In Blue

Denis Matsuev, New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert - Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (2013)

Denis Matsuev, New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert - Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 49:01 | 190 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal | Catalog: 88765492602

Russian pianist Denis Matsuev has established himself as one of the most dynamic and virtuosic performers of his generation, and his program on this RCA album with Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic is ideally suited to his extraordinary abilities. The pairing of Sergey Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor and George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue is a natural one, particularly because of the works' shared post-romanticism (note Rachmaninov's influence on Gershwin's slow theme in the Rhapsody), as well as for the dazzling writing for the piano in both works. Of course, the challenge for Matsuev is to make his part appear effortless, and he succeeds so well in both performances that listeners may be a bit blasé about his playing, taking it in without really considering what knuckle-busters these pieces really are.

Blue Ant Media - Cities in Blue (2013)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Nov. 16, 2016
Blue Ant Media - Cities in Blue (2013)

Blue Ant Media - Cities in Blue (2013)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 4040 Kbps | 8x~50min | 10.3 GiB
Audio: English AC3 448 kbps, 6 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

Cities in Blue takes you on an essential American music tour, with a focus on one of the country’s most iconic styles: The Blues. You’ll make a stop at every key city in Blues’ history from New Orleans, Mississippi, Memphis, and Austin, to Piedmont, Kansas, Chicago, and New York. Distinguish between the raw, honest “call and response” blues born in the Deep South the polished sound performed to audiences in the city it’s a journey through a much celebrated and storied genre.
Arthur Fiedler /BPO - Gershwin: An American in Paris / Rhapsody in Blue (1960) 24-Bit/96-kHz Vinyl Rip

Arthur Fiedler /BPO - Gershwin: An American in Paris / Rhapsody in Blue
Vinyl Rip in 24-Bit/96-kHz | FLAC tracks | Full Scan Covers | MU, RS | 605 MB 3% recovery
1960 | Genre: Classical | Label: RCA | LSC-2367 | US original pressing
RCA Living Stereo, shaded dog label
Listed in TAS (The Absolute Sound)

Gershwin’s instrumental masterpiece is the brief Rhapsody in Blue, written first for solo piano (not by Gershwin, who reportedly could neither read nor write music notation) then orchestrated in several versions by its commissioner, band leader Paul Whiteman. The work is a brief and effective encyclopaedic showcase for the rhythmic and instrumental trademarks of the "jazz" style. Fiedler’s performance of the arrangement for symphony orchestra is one of the most effective.
(Paul Shoemaker - MusicWeb)
Arild Andersen - Green In Blue (2010) {Early Quartets ECM 2143/45 3CDs Boxset} [Re-Up]

Arild Andersen - Green In Blue (2010) {Early Quartets ECM 2143/45 3CDs Boxset}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 746MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 306MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

Box set in ECM’s acclaimed Old & New Masters series reintroduces Arild Andersen’s first three leader dates for the label – Clouds In My Head, Shimri, and Green Shading Into Blue. Recorded between 1975 and 1978, none of these albums has previously been issued on compact disc, and this edition is eagerly awaited. The music traces Andersen’s personal evolution from ‘free’-inclined bassist to bandleader-composer and introduces some players who would prove important for the future of the music – amongst them an 18-year-old Jon Balke on the “Clouds” session.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Reflections In Blue (1978) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Reflections In Blue (1978) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 337 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 116 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 253 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1978, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6395
Jazz / Hard Bop / Drums

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. The 1978 Jazz Messengers was one of Art Blakey's strongest groups in years, although it would soon be overshadowed by its successor (which introduced a young Wynton Marsalis). With trumpeter Valerie Ponomarev, altoist Bobby Watson and a tenor saxophonist forming a potent frontline and new material from each of the principals (plus pianist James Williams) in addition to a lengthy ballad medley, this is a fine all-around set, last available on LP.
George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue / Concerto in F / An American in Paris etc. (2005) {Hybrid-SACDISO & HiRes FLAC}

George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue / Concerto in F / An American in Paris etc.
Earl Wild / Boston Pops Orchestra / Arthur Fiedler
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,49 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,42 GB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: RCA Red Seal "Living Stereo" # 82876-61393-2 | Country/Year: US 2005 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century

"…A lot of bang for the buck."

Captives in Blue: The Civil War Prisons of the Confederacy  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by FenixN at April 29, 2016
Captives in Blue: The Civil War Prisons of the Confederacy

Captives in Blue: The Civil War Prisons of the Confederacy
Audio CDs in MP3 / English: MP3, 64 kb/s (2 ch) | Duration: 12:47:49 | 2016 | ISBN-10: N/A | ASIN: B01D5F8YMC | 351 MB
Genre: History

In June of 1861, only a few weeks after the first shots at Fort Sumter ignited the Civil War, Union prisoners of war began to arrive in Southern prisons. One hundred and fifty years later, Civil War prisons and the way prisoners of war were treated remain contentious topics. Partisans of each side continue to vilify the other for POW maltreatment.
Surgeon in Blue: Jonathan Letterman, the Civil War Doctor Who Pioneered Battlefield Care

Surgeon in Blue: Jonathan Letterman, the Civil War Doctor Who Pioneered Battlefield Care
English | 2013 | ISBN: 1611459303 | 368 Pages | EPUB | 828 KB

Rhapsody in Blue (1945)  

Posted by fekmax at Jan. 1, 2016
Rhapsody in Blue (1945)

Rhapsody in Blue (1945)
English | DVDRip | AVI | XviD, 1250 Kbps | 576x432 | 23.976 (23976/1000) fps | 1.37 GB
Audio: MP3, 128 Kbps | 2 channels | 48.0 KHz | Runtime: 02:21:03 minutes | Subtitles: Spanish (srt)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Musical

Composer George Gershwin is driven by his need to succeed. Unfortunately his drive destroys his romantic relationships with singer Julie Adams, who is desperately in love with him, and aloof socialite Christine Gilbert.
Our Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America [repost]

Our Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America
Audio CDs in MP3 / English: MP3, 160 kb/s (2 ch) | Duration: 12:34:24 | 2007 | ISBN-10: N/A | 863 MB
Genre: Politics, Sociology

Even critics have a difficult time imagining a world without police. But just what is the role of police in a democracy: to serve the public or to protect the powerful? Tracing the evolution of the modern police force back to the slave patrols, this controversial study observes the police as the armed defender of a violent status quo.