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Freddy King - Bossa Nova And Blues (Bonus Tracks) (2014)  Music

Posted by DjangoTiger at Aug. 9, 2014
Freddy King - Bossa Nova And Blues (Bonus Tracks) (2014)

Freddy King - Bossa Nova And Blues (Bonus Tracks) (2014)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 18 Tracks | 52:07 | 122 MB
Genre: Blues | Label: Lilith Records

Guitarist Freddie King rode to fame in the early '60s with a spate of catchy instrumentals which became instant bandstand fodder for fellow bluesmen and white rock bands alike. Employing a more down-home (thumb and finger picks) approach to the B.B. King single-string style of playing, King enjoyed success on a variety of different record labels. Furthermore, he was one of the first bluesmen to employ a racially integrated group on-stage behind him. Influenced by Eddie Taylor, Jimmy Rogers, and Robert Jr. Lockwood, King went on to influence the likes of Eric Clapton, Mick Taylor, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Lonnie Mack, among many others.
Django Reinhardt - Integrale - La Collection Complete (1928-1953) {20 vols - 40CD - Fremeaux & Associes rel  1996-2005}

Django Reinhardt - Intégrale - La Collection Complète (1928-1953) {20 vols - 40CD - Fremeaux & Associes rel 1996-2005}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 8.28 Gb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 1.32 Gb | 5% repair rar
© 1928-1953, 1996-2005 Frémeaux & Associés | FA 301 ~ FA 323
Jazz / Continental Jazz / Swing / Gypsy / Guitar

Set of Fremeaux’s definitive Integrale Django Reinhardt collection. Mastered by Daniel Nevers, there are 20 volumes of these, and each volume has 2 CDs – 40 CDs total. Each volume also comes with a fairly thick booklet with discography and notes. And the booklets and inserts have very nice B&W pictures of Django. Une réédition d’exception ! Depuis quelques années maintenant, les éditions Frémeaux ont entrepris la publication d’une intégrale des enregistrements de Django Reinhardt.
Django Reinhardt - The Complete Django Reinhardt and Quintet of the Hot Club of France Swing/HMV Sessions 1936-1948 (1999)

Django Reinhardt - The Complete Django Reinhardt and Quintet of the Hot Club of France Swing/HMV Sessions 1936-1948 (1999) {6CD Mosaic MD6-190}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.08 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 837 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 216 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1936-1948, 1999 Mosaic Records / EMI-Capitol | MD6-190
Jazz / Continental Jazz / Swing / Gypsy / Guitar

This is the Reinhardt mother lode – a six-disc collection of the Gypsy legend's oeuvre stretching from just before to just after World War II. Disc one includes several infectious cuts with vocalist Freddy Taylor, beginning with Stuff Smith's "I'se a Muggin'." Disc six closes with one of Reinhardt and Grappelli's last recording sessions together, which included an unusually dark reading of "Oh Lady Be Good" and a revisitation of the obscure "Bricktop" (the first version appears on disc two). In between are well over 100 marvelous tracks, with sound quality up to Mosaic's (and Michael Cuscuna's) impeccable standards. The booklet contains a learned essay and annotation by Mike Peters, as well as an impressive gallery of photographs, concert posters, and news clippings. Extraordinary, and for Reinhardt's most devoted fans, entirely worth the investment.

Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist (1993)  Games

Posted by Lebedev30 at July 10, 2017
Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist (1993)

Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist (1993)
PC Game | Developer: Sierra / Activision | 462.1 MB
Languages: English
Version GOG: 2.0.0.5
Genre: Adventure - Point-and-click - Historical
Freddy Kempf - Beethoven: Pathetique, Moonlight & Appassionata (2004) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Freddy Kempf - Beethoven: Pathetique, Moonlight & Appassionata (2004)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 62:49 minutes | 906 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The first disc we released with Freddy Kempf playing Beethoven (BIS-CD-1120) was welcomed with great acclaim all over the world. English reviewers called his interpretations "fresh, vibrant readings presented in a fluent eagerly communicative style‚ (Gramophone) and judged that "Kempf's insight into the character of each of these Olympian masterpieces is astonishing and is allied to formidable virtuosity and musicianship" (Sunday Telegraph). Of course the great thing about Beethoven, as with all great music, is that there are no definitive performances.
Freddy Kempf - Liszt: 12 Etudes d'execution transcendante (2002) [Official Digital Download 24/44]

Freddy Kempf - Liszt: 12 Etudes d'execution transcendante (2002)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 66:35 minutes | 387 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Award-winning British pianist Freddy Kempf had already made a name for himself performing these Liszt Études live before releasing this recording in 2002, all while still in his early 20s.

Freddy Cole - Rio De Janeiro Blue (2001)  Music

Posted by Designol at May 14, 2017
Freddy Cole - Rio De Janeiro Blue (2001)

Freddy Cole - Rio De Janeiro Blue (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 262 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 126 Mb | Scans ~ 66 Mb
Vocal Jazz, Piano Jazz, Latin Jazz | Label: Telarc | # CD-83525 | 00:52:40

Freddy Cole is a marvelous singer, combining consummate ease with a lyric and acute sense of melodic and rhythmic phrasing. Whether it's the lost love of the title song or the reliable romance of Cole Porter's "I Concentrate on You," Cole's warm baritone creates the impression that everything he sings has been made up on the spot, as if every lyric is the current sum of his thoughts and experiences. That conversational art is much in evidence in this mix of Brazilian and jazz tunes, extending to the way Cole interacts with his sidemen and they with him. There are two basic groups here, an all-star Latin septet with arrangements by pianist Arturo O'Farrill and Cole's own working quartet, but there are also several permutations in between. O'Farrill's work is tailor-made to Cole's throaty voice, mixing it with contrasting flute and guitar and complementary trombone timbres, the latter provided by Angel "Papa" Vazquez, just one of several superb soloists. Tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander adds inventive, hard-swinging tenor to "I Concentrate"; Joe Beck's guitars define the delicacy of Jobim's "Sem Voce," sung here in the original Portuguese; and O'Farrill's piano is a dancing delight whenever it comes to the fore.

Freddy Cole - To The Ends Of The Earth (1997)  Music

Posted by Designol at May 7, 2017
Freddy Cole - To The Ends Of The Earth (1997)

Freddy Cole - To The Ends Of The Earth (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 369 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb | Scans ~ 49 Mb | 01:07:33
Vocal Jazz, Piano Jazz, Mainstream Jazz | Label: Fantasy Records | # FCD-9675-2

It's hardly a criticism of Freddy Cole to say that he sounds almost eerily like big brother Nat. They share an unmistakable vocal timbre that can only be attributed to incredibly fortunate genes. This 1997 Fantasy album is one of his best. A swinging collection of standards delivered with elegance, emotion, and a mature confidence. Few singers know their way around an old tune like Cole. An outstanding pianist (again like his brother), Cole bows out on the keyboards on all but one tune here in favor of soulful young phenom Cyrus Chestnut.

Freddy Cole - Love Makes The Changes (1998)  Music

Posted by Designol at May 4, 2017
Freddy Cole - Love Makes The Changes (1998)

Freddy Cole - Love Makes The Changes (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 323 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 134 Mb | Scans ~ 70 Mb
Vocal Jazz, Piano Jazz, Mainstream Jazz | Label: Fantasy | # FCD-9681-2 | 00:55:39

When jazz vocalist Freddy Cole sings, it's with a built-in groove that's unshakeable, with warm, honeyed tones that wrap the lyrics in velvet and set them down firmly in the pocket. Cole has one great little album here; if you thought it was impossible to produce a modern-day jazz vocal album that's not infused with endless oodles-of-noodles riffing that shows you nothing except the ability of the vocalist to sing everything but the melody, be prepared for greatness. With a small combo led by pianist Cedar Walton and tenor saxophonist Grover Washington, Jr., Cole has a backdrop that never gets in the way of his magic nor does anything that doesn't help the song. Timber-wise, he owes a lot of his phrasing to his older brother, Nat "King" Cole, and Francis Albert Sinatra, but Freddy ultimately remains his own man and that's what makes this album such a success. Ten or 12 stars, at least.

Freddy Cole - I'm Not My Brother, I'm Me (1990) Re-Release 2004  Music

Posted by Designol at April 2, 2017
Freddy Cole - I'm Not My Brother, I'm Me (1990) Re-Release 2004

Freddy Cole - I'm Not My Brother, I'm Me (1990) Re-Release 2004
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 278 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 201 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Piano Jazz, Mainstream Jazz | Label: HighNote | # HCD 7125 | 01:08:22

One can sympathize with Freddie Cole's plight. The younger brother of Nat King Cole, Freddie has spent most of his life in his brother's shadow, even though Nat died in 1965. The problem is that Freddie is also a pianist/vocalist and sometimes performs similar material. In fact, the title of this CD is a bit absurd, since Cole is heard playing in the same type of group that Nat made famous (a trio with guitarist Ed Zad and bassist Eddie Edwards) and his repertoire includes such songs as "Home Fried Potatoes," "To Whom It May Concern," "The Best Man," and a ten-minute, six-song "Nat Cole Medley." Add to that such originals as "He Was the King" and "I'm Not My Brother, I'm Me," and one is not allowed to forget for a moment that Freddie was Nat's brother. Actually, Freddie has an older and raspier voice (which is natural, since he has outlived Nat) and his piano style is more tied to 1950s jazz (such as Red Garland) than to swing. This fairly definitive CD from Freddie Cole does give one a strong sampling of his talents.