Blues Johnston

Phillip Johnston's Big Trouble - The Unknown (1994) {Avant - AVAN 037}

Phillip Johnston's Big Trouble - The Unknown (1994) {Avant - AVAN 037}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 272 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 123 Mb
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© 1994 Avant / Disk Union Japan | AVAN 037
Jazz / Progressive Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Modern Creative / Post Bop / Stage & Screen / Saxophone

The Unknown is saxophonist/composer Phillip Johnston's soundtrack to the 1927 silent film of the same name. As with much of Johnston's other work, the music here is a witty, often changing mix of sounds and styles from various eras. Appropriately, there is an emphasis on various film music archetypes, although not just from the silent film era, but from more modern times, too. The tracks weave in and out of frantic, polka-driven chase-scene themes, genteel waltzes, nostalgic parlor-room piano sections, sultry noir-jazz passages, and more. Johnston also adds in more modern elements, from dissonant horn harmonies and free-leaning improvisation to a few rock-oriented rhythms and even some electronic/synthesizer touches.

Brian Johnston: The Authorized Biography  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Feb. 12, 2018
Brian Johnston: The Authorized Biography

Brian Johnston: The Authorized Biography by Tim Heald
English | May 4th, 2015 | ASIN: B00UQYS5MA, ISBN: 0413693201 | 180 pages | EPUB | 0.76 MB

How did it work, exactly, that Johnners magic? Brian Johnston was arguably the most distinctive and best loved voice in British broadcasting. Elder statesman of the Test Match Special team, he was also Britain's most entertaining commentator with an irrepressible and infectious sense of humour.
Phillip Johnston - Phillip Johnston's Big Trouble (1993) {Black Saint 120152-2}

Phillip Johnston - Phillip Johnston's Big Trouble (1993) {Black Saint 120152-2}
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© 1993 Black Saint | 120152-2
Jazz / Progressive Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Modern Creative / Post Bop / Saxophone

Really, why should this music be called avant-garde? Should a band as gloriously fun as Phillip Johnston's Big Trouble really be given a stylistic label equated by many with either difficult art music or deadly serious free jazz? Yes, in the '90s jazz world, the enormously engaging saxophonist/composer and his band of accomplished musical pranksters definitely fell on the avant side of things, but that was more a reflection of the sorry state of the mainstream, in comparison to which, of course, any era's avant-garde is defined. In a rational world, Johnston's first post-Microscopic Septet project would be seen as appealing to a very broad audience segment – say, those with ears on the sides of their heads.
Phillip Johnston's Transparent Quartet - Page of Madness (2009) {Asynchronous ‎001}

Phillip Johnston's Transparent Quartet - Page of Madness (2009) {Asynchronous ‎001}
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© 2009 Asynchronous ‎Records | 001
Jazz / Progressive Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Stage & Screen / Modern Creative / Post Bop / Saxophone

Page of Madness is an original film score for Teinosuke Kinugasa’s Japanese 1926 silent film masterpiece, Kurutta Ippeiji, (A Page of Madness). It was recorded in 1998, and is just being released on CD now for the first time. It features The Transparent Quartet, and was recorded by Jon Rosenberg.

BBC - The Johnston Collection (2017)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Dec. 25, 2017
BBC - The Johnston Collection (2017)

BBC - The Johnston Collection (2017)
PDTV | 960x540 | .MP4/AVC @ 1308 Kbps | 58 min 29 s | 604 MiB
Audio: Gaelic AAC 132 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Explores the treasures of the Johnston Collection in Wick, a unique archive of near 50,000 photographs that provide an enthralling insight into more than a century of Highland history. From 1863 to 1976, three generations of the Johnston family ran a photography business in Caithness, documenting the social history of northern Scotland.

Mudcats Blues Trio - The Tesla Recordings (2012)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Feb. 21, 2018
Mudcats Blues Trio - The Tesla Recordings (2012)

Mudcats Blues Trio - The Tesla Recordings (2012)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 269.80 Mb | 38:09 | Cover
Blues-Rock | Country: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England | Label: Tesla Records

The genre of blues sometimes gets a bad rep (undeservedly, if you ask me). It’s seen as “dad rock”, self-indulgent and played only by a guy whose claim to fame was to share a wife (and solos) with George Harrison. Like any genre, there’s people playing it by numbers and people who scramble the numbers to create Happy Primes and the Fibonacci sequence.

I Remember: Eighty Years of Black Entertainment, Big Bands, and the Blues  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Feb. 20, 2018
I Remember: Eighty Years of Black Entertainment, Big Bands, and the Blues

I Remember: Eighty Years of Black Entertainment, Big Bands, and the Blues by Clyde E. B. Bernhardt
English | August 12nd, 2015 | ASIN: B013LDO1G6, ISBN: 0812212231, 0812280180 | 292 pages | EPUB | 4.87 MB

I Remember is a first-hand account of the world of black American music told by a man who has been part of that world for eighty years. Clyde E. B. Bernhardt worked with a number of bands, including King Oliver, Marion Hard, Cecil Scott, the Bascomb Brothers, and Joe Garland. He started his own band, the Blue Blazers, in 1946 and formed the Harlem Blues and Jazz Band in 1972.

VA - Slide Guitar Blues (2018)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Feb. 20, 2018
VA - Slide Guitar Blues (2018)

VA - Slide Guitar Blues (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 609 MB | Cover | 01:46:02
Electric Blues, Blues Rock | Label: X5 Music Group

Slide guitar blues is produced when a player uses some kind of tubular finger covering (usually made of metal or glass, like a bottleneck) to depress the strings of a guitar over the frets so that the strings are stretched and bent, producing a wavering tone. Traditionally slide guitar blues was played on resonator guitars, but a variety of acoustic and electric guitars have also been used. Blues slide guitar originated in the Mississippi Delta region where it was popularized by a number of blues players, including Robert Johnson. Electric slide guitar blues developed along with other electric blues styles with the migration of African-Americans north to Chicago in the 1940s.

VA - Mojo Presents Revolution Blues (2018)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Feb. 20, 2018
VA - Mojo Presents Revolution Blues (2018)

VA - Mojo Presents Revolution Blues (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:15:29 | 467 Mb
Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Blues | Label: Mojo Magazine

Mojo Presents Revolution Blues. Given away free with Mojo Magazine April 2018. Yoko Ono, Billy Bragg, Woody Guthrie and many others.

VA - Slide Guitar Blues (2018)  Music

Posted by El Misha at Feb. 19, 2018
VA - Slide Guitar Blues (2018)

VA - Slide Guitar Blues (2018)
Electric Blues, Blues Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1:46:39 | 250 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: X5 Music Group | Tracks: 25 | Rls.date: 2018

Slide guitar blues is produced when a player uses some kind of tubular finger covering (usually made of metal or glass, like a bottleneck) to depress the strings of a guitar over the frets so that the strings are stretched and bent, producing a wavering tone. Traditionally slide guitar blues was played on resonator guitars, but a variety of acoustic and electric guitars have also been used. Blues slide guitar originated in the Mississippi Delta region where it was popularized by a number of blues players, including Robert Johnson. Electric slide guitar blues developed along with other electric blues styles with the migration of African-Americans north to Chicago in the 1940s.