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Leo Africanus  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Jeembo at Feb. 10, 2017
Leo Africanus

Leo Africanus by Amin Maalouf
English | 1998 | ISBN: 1561310220 | 360 Pages | EPUB, MOBI, PDF | 7.2 MB

Leo Africanus is a beautiful book of tales about people who are forced to accept choices made for them by someone else. . . It relates, poetically at times and often imaginatively, the story of those who did not make it to the New World.
Capella Pratensis / Joshua Rifkin - Vivat Leo! Music for a Medici Pope (2010) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip}

Various Composers - Capella Pratensis / Joshua Rifkin - Vivat Leo! Music for a Medici Pope
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 435 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Challenge Classics # CC72366 | Country/Year: Europe 2010
Genre: Classical | Style: Renaissance

…and the album as a whole would serve that goal well. It leaves the listener understanding the Renaissance sacred a cappella repertory better than he or she did before playing it. Strongly recommended. All notes and texts are in English, French, German, and Dutch.
Capella Pratensis / Joshua Rifkin - Vivat Leo! Music for a Medici Pope (2010) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Various Composers - Capella Pratensis / Joshua Rifkin - Vivat Leo! Music for a Medici Pope
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,55 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,10 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Challenge Classics # CC72366 | Country/Year: Europe 2010
Genre: Classical | Style: Renaissance

…and the album as a whole would serve that goal well. It leaves the listener understanding the Renaissance sacred a cappella repertory better than he or she did before playing it. Strongly recommended. All notes and texts are in English, French, German, and Dutch.
Leo Kottke - Dreams And All That Stuff (1974) {BGO Records BGOCD132 rel 1992}

Leo Kottke - Dreams And All That Stuff (1974) {BGO Records BGOCD132 rel 1992}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 166 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 72 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 49 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1974, 1992 Capitol / BGO Records | BGOCD132
Contemporary Folk / Finger-Picked Guitar / Progressive Folk / Jazz Blues / New Acoustic

Kottke's sixth official album is a dazzling array of pieces, some wistfully romantic ("Mona Ray"), others savagely witty ("When Shrimps Learn to Whistle"), and still others downright folksy ("Bill Cheatham"), with accompaniments of varying shapes and types, from dobro to synthesizer and piano.

Leo Kottke - Mudlark (1971) {One Way Records S21-18460 rel 1995}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Nov. 30, 2017
Leo Kottke - Mudlark (1971) {One Way Records S21-18460 rel 1995}

Leo Kottke - Mudlark (1971) {One Way Records S21-18460 rel 1995}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 212 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 85 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 26 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1971, 1995 Capitol Records / One Way Records / GEMA SP | S21-18460
Contemporary Folk / Finger-Picked Guitar / Progressive Folk / Jazz Blues / New Acoustic

Mudlark rates highly on many a Kottke fan's favorite list. This was Kottke's Capitol Records debut, and his solo instrumental sound is augmented with the addition of studio sidemen (bass, drums, piano). His playing is superb (no surprise there) and full of youthful vigor – a fusion of high-speed picking, brash slide work, funky folk, acoustic rock, and melodicism. Most importantly, Mudlark marked the debut of Kottke as a singer, an indication that Capitol was trying to shoehorn him into the singer/songwriter genre. Kottke himself has made disparaging remarks about his own vocals, but they add personality to his virtuosic guitar chops.
Leo Kottke - Ice Water (1974) {One Way Records S21-18458 rel 1996}

Leo Kottke - Ice Water (1974) {One Way Records S21-18458 rel 1996}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 250 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 90 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 60 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1974, 1996 Capitol Records / One Way Records / GEMA SP | S21-18458
Contemporary Folk / Finger-Picked Guitar / Progressive Folk / Jazz Blues / New Acoustic

This is a good record, though not the Leo Kottke album to start with, as it is not representative of his usual work – it's mostly a vocal record, and a very country-flavored record at that, with Kottke's baritone, reminiscent in some ways of Leonard Cohen (and even moving into what one might consider Jim Morrison territory), serving as the dominant instrument on six of the ten tracks. His flashy 12-string playing and Cal Hand's Dobro do come to the fore on "Tilt Billings and the Student Prince." Tom T. Hall and Ron Elliott of the Beau Brummels are among the songwriters represented. Among the intrumentals, "A Good Egg" is just the kind of light-fingered, light-textured virtuoso piece that one buys a Leo Kottke album expecting to find, and much of the rest shows off his talents in some unexpected directions. The sound on the One Way label CD reissue is first rate as well.

Wadada Leo Smith - Najwa (2017)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Dec. 15, 2017
Wadada Leo Smith - Najwa (2017)

Wadada Leo Smith - Najwa (2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 341.31 Mb | 56:13 | Cover
Avant-Garde Jazz, Fusion | Label: TUM Records - TUM CD 049

Trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith's introductory liner notes to Najwa begin with Muddy Waters, so we'll begin there, too. Wadada Leo Smith was born in 1941, in Leland, Mississippi, around the time Alan Lomax showed up down in Clarksdale, Miss., to record—among many others—McKinley Morganfield, aka Muddy Waters. The Lomax field recordings of Waters and his band became the album Down On Stovall's Plantation (Universe Records, 1966). It was an all acoustic affair. Then, shortly after these tunes were recorded, Waters moved to Chicago, discovered the advantages of the electric guitar and plugged in, and lined up a relationship with Chess Records that changed American music.
Ensemble Turicum - Pergolesi: Messa a 5 voci; Leo: Sinfonia "Il Demetrio"; Gallassi: Te Deum; Perez: Trio (2004)

Ensemble Turicum - Pergolesi: Messa a 5 voci; Leo: Sinfonia "Il Demetrio"; Gallassi: Te Deum; Perez: Trio (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 273 Mb | Total time: 57:44 | Scans included
Classical | Label: K617 | # K617159 | Recorded: 2003

The world has not yet fully discovered the riches of the impressive music libraries and archives of Portugal. They testify to the often complex trajectories followed all over Europe by a repertoire of splendid pieces, many of them showing the extent to which the Italian style had taken root in eighteenth-century Portugal. The superb mass by Pergolesi recorded here is a highly characteristic example. But the ensemble Turicum wanted to go even further in their exploration of this repertoire, accompanying the mass with performances of works by composers now totally (and unjustly) unknown, such as Antonio Gallassi and David Perez, not to mention Leonardo leo, acknowledged in his own time as a supreme master of sacred music.

Leo Kottke - Greenhouse (1972) {BGO Records BGOCD50 rel 1997}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Oct. 18, 2017
Leo Kottke - Greenhouse (1972) {BGO Records BGOCD50 rel 1997}

Leo Kottke - Greenhouse (1972) {BGO Records BGOCD50 rel 1997}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 190 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 87 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 16 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1972, 1997 Takoma / BGO Records | BGOCD50
Contemporary Folk / Finger-Picked Guitar / Progressive Folk / Jazz Blues / New Acoustic

A somewhat less ambitious record than Mudlark, from a recording standpoint, Greenhouse is a true solo record that offers several surprises. Over a third of it is made up of vocal numbers, including two that are absolutely superb. "Tiny Island" may be the best track here, a song by Al Gaylor, inspired by the death of Jimi Hendrix, that offer one of Kottke's best vocal performances of his whole career.
Augsburger Domsingknaben Chamber Choir, Reinhard Kammler - Hans Leo Hassler: Messen, Deutsche Madrigale (2009)

Augsburger Domsingknaben Chamber Choir, Reinhard Kammler - Hans Leo Hassler: Messen, Deutsche Madrigale (2009)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 57:19 | 284 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Ars Musici | Catalog: 232379

The Augsburger Domsingknaben, or boy singers of Augsburg Cathedral, have a claim to be the perfect group to interpret the music of the south German composer Hans Leo Hassler, a student of Andrea Gabrieli whose music straddles the Renaissance and Baroque eras. The young choristers come from the same area where the music originated, and, like some of the English cathedral choirs, they have a history going back to the middle of the last millennium (although not quite so continuous).