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Ben Sidran - Picture Him Happy (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Ben Sidran - Picture Him Happy (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 45:26 minutes | 520 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The jazz hipster is a kind of quirky subgenre that has been around since the late 40s or so, appearing about the time of the beboppers. They combine beat poetry with clever, often tongue-in-cheek lyrics accompanied by bop-oriented jazz. There have been a couple generations of them, going back to Eddie Jefferson and Jon Hendricks, along with Bob Dorough, Mose Allison and Dave Frishberg. It’s a genre that has few, if any new significant performers coming up. But Ben Sidran carries on, through an interesting and varied career. Ben Sidran’s new release (about his 34th), is called "Picture Him Happy"…
Van Morrison - Tell Me Something: The Songs Of Mose Allison (1996)

Van Morrison - Tell Me Something: The Songs Of Mose Allison (1996)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Ape + Cue + Log | covers
Verve/Exile, 533 203-2 | rel: 1996 | 270Mb

Great idea on paper - invite rock's Van Morrison, his then-organ/vocal-sidekick Georgie Fame, singer/pianist/producer Ben Sidran, and Mose Allison himself to compile a celebration of one of the most delightfully idiosyncratic songwriters of our time. And these are serious Allison buffs indeed, for they chose tunes from the back catalog that Mose rarely performed live in the '90s, with hardly a well-known Allison standard in the batch (the exception being "I Don't Want Much").

Ben Sidran - Picture Him Happy (2017)  Music

Posted by delpotro at May 7, 2017
Ben Sidran - Picture Him Happy (2017)

Ben Sidran - Picture Him Happy (2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:45:26 | 266 Mb
Jazz | Label: Bonsaï Music, Nardis Music

"With the title track, Ben Sidran delivers one of the most insightful songs in a career full of them; in it, he rearranges the paradigm to suggest how we might buck up against situations that seem hopeless. His timing couldn't be better. His stylistic mentor, the late Mose Allison, would be proud." - Neil Tesser, Grammy winning author and Host of the syndicated program 'Jazz With Neil Tesser'. PICTURE HIM HAPPY is a response to the saying that our music is made by and for people who have chosen to feel good in spite of conditions: you often can’t affect what happens but you can determine how you respond to it. It’s a record that’s right on time.

Ben Sidran - In Concert: Ohne Filter (2004)  Music

Posted by v3122 at March 22, 2018
Ben Sidran - In Concert: Ohne Filter (2004)

Ben Sidran - In Concert: Ohne Filter (2004)
DVD9: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Dolby AC3, 6 ch / LPCM, 2 ch
Jazz, Rock | Inakustic | 00:56:40 | ~ 4.39 Gb

Ben Sidran is an American jazz and rock pianist, organist, vocalist and writer , noted for his work with the early Steve Miller Band. He was a session musician for artists as Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, Peter Frampton and Charlie Watts and also collaborated with artists that include Mose Allison, Van Morrison, Diana Ross, and Rickie Lee Jones…

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.
Allison Miller - Otis Was A Polar Bear (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Allison Miller - Otis Was A Polar Bear (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Front Cover | 1.18GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, The Royal Potato Family

Coming off an intense and emotionally rough period that surrounded the recording and release of 2013's No Morphine No Lilies, drummer Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom is in upbeat, adventurous form on 2016's Otis Was a Polar Bear. Which isn't to say that she and her bandmates weren't game for adventure on No Morphine No Lilies. On the contrary, the group found its footing on that album born out of a tumultuous year that included Miller taking care of her sick girlfriend, two of her bandmates having babies, and Miller drawing attention, some unfairly negative, for a Huffington Post article she wrote about being a lesbian feminist in the jazz world.

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 - Tiddy Boom (2014)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Nov. 4, 2016
Michael Blake - Tiddy Boom (2014)

Michael Blake - Tiddy Boom (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks) + Cue + Log | Artwork | 46:59 min | 279 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Sunnyside Communications, Inc. (#SSC 1396)

The New York City based saxophonist Michael Blake has built his reputation by producing albums that "make the familiar sound fresh" (Jim Macnie, Downbeat). That statement couldn't apply better than to Blake's new release, Tiddy Boom, his nod to the magnificent tenor saxophone innovators Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young. The session sounds like a classic recording date from the 1950s or 1960s. Tiddy Boom reunites Blake with two of his former Jazz Composers Collective colleagues, bassist Ben Allison and pianist Frank Kimbrough, who, along drummer Rudy Royston, provide effortless support for Blake s tenor sax to flow in any direction he chooses on his program of all original compositions.

The Tall Men (1955)  Video

Posted by Sartre at May 15, 2016
The Tall Men (1955)

The Tall Men (1955)
BDRip | MKV | 122mn | 720p/1080p | x264 -> 1500/3000kbps | AC3/DTS 4.0 | 2.99/1.49GB
Western | Language: English | Subtitles: ENG | Nitroflare/1Fichier

Clark Gable and Jane Russell star in this rugged widescreen western, exquisitely photographed by Leo Tover and directed by veteran action expert Raoul A. Walsh. Gable plays Ben Allison, who with his brother Clint (Cameron Mitchell) journeys to Montana in search of gold. They come upon wealthy businessman Nathan Stark (Robert Ryan), whom they try to rob of $20,000. Instead, Stark talks Ben and Clint into becoming partners with him on a cattle drive to Montana. As the group travels to Texas, they come upon a party of settlers being attacked by Indians. They save the saucy Nella Turner (Jane Russell) and she joins with Ben, who has been made trail boss, and Clint on the cattle drive. Ben and Nella are attracted to each other but after an initial fling, Nella rejects him – Ben just wants enough money to buy a small ranch and Nella won't settle for slim pickings. Arriving in Fort Worth, Nella takes up with Stark, whose desire to make as much money as possible coincides with Nella's money-hungry ambitions. But when, at Stark's insistence, she accompanies him on the final trek to Montana, the seething friction between Ben and Stark erupts as the drive heads into dangerous Indian country.
Mose Allison - I Don't Worry About A Thing / Mose Alive! (1962-65) {Atlantic-Collectables COL-CD-6261 rel 1999}

Mose Allison - I Don't Worry About A Thing / Mose Alive! (1962-65) {Atlantic-Collectables COL-CD-6261 rel 1999}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 362 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 165 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 20 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1962-65, 1999 Atlantic / Collectables Jazz Classics | COL-CD-6261
Jazz / Hard Bop / Jazz Blues / Piano Trio

In 1999, Collectables released I Don't Worry About a Thing/Mose Alive!, which contained two complete albums – I Don't Worry About a Thing (1962, originally released on Atlantic) and Mose Alive! (1965, originally released on Atlantic) – by Mose Allison on one compact disc.