Nina Garcia

Jerry Garcia & David Grisman - Garcia / Grisman (1991) [MFSL Remastered 2014, Audio CD layer] Re-Up

Jerry Garcia & David Grisman - Garcia / Grisman (1991) [MFSL Remastered 2014]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 308 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Scans included | 00:58:28
Bluegrass, Folk, Country-Rock | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2140

This Grammy-nominated disc heralds the origins of the highly acclaimed acoustic duo of Jerry Garcia (guitar/vocals) and David "Dawg" Grisman (mandolin). They had been chums for years by the time they began their direct partnership in earnest on December 7, 1990, with a nine-song set at the Sweetwater in Mill Valley, CA. Over half of that material would be reworked the following spring – for inclusion on this disc – at Grisman's newly appointed, plush, and well-lit Dawg Studios. Along with David Grisman Quintet members Jim Kerwin (bass) and Joe Craven (percussion/fiddle), Garcia and Grisman revive a few familiar tunes covering every dimension of popular music, ranging from the blues ("The Thrill Is Gone") to folk-rock ("Friend of the Devil"), as well as pop music standards such as Irving Berlin's "Russian Lullaby" – which Garcia had previously covered on his 1974 Garcia (Compliments) album – and Hoagy Carmichael's "Rockin' Chair." They also examined the origins of authentic traditional folk ("Walkin' Boss"/"Two Soldiers").
Noah Preminger, Masa Kamaguchi & Rob Garcia - Background Music (2013)

Noah Preminger, Masa Kamaguchi & Rob Garcia - Background Music (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 363 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 150 Mb | Scans included
Post-Bop, Free Jazz | Label: Fresh Sound New Talent | # FSNT 430 | Time: 00:58:48

A European recording date for Brooklyn-based Preminger, hailed across the pond as a distinctive tenor stylist with a gift for composition. Joined by the sensitive accompaniment of both fellow Brooklynite Garcia and Barcelona resident Kamaguchi, Preminger tackles a varied set of tunes. Theres a sweet (but never cloying) version of Try A Little Tenderness and a minimal Moonlight In Vermont (with a nicely understated drum solo). They step out a little further to pleasing effect on Ornettes Law Years and Monks Four In One and on the one original, Garcias Prairie Dance, but this disc never loses sight of lyricism and melody. Which is undoubtedly why Preminger is receiving such praise his playing is cool (the title track is a Warne Marsh tune), inventive, unexpected but never jarring or dissonant. In a world where innovative and edgy often means grating in a new way, Preminger is a rising star for those who like a little sugar in their coffee.

Nina Simone - The Diva Series [Recorded 1964-1966] (2003)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Oct. 8, 2018
Nina Simone - The Diva Series [Recorded 1964-1966] (2003)

Nina Simone - The Diva Series [Recorded 1964-1966] (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 338 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 138 MB | Covers - 179 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (314 589 653-2)

Nina Simone spent time recording with Verve or the associated Philips during the mid-'60s, so her entry in the label's 2003 The Diva Series focuses on that period, when she had an R&B hit with "I Put a Spell on You" and recorded many live albums. Though it is much longer than Verve's previous attempts, it certainly doesn't qualify as a solid compilation of Simone's career. A few career-defining songs like "I Loves You, Porgy" are presented in live versions which, fine as they are, don't rate with the studio recordings. For what it is, The Diva Series is a solid label wrap-up, including rarer material like "Wild Is the Wind" as well as a few classics like "Mississippi Goddam" and "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood."
Nina Simone - My Baby Just Cares For Me [Recorded 1964-1987] (2007)

Nina Simone - My Baby Just Cares For Me [Recorded 1964-1987] (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 304 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 124 MB | Covers (3 MB) included
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (06024 9849775)

The Jazz Club series is an attractive addition to the Verve catalogue. With it's modern design and popular choice of repertoire, the Jazz Club is not only opened for Jazz fans, but for everyone that loves good music.
Nina Simone was one of the most gifted vocalists of her generation, and also one of the most eclectic. Simone was a singer, pianist, and songwriter who bent genres to her will rather than allowing herself to be confined by their boundaries; her work swung back and forth between jazz, blues, soul, classical, R&B, pop, gospel, and world music, with passion, emotional honesty, and a strong grasp of technique as the constants of her musical career.

Pipon Garcia Trio - Back to the Future (2018)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Oct. 2, 2018
Pipon Garcia Trio - Back to the Future (2018)

Pipon Garcia Trio - Back to the Future (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 289 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 118 Mb | 00:50:58
Nu Jazz, World, Hip-Hop | Label: Metiola Productions

Pioneer of jazz and electronic music, the virtuoso drummer Philippe Pipon Garcia (Truffaz, Don Cherry, Cosmic Connections, Paolo Fesu …) offers us a new musical journey between timeless swing and resolutely avant-garde arrangements tinged with electronics. For this new album Back to the Future, Pipon Garcia is surrounded by bass player Thibaud Soulas and performer Sir Jean whose legendary flow has marked the main groups of dub and afro-electro of the last twenty years, Meï Teï Shô to the Grass People, from Ezekiel to Zenzile via Brain Damage.
Nina Simone - In Concert & I Put A Spell On You (1964-1965) [Reissue 1990]

Nina Simone - In Concert & I Put A Spell On You (1964-1965) [Reissue 1990]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 368 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 177 MB | Covers (12 MB) included
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mercury (846 543-2)

Nina Simone was ignited by the civil rights movement, and her fed-up tirade "Mississippi Goddam" ("And I mean every word of it!" she testified before a New York crowd) surfaces on In Concert, an arresting 1964 album that also includes a stunningly theatrical version of Weil-Brecht-Blitzstein's "Pirate Jenny." The second portion of this two-fer presents the folk-jazz-soul diva backed by an orchestra. Not all of it works (less is almost always more where Simone arrangements are concerned, and Hal Mooney's are, often as not, too lush or too clamorous), but her dynamic version of "I Put a Spell on You" and the pensiveness she brings to Jacques Brel's "Ne Me Quitte Pas" display the singer's versatility. With the inspired live set that anchors this collection, that's enough.

Nina Simone - The Colpix Singles (2CD) (2018)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Sept. 10, 2018
Nina Simone - The Colpix Singles (2CD) (2018)

Nina Simone - The Colpix Singles (2CD) (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 160.99 Mb + 137.22 Mb | 1:18:12 | Covers
Vocal Jazz | Label: Stateside/Parlophone - 0190295735869

When Nina Simone released her first recordings for Bethlehem Records in 1958, she sounded strikingly accomplished both as a singer and a pianist, displaying the skill and the inspiration of a seasoned veteran. However, her Bethlehem sides only captured one aspect of her musical personality, and as even the most cursory examination of Simone's career makes clear, she was an artist who stubbornly refused to be pigeonholed. After Simone learned her first lesson about the vagaries of the music business when her deal with Bethlehem went sour, she signed with the Colpix label, where she recorded from 1959 to 1964, a time when jazz artists still made occasional appearances on the pop charts.

Nina Simone - Broadway-Blues-Ballads (1964) [Reissue 2006]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Sept. 6, 2018
Nina Simone - Broadway-Blues-Ballads (1964) [Reissue 2006]

Nina Simone - Broadway-Blues-Ballads (1964) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 216 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 96 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (0602498886953)

There's a lot more Broadway and a lot more ballads than blues on this, which ranks as one of Simone's weaker mid-'60s albums. Almost half the record features Broadway tunes on the order of Cole Porter and Rodgers & Hammerstein; most of the rest was composed by Bennie Benjamin, author of her first-rate "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," which the Animals covered for a hit shortly afterwards (and which leads off this record). The other Benjamin tunes are modified uptown soul with string arrangements and backup vocals in the vein of "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," but aren't in the same league, although "How Can I?" is an engaging cha-cha. Besides "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," the album is most notable for the great "SeeLine Woman," a percolating call-and-response number that ranks as one of her best tracks.
Nina Zwick - German Playmate of the Month for August 2018 (video 2)

Nina Zwick - German Playmate August 2018 (video 2)
MP4 | 1920*1080 | AVC@10Mbps | AAC@317Kbps | 2m | 248 MB
German model

VA - Nina Revisited: A Tribute to Nina Simone (2015)  Music

Posted by delpotro at July 17, 2018
VA - Nina Revisited: A Tribute to Nina Simone (2015)

VA - Nina Revisited: A Tribute to Nina Simone (2015)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 471 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 175 Mb | 01:15:47
R'n'B, Soul, Funk | Label: Revive Music

Nina Revisited… A Tribute to Nina Simone, which arrives at a time of renewed interested in the pianist and singer's life and art, was co-executive produced by Ms. Lauryn Hill and features interpretations by Hill along with Usher, Mary J. Blige, Common, and others.