Ches Smith The Bell

Ches Smith - The Bell (2016)  Music

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.
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.

Lurrie Bell & The Bell Dynasty - Tribute To Carey Bell (2018)  Music

Posted by Domestos at June 5, 2018
Lurrie Bell & The Bell Dynasty - Tribute To Carey Bell (2018)

Lurrie Bell & The Bell Dynasty - Tribute To Carey Bell (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 337.19 Mb | 57:53 | Scans included
Modern Chicago Blues, Harmonica Blues | Country: USA | Label: Delmark - Delmark DE855

With special guests Charlie Musselwhite and Billy Branch. It’s almost 50 years since blues harpmaster Carey Bell released his debut album on Delmark Records. Carey’s children followed him into blues and performed with him often while growing up. Lurrie’s debut recording was with Carey appearing on Heartaches And Pain (Delmark 666) and he joined with pops again in 2006 to record a live album - DVD, Gettin’ Up (Delmark 791 - DVD 1791) only one year before Carey passed away. Now Lurrie, Steve, Tyson and James Bell join forces as The Bell Dynasty to present this tribute to their dad, Carey Bell.

John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls (2018)  Video

Posted by JohnSmith at May 29, 2018
John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls (2018)

John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls (2018)
HDRip | MP4 / AVC@1100 kb/s | 720x400 | 1h 44mn | 1 GB | English: AAC, 256 kb/s (2 ch)
WEB-DL 720p | MKV / AVC@2930 kb/s | 1280x720 | 1h 44mn | 2.60 GB
English: AC3, 640 kb/s (6 ch) | Subtitles: English
WEB-DL 1080p | MKV / AVC@8040 kb/s | 1920x1080 | 1h 44mn | 6.33 GB
English: AC3, 640 kb/s (6 ch) | Subtitles: English
Genre: Documentary

In-depth look at the life of John McCain, from his time as a POW in Vietnam to his three decades of service in the US Senate.

Dr. Lonnie Smith - The Healer (2012) {Pilgrimage PCD001}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at April 16, 2018
Dr. Lonnie Smith - The Healer (2012) {Pilgrimage PCD001}

Dr. Lonnie Smith - The Healer (2012) {Pilgrimage PCD001}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 357 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 143 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 85 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2012 Pilgrimage Productions | PCD001
Jazz / Hammond B-3 / Soul Jazz

The great B3 organ master and conjurer of sound, Doctor Lonnie Smith, has made some great studio recordings, but he'll be the first to tell you that his music needs to be experienced live. The release of his brand new live recording The Healer marks the Doctor's first live recording since his landmark 1970 album Live At Club Mozambique. It showcases the great bandleader reinventing the possibilities of sound along with two young stars - guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg and drummer Jamire Williams. The Healer puts the listener front row center at a wild ride of a show that seamlessly blends jazz, fusion, hip hop, world music, and of course the B3 funk that Doc helped create. It also marks the launch of Pilgrimage Records, the good doctor's new completely artist controlled record label.

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - The Kid (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Pisulik at April 11, 2018
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - The Kid (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - The Kid (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1-96 kHz | Time - 51:36 minutes | 931 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

In 2017, the musical term 'electronic' is nearly obsolete given the ubiquity of computerized processes in producing music. Even so, the prevailing assumption is that musicians working under this broad umbrella must be inspired by concepts equally as electrified as their equipment. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith has demonstrated in her still-blooming discography that this notion couldn't be further from the truth, and that more often than not, rich worlds of synthesized sound are born from deep reverence of the natural world. Smith has embodied such an appreciation on The Kid in as direct and sincere a way as possible by sonically charting the phases of life itself.

Patti Smith: the secret history (The Secret History of Rock)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at April 6, 2018
Patti Smith: the secret history (The Secret History of Rock)

Patti Smith: the secret history (The Secret History of Rock) by Alan Cross
English | June 26th, 2012 | ISBN: 1927002001 | 35 Pages | EPUB | 0.15 MB

Alan Cross is the preeminent chronicler of popular music.
Shamek Farrah & Sonelius Smith - The World of the Children (Japan Edition) (1976/2007)

Shamek Farrah & Sonelius Smith - The World of the Children (Japan Edition) (1976/2007)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 207.35 Mb | 32:30 | Covers
Post-Bop, Soul-Jazz, Spiritual Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Bomba Records/Strata-East - BOM24114

If you're wondering who Shamek Farrah was, and why his vision is important, this record won't clear up the mystery. This is a fine slab of what one expects from Strata-East, soul jazz in a spiritual vein, delivered with passion and precision. But of all the players here, the leader, and his co-billed companion, Sonelius Smith, are completely in the background, overwhelmed by the talents of their sidemen including the vibrant trumpet of Joseph Gardner and the swaggering thunder of bassist Milton Suggs.

Jimmy Smith - The Best Of Jimmy Smith: The Blue Note Years (1988)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 14, 2018
Jimmy Smith - The Best Of Jimmy Smith: The Blue Note Years (1988)

Jimmy Smith - The Best Of Jimmy Smith: The Blue Note Years (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 397 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Soul Jazz | Label: Blue Note | # CDP 7 91140 2 | Time: 01:05:48

Covering prime early recordings from 1956-1960 and one mid-'80s cut, Blue Note's The Best of Jimmy Smith offers up a fine introduction to the trailblazing jazz organist. Smith's Blue Note sessions not only introduced the world to the complex solo possibilities of the Hammond B3 organ, but simultaneously ushered in the soul-jazz era of the '60s, spawning a wealth of fine imitators in the process. Before delving into more commercial terrain on Verve in the late '60s, Smith cut a ton of jam-session dates for Blue Note, often with the help of hard bop luminaries like trumpeter Lee Morgan, alto saxophonist Lou Donaldson, tenor saxophonists Tina Brooks and Stanley Turrentine, and drummers Art Blakey and Donald Bailey. All are heard here on classic cuts like "The Sermon," "Back at the Chicken Shack," and "The Jumpin' Blues," with Smith regular Turrentine and a young Morgan availing themselves in especially fine form. For his part, Smith eats up the scenery on all the sides here, taking his solo to particularly impressive heights on a fleetly swinging rendition of "When Johnny Comes Marching Home".