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John Wojciechowski - Focus (2015)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Sept. 20, 2015
John Wojciechowski - Focus (2015)

John Wojciechowski - Focus (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 72:31 min | 170 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Origin Records

In choosing Focus as the title of this bristling, no-holds-barred album, saxophonist John Wojciechowski spells out his entire artistic philosophy, and does so with the succinct force that has marked his work throughout Chicago over the last decade. With his quartet of equally respected and dynamic musical partners - pianist Ryan Cohan, bassist Dennis Carroll, and drummer Dana Hall - they create a timeless recording full of rich melodic compositions and inspired interplay.
The Prophetic Church: History and Doctrinal Development in John Henry Newman and Yves Congar

The Prophetic Church: History and Doctrinal Development in John Henry Newman and Yves Congar by Andrew Meszaros
English | 2016 | ISBN: 0198786344 | 272 pages | PDF | 1,6 MB
John Barry - The Knack ...And How to Get It: Original MGM Motion Picture Score (1965) Limited Edition Reissue 2011

John Barry - The Knack …And How to Get It: Original MGM Motion Picture Score (1965)
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 206 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 77 Mb | Scans ~ 57 Mb
Soundtrack, Score, Easy Listening, Jazz | Label: Quartet | # QRSCE024 | 00:33:15

A superbly atmospheric John Barry score effectively conveyed the mood of swinging London for this 1965 film by Richard Lester. Usually playing around with variations of the haunting main theme, Barry used vivacious horns, melancholic strings, and above all a groovy jazz organ (played by Alan Haven). A couple of the tracks don't work well in isolation: the vaudevillian "Something's Up!," and the vocal version of the main theme (not used in the film) by mediocre singer Johnny De Little. But overall, it's got a consistently captivating groove, rating as one of Barry's best scores.

John Barry - King Kong: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1976)  Music

Posted by Efgrapha at April 21, 2017
John Barry - King Kong: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1976)

John Barry - King Kong: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1976)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 214 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 118 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Symphonic | Label: Mask | # MK 702 | Time: 00:40:44

Music Composed and Conducted by John Barry. King Kong is one of Hollywood's most legendary creations, from the groundbreaking 1933 original to the highly anticipated Peter Jackson remake. In 1976 producer Dino De Laurentiis struck box-office gold with his own incarnation of the story, starring Jeff Bridges, Jessica Lange, and a colossal forty-foot model of Kong. The film was a massive production with ambitious special effects. Scoring the remake of one of the most famous films in Hollywood history was one of the few composers with the clout and talent to forge ahead with his own style: John Barry. The original's Max Steiner had practically invented the film score genre with the project, yet Barry was known for a completely different approach – eschewing "Mickey Mousing" in favor of melody, mood and large-scale symphonic structures.
John Zorn & Pat Metheny - Tap: Book Of Angels, Vol. 20 (2013) {Tzadik TZ 8307}

John Zorn & Pat Metheny - Tap: Book Of Angels, Vol. 20 (2013) {Tzadik TZ 8307}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 338 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 118 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 49 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2013 Tzadik | TZ 8307 | Tzadik Archival Series
Jazz / Fusion / World Fusion / Klezmer Jazz

Ever curious, courageous and endlessly creative, virtuoso guitarist and musical mastermind Pat Metheny takes on John Zorn’s Masada songbook to create some of the most soulful and adventurous sounds yet heard in the Book of Angels series. Turn up the volume and revel in the breadth of imagination in these remarkable arrangements featuring Pat on a huge arsenal of instruments, and the powerful Antonio Sanchez on drums. Pat Metheny continues to surprise and experiment with new musical frontiers well into the 21st century. Released in coordination with Nonesuch, this is a match made in Heaven—essential!
Dunedin Consort, John Butt - Handel: Esther (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Dunedin Consort, John Butt - Handel: Esther (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 99:24 minutes | 1.91 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Dunedin Consort has established a reputation as the finest single-part period performance choir currently performing. In 2011 Gramophone named the Dunedin Consort the 11th Greatest Choir in recognition of its triple focus upon artistic revitalisation of over-familiar great works, meticulous musicological enquiry and the audiophile integrity of Linn Records' production values. The multi-award-winning Dunedin Consort has won praise for the natural style of its soloists (an authoritative bass and a superb contralto-The Guardian) and renown for the virtuosity of its singers. The Dunedin Consort has performed at music festivals in Scotland - including the Edinburgh International Festival and broadcasts frequently on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Scotland.
John Hartford - Aereo-Plain / Morning Bugle: The Complete Warner Bros. Recordings (2012)

John Hartford - Aereo-Plain / Morning Bugle: The Complete Warner Bros. Recordings (2012)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:51:34 | 627 Mb
Bluegrass, Country | Label: Real Gone Music

The two albums John Hartford recorded for Warner Bros. in the early '70s stand as two of the most influential and groundbreaking albums in modern country music. For 1971's Aereo-Plain, Hartford and fiddler Vassar Clements, dobroist Tut Taylor, guitarist Norman Blake and bassist Randy Scruggs played a set of mostly original tunes that fused the irreverent hippie aesthetic with the hallowed bluegrass tradition, thereby more or less singlehandedly inventing the "newgrass" genre. And 1972's Morning Bugle built on Aereo-Plain's breakthrough with a stripped-down line-up of Hartford, Blake and jazz bassist Dave Holland. This two-CD set contains both albums with eight unreleased bonus tracks-four from each session.
Daniel Barenboim, Berliner Philharmoniker - Franz Liszt: Dante Symphony & Dante Sonata (1994) [Re-Up]

Daniel Barenboim, Berliner Philharmoniker - Franz Liszt: Dante Symphony & Sonata (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 285 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Teldec | # 9031-77340-2 | Time: 01:06:31

Liszt’s Dante Symphony is a work of astonishing imagination. His evocation of the ‘Inferno’, the shade of Francesca da Rimini and her sad remembered love is marked by strokes of genius which, with bewildering frequency, pre-empt the mature Wagner (who was, incidentally, the dedicatee of the work). If the second and third movements – the ‘Paradiso’ was wisely commuted to a setting of part of the Magnificat plus a brief Hosanna – don’t quite match the sweep and control of the first, they have their own particular magic. Even so, the work has not acquired the popularity of the Faust Symphony. Barenboim’s new recording with the Berlin Philharmonic is thus particularly welcome. Not only does it augment the number of available recordings to four, it is also the most polished. Even performing ‘live’, the Berlin Philharmonic turns in a performance of near-perfection – the solo lines are a particular joy.
Mischa Maisky & Daria Hovora - Franz Schubert: Songs Without Words (1996) [Re-Up]

Mischa Maisky & Daria Hovora - Franz Schubert: Songs Without Words (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 291 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 187 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 449 817-2 | Time: 01:17:15

SCHUBERT: SONGS WITHOUT WORDS is an elegant recital by pianist Daria Hovora and cellist Mischa Maisky that allows us to hear Schubert songs, beautifully rich as they are with the texts as sung by many of our finest singers, here solely for the instrumental line. Somehow the interplay between melody and accompaniment (always an equal partnership in Schubert's hands) is heightened by this experience. Not that the entire album is appropriated by the cello standing in for a vocalist: the opening work is "Sonata for Arpeggione and Klavier" and is one of the highlights of the CD. But just listen to the performances of 'Standchen', 'An die Musik' and 'Du bist die Ruhe' and hear the extraordinary marriage between the piano and cello, singing as beautifully as any other version. This is one of those CDs that bears keeping out for multiple listenings in the late evening.
John Coltrane - Giant Steps (1960/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

John Coltrane - Giant Steps (1960/2014) [MONO]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 37:35 minutes | 691 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Coltrane's groundbreaking Atlantic Records debut. This 1959 release became Trane's most influential album and helped bring jazz to the mainstream. Forty years after its release, it still remains one of the all-time great jazz albums. Features such jazz greats as Paul Chambers, Wynton Kelly, Tommy Flanagan, Jimmy Cobb and Art Taylor.