John Donald

The Eccentric Billionaire: John D. MacArthur--Empire Builder, Reluctant Philanthropist, Relentless Adversary

Nancy Kriplen, "The Eccentric Billionaire: John D. MacArthur–Empire Builder, Reluctant Philanthropist, Relentless Adversary"
Publisher: AMACOM | 2008 | ISBN 0814408893 | PDF | 240 pages | 1.5 MB

Donald Harrison - Free Style (2002) {Nagel Heyer 2059 rel 2004}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at April 13, 2018
Donald Harrison - Free Style (2002) {Nagel Heyer 2059 rel 2004}

Donald Harrison - Free Style (2002) {Nagel Heyer 2059 rel 2004}
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© 2002, 2004 Nagel Heyer Records | nagel heyer 2059
Jazz / Post Bop / Saxophone

Donald Harrison plays quite well throughout this set, displaying a distinctive tone and a consistently creative style within the genre of straight-ahead jazz. All but the last two selections feature him accompanied by bassist Vicente Archer and drummer John Lamkin, both of whom stay very much in the background, often playing repetitive and somewhat dull figures. Pianist Glenn Patscha is on three numbers without making an impression, while the final two songs have Harrison joined by Ron Carter and Billy Cobham.
Donald Harrison - Spirits Of Congo Square (2000) {Candid CCD 79759 rec 1996}

Donald Harrison - Spirits Of Congo Square (2000) {Candid CCD 79759 rec 1996}
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© 1996, 2000 Candid | CCD 79759
Jazz / Post Bop / New Orleans Legacy Ensemble / Saxophone

Altoist Donald Harrison's disc utilizes New Orleans parade rhythms on all of the selections, even while most of the solos (until the final three numbers) are more hard bop than New Orleans jazz. John O'Neal verbally pays tribute to the rhythms on the opening "And How That Rhythm." The other selections include an augmented bop blues ("Two Way Pocky Way"), the tricky "Don't Drink the Water," Thelonious Monk's "Bye-Ya," a pair of Freddie Hubbard tunes well worth reviving ("Crisis" and "Bob's Place"), Sonny Rollins' "Oleo," and the catchy "Spirits of Congo Square."

Hispanic Folk Music of New Mexico and the Southwest: A Self-Portrait of a People  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by step778 at April 12, 2018
Hispanic Folk Music of New Mexico and the Southwest: A Self-Portrait of a People

John Donald Robb, Jack Loeffler, Enrique R. Lamadrid, "Hispanic Folk Music of New Mexico and the Southwest: A Self-Portrait of a People"
2014 | pages: 918 | ISBN: 0826344305 | PDF | 37,2 mb

Donald Harrison - Free To Be (1999) {Impulse! IMPD-283}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at April 11, 2018
Donald Harrison - Free To Be (1999) {Impulse! IMPD-283}

Donald Harrison - Free To Be (1999) {Impulse! IMPD-283}
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© 1999 Impulse! / GRP Records | IMPD-283
Jazz / Post Bop / Saxophone

On his second album for Impulse!, recorded August 18-September 24, 1998, Donald Harrison continues to proselytize for what he called "nouveau swing" on his first date for the label, even going so far as to sing/rap an explanation of his concept in "Nouveau Swing (Reprise)." Essentially, what he seems to mean by the term is that, within an acoustic quartet setting, he intends to introduce elements of a number of musical genres, for example covering the Meters' funk anthem "Cissy Strut" and having drummer John Lamkin use a reggae feel for "Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise," the Sigmund Romberg standard he previously recorded on For Art's Sake.

John Colianni - I Never Knew (2018)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at March 27, 2018
John Colianni - I Never Knew (2018)

John Colianni - I Never Knew (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 287 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 99 MB | 00:42:58
Jazz | Label: Patuxent Music

Swing one word really describes this new recording by John Colianni, his fourth for Patuxent. Swing, the style of jazz exemplified by Duke Ellington and Count Basie. Swing, that essential, almost indescribable, element of jazz that Ellington described as “ that part of rhythm that causes a bouncing, buoyant terpsichorean urge.” The music on this album swings because it is performed by musicians who are steeped in the tradition of how to swing. John Colianni has certainly lived a life immersed in swing from the time his parents took him to see Duke Ellington perform at Georgetown University in 1974 and he managed to get back stage and have Duke sign his copy of Music Is My Mistress. His early influences were Art Tatum, Teddy Wilson, Oscar Peterson, George Shearing and Count Basie.
John Coltrane - Selflessness featuring My Favorite Things (1965) {Impulse!-Verve Originals B0015830-2 rel 2011}

John Coltrane - Selflessness featuring My Favorite Things (1965) {Impulse!-Verve Originals B0015830-2 rel 2011}
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© 1963, 1965, 2011 Impulse! / Verve / UMG | Verve Originals Series | B0015830-2 | LP AS-9161
Jazz / Free Jazz / Post Bop / Modal Music / Saxophone

In the context of the decades since his passing and the legacy that's continued to grow, John Coltrane's Selflessness album bears an odd similarity to Bob Dylan's autobiographical book Chronicles. In Chronicles, Dylan tells the tale of his beginnings, jumping abruptly and confoundingly from his early years to life and work after his 1966 motorcycle accident, omitting any mention of his most popular and curious electric era. The contrast between these two eras becomes more vivid with the deletion of the years and events that bridged them. Released in 1965, Selflessness presents long-form pieces, likewise from two very distinct and separate eras of Coltrane's development.
John Coltrane - Black Pearls (1964/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

John Coltrane - Black Pearls (1964/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 38:49 minutes | 978 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This album was recorded in the late 1950s but not released until 1964 to capitalize on John Coltrane's ever-increasing fame and success. Essentially an improvised extended jam session with Donald Byrd on trumpet, Red Garland on piano and drummer Art Taylor, this epitomizes Coltrane's trademark "sheets of sound".
The John Coltrane Quartet - Africa/Brass (1961) {Impulse!-Verve Originals 0602517486225 rel 2007}

The John Coltrane Quartet - Africa/Brass (1961) {Impulse!-Verve Originals 0602517486225 rel 2007}
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© 1961, 2007 Impulse! / Verve / UMG | Verve Originals Series | 0602517486225 | AS-6
Jazz / Hard Bop / Experimental Big Band / Post Bop / Modal Music / Saxophone

The album newly remastered from the original master tapes. John Coltrane assembles a 20-piece band for these three songs. There's McCoy Tyner, Reggie Workman, Elvin Jones, and 16 others. It's heavy on brass, per the title, there are five french horns, for example. There are notable players like Eric Dolphy, Booker Little, Freddie Hubbard, and Julian Priester in the band, but the solos are by Coltrane, Tyner, or Jones. The orchestration was done by Coltrane, Tyner, and Dolphy. The liner notes say Dolphy did a lot of it, later it came out Tyner did more (though Dolphy was no longer around to argue the point). It's not really a big band in the Duke Ellington style, but with all of the horns, it's certainly a big band.

A Passion for Nature: The Life of John Muir (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by step778 at Feb. 9, 2018
A Passion for Nature: The Life of John Muir (Repost)

Donald Worster, "A Passion for Nature: The Life of John Muir"
2008 | pages: 544 | ISBN: 0195166825 | PDF | 8,2 mb