Double 2000

Sir Thomas Beecham & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Ascona, 1957: Beethoven, Handel, Delius, Sibelius (2000)

Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No.7; George Frideric Handel - Love in Bath: Ballet Suite
Frederick Delius - A Village Romeo and Juliet; Jean Sibelius - Alla marcia da: Karelia Suite
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 323 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: AURA | # AUR 142-2 ADD | Time: 01:11:54

Beethoven reputedly wasn't Beecham's favorite composer, but you wouldn't know it from this performance; it's exceedingly well conceived, highly energetic, and has that unique Beecham sparkle to it. The fillers also are delightful. All recorded in Ascona, Switzerland in 1957.

The Swingle Singers - Jazz Sébastien Bach (Vol.1-2) (2000)  Music

Posted by Domestos at June 18, 2018
The Swingle Singers - Jazz Sébastien Bach (Vol.1-2) (2000)

The Swingle Singers - Jazz Sébastien Bach (Vol.1-2) (1963-1968/2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 174.01 Mb + 172.99 Mb | 32:04+31:00 | Scans included
Vocal Jazz | Country: France | Label: Philips - 542 552-2, 542 553-2

The Swingle Singers' scat vocal jazz swing arrangements of Johann Sebastian Bach classics were among their most popular material, particularly in Europe (where they actually enjoyed some chart success in the U.K.). Accompanied by nothing more than double bass and drums, the octet distributed their vocal parts equally among two sopranos, two altos, two tenors, and two basses, favoring brisk tempos. Occasionally, indeed, they were so brisk they verged on hyperventilation, as on "Prelude No. 1 in C Major" and the version of "Fugue No. 5 in D Major" drawn from "The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1." They do slow things down once in a while on numbers like "Aria" (from the composer's "Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major") and parts of "Sinfonia," which tend to tilt the mood a little more toward the classical. The album's inventive but a little white bread in its relentlessly wholesome, upbeat tone. Pop fans might hear echoes of the Swingle Singers' work, whether direct or coincidental, in the harmonies of artists like the Association and the Beach Boys, and a U.K. rock group, the Belfast Gypsies, a spinoff of Them, actually based its "Aria of the Fallen Angels" on the Swingle Singers' reading of "Aria" on this album.

Les Double Six - Les Double Six (1960-1962/2016)  Music

Posted by Domestos at June 18, 2018
Les Double Six - Les Double Six (1960-1962/2016)

Les Double Six - Les Double Six (1960-1962/2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 455.95 Mb | 01:15:56 | Cover
Vocal Jazz | Country: France | Label: Sony Music - 88985309282

Les Double Six of Paris was a French Lambert, Hendricks & Ross – times-two – and the striking-looking singer/lyricist Mimi Perrin was their Jon Hendricks. They had a thicker, more intricately arranged texture, impeccable diction, a fine sense of swing and great taste, and this generously loaded CD gives you a good idea of their range with three different lineups of singers. Included here are several transcriptions from the Quincy Jones and Count Basie big bands, the combos of Miles Davis, Gerry Mulligan, Shelly Manne, and others from both genres.

Eddy Louiss - Bohemia After Dark (1973) [Reissue 2000] (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at June 12, 2018
Eddy Louiss - Bohemia After Dark (1973) [Reissue 2000] (Repost)

Eddy Louiss - Bohemia After Dark (1973) [Reissue 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 208 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 85 MB | Covers - 43 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (013 140-2)

The "Jazz in Paris" series is an astounding mine of auditory gems. Each one is wonderful in its own right. These may not be definitive performances, but for someone looking to gain new material, they are a gateway to a lost world. This volume is a pleasant entry. Not too challenging for the beginning listener, but still rewarding for an aficionado. Excellent rendition of "Angel Eyes" makes this feel very Noir. It is Paris after dark after all.
Eddy Louiss has spent most of his career leading his own group in France, but twice has made particularly notable recordings, both on organ. He had sung as a member of the Double Six (1961-1963), played piano with Johnny Griffin in the mid-'60s, and worked at times with Kenny Clarke and Jean-Luc Ponty. But he is best-known for recording Dynasty with Stan Getz (1971) and for his duet set with pianist Michel Petrucciani (1994) on Dreyfus.
Concertgebouw Orchestra, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Mozart: Double Concerto; Chick Corea & Friedrich Gulda: Compositions (1995)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Double Concerto No.10, K. 365
Chick Corea: Fantasy; Friedrich Gulda: Ping Pong (1984/1995)
Concertgebouw Orchestra, conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Chick Corea, piano; Friedrich Gulda, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 186 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Teldec | # 2292-42988-2 | Time: 00:47:09

Believed to have been composed between August 1775 and January 1777, the Concerto In E Flat Major for two pianos technically counts as being the tenth of Mozart's twenty-seven concertos, that huge and prodigious body that would set the standards for all piano concertos from Mozart's time forward. Although it is not performed with the same frequency as his later works (especially the final eight concertos, 20-27), this "Double" piano concerto, believed to have been composed by Mozart for performance by him and his sister Maria Anna ("Nannerl"), is nevertheless a fascinating experiment of Mozart's, one that requires a pair of solid keyboard virtuosos to do (and for the composer's Seventh piano concerto, you needed three soloists).
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (1980) [1993, Capitol D 100333, USA]

John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (1980)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Capitol D 100333 | ~ 276 or 109 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 30 Mb
Classic Rock / Pop Rock

The most distinctive thing about Double Fantasy, the last album John Lennon released during his lifetime, is the very thing that keeps it from being a graceful return to form from the singer/songwriter, returning to active duty after five years of self-imposed exile. As legend has it, Lennon spent those years in domestic bliss, being a husband, raising a baby, and, of course, baking bread. Double Fantasy was designed as a window into that bliss and, to that extent, he decided to make it a joint album with Yoko Ono, to illustrate how complete their union was…
The Hal Galper Quintet - Children Of The Night (1978) {Double-Time DTRCD-125 rel 1997}

The Hal Galper Quintet - Children Of The Night (1978) {Double-Time DTRCD-125 rel 1997}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 362 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 155 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 11 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1978, 1997 Double-Time Records | DTRCD-125
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

This is one of the hottest albums of the ’70s. Recorded at Rosy’s in New Orleans in 1978 (and originally released a year later as Speak With a Single Voice), it features Galper on piano, Michael Brecker on tenor saxophone and flute, Randy Brecker on trumpet and fluegelhorn, Wayne Dockery on bass and Bob Moses on drums. The hornmen (already famous then for their hard-hitting funk-jazz group, the Brecker Brothers) comprised a blistering front line. Galper was in aggressive form, playing with an energy reminiscent of McCoy Tyner, a spirit of embellishment reminiscent of Art Tatum and a harmonic knowledge reminiscent of Bill Evans. Dockery and Moses formed a heart-pounding tandem.

Kid Creole & The Coconuts - Wonderful Thing (2000)  Music

Posted by Designol at May 13, 2018
Kid Creole & The Coconuts - Wonderful Thing (2000)

Kid Creole & The Coconuts - Wonderful Thing (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 464 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb | Scans ~ 92 Mb
New Wave, Post-Disco, Latin, R&B, Swing | Label: Spectrum | # 544 391-2 | 01:11:35

Influential and diverse New York band led by pop music's one and only big band, salsa, disco, no wave kingpin.

Rainbow - Rising 1976 & Finyl Vinyl Part 1 1986 (2000)  Music

Posted by v3122 at May 9, 2018
Rainbow - Rising 1976 & Finyl Vinyl Part 1 1986 (2000)

Rainbow - Rising 1976 & Finyl Vinyl Part 1 1986 (2000)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
CD-Maximum, CDM 0699-283 | ~ 550 or 186 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 38 Mb
Hard Rock | Unofficial Release

On their second release, Rainbow not only avoid the sophomore jinx; they hit a home run. After replacing the entire band (except Ronnie James Dio) immediately following the recording of the first album, Ritchie Blackmore and the Rising lineup (Blackmore; Dio; Tony Carey, keys; Jimmy Bain, bass; and the late, great Cozy Powell, drums) had plenty of time on the road touring the first album to get the chops and material together for their second. In particular, "Stargazer" really came together on the 1975 tour and featured stunning keyboard work from Carey…
Johnny Winter - The Progressive Blues Experiment (1968) {2000, Reissue}

Johnny Winter - The Progressive Blues Experiment (1968) {2000, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 343 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 135 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Modern Electric Blues, Texas Blues, Blues Rock | Repertoire Records #REP 4866

The Progressive Blues Experiment is the debut album by Johnny Winter. The Progressive Blues Experiment was originally issued on Austin's Sonobeat Records label in 1968. When Winter signed to Columbia Records, the rights were sold to Imperial Records who reissued the album in 1969. Winter plays here in a trio with his late-sixties band. Several blues artists are covered including B.B. King ("It's My Own Fault"), Sonny Boy Williamson ("Help Me"), and Slim Harpo ("I Got Love If You Want It").