African Ivories [Repost]  

Posted by thingska at Nov. 16, 2015
African Ivories [Repost]

African Ivories (The Metropolitan Museum of Art) by Kate Ezra
English | 1984 | ISBN: 0870993720 | 32 Pages | PDF | 3.1 MB

Ezra, Kate, "African Ivories"  

Posted by TimMa at Jan. 10, 2013
Ezra, Kate, "African Ivories"

Ezra, Kate, "African Ivories"
Metropolitan Museum of Art | 1984 | ISBN: 0870993720 | English | PDF | 32 pages | 3.14 Mb

With the installation of The Michael C. Rockefeller Wing at the Metropolitan, visitors can experience the broad range and diversity of art and artifacts from the peoples of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. This rich panopoly — masks, sculptures, ritual objects, and other works, often fashioned as symbols of power and spiritual force—is awesome…
Assyrian Reliefs and Ivories in The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Assyrian Reliefs and Ivories in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Palace Reliefs of Assurnasirpal II and Ivory Carvings from Nimrud
0300193068 | 1980 | PDF | 50 pages | English | 4,95 Mb

Charles Mingus - Mingus Plays Piano (1963) [MFSL, MFCD 783]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Nov. 29, 2016
Charles Mingus - Mingus Plays Piano (1963) [MFSL, MFCD 783]

Charles Mingus - Mingus Plays Piano (1963)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1990 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, MFCD 783 | ~ 242 or 130 Mb | Scans Included
Jazz, Post Bop

This album is unique in Mingus' enormous catalog. As the title indicates, the famous bassist takes to the ivories solo to give life to his dazzling improvisational art. At first it seems odd to hear Mingus without one of his trademark interactive and exploratory ensembles. But the sensibility that he brings to this collection of piano pieces bears all the signs of the composer's genius…

Piano 'Dr. Feelgood' Red - Piano 'Dr. Feelgood' Red (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Sept. 15, 2016
Piano 'Dr. Feelgood' Red - Piano 'Dr. Feelgood' Red (2016)

Piano 'Dr. Feelgood' Red - Piano 'Dr. Feelgood' Red (2016)
Piano Blues | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:52:48 | 125 MB
Label: Southland Records | Release Year: 2016

Willie Perryman went by two nicknames during his lengthy career, both of them thoroughly apt. He was known as Piano Red because of his albino skin pigmentation for most of his performing life. But they called him Dr. Feelgood during the '60s, and that's precisely what his raucous, barrelhouse-styled vocals and piano were guaranteed to do: cure anyone's ills and make them feel good. Like his older brother, Rufus Perryman, who performed and recorded as Speckled Red, Willie Perryman showed an aptitude for the 88s early in life. At age 12, he was banging on the ivories, influenced by Fats Waller but largely his own man. He rambled some with blues greats Barbecue Bob, Curley Weaver, and Blind Willie McTell during the 1930s (and recorded with the latter in 1936), but mostly worked as a solo artist.

Erwin Helfer - Last Call (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Aug. 17, 2016
Erwin Helfer - Last Call (2016)

Erwin Helfer - Last Call
Blues | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 58:36 min | 137 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Sirens Records | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2016

As these new recordings prove, Helfer’s octogenarian status has not slowed him down a bit; he’s still tickling the ivories with the same verve that he’s done so throughout his career. On one track, Helfer is joined by his two longtime collaborators, tenor sax player John Brumbach and vocalist Katherine Davis. This disc also marks the debut of vocalist Ardella Williams. We have included three historical, never released before, recordings by Erwin: two 1957 recordings by Estelle “Mama” Yancey with Erwin’s accompaniment and a 1979 live recording with Mama, Erwin, Odie Payne Jr., and Truck Parham. Like all of the great Chicago pianists before him, Erwin learned directly from the masters but developed his own, distinctive, lyrical style; on this disc you can hear his evolution from the 1950’s through the 1970’s to today.
Professor Longhair - Masters Of The Last Century: Best Of Professor Longhair (2013)

Professor Longhair - Masters Of The Last Century: Best Of Professor Longhair (2013)
Blues | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 80 min | 185 MB
Label: Sinostate | Rel: 2013

Justly worshipped a decade and a half after his death as a founding father of New Orleans R&B, Roy "Professor Longhair" Byrd was nevertheless so down-and-out at one point in his long career that he was reduced to sweeping the floors in a record shop that once could have moved his platters by the boxful. That Longhair made such a marvelous comeback testifies to the resiliency of this late legend, whose Latin-tinged rhumba-rocking piano style and croaking, yodeling vocals were as singular and spicy as the second-line beats that power his hometown's musical heartbeat. Longhair brought an irresistible Caribbean feel to his playing, full of rolling flourishes that every Crescent City ivories man had to learn inside out (Fats Domino, Huey Smith, and Allen Toussaint all paid homage early and often).

Fitzwilliam Museum McClean Bequest by O.M. Dalton  

Posted by tanas.olesya at July 8, 2015
Fitzwilliam Museum McClean Bequest by O.M. Dalton

Fitzwilliam Museum McClean Bequest: Catalogue of the Mediaeval Ivories, Enamels, Jewellery, Gems and Miscellaneous Objects bequeathed to the Museum by O.M. Dalton
English | July 20, 2009 | ISBN: 1108004415 | 172 Pages | PDF | 19 MB

Frank McClean (1837-1904) was not only a civil engineer, astronomer and pioneer of objective prism spectrography, but also an accomplished and systematic collector of ancient and medieval art.

The Minstrel's Ghost - The Road to Avalon (2012)  

Posted by hill0 at May 7, 2015
The Minstrel's Ghost - The Road to Avalon (2012)

The Minstrel's Ghost - The Road to Avalon (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) | 501 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 213 MB | Scans | 1:16:39
Genre: Crossover Prog Rock | Country: USA | Label: Melodic Revolution Records | MRRCD22007

The Minstrel's Ghost is the 2012 sensation, a fabulous musical creation that has all the hallmarks of a classic prog album, where old school symphonics meet the new pristine university. American multi-instrumentalist Blake Carpenter has smartly surrounded himself with some seriously gifted players most notably Hungarian Zoltan Csorsz (still the best Flower Kings drummer ever), who positively explodes here, as well as gifted guitarist Colin Tench (of the thrilling Corvus Stone, Colin Tench Project and Bunchakeze). Others include Marco Chiappini of Gandalf's Project (a close relative in this semi-medieval-pop-prog genre) who shines on devastating organ and assorted ivories. .Bassist Troy James Martin holds it all down with muscular proficiency .And of course main man and master musician Blake Carpenter, who has really carved himself a name for himself with this magnificent opus!

Dave Greenslade - Routes / Roots (2011)  

Posted by uff at April 19, 2015
Dave Greenslade - Routes / Roots (2011)

Dave Greenslade - Routes / Roots (2011)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Angel Air, SJPCD365 | rel: 2011 | 350Mb

This is very plainly a record made for the love of music alone. An exercise in deft tinkling of the ivories that covers a wide range of musical styles from robust pseudo-classical through to light jazz and on to airy instrumental pop-rock, there is plenty here that reaffirms Greenslade's compositional and technical abilities.