Blake

Britain’s Declining Secondary Railways through the 1960s: The Blake Paterson Collection

Martin Jenkins, Kevin McCormack, "Britain’s Declining Secondary Railways through the 1960s: The Blake Paterson Collection"
English | ISBN: 1473860296 | 2016 | EPUB | 168 pages | 8,5 MB

Michael Blake - Tiddy Boom (2014)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Nov. 4, 2016
Michael Blake - Tiddy Boom (2014)

Michael Blake - Tiddy Boom (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks) + Cue + Log | Artwork | 46:59 min | 279 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Sunnyside Communications, Inc. (#SSC 1396)

The New York City based saxophonist Michael Blake has built his reputation by producing albums that "make the familiar sound fresh" (Jim Macnie, Downbeat). That statement couldn't apply better than to Blake's new release, Tiddy Boom, his nod to the magnificent tenor saxophone innovators Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young. The session sounds like a classic recording date from the 1950s or 1960s. Tiddy Boom reunites Blake with two of his former Jazz Composers Collective colleagues, bassist Ben Allison and pianist Frank Kimbrough, who, along drummer Rudy Royston, provide effortless support for Blake s tenor sax to flow in any direction he chooses on his program of all original compositions.
James Blake - The Colour In Anything (2016) {Polydor Records 00602547932983}

James Blake - The Colour In Anything (2016) {Polydor Records 00602547932983}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 452 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 180 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 154 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Polydor Records | 00602547932983
Electronic Pop / Soul / Rhythm and Blues / Alternative / Singer/Songwriter / Indie Electronic

Little was heard from James Blake throughout an almost three-year period that followed Overgrown, his second straight Top Ten U.K. album. He appeared on an Airhead track and released a 12" on his 1-800-Dinosaur label, yet it wasn't until February 2016, during his BBC Radio 1 program, that listeners got their initial taste of album three. Drawn like a scene from a dissolving relationship that immediately precedes release and relief, "Modern Soul" hinted that the album could be a bit brighter with less of the anguish that permeated the singer/producer's first two albums. Another song, a vaguely aching minimal dub ballad, was aired two months later, possibly chosen because it too had a title, "Timeless," that could potentially wind up detractors.

Ran Blake, Jeanne Lee - You Stepped Out Of A Cloud (1989)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Oct. 15, 2016
Ran Blake, Jeanne Lee - You Stepped Out Of A Cloud (1989)

Ran Blake, Jeanne Lee - You Stepped Out Of A Cloud (1989)
Jazz, Vocal Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 57 min | 135 MB
Label: Owl Records | Rel: 1989

In 1961, both pianist Ran Blake and singer Jeanne Lee (helped out on two cuts by bassist George Duvivier) made their recording debut with a set of coolly emotional duets. Nearly 28 years later, they had a reunion for this Owl CD, showing the musical growth they had experienced while still sounding quite recognizable; both had found their own musical paths early on. Half of the numbers on the set are originals (including Lee's "I Like Your Style"), but it is generally the fresh renditions of standards that are most memorable, including a haunting "You Stepped Out of a Dream," "Where Are You," "You Go to My Head" and "Alone Together." Blake and Lee should work together more often.

Seamus Blake - Stranger Things Have Happened (1999)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Aug. 19, 2016
Seamus Blake - Stranger Things Have Happened (1999)

Seamus Blake - Stranger Things Have Happened (1999)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 61:51 min | 142 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Fresh Sound Records

Seamus Blake's first disc on the Fresh Sound New Talent label is a marvelous showcase not only for the leader but also for guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel, the album's other prominent solo voice. Bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jorge Rossy, together the backbone of Brad Mehldau's famous trio, lay down the ideal rhythmic universe for Blake and Rosenwinkel to flourish in. Opening with the wild, funkified double-time of "Perk," the group goes on to traverse a wide swath of territory, from the classic post-bop swing of "Happenstance" and "G.S.S." to the experimental sounds of "Token Cello" and "Of Ours."

Ran Blake - Chabrol Noir (2016)  Music

Posted by SuniR at Aug. 19, 2016
Ran Blake - Chabrol Noir (2016)

Ran Blake - Chabrol Noir (2016)
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 169 Mb (5% Rec.) | Booklet included
Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Stage & Screen | Label: Impulse! Records, #:0602547627520 | 2016 | 0:48:27

Blake is a very sensitive musician, a teacher who always seeks to modify, rend, fragmenting and simplify the issues and transplanting them to a new world tonalities, very personal and diametrically opposed to the original. Among his influences recognized Thelonious Monk, George Russell and Gunther Schuller and the world of classical Bela Bartok, Igor Stravinsky and Charles Ives.

John Blake - Quest (1992)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Aug. 1, 2016
John Blake - Quest (1992)

John Blake - Quest (1992)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 47:04 min | 110 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Sunnyside

The best moments on violinist John Blake's 1992 release are the two selections that feature his former boss, Grover Washington, Jr., on soprano. Washington swings hard on an overly brief version of "Moment's Notice" and plays soulfully on "Val's Blues." Other selections have Blake and his rhythm section (with pianist Joey Calderazzo, bassist Charles Fambrough, drummer Ben Riley, and percussionist Omar Hill) joined by Joe Ford on soprano and mostly playing melodic group originals. The one exception is Charlie Chaplin's "Smile," which features some lyrical violin from the talented if underrated Blake.

Blake Lively by Robert Deutsch for USA Today June 2016  Girls

Posted by nrg at July 7, 2016
Blake Lively by Robert Deutsch for USA Today June 2016

Blake Lively - Robert Deutsch Portraits 2016
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American actress

Blake Lively by Nico Bustos for Elle France June 2016  Girls

Posted by nrg at July 5, 2016
Blake Lively by Nico Bustos for Elle France June 2016

Blake Lively - Nico Photoshoot 2016
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American actress
Blake Lively by Guy Aroch for Hamptons Magazine July 4th 2016

Blake Lively - Guy Aroch Photoshoot 2016
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American actress