Alexander Lee

The Ugly Renaissance: Sex, Greed, Violence and Depravity in an Age of Beauty by Alexander Lee (Repost)

The Ugly Renaissance: Sex, Greed, Violence and Depravity in an Age of Beauty by Alexander Lee
English | Oct 7, 2014 | ISBN: 0385536593 | 448 Pages | EPUB | 20,9 MB

Alexander Krichel - Miroirs: Ravel Piano Works (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at June 22, 2017
Alexander Krichel - Miroirs: Ravel Piano Works (2017)

Alexander Krichel - Miroirs: Ravel Piano Works
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, d. booklet | 78:53 min | 189 MB
Label: Sony Classical – 88985377642 | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Piano

Few pianists can claim a more impressive recording debut than Alexander Krichel’s masterful Liszt recital in 2011 (Telos/Profil). It was followed by two concerto releases, the first offering works by Mozart, Hummel and Chopin and a second with Rachmaninov’s Second Concerto and the Moments musicaux (both Sony Classical) as well as another solo disc with a mixed Romantic programme. All these suggest a steady career trajectory and artistic growth unencumbered by external pressures. Krichel, a Hamburg native who turns 28 this year, has now released an all-Ravel disc, replete with shimmering surfaces and gossamer textures beautifully captured by the Sony engineers.
Isabelle Faust, Alexander Melnikov - Franz Schubert: Sonate D.574; Rondo Op.70; Fantasie D.934 (2006)

Franz Schubert: Sonate D.574; Rondo Op.70; Fantasie D.934 (2006)
Isabelle Faust, violin; Alexander Melnikov, piano

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 225 Mb | Scans ~ 70 Mb | Time: 00:57:46
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC90 1870

In nearly every respect this is outstanding. The Rondo brillant and the Fantasie, both written for the virtuoso duo of Karl von Bocklet and Josef Slawik, can sound as if Schubert were striving for a brilliant, flashy style, foreign to his nature. Both are in places uncomfortable to play (when first published, the Fantasie’s violin part was simplified), but you would never guess this from Faust’s and Melnikov’s performance; they both nonchalantly toss off any problem passages as though child’s play. The Fantasie’s finale and the Rondo brillant are irresistibly lively and spirited, and this duo’s technical finesse extends to more poetic episodes – Melnikov’s tremolo at the start of the Fantasie shimmers delicately, while the filigree passagework in the last of the variations that form the Fantasie’s centrepiece have a delightful poise and sense of ease.
Monty Alexander - Sunday Night (1985) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Monty Alexander - Sunday Night (1985) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 397 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 146 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 245 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1985, 2016 Limetree / Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6424
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. A nice little set from Monty Alexander – a Sunday Night session recorded with the same group, on the same weekend as his Saturday Night album! Monty Alexander's always great in a trio, but we really love the pianist when he's trying to add a little something extra to the mix – as he does here in a quartet performance that features some nice added percussion from Robert Thomas! The tracks have that warm glow and open flow that Alexander first started bringing to his music in the 70s – with sensitive rhythm work here from Reggie Johnson on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums – but the added percussion really helps things swing at a slightly higher level, giving a gentle kick to some cuts, while Monty's still able to open up with some warmly lyrical lines over the top.
Monty Alexander - Saturday Night (1985) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Monty Alexander - Saturday Night (1985) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 401 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 170 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 257 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1985, 2016 Limetree / Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6423
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. Monty Alexander's always great in a trio, but we really love the pianist when he's trying to add a little something extra to the mix – as he does here in a quartet performance that features some nice added percussion from Robert Thomas! The tracks have that warm glow and open flow that Alexander first started bringing to his music in the 70s – with sensitive rhythm work here from Reggie Johnson on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums – but the added percussion really helps things swing at a slightly higher level, giving a gentle kick to some cuts, while Monty's still able to open up with some warmly lyrical lines over the top.
John Lee & Gerry Brown - Bamboo Madness (1974) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

John Lee & Gerry Brown - Bamboo Madness (1974) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 264 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 98 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 229 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1974, 2015 Limetree / Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6419
Jazz / Neo Bop / Fusion / Drums / Bass / Flute

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. A sweet 70s set from the ultra-hip rhythm duo of bassist John Lee and drummer Gerry Brown – working here in a European setting with loads of great reed work to support the "bamboo" vibe of the title! Flute player Chris Hinze blows both bamboo and regular flute – and the feel of the set is like some of his excellent fusion dates from the same time – but the record also has lots of great work from Gary Bartz on alto and soprano sax, plus some keyboards from Hubert Eaves and Jasper Van'T Hof – two very different players who balance out the mood nicely. Some tracks are full-on fusion, but they're offset by mellower, more introspective passages – of the sort that really let the reed players come out strongly – and titles include "Jua", "Rise On", "Who Can See The Shadow Of The Moon", "Infinite Jones", and "Deliverance".
Arthur Alexander - You Better Move On: His Impressive 1962 Debut Album (Bonus Track Version 2016)

Arthur Alexander - You Better Move On: His Impressive 1962 Debut Album (Bonus Track Version 2016)
RnB, Soul | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:02:22 | 147 MB
Label: Yeah Mama Records | Release Year: 2016

Although his songs were covered by the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and Elvis Presley, country-soul pioneer Arthur Alexander remains largely unknown to the general listening audience nevertheless, his music is the stuff of genius, a poignant and deeply intimate body of work on par with the best of his contemporaries. Born May 10, 1940, in Florence, AL, Alexander was the son of a bottleneck blues guitarist who performed each Saturday night in the blues joints scattered throughout the region. Rooted as much in white country music as black R&B, Alexander was still in the sixth grade when he joined a gospel group dubbed the Heartstrings. After high school, he worked as a hotel bellhop, befriending Tom Stafford, an R&B-obsessed white kid who fancied himself a lyricist Alexander began adding melodies to his words, and through Stafford was introduced to a likeminded crowd of fledgling musicians including future legends Dan Penn, Spooner Oldham, Billy Sherrill, and Rick Hall.

Geneva Lee - Royal Love (Die Royals-Saga 3)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by SSCN1926 at April 18, 2016
Geneva Lee - Royal Love (Die Royals-Saga 3)

Geneva Lee - Royal Love (Die Royals-Saga 3)
German | Blanvalet | 2016 | EPUB | Pages 385 | ASIN: B015HTNV4K | 1.91 Mb

Heroes: From Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar to Churchill and De Gaulle  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at April 18, 2016
Heroes: From Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar to Churchill and De Gaulle

Paul Johnson, "Heroes: From Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar to Churchill and De Gaulle"
ISBN: 0061143170 | 2006 | EPUB | 336 pages | 354 KB

Working with Unicode in Python Training Video  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at March 2, 2016
Working with Unicode in Python Training Video

Working with Unicode in Python Training Video
2016-02-29 | .MP4, AVC, 1000 kbps, 1280x720 | English, AAC, 64 kbps, 2 Ch | 2 hours | 467 MB
Instructor: Alexander Lee