Wolfert Brederode Trio – Black Ice (2016) [Qobuz 24-96]

Wolfert Brederode Trio – Black Ice (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 53:15 minutes | 948 MB | Genre: Jazz
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After the quartet adventures of Currents and Post Scriptum, Wolfert Brederode returns to a piano trio setting, and Black Ice makes an apt metaphor for his new music, with its gleaming lyricism, transparency, and hint of danger. “I find the combination of danger and beauty intriguing”, he says. There is sleek melodic invention both from the leader and from Icelandic bassist Gulli Gudmundsson, and Jasper van Hulten proves to be a resourceful addition to the team, a tone-sensitive drummer adept at embellishing the sensitive musical language and sense of interplay.

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Wilson Pickett – Right On (1970/2016) [HDTracks 24-192]

Wilson Pickett – Right On (1970/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 00:38:23 minutes | 1,48 GB | Genre: R&B, Soul
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Rhino Atlantic

For the First Time – Digitally Released As High Resolution Downloads 192kHz/24bit Classic Soul Titles from the Archives of Atlantic Records and Rhino Records.

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Wilson Pickett – Hey Jude (1969/2016) [HDTracks 24-192]

Wilson Pickett – Hey Jude (1969/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 00:31:09 minutes | 1,24 GB | Genre: R&B, Soul
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Rhino Atlantic

For the First Time – Digitally Released As High Resolution Downloads 192kHz/24bit Classic Soul Titles from the Archives of Atlantic Records and Rhino Records.

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Willie Nelson – The Sound In Your Mind (1976/2014) [HDTracks 24-96]

Willie Nelson – The Sound In Your Mind (1976/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 36:02 minutes | 664 MB | Genre: Country
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Columbia Nashville

Released in February 1976, The Sound in Your Mind is the second album on Columbia Records by Willie Nelson, and his eighteenth overall.

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Willie Nelson – Half Nelson (1985) [HDTracks 24-96]

Willie Nelson – Half Nelson (1985)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 36:21 minutes | 740 MB | Genre: Country
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Columbia

This is an appropriate collection, since Nelson has recorded more duets with more fellow performers than any other country singer in history. This runs the gamut, from traditional country singers Merle Haggard and George Jones, to soulman Ray Charles, to Latin-lover Julio Iglesias, and the rock band Santana. It even has a duet with the late Hank Williams, arranged through modern studio recording technology. ~~AllMusic Review by Tom Roland

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Willie Nelson – Always On My Mind (1982/2014) [HDTracks 24-96]

Willie Nelson – Always On My Mind (1982/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 33:24 minutes | 649 MB | Genre: Country
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Columbia Nashville

Always on My Mind was released in 1982 and spent 22 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart, where it also spent 253 weeks total. It was produced by Chips Moman.

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Warren Zevon – Excitable Boy (1978/2015) [HDTracks 24-192]

Warren Zevon – Excitable Boy (1978/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 00:31:49 minutes | 1,11 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Rhino/Elektra

This 1978 album includes the hits “Excitable Boy” and “Werewolves of London”. It remains the best selling album of Zevon’s career and is responsible for launching him into success.

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Yehudi Menuhin – Yehudi! The Art of Menuhin (2016) [Qobuz 24-96]

Yehudi Menuhin – Yehudi! The Art of Menuhin (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 03:34:49 minutes | 3,62 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Artwork: Digital Booklet  © Warner Classics

“Now I know there is a God in heaven!”, exclaimed Albert Einstein when he heard the young Yehudi Menuhin play the violin. Not only was Menuhin an extraordinary musician, he lived through – and helped to shape – a momentous period in history. The Warner Classics catalogue contains 70 years’ worth of his recordings and this 3-CD collection, Yehudi!, provides a fascinating perspective on his achievements: Menuhin was a man of ideals who changed the world through music.

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Henryk Wieniawski – Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 – Itzhak Perlman, LPO, Seiji Ozawa (2015) [Qobuz 24-96]

Henryk Wieniawski – Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 – Itzhak Perlman, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 00:50:18 minutes | 0,99 GB | Genre: Classical
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Recorded: Abbey Road Studios, London, 1 & 2 November 1971

Not only was Henryk Wieniawski one of the most brilliant violinists of the nineteenth century, he was also one of the first “modern” virtuosos not to limit his repertoire to his own works but to introduce audiences to music by such greats as Bach and Beethoven. Polish by birth, he was educated in Paris, studying the violin principally with Lambert Massart (Wieniawski won first prize in the violin at the age of eleven, making him the Conservatoire’s youngest-ever graduate) and composition with Hippolyte Collet. He was still only eighteen when he published his First Violin Concerto, which was a triumph at its premiere in Leipzig in 1853. He became renowned across Europe, admired for his dazzling artistry, both on the violin as a soloist and on the viola in chamber music — notably in concerts organised by the Beethoven Quartet Society while he was in London in 1859.

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