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Alexandre Tharaud - Tharaud plays Rachmaninov (2016)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Dec. 10, 2017
Alexandre Tharaud - Tharaud plays Rachmaninov (2016)

Alexandre Tharaud - Tharaud plays Rachmaninov (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 66:41 | 242 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Erato | Catalog: 0190295954697

There is no shortage of recordings of Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18, one of the most popular pieces in the classical repertory ever since its slow-movement clarinet solo underlaid the quintessence of cinematic romance, Brief Encounter. But this one, by pianist Alexandre Tharaud (he may not be as well known as the decision to omit his first name in the graphics would presume, but he's getting there), is worth strong consideration.
Louis Armstrong and His All Stars - Satch Plays Fats (1955/1986) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Louis Armstrong and His All Stars - Satch Plays Fats: A Tribute To The Immortal Fats Waller (1955)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 38:22 minutes | 727 MB
Studio Mono Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

In 1955, Louis Armstrong, along with vocalist Velma Middleton, got into the studio to pay tribute to the late Fats Waller. All the standards are here: "Honeysuckle Rose," "Squeeze Me," "Ain't Misbehavin," rendered in fine and mellow but gently, genially swinging fashion. Armstrong's trumpet is superb and his voice carries the good-time spirit of Waller's music.
Duke Robillard - Duke Robillard Plays Blues: The Rounder Years (1997)

Duke Robillard - Duke Robillard Plays Blues: The Rounder Years (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 506 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 193 Mb | Scans included | 01:11:42
Modern Electric Blues, Blues Rock | Label: Bullseye Blues/Rounder | # CD BB 9598

The title is bound to confuse (and possibly annoy) some blues purists. Except for a handful of straight blues numbers – including one of the most heartfelt T-Bone Walker tributes ever in "Duke's Mood" – Duke Robillard Plays Blues: The Rounder Years is mostly a rock-oriented anthology drawn from the post-Roomful of Blues but pre-Fabulous Thunderbirds stage of Robillard's career. No bonus tracks or previously unissued takes – just reissued material culled from four albums released on Rounder between 1983 and 1991. (Note that Robillard's "Rounder Years" also produced some fantastic swing music, but you won't find any of it here since it's been allocated to the sister compilation Duke Robillard Plays Jazz: The Rounder Years.) The '80s were an interesting decade for Robillard, as he took on a more stripped-down, roots rock (but still bluesy) approach with his trio, the Pleasure Kings, and then headed into that contemporary blues-rock zone often associated with the Fabulous Thunderbirds and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Radu Lupu - Radu Lupu Plays Brahms (2006) {3CD Set Decca 475 7070 rec 1971-1981}

Radu Lupu - Radu Lupu Plays Brahms (2006) {3CD Set Decca 475 7070 rec 1971-1981}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 557 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 402 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 75 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1971-81, 2006 Decca Music | 475 7070
Classical / Romantic / Piano

Longtime fans of reclusive Romanian pianist Radu Lupu will no doubt already know his handful of recordings of Brahms' piano music made in the '70s and early '80s for Decca – his recklessly imperious F minor Sonata, romantically dramatic D minor Concerto, inwardly brooding D minor Variations, and richly autumnal late rhapsodies, ballades, and intermezzos. But fans of Brahms' piano music who don't already know Lupu's recordings will be overwhelmed by what they'd heretofore missed. Lupu's full, round tone, his effortless virtuosity, his poetic intensity, and his soulful expressivity combine in unified performances of consummate artistry.
Riccardo Fassi Tankio Band Plays Zappa - The Return of the Fat Chicken (2017) {AlfaMusic AFMCD200}

Riccardo Fassi Tankio Band Plays Zappa - The Return of the Fat Chicken (2017) {AlfaMusic AFMCD200}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 485 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 171 Mb
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© 2017 AlfaMusic | AFMCD200
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Modern Jazz / Experimental Big Band

Riccardo Fassi has often worked around the music of Frank Zappa and, with the Tankio Band, had already recorded in the nineties a first homage to the genius and opera of the great Italian-American composer. Go back to Zappa's material with an articulated, full-bodied project rich in guests and suggestions, able to enter and exit the "non canonical canon" designed by compositions and Zappish interpretations. Fassi conceives a kind of "concert": the seventeen tracks are articulated around ten tracks of Zappa, with introductions and queues, two improvisations conducted by Fassi along with Antonello Salis and Uncle Remus by George Duke. In nearly seventy minutes overall, many things happen, following the spirit of the tutelary labor number.
Victorian Writers and the Stage: The Plays of Dickens, Browning, Collins and Tennyson

R. Pearson, "Victorian Writers and the Stage: The Plays of Dickens, Browning, Collins and Tennyson"
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1349700339, 1137504676 | PDF | pages: 258 | 2.2 mb

Pseudo Echo - Long Plays 83-87 (1987) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 25, 2017
Pseudo Echo - Long Plays 83-87 (1987) [Re-Up]

Pseudo Echo - Long Plays 83-87 (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 360 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 127 Mb | Scans included
New Wave, SynthPop, Dance Rock | Label: EMI | # 7469492 | Time: 00:49:52

"Long Plays 83-87" is the first compilation album released by Australian new wave band, Pseudo Echo. It was released in 1987. It included extended and dance versions of their previously released singles between 1983-1987. It was released on CD in 1990.

Scott Amendola, Ben Goldberg, Devin Hoff - Plays Monk (2007)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Nov. 24, 2017
Scott Amendola, Ben Goldberg, Devin Hoff - Plays Monk (2007)

Scott Amendola, Ben Goldberg, Devin Hoff - Plays Monk (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 273.55 Mb | 42:50 | Cover
Post Bop | Label: Long Song Records ‎– LSRCD104/2007

Why does it seem that the bands without pianists seem to be producing the best current interpretations of Monk material? Last year we had Ben Riley's gem, and now, (Plays Monk) - this thought provoking beauty - features the unlikely amalgamation of drummer Scott Amendola mixing it up with clarinetist Ben Goldberg and bassist Devin Hoff. Wisely, this trio doesn't try to recreate the sound of Monk's music; more often they take the melodies of these lesser known songs from the Monk canon and take them to the next idiosyncratic step. For instance, Goldberg's mid and lower ranged foray on Reflections perfectly captures the ponderously pensive mood. Amendola and Hoff furtively create a bustled rhythm on Little Rootie Tootie, while Goldberg restrains the melody by playing restrained and held back loopy notes. The tension between these two forces is joyfully palpable. The band is also able to reach the out layers of Monk's cerebellum, as on the wild and wooly Teo and & Four In One. Hoff's bass work on the latter is a roller coaster ride in itself. The idea of taking off road excursions with Monk's vehicle was a smart concept, and these guys do some remarkable ATVing with it.

Staging Organization: Plays as critical commentaries on workplace life  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by AvaxGenius at Nov. 22, 2017
Staging Organization: Plays as critical commentaries on workplace life

Staging Organization: Plays as critical commentaries on workplace life By Steven S. Taylor
English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 (2018 Edition) | 395 Pages | ISBN : 3319631268 | 3.57 MB

This original and thought-provoking book takes a new approach to engaging with organizational theory and making sense of organizations. Consisting of seven plays written by the author, each is followed by a stimulating commentary by a noted scholar, exploring the wider contexts and values of applying theatre to organisational environments and management education.
Renaud Capuçon - Renaud Capuçon plays Rihm, Dusapin & Mantovani (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Renaud Capuçon - Renaud Capuçon plays Rihm, Dusapin & Mantovani (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 65:40 minutes | 671 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Firmly established as one of the world’s greatest violinists, Renaud Capuçon career both on the stage and as a recording artist has spanned a wide gamut of concerto repertoire, chamber music and recitals. He has a reputation for impeccable performances and fine interpretations of classics and lesser-known repertoire, from his most recent albums with critically-acclaimed readings of the Bach Violin Concertos and the Vasks Violin Concerto, and a recital disc with Khatia Buniatishvili, to the Beethoven / Korngold and Brahms/Berg concertos, Renaud has become known for the breadth of his repertoire, his world-class chamber music partners, and the quality of his playing.