Texas Piano

VA - Texas Piano Blues 1929-1948 (1991) [Story Of Blues Series]  Music

Posted by Designol at June 20, 2017
VA - Texas Piano Blues 1929-1948 (1991) [Story Of Blues Series]

VA - Texas Piano Blues 1929-1948 (1991) [Story Of Blues Series]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 240 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Scans included
Piano Blues, Texas Blues | Label: RST Blues Documents, DA Music | # 3509-2 | 01:03:47

This is a good collection of piano-accompanied vocals sporting bluesmen who worked the lumber camps and oil fields of rural Texas, as well as the red-light districts of cities like Galveston and Houston. Big Boy Knox shows a strong city influence in his decorative right-hand work, as does Robert Cooper, whose playing points to the influence of Fats Waller. Joe Pullem is on board with his hit, "Black Gal," which is perhaps overstated by three takes and a variation. The vocals are good, however, and the piano playing is uniformly excellent. Stylistically, this music falls somewhere between ragtime, blues, and vaudeville.
Yekwon Sunwoo - Cliburn Gold 2017: 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (Live) (2017)

Yekwon Sunwoo - Cliburn Gold 2017: 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (Live) (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:59:29 | 136 MB
Label: Universal Music Division Decca Records

Established in 1962, the quadrennial Van Cliburn International Piano Competition is often recognized as the most prestigious classical music contest in the world (The Chicago Tribune) and remains committed to its original ideals of supporting and launching the careers of young artists, ages 18 30. It shares the transformative powers of music with a wide global audience, through fully produced webcasts and by providing comprehensive career management and concert bookings to its winners. Past winners include Radu Lupu, Jon Nakamatsu, Olga Kern, Joyce Yang, Haochen Zhang, Beatrice Rana, and Vadym Kholodenko.

Chitose Okashiro - Ryuichi Sakamoto: Piano Works (2000)  Music

Posted by Designol at June 21, 2017
Chitose Okashiro - Ryuichi Sakamoto: Piano Works (2000)

Chitose Okashiro - Ryuichi Sakamoto: Piano Works (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 197 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Scans ~ 62 Mb
Contemporary Classical | Label: ProPiano Records | # PPR224532 | Time: 01:03:23

Pioneer of techno-pop, Academy Award winning film composer, touring performer - Ryuichi Sakamoto enjoys a diverse career as an artist whose music continually challenges traditional categories. Pianist Chitose Okashiro, taking risks that not a single "classical pianist" has been willing to take, recognizing the greatness of the classically trained Sakamoto's piano works, and imbuing them with her own brand of explosively talented genius has herewith set the standard for "independent classical label crossover" achievement. Already a HUGE success in Japan, with sales in excess of 30,000 units, Miss Okashiro herewith reveals the complete arsenal of Sakamoto's prowess… a prowess that lands him in the position (arguably) of the world's most important composer. Included on this CD are the hugely impressionistic and French like pieces that ONLY a trained classical pianist can play with the simplicity and grace required to foster their most sublime effects.

Danny Zelibor - Tansman: Piano Music, Vol. 2 (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at June 20, 2017
Danny Zelibor - Tansman: Piano Music, Vol. 2 (2017)

Danny Zelibor - Tansman: Piano Music, Vol. 2 (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:02:09 | 143 MB
Label: Toccata Classics

The Polish-born Alexandre Tansman (1897-1986) was one of the most prolific composers of the twentieth century. .His fundamental style is a Stravinskyan Neoclassicism, animated by the dance-rhythms of his native Poland and energised by a masterly command of counterpoint.The substantial body of music he produced for his own instrument, the piano, has never been systematically examined in recordings.This first instalment presents works he wrote soon after his arrival in Paris in 1919, the city that was to remain his home - except for the years of World War II, spent in American exile.
Various Artists - Texas & Tennessee Territory Bands 1928-1931 (1997) {Retrieval Recordings RTR 79006}

Various Artists - Texas & Tennessee Territory Bands 1928-1931 (1997) {Retrieval Recordings RTR 79006}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 227 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 142 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 17 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1928-1931, 1997 Retrieval Recordings / Fountain | RTR 79006
Jazz / Early Jazz / Hot Jazz / Territory Jazz Band

Five of the best southern territory bands of the 1920s are represented on this intriguing CD: Blue Steele, Slim Lamar, Mart Britt, Sunny Clapp, and Phil Baxter. The only sidemen who became known a little bit later on were cornetist Tony Almerico, clarinetist Sidney Arodin, and pianist Terry Shand (with guests Hoagy Carmichael and guitarist Roy Smeck), but the musicianship is pretty decent and the music generally swings well. Serious 1920s jazz collectors will want this CD, which is full of worthy obscurities.

The Knickerbocker All-Stars - Texas Rhody Blues (2016)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Oct. 27, 2016
The Knickerbocker All-Stars - Texas Rhody Blues (2016)

The Knickerbocker All-Stars - Texas Rhody Blues (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 351 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 117 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 63 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Electric Blues, Texas Blues, Rhythm & Blues | JP Cadilac Records #JPS1003

Texas Rhody Blues, featuring Jimmie Vaughan and Duke Robillard, is the third Knickerbocker All-Stars CD release. This CD has its roots in The Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals of the late 1950s and early ‘60s which turned many white soul searchers on to blues, rhythm and blues, and jump blues…
King Crimson - University of Texas, Arlington, Texas - October 06, 1973 (2006) {2CD DGM 16/44 Official Digital Download}

King Crimson - University of Texas, Arlington, Texas - October 06, 1973 (2006) {2CD DGM 16/44 Official Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (dgmlive.com) -> 584 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 222 Mb | Artwork (pdf+jpg) | 5% repair rar
© 1973, 2006 Discipline Global Mobile / King Crimson / DGMlive.com
Rock / Progressive Rock / Art Rock

With over a dozen dates under their belts Crimson were really hitting their stride, playing a high-energy show and unveiling new material such as The Night Watch, Lament and Fracture. In the latter’s case, it’s so new that the paint is still wet with a couple of sticky moments evident around the intro. However, the real surprise comes around the 6.30 mark in Fracture - with an unreleased section they later discarded, propelled by a mighty Wetton bass line that reappears on Red’s Starless. An improvised section prior to those familiar rasping chords adds a pinch of wonder to this tale of the unexpected, making it a glimpse of an alternative Fracture.
Moscow Nights: The Van Cliburn Story-How One Man and His Piano Transformed the Cold War

Nigel Cliff, "Moscow Nights: The Van Cliburn Story-How One Man and His Piano Transformed the Cold War"
ISBN: 006233316X | 2016 | EPUB | 464 pages | 4 MB
Don Wilkerson - The Texas Twister (1960) {Riverside OJCCD-1950-2 rel 2001}

Don Wilkerson - The Texas Twister (1960) {Riverside OJCCD-1950-2 rel 2001}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 281 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 97 Mb
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© 1960, 2001 Riverside / Fantasy / OJC | OJCCD-1950-2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Saxophone

Don Wilkerson was among the unsung heroes of the tenor sax. Although he backed heavyweights like B.B. King and Ray Charles, the improviser's own albums aren't nearly as well known as they should be. But those who were hip to Wilkerson swore by him, and one of his allies was alto saxophonist Cannonball Adderley. It was in 1960 that Adderley produced The Texas Twister, Wilkerson's first album as a leader. The tenor man (who was 27 at the time) shows a lot of promise on this album, embracing standards as well as bop-oriented material by Adderley, pianist Barry Harris, and obscure Texas musician Jim Martin.
Sung-Soo Cho - Maximum, Minimum, Modern: Piano Music by American Composers (2016)

Sung-Soo Cho - Maximum | Minimum | Modern: Piano Music by American Composers (2016)
John Adams, Steve Reich, Elliott Carter, David Rakowski, John Corigliano, Michael Ippolito

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 241 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Contemporary Classical, 20th Century, Minimalism | Label: Albany | # TROY1617 | Time: 01:00:02

Korean pianist Sung-Soo Cho performs an intriguing recital of compositions by American composers that range from works with very progressive musical language to ones that integrate influences of folk and honky-tonk – in other words, the full spectrum of modern American classical music. The oldest work on the program was written in 1967 and the most recent in 2015. John Corigliano, Michael Ippolito, John Adams, Lowell Liebermann, Steve Reich, Elliott Carter, and David Rakowski are all represented on this recording. These composers have a strong advocate in Sung-Soo Cho, who was awarded "Best American Contemporary Performance: at the Cincinnati World Piano Competition and "Best Performance of the Commissioned Work: at the Texas State International Piano Competition. An award winner of numerous international competitions, Cho has appeared as a soloist in Asia, the U.S., and Europe. A graduate of Seoul National University and Manhattan School of Music, he is currently pursuing his D.M.A. degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music.