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Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – Studio Discography [noremastered] (1972-2004) [FLAC]

Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – Studio Discography [noremastered] (1972-2004,  16 albums, 25 editions) FLAC

Genre: Progressive Rock
Manufacturer: Europe & Japan
Audio Codec: FLAC
Rip Type: (image +. Cue)
Audio Bitrate: lossless

Manfred Mann’s Earth Band is a British progressive rock group formed by South African musician Manfred Mann. The band’s hits include covers of Bruce Springsteen’s “Blinded By The Light” and “Spirit In The Night”, “Davy’s on the Road Again”, and “Runner”. After forming in 1971 and despite a short hiatus in the late 80s/early 90s, the Earth Band has continued to perform and tour through the present.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manfred_Mann’s_Earth_Band

Albums:

(1972) Manfred Mann’s Earth Band (CECC-00119) Japan 1990
(1972) Glorified Magnified (258 732) West Germany 1985?
(1973) Messin’ (CECC-00120) Japan 1990
(1973) Solar Fire (96.515) France 198?
(1973) Solar Fire (CECC-00121) Japan 1990
(1974) The Good Earth (258 734) West Germany 1985?
(1975) Nightingales & Bombers (258 730) West Germany 1985?
(1975) Nightingales & Bombers (CLACD 137) West Germany 1987
(1976) The Roaring Silence (258 729) West Germany 1985?
(1976) The Roaring Silence (CECC-00123) Japan 1990
(1978) Watch (610 588) Japan For West Germany 1986
(1978) Watch (LLCD 123) UK 1987?
(1978) Watch (CECC-00124) Japan 1990
(1979) Angel Station (610 589) West Germany 1986?
(1979) Angel Station (610 589) Japan For West Germany 1986
(1979) Angel Station (CECC-00125) Japan 1990
(1980) Chance (CLACD 133) France 1986
(1980) Chance (252 970) West Germany 1987
(1980) Chance (CECC-00126) Japan 1990
(1982) Somewhere In Afrika (CECC-00127) Japan 1990
(1986) Criminal Tango (DIX CD35) UK 1986
(1987) Masque (DIX CD69) UK 1987
(1991) Manfred Mann’s Plain Music – Plains Music (INT 3062 2) Germany 1991
(1996) Soft Vengeance (841836 2) EU 1996
(2004) Manfred Mann’06 (0157912ERE) Germany, 2004

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The Legendary Pink Dots – Discography (1980-2011) [FLAC]

Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Experimental
Release date: 1980-2011
Country: United Kingdom, Netherlands, Canada
Manufacturer disk: Austria, Belgium, Britain, Germany, Holland, Mexico, Poland, Russia, USA, France
Audio Codec: FLAC
Rip type: image +. Cue
Audio Bitrate: lossless
Duration: 72 82 CD Album
Rip method: EAC test + copy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Legendary_Pink_Dots

Albums
1982-Brighter Now
1983-Curse
1983-The Tower
1984-Faces In The Fire
1985-Asylum
1986-Island Of Jewels
1987-Any Day Now
1988-The Golden Age
1990-The Crushed Velvet Apocalypse
1990-The Crushed Velvet Apocalypse [Remaster 2010]
1991-The Maria Dimension
1991-The Maria Dimension Bonus CD
1992-Shadow Weaver Part I
1993-Malachai – Shadow Weaver Part II
1994-9 Lives To Wonder
1995-From Here You’ll Watch The World Go By
1997-Hallway Of The Gods
1998-Nemesis Online
2000-A Perfect Mystery
2002-All The King’s Horses
2002-All The King’s Men
2004-Poppy Variations
2004-The Whispering Wall
2006-Your Children Placate You From Premature Graves
2008-Plutonium Blonde
2010-Seconds Late For The Brighton Line

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Los Lobos – By The Light Of The Moon (1987) [MFSL 2012 # UDSACD 2064] {PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC}

Los Lobos – By The Light Of The Moon (1987) [MFSL 2012]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 40:39 minutes | Scans included | 1,63 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 842 MB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2064
Genre: Rock

Los Lobos might have touted themselves as “just another band from East L.A.”, but it’s quite likely that even the group’s humble members recognized that few—if any—other artists in the late 1980s rivaled their soulful music, rousing performances, and eclectically blended arrangements. While lacking the commercial status of the quintet’s subsequent La Bamba release, By the Light of the Moon stands as the band’s most enjoyable excursion into American-hued soul, penetratingly reflective lyrics, and earnest roots rock. The music making is simply extraordinary.

On How Will the Wolf Survive?, Los Lobos seemed to be feeling out the boundaries of how much they could say about the hard realities of life within the framework of good-time R&B-flavored rock & roll, and on their next album, 1987′s By the Light of the Moon, the group gently shifted their focus to favor their more contemplative side. While the band certainly hadn’t lost the ability to rock out (check out “My Baby’s Gone” or “Shakin’ Shakin’ Shakes” for proof), most of the album displayed a lighter touch musically, with David Hidalgo’s deft lead guitar and Cesar Rosas’ precise rhythm chords fueling lean but smoky R&B numbers like “Is That All There Is?” and “All I Wanted to Do Was Dance” and understated musical snapshots like “One Time, One Night” and “River of Fools.” Lyrically, By the Light of the Moon is dominated by the sad mysteries of life and the less-than-generous nature of fate, as ordinary people try to come to terms with death (“One Time, One Night”), disappointment (“Is That All There Is?”), love that’s faded into the shadows (“The Hardest Time”), and the mingled comfort and uncertainties of faith (“Tears of God”). While the soundtrack album to the movie La Bamba, released the same year, captured Los Lobos at their most carefree and high-spirited as they called up the spirit of Ritchie Valens, By the Light of the Moon showed the other side of the coin as the group looked into the hearts and souls of themselves and the community around them, and if it’s a harder album to enjoy than those that preceded it, its depth rewards repeated listenings.

Tracklist:
01. One Time, One Night
02. Shakin’ Shakin’ Shakes
03. Is This All There Is?
04. Prenda Del Alma
05. All I Wanted To Do Was Dance
06. Set Me Free (Rosa Lee)
07. The Hardest Time
08. My Baby’s Gone
09. River Of Fools
10. The Mess We’re In
11. Tears Of God

Mastered by Shawn R. Britton at Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Sebastopol, CA.

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Living Stereo: Arthur Rubinstein – Saint-Saens / Liszt / Franck (2007) {PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC}

Arthur Rubinstein – Saint-Saens / Liszt / Franck
Symphony of the Air, Alfred Wallenstein, conductor
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 2,03 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 956 MB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: RCA “Living Stereo” # 88697-08279-2 | Country/Year: Europe 2007 | 3% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

Arthur Rubinstein had performed Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22 many times throughout his concert career; in fact, this was one of the pieces on the program of his first public concert given in 1900. The style in which he plays it is simply captivating. It’s not a serious concerto in the German-school, but rather a light-hearted and somewhat amusing concerto. This is probably the most famous recording of the composition, and it’s no wonder why.

The Symphonic Variations of Cesar Franck are fantastic, full of energy, vitality and French-Romantic beauty.

SACD Info:

Arthur Rubinstein – Saint-Saens / Liszt / Franck

Symphony of the Air, Alfred Wallenstein, conductor

Label: RCA Red Seal
Series: Living Stereo
Catalog#: 88697-08279-2
Format: Hybrid-SACD, Album, Reissue, Stereo, Multichannel
Country: Europe
Released: 2007, recorded 1956 & 1958
Genre: Classical
Style: Romantic

Tracklist:

1-3 Saints-Saens
Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22

4-5 Franck
Symphonic Variations

6-9 Liszt
Concerto No. 1 in E flat

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Laura Fygi – Laura Fygi At Ronnie Scotts (2003) [2.0 & 5.0] {PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC}

Laura Fygi – Laura Fygi At Ronnie Scotts (2003) [2.0 & 5.0]
PS3 Rip | ISO | DST 64 2.0 & 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 62:07 mins | Scans included | 3,82 GB
or FLAC 2.0 (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,26 GB
Genre: Jazz

Everywhere that Laura Fygi visits, she is a veritable vision of exotica. In her home country of the Netherlands, they know her as the woman who was raised in Uruguay as the daughter of an Egyptian belly dancer; in the Far East she is the emancipated Western lady who many others aspire to be. But wherever she may be, there’s one common factor in all of those locations: that instantly recognisable voice which has won her hearts all over the globe.

Tracklist:
01. That Old Feeling
02. All Of Me
03. Guess Who I Saw Today
04. Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
05. I Will Wait For You
06. Corcovado
07. Orange Coloured Sky
08. Good Morning Heartache
09. Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend
10. For Me, Formidable
11. Les Feuilles Mortes
12. Just One Of Those Things
13. The Nearness Of You
14. Almost Like Being In Love
15. Heartwave Medley [Bonus Track]
16. La Mentira [Bonus Track]
17. I Love You For Sentimental Reasons [Bonus Track]

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Laura Fygi – Change (2001) [Reissue 2003] {2.0 & 5.1} {PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC}

Laura Fygi – Change (2001) [Reissue 2003] {2.0 & 5.1}
PS3 Rip | ISO | DST 64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 64:12 mins | Scans included | 4,31 GB
or FLAC 2.0 (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,35 GB
Genre: Jazz

Laura Fygi is a Dutch singer. Between 1984 and 1991, Laura Fygi was a member of one of the most popular Dutch girl-bands, Centerfold, known for their hit “Dictator”. During performances, the ladies dressed themselves in sexy lingerie. They had hits in the Netherlands and all over Europe. They were big in Japan. In 1991, the ladies of Centerfold stopped performing and Laura going to solo career and released more than 12 CDs, and has performed throughout Europe, South America and Asia. As a Dutch singer, she even managed to conquer the Chinese market, a unique achievement.

What is the secret of her success? It is the combination of a number of things. First of all she has a husky voice with a beautiful diction and great timing, which has already been compared to that of Peggy Lee, and the intimacy of Julie London . She has an international appearance which enables her to perform in Ronnie Scott ‘s Jazz club in Soho with the same ease as on the biggest stages in most of the world cities. She looks beautiful and is as Latin as Jazzy . But the most important thing Laura is a storyteller, someone who knows how to turn a song into a story that touches you directly from her heart to yours. While it still swings like crazy!

Tracklist:
01. Midnight Stroll
02. Every Moment
03. Change
04. Girltalk
05. Enfant Terrible
06. Someone Like Me [Bonus Track]
07. How Do I Win Your Heart
08. Good Things [Bonus Track]
09. He Saw Her There
10. Latin Eyes
11. Loved You So Long
12. You Can’t Judge
13. Remember Me
14. No Small Talk Please
15. Eternal Honeymoon
16. I Belong

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Los Lobos – Good Morning Aztlan (2002) [MFSL 2003 # UDSACD 2022] {PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC}

Los Lobos – Good Morning Aztlán (2002) [MFSL 2003]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 47:40 minutes | Scans included | 1,93 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,01 GB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2022
Genre: Rock

Los Lobos might have touted themselves as “just another band from East L.A.”, but it’s quite likely that even the group’s humble members recognized that few—if any—other artists in the late 1980s rivaled their soulful music, rousing performances, and eclectically blended arrangements. While lacking the commercial status of the quintet’s subsequent La Bamba release, By the Light of the Moon stands as the band’s most enjoyable excursion into American-hued soul, penetratingly reflective lyrics, and earnest roots rock. The music making is simply extraordinary.

Great rock & roll bands aren’t supposed to be as modest as Los Lobos, an unlikely band comprised of five world-class musicians who write, sing, and play brilliantly, have been doing it for close to 30 years — and don’t appear to feel compelled to make a big show of it. Lack of flash should never be confused with a lack of creativity, of course, and their best album, 1992′s Kiko, showed they could bend traditional structures and play with the possibilities of the studio as well as any hipsters half their age. But straightforward meat-and-potatoes rock and soul have always been their strongest calling card, and their post-Kiko work with producer Mitchell Froom found them struggling to balance their more experimental instincts with their gifts as straight-ahead players, often with uneven results. Good Morning Aztlán finds Los Lobos working with a new producer, John Leckie, whose work with Radiohead, the Fall, and Kula Shaker confirms his credentials in helping to craft intelligent, creative music. But Leckie has also worked with Dr. John and Roy Harper, and knows the importance of letting a great musician simply play; as a result, Good Morning Aztlán sounds like Los Lobos’ strongest album since Kiko. Leckie has replaced Froom’s banks of tape-loop keyboards and webs of audio trickery with a solid, straightforward sound that reflects the band’s skills as one of rock’s most consistently impressive live acts, but he’s also caught them on tape with a batch of especially impressive songs, many of which deal with the nuts and bolts of life in the Hispanic community. Good Morning Aztlán swings from high-octane rock & roll (“Done Gone Blue”), soulful R&B (“Hearts of Stone”), passionate Latin grooves ( “Luz de Mi Vida”), and any number of combinations thereof, such as “Malaque”‘s slinky Latin melody set to a neo-hip-hop beat, or “Get to This,” which blends an old-school funk bottom with crunching rock guitars. And if Los Lobos prefer to write about small-p personal politics rather than Large-P Global Politics, their take on the sometimes funny, sometimes troubling stakes of life in Hispanic America makes it clear that they know what goes on in their neighborhood, and they have plenty of compelling things to say about it. Good Morning Aztlán isn’t hip, revolutionary, or groundbreaking — it’s just a superb album from one of America’s great rock bands.

Tracklist:
01. Dog Gone Blue
02. Hearts of Stone
03. Luz se Mi Vida
04. Good Morning Aztlan
05. The Big Ranch
06. The Word
07. Malaque
08. Tony y Maria
09. Get to This
10. Maria Christina
11. What in the World
12. Round & Round

Mastered by Shawn R. Britton at Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Sebastopol, CA.

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Los Lobos – Kiko (1992) [MFSL 2014] {PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC}

Los Lobos – Kiko (1992) [MFSL 2014]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 52:32 minutes | Scans included | 2,12 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,02 GB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2069
Genre: Rock

Los Lobos had earned a reputation as one of the most intelligent and creative roots rock acts in America with the albums By the Light of the Moon and The Neighborhood, but it was with 1992′s Kiko that they really demonstrated the breadth of their sonic ambitions. Produced in collaboration with Mitchell Froom, Kiko exchanged the more straightforward approach of Los Lobos’ previous sessions for a uniquely textured sound, with the group’s guitars thrown into sharp relief against Froom’s collection of vintage tape-loop keyboards, and the arrangements are often unusually spare, most powerfully in the ghostly spaciousness of “Kiko and the Lavender Moon” and “Wake Up Delores.” Even the more full-bodied cuts, such as the rollicking “That Train Don’t Stop Here” and the hard-rocking “Whiskey Trail,” boast a different personality than in Los Lobos’ previous work, with the guitars clean but cutting like a switchblade and the drums snapping hard, and the more contemplative selections drip with a mysterious, otherworldly ambience that’s matched by the impressionistic imagery of David Hidalgo and Louie Pérez’s superb songs. At its best, Kiko sounds like the musical equivalent of a Luis Buñuel dream sequence, balancing beauty and menace with intelligence and a skill that’s little short of dazzling; it’s a brilliant, singular achievement, and the most rewarding album in the group’s catalog.

Tracklist:
01. Dream In Blue
02. Wake Up Dolores
03. Angels With Dirty Faces
04. The Train Don’t Stop here
05. Kiko and The Lavender Moon
06. Saint Behind The Glass
07. Reva’s House
08. When The Circus Comes
09. Arizona Skies
10. Short Side of Nothing
11. Two Janes
12. Wicked Rain
13. Whiskey Trail
14. Just A Man
15. Peace
16. Rio De Tenampa

Mastered for this SACD by Shawn R. Britton at Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Sebastopol, CA.

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Los Lobos – This Time (1999) [MFSL 2004 # UDSACD 2024] {PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC}

Los Lobos – This Time (1999) [MFSL 2004]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 38:01 minutes | Scans included | 1,54 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 830 MB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2024
Genre: Rock

Los Lobos might have touted themselves as “just another band from East L.A.”, but it’s quite likely that even the group’s humble members recognized that few—if any—other artists in the late 1980s rivaled their soulful music, rousing performances, and eclectically blended arrangements. While lacking the commercial status of the quintet’s subsequent La Bamba release, By the Light of the Moon stands as the band’s most enjoyable excursion into American-hued soul, penetratingly reflective lyrics, and earnest roots rock. The music making is simply extraordinary.

Given all the extracurricular projects members of Los Lobos pursued during the three years separating Colossal Head and its followup, it’s not surprising that they’ve decided to show off what they’ve learned on This Time, resulting in a record that vacillates between songcraft and sonic sculptures. It could be said that Kiko and Colassal Head were like this as well, but the difference is that This Time has the structure of a straight-ahead rock & roll record, clocking in at 38 minutes with 11 short tracks. While that conciseness is welcome, it also points out the flaws in the post-Latin Playboys Los Lobos — Cesar Rosas’ fine rockers are obscured by a layer of studio gauze, and David Hidalgo’s songs can seem like excuses to run wild in the studio. If the production was truly evocative or innovative, that wouldn’t be a problem, but This Time is another in a long line of murky, self-conscious productions from Froom, Blake, and Hidalgo, where creating sound is more important than making music. This is especially frustrating, since This Time has elements of a very good record — it’s paced well and boasts strong moments from both Hidalgo (“This Time,” “Turn Around”) and Rosas (“Oh Yeah,” “Cumbia Raza”). As it stands, it is Los Lobos’ tightest record since The Neighborhood, but it’s hard not to feel that it could have been better if Los Lobos saved the “explorations” for their side-projects.

Tracklist:
01. This Time
02. Oh Yeah
03. Viking
04. High Places
05. Cumbia Raza
06. Run Away With You
07. Corazón
08. Some Say, Some Do
09. Turn Around
10. La Playa
11. Why We Wish

Mastered by Shawn R. Britton at Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Sebastopol, CA.

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John Pizzarelli – John Pizzarelli Trio: Live At Birdland (2x SACD, 2003) [2.0 & 5.1] {PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC}

John Pizzarelli – John Pizzarelli Trio: Live At Birdland (2x SACD, 2003) [2.0 & 5.1]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 131:41 minutes | Scans included | 7,63 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 131:32 mins | Scans | 2,35 GB
Genre: Jazz

This is a wonderful, warm-hearted, and effortlessly virtuosic live recording by one of the finest living exponents of pre-bop small-ensemble jazz. With pianist Ray Kennedy and bassist Martin Pizzarelli (and on two songs joined by vocalist Grover Kemble), singer and guitarist John Pizzarelli runs through a generally lightweight but thoroughly charming set of standards, homages, funny stories, and the occasional original tune; the fast tunes are light and frothy, the ballads smooth and gentle, and even the moments that are less than utterly inspired work together with the album’s highlights to create a very satisfying whole. John Pizzarelli has a suit sponsor, which tells you something about what to expect of him as a singer: his voice is smooth and warm, offering a nice combination of Chet Baker’s timbre and Dean Martin’s fullness; as a guitarist you need to know that he favors seven-string guitars and flat-wound strings, leading him naturally to a swinging Django Reinhardt-meets-Freddie Green kind of sound. As for the trio’s instrumentation, it’s true that when you can comp with this kind of authority you don’t technically need a drummer. But on a few tracks a drummer would have filled out the band’s sound nicely. Highlights include the group’s fun, slightly greasy take on “Frim Fram Sauce” and a great ode to Art Tatum called “Tea for Tatum,” as well as a fine original blues composition titled “Headed Out to Vera’s.” Pizzarelli’s own “Oh, How My Heart Beats for You” and “Day I Found You” are also wonderful. But the album’s standout track is a limpidly gorgeous rendition of another original, “Better Run Before It’s Spring.” Pizzarelli is obviously having a blast in the intimate setting of the legendary Birdland club, and so will any jazz lover who takes the time to listen. Very highly recommended.

Tracklist:
CD1 #01. Introduction
CD1 #02. Just You, Just Me
CD1 #03. The Frim Fram Sauce
CD1 #04. This Song Is You
CD1 #05. Isn’t It A Pity
CD1 #06. Rhode Island Intro
CD1 #07. Rhode Island
CD1 #08. Ray Kennedy – Library of Congress Story
CD1 #09. Gospel Truth
CD1 #10. Ray Kennedy – Dizzy Gillespie Story
CD1 #11. Tea For Tatum
CD1 #12. James Taylor Intro 1
CD1 #13. Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
CD1 #14. James Taylor Intro 2
CD1 #15. Mean Old Man
CD1 #16. Manhattan
CD1 #17. Rosemary Clooney Story
CD1 #18. Moonlight Becomes You
CD1 #19. Final Intro
CD1 #20. Will You Still Be Mine?
CD2 #01. Introduction
CD2 #02. Three Little Words
CD2 #03. They Can’t That Away From Me
CD2 #04. Oh How My Heart Beats For You
CD2 #05. The Day I Found You
CD2 #06. Polliwog Story
CD2 #07. It’s Only A Paper Moon
CD2 #08. Stompin At The Savoy
CD2 #09. Better Run Before It’s Spring
CD2 #10. Grover Kemble Story
CD2 #11. Headed Out To Vera’s
CD2 #12. Baby Medley
CD2 #13. I Like Jersey Best Intro
CD2 #14. I Like Jersey Best
CD2 #15. My Castle’s Rockin’
CD2 #16. Baby Just Come Home To Me

Recorded at Birdland, New York – September 25-28, 2002.

John Pizzarelli Trio:
John Pizzarelli – guitar and vocals
Ray Kennedy – piano
Martin Pizzarelli – bass

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