Avant Festival

Archie Shepp - Live at the Donaueschingen Music Festival (1967/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Archie Shepp - Live at the Donaueschingen Music Festival (1967/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 43:05 minutes | 870 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The important tenor Archie Shepp and his 1967 group romp through the continuous 43-and-a-half-minute "One for the Trane" before an enthusiastic audience at a German music festival. Although he improvises very freely and with great intensity, Shepp surprised the crowd by suddenly bursting into a spaced-out version of "The Shadow of Your Smile" near the end of this memorable performance. On the whole, this very spirited set represents avant-garde jazz at its peak and Archie Shepp at his finest. This is an exciting album.
English Bach Festival Chorus, English Bach Festival Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan - Rameau: Nais (1995)

English Bach Festival Chorus, English Bach Festival Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan - Rameau: Nais (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 54:22 + 51:36 | 619 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Erato | Catalog: 98532

It is only a short while since I reviewed a suite of dances from Rameau's opera, Nais. Now, hard on the heels of that disc (also conducted by McGegan, Harmonia Mundi, 7/95) comes a reissue of the entire work, albeit with judicious cuts. Nais was commissioned to celebrate the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle in 1748, and first performed the following year. Thus it was a vocal counterpart to Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks, both pieces marking the conclusion of the War of the Austrian Succession. The present recording was made in 1980 following performances at London's Old Vic Theatre and at Versailles under the auspices of Lina Lalandi's enterprising English Bach Festival.
Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas / Sound Prints - Live At Monterey Jazz Festival (2015) [24-bit/48kHz]

Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas / Sound Prints - Live At Monterey Jazz Festival (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 51:53 minutes | 638 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Saxophonist Joe Lovano and trumpeter Dave Douglas' release "Live at Monterey Jazz Festival", the debut recording from their co-led quintet Sound Prints featuring pianist Lawrence Fields, bassist Linda Oh and drummer Joey Baron. The album features the debut of two new compositions written for the band by the band's primary inspiration: Wayne Shorter.
Evan Parker, Barry Guy, Paul Lytton - Live At Maya Recordings Festival (2013) {NoBusiness Records}

Evan Parker, Barry Guy, Paul Lytton - Live At Maya Recordings Festival (2013) {NoBusiness Records}
XLD rip | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 391 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 147 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 33 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2013 NoBusiness Records | NBCD 55
Jazz / Free Improvisation / Avant-Garde Jazz

After twenty one recordings there may not be too much more to say about the superlative English threesome of saxophonist Evan Parker, bassist Barry Guy and drummer Paul Lytton. Some 30 years on since their debut Tracks (Incus, 1983), they converse in a language entirely of their own making, which relies on a staggering density of ideas, chops to burn and a preternatural responsiveness. Live At Maya Recordings Festival, captured at Winterthur, Switzerland in 2011 forms another top notch entry into an already distinguished discography.

Magic Sam - Live At The Avant Garde June 22, 1968 (2013)  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 23, 2015
Magic Sam - Live At The Avant Garde June 22, 1968 (2013)

Magic Sam - Live At The Avant Garde June 22, 1968 (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 475 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 94 Mb
Genre: Chicago Blues, Electric Blues | Label: Delmark | # DE-833 | Time: 01:07:48

The Avant Garde was a coffeehouse in Milwaukee, Wisconsin that played host to a variety of rock, blues, and folk performers in the '60s, and Windy City guitar wizard Magic Sam (aka Sam Maghett) rolled in to play a few sets in June 1968. A local kid with an interest in recording named Jim Charne showed up with a reel-to-reel machine and a couple of microphones, and he captured Magic Sam's show on tape; 45 years later, those tapes have finally been made public on the album Live at the Avant Garde, and given the relatively small amount of material that's surfaced on the late blues legend (who succumbed to a heart attack when he was just 32), this set is a very welcome find. Live at the Avant Garde has a decidedly different feel than Magic Sam Live, which preserved radio broadcasts from 1963 and 1964 and a 1969 appearance at the Ann Arbor Blues Festival; while those recordings blazed with intensity, this captures Magic Sam and his band in more laid-back form, playing a small, booze-free venue rather than a rowdy bar or a festival audience in the thousands.

Birth Of The Cool: Beat, Bebop, and the American Avant Garde  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at Dec. 29, 2014
Birth Of The Cool: Beat, Bebop, and the American Avant Garde

Lewis MacAdams, "Birth Of The Cool: Beat, Bebop, and the American Avant Garde"
ISBN: 0684813548, 0743207785 | 2001 | EPUB | 288 pages | 32 MB

Experimentalism Otherwise: The New York Avant-Garde and Its Limits  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at Dec. 28, 2014
Experimentalism Otherwise: The New York Avant-Garde and Its Limits

Experimentalism Otherwise: The New York Avant-Garde and Its Limits by Benjamin Piekut
English | 2011 | ISBN: 0520268504, 0520268512 | 296 pages | PDF | 4 MB
Various Artists - Abstract Logix Live! The New Universe Music Festival 2010 [CD2] {Abstract Logix} (ft. John McLaughlin)

Various Artists - Abstract Logix Live! The New Universe Music Festival 2010 [CD2] {Abstract Logix} (ft. John McLaughlin)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 916 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 313 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 24 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2010 Abstract Logix | ABLX030
Jazz / World Fusion / Jazz Rock / Guitar

On the face of it, this live double-album is an expert genuflection to jazz-rock fusion, with five guitarists and a crop of punchy drummers (including Return to Forever's Lenny White and percussion virtuoso Zakir Hussain) to confirm it. But the playing of the seven bands is anything but predictable. The members sit in with each other here, and their embrace of risk and the pleasure they take in spontaneous performance are palpable. John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension have Hussain sit in for usual drummer Ranjit Barot in two fiercely vivacious pieces, including an infectious, choppy, 20-minute Hussein showcase, Mother Tongues. Barot leads a violin-dominated Indian-inflected sextet featuring the New York guitar maverick Wayne Krantz as a guest; Krantz also appears with an edgy avant-fusion trio. The chord-crunching, metal-inspired guitarist Alex Machacek opens proceedings with a fast-moving group extensively featuring electric bassist Neal Fountain.

VA – Your Guide To North Sea Jazz Festival 2000 (Comp. 2000)  Music

Posted by janwal46 at March 18, 2010
VA – Your Guide To North Sea Jazz Festival 2000 (Comp. 2000)

VA – Your Guide To North Sea Jazz Festival 2000 (Comp. 2000)
Verve | 2000 | Jazz | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | 338Mb+27Mb

In the intervening years, the North Sea Jazz Festival has developed into a major international jazz event. Over the years the numbers have increased to: fifteen venues, approximately thirteen hundred artists and a visitors number that varies between sixty-five thousand and seventy thousand every year.
North Sea Jazz is known all over the world because of the many musical genres it has to offer, ranging from traditional New Orleans jazz, swing, bop, free jazz, fusion, avant-garde jazz and electronic jazz; to blues, gospel, funk, soul, R&B, hip hop, world beat and Latin. This is what makes North Sea Jazz so unique – a festival where for three days the past, the present and the future of jazz music are presented, all under one roof………
VA – Your Guide To North Sea Jazz Festival 1993 (Comp. 1993) (2-CD)

VA – Your Guide To North Sea Jazz Festival 1993 (Comp. 1993) (2-CD)
Verve | Comp. 1993 | Jazz | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | 653+25Mb

In the intervening years, the North Sea Jazz Festival has developed into a major international jazz event. Over the years the numbers have increased to: fifteen venues, approximately thirteen hundred artists and a visitors number that varies between sixty-five thousand and seventy thousand every year.
North Sea Jazz is known all over the world because of the many musical genres it has to offer, ranging from traditional New Orleans jazz, swing, bop, free jazz, fusion, avant-garde jazz and electronic jazz; to blues, gospel, funk, soul, R&B, hip hop, world beat and Latin. This is what makes North Sea Jazz so unique – a festival where for three days the past, the present and the future of jazz music are presented, all under one roof………