Phil Pierce

Phil Woods with Strings - The Thrill Is Gone (2003) [Japan 2014] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Phil Woods with Strings - The Thrill Is Gone (2003) [Japan 2014]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 54:23 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,74 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,13 GB

"Phil Woods with Strings?" you may ask with a bit of apprehension. An album with strings, which is inevitably heavily arranged, is always a risky proposition for a jazz musician whose art depends above all on spontaneous improvisation. But Phil Woods, arguably the best alto sax player alive today, has done it many times in his 55-year career. What distinguishes this album is the core group: Wood's regular quartet featuring the young and brilliant pianist Bill Charlap. Also, they decided to go with a string quintet (two violins, two violas and one cello) instead of a larger string section. This probably worked to make the ensemble agile and more spontaneous. The first violinist even takes a few solos!

Phil Upchurch - Tell The Truth (2001) {Evidence Music}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 15, 2018
Phil Upchurch - Tell The Truth (2001) {Evidence Music}

Phil Upchurch - Tell The Truth (2001) {Evidence Music}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 457MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 175MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

The world-renowned guitarist Phil Upchurch plays 13 great songs on Tell the Truth. This CD is a gem. Playing blues, soul, R&B, and jazz, Upchurch shows his remarkable versatility on such great songs as "Jive Samba," "La Costa," the title track, and "St. Louis Blues." He performs a flamenco version of "La Costa" with beauty and style, and flaunts his "stride guitar" technique on a solo rendition of "St. Louis Blues." His inimitably smooth and soulful phrasing shines on "Manhattan," and he doubles on harmonica on his original composition "She's Alright." However, the highlights of this great program are "Tell the Truth," a song Upchurch wrote with Ray Charles in mind, and his great arrangement of Dave Brubeck's "Take Five," which he plays much in the same way as he did on George Benson's smash hit "Breezin'."
Phil Woods - Here's To My Lady (1989) [Reissue 2004] MCH SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Phil Woods - Here's To My Lady (1989) [Reissue 2004]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 65:42 minutes | Front/Rear covers | 3,12 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear covers | 1,41 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel surround sound | Label: Chesky Records # SACD268

Phil Woods, the searing Alto saxophonist and clarinetist, calls his occasional expanded combo "the Little Big Band". Here's To My Lady, the octet's first recording, offers up a hot band with inventive solos and big-sounding, imaginative ensembles. This is an album with no let downs.

Phil Woods - Here's to My Lady (1989) {Chesky Records}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 1, 2018
Phil Woods - Here's to My Lady (1989) {Chesky Records}

Phil Woods - Here's to My Lady (1989) {Chesky Records}
X Lossless Decoder | FLAC tracks | Cue+Log+M3U | Scans 600dpi | 359MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 157MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop

Altoist Phil Woods took a rare vacation from playing with his regular group to collaborate with pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist George Mraz and drummer Kenny Washington on this fine straight-ahead quartet date. The 13 selections are fairly concise (clocking in between 3-7 minutes apiece) and most of the material (other than "Canadian Sunset," "Yours Is My Heart Alone," "Blue and Sentimental" and Bill Evans' classic "Waltz for Debby") consists of either obscurities or recent originals. A special bonus is that Woods plays his appealing clarinet on three numbers. Highlights include "Charles Christopher" (a tribute to Charlie Parker), "Butter" and Hal Galper's "Just Us."
Billie & Dede Pierce - New Orleans | The Living Legends: Blues And Tonks From The Delta (1961) {1994 OJC} **[RE-UP]**

Billie & Dede Pierce - New Orleans | The Living Legends: Blues And Tonks From The Delta (1961) {1994 OJC}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 278 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 123 mb
Genre: blues

New Orleans | The Living Legends: Blues And Tonks From The Delta is a 1961 album on Riverside by Billie & Dede Pierce. This 1994 CD pressing features three bonus tracks.

Allison Pierce - Year of the Rabbit (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 18, 2018
Allison Pierce - Year of the Rabbit (2017)

Allison Pierce - Year of the Rabbit (2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, front cover | 253 MB
Label: Masterworks – 88985 39676 2 | Tracks: 12 | Time: 40:24 min
Country, Folk, Singer-Songwriter

Allison Pierce is launching the second chapter of her distinguished career with her new album Year of the Rabbit, an eloquent straight-from-the-heart solo debut. The new album finds Pierce transformed following two decades of recording and performing with her sister Catherine as The Pierces. The duo's five albums and constant tours brought them critical acclaim and a loyal fan base. But as the years passed, each longed to express herself unfettered by the other and in 2015, The Pierces called it quits, whereupon the sisters launched solo careers.

Mildred Pierce (1945) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Dec. 1, 2017
Mildred Pierce (1945) [Criterion Collection]

Mildred Pierce (1945) [Criterion Collection, Spine #860]
Blu-Ray | BDMV | AVC, 1920x1080, ~32.0 Mbps | 1hr 51mn | 44.4 GB
English: LPCM Audio, 1 ch, 1152 kbps
Subtitles: English
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Melodrama casts noirish shadows in this portrait of maternal sacrifice from Hollywood master Michael Curtiz. Its iconic performance by Joan Crawford as Mildred, a single mother hell-bent on freeing her children from the stigma of economic hardship, solidified Crawford’s career comeback and gave the actor her only Oscar. But as Mildred pulls herself up by the bootstraps, first as an unflappable waitress and eventually as the well-heeled owner of a successful restaurant chain, the ingratitude of her materialistic firstborn (a diabolical Ann Blyth) becomes a venomous serpent’s tooth, setting in motion an endless cycle of desperate overtures and heartless recriminations. Recasting James M. Cain’s rich psychological novel as a murder mystery, this bitter cocktail of blind parental love and all-American ambition is both unremittingly hard-boiled and sumptuously emotional.

Mildred Pierce (1945) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Nov. 9, 2017
Mildred Pierce (1945) [Criterion Collection]

Mildred Pierce (1945) [Criterion Collection, Spine #860]
DVD Video, 2 x DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 720x480 | 1hr 50mn | 5.91 Gb + 7.10 Gb
English: Dolby AC3, 1 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Melodrama casts noirish shadows in this portrait of maternal sacrifice from Hollywood master Michael Curtiz. Its iconic performance by Joan Crawford as Mildred, a single mother hell-bent on freeing her children from the stigma of economic hardship, solidified Crawford’s career comeback and gave the actor her only Oscar. But as Mildred pulls herself up by the bootstraps, first as an unflappable waitress and eventually as the well-heeled owner of a successful restaurant chain, the ingratitude of her materialistic firstborn (a diabolical Ann Blyth) becomes a venomous serpent’s tooth, setting in motion an endless cycle of desperate overtures and heartless recriminations. Recasting James M. Cain’s rich psychological novel as a murder mystery, this bitter cocktail of blind parental love and all-American ambition is both unremittingly hard-boiled and sumptuously emotional.
Phil Spector: Sound of the Sixties (Tempo: A Rowman & Littlefield Music Series on Rock, Pop, and Culture)

Phil Spector: Sound of the Sixties (Tempo: A Rowman & Littlefield Music Series on Rock, Pop, and Culture) by Sean MacLeod
English | November 15th, 2017 | ASIN: B074WJDMZP, ISBN: 14422670544 | 287 Pages | EPUB | 1.32 MB

Phil Spector is a musician, songwriter and producer whose musical ability and visionary foresight as a producer charted the future of popular music and culture of the late 20th century. He revolutionized recording processes and re-shaped the business and marketing approach of the music industry.

Phil Pratt - The War is On Dub Style (2018)  Music

Posted by varrock at April 5, 2018
Phil Pratt - The War is On Dub Style (2018)

Phil Pratt - The War is On Dub Style (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 12 | 53:11 min | 122 Mb
Style: Reggae | Label: Spitfire Music

Along with other unsung rocksteady and early reggae producers like Herman Chin Loy, Rupie Edwards, Glen Brown, and Keith Hudson, Phil Pratt deserves wider recognition. Pratt first made a name for himself producing a very early Horace Andy vocal in 1966. Before that, Pratt (born George Philips) did a variety of odd jobs for Clement "Coxsone" Dodd in the early '60s, building up a strong relationship with another Dodd associate, Lee Perry, in the process. Wanting initially to make it as a singer, Pratt eventually got the chance to cut a track for Dodd called "Safe Travel." Unfortunately for Pratt, Dodd decided not to release the song, citing his disappointment with the final version as the reason. Moving on, Pratt soon hooked up with Ken Lack and found some success with the song "Sweet Songs for My Baby" on the producer's Caltone label. Pratt proceeded to release four more cuts on Caltone and supplemented his session work by running Lack's Caltone label offshoot, Sunshot.