music with piano, and once again Daskalakis is joined by Paolo Giacometti, playing a fortepiano by Salvatore Lagrassa. The instrument, of the Viennese school, was built around 1815 and is thus almost exactly contemporary with the sonatas recorded here, the ones in D major and A minor dating from 1816 and the Sonata in A major from the following year. Schubert, who was around twenty years old at the time, had learned the violin from an early age, but the sonatas were probably intended for his older brother Ferdinand, who led the family string quartet in which Franz played the viola.

James Newby & Joseph Middleton - I Wonder as I Wander (2020)

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James Newby & Joseph Middleton - I Wonder as I Wander (2020)

James Newby & Joseph Middleton - I Wonder as I Wander (2020)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 01:15:09 | 231 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: BIS

When deciding on the repertoire for his début recital, James Newby’s first choice fell on An die ferne Geliebte, songs that he had been performing ever since the beginning of his career. But Beethoven’s song cycle – and perhaps even more so the quasi-operatic Adelaide – also sets a tone for the entire programme, that of longing and of wanting to be elsewhere, near the distant beloved. These are emotions that Schubert, perhaps more than any other composer, has plumbed in depth, and Newby went on to select five of his songs that in various ways depict the restlessness and loneliness of the eternal wanderer.Mahler is another composer who knew something about longing – for instance that it can be deadly, which he demonstrated with his Zu Straßburg auf der Schanz, in which a soldier awaits execution after trying to desert to his homeland while the piano imitates the muffled rolling of drums.

Ensemble La Rota - Adiu, adiu dous dame (2020)

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Ensemble La Rota - Adiu, adiu dous dame (2020)

Ensemble La Rota - Adiu, adiu dous dame (2020)
FLAC tracks +booklet | 56:30 | 249 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: ATMA Classique

Adiu, Adiu Dous Dame, a new digital-only recording by period ensemble La Rota, brings 14th-century Italian songs to life.

David Axelrod - Songs of Experience (1969) Remastered Reissue 2000

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David Axelrod - Songs of Experience (1969) Remastered Reissue 2000

David Axelrod - Songs of Experience (1969) Remastered Reissue 2000
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 191 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 79 Mb | Scans included
Label: Stateside/EMI | # 7243 5 21589 2 8, 521 5892 | Time: 00:32:05
Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Baroque Pop, Psychedelic R&B, Easy Listening

Songs of Experience is the second studio album by American composer and producer David Axelrod, released in October 1969 by Capitol Records. It was composed, arranged, and produced by Axelrod, who worked with session musicians such as guitarist Al Casey, drummer Earl Palmer, and conductor Don Randi. As with his 1968 debut album Song of Innocence, Axelrod composed musical interpretations of English poet William Blake's Songs of Innocence and of Experience, an 18th-century illustrated collection of poems. A jazz fusion album, Songs of Experience explores darker sounds than its predecessor, as the poems Axelrod drew on for inspiration dealt with the darker side of humanity. Its music was partly inspired by composer Gunther Schuller's Third Stream concept. Axelrod composed Baroque orchestrations with rock, R&B, pop, and folk music elements. Songs of Experience received retrospective acclaim from music critics, who found Axelrod's compositions musically varied and innovative. Contemporary musicians praised it as a source for sampling in hip hop production. Some of its songs have been sampled frequently by hip hop artists and producers. In 2000, the album was reissued by EMI.

VA - Chillhop Essentials Winter 2020 (2020)

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VA - Chillhop Essentials Winter 2020 (2020)

VA - Chillhop Essentials Winter 2020 (2020)
FLAC tracks | 1:06:19 | 336 Mb
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap, Jazz Fusion, Chill, Chillhop, Trip-Hop / Label: Chillhop Music

The features 25 hip-hop instrumentals to soundtrack the cold months ahead. From lofi to jazzhop to funk and ambient, this curated selection provides over an hour of atmospheric soundscapes and cozy beats. Wherever you are in the world - whether up north experiencing snowfall or down south with a heatwave - we hope that this compilation helps to close out your year.

VA - Colin Curtis presents Jazz Dance Fusion Vol. 2 (2020)

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VA - Colin Curtis presents Jazz Dance Fusion Vol. 2 (2020)

VA - Colin Curtis presents Jazz Dance Fusion Vol. 2 (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:16:36 | 555 Mb
Genre: Jazz, Soul, Funk / Label: Z Records

Welcome to the second instalment of my ‘Jazz Dance Fusion’ compilation series for Joey Negro’s Z Records. I continue to look back into the story & history of the UK jazz dance and jazz music scene; a movement that started for me back in the 70's. The sounds of funk & soul mixed with jazz, influences from Brazil, Africa, Europe and all over the globe, textures of instrumental sounds & voices, fuse to create the much-loved ‘jazz fusion’ sound that we love.Here we are in 2020 when interest in all forms of Jazz is growing fast as DJ pioneers such as Gilles Peterson, Patrick Forge, Perry Louis, Snowboy, Nick Hosier, Alan Mckinnon, Jim Bernardi, Kev Beadle, Harv Nagi, Shuya Okino and David Patterson continue to push all aspects of Jazz to converted and new audiences.So, to this compilation where I am showcasing unreleased material and offering tracks up for the first time ever on vinyl and CD. The track listing covers my addiction to dance-floor jazz, coupled with my passion for vocal and percussive jazz, with my usual trademark latin touches.Hope you enjoy the selection – turn it up loud and feel the jazz passion flow!

Marc Hartman - Fortune Fairytales (2020)

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Marc Hartman - Fortune Fairytales (2020)

Marc Hartman - Fortune Fairytales (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 457 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 180 MB | Front cover
Genre: Chillout, Downtempo, Lounge | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Lemongrassmusic

Lemongrassmusic present "Fortune Fairytales" - the 10th longplayer album by Dutch musician and producer Marc Hartman.
Marc says: "Everyone has a wish, everyone has dreams. For a lot of people it is about getting their fortune, having a perfect life. My fortune is music and the gift to make my own music… I feel myself fortunate. My dream came true, my own fairytale…. and this is what it’s all about."
The 15 tracks from his new album are the outcome of this joyful and creative dreaming time - the storybook that is waiting to be read, heard and dreamed on.

101 Strings Orchestra - O Holy Night: The Greatest Christmas Carols and Holiday Songs (2020)

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101 Strings Orchestra - O Holy Night: The Greatest Christmas Carols and Holiday Songs (2020)

101 Strings Orchestra - O Holy Night: The Greatest Christmas Carols and Holiday Songs (2020)
FLAC tracks | 1:00:02 | 325 Mb
Genre: Classical, Instrumental, Easy Listening, Pop, Christmas and Holiday / Label: Dockland Music

The 101 Strings Orchestra established a reputation as one of the finest ensembles in the easy listening genre. Yet the group actually never existed as a performing orchestra: it was a recording-only ensemble made up of musicians whose personnel often changed from one recording to the next. Moreover, many early albums released under the name 101 Strings were actually reissues of recordings made by such groups as the Rio Carnival Orchestra, New World Orchestra, and others. Under its now-familiar name, more than 100 recordings were issued by two labels – both of which owned the name, hired the players in the ensemble, and, most importantly, provided for the music arrangements that have been crucial to maintaining the orchestra's familiar sound – a dreamy, silken sound not dissimilar to that of Mantovani.

VA - Unforgettable Christmas Bossa, Nu Jazz, Jazz Lounge (2020)

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VA - Unforgettable Christmas Bossa, Nu Jazz, Jazz Lounge (2020)

VA - Unforgettable Christmas Bossa, Nu Jazz, Jazz Lounge (2020)
FLAC tracks | 1:10:53 | 456 Mb
Genre: Easy Listening, Latin, Pop, Jazz, Chillout, Christmas and Holiday / Label: Irma Records

Enjoy this Compilation with the most successful Unforgettable Christmas Bossa, Nu Jazz, Jazz Lounge singers like Papik, Fabio Tullio, Hammond Express, Sugarpie And The Candymen and many more!