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Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals – Call It What It Is (2016) [24bit FLAC]

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Artist: Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
Album: Call It What It Is
Genre: Rock
Year: 2016
Tracks: 11
Duration: 00:40:50
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz
Size: 448.84 MB
Label: Stax Records

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals will follow up their triumphant 2015 reunion tour with Call It What It Is, their first new studio album in nine years. The band also announced the initial leg of their forthcoming Call It What It Is World Tour, which kicks off April 2nd in New York, and will take the band around the world throughout much of 2016.

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Ben Harper – Both Sides Of The Gun (2006) [24bit FLAC]

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Artist: Ben Harper
Album: Both Sides Of The Gun
Genre: Rock
Year: 2006
Tracks: 09
Duration: 01:03:41
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88,2kHz
Size: 1.19 GB
Label: Virgin

Ben Harper’s 2006 release, Both Sides of the Gun presents the dichotemy of Harper’s musical nature. The first disc is made of mostly acoustic and string-driven songs, while the second disc is made up of the more rock and upbeat material and touching on genres such as hard rock, funk and gospel.

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Yeol Eum Son – Modern Times: Berg, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Ravel (2016) [24bit FLAC]

Yeol Eum Son - Modern Times: Berg, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Ravel (2016) [24bit FLAC] Download

Artist: Yeol Eum Son
Album: Modern Times: Berg, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Ravel
Genre: Classical
Year: 2016
Tracks: 12
Duration: 01:14:19
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz
Size: 1.26 GB
Label: Decca

“All of the music selected from the album are from the early 20th century, an era in which I think saw a big shift in both world history and music culture,” she added.

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David Grimal, Hans-Peter Hofmann and Les Dissonances – Bernstein & Schnittke (2010) [24bit FLAC]

David Grimal, Hans-Peter Hofmann and Les Dissonances - Bernstein & Schnittke (2010) [24bit FLAC] Download

Artist: David Grimal, Hans-Peter Hofmann and Les Dissonances
Album: Bernstein & Schnittke
Genre: Classical
Year: 2010
Tracks: 12
Duration: 01:14:08
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88,2kHz
Size: 1.32 GB
Label: Les Dissonances

With this work, Schnittke inaugurated in 1977 a series of six concerti grossi for different solo instruments. In the first of the cycle, the composer weaves the discourse between the interventions of the two solo violins, the harpsichord, the prepared piano and the string orchestra. He deploys the bases of his ‘polystylism’ by paying tribute to the Baroque roots of the genre through the use of the harpsichord and the heading of each movement: Prelude, Toccata, Recitativo, Cadenza, Rondo, Postlude. Unlike the neoclassicism of, say, Stravinsky, Schnittke conveys his relationship with history through a technique of ‘collage’ of atonal elements, popular music (the tango of the Rondo), his own lm music, and passages exploring micro-intervals.

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Big John Patton – Let Em Roll (1965) [24bit FLAC]

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Artist: Big John Patton
Album: Let Em Roll
Genre: Jazz
Year: 1965
Tracks: 06
Duration: 00:39:57
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz
Size: 1.66 GB
Label: Capitol Records

This soulful and groovy 1965 Blue Note effort from the famed Hammond B-3 organist finds him matching creative wits with fellow jazz greats like Grant Green (guitar), Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone) and Otis Finch (drums), and running down an upbeat six-track stunner of a set comprised of four of his own originals and well-suited takes on the standard “The Shadow of Your Smile” and Hank Mobley’s “The Turnaround.”

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Booker Ervin, Jaki Byard, Richard Davis, Alan Dawson – The Freedom Book (1964) [24bit FLAC]

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Artist: Booker Ervin, Jaki Byard, Richard Davis, Alan Dawson
Album: The Freedom Book
Genre: Jazz
Year: 1964
Tracks: 06
Duration: 00:42:43
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz
Size: 476.06 MB
Label: Prestige Records

Booker Ervin’s recordings with Charles Mingus and Randy Weston brought him good reviews and a bit of notoriety. But it was his series of Song Books for Prestige Records that broadcast the stentorian announcement that a jazz orator of gigantic stature had arrived. Ervin’s tenor saxophone sound was haunted by the loneliness and spaciousness of the Texas plains where he was raised. The Southwest moan was an integral part of his playing. But his style went beyond the classic Texas tenor tradition to incorporate the intricacies of bebop and suggestions of the free jazz that was initiating one of the periods of self-renewal that keeps jazz fresh and interesting. The Freedom Book, recorded at the end of 1963, was one of Ervin’s masterpieces. He is abetted by the power and drive of Jaki Byard, Richard Davis, and Alan Dawson.

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Lewis, Paul – Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 15; Ballades Op. 10 (2016) [24bit FLAC]

Lewis, Paul - Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 15; Ballades Op. 10 (2016) [24bit FLAC] Download

Artist: Lewis, Paul
Album: Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 15; Ballades Op. 10
Genre: Classical
Year: 2016
Tracks: 07
Duration: 01:12:07
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/48kHz
Size: 653.5 MB
Label: harmonia mundi

A renewal of forms, Too innovative for its time, Brahms’s Piano Concerto no.1, premiered in Hanover in 1859, needed a few years to become established in the repertory. It is a work that redefines the norms of the genre. The traditional confrontation between virtuoso soloist and orchestra is bypassed in favour of a balanced treatment and a more ‘symphonic’ approach. The Ballades op.10 too derive from the impetus towards a renewal of forms characteristic of the young Brahms’s output.

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