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Hideo Shiraki Quintet + 3 Koto Girls – Sakura Sakura (1965/2016) [HighResAudio FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Hideo Shiraki Quintet + 3 Koto Girls – Sakura Sakura (1965/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 37:49 minutes | 730 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: highresaudio.com | Front Cover | © MPS Classical

Adulated in his native Japan, drummer Hideo Shiraki led the most famous Japanese jazz group of the early 60’s. His combining jazz and traditional Japanese music brought him an invitation to the 1965 Berlin Jazz Festival and a record date. Three women playing Koto, the traditional Japanese stringed instrument, accompanied the quintet. The results: world music that works. Known in the West as ‘the Cherry Blossom Song’, the traditional Sakura Sakura finds Shiraki employing mallets, fingers, brushes, and sticks in combination with the Kyoto players as jazz and tradition blend. Yosakoi Bushi means ‘better come at night to make love’. There’s a feel of bluesy early Coltrane in the relaxed swing and soprano solo. Yamanaka Bushi is a song from the Yamanaka Onsen, or hot springs. The quintet bathes in the song’s heat, as a young Terumasa Hino displays why he’s a world-renowned trumpeter. Matsuri No Genzo conjures the images of a rural temple feast. After a haunting Koto refrain, everyone has a taste, and Shiraki’s play makes sure there are no leftovers. Hino takes the melody and solos exquisitely on his ballad Alone, Alone And Alone. Suwa is another Hino piece. The Koto takes on an almost Avant-garde role here, with an electronic-sounding accompaniment to the muted trumpet melody. An amazing coalescence of the serene traditional music of Japan and the youthful vitality of jazz.


Hans Koller – Vision (1966/2015) [HighResAudio FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Hans Koller – Vision (1966/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 28:40 minutes | 522 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: highresaudio.com | Front Cover | © MPS Classical

Vision I portrays canonically overlaid sax parts played at breakneck speed before moving into a relaxed bluesy groove, then turns to blistering multi-horn solos. The dirge-like For Dolphy, with the plaintive vocal cries of the altos, was dedicated to the great alto saxophonist Eric Dolphy. The med swing and skewed bluesy feel of For H.G. features the tenor out front. Tryptichon is a challenging angular composition in 3 parts with free improvisation moving from slow to up-tempo and back. With its Dolphyesque melody, Music For Jule is a frenetic excursion with an oblique reference to Monk. For Koller, Ballad For Marlies evokes the essence of a ballad. A Different Theme comprises three phrases played in different times – perfect food for the soloists. Vision II is a free-form ballad with Rittenbacher doubling piano and Koller’s expressive sax solo.


Hans Koller – Relax With My Horns (1966/2015) [HighResAudio FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Hans Koller – Relax With My Horns (1966/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 29:41 minutes | 534 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HighResAudio.com | Front Cover | © MPS Classical

The re-release of Hans Koller’s 1966 Relax With My Horns (MPS, Germany) shows a master at the top of his game. For the listeners, the disc is composed, arranged and produced with a sense of cheekiness… Trio of jazz musicians, with overdubbing of up to four saxophones on the session. The sum is a tidy little package of swing, blues and multi-tracked sax that echoes the iconic group Supersax.

In the beginning, America tried to get Viennese saxophonist Hans Koller to emigrate to the States. But the musician, who at the time was a seminal figure in post-war European jazz, refused to move. Still, he performed with Stan Kenton, Lee Konitz, Oscar Pettiford and Kenny Clarke and even co-founded one of Europe’s first jazz-rock fusion bands, Free Sound. While bassist and pianist Hans Rettenbacher is on the disc alongside drummer Rafi Luderitz it’s the sound of that sax choir that seems to carry Relax With My Horns. At just under 30 minutes, it does not tire after each listen. Sure, you get your obligatory blues but you also get two doses of Picasso-inspired free-form flight (“Music For Pablo” and “Music For Pablo 2”).

Influenced by Eric Dolphy, Koller’s playing soars on the recordings. He is equal parts humorous, humble and knowledgeable (particularly with his exceptional ability to over-dub). “The Twister” is a whirling track, zig-zagging all over town while “Half And Half” cracks open in the middle of a march to reveal a unique swing. Though MPS has also re-released Koller’s Vision, it’s actually Relax With My Horns that is the one to own. It’s a short burst of terrific tone while its different feels make it seem as if each track belongs to a different album (except, of course, for the two Picasso pieces).

01 – Relax
02 – The Sweetest Girl I’ve Ever Known
03 – Music for Pablo I
04 – The Twister
05 – Half and Half
06 – Ziag Hin
07 – Blues for Marina
08 – Music for Pablo II

Produced & Engineered by Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer.
Digitally Remastered.

Hans Koller – saxophone
Hans Rettenbacher – bass, piano
Rafi Luederitz – drums






Hank Jones & Tommy Flanagan – I’m All Smiles (1984/2015) [HighResAudio FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Hank Jones, Tommy Flanagan – I’m All Smiles (1984/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz  | Time – 47:17 minutes | 734 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: highresaudio.com | Front Cover | © MPS Classical

„Although Tommy Flanagan tended to refer to two-piano dates as a gimmick, that’s hardly the case during this superb 1983 concert in Germany with Hank Jones. The two pianists have the kind of feel for one another’s playing that avoids the crash of egos and instead inspires the give and take necessary for each performance to reach its full potential. Immediately, the two veterans captivate their audience with a stunning aggressive improvisation upon Charlie Parker’s ‘Relaxin’ at Camarillo,’ then immediately quiet them with a soft, lyrical interpretation of the gorgeous ballad ‘In a Sentimental Mood.’ They’re clearly having a lot of fun during their upbeat waltz through the popular ballad ‘Someday My Prince Will Come.’ The rest of the concert is every bit as fulfilling, with an inspired treatment of ‘Rockin’ in Rhythm’ getting the nod as the highlight of a memorable evening.“ (Ken Dryden, AMG)


Hamilton De Holanda Quintet – Casa De Bituca: Music Of Milton Nascimento (2017) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Hamilton De Holanda Quintet – Casa De Bituca (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz  | Time – 47:11 minutes | 955 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Adventure Music

Hamilton de Holanda is widely considered as the best Brazilian mandolin player and as one of the greatest virtuosos of bandolim of all times. Casa De Bituca sees Latin Grammy award-winning Hamilton de Holanda and his quintet joined by singer-songwriter and guitarist Milton Nascimento to perform compositions by that legendary musician. Coinciding with Nascimento’s 75th birthday and presenting reimagined versions of songs from early in his career, this is a true celebration of classic Brazilian music, complemented by two original compositions from de Holanda.


Hadouk – Le Cinquieme Fruit (2017) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Hadouk – Le cinquième fruit (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz  | Time – 50:34 minutes | 537 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Naive

Hadouk is the quartet lead by French virtuoso wind player Didier Malharbe with Loy Ehrlich, Éric Löhrer and Jean-Luc Di Fraya. The quartet released their debut album, “Hadoukly Yours” on the Naïve label in 2013. In March 2017 follow the second album “Le cinquième fruit” on Naïve label.


Herb Alpert – Music Volume 1 (2017) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Herb Alpert – Music Vol. 1 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 38:43 minutes | 717 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Sourfe: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Herb Alpert Presents

Having enjoyed a career resurgence since returning to regular touring and recording in 2007, trumpeter and pop icon Herb Alpert celebrates his ten-year run with 2017’s vibrant Music, Vol. 1. As with his more recent releases, Music, Vol. 1 finds him reworking a set of well-curated standards and 20th century pop classics in an electronic-tinged, often dance-oriented style. Included are songs by Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, the Beatles, and others. The difference this time out is that rather than working with any of his longtime collaborators, here Alpert recorded with veteran Dutch producer Jochem van der Saag (Andrea Bocelli, Barbra Streisand, Michael Bublé). The result is an album of kinetic, highly animated arrangements reminiscent of the trumpeter’s classic ’60s easy listening tracks, but with a modern twist. For fans of Alpert’s albums since 2009’s comeback Anything Goes, there is plenty to enjoy here, including his Parisian-chanson-meets-midtempo-ska rendition of the Beatles’ “Michelle” and his similarly genre-bending swing-meets-electro-reggae take on the standard “Strike Up the Band.” We also get similarly effective transmutations like the hip-hop-infused “Unforgettable” (which also features Alpert’s boyish vocals), a ’90s-style new jack swing version of “You Stepped Out of a Dream,” and a jaunty, lounge-ready version of “C’est Si Bon.” While the album has a generally lighter emotional tone than Alpert’s Grammy-nominated 2016 effort Human Nature, we do get his lovingly rendered, orchestral-synth accented take on John Lennon’s “Imagine.” Ultimately, with Alpert having entered his octogenarian decade, it’s life-affirming to hear him continue to deliver such buoyant and creatively engaged albums as this. ~ Matt Collar


Heartbeast – Zero (2017) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Heartbeast – Zero (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 49:00 minutes | 508 MB | Genre: Alternative, Indie
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Heartbeast

Heartbeast hailing from Hamburg, Germany. Over the past couple of years, singer/songwriter Nala Lakaschus and producers/instrumentalists Helge Hasselberg and Janto Djassi have dedicated themselves to making music with devoted attention to detail. Their different musical backgrounds range from pop, soul and jazz to hip-hop and punk, fusing together to create an unpredictable and unique sound.

They have traveled across continents to record with traditional griots in Senegal as well as contemporary masters such as New York based drummer Jörn Bielfeld. The result is an incomparable live experience with Nala Lakaschus at its center, telling her story to an audience who is being led through dreamy and sometimes gloomy worlds by the band. One foot steps into the electronic future, the other still in the analog past. This, is Heartbeast.



Warhaus-Warhaus-CD-FLAC-2017-THEVOiD Download

Release Name: Warhaus-Warhaus-CD-FLAC-2017-THEVOiD
Artist: Warhaus
Album: Warhaus
Genre: Indie
Year: 2017
Tracks: 10
Duration: 00:41:56
Size: 275.33 MB


  1. Warhaus - Mad World - 3:39 (944 kbps , 24.66 MB)
  2. Warhaus - Love's A Stranger - 3:27 (931 kbps , 22.94 MB)
  3. Warhaus - Well Well - 4:41 (934 kbps , 31.31 MB)
  4. Warhaus - Control - 3:55 (951 kbps , 26.7 MB)
  5. Warhaus - Dangerous - 5:37 (883 kbps , 35.5 MB)
  6. Warhaus - Bang Bang - 4:17 (890 kbps , 27.27 MB)
  7. Warhaus - Everybody - 4:44 (916 kbps , 31 MB)
  8. Warhaus - No Such High - 3:05 (889 kbps , 19.65 MB)
  9. Warhaus - Kreusch - 4:09 (872 kbps , 25.85 MB)
  10. Warhaus - Fall In Love With Me - 4:27 (958 kbps , 30.45 MB)

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Wanda-Niente-(5790989)-DE-LP-FLAC-2017-k4 Download

Release Name: Wanda-Niente-(5790989)-DE-LP-FLAC-2017-k4
Artist: Wanda
Album: Niente
Genre: Indie
Year: 2017
Tracks: 12
Duration: 00:40:41
Size: 819.76 MB


  1. Wanda - Weiter, Weiter - 3:55 (2907 kbps , 81.49 MB)
  2. Wanda - Columbo - 3:50 (2774 kbps , 76.03 MB)
  3. Wanda - 0043 - 3:23 (2654 kbps , 64.3 MB)
  4. Wanda - Lieb Sein - 4:14 (2902 kbps , 88.02 MB)
  5. Wanda - Wenn Du Schläfst - 2:33 (2729 kbps , 49.66 MB)
  6. Wanda - Schottenring - 2:37 (2738 kbps , 51.22 MB)
  7. Wanda - Lascia Mi Fare - 3:41 (2950 kbps , 77.82 MB)
  8. Wanda - Das Ende Der Kindheit - 2:12 (2833 kbps , 44.48 MB)
  9. Wanda - Café Kreisky - 2:44 (2831 kbps , 55.29 MB)
  10. Wanda - Einfacher Bua - 3:03 (2904 kbps , 63.35 MB)
  11. Wanda - Ein Letztes Wienerlied - 3:15 (2654 kbps , 61.74 MB)
  12. Wanda - Ich Sterbe - 5:21 (2781 kbps , 106.36 MB)

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