George Benson – White Rabbit (1971/2013) [HDTracks FLAC 24/96]

George Benson – White Rabbit (1971/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 36:00 minutes | 777 MB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital Booklet | Label: Masterworks Jazz

Legendary guitarist and singer George Benson is joined by a historic band which includes Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Billy Cobham, Airto Moreira and more for this 1971 gem. The ensemble performs the ‘60s classic “White Rabbit,” “California Dreamin’” and “Summer Of ’42.” Benson’s guitar is in full blaze on this must-have audiophile download. White Rabbit remains one of Benson’s finest outings.

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George Benson – Inspiration: A Tribute To Nat King Cole (2013) [HDTracks FLAC 24/96]

George Benson – Inspiration: A Tribute To Nat King Cole (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 40:51 minutes | 954 MB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital booklet

Inspiration (A Tribute To Nat King Cole) is one of George Benson’s most compelling albums to date. The recording is one of the most meaningful of Benson’s career and is a testament to the spirit of Cole’s timeless body of work. Benson’s heartfelt renditions of some of Cole’s greatest songs with Nelson Riddle arrangements and the 42-piece Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra are complemented by duets with TONY Award winner Idina Menzel and rising star Judith Hill, along with a special collaboration with multi-GRAMMY and Pulitzer Prize-winning trumpeter Wynton Marsalis.

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George Benson – Guitar Man (2011) [HDTracks FLAC 24/96]

George Benson – Guitar Man (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 43:03 minutes | 907 MB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital booklet | Label: Concord Jazz

National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master and Grammy-winning legend George Benson brings his guitar to the forefront in his newest album Guitar Man. The 12-song collection includes a mix of jazz and pop standards – some in a combo setting and some solo, but all of them tied together seamlessly by Benson’s soulful and exploratory signature sound. The album includes masterful takes on such classics as Coltrane’s “Naima,” “Tequila,” The Beatles’ “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” Stevie Wonder’s “My Cherie Amour” and more.

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George Benson – Breezin’ (1976/2005) [HDTracks FLAC 24/96]

George Benson – Breezin’ (1976/2005)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 38:50 minutes | 632 MB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover

The 1976 triple-platinum album by 10X Grammy Winner George Benson marked the beginning of the guitarist and singer most successful commercial period. The album garnered 4 Grammys, including Best-Engineered Album, Non Classical and “Record of the Year” for the massive hit (and Leon Russell cover) “This Masquerade,” which topped the Pop, Jazz, and R&B charts.

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Norah Jones – Not Too Late (2007/2012) [HDTracks FLAC 24/96]

Norah Jones – Not Too Late (2007/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 45:31 minutes | 1,61 GB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital Booklet

Norah Jones’ third studio album, Not Too Late, is an understated masterpiece from one of music’s greatest singer/songwriters. The album follows the success of her first two albums, Come Away with Me and Feels Like Home, which combined have sold over 27 million copies worldwide. The album, which features only self-penned material, finds Jones branching out and developing her signature crooner sound. The album highlighted by her extraordinary artistic growth is eloquently sung and immaculately performed. The outing topped Billboard’s Top 200 and featured the hit single, “Thinking About You.” This transitional effort is easily one of her most compelling and personal albums to date.

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Norah Jones – Day Breaks (2016) [HDTracks FLAC 24/96]

Norah Jones – Day Breaks (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 48:55 minutes | 1,01 GB | Genre: Jazz, pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Artwork: Front cover | © Blue Note Records

One of music’s most beautiful and critically acclaimed voices returns with a new studio album that finds her returning to her jazz roots. The album is a kindred spirit to the singer’s breakout debut Come Away With Me and finds the 9-time Grammy-winner returning to the piano and her roots. The album features jazz luminaries including her Blue Note label mates saxophonist Wayne Shorter, organist Dr. Lonnie Smith, and drummer Brian Blade on a 12-song set that presents 9 new originals alongside covers of songs by Horace Silver, Duke Ellington and Neil Young.

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Mari Kodama – Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas (2014) [HDTracks FLAC 24/96]

Mari Kodama – Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 622:28 minutes | 10.5 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Artwork: Covers & Digital booklet | © Pentatone Music B.V.

The waiting has finally paid off: the complete Beethoven piano sonata cycle has finally arrived. Japanese pianist Mari Kodama is only the fourth woman to have recorded all of Beethoven’s sonatas (Pizzicato). Although not the first with this achievement, the very idea that an artist can play this music and still introduce a new perspective, as Kodama so often proves with her performances, is astonishing.

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Dmitry Sinkovsky, Il Pomo D’oro – Vivaldi: Concerti per Violino V "Per Pisendel" (2013) [Qobuz FLAC 24/96]

Dmitry Sinkovsky, Il Pomo D’oro – Vivaldi: Concerti per Violino V “Per Pisendel” (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz  | Time – 01:17:39 minutes | 1,49 GB | Genre: Classical
Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | © naïve classique

This is the 49th title in the Vivaldi Edition and the 5th volume, out of approximately 12, of the series dedicated to the violin concertos whose manuscripts are held in the National Library of Turin. All the concertos selected here are linked to German violinist Johann Georg Pisendel, member of the Dresden orchestra, who spent time in Venice in 1716-17, with the Electoral Prince of Saxony Friedrich August. Vivaldi and Pisendel became very close friends and the Red Priest composed several works for Pisendel. Moreover, Pisendel copied and performed afterwards in Germany several concertos by Vivaldi.

Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Dmitry Sinkovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Il Pomo D’oro

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Thibault Noally – Baltzar, Bach: A Violino solo (2013) [Qobuz FLAC 24/96]

Thibault Noally – Baltzar > Bach: à violino solo (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:19:07 minutes | 1,51 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Q0buz | Digital Booklet | © Harmonia Mundi

Thibault Noally is a recognized name in the international baroque scene he is an actor for many years, both as a solo violin Musiciens du Louvre-Grenoble Marc Minkowski, with the Concerto Köln, Pulcinella or all Matheus. This first solo album, highly anticipated, put in the spotlight in a directory that he knows how to translate all the subtleties works for solo violin Baroque Germany.

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The Enid – Invicta (2012) [FLAC 24/96]

The Enid – Invicta (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 52:48 minutes | 854 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: theenid.co.uk

“A digital FLAC format release with a higher dynamic range than the CD/MP3 versions. The tracks have been remixed with more exciting dynamics, no dynamic compression has been used and true 24bit 96kHz audio format has been retained during mixing and mastering process…Tracks 1+2 and 3+4 segue and are included as 1 file each to match the way the CD plays back – which we felt was quite important. The rest of the album is single tracks.”

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