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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.
Rinaldo Alessandrini, Fabio Biondi - Pergolesi, A.Scarlatti, Leo: Stabat Mater, Salve Regina, Messa di S. Emidio (2010)

Rinaldo Alessandrini, Fabio Biondi - Pergolesi: Stabat Mater, Salve Regina, Messa di S. Emidio; A.Scarlatti: Stabat Mater, Messa per il Santissimo Natale; Leo: Salve Regina (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 884 Mb | Total time: 79:39+58:39+58:00 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | # OP 30507 | Recorded: 1995, 1998, 2008

The legendary Italian composer Giovanni Battista Pergolesi was born 300 years ago, in 1710. To mark the anniversary, Naïve re-issues three renowned recordings to feature his choral music, in a specially-priced box set, headed by the Gramophone award-winning version of his Stabat Mater by Rinaldo Alessandrini and Concerto Italiano, considered one of the best ever recorded…
Also featured in the bargain “3 for the price of 1” set are other short pieces by Pergolesi, plus more by Alessandro Scarlatti and Leonardo Leo.
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.

Leo Sidran - Cool School (The Music of Michael Franks) (2018)  Music

Posted by Domestos at May 19, 2018
Leo Sidran - Cool School (The Music of Michael Franks) (2018)

Leo Sidran - Cool School (The Music of Michael Franks) (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 314.24 Mb | 49:48 | Cover
Vocal Jazz, Jazz-Pop | Country: USA | Label: Bonsaï Music

In the song “The Cool School,” Michael Franks asks, “Am I dinosaur? Yeah you bet. I grew up listening to Mose and Chet […] me I attended the Cool School.” In a few short lines he describes what many jazz fans today are feeling: he’s an insider, his influences are hip and classic, a member of a small club, the kind of club that is both impossible to join and to which everyone can belong.

Leo Rojas - Leo Rojas (2017)  Music

Posted by popsakov at March 24, 2018
Leo Rojas - Leo Rojas (2017)

Leo Rojas - Leo Rojas (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 321 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 120 Mb
Full Scans (PNG, 400 dpi) ~ 164 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
New Age, World, Folk, Dance | Telamo Musik #405380431110

Pan flutist Leo Rojas (full name: Juan Leonardo Santillia Rojas) was born in Ecuador in 1984 and is best known for winning the 2011 season of the German casting show Das Supertalent. Rojas moved to Spain in 2000 and then to Germany, living in Berlin with his Polish wife; he often performed as a street musician until a passer-by informed him about the casting show. He became a contestant in the show's fifth season, succeeding to the semi-finals with his rendition of "El Condór Pasa" (best known in a 1970 version by Simon & Garfunkel) and then winning the show with a cover of "Einsamer Hirte," a hit song written by James Last and performed by Gheorghe Zamfir in 1977. Rojas' version of "Einsamer Hirte" was released as a single shortly after the show's finale (reaching number 48 on the singles charts), followed by his first full-length album, Spirit of the Hawk.
Carolyn Hume and Katja Cruz - Light And Shade (2011) {Leo Records}

Carolyn Hume and Katja Cruz - Light And Shade (2011) {Leo Records}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 166MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 136MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Free Improvisation

While nothing is predictable or certain about improvisation, when the piano magician Carolyn Hume meets the vocal wonder Katja Cruz there is one thing we can be sure about. They will create a haunting, hypnotising, mesmerising atmosphere full of suspense and ghostly images that will linger in your memory forever. This is both the magic and mystery of making music. Carolyn Hume's previous four Leo-albums with the drummer Paul May created a user friendly variant of free jazz that was both tuneful and fashionable. Similarly, these ten, mostly improvised solo piano pieces prove impeccably ambient and easy on the ear, even when the notes are discordant,they make very attractive patterns as they fall.