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Lawson Rollins - Airwaves: The Greatest Hits (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Lawson Rollins - Airwaves: The Greatest Hits (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 65:45 minutes | 1,40 GB
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Airwaves: The Greatest Hits chronicles a decade's worth of radio hits from Lawson Rollins’ seven solo albums, including the Billboard Top 30 contemporary jazz radio charting songs "Island Time," "Moonlight Samba," "Infinita," "Flight," and "Daybreak." Two new bonus tracks were recorded exclusively for this album: the contemporary jazz future hit "World of Wonder" (featuring the Billboard #1 jazz fusion group 3rd Force) and the classically-inspired, world-music composition "Prado" (featuring 2-time Grammy Award winning Danish violinist Mads Tolling).
Elvis Presley - Fun in Acapulco (1963/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Elvis Presley - Fun in Acapulco (1963/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 29:57 minutes | 658 MB
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Fun in Acapulco in many ways was a very succesful soundtrack of a Presley movie for a reason apart from its original sales. The Latin feeling and its uncompromising south of the border beat seem to provide a platform of very exciting tunes, fresh either in performance either in song presentation. Even the ever considered silly tune "(There's) No Room To Rhumba In A Sports Car" holds an utterly playful performance that requires to be taken for what it really is, a happy tune.
Coleman Hawkins - Desafinado: Coleman Hawkins Plays Bossa Nova & Jazz Samba (1962/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Coleman Hawkins - Desafinado: Coleman Hawkins Plays Bossa Nova & Jazz Samba (1962/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 35:39 minutes | 795 MB
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That Coleman Hawkins jumped on the jazz/bossa nova bandwagon craze initiated by Stan Getz in 1962 was a bit of a surprise to his fans, but that he was comfortable in the idiom should not be off-putting. Able to adapt to any style over his lengthy career, the legendary tenor saxophonist chose classic standards adapted to Brazilian rhythms, music from masters like Antonio Carlos Jobim and Joao Gilberto, and a Manny Albam original. Producer Bob Thiele and music director Albam were strong in their resolve directing Hawkins to do this project, and the results are fairly predictable, especially considering that every single track is played in midtempo. The difference is the deployment of two guitarists in Barry Galbraith (lead) and Howard Collins (rhythm) split into separate stereo channels, with bassist Major Holley and no full kit drummer, although Eddie Locke with a minimal and stripped-down setup, Willie Rodriguez, and even Tommy Flanagan play small Latin percussion instruments.
Bernard Lavilliers - 5 minutes au paradis (édition Collector) (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Bernard Lavilliers - 5 minutes au paradis (édition Collector) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 54:53 minutes | 1.11 GB
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Etonnant Lavilliers ! Brillant voyageur, qui change encore une fois la donne. Dans ce 21ème album studio, il envoie valser d un coup de rein les rythmes chaloupés, au profit de guitares électriques, cordes, cuivres et percussions orchestrées en bouquets énergisants.
Christian McBride Big Band - Bringin' It (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Christian McBride Big Band - Bringin' It (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:55 minutes | 1.42 GB
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Christian McBride's second big-band album, 2017's Bringin' It, is a robust, swaggeringly performed set of originals and standards showcasing his deft arranging skills and his ensemble's exuberant virtuosity. The album comes six years after his previous big-band outing, The Good Feeling, and once again finds the bassist conscripting a slew of his talented cohorts (some new, others returning), including saxophonists Steve Wilson and Ron Blake, trumpeters Freddie Hendrix and Brandon Lee, trombonist Steve Davis, pianist Xavier Davis, drummer Quincy Phillips, and others.
Katarina & Svante Henryson - High, Low Or In Between (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Katarina & Svante Henryson - High, Low Or In Between (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 50:10 minutes | 917 MB
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Svante Henryson, the Swedish cellist, composer, double bass and electric bass guitar player, has been awarded the Nordic Council Music Award of some 50'000 Dollars in a ceremony on Iceland. Starting as a double-bass player in the Oslo Phil, he continued as a rock musician in one of Sweden's more famous hard rock bands, while at all times exploring the classical cello in his own imaginative way, fusing the classical with impulses from other genres.
New York Philharmonic & Jaap van Zweden - Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 7 (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

New York Philharmonic & Jaap van Zweden - Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 7 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 71:14 minutes | 1.23 GB
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The New York Philharmonic and Decca Gold launch new partnership with release of Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 5 & 7 conducted by Jaap van Zweden.
Adam Laloum - Brahms Piano Concertos (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Adam Laloum - Brahms Piano Concertos (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 95:49 minutes | 1.48 GB
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This is Adam Laloum’s debut album with Sony Classical. Laloum tackles both of Brahms’s two piano concerti in this recording - a demanding task for even the most seasoned performer, and so, this record-ing stands as a testament to the confidence and abilities of the young French pianist. Laloum is the recipient of a number of prestigious awards including first prize for the Clara Haskil Piano Competition in 2009 and more recently the Victoire de la Musique Classique (Instrumental Soloist of the Year) in 2017.
Pygmalion & Raphaël Pichon - Enfers (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Pygmalion & Raphaël Pichon - Enfers (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 78:17 minutes | 1.47 GB
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Raphaël Pichon has invited Stéphane Degout to make his recording debut for harmonia mundi in a multifaceted exploration of the Underworld. The French baritone reincarnates the figure of Henri Larrivée, the famous tragedian of Rameau and Gluck. Around a reconstruction of an imaginary Mass of the Dead, sacred and secular merge, revealing some of the most extraordinary pieces from the operatic repertory of the Enlightenment. Music of death and mourning on an epic scale that inspires Pygmalion to overwhelming heights of pathos.
Elias Quartet - Schumann: Quartets Nos. 2 & 3 (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Elias Quartet - Schumann: Quartets Nos. 2 & 3 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 57:32 minutes | 1.01 GB
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The Elias Quartet has already recorded a complete cycle of Beethoven quartets at Wigmore Hall that was extremely well received by the critics. Now Sara Bitlloch, Donald Grant, Martin Saving and Marie Bitlloch present on Alpha an album devoted to Schumann:"We have always had a special affection for Robert Schumann’s Third Quartet. It’s one of the first works we played together. Since then we have often come back to it, as if to a splendid and familiar region that we think we know thoroughly, but which yields up new secrets with each visit.