Gregorian Monk Chant

A Celebration of Gregorian Chant - 4 Compact Disc Set  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksenya.b at June 4, 2015
A Celebration of Gregorian Chant - 4 Compact Disc Set

A Celebration of Gregorian Chant - 4 Compact Disc Set
Year: 1995 | Format: Audio CD | Lossless FLAC | ASIN: B0000252TU | Duration: 3 hrs, 51 mins | 1,13 GB
Author: Various (Artists) | Genre: relaxing music/meditative
Wadada Leo Smith - Solo: Reflections and Meditations on Monk (2017)

Wadada Leo Smith - Solo: Reflections and Meditations on Monk
Jazz | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 56:30 min | 245 MB
Label: TUM Records | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2017

Wadada Leo Smith comes to the music of Thelonious Monk from a childhood admiration of the artist. As a pre-teen he was already playing trumpet and composing and instinctively knew that Monk's understanding of music and sound would influence his own creativity. Smith believes that the quintessence of Monk can best be found in his solo work. The same can be said for Smith who has produced two previous solo collections including Creative Music—1 (1972) and Solo Music: Ahkreanvention (1979), both on the Kabell label.

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk (1958) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 16, 2017
Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk (1958) [Re-Up]

Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk (1958)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 259 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 116 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Bop | Label: Atlantic Jazz | # 1278-2 | Time: 00:44:20

Most of the titles on this album are derived from Thelonious Monk's vast catalog of bop standards. Both co-leaders are at the peak of their respective prowess with insightful interpretations of nearly half a dozen inspired performances from this incarnation of the Blakey-led Jazz Messengers. This combo features Art Blakey (drums), Johnny Griffin (tenor sax), Bill Hardman (trumpet), and Spanky Debrest (bass). Immediately, Hardman ups the ante with a piledriving lead during "Evidence" that underscores the heavy-hitting nature of this particular jazz confab. Monk counters with some powerful and inspired runs that are sonically splintered by the enthusiastic – if not practically percussive – chord progressions and highly logistic phrasings from the pianist. The inherent melodic buoyancy on "In Walked Bud" contains a springboard-like quality, with Griffin matching Monk's bounce measure for measure.

Joey Alexander - Joey.Monk.Live! (2017) [Official Digital Download]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Pisulik at Oct. 14, 2017
Joey Alexander - Joey.Monk.Live! (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Joey Alexander - Joey.Monk.Live! (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 52:25 minutes | 486 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The late Thelonious Monk is most certainly the toast of the town these days. With the High Priest of Bop's centennial upon us, he's being saluted from all corners of the jazz world. Pianist John Beasley is leading the charge on the big band front with his MONK'estra, trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith is reflecting on the great pianist-composer all by his lonesome, and New York's Jazz Standard has given over Monk's birth month to a broad swath of tributes to mark this grand occasion. So is it any wonder that the positively precocious Joey Alexander would want to get in on the action?
John Beasley - MONK'estra, Vol. 1 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

John Beasley - MONK'estra, Vol. 1 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 54:16 minutes | 1,14 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

To mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Thelonious Monk in 2017, pianist and conductor John Beasley pays tribute to the complex composer’s legacy with some versatile big band riffing on the wit and unmistakable architecture of the Monk songbook, delivered with irrepressible energy and swinging abandon.
John Beasley - MONK'estra, Vol. 2 (2017) [Official Digital Download]

John Beasley - MONK'estra, Vol. 2 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 58:21 minutes | 683 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The brainchild of bandleader, arranger, and pianist John Beasley, MONK'estra is a project which creatively reimagines the music of the legendary Thelonious Monk. The present release is the second album in this series and brings Monk classics such as Light Blue and Played Twice into a 21st-century soundworld, making for a unique and invigorating jazz experience.

Méchant Benjamin - Tome 1 - Ah Non!  Comics

Posted by Mendose at Oct. 10, 2017
Méchant Benjamin - Tome 1 - Ah Non!

Méchant Benjamin - Tome 1 - Ah Non!
French | CBR | 31 pages | 11.4 MB
Paul Bley Trio - Modern Chant (1994) {Japan Venus Records VHCD-2115 HiQualityCD rel 2009}

Paul Bley Trio - Modern Chant (1994) {Japan Venus Records VHCD-2115 HiQualityCD rel 2009}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 389 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 121 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 15 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1994, 2009 Venus Records | VHCD-2115 | HiQualityCD
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Piano

Can it be a coincidence that this CD, subtitled "Inspiration from Gregorian Chant," was recorded right around the time that chant music was reaching its improbable peak on the album charts? In any case, this enjoyable, offbeat trio album featuring the unusual combination of Bley's piano, David Eyges' electric cello and Bruce Ditmas' drums seems to have very little to do with Gregorian chant per se. Indeed, such numbers as "Wisecracks" and "Loose Change" are definitely based on the blues, "Decompose" has an M-base funk foundation, and "Funhouse" is a nasty, down-home bit of grooving that eventually becomes engulfed in a swirling maelstrom (so this is from whom Keith Jarrett may have picked up some of his group concepts).

Gregorian Garden - Gregorian Chants With Nature Sounds (2017)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Oct. 6, 2017
Gregorian Garden - Gregorian Chants With Nature Sounds (2017)

Gregorian Garden - Gregorian Chants With Nature Sounds (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2:19:14 | 320 Mb
Genre: Classical, Chants, Choral, New Age / Label: Dream Collection

CD compilation by Dream Collection. Gregorian Garden - Gregorian Chants With Nature Sounds Echoes of Nature & Cappella Gregoriana; Secret Garden "Agnus dei "; Nightingale Prayers "Asolis ortus " and other…
Ensemble De Caelis - Le livre d’Aliénor: Plain-chant et polyphonie des XIIe & XIIIe siècles (2017)

Ensemble De Caelis - Le livre d’Aliénor: Plain-chant et polyphonie des XIIe & XIIIe siècles (2017)
Classical, Vocal | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:08:37 | 160 MB
Label: Bayard Musique

The De Caelis ensemble pays tribute to two great female figures of the abbey of Fontevraud: Aliénor de Bretagne and Aliénor d'Aquitaine. In this album recorded at the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud, the ensemble De Caelis mixes ancient music and contemporary creation between sacred and profane by paying tribute to Aliénor de Bretagne and Aliénor d'Aquitaine. The polyphonic and monodic pieces of the Graduel of Eleanor of Brittany precede the Song of Guillaume d'Aquitaine, the piece of the composer Philippe Hersant written in 2015 and inspired by a poem by Guillaume IX, grandfather of Eleanor of Aquitaine and First of the troubadours. Two songs of troubadours are also present in this album. Abbess of Fontevraud, Eleanor of Brittany bequeathed to his death in 1342 the gradual bearing his coat of arms, which remains an exceptional source for the study of the practice of Gregorian chant in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.