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.

Bobby Mack - Texas Guitar (Highway Man) (2014)  Music

Posted by Domestos at April 8, 2018
Bobby Mack - Texas Guitar (Highway Man) (2014)

Bobby Mack - Texas Guitar (Highway Man) (2014)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 324.02 Mb | 48:01 | Cover
Guitar Blues/Texas Style | Country: USA (Austin, TX) | Label: BMS Music

Having grown up in the Dallas-Forth Worth, Texas music seen since 1970, Bobby brought his music to Austin, Texas in 1972 and became a house regular at the legendary Antone’s rubbing shoulders with the likes of Albert Collins, Otis Rush, Buddy Guy, Luther Allison and many other giants of the blues. He definitely possesses a hard Texas attack in his guitar playing that is chock full of bent notes. At times you can detect traces of Stevie Ray Vaughn in his husky vocal delivery. It is never mimicry, but the natural quality of his voice. He is backing is the usual bass-drums-keyboards with occasional female vocals by Lisa Marshall. Nothing over produced here. All but two songs are originals.
Various Artists - Let Me Tell You About The Blues - Texas: The Evolution Of Texas Blues (2010) {3 CD Box Set}

Various Artists - Let Me Tell You About The Blues - Texas: The Evolution Of Texas Blues (2010) {3 CD Box Set}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 528 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 448 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 125 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2010 Fantastic Voyage / Future Noise Music Ltd. | FVTD047
Blues / Regional Blues

‘The blues come to Texas, loping like a mule,’ Blind Lemon Jefferson sang through a shower of surface noise as he made his recording debut in March 1926. He established the primacy of Texas blues musicians that continued unchallenged for the next 30 years, encompassing the likes of Henry ‘Ragtime’ Thomas, Texas Alexander, T-Bone Walker, Smokey Hogg, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown, Clarence Garlow, Lil’ Son Jackson, Lowell Fulson and Frankie Lee Sims. Other famous musicians recorded when they were passing through Texas, and that included Lonnie Johnson, Walter Davis, The Mississippi Sheiks, Robert Johnson, Roy Brown, Joe Turner, Honeyboy Edwards, Memphis Slim and Jimmy McCracklin.
Kerry Walker & Prometheus Piano Quartet - American Chamber Works for Flute (2018)

Kerry Walker & Prometheus Piano Quartet - American Chamber Works for Flute (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 252 MB
Label: Centaur Records, Inc. | Tracks: 14 | Time: 62:13 min

On this new release, the Prometheus Piano Quintet performs American chamber works for flute, featuring works by composers Charles T. Griffes, Roy Harris, Arthur Foote, and Amy Beach. Dr. Kerry Walker is Professor of Flute at Western Connecticut State University as well as Principal Flutist with the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra. She performs with the Ives Orchestra, the All-New England Orchestra and with chamber groups: Ridge Winds, Prometheus, and Dual Excursions.

Neal Black & The Healers - Gone Back To Texas (2000)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Jan. 27, 2018
Neal Black & The Healers - Gone Back To Texas (2000)

Neal Black & The Healers - Gone Back To Texas (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 373 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 128 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 61 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Modern Electric Blues, Texas Blues, Blues Rock | DixieFrog #DFGCD 8501

NEAL BLACK, Texas Blues Rock, Roots Musician, has spent the last 25 years electrifying audiences around the World with his fusion of Blues, Rock, Roots Music. Referred to by one critic as "THE MASTER OF HIGH VOLTAGE TEXAS BOOGIE". His albums have received 4**** reviews from Rolling Stone Music Critics as well as reaching the Number One position on European Radio Charts. As a guitarist Neal Black's credits include performances on stage or in the studio with Blues/Rock legends: ​Chuck Berry, Popa Chubby, Jimmy Dawkins, Larry Garner, Lucky Peterson, Johnnie Johnson, The Chambers Brothers, Papa John Creach, Elliott Murphy, Johnny Copeland, Jimmy Vivino, Michael Meritt…
Van Cliburn - Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1; Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3; Kabalevsky: Rondo (2008)

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1; Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3; Kabalevsky: Rondo (2008)
Final of the 1958 Tchaikovsky Competition (Previously unpublished)
Van Cliburn, piano; Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra; Kyrill Kondrashin, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 341 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 202 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Testament | # SBT1440 | Time: 01:19:54

Deep in the heart of the Cold War, there was once a miracle in Moscow – Texas-based classical pianist Van Cliburn, of whom no one had heard, conquered at the First Tchaikovsky Competition, an event set aside to showcase Soviet talent. Cliburn was warned by his own government not to go, given the tense political relationship between the United States and Soviet Union at the time, and once he arrived he was greeted as a party crasher, subject to hostile stares and animosity of the kind he had never dreamed of back in Texas. And it was Cliburn, at the end, which brought down the house, and held the award. Back in America, he was greeted with a ticker tape parade and was the subject of a best-selling biography by Abram Chasins, The Van Cliburn Story, copies of which continue to clog the shelves of American thrift stores five decades hence. Ultimately, though, Cliburn's celebrity lost its luster. Nerves, ultra-picky perfectionism, and mishandling by management led to his early retirement from the concert scene; his greatest latter-day achievement being the force behind the Van Cliburn Piano Competition, America's most prestigious such event.
Beatrice Rana - Silver Medalist: Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (2013) [Official Digital Download]

Beatrice Rana - Silver Medalist: Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 62:01 minutes | 543 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Silver Medal winner Beatrice Rana was praised for her 'intensely personalized music-making' (Dallas Morning News) that 'had an electrical current running through virtually every measure' (The Plain Dealer). Already a rising star, Rana was named 'One to Watch' by International Piano magazine just before her Cliburn appearance. In addition to a tour of the United States arranged by the Cliburn, highlights of Rana's 2013–14 season include invitations to perform with Yannick Nézet-Seguin and the Orchestre Métropolitain, Miguel Harth-Bedoya with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, and Fayçal Karoui with the Orchestre Lamoureux in Paris' Théâtre des Champs-Elysées.

Texas Monthly - May 2018  Magazines

Posted by Shor at April 19, 2018
Texas Monthly - May 2018

Texas Monthly - May 2018
English | 232 pages | True PDF | 38.0 MB
Yulianna Avdeeva, Orchestra of the 18th Century, Frans Brüggen - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2013)

Yulianna Avdeeva, Orchestra of the 18th Century, Frans Brüggen - Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 73:33 | 329 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Fryderyk Chopin Institute | Catalog: NIFCCD 029

The pianist on this CD, Yulliana Avdeeva, is the winner of the Chopin piano competition in 2010. Checking the internet, you will find that the decision by the jury was controversial. Her playing was considered not to display the proper Chopin style, and too cool. I wasn't present at the competition, so I cannot write much about this. But having bought this CD, mainly because of use of old instruments, and the direction by the recently deceased icon of old music Frans Brüggen, I must say that I was totally blown away by the playing of Yulianna Avdeeva.

Wildflowers of Texas (A Timber Press Field Guide)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at April 19, 2018
Wildflowers of Texas (A Timber Press Field Guide)

Wildflowers of Texas (A Timber Press Field Guide) by Michael Eason
English | April 19th, 2018 | ASIN: B075G3JTFD, ISBN: 160469646X | 509 Pages | EPUB | 60.32 MB

A comprehensive field guide to the wildflowers of the Lone Star State