Rigmor Gustafsson with Nils Landgren & FleshQuartet – I Will Wait For You (2003) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Rigmor Gustafsson with Nils Landgren & FleshQuartet – I Will Wait For You (2003)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 54:57 minutes | 1,21 GB
Official Digital Download – Source: Gubemusic.com | Front cover

An award-winning jazz vocalist from Sweden with an international following, Rigmor Gustafsson has strong ties to the United States, where she launched her career, as well as Germany, where she recorded for the ACT label, not to mention her homeland, where she is a contemporary jazz icon. In addition to her studio recordings and live performances, she’s an accredited educator who taught at both the Royal Academy and Royal College of Music in Stockholm for a couple years before her singing career became a full-time profession.

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Rachel Podger & Arte Dei Suonatori – Antonio Vivaldi: La Stravaganza – 12 Violin Concertos (2003) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Rachel Podger & Arte Dei Suonatori – Antonio Vivaldi: La Stravaganza – 12 Violin Concertos (2003)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 103:53 minutes | 1,75 GB
Official Digital Download – Source: LinnRecords.com | Covers & Digital Booklet

These performances of Vivaldi’s La Stravaganza – a collection of 12 violin concertos – are truly extravagant. They’re not designed to be listened to in one sitting and shouldn’t be: it’s not the sameness of the orchestration which might get in the way, it’s the intensity with which Vivaldi composed them and the manner in which the remarkable Rachel Podger plays them. Fans of Andrew Manze will love Podger for similar reasons.

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Marcin Wasilewski, Slawomir Kurkiewicz & Michal Miskiewicz – January (2008) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Marcin Wasilewski, Slawomir Kurkiewicz & Michal Miskiewicz – January (2008)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 70:43 minutes | 523 MB
Official Digital Download – Source: Gubemusic.com | Front cover

“January” is a strong musical statement from a still-young band with a long history already behind it, and an album with an exceptionally wide-ranging programme – all of it played with assurance, purpose and focus. The disc reconfirms that the trio of Marcin Wasilewski, Slawomir Kurkiewicz and Michal Miskiewicz is one of the most outstanding contemporary jazz groups.

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