Michael French

Narada Michael Walden - Awakening (1979) {Warner Japan}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 19, 2018
Narada Michael Walden - Awakening (1979) {Warner Japan}

Narada Michael Walden - Awakening (1979) {Warner Japan}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 303MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 92MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Funk, Soul

On Awakening, Narada Michael Walden placed aside the jazz fusion leanings of his early albums in favor of a more radio-friendly sound. The strategy worked, with Walden having his first Top Ten R&B single, "I Don't Want Nobody Else (To Dance With You)," which also charted number 47 on the pop charts in early 1979 and Awakening breaking into the R&B Top 15. The follow-up single, the mid-tempo groover "Give Your Love a Chance" featured grand arrangements by Patrick Adams. Walden displays his hyperkinetic drumming skills on "They Want the Feeling." Other standouts are "Love Me Only," the beautiful radio-aired album track "Listen to Me," and the tender "Will You Ever Know."

Leo Sidran - Cool School (The Music of Michael Franks) (2018)  Music

Posted by Domestos at May 19, 2018
Leo Sidran - Cool School (The Music of Michael Franks) (2018)

Leo Sidran - Cool School (The Music of Michael Franks) (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 314.24 Mb | 49:48 | Cover
Vocal Jazz, Jazz-Pop | Country: USA | Label: Bonsaï Music

In the song “The Cool School,” Michael Franks asks, “Am I dinosaur? Yeah you bet. I grew up listening to Mose and Chet […] me I attended the Cool School.” In a few short lines he describes what many jazz fans today are feeling: he’s an insider, his influences are hip and classic, a member of a small club, the kind of club that is both impossible to join and to which everyone can belong.

Michael Baigent, "L'énigme Jésus"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at May 15, 2018
Michael Baigent, "L'énigme Jésus"

Michael Baigent, "L'énigme Jésus"
Cherche Midi | 2006 | ISBN: 2749108020 | French | EPUB | 372 pages | 0.4 MB

Après le succès international de "L'Énigme sacrée", dans lequel il évoquait le premier la descendance possible de Jésus et de Marie-Madeleine, Michael Baigent soulève une fois encore la controverse avec "L'Énigme Jésus", récit détaillé de vingt-cinq années de recherche passionnée et d'enquête autour de la figure de Jésus-Christ. …
Leo Sidran - Cool School (The Music of Michael Franks) (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Leo Sidran - Cool School (The Music of Michael Franks) (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 49:42 minutes | 0.99 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

In the song “The Cool School,” Michael Franks asks, “Am I dinosaur? Yeah you bet. I grew up listening to Mose and Chet […] me I attended the Cool School.” In a few short lines he describes what many jazz fans today are feeling: he’s an insider, his influences are hip and classic, a member of a small club, the kind of club that is both impossible to join and to which everyone can belong.
Michael Wollny Trio - Weltentraum (2014) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Michael Wollny Trio - Weltentraum (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 57:31 minutes | 1,19 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Pianist Michael Wollny‘s highly acclaimed trio recording "Weltentraum" is a stunning example of contemporary interpretation in the hands of a unique, fluidly virtuoso artist. Wollny, with both elegance and wit, explores the connection between songs that are worlds apart in terms of both centuries and cultures. In his hands, interpretations of God Is a DJ by pop star Pink and the French Medieval piece Lasse! can logically coexist. Weltentraum was named Album of the Year in 2014 by the critics of Jazzwise.
Isabel Bayrakdarian, Russell Braun, Michael Schade - Mozart: Arie & Duetti (2006)

Isabel Bayrakdarian, Russell Braun, Michael Schade - Mozart: Arie & Duetti (2006)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:06:47 | 350 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: CBC | Catalog: 5239

The choice of repertoire is more or less predictable. There are no lesser known arias, and Gott sei Dank they have been grouped by opera but, within the operas, not in the order of appearance. The ordering of the operas seems haphazard, too. "What an ungrateful nit-picker!" I can hear readers mumble. "Of course they have decided the order to achieve as much variety as possible". But I am not so sure. Why, in that case, start the recital, after the Zauberflöte overture with two arias in a row sung by Russell Braun?

Margeaux Lampley - A Tribute To Michael Jackson (2018)  Music

Posted by Domestos at April 8, 2018
Margeaux Lampley - A Tribute To Michael Jackson (2018)

Margeaux Lampley - A Tribute To Michael Jackson (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 00:40:04 | 92.85 Mb | Cover
Vocal Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Fuchsia Jazz

One of the most beautiful voices in jazz and gospel in France, soulful singer Margeaux Lampley has lived several lives. Originally from Oakland, California, she has degrees from UCLA and Columbia Law School, but has also been a dancer, pop singer, actress and a Wall Street lawyer…

Le poète - Michael Connelly  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Maroutan at April 2, 2018
Le poète - Michael Connelly

Le poète - Michael Connelly
French | 1998 | 663 Pages | ISBN: 2020345676 | EPUB | 474.87 KB

Le policier Sean McEvoy est retrouvé mort dans sa voiture. Chargé d'une affaire de meurtre abominable, son enquête n'avançait pas…

Sur un mauvais adieu - Michael Connelly  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Maroutan at March 29, 2018
Sur un mauvais adieu - Michael Connelly

Sur un mauvais adieu - Michael Connelly
French | 2018 | 450 Pages | ISBN: 2702156525 | EPUB | 430.23 KB

Missions « haute tension » pour Bosch : traquer un violeur en série et retrouver un héritier que certains refusent de voir apparaître dans le tableau. Glaçant et émouvant.
À présent inspecteur de réserve au San Fernando Police Department, Harry Bosch est un jour contacté par un magnat de l’industrie aéronautique qui, sentant sa mort approcher, souhaite savoir s’il a un héritier. Dans sa jeunesse, le vieil homme a dû quitter sa petite amie sous la pression de sa famille…
Ensemble Unicorn, Michael Posch - Alexander Agricola - Fortuna Desperata: Secular music of the 15th century (2009)

Alexander Agricola - Fortuna Desperata: Secular music of the 15th century (2009)
Ensemble Unicorn; Michael Posch, director

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 352 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Renaissance | Label: Naxos | # 8.553840 | Time: 01:04:53

Agricola was praised by his contemporaries for the bizarre turn of his inspiration, and his music likened to quicksilver. By the standards of the period this is a highly unusual turn of phrase, but remains spot-on. The Ferrara Ensemble anthology, the first ever devoted to the composer, focused on the secular music, both instrumental and vocal, precisely the area covered by Michael Posch and Ensemble Unicorn in this most satisfying disc. Where there's duplication (surprisingly little, in fact) the performances compare with those of the Ferrara Ensemble, although the style of singing is very different. The voices are more up front and less inflected, perhaps the better to match the high instruments with which they're sometimes doubled. But the tensile quality of Agricola's lines comes through none the less, as does the miraculous inventiveness and charm of his music. Further, much of what's new to the catalogue really is indispensible, for example Agricola's most famous song, Allez, regretz. Unicorn keeps its improvisations and excursions to a minimum, and the music is the better for it. It really is a must-have.