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Alberto Bologni, Christopher Howell - Stanford: Complete Works for Violin & Piano (2013)

Alberto Bologni, Christopher Howell - Stanford: Complete Works for Violin & Piano (2013)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Digital Booklet | 03:41:01 | 549 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sheva Collection

Things are not nearly as bad for the admirer or potential admirer of Stanford’s chamber music as they were a couple of decades ago. The Clarinet Sonata has had a good run for its money on disc and the two violin sonatas have been recorded, but much remained on the shelf. Now we have a three-CD box of the complete music for violin and piano from Alberto Bologni and Christopher Howell.

Howell Devine - 3 Albums (2013-2017)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Jan. 23, 2018
Howell Devine - 3 Albums (2013-2017)

Howell Devine - 3 Albums (2013-2017)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 02:26:18 | 340 Mb | Covers
Delta Blues, Funky Blues | Country: USA (Oakland, CA) | Label: Arhoolie Records

Sexy, Shack-Shaking Music. HowellDevine, the massively talented NorCal trio became the first blues band Arhoolie Records (Fred McDowell, Lightnin' Hopkins, Big Mama Thornton) signed in 27 years. Triple threat talent Joshua Howell (slide guitars, harmonica, voice) and percussion savant Pete Devine (drums, washboard) plus snappy doghouse bassist Joe Kyle Jr. deftly mix sinuous Delta/country blues with wildly syncopated rhythms to create a rollicking present day sound from the past. HowellDevine breaks from the norm, providing rich and complex textures integral to the music rather than simple backing for a soloist. The result is a sound which stands in stark contrast to the typical blues heard in bars these days and would more likely be shaking the floors of a Southern juke joint some 70 years ago.
Danny Driver, BBC Scottish SO, Rebecca Miller - Amy Beach, Cecile Chaminade, Dorothy Howell: Piano Concertos (2017)

Amy Beach, Cécile Chaminade, Dorothy Howell: Piano Concertos (2017)
The Romantic Piano Concerto Series, Volume 70
Danny Driver, piano; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Rebecca Miller, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 265 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68130 | Time: 01:09:31

Hyperion's Romantic Piano Concerto series reaches its 70th album with this program of three concertos by women. The ongoing success of the series suggests that audiences are ready and waiting for wider repertoire, and pianist Danny Driver and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under Rebecca Miller deliver a real find here. The Piano Concerto in C sharp minor, Op. 45, of American composer Amy Beach has been performed and recorded, but it's been in search of a recording that captures the autobiographical quality of the work, well sketched out in the booklet notes by Nigel Simeone. Essentially, Beach faced creative repression from her religious mother and to a lesser extent from her husband, who allowed her to compose, but only rarely to perform. These experiences, it may be said, poured out in this towering Brahmsian, four-movement piano concerto, which sets up an unusual quality of struggle between soloists and orchestra. It's this dynamic that's so well captured by Driver and Miller (who happen to be married to each other). Sample the opening movement, which has lacked this quality in earlier performances.
Felicity Jones by Corina Marie Howell for The Wrap Magazine December 2016

Felicity Jones - Corina Marie Howell Portraits 2016
6 jpg | 1365*2048 | 2.64 MB
British actress
Nat Adderley - Autobiography (1966) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27011}

Nat Adderley - Autobiography (1966) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27011}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 244 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 86 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 105 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1966, 2012 Atlantic / Rhino / Warner Japan / WEA | WPCR-27011 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Cornet

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Cornetist Nat Adderley's first album as a leader after the collapse of Riverside found him switching to Atlantic and performing eight of his most rewarding compositions. With several brass players, Seldon Powell on tenor and flute, pianist Joe Zawinul (who provided the arrangements), bassist Sam Jones, Grady Tate or Bruno Carr on drums and guest spots by Victor Pantoja and Willie Bobo on Latin percussion, Nat performs such numbers as his greatest hit "Work Song," "Sermonette," "The Old Country," "Little Boy With The Sad Eyes" and "Jive Samba." It is a pity that the music on this valuable Lp has yet to be reissued on CD.

The Modern Jazz Quartet - Django (1955) {Japan SHM-CD}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 24, 2018
The Modern Jazz Quartet - Django (1955) {Japan SHM-CD}

The Modern Jazz Quartet - Django (1955) {Japan SHM-CD}
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 230MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 113MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Cool

Hailing from a trio of Modern Jazz Quartet (MJQ) sessions, Django (1955) contains some of the earliest sides that Milt Jackson (vibraphone), John Lewis (piano), Percy Heath (bass) and Kenny Clarke (drums) recorded for Prestige Records. Initially, the combo was part of Dizzy Gillespie's influential backing band and after a change in drummers (to Connie Kay), they continued as one of the more sophisticated aggregates of the post-bop era. The album commences with Lewis' sublime and serene title track "Django," dedicated to the memory of guitarist extraordinaire Django Reinhardt. This musical paean aptly recaptures the essence of Reinhardt's enigmatic gypsy-like nature, especially evident within Jackson's leads, which emerge from the thoughtful opening dirge with a refined, warm tone throughout.
Lee Morgan - Delightfulee (1966) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5073 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)

Lee Morgan - Delightfulee (1966) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5073 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 469 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 161 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 228 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1966, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5073
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Trumpet

Features SHM-CD format and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. As Lee Morgan's career moved from hard and post-bop to soul-jazz, Delightfulee serves as a further bridge in a half-and-half fashion. Four of the seven cuts feature his potent quintet with a young and emerging tenor saxophonist, Joe Henderson, as his front line mate, McCoy Tyner ever brilliant on piano, and Billy Higgins firing up the rhythm as only the drummer could. The remainder of the date consists of tracks orchestrated by Oliver Nelson featuring an 11-piece ensemble. There are two selections that feature versions of compositions with both configurations.
Soccernomics (2018 World Cup Edition): Why England Loses; Why Germany, Spain, and France Win; and Why One Day Japan, Iraq, and

Soccernomics (2018 World Cup Edition): Why England Loses; Why Germany, Spain, and France Win; and Why One Day Japan, Iraq, and the United States Will Become Kings of the World's Most Popular Sport by Simon Kuper, Stefan Szymanski
English | April 24th, 2018 | ISBN: 1568587511 | 512 Pages | EPUB | 3.22 MB

The 2018 World Cup edition of the international bestseller and "the most intelligent book ever written about soccer" (San Francisco Chronicle) is updated throughout and features new chapters on the FIFA scandal, why Iceland wins, and women's soccer.

The Samurai Warrior: The Golden Age of Japan's Elite Warriors 1560-1615  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at April 24, 2018
The Samurai Warrior: The Golden Age of Japan's Elite Warriors 1560-1615

Ben Hubbard, "The Samurai Warrior: The Golden Age of Japan's Elite Warriors 1560-1615 (Landscape History)"
ISBN: 1782741682, 143515374X, 1782744991 | 2014 | EPUB | 224 pages | 41 MB

Sōseki: Modern Japan's Greatest Novelist  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at April 24, 2018
Sōseki: Modern Japan's Greatest Novelist

Sōseki: Modern Japan's Greatest Novelist by John Nathan
English | April 24th, 2018 | ASIN: B0785GHB2D, ISBN: 0231171420 | 344 Pages | EPUB | 28.85 MB

Natsume Sōseki (1867–1916) was the father of the modern novel in Japan, chronicling the plight of bourgeois characters caught between familiar modes of living and the onslaught of Western values and conventions. Yet even though generations of Japanese high school students have been expected to memorize passages from his novels and he is routinely voted the most important Japanese writer in national polls, he remains less familiar to Western readers in comparison to authors such as Kawabata, Tanizaki, and Mishima.