Lester Young Kansas City

Lester Young - Kansas City Swing (1999)  

Posted by Bezz at Aug. 25, 2011
Lester Young - Kansas City Swing (1999)

Lester Young - Kansas City Swing (1999)
EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Full Scans | 260 Mb (Incl. Recovery)
Genre ~ Mainstream Jazz, Swing, Saxophone Jazz | Label ~ Definitive Records/DRCD11118

Definitive edition of the recordings made by Lester Young in 1938-1944 for the legendary Commodore, Signature and Keynote labels.
VA - Kansas City - A Robert Altman Film: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1996)

VA - Kansas City - A Robert Altman Film: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 397 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Soundtrack, Jazz | Label: Verve/Polydor K.K. | # POCJ-1321 | 01:03:07

For Robert Altman's Kansas City film, since the story was centered in 1934 Kansas City, Altman wanted to have younger musicians depict top jazz artists of the era playing at one of the legendary jam sessions. He recruited many of today's top modernists and, although they used arrangements based on older recordings, they did not have to necessarily improvise in the style of the time. Actually, it is surprising how close the musicians often come, recapturing not just the music of the period but the adventurous spirit of such immortals as Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, and Lester Young. A dozen songs from the film are on this very enjoyable and unique CD, which features such players as trumpeter Nicholas Payton, clarinetist Don Byron, guitarists Russell Malone and Mark Whitfield, pianists Geri Allen and Cyrus Chestnut, altoists Jesse Davis and David "Fathead" Newman, and four of today's great tenors: James Carter, Craig Handy, David Murray, and Joshua Redman. In addition, Kevin Mahogany sings "I Left My Baby." Although there are some audience shouts on a couple of the pieces, this is one soundtrack album that very much stands up on its own.

Being Prez: The Life and Music of Lester Young  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Nice_smile) at Sept. 13, 2015
Being Prez: The Life and Music of Lester Young

Being Prez: The Life and Music of Lester Young by Dave Gelly
English | Oct. 18, 2007 | ISBN: 0195334779 | 192 Pages | PDF | 4.28 MB

Lester Young was one of the great jazz masters, and his impact on the course of the art form was profound.

Kansas City Jazz: From Ragtime to Bebop-A History (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by MoneyRich at Aug. 26, 2015
Kansas City Jazz: From Ragtime to Bebop-A History (repost)

Kansas City Jazz: From Ragtime to Bebop-A History by Chuck Haddix
English | 26 May 2005 | ISBN: 0195047672 | 288 Pages | PDF | 4 MB

There were but four major galaxies in the early jazz universe, and three of them–New Orleans, Chicago, and New York–have been well documented in print. But there has never been a serious history of the fourth, Kansas City, until now. In this colorful history, Frank Driggs and Chuck Haddix range from ragtime to bebop and from Bennie Moten to Charlie Parker to capture the golden age of Kansas City jazz.
Kansas City SO / Michael Stern - Britten's Orchestra (2010, Reference Rec. # RR-120SACD) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Benjamin Britten - Britten's Orchestra
Kansas City Symphony Orchestra / Michael Stern (conductor)
SACD ISO: 3,33 GB (Stereo/MCH) | FLAC Stereo @ 24bit/88.2kHz: 984 MB | 5% Rec. Info
Label/Cat#: Reference Recordings # RR-120SACD | Country/Year: Europe 2003 | Artwork
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century, Contemporary

"…I feel with this recording, Michael Stern and the Kansas City Orchestra are now major player's in the classical music world. Superb!! Highly recommended." ~sa-cd.net
Michael Stern, Kansas City Symphony Orchestra - Britten's Orchestra (2009) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/88.2kHz]

Michael Stern, Kansas City Symphony Orchestra - Britten's Orchestra (2009)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88.2 kHz | Digital Booklet | 912 MB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: HDtracks

One of the chief characteristics of Benjamin Britten's music is his masterful and highly distinctive orchestration, and the works on this album are among his most prized for that hallmark of his originality: the Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, the Sinfonia da requiem, and the Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from the opera Peter Grimes.

Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker (Audiobook)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Grev27 at Jan. 23, 2014
Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker (Audiobook)

Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker (Audiobook) By Stanley Crouch, read by Kevin Kenerly
Unabridged edition 2014 | 9 hrs and 55 mins | ISBN: 1482967669 | MP3 64 kbps | 273 MB

Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker by Stanley Crouch  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by futon2009 at Nov. 20, 2013
Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker by Stanley Crouch

Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker by Stanley Crouch
Harper | 2013 | ISBN: 0062005596 | 384 pages | EPUB | 3 MB

Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker is the first installment in the long-awaited portrait of one of the most talented and influential musicians of the twentieth century, from Stanley Crouch, one of the foremost authorities on jazz and culture in America. Throughout his life, Charlie Parker personified the tortured American artist: a revolutionary performer who used his alto saxophone to create a new music known as bebop even as he wrestled with a drug addiction that would lead to his death at the age of thirty-four.

Being Prez: The Life and Music of Lester Young  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Grev27 at March 31, 2013
Being Prez: The Life and Music of Lester Young

Dave Gelly, "Being Prez: The Life and Music of Lester Young"
English | ISBN: 1845530586 | 2007 | PDF | 224 pages | 4,2 MB

Lester Young - Jammin' The Blues (2004)  Music

Posted by robi62 at March 28, 2013
Lester Young - Jammin' The Blues (2004)

Lester Young - Jammin' The Blues (2004)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 210 Mbps, 720 x 480 (1.333) at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 2 channels at 192 Kbps, 48.0 KHz
Genre: Jazz | Label: Discovery Records | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 24 Aug 2004 | Runtime: 32 min. | 1,49 GB (DVD5)

Lester Young was one of the true jazz giants, a tenor saxophonist who came up with a completely different conception in which to play his horn, floating over bar lines with a light tone rather than adopting Coleman Hawkins' then-dominant forceful approach. A non-conformist, Young (nicknamed "Pres" by Billie Holiday) had the ironic experience in the 1950s of hearing many young tenors try to sound exactly like him.