1926 Musicians

Eddie Lang & Joe Venuti - The New York Sessions 1926-1935 (4CD Box Set, 2008)

Eddie Lang & Joe Venuti - The New York Sessions 1926-1935 (4CD Box Set, 2008)
Trad Jazz, Early Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 757 Mb
Label: JSP Records

Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang cut different figures. Joe was combative, a joker and man about town. Eddie was quiet, considerate and careful with money. They were born in Philadephia - Eddie in 1902, Joe in 1903 - to Italian immigrant parents. Both studied the violin. Their partnership began in their mid teens when Eddie joined Joe's newly-formed band as a guitarist. Soon they were performing as a duo. Eddie made the early running. In 1919 he joined Charlie Kerr's Orchestra as a violinist, switching to banjo.

The Open Road (1926)  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Nov. 19, 2017
The Open Road (1926)

The Open Road (1926)
DVDRip | MKV | AVC 708x572, ~ 1.9 Mbps | 1hr 02mn | 0.9 GB
English (Score): Dolby AC3, 2 ch
Subtitle: English
Genre: Documentary

Travelogue filmed between 1924 and 1926 on a motor journey between Land's End and John O'Groats using Friese-Green's two colour additive process.
Duke Ellington - Early Ellington: The Complete Brunswick and Vocalion Recordings 1926-1931 (1994) [3CD Set] {Decca Jazz}

Duke Ellington - Early Ellington: The Complete Brunswick and Vocalion Recordings 1926-1931 (1994) [3CD Set] {Decca Jazz}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 625 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 429 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 140 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1994 Decca Jazz / MCA / GRP | GRD-3-640
Jazz / Big Band / Early Jazz / Swing

Duke Ellington recorded for Brunswick from 1926 to 1931, the period in which his great talent and great orchestra first flowered, whether the band was recording under his own name or such pseudonyms as the Washingtonians or the Jungle Band. The earliest recordings are highlighted by the presence of trumpeter Bubber Miley and trombonist "Tricky Sam" Nanton, whose brilliant work with plunger mutes for vocal effects did much to define the early sound–which, in turn, rapidly evolved and expanded with the additions of Harry Carney, Johnny Hodges, and Cootie Williams. While the band's repertoire included many blues and popular songs, its distinctive identity emerges from early renditions of such trademark pieces as "East St. Louis Toodle-O," "Black and Tan Fantasy," "The Mooche," and "Mood Indigo." By the end of the period covered in this set, Ellington's ambitious later suites–some of them CD-length–are portended in the elegant extended composition "Creole Rhapsody," his clearly superior contribution to the symphonic jazz movement.

The Open Road (1926)  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Oct. 26, 2017
The Open Road (1926)

The Open Road (1926)
DVD Video | 1hr 02mn | PAL 4:3 | 720x576 | 3.77 Gb
English (Score): Dolby AC3, 2 ch
Subtitle: English
Genre: Documentary

Travelogue filmed between 1924 and 1926 on a motor journey between Land's End and John O'Groats using Friese-Green's two colour additive process.

A Perfectly Good Guitar : Musicians on Their Favorite Instruments  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by readerXXI at Nov. 28, 2017
A Perfectly Good Guitar : Musicians on Their Favorite Instruments

A Perfectly Good Guitar : Musicians on Their Favorite Instruments
by Chuck Holley
English | 2017 | ISBN: 1477312579 | 209 Pages | True PDF | 100 MB
Ensemble Signal, Brad Lubman - Steve Reich: Music for 18 Musicians (2015) [Re-Up]

Ensemble Signal, Brad Lubman - Steve Reich: Music for 18 Musicians (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 309 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMU 907608 | 00:59:16

As more ensembles perform and record Steve Reich's Music for 18 Musicians, its status as a minimalist masterpiece is increasingly affirmed. Ensemble Signal's 2015 release on Harmonia Mundi is one of several amazing performances that have matched Reich's original ECM New Series recording in technical brilliance and expressivity, and it has even earned the composer's approval for being, "…fast moving, spot on, and emotionally charged." Under the direction of Brad Lubman, Ensemble Signal maintains a relentlessly steady pulse and articulates the interlocking patterns with absolute precision, though the shifting tone colors are perhaps a little clearer in this performance than in other recordings. The microphone placement is not so close that individual instruments stand out, but there is enough separation of parts to allow some sense of direction and the orientation of the smaller sub-groups of pianos, xylophones, marimbas, strings, clarinets, and voices. This is a mesmerizing performance that will transfix listeners, and the music is so compelling that it will linger on well after the CD stops. Highly recommended.

The Lost Musicians  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at Nov. 1, 2017
The Lost Musicians

The Lost Musicians by William Heinesen, translated by W. Glyn Jones
English | July 25, 2017 (2006) | ISBN: 1903517508 | EPUB | 324 pages | 1.8 MB

Clash on the Clash: Interviews and Encounters (Musicians in Their Own Words)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Nov. 1, 2017
Clash on the Clash: Interviews and Encounters (Musicians in Their Own Words)

Clash on the Clash: Interviews and Encounters (Musicians in Their Own Words) by Sean Egan
English | November 1st, 2017 | ASIN: B07281WNNC, ISBN: 1613737459 | 378 Pages | EPUB | 0.82 MB

The Clash thought they could change the world. They never did, but they created some of the greatest rock music of all time in the attempt.
Giuseppe Mammarella, Paolo Cacace - Storia e politica dell'Unione europea 1926-2013 (2013)

Giuseppe Mammarella, Paolo Cacace - Storia e politica dell'Unione europea 1926-2013 (2013)
Italian | Laterza | 2013 | EPUB/PDF | Pages 419 | ASIN: B00BP61J3A | 3.8 MB

Dopo la bocciatura della costituzione europea, in seguito ai referendum francese e olandese, il libro ricostruisce la ricerca di una alternativa e, dopo la firma del Trattato di Lisbona, il defatigante processo di ratifica. Particolare attenzione è riservata alle vicende della crisi globale e al suo impatto sulle finanze e l'economia dei Paesi membri. Una crisi che ha rivelato le debolezze dell'Unione, ma anche la sua capacità di cercare nuove soluzioni e di creare nuove istituzioni, e che l'ha posta di fronte a una scelta ineludibile tra la rinunzia definitiva al sogno dei suoi fondatori e la ripresa di un cammino verso un'ulteriore integrazione secondo un modello diverso da quello delle origini, ma questa volta al sicuro da ogni arretramento.
Rachel Calloway, Musicians of the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival - Engel: Chamber Music & Folksongs (2017)

Rachel Calloway, Musicians of the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival - Engel: Chamber Music & Folksongs
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 58:31 min | 243 MB
Label: Toccata Classics | Tracks: 19 | Rls.date: 2017

The Russian composer Joel Engel (18681927) is unofficially considered the father of Jewish music. He paved the way for a nationalist movement that used Yiddish and Hebrew folk songs as the basis of a serious art-form. Well before Kodály and Bartók in Hungary, Engel went out to the shtetls of eastern Europe, writing down the villagers songs and then composed music inspired by his excursions. This first-ever album of his music reveals the melodic immediacy of these songs and instrumental pieces, capturing the soul of a people and a centuries-old vanished culture.