Adams Piano

John Adams - Piano Music - complete (Maarten van Veen, Ralph van Raat)

John Adams - Piano Music - complete (Maarten van Veen, Ralph van Raat)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Cover+Booklet | 186 Mb
Label: Naxos - Date: 2007

John Adams’ vast and varied output has earned him a wide audience, uncommon among contemporary classical composers. The works on this disc span his entire career to date, and illustrate his many different styles of writing for the piano. Phrygian Gates and China Gates – “gate” here referring to a type of electronic switch – could be regarded as his first “minimal” works, but are more tonal and expressive than the music of his contemporaries such as Steve Reich and Philip Glass. As a teenager Adams had played clarinet in his father’s marching band, and his Hallelujah Junction reflects his love of …….
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Jeroen van Veen - Minimal Piano Collection, Volumes I-IX (2006) 9CD Box Set

Jeroen van Veen - Minimal Piano Collection, Volumes I-IX (2006) 9CD Box Set
Philip Glass - Michael Nyman - John Adams - Terry Riley - Arvo Pärt - John Cage
Friedrich Nietzsche - Erik Satie - Tom Johnson - Wim Mertens - Jacob ter Veldhuis
Yann Tiersen - Klaas de Vries - Simeon ten Holt - John Borstlap - Carlos Micháns

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2 Gb | Scans ~ 63 Mb | Time: 10:15:53
Classical, Minimalism, Contemporary | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 8551

There's perhaps a touch of irony in the title of Dutch pianist and composer Jeroen van Veen's box set Minimal Piano Collection because at nine discs, it's a pretty massive collection. The program booklet notes that he recorded the entire set, which includes more than ten hours of music, in only six days, an astounding feat. In the program notes, van Veen offers a remarkably clear and concise history of minimalism in music. He defines it broadly enough (following the lead of composer and critic Tom Johnson) to include works by Friedrich Nietzsche and Satie. Philip Glass is the composer most widely represented, with three of the set's nine CDs devoted to his music originally for piano, as well as transcriptions from his film scores and operas. Two discs are given to van Veen's mammoth 24 Préludes, organized according to the framework of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier. Other composers range from the very well known, such as Michael Nyman, John Adams, Terry Riley, Arvo Pärt, and John Cage, to the familiar-to-specialists, like Tom Johnson, Wim Mertens, and Jacob ter Veldhuis, to those little-known to American audiences, like Klaas de Vries, Simeon ten Holt, John Borstlap, Yann Tiersen, and Carlos Micháns.

Philip Glass - Solo Piano (1989)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at May 23, 2017
Philip Glass - Solo Piano (1989)

Philip Glass - Solo Piano (1989)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 51:25 | 187 MB
Genre: Classical, Minimalism | Label: CBS Records | Catalog: MK 45576

With SOLO PIANO, Glass presents himself "unplugged" - no electronic keyboards or synthesizers, and no overdubs, either - just solo piano. Here, Glass' connection to the established "classical" tradition is most evident. Though his pieces are "minimal" (subtly altered repeated patterns or melodic motifs), yet they have an unsentimental beauty and heartfelt grace that one would hear in J.S. Bach's English Suites, as well as the piano music of Chopin and Erik Satie.
Tatjana Blome & Holger Groschopp - Jacobi: Piano Works (2017)

Tatjana Blome & Holger Groschopp - Jacobi: Piano Works
Classical, Modern | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 103:17 min | 241 MB
Label: Grand Piano | Tracks: 33 | Rls.date: 2017

Wolfgang Jacobi is known to saxophone and accordion players, but he is otherwise largely forgotten and his wider output is still being rediscovered today. He was declared a degenerate artist in 1930s Germany but found inspiration in Italy, alluding to Baroque styles in his Sonatas as well as in earlier works that also invoke the spirit of Reger and Grieg. Post-war freedom is reflected in the joyously neo-Classical Sonatine and charming Miniaturen, while the substantial Musik für zwei Klaviere explores the symbolism of one of J.S. Bachs favourite chorale melodies Durch Adams Fall.
John Lenehan - Michael Nyman: The Piano Concerto & Where the Bee Dances (1998)

John Lenehan - Michael Nyman: The Piano Concerto & Where the Bee Dances (1998)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 47:08 | 269 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.554168

This isn’t the best recording of The Piano Concerto. Despite the fact that, for me at least, John Lenehan has always been the definitive Nyman pianist other than the composer himself, Stott’s interpretation has more vigour and Lawson’s more musicality. Lenehan’s performance is also muddied by the recording’s vague acoustic, a particularly telling problem for die-hard Nymaniacs who have grown up with the crisp, punchy, quasi-rock production style entirely appropriate to Nyman’s music and a trademark since his work with David Cunningham in the early 1980s.
Pepper Adams - Plays Charlie Mingus (1963) {Fresh Sounds FSR-CD 341 rel 2003}

Pepper Adams - Plays Charlie Mingus (1963) {Fresh Sounds FSR-CD 341 rel 2003}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 246 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 99 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 17 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1963, 2003 Fresh Sounds Records | FSR-CD 341
Jazz / Hard Bop / Baritone Saxophone

Pepper Adams' Plays Charlie Mingus is a watershed album in Adams' long career. For starters, Mingus himself had a hand in the selection of material for the dates, along with Adams and vibist Teddy Charles. Next, the two dates here, September 9 and 12, 1963, were recorded with two different bands. Most of the material was taped on the earlier date with an octet comprised of Adams, Mingus' own drummer, Danny Richmond, bassist Paul Chambers, and Thad Jones on trumpet and his brother Hank on piano. The latter date added Charles McPherson on alto, Zoot Sims on tenor, Bennie Powell on trombone, and had Bob Cranshaw replacing Chambers on bass.

Oleta Adams - Third Set (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Feb. 15, 2017
Oleta Adams - Third Set (2017)

Oleta Adams - Third Set (2017)
Vocal Jazz, Soul, RnB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:00:31 | 141 MB
Label: Oleta Adams | Release Year: 2017

Still singing her song…Oleta Adams releases “Third Set” …Her first new album in eight years. Iconic, Grammy-award nominated vocalist Oleta Adams celebrates her 45th year in the music industry with a new collection of classic songs entitled Third Set. Inspired by the early days of her career, when she played multiple shows nightly in lounges and piano bars across the globe, Third Set highlights the music that Adams and her band always loved to play during that halcyon hour when the evening’s final set arrived.
Mike Nock - Piano Solos (1978) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Mike Nock - Piano Solos (1978) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 146 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 90 Mb
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© 1978, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6415
Jazz / Post Bop / Neo Bop / Piano

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. Beautiful solo work from pianist Mike Nock – a set that's got some of the dark edges and dynamic energy of Nock's previous 70s recordings – but an album that also shows some newly lyrical elements as well! Some passages have Mike hitting the keys with the sort of frenzied creation he reached on fusion recordings – but with wonderful results on the acoustic piano – and other moments have this enhanced sense of melody that makes for very beautiful, expressive passages – maybe a touch more sentiment than the younger Nock would have allowed himself, but never in a way that's soppy or overdone. The balance in these modes is great – and reminds us that Nock can be equally compelling a solo performer as he is in a group – on titles that include "Enchanted Garden", "Polyhedron", "Fallen Angel", "California Country Song", "Soliloquy", and "Jacanori".

Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - Follow The Lights (2007/2014) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 18, 2016
Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - Follow The Lights (2007/2014) [TR24][OF]

Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - Follow The Lights
Alt-Country, Rock | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | 31:07 min | 636 MB | Front Cover
Label: Lost Highway Records | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2007/2014

The steady, streamlined Easy Tiger was a sure sign that Ryan Adams was attempting to straighten up and play the game, but its quickly released EP follow-up, Follow the Lights, takes this self-conscious sobriety to a whole different level, as it finds Adams writing two songs for the ABC drama October Road, then rearranging three of his own songs to fit the same hazy, mellow vibe of his new tunes, adding the previously unreleased "Blue Hotel" and a cover of Alice in Chains' "Down in a Hole" to the mix.

Ryan Adams - 29 (2005/2014) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Dec. 15, 2016
Ryan Adams - 29 (2005/2014) [TR24][OF]

Ryan Adams - 29
Alt-Country, Rock | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 49:16 min | 1.05 GB | Front Cover
Label: Lost Highway Records | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2005/2014

Heaven knows why Ryan Adams decided to release three albums in the calendar year of 2005. He's always been prolific to a fault, boasting about completed unreleased albums when his latest work was just seeing the light of day, but he never saturated the market with new material the way he did in 2005, when it seemed he was trying to break Robert Pollard's record for most music released within a year.