Captain Pike

Star Trek - Captain's Log 003 - Pike (2010)  Comics

Posted by mikestoke at June 9, 2016
Star Trek - Captain's Log 003 - Pike (2010)

Star Trek - Captain's Log 003 - Pike (2010)
English | CBR | 25 pages | 8.12 MB

After the events of Talos (Which were detailed in the classic television two-parter, The Menagerie), Captain Christopher Pike and the crew of the Enterprise have been called back to Earth for a debriefing. Upon entering our solar system they are attacked by a suspicious spacecraft–could this episode somehow be linked to Talos'? And what eventually awaits Captain Pike?
Jennifer Pike, Martin Roscoe - César Franck, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel: Violin Sonatas (2011) (Repost)

Jennifer Pike, Martin Roscoe - César Franck, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel: Violin Sonatas (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 60:05 | 273 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 10667

The violin and piano sonatas of Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel draw on foreign idioms: gypsy music in Debussy's case and African-American blues in Ravel's. But they remain completely French works, spiced with something exotic, and British violinist Jennifer Pike forges interpretations that keep this in mind. Start with the "Blues" slow movement of the Ravel Violin Sonata in G major: Pike and her accompanist, Martin Roscoe, avoid exaggerating the bluesy qualities of the music and instead emphasize the odd, almost tense disconnection between violin and piano that, combined with the languid blues melodies, gives this piece its special piquancy.
Jennifer Pike, Tom Poster - Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann: Violin Sonatas, Clara Schumann: Three Romances (2013) (Repost)

Jennifer Pike, Tom Poster - Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann: Violin Sonatas, Clara Schumann: Three Romances (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 54:22 | 223 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 10762

Jennifer Pike, who won the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition at the tender age of 12, appears to have survived the perils of prodigyhood and entered her early twenties with musical intelligence intact. Here she offers a terrific program of music from the middle of the 19th century; all of it is abstract, but it brings vividly to mind the crucial trio of creative figures who met in the early 1850s: the ailing Robert Schumann, his musically frustrated wife Clara, and the young Johannes Brahms, mooning over the latter.
Jennifer Pike, Sina Kloke - Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending; Suite of Six Short Pieces; The Solent; Fantasia (2016)

Ralph Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending;
Suite of Six Short Pieces; The Solent; Fantasia (2016)
Chamber Orchestra of New York, conducted by Salvatore Di Vittorio
Jennifer Pike, violin; Sina Kloke, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 229 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573530 | Time: 01:02:23

Vaughan Williams withdrew or destroyed many works from his earliest period, but he considered The Solent, with its haunting opening and luminous polyphonic textures, as among his ‘most important works’. The Fantasia is his earliest known piece for solo instrument with orchestra and contains some of his most bravura writing, contrasting with the graceful geniality of the Suite. Depicting a sublimely pastoral scene and now one of the best loved pieces ever written, Vaughan Williams called The Lark Ascending a ‘romance’, a term reserved for his most profoundly lyrical works.
The Dave Pike Quartet - Pike's Peak (1962) {Epic 88985308562 rel 2016}

The Dave Pike Quartet - Pike's Peak (1962) {Epic 88985308562 rel 2016}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 229 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 84 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 126 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1962, 2016 Epic / Legacy / Sony Music | 88985308562
Jazz / Cool / Hard Bop / Vibes / Piano Trio

This Portrait LP was vibraphonist Dave Pike's second recording as a leader. Pike is joined by bassist Herbie Lewis, drummer Walter Perkins, and most notably pianist Bill Evans. It was one of the pianist's first sessions after the tragic death of his bassist, Scott LaFaro, and gives listeners a rare opportunity to hear Evans this late in his career as a sideman. The music is fairly spontaneous, consisting of two ballads, "Besame Mucho," "Vierd Blues," and Pike's "Why Not" (inspired by Miles Davis' "So What"). An excellent if generally overlooked straight-ahead set.
Dave Pike - Jazz For The Jet Set (1965) {Atlantic Masters-Warner Jazz 8122-73527-2 rel 2001 with Herbie Hancock}

Dave Pike - Jazz For The Jet Set (1965) {Atlantic Masters-Warner Jazz 8122-73527-2 rel 2001 with Herbie Hancock}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 227 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 89 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 13 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1965, 2001 Atlantic / Warner Jazz | Atlantic Masters Series | 8122-73527-2
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Hard Bop / Groove

This disc is a bit unusual in a few ways. Vibraphonist Dave Pike sticks here exclusively to the marimba, while pianist Herbie Hancock is heard throughout on organ, an instrument he rarely played again. The band also includes two trumpeters (most notably Clark Terry who has a few short solos) and a rhythm section with guitarist Billy Butler. Most of the music consists of obscurities and is open to the influences of the boogaloo and pop rhythms of the era; highlights include Hancock's "Blind Man, Blind Man," "Sunny" and "Devilette." An interesting effort.

Rosamund Pike - Camilla Akrans Photoshoot 2016  Girls

Posted by nrg at Sept. 20, 2016
Rosamund Pike - Camilla Akrans Photoshoot 2016

Rosamund Pike - Camilla Åkrans Photoshoot 2016
7 jpg | up to 1549*2000 | 4.36 MB
English actress
The Dave Pike Set - Live at the Philharmonie (1969) Remastered Reissue 2008

The Dave Pike Set - Live at the Philharmonie (1969) Remastered Reissue 2008
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 223 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 115 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Post-Bop, Hard Bop, Modal, Fusion | Label: MPS/Promising Music | # SPV 441012 CD | Time: 00:31:37

Live at the Philharmonie was the Dave Pike Set's third record for MPS in the year 1969 alone; Noisy Silence-Gentle Noise (MPS 15215) and the stellar Four Reasons (MPS 15253) preceded it. One of the most interesting ideas about this amazing set of music concerns the notorious circumstances under which it was recorded, at the 1969 Berlin Jazz Days festival. The reason for this is the year itself: Miles Davis and his group had brought their fiery brand of electricity to jazz and its reverberations were being heard the world over. At the same time, prog rock and Krautrock were making their heads (considered ugly by jazz purists) known in the guises of Can, Neu!, Amon Düül, and Faust. Add to this Charlie Mariano's great band, the new hip embracing of rock culture by the Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band, Peter Herbolzheimer's Rhythm Combination & Brass, and any number of other groups, and Berlin was in a state of tension. The wild thing is, everybody agreed on Pike's group – it was the bridge between the jazz tradition, what was transpiring, and what was to come.

Citizen Explorer: The Adventurous Life of Zebulon Pike  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by arundhati at Dec. 13, 2015
Citizen Explorer: The Adventurous Life of Zebulon Pike

Jared Orsi, "Citizen Explorer: The Adventurous Life of Zebulon Pike"
2014 | ISBN-10: 0199768722 | 392 pages | PDF | 16 MB

The Women of Pike River (2015)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Nov. 17, 2015
The Women of Pike River (2015)

The Women of Pike River (2015)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 1954 Kbps | 52mn 9s | Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 6 channels | Subs: None | 890 MiB
Genre: Documentary

On the 19th November 2010, 29 men were killed in the Pike River Mine explosion. This documentary tells a story of courage and determination of the mothers, sisters and wives left behind.