Hajime Mizoguchi – Cello Bouquet (2013) [e-Onkyo DSF DSD128/5.64MHz + FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

溝口肇 – チェロ ブーケ / Hajime Mizoguchi – Cello Bouquet (2013)
DSD128 (.dsf) 1 bit/5,6 MHz | Time – 50:30 minutes | 3,99 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 50:30 minutes | 819 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Source: e-Onkyo | Digital booklet | Genre: Classical | © GRACE MUSIC

Hajime Mizoguchi (溝口 肇) is a Japanese cellist and composer. Mizoguchi started playing piano in 1963, at the age of 3, and the cello in 1971. From 1978–1985 he attended the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music where he majored in violoncello. While at school, he started playing the cello with Japanese pop-singers and working as a studio musician for radio, TV, films, and albums.

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Chihiro Yamanaka – Syncopation Hazard (2015) [e-Onkyo 24-192]

Chihiro Yamanaka – Syncopation Hazard (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 52:21 minutes | 2,02 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: e-Onkyo | Front Cover | © Blue Note Records

Chihiro Yamanaka ( 山中千尋 ) 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 (2011/2017) [e-OnkyoJP 24-192]

Chihiro Yamanaka – Reminiscence (2011/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 48:38 minutes | 1,79 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: e-Onkyo | Front Cover | © Universal Classics and Jazz

Chihiro Yamanaka ( 山中千尋 ) 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 – Because (2012/2017) [e-Onkyo 24-192]

Chihiro Yamanaka – Because (2012/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 58:51 minutes | 2,15 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: e-Onkyo | Digital Booklet | © Universal Classics and Jazz

Blue Note recording artist Chihiro Yamanaka is one of the most exciting jazz pianists and composers to come out of Japan. “Because” is her creative reworking of the Beatles classics.

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Vanessa Benelli Mosell – Light: Scriabin & Stockhausen (2016) [e-Onkyo 24-96]

Vanessa Benelli Mosell – Light: Scriabin, Stockhausen (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 63:22 minutes | 504 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: e-onkyo | Front cover | @ Universal Music

Light is the ideal follow up to Vanessa Benelli Mosells debut album on Decca, [R]evolution. This new album includes music by Alexander Scriabin as well as by her mentor, Karlheinz Stockhausen, thus putting together two composers both considered visionaries in their respective different historical periods.

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Swans – The Glowing Man (2016) [e-Onkyo 24-88.2]

Swans – The Glowing Man (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 01:58:27 minutes | 2,22 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: e-Onkyo | © Young God Records

Fourteenth and self-declared final studio album from Michael Gira and co. finally arrives in a heat haze of intensity and durational power. Swans have never done small. The Glowing Man clocks in at a vinyl bothering two hours, and not a note is wasted. Songs range from primordial rants through the netherworld, threatening Gothic blues (underpinned by that familiar Gira growl), epic 20minute+ slabs of alt-rock, sunset orange psychedelia, and a beautifully violent a reimagining of Sonic Youth’s ‘The World Looks Red’. This is Swans at their very best; a provocative trip into this most singular of bands. If this is to be the last album under this lineup, it is a fitting send-off.

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Stanley Turrentine – Sugar (1971/2013) [e-Onkyo 24-192]

Stanley Turrentine – Sugar (1971/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 35:07 minutes | 1,34 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: e-Onkyo | Digital Booklet | © CTI Records

If ever there were a record that both fit perfectly and stood outside the CTI Records’ stable sound, it is Sugar by Stanley Turrentine. Recorded in 1970, only three tracks appear on the original album (on the reissue there’s a bonus live version of the title track, which nearly outshines the original and is 50 percent longer). Turrentine, a veteran of the soul-jazz scene since the ’50s, was accompanied by a who’s who of groove players, including guitarist George Benson, Lonnie Liston Smith on electric piano, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, bassist Ron Carter, organist Butch Cornell, and drummer Billy Kaye, among others.

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New Philharmonia Orchestra, Otto Klemperer – Schumann: Symphony No. 1, Manfred Overture (1965/2012) [e-Onkyo 24-96]

Robert Schumann – Symphony No. 1, Manfred Overture – New Philharmonia Orchestra, Otto Klemperer (1965/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 48:09 minutes | 954 MB  | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  | Source: e-onkyo | Label: EMI Classics
Recorded: Abbey Road Studio No 1, London, October 1965

Otto Klemperer was born on 14th May 1885 in Breslau, Silesia (now Wroclaw, Poland) and died on 6th July 1973 in Zurich and hence next year we mark 40 years since his passing. Although disfigured by a stroke suffered whilst a brain tumour was being removed he became a world-renowned conductor whose recordings became and remain touchstones for the EMI catalogue.

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Prince – Art Official Age (2014) [e-Onkyo 24-44,1]

Prince – Art Official Age (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44.1kHz  | Time – 53:22 minutes | 605 MB | Genre: Funk
Official Digital Download – Source: e-Onkyo | © Warner Bros.

Art Official Age is the thirty-third studio album by American recording artist Prince. The title is a homophonic pun of “artificial age”.

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Martha Argerich – Music for Peace with Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra (2016) [DSD64]

Martha Argerich – Music for Peace with Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra (2016)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,82 MHz | Time – 37:18 minutes | 1,47 GB | Genre: Classical
Official Digital Download – Source: e-Onkyo | Digital Booklet | © KAJIMOTO
Recorded: August 5, 2015 at Bunka Gakuen HBG Hall, Hiroshima

Pianist Martha Argerich will visit Hiroshima at the invitation of Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra and its music director Kazuyoshi Akiyama.
Mrs. Argerich will play Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.1 in C major op.15 .
in the concert titled “ An Evening of Peace Concert 2015”, following the schedule below :
August 5   18:45 at Bunka Gakuen HBG Hall, Hiroshima
August 11  19:00 at Suntory Hall , Tokyo
In addition to Mrs. Argerich’s performance, “ An Evening of Peace Concert 2015” will include the performance of Beethoven’s Egmont overture and Paul Hindemith’s Die Harmonie der Welt performed by Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kazuyoshi Akiyama, as well as the reading of poems by victims of A-bomb and holocaust, narrated by Annie Dutoit (actor) and Keiichiro Hirano (novelist).

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