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Lester Young - The Complete Aladdin Recordings (1995) {Blue Note rec 1942-1947}

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Lester Young - The Complete Aladdin Recordings (1995) {Blue Note rec 1942-1947}

Lester Young - The Complete Aladdin Recordings (1995) {Blue Note rec 1942-1947}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 423 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 296 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 16 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1942-47, 1995 Blue Note ‎/ Capitol | CDP 7243 8 32787 2 5
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Swing / Saxophone

Although it has often been written that cool-toned tenor saxophonist Lester Young's experiences with racism in the military during 1944-1945 so scarred him that he never played at the same musical level as he had previously, the music on this essential two-CD reissue disproves that theory. It is true that his attitude toward life was affected and Young became somewhat self-destructive, but his postwar solos rank with the greatest work of his career.

Bob Mintzer Big Band - The First Decade (1995) {DMP}

Posted By: tiburon
Bob Mintzer Big Band - The First Decade (1995) {DMP}

Bob Mintzer Big Band - The First Decade (1995) {DMP}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 441MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 154MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Big Band, Post-Bop

The First Decade by The Bob Mintzer Big Band is a collection from the leader's seven critically acclaimed big band albums on the DMP label. Bob Mintzer's unique writing and arranging for the big band led CD Review to call his band "the best big band ever".

Inoyamaland - Inoyamaland (1997) [Reissue 2018]

Posted By: gribovar
Inoyamaland - Inoyamaland (1997) [Reissue 2018]

Inoyama Land - Inoyama Land (1997) [Reissue 2018]
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 317 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 145 MB | Covers - 24 MB
Genre: New Age, Electronic | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: ExT Recordings (EXT-0029)

Inoyama Land (Inoyamaland) was a duo of Yasushi Yamashita and Makoto Inoue, both past members of avant-pop ensemble Hikashu. It appears they only issued a couple of albums, as well as a posthumous compilation of live and previously unreleased material. A progressive sound approach with synths, mellotrons, tabla and sitars.

John Abercrombie - Open Land (1999) {ECM 1683}

Posted By: tiburon
John Abercrombie - Open Land (1999) {ECM 1683}

John Abercrombie - Open Land (1999) {ECM 1683}
X Lossless Decoder | FLAC tracks | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 200dpi | DR Analysis | 347MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 150MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Neither guitarist John Abercrombie nor producer Manfred Eicher's ECM label are often thought of in connection with dissonant, almost aggressive music, which makes the powerful OPEN LAND that much more of a surprise. Moving away from the guitar/synthesizer experiments Abercrombie favored in the early '90s towards a more traditional electric guitar tone, his playing here is at times fierce and never less than dazzling. With nine tracks in just under 65 minutes, the song structures of OPEN LAND are a bit more compact than Abercrombie usually favors; his solos are consequently more streamlined and intense.

Tower Of Power - Monster On A Leash (1991) {Epic EK 47387}

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Tower Of Power - Monster On A Leash (1991) {Epic EK 47387}

Tower Of Power - Monster On A Leash (1991) {Epic EK 47387}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 389MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 145MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Funk

In contrast to the many soul veterans who have turned to urban contemporary sounds in the hope of staying on the staying on the charts, Tower of Power has stuck with the type of horn-driven, live-sounding funk and soul that put the Bay Area band on the map. Tower was long past its prime by the time Monster on a Leash was released in 1991, and had experienced its share of personnel changes. Lead singer Tom Bowes, although a passionate and competent belter, is hardly on a par with Lenny Williams. Even so, this is a respectable and decent effort from a band that remained artistically viable by staying true to itself.

Arleen Augér, Lambert Orkis - Schubert: Lieder (1991)

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Arleen Augér, Lambert Orkis - Schubert: Lieder (1991)

Arleen Augér, Lambert Orkis - Schubert: Lieder (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 217 Mb | Total time: 67:58 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | VC 7 91195-2 | Recorded: 1990

This is a fine recital of 23 Schubert Lieder, including some popular favorites like Gretchen am Spinnrade, Ganymed, Du bist die Ruh', An Silvia, etc., alongside some less well-known works. Arleen Auger was a celebrated interpreter of this repertoire and sings beautifully. She is accompanied by Lambert Orkis on a fortepiano, so this is one of the few available Schubert song recitals with period accompaniment.

Incognito - Inside Life (1991) {Talkin' Loud 848-546-2}

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Incognito - Inside Life (1991) {Talkin' Loud 848-546-2}

Incognito - Inside Life (1991) {Talkin' Loud 848-546-2}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 396MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 128MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Acid Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Funk

This album's got lots of nice jazz fusion tracks, blended with the nice R&B tip that the band usually has. Titles include "Love In the Dark", "Soho", "One Step To A Miracle", "Smile", and their great cover of "Always There".

Rod Modell & Michael Mantra - 2 Studio Albums (1998-2003)

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Rod Modell & Michael Mantra - 2 Studio Albums (1998-2003)

Rod Modell & Michael Mantra - 2 Studio Albums (1998-2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 697 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 327 MB | Covers included
Genre: Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Hypnos, Silentes

Sonic Continuum (1998). These 2 long pieces are the sonic equivalent of floating in a body of water on another planet, with gentle washes of water sounds, waves, and deep, harmonic synth chords that breathe and expand. Organic sounds like twigs/sticks bring to mind Alio Die's sacred, earthy tone poems, plus we hear mysterious voices in the background that disorient. This album is a total sound immersion experience, and should be listened to on headphones for the full, almost "3-D" effect as the sound swirls and washes over you from all directions. Sonic Continuum is a serene, cyber-organic journey, both earthy and alien at the same time…

Eden Ahbez - Eden's Island (The Music Of An Enchanted Isle) (1960/1995)

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Eden Ahbez - Eden's Island (The Music Of An Enchanted Isle) (1960/1995)

Eden Ahbez - Eden's Island (The Music Of An Enchanted Isle) (1960/1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 186 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 82 Mb | 00:35:41
Easy Listening, Space Age, Ethnic, Exotica, Spoken Word | Label: Del-Fi Records

It is 1960, Rock’n’Roll has just lost a couple of its protagonists during this and the previous year, the time of the great balladeers has just begun but soon will run out due to the new and exciting beat invasion. In US mainstream the tiki culture has reached a certain peak and is about to collapse but still goes strong and with it comes the so called “exotica” music, a crossover between smooth jazz and swing, Latin grooves, haunting melodies that are rooted in the folkloristic sounds from different parts of this world plus weird sound effects that often create a spooky jungle or dreamy island beach atmosphere.

Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980) {1993 Alternative Tentacles}

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Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980) {1993 Alternative Tentacles}

Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980) {1993 Alternative Tentacles}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 213 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 72 mb
Genre: punk rock

Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables is the 1980 debut album by San Francisco punk rock band Dead Kennedys. This is taken from the 1993 remaster reissued by Jello Biafra's label, Alternative Tentacles.

Martha Argerich - Schumann: Chamber Works (1995)

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Martha Argerich - Schumann: Chamber Works (1995)

Martha Argerich - Schumann: Chamber Works (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:25:38 | 630 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 555484

This box of Schumann's chamber works makes a superb package, and is often available at bargain price. It is a bit like one of Martha Argerich's box sets from Lugano, except that here she is present in a large number of the formations. All of the works where she features, including the Piano Quintet, the 2nd Violin Sonata and the Marchenbilder, are unmissable and full of passion and excitement, conveying a continuous sense of transport. Where she is not the pianist Alexandre Rabinovitch takes over at the keyboard and also gives us some superlative versions.

Moondog - Snaketime Series (Remastered) (1956/1990)

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Moondog - Snaketime Series (Remastered) (1956/1990)

Moondog - Snaketime Series (Remastered) (1956/1990)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 136 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 72 Mb | 00:31:20
Jazz, Third Stream, Modern Classical | Label: Original Jazz Classics, Prestige

Snaketime Series is one of the earliest and rarest of Moondog’s recordings, originally released in 1956. “Snaketime” is what Moondog himself referred to as his unique sense of time in music, what he called “a slithery rhythm”. And indeed, almost nobody else was making music as unique as this in the 1950s, drawing influence from city sounds, and working on many of his own instrumental invitations, Snaketime Series is truly cutting edge American avant-garde.

Ohio Players - Greatest Hits (1998)

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Ohio Players - Greatest Hits (1998)

Ohio Players - Greatest Hits (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 473 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Funk, Soul, Disco | Label: Spectrum Music | # 554 322-2 | Time: 01:14:20

The Ohio Players were an American funk and R&B band, most popular in the 1970s. They are best known for their #1 hit songs "Fire" and "Love Rollercoaster".

Robert King, The King's Consort - Handel: Acis and Galatea (1990)

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Robert King, The King's Consort - Handel: Acis and Galatea (1990)

Robert King, The King's Consort - Handel: Acis and Galatea (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 507 Mb | Total time: 105:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA66361/2 | Recorded: 1989

Though many know it only in a later arrangement for soloists and choruses, Handel wrote this masque for five singers with a small orchestra. Despite the ending (the giant Polyphemus crushes Acis with a rock), the music suggests springtime and young love. There's humor, too: Polyphemus–so big, so dumb, so pleased with himself– is a comic baritone's dream. George doesn't capture all of the role's humor, but he is vocally well-cast. McFadden sometimes pushes her voice into a wobble, but her Galatea is appealing and sweetly sung. Best are Covey-Crump's graceful Damon (the voice of reason) and Ainsley's youthful, high-spirited Acis. (Ainsley also sings the slight but attractive "Look down.") The ensemble numbers are delightful, and Robert King brings the entire thing off splendidly.

Bill Haley - The Warner Brothers Years and more [6CD Box Set] (1999)

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Bill Haley - The Warner Brothers Years and more [6CD Box Set] (1999)

Bill Haley - The Warner Brothers Years and more [6CD Box Set] (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 2,43 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 979 MB | Covers - 1,44 GB
Genre: Rock'n'Roll, Pop, Twist | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Bear Family Records (BCD 16157 FI)

The rating of this six-CD set is no joke - yes, Bill Haley was supposed to be an irrelevant artist during the 1960s, but he did, in fact, generate well over 100 good and far-better-than-decent sides that are contained in this set. No, there's nothing remotely as earth-shattering or important as his best work for Decca from 1954-1955, and even most hardcore fans of that material may find the cost of this set difficult to justify; but take it from someone who shelled out for this box, it's worth a LOT more than you'd ever guess without hearing it - Haley and his band still knew how to work a song, as demonstrated several dozen times on this set. The title is actually a bit misleading, since the sides that Haley recorded for Warner Bros. Records amount to less than a third of the contents of this box…