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Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Sun Ra Plays Gershwin (2018)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Feb. 11, 2018
Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Sun Ra Plays Gershwin (2018)

Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Sun Ra Plays Gershwin (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:40:20 | 92 Mb
Jazz, Free Jazz | Label: Enterplanetary Koncepts

Sun Ra admired George Gershwin and paid musical tribute to the great composer's legacy countless times over his 50-year performing and recording career. This digital-only release, spanning 38 years (1951–1989), compiles some of the best recorded examples of Ra's idiosyncratic takes on the Gershwin catalog. These performances encompass a variety of styles and personnel — full Arkestra, trio with vocalist (Hattie Randolph), duo (Sun Ra and Wilbur Ware), and doo-wop (The Nu Sounds, arranged and accompanied by Sun Ra).
Bud Powell - Bud Plays Bird [Recorded 1957-1958] (1996) (Repost)

Bud Powell - Bud Plays Bird [Recorded 1957-1958] (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 167 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 157 MB | Covers - 61 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Capitol Records (CDP 7243 8 37137 2 1), 1997

Previously unissued until 1996, this trio session by pianist Bud Powell with bassist George Duvivier and drummer Art Taylor is better than his Verve recordings of the period if not quite up to the level of his earlier classic Blue Note dates. Actually it is a mystery how such excellent music could be unknown and go unreleased for so long. Powell performs 13 Charlie Parker compositions (including two versions of "Big Foot") and Dizzy Gillespie's "Salt Peanuts." Although there are some minor missteps, the music is quite enjoyable and generally hard-swinging with the more memorable performances including "Straw 'Nuff," "Yardbird Suite," "Confirmation" and "Ko Ko."
Oscar Peterson - Oscar Peterson Plays Broadway (Verve Jazz Masters 37) (1994) (Repost)

Oscar Peterson - Oscar Peterson Plays Broadway (Verve Jazz Masters 37) (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 318 MB | Covers included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (516 893-2)

Verve Jazz Masters 37 presents an introduction to the recordings of Oscar Peterson. The enclosed booklet includes biographical material and commentary on the songs selected.
Ever since the beginning of jazz its practitioners have embraced the songs of musical theater as a source for interpretation. But who can explain why show music has such a hold over jazz artists - especially when there are enough original compositions within their own medium to choose for reinterpretation. Perhaps it's because this music has universal appeal, and a song grows with each new recording by a different performer…

The Complete Plays by Anton Chekhov  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at Feb. 6, 2018
The Complete Plays by Anton Chekhov

The Complete Plays by Anton Chekhov, translated by Laurence Senelick
English | December 12, 2005 | ISBN: 0393048853 | EPUB | 992 pages | 4.3 MB

Mayakovsky: Plays  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Jeembo at Feb. 5, 2018
Mayakovsky: Plays

Mayakovsky: Plays by Vladimir Mayakovsky, Guy Daniels
English | 1995 | ISBN: 0810113392 | 276 Pages | EPUB | 1.0 MB

One of Russia's greatest poets, Vladimir Mayakovsky (1893-1930) was a Futurist, early Bolshevik, and champion of the avant-garde.
Cal Tjader - Cal Tjader Plays the Contemporary Music of Mexico and Brazil (1962) [Reissue 2008] (Repost)

Cal Tjader - Cal Tjader Plays the Contemporary Music of Mexico and Brazil (1962) [Reissue 2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 202 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 96 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (06025117823952)

This 1962 set by Cal Tjader, recorded at the beginning of the bossa nova craze in the United States (released in the same year and on the same label as the smash Jazz Samba by Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd), has one of the most boring titles imaginable, and it doesn't begin to describe the laid-back yet magical innovations in the grooves. Produced by Creed Taylor, the date was arranged and orchestrated by the great pianist Clare Fischer (who also wrote the liner notes). Tjader set out to offer a very modern portrait of the music pouring out of Mexico City by showcasing selected Mario Ruíz Armengol compositions, and out of Brazil by spotlighting numbers by singers such as Elisete Cardoso and João Gilberto…

Blood on the Stage, 1800 to 1900 : Milestone Plays of Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by readerXXI at Feb. 2, 2018
Blood on the Stage, 1800 to 1900 : Milestone Plays of Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem

Blood on the Stage, 1800 to 1900 :
Milestone Plays of Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem

by Amnon Kabatchnik
English | 2017 | ISBN: 1538106175 | 737 Pages | PDF | 2.75 MB
The Immaculate Inning: Unassisted Triple Plays, 40/40 Seasons, and the Stories Behind Baseball's Rarest Feats

The Immaculate Inning: Unassisted Triple Plays, 40/40 Seasons, and the Stories Behind Baseball's Rarest Feats by Joe Cox
English | February 1st, 2018 | ISBN: 1493032127 | 305 pages | PDF | 6.02 MB

The Immaculate Inning shines a light on the miracle of baseball’s endless possibility—the way that on any given day, someone (maybe a star, or maybe a scrub) could perform the rarest of single-game feats or cap off a seemingly unobtainable chase for a record.
The Immaculate Inning: Unassisted Triple Plays, 40/40 Seasons, and the Stories Behind Baseball's Rarest Feats

The Immaculate Inning: Unassisted Triple Plays, 40/40 Seasons, and the Stories Behind Baseball's Rarest Feats by Joe Cox
English | February 1st, 2018 | ASIN: B077NW8SD3, ISBN: 1493032127 | 304 pages | EPUB | 8.92 MB

The Immaculate Inning shines a light on the miracle of baseball’s endless possibility—the way that on any given day, someone (maybe a star, or maybe a scrub) could perform the rarest of single-game feats or cap off a seemingly unobtainable chase for a record.

Julian Bream - Julian Bream plays Dowland & Bach (2008)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Jan. 29, 2018
Julian Bream - Julian Bream plays Dowland & Bach (2008)

Julian Bream - Julian Bream plays Dowland & Bach (2008)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:20:59 | 567 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 4777550

The playing of many professional classical guitarists leaves me cold. Where they flawlessly execute a score, Bream has spaciously conceived the music using something it seems is in short supply- a disciplined imagination. Each note, instead of sounding like part of an automatic process, sounds conceived and executed deliberately. Bream attended conservatory, where he was told not to bring his "gypsy instrument".