John Weston

The John Lurie National Orchestra - The Invention of Animals (2014) {Amulet Records Digital Download 16-44.1}

The John Lurie National Orchestra - The Invention of Animals (2014) {Amulet Records Digital Download 16-44.1}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (qobuz.com) -> 222 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 86 Mb | Cover | 5% repair rar
© 2014 Amulet Records | AMT 037
Jazz / Modern Creative / Modern Jazz / Score

This archival compilation is a much-needed addendum to John Lurie's recorded legacy. Since being struck with a chronic case of Lyme disease in 2000, the saxophonist and composer has focused more on painting than music. The John Lurie National Orchestra was an early-'90s trio with percussionists G. Calvin Weston and Billy Martin. This group recorded fairly little in the studio, issuing only one album, 1993's Men with Sticks. The title track from that recording is featured and showcases just how fluid and communicative they could be in virtually any circumstance. It's one of the true highlights here, with Lurie's hypnotic alto exploring the subtleties of a melodic idea atop a circular rhythm orgy by Weston and Martin.
John Lurie - African Swim and Manny & Lo (1998) {Strange & Beautiful Music SBM CD 0017}

John Lurie - African Swim and Manny & Lo (1998) {Strange & Beautiful Music SBM CD 0017}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 181 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 96 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 23 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1998 Strange & Beautiful Music | SBM CD 0017
Jazz / Modern Creative / Modern Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Score

After many years in the music business, saxophonist-bandleader-composer John Lurie has created a musical identity all his own. Best known for his mercurial work with the Lounge Lizards, Lurie has found a pleasant niche recording soundtracks for films like Get Shorty and Stranger Than Paradise. Accompanied by a number of talented musicians, including Marc Ribot, John Medeski, Calvin Weston, and other assorted Lounge Lizards, Lurie displays an impressive ability to create lively and evocative film music. While Lurie only performs on half of these compositions, his sonic vision is both distinctive and eclectic. Bouncing stylistically from downtown funk and progressive soul to chamber jazz, rock, and tribal percussion workouts, Lurie's mood-inducing orchestrations are witty, passionate, and consistently engaging.
John Handy - In the Vernacular (1959) & No Coast Jazz (1960) [Reissue 2011]

John Handy - In the Vernacular (1959) & No Coast Jazz (1960) [Reissue 2011]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 440 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 193 MB | Covers (14 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Fresh Sound Records (FSR-CD 647)

The two albums on this CD were the first John Handy recorded as a leader. This young alto saxophonist he also plays tenor on the first album -from Texas had gained exposure and experience working with Charles Mingus and Randy Weston in 1959. They taught me self-confidence, he said, and these recordings are full of it. His flawlessly controlled playing is strong and inventively contemporary without succumbing to the tyranny of Bird. For his well-received leader debut, In the Vernacular, he shared the front line with the brilliant trumpeter Richard Williams supported by a near-perfect rhythm section with pianist Roland Hanna…

Randy Weston Trio - Get Happy (1956) [Reissue 1995] (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 7, 2018
Randy Weston Trio - Get Happy (1956) [Reissue 1995] (Repost)

Randy Weston Trio - Get Happy (1956) [Reissue 1995]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 196 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 94 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Riverside/Original Jazz Classics (OJCCD-1870-2/RLP-203)

This early release from Randy Weston finds the pianist still in his formative stages. His supple technique is evident, along with key influences: Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, and Art Tatum - their lessons not quite yet melded into an approach of Weston's own. As well, this 1955 date is from the period before Weston's time spent in Nigeria and Northern Africa, where he absorbed musical experiences that would help form the more distinctive approach that emerged in his playing in the 1960s. The set shows Weston's facility with standards, Ellingtonia, even ragtime, but, with several tracks coming in well under four minutes, the performances offer little room for development…

The Athlete's Dilemma  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Underaglassmoon at Feb. 3, 2018
The Athlete's Dilemma

The Athlete's Dilemma: Sacrificing Health for Wealth and Fame
Rowman & Littlefield | English | 2017 | ISBN-10: 1442275405 | 364 pages | PDF | 1.32 mb

by John Weston Parry (Author)

Randy Weston - Blue Moses (1972/2013) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at Nov. 16, 2017
Randy Weston - Blue Moses (1972/2013) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Randy Weston - Blue Moses (1972/2013)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 36:55 minutes | 1,02 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 36:55 minutes | 781 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

"Blue Moses" is an album by American jazz pianist and composer Randy Weston featuring performances recorded in 1972 and released on the CTI label. Like already reissued albums, "Blue Moses" has not previously been released on CD in the US or Europe.

Victoria Furnari by John Joseph Estevez  Girls

Posted by nrg at April 23, 2018
Victoria Furnari by John Joseph Estevez

Victoria Furnari - John Joseph Estevez Photoshoot
12 jpg | up to 1920*1280 | 3.76 MB
Argentinean model

Lara St. John - Gypsy (1997) [Reissue 2004] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDAtall at April 23, 2018
Lara St. John - Gypsy (1997) [Reissue 2004] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Lara St. John - Gypsy (1997) [Reissue 2004]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 66:29 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,88 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,24 GB

Lara St.John is a fabulous Canadian violin player. In this entertaining collection, she plays freely and on a very large scale, just what gypsy music requires. It may not take much intellect to play Waxman's Carmen Fantasy (I like Sarasate's better, anyway). But it does take intellect, and lots more, to play Bartók's Second Rhapsody as convincingly as she does here, with the very assertive collaboration of Ilan Rechtman. St. John doesn't make the difficulties of Ravel and Sarasate sound easy, but both musicians play with such flair it doesn't matter. Rechtman's gypsy arrangements are goofy and enjoyable. The recording on this SACD is world-class and of audiophile quality. Wide-range sound.

The Telegram (St. John's) - April 23, 2018  Newspapers

Posted by crazy-slim at April 23, 2018
The Telegram (St. John's) - April 23, 2018

The Telegram (St. John's) - April 23, 2018
English | 24 pages | True PDF | 6 MB
John Klemmer - Lifestyle (Living and Loving) (1977) {MCA MCAD-31351 rel 1989}

John Klemmer - Lifestyle (Living and Loving) (1977) {MCA MCAD-31351 rel 1989}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 265 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 108 Mb
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© 1977, 1989 MCA Records | MCAD-31351
Jazz / Post Bebop / Crossover Jazz / Smooth Jazz / Saxophone

Sweet, smooth, and soulfully beautiful work from John Klemmer – not as all-out cosmic or trippy as some of his earlier albums for ABC, but with some really nice moments! Klemmer's really got the power of his horn in firm control here – playing with that Eddie Harris-schooled use of economy and tone – coming across with an approach that's subtle, but effective, and more deeply soulful than you might expect. Backings are by a small group on most tracks – and include keyboards from Milcho Leviev and drums by Harvey Mason. Klemmer plays a bit of echoplex and phaser alongside his usual tenor, and a few numbers are slightly sweetened by strings – but that's never a problem where Klemmer's concerned!