C. Alexander

Boiotia in the Fourth Century B.C.  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by readerXXI at Jan. 9, 2018
Boiotia in the Fourth Century B.C.

Boiotia in the Fourth Century B.C.
by Samuel D. Gartland
English | 2016 | ISBN: 0812248805 | 249 Pages | PDF | 30 MB

The Generalship of Alexander the Great  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by advisors at Jan. 7, 2015
The Generalship of Alexander the Great

The Generalship of Alexander the Great By J. F. C. Fuller
1958 | 320 Pages | ISBN: 0413235408 | scanned PDF | 23 MB
Alexander Von Schlippenbach - Friulian Sketches (2008) {Psi Records}

Alexander Von Schlippenbach - Friulian Sketches (2008) {Psi Records}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 294 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 160 Mb
Full Artwork @ 400 dpi (png) -> 81 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2008 Psi Records / Emanem | PSI 08.07
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Modern Creative / Piano

This spontaneous chamber music establishes further advances in the development of improvisation as compositional process. Recorded in the prestigious Arte Suono Studios, Udine." "As you taste this dish, you'll be perhaps so engaged to query about the ingredients. At any given time you could lay this musical output equally at the feet of jazz, classical, or 20th century composed music. But the ingredients won't explain why it's so delicious – it's the spices, seasoning, and flair of the chefs.
Eric Alexander & Vincent Herring - The Battle: Live at Smoke (2005)

Eric Alexander & Vincent Herring - The Battle: Live at Smoke (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 395.01 Mb | 01:00:33 | Scans included
Post-Bop, Mainstream Jazz | Label: HighNote - HCD 7137

Tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander and alto saxophonist Vincent Herring pair up for two nights of fireworks at Smoke on this 2005 release. Unlike the various two-tenor battles that have appeared on numerous releases over the decades, the contrast provided by featuring two different reeds is easier on one's ears. The furious take of "Blues Up and Down" (penned by the two-tenor team of Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt) is a long workout starting with Alexander's intense solo, though Herring provides a bit of humor, especially with a brief lick from Lester Young's "Jumpin' with Symphony Sid." Cedar Walton's "Firm Roots" also kicks up a few sparks.

Eric Alexander - Summit Meeting (2002)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Jan. 18, 2018
Eric Alexander - Summit Meeting (2002)

Eric Alexander - Summit Meeting (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 432.21 Mb | 01:06:42 | Cover
Post-Bop | Country: USA | Label: Milestone Records ‎- MCD-9322-2

This strong set documents the continuing and developing ties between Alexander and Harold Mabern; as the saxophonist unleashes his full-bodied, Coltrane-like tone on a set of originals and unlikely standards, Mabern's restless support unifies and galvanizes the rhythm section. At times, the pianist is a little too busy; there are passages in, for example, "There but for the Grace of…" where he might have laid out for a while, especially to give air to the segue between solos by Alexander and guest trumpeter Nicholas Payton. And repetitious left-hand comps during his solos nearly derail the band's sprightly 3/4 rendition of "A House Is Not a Home" and the choruses in the blazing "Something's Got to Give." Still, almost every detail throughout the rest of the album fits into a pattern of potent swing, even at the difficult medium-slow tempo taken on "This Girl's in Love With You" (the only track on the album that showcases the saxophonist exclusively as a soloist). Consistently assured improvisations from both Alexander and Payton provide the final touch necessary for the success of this session.

Eric Alexander - Nightlife In Tokyo (2003)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Jan. 16, 2018
Eric Alexander - Nightlife In Tokyo (2003)

Eric Alexander - Nightlife In Tokyo (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 380.55 Mb | 58:30 | Scans included
Contemporary Jazz | Label: Milestone Records

First off, while its title might suggest otherwise, this is not a live album; the CD takes its name from a piece by Eric Alexander's pianist, the veteran Harold Mabern. This is a fitting gesture, as Mabern is a key to this session's many pleasures and has been a mentor to Alexander during the saxophonist's steady rise to the top ranks of his art form. For this December 2002 session, Alexander offers a sustained program of fresh, creative, and advanced hard bop that unequivocally establishes him as a player who is not only fully aware of the tradition, but who is now among those most eminently qualified to develop it further.
Michael Alexander Willens, Die Kolner Akademie - Mattheson: Der liebreiche und Geduldige David (2009)

Michael Alexander Willens, Die Kölner Akademie - Mattheson: Der liebreiche und Geduldige David (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 308 Mb | Total time: 60:50 | Scans included
Classical | Label: CPO | # 777 360-2 | Recorded: 2007

Johann Mattheson gained lasting renown as a music writer with his two main works Die musikalische Ehrenpforte and Der vollkommene Kapellmeister, with the latter representing a foundational writing on cultural politics, musical aesthetics, and compositional practice in the first half of the eighteenth century. Mattheson was also himself a composer and experienced his most productive phase in this capacity during his years as cathedral music director at the Hamburg Cathedral (1715-28). He wrote twenty-four oratorios and other works for the cathedral music until increasing deafness forced him to resign from his post. That Mattheson is not at all known as a composer certainly has to do with the fact that a considerable portion of his compositional oeuvre was regarded as lost until 1998, when some works were rediscovered in a war evacuation depot in Erivan (Yerevan), Armenia. These works include Der liebreiche und geduldige David (The Loving and Patient David) of 1723, one of Mattheson’s last oratorios. It reveals him to us as a dramatically well-versed, highly imaginative musician who more than deserves his personal renaissance. cpo vows to take up his cause!

Eric Alexander - Chicago Fire (2014)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Jan. 8, 2018
Eric Alexander - Chicago Fire (2014)

Eric Alexander - Chicago Fire (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 428.18 Mb | 55:40 | Covers
Post-Bop, Straight-Ahead Jazz | Country: USA | Label: HighNote - HCD 7262

Recorded at the storied Rudy Van Gelder Studios in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, Eric Alexander's 2014 effort, Chicago Fire, finds the tenor saxophonist paying tribute to the city that helped shape his sound and career. Having studied with pianist and Chicago native Harold Mabern while at William Patterson College, Alexander established himself in the Windy City after graduating in the early '90s. He has worked with Mabern ever since and their mutual love and musical synergy is palpable here. Also backing Alexander are his longtime compatriots bassist John Webber and drummer Joe Farnsworth. Trumpeter and High Note labelmate Jeremy Pelt also joins in on several cuts. As with all of Alexander's output, Chicago Fire is a no-nonsense set of original and cover songs that showcases his passionate, swinging, straight-ahead jazz sound.

Eric Alexander - Second Impression (2016)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Jan. 8, 2018
Eric Alexander - Second Impression (2016)

Eric Alexander - Second Impression (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 366.73 Mb | 54:48 | Covers
Mainstream Jazz, Post-Bop | Country: USA | Label: HighNote Records - HCD 7296

Not only has tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander recorded more than thirty-five albums as a leader since arriving in New York City some twenty years ago, he has appeared on almost as many others as a sideman. He's such an earnest blue-collar worker that one almost expects him to carry his saxophone in a lunch pail instead of the standard instrument case. Any Second Impression would mirror the first: Alexander is a tireless craftsman who loves to play and, more to the point, always shows up ready to play. Nothing seems to impede him, even the severe back pain he was suffering as this latest recording was being made.
Isabelle Faust, Alexander Melnikov - Franck: Violin Sonata; Chausson: Concert (2017)

Isabelle Faust, Alexander Melnikov - Franck: Violin Sonata; Chausson: Concert (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, d. booklet, artwork | 332 MB
Label: Harmonia Mundi – HMM902254 | Tracks: 08 | Time: 67:05 min

Regular chamber partners Isabelle Faust and Alexander Melnikov, playing on period instruments, shine new light on two major works of chamber music written at the dawn of the 20th century.