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Curtis Fuller - Crankin' (1971) {2017 Japan Mainstream Records Master Collection Series CDSOL-45215}

Curtis Fuller - Crankin' (1971) {2017 Japan Mainstream Records Master Collection Series CDSOL-45215}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 252 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 92 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 270 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1971, 2017 Time / Mainstream Records / Solid Records Japan | CDSOL-45215
Jazz / Hard Bop / Groove / Underground Soul Jazz / Trombone

The title certainly gets it right – as the set's one of the best (and one of the few) albums that trombonist Curtis Fuller cut in the 70s – a searingly sharp session that really shows a change from some of his Blue Note modes of the 60s! There's a current of righteous energy that moves through the set – and which maybe ties the sound more strongly to the sort of underground soul jazz work being recorded by the Black Jazz label of the period, or maybe like some of the hipper currents over at Prestige – such as Joe Henderson's albums. George Cables plays electric piano on the record – which already sets it apart from Fuller's earlier material – and the tracks are long, loose, and open – and graced with strong solo work from Bill Hardman on trumpet, Ray Moros on tenor, and Bill Washer on guitar. Yet perhaps strongest of all in shaping the record is the work of the rhythm duo Stanley Clarke on bass and Lenny White on drums – both working together here at an early point in their careers, but already hinting at the greatness to come. A very different album for Curtis Fuller.
Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco, Joyce DiDonato: Drama Queens (2012)

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco, Joyce DiDonato: Drama Queens (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 396 Gb | Total time: 77:18 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin | # 5099960265425 | Recorded: 2012

Following the success of her 2011 album, Diva Divo, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato presents an exciting collection of virtuosic arias in her 2012 release on Virgin, Drama Queens. Drawing on royal roles in Baroque operas by Handel, Monteverdi, and Haydn, as well as selections from such minor composers as Orlandini, Porta, Keiser, Hasse, Cesti, and Giacomelli, DiDonato demonstrates both her impressive vocal abilities and a wide range of characterizations. Supported by the period ensemble Il Complesso Barocco, conducted by Alan Curtis, DiDonato sings with dynamic power and exquisite embellishments, executing runs and ornaments with sparkling brilliance and projecting her voice with ease. But even more important than her technical prowess is her charismatic presentation of these 17th and 18th century opera heroines, whose passionate emotions and exaggerated behavior are wonderfully realized in DiDonato's dramatic interpretations. Since Baroque opera has become something of a specialized interest of early music connoisseurs, DiDonato's album is a welcome introduction for listeners less familiar with this period, and her faithful performances make the era come to life with appealing freshness and vitality.

Dani Bouskila by Blake Curtis  Girls

Posted by nrg at Feb. 2, 2018
Dani Bouskila by Blake Curtis

Dani Bouskila - Blake Curtis Photoshoot 2018
23 jpg | up to 1536*2304 | 2.98 MB
Australian model
Curtis Fuller - Smokin' (1972) {2017 Japan Mainstream Records Master Collection Series CDSOL-45270}

Curtis Fuller - Smokin' (1972) {2017 Japan Mainstream Records Master Collection Series CDSOL-45270}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 274 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 98 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 270 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1972, 2017 Time / Mainstream Records / Solid Records Japan | CDSOL-45270
Jazz / Hard Bop / Groove / Trombone

Curtis Fuller is definitely smoking here – finding a way to fit his soulful trombone style to a sweet electric groove for the 70s – all at a level that makes the album one of his best from the decade! The drums are great – handled by Billy Higgins throughout, in a way that can be stone funky at some points, and nicely fluid at others – which Fuller matches with a combo that includes Cedar Walton on acoustic and electric piano, Bill Hardman on trumpet, Jimmy Heath on tenor and soprano, Earl Dunbar on guitar, and Mickey Bass on drums! The whole set is a wonderful step sideways for most players – a great way to reinvent their soulful styles of the 60s, but without going for any modes that are slick and commercial.

Curtis Salgado & Alan Hager - Rough Cut (2018)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Jan. 31, 2018
Curtis Salgado & Alan Hager - Rough Cut (2018)

Curtis Salgado & Alan Hager - Rough Cut (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 270.72 Mb | 50:25 | Scans included
Modern Acoustic Blues / Modern Electric Blues | Country: USA | Label: Alligator Records - ALCD 4980

Curtis Salgado's earth-shaking vocals and forceful harmonica playing have been devastating audiences around the world for over 30 years. Alan Hager's guitar expertise has been wowing fellow musicians from his hometown of Portland, Oregon and beyond for decades. Hager has been jamming with Salgado since 2003, and joined his band full-time in 2015. “Alan is the best player in the business, unlike anybody else,” Salgado says.
Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Vivaldi: Catone in Utica (2013)

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Vivaldi: Catone in Utica (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 876 Mb | Total time: 69:25+60:11+31:23 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naïve | # OP 30545 | Recorded: 2012

The world of early 18th century opera was very different to that of, say, Mozart. The story was the thing. Librettos were offered to musicians as a means of getting the poetic drama before the public. Thus the great librettists were set multiple times. So it was with Vienna's imperial poet Metastasio's Catone in Utica. This story, set in the ancient Numidian city of Utica - now a ruin in Tunisia - involves the Roman Cato the Younger and his conflict with Julius Caesar. The plot itself is the usual mixture of love and betrayal, but because it was by Metastasio there were at least two settings, by Vinci and Hasse, even before Vivaldi composed the present piece.

Curtis Fuller - The Opener (1957) [Reissue 2008] (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Jan. 16, 2018
Curtis Fuller - The Opener (1957) [Reissue 2008] (Repost)

Curtis Fuller - The Opener (1957) [Reissue 2008]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 207 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 104 MB | Covers (16 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note Records (50999 2 15370 2 8)

The Opener is trombonist Curtis Fuller's first album for Blue Note and it is a thoroughly impressive affair. Working with a quintet featuring tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley, pianist Bobby Timmons, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Art Taylor, Fuller runs through a set of three standards - "A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening," "Here's to My Lady," "Soon" - two originals and an Oscar Pettiford-penned calypso. The six songs give Fuller a chance to display his warm, fluid style in all of its variations. "A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening" illustrates that he can be seductive and lyrical on ballads, while the brassy "Hugore" and hard-swinging "Lizzy's Bounce" shows that he can play hard without getting sloppy…

Curtis Salgado & Alan Hager - Rough Cut (2018)  Music

Posted by pyatak at Jan. 11, 2018
Curtis Salgado & Alan Hager - Rough Cut (2018)

Curtis Salgado & Alan Hager - Rough Cut (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 270 MB | Cover | 50:18 minutes | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 119 MB
Blues Rock | Label: Alligator Records

Award-winning soul, blues and R&B vocalist Curtis Salgado’s earth-shaking vocals and forceful harmonica playing have been devastating audiences around the world for over 30 years.

Ordered West : The Civil War Exploits of Charles A. Curtis  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by readerXXI at Jan. 11, 2018
Ordered West : The Civil War Exploits of Charles A. Curtis

Ordered West : The Civil War Exploits of Charles A. Curtis
by Alan D. Gaff and Donald H. Gaff
English | 2017 | ISBN: 1574416693 | 591 Pages | PDF | 18 MB

Curtis Lundy - Purpose (2002)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 3, 2018
Curtis Lundy - Purpose (2002)

Curtis Lundy - Purpose (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, m3u, artworks - 411 MB | 01:00:21
Jazz | Label: Justin Time Records

Curtis Lundy only occasionally steps into the studio to lead his own record date, but the bassist never disappoints. The leader wrote several imaginative original works, including the captivating ballad "Ovieda." There are also rewarding tracks composed by veteran pianist John Hicks, vibraphonist Steve Nelson, tenor saxophonist Mark Shim, and Anthony Wonsey (who plays piano on all but three numbers); the drummer is the seasoned Billy Hart. Shim's brooding opener, "Snake Eyes," is a hypnotic charmer that stimulates the group. Nelson's "Shape Shifting" is aptly named, as it keeps changing choruses in a brisk setting. The obvious interaction among the participants in their interpretations of this mostly new material makes this CD one that stands up very well to repeated hearings.