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Steve Forbert - Alive On Arrival & Jackrabbit Slim (2013)

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Steve Forbert - Alive On Arrival & Jackrabbit Slim (2013)

Steve Forbert - Alive On Arrival & Jackrabbit Slim (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 848 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 300 Mb | 02:10:52
Soft Rock | Label: Blue Corn Music

Alive on Arrival is an album full of earnest tunes about loneliness, self-worth, aspirations, and disappointments. Forbert’s wispy, innocent sounding voice floats gently (and cuts roughly) over his acoustic guitar to homespun ditties with a down-to-earth feel. This album represents Forbert’s music perfectly, and even though his latter albums sound less subtle, it is Alive on Arrival that so aptly personifies him. “Going Down to Laurel” has his voice aching about the dirtiness of the city and the beauty of his true love, and “Steve Forbert’s Midsummer Night’s Toast” is an interesting musical jaunt through the bittersweet world of growing up. Forbert really comes to life on “What Kinda Guy?,” humorously explaining what a simplified, easygoing chap he is. The kick-back aura of Alive on Arrival puts the emphasis on the down and out Forbert while feelings of sentiment and adolescence slowly emerge with each passing song.

Rufus Wainwright & Amsterdam Sinfonietta - Rufus Wainwright & Amsterdam Sinfonietta (Live) (2021)

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Rufus Wainwright & Amsterdam Sinfonietta - Rufus Wainwright & Amsterdam Sinfonietta (Live) (2021)

Rufus Wainwright & Amsterdam Sinfonietta - Rufus Wainwright & Amsterdam Sinfonietta (Live) (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:00:24 | 319 Mb
Chamber Pop | Label: BMG Rights Management

In January 2017 Rufus Wainwright toured with the prestigious all string ensemble Amsterdam Sinfonietta through the Netherlands. Critics and audiences of the ten concerts were enraptured by the intimacy and intensity of the program curated by Wainwright. The concerts reflected the immense bandwidth of Wainwright’s musical influences and interests from Verdi Arias to Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell, from Rameau pieces to the American songbook and French chanson and from Wainwright’s beloved Berlioz to his family’s and his own songs, some of them written for this program. Emotional center piece of the album is Wainwright’s almost 9 minute version of late Canadian singer songwriter Lhasa de Sela;s harrowing “I’m going in”, a song she wrote about her own death from cancer at the age of 37.

Eberson - Between Two Worlds (2021)

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Eberson - Between Two Worlds (2021)

Eberson - Between Two Worlds (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 283 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 107 Mb | 00:46:25
Jazz Rock, Fusion | Label: Jazzland Recordings

"Between Two Worlds" from Jon and Marte Eberson is the sequel to their previous album "Empathy". It is three years since that album's release, one that attracted a lot of positive attention, both critically and from a large audience. The expectations for the new album are high.

Digging Roots - Zhawenim (2022)

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Digging Roots - Zhawenim (2022)

Digging Roots - Zhawenim (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 230 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 84 Mb | 00:36:35
Blues Rock, Female Vocal | Label: Ishkode Records

Digging Roots’ new album embraces themes from residential schools to reclamation, climate change to baamaadziwin (the good life). Co-produced with Hill Kourkoutis, Zhawenim (which means to love unconditionally in Anishinaabemowin) is a journey that travels oceans, lands and hearts raising resistance through pure, powerful joy. As a collection, Zhawenim expresses the revolutionary act of giving and receiving love. The album looks beyond to a future that waits to be claimed by the next generation.

Dawn Chorus and the Infallible Sea - Liberamente (2020)

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Dawn Chorus and the Infallible Sea - Liberamente (2020)

Dawn Chorus and the Infallible Sea - Liberamente (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 220 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 137 Mb | Scans included | 00:47:28
Electronic, Ambient, Drone | Label: Azure Vista Records

Second album from American trio Dawn Chorus and the Infallible Sea, consisting of zakè, Marc Ertel and Damien Duque. Together they're creating soft-textured and slowly unfolding sonic landscapes, somewhere between guitar-oriented drone music and modern classical. Liberamente is the kind of album that demands attention and patience from the listener, yet it's ultimately a very rewarding one.

Pete Malinverni - On The Town: Pete Malinverni Plays Leonard Bernstein (2022) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

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Pete Malinverni - On The Town: Pete Malinverni Plays Leonard Bernstein (2022) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Pete Malinverni - On The Town: Pete Malinverni Plays Leonard Bernstein (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 58:51 minutes | 368 MB
Jazz | Label: Planet Arts Recordings, Official Digital Download

Reaching #1 on The Roots Music Report's Top 50 Traditional Jazz Album Chart in January, 2022, New York-based pianist Pete Malinverni’s latest album presents Leonard Bernstein compositions in a trio setting along with bassist Ugonna Okegwo and drummer Jeff Hamilton. On the Town: Pete Malinverni Plays Leonard Bernstein features jazz arrangements of songs primarily from musicals such as On the Town (1944), Wonderful Town (1953), and West Side Story (1957). Malinverni also provides an enthralling spiritual rendition of “Simple Song” from Mass (1971), as well as one of his own numbers, “A Night on the Town” that closes the set.

Yuri Gagarin - At The Center Of All Infinity (2015) [Official Digital Download]

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Yuri Gagarin - At The Center Of All Infinity (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Yuri Gagarin - At The Center Of All Infinity (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 40:22 minutes | 508 MB
Psychedelic Rock, Stoner Rock, Space Rock | Label: Kommun 2 Records, Official Digital Download

For those who have yet to delve into Yuri Gagarin's work, this is a Swedish instrumental space rock group that quickly managed to assemble a loyal underground following from the moment their self-titled debut was released in 2013. The band's formula isn't very intricate, relying instead on the huge atmosphere the instruments create. Also, repetition is essential in this type of music, as it manages to induce you in a lovely trance, while they work wonders.

Brandon Allen - The Gene Ammons Project (2017) [Official Digital Download]

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Brandon Allen - The Gene Ammons Project (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Brandon Allen - The Gene Ammons Project (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 53:36 minutes | 586 MB
Jazz, Bebop, Soul Jazz | Label: RT Jazz Records, Official Digital Download

Gene Ammons was one of the founders of the Chicago style of tenor saxophone playing but was often in the shadow of his tenor-playing contemporaries, Dexter Gordon, Wardell Gray, and Sonny Stitt. Despite this he forged a lasting partnership with Stitt, recording some classic tenor battles in the 1950s.

VA - Habibi Funk: An Eclectic Selection Of Music From The Arab World, Part 2 (2021) [Official Digital Download]

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VA - Habibi Funk: An Eclectic Selection Of Music From The Arab World, Part 2 (2021) [Official Digital Download]

VA - Habibi Funk: An Eclectic Selection Of Music From The Arab World, Part 2 (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 51:50 minutes | 622 MB
World, Funk | Label: Habibi Funk Records, Official Digital Download

This compilation of songs is not meant as a historic reflection of popular music of the “Arab world.” It is a very personal selection of songs we grew to like at Habibi Funk. It is music that historically never existed as a unified musical genre. We think it’s important to make this distinction and to have the listener understand that the majority of the music on this compilation does not come from the highly famous names of the musical spectrum of North Africa and the Middle East.

Ian Hawgood - Mysterious Shapes and Remembered Rhythms (2022) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

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Ian Hawgood - Mysterious Shapes and Remembered Rhythms (2022) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Ian Hawgood - Mysterious Shapes and Remembered Rhythms (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 33:37 minutes | 333 MB
Electronic, Ambient | Label: Home Normal, Official Digital Download

'Mysterious Shapes and Remembered Rhythms' is a short series of sketches I dedicated to a mono reel-to-reel recorder sourced from guitar and tongue drum.

Sélène Saint-Aimé - Mare Undarum (2020) [Official Digital Download]

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Sélène Saint-Aimé - Mare Undarum (2020) [Official Digital Download]

Sélène Saint-Aimé - Mare Undarum (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 40:56 minutes | 396 MB
Contemporary Jazz, Modern Creative, Vocal Jazz | Label: Komos, Official Digital Download

“Mare Undarum means “the sea of waves”, the name given to a lunar pool. The title is also a reference to the artist's first name, Sélène, who was the goddess of the full moon in Greek mythology.

Stamic Quartet - Karel Kovařovic: The Complete String Quartets (2019) [Official Digital Download]

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Stamic Quartet - Karel Kovařovic: The Complete String Quartets (2019) [Official Digital Download]

Stamic Quartet - Karel Kovařovic: The Complete String Quartets (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 80:10 minutes | 761 MB
Classical | Label: Supraphon, Official Digital Download

The Stamic Quartet's repertoire ranges from Baroque to 21st-century music (the highly acclaimed album of Sofia Gubaidulina's complete quartets, Supraphon 2012), yet the ensemble mainly focus on works dating from the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries. Following the revelatory premiere recording of Josef Bohuslav Foerster's quartets (Supraphon, 2010), they have now come up with another striking project. Karel Kovařovic (1862-1920) is primarily known for his work as the director of the opera company of the National Theatre in Prague, as well as a conductor, while his own music has been generally overlooked.

Simone Zanchini & Frankfurt Radio Big Band - Play the Music of Nino Rota (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

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Simone Zanchini & Frankfurt Radio Big Band - Play the Music of Nino Rota (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Simone Zanchini & Frankfurt Radio Big Band - Play the Music of Nino Rota (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 66:53 minutes | 787 MB
Jazz, Big Band | Label: IN+OUT Records, Official Digital Download

'I'm a musician who plays accordion, not an accordionist who plays jazz,' says Simone Zanchini, proud of a distinction that is proven by Nino - his 25th album in the 20 years. Zanchini embraces and transforms half a dozen already complexly compelling works of the great Italian soundtrack composer Nino Rota, brilliantly arranged by Jörg Achim Keller for the Frankfurt Radio Big Band.

NRBQ - In • Frequencies (2020)

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NRBQ - In • Frequencies (2020)

NRBQ - In • Frequencies (2020)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 268 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 99 Mb | 00:42:21
Pop Rock | Label: Omnivore Recordings

Collection of 16 NRBQ rarities, 12 previously unissued.

VA - This Love Is For Real (The Sweet Soul Of Chicago 1968-1981) (2017)

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VA - This Love Is For Real (The Sweet Soul Of Chicago 1968-1981) (2017)

VA - This Love Is For Real (The Sweet Soul Of Chicago 1968-1981) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 340 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 153 Mb | 01:06:59
R'n'B, Soul | Label: Interstate Records

This Love Is For Real - The Sweet Soul Of Chicago: 1968-1981 is the second part in Interstate Records' regional soul series. This Love Is For Real documents the Chicago sound, as popularized by Curtis Mayfield, The Chi-Lites or Impressions, but with a focus on more obscure artists and releases. Features writing, arrangement, and production by Leroy Hutson, Willie Henderson, Eugene Record, with appearances by Otil Leavill, Charles Jackson, and more. Features: Essence, Marzette Griffith, Harlem Meat Company, Magnum Force, Billy & The Bloodknots, The Lost Generation, The Stimulators, Hands Of Time, Chocolate Sunday, Bruce Thompson, The Vegas, The Ledgends, The Independents, The Cheers, Little Ben Norfleet, The Lovelites, and Windy City. CD version includes eight tracks not featured on the LP version. These eight tracks feature: The Chi-Lites, The Turks, The Eight Minutes, The Visitors, Eugene Smiley, Enchanting Enchanters, Bobby Gomez, Magnetic Force, The Lintones, and The Esquires.