Charles Quartet

Teddy Charles - New Directions (1951) [Remastered 1999] {REPOST}

Teddy Charles - New Directions (1951) [Remastered 1999] {REPOST}
EAC rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Scans | 140 Mb (Incl. Recovery)
Genre ~ Bop, Cool, Vibraphone/Marimba Jazz | Label ~ Prestige Records
Daniel String Quartet - Ambroise Thomas, Charles-François Gounod, Edouard Lalo: String Quartets (1994)

Daniel String Quartet - Thomas, Gounod, Lalo: String Quartets (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 361 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 205 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Discover International | # DICD 920159 DDD | Time: 01:09:37

Never mind the Symphonie espagnole and Le roi d’Ys, Edouard Lalo is the last of the great unknowns in 19th-century French music. His mature instrumental works combine the wisdom drawn from his professional playing experience with the familiar flair for rhythm and colour. They are likely to transform any opinion you may hold: it isn’t often that the inspiration of Beethoven was so well digested in France. The first two trios don’t really count as mature, and although they contain fine things, especially in the scherzos, their characteristic soul, sweep and dash are often clumsily handled. With No. 3, form and feeling are as one, the first movement’s surges integral to its progress to a hushed end, while the slow movement builds a powerful span from a sustained melody. Between them comes the irresistible piece better known in Lalo’s later arrangement as a Scherzo for orchestra. These performances have the necessary robustness without stinting on delicacy.
Charles Ives - Leipziger Streichquartett, Schleiermacher  - Complete Music For String Quartet (2002, MDG "Gold" # 307) [RE-UP]

Charles Ives - Complete Music For String Quartet
Leipziger Streichquartett / Steffen Schleiermacher / Yeon-Hee Kwak / Ingo Goritzki
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 291 MB | Full Artwork: 122 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 307 1143-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2002
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century

Charles Edward Ives (October 20, 1874 – May 19, 1954) was an American modernist composer. He is one of the first American composers of international renown, though his music was largely ignored during his life, and many of his works went unperformed for many years. Over time, he came to be regarded as an "American original". Ives combined the American popular and church-music traditions of his youth with European art music, and was among the first composers to engage in a systematic program of experimental music, with musical techniques including polytonality, polyrhythm, tone clusters, aleatoric elements, and quarter tones, foreshadowing many musical innovations of the 20th century…
Charles Mingus - Three or Four Shades of Blues (1977) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27206}

Charles Mingus - Three or Four Shades of Blues (1977) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27206}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 272 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 105 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 11 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1977, 2013 Atlantic / Rhino / Warner Japan / WEA | WPCR-27206 / 8122-79641-3 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Post Bop / Post Bebop / Jazz Blues / Bass

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. I have almost everything available by Mingus and had passed on this because I didn't think I needed yet more versions of some of his classics by what seems like an unlikely crew in tow. How wrong I was!!!! Mingus is apparently playing with a mic on his bass and you can easily hear what a monster he is, how sublime he can be, and it is totally thrilling. Coryell and Catherine have their flurry of notes thing going but it does not come off as showing off or dull fusion riffing. They - and the rest of the band- sound as if they were meant to be, really listening and bringing something wonderfully new to Mingus music.
Gary Burton Quartet - Seven Songs For Quartet And Chamber Orchestra (1974/2014) [24/96]

Gary Burton Quartet - Seven Songs For Quartet And Chamber Orchestra: Music by Michael Gibbs (1974/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 37:23 minutes | 730 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Sounding as fresh today as it did in 1973, Seven Songs places the Gary Burton Quartet in an orchestral context, with compositions of Michael Gibbs inspired by Messiaen and Charles Ives as well as Miles and Gil Evans and exceptional soloing by Mick Goodrick, Steve Swallow and Burton himself. The production is exemplary: Seven Songs set a new standard for recordings of orchestral jazz.
Mozart - Haffner-Serenade & Serenata Notturna (Sir Charles Mackerras, Prague Chamber Orchestra) [1998]

Mozart - Haffner-Serenade & Serenata Notturna (Sir Charles Mackerras, Prague Chamber Orchestra) [1998]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 286 MB
Classical | Label: Telarc Distribution | Catalog Number: CD-80161 | TT: 01:06;01

The Haffner Serenade in D major was written in 1776 for Marie Elizabeth Haffner's wedding celebration and was commissioned by her brother Sigmund, later the recipient of the Haffner Symphony. Though this composition has elements of Mozart's symphonic style – particularly in its dramatic first and last movements, the grand Menuettos, and the sixth movement Andante – it is cast in eight movements of diverse character and has a casual ambience that belongs to the serenade. The violin solos in the second, third, and fourth movements lend a concertante air to this work, though they have a private quality unlike the bravura displays of the concerto style…
Sam Rivers Quartet - Lazuli (1989) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Sam Rivers Quartet - Lazuli (1989) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 252 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 125 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 262 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1989, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6420
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Post Bop / Groove / Saxophone / Flute

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. An overlooked gem from reedman Sam Rivers – and a set that's surprisingly soulful, given that most of his other work from this stretch is much more outside! The album's got a laidback groove on most numbers – with rhythm from Daryll Thompson on guitar, Rael Wesley Grant on bass, and Steve McCraven on drums – often in this midtempo mode that has the electric currents providing a subtle bounce, which opens up as Rivers solos on tenor, soprano sax, and flute! The style's a few steps down from funky fusion, but not that far away, either – and Sam proves to be an expressive soloist in the setting, in ways we really wouldn't have expected. Titles include "Swirl", "Chant", "Coral", "Lazuli", "Ripples", "Dandelions", "Devotion", "Beatrice", and "Sprung".
Rein De Graaff - Dick Vennik Quartet - Modal Soul (1977) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Rein De Graaff - Dick Vennik Quartet - Modal Soul (1977) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 243 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 90 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 248 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1977, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6416
Jazz / Post Bop / Modal Music / Piano / Saxophone

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. The Dutch jazz scene had plenty to offer back in the 70s – not just the better-remembered avant jazz from big free jazz musicians, but also some great straight ahead material too! This album's a key set from that wonderful time – and features a combo led by pianist Rein DeGraaf and reedman Dick Vennik – a great player who blows tenor, soprano sax, and flute on the record – with a depth of feeling that has us wondering why he never scored bigger fame on this side of the Atlantic. Even the mellower moments have a nice sort of bite – and rhythms are from Koos Serierse on bass and Eric Ineke on drums – on titles that include the stunning 13 minute title track "Modal Soul", plus "Short Rainbow", "Sweet Basil", "Detour Ahead", and "Lonely Hunter".

VA - The Craig Charles Funk And Soul Club Vol.4 (2016)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Dec. 6, 2016
VA - The Craig Charles Funk And Soul Club Vol.4 (2016)

VA - The Craig Charles Funk And Soul Club Vol.4 (2016)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:18:42 | 187 Mb
Genre: Funk, RnB, Soul / Label: Freestyle

For Volume 4 - we open up with 3 disco tinged bangers, Kylie Auldists' Family Tree will transport you directly onto the dance-floor of New York's legendary Studio 54 discoteque - Smoove & Turrell's cover of Hot Chocolates' You Could Have Been A Lady' has got that Newcastle boogie oogie oogie vibe down - Lexsoul DanceMachine have marinated Beef Grinder in sizzling hi hat cymbals and a spicy clav riff so saucy Stevie Wonder would be shocked!

Manolo Cabras Quartet - Melys in Diotta (2016)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Nov. 29, 2016
Manolo Cabras Quartet - Melys in Diotta (2016)

Manolo Cabras Quartet - Melys in Diotta (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 46:02 min | 106 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: El Negocito Records

After 4 years from his first record as leader 'I wouldn't be sure', Manolo Cabras brings out his new work under his name,'Melys in Diotta'. During his carrier as a side man, Cabras appears at the sides of artists like Enrico Rava,Toots Thielmans, Paolo Fresu, Roswell Rud, Charles Gale, Marshal Allen, Maria Pia De Vito, Marc Murphy, Eric Vloeimans, Jasper Blom, Jesse van Ruller, Benjamin Herman, Eric Inneke, Wolfert Brederode, etc…