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Allison Miller & Carmen Staaf - Science Fair (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Allison Miller & Carmen Staaf - Science Fair (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 55:09 minutes | 562 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Scientists spend long hours investigating their passions, delving into the complex details of their research in pursuit of new knowledge. In a science fair, they demonstrate their findings, making them accessible and even fun. As a combustion reaction generates heat and light, a similar reaction happens between sound and movement. With the wonder of kids making a baking soda volcano, drummer Allison Miller and pianist Carmen Staaf combine bold musical concepts, tremendous collaborators, and a passion to challenge and explore into an eruption of energy on their fantastic new recording, Science Fair.

Ben Sidran - I Lead A Life (1972) Japanese Reissue 2007  Music

Posted by Designol at April 18, 2019
Ben Sidran - I Lead A Life (1972) Japanese Reissue 2007

Ben Sidran - I Lead A Life (1972) Japanese Reissue 2007
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 323 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Soul-Jazz | Label: Geffen/Universal | # UICY-6937 | Time: 00:43:57

Ben Sidran first came to public attention as a sideman on one of the early Steve Miller Band albums in the late Sixties. His keyboard stylings and flare suggested a background in jazz/rock fusion. His debut album, "Feel Your Groove" (also available on a Japanese Import CD) included a wealth of celebrated English and American talent including drummer Charlie Watts, but still did not deliver fully what Ben Sidran seemed to promise. This, his second album, was recorded after he resettled in Madison, Wisconsin (a.k.a. "Mad-City," then the Berkeley of the Midwest)and it showcased Ben Sidran's writing and performing in great form. It is quintessential Sidran, with stylings reminiscent but not imitative of his idol Mose Allison, and tunes that have held up extraordinarily well over the past three decades. This was Ben Sidran's true break-through LP, although best known to a relatively small group of FM alternative radio fanatics.

Patrick Cornelius - This Should Be Fun (2019)  Music

Posted by Domestos at April 13, 2019
Patrick Cornelius - This Should Be Fun (2019)

Patrick Cornelius - This Should Be Fun (2019)
MP3 CBR 320kbps ~ 134.36 Mb | 00:57:35 | Cover
Jazz | Label: Posi-Tone Records

Alto Saxophonist Patrick Cornelius steps back onto the roster with his latest release This Should Be Fun. It's no joke when Cornelius stands up and delivers a compelling program with the serviceable assistance of pianist John Escreet, bassist Ben Allison and drummer Mark Ferber in the rhythm section. For added excitement, trombonist Nick Vayenas steps into the front line for a few numbers and Cornelius reaches back and pushes the intensity even further, truly demonstrating his astonishing command of his instrument. Critical listeners will certainly enjoy this amazing collection of compositions and arrangements while Cornelius entertains us and succeeds in reinforcing that he is a saxophonist to keep our ears on in the years to come. From the opening salvo to the final crescendo, This Should Be Fun engages the audience and is sure to delight fans of straight forward jazz everywhere.

Michael Blake - Drift (2000)  Music

Posted by Domestos at June 23, 2019
Michael Blake - Drift (2000)

Michael Blake - Drift (2000)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 338.55 Mb | 58:20 | Covers
Modern Creative, Post-Bop | Label: Intuition Records - INT 3213 2

Saxophonist Michael Blake makes raw and playful yet elegant music. He has no allegiance to "jazz" per se, although there are pronounced elements of Ellington and Mingus on some of these tracks. Blake's home is clearly the avant-garde, but he freely borrows from rock, Afro-beat, and sounds from the American heartland (the rural scenery on the cover is fitting). Tony Scherr's dry electric guitar is one of the central sonic elements, as is the interplay between Blake and his fellow saxophonists Briggan Krauss and Peck Allmond. Frank Kimbrough plays Rhodes – a rarity – on the opening title track, and Marcus Rojas' tuba seems to emulate a turntable on the rambunctious "Teo Walks," a track on which slide trumpeter Steven Bernstein also appears.

Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957)  Video

Posted by Without at May 25, 2019
Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957)

Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957)
BRRip | AVI | 1 h 46 min | 1.34 GB | 720x306 | XviD@1599 kb/s | English MP3@192 kb/s, 1 ch
BDRip 1080p | MKV | 1 h 46 min | 9.84 GB | 1920x816 | AVC@12.5 Mb/s | English DTS@768 kb/s, 1 ch
Subs: English
Genre: Adventure | Drama | War

During World War II, an American marine and an Irish nun form an unlikely friendship after being stranded on a South Pacific island. They find comfort in one another as the two hope for a rescue.

Luther Allison - Love Me Mama (1969) Expanded Reissue 1996  Music

Posted by Designol at May 21, 2019
Luther Allison - Love Me Mama (1969) Expanded Reissue 1996

Luther Allison - Love Me Mama (1969) Expanded Reissue 1996
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 369 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 169 Mb | Scans included
Chicago Blues, Modern Electric Blues | Label: Delmark | # DE-625 | Time: 01:00:45

Luther Allison seemed to be on a roll when he died in 1998. He was back home after many years in Europe, and was winning awards and making a good living. This, his debut album, was cut in 1969 when he was 30 years old. He sang as if barely able to keep a lid on his emotion, and the elegance and precision of his guitar playing belied the fact that he had only been playing the instrument for a few years. If this debut can be faulted it's only in that it relies too heavily on overfamiliar standards like "Little Red Rooster," "Five Long Years," "Dust My Broom," "Sky Is Crying," and "Every Night About This Time." The CD reissue has been expanded with alternate takes and bonus cuts.

Luther Allison - Soul Fixin' Man (1994)  Music

Posted by Designol at June 12, 2019
Luther Allison - Soul Fixin' Man (1994)

Luther Allison - Soul Fixin' Man (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 357 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb | Scans included
Chicago Blues, Modern Electric Blues | Label: Alligator | # ALCD 4820 | Time: 00:53:57

Soul Fixin' Man was blues guitarist/vocalist Luther Allison's first American recording in nearly 20 years. However, his domestic inactivity was not because Allison had stopped playing music. Far from it, since he was based in Paris and worked constantly on the European continent. A powerful player whose intensity on this set sometimes borders on rock (although remaining quite grounded in blues), Luther Allison (who contributed eight of the dozen songs) displays the large amount of musical growth he had experienced since the mid-'70s. Joined by his quintet, the Memphis Horns, and (on "Freedom") a choir, Allison is heard throughout in top form.
Doric String Quartet, Allison Bell - Brett Dean: Epitaphs; String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 (2015)

Brett Dean - Epitaphs; String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 (2015)
Doric String Quartet; Allison Bell, soprano; Brett Dean, viola

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 234 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Contemporary | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10873 | Time: 01:01:50

Brett Dean is not shy about revealing what his music is ‘about’. Whether inspired by certain individuals (as in Epitaphs), or by an ecological or human disaster (as in his String Quartet No. 1, on the now all too topical plight of refugees), Dean’s works are usually – perhaps invariably – driven by extra-musical narratives. Rather than tease out any innate structural puzzles or tensions, his music typically falls into short little dramatic narratives – no movement on this disc lasts as long as eight minutes, many of them rather less than five. The most obviously successful work here is Quartet No. 2, ‘And once I played Ophelia’, effectively a dramatic scena. Its soprano soloist is no mere extra voice (as in Schoenberg’s Second Quartet) but the leading protagonist. Allison Bell’s genuinely affecting performance is backed by the Doric Quartet’s expressionist scampering and sustained harmonies, the strings occasionally coming to the fore in the manner of a Schumann-style song postlude.

Luther Allison - Love Me Papa (1977)  Music

Posted by Designol at May 11, 2019
Luther Allison - Love Me Papa (1977)

Luther Allison - Love Me Papa (1977)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 312 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included
Chicago Blues, Modern Electric Blues | Label: Black & Blue | # 233.524 | Time: 00:58:33

Allison was a major star in blues America when he was cut down by lung cancer and brain tumors in August 1997. But for a long time before celebrity caught up with him, the exciting guitarist was far better-known in Europe than in this United States. This French session dates from 1977, when the 38-year-old Chicago bluesman first earned standing ovations from European crowds and began contemplating his eventual move to Paris. Unlike his high-energy recordings in the '90s, Allison is in a relaxed mood throughout the program here, modulating his pointed expressions of heartbreak on blues standards (Little Walter's "Last Night" and Big Bill Broonzy's "Key to the Highway," to name two) and on originals (the title track and "It's Too Late"). Three tracks, all good, are added for CD reissue. On this memorable session, pianist-organist Sid Wingfield and a rhythm section capably back up the main man.

Luther Allison - Blue Streak (1995)  Music

Posted by Designol at May 10, 2019
Luther Allison - Blue Streak (1995)

Luther Allison - Blue Streak (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 397 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb | Scans included
Chicago Blues, Modern Electric Blues | Label: Alligator | # ALCD 4834 | Time: 00:53:32

A follow-up to his previous Soul Fixin' Man (which uses the same personnel and may be from the same sessions), bluesman guitarist/singer Luther Allison is in top form throughout this well-rounded set. Allison wrote (or co-wrote with guitarist James Solberg) all but one of the dozen songs, and these range from heated blues struts to blues ballads. Recommended to fans of lowdown, intense Chicago blues.