Impending Criss

Tori Freestone and Alcyona Mick - Criss Cross (2018)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at March 28, 2018
Tori Freestone and Alcyona Mick - Criss Cross (2018)

Tori Freestone and Alcyona Mick - Criss Cross (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 301 MB | Digital Booklet | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 152 MB | 01:06:26
Modern Jazz | Label: Whirlwind Recordings

An associate of the Loop Collective, Alcyona Mick graduated in jazz piano from the Royal Academy of Music and Birmingham Conservatoire. She writes scores for silent films and is a member of the prestigious London Jazz Orchestra. Mick has recorded two albums with the jazz group Blink, including its eponymous debut album and its follow-up, Twice. Tori Freestone joined the National Youth Jazz Orchestra at 17 and went on to study jazz flute at Leeds College of Music, progressing to saxophone when she was 26. She's already recorded two critically acclaimed albums for Whirlwind, El Barranco (2016) and In The Chop House (2014).

Bottleneck : Humanity's Impending Impasse: Humanity's Impending Impasse  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by AlexGolova at March 23, 2018
Bottleneck : Humanity's Impending Impasse: Humanity's Impending Impasse

Bottleneck : Humanity's Impending Impasse: Humanity's Impending Impasse by William R. Catton Jr.
English | 31 Mar. 2015 | ASIN: B00VHR8DRC | 308 Pages | MOBI | 742.92 KB

Alex Sipiagin - Destinations Unknown (2011) {Criss Cross}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Jan. 13, 2018
Alex Sipiagin - Destinations Unknown (2011) {Criss Cross}

Alex Sipiagin - Destinations Unknown (2011) {Criss Cross}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 167 mb
Genre: jazz

Destinations Unknown is the 2011 album by trumpeter Alex Sipiagin. This was released by Criss Cross.
Thelonious Monk - Criss-Cross (1963/2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Thelonious Monk - Criss-Cross (1963/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 36:45 minutes | 773 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

„Criss-Cross“, Thelonious Monk's second album for Columbia Records, features some of the finest work that Monk ever did in the studio with his '60s trio and quartet. Criss-Cross is a swing-influenced bop album featuring complex melodies and harmonies, Monk's unique style of stride piano, and his unique ideas on pitch qualities for his improvisations. The title track, "Criss-Cross," is one of his more critically acclaimed compositions. For this recording, Monk cut out two bars from the original music in order to speed up the overall feel of the piece. It also features Monk's highly personal use of rhythmic displacement. "Eronel" is a distinctly bop tune that is fast-paced and showcases Monk's virtuousic stride-style piano playing. The track "Crepuscule with Nellie" was a piece Monk had written for his wife.

Ralph Moore Quartet - 623 C Street (1987) {Criss Cross Jazz}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Nov. 10, 2017
Ralph Moore Quartet - 623 C Street (1987) {Criss Cross Jazz}

Ralph Moore Quartet - 623 C Street (1987) {Criss Cross Jazz}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 400dpi | 414MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 148MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

For his second set as a leader, the focus is almost entirely on tenor saxophonist Ralph Moor, who switches to soprano on two of the six numbers. Accompanied by pianist David Kikoski, bassist Buster Williams and drummer Billy Hart, Moore performs group originals, Wayne Shorter's "Black Diamond" and Bud Powell's "Un Poco Loco." Displaying a tone on tenor similar to John Coltrane's, Moore's note choices are more original than his sound. A solid modern mainstream set.
Brian Lynch Sextet - Peer Pressure (1986) [Criss Cross Jazz CRISS 1029 CD}

Brian Lynch Sextet - Peer Pressure (1986) {Criss Cross Jazz CRISS 1029 CD}
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© 1986 Criss Cross Jazz | CRISS 1029 CD
Jazz / Straight-Ahead Jazz / Trumpet

Lynch wrote three of the seven tracks, while Horace Silver, Benny Golson, Tommy Turrentine and Cole Porter penned one apiece. His trumpet sound definitely borrows from previous modern masters Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan & Bill Hardman, and the influence of Silver, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and those of the hard/post bop movement cannot be denied. The latin tinge is also prevalent on the Brazilian bossa inflected "Change Of Plan" and Silver's Afro-Cuban tinged classic "The Outlaw." These two selections serve Lynch well for future excursions away from strict mainstream jazz. A rock solid date from a promising musician whose star is on the rise.
Sonny Criss - Sonny Criss Plays Cole Porter (1956) {Toshiba-EMI TOCJ-6869 24-bit}

Sonny Criss - Sonny Criss Plays Cole Porter (1956) {Toshiba-EMI TOCJ-6869 24-bit}
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© 1956, 2006 Imperial Records / Toshiba-EMI | TOCJ-6869 | 24bit remastering
Jazz / Hard Bop / Bop / Saxophone

Sonny Criss plays Cole Porter – and the results are way greater than the sum of the parts – even though those parts are already pretty darn great! Criss' alto sax has a superb tone at this time – razor-sharp, and nicely crisp – yet still filled with warmth that sets it apart from some of his more modern contemporaries – a beautiful balance that really illuminates these tunes, and has you thinking of them as fresh Criss compositions, not older Porter standards. The instrumentation is quite fresh, too – thanks to the addition of Larry Bunker on vibes, which is a really nice surprise – and piano by Sonny Clark and Jimmy Bunn. The great Lawrence Marable plays drums – and titles include "I Love You", "Easy To Love", "Night & Day", and "Love For Sale".
The Sonny Criss Orchestra - Sonny's Dream (Birth of the New Cool) (1968) {Prestige OJCCD-707-2 rel 1992}

The Sonny Criss Orchestra - Sonny's Dream (Birth of the New Cool) (1968) {Prestige OJCCD-707-2 rel 1992}
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© 1968, 1992 Prestige / Fantasy | OJCCD-707-2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Cool / Saxophone

Fantastic! This is one of Sonny Criss' masterworks, and an amazing tribute to the LA jazz underground of the 60's. Horace Tapscott composed and arranged all of the tracks on here, and they form a beautiful, soulful, suite that gives Criss a perfect backdrop for his meaningful solos. The work is fantastic, and every moment falls perfectly in line. Haunting stuff that we never tire of listening to, and which we can't recommend highly enough!
Peter Bernstein - Brain Dance (1996) {Criss Cross Jazz CRISS 1130 CD}

Peter Bernstein - Brain Dance (1996) {Criss Cross Jazz CRISS 1130 CD}
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© 1996 Criss Cross Jazz | CRISS 1130 CD
Jazz / Straight-Ahead Jazz / Guitar

For his third Criss Cross release, guitarist Peter Bernstein leads an all-star organ combo that also includes tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander, trombonist Steve Davis, organist Larry Goldings, and drummer Billy Drummond. Some of the music that the quintet performs is typical for this type of hard bop/soul-jazz group, including a hot minor-toned blues, "Means and Ends," and Percy Mayfield's blues ballad "Danger Zone." However, a few of the other selections (particularly Bernstein's four originals) are more complex and serve as evidence that the music was being performed in 1996, not 1966. The musicians all play up to their capabilities and Goldings shows that he was one of the most inventive organists of the decade.
Sonny Criss - This Is Criss (1966/2008/2014) [Official Digital Download]

Sonny Criss - This Is Criss! (1966/2008/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 40:13 minutes | 470 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
Rudy Van Gelder Remaster - 2006

In 1966 producer Don Schlitten imported Sonny Criss to New York for a recording session with a rhythm section handpicked for their ability to swing and for their understanding of the bebop methods that drove Criss. Determined to enhance the career of an alto saxophonist he considered an overlooked genius of the modern era, Schlitten thus provided the circumstance for one of Criss's great albums. To many listeners, This Is Criss! was a revelation; it presented a fully matured soloist who had overcome the uneven conception and time problems that many of them remembered from his brilliant but erratic earlier work. Highlights include the grit and emotional directness of his playing on the blues and his inventiveness on the beautiful and harmonically demanding "Skylark".