Platform – Flux Reflux (2017) [HDTracks 24-96]

Platform – Flux Reflux (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 39:38 minutes | 788 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Booklet, Front Cover | © Clean Feed

Flux Reflux is the second recorded outing of this improvising quartet, and the first one for Clean Feed. While Platform’s first album Anthropocene, was recorded right after the French clarinetist Xavier Charles joined three young musicians from Oslo to form a quartet, Flux Reflux is the result of several years of live experience. The album consists of 6 acoustic, improvised pieces, and contains no compositions in the traditional sense of the word.

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Pete Fountain – New Orleans All Stars (1962/2017) [HDTracks 24-44,1]

Pete Fountain – New Orleans All Stars (1962/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz  | Time – 30:16 minutes | 310 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Archive of Folk & Jazz Music

Among the most famous of all New Orleans jazz musicians, clarinetist Pete Fountain exemplifies the Dixieland jazz style and was instrumental in making the sound famous throughout the world. Presented here is a vintage audiophile album featuring Pete leading his band through a classic set of New Orleans Dixieland standards. All selections have been newly remastered.

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Offa Rex – The Queen Of Hearts (2017) [HDTracks 24-88,2]

Offa Rex – The Queen Of Hearts (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2kHz | Time – 48:41 minutes | 962 MB | Genre: Folk
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Booklet, Front Cover | © Nonesuch

“The Queen of Hearts” is the debut album from Offa Rex, an adventurous project featuring English singer/multi-instrumentalist Olivia Chaney and The Decemberists. Produced and recorded by Tucker Martine (Modest Mouse, My Morning Jacket, Neko Case) and Colin Meloy at Martine’s studio in Portland, OR, the album draws largely on traditional English-Irish-Scottish repertoire to create a transatlantic musical conversation that flirts with psychedelia and folk rock while maintaining its own inimitable identity.

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Nina Simone – Wild Is The Wind (1966/2013) [HDTracks 24-192]

Nina Simone – Wild Is The Wind (1966/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 38:38 minutes | 1.65 GB | Genre: Jazz, Blues
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Verve Records
Recorded: March and April 1964 and January, October, November 1965 in New York.

Wild Is the Wind is Nina Simone’s sixth album with the Philips record label and was produced by Hal Mooney. The songs are actually a compilation from a number of different recording sessions for other albums released on Philips. Notable tracks on the album include “Break Down and Let It All Out” and “Four Women.”

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Nina Simone – To Love Somebody (1969/2013) [HDTracks 24-96]

Nina Simone – To Love Somebody (1969/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 33:00 minutes | 684 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital Booklet | © RCA/Legacy

Nina Simone’s 1969 gem finds the legendary singer performing pop, rock and folk classics, a far departure from her usual blues and jazz standards. To Love Somebody includes compositions by Leonard Cohen, Pete Seeger, Barry Gibbs, Robin Gibbs and Bob Dylan. Standouts include “Suzanne,” “Revolution” and “To Love Somebody.” The album showcases Simone’s versatility and proves that she was one of the greatest powerhouse vocalists in music history.

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Nina Simone – Nina Simone’s Finest Hour (2000/2015) [HDTracks 24-192]

Nina Simone – Nina Simone’s Finest Hour (2000/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 1:02:11 minutes | 2,57 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  – Source: HDTracks | © Verve Records

Nina Simone’s Finest Hour is a compilation of the American singer’s hit titles. The record includes tracks “I Put a Spell on You’, “My Baby Just Cares for Me”, “Wild Is the Wind”, “Work Song” and more!

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Nina Simone – Broadway-Blues-Ballads (1964/2012) [HDTracks 24-192]

Nina Simone – Broadway-Blues-Ballads (1964/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 36:40 minutes | 1,55 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  – Source: HDTracks | © Verve Records

Multi-GRAMMY nominated vocalist Nina Simone broadened her musical horizon with the release of Broadway – Blues – Ballads. Appealing to the mainstream market, Simone incorporated a full orchestra in the recording studio. Illuminated with her pristine musicianship and emotional depth, the diverse recording features lesser-known standards by Porter, Rodgers and Hart. Also included are two-now classics associated with Simone, “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” and “See-Line Woman.”.

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Nicky Holland – Sense And Sensuality (1997/2017) [HDTracks 24-192]

Nicky Holland – Sense And Sensuality (1997/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 48:08 minutes | 1,4 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Booklet, Front Cover | © Epic

The second solo album from Nicky Holland which was fated to go the same way as the first and possibly the reason why she never planned another. Nicky recorded a version of “I just don’t know what to do with myself” for the film “My Best Friend’s Wedding” while Cyndi Lauper had some success with her song “Hatful Of Stars”. In a whole it’s a collection of gorgeous orchestral pop, criminally underrated and undersold. At its best, it’s even better than its jazzy predecessor.

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Nicky Holland – Nicky Holland (1992/2017) [HDTracks 24-44,1]

Nicky Holland – Nicky Holland (1992/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 46:28 minutes | 517 MB | Genre: Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Booklet, Front Cover | © Cleveland International/Epic/Legacy

Nicky Holland’s “debut” album – titled, uncannily, Nicky Holland – is her first, but it comes after 10 years of working on virtually everybody else’s. Holland is among pop’s most flexible hired hands. Tears for Fears, Lloyd Cole, Cyndi Lauper, Oleta Adams, Ryuichi Sakamoto… they’ve all called her in to arrange strings, or assist with a tune, or sing backing vocals, or set up orchestral parts, or play some piano. She’s an all-purpose musical troubleshooter. If you’re David Byrne, and you need some folk songs from the Bahamas transcribed, then Nicky Holland is your woman.

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Miranda Lambert – The Weight Of These Wings (2016) [HDTracks 24-44,1]

Miranda Lambert – The Weight Of These Wings (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 1:34:14 minutes | 1,05 GB | Genre: Country
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Vanner Records/RCA Records Label Nashville

The Weight of These Wings is the sixth studio album by American country music artist Miranda Lambert. The album consists of two discs, with Disc 1 titled “The Nerve”, and Disc 2 titled “The Heart”. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and No. 3 on the all-genre US Billboard 200 chart. In addition to winning Album of the Year at the 2017 ACM Awards, it is considered by many publications and music critics as one of 2016’s best albums. In July 2017, The Weight of These Wings was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

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