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

Rogue Spooks: The Intelligence War on Donald Trump  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Aug. 17, 2017
Rogue Spooks: The Intelligence War on Donald Trump

Rogue Spooks: The Intelligence War on Donald Trump by Dick Morris, Eileen McGann
English | August 15th, 2017 | ISBN: 1250167868 | 288 pages | EPUB | 0.90 MB

Donald Trump's first 100 days in office were roiled by allegations of treasonous contacts between his campaign team and the Kremlin to rig the election. These outrageous charges first surfaced in the notorious “Trump Dossier,” an unverified document of suspect provenance, full of wild and salacious accusations.
Donald Byrd & Pepper Adams - Motor City Scene (1961/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Donald Byrd & Pepper Adams - Motor City Scene (1961/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 42:46 minutes | 967 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The title says it all: the six young jazz musicians featured here represented the best of the best from the Detroit area, although all were based in New York City by the time this was recorded in 1960. Saxophonist Pepper Adams and trumpeter Donald Byrd coaxed great performances and memorable solos from the band, most notably from guitarist Kenny Burrell and bassist Paul Chambers.

The New Roberts Court, Donald Trump, and Our Failing Constitution  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by hill0 at July 6, 2017
The New Roberts Court, Donald Trump, and Our Failing Constitution

The New Roberts Court, Donald Trump, and Our Failing Constitution by Stephen M. Feldman
English | 3 Aug. 2017 | ISBN: 3319564501 | 274 Pages | PDF | 2.65 MB

This book examines what Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death and Judge Neil Gorsuch’s appointment mean for the future of democracy in America. Before Scalia’s death,
John Coltrane - Blue Train (1957) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster TYCJ-81001}

John Coltrane - Blue Train (1957) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster TYCJ-81001}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 516 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 159 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 262 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit 192kHz remaster
© 1957, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note / Capitol | BN 75th The Masterworks | TYCJ-81001
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and 24bit remastering. Includes an alternate take of "Blue Train" for the first time in the world. Although never formally signed, an oral agreement between John Coltrane and Blue Note Records founder Alfred Lion was indeed honored on Blue Train – Coltrane's only collection of sides as a principal artist for the venerable label. The disc is packed solid with sonic evidence of Coltrane's innate leadership abilities. He not only addresses the tunes at hand, but also simultaneously reinvents himself as a multifaceted interpreter of both hard bop as well as sensitive balladry – touching upon all forms in between.
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.