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KEF High-Res Treasures: Duke Ellington - Afro Bossa

Duke Ellington's 1963 release Afro Bossa deserves more respect than it gets, and the 192kHz/24-bit FLAC release makes that point even more emphatically.

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Front-to-Back Albums: Annie Lennox - Nostalgia

Annie Lennox is The Voice of the 1980s. Lots of other singers lay claim to the title but in terms of innovation, boundary pushing and sheer chops, the 1980s were Lennox’ decade and we all just happened to live in it. If you weren’t born in the 80s or are unfamiliar with Annie Lennox you have some catching up to do as regards female superstar singers.

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Essential Downloads - Jazz Greats, Part 2 - The Piano Players

The piano is the quintessential jazz instrument, but it is also the hardest instrument to record properly, and since we are going to be focusing on older recordings, don’t expect a lot of audiophile-level listings here. But just because a song is not recorded to today’s standards by no means it should be ignored.

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