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Telephone - Paris '81 (Remasterisé en 2015) (2000/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Telephone - Paris '81 (Remasterisé en 2015) (2000/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 61:15 minutes | 1,31 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Paris '81 est le second album live du groupe de rock français Téléphone sorti en 2000. Il regroupe quatorze titres du groupe, tous enregistrés les 16, 17 et 18 février 1981, les trois derniers concerts de la tournée française soutenant l'album Au cœur de la nuit (1980), à l'Olympia de Paris, le palais des sports de la Porte de Versailles et le palais des sports de Saint-Ouen.
Claire Martin - Perfect Alibi (2000) [Reissue 2008] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Claire Martin - Perfect Alibi (2000) [Reissue 2008]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 48:08 minutes | Scans included | 2,89 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1004 MB
Features Stereo & Multichannel Surround Sound | Linn Records # AKD 316
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - I'm Going To Do What I Wanna Do (1978) {2CD Set Rhino Handmade RHM2 7741 rel 2000}

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - I'm Going To Do What I Wanna Do (1978) {2CD Set Rhino Handmade RHM2 7741 rel 2000}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 519 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 199 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 14 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1978, 2000 Rhino Handmade / Warner | RHM2 7741 | Limited Edition of 5000
Rock / Experimental Rock / Blues Rock / Psychedelic

Had this powerful concert been issued somewhat more concurrent to its performance, the appreciation of Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band as an active recording and touring unit might have been radically altered. As it stands, the mid- to late ‘70s were not kind to Beefheart (aka Don Van Vliet) who became mired in litigation and ultimately forced to surrender the master tapes to a project titled Bat Chain Puller recorded at Frank Zappa's Utility Research Muffin Kitchen studios. After reassembling a new version of the Magic Band, Beefheart emerged with his compromise to the preceding project – now re-titled Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller). In support, the Magic Band were booked into small clubs throughout the States.
Sidney Bechet - Sidney Bechet Et Claude Luter [Recorded 1948-1949] (2000) (Repost)

Sidney Bechet - Sidney Bechet Et Claude Luter [Recorded 1948-1949] (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 269 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 118 MB | Covers - 48 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (159 821-2)

This CD compilation includes two separate sessions by the legendary soprano saxophonist Sidney Bechet and a third date by clarinetist Claude Luter. Bechet's hearty vibrato dominates the four octet tracks, though his French band provides more than adequate support for him. Trumpeter Gerard Bayol and trombonist Benny Vasseur get in their licks in the laid back "On the Sunny Side of the Street." The quartet session is more interesting, just for the opportunity to hear drummer Kenny Clarke and bassist Pierre Michelot outside their normal bop recordings; the pianist is Eddie Bernard (who was also present on the octet recordings)…
Sonja van Beek & Andreas Frolich - Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Complete Works for Violin & Piano (2000) [Re-Up]

Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Complete Works for Violin & Piano (2000)
Sonja van Beek, violin; Andreas Frölich, piano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 337 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 219 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: cpo | # cpo 999 709-2 | Time: 01:12:03

Although Korngold’s ‘complete works for violin and piano’ make up a reasonably full disc, it is only fair to point out that the Violin Sonata is the single work that is not an arrangement from one of his other pieces. Yet this Sonata, written at the age of 15 for Carl Flesch and Artur Schnabel no less, is a fine example of his early style, with its echoes of Zemlinsky and early Schoenberg. The young Dutch violinist Sonja van Beek and German pianist Andreas Frölich negotiate its challenges with ease: as in Rachmaninoff’s Cello Sonata, the pianist has as tough a role as the melody instrument. Much Ado about Nothing is one of several arrangements of a suite of four movements derived from incidental music to Shakespeare’s play written in 1918, performed here with affection and a silken suavity. The remainder of the repertoire is made up of arrangements of Korngold lollipops, hit numbers from his operas, such as the unforgettable ‘Marietta’s Lied’ from Die tote Stadt, arranged by the composer as salon pieces and popularised by Kreisler and his ilk. Here, the almost vocal qualities of van Beek’s tone come into their own. An essential disc for the Korngold addict.
Mighty Sam McClain - Blues For The Soul (2000/2018) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Mighty Sam McClain - Blues For The Soul (2000/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 53:45 minutes | 1.68 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

New Telarc signing Mighty Sam McClain is considered by many to be our greatest living soul singer. The story of his rise from years of obscurity to his triumphant return to the top tier of soul blues performers is the stuff of legend. Featuring a powerhouse horn section, Blues for the Soul, is a showcase for the Mighty One’s ever-evolving vocal and songwriting talents, and is sure to be considered one of his most masterful recordings.
Mary Lou Williams - I Made You Love Paris [Recorded 1954] (2000) (Repost)

Mary Lou Williams - I Made You Love Paris [Recorded 1954] (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 299 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 133 MB | Covers - 29 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (013 141-2)

Mary Lou Williams spent a fair amount of time in Europe in the early '50s, prior to a temporary hiatus from jazz. This CD from Verve's Jazz in Paris series compiles two separate sessions from 1954; one features a trio, a quintet, and a pair of vocals by blues singer Beryl Bryden, and the other is purely a trio. All of the selections are fairly brief, with only one running over three-and-a-half minutes. The first 11 songs are a bit of a mixed bag. The strongest tracks feature Williams alone ("I Made You Love Paris" and her "Club Francais Blues") or with her trio ("Avalon," "Swingin' for the Guys," and "Memories of You")…
St. Germain - Tourist (2000/2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz] RE-UP

St. Germain - Tourist (2000) [Remastered 2000]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 60:26 minutes | 1,37 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: Qobuz.com | Front cover

Since the advent of acid jazz in the mid-'80s, the many electronic-jazz hybrids to come down the pipe have steadily grown more mature, closer to a balanced fusion that borrows the spontaneity and emphasis on group interaction of classic jazz while still emphasizing the groove and elastic sound of electronic music. For his second album, French producer Ludovic Navarre expanded the possibilities of his template for jazzy house by recruiting a sextet of musicians to solo over his earthy productions…
VA - A Love Affair: The Music Of Ivan Lins (2000/2018) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

VA - A Love Affair: The Music Of Ivan Lins (2000/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 52:59 minutes | 1.65 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Telarc Records recently put out a compilation disc honoring the Brazilian songwriter Ivan Lins. Titled A Love Affair, it features some of America’s biggest pop and jazz names, including Sting, Dianne Reeves, Vanessa Williams, and Chaka Khan. Producing and directing the affair is keyboardist Jason Miles, the brains behind Telarc’s recent Weather Report tribute. While the record, and Lins’s music generally, tends toward "smooth jazz" at times, many of the tracks grab you with their irresistible melodic lilt and harmonic movement. Vanessa Williams’s version of "Love Dance" is a knockout, and Dianne Reeves’s delectable "Sweet Presence" is also a keeper. Lins has a gift; that much is undeniable.
Donald Byrd Quintet - Parisian Thoroughfare (1958) [Reissue 2000] (Repost)

Donald Byrd Quintet - Parisian Thoroughfare (1958) [Reissue 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 274 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 108 MB | Covers - 30 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (833 995-2)

The second of two sets that document a Paris concert by trumpeter Donald Byrd, Parisian Thoroughfare features Bobby Jaspar on tenor and flute, pianist Walter Davis, Jr., bassist Doug Watkins, and drummer Art Taylor. Other than Byrd's "At This Time" and Davis' "Formidable," the quintet sticks to bop standards, many of which are quite concise and clock in at around three minutes. Longer versions of the title track (a high point) and "52nd Street Theme" are exceptions. This spirited, bop-oriented music is the equal of the first volume.