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Kenny Burrell: Takeela FROM Introducing Kenney Burrell
Grant Green: Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child FROM Feelin’ The Spirit
Freddie King, Gatemouth Brown: Funky Mama FROM Jazz Beats, Vol.4 (Live) [*Not available on Spotify]
Wes Montgomery Trio: The End of a Love Affair FROM The Wes Montgomery Trio
James Akers: Fantasia, Op. 2: I. Introduction – In the Garden FROM The Poor Branch: 19th-Century Guitar Music by Ivan Klinger
Mak Grgic: Levantine Suite: II. Dance FROM Balkanisms: Guitar Music From the Balkans
Galaxie 500: Instrumental FROM Today
Sentridoh/Lou Barlow: (Instrumental) FROM Winning Losers

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- Raphaela Gromes, Julian Rime: Trois pièces: II. Vite et nerveusement rythmeé (Nadia Boulanger) FROM Femmes
- The Louisville Orchestra, Robert Whitney (Quincy Porter): Symphony No. 2. II. Scherzando FROM Quincy Porter: Symphony No. 2 – Vittorio Giannini: Divertimento No. 2
- Beck: Sleeping Bag FROM One Foot in the Grave
- Jascha Heifetz, Sir John Barbirolli, London Philharmonic Orchestra (Henri Vieuxtemps): Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 31. II. Andante religioso FROM Wieniawsky, Saint-Saëns, Vieuxtemps, Sarasate: Works for Violin and Orchestra
- Bob Keene Septet: I Won’t Dance FROM Presenting Rare and Obscure Jazz Albums: Solo for Seven, Hi-Fi
- Ronald Smith, Charles-Valentin Alkan: Gigue (from Op. 24) FROM Alkan: Piano Music
- Ronald Smith, Charles-Valentin Alkan: Marche, Op. 37 No. 1 FROM Alkan: Piano Music
- Jason Loewenstein: Mistake FROM At Sixes and Sevens
- Eric Gaffney: Subscribe to the Notion FROM Sore Foot Weirdy
- John Plonsky Quintet: Putting on the Ritz FROM Presenting Rare and Obscure Jazz Albums, Vol. 2
- Bob Dylan: Let Me Die in My Footsteps (studio outtake, 1962) FROM The Bootleg Volumes 1-3

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I have been with Qobuz for a couple of years. I have spent a fortune on albums from their site, mostly HiRes albums which I got at a discount as a Sublime subscriber. However, today I have canceled my subscription. They have become an unethical company that is intentionally misleading customers into thinking that CD quality albums are all HiRes or the same as HiRes. Not every album on Qobuz is available in HiRes. That is determined by the record companies providing the HiRes version to Qobuz, it is not determined by Qobuz. Qobuz will have HiRes where available. Starting around the beginning of February 2023, they started to include the HiRes emblem used by record companies and tech companies alike (for their high end music players) to denote HiRes quality or capability, now on CD quality albums that are not HiRes. It’s a complicated subject and experts will tell you, that some CD recordings can be considered HiRes, but all CD quality recordings? This HiRes emblem is universal. CD quality albums are not HiRes, mostly not. It seems clear they are intentionally misleading unsuspecting customers into thinking they are buying a HiRes album when they are not. Here is a screenshot of what that looks like (as of Feb 3rd 2023):

As you can see, the universal HiRes emblem is tucked right next to the CD quality item as through it is an HiRes album. Qobuz has never done this before. I have been mostly pleased with Qobuz for the last two years or so. Yes, their customer support is lacking, but that is true of most companies. Minor Key . Net will not include Qobuz playlists among the grouping of playlist links moving forward. I canceled my Sublime membership. I will no longer even visit their website. This new activity tells me one of two things, or so I may venture to guess: One, some executive decided, being extremely misguided, to take the company in an unethical direction. Or, two, they are on their last legs, broke, desperately attempting to gather what funds they can before they dissolve altogether. Really, I don’t care. The marriage is over.

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Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers: The Freedom Rider FROM The Freedom Rider
Clifford Brown, Max Roach: Powell’s Prances FROM Clifford Brown and Max Roach Live At Basin Street
Max Roach, Abbey Lincoln: Triptych: Prayer / Protest / Peace FROM We Insist! – Freedom Now Suite
Bud Powell: It Could Happen to You FROM Birdland 1953 (Apple Music, Qobuz) / The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 1 (Spotify)
Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Max Roach, Charles Mingus: Wee (Live) FROM The Quintet: Jazz At Massey Hall (Live)
Duke Ellington, John Coltrane: Take the Coltrane FROM Duke Ellington & John Coltrane
Miles Davis Quintet: Well You Needn’t FROM Steamin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet
Thelonious Monk: Blue Bolivar Blues (Take 2) FROM Monk’s Dream

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Rachel Podger: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565: 1. Toccata (Transcr. for Solo Violin by Chad Kelly) FROM Tutta sola
Goiás Philharmonic Orchestra: 3 Fragmentos sobre B-A-C-H: No. 3, Allegro vivo (Claudio Santoro) FROM Santoro: Symphonies Nos. 11, 12 & Other Orchestral Works
Charles Mingus: Lock ‘Em Up FROM Charles Mingus and the Newport Rebels
The Stills-Young Band: Midnight on the Bay FROM Long May You Run (* Not on Spotify)
Zefira Valova, Il Pomo D’oro: Violin Concerto in C Minor, GraunWV Av:XII:18: I. Allegretto (Johann Gottlieb Graun) FROM Benda, Graun, Saint-Georges, Sirmen: Violin Concertos
Zefira Valova, Il Pomo D’oro: Violin Concerto in C Minor, GraunWV Av:XII:18: II. Adagio (Johann Gottlieb Graun) FROM Benda, Graun, Saint-Georges, Sirmen: Violin Concertos
The Yardbirds: Evil Hearted You FROM Having a Rave Up with The Yardbirds
Syd Barrett: Dolly Rocker FROM Opel
Elmo Hope Trio: Sweet and Lovely FROM Trio and Quartet
Otis Redding: Let Me Come on Home FROM The Dock of the Bay
The Dolly Rocker Movement: Coffin Love FROM Our Days Mind the Tyme
Zefira Valova: Violin Sonata in A Minor, D. 385: I. Allegro moderato FROM Schubert: 4 Sonatas for Violin & Piano

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