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Turn up the Strobe: The KLF, The JAMS, The Timelords: A History  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by sasha82 at Dec. 19, 2017
Turn up the Strobe: The KLF, The JAMS, The Timelords: A History

Turn up the Strobe: The KLF, The JAMS, The Timelords: A History by Ian Shirley
November 1, 2017 | ISBN: 190945463X | English | 240 pages | EPUB | 4 MB

Billy Martin - Disappearing (2018)  Music

Posted by shamanicus at April 17, 2018
Billy Martin - Disappearing (2018)

Billy Martin - Disappearing (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | Front cover | 247 mb | 46:48 | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 111 mb
Classical, Experimental, Piano, Drum | Label: Amulet Records

A wildly imaginative set of solo works on prepared piano and drum set by Billy Martin (Medeski, Martin and Wood, The Lounge Lizards, Creative Music Studio). Informed by a series of his own visual artworks, Martin recorded 3 impromptu sets of performances at The Herman House Gallery surrounded by his art.
Nicholas Payton, Bob Belden, Sam Yahel, John Hart, Billy Drummond - Mysterious Shorter (2006) SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Nicholas Payton, Bob Belden, Sam Yahel, John Hart, Billy Drummond - Mysterious Shorter (2006)
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 60:40 minutes | Scans included | 2,87 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,28 GB

Listening to the Mysterious Shorter SACD in Surround Sound, you'll discover some interesting takes on Shorter's music. As Bob Belden suggests in the liner notes, they've taken some of his upbeat compositions and arranged them to take advantage of the Organ, Guitar, Sax and Trumpet in the group. The SACD also does a fine job of reproducing the performances. It definitely provides a "you are there" level of performance and Chesky's minimalist recording approach with no compression and overdubs offers a nice change of pace from the very compressed sounds we all too often hear in many of today's conventional audio disc releases. Weather Report and Jazz fans will enjoy this one.
Javon Jackson ‎– Sugar Hill: The Music of Duke Ellington And Billy Strayhorn (2007) MCH SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Javon Jackson, David Hazeltine, Tony Reedus, Paul Gill ‎– Sugar Hill (2007)
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 & DST64 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 54:08 minutes | Front/Rear+PDF | 3,2 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear+PDF booklet | 1,15 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel surround sound | Label: Chesky Records # SACD333

The acclaimed New York saxophonist Javon Jackson leads a celebration of the music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, whose collaboration began in 1938 and continued until Strayhorn's death in 1967. Jackson is joined for this session by arranger/pianist David Hazeltine, bassist Paul Gill and drummer Tony Reedus. Together they perform well-known compositions such as "Caravan," "Chelsea Bridge," and "Lotus Blossom," as well as tunes that are not usually played by quartets such as "In My Solitude." The two soloists, Jackson and Hazeltine explore the bluesier and moodier side of Ellington's music as well as ballads like "Warm Valley" and slightly more up-tempo tunes like "In a Sentimental Mood".
Billy Eckstine - Prisoner of Love: The Romantic Billy Eckstine (2006)

Billy Eckstine - Prisoner of Love: The Romantic Billy Eckstine (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 153 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 116 Mb | Scans included | 00:44:11
Vocal Jazz, Big Band, Vocal Pop, Standarts | Label: Savoy Jazz | # SVY 17607

This 15-track set puts together some amazing performances by Billy Eckstine's band from the early '40s when he was leading one of the more intense, smoking bands on the scene. Some of his players during these years included Fats Navarro, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Dexter Gordon, and Kenny Dorham, just to name a few. The Eckstine band was sophisticated, jumping, and they swung like mad no matter the tune. Here, of course, the emphasis is on Eckstine's vocals, his smooth as silk baritone that could sing a ballad like Duke Ellington's "Sophisticated Lady," or a deep swinging blues by Doc Pomus ("She Got the Blues for Sale"). There's scat, solid jazz balladry, and jumping, tough-hitting blues here. Highly recommended.
The Billy Taylor Trio - A Touch Of Taylor (1955) {2013 Japan Prestige 7000 Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series UCCO-5201}

The Billy Taylor Trio - A Touch Of Taylor (1955) {2013 Japan Prestige 7000 Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series UCCO-5201}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 117 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 95 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 351 Mb | 5% repair rar | DSD / HR Cutting Remaster
© 1955, 2013 Prestige / Concord / Universal Japan | UCCO-5201 | Mono | PRLP 7001
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Piano

Reissue features the latest digital remastering and the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest DSD / HR Cutting remastering. Comes with a description. Features the original LP designs. A Touch of Taylor is an album by American jazz pianist Billy Taylor recorded in 1955 for the Prestige label. The album was one of the first 12-inch LPs released by the label.
Nicholas Payton / Bob Belden / Sam Yahel / John Hart / Billy Drummond – Mysterious Shorter (2006) {Chesky Records}

Nicholas Payton / Bob Belden / Sam Yahel / John Hart / Billy Drummond – Mysterious Shorter (2006) {Chesky Records}
SACD ISO to FLAC | FLAC tracks level 8 | Scans 300dpi | 314MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 146MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Wayne Shorter has written a number of landmark jazz compositions that have found favor among fellow jazz musicians, but Mysterious Shorter marks a rare occasion when an entire CD is devoted to his music. Trumpeter Nicholas Payton heads a strong quintet, including saxophonist Bob Belden (who doubles on soprano and tenor saxes, like Shorter, and contributed all of the arrangements), organist Sam Yahel, guitarist John Hart, and drummer Billy Drummond. Since six of the eight songs are from Shorter's early Blue Note CDs prior to his move toward fusion, the substitution of Yahel's laid-back organ for the more striking sound of the piano softens the sound of Belden's charts, giving them a bit more of a mysterious flavor, especially in the brisk, playful setting of "Footprints." Payton is known for his powerful trumpet playing, but displays a quiet lyrical touch in "Teru."

Sonny Simmons & Billy Higgins - Backwoods Suite (1982) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at April 12, 2018
Sonny Simmons & Billy Higgins - Backwoods Suite (1982) [Re-Up]

Sonny Simmons & Billy Higgins - Backwoods Suite (1982)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 324 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 124 Mb | Scans included
Avant-Garde Jazz, Post-Bop, Hard Bop | Label: West Wind | # WW 2074 | Time: 00:50:39

This 1982 recording features saxophonist Sonny Simmons and drummer Billy Higgins and a smokin' pickup band that included bassist Herbie Lewis and pianist Joe Bonner, and a horn section that added Michael Marcus on baritone, Al Thomas on trombone, and Joe Hardin on trumpet. The opener is "Sparrow's Last Jump," a stomping hard bop workout that features Simmons in top lyrical form and Lewis bowing the entire tune, despite the fact that it's based on hard bop – hell, post-hard bop – changes and is played in 6/8 Mingus tempo! Of course, Higgins is dancing all over the kit and it's obvious that, in his solo, Simmons is reading that frenetic yet seamless dance because he goes over the time signature with his legato phrasing and cascades his arpeggios right through the middle of the intervals. It settles a bit on the title track, where the horns are left out so Simmons is sitting in only the rhythm section. Here, Higgins plays out a double-time rhythm on the ride cymbal before slowing it to four.
Billy Joel - Piano Man: The Very Best of Billy Joel (2004/2006) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Billy Joel - Piano Man: The Very Best of Billy Joel (2004/2006)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 79:52 minutes | 1,69 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Having sold more than 100 million records over the past quarter of a century, Billy Joel ranks as one of most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in the world. In the US he has had 33 Top 40 hits and 23 Grammy nominations since signing his first solo recording contract in 1972. In the UK he has had 14 top 40 hits including the number one hit “Uptown Girl” as well as the original version of “She’s Always a Woman”. In addition to his multiple awards, including Grammys and American Music Awards, his contribution to the industry saw him inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999, and in 2005 he was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Piano Man brings all of Billy Joel’s best loved hits together on one disc.
Billy Cobham, Steve Khan, Alphonso Johnson, Tom Scott - Alivemutherforya (1978) {2002 Legacy} **[RE-UP]**

Billy Cobham, Steve Khan, Alphonso Johnson, Tom Scott - Alivemutherforya (1978) {2002 Legacy}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 273 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 105 mb
Genre: jazz

Alivemutherforya is the 1978 album by Billy Cobham. Steve Khan, Alphonso Johnson, and Tom Scott, with help from Mark Soskin. Originally released on Columbia, this is a live recording and as the title explains, this is "a live mother for you". This is a Legacy CD released in 2002.