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.

The Piano Guys - The Piano Guys 2 (2013) [Official Digital Download]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at June 22, 2017
The Piano Guys - The Piano Guys 2 (2013) [Official Digital Download]

The Piano Guys - The Piano Guys 2 (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 52:10 minutes | 393 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

The Piano Guys are back with their new album, The Piano Guys 2, continuing their unique take on music from Pachelbel to The Turtles to Bruno Mars, featuring songs never before available on CD. The Piano Guys 2 features more of their imaginative mash-ups and arrangements including "Begin Again" (Taylor Swift's song combined with Bach's "Sheep May Safely Graze"), Mission Impossible with fellow YouTube sensation, violinist Lindsey Stirling, The Lord of the Rings theme and more.
Jeroen van Veen - Minimal Piano Collection, Volumes I-IX (2006) 9CD Box Set

Jeroen van Veen - Minimal Piano Collection, Volumes I-IX (2006) 9CD Box Set
Philip Glass - Michael Nyman - John Adams - Terry Riley - Arvo Pärt - John Cage
Friedrich Nietzsche - Erik Satie - Tom Johnson - Wim Mertens - Jacob ter Veldhuis
Yann Tiersen - Klaas de Vries - Simeon ten Holt - John Borstlap - Carlos Micháns

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2 Gb | Scans ~ 63 Mb | Time: 10:15:53
Classical, Minimalism, Contemporary | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 8551

There's perhaps a touch of irony in the title of Dutch pianist and composer Jeroen van Veen's box set Minimal Piano Collection because at nine discs, it's a pretty massive collection. The program booklet notes that he recorded the entire set, which includes more than ten hours of music, in only six days, an astounding feat. In the program notes, van Veen offers a remarkably clear and concise history of minimalism in music. He defines it broadly enough (following the lead of composer and critic Tom Johnson) to include works by Friedrich Nietzsche and Satie. Philip Glass is the composer most widely represented, with three of the set's nine CDs devoted to his music originally for piano, as well as transcriptions from his film scores and operas. Two discs are given to van Veen's mammoth 24 Préludes, organized according to the framework of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier. Other composers range from the very well known, such as Michael Nyman, John Adams, Terry Riley, Arvo Pärt, and John Cage, to the familiar-to-specialists, like Tom Johnson, Wim Mertens, and Jacob ter Veldhuis, to those little-known to American audiences, like Klaas de Vries, Simeon ten Holt, John Borstlap, Yann Tiersen, and Carlos Micháns.

Alexander Krichel - Miroirs: Ravel Piano Works (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at June 22, 2017
Alexander Krichel - Miroirs: Ravel Piano Works (2017)

Alexander Krichel - Miroirs: Ravel Piano Works
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, d. booklet | 78:53 min | 189 MB
Label: Sony Classical – 88985377642 | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Piano

Few pianists can claim a more impressive recording debut than Alexander Krichel’s masterful Liszt recital in 2011 (Telos/Profil). It was followed by two concerto releases, the first offering works by Mozart, Hummel and Chopin and a second with Rachmaninov’s Second Concerto and the Moments musicaux (both Sony Classical) as well as another solo disc with a mixed Romantic programme. All these suggest a steady career trajectory and artistic growth unencumbered by external pressures. Krichel, a Hamburg native who turns 28 this year, has now released an all-Ravel disc, replete with shimmering surfaces and gossamer textures beautifully captured by the Sony engineers.

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