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Chihiro Yamanaka – Syncopation Hazard (2015) [24bit FLAC]

Chihiro Yamanaka - Syncopation Hazard (2015) [24bit FLAC] Download

Artist: Chihiro Yamanaka
Album: Syncopation Hazard
Genre: Jazz
Year: 2015
Tracks: 11
Duration: 00:52:18
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz
Size: 2.01 GB
Label: Universal Music

Chihiro Yamanaka is a Japanese jazz pianist and composer. She has more than a dozen recordings released under her own name, principally on the Verve label, most of which have been released internationally. This album marks her major debut 10th anniversary commemorative work!

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Chihiro Yamanaka – Reminiscence (2011) [24bit FLAC]

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Artist: Chihiro Yamanaka
Album: Reminiscence
Genre: Jazz
Year: 2011
Tracks: 10
Duration: 00:48:33
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz
Size: 1.78 GB
Label: Universal Music

Chihiro Yamanaka is a Japanese jazz pianist and composer. She has more than a dozen recordings released under her own name, principally on the Verve label, most of which have been released internationally. As of 2012, she is based in New York City. “Reminiscence”, her eighth album as leader, is packed with her unique personality, deriving from the accumulation of her years of colorful activities. She creates her unmistakable world by integrating her own swing, bluesiness, funkiness, as well as her free viewpoint towards a wide range of music genres, all in line. A contemporary jazz piano which stretches outwardly after absorbing all of the old school jazz piano — experiencing her free-spirited and full-of-personality groove is part of the thrilling joy only jazz can provide. This album seems to have a special meaning to her. The title is a reminder of the nuclear accident in her hometown of Fukushima.

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Chihiro Yamanaka – Monk Studies (2017) [24bit FLAC]

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Artist: Chihiro Yamanaka
Album: Monk Studies
Genre: Jazz
Year: 2017
Tracks: 10
Duration: 00:44:23
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz
Size: 973.4 MB
Label: Universal Music

Chihiro Yamanaka is a Japanese jazz pianist and composer. “Monk Studies”, Chihiro Yamanaka’s new album, released by Blue Note label. The Japanese piano player reinterpretes famous Monk’s classics such as Misterioso, In Walked Bud, Ruby My Dear, Hackensack, and others.

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The Chick Corea Elektric Band – The Musician (2017) [24bit FLAC]

The Chick Corea Elektric Band - The Musician (2017) [24bit FLAC] Download

Artist: The Chick Corea Elektric Band
Album: The Musician
Genre: Jazz
Year: 2017
Tracks: 20
Duration: 03:36:36
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz
Size: 2.3 GB
Label: Stretch Records

Recorded live in 2011 at a series of all-star concerts in New York City to celebrate Chick Corea’s 70th birthday, the almost four hours of performances on this three album box set find Corea collaborating with 10 different bands and a total of 28 musicians, including Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, John McLaughlin, Stanley Clarke and Bobby McFerrin.

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Charles Lloyd New Quartet – Passin’ Thru (2017) [24bit FLAC]

Charles Lloyd New Quartet - Passin' Thru (2017) [24bit FLAC] Download

Artist: Charles Lloyd New Quartet
Album: Passin’ Thru
Genre: Jazz
Year: 2017
Tracks: 07
Duration: 01:14:47
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/88,2kHz
Size: 1.43 GB
Label: Blue Note Records

Listening to a new Charles Lloyd is always a guaranteed ticket on an inspired and spiritual inner journey. Not far off his 80th birthday, the Memphis saxophonist is still ploughing his furrow, never straying from the task or leaving her listeners cold. On stage, the experience takes on an additional aspect. That’s proven on Passin’ Thru recorded live in summer 2016 on the stage of the Montreux Jazz Festival and at Lensic in Santa Fe alongside her New Quartet which is made up of bassist Reuben Rogers, drummer Eric Harland and pianist Jason Moran. This recording was brought out by the label Blue Note and marks this untouchable outfit’s tenth birthday. The menu of this improvised feast includes more recent themes, but older ones too, like Passin’ Thru for which the record is named and which Lloyd first recorded in 1963 with the Chico Hamilton quintet. The quartet have always played a pretty essential role in the saxophonist’s career. It had its first incarnation in 1965 with Keith Jarrett on the piano, Cecil McBee on the double bass and Jack DeJohnette on the drums. Even if Lloyd would regularly return to this configuration, he considers the present New Quartet to be one of his most accomplished. “From the notes of our first concert, I knew that it was a magical formation.” Ten years later, the closeness and the tenor of the exchanges between the four musicians is intense. Here and there, Charles Lloyd blows up a few storms whose secrets are all his own, and which he plays with a beatific pleasure.

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Charles Bradley – Changes (2016) [24bit FLAC]

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Artist: Charles Bradley
Album: Changes
Genre: Soul
Year: 2016
Tracks: 11
Duration: 00:40:16
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/44,1kHz
Size: 455.84 MB
Label: Daptone Records

Charles Bradley has already proved that he is not simply a clone of James Brown, but rather the worthy heir to The Godfather of Soul. With Changes, the Brooklyn soulman rediscovered by the folks at Daptone Records releases a third album on which his impressive voice can lend itself to any melody. Just listening to the eponymous track on the album, an intense cover of an original song by Black Sabbath! The man nicknamed the ‘Screaming Eagle of Soul’ excels in ballads here, but even more impressive are the more up-tempo songs like Ain’t It A Sin – Bradley shows himself to be a master of his chosen art. A great vintage from a big character in soul music right now.

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Celine Dion – Encore un soir (2016) [24bit FLAC]

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Artist: Celine Dion
Album: Encore un soir
Genre: Pop
Year: 2016
Tracks: 15
Duration: 00:56:44
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz
Size: 1.13 GB
Label: Columbia

Encore un soir (meaning One More Night). The album was recorded entirely in Celine’s native language of French. The title track was composed by legendary French songwriter Jean-Jacques Goldman, marking a long-awaited reunion with Celine 12 years in the making. For the songs on this album, Celine personally chose uplifting themes that focused on life and positivity.

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Rob van de Laar, Thomas Beijer – Brahms, Schumann, Schubert, Pilss: Heartfelt – Romantic Works for Horn (2017) [24bit FLAC]

Rob van de Laar, Thomas Beijer - Brahms, Schumann, Schubert, Pilss: Heartfelt - Romantic Works for Horn (2017) [24bit FLAC] Download

Artist: Rob van de Laar, Thomas Beijer
Album: Brahms, Schumann, Schubert, Pilss: Heartfelt – Romantic Works for Horn
Genre: Classical
Year: 2017
Tracks: 09
Duration: 01:12:29
Quality: Digital eXtreme Definition FLAC Stereo 24bit/352,8kHz
Size: 3.44 GB
Label: Challenge Classics

During his own lifetime, Brahms enjoyed a reputation as an outstanding pianist and a most important composer. It is probably less well-known that he also learned to play the cello and horn as a youngster. His mother seems to have greatly enjoyed her son’s horn playing. It is therefore no great surprise that he started work on the composition of his Horn Trio just a few months after his mother passed away in 1865. He spent the summer of that year at the holiday home of his great supporter and advocate Clara Schumann, near Baden-Baden in the Black Forest, where he could find the peace and inspiration he needed in order to compose. Two years later, he took his friend Albert Dietrich to the spot where the theme of the Horn Trio’s first movement had occurred to him. “I was out walking one morning and when I arrived at this spot the sun started to glow; the theme came to me in an instant.” The first and third movements are to some degree nostalgic in nature and the work as a whole contains a number of references to the composer’s childhood.

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