May 22

Various Artists – Stockfisch Records – Closer To The Music Vol.1 (2004)
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 01:13:19 minutes | 2,94 GB
Genre: Country Blues, Jazz, Folk | Label: Stockfisch Records

The first sampler released by Stockfisch-Records with a collection of 17 tracks. Although taken from different CD productions, these titles reveal a close relationship to sound and interpretation. 73 pleasant minutes illustrating clearly the philosophy of Stockfisch-Records: closer to the music!

“Formidable artists und fantastic sound – these are the hallmarks of the fine label Stockfisch-Records and of the High-end-studios Pauler Acoustics in Northeim/Germany.” Claus Dick in Audiophile 04/2001

“Günter Pauler has the right heart and the right touch for the quiet masters of songs. He preserves their art with a quality of sound, that makes the hair of even confirmed audiophiles stand to end.” Lothar Brandt in stereoplay 6/2003

Tracklist:

1. The Beat Hotel
2. Wheel Of Fortune
3. Turned My Upside Down
4. The Painter
5. Stop Those Bells
6. Set ’em Up, Joe
7. No Sanctuary Here
8. Not A Matter Of Pride
9. Angel in Deep Shadow
10. Mr.Bones
11. Argyle Bridge
12. Words of Love
13. Save The Whales…
14. Captain of the Loving Kind
15. Moon in the Glass
16. Pearl Diver
17. Before I Die

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May 22

Various Artists – Stockfisch Records – Closer To The Music Vol.2 (2006)
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 01:09:13 minutes | 2,78 GB
Genre: Country Blues, Jazz, Folk | Label: Stockfisch Records

Stockfisch released its first SACD sampler two years ago.

Since then the label has recorded and published many new Stockfisch productions – well known artists of the singer/songwriter scene as well as so called “insider tips”.

These recordings are nothing short of amazing; I can’t imagine anyone not finding something to love here. Very highly recommended! Tom Gibbs, http://audaud.com

Just like Vol. 1, this second Stockfisch collection closer to the music Vol.2 offers on its 15 individual tracks a wide musical variety. Different as they may be, they are bound by an invisible thread, a common ground for all of them, the guitar based arrangements. This special sound, the “trade mark” of nearly all Stockfisch productions, is where they all meet. Always energetic, but at the same time gentle and never lacking transparency, that’s how the artists and their fellow musicians skilfully present their music. These recordings, as any listener will experience, exemplify once again the Stockfisch philosophy: closer to the music!

Tracklist:

1. Stars
2. Set You Free
3. Just Like Love
4. Old Crow
5. The Same Kind Words
6. When Time Turns Around
7. Paris
8. Streets Of London
9. Song For You Far Away
10. Caruso
11. Four Wild Horses
12. Lookin’ At The Rain
13. Heaven
14. Maybe It´s Just Love
15. Au large du Gueveur

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May 22

Various Artists – Stockfisch Records – Closer To The Music Vol.3 (2009)
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 01:15:20 minutes | 3,02 GB
Genre: Country Blues, Jazz, Folk | Label: Stockfisch Records

The third compilation from the critically acclaimed „closer to the music“ series.

You will listen to recent recordings of known artists like Sara K., Allan Taylor, Eugene Ruffolo and David Munyon , but also to new Stockfisch-discoveries like Dennis Kolen (NL), Paul O´Brien (CDN), BEOGA (IRL), Carl & Parissa (AUS), Beo Brockhausen (D) and some more – 18 tracks with a total playing time about 76 min.

Tracklist:

1. Dedicated to… (Allan Taylor)
2. Winter (Allan Taylor)
3. When I Didn’t Care (Sara K)
4. After There’s a Blizzard (Sara K)
5. Seaside Rendezvous (Dennis Kolen)
6. For Cloud Dog and Jane (Dennis Kolen)
7. Chinese Girl (Ewen Carruthers)
8. Lovebirds (Ewen Carruthers)
9. Love Can Be That Way (Eugene Ruffolo)
10. Hello In There (David Munyon)
11. Louisiana Rain (David Munyon)
12. An American Car (Paul O’Brien)
13. Waiting (The Paperboys)
14. Lovely Madness (Beoga)
15. Factory Girl (Beoga)
16. Sharpening a Knife (Carl & Parissa)
17. Mother’s Song (Carl & Parissa)
18. Wolkenmeer (Beo Brockhausen)

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May 22

Various Artists – Stockfisch Records – Closer To The Music Vol.4 (2011)
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 01:13:12 minutes | 2,94 GB
Genre: Country Blues, Jazz, Folk | Label: Stockfisch Records

closer to the music Vol.4 offers more than 73 minutes of musical highlights to get in first touch with Stockfisch artists as well as sound and/or just for enjoyable listening:

„I fell in awe in front of the swift charms of this compilation, a collection of highly enjoyable pearls from the Stockfisch catalogue. The artistic excellence and the stupefying tonal quality of the ensemble will make it a gourmet´s choice for any soundsystem …“ There were so many positive and even enthusiastic feedbacks on our „closer to the music“ compilations volume 1 to 3, that we decided to release Vol.4 in 2011.

Closer To The Music Vol.4
And again this 4th compilation offers both a selection from current releases and presentations of artists and albums that will be released by Stockfisch Records in the next months.

Belonging to these forecasts you can hear two tracks from the new Paul Stephenson album, who already had recorded two CDs for Stockfisch. Furthermore one song by Zebra Sommerwind, the trio around Fiedelmichel-doyen Thomas Kagermann, featuring German (folk-)songs in contemporary arrangements. Also we are pleased to presentate the German singer Katja Werker with her version of the „Karat“ classic „Über sieben Brücken musst du gehen“, one of twelve songs she recorded for her new CD. A Stockfisch fellow guitarist from the early years flew over from the US to visit Northeim, Ralf Illenberger (formerly playing with Martin Kolbe). He recorded his solo guitar album with Günter Pauler to be released in 2011.

Introducing the new available albums: Allan Taylor with two songs from the Porsche/Burmester session, Paul O´Brien, the Irish-melancholic songwriter from Canada, the wonderful new CD „Pretty Blue“ sung by David Munyon, furthermore beautiful instrumental music for relaxing, written and played by pianist Michael Schlierf, ingenious arrangements of Chick Corea´s Children´s Songs by Blue Chamber Quartet – and an exclusive recoding with American singer/songwriter Mckinley Black: „My Diamond Mine“.

Tracklist:

01. Taylor, Allan “Let The Music Flow”
02. Taylor, Allan “Midnight Call”
03. Black, McKinley “My Diamond Mine”
04. Black, McKinley “All I Need”
05. Stephenson, Paul “Rainy Day Man”
06. Stephenson, Paul “Back Where You Belong”
07. Ruffolo, Eugene “Baby It’s Cold Outside”
08. Munyon, David “I Want Your Love”
09. Munyon, David “Hollywood Town”
10. Paul O’Brien & Uli Kringler Trio “Madrona”
11. O’Brien, Paul “Without A Trace”
12. Werker, Katja “Über Sieben Brücken Musst Du Gehn”
13. Sommerwind, Zebra “Es Sass Ein Klein Wild Vögelein”
14. Schlierf, Michael “Hickory (The Southern Caress)”
15. Illenberger, Ralf “Light Wave”
16. Illenberger, Ralf “Falling Down”
17. Blue Chamber Quartet “Chrildren’s Song No. 16”
18. Blue Chamber Quartet “Chrildren’s Song No. 6”

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May 22

Various Artists – Stockfisch Records – Closer To The Music Vol.5 (2015)
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 01:19:25 minutes | 1,64 GB
Genre: Country Blues, Jazz, Folk | Label: Stockfisch Records

Just as it’s four predecessors did, the compilation „closer to the music Vol.5 “ provides an aural overview of the latest and the forthcoming Stockfisch productions – this time for 2015. More than 79 minutes of unusual recordings and fascinating music.

Starting off with introductions to the soon-to-be-released albums:

The Norwegian singer/songwriter/guitarist KERSTIN BLODIG presents her debut-album on Stockfisch. The recordings took place in a clearing in one of Germany’s largest forest areas – in Solling. The rich natural atmosphere – including birdsong & sounds from the vegetation – fits wonderfully to Kerstin’s haunting Norwegian songs and soulful acoustic-guitar playing. We have already had the pleasure of experiencing guTracklist:

1. We Stood As One – Allan Taylor
2. Acts of War – Steve Strauss
3. Monster – Steve Strauss
4. Fause Fause, Kerstin Blodig
5. Rainbow’s Gold – The Greater Good
6. Will You Come Home – David Roth
7. Nights At the Chez – David Roth
8. Simple Thought – Don Ross
9. You Can See Everything – Brooke Miller
10. Windmill Sails – Paul Stephenson
11. Four Extraordinary Days – Carl Cleves & Parissa Bouas
12. Bright To Brighter – David Munyon
13. Sparrow – Carrie Newcomer
14. Silvia’s River – Paul O’Brien
15. Strange World – Ranagri
16. Carrickfergus – Ranagri feat. Tony Christie
17. L’Inverno – Largo (Vivaldi) – La Folia Barockorchester (5.1 Ch)
18. The Silver Swan – The Spirit of Gambo feat. C. McFadden (5.1 Ch)
19. A Riverside Town – Jiang Cheng Ji – Song Zuying & China Philharmonic Orchestra (5.1 Ch)

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May 22

V.A. – Kinda Jazzy Kinda Funky, Volume 2 (2005)
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 57:40 minutes | Scans included | 2,33 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,11 GB
HighNote Records SACD # HCD 6014 | Genre: Jazz

Kinda Jazzy Kinda Funky is a fine sampling of jazz artists and vocalists on the 2004 High Note roster. These previously released nine tracks consist of compositions from Melvin Sparks, Rodney Jones, Randy Johnston, Bill Heid, and David “Fathead” Newman along with Lalo Schifrin’s “The Cat,” performed by Joey DeFrancesco, and Houston Person’s take on Johnny Griffin’s “Sweet Sucker.” This is a great way to get familiar with the High Note sound and audiophiles will be interested in knowing that this title.

Tracklist:
01. Rodney Jones – Let The Music Take Your Mind
02. Jim Payne – P. Brain
03. David ‘Fathead’ Newman – Shakabu
04. Mike LeDonne – Delilah
05. Eric Alexander – A Few Miles From Memphis
06. Melvin Sparks – Guitar Playah
07. Steve Turre – The Spirits Up Above
08. Rodney Jones – Soul Makossa
09. ‘Papa’ John DeFrancesco – 160 Million Dollar Chinese Man
10. Melvin Sparks – A Love Jam

HighNote Records is an American record label based in New York City, specializing in jazz music. HighNote was founded by Joe Fields, who worked for Prestige Records as an executive in the 1960s and founded Muse Records in the 1970s. HighNote also reissues classic jazz recordings, from artists such as Art Tatum, Thelonious Monk and Woody Shaw.

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May 22

V.A. – Jazz That’s Soulfully Blue (2005)
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 58:19 minutes | Scans included | 2,35 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1.03 GB
HighNote Records SACD # HCD 6013 | Genre: Jazz

It’s soulful and a little blue. It is tinged with the longing of lost love, found love. It gives you a feeling. That’s what music is supposed to do and this set does it! Give a listen!

Tracklist:
01. Teddy Edwards – Blue And Sentimental
02. Red Holloway – A Tear In My Heart
03. Etta Jones – Save Your Love For Me
04. David “Fathead” Newman – Chillin’
05. Dakota Staton – Trav’lin’ Light
06. Ernie Andrews – Don’t Touch Me
07. Bob DeVos – You Don’t Know What Love Is
08. Everett Greene – I’m Falling For You
09. Della Griffin – Sunday
10. Houston Person – At Last

HighNote Records is an American record label based in New York City, specializing in jazz music. HighNote was founded by Joe Fields, who worked for Prestige Records as an executive in the 1960s and founded Muse Records in the 1970s. HighNote also reissues classic jazz recordings, from artists such as Art Tatum, Thelonious Monk and Woody Shaw.

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May 22

V.A. – Jazz in an R&B Groove, Volume 2 (2006)
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 61:22 minutes | Scans included | 2,47 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,14 GB
HighNote Records SACD # HCD 6015 | Genre: Jazz, R&B

Jazz in an R&B Groove is a fine sampling of the jazz artists and vocalists on the 2004 High Note roster. All 11 tracks are cover versions of soul, R&B, and standards including “Let’s Stay Together” (Houston Person), “The Closer I Get to You” (Charles Earland Tribute Band), “What a Difference a Day Makes” (Irene Reid), “Night Life” (Dakota Staton) and “Watermelon Man” (Red Holloway). All of these tracks have been previously released but it’s still a great way to get familiar with the High Note label and audiophiles will be interested in knowing that this title.

Tracklist:
01. Charles Earland – Pick Up The Pieces
02. Melvin Sparks – My Girl
03. Eric Alexander – Where Is The Love
04. Irene Reid – Your Mind Is On Vacation
05. Charles Earland – Put It Where You Want It
06. Ernie Andrews – She’s Got The Blues For Sale
07. Joe Chambers – Tu-Way-Pock-E-Way
08. Winard Harper – Dat Dere
09. Jesse Thomas – Ya-Ya
10. David “Fathead” Newman – Hit The Road Jack

HighNote Records is an American record label based in New York City, specializing in jazz music. HighNote was founded by Joe Fields, who worked for Prestige Records as an executive in the 1960s and founded Muse Records in the 1970s. HighNote also reissues classic jazz recordings, from artists such as Art Tatum, Thelonious Monk and Woody Shaw.

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May 22

V.A. – Jazz in an R&B Groove (2004)
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 64:44 minutes | Scans included | 2,62 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,16 GB
HighNote Records SACD # HCD 6012 | Genre:Jazz, R&B

Jazz in an R&B Groove is a fine sampling of the jazz artists and vocalists on the 2004 High Note roster. All 11 tracks are cover versions of soul, R&B, and standards including “Let’s Stay Together” (Houston Person), “The Closer I Get to You” (Charles Earland Tribute Band), “What a Difference a Day Makes” (Irene Reid), “Night Life” (Dakota Staton) and “Watermelon Man” (Red Holloway). All of these tracks have been previously released but it’s still a great way to get familiar with the High Note label and audiophiles will be interested in knowing that this title.

Tracklist:
01. Irene Reid – What A Difference A Day Makes
02. Houston Person – What’s Going On
03. Dakota Staton – Night Life
04. Houston Person – Let’s Stay Together
05. Red Holloway – Watermelon Man
06. Della Griffin – This Bitter Earth
07. Houston Person – At Last
08. Charles Earland Tribute Band – The Closer I Get to You
09. Ernie Andrews – Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool
10. Irene Reid – I Believe I Can Fly
11. Bruce Williams – Our Day Will Come

HighNote Records is an American record label based in New York City, specializing in jazz music. HighNote was founded by Joe Fields, who worked for Prestige Records as an executive in the 1960s and founded Muse Records in the 1970s. HighNote also reissues classic jazz recordings, from artists such as Art Tatum, Thelonious Monk and Woody Shaw.

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May 22

V.A. – Jazz Goes Pop: Hits Of The 60’s, Vol. 1 (2008)
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 56:52 minutes | Scans included | 2,28 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1.03 GB
HighNote Records SACD # HCD 6019 | Genre: Jazz

Remember hearing these songs on that AM radio you used to have? Of course you do, but you probably don’t remember them sounding so good. Here’s a collection of the songs you liked, done a way you’ll love.

HighNote Records is an American record label based in New York City, specializing in jazz music. HighNote was founded by Joe Fields, who worked for Prestige Records as an executive in the 1960s and founded Muse Records in the 1970s. HighNote also reissues classic jazz recordings, from artists such as Art Tatum, Thelonious Monk and Woody Shaw.

Tracklist:
01. David ‘Fathead’ Newman – Hit The Road Jack
02. Melvin Sparks – My Girl
03. Vincent Herring – Norwegian Wood
04. Etta Jones – What A Difference A Day Makes
05. ‘Papa’ John DeFrancesco – House Of The Rising Sun
06. David ‘Fathead’ Newman – Goldfinger
07. Jimmy Ponder – Our Day Will Come
08. Gloria Lynne – Shangri-La
09. Rodney Jones & Soul Manifesto – Light My Fire
10. Norman Simmons – Eleanor Rigby

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