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.
Hank Mobley, Al Cohn, John Coltrane, Zoot Sims - Tenor Conclave (1956) [Analogue Productions Remastered 2014] Audio CD Layer

Hank Mobley, Al Cohn, John Coltrane, Zoot Sims - Tenor Conclave (1956)
The Prestige Mono Series, Remastered 2014, Audio CD Layer
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 231 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans included
Cool, Hard Bop, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Analogue Productions | # CPRJ 7074 SA | 00:44:01

These SACD jackets feature printed wraps mounted to chipboard shells, producing an authentic, "old school" look and feel. Some people call these "mini LP" jackets. This unusual meeting of four tenor saxophone players from different "schools" was part of the Prestige Friday afternoon jam session series but far from a typical outing. The giant forebears of Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, and Charlie Parker inform the backgrounds of the performers on this LP — Hank Mobley, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, and John Coltrane — and other influences such as Ben Webster, Dexter Gordon, and the Sonnys (Stitt and Rollins) show up, too, depending on which of the four protagonists you’re talking about.
Jimmy Raney, Jim Hall, Zoot Sims - Two Jims and Zoot (1964) [MFSL Remastered]

Jimmy Raney, Jim Hall, Zoot Sims - Two Jims and Zoot (1964) [MFSL Remastered]
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 184 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 95 Mb | Scans included
Bop, Cool, Guitar Jazz | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # MFCD 833 | 00:40:16

The slightly unusual date Two Jims and a Zoot features tenor saxophonist Zoot Sims interacting with two guitarists (Jimmy Raney and Jim Hall) while given subtle support by bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Osie Johnson. Although the eight selections (none of which caught on as standards) had all been written recently and sometimes display the influence of bossa nova, the quiet performances could pass for 1954 rather than 1964. The cool-toned improvisations and boppish playing have a timeless quality about them although for the time period aspects of this music already sounded a bit old-fashioned.
Zoot Sims with The Kenny Drew Trio - Zoot Sims in Copenhagen (1978)

Zoot Sims with The Kenny Drew Trio - Zoot Sims in Copenhagen (1978)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1995 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDCD 694 | ~ 430 or 181 Mb | Scans Included
Jazz, Bop, Cool Jazz

Formerly put out by Storyville, this audiophile CD reissue features the great Zoot Sims performing in a quartet with bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and two notable expatriates: pianist Kenny Drew and drummer Ed Thigpen…
Zoot Sims - New Beat Bossa Nova, Vol. 1 & 2 (2004) {Colpix Japan Mini LP TOCJ-9604}

Zoot Sims - New Beat Bossa Nova, Vol. 1 & 2 (2004) {Colpix Japan Mini LP TOCJ-9604}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 423 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 148 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 88 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1962, 2004 Colpix Records / Toshiba-EMI | TOCJ-9604 | Mini LP | 24bit remastering
Jazz / Latin Jazz / Bossa Nova / Cool / Saxophone

24bit digitally remastered reissue. Comes housed in a cardboard sleeve. This release compiles two wonderful LPs presenting Zoot Sims playing bossa nova songs, as well as jazz standards in a bossa nova mood arranged by Manny Albam and Al Cohn: New Beat Bossa Nova (Colpix SCP435), and its sequel, New Beat Bossa Nova Vol. 2 (Colpix SCP437). Recorded in 1962, these were among the first albums to combine bossa nova and jazz. Both LPs feature the outstanding guitarist Jim Hall as a soloist.

Arthur and Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by sasha82 at Feb. 7, 2017
Arthur and Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes

Arthur and Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes by Michael Sims
2017 | ISBN: 1632860392 | English | 256 pages | EPUB | 5 MB

Zoot Sims - Live At Falcon Lair (1956) {Pablo 2310977 rel 2004}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Jan. 27, 2017
Zoot Sims - Live At Falcon Lair (1956) {Pablo 2310977 rel 2004}

Zoot Sims - Live At Falcon Lair (1956) {Pablo 2310977 rel 2004}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 368 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 144 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 12 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1956, 2004 Pablo / Fantasy | 2310977
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Saxophone

Live at Falcon Lair has a more interesting back story than many older recordings that have been rescued for posterity, but even the story takes a backseat to the excellent music. Falcon Lair wasn't a club, but the home of Doris Duke (and once the home of Rudolph Valentino), whom pianist Joe Castro married in 1956. Castro developed his musical rep playing around L.A., sometimes in the company of bassist Leroy Vinnegar and drummer Ron Jefferson.

The Sims 4: City Living (2016)  Games

Posted by edi1967 at Dec. 23, 2016
The Sims 4: City Living  (2016)

The Sims 4: City Living (2016)
PC Game | Publisher: EA | Developer: EA | 18.5 GB
Languages: English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Korean
Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese
Genre: Simulation | Release Date: 04 November 2016

Do your Sims long to leave the suburbs behind? Fulfill their dreams in the diverse city of San Myshuno, where they can discover exciting neighborhoods, move into a new apartment, check out fun festivals and more. In The Sims™ 4 City Living your Sims can experience the joys and challenges of sharing close quarters with other Sims. Work your way up from a starter unit to a penthouse as your Sims launch new metropolitan careers.

Zoot Sims - Choice (1954, 1959) {Japan Mini LP TOCP-9422}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Aug. 1, 2016
Zoot Sims - Choice (1954, 1959) {Japan Mini LP TOCP-9422}

Zoot Sims - Choice (1954, 1959) {Japan Mini LP TOCP-9422}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 177 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 82 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 164 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1954, 1959, 2002 Pacific Jazz / Toshiba-EMI Japan | TOCP-9422 | Mini LP | 24bit remaster | Mono
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Saxophone

A few great slices of work by Zoot Sims – material recorded over a variety of sessions for Pacific Jazz – but all of it pretty darn great! Sims wasn't as much of a west coast hornman as some of the other leaders on Pacific Jazz – so the array of tracks makes for some surprising moments, both in Zoot's career, and for the label. Side one of the album has Zoot playing with a Gerry Mulligan ensemble on titles that include "I'll Remember April", "Red Door", and "Flamingo". Side two features Zoot playing instrumentals that were cut at the same time as an Annie Ross vocal session – with a group that includes Russ Freeman on piano, Jim Hall on guitar, and Mel Lewis on drums. Titles on that one are "You're Driving Me Crazy", "Brushes", and "Choice Blues".
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