Ear 2014

Andrew Barker, Paul Dunmall, Tim Dahl - Luddite (2014) {New Atlantis Records NA-CD-011}

Andrew Barker, Paul Dunmall, Tim Dahl - Luddite (2014) {New Atlantis Records NA-CD-011}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 235 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 109 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 25 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 New Atlantis Records / Phantom Ear Music | NA-CD-011
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Saxophone / Bass / Drums

This is the second album emanating from celebrated British saxophonist, Paul Dunmall's 2012 visit to New York City, performing at the Vision Festival, and follows his initial 2013 appearance for New Atlantis Records on a date led by guitarist Edward Ricart, titled Chameleon. Hence, top New York City-based improvisers, drummer Andrew Barker and bassist Tim Dahl—the latter appearing on three tracks, lend their faculties for a set that poses a myriad of irregular rhythmic explorations. And while Dunmall's explosive tenor sax lines emphasize the group's power-packed tactics, the musicians' remain agile amid a host of changeable motifs, including areas where gruff, microtonal idiosyncrasies alter the flows and perspectives.

Zurich Ensemble - Scheherazade (2014)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at July 28, 2017
Zurich Ensemble - Scheherazade (2014)

Zurich Ensemble - Scheherazade (2014)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 72:21 | 171 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Paladino Music

The members of the Zurich Ensemble are Fabio di Càsola (clarinet), Kamilla Schatz (violin), Pi-Chin Chien (cello), and Benjamin Engeli (piano). The ensemble’s web site doesn’t indicate when it was founded or even whether this is its first CD. (This is, however, the only CD listed on ArkivMusic’s site, so draw your own conclusions.) Be that as it may, this is a thoroughly delightful CD, headlined by a clever arrangement of Rimsky-Korsakov’s enduring warhorse, and complemented by the less familiar works by Khachaturian and Sergei Bortkiewicz.
Hank Mobley, Al Cohn, John Coltrane, Zoot Sims - Tenor Conclave (1956) [Analogue Productions Remastered 2014] Audio CD Layer

Hank Mobley, Al Cohn, John Coltrane, Zoot Sims - Tenor Conclave (1956)
The Prestige Mono Series, Remastered 2014, Audio CD Layer
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 231 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans included
Cool, Hard Bop, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Analogue Productions | # CPRJ 7074 SA | 00:44:01

These SACD jackets feature printed wraps mounted to chipboard shells, producing an authentic, "old school" look and feel. Some people call these "mini LP" jackets. This unusual meeting of four tenor saxophone players from different "schools" was part of the Prestige Friday afternoon jam session series but far from a typical outing. The giant forebears of Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, and Charlie Parker inform the backgrounds of the performers on this LP — Hank Mobley, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, and John Coltrane — and other influences such as Ben Webster, Dexter Gordon, and the Sonnys (Stitt and Rollins) show up, too, depending on which of the four protagonists you’re talking about.
Royal Holloway; Rupert Gough - Calm on the Listening Ear of Night: Choral Works by Rene Clausen & Stephen Paulus (2015)

René Clausen & Stephen Paulus: Calm on the Listening Ear of Night (2015)
The Choir of Royal Holloway; Rupert Gough, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 279 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Contemporary, Choral | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68110 | Time: 01:17:22

Stephen Paulus was an astonishingly prolific fixture of the American music scene, with some 600 works to his credit. His sudden death in 2014 left classical music—particularly the worlds of opera and choral music—significantly the poorer, so it’s inevitable that we should see his legacy memorialised with new additions to the catalogue. Royal Holloway’s ‘Calm on the Listening Ear of Night’ sets Paulus’s music in dialogue with another Midwestern composer, René Clausen. It’s Clausen whose musical personality emerges most strongly here in these precise performances. His works offer a distinctively American spin on the fashionable Baltic sound world of Ešenvalds and Vasks that is as appealing as it is generous. In pace, which opens the disc, offers eight minutes of lushly filmic excess.
Edward Simon & Ensemble Venezuela - Venezuelan Suite (2014) [Re-Up]

Edward Simon & Ensemble Venezuela - Venezuelan Suite (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 227 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 103 Mb | Scans included
Modern Creative, Post-Bop, Latin Jazz | Label: Sunnyside Records | # SSC1382 | 00:37:46

If your Latin jazz collection centers mainly around styles from Cuba and Brazil, pianist Edward Simon would like you to consider expanding your library to include musical influences from a culturally diverse land geographically situated between those two countries – namely Venezuela, where he was born and lived until the age of 12. Simon is an acclaimed post-bop and modern creative jazz pianist in his adopted country of the United States, and while Latin American elements have certainly seasoned his recorded output to date, this 2014 Sunnyside release finds him focusing more intently than ever on the nexus between creative jazz and the folk music of his home country. The album's title is derived from "Venezuelan Suite," whose four parts fill over 28 minutes of the disc's concise 38-minute duration. Simon composed the suite for his Ensemble Venezuela, and the ten-member version of the group heard here – including musicians from the U.S., Venezuela, and Colombia – is wonderfully vibrant, ably fulfilling the pianist's creative intent. Chamber Music America commissioned Simon to write this work, and he rose to the challenge with music that is suitably rich with timbral and textural variety.
New York Polyphony - Sing Thee Nowell (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

New York Polyphony - Sing Thee Nowell (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 71:05 minutes | 1.27 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Nowell, Nowel, Noel - on their new release, Sing thee Nowell, New York Polyphony sings of, and to, the birth of Christ in a typically sophisticated programme which fuses the ancient with the modern into a seamless whole. Seven centuries of Christmas passes before the listener with new works composed for these performers by Michael McGlynn, Andrew Smith and John Scott alongside traditional medieval and Renaissance carols and motets by Clemens 'non Papa', Philippe Verdelot and Tomás Luis de Victoria.
Manfred Mann's Earth Band: Collection (1967 - 2014) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320]

Manfred Mann's Earth Band: Collection (1967 - 2014)
10 x Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 2406 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 936 Mb | Artwork > 1050 Mb
Art Rock, Progressive Rock, Jazz Rock

An R&B band that only played pop to get on the charts, Manfred Mann and its various permutations ranked among the most adept British Invasion acts in both styles. South African-born keyboardist Manfred Mann was originally an aspiring jazz player, moving toward R&B when more blues-oriented sounds became in vogue in England in the early '60s. Original Manfred Mann singer Paul Jones was one of the best British Invasion singers, and his resonant vocals were the best feature of their early R&B sides, which had a slightly jazzier and smoother touch than the early work of the Rolling Stones and Animals…

Endoscopic Ear Surgery (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by libr at April 15, 2017
Endoscopic Ear Surgery (repost)

Endoscopic Ear Surgery by Natasha Pollak
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1597565040 | ISBN-13: 9781597565042 | 200 pages | PDF | 62,1 MB
Les Arts Florissants & William Christie - Händel: Music for Queen Caroline (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Les Arts Florissants & William Christie - Händel: Music for Queen Caroline (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:08 minutes | 1.38 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Queen Caroline was an emblematic female figure of the 18th century: the wife of King George II of England, a woman of great beauty, a champion of science and the arts, Caroline d’Ansbach was also the friend and patroness of Handel. The latter was entrusted with the solemn music composed for the grand ceremonies that marked the reign – be it «The King shall rejoice», given for the King’s coronation, the «Queen Caroline» Te Deum written for her own ascension to the throne, or «The Ways of Zion do mourn» performed at her funeral. This recording brings together, for the first time, three works underlining the strong link between the monarch and his favourite composer. This performance by the complete forces of the choir and orchestra of Les Arts Florissants brings to life these scores which are both flamboyant and brimming over with humanity.
Billy Joel - The Complete Albums Collection (2011/2014) [Official Digital Download]

Billy Joel - The Complete Albums Collection (2011/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 675:23 minutes | ~ 14,6 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover(s)

Although Billy Joel never was a critic's favorite, the pianist emerged as one of the most popular singer/songwriters of the latter half of the '70s. Joel's music consistently demonstrates an affection for Beatlesque hooks and a flair for Tin Pan Alley and Broadway melodies. His fusion of two distinct eras made him a superstar in the late '70s and '80s, as he racked an impressive string of multi-platinum albums and hit singles.