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Anne-Sophie Mutter – Tchaikovsky, Korngold: Violin Concertos (2014) [SACD] PS3 ISO

Anne-Sophie Mutter – Tchaikovsky, Korngold: Violin Concertos (2014) [SACD]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0, 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 00:58:33 minutes | Basic Scans included | 4,21 GB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

“Performing contemporary music had added immeasurably to the way I play Tchaikovsky’s Concerto,” writes violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter in the liner notes to her 2nd recording of the work in 20 years. To be more precise, what performing contemporary music has added to Mutter’s performance of Tchaikovsky’s concerto is an abrasive tone, an aggressive technique, & an interpretation that treats Tchaikovsky’s tender little concerto as if it were a lover who liked it rough & raw. Although there is no denying Mutter’s virtuosity, her performance is at best willful & at worst wrongful.

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Lightnin’ Hopkins – Broken Hearted Blues (2003) [Audio Fidelity SACD #AFZ-010] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Lightnin’ Hopkins – Broken Hearted Blues (2003) [Audio Fidelity SACD #AFZ-010]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 60:35 minutes | Scans included | 2,43 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 978 MB
Audio Fidelity SACD #AFZ-010 | Compiled & Remastered for SACD by Steve Hoffman

Sam Hopkins was a Texas country bluesman of the highest caliber whose career began in the 1920s and stretched all the way into the 1980s. Along the way, Hopkins watched the genre change remarkably, but he never appreciably altered his mournful Lone Star sound, which translated onto both acoustic and electric guitar. Hopkins’ nimble dexterity made intricate boogie riffs seem easy, and his fascinating penchant for improvising lyrics to fit whatever situation might arise made him a beloved blues troubadour.

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Lightnin’ Hopkins – Goin’ Away (1963) [APO Remaster 2018] {SACD ISO + FLAC}

Lightnin’ Hopkins – Goin’ Away (1963) [Analogue Productions 2018]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 35:18 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,42 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 681 MB

Sam “Lightnin’” Hopkins, a true poet who invented most of his lyrics on the spot and never seemed to run out of new ideas, was a blues giant of post-war blues whose style was rooted in pre-war Texas traditions. While he cranked up his amp to fierce proportions when performing for his friends at Houston juke joints, producers who recorded him for the so-called folk-blues market usually insisted that he use an acoustic guitar for more “authentic” results. Either way, Lightnin’ seldom made a bad record, and this June 4, 1963, session on which he played acoustic was among his finest, thanks much to the sensitive support of bassist Leonard Gaskin and drummer Herbie Lovelle, who did a remarkable job of following his irregular bar patterns and abrupt song endings.

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Stephen Hough, Dallas SO, Andrew Litton – Rachmaninov: Complete Works for Piano and Orchestra (2004) {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Stephen Hough, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Litton –
Rachmaninov: Complete Works for Piano and Orchestra / Paganini Rhapsody (2004)

PS3 Rip | 2x SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 144:42 minutes | Scans included (PDF) | 6,39 GB
or FLAC Stereo 2.0 (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Scans included (PDF) | 2,72 GB

The combination of Dallas and Litton offers a conductor who adores Sergei Rachmaninov (he has recorded all the symphonies) and understands the works from a pianist’s perspective, an orchestra with a glorious and old-fashioned string sound of the kind with which the composer would be familiar, a hall to record in which is one of the best in the world, and let’s not forget Stephen Hough who has already won two Gramophone ‘Record of the Year’ accolades for his concerto recordings. As the results here triumphantly show, all our hopes have been fulfilled, and more.

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Sonny Rollins – Tenor Madness (1956) [Analogue Productions 2012] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Sonny Rollins Quartet – Tenor Madness (1956) [APO Remaster 2012]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 35:23 minutes | Alt. Scans included | 1,46 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Alternative Scans included | 782 MB

Tenor Madness is a 1956 jazz album by Sonny Rollins. It is most notable for its title track, the only known recording featuring both Rollins and John Coltrane. Rollins and Coltrane had both been members of groups with Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk in the past. Rollins had had some recent success, and both were emerging as prominent solo tenor saxophone players.

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Sonny Rollins – Rollins Plays For Bird (1957) [Analogue Productions Remaster 2012] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Sonny Rollins – Rollins Plays For Bird (1957) [APO Remaster 2012]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 43:28 minutes | Alt. Scans included | 1,75 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Alternative Scans included | 963 MB

Rollins Plays for Bird is an album by jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins, recorded in 1956 for the Prestige label, and released in the end of July 1957. It featuring performances by Rollins with Kenny Dorham, Wade Legge, George Morrow and Max Roach on material associated with Charlie Parker.

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Salvatore Accardo – Antonio Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni (2009) [SACD] PS3 ISO

Salvatore Accardo – Antonio Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni (2009)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 01:03:59 minutes | Basic Scans included | 2,59 GB
Genre: Classical | Label: Fone Records

Concerti delle Stagioni sono fra le creazioni più originali e straordinarie di
Antonio Vivaldi. Lo sa il pubblico d’oggi ma lo compresero immediatamente anche i contemporanei del “Prete Rosso”. L’originalità è tanto più sorprendente in quanto i Concerti seguono sostanzialmente il modello usuale: ripartizione in tre movimenti Veloce-Lento-Veloce e alternanze «tutti»-«solo» sulla via aperta da Giuseppe Torelli.

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Ray Brown, John Clayton, Christian Mcbride – SuperBass 2 (2001) {2.0 & 5.1} PS3 ISO + FLAC

Ray Brown, John Clayton, Christian Mcbride – SuperBass 2 (2001)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 57:15 minutes | Basic Scans included | 3,46 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Streo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Basic Scans included | 1,15 GB
Features Stereo & Multichannel Surround Sound | Telarc # SACD-63483

On their own, bassists Ray Brown, John Clayton, and Christian McBride are three of the most talented musicians in jazz today. But, performing together as Superbass, the trio becomes a sublime ensemble, capable of inventive, virtuosic playing with no accompaniment needed or wanted from horns or percussion. Recorded live at the Blue Note club in New York over the course of a couple of sets in December 2000, this disc joyously defies logic–who knew that the upright bass was capable of singing solos from Porgy and Bess?–and standard musical conventions. Together, these guys produce a tender take “My Funny Valentine,” an upbeat version of “Get Happy,” and a funky Latin jazz number (“Taco with a Pork Chop”) that would do Willie Bobo proud. All the while, the threesome is having a great time and taking plenty of solo turns. They’ve done this routine before–on the first live Superbass disc–but this one takes the cake; the playing is incredible.

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Peter White – Glow (2001) [2.0 & 5.1] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Peter White – Glow (2001) [2.0 & 5.1]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 50:45 minutes | Scans included | 3,28 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 984 MB
Smooth Jazz, Guitar, Easy Listening | Features 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 multichannel surround sound

The smooth-jazz acoustic-guitar star gets his R&B groove on throughout many tracks on this beautifully recorded disc, and not just on the obvious tunes like the sneaky Isley Brothers cover, “Who’s That Lady” (with Kirk Whalum cooking on sax), and the old Temptations number, “Just My Imagination,” but also on the very funky “Turn It Out,” with sax man Euge Groove, and the Latin-tinged “Bueno Funk,” with Steve Cole on the horn. The rest of the album is about as dependable and complete an album White has put together since the promise he showed with Basia in the mid-’80s, which is to say smooth-jazz radio and fans are sure to be all over his thoughtful melodies and tasteful arrangements. Other guest stars include trumpeter Rick Braun, the ubiquitous keyboardist Jeff Lorber, and saxophonist Dave Koz, who warms the title ballad. More tracks sure to please fans of the very popular guitarist include “Pedro Blanco,” and “Baby Steps”.

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Oregon – Beyond Words (1995) [Reissue 2003] {2.0 & 5.0} PS3 ISO + FLAC

Oregon – Beyond Words (1995) [Reissue 2003]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 71:46 minutes | Scans included | 3,94 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/44,1 kHz | Scans included | 698 MB
Features Stereo and Multichannel Surround Sound | Chesky Records # SACD 252

Oregon emerged in 1970 as a splinter band from the Paul Winter Consort. Its members each had experience in jazz, classical, and a variety of non-western musical styles, and were also multi-instrumentalists.

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