Ches Smith The Bell

Ches Smith - The Bell (2016)  

Posted by mark70 at Jan. 17, 2016
Ches Smith - The Bell (2016)

Ches Smith - The Bell (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 68:07 min | 160 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: ECM

It begins with the sound of the bell that gives the album its title, and the music seems to flow outward from there. 'The Bell' was one of the first pieces Ches Smith wrote for his new trio and almost a blueprint for what follows, in this album of chamber music for master improvisers of wide experience. "The best thing I caught all weekend," said critic Peter Margasak of the 2014 New York Winter Jazzfest, "was a superb trio led by drummer Ches Smith with pianist Craig Taborn and violist Mat Maneri, which expertly infused seductively narcotic writing with a mixture of brooding melody and rich texture."
Ches Smith, Craig Taborn, Mat Maneri - The Bell (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Ches Smith, Craig Taborn, Mat Maneri - The Bell (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:10 minutes | 1,22 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Bell features dynamic chamber music compositions written for masterful improvisers. The best thing I caught all weekend, said critic Peter Margasak of the 2014 New York Winter Jazzfest, was a superb trio led by drummer Ches Smith with pianist Craig Taborn and violist Mat Maneri, which expertly infused seductively narcotic writing with a mixture of brooding melody and rich texture. Since that NY debut, the trio has become a priority project for all participants and in June 2015 Smith, Taborn and Maneri recorded The Bell at Avatar Studios with Manfred Eicher as producer. Ches Smith's first album as a leader for ECM follows appearances for the label with Tim Berne's Snakeoil and with Robin Williamson. Ches has worked a very wide range of music in the course of his career, playing with musicians from Marc Ribot to Terry Riley to Wadada Leo Smith and his own groups have been informed by his far-reaching experience.

Connie Smith - The Essential Connie Smith (1996)  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at Nov. 29, 2016
Connie Smith - The Essential Connie Smith (1996)

Connie Smith - The Essential Connie Smith (1996)
Country, Country-Pop | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans | 51:24 Min | 320,51 Mb
Label: BMG Entertainment (EC) | Released: 1996-04-09

Connie Smith is perhaps the only female singer in the history of country music who can truly claim to be the heiress to Patsy Cline's throne. It's not that there aren't many amazing vocalists in the field, and plenty of legends among them. But in terms of the pure gift of interpretation of taking virtually any song and making it a country song of class and distinction, Smith is it.

Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell (1951)  Video

Posted by ChumPaa at Nov. 7, 2016
Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell (1951)

Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell (1951)
A Film by Henry Koster
DVDRip | MKV | 1h 27min | 706x540 | AVC @ 1800Kbps | AAC @ 160Kbps
Lang: English | Subs: None | 1.20 GB
Genre: Comedy

Robert E. McEnroe's whimsical Broadway play The Silver Whistle was adapted to suit the talents of Clifton Webb in Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell. It all begins when "super genius" Lynn Belvedere (Webb) briefly halts a lecture tour to bring some happiness into the lives of a gloomy senior citizens' home. To gain entry into the establishment, the virile, fiftysomething Belvedere claims to be 77 years old. The rest of the inmates are invigorated by the presence of so youthful a "septuagenarian," and before long everyone has taken a new lease on life. Belvedere also finds time to smooth the romantic path for Reverend Watson (Hugh Marlowe) and his fiancée Miss Tripp (Joanne Dru). When Mr. Belvedere's subterfuge is found out, the residents are momentarily dismayed, until they realize all the good their visitor has done. With Clifton Webb in charge (and with an able assist by supporting player Zero Mostel as Belvedere's business manager), Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell is never as treacly or maudlin as it might be under different circumstances. Future Ward Cleaver Hugh Beaumont shows up unbilled as a cop in the opening scene.
Buster Smith - The Legendary Buster Smith (1959) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}

Buster Smith - The Legendary Buster Smith (1959) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 277 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 91 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 193 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1959, 2012 Atlantic / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27172 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Bop / Jazz Blues / Saxophone

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Alto sax player, arranger, and composer Buster Smith recorded sparingly during his career and this seven-track set, recorded in a single session on June 7, 1959 and released by Atlantic Records a month or two later, was the only album Smith did as a bandleader. It's a low key, pleasant affair featuring five original Smith compositions, including the lightly swinging "Buster's Tune" and the odd, wonderfully disjointed "King Alcohol," as well as versions of Kurt Weill's "September Song" and Will Hudson's "Organ Grinder's Swing."
Keely Smith - The Intimate Keely Smith (Expanded Edition) (2016)

Keely Smith - The Intimate Keely Smith (Expanded Edition) (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 39:11 min | 101 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | Label: Real Gone Music

You can't get any more popular in American entertainment than Keely Smith was in the early '60s. Having blown the doors out in Las Vegas, winning a Grammy, having hit after hit and lighting up television screens playing straight "man" to husband Louis Prima, she'd navigated the tricky waters of a professional and personal divorce, striking out on her own and starting her own record label, Keely Records, in partnership with close friend and mentor Frank Sinatra, under the auspices of his Reprise label.
Johnny Smith - The New Johnny Smith Quartet (1956) {2016 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29025}

Johnny Smith - The New Johnny Smith Quartet (1956) {2016 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29025}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 154 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 90 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 47 Mb | 5% repair rar | Mono | 24bit remaster
© 1956, 2016 Roost / Parlophone / Warner Music Japan | WPCR-29025
Jazz / Cool / Guitar / Vibes

SHM-CD reissue. Comes with a mini-description. Features new remastering if it comes from Parlophone. A Johnny Smith album with a real difference, and that difference is vibes – handled her by a young John Rae, whose tones make a perfect accompaniment to Smith's chromatic style of guitar! The balance of vibes and guitar is beautiful – handled with all that sense of space that both Johns could bring to their 50s work – with just a bit of extra help from George Roumanis on bass and John Lee on drums – players who can come in strong when needed, but often lay back and let the chromes take over!
Ches Smith / Craig Taborn / Mat Maneri - The Bell (2016) {ECM 2474}

Ches Smith / Craig Taborn / Mat Maneri - The Bell (2016) {ECM 2474}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 355MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz

This trio set from three of New York’s most imaginative left-field musicians – Tim Berne drummer/vibraphonist Ches Smith, pianist Craig Taborn and tone-bending viola player Mat Maneri – displays such an unusual balance of compositional tautness (Smith wrote all the pieces) and spontaneity that assigning it to any jazz, improv or contemporary classical box is impossible. The nine-minute title track is typical, in the explicitness of the opening bell chime, Taborn’s show-and-hide chordal pulse, Maneri’s graceful ascents and a heated finale sprayed with brusque percussion rumbles. Cryptic viola melodies shadowed by rolling piano figures accelerate to frisky dances, stern tom-tom grooves stalk alongside intimate piano-viola dialogues, the fiddle equivalent of Jan Garbarek’s long sax outbreaths curl across dark landscapes before storms break.

For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)  Video

Posted by fekmax at Jan. 26, 2016
For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)

For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)
English | DVDRip | AVI | XviD, 1018 Kbps | 720x528 | 25.000 fps | 1.35 GB
Audio: MP3, 192 Kbps | 2 channels | 48.0 KHz | Runtime: 02:38:31 minutes | Subtitles: English, Spanish (srt)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History

Spain in the 1930s is the place to be for a man of action like Robert Jordan. There is a civil war going on and Jordan who has joined up on the side that appeals most to idealists of that era – like Ernest Hemingway and his friends – has been given a high-risk assignment up in the mountains. He awaits the right time to blow up a bridge in a cave. Pilar, who is in charge there, has an ability to foretell the future. And so that night she encourages Maria, a young girl ravaged by enemy soldiers, to join Jordan who has decided to spend the night under the stars.
Jimmy Smith - The Sermon! (1959/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Jimmy Smith - The Sermon! (1959/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 40:08 minutes | 1,78 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The Sermon! is a 1959 album by jazz organist Jimmy Smith. It was produced by the Blue Note record label. Allmusic's Lindsay Planer described the album as "a prime example of Smith and company's myriad of talents".