Elliott Sharp Octal

Elliott Sharp - Octal: Book 3 (2015)  Music

Posted by mark70 at May 30, 2015
Elliott Sharp - Octal: Book 3 (2015)

Elliott Sharp - Octal: Book 3 (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 48:54 min | 113 MB
Genre: Jazz, Improvised Music | Label: Clean Feed

"There's a saying in Portugal which tells us that there isn't two things without a third one, and the confirmation seems universal: Elliott Sharp's Octal project has a new volume, the third, with more material coming from his very special Koll 8-string guitar/bass, an electroacoustic hollow-bodied guitar with two extra bass strings built by the luthier Saul Koll.
Elliott Sharp (with Mary Halvorson and Marc Ribot) - Err Guitar (2017)

Elliott Sharp (with Mary Halvorson and Marc Ribot) - Err Guitar (2017)
guitar, free jazz, free improvisation | 1:05:55 | MP3, 320 kbps | 151 MB
Label: Intakt Records

Last summer in Elliott Sharp’s recording studio in Manhattan, New York guitarist Sharp spent a day with guitar colleague Mary Halvorson and another with Marc Ribot, legendary guitarist of Tom Waits, The Lounge Lizards and Marianne Faithful. The result was a series of recordings that could only be created by friends. They represent the great art of guitar playing by three exceptional musicians looking for new sonic adventures in search of the sound of our time. “I hear in their playing both a step into an unknown future and wild growth from a deep past,” says Elliott Sharp. “The contradiction is resolved in improvisation – the transcendent sonic path of the now.”

Elliott Sharp - Port Bou (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 24, 2016
Elliott Sharp - Port Bou (2016)

Elliott Sharp - Port Bou
Avant-Garde, Jazz, Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 48:44 min | 112 MB
Label: Infrequent Seams Records | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2016

The opera PORT BOU by Elliott Sharp presents the last moments in the life of philosopher Walter Benjamin at Port-Bou in 1940 as he was fleeing Nazi-occupied France. PORT BOU features the astounding bass-baritone Nicholas Isherwood with virtuoso Jenny Lin on piano and William Schimmel on accordion as well as electro-acoustic backing tracks by Sharp.

Elliott Sharp - Tranzience (2016)  Music

Posted by Piterets at Aug. 2, 2016
Elliott Sharp - Tranzience (2016)

Elliott Sharp - Tranzience (2016)
Contemporary Classical | New World Records NW80778-2 | 2016 | 59:49 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Liner Notes | Various File Hosts | 297 MB
JACK Quartet; New Thread Quartet; Either/Or, Richard Carrick, piano, conductor; w/Elliott Sharp, electroacoustic guitar/Joshua Rubin, clarinet; Rachel Golub, violin; Jenny Lin, piano

Mathematics and the various sciences are just ordered ways of looking at and analyzing all of the raw data supplied by the universe. It's all about mappings and correspondences. At the same time, my work often takes a speculative and irrational/intuitive approach. It includes both the ordered and rational, the intuitive and irrational, and the acoustics of the ear. - Elliott Sharp

Elliott Sharp - The Boreal (2015)  Music

Posted by Piterets at July 29, 2016
Elliott Sharp - The Boreal (2015)

Elliott Sharp - The Boreal (2015)
Contemporary Classical | Starkland ST-222 | 2015 | 01:17:11 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Booklet | Various File Hosts | 381 MB
JACK Quartet; Jenny Lin, piano; Orchestra Carbon, David Bloom, conductor; Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra, Peter Rundel, conductor

These pieces demonstrate an overwhelming potency, emerging from their respectively huge contrasts, where minute pitches become assimilated into grinding, juddering walls of near-chaotic overload, where clean cycles of rhythm become overlaid and superimposed into dense strata of complex polyphony. ...Sharp’s (b. 1951) music can be radiant, ethereal, alluring and overwhelming. A magnificent disc.

Elliott Sharp Aggregat - Quintet (2013)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Nov. 7, 2013
Elliott Sharp Aggregat - Quintet (2013)

Elliott Sharp Aggregat - Quintet (2013)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 51:36 min | 110 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Clean Feed

The first Aggregat edition was a rather conventional trio with a hard bop matrix, something very unusual when the leader is someone like Elliott Sharp. Yes, the guitarist who, in “Sharp? Monk? Sharp! Monk!”, brought back Thelonious Monk’s jazz to the avant-garde, but is generally committed to a syncretic mix of urban idioms going from blues and rock to contemporary writing and experimental procedures. In that first recording, titled as the name of the present band, he played mostly saxophones (tenor and soprano) and bass clarinet, only occasionally fingering his first instrument.

Elliott Sharp – Concert in Dachau (2008)  Music

Posted by d'Avignon at Nov. 6, 2013
Elliott Sharp – Concert in Dachau (2008)

Elliott Sharp – Concert in Dachau (2008)
Avant-garde/Contemporary | FLAC lossless | cuesheets+log | covers+booklet | 1h13m42s | 373mb
Label: Intakt |cat. no. CD 149

Elliott Sharp Trio - Aggregat (2012)  Music

Posted by mark70 at May 10, 2012
Elliott Sharp Trio - Aggregat (2012)

Elliott Sharp Trio - Aggregat (2012)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 60:19 min | 137 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Clean Feed

No! With its reinterpretations of the music composed by Thelonious Monk, "Sharp? Monk? Sharp! Monk!" wasn't the most "jazzy" recording that multi-instrumentalist Elliott Sharp could conceive. In "Aggregat" we find him (in a way similar to his soundtrack to the film "Spectropia") using this musical language as if he always did it in such an integral and authentic way. Choosing the tenor and soprano saxophones as principal vehicles of expression (only sometimes do we hear his trademark electric guitar), what we have here is rhythmic and melodic jazz with a twist, in which improvisation expands from both written scores and conceptual approaches.

Elliot Sharp Aggregat - Quintet (2013) {Clean Feed}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at May 1, 2014
Elliot Sharp Aggregat - Quintet (2013) {Clean Feed}

Elliot Sharp Aggregat - Quintet (2013) {Clean Feed}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 278 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 123 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 10 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2013 Cleen Feed / Trem Azul | CF288CD
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Free Improvisation

Elliott Sharp is one of New York downtown scene's more notorious affiliates, primarily heralded for his avant-garde guitar work, spanning jazz improvisation, jazz-rock, and blues-rock. He's also an accomplished reedman, evidenced on Quintet and previous ventures into the free-jazz space. Sharp once again aligns with like- minded New York-based artists, some of whom are leaders, and busy session artists.

Floyd Lee - Blues On 30th Street (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at June 17, 2016
Floyd Lee - Blues On 30th Street (2016)

Floyd Lee - Blues On 30th Street (2016)
Blues | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:43:42 | 101 MB
Label: Zoar Records | Release Year: 2016

Floyd Lee, aka Ted Williams was born in 1933 near Clarksdale, Mississippi but raised by his aunt with Guitar Floyd in Memphis. As a child he picked cotton and was able to attend school only a few months of the year. He began playing guitar at 11 on a homemade box and was shown his first licks by Guitar Slim whom he followed along with Sonny Boy Williamson as they performed on the street, at rent parties, and in jukes. He later obtained his first guitar when it was left behind in the cellar at a rent party. After Guitar Slim taught him his first song, he was playing it on his porch and a little girl came over to him and gave him a kiss. He then decided to learn two songs. Floyd Lee moved to Cleveland during the 1940's where he attended high school and won a contest which gave him the opportunity to serve as a batboy for the Cleveland Indians.