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Hank Crawford - Midnight Ramble (1983)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 22, 2017
Hank Crawford - Midnight Ramble (1983)

Hank Crawford - Midnight Ramble (1983)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 233 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 116 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Soul Jazz, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Milestone | # 0025218911221 | 00:39:30

Midnight Ramble, released in 1983 on Milestone, was saxophonist Hank Crawford's return to recording after a four-year break following his departure from Kudu. It was the beginning of a decades-long relationship with the prestigious jazz label. Crawford, a veteran of Ray Charles, had long been associated with soul-jazz groove-oriented music. On this date, he delivers a solid, straight-ahead session with some notable surprises. The first is that he plays not only his trademark alto saxophone, but also electric piano. Next is his rhythm section: Dr. John on piano and organ, Charles "Flip" Greene on bass, guitarist Calvin Newborn (brother of Phineas), and stone-cold soul-jazz drummer Bernard Purdie. But that isn't all. Crawford also includes five other horns: two trumpets, trombone, bass saxophone, and David "Fathead" Newman on tenor. Needless to say, Crawford's idea of "straight-ahead" still contains plenty, plenty soul. The program is solid, top to bottom; it's amiable, relaxed, and deeply rooted in the blues.
Hank Crawford - I Hear A Symphony (1975/2013) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Hank Crawford - I Hear A Symphony (1975/2013)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 33:32 minutes | 976 MB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 33:32 minutes | 708 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

"I Hear a Symphony" is the sixteenth album led by saxophonist Hank Crawford and his fifth released on the Kudu (CTI) label in 1973. AllMusic states, "This set is a cooker. Certainly the production is a bit dated, but the funky-butt moves in Crawford's soulful playing and the tough riffing of Gale more than transcend it".
Hank Crawford - Wildflower (1973/2016) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Hank Crawford - Wildflower (1973/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 31:30 minutes | 1,19 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Hank Crawford's '60s sides for Atlantic rightfully established him among the preeminent soul-jazz saxophonists. For pure phrasing and feel, Crawford was in a class by himself. When Creed Taylor kicked off CTI in 1970, he brought Crawford on board immediately. This date from 1973 one of eight cut between 1971 and 1978 is Crawford's strongest for the label and one of the better records of his career, though jazz purists would never agree. Produced and arranged by Bob James with a smoking cast that includes Joe Beck, Idris Muhammad, Richard Tee, and Bob Cranshaw, as well as a brass section of crack New York studio cats, Wildflower is the album Crawford had been trying to make since 1971.

Hank Crawford - Night Beat (1989) {Milestone MCD-9168-2}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Oct. 29, 2017
Hank Crawford - Night Beat (1989) {Milestone MCD-9168-2}

Hank Crawford - Night Beat (1989) {Milestone MCD-9168-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 233 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 96 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 26 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1989 Milestone Records / Fantasy | MCD-9168-2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Saxophone

Altoist Hank Crawford teams up with pianist/organist Dr. John on this accessible and enjoyable soul-jazz outing. Crawford made quite a few CDs in this format for Milestone during the 1980s, using a funky four-piece rhythm section and a small horn section to play recent originals and a few vintage classics. Highlights of the above-average effort include "For the Love of You," "K.C. Blues" and "Trouble in Mind."

Hank Crawford - After Dark (1998)  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 26, 2017
Hank Crawford - After Dark (1998)

Hank Crawford - After Dark (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 431 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 192 Mb | Scans included | 01:02:40
Hard Bop, Soul Jazz, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Milestone/Universal | # 0025218927925

Recorded when he was 63, After Dark finds Hank Crawford excelling by sticking to what he does so well: uncomplicated, blues-drenched, gospel-minded soul-jazz. Warmth and accessibility continued to define the veteran alto saxophonist, who sounds like he's still very much in his prime on everything from "Amazing Grace" to W.C. Handy's "St. Louis Blues" and the standard "T'aint Nobody's Business If I Do." Crawford reminds us how appealing and sentimental a ballad player can be on "That's All," and he demonstrates that Ruby & The Romantics' early-1960s soul-pop gem "Our Day Will Come" can work quite well in a jazz setting. The saxman's noteworthy support includes producer Bob Porter (who, true to form, is smart enough to step aside and let Crawford do his thing), guitarist Melvin Sparks and drummer Bernard "Pretty" Purdie. It's been said that Crawford is jazz's equivalent of a charismatic soul singer like Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye or his former employer Ray Charles, and After Dark makes it very hard to disagree with that assertion.

Joan Crawford: The Essential Biography (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by insetes at Oct. 11, 2017
Joan Crawford: The Essential Biography (Repost)

Joan Crawford: The Essential Biography By Lawrence J. Quirk
2002 | 346 Pages | ISBN: 0813122546 | PDF | 30 MB
Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas (1960) [Reissue 2002]

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas (1960) [Reissue 2002]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 349 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 138 MB | Covers (14 MB) included
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Christmas | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (440 065 086-2)

Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas is a charming, warmly humorous - and yes, swinging - set of classic Christmas tunes. The program is familiar, from bouncy singalongs like "Jingle Bells" to slinky ballads like a downright sexy "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," but Fitzgerald treats each song with exactly as much respect as it deserves. And so Frank Loesser's "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve" is wistfully romantic and Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne's "Let It Snow" is kittenishly enticing. As always, Norman Granz's production avoids the schlock that drowns some holiday sets. This is as good as jazz Christmas albums get.

Shakimra - Passions of the Reef (2002)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Dec. 16, 2017
Shakimra - Passions of the Reef (2002)

Shakimra - Passions of the Reef (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 343 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 121 MB | Covers - 35 MB
Genre: New Age | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Indigenous Australia (IA2077)

Multi-talented, classically trained Shakimra has been composing, recording and performing with Indigenous Australia. Here she combines her amazing flute sounds with David Hudson's didgeridoo to produce a beautiful musical interpretation of the Great Barrier Reef.
Augusto Ciavatta, Camerata del Titano - Giovanni Battista Sammartini: Memet (2002)

Augusto Ciavatta, Camerata del Titano - Giovanni Battista Sammartini: Memet (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 796 Mb | Total time: 49:13+58:53+53:15 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Dynamic | # CDS 386/1-3 | Recorded: 2001

Giovanni Battista Sammartini was undoubtedly one of most important musicians of early 18th-century Italy. The first performance of Memet took place in 1732, when the composer was just over thirty years old. The plot complies with the enlightened music’s widespread taste for the middle-eastern world, while the structure is that of a tragedy in three acts with five characters (Memet, Solimano, Irene, Zaide and Demetrio) and without choir. The quality of the music is certainly high, thanks to Sammartini’s mature and effective orchestration and to the variety of his melodic inventiveness - quite remarkable in some solo episodes - which spans from cantabile to agility passages of virtuoso difficulty. A world première recording that is a must for opera lovers.

Lilo & Stitch (2002)  Video

Posted by Helladot at Dec. 14, 2017
Lilo & Stitch (2002)

Lilo & Stitch (2002)
BDRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2048 Kbps | 1h 25mn | 1,50 Gb
Audio: English AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps | Subtitles: English (embedded)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Directors: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders

A tale of a young girl's close encounter with the galaxy's most wanted extraterrestrial. Lilo is a lonely Hawaiian girl who adopts a small ugly "dog," whom she names Stitch. Stitch would be the perfect pet if he weren't in reality a genetic experiment who has escaped from an alien planet and crash-landed on Earth. Through her love, faith and unwavering belief in ohana, the Hawaiian concept of family, Lilo helps unlock Stitch's heart and gives him the ability to care for someone else.