Moody Brass

Dave Douglas Brass Ecstasy - Spirit Moves (2009)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Dec. 10, 2017
Dave Douglas Brass Ecstasy - Spirit Moves (2009)

Dave Douglas Brass Ecstasy - Spirit Moves (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 297.51 Mb | 53:11 | Cover
Modern Creative, Post-Bop, Avant-Garde Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Greenleaf Music

There is indeed a spirit that moves through Dave Douglas' first Brass Ecstasy recording: the late Lester Bowie. Bowie's Brass Fantasy group cut a few compelling albums that combined cover versions of all sorts of music – as well as originals – that were arranged for a brass orchestra. The most famous of these, The Great Pretender, is an obvious model for Douglas on this outing. The four brass players include Vincent Chancey on French horn, Luis Bonilla on trombone, Marcus Rojas playing the tuba, and Douglas, of course, on trumpet.

Rob McConnell and The Boss Brass - Big Band Christmas (1998)  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 7, 2017
Rob McConnell and The Boss Brass - Big Band Christmas (1998)

Rob McConnell and The Boss Brass - Big Band Christmas (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 337 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Scans included | 00:59:48
Bop, Swing, Big Band, Mainstream Jazz, Holidays, Christmas | Label: Concord | # CCD-4844-2

Rob McConnell & the Boss Brass add plenty of spice to this Christmas jazz CD, not only with superb, fresh charts but a few surprising selections. The rich brass and reeds carry the deliberate rendition of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," which segues into a perky Latin-flavored chart of "I'll Be Home for Christmas." "Away in a Manger" is not the commonly heard melody but one first written in 1887, though the music will likely be familiar, even if one doesn't associate it with the well-known lyrics. The lush setting of "The Christmas Song," which likely set Mel Tormé and Bob Wells for life with royalty checks due to its many recordings, showcases the leader's valve trombone and pianist David Restivo. "My Favorite Things," originally written for The Sound of Music, has gradually been transformed into double duty as a Christmas carol; this swinging interpretation works very well. Johnny Mandel, the composer of many memorable melodies, deserves greater recognition for his gorgeous piece "A Christmas Love Song"; this arrangement deserved to help put it on the jazz map. Rob McConnell & the Boss Brass consistently delivered first-rate music throughout their existence, this holiday CD no exception.

The Moody Blues - Sur La Mer (1988)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Dec. 5, 2017
The Moody Blues - Sur La Mer (1988)

The Moody Blues - Sur La Mer (1988)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Polydor, 835 756-2 | ~ 323 or 123 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 96 Mb
Progressive Rock / Synthpop

Sur la Mer is the thirteenth album released by The Moody Blues, released in 1988. It features the hit single "I Know You're Out There Somewhere", a sequel to their 1986 hit "Your Wildest Dreams". Much of the music on this album would fit in the "synthpop" genre, though it does bear more rock and acoustic influences than its predecessor…

The Moody Blues - The Present (1983)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Dec. 3, 2017
The Moody Blues - The Present (1983)

The Moody Blues - The Present (1983)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2008 | Threshold, 531 278-9 | ~ 395 or 128 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 185 Mb
Progressive Rock | Remastered

ELO fans who found in Long Distance Voyager a new Discovery can be excused for thinking there's no Time like The Present. Just as ELO's follow-up to the sweeping Discovery seemed tame by comparison, so The Present failed to match the grandiose arrangements of the Moodies' previous record. It's still a solid effort, bolstered by strong songwriting and pleasant melodies, but as good as the opening "Blue World" is, its downbeat message is no substitute for the clarion call of "The Voice." The Present seems to make a conscious effort to scale back the arena-size sound of their previous album, returning to the warmly rendered ballads of old…
"Skills Development for Sustainable Manufacturing" ed. by Christianah Olakitan Ijagbemi and Harold Moody Campbell

"Skills Development for Sustainable Manufacturing" ed. by Christianah Olakitan Ijagbemi and Harold Moody Campbell
ITexLi | 2017 | ISBN: 9535136461 9535136453 9789535136453 9789535136460 | 94 pages | PDF | 9 MB

This volume presents the advantage of high-quality products and can as well address long-term employment concerns through job creation. It is crucial to ensuring an efficient transition to a competitive economy by matching supply and demand for key skills.

Moody Blues - Nights In White Satin: The Essential (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Nov. 27, 2017
Moody Blues - Nights In White Satin: The Essential (2017)

Moody Blues - Nights In White Satin: The Essential (2017)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 1.24 GB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 538 MB | 03:45:12
Pop Rock | Label: Spectrum UK

The Essential Moody Blues covers the band's career from their early days on Decca starting in 1967 through to their time on Polydor in the 1980s. Features many of their hit singles including 'Nights In White Satin', 'Ride My See-Saw', 'Question', 'I'm Just A Singer In A Rock 'n' Roll Band' and 'Blue World' as well as single B-sides and key album tracks.

Ruth Moody feat Mark Knopfler - These Wilder Things (2013)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 24, 2017
Ruth Moody feat Mark Knopfler - These Wilder Things (2013)

Ruth Moody feat Mark Knopfler - These Wilder Things (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 238 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 116 Mb | Scans included | 00:46:20
Contemporary Folk, Folk-Rock, Singer/Songwriter | Label: True North | # TND577

These Wilder Things is full of timeless tunes from the haunting gospel sounds of Trouble and Woe to the bluegrassy One Light Shining (featuring Jerry Douglas) to the Irish-flavored Life Is Long. This recording delves deeper into darker, indie-pop sounds, especially on songs like the moody title track or Pockets, featuring iconic roots-rocker Mark Knopfler on guitar and vocals. The nine originals on this record prove Ruth is a first-rate songwriter along the lines of Gillian Welch, while her stunning makeover of Bruce Springsteen s Dancing in the Dark would even leave The Boss s jaw on the floor. Appealing to indie fans as well as lovers of folk and Americana music, These Wilder Things confirms that Ruth Moody is indeed one force to be reckoned with.

The Moody Blues - Long Distance Voyager (1981)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Nov. 22, 2017
The Moody Blues - Long Distance Voyager (1981)

The Moody Blues - Long Distance Voyager (1981)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2008 | Threshold 530 933-0 | ~ 365 or 123 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 188 Mb
Progressive Rock | Remastered

Progressive rock bands stumbled into the '80s, some with the crutch of commercial concessions under one arm, which makes the Moody Blues' elegant entrance via Long Distance Voyager all the more impressive. Ironically enough, this was also the only album that the group ever got to record at their custom-designed Threshold Studio, given to them by Decca Records head Sir Edward Lewis in the early '70s and built to their specifications, but completed while they were on hiatus and never used by the band until Long Distance Voyager (the preceding album, Octave, having been recorded in California to accommodate Mike Pinder), before it was destroyed in the wake of Decca's sale to Polygram…

The Moody Blues - Octave (1978)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Nov. 19, 2017
The Moody Blues - Octave (1978)

The Moody Blues - Octave (1978)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2008 | Threshold 531 279-0 | ~ 463 or 175 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 206 Mb
Progressive Rock | Remastered

The Moody Blues' resumed work together after a four-year hiatus and delivered Octave in 1978, which quickly became a hit but has also proved to be a very problematic album. Picking up where he left off on Seventh Sojourn, bassist/singer John Lodge generated a hit single (and also a solid album opener) with the surprisingly edgy (for this band) rocker "Steppin' in a Slide Zone." And Justin Hayward's "Had to Fall in Love," "Driftwood," and "The Day We Meet Again" – the latter their best album closer since "Watching and Waiting" – are also up to the standard one would wish for (and a bit of a surprise, coming in the wake of two major solo projects that should have depleted his song bag)…
The Moody Blues - Days Of Future Passed (1967) [50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition 2017] (Official Digital Download 24/96)

The Moody Blues - Days Of Future Passed (1967) [50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition 2017]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 139:56 minutes | 2,44 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The 50th Anniversary of The Moody Blues' "Days of Future Passed", one of the first albums to fuse rock music with an orchestra, DOFP is now regarded as one of the albums that gave birth to Progressive Rock. This newly remastered Deluxe edition features 26 bonus tracks!