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 Fagen - Concepts for Jazz/Rock Piano  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by FenixN at May 20, 2015
Donald Fagen - Concepts for Jazz/Rock Piano

Donald Fagen - Concepts for Jazz/Rock Piano
DVDRip | AVI/XviD, ~1185 kb/s | 720x480 | Duration: 01:11:43 | English: MP3, 192 kb/s (2 ch) | + PDF Booklet | 712 MB
Genre: Piano Lessons

Gain rare insight into the musical thinking of one of the most influential popular songwriters and arrangers in America. Donald Fagen analyses three Steely Dan hits ("Chain Lightning," "Peg," "Josie") and two solo works from his Grammy-nominated album Kamakiriad ("On The Dunes," "Teahouse On The Tracks"). These songs use familiar blues and R&B structures, and Donald explains how, by altering the bass line and chordal qualities, he transformed them into sophisticated jazz-rock compositions. You'll trace the development of increasingly complex pieces as Donald and Warren Bernhardt reveal each tune's singular structure, harmonic and rhythmic characteristic, intro ideas and other devices.
The Crossing & Donald Nally - John Luther Adams: Canticles of the Holy Wind (2017)

The Crossing & Donald Nally - John Luther Adams: Canticles of the Holy Wind (2017)
Classical, Choral, Contemporary Era | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:06:26 | 152 MB
Label: Cantaloupe Music

Lauded by the New York Times as a “…hypnotic and ethereally beautiful invocation of wind, sky and birdsong,” John Luther Adams’ Canticles of the Holy Wind, performed by the renowned chamber choir The Crossing, is his most technically challenging choral work, and yet the music’s mesmerizing aura of stillness encourages listening at its most elemental. The piece is composed for four choirs of eight singers each, and moves through spaces that are as fantastical (“Sky with Four Suns”) as they are serene (“The Hour of the Doves”), always with a connection to our inner world, as well as the world around us.

Donald Byrd - Places and Spaces (1975) Reissue 1997  Music

Posted by Designol at May 17, 2017
Donald Byrd - Places and Spaces (1975) Reissue 1997

Donald Byrd - Places and Spaces (1975) Reissue 1997
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 244 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 91 Mb | Scans included | 00:35:52
Jazz-Funk, Funk, Crossover Jazz | Label: Blue Note | # 7243 8 54326 2 0

Reuniting with Larry Mizell, the man behind his last three LPs, Donald Byrd continues to explore contemporary soul, funk, and R&B with Places and Spaces. In fact, the record sounds more urban than its predecessor, which often played like a Hollywood version of the inner city. Keeping the Isaac Hayes, Curtis Mayfield, and Sly Stone influences of Street Lady, Places and Spaces adds elements of Marvin Gaye, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Stevie Wonder, which immediately makes the album funkier and more soulful. Boasting sweeping string arrangements, sultry rhythm guitars, rubbery bass, murmuring flügelhorns, and punchy horn charts, the music falls halfway between the cinematic neo-funk of Street Lady and the proto-disco soul of Earth, Wind & Fire. Also, the title Places and Spaces does mean something – there are more open spaces within the music, which automatically makes it funkier. Of course, it also means that there isn't much of interest on Places and Spaces for jazz purists, but the album would appeal to most fans of Philly soul, lite funk, and proto-disco.
North Texas Wind Symphony & Eugene Migliaro Corporon - Composer's Collection: John Mackey (2017)

North Texas Wind Symphony & Eugene Migliaro Corporon - Composer's Collection: John Mackey
Classical, Orchestral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 133:16 min | 621 MB
Label: GIA WindWorks | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2017

The GIA Composer’s Collection brings together into one place the masterworks by some of the most respected wind symphony composers of all time. Stunningly performed by the North Texas Wind Symphony under the direction of Eugene Migliaro Corporon, this series also includes extensive liner notes about each composer and his contribution to the wind band. Composer John Mackey, born in 1973, is recognized as one of the most prolific and accomplished composers of works for wind band of his generation.

The Making of the President 2016: How Donald Trump Orchestrated a Revolution  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at Jan. 31, 2017
The Making of the President 2016: How Donald Trump Orchestrated a Revolution

Roger Stone, "The Making of the President 2016: How Donald Trump Orchestrated a Revolution"
ISBN: 1510726926 | 2017 | EPUB | 408 pages | 5 MB
John Coltrane - The Impulse! Albums: Volume Five (2011) (5CD Box set) {Impulse!}

John Coltrane - The Impulse! Albums: Volume Five (2011) (5CD Box set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork(png) | 2617 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1496 mb
Jazz, Free Jazz | Label: Impulse! ‎- B0015950-02

The fifth and final volume in Universal's massive John Coltrane: The Impulse! Albums in the Originals series, contains five recordings, all issued posthumously between 1970 and 1973. Two of these, Transition and Sun Ship, feature Coltrane's classic quartet with McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones. Of the remaining albums, two are live recordings – Live in Seattle and Concert in Japan – the remaining one being the infamous Infinity.
John Coltrane - The Impulse! Albums: Volume Four (2011) (5CD Box set) {Impulse!}

John Coltrane - The Impulse! Albums: Volume Four (2011) (5CD Box set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork(png) | 2102 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1274 mb
Jazz, Free Jazz | Label: Impulse! ‎- B 0015825-02

Packaged together in this five-disc box set from Verve/Hip-O-Select, these titles represent the albums Impulse issued following John Coltrane's death in 1967, and remain some of the most controversial in his catalog (numerous critics thought – and many still do – that dubious choices were made in assembling them).
Donald Byrd And 125th Street, N.Y.C. ‎- Donald Byrd And 125th Street, N.Y.C. (1979) [2014]

Donald Byrd And 125th Street, N.Y.C. ‎- Donald Byrd And 125th Street, N.Y.C. (1979) [2014]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 271 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Funk / Soul | Label: Elektra [Japan] | Catalog Number: 8122-79590

Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture "Donald" Byrd II (December 9, 1932 – February 4, 2013) was an American jazz and rhythm & blues trumpeter. A sideman for many other jazz musicians of his generation, Byrd was best known as one of the only bebop jazz musicians who successfully pioneered the funk and soul genres while simultaneously remaining a jazz artist.
John Coltrane - Lush Life (1961) {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster} [TR24][SM][OF]

John Coltrane - Lush Life (1961) {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster}
FLAC (Tracks) 24-bit/44.1kHz ~ 255 Mb | Digital Booklet | 36:42 min | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Hard Bop | © 2006 Concord Music Group

Here is one of the musical giants of the 20th century, poised on the precipice of greatness. Between the spring of 1957 and the winter of 1958, during which time Lush Life was recorded, the music of tenor saxophonist John Coltrane (1926-1967) was developing in giant steps, thanks in great part to a six-month 1957 stint with Thelonious Monk that had much to do with sharpening Coltrane’s harmonic conception and torrential attack. Lush Life contains Coltrane’s first recordings as sole leader, his initial date fronting a pianoless trio, and one of his first extended readings of a ballad, Billy Strayhorn’s resplendent title track. We also hear him at the helm of a quartet and quintet, featuring pianist Red Garland, with trumpeter Donald Byrd added to “Lush Life.”