Francis Boland

Jason Boland & The Stragglers - Hard Times Are Relative (2018)  Music

Posted by El Misha at May 18, 2018
Jason Boland & The Stragglers - Hard Times Are Relative (2018)

Jason Boland & The Stragglers - Hard Times Are Relative (2018)
Country | FLAC (tracks) | Cover | 44:31 | 316 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Proud Souls Entertainment | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2018

Our favorite songs are like one-night stands: passionate or sad, capable of recalling moments with Proustian power. Our favorite artists are lifelong companions: fixtures we turn to for comfort and highs. Over the last two decades, Jason Boland and the Stragglers have delivered and become both. With their new record, Hard Times Are Relative, Boland and the Stragglers stack the smart, road-ready outlaw country longtime fans have come to expect alongside creative risks that flirt with punk and psychedelic sounds. The 10-song collection is a rare blend of instantly gratifying and rewarding of closer listens – a definitively Stragglers accomplishment. ''It's an upbeat album – a lot of fast songs, but it doesn't try to be fast,'' Boland says with characteristic insight. ''It just sits in the pocket.''
Clarke-Boland Big Band - Handle With Care (1963) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27294}

Clarke-Boland Big Band - Handle With Care (1963) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27294}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 262 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 81 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 111 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1963, 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / Rhino | WPCR-27294 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Modern Big Band / Progressive Jazz

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Great work by this legendary hard swinging band – an early 60s American album issued on Atlantic Records, in the years before the Clark Boland Band's legendary run on MPS! Despite the early date, the album's got all the core elements of the band's sound in place – soaring rhythms, sharp-edged frontlines, and some great solo work by players who include Benny Bailey, Derek Humble, Jimmy Woode, Shahib Shihab, Idrees Sulieman, and Fats Sadi – coming together in a brilliant trans-Atlantic meeting of jazz talents! Tracks include "Long Note Blues", "Speedy Reeds", "Sonor", and "Om Mani Padme Hum".
Stan Getz & The Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band - Change Of Scenes (1971) [Reissue 1998] (Repost)

Stan Getz & The Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland Big Band - Change Of Scenes (1971) [Reissue 1998]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 258 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 92 MB | Covers - 27 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (314 557 095-2)

That this rare album was originally released only in Europe testifies to the dominance of jazz-rock in 1971 and not to the staggering quantity of imagination that one hears on the session today. Still co-leading his legendary European unit (this was their last recording), Francy Boland unleashed his classical training to produce dazzling, fantastically complex writing often loaded with dissonances, unusual groupings of instruments, freeform freakouts, alternating sections in 5/4 and 4/4, loose-jointed structures, and firestorm endings. Yet Getz's great ear picks everything up intuitively; his solos, though brief in playing time, are loaded with sometimes strident emotion and occasionally flirt with the outside…
The Kenny Clarke & Francy Boland Sextet - Music For The Small Hours (1967) {Schema Records RW 120CD rel 2008}

The Kenny Clarke & Francy Boland Sextet - Music For The Small Hours (1967) {Schema Records RW 120CD rel 2008}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 205 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 83 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 22 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1967, 2008 Schema Records / Edizioni Ishtar | RW 120CD
Jazz / Bop / Latin Jazz / Progressive Jazz

2008 release of this '60s recording by the American Jazz drummer Kenny Clarke and Belgian pianist Francy Boland, leading one of the finest Jazz ensembles ever assembled outside of the U.S. Had it not been for the post-war migration of many top American Jazz musicians to Europe, it is quite likely that the legendary Clarke-Boland Big Band might never have come into existence. As it happened, when Gigi Campi set up the first Big Band record date in Cologne in 1961, he was able to call upon such distinguished self-exiled Jazz stars as Benny Bailey (originally from Cleveland, Ohio), Sahib Shihab (Savannah, Georgia), Jimmy Woode (Boston, Massachusetts) and, of course, Kenny Clarke (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania).
Kenny Clarke & Francy Boland - The Golden Eight (1961) {Blue Note RVG 24bit Japan TOCJ-9544 rel 2003}

Kenny Clarke & Francy Boland - The Golden Eight (1961) {Blue Note RVG 24bit Japan TOCJ-9544 rel 2003}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 307 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 101 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 22 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1961, 2003 Blue Note / Toshiba-EMI Japan | RVG Mini LP | TOCJ-9544
Jazz / Bop / Progressive Jazz

Reissue of the album recorded with Dusko Goykovich, et al. 24bit digitally remastered. Cardboard sleeve (mini LP). This is one of the rarest of all Blue Note albums, and one that is a must for record collectors. The Francy Boland/Kenny Clarke big band was one of the most exciting orchestras of the 1960s and ‘70s. Much less known but also brilliant was a unique octet co-led by Boland and Clarke just prior to the big band.
Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (1998)

Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (1998)
BRRip | 1h 30mn | 720x390 | AVI XviD@1523Kbps 24.00fps | MP3@192Kbps 2CH 48KHz | 1.09 GiB
BDRip 1080p | 1h 30mn | 1920x1040 | MKV AVC@8865Kbps 24.00fps | DTS@1509Kbps 2CH 48KHz | 6.55 GiB
Language: English | Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance | Subtitles: None

In the 1960s, British painter Francis Bacon (1909-1992) surprises a burglar and invites him to share his bed. The burglar, a working class man named George Dyer, 30 years Bacon's junior, accepts. Bacon finds Dyer's amorality and innocence attractive, introducing him to his Soho pals.

The Dictator Pope: The Inside Story of the Francis Papacy [Audiobook]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at April 24, 2018
The Dictator Pope: The Inside Story of the Francis Papacy [Audiobook]

The Dictator Pope: The Inside Story of the Francis Papacy [Audiobook] by Marcantonio Colonna
English | April 23th, 2018 | ASIN: B07CGSTDHN, ISBN: 153858865X | MP3@64 kbps | 5 hrs 34 mins | 153.53 MB
Narrator: Chris Abell

Marcantonio Colonna's The Dictator Pope has rocked Rome and the entire Catholic Church with its portrait of an authoritarian, manipulative, and politically partisan pontiff.

Alun Francis - Offenbach: Christopher Columbus (1992)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at April 22, 2018
Alun Francis - Offenbach: Christopher Columbus (1992)

Alun Francis - Offenbach: Christopher Columbus (1992)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 123:52 | 572 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Opera Rara | Catalog: ORC2

Alun Francis is one of the most respected conductors on the international scene, and is particularly admired for his efforts in bringing international recognition to several great tonal symphonists active in the post-World War II years, and for other efforts on behalf of 20th century music. His "native" instrument is the French horn. He continued his studies on that instrument and took conducting while attending the Royal Manchester College of Music from 1960 to 1963.

VA - Gar Francis Songbook Volume One (2018)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at April 18, 2018
VA - Gar Francis Songbook Volume One (2018)

VA - Gar Francis Songbook Volume One (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 58:38 | 134 Mb
Genre: Rock, Reggae, Pop / Label: Bongo Boy Records

Hej America! Today is a bit of a special day here in Grouchland. Why you ask? Well, today’s review is of an album of songs, most of which were composed solely by one of my favorite musicians, Gar Francis. For those who do not know, Gar is a wizard of musical creativity. Over the years I have heard many songs from Gar’s colossal body of work and I can honestly say I have not heard anything by Gar that I disliked. This is an album of songs composed either solely by Gar or in collaboration with other talented musicians. This album. at least in my opinion, further solidifies Gar’s position among other behind-the-scene greats such as Bob Ezrin and Mutt Lang.
Francis Dupuis-Déri, "L'éthique du vampire: De la guerre d’Afghanistan et quelques horreurs du temps présent"

Francis Dupuis-Déri, "L'éthique du vampire: De la guerre d’Afghanistan et quelques horreurs du temps présent"
Lux | 2013 | ISBN: 2895960607 | French | True PDF | 384 pages | 1.2 MB

Cet essai propose une critique du discours militariste pour qui « la guerre, c’est la paix ». Dans ce plaidoyer à la fois viscéral et documenté contre la guerre, l’auteur brosse un portrait des lignes de force qui se dessinent de la Guerre froide à la Guerre au terrorisme, des manifestations de Seattle à celles du mouvement pour la paix. …