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The Living Voices - Sing Christmas Music + The Little Drummer Boy (1962+65/2016) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

Living Voices - Sing Christmas Music / The Little Drummer Boy (1962/1965//2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 32:17/28:44 minutes | 1,16/1,09 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover(s)

RCA's wildly successful Living Stereo series spawned a number of ensembles with Living in their titles; the two that folks remember these days are The Living Strings and The Living Voices. Here's two holiday albums featured on this twofer that she released with The Living Voices remain treasured among Christmas music aficionados for their ornate orchestration, innovative arrangements, and, most of all, sweeping stereo sound. The first, 1962's "Sing Christmas Music", had actually come out on the Living Stereo imprint in 1959 as "Christmas Surprises" from The Ralph Hunter. The second album, 1965's "The Little Drummer Boy", featured the legendary Anita Kerr Singers and production by Anita Kerr herself.
Charley Crockett - Lil G.L.'s Honky Tonk Jubilee (2017) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Charley Crockett - Lil G.L.'s Honky Tonk Jubilee (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 43:04 minutes | 811 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Charley Crockett's blues-infused country singing gives old songs new beginnings on Lil G.L's Jonky Tonk Jubilee, a collection of sixteen songs from the likes of Hank Williams, Ernest Tubb and Loretta Lynn, just to name a few. Crockett pays his dues, honouring the greats with this release and establishing himself as a true-blue country music traditionalist.
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973/2012) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 41:04 minutes | 913 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Rock star opulence came to an explosive head in 1973 when Alice Cooper and company hit #1 on the U.S. and worldwide charts with Billion Dollar Babies, their sixth and most successful album. Produced by Bob Ezrin, it is also one of the best rock n roll records of all time, and the subsequent tour became their biggest rock production to date. Capitalizing on the albums themes of good-old decadence and horror, the show climaxed with a guillotine execution of Alice. The album and the tour catapulted the band into the worlds preeminent pied pipers of teenage trash culture.
Keith Jarrett - Bop-Be (1976) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9991}

Keith Jarrett - Bop-Be (1976) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9991}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 265 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 94 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 131 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1976, 2013 Impulse! / Verve / Universal Japan | UCCU-9991
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

Here is another LP helping from the Keith Jarrett "American" Quartet's last recording session – one that is almost as consistent in quality as its predecessor. The happy-go-lucky groove of the title track perfectly expresses its name, with Jarrett blithely singing along; both Dewey Redman and Charlie Haden get plenty of solo space on Redman's "Gotta Get Some Sleep" and Haden's "Pocket Full of Cherry" (a pun referring to Haden cohort Don Cherry); and Paul Motian remains a marvelously flexible drummer. Moreover, there is another fascinating swatch of Middle Eastern experimentation on "Pyramids Moving."
Keith Jarrett - Byablue (1976) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9990}

Keith Jarrett - Byablue (1976) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9990}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 215 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 99 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 118 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1976, 2013 Impulse! / Verve / Universal Japan | UCCU-9990
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

There's a nicely warming vibe on this album from Keith Jarrett – a sound that's sometimes a bit more laidback and personal, but which is still carried off with familiar associates Dewey Redman on tenor, Charlie Haden on bass, and Paul Motian on drums! Most of the tunes are shorter compositions built around gently lyrical lines – somewhat introspective, and a bit less organic than in years past – but in a way that more than makes up for that difference with their own inner beauty. Titles include "Konya", "Rainbow", "Trieste", "Fantasm", "Yahllah", and "Byablue".
Donald Fagen - Kamakiriad (1993/2012) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Donald Fagen - Kamakiriad (1993/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 50:28 minutes | 1,03 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Donald Fagen was one of the two masterminds behind Steely Dan, the seminal jazz-pop band of the '70s. Fagen's solo work has been a continuation of the band's work of the early '80s — carefully constructed and arranged, intricately detailed pop songs that are more substantial than their stylish surface may indicate. His 1982 solo debut, "The Nightfly", was the best album he had made in years; it covered the same ground as the last two Steely Dan albums, yet surpassed it in terms of ambition and achievement. Originally produced by Steely Dan's co-founding member, Walter Becker, Donald Fagen's "Kamakiriad" is a brilliantly executed futuristic retro concept album which spins a unique Sci-Fi outlook on the world. The eight-song cycle re-creates a retro-futuristic world in which Fagen's '50s nostalgia meets high-tech millennialism. If you loved the studio-intensive blues-rock, tantalizing, crisp white funk grooves that made Steely Dan, and Fagen's first solo album so compelling, "Kamakiriad" will keep your pulse racing.
Keith Jarrett - Shades (1976) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9989}

Keith Jarrett - Shades (1976) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9989}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 202 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 80 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 107 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1976, 2013 Impulse! / Verve / Universal Japan | UCCU-9989
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

A lost gem from Keith's "with horns" period – a quintet session from the mid 70s, recorded with a group that features Dewey Redman on tenor, plus Charlie Haden on bass, Paul Motian on drums and percussion, and Guilherme Franco on additional percussion. The feel is a bit straighter than Jarrett's excellent Death & The Flower set – as the tunes have a highly rhythmic component, and make good use of the extra percussion to create a flowing, organic groove. There's still a nice loose feel overall, though – almost a take on the loft jazz sound, especially at the moments when Jarrett goes a bit outside on piano. Titles include "Shades Of Jazz", "Southern Smiles", "Rose Petals", and "Diatribe".
The Afghan Whigs - Gentlemen (1993/2014) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

The Afghan Whigs - Gentlemen (1993/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 48:52 minutes | 1,06 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

If there is one album fully deserving of a coming of age celebration, it is The Afghan Whigs' Gentlemen. Since its original release in October of 1993, Gentlemen's lore has grown in stature as fans new and old continue to embrace the album. 33 1/3 published a book about the album in 2008 and Stereogum proclaimed just last month, "From its bombastic opening to its understated end, Gentlemen remains a fine example of what exactly independent rock music is capable of accomplishing".
Rostam - Half-Light (2017) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Rostam - Half-Light (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 52:17 minutes | 1,1 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

"Half-Light" is the debut album from Rostam Batmanglij, who is known for his work with Vampire Weekend and produced each of their three albums. The kaleidoscopic album features fifteen songs written, produced, and performed by Rostam in his Los Angeles home studio. All in all, Half-Light makes it apparent just how much of what was captivating about Vampire Weekend came from Batmanglij, solidifying the newly independent musician as a collaborator artists from multiple genres should–and do–want to work with.
Keith Jarrett - Mysteries (1976) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9988}

Keith Jarrett - Mysteries (1976) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9988}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 286 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 101 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 103 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1976, 2013 Impulse! / Verve / Universal Japan | UCCU-9988
Jazz / Post Bop / Modern Creative / Piano

Dark and moody work from Keith Jarrett – a record that builds strongly off his ensemble feeling of the Impulse years, but which also seems to carry a bit more of the introspective vibe he was building up in some of his more stripped down solo recordings! The group's still a great one here – with Dewey Redman on reeds, Charlie Haden on bass, Paul Motian on drums, and Guilhermo Franco on percussion – and the tunes, although long and somewhat free, still show Jarrett's great ear for a lyrical melody – carried off wonderfully without cliche, and still with more sharp edges than you might expect. Titles include "Rotation", "Everything That Lives Laments", "Flame", and "Mysteries".