Chris Speed

Chris Speed - Really OK (2014)  

Posted by mark70 at April 23, 2014
Chris Speed - Really OK (2014)

Chris Speed - Really OK (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 52:42 min | 123 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Skirl Records

Saxophonist/clarinetist Chris Speed's two decades descent into New York City's underground jazz realm has proven a multi-pronged mission. Not only has myriad groups he's either led or assumed membership in been vital in levitating the local scene but the multireedist has also helped document the innovators roiling the landscape via his Skirl Records imprint. Speed had a banner year in 2013: a collaboration with intrepid electro-acoustic trio Lama (Lamaçal, Clean Feed); another set of intertwining wizardry from Endangered Blood (Work Your Magic, Skirl); rock/jazz hybrid of Jim Black's AlasNoAxis (Antiheroes, Winter & Winter) and post-jazz sprawl of The Claudia Quintet (September, Cuneiform).

Chris Speed & Lama - Lamaçal (2013)  

Posted by mark70 at June 21, 2013
Chris Speed & Lama - Lamaçal (2013)

Chris Speed & Lama - Lamaçal (2013)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 54:03 min | 124 MB
Genre: Jazz, Free Jazz, Avant-Garde | Label: Clean Feed

The exquisite, chamber-like, electro-acoustic jazz played by the Luso-Canadian trio Lama caught attentions with its debut release (“Oneiros”) last year. Now, double bassist and bandleader Gonçalo Almeida, trumpeter Susana Santos Silva and drummer Greg Smith are back for more lyrical, but abstract, music with a very special guest: New York tenor saxophonist and clarinetist Chris Speed. The combination couldn’t be more natural: Speed is a master architect of the quiet zone of sound organization, as shown by projects like the exotic Claudia Quintet. His introspective, Warne Marsh-like approach matches very well with Santos Silva’s sometimes melancholic trumpet and flugelhorn.

Chris Speed - Emit (2000)  Music

Posted by zin_g at Aug. 29, 2010
Chris Speed - Emit (2000)

Chris Speed - Emit (2000)
Modern Jazz | 1CD | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 100 MB | Covers
Label: Songlines

With his fourth solo CD, saxophonist/clarinetist Chris Speed continues his distinct assault on modern jazz as Emit may in fact represent the artist’s finest achievement as a leader thus far.

Chris Schlarb - Twilight And Ghost Stories (2007) {Asthmatic Kitty}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Feb. 20, 2017
Chris Schlarb - Twilight And Ghost Stories (2007) {Asthmatic Kitty}

Chris Schlarb - Twilight And Ghost Stories (2007) {Asthmatic Kitty}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 253 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 95 mb
Genre: indie rock, alternative, progressive rock

Asthmatic Kitty is the recording label that released Twilight And Ghost Stories by multi-instrumentalist
Chris Schlarb. This, a conceptual piece, was released in 2007.
Craig Taborn - Daylight Ghosts (2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Craig Taborn - Daylight Ghosts (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz | Time - 54:45 minutes | 1,02 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Keyboardist Craig Taborn’s Daylight Ghosts is his third ECM release as a leader, a quartet album following acclaimed solo and trio recordings. In addition to Taborn on piano and electronic keyboards and drummer Dave King, the quartet features two New York jazz luminaries, reed player Chris Speed and bassist Chris Lightcap. Each member draws from a broad artistic background, as informed by rock, electronica and diverse strains of world music as by the various permutations of jazz improvisation. Daylight Ghosts is animated by dynamism and spectral ambience, acoustic and electric sounds and groove and lingering melody.

Craig Taborn - Daylight Ghosts (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 15, 2017
Craig Taborn - Daylight Ghosts (2017)

Craig Taborn - Daylight Ghosts
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 54:41 min | 125 MB
Label: ECM | Tracks: 09 | 2017

Keyboardist Craig Taborn's Daylight Ghosts is the Minneapolis-bred New Yorker's third ECM release as a leader, a quartet album following the solo Avenging Angel and trio disc Chants. Both projects earned wide acclaim, with The Guardian saying that Taborn's "musicality and his attention to detail are hypnotic, as is his remarkable sense of compositional narrative within an improvised performance."
Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau - Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau (2017) [2CDs] {Nonesuch}

Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau - Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau (2017) [2CDs] {Nonesuch}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 332MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 210MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

Nonesuch Records labelmates mandolinist/singer Chris Thile and pianist Brad Mehldau, longtime admirers of each other's work, first toured as a duo in 2013. At the end of 2015, they played a two-night stand at New York City's Bowery Ballroom before going into the studio to record Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau, a mix of covers and original songs that Nonesuch releases on January 27, 2017, on two CDs / LPs. The vinyl edition includes a bonus performance of Fiona Apple's "Fast As You Can." You can watch a live performances of the former above and the latter below.

Chris Connor - Her Complete Bethlehem Recordings (2007) {Bethlehem}  Music

Posted by shamanicus at Jan. 29, 2017
Chris Connor - Her Complete Bethlehem Recordings (2007) {Bethlehem}

Chris Connor - Her Complete Bethlehem Recordings (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Front cover only | 459 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 232 mb
Jazz, Vocal | Label: Bethlehem Records

The emergence of Chris Connor as a singer began when Stan Kenton engaged her as his featured orchestra vocalist in 1953. With her uncanny vocal resemblance to June Christy, she immediately burst onto the national scene. Tall, blonde Chris was becoming one of the select corps of younger girl vocalists, and in the fall of that year she left the bandleader and beganbuilding a reputation as a single on the eastern club circuit, soon signing an exclusive contract with the then-new Bethlehem Records label.

Chris Isaak - Heart Shaped World (1989)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Jan. 17, 2017
Chris Isaak - Heart Shaped World (1989)

Chris Isaak - Heart Shaped World (1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 315 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 133 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Roots Rock, Rockabilly, Rock & Roll | Reprise Records #9 25837-2

When filmmaker David Lynch backed a disquieting scene in Blue Velvet with Roy Orbison's "In Dreams," he demonstrated the eerie atmosphere behind its pre-'60s innocence. Orbison disciple Chris Isaak played those qualities to the hilt in his shimmering, spare "Wicked Game," so it was no surprise when Lynch included the ballad in Wild at Heart. What was surprising, given the fact that it sounded like nothing else on pop radio in 1990, was that "Wicked Game" became a breakout Top Ten hit, pushing Isaak's accompanying album Heart Shaped World to platinum status…

Chris Rea (Blue Guitars) - A Collection Of Songs (2007)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Jan. 16, 2017
Chris Rea (Blue Guitars) - A Collection Of Songs (2007)

Chris Rea (Blue Guitars) - A Collection Of Songs (2007)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 610 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 234 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 163 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues, Blues Rock | Edel Records / Soyuz Music #TP-509

If you thought that Chris Rea's reasonably priced 11 CD boxset called Blue Guitars, featuring over 130 songs, was a bit too much to take in at one time, then this two CD distillation might be more your style. Here, the best 22 tracks from the box are compiled on two CDs for your sampling pleasure. Includes 'Where the Blues Come From', 'The Soul of My Father's Shadow', 'Lucky Day', 'Who Killed Love' and more.