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Jessica Williams - '... And Then, There's This!' (1990) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

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Jessica Williams - '... And Then, There's This!' (1990) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Jessica Williams - '… And Then, There's This!' (1990) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 313 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 121 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 265 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1990, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6381
Jazz / Bop / Post Bop / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. This wonderful little gem features pianist Jessica Williams in trio on a set of six originals, a couple of pieces by Thelonious Monk, and one each by George Gershwin and Irving Berlin. What makes the recording so appealing is Williams' exquisite sense of rhythm and stunning technique, and drummer Kenny Wollensen's outstanding drumming. Williams uses both hands across the whole keyboard. Her style is instantly recognizable, as her bold and confident strokes and ability to move rapidly contrast with a sometimes delicate approach.

Simon Phillips - Protocol III (2015) {Phantom Japan}

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Simon Phillips - Protocol III (2015) {Phantom Japan}

Simon Phillips - Protocol III (2015) {Phantom Japan}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 398MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 129MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Rock

A professional musician from the age of 12, Simon Phillips' drumming sound and style is instantly recognizable. He's toured and recorded with just about every major rock and pop act imaginable; from Mick Jagger, The Who and Toto to Judas Priest, Mike Oldfield, and Joe Satriani. Protocol 3 is real-deal jazz rock. No avant-garde trappings, smooth jazz noodling or proggy pretensions (well, maybe a little bit of the latter) here.

Craig Erickson - Sky Train Galaxy (2015)

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Craig Erickson - Sky Train Galaxy (2015)

Craig Erickson - Sky Train Galaxy (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 429 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 167 Mb
Full Scans | 00:56:34 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock | Grooveyard Records #GYR 138

Excellent studio disc by this awesome, gifted blues/rock axeslinger from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Featuring 11 tracks of top-shelf, dynamic, soul-powered, blues-based, retro-70s guitar rock mojo of world class proportions. An outstanding guitar rocker that is full of depth, soul and blues power. Craig Erickson is a true, authentic old-school guitar hero who's incredible six string playing skills far surpass and outshine the norm. An accomplished, seasoned, diverse six string veteran of the highest order who speaks volumes with his signature moves on the instrument. Brother Erickson's superb guitar playing talents defy gravity and hit new levels of excellence on the incredible Sky Train Galaxy disc.

Lightnin' Hopkins & Billy Bizor - Wake Up the Dead! [Recorded 1968-1969] (2015)

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Lightnin' Hopkins & Billy Bizor - Wake Up the Dead! [Recorded 1968-1969] (2015)

Lightnin' Hopkins & Billy Bizor - Wake Up the Dead! [Recorded 1968-1969] (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 690 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 372 MB | Covers (19 MB) included
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Cicadelic Records (2CD Set-CICD-6869)

Lightnin' Hopkins woke up The Dead when he played San Francisco in the 1960's and his song 'Wake Up The Dead' is the centerpiece of this two and a half hour journey into the electrified world of Texas blues. Accompanying Lightnin' on this journey is his long time harmonica player, Billy Bizor. While Lightnin' had a prolific recording career, Bizor's stature is relatively obscure due to the lack of solo recordings he released during his lifetime. Fortunately, 'Wake Up The Dead' seeks to rectify that situation by including the complete June 17, 1968 session with Lightnin' and Bizor, plus all of Bizors' 1969 solo recordings. As an added bonus, the rest of the April 11,1969 session that could not fit onto Lightnin's 'Shootin Fire' album is included on 'Wake Up The Dead'…

La Curva Di Lesmo - La Curva Di Lesmo (2015)

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La Curva Di Lesmo - La Curva Di Lesmo (2015)

La Curva Di Lesmo - La Curva Di Lesmo (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 331 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 122 MB | Covers - 34 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: AMS Records (AMS 245 CD)

The duo of modern Italian prog notables Fabio Zuffanti (Finisterre, Höstsonaten, La Maschera Di Cera and his own solo works) and Stefano Agnini (La Coscienza Di Zeno) collaborate on the new Italian progressive super-project La Curva Di Lesmo. Inspired by the first story of the surreal, erotic and sci-fi comic books `Valentina' created in 1965 by artist/writer Guido Crepax, the pair wished to combine that shared interest with elements of the most mysterious and esoteric progressive releases, both Italian and worldwide…

Amy Dickson, Sydney Symphony Orchestra - Island Songs: Peter Sculthorpe, Brett Dean, Ross Edwards (2015) [Re-Up]

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Amy Dickson, Sydney Symphony Orchestra - Island Songs: Peter Sculthorpe, Brett Dean, Ross Edwards (2015) [Re-Up]

Peter Sculthorpe: Island Songs; Brett Dean: The Siduri Dances; Ross Edwards; Full Moon Dances
Amy Dickson, saxophone; Sydney Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Benjamin Northey & Miguel Harth-Bedoya

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 262 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Artwork included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical/ABC Classics | # 8875169062 | Time: 01:00:08

Sony has packaged this album like a 1980s disc of music to snog by, but the saxophonist Amy Dickson’s new release is an intriguing and entirely serious collection of recent works by Australian composers, works she did much to create. The title work, premiered by Dickson in 2012, is a late score by Peter Sculthorpe. The first movement is sun drenched and full of yearning, the saxophone soaring over a teeming orchestra; the second is a more unsettled expression of homesickness. Ross Edwards’s concerto entitled the Full Moon Dances – recorded, unlike the rest, live in concert – is elegantly scored and evocative, especially in the opening Mantra, in which the saxophone interweaves with the orchestral soloists, and in the pulsing, almost Stravinsky-esque First Ritual Dance. But it is Brett Dean’s 2007 flute concerto The Siduri Dances, here arranged for saxophone, which offers the most wide-ranging demonstration of Dickson’s mastery with its note-bending, buzzing effects and hectic rhythms.

Tamar Braxton - Calling All Lovers (Deluxe) (2015)

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Tamar Braxton - Calling All Lovers (Deluxe) (2015)

Tamar Braxton - Calling All Lovers (2015)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue) | 00:56:23 | 369,27 MB
Soul, Pop | Label: Epic - Streamline Records

Tamar Braxton's return to music in 2013 could not have gone much better. Love and War debuted at number two, featured a number one R&B hit and two additional singles that either scraped or peaked near the Top Ten. Three Grammy nominations resulted. Follow-up Calling All Lovers is wrapped up like it offers even more theatrics. Braxton isn't smiling in any of the photos contained in the booklet, which is made to look like a newspaper titled Tamartian Times. (Braxtonian Beacon was likely never considered; "Tamartian" is a nod to her followers).

Naïssam Jalal - Osloob Hayati (2015)

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Naïssam Jalal - Osloob Hayati (2015)

Naissam Jalal & Rhythms Of Resistance - Osloob Hayati (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue) | 00:45:17 | 244,68 MB
World; Jazz | Label: Les couleurs du son

Libre et nomade, Naïssam Jalal joue avec tous et se joue de toutes les catégories musicales. Du jazz au rap, de la musique traditionnelle aux métissages contemporains, elle se produit avec de nom-breux musiciens talentueux de tous horizons. Après avoir créé le duo Noun Ya avec le oudiste et guitariste Yann Pittard (avec qui elle a enregistré l'album Aux résistances en 2009), puis participé au projet Jasmin du contrebassiste Hubert Dupont en hommage à la « Révolution de Jasmin » (superbe album en 2013), c'est en toute logique que la flûtiste crée en 2011 un ensemble à son image, le bien nommé Naïssam Jalal & Rhythms of Resistance.

Murasaki Hotaru - 雪白涙 (Snow White Tears) (Japan CD5) (2015) {EastNewSound}

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Murasaki Hotaru - 雪白涙 (Snow White Tears) (Japan CD5) (2015) {EastNewSound}

Murasaki Hotaru - 雪白涙 (Snow White Tears) (Japan CD5) (2015) {EastNewSound}
EAC Rip | FLAC | scans | 129 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 81 mb
Genre: J-Pop

"雪白涙 (Snow White Tears)" is a 2015 single by Japanese singer Murasaki Hotaru. This was released by EastNewSound.

Nicole Willis; The Soul Investigators - Happiness in Every Style (2015)

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Nicole Willis; The Soul Investigators - Happiness in Every Style (2015)

Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators - Happiness In Every Style (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue) | 00:50:10 | 289,04 MB
Jazz; Soul | Label: Timmion

On October 2, Nicole Willis returns with her third album accompanied by the Finland-based Soul Investigators since 2005: Happiness In Every Style. As the name suggests, the new release her fifth solo outing since 2000 offers plenty of variety and lands on a sunnier side of the street, following her darker, acclaimed 2013 release, Tortured Soul. Nicole and the Soul Investigators offer upbeat modern soul and embrace sophisticated melodies alongside their highly evolved raw funk sound, whose wares share vinyl shelf space with fans of Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley.

Matthew Halsall, The Gondwana Orchestra - Into Forever (2015)

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Matthew Halsall, The Gondwana Orchestra - Into Forever (2015)

Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra - Into Forever (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue) | 00:39:08 | 221,58 MB
Jazz | Label: Gondwana Records

With last year’s Gondwana Orchestra album When The World Was One, northern trumpeter and composer Matthew Halsall eloquently blended the tranquil tone-poetry of Alice Coltrane and the jazz intensity of her husband, John, with sounds of a kindred spirit from Japan and the east.

Michael Wollny feat. Eric Schaefer & Christian Weber - Nachtfahrten (2015)

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Michael Wollny feat. Eric Schaefer & Christian Weber - Nachtfahrten (2015)

Michael Wollny - Nachtfahrten (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue) | 00:47:10 | 242,98 MB
Jazz | Label: ACT Music

This release owes its original inspiration to a book published in 2013 entitled “Nachtmeerfahrten” (Sea Journeys by Night), which takes the reader over to the dark side of romanticism, to a world of fantasy, of eerie shadows, and things that go bump in the night. Producer Siggi Loch edited the “Meer”/ sea part out of the title, which therefore became “Nachtfahrten” (Night Journeys), which suits this pianist, who is a creature of the nocturnal realm.

VA - The Light Princess (Original Cast Recording) (2015)

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VA - The Light Princess (Original Cast Recording) (2015)

Various Artists - The Light Princess - Original Cast Recording (2015)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue) | 02:06:23 | 653,22 MB
Musical; Soundtrack | Label: Mercury Classics

The Light Princess is Tori Amos’ first musical, which debuted to great critical acclaim at the National Theatre in 2013. The album features the original London cast, recorded entirely under studio conditions. The musical is a "dark fairy tale about grief, rebellion and the power of love" based on a 19th century fairy tale by George Macdonald. With book and lyrics co-written by Tori Amos and Samuel Adamson, the story centres around teenage princess Althea of Lagobel who lost gravity when refusing to mourn over her mother’s death and is therefore bound to float above ground.

Pip Eastop - Mozart: Horn Concertos, Horn Quintet (2015)

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Pip Eastop - Mozart: Horn Concertos, Horn Quintet (2015)

Pip Eastop - Mozart: Horn Concertos, Horn Quintet (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:12:40 | 332 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: 68097

The case for performing Mozart's horn music authentically on its original natural (valveless) horn is a bit tougher than for music in other genres; it's hard to imagine that Mozart or his audiences wouldn't have preferred the smooth scale of the modern horn to the reedy, clarinet-like tone that emerges on chromatic notes even on a fine recording like this one. Yet the four concertos, two of them incomplete or incompletely transmitted, and the Horn Quintet in E flat major, K. 407, have been recorded often enough on natural horns.

Roxy Music - Avalon (1982) [2015, Universal Music Japan, UICY-40129]

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Roxy Music - Avalon (1982) [2015, Universal Music Japan, UICY-40129]

Roxy Music - Avalon (1982)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Universal Music Japan, UICY-40129 | ~ 255 or 107 Mb | Scans(png) -> 180 Mb
Pop Rock / Art Rock / Synth-Pop

Flesh + Blood suggested that Roxy Music were at the end of the line, but they regrouped and recorded the lovely Avalon, one of their finest albums. Certainly, the lush, elegant soundscapes of Avalon are far removed from the edgy avant-pop of their early records, yet it represents another landmark in their career…