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Ray Charles & Count Basie Orchestra - Ray Sings, Basie Swings (2006) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz] RE-UP

Ray Charles and Count Basie Orchestra - Ray Sings, Basie Swings (2006)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 48:29 minutes | 995 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

"Ray Sings, Basie Swings" combines archival, never-before-heard Ray Charles vocal recordings with brand-new performances by the Count Basie Orchestra. This ground breaking album gives listeners the unprecedented experience of hearing Ray Charles at the dazzling peak of his vocal prowess. Ray Sings, Basie Swings was created with the most up-to-date recording and mixing technology, offering sound quality that is state-of-the art.
Bad Religion - True North (2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz] RE-UP

Bad Religion - True North (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 35:14 minutes | 848 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

True North is the sixteenth studio album by the Los Angeles' punk icons Bad Religion. The recording sessions took place in July and August 2012 at Joe's House of Compression, a studio owned by Joe Barresi, who produced the album. In a world still brimming with inequality and oppression, the band’s trademark dissent seems as relevant as ever. True North is one of the band’s most emotionally accessible works to date.
Train - Bulletproof Picasso (2014) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/88,2kHz]

Train - Bulletproof Picasso (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 43:44 minutes | 860 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

"Bulletproof Picasso" is the seventh studio album by American rock band Train. The album was produced by previous Train collaborator Butch Walker, and reflects frontman-singer/songwriter Pat Monahan's penchant for distinctive musical stylings. The album's first single, "Angel In Blue Jeans", soared to the Top 15 of Triple A and Adult Top 40 radio in only a month, joining the band's successful arsenal of other radio-embraced singles throughout their two-decade career.
David Virelles - Antenna (2016) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/88,2kHz]

David Virelles - Antenna (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 21:47 minutes | 448 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The music of Cuban-born, Brooklyn-based pianist David Virelles conjures a hallucinatory world in which ancient Afro-Cuban rhythms and ritual reverberate in the here and now. His 2016 offering for ECM Records is "Antenna", music attuned to a timeless rhythmic-cultural current even as it pulses with a vibrantly urban, modernist energy. A six-track, 22-minute EP released exclusively on vinyl and digitally, "Antenna" sees Virelles channel Afro-Cuban percussion into an electro-acoustic, almost psychedelic swirl, one that melds jazz improvisation and organic grooves with digital refraction, shadowy synthesizers, otherworldly field recordings and even Cuban street poetry.
Masabumi Kikuchi Trio - Sunrise (2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

Masabumi Kikuchi Trio - Sunrise (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 51:01 minutes | 970 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Masabumi Kikuchi makes his ECM debut with Sunrise. The album bursting with riveting spontaneity and free-form improvisation finds the well-versed musician joined by a star-studded lineup which includes double bassist Thomas Morgan and legendary drummer Paul Motian. The serene ten track work, comprised of mostly ballads, is executed flawlessly as each harmonic movement is handled with precision and clarity. The trio, all masters in the jazz world, deliver an album that is breathtaking.
Michael Formanek - Small Places (2012) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/88,2kHz]

Michael Formanek - Small Places (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 71:21 minutes | 1,31 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

'Small Places' is double-bassist/composer Michael Formanek’s follow-up to The Rub and Spare Change, his widely lauded ECM debut as a leader. The new album features the same powerhouse band of longtime confreres, with Formanek in seemingly telepathic league with saxophonist Tim Berne, pianist Craig Taborn and drummer Gerald Cleaver. If anything, Small Places is a step beyond this quartet’s first release, with the compositions and improvisation blending so that a listener is scarcely able to tell where one leaves off and the other begins. Earthy yet atmospheric, this is jazz alive with dark-hued melody and bone-deep rhythms, rich in dynamic possibility and the sound of surprise.
Norma Winstone - Dance Without Answer (2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88,2kHz]

Norma Winstone - Dance Without Answer (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 62:34 minutes | 727 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The great British jazz singer Norma Winstone once again casts her net wide for source material for this third ECM album with Italian pianist Glauco Venier and German clarinetist / saxophonist Klaus Gesing. Alongside new pieces by Winstone/Gesing and by Venier, the trio covers tunes by singer-songwriters Nick Drake, Fred Neil and Tom Waits. They take a fresh approach to Madonna’s “Live To Tell”, and to Dave Grusin’s “It Might Be You”, as well as Ralph Towner’s “A Breath Away” (now with lyrics by Norma) and “Bein’ Green”, a children’s song elevated to jazz standard status by Sinatra, Stan Kenton, Ray Charles and many more. “As Winstone moves ever farther from the Great American Songbook,” All About Jazz observed, “it's certain that, with band mates as sympathetic as Gesing and Venier, there's precious little she can't do”.
L'Aura Soave Cremona, Sergio Azzolini - Vivaldi: Concerti Per Fagotto III (2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88.2kHz]

L'Aura Soave Cremona, Sergio Azzolini - Vivaldi: Concerti Per Fagotto III (2012)
FLAC tracks 24bit/88.2kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.19GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Naïve

In the summer of 2011 France’s most eminent cultural institution, the Château de Versailles, joined naïve in celebrating Antonio Vivaldi with a month of concerts, fireworks and publications – the crowning glory of our first ten years of work in restituting the massive corpus of works by this little-known italian composer to the public. The Vivaldi edition, a recording venture conceived by the italian musicologist Alberto Basso (istituto per i Beni Musicali in Piemonte) and the independent label naïve, is one of the most ambitious recording projects of the twenty-first century. its principal objective is to record the massive collection of Vivaldi autograph manuscripts preserved in the Biblioteca nazionale Universitaria in Turin.
Avishai Cohen - Into The Silence (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88.2kHz]

Avishai Cohen - Into The Silence (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/88.2kHz | Digital Booklet | 961MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, ECM Records

Avishai Cohen impressed a lot of listeners with his soulful contributions to Mark Turner’s Lathe of Heaven album in 2014. Now the charismatic Tel Aviv-born trumpeter has his ECM leader debut in a programme of expansive and impressionistic compositions for jazz quartet (trumpet, piano, bass, drums), augmented by tenor saxophone on a few pieces. Into The Silence is dedicated to the memory of Avishai’s father David, reflecting upon the last days of his life with grace and restraint. Avishai’s tender muted trumpet sets the emotional tone of the music in the album’s opening moments and his gifted cast of musicians explore its implications. Israeli pianist Yonathan Avishai has played with Cohen in many settings and solos creatively inside the trumpeter’s haunting compositions, sometimes illuminating them with the phraseology of the blues.
Jake Shimabukuro - Nashville Sessions (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/88.2kHz]

Jake Shimabukuro - Nashville Sessions (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/88.2kHz | Front Cover | 731MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, e-onkyo

For 15 years, Jake Shimabukuro has been expanding the possibilities of the ukulele as an instrument, bringing it from its role as a cornerstone of Hawaiian music into the worlds of rock, jazz and classical music. This January, Shimabukuro assembled a trio and went into the studio with no music written beforehand, in hopes of coming up with some decent ideas and maybe recording a song or two. Six days later, they had recorded Nashville Sessions, a full album of original compositions, written on the spot and recorded live.