D'agostino 2012

Jens Sondergaard Quartet & Bob Rockwell - More Golson (2012)  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 19, 2018
Jens Sondergaard Quartet & Bob Rockwell - More Golson (2012)

Jens Søndergaard Quartet & Bob Rockwell - More Golson (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 401 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included
Post-Bop, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Stunt | # STUCD 12042 | Time: 01:02:56

82-year old tenor saxophonist Benny Golson has been an active musician all his life, but he has also written numerous jazz classics of the kind you can hum, sing or whistle after hearing them only a couple of times. And one can return to them after 10 – 20 – 30 years only to discover that they sound as fresh and catchy as ever. But what is it in Golson’s music that attracts Jens Søndergaard and Bob Rockwell? Jens explains: “I’ve played with Benny on many occasions over the past 20 years, and I always enjoyed his tunes for their enduring melodic substance. Some years ago I wrote arrangements of some of his tunes for alto, tenor and rhythm section, and it seemed natural to call Bob. We’ve tried to give the compositions a twist. For instance, Along Came Betty turned into a Bossa Nova, Uptown Afterburn went funky, we changed the time signature of Killer Joe to a suggestive 6/4, and Blues March is more Mingus than the usual classic Blakey version”. The two horns sound good together.
Gianluigi Gelmetti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Gianluigi Gelmetti, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 137 min | 39,4 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 137 min | 7,42 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

This is a wonderful performance, one of the finest in this Tutto Verdi series of the complete operas. Conductor Gianluigi Gelmetti is an unlikely looking gentleman at first glance but at his first wave of the baton one realizes he is a master. His upbeat tempi have a big sweep that gives the opera the brilliance Verdi intended. The tenor, Francesco Meli (Riccardo), is a young fresh voice, powerful and sensitive; the baritone, Vladimir Stoyanov is beginning to take over from the venerable Nucci in the series. His voice is powerful, well shaded, his acting puts a menace into his Renato and we commiserate with his agony of being a betrayed husband. Serena Gamberoni’s Oscar is a delight—a stunning beauty, her voice supple and flexible, she moves like a real opera star! An American from Arkansas, Kristin Lewis is a passionate Amelia with power, secure in her top notes. Elisabetta Fiorillo (Ulrica), an old-timer now with an alto range, makes a strong impression as the wise and not at all wicked soothsayer. (The WholeNote)

Petter Sandstrom - The River st. Blues (2012)  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Jan. 19, 2018
Petter Sandstrom - The River st. Blues (2012)

Petter Sandstrom - The River st. Blues (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 296 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 105 Mb | Scans | 39:31
A West Side Fabrication | WeCD322
Pop Rock, Yacht Rock, Heartland Rock, Soul

“The River st Blues” is the solo debut album from singer Petter Sandström. It’s a love letter to soul music, as well as a love letter to the one that got away. Petter Sandström’s blue eyed soul voice soars through the songs like Daryl Hall in his prime. “The River st. Blues” is ten Swedish songs, like an American graffiti on a wall of sound.
Doris Troy - Sings Just One Look And Other Memorable Selections (1963/2012) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Doris Troy - Sings Just One Look And Other Memorable Selections (1963/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 30:25 minutes | 699 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

"Sings Just One Look And Other Memorable Selections" is Doris Troy’s magnificent debut album. It includes her massive hit single “Just One Look”. “Just One Look” charted at #3 on Billboard’s Top R&B Singles and #10 on the Billboard Hot 100. Troy displays her masterful songwriting abilities and ravishing interpretive skills. The album also includes a breathtaking rendition of “Stormy Weather”.

Men in Black 3 (2012)  Video

Posted by rwdfox at Jan. 18, 2018
Men in Black 3 (2012)

Men in Black 3 (2012)
BRRip 720p | 1h 45mn | 1280x694 | MP4 AVC@1500Kbps 23.98fps | AAC@224Kbps 6CH 48KHz | 1.28 GiB
BRRip 1080p | 1h 45mn | 1920x1040 | MP4 AVC@2500Kbps 23.98fps | AAC@224Kbps 6CH 48KHz | 2.02 GiB
BDRip 1080p | 1h 45mn | 1920x1040 | MKV AVC@8840Kbps 23.98fps | TrueHD/AC3@4825/640Kbps 8/6CH 48KHz | 10.93 GiB
Language: English | Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy | Subtitles: Multi

After breaking out of a moon-based maximum security prison, Boris the Animal decides to go back in time and eliminate the person who arrested him - Agent K. When he does so, Agent J realizes that the time line has been changed and he too travels back to July 15, 1969, the day before Agent K is killed.
Sam & Dave - Hold On, I'm Comin' (1966/2012) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Sam & Dave - Hold On, I'm Comin' (1966/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 32:10 minutes | 1.23 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

When the Northern soulsters of Motown were employing strings and pop elements, Sam & Dave rejected pop wholesale and made sure they kept their Memphis soul simple and raw. Their albums never sounded heavily produced, and therein lies much of the appeal of Hold on, I'm Comin' (their first album for Atlantic). This duo didn't believe in hiding behind lavish productions.
Horace Tapscott Conducting The Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra - The Call (1978/2012)

Horace Tapscott Conducting The Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra - The Call (1978/2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 238.35 Mb | 38:08 | Covers
Free Jazz, Free Improvisation | Label: Nimbus West Records - NS246C

The second LP by Horace Tapscott's Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra (a 16-piece trumpet-less big band) has four lengthy selections; three originals by bandmembers plus Cal Massey's "Nakatini Suite." Best-known among the sidemen are veteran Red Callender (doubling on tuba and bass) and the powerful altoist Michael Session. Many of the other players (including the pianist-leader) have some space to stretch out and the ensembles (with their unusual voicings and free spots) are quite colorful.
Urban Politics of a Sporting Mega Event: Legitimacy and Legacy of Euro 2012 in Anthropological Perspective

Urban Politics of a Sporting Mega Event: Legitimacy and Legacy of Euro 2012 in Anthropological Perspective by Malgorzata Zofia Kowalska
English | 2017 | ISBN: 3319521047 | 152 Pages | PDF | 25.0 MB

This book looks at the UEFA European Championship (Euro 2012) as both a crowning achievement of, and a way to sustain, the urban entrepreneurial strategy of Poznań, Poland.
Carlo Montanaro, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Il Corsaro (2012) [Blu-Ray]

Carlo Montanaro, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma - Verdi: Il Corsaro (2012) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 107 min | 34,2 Gb
Audio1: Italian / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 107 min | 5,81 Gb
Audio: Italian / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | C Major | Sub: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

…this is…a very attractive production. The sets and costumes are in period and completely traditional and tasteful. The stage action is thoroughly sensible and in accord with the libretto, and the acting by all the principals quite decent. Among the four lead singers, the standout is Silvia Dalla Genetta as Gulnara. Let’s hope that the exposure she receives here launches her on a major international career, for this is a world-class voice—a dramatic coloratura with a rapid but perfectly even vibrato; rich, penetrating vocal color devoid of shrillness on top; excellent breath control, including some marvelous soft singing; spot-on intonation; and an ability to handle wide intervallic leaps with aplomb. As Medora, Irina Lungu[’s]…coloratura technique is sound, and overall she sings creditably…Bruno Ribeiro is…a major asset as Corrado…he is…a fine singer…with a secure top and real interpretive temperament. In the role of Seid, Luca Salsi brings an extremely potent bass voice to bear, and is quite the formidable villain. (Fanfare)

100 Years of Olympic Films: 1912–2012. Blu-Ray 8 (2017)  Video

Posted by RSU75 at Jan. 18, 2018
100 Years of Olympic Films: 1912–2012. Blu-Ray 8 (2017)

100 Years of Olympic Films: 1912–2012. Blu-Ray 8 (2017) [Criterion Collection, Spine #900]
Blu-Ray, 08/32-Disc Box Set | BDMV | AVC, 1920x1080, ~35.8 Mbps | 1hr 43mn | 29,1 GB
Norwegian: LPCM Audio, 1 ch, 1152 kbps
Subtitles: English
Genre: Documentary, Sports

Spanning fifty-three movies and forty-one editions of the Olympic Games, 100 Years of Olympic Films: 1912–2012 is the culmination of a monumental, award-winning archival project encompassing dozens of new restorations by the International Olympic Committee.