Michael Sims

The Dead Witness: A Connoisseur's Collection of Victorian Detective Stories by Michael Sims

The Dead Witness: A Connoisseur's Collection of Victorian Detective Stories by Michael Sims
Walker & Co | 2011 | ISBN: 0802779182 | 608 pages | EPUB | 4 MB

Gathering the finest adventures among private and police detectives from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries-including a wide range of overlooked gems-Michael Sims showcases the writers who ever since have inspired the field of detective fiction. From luminaries Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, Bret Harte, Wilkie Collins, and Arthur Conan Doyle to the forgotten author who helped inspire Edgar Allan Poe's "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" to a surprising range of talented female authors and detectives, The Dead Witness offers mystery surprises from every direction.
Zoot Sims - New Beat Bossa Nova, Vol 2 (1962) {2017 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29227}

Zoot Sims - New Beat Bossa Nova, Vol 2 (1962) {2017 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29227}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 238 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 76 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 80 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1962, 2017 Colpix Records / Parlophone / Warner Music Japan | WPCR-29227 / LP Colpix CP437
Jazz / Latin Jazz / Bossa Nova / Cool / Bop / Saxophone

Reissue with SHM-CD format and the latest 24bit remastering. Comes with a mini-description. An overlooked chapter in American bossa jazz of the 60s – recordings that weren't nearly as well-circulated as the Stan Getz bossa nova albums on Verve, but which have an equally special sort of sparkle! The arrangements here are by Manny Albam and Al Cohn – who both bring an earlier sense of large jazz charts into play with the tighter rhythms of the bossa – at a level that makes things explode nicely with a sense of color, while still keeping the groove light overall!
Zoot Sims Et Henri Renaud - Jazz In Paris [Recorded 1952-1956] (2000) (Repost)

Zoot Sims Et Henri Renaud - Jazz In Paris [Recorded 1952-1956] (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 327 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 144 MB | Covers - 46 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (013 037-2)

Zoot and trumpeter Jon Eardley were in Paris in 1956 as part of the Gerry Mulligan Sextet which performed at the Olympia. They took time off to record on their own in the studios. Tracks 1-4 released on French 10 inch LP were actually a rehearsal with the Henri Renaud trio which was deemed good enough to release. The rest of this Jazz In Paris CD features a Live set by the Henri Renaud ensemble complete with vibes and guitar dwarfing the saxes, and a loud but not unruly audience.
Al Cohn & Zoot Sims - From A to Z and Beyond (1956) {RCA-Jazz Heritage 512983L rel 1991}

Al Cohn & Zoot Sims - From A to Z and Beyond (1956) {RCA-Jazz Heritage 512983L rel 1991}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 361 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 132 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 10 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1956, 1991 RCA / Bluebird / Jazz Heritage | 512983L
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Saxophone

The very complementary tenors Al Cohn and Zoot Sims (whose similar styles often made them sound almost identical) teamed up many times through the years; this reissue brings back their first joint recording. Joined by either Dave McKenna or Hank Jones on piano, bassist Milt Hinton, drummer Osie Johnson, and (on some selections) the forgotten trumpeter Dick Sherman, Al and Zoot avoid obvious material ("Somebody Loves Me" and "East of the Sun" are the only standards) in favor of swinging "modern" originals by Cohn, Sherman, Osie Johnson, Ralph Burns, Manny Albam, Ernie Wilkins, and Milty Gold. Zoot contributed "Tenor for Two Please, Jack," his answer to the song "Dinner for One Please, James." [Some releases add four alternate takes to the original 12-song program, giving one a good example of the occasional Cohn-Sims musical partnership.]
Hank Mobley, Al Cohn, John Coltrane, Zoot Sims - Tenor Conclave (1956/2016) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

Hank Mobley, Al Cohn, John Coltrane, Zoot Sims - Tenor Conclave (1956/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 43:52 minutes | 1,07 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Recorded in 1956, "Tenor Conclave" lives up to its name, bringing together the mighty tenor saxes of John Coltrane, Hank Mobley, Al Cohn and Zoot Sims. All four play on all four tunes, backed by an equally impressive rhythm section of pianist Red Garland, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Art Taylor. This album would be re-released under Coltrane's name in 1962.
Sonny Stitt & Zoot Sims - Inter-Action (1965) {2011 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9745}

Sonny Stitt & Zoot Sims - Inter-Action (1965) {2011 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9745}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 217 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 83 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 12 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1965, 2011 Cadet / Verve / Universal Japan | UCCU-9745
Jazz / Bop / Saxophone

Inter-Action is an album by saxophonists Sonny Stitt and Zoot Sims recorded in Chicago in 1965 and released on the Cadet label. The Sims-Stitt collaboration is of particular interest as are Sims's rare alto solos on his own date. Worth searching for. Just what you'd expect with this front-line pair. Nice session.

The Sims 4: My First Pet Stuff (2018)  Games

Posted by edi1967 at March 19, 2018
The Sims 4: My First Pet Stuff (2018)

The Sims 4: My First Pet Stuff (2018)
PC Game | Publisher: The Sims Studio | Developer: EA | 25.3 GB
Languages: English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Korean
Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese
Genre: Simulation | Release Date: 13 March 2018

Enjoy the power to create and control people in a virtual world where there are no rules. Express your creativity as you customize your Sims’ distinct appearances and unique personalities. Choose their fashions, select their hairstyles, and give them life aspirations. Effortlessly build your Sims the perfect homes with the all-new room-based Build Mode, choosing your favorite designs and décor.
Zoot Sims Quintet - Zoot! (1956) {Riverside OJCCD-228-2 rel 1992}

Zoot Sims Quintet - Zoot! (1956) {Riverside OJCCD-228-2 rel 1992}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 182 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 96 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 19 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1956, 1992 Riverside / Fantasy | OJCCD-228-2
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Saxophone

Simple and elegant genius from Zoot Sims – an overlooked quartet session recorded with George Handy on piano, Wilbur Ware on bass, and Osie Johnson on drums. Handy was the famous arranger for the Boyd Rayburn group in the 40s, and here he arranges the whole set – and also contributes a number of original tunes – making for a very fresh session that gets Zoot far past the usual bag of well-worn standards. And with Ware on bass, there's an extra depth to the set in the rhythm department that opens things up nicely – not dramatically, but enough to allow for some more emphatic playing on the part of Sims!
The Story of Charlotte's Web: E. B. White's Eccentric Life in Nature and the Birth of an American Classic (Repost)

The Story of Charlotte's Web: E. B. White's Eccentric Life in Nature and the Birth of an American Classic By Michael Sims
2011 | 307 Pages | ISBN: 0802777546 | EPUB | 2 MB
Emma Johnson, Michael Thompson & Philip Gibbon - Emma Johnson & Friends (2016)

Emma Johnson, Michael Thompson & Philip Gibbon - Emma Johnson & Friends
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 74:32 min | 310 MB
Label: SOMM Recordings | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2016

Since winning, at the age of seventeen, the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition and the Young Artists Auditions in New York, clarinettist Emma Johnson has been one of the UK's biggest selling classical artists. Since her first recording of the Mozart Concerto when she was 18, she has sold almost half a million discs worldwide.