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Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, Andy Ellison - Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush (United Artists 1968) 24-bit/96kHz Vinyl Rip

Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, Andy Ellison - Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush Sound Track (1968)
Vinyl rip @ 24/96 | FLAC | Artwork | 412Mb inc. 5% recovery
Rapidshare | Rock, Pop, Psychedelia | Original 1968 United Artists pressing / ULP 1186 (mono)

Although not a proper Spencer Davis Group album, eight of the fourteen songs on the soundtrack to this British teen-sex comedy, based on an early novel by official Beatles biographer Hunter Davies, were by the group (most done just after the departure of Stevie Winwood). There were also three tunes from Traffic, and a superb orchestral-psychedelic oddity from Andy Ellison (lead singer of John's Children).

Miles Davis - The Alternative Miles Davis (2001) [Promo]  Music

Posted by SuniR at July 19, 2017
Miles Davis - The Alternative Miles Davis (2001) [Promo]

Miles Davis - The Alternative Miles Davis (2001) [Promo]
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 240 Mb (5% Rec.)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 98 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Jazz, Bop, Hard Bop | Label: Sony Music Entertainment, SAMPCM 10165 2 | 0:37:46

Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis was, with his musical groups, at the forefront of several major developments in jazz music, including bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, and jazz fusion. Many well-known musicians rose to prominence as members of Davis' ensembles, including saxophonists Gerry Mulligan, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, George Coleman, Wayne Shorter, Dave Liebman, Branford Marsalis and Kenny Garrett; trombonist J. J. Johnson; pianists Horace Silver, Red Garland, Wynton Kelly, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Joe Zawinul, Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett and Kei Akagi; guitarists John McLaughlin, Pete Cosey, John Scofield and Mike Stern; bassists Paul Chambers, Ron Carter, Dave Holland, Marcus Miller and Darryl Jones; and drummers Elvin Jones, Philly Joe Jones, Jimmy Cobb, Tony Williams, Billy Cobham, Jack DeJohnette, and Al Foster.

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)  Video

Posted by rwdfox at July 19, 2017
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
BRRip 720p | 1h 44mn | 1280x694 | MP4 AVC@1500Kbps 23.98fps | AAC@224Kbps 6CH 48KHz | 1.26 GiB
BRRip 1080p | 1h 44mn | 1920x1040 | MP4 AVC@2500Kbps 23.98fps | AAC@224Kbps 6CH 48KHz | 1.99 GiB
BDRip 1080p | 1h 44mn | 1920x1040 | MKV AVC@8964Kbps 23.98fps | DTS@1509Kbps 6CH 48KHz | 7.65 GiB
Language: English | Genre: Drama, Music | Subtitles: None

Follow a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter,
Miles Davis - E.S.P. (1965) [MFSL Remastered 2015] Audio CD Layer

Miles Davis - E.S.P. (1965) [MFSL Remastered 2015]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 270 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 123 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Trumpet Jazz | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2170 | 00:48:36

ESP marks the beginning of a revitalization for Miles Davis, as his second classic quintet – saxophonist Wayne Shorter, pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Tony Williams – gels, establishing what would become their signature adventurous hard bop. Miles had been moving toward this direction in the two years preceding the release of ESP and he had recorded with everyone outside of Shorter prior to this record, but his addition galvanizes the group, pushing them toward music that was recognizably bop but as adventurous as jazz's avant-garde. Outwardly, this music doesn't take as many risks as Coltrane or Ornette Coleman's recordings of the mid-'60s, but by borrowing some of the same theories – a de-emphasis of composition in favor of sheer improvisation, elastic definitions of tonality – they created a unique sound that came to define the very sound of modern jazz. Certainly, many musicians have returned to this group for inspiration, but their recordings remain fresh, because they exist at this fine dividing line between standard bop and avant.
Miles Davis - Sorcerer (1967) [MFSL Remastered 2015] Audio CD Layer

Miles Davis - Sorcerer (1967) [MFSL Remastered 2015]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 240 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 101 Mb | Scans included | 00:40:24
Post-Bop, Modal Music, Trumpet Jazz | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2145

Sorcerer, the third album by the second Miles Davis Quintet, is in a sense a transitional album, a quiet, subdued affair that rarely blows hot, choosing to explore cerebral tonal colorings. Even when the tempo picks up, as it does on the title track, there's little of the dense, manic energy on Miles Smiles – this is about subtle shadings, even when the compositions are as memorable as Tony Williams' "Pee Wee" or Herbie Hancock's "Sorcerer." As such, it's a little elusive, since it represents the deepening of the band's music as they choose to explore different territory. The emphasis is as much on complex, interweaving chords and a coolly relaxed sound as it is on sheer improvisation, though each member tears off thoroughly compelling solos. Still, the individual flights aren't placed at the forefront the way they were on the two predecessors – it all merges together, pointing toward the dense soundscapes of Miles' later '60s work.
Miles Davis - My Funny Valentine (1965) [MFSL Remastered 2014] Audio CD Layer

Miles Davis - My Funny Valentine (1965) [MFSL Remastered 2014]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 366 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb | Scans included | 01:03:53
Hard Bop, Cool, Trumpet Jazz | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2141

Miles Davis' concert of February 12, 1964, was divided into two LPs, with all of the ballads put on My Funny Valentine. These five lengthy tracks (specifically, "All of You," "Stella by Starlight," "All Blues," "I Thought About You," and the title cut) put the emphasis on the lyricism of Davis, along with some strong statements from tenor saxophonist George Coleman and freer moments from the young rhythm section of pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Tony Williams. This hour-long LP complements the up-tempo romps of Four & More.
Miles Davis - Nefertiti (1967) [MFSL Remastered 2015] Audio CD Layer

Miles Davis - Nefertiti (1967) [MFSL Remastered 2015]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 239 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 99 Mb | Scans included | 00:39:16
Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Modal Jazz | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab/Columbia | # UDSACD 2146

Nefertiti, the fourth album by Miles Davis' second classic quintet, continues the forward motion of Sorcerer, as the group settles into a low-key, exploratory groove, offering music with recognizable themes – but themes that were deliberately dissonant, slightly unsettling even as they burrowed their way into the consciousness. In a sense, this is mood music, since, like on much of Sorcerer, the individual parts mesh in unpredictable ways, creating evocative, floating soundscapes. This music anticipates the free-fall, impressionistic work of In a Silent Way, yet it remains rooted in hard bop, particularly when the tempo is a bit sprightly, as on "Hand Jive." Yet even when the instrumentalists and soloists are placed in the foreground – such as Miles' extended opening solo on "Madness" or Hancock's long solo toward the end of the piece – this never feels like showcases for virtuosity, the way some showboating hard bop can, though each player shines.
Miles Davis - Filles de Kilimanjaro (1968) [MFSL Remastered 2015] Audio CD Layer

Miles Davis - Filles de Kilimanjaro (1968) [MFSL Remastered 2015]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 345 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans included | 00:56:36
Post-Bop, Fusion | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab/Columbia | # UDSACD 2148

Since it's billed as "Directions in Music by Miles Davis," it should come as little surprise that Filles de Kilimanjaro is the beginning of a new phase for Miles, the place that he begins to dive headfirst into jazz-rock fusion. It also happens to be the swan song for his second classic quintet, arguably the finest collective of musicians he ever worked with, and what makes this album so fascinating is that it's possible to hear the breaking point – though his quintet all followed him into fusion (three of his supporting players were on In a Silent Way), it's possible to hear them all break with the conventional notions of what constituted even adventurous jazz, turning into something new. According to Miles, the change in "direction" was as much inspired by a desire to return to something earthy and bluesy as it was to find new musical territory, and Filles de Kilimanjaro bears him out.
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Davis - Vaughan Williams: Job, Symphony No.9 (2017)

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Davis - Vaughan Williams: Job, Symphony No.9 (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 77:29 | 325 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHSA 5180

The pairing of Vaughan Williams' Job and his Symphony No. 9 is a logical one, not least because of the prominent role given to saxophones in both works. Vaughan Williams called Job a "masque," following old English usage, but it's a ballet in all but name, and like many of them it succeeds as a standalone orchestral work. The idea of a ballet based on the Book of Job seems slightly odd until you learn that it was inspired by William Blake's illustrations for the story, which would have been very familiar to Vaughan Williams' audiences in 1930.

Harold Mabern - Mr. Lucky: A Tribute to Sammy Davis Jr. (2012)  Music

Posted by popsakov at July 10, 2017
Harold Mabern -  Mr. Lucky: A Tribute to Sammy Davis Jr. (2012)

Harold Mabern - Mr. Lucky: A Tribute to Sammy Davis Jr. (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 410 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 137 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Hard Bop | HighNote Records #HCD 7237

It was hard to miss Sammy Davis Jr. during the 1960s, as he was prominent on the radio with a number of hits, as well as singing, dancing, and doing comedy on TV and acting in films. Yet the contributions of this talented entertainer have been overlooked since his death in 1990. Harold Mabern has long thought of paying tribute to him and this 2012 release conveys the joy of Davis on-stage, even without vocals. The pianist is joined by tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander, bassist John Webber, and drummer Joe Farnsworth, with a mix of songs from musicals, movies and Davis' hit records. The quartet's swinging take of "Mr. Lucky" features strong solos by Mabern and Alexander…