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The Peanut Butter Conspiracy - Spreading From The Ashes (2005)  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at March 15, 2016
The Peanut Butter Conspiracy - Spreading From The Ashes (2005)

The Peanut Butter Conspiracy - Spreading From The Ashes (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 389 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 184 Mb | Scans | Time: 01:11:55
Genre: Psychedelic Rock | Label: Big Beat Records | Cat.: CDWIKD 245

Spreading from the Ashes is a compilation album by the Los Angeles psychedelic rock band, The Peanut Butter Conspiracy (PBC). In total, there are 26 tracks composed of early work when the band was known as The Ashes, and their beginnings as The Peanut Butter Conspiracy.

Ashes featuring Pat Taylor - Ashes (1970) [Reissue 2006]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Dec. 22, 2015
Ashes featuring Pat Taylor - Ashes (1970) [Reissue 2006]

Ashes featuring Pat Taylor - Ashes (1970) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Tracks+Cue+Log | 182 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 90 Mb | Scans | Time: 28:53
Genre: Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock | Label: Radioactive Records | Cat.№: RRCD 173

Formed in Santa Monica as The Young Swingers, bassist Alan Brackett, singer/guitarist Jim Cherniss, drummer Spencer Dryden, singer/guitarist John Merrill and singer Barbara Robinson began playing local clubs and released two, now obscure, singles in 1965. By 1966 the band had opted on a name change to the Ashes, along with a change in personnel – original bassist Cherniss dropping out, while drummer Dryden quit in order to join The Jefferson Airplane. The band continued on, signing a contract with Vault Records that saw them release two unsuccessful 45s and within a couple of months Brackett and Merrill had abandoned the project, instead forming The Peanut Butter Conspiracy…
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Mosaic (1961) [Reissue 2006] (Repost)

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Mosaic (1961) [Reissue 2006]
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 312 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 101 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note Records (0946 3 55497 2 0)

This is the one that started it: Mosaic, recorded in 1961, was the first recording of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers as a sextet, a setting he kept from 1961-1964. The band's front line was trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, trombonist Curtis Fuller, and tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter; Cedar Walton played piano and Jymie Merritt (a criminally underappreciated talent) was the bassist. Everything on this set was written by the musicians in the band. Walton wrote the burning title track; its blazing tempo and Eastern modes were uncharacteristic of the Jazz Messengers sound, but it swings like mad. Hubbard contributed two pieces to the album, the first of which is the groover "Down Under," with its blues gospel feel…

Don Ellis - Live At Montreux (1978) [Reissue 2002]  Music

Posted by gribovar at April 23, 2018
Don Ellis - Live At Montreux (1978) [Reissue 2002]

Don Ellis - Live At Montreux (1978) [Reissue 2002]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 479 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 174 MB | Covers - 65 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Koch Jazz (KOC CD-51410)

Don Ellis' final record as a leader (he passed away from a bad heart in Dec. 1978) is a worthwhile effort. Ellis' large orchestra (four reeds, eight brass, one keyboard, two bassists, two drummers, two percussionists and a string quartet) performs six of the leader's originals and, although none of the songs are all that memorable, there are many fine solos. The main players are trumpeter Ellis, Ted Nash on tenor, alto and clarient and trombonist Alan Kaplan.

Don Ellis - Tears Of Joy (1971) [Reissue 2005]  Music

Posted by gribovar at April 21, 2018
Don Ellis - Tears Of Joy (1971) [Reissue 2005]

Don Ellis - Tears Of Joy (1971) [Reissue 2005]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 480 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 193 MB | Covers - 53 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Wounded Bird Records (WOU 927)

Recorded in 1971, Tears of Joy is a Don Ellis classic. The sheer musical strength of this ensemble is pretty much unparalleled in his career. The trumpeter/leader had backed off - a bit - from some of his outlandish and beautifully excessive use of strange and unconventional time signatures, though there is no lack of pioneering experimentalism in tone, color, arrangement, or style. This double LP/CD features a string quartet, a brass octet (four trumpets, tuba, bass trombone, trombone, and French horn), four winds, and a rhythm section boasting two drummers, a percussionist, a bassist, and the Bulgarian jazz piano wizard Milcho Leviev…
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Emerson, Lake & Palmer (1970) {198?, Reissue}

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Emerson, Lake & Palmer (1970) {198?, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 225 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 100 Mb
Full Scans (PNG, 96 dpi) ~ 128 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock, Progressive Rock | Manticore #CDOR 8333

Lively, ambitious, almost entirely successful debut album, made up of keyboard-dominated instrumentals ("The Barbarian," "Three Fates") and romantic ballads ("Lucky Man") showcasing all three members' very daunting talents. This album, which reached the Top 20 in America and got to number four in England, showcased the group at its least pretentious and most musicianly – with the exception of a few moments on "Three Fates" and perhaps "Take a Pebble," there isn't much excess, and there is a lot of impressive musicianship here. "Take a Pebble" might have passed for a Moody Blues track of the era but for the fact that none of the Moody Blues' keyboard men could solo like Keith Emerson.

Cecil Taylor - Love For Sale (1959) {1998 Blue Note}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at April 17, 2018
Cecil Taylor - Love For Sale (1959) {1998 Blue Note}

Cecil Taylor - Love For Sale (1959) {1998 Blue Note}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 288 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 131 mb
Genre: jazz

Love For Sale is the 1959 album by Cecil Taylor, originally released on United Artists as being by Cecil Taylor Trio & Quintet. This pressing was remastered and reissued in 1998 by Blue Note.

Cecil Taylor - Air Above Mountains (1976) {2005 Landy Star/Enja}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at April 17, 2018
Cecil Taylor - Air Above Mountains (1976) {2005 Landy Star/Enja}

Cecil Taylor - Air Above Mountains (1976) {2005 Landy Star/Enja}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 364 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 174mb
Genre: jazz, free jazz

Air Above Mountains is the 1976 album by pianist Cecil Taylor. Original title is Air Above Mountains < Buildings Within >. This pressing was released by Landy Star/Enja in 2005.

Don Ellis - Don Ellis At Fillmore (1970) [Reissue 2005]  Music

Posted by gribovar at April 13, 2018
Don Ellis - Don Ellis At Fillmore (1970) [Reissue 2005]

Don Ellis - Don Ellis At Fillmore (1970) [Reissue 2005]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 562 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 203 MB | Covers - 42 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Wounded Bird Records (WOU 3024)

This is a crazy and consistently riotous two-disc set that features the Don Ellis Orchestra at its height. The 20-piece orchestra (with trumpeter Ellis doubling on drums along with a regular drummer and two percussionists) often used electronic devices (such as ring modulators) at the time to really distort its sound. When coupled with odd time signatures and such exuberant soloists as Ellis, trombonist Glenn Ferris, tenor saxophonist John Klemmer (showcased on the remarkable "Excursion II"), guitarist Jay Graydon, altoists Fred Selden and Lonnie Shetter, and tenor Sam Falzone, the results are quite memorable. Highlights of the date include "Final Analysis" (which contains a countless number of false endings), a bizarre rendition of "Hey Jude," and an often hilarious remake of "Pussy Wiggle Stomp." In 2005, the Wounded Bird label reissued this session on CD for the first time.
The Consort of Musicke, Trevor Jones - John Jenkins: Consort Music (1983) Reissue 2006

The Consort of Musicke, Trevor Jones - John Jenkins: Consort Music (1983) Reissue 2006
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 329 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 167 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Baroque | Label: Explore Records | # EXP0010 | Time: 01:10:30

John Jenkins: yet another seventeenth century English composer who deserves to be more widely known. This delightful CD from The Consort of Musicke directed by Trevor Jones is no dutiful study of a hidden but rather uninspiring corner of English early Baroque consort music; rather, a mosaic – rich in color and shape, carefully crafted and full of surprises. Listen, for instance, to the unpretentious, jaunty and appropriately figurative progress through the Saraband (52, tr.6) and the restrained melancholy of the Fancy-Air (4, tr.7). Jenkins' counterpoint is well-wrought, his instrumental palette fresh and crisp and his melodies catchy without being fey or superficial in any way. He is in excellent hands with the Consort of Musicke… eight string players of the caliber of Monica Huggett and Alison Crum violins; Alan Wilson organ and Anthony Rooley theorbo. If fresh, beautiful, expertly-played English consort music appeals to you, don't hesitate to get this gem of a CD – actually a reissue of a Decca disc from 1983: it's unreservedly recommended.