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Angels & Queens (Deluxe)

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In 2023, soul music tends to fall into two categories. On the one hand, there are the taxidermied revivalists, firmly rooted in the traditions of the sixties and seventies. These include bands from the fascinating Daptone label, such as Thee Sacred Souls and The Budos Band, as well as St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Mayer Hawthorne and Durand Jones & The Indications... On the other are artists who are much more firmly rooted in R&B, coiling sensually around more contemporary beats and productions, often influenced by hip hop. As we progress from nu-soul pioneers such as Erykah Badu and D'Angelo to the modern Jazmine Sullivan, not much retro flavour survives... yet Gabriels chooses neither camp! There’s no doubt that this has something to do with the atypical casting of the impressive trio. It is fronted by the charismatic Californian singer Jacob Lusk, who at the age of 35 has been putting in the work, singing backing vocals for Beck, Diana Ross, Gladys Knight and Nate Dogg, and appearing on American Idol. He is joined by the Brit Ryan Hope, a multi-instrumentalist and music video director, and the American Ari Balouzian, a classically trained musician. It's a combination that creates a fascinating mix of soul tradition and 100% contemporary sounds evident throughout their debut album Angels & Queens. Of course, the secret weapon of this exhilarating and invigorating Qobuzissime is its singer. Lusk can do anything! He can unleash incendiary falsettos in the style of Curtis Mayfield, which carry the gospel tradition loud and clear, or whisper like a heartbroken lover - the vocal storm is total! Behind these stunning pyrotechnics, he also delivers touching personal lyrics; he’s never overly maudlin when he goes into introspection, nor does he pontificate when tackling important themes. However, If his voice is such a magnet, it's also because Ryan Hope and Ari Balouzian have created the perfect setting for it to shine through. Tempered brass, the right amount of strings, well-balanced percussion, lively backing vocals, and meticulous arrangements; the enchantment is inescapable, both in the ballads and in the up-tempo compositions. A divine Qobuzissime! © Marc Zisman/Qobuz

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1
Offering
00:03:09

Richard Woodcraft, Engineer - John Armstrong, AssistantEngineer - Matt Colton, Masterer - Ryan Parrish, Tenor Saxophone - Alex Miller, AssistantEngineer - Gabriels, MainArtist - Ryan Nasci, Engineer - Mark Anthony Spears, Writer - Sounwave, Producer - Sam Beste, Piano - Vikram Devasthali, Trombone - Ryan Hope, Producer, Writer - Max Whipple, Horns Arranger - Ari Balouzian, Producer, String Arranger, Viola, Violin, Writer, Bass Synthesizer - Jacob Lusk, Producer, Vocals, Backing Vocals, Writer, VocalArranger - Beach Noise, Mixer - Phylicia Hill, Backing Vocals - George Janho, Engineer - Mike Hillier, Masterer - Colin Kupka, Alto Saxophone - Claudia Cunningham, Backing Vocals - Jade Barnett, Backing Vocals - Trevor Estes, Drums - Johnetta Koda Turner, Backing Vocals - John “Mac” McCormack, Sound Engineer

Under exclusive license to Atlas Artists, © 2021 Gabriels LLC Under exclusive license to Atlas Artists, ℗ 2022 Gabriels LLC

2
The Blind
00:04:16

JOHN ANDERSON, Engineer - Richard Woodcraft, Engineer - Matt Colton, Masterer - Gabriels, MainArtist - Ryan Nasci, Engineer - Mark Anthony Spears, Writer - Sounwave, Producer, Drum Programmer - Sam Beste, Additional Production, Synthesizer - Ryan Hope, Producer, Writer - Ari Balouzian, Producer, String Arranger, Drums, Piano, Viola, Violin, Writer, Synthesizer - Jacob Lusk, Producer, Vocals, Backing Vocals, Writer - Beach Noise, Mixer - George Janho, Engineer - Mike Hillier, Masterer

Under exclusive license to Atlas Artists, © 2021 Gabriels LLC Under exclusive license to Atlas Artists, ℗ 2022 Gabriels LLC

3
Angels & Queens Explicit
00:03:19

JOHN ANDERSON, Engineer, Guitar, Writer, Bass - Richard Woodcraft, Engineer - John Armstrong, AssistantEngineer - Matt Colton, Masterer - Alex Miller, AssistantEngineer - Gabriels, MainArtist - Ryan Nasci, Engineer - Mark Anthony Spears, Writer - Sounwave, Producer, Drum Programmer - Sam Beste, Piano, Additional Production, Synthesizer - Matt Schaeffer, Drums - Ryan Hope, Producer, Writer - Max Whipple, Bass - Ari Balouzian, Producer, String Arranger, Piano, Viola, Violin, Writer, Synthesizer - Jacob Lusk, Producer, Vocals, Writer - Beach Noise, Mixer - George Janho, Engineer - Mike Hillier, Masterer

Under exclusive license to Atlas Artists, © 2021 Gabriels LLC Under exclusive license to Atlas Artists, ℗ 2022 Gabriels LLC

4
Taboo Explicit
00:03:09

Malik Taylor, French Horn - JOHN ANDERSON, Engineer, Guitar, Bass - Richard Woodcraft, Engineer - Matt Colton, Masterer - Todd M. Simon, Trumpet - Gabriels, MainArtist - Ryan Nasci, Engineer - Mark Anthony Spears, Writer - Sounwave, Producer - Sam Beste, Piano, Additional Production - Garret Smith, Trombone - Fabio Santana De Souza, Trombone - Ryan Hope, Producer, Writer - Max Whipple, Horns Arranger - Ari Balouzian, Producer, String Arranger, Cello, Viola, Violin, Writer, Synth Bass - Jacob Lusk, Producer, Vocals, Writer - Beach Noise, Mixer - George Janho, Engineer - Mike Hillier, Masterer - Trevor Estes, Drums - P Blake Cooper, Tuba

Under exclusive license to Atlas Artists, © 2021 Gabriels LLC Under exclusive license to Atlas Artists, ℗ 2022 Gabriels LLC

5
To the Moon and Back
00:03:27

JOHN ANDERSON, Engineer - Richard Woodcraft, Engineer - Matt Colton, Masterer - Gabriels, MainArtist - Ryan Nasci, Engineer - Mark Anthony Spears, Writer - Sounwave, Producer - Anthony Patler, Bass - Sam Beste, Piano - Isaiah Gage, Cello - Ryan Hope, Producer, Writer - Ari Balouzian, Producer, String Arranger, Viola, Violin, Writer - Jacob Lusk, Producer, Vocals, Writer - Beach Noise, Mixer - Rico Nichols, Drums - George Janho, Engineer - Mike Hillier, Masterer - Trevor Estes, Drums, Percussion

Under exclusive license to Atlas Artists, © 2021 Gabriels LLC Under exclusive license to Atlas Artists, ℗ 2022 Gabriels LLC

6
Professional
00:04:01

Christian Wright, Masterer - Richard Woodcraft, Engineer - John Armstrong, AssistantEngineer - Matt Colton, Masterer - Alex Miller, AssistantEngineer - Gabriels, Engineer, MainArtist - Ryan Nasci, Engineer - Mark Anthony Spears, Writer - Sounwave, Producer, Drum Programmer - Sam Beste, Producer, Piano, Synth Bass, Synthesizer - Ryan Hope, Producer, Writer - Max Whipple, Bass - Ari Balouzian, Producer, String Arranger, Cello, Viola, Violin, Writer - Jacob Lusk, Producer, Vocals, Backing Vocals, Writer, VocalArranger - Beach Noise, Mixer - George Janho, Engineer - Mike Hillier, Masterer - John “Mac” McCormack, Sound Engineer

Under exclusive license to Atlas Artists, © 2021 Gabriels LLC Under exclusive license to Atlas Artists, ℗ 2022 Gabriels LLC

7
We Will Remember
00:03:49

Marilyn Bergman, Writer - Alan Bergman, Writer - Marvin Hamlisch, Writer - Richard Woodcraft, Engineer - John Armstrong, AssistantEngineer - Matt Colton, Masterer - Alex Miller, AssistantEngineer - Gabriels, MainArtist - Ryan Nasci, Engineer - Sounwave, Producer - Sam Beste, Producer, Piano, Synthesizer, Bass Synthesizer - Ryan Hope, Producer - Max Whipple, Bass - Ari Balouzian, Producer, String Arranger, Cello, Viola, Violin - Jacob Lusk, Producer, Vocals, Backing Vocals, VocalArranger - Beach Noise, Mixer - George Janho, Engineer - Mike Hillier, Masterer - John “Mac” McCormack, Sound Engineer

Under exclusive license to Atlas Artists, © 2021 Gabriels LLC Under exclusive license to Atlas Artists, ℗ 2022 Gabriels LLC

8
Remember Me
00:03:50

Malik Taylor, French Horn - JOHN ANDERSON, Engineer - Richard Woodcraft, Engineer - Matt Colton, Masterer - Todd M. Simon, Flugelhorn - Gabriels, MainArtist - Ryan Nasci, Engineer - Mark Anthony Spears, Writer - Sounwave, Producer, Drum Programmer - Sam Beste, Piano - Matt Schaeffer, Guitar - Garret Smith, Trombone - Fabio Santana De Souza, Trombone - Ryan Hope, Producer, Writer - Max Whipple, Horns Arranger, Bass - Ari Balouzian, Producer, String Arranger, Cello, Viola, Violin, Writer - Jacob Lusk, Producer, Vocals, Writer - Beach Noise, Mixer - George Janho, Engineer - Mike Hillier, Masterer - Trevor Estes, Drums - P Blake Cooper, Tuba

Under exclusive license to Atlas Artists, © 2021 Gabriels LLC Under exclusive license to Atlas Artists, ℗ 2022 Gabriels LLC

9
If You Only Knew
00:04:12

JOHN ANDERSON, Engineer - Richard Woodcraft, Engineer - Matt Colton, Masterer - Neil Charles, Bass - Gabriels, MainArtist - Ryan Nasci, Engineer - Mark Anthony Spears, Writer - Sounwave, Producer, Timpani, Drum Programmer - Anthony Patler, Organ, Synthesizer - Sam Beste, Piano, Additional Production, Writer - Ryan Hope, Producer, Writer - Ari Balouzian, Producer, String Arranger, Cello, Viola, Violin, Writer - Jacob Lusk, Producer, Vocals, Writer - Beach Noise, Mixer - George Janho, Engineer - Mike Hillier, Masterer

Under exclusive license to Atlas Artists, © 2021 Gabriels LLC Under exclusive license to Atlas Artists, ℗ 2022 Gabriels LLC

10
Love and Hate in a Different Time
00:03:48

Richard Woodcraft, Engineer - John Armstrong, AssistantEngineer - Matt Colton, Masterer - Alex Miller, AssistantEngineer - Gabriels, MainArtist - Ryan Nasci, Engineer - Mark Anthony Spears, Writer - Sounwave, Producer, Drum Programmer - Jaila Simms, Backing Vocals - Ryan Hope, Producer, Writer - Ari Balouzian, Producer, String Arranger, Piano, Viola, Violin, Writer, Synthesizer - Tiffanie Cross, Backing Vocals - Jacob Lusk, Producer, Vocals, Backing Vocals, Writer, VocalArranger - Beach Noise, Mixer - George Janho, Engineer - Mike Hillier, Masterer - Claudia Cunningham, Backing Vocals - Jade Barnett, Backing Vocals - Koda Turner, Backing Vocals - Maree Reed, Backing Vocals - John “Mac” McCormack, Sound Engineer

Under exclusive license to Atlas Artists, © 2021 Gabriels LLC Under exclusive license to Atlas Artists, ℗ 2022 Gabriels LLC

11
Glory
00:02:44

Richard Woodcraft, Engineer - John Armstrong, AssistantEngineer - Matt Colton, Masterer - Sherelle McKenzie, Backing Vocals - Alex Miller, AssistantEngineer - Gabriels, MainArtist - Ryan Nasci, Engineer - Mark Anthony Spears, Writer - Sounwave, Producer, Drum Programmer - Sam Beste, Piano - Lisa Katende, Backing Vocals - Rachael Mckenzie, Backing Vocals - Ryan Hope, Producer, Writer - Max Whipple, Bass - Ari Balouzian, Producer, String Arranger, Cello, Viola, Violin, Writer, Synthesizer - Jacob Lusk, Producer, Vocals, Backing Vocals, Writer, VocalArranger - Beach Noise, Mixer - George Janho, Engineer - Mike Hillier, Masterer - John “Mac” McCormack, Sound Engineer

Under exclusive license to Atlas Artists, © 2021 Gabriels LLC Under exclusive license to Atlas Artists, ℗ 2022 Gabriels LLC

12
Great Wind
00:03:59

Richard Woodcraft, Engineer - John Armstrong, Engineer - Matt Colton, Masterer - Sherelle McKenzie, Backing Vocals - Alex Miller, Engineer - Gabriels, MainArtist - Ryan Nasci, Engineer - Mark Anthony Spears, Writer - Sounwave, Producer - Anthony Patler, Hammond Organ - Sam Beste, Piano - Lisa Katende, Backing Vocals - Rachael Mckenzie, Backing Vocals - Jacquelyn Simley, Backing Vocals - Isaiah Gage, Cello - Jordan Lloyd, Backing Vocals - Ryan Hope, Producer, Writer - Max Whipple, Bass - Ari Balouzian, Producer, String Arranger, Piano, Viola, Violin, Writer - Jacob Lusk, Producer, Vocals, Backing Vocals, Writer, VocalArranger - Beach Noise, Mixer - Phylicia Hill, Backing Vocals - George Janho, Engineer - Mike Hillier, Masterer - Claudia Cunningham, Backing Vocals - Trevor Estes, Drums - Koda Turner, Backing Vocals - John “Mac” McCormack, Sound Engineer - Herlette Braxton Callahan, Backing Vocals - Nina Barkers, Backing Vocals

Under exclusive license to Atlas Artists, © 2021 Gabriels LLC Under exclusive license to Atlas Artists, ℗ 2022 Gabriels LLC

13
Mama
00:05:14

Malik Taylor, French Horn - JOHN ANDERSON, Engineer, Guitar - Richard Woodcraft, Engineer - Matt Colton, Masterer - Todd M. Simon, Flugelhorn - Gabriels, MainArtist - Ryan Nasci, Engineer - Mark Anthony Spears, Writer - Sounwave, Producer, Drum Programmer - Sam Beste, Piano, Synthesizer - Garret Smith, Trombone - Fabio Santana De Souza, Trombone - Ryan Hope, Producer, Writer - Max Whipple, Horns Arranger - Ari Balouzian, Producer, String Arranger, Piano, Viola, Violin, Writer, Bass Synthesizer - Jacob Lusk, Producer, Vocals, Writer - Beach Noise, Mixer - George Janho, Engineer - Mike Hillier, Masterer - P Blake Cooper, Tuba - Mike Haldemann, Guitar

Under exclusive license to Atlas Artists, © 2021 Gabriels LLC Under exclusive license to Atlas Artists, ℗ 2022 Gabriels LLC

DISC 2

1
Love and Hate in a Different Time (Greg Wilson & Ché Wilson Remix)
00:04:00

Matt Colton, Masterer - Greg Wilson, Remixer - Gabriels, Producer, Mixer, Engineer, MainArtist - Ché Wilson, Remixer - Ryan Hope, Writer, Instruments - Max Whipple, Bass - Ari Balouzian, Writer, Instruments - Ashley Sade, Additional Vocals - Jacob Lusk, Vocals, Writer

Under exclusive license to Atlas Artists, © 2021 Gabriels LLC ℗ 2023 Gabriels LLC under exclusive licence to Atlas Artists

2
Blame (Live at Glastonbury)
00:03:23

Neil Charles, Bass - Sherelle McKenzie, Backing Vocals - Gabriels, Producer, MainArtist - Mark Anthony Spears, Writer - Sam Beste, Keyboards - Lisa Katende, Backing Vocals - Rachael Mckenzie, Backing Vocals - Ryan Hope, Writer, Synthesizer - Ari Balouzian, Violin, Writer - Jacob Lusk, Vocals, Writer - Trevor Estes, Drums

Under exclusive license to Atlas Artists, © 2021 Gabriels LLC ℗ 2022 BBC

3
Great Wind  (Live at Glastonbury)
00:05:58

Neil Charles, Bass - Sherelle McKenzie, Backing Vocals - Gabriels, Producer, MainArtist - Mark Anthony Spears, Writer - Sam Beste, Keyboards - Lisa Katende, Backing Vocals - Rachael Mckenzie, Backing Vocals - Ryan Hope, Writer, Synthesizer - Ari Balouzian, Violin, Writer - Jacob Lusk, Vocals, Writer - Trevor Estes, Drums

Under exclusive license to Atlas Artists, © 2021 Gabriels LLC ℗ 2022 BBC

4
Professional  (Live at Glastonbury)
00:03:56

Neil Charles, Bass - Sherelle McKenzie, Backing Vocals - Gabriels, Producer, MainArtist - Mark Anthony Spears, Writer - Sam Beste, Producer, Keyboards - Lisa Katende, Backing Vocals - Rachael Mckenzie, Backing Vocals - Ryan Hope, Writer, Synthesizer - Ari Balouzian, Violin, Writer - Jacob Lusk, Vocals, Writer - Trevor Estes, Drums

Under exclusive license to Atlas Artists, © 2021 Gabriels LLC ℗ 2022 BBC

5
We Will Remember (Live at Glastonbury)
00:04:16

Neil Charles, Bass - Sherelle McKenzie, Backing Vocals - Gabriels, Producer, MainArtist - Mark Anthony Spears, Writer - Sam Beste, Producer, Keyboards - Lisa Katende, Backing Vocals - Rachael Mckenzie, Backing Vocals - Ryan Hope, Writer, Synthesizer - Ari Balouzian, Violin, Writer - Jacob Lusk, Vocals, Writer - Trevor Estes, Drums

Under exclusive license to Atlas Artists, © 2021 Gabriels LLC ℗ 2022 BBC

6
Spanish Harlem (Live from Maida Vale)
00:02:40

Dan Roberts, Producer - Sherelle McKenzie, Backing Vocals - Ian Painter, Engineer - Gabriels, MainArtist - Mark Anthony Spears, Writer - Sam Beste, Arranger, Keyboards - Lisa Katende, Backing Vocals - Ryan Hope, Writer, Synthesizer - Ari Balouzian, Violin, Writer - Jacob Lusk, Vocals, Writer - BBC Studios, Masterer - Felicia Bhebe, Backing Vocals

Under exclusive license to Atlas Artists, © 2021 Gabriels LLC ℗ 2022 BBC. Licensed courtesy of BBC Studios.

7
Blame
00:02:50

JOHN ANDERSON, Guitar - Nathan Boddy, Mixer - Gabriels, Producer, MainArtist - Joe La Porta, Masterer - Ryan Hope, Vocals, Writer - Max Whipple, Clarinet, Bass - Ari Balouzian, Vocals, Writer - Jacob Lusk, Vocals, Writer - Trevor Estes, Percussion, Vibraphone

Under exclusive license to Atlas Artists, © 2021 Gabriels LLC Under exclusive license to Atlas Artists, ℗ 2021 Gabriels LLC

8
Bloodline
00:03:49

Nathan Boddy, Mixer - Gabriels, Producer, MainArtist - Joe La Porta, Masterer - Ryan Hope, Programmer, Vocals, Writer - Ari Balouzian, Programmer, Vocals, Writer - Jacob Lusk, Programmer, Vocals, Writer

Under exclusive license to Atlas Artists, © 2021 Gabriels LLC Under exclusive license to Atlas Artists, ℗ 2021 Gabriels LLC

9
One and Only
00:03:11

MANNY MARROQUIN, Mixer - Chris Galland, Assistant Mixer - Blue May, Vocal Recording Engineer - Gabriels, Producer, MainArtist - Robin Florent, Assistant Mixer - Michelle Mancini, Masterer - Scott Desmarais, Assistant Mixer - Ryan Hope, Vocals, Writer - Max Whipple, Bass - Ari Balouzian, Vocals, Writer - Jacob Lusk, Vocals, Writer - Jeremie Inhaber, Assistant Mixer - Phylicia Hill, Backing Vocals - George Janho, Vocal Recording Engineer - Jade Moya, Backing Vocals - Claudia Cunningham, Backing Vocals - Trevor Estes, Drums - Jamelle Zamar Houston, Piano - Johnetta Koda Turner, Backing Vocals

Under exclusive license to Atlas Artists, © 2021 Gabriels LLC Under exclusive license to Atlas Artists, ℗ 2022 Gabriels LLC

10
Stranger Explicit
00:04:32

Richard Woodcraft, Mixer, Vocal Recording Engineer - Gabriels, Producer, MainArtist - Sam Beste, Piano - Joe La Porta, Masterer - Ryan Hope, Programmer, Vocals, Writer - Ari Balouzian, Programmer, Vocals, Writer - Jacob Lusk, Programmer, Vocals, Writer - John MF Anderson, Electric Bass

Under exclusive license to Atlas Artists, © 2021 Gabriels LLC Under exclusive license to Atlas Artists, ℗ 2021 Gabriels LLC

11
Innocence
00:03:38

Nathan Boddy, Mixer - Gabriels, Producer, MainArtist - Joe La Porta, Masterer - Ryan Hope, Programmer, Vocals, Writer - Ari Balouzian, Programmer, Vocals, Writer - Jacob Lusk, Programmer, Vocals, Writer - Trevor Estes, Engineer, Timpani

Under exclusive license to Atlas Artists, © 2021 Gabriels LLC Under exclusive license to Atlas Artists, ℗ 2021 Gabriels LLC

12
In Loving Memory
00:02:53

Heba Kadry, Masterer - Kane Ritchotte, Timpani - Gabriels, Producer, Mixer, Engineer, MainArtist - Ryan Hope, Piano, Writer - Max Whipple, Double Bass - Ari Balouzian, Writer - Jacob Lusk, Vocals, Writer - Trevor Estes, Drums

Under exclusive license to Atlas Artists, © 2021 Gabriels LLC Under exclusive license to Atlas Artists, ℗ 2021 Gabriels LLC

13
Loyalty (feat. Ashley Sade)
00:02:36

Heba Kadry, Masterer - Gabriels, Producer, Mixer, Engineer, MainArtist - Ryan Hope, Piano, Writer - Ari Balouzian, Writer - Ashley Sade, Vocals, FeaturedArtist - Jacob Lusk, Vocals, Writer - Trevor Estes, Drums - Ashley Gillis, Writer

Under exclusive license to Atlas Artists, © 2021 Gabriels LLC Under exclusive licence to Atlas Artists, ℗ 2021 Gabriels LLC

Album review

**Disc 2, tracks 12 & 13 are not available in Hi-Res 24-bit and must be downloaded individually in CD quality**

In 2023, soul music tends to fall into two categories. On the one hand, there are the taxidermied revivalists, firmly rooted in the traditions of the sixties and seventies. These include bands from the fascinating Daptone label, such as Thee Sacred Souls and The Budos Band, as well as St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Mayer Hawthorne and Durand Jones & The Indications... On the other are artists who are much more firmly rooted in R&B, coiling sensually around more contemporary beats and productions, often influenced by hip hop. As we progress from nu-soul pioneers such as Erykah Badu and D'Angelo to the modern Jazmine Sullivan, not much retro flavour survives... yet Gabriels chooses neither camp! There’s no doubt that this has something to do with the atypical casting of the impressive trio. It is fronted by the charismatic Californian singer Jacob Lusk, who at the age of 35 has been putting in the work, singing backing vocals for Beck, Diana Ross, Gladys Knight and Nate Dogg, and appearing on American Idol. He is joined by the Brit Ryan Hope, a multi-instrumentalist and music video director, and the American Ari Balouzian, a classically trained musician. It's a combination that creates a fascinating mix of soul tradition and 100% contemporary sounds evident throughout their debut album Angels & Queens. Of course, the secret weapon of this exhilarating and invigorating Qobuzissime is its singer. Lusk can do anything! He can unleash incendiary falsettos in the style of Curtis Mayfield, which carry the gospel tradition loud and clear, or whisper like a heartbroken lover - the vocal storm is total! Behind these stunning pyrotechnics, he also delivers touching personal lyrics; he’s never overly maudlin when he goes into introspection, nor does he pontificate when tackling important themes. However, If his voice is such a magnet, it's also because Ryan Hope and Ari Balouzian have created the perfect setting for it to shine through. Tempered brass, the right amount of strings, well-balanced percussion, lively backing vocals, and meticulous arrangements; the enchantment is inescapable, both in the ballads and in the up-tempo compositions. A divine Qobuzissime! © Marc Zisman/Qobuz

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