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Franco Cerri - Franco Cerri and His European Jazz Stars (1959) {Japan Mini LP DIW-3018 rel 2009}

Franco Cerri - Franco Cerri and His European Jazz Stars (1959) {Japan Mini LP DIW-3018 rel 2009}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 110 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 74 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 96 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1959, 2009 Columbia Records Italy / DIW Records | DIW-3018
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Guitar / Saxophone

A gem of a session from Italian guitarist Franco Cerri — recording here at the end of the 50s with a well-titled batch of European jazz stars ! The groups shift slightly throughout the set, and players include Lars Gullin on baritone sax, Flavio Ambrosetti on alto, George Gruntz on piano, and Pierre Favre on drums ! The album features one trio track, three quartet numbers, three quintet tunes, and one sextet cut — all of them with Cerri's illuminating single-line work on guitar — sounding especially nice next to the horns. Ambrosetti is a real treat here — a sharp-edged player we'd never heard before, working with a strong undercurrent of soul that we really appreciate.

Franco Cerri - Chitarra (1964) {Japan Mini LP DIW-3019 rel 2009}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Aug. 23, 2016
Franco Cerri - Chitarra (1964) {Japan Mini LP DIW-3019 rel 2009}

Franco Cerri - Chitarra (1964) {Japan Mini LP DIW-3019 rel 2009}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 128 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 71 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 90 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1964, 2009 Columbia Records Italy / DIW Records | DIW-3019
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Guitar

Beautiful work from Franco Cerri — a really unique guitar jazz session that features his talents in a host of different settings ! The players vary throughout the set — so that one number only features a duo with bass, but others feature larger lineups that include Gianni Basso on tenor, Dino Piana on trombone, Oscar Valdambrini on trumpet, Renato Sellani on piano, and Giancarlo Barigozzi on flute – all key Italian players of the 60s who really get room to sparkle on the record! Cerri's tone runs from smoothly jazzy on the group numbers to a bit more raw and personal on some of the more stripped-down ones – and titles include "Chit Car", "Blues For Jo", "Bassezza", "New Nova", "Stardust", and "Blues Dei Framasteni".

A Vision of Europe: Franco-German Relations during the Great Depression, 1929-1932  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by nebulae at June 26, 2017
A Vision of Europe: Franco-German Relations during the Great Depression, 1929-1932

Conan Fischer, "A Vision of Europe: Franco-German Relations during the Great Depression, 1929-1932"
English | ISBN: 0199676291 | 2017 | 224 pages | PDF | 1 MB

Franco Cardini, Marina Montesano - Terrore e idiozia  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Karabas91 at June 23, 2017
Franco Cardini, Marina Montesano - Terrore e idiozia

Franco Cardini, Marina Montesano - Terrore e idiozia
Italian | 2015 | 86 pages | ASIN: B0195TPQHI | EPUB | 0,24 MB
I Cancelli Della Memoria - Tributo anni '70 a Franco Battiato (2015)

I Cancelli Della Memoria - Tributo anni '70 a Franco Battiato (2015)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
AMS, 235 CD | ~ 485 or 174 Mb | Scans(png) -> 193 Mb
Progressive Rock / RPI

The legendary concert tribute to Franco Battiato by Gates of Memory, Which Has Been Held at the Teatro Dante in Castellanza on November 26th 2010, is finally released on CD and DVD. The group features musicians of the early historical works of Franco Battiato: Gianfranco D'Adda and Mario Dalla Stella, as well as newcomers such as Paul "Ske" Botta (Yugen, Not a good sign), Mauro Galbersanini, Roberta Pagani and Carlo Cilibrasi…

Battle for Beijing, 1858–1860: Franco-British Conflict in China  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Jeembo at May 29, 2017
Battle for Beijing, 1858–1860: Franco-British Conflict in China

Battle for Beijing, 1858–1860: Franco-British Conflict in China by Harry Gelber
English | 2016 | ISBN: 3319305832 | 244 Pages | PDF | 3.6 MB

The ‘battle for Beijing’ is universally – and quite wrongly – believed to have been about opium. This book argues that it was about freedom to trade, Britain’s demands for diplomatic equality, and French demands for religious freedom in China.

Franco Fagioli, Armonia Atenea, George Petrou - Rossini (2016)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 5, 2017
Franco Fagioli, Armonia Atenea, George Petrou - Rossini (2016)

Franco Fagioli, Armonia Atenea, George Petrou - Gioachino Rossini (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 315 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:15:21
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 479 5681

Countertenor performances of 19th century opera are a historical and, ultimately, true novelty. This said, for those who love the sound of the countertenor voice and want to give it a try, there are several factors that recommend this release by countertenor Franco Fagioli, with the small orchestra Armonia Atenea under George Petrou. First is that castrati were still around in Rossini's time, although on the decline, and the composer was reportedly intrigued by their voices. Second, Fagioli, unlike the vast majority of other countertenors, studied bel canto singing rather than Baroque repertory exclusively, and a certain distance present in the work of other countertenors is absent here. And third, and most important, is Fagioli's voice itself. Of the countertenors active today, he's the one with the range, the power, the attitude to make you suspend disbelief and think for a moment that you're actually listening to a castrato. He enters into the various Rossini roles represented on this recording, several of which were mezzo-soprano "pants" roles; this adds to the layers of identity-switching happening, and the parts hit Fagioli's vocal sweet spot. A bonus is that several of these are from Rossini opere serie that are little played or recorded.
Gluck - Ezio (Michael Hofstetter, Ruth Sandhoff, Kirsten Blaise, Franco Fagioli) [2008]

Gluck - Ezio (Michael Hofstetter, Ruth Sandhoff, Kirsten Blaise, Franco Fagioli) [2008]
Classical | Oehms Classics OC918 | TT: 62.19+78.50 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 661 Mb

Gluck composed “Ezio” only one year after the success of “Orfeo”. It was premiered in 1763 at the Burgtheatre in Vienna. Although not as successful as “Orfeo” it contains many fine moments and this recording, in which Michael Hofstetter conducts a first rate cast, should introduce more opera listeners to this fine work. “….the representation of his (Gluck’s) early and middle years is patchy. All the more fitting then, to be able to welcome a thoroughly satisfactory issue of Ezio….. It is greatly to the credit of countertenor Franco Fagioli, who sings the part (Ezio, sung by the famous castrato Guadagni in the première) in this recording, that there is no sense of anticlimax: he produces firm, expressive singing, with delicacy where appropriate.” (International Record Review)

Franco D'Andrea Electric Tree - Trio Music Vol. 1 (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Oct. 24, 2016
Franco D'Andrea Electric Tree - Trio Music Vol. 1 (2016)

Franco D'Andrea Electric Tree - Trio Music Vol. 1 (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks - 545 MB |MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 225 MB | 01:37:59 min
Jazz | Label: Parco Della Musica Records | Release Year: 2016

After 50 years of career, Franco D'Andrea remains a prospective, an adventurer, a watcher of sensations and new expressions. It's probably no coincidence that another researcher of new horizons, Martial Solal, had invited in the 80 to play piano trio with John Taylor, the Paris Jazz Festival. Martial had also invited three times to the jury of the international jazz piano competition that bears his name. Like him, Franco D'Andrea carries in him, firmly rooted, the jazz idiom; and like him he strives to overflowing contours. In this adventure he calls the saxophonist Andrea Assayot, a familiar partner

I'm OK--You're OK  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Willson at April 7, 2016
I'm OK--You're OK

Thomas Harris, "I'm OK–You're OK"
English | 2004 | ISBN: 0060724277 | 320 pages | PDF | 1.1 MB