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.
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

Monica Sims - German Playmate November 2017 (part 1)  Girls

Posted by nrg at Oct. 10, 2017
Monica Sims - German Playmate November 2017 (part 1)

Monica Sims - German Playmate November 2017 (part 1)
9 jpg | up to 2500*1729 | 10.86 MB
American model

Michael Shipway - Spirit of Adventure (1995)  Music

Posted by gribovar at April 26, 2018
Michael Shipway - Spirit of Adventure (1995)

Michael Shipway - Spirit of Adventure (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 453 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 170 MB | Covers - 68 MB
Genre: Electronic, New Age | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Surreal To Real (Real 089)

Admired by many for his very unique style and sense of adventure, this album is aptly titled. The cover evokes a real pioneering spirit and not for the first time the sleevenotes provide interesting and thought provoking reading. Electronic voice samples initially hint at a shift into Synthetik dance territory, however unmistakable Shipway refrains soon take center stage and accompanied by characteristic chant samples and flutey synth the opening title track does not disappoint…

Michael Lowy, Robert Sayre - Rivolta e malinconia. Il romanticismo contro la modernità  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Karabas91 at April 26, 2018
Michael Lowy, Robert Sayre - Rivolta e malinconia. Il romanticismo contro la modernità

Michael Lowy, Robert Sayre - Rivolta e malinconia. Il romanticismo contro la modernità
Italian | 2017 | 347 pages | ISBN: 8854514020 | EPUB | 0,4 MB

Rivoluzionario e controrivoluzionario, individualista e comunitario, cosmopolita e nazionalista, realista e fantastico, retrogrado e utopista, ribelle e malinconico, democratico e aristocratico: il romanticismo sembra davvero un enigma indecifrabile che sfugge a ogni possibile definizione. A tal punto che un noto critico americano non ha esitato a invitare i critici letterari a sbarazzarsi di un termine che dà adito a un così gran numero di irritanti contraddizioni. L'invito, però, è caduto nel vuoto. Anzi, a parere della maggior parte degli studiosi, il fatto che da secoli si parli di romanticismo deve corrispondere a una qualche realtà. Il problema sorge, tuttavia, quando si tratta di cogliere questa realtà, di indicare la fonte che alimenta il romanticismo e lo fa dilagare in ogni direzione. E «l'occasionalismo soggettivo» di cui parla Cari Schmitt, l'abbandono a un lirismo caratterizzato da un'assoluta «deficienza morale»?