John Weston

Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury – February 22, 2018  Newspapers

Posted by Hazir at Feb. 22, 2018
Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury – February 22, 2018

Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury – February 22, 2018
English | 72 pages | PDF | 51.7 MB
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.

Freedom's Dawn: The Last Days of John Brown in Virginia  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at Feb. 24, 2018
Freedom's Dawn: The Last Days of John Brown in Virginia

Freedom's Dawn: The Last Days of John Brown in Virginia by Louis A. DeCaro Jr.
English | June 25, 2015 | ISBN: 1442236728 | EPUB | 476 pages | 3.6 MB

Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times [Audiobook]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Feb. 24, 2018
Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times [Audiobook]

Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times [Audiobook] by Joel Richard Paul
English | February 20th, 2018 | ASIN: B0798125JD | MP3@64 kbps | 17 hrs 11 mins | 472.45 MB
Narrator: Fred Sanders

The remarkable story of John Marshall who, as chief justice, statesman, and diplomat, played a pivotal role in the founding of the United States.
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}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 240 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 80 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 171 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 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.
John Lewis & Helen Merrill - Django (1977) [Reissue 2011] (Repost)

John Lewis & Helen Merrill - Django (1977) [Reissue 2011]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 256 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 96 MB | Covers - 56 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Solid Records (CDSOL-1407)

Helen Merrill's first American record since 1968 (she had spent much time in Japan) is mostly a duet set with pianist John Lewis; three songs also have flutist Hubert Laws, bassist Richard Davis and drummer Connie Kay. The emphasis is on ballads, with all of the nine songs (other than the pianist's "The Singer") being quite well-known. The obvious empathy between Merrill and Lewis is well displayed on such numbers as "Django" (which has rarely been sung), "Angel Eyes," "Alone Together" and "Mad About the Boy." An introspective set full of subtle creativity.
Andrew Parrott, Taverner Consort & Players - Bach: St. John Passion, Easter & Ascension Oratorios, Mass in B minor (2002)

Andrew Parrott, Taverner Consort & Players - Bach: St. John Passion, Easter Oratorio, Ascension Oratorio, Mass in B minor (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 1,03 Gb | Total time: 33:54+75:28+65:56+50:39+52:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin | # 5 62068 2 | Recorded: 1985, 1991, 1994

There are many, many good things about Andrew Parrott and the Taverner Consort and Players' Bach performances – their luminous colors, complete clarity, utter lucidity, and structural integrity – that there is an uneasy feeling in criticizing them for their occasional flaws. When Parrott's Bach is good, it is as great as any that has been recorded in the past 20 years. It's as great as Leonhardt's, Koopman's, or Herreweghe's, and far better than Gardiner's, Harnoncourt's, or Rilling's. And Parrott's Bach is so great in the great pieces – so great in the overwhelming dramatic intensity of the close of his Saint John Passion and so great in the mystery, agony, and ecstasy of the central choral triptych in his Mass in B minor – that his performances seem very, very great indeed.
(James Leonard)