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If You Could See Me Now  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by sanz57 at April 21, 2010
If You Could See Me Now

If You Could See Me Now by Cecelia Ahern
HarperCollins | Novel | 2005 | ISBN:0007212259 | Pages:131 | PDF | 808.09 KB
John Lewis - If You Don't Why Don't You: Romantic Ballads (2015)

John Lewis - If You Don't Why Don't You: Romantic Ballads (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 79:40 min | 185 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Nagel Heyer Records

The musical director of the Modern Jazz Quartet for its entire history, John Lewis found the perfect outlet for his interest in bop, blues, and Bach. Possessor of a "cool" piano style that (like Count Basie's) makes every note count, Lewis with the MJQ has long helped make jazz look respectable to the classical music community without watering down his performances. After serving in the military, Lewis was in the Dizzy Gillespie big band (1946-1948).
Linda Clifford - If My Friends Could See Me Now (1978) [1996, Remastered Reissue]

Linda Clifford - If My Friends Could See Me Now (1978) [1996, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE + LOG + Full Artwork-300dpi (JPEG) | 39:38 Min | 250,82 Mb
Label: Charly Records (UK) / Curtom Records Inc. (USA) | Released: 1996, February, 2

is the second studio album by American singer , released in 1978. The album spawned two singles, a soul ballad and the up-tempo track which became a #1 dance hit in the USA and Canada.
Various Artists - Love Me or Leave Me: The Bethlehem Records Story 1958-1963 (2013) {3CD One Day Music DAY3CD040}

Various Artists - Love Me or Leave Me: The Bethlehem Records Story 1958-1963 (2013) {3CD One Day Music DAY3CD040}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 0.98 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 462 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 9 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1958-62, 2013 Bethlehem Records / One Day Music / Not Now Music | DAY3CD040
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Others

An excellent budget compilation of the wonderful Bethlehem Records label - what a roster of artists they had. Very good sound too. The Bethlehem label focused on jazz releases, and this set collects some great examples of jazz–vocally and instrumentally–between the years 1958-62. One look at the artists on this 60 track 2 CD set shows how many fine artists released music on the label. Like other collections from One Day Music, there's no booklet, only a short paragraph about the label and a few of the featured artists. The digitally remastered sound is good overall within the limits of recording styles of the era.

Carmen McRae, Shirley Horn - Sarah: Dedicated To You (1991)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Sept. 27, 2015
Carmen McRae, Shirley Horn - Sarah: Dedicated To You (1991)

Carmen McRae, Shirley Horn - Sarah: Dedicated To You (1991)
Vocal Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 77 min | 177 MB
Label: RCA Bluebird | Rel: 1991

The follow-up to the essential Carmen Sings Monk is a tribute to the recently deceased Sarah Vaughan that ranks at the same very high level. Carmen McRae's final recording finds the singer backed by the Shirley Horn Trio (unfortunately, Horn turned down McRae's request to sing a bit) on 13 numbers associated with Sassy, plus Carroll Coates' original "Sarah." On such songs as "Poor Butterfly," "Misty," "Tenderly," "I'll Be Seeing You" and even "Send in the Clowns," McRae brings back the spirit (and some of the phrasing) of Sarah Vaughan while still sounding very much like herself. This very well-conceived tribute is a classic of its kind and a perfect swan song for Carmen McRae.

VA - Compact Jazz: Best of the Jazz Vocalists (1992)  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 23, 2017
VA - Compact Jazz: Best of the Jazz Vocalists (1992)

VA - Compact Jazz: Best of the Jazz Vocalists (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 390 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 196 Mb | Scans included
Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Verve/Polygram | # 845 466-2 | Time: 01:08:27

From a label with no shortage of first-rate jazz material come this very attractive vocal sampler. Staying true to the Compact Jazz ethos, Best of the Jazz Vocalists favors quality over hits and comes with a budget price tag. The majority of songs are from the label's prime '50s and '60s run, including a cloud-bound "Summertime" by Helen Merrill and one of the all-time great versions of "If You Could See Me Now," compliments of Billy Eckstine. Continuing with this balancing act between the sexes, the collection also includes fine work by Bill Henderson, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Abbey Lincoln, Jon Hendricks, Shirley Horn, and Anita O'Day; latter-day entries include Lincoln's "I've Got Thunder and It Rings" from her 1990 Verve debut and Horn's "I Got Lost in His Arms" from 1988's Close Enough for Love. Nicely wrapped up with Nina Simone's Afro-percussion clarion call "Come Ye," this Verve roundup works as the perfect primer for more adventurous trips through the label's fertile stores of essential jazz.
Sonny Stitt - The Complete Roost Sonny Stitt Studio Sessions (1952-65) {9CD Box Set Mosaic MD9-208 rel 2001}

Sonny Stitt - The Complete Roost Sonny Stitt Studio Sessions (1952-65) {9CD Box Set Mosaic MD9-208 rel 2001}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 3.05 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.37 Gb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 110 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1952-65, 2001 Mosaic Records / Capitol / EMI | MD9-208 | 24-bit remaster
Jazz / Bop / Saxophone

Under the watchful eye of famed producer Michael Cuscuna, this nine-CD set serves as a compilation of Stitt's 1950s and 1960s Roost LPs. This release also features a 28-page booklet consisting of comprehensively annotated liners. Moreover, the record label does its best to convey the artistic element via a series of black-and-white photos of Stitt and his sidemen amid anecdotes by many of the late saxophonist's affiliates. Interestingly enough, seven of the original LPs did not list personnel. In some instances, guesses were made, although most of these tracks are well-documented, thanks to the producer's diligence and painstaking research. Artists such as drummer Roy Haynes, bassist/composer Charles Mingus, and pianist Harold Maber represent but a few of Stitt's accompanists.
Dan Nimmer Trio - Kelly Blue (2007) [Japan 2016] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Dan Nimmer Trio - Kelly Blue (2007) [Japan 2016]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 56:53 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,83 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,22 GB

Dan Nimmer is an American jazz pianist and composer. As the title suggests, Nimmer's second release for Venus Records is a tribute to Wynton Kelly, who was a swingy, bluesy and funky genius and a groove master who worked with Miles Davis and others. Jimmy Cobb, the veteran drummer who played with Kelly in the historic "Kind of Blue" session, bridges the two generations and validates Nimmer's efforts with his impeccable groove.
Wynton Kelly Trio & Wes Montgomery - Smokin' At The Half Note (1965)

Wynton Kelly Trio & Wes Montgomery - Smokin' At The Half Note (1965)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 236 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 110 MB | Covers (13 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (829 578-2)

Smokin' at the Half Note is essential listening for anyone who wants to hear why Montgomery's dynamic live shows were considered the pinnacle of his brilliant and incredibly influential guitar playing. Pat Metheny calls this "the absolute greatest jazz guitar album ever made," and with performances of this caliber ("Unit 7" boasts one of the greatest guitar solos ever recorded) his statement is easily validated. Montgomery never played with more drive and confidence, and he's supported every step of the way by a genuinely smokin' Wynton Kelly Trio.

Dexter Gordon - The Jumpin' Blues (1970) [Reissue 2006] (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Jan. 19, 2018
Dexter Gordon - The Jumpin' Blues (1970) [Reissue 2006] (Repost)

Dexter Gordon - The Jumpin' Blues (1970) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 236 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 94 MB | Covers (6 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Prestige Records (00025218689922)

Although tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon seemed to have been largely forgotten in the U.S. during his long residence in Europe, he was playing in prime form during the period and made occasional trips back to America. On this CD reissue, Gordon teams up with pianist Wynton Kelly (one of his last recordings), bassist Sam Jones and drummer Roy Brooks for an obscure original ("Evergreenish"), "The Jumpin' Blues," the veteran ballad "For Sentimental Reasons" and three songs that were long a part of Gordon's repertoire: "Star Eyes," "Rhythm-A-Ning" and "If You Could See Me Now." Dexter Gordon is in fine form on the excellent straightahead bop set.