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Cuong Vu Trio - Meets Pat Metheny (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Cuong Vu Trio - Meets Pat Metheny (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet| 1.02GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Nonesuch Records

There's a bit of a role reversal going on with this one. Trumpeter Cuong Vu—a Pat Metheny devotee from the time he first heard the guitarist's Travels (ECM, 1983) as a teenager—eventually came to join the Pat Metheny Group, enhancing the sound of the band on a pair of Grammy-winning albums: Speaking Of Now (Warner Bros. 2002) and The Way Up (Nonesuch, 2005). Now Metheny returns the favor, joining Vu's crew for this expansive outing.
Adam Baldych & The Baltic Gang - Imaginary Room (2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88.2kHz]

Adam Baldych & The Baltic Gang - Imaginary Room (2012)
FLAC tracks 24bit/88.2kHz | Front Cover | 1.08GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, ACT Music

After a much celebrated appearance by Adam Baldych at the 2011 Berlin Jazzfest, critic Ulrich Olshausen raved in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper: "He has, without doubt, the greatest technique of any jazz violinist alive today. We can expect everything of him". High praise for a musician of just 26 years of age, and at the same time only fitting for a man who has been considered a prodigy in his native Poland for many years already. He discovered the violin at the age of 11, and jazz at 13; the music gave him the freedom of expression he was looking for, and at 16 he started his international career. After completing his jazz studies at the Katowice Academy with distinction, he was awarded a scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Andrea Bocelli - Romanza (20th Anniversary Edition Deluxe) (1996/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Andrea Bocelli - Romanza (20th Anniversary Edition Deluxe) (1996/2016)
Classical, Operatic Pop, Vocal | FLAC (tracks), 24bit/96kHz | 01:27:36 h. | 1,95 Gb (incl 5%) | Front Cover
Label: Verve International | Tracks: 20 | Released: 2016 (1996)

Andrea Bocelli's Romanza is the bestselling classical crossover album of all time, having sold well over 17 million copies globally. To mark 20 years since the album's original release, and the success of 'Con Te Partiro' and 'Time To Say Goodbye' a 20th Anniversary Edition was released in November 2016. The original album has been remastered and now include bonus tracks.

Outlander Kitchen: The Official Outlander Companion Cookbook (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Willson at Dec. 4, 2016
Outlander Kitchen: The Official Outlander Companion Cookbook (repost)

Theresa Carle-Sanders, "Outlander Kitchen: The Official Outlander Companion Cookbook"
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1101967579 | 352 pages | EPUB | 107 MB
King Crimson - Augsburg, Germany - March 27, 1974 (2007) {DGM Official Digital Download}

King Crimson - Augsburg, Germany - March 27, 1974 (2007) {DGM Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (dgmlive.com) -> 387 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 139 Mb | Artwork (pdf+jpg) | 5% repair rar
© 1974, 2007 Discipline Global Mobile / King Crimson / DGMlive.com
Rock / Art Rock / Progressive Rock

This gig appears to be a testimony to the recuperative powers of John Wetton’s constitution. Having been out partying in the company of David Enthoven and Richard Palmer-James the night before in Munich, he still manages an impressive performance on Doctor Diamond and indeed throughout the rest of the gig. Though the good Doctor would forever elude them in the studio it seems that the band really beginning to find the soul of this song in concert. Fracture has a risky quality tonight; Bruford is in an adventurous mood whilst David’s tron is a touch out of tune.
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band - 55 (2016) {Big Crown Records BC013-CD}

Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band - 55 (2016) {Big Crown Records BC013-CD}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 338 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 129 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 7 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Big Crown Records | BC013-CD
Funk / Steel Band / World / Caribbean Traditions / Reggae / Soul

Covering 50 Cent, Cat Stevens, Faith Evans, and more on steelpan drums should not sound this gimmick-less. It helps that the Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band is, first and foremost, a strong funk ensemble. The Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band is a pet project of the German instrumental group the Mighty Mocambos, a practiced collective that makes versatile deep funk. Bacao is a vehicle for bandleader and guitarist Björn Wagner's dedicated enchantment with the steelpan drum, which he and three other band members play on a new debut full-length called 55.
Kevin Stewart - Never Look Back (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Kevin Stewart - Never Look Back (2015)
FLAC tracks 24bit/48kHz | Digital Booklet | 714MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Tonegold Records

American keyboardist Kevin Stewart is a superb contemporary jazz instrumentalist and composer who can perform a range of styles - including jazz, blues, and R&B – with equal dexterity, and his new album, Never Look Back, is a good example of his remarkable facility.
Martha Reeves - The Rest Of My Life (Expanded Edition) (1976/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Martha Reeves - The Rest Of My Life (Expanded Edition) (1976/2015)
R&B, Soul/Funk, Disco | FLAC (tracks), 24bit/96kHz | 01:06:43 h. | 1,57 Gb (incl 5%) | Front Cover
Label: Arista/Legacy | Tracks: 16 | Released: 2015 (1976)

"The Rest Of My Life" is the 1976 album by legendary soul diva Martha Reeves which was expanded and includes 7 Bonus Tracks with 2 Tracks are Un-Released Gems. Re-Mastered from the original master tapes by Sean Brennan, at Battery Studio’s. Produced by Bert DeCoteaux, General Johnson, Tony Camillo, and Tony Silvester.
Marcus Strickland's Twi-Life - Nihil Novi (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44.1kHz]

Marcus Strickland's Twi-Life - Nihil Novi (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/44.1kHz | Artwork| 626MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Blue Note

Since making his debut as a leader with 2001's At Last, Marcus Strickland has established a reputation as a composer of remarkable depth and breadth. On Nihil Novi, his first Blue Note offering, Strickland showcases a new band – trumpeter Keyon Harrold, keyboardists Mitch Henry and Masayuki Hirano, bassist Kyle Miles, and drummer Charles Haynes. His new tunes offer an even greater array of styles, harmonic textures, and dynamics, and reveal his preoccupation with hip-hop beatmaking. (This isn't a jazz/hip-hop fusion record.) Nihil Novi was expertly and empathetically produced by Meshell Ndegeocello, who also guests on bass. Strickland also brings in some old friends and allies, including Robert Glasper, Chris Dave, Pino Palladino, and Chris Bruce.
Meredith Monk - On Behalf Of Nature (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Meredith Monk - On Behalf Of Nature (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.10GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, ECM 2473

With her latest, multivalent ECM New Series album, Meredith aimed to address ecology and climate change, she says: "Believing that music speaks more directly than words, I worked to make a piece with a fluid, perceptual field that could expand awareness of what we are in danger of losing. On Behalf of Nature is a meditation on our intimate connection to nature, its inner structures, the fragility of its ecology and our interdependence." Voices and instruments have equal weight: sometimes each is heard alone; sometimes they are blended to form a new, mysterious sound; sometimes they are combined to create intricate, layered, yet transparent sonic landscapes.