Ministry Enjoy The Quiet Live At Wacken 2012 2012 720p MBluRay x264-LOUNGE Size: 2.27 GB
Blu-Ray pressing. 2013 live release from the Industrial innovators. Ministry are back with a set of blistering live material from the final show of their 2012 tour at Wacken Open Air in front of 75,000 screaming fans. Tragically, Ministry’s longtime guitarist and Al Jourgensen’s best friend Mike Scaccia died less than five months later. Jourgensen says: ”Not only is this a great recording of Mikey at his absolute best performance, in his element, having the time of his life, it’s one of the last live official videos of the band ever. If you didn’t see the tour, you’ll want to catch what you missed. And if you were there, well, you saw a piece of history and it will make a great souvenir – or a great drink coaster.” With 16 million records sold worldwide, six Grammy nominations and kudos from Industrial and Metal bands including Nine Inch Nails, Slipknot and Korn, Al Jourgensen has earned the title Godfather Of Industrial Metal.
Hoff Ensemble – Quiet Winter Night: An Acoustic Jazz Project (2012) FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 50:30 minutes | 1,94 GB Jazz/Folk | Official Digital Download – Source: 2l.no (Blu-Ray) | Digital booklet
HOFF ENSEMBLE consists of some of Norway’s finest jazz and session musicians, fronted by trumpeter Mathias Eick, of ECM renown, who plays a leading role in several of the compositions. The ensemble’s basic quartet features legendary veteran bassist Arild Andersen and arranger Jan Gunnar Hoff on piano. Hoff has performed with his own group since 1993, collaborating with such artists as Mike Stern, Pat Metheny, Maria Joao and Alex Acuna. This time in this great Norwegian band he mixes flavours in a “cross-over” setting. Eick, with whom Hoff has worked on earlier projects, was the obvious first choice for QUIET WINTER NIGHT, along with Andersen and the rest of the band, complemented by Rune Arnesen (ex N.P.Molvær) on percussion and Børge Petersen-Øverleir, Norway’s leading session guitarist. Brilliant fiddle player Annbjørg Lien is an exciting addition to the HOFF ENSEMBLE, giving QUIET WINTER NIGHT a sound that is definitely Nordic with elements of jazz, folk and beyond, making this an interesting and original journey. On some of the instrumental tracks, like “Blågutten”, Eick and Petersen-Øverleir create an overall jazz/fusion sound, while the trio setting of “Redd Mamma” is reminiscent of the work of Sweden’s Jan Johansson. “Hva skal hende nå” bears comparison with Metheny’s ballad form, yet with a more rock-influenced guitar sound. This tune also includes a great bass solo by Andersen. The music is created by film composers Geir Bøhren and Bent Åserud and among the vocalists are some of Norway’s top names (and Universal artists) in popular music: Helene Bøksle, Åsne Valland Nordli, Sondre Bratland, Unni Wilhelmsen, Tomine Harket, Bjørn Johan Muri, Cecilia Vennersten and Bjørn Eidsvåg.
Herbie Hancock – Speak Like A Child (1968/2013) FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 37:01 minutes | 1,3 GB Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital booklet
Speak Like A Child is Herbie Hancock’s 1968 masterpiece. It features a star-studded lineup, which includes Ron Carter, Mickey Roker, Jerry Dodgion, Thad Jones and Peter Phillips. It reached the Top Twenty on Billboard’s Top Jazz Albums and includes the hits, “The Sorcerer” and the title-track. This thought-provoking listen features Hancock’s signature lyrical playing and melodic brilliance. (more…)
Herbie Hancock – River: The Joni Letters (2007) FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 67:53 minutes | 1,38 GB Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital Booklet
The legendary pianist and innovator explores the words and music of another musical pioneer Joni Mitchell on his first new studio recording for Verve since 1998’s GRAMMY Award winner Gershwin’s World. Inspired in equal parts by Mitchell’s poetic lyrics and unique melodies/harmonies, the musicians play with a restraint and elegance (on both the instrumental and vocal tracks) that achieves a perfect balance between the adventurous aesthetics of jazz improvisation and the emotional directness of the finest Adult Pop music. (more…)
Herbie Hancock – Head Hunters (1973/2012) FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 41:46 minutes | 889 MB Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover
Headhunters is a monumental release in Herbie Hancock’s career and a defining moment in jazz-funk. It reached #1 on Billboard’s Top Jazz Albums and #2 on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums. This is one of the most endearing works in the jazz/funk legacy. In 2007, Headhunters was inducted into the National Recording Registry and is included on Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. (more…)
Hank Mobley – Soul Station (1960/2013) FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 37:20 minutes | 1,6 GB Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital Booklet
Soul Station is Hank Mobley’s timeless masterpiece. Mobley was one of Blue Note’s definitive hard-bop artists and one of music’s leading tenor saxophonists. This 1960 set features the stellar quartet comprised of Mobley, Art Blakey, Wynton Kelly and Paul Chambers. The musicians are at the height of their powers, delivering sheer perfection. This flawless outing features the classic tunes: “This I Dig of You,” “Split Feelin’s,” “Remember” and “If I Should Lose You.” This is an absolutely essential album for any music lover’s collection. (more…)