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

Wolfert Brederode Trio – Black Ice (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 53:15 minutes | 948 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: highresaudio | Artwork: Digital booklet | Label: ECM

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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Viktoria Tolstoy & Jacob Karlzon – A Moment Of Now (2013) [HighResAudio 24-96]

Viktoria Tolstoy & Jacob Karlzon – A Moment Of Now (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 1:04:08 minutes | 1,18 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: highresaudio.com | Artwork: Digital booklet | © ACT

Though there are many beautiful singing voices in jazz today, Viktoria Tolstoy is one of a kind. A great melodramatist of jazz who is also bipolar, she makes happiness sound fragile and threatened, and bitterness sweet and enchanting. She has framed and perfected this art on a conceptual level since becoming an ACT artist in 2003, whether concentrating on material from Esbjörn Svensson – whose e.s.t. began to some extent as her accompanying trio – or, most recently, on Herbie Hancock, classical originals, Swedish standards or repertoire from Russia, the home of her ancestors.

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Theo Croker – Escape Velocity (2016) [HighResAudio 24-44.1]

Theo Croker – Escape Velocity (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 00:55:02 minutes | 638 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HighResAudio | Digital Booklet | © Sony / Okeh

Bold Young Trumpeter Showcases Genre-Bending Compositions Amid Exploration of Spiritual Self”
Trumpet player Theo Croker’s new album, Escape Velocity, arrives unchecked and un-filtered. It doesn’t attempt to fit a single specific musical category, but draws upon the first principle of jazz: to merge and interpret history, styles and ideas and create a unique sound. Escape Velocity (DDB Records/OKeh), due May 6th, and featuring his band DVRK FUNK, is Croker’s second album since returning from China where he lived and worked for nearly a decade.

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Stephan, Butterworth, Coles – Lost Generation – Barbara Krieger, Horenstein Ensemble (2015) [HighResAudio 24-96]

Stephan, Butterworth, Coles – Lost Generation – Barbara Krieger, Horenstein Ensemble (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 51:29 minutes | 927 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download |  Source: highresaudio.com | Digital Booklet | © Acousence Records
Recorded: Werner-Otto-Saal des Konzerthauses Berlin, 2014

“Die Narbe / The Scar” is a project by Berlin-based photographer Martin U. K. Lengemann. On the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the war, Lengemann told the newspaper ”Welt am Sonntag“ his own personal history of the First World War from the perspective of his great-grandfather and events on Western Front. His wish is reconciliation instead of division. For decades, he has been committed to promoting understanding between Germans and Britons. For many years, he has researched the history, accounts and music of the Great War.

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Dmitri Shostakovich – The Two Violin Sonatas and Rare Chamber Works – Sasha Rozhdestvensky, Jeremy Menuhin, Mookie Lee-Menuhin (2016) [HighResAudio 24-96]

Dmitri Shostakovich – The Two Violin Sonatas and Rare Chamber Works – Sasha Rozhdestvensky, Jeremy Menuhin, Mookie Lee-Menuhin, Ilona Domnich, Alexandra Sherman (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:09:44 minutes | 1,14 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: highresaudio.com | Digital Booklet | © First Hand Records
Recorded: at Menuhin Hall, Yehudi Menuhin School, Cobham, Surrey, UK, 8-9 January (1-5), 10 January (6-8) & 11 January 2015 (9)

The recording focusses on the music for violin and piano written by Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975), himself a pianist of no mean ability who chose to restrict public performances to those of his own works, and who also made recordings of his concertos and solo pieces.

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Scott Hamilton, Andrea Pozza – Who Cares (2014) [HighResAudio 24-88,2]

Scott Hamilton, Andrea Pozza – Who Cares? (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 55:26 minutes | 0,99 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: highresaudio | Artwork: Digital booklet | Label: Fonè Records

While big bands seemed to be fading fast during the late ’50s and early ’60s, bandleader Si Zentner was one of the few to front a successful big band – enjoying both critical and commercial acclaim.

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Scott Hamilton, Andrea Pozza – I Could Write a Book (2013) [HighResAudio 24-88,2]

Scott Hamilton, Andrea Pozza – I Could Write a Book (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 57:13 minutes | 1,01 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: highresaudio | Artwork: Digital booklet | Label: fonè records

Scott Hamilton is a jazz tenor saxophonist associated with swing and mainstream jazz. Hamilton emerged in the 1970s and at the time was considered to be one of the few musicians of real talent who carried the tradition of the classic jazz tenor saxophone in the style of Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins as well as Zoot Sims and Don Byas forward. Hamilton has recorded more than 40 albums as a lead.

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Mark Taratushkin – Prokofiev & Bartok: Piano Works (2014) [HighResAudio 24-96]

Prokofiev & Bartok – Piano Works – Mark Taratushkin (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:18:42 minutes | 1,22 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download |  Source: highresaudio.com | Digital Booklet | Label: ACOUSENCE records
Recorded: Campus, Krefeld-Fichtenhain, Germany, 3./4.3.2014

Russian pianist Mark Taratushkin combines early works of two of the most important composers of the first half of the 20th century on this CD. These six works by Sergei Prokofiev and Béla Bartók illustrate the evolutionary thinking and the use of new forms and ideas. Here all the methods of the masterful composers are clearly seen: the forms and artistic themes, which will later receive their continuation in operas, symphonies, concerts and other great works.

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Sergei Prokofiev – Violin Concertos & Sonata – Arabella Steinbacher, Russian National Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko (2012) [HighResAudio 24-96]

Sergei Prokofiev – Violin Concertos & Sonata – Arabella Steinbacher, Russian National Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:04:24 minutes | 1,12 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: highresaudio.com | Label: Pentatone Music B.V.
Recorded: Grand Hall of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory January, 2012 (Concertos); Concertboerderij Valthermond, The Netherlands, May 2012 (Violin Sonata)

Composed in an extraordinarily tumultuous time, Prokofiev’s First Violin Concerto is a work with a long and complicated genesis and reception history. In 1915, Prokofiev completed his studies at the St Petersburg Conservatory, where he had gained a reputation as a highly original talent who enjoyed nothing more than giving a jolt to the established musical order. The First Piano Concerto, which he himself had performed with none other than Serge Koussevizky, had already delivered him the prestigious Rubinstein Prize, and it was not long before the European music world was abuzz with his name. In Paris, he met the famed impresario of the Ballets Russes, Sergei Diaghilev, as well as his protegé, one Igor Stravinsky. And although Prokofiev and Stravinsky would never truly become friends, his Sacre left an indelible impression on the young composer.

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Oscar Pettiford – Modern Quintet (1954/2013) [HighResAudio 24-96]

Oscar Pettiford – Oscar Pettiford Modern Quintet (1954/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 15:57 minutes | 274 MB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: HighResAudio.com | Digital Booklet | Label: Bethlehem Records

Oscar Pettiford was one of the top bassist of the 1945-1960 period, and the successor to the late Jimmy Blanton. In addition, he was the first major jazz soloist on the cello. After starting piano, Pettiford switched to bass when he was 14 and played in a family band. He played with Charlie Barnet’s band in 1942 as one of two bassists and then hit the big time in 1943, participating on Coleman Hawkins’ famous “The Man I Love” session; he also recorded with Earl Hines and Ben Webster during this period. Pettiford co-led an early bop group with Dizzy Gillespie in 1944, and in 1945 went with Coleman Hawkins to the west coast, appearing on one song in the film The Crimson Canary with Hawkins and Howard McGhee.

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