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Eric Alexander Quartet - Gentle Ballads II (2008)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Jan. 16, 2018
Eric Alexander Quartet - Gentle Ballads II (2008)

Eric Alexander Quartet - Gentle Ballads II (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 400.45 Mb + 19.17 Mb (Scans) | 64:47
Post Bop | Label: Venus Records VHCD-3002

Like its predecessor, Gentle Ballads, Gentle Ballads, Vol. 2 is another fairly low-key session led by Eric Alexander. Not only is the personnel identical (pianist Mike LeDonne, bassist John Webber, and drummer Joe Farnsworth), but the cover art once again features a nude photo by the late Jeanloup Sieff, quite possibly the same model from the same photo shoot. The tenor saxophonist mixes things up a bit more during this 2006 session, playing ballads that were hits for popular singers ("Mona Lisa" and "I'm a Fool to Want You"), 1960s Broadway ("Who Can I Turn To"), and 1960s pop ("The Look of Love"), in addition to the expected standards. Best are the deliberate take of Duke Ellington's timeless melancholy ballad "I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)" and a bluesy, loping treatment of Neal Hefti's "Li'l Darlin'," which became a signature piece for Count Basie. The John Coltrane influence is again apparent, though Alexander isn't a mere clone, even if this enjoyable date falls short of being groundbreaking.

Alexander Hawkins / Elaine Mitchener Quartet - UpRoot (2017)  Music

Posted by aasana at Nov. 19, 2017
Alexander Hawkins / Elaine Mitchener Quartet - UpRoot (2017)

Alexander Hawkins / Elaine Mitchener Quartet - UpRoot (2017)
Avant-garde Jazz | 43:25 min | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 219 MB
Label: Intakt Records

This quartet represents the collaboration of two of the most distinctive voices of their generation, and stakes out a remarkable common ground from the pairs vast range of influences and experience. The repertoire fuses Elaine Mitcheners unique way with both melody and abstraction, with Alexander Hawkins idiosyncratic compositional and pianistic world; as well as spotlighting reimaginings of a small number of beautiful Jazz tunes which reveal the influence of precursors such as Jeanne Lee and Archie Shepp.
Monty Alexander - Here Comes The Sun (1971/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Monty Alexander - Here Comes The Sun (1971/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 39:50 minutes | 766 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

This 1971 recording signals the beginning of Jamaican pianist Monty Alexander’s fruitful relationship with MPS, lasting over a decade and encompassing some dozen albums. Originally touted as heir to Oscar Peterson’s crown, Alexander is famous for his virtuoso melding of jazz, the sounds of the Caribbean and blues. The classic Dave Brubeck Quartet’s bassist Eugene Wright, calypso percussionist Montego Joe, and ace drummer Duffy Jackson round out the quartet.

Alexander the Great: The Truth Behind the Myth  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by AlexGolova at Jan. 16, 2018
Alexander the Great: The Truth Behind the Myth

Alexander the Great: The Truth Behind the Myth by Paul Cartledge
English | 29 Aug. 2013 | ISBN: 1447237196 | 368 Pages | AZW3 | 1.71 MB

Eric Alexander Quartet - Chim Chim Cheree (2010) (Repost)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Jan. 16, 2018
Eric Alexander Quartet - Chim Chim Cheree (2010) (Repost)

Eric Alexander Quartet - Chim Chim Cheree (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 471.79 Mb | 1:02:27 | Scans included
Post Bop | Label: Venus Records, Inc. (VHCD-1038)

Chim Chim Cheree has been dubbed "a tribute to John Coltrane." Returning with usual sidemen Harold Mabern at the piano, Joe Farnsworth on drums, and bassist John Webber, this album represents a thorough examination of Coltrane's music made up of Coltrane originals and tunes Coltrane ostensibly owned throughout his career. While George Coleman, Dexter Gordon, and Sonny Stitt are most often cited as the foremost influences on Alexander, Coltrane is clearly among them.

Eric Alexander - Nightlife In Tokyo (2003)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Jan. 16, 2018
Eric Alexander - Nightlife In Tokyo (2003)

Eric Alexander - Nightlife In Tokyo (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 380.55 Mb | 58:30 | Scans included
Contemporary Jazz | Label: Milestone Records

First off, while its title might suggest otherwise, this is not a live album; the CD takes its name from a piece by Eric Alexander's pianist, the veteran Harold Mabern. This is a fitting gesture, as Mabern is a key to this session's many pleasures and has been a mentor to Alexander during the saxophonist's steady rise to the top ranks of his art form. For this December 2002 session, Alexander offers a sustained program of fresh, creative, and advanced hard bop that unequivocally establishes him as a player who is not only fully aware of the tradition, but who is now among those most eminently qualified to develop it further.
Monty Alexander - Love And Sunshine (1975/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Monty Alexander - Love And Sunshine: Monty Alexander In Concert (1975/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 41:35 minutes | 835 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Jamaican-born pianist Monty Alexander is a sophisticated, prolific performer with an urbane, swinging style informed by the bop tradition, as well as the reggae and Caribbean folk he grew up with. He is in top form in this 1974 studio session made for MPS, joined by guitarist Ernest Ranglin, bassist Eberhard Weber, and drummer Kenny Clare.

Cindy Alexander - Nowhere to Hide (2018)  Music

Posted by shamanicus at Jan. 16, 2018
Cindy Alexander - Nowhere to Hide (2018)

Cindy Alexander - Nowhere to Hide (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | Front cover | 262 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 41:19 | 96 mb
Americana, Singer-Songwriter | Label: Blue Elan Records

Nowhere To Hide became a concept - the record was recorded live in single takes, played together by the musicians in the same room. The only instruments involved were voices, a grand piano, acoustic guitars and dobro. The release features fan favorites spanning Alexander's entire nine album career, as well as covers of Bread's "Everything I Own" and Stephin Merritt's "Book Of Love."
Amir Alexander - Infinitamente piccoli. La teoria matematica alla base del mondo moderno

Amir Alexander - Infinitamente piccoli. La teoria matematica alla base del mondo moderno
Italian | 2015 | 376 pages | ISBN: 8875785449 | EPUB | 3,4 MB

V.A. - Prog P60: Funny Ways (2017)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Jan. 15, 2018
V.A. - Prog P60: Funny Ways (2017)

V.A. - Prog P60: Funny Ways (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 499 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 178 MB | Covers (3 MB) included
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: TeamRock (ROP83CD-12-17)

Welcome to another selection of modern progressive music for you to enjoy, with the latest Prog cover CD. As usual, there is a mix of bands, some of whom we all know, some of whom we are acquainting ourselves with for the very first time. The Von Hertzen Brothers' ebullient "Long Lost Sailor" is from an album which sees them strongly reconnect with their prog base, Norwegians When Mary take us into a dark electronic universe and the UK's own I Am The Manic Whale feature in this issue's Limelight section. While the taster for Gleb Kolyadin's forthcoming solo album, featuring Marillion's Steve Hogarth on vocals, has us eagerly anticipating the full album. The remainder of tracks offer an enjoyable take of instrumental prog (Anders Buaas, Corciolli, Orpheus Nine) and with vocals (Machines Dream, The Mighty Handful, Lunar). Thoroughly enjoyable fare.