Pantera – The Complete Albums 1990-2000 (2016) [HighResAudio 24-44,1]

Pantera – The Complete Albums 1990-2000 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 5:40:43 minutes | 4,13 GB | Genre: Rock, Metal
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HighResAudio.com | Front cover | © Rhino Atlantic

With their 1990 album Cowboys From Hell, Pantera debuted their signature sound and invigorated the metal scene while enlisting legions of devoted fans around the world. For the next decade, the band continued to ascend to the top of the music world, earning four platinum albums and, with 1994’s Far Beyond Driven, a #1 debut on the Billboard album chart. To celebrate Pantera’s raucous legacy, Rhino will release both a new box set. THE COMPLETE STUDIO ALBUMS 1990-2000, compiled of Cowboys From Hell (1990), Vulgar Display Of Power (1992), Far Beyond Driven (1994), The Great Southern Trendkill (1996), and Reinventing The Steel (2000).

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Keith Jarrett – Creation (2015) [HighResAudio 24-48]

Keith Jarrett – Creation (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz  | Time – 01:12:30 minutes | 619 MB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: highresaudio.com | © ECM Records GmbH
Recorded: 2014

‘Creation’ signals a departure from the ‘traditions’ of Keith Jarrett’s many ECM recordings of solo improvised piano. Earlier concert recordings have reflected the flow of musical ideas and inspirations as developed in the course of an evening but this album – drawn from concert recordings made in Japan, Canada and Europe in 2014 – is different.

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Jolie Holland – Wine Dark Sea (2014) [HighResAudio 24-96]

Jolie Holland – Wine Dark Sea (2014) 
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 55:03 minutes | 1,05 GB | Genre: Alternative
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: highresaudio | Front Cover | © ANTI

Jolie Holland has always embodied everything weird and wonderful in the history of American music, but Wine Dark Sea takes it to a new level. Raw and unrestrained, bristling with kinetic energy, Wine Dark Sea is unlike anything she’s ever recorded, but is also the purest and most assured evocation of Holland’s vision to date. A joyfully unrestrained masterwork, the record delivers: louder, noisier, raw and visceral. It is an inventive and fiery reimagining of delta blues, free jazz, classic r&b and country, infused throughout with a no wave abandon.

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George Shearing Trio & The Robert Farnon Orchestra – On Target (1982/2014) [HighResAudio 24-88,2]

George Shearing Trio & The Robert Farnon Orchestra – On Target (1982/2014) 
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 44:28 minutes | 752 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: highresaudio.com | Front Cover | © MPS Classical

A lost gem featuring wonderful and talented jazz musicians, blessed with feel, harmony and driving vibes. Great session and recordings.

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George Shearing – My Ship (1975/2014) [HighResAudio 24-88,2]

George Shearing – My Ship (1975/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 44:41 minutes | 835 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: highresaudio.com | Front Cover | © MPS Classical

„This solo piano set by George Shearing is quite eccentric and unpredictable. Freed from the constraints of his popular Quintet, Shearing lets his imagination loose on songs that include ‘My Ship,’ ‘Happy Days Are Here Again,’ ‘The Entertainer’ (which is turned into jazz after a rag beginning), ‘Londonberry Air,’ and — unfortunately — ‘Send in the Clowns,’ on which he makes the mistake of singing. Some of the classical allusions are a bit too cute, but Shearing’s wit and charm eventually win one over.“ (Scott Yanow, AMG)

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George Shearing – Light, Airy & Swinging (1974/2014) [HighResAudio 24-88,2]

George Shearing – Light, Airy & Swinging (1974/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 43:08 minutes | 785 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: highresaudio.com | Front Cover | © MPS Classical

„George Shearing, after over two decades as leader of his popular Quintet, was largely taken for granted as a pianist. His trio recordings for MPS in the mid-’70s did a lot to salvage and restore his former reputation as a virtuoso and a distinctive player.

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George Shearing – 500 Miles High (1979/2014) [HighResAudio 24-88,2]

George Shearing – 500 Miles High (1979/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 43:06 minutes | 758 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HighResAudio.com | Front Cover | © MPS Classical

„The most underrated recordings of George Shearing’s career were his trio sets made in the mid-’70s for MPS after the breakup of his popular Quintet. This particular LP is one of three that feature the brilliant pianist in a drumless trio with guitarist Louis Stewart and bassist Niels Pedersen.

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Benny Carter Quartet – Summer Serenade (1982/2017) [HighResAudio DSF DSD128/5.64MHz + FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Benny Carter Quartet – Summer Serenade (1982/2017)
DSD128 (.dsf) 1 bit/5,6 MHz | Time – 44:36 minutes | 3,52 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 44:36 minutes | 761 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Source: HighResAudio | Digital booklet | Genre: Jazz | © 2xHD

Jazz is an international music and Benny Carter is one of its leading statesmen.

„Benny Carter has recorded so many excellent swing sessions throughout his lengthy career that it is very difficult to pick out the best ones. This quartet date (Summer Serenade) recorded August 17, 1980 for the Danish Storyville label matches his alto with pianist Kenny Drew, bassist Jesper Lundgaard and drummer Ed Thigpen for four of Carter’s originals and three standards. As a bonus, Richard Boone sings the good-humored “All That Jazz.” (Scott Yanow, AMG)

Although he has played trumpet, trombone, clarinet, tenor and piano it is as an alto saxophonist that Benny has achieved his enviable reputation as an instrumentalist. He has acted as an inspiration to hundreds of younger men, all of whom have been fascinated by the seemingly effortless way in which that flawless tone was produced. The broad, sweeping phrases of his improvisations have the structural stability of compositions in their own right.

In 1987, Benny was given the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1994 he was winner for his solo “Prelude to a Kiss” and in the same year received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in film music. In 2000 Carter was awarded the National Endowment for the Arts, National Medal of Arts, presented by President Bill Clinton.

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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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