Santana – Welcome (1973/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 50:39 minutes | 1,11 GB | Genre: Rock
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In 1973 Carlos Santana and The Santana Band were now one of the world’s most loved rock and fusion bands of all time. After several studio albums and the two collaboration albums with Carlos Santana & Buddy Miles Live and Love Devotion Surrender with John McLaughlin, the world was now buzzing around the energy that these superstars would lay down on vinyl with the soon to be rock/jazz/funk powerhouse “Welcome”.
Santana – Borboletta (1974/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 49:57 minutes | 1,0 GB | Genre: Rock
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Carlos Santana released “Borboletta” in 1974, producing the record with Michael Shrieve and Tom Coster. It features some lengthy solos by Santana, as well as ample space for percussion, saxophone, and keyboard-driven mood-setting.
Sam Taylor Quartet – Along The Way (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 55:32 minutes | 1,08 GB | Genre: Jazz
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One of the finer young tenor players on the New York scene in the last decade, Sam Taylor squares off against Philadelphia’s acclaimed tenor man, Larry McKenna on “Along The Way”. Taylor and the elder McKenna don’t musically spar so much as put their equally rich saxophone sounds to good use in a spirited, cooperative effort in a warm program of standards that suits their unfettered bebop style.
Fleshgod Apocalypse – Veleno (Deluxe Version) (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:53:59 minutes | 1,28 GB | Genre: Metal
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Italian grandmasters of orchestral death metal FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE are finding spontaneity rewarding on new album, »Veleno«. Over the past four albums – previous album, »King« (2016), floored fans and critics alike – the Francesco Paoli-led trio have planned every step, discussed every note, and ensured every salutation to Paganini, Bach, and Mozart was met with an equally brutal death metal equivalent. On »Veleno«, which is Italian for ‘venom,’ they needed a change of approach (and pace). To achieve this, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE distanced themselves from distraction – line-up changes, tours, and the frustrations of day-to-day life – unboxed the songwriting process, and let the inspiration flow freely. On »Veleno«, they’ve matured, blended more efficiently their musical vision, and walked away with 11 songs that sound like a new band with an unsatiable prey drive.
Roswell Rudd, Fay Victor, Lafayette Harris, Ken Filiano – Embrace (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:05:07 minutes | 582 MB | Genre: Jazz
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The adventurous trombonist and composer Roswell Rudd made a decided shift in direction on his first RareNoise Records release as a leader by embracing jazz standards he has loved and played throughout his long and illustrious career. Accompanied by the brilliant pianist Lafayette Harris, upright bass virtuoso Ken Filiano and soulful vocal sensation Fay Victor, the 81 year old jazz master delivers with rare potency and poignancy on the aptly titled “Embrace”. This intimate, drum Less quartet session is brimming with conversational playing between all the participants, with Rudd and Victor partaking in some particularly interactive exchanges on jazz classics like Billy Strayhorn’s “Something to Live For”, Charles Mingus’ “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat”, Thelonious Monk’s beautiful ballad “Pannonica”, the standard “Can’t We Be Friends” and the traditional “House of the Rising Sun”.