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Rova & Nels Cline Singers - The Celestial Septet (2010) {New World Records 80708-2 rec 2008}

Rova & Nels Cline Singers - The Celestial Septet (2010) {New World Records 80708-2 rec 2008}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 388 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 161 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 28 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2008, 2010 New World Records | 80708-2
Jazz / Post Bop / Modern Creative / Avant-Garde Jazz / Guitar / Saxophone

Of course, members of the distinguished avant-garde sax quartet Rova and the raucous avant jazz trio Nels Cline Singers (in which nobody sings, in case you wonder) have intermingled before on a few occasions – the Ascension project being one. Still, to bring the two together (and their audiences) and to write a repertoire especially for this short-lived septet had to require some guts and determination. And it was effort well invested, since The Celestial Septet is a thrilling record, and one of Rova's most artistically successful collaborations. Recorded in 2008 on two separate occasions, the CD features five works ranging between two and 25 minutes in duration. Strangely, both the shortest and longest piece are Larry Ochs compositions.

Tigertailz - Young And Crazy (1987/2008)  Music

Posted by Domestos at April 17, 2018
Tigertailz - Young And Crazy (1987/2008)

Tigertailz - Young And Crazy (1987/2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 268.76 Mb | 40:25 | Cover
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal | Country: UK (Cardiff, Wales) | Label: Krescendo Records ‎– KRECD12

Young and Crazy is a 1987 album by Tigertailz, with artwork by the band's bassist Pepsi Tate. It has a heavier sound than its successor, with less elements of pop metal. The album was released in America on Combat records. The compact disc is now considered a collector's item, and is much sought after by Tigertailz fans. The CD was re-released in the US on May 27, 2008 on independent label Krescendo.
Cy Touff & Sandy Mosse - Tickle Toe (1981) {Delmark DE583 rel 2008}

Cy Touff & Sandy Mosse - Tickle Toe (1981) {Delmark DE583 rel 2008}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 444 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 159 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 11 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1981, 2008 Delmark Records | DE 583
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Trumpet / Saxophone

Veteran mainstream jazz purveyors Sandy Mosse and Cy Touff from the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago played together on several occasions. Mosse passed away in 1981 shortly after this date was recorded. He was born in Detroit and lived in Amsterdam, Holland, for a number of years. Touff pretty much stayed in Chicago until his death in 2003, and these sessions lay dormant for decades, surrounded in legal and contractual issues. The paperwork was finally resolved, and listeners can now hear the wonderfully smooth Stan Getz cum Lester Young tenor saxophone style of Mosse and the burnished bass trumpet tones of the singularly unique Touff, together and united in swing.

Asaf Sirkis Trio - The Monk (2008/2014)  Music

Posted by Domestos at April 15, 2018
Asaf Sirkis Trio - The Monk (2008/2014)

Asaf Sirkis Trio - The Monk (2008/2014)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 316.10 Mb | 53:16 | Cover
Fusion / Contemporary Jazz | Country: Israel | Label: SAM Productions

After exploring an organ/guitar/drums encounter of the most unusual kind with The Inner Noise on albums including We Are Falling (Konnex, 2005) and The Song Within (SAM, 2007), Israeli-born, British-resident drummer Asaf Sirkis turns, on the surface, to a more conventional line-up with The Monk. Still, Sirkis' writing, and a trio that eschews orthodoxy, keeps The Monk in line with the distinctive voice of Inner Noise.
Sunnyland Slim & Johnny Shines - The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions (2008)

Sunnyland Slim & Johnny Shines - The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 506 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 205 Mb | Scans included
Chicago Blues, Piano Blues | Label: Blue Horizon/Columbia | # 88697192172 | 01:18:35

Combining sessions that blues pianist Sunnyland Slim and blues guitarist Johnny Shines recorded separately on the same day in Chicago in 1968 for the Blue Horizon imprint, this interesting little set shows two blues veterans doing what it was they did, which was, in part, to push and pull the Delta blues one small step closer to being in the modern urban world. The Slim sides, several of which are new to digital disc, are a bit more interesting than the Shines sides, but only by degree. Slim's songs can appear on the surface to be tossed-off exercises in the usual blues clichés, but they were actually carefully written, while Shines worked similar territory, giving old blues figures a slightly ironic twist. Since both played at one time or another with Robert Johnson, and both straddle the old and new worlds of the blues as it transfigured into an electric and urban form, it makes perfect sense to stick these two sessions together in one package.

Diane Schuur - Some Other Time (2008) {Concord Jazz}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 14, 2018
Diane Schuur - Some Other Time (2008) {Concord Jazz}

Diane Schuur - Some Other Time (2008) {Concord Jazz}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Scans 300dpi | 276MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 119MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Vocal Jazz

For her entry into the increasingly popular Great American Songbook subgenre, Diane Schuur de-emphasizes the vocal histrionics that in the past have come close to spoiling some of her recordings and maintains a steady, clear, exuberant tone. Good move: one of Schuur's gifts is her multi-octave range, but she has often over-relied on it at the expense of whatever song she was singing. Here, she takes to the classic compositions of George and Ira Gershwin, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Irving Berlin, and the like with a respectfulness and glee that allow her to frame and expose these culturally embedded lyrics and melodies without beating on them.

Ron Carter - Where? (1961) [Reissue 2008]  Music

Posted by gribovar at April 13, 2018
Ron Carter - Where? (1961) [Reissue 2008]

Ron Carter - Where? (1961) [Reissue 2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 231 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 94 MB | Covers (9 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Prestige (PRCD-30648)

This 1961 set has appeared under Eric Dolphy's name, but it is, in fact, bassist Ron Carter's date - his first as a leader. Carter and Dolphy had played together in Chico Hamilton's group and on Dolphy's important 1960 date Out There. Where? has elements in common with both, but is closer to Hamilton's late-'50s chamber jazz than to the more outward-bound Dolphy date. As on the Dolphy session, Carter is heard on cello for three of the six tracks. Carter's skill is undeniable, but his playing on Where? is a bit polite and monochromatic. The easygoing duet with George Duvivier, for example, is a quiet, back-porch conversation that makes few demands on either of these bass giants…

Horslips - Drive The Cold Winter Away (1975) Japanese Reissue 2008  Music

Posted by Designol at April 12, 2018
Horslips - Drive The Cold Winter Away (1975) Japanese Reissue 2008

Horslips - Drive The Cold Winter Away (1975) Japanese Reissue 2008
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 383 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 90 Mb | Scans included | 00:38:33
British Folk-Rock, Celtic, Folk-Prog | Label: Strange Days | # POCE-1247

At a time when Horslips were rapidly drifting away from their quasi-traditional Irish roots, they unexpectedly delivered this gift-wrapped gem. With the exception of Barry Devlin's electric bass and John Fean's occasional contemporary guitar stylings, this is a solid traditional Irish album and certainly the most autochthonous recording by Horslips. All 13 of the selections are of Irish origin, among them three Turlough O'Carolan tunes including the sprightly "Sir Festus Burke" (it is unclear whether it was ever intended as a Christmas song). It unfolds into a Celtic "wall of sound" featuring Jim Lockhart's harpsichord, with banjo, flute, fiddle and guitar gradually joining in the round. "Thompson's/Cottage in the Grove" is a pair of reels that progress in much the same fashion. This time, the concertina of Charles O'Connor is followed by banjo, piano, whistle, bodhran and bones. The nearest this record gets to familiar holiday carol territory is found in a passage from the hornpipe "Piper in the Meadow Straying," which bears a calculated resemblance to "Don we now our gay apparel" from "Deck the Halls." This was a surprising and risky recording for a mid-'70s rock band, but it definitely rejuvenated them and paved the way for their 1976 tour de force Book of Invasions: A Celtic Symphony.

I Cadmo - Boomerang (1977/2008)  Music

Posted by Domestos at April 11, 2018
I Cadmo - Boomerang (1977/2008)

I Cadmo - Boomerang (1977/2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 289.90 Mb | 45:33 | Scans included
Fusion, Jazz-Rock, Avant-Garde | Country: Italy | Label: AMS, AMS Italian Prog Remaster Series - AMS129CD

Hailing from Sardinia, Cadmo were a jazz-prog trio that had their debut on the legendary Vedette label in 1977. Their members [Antonello Salis (keyboards) Riccardo Lay (bass) Mario Paliano (drums)] are nowadays considered among the best jazz musicians in Italy.
David Oistrakh - The Complete EMI Recordings (2008) (17 CDs Box Set)

David Oistrakh - The Complete EMI Recordings (2008) (17 CDs Box Set)
XLD Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 17 CDs, 19:39:00 min | 4,49 Gb | Scans->20 mb
Genre: Classical, Violin / Label: EMI

While only the faithful are likely to try this 17-disc set of violinist David Oistrakh's complete recordings for EMI, they will no doubt fall all over themselves in their rush to get it. How could they not? It contains all the recordings the great Soviet violinist made for EMI: his 1958 and 1969 recordings of Beethoven's Triple Concerto, his 1954 and 1958 recordings of the same composer's violin concerto, his 1956 and 1969 recordings of Brahms' Double Concerto, his 1960 and 1969 recordings of the same composer's violin concerto plus recordings of concertos and sonatas by composers running the gamut from Mozart to Shostakovich.