1944 Dvd

Ivan the Terrible / Ivan Groznyy / Иван Грозный (1944)

Ivan the Terrible / Ivan Groznyy / Иван Грозный (1944-1958) [Part I + Part II] [Criterion Collection, Spine #86]
DVD Video | NTSC 4:3 | 720x480 | 1hr 39mn + 1hr 25mn | 7.59 Gb + 6.28 Gb
Russian: Dolby AC3, 1 ch
Subtitles: English
Genre: Biography, Drama, History | Director: Sergei Eisenstein

During the early part of his reign, Ivan the Terrible faces betrayal from the aristocracy and even his closest friends as he seeks to unite the Russian people.

Coleman Hawkins - 1944 (1995)  Music

Posted by gribovar at May 4, 2018
Coleman Hawkins - 1944 (1995)

Coleman Hawkins - 1944 (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 243 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 170 MB | Covers (3 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 842)

During the mid-'40s Coleman Hawkins was hitting another peak, seasoned by many years in big bands both in the States and Europe. He wasn't out of fashion during those early bop years, either, as he often played with the music's young Turks; their sound was a mix of the big band era's refined combo swing and bop's new, angular energy. This Classics disc captures some of the tenor great's best sides from the period, including an early bop milestone featuring Dizzy Gillespie and Don Byas ("Disorder at the Border") and tracks with Ben Webster and a variety of small bands graced by the likes of Byas, Teddy Wilson, Harry Carney, and Cozy Cole. Essential listening.

Billie Holiday - 1944 (1995)  Music

Posted by gribovar at April 29, 2018
Billie Holiday - 1944 (1995)

Billie Holiday - 1944 (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 223 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 169 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 806)

Recording Date: January 18, 1944 - November 8, 1944.
The first popular jazz singer to move audiences with the intense, personal feeling of classic blues, Billie Holiday changed the art of American pop vocals forever. More than a half-century after her death, it's difficult to believe that prior to her emergence, jazz and pop singers were tied to the Tin Pan Alley tradition and rarely personalized their songs; only blues singers like Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey actually gave the impression they had lived through what they were singing. Billie Holiday's highly stylized reading of this blues tradition revolutionized traditional pop, ripping the decades-long tradition of song plugging in two by refusing to compromise her artistry for either the song or the band…

Ben Webster - 1944-1946 (1998)  Music

Posted by gribovar at April 24, 2018
Ben Webster - 1944-1946 (1998)

Ben Webster - 1944-1946 (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 163 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 161 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS1017)

Most Ben Webster albums on the market today seem to be reissues from his magnificent autumnal years, majestically lush or bearishly brusque. It's good to have a chronological sampling of Webster's work from the mid-'40s, in order to appreciate exactly how he developed into the Ben Webster of 1959 and 1969. After popping up on early big band swing records by Bennie Moten and Willie Bryant, Webster came into his own as the first really exceptional tenor saxophonist to be featured with Duke Ellington's Orchestra. What we have here is the post-Ellington Ben Webster. His tone has gotten bigger and wider, grittily sensuous and invariably warm like a pulse in the jugular…

Don Byas - 1944-1945 (1997) (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at April 11, 2018
Don Byas - 1944-1945 (1997) (Repost)

Don Byas - 1944-1945 (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 210 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 153 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 882)

Don Byas was one of the great tenor saxophonists of the 1940s, a Coleman Hawkins-influenced improviser who developed a complex style of his own. His permanent move to Europe in 1946 cut short any chance he had of fame, but Byas recorded many worthy performances during the two years before his departure. On Classics' first Don Byas CD (which contains his first 21 numbers as a leader), Byas matches wits and power with trumpeter Charlie Shavers on two heated sessions that include pianist Clyde Hart and bassist Slam Stewart. He also plays swing with trumpeter Joe Thomas and pianist Johnny Guarnieri in a 1945 quintet and leads a quartet that, on four of its eight numbers, welcomes the great blues guitarist/singer Big Bill Broonzy…

VA - Decca Sound: Mono Years 1944-1956 (2015)  Music

Posted by delpotro at April 1, 2018
VA - Decca Sound: Mono Years 1944-1956 (2015)

VA - Decca Sound: Mono Years: 1944-1956 (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 63:45:05 | 10,48 Gb
Classical | Label: Decca Classics

Today we take high fidelity sound quality for granted, but how did it start? When was the moment when compressed and scratchy sound gave way to natural, realistic sound that captured the whole picture of a performance?
Decca Sound ‘Mono Years’ seeks to answer that question and shows how, 70 years ago, amidst war-time privations, a small team at Decca made technological breakthroughs that brought hi-fi to the world. This latest cube explores Decca’s earliest high-fidelity history, and restores some restores critically acclaimed albums from ensembles such as the Trio di Trieste, Quintetto Chigiano and Griller Quartet which have not been available since their original LP release more than sixty years ago. An equally impressive array of soloists includes pianists Clifford Curzon, Julius Katchen, Friedrich Gulda and Moura Lypmany and violinists Ruggiero Ricci and Alfredo Campoli. Several generations of cellists are represented with recordings by Pierre Fournier, Maurice Gendron and Zara Nelsova.

Wingy Manone And His Orchestra - 1940-1944 (1999)  Music

Posted by gribovar at March 26, 2018
Wingy Manone And His Orchestra - 1940-1944 (1999)

Wingy Manone And His Orchestra - 1940-1944 (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 158 MB | Covers (3 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS1091)

The seventh in Classics' Wingy Manone series (reissuing all of the trumpeter-vocalist's recordings as a leader into the mid-'40s) has 21 numbers from his lesser-known 1940-1944 period. The good-humored Manone is heard leading Dixielandish groups that include at various times clarinetists Joe Marsala and Matty Matlock, trombonists George Brunies and Abe Lincoln, pianists Mel Powell and Joe Sullivan, and drummer Zutty Singleton plus many lesser-known names. The best cuts are "Ain't It a Shame About Mame," "Ochi Chornya," "Mama's Gone Good-Bye," a remake of "Isle of Capri," "The Tailgate Ramble" (which has Manone sharing the vocals with its lyricist Johnny Mercer), "Sister Kate," and the only instrumental, "Memphis Blues"…

Pete Johnson - 1944-1946 (1997)  Music

Posted by gribovar at March 19, 2018
Pete Johnson - 1944-1946 (1997)

Pete Johnson - 1944-1946 (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 145 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Boogie-Woogie | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 933)

The third "complete" Pete Johnson CD put out by the European Classics label features the great boogie-woogie pianist in three different settings. There are eight formerly rare piano solos from 1944 that cover a variety of moods, five selections with a hot Kansas City octet which includes trumpeter Hot Lips Page, tenorman Budd Johnson and two vocals from the young Etta Jones, and eight intriguing numbers in which Johnson is gradually joined by an additional musician on each track. "Page Mr. Trumpet" is an exciting outing for Hot Lips, and the other top players include clarinetist Albert Nicholas, trombonist J.C. Higginbotham and tenorman Ben Webster. A particularly exciting release.

Sarah Vaughan - Summertime 1944-1950 (2003)  Music

Posted by SuniR at Nov. 15, 2017
Sarah Vaughan - Summertime 1944-1950 (2003)

Sarah Vaughan - Summertime 1944-1950 (2003)
EAC | FLAC (log,image+cue) -> 282 Mb (5% Rec.)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 161 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Giants of Jazz, CD 53392 | 01:01:56

Bop's greatest diva, a highly influential jazz singer with extraordinary range and perfect intonation, ranging from soft and warm to harsh and throaty. Summertime 1944-1950 contains her a memorable collaboration with Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Tony Scott, Max Roach and others.

Anthrax - Alive 2 (2005) [CD + DVD]  Music

Posted by v3122 at May 25, 2018
Anthrax - Alive 2 (2005) [CD + DVD]

Anthrax - Alive 2 (2005)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Nuclear Blast, 27361 15830 | ~ 621 or 129 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 23 Mb
DVD9: PAL 4:3 (720x576) VBR | Dolby AC3, 2 & 6 ch -> 8.23 Gb
Thrash Metal

The first thing that hits you about Alive 2 is how terrific it sounds. Opening with "Among the Living," Charlie Benante's drums and the sludgy, churning guitars of Scott Ian and Dan Spitz peel out of the speakers at 4,000 decibels. It's like they're trying to make up for a decade lost. And maybe they are. Alive 2 chronicles a June 3, 2005 show at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ, and features Anthrax's classic lineup reunited for its 20th anniversary…