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John Adams - Earbox: A Ten-CD Retrospective (1999) 10 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

John Adams - Earbox: A Ten-CD Retrospective (1999) 10 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.98 Gb | Scans ~ 80 Mb | Time: 10:59:43
Classical, Contemporary, Minimilism | Label: Nonesuch | # 79453-2

On October 19, 1999, Nonesuch Records released The John Adams Earbox, a 10-CD box set retrospective, representing nearly all of John Adams’s recorded output for the label. The set includes all of the composer’s major works with which Adams has redefined contemporary classical music over the previous two decades. All recordings on The John Adams Earbox were supervised by the composer, and many were conducted or performed by Adams as well. All but four works on the Earbox were originally released on Nonesuch as first recordings. The John Adams Earbox includes examples from every phase of Adams’s career, from his earliest orchestral pieces such as Grand Pianola Music (1982), Harmonielehre (1985), and Harmonium (1980), to the widely hailed operas Nixon in China (1985-86) and The Death of Klinghoffer (1990-91), to works of this decade including Chamber Symphony (1992), Violin Concerto (1993), John’s Book of Alleged Dances (written for Kronos Quartet in 1994), Gnarly Buttons (1995) and the 1995 stagework I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw The Sky.
Doric String Quartet, RSNO, Peter Oundjian - John Adams: Naive and Sentimental Music; Absolute Jest (2018)

John Adams: Naive and Sentimental Music; Absolute Jest (2018)
Doric String Quartet; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Peter Oundjian, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 322 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHSA5199 | Time: 01:11:23

As part of his final year as Music Director and following a two-season celebration of the Orchestra’s 125th anniversary, Peter Oundjian and the RSNO here present their second recording of music by John Adams, with the exceptional participation of the Doric String Quartet. Written for a large orchestra including six percussionists, keyboard sampler, and amplified steel-string guitar, Naive and Sentimental Music is a sweepingly symphonic masterpiece, full of contrasts and clashes. It reflects the dichotomy between ‘naive’ and ‘sentimental’ poetry as analysed by Friedrich Schiller in his 1795 essay Über naive und sentimentalische Dichtung, as well as the ‘bipolar’ musical life of Esa-Pekka Salonen, the dedicatee of this piece, who conducted the first performance with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 1999. Absolute Jest is a large-scale scherzo for amplified string quartet and orchestra, heavily inspired by the music of Beethoven, which Adams has always deeply admired. The quartet of soloists, a late addition to the score, emphasises the echoes of Beethoven’s music (mainly his string quartets) and facilitates a ‘hyperspace rate’ of virtuosity, which the Doric String Quartet here perfectly demonstrates.

Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara - Soul Science (2007)  Music

Posted by aasana at Aug. 5, 2018
Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara - Soul Science (2007)

Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara - Soul Science (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+.log+.m3u8) & artwork | 45:08 min | 367 MB
World, Ethnic, Blues, Fusion, African | Label: Wayward Records

In Gambian singer and multi-instrumentalist Juldeh Camara, guitarist Justin Adams (who also plays in Robert Plant's band) has found an ideal foil for his African blues sound.
Bruce Brubaker - Inner Cities: Music for Piano by John Adams and Alvin Curran (2003) [Re-Up]

Bruce Brubaker - Inner Cities: Music for Piano by John Adams and Alvin Curran (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 279 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 214 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary, Minimalism | Label: Arabesque | # Z6776 | Time: 01:19:06

Bruce Brubaker artistic skill and understanding of this music is beyond reproach and will thrill any fan of the collected composers work on this CD. The sound quality is outstanding as well. Bruce Brubaker has recorded two CDs on the Arabesque label in a continuing series exploring modern American piano music. The most recent, Inner Cities, was released in September 2003, and includes Brubaker's transcription of Pat Nixon's aria from Adams's opera, Nixon in China. The previous CD, Glass Cage , with pieces by Glass and Cage, was named one of the ten best releases of 2000 by The New Yorker magazine.

Justin Adams - Ribbons (2017)  Music

Posted by aasana at Aug. 5, 2018
Justin Adams - Ribbons (2017)

Justin Adams - Ribbons (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+.log+.m3u8) & artwork | 40:12 min | 198 MB
Electronic, Folk, Ambient, World, Arab and African | Label: Wayward Records

It has been 16 years since the guitarist and producer released his last solo album, but he can hardly be accused of slacking. A member of Robert Plant’s current band, he has revealed his fascination with Arab and African cultures in an extensive series of collaborations with artists ranging from to , while exploring African-Celtic fusion with Sharon Shannon.
Alarm Will Sound, Alan Pierson - Meet The Composer: Splitting John Adams (2017)

Meet The Composer: Splitting Adams (2017)
Alarm Will Sound; Alan Pierson (narrator & conductor)
Nadia Sirota (narrator), John Adams (narrator), Walter Frisch (narrator)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 356 Mb | Scans included | 01:16:27
Classical, Contemporary | Label: Cantaloupe | # CA21128

Conceived and realized in partnership with Q2 Music’s Peabody award-winning podcast Meet the Composer, Splitting Adams is Alarm Will Sound’s tribute to American composer John Adams, and in particular to his works Chamber Symphony (1992) and Son of Chamber Symphony (2007). Presented with commentary tracks from MTC’s host Nadia Sirota, Alarm Will Sound’s artistic director Alan Pierson, and the composer himself, the podcast-plus-performance conveys a rare sense of interaction for the listener; not only does the music, rendered in all its lush detail by the 17 musicians in AWS, capture and connect the long trajectory between the two works, but the commentary also shines a revealing light on the story behind the music.
Donald Byrd & Pepper Adams - The Complete Blue Note Studio Sessions (2000) {4CD Box Set Mosaic MD4-194 rec 1959-1967}

Donald Byrd & Pepper Adams - The Complete Blue Note Studio Sessions (2000) {4CD Box Set Mosaic MD4-194 rec 1959-1967}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks0+CUE+LOG -> 1.74 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 597 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 93 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1959-67, 2000 Mosaic Records / Blue Note / EMI-Capitol | MD4-194
Jazz / Hard Bop / Trumpet / Saxophone

Centered around the Byrd/Adams Blue Note dates Byrd in Hand, Chant, Royal Flush, The Cat Walk, and Off to the Races, Mosaic's Complete Blue Note Donald Byrd/Pepper Adams Studio Sessions finds the Detroit natives at the top of their game during 1959-1962. Writing and performing some of the most original and tight hard bop around, Byrd and Adams led a variety of combos that featured the likes of Herbie Hancock (his first session), Wynton Kelly, Duke Pearson (who also contributed material), Charlie Rouse, Sam Jones, and Billy Higgins. From distinct covers ("Lover Come Back to Me") to seamlessly complex originals ("Bronze Dance"), Byrd's pure-toned trumpet and Adams' angular baritone unexpectedly make a perfect match. And beyond a wealth of sides that prove the point, the collection also features – in typically thorough and classy Mosaic fashion – some stunning session photos by Blue Note lensman Francis Wolff and an extensive essay by Bob Blumenthal. A hard bop experience of the highest order.

John Adams, Slavery, and Race  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Underaglassmoon at Feb. 28, 2018
John Adams, Slavery, and Race

John Adams, Slavery, and Race: Ideas, Politics, and Diplomacy in an Age of Crisis
Praeger | English | 2018 | ISBN-10: 1440859507 | 278 pages | PDF | 17.46 mb

by Arthur Scherr (Author)

Pepper Adams - Encounter! (1968) {Prestige OJCCD-892-2 rel 1996}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Feb. 23, 2018
Pepper Adams - Encounter! (1968) {Prestige OJCCD-892-2 rel 1996}

Pepper Adams - Encounter! (1968) {Prestige OJCCD-892-2 rel 1996}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 286 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 105 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 8 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1968, 1996 Prestige / Fantasy | OJCCD-892-2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Baritonist Pepper Adams and tenor saxophonist Zoot Sims (who rarely performed together) make a surprisingly compatible team on this CD reissue of a 1968 Prestige session. With pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Elvin Jones forming a fairly adventurous rhythm section, Pepper and Sims sound inspired on material that includes obscurities by Flanagan, Thad Jones and Adams in addition to the Ellington-Strayhorn ballad "Star-Crossed Lovers" and a pair of Joe Henderson songs. The setting is more advanced than usual for Sims, who rises to the challenge.

Oleta Adams - Circle Of One (1990) {Phonogram}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Aug. 21, 2018
Oleta Adams - Circle Of One (1990) {Phonogram}

Oleta Adams - Circle Of One (1990) {Phonogram}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 400dpi | 287MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 134MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: R&B, Smooth Jazz

Circle of One is the third album by the American vocalist, pianist and songwriter Oleta Adams and was released in 1990. Circle of One was Adams' first album to receive wide distribution; her two earlier albums (an untitled album in 1982 and Going on Record in 1983) were self-financed and only received local distribution.