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Carmen McRae – As Time Goes By: Live At The Dug (1974/2012) [e-onkyo 24-96]

Carmen McRae – As Time Goes By – Live At The Dug (1974/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz  | Time – 00:50:44 minutes | 1,05 GB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: www.e-onkyo.com | © Victor
Recorded Live At The Jazz Club Dug, Tokyo, November 21, 1973

It may have made Bogart and Bergman immortal, but the song “As Time Goes By” curiously never became one of the many jazz standards of the day. So, to find it here in the company of other perennial songs from the jazz catalog is quite a treat. And even more impressive is the fact Carmen McRae is the one at the microphone. Recorded in 1973 at Tokyo’s Dug jazz club, As Time Goes By finds McRae accompanying herself on piano. And if one wasn’t quite sure whether to put Miss McRae in the same company as a Sarah Vaughan or Dinah Washington, then this collection of numbers should definitely tip the scales. Here is one of jazz’s most underrated chanteuses spelling it all out. ~ Stephen Cook, All Music Guide Review

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Carmen Gomes Inc. – Little Blue (2015) [Sound Liaison 24-96]

Carmen Gomes Inc. – Little Blue (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 42:37 minutes | 827 MB | Genre: Vocal Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Sound Liaison.com

Little Blue is a collection of songs that I feel strongly about. Songs of my youth that made an lingering impression and original compositions, some written a long time ago; some only recently.
They all deal with topics of everyday life that keeps my mind occupied: the choices we make, how we define ourselves and how we deal with life in general.

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Carly Simon – Hello Big Man (1983/2015) [HDTracks 24-192]

Carly Simon – Hello Big Man (1983/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 39:36 minutes | 1,38 GB | Genre: Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Label: Rhino/Elektra ,Warner Bros. Records
Recorded: Power Station Studios, New York City

Originally released in 1983, „Hello Big Man“ was Carly Simon’s final album for Warner Brothers Records. Following 1981’s well-reviewed but commercially lackluster collection of jazz and pop standards „Torch“, „Hello Big Man“ was another unexpected stylistic detour, featuring Simon recording with the pioneering reggae rhythm section of Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare. While the resulting music bears an obvious reggae influence (most particularly on a cover of Bob Marley’s ‘Is This Love?’), the overall effect has more in common with slightly younger and more stylistically experimental singer-songwriters such as Joan Armatrading and Rickie Lee Jones. Unfortunately, for all their quirky charms, the album and its single, ‘You Know What To Do,’ were both commercial failures. The budget-line reissue from Rhino Flashback features remastered sound.

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Carolyn Sampson, Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore – A French Baroque Diva (2014) [Hyperion 24-96]

Carolyn Sampson, Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore – A French Baroque Diva (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 72:55 minutes | 1,36 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet | Source: Hyperion

This album featuring Carolyn Sampson and Ex Cathedra showcases works written for the foremost soprano of the French Baroque, Marie Fel. Voltaire called her his “adorable nightingale”. Fel held an entire generation spellbound at the Paris Opera and at Louis XV’s court during one of the most glorious periods of French music. She inspired some of Rameau’s finest music and introduced a whole new level of virtuosity and expression into the French singing tradition. Her long, triumphant career is traced through this fascinating recording.

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Carla Bley, Andy Sheppard, Steve Swallow – Trios (2013) [Qobuz 24-88.2]

Carla Bley, Andy Sheppard, Steve Swallow – Trios (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time – 00:56:14 minutes | 932 MB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Label: ECM Records GmbH
Recorded: April 2013 at Auditorio Radiotelevisione svizzera, Lugano

Carla Bley, Andy Sheppard and Steve Swallow revisit classic Bley compositions in an exceptional album recorded in Lugano last year by Manfred Eicher. Included here are spirited new versions of “Utviklingssang” and “Vashkar”, and the suites “Les Trois Lagons”, “Wildlife” and “The Girl Who Cried Champagne”. Carla’s robust tunes are vividly conveyed, all members solo compellingly, and the trio has never sounded better.

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Canty – Carmina Celtica (2010) [LINN 24-192]

Canty – Carmina Celtica (2010)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 66:52 minutes | 2,36 GB | Genre: Classical
Official Digital Download – Source: LINN Records.com | Covers & Digital Booklet

World-premiere recordings of medieval and contemporary spritual songs including James MacMillan ‘Os mutorum’ and John Tavener ‘Two Hadiths’.

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Amandine Beyer, Leila Schayegh – Antonio Caldara: Trio Sonatas (2015) [Qobuz24-96]

Antonio Caldara – Trio Sonatas – Amandine Beyer, Leila Schayegh (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 1:12:48 minutes | 1,38 GB | Genre: Classical
Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Label: Glossa
Recorded: in St. Gerold (Voralberg, Austria) on 5-7 May 2014

wo former students of the Schola Cantorum in Basel, both now captivating audiences each with their individual violinistic artistry, Amandine Beyer and Leila Schayegh, join forces for a new SCB recording devoted to the trio sonata music of Antonio Caldara, and issued with Glossa.

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Bud Powell – The Scene Changes: The Amazing Bud Powell Vol. 5 (1959/2015) [HDTracks 24-192]

Bud Powell – The Scene Changes: The Amazing Bud Powell Vol. 5 (1959/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192kHz | Time – 39:47 minutes | 1,63 GB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks |  Label: Blue Note Records
Recorded: Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 29, 1958

Recorded in December 1958, The Scene Changes: The Amazing Bud Powell (Vol. 5) is a studio album by Bud Powell and was recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey. It features Bud Powell on piano, Paul Chambers on bass and Art Taylor on drums.

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Buddy Guy – Born To Play Guitar (2015) [HDTracks 24-96]

Buddy Guy – Born To Play Guitar (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz | Time – 59:22 minutes | 1,18 GB | Genre: Blues
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Label: Silvertone / RCA Records
Recorded: Blackbird Studio, Nashville, TN

Buddy Guy, the legendary award winning blues icon, will release his brand new studio album Born To Play Guitar on July 31st via RCA Records. The follow-up to his 2013 double disc release,Rhythm & Blues, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Blues Albums chart, Born To Play Guitar is produced by Grammy Award winning producer/songwriter and Buddy’s longtime collaborator Tom Hambridge.

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