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Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - 2000-07-01 Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - 2000-07-01 Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 211:32 minutes | 2.61 GB
live.brucespringsteen.net, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Given the hundreds of shows performed since 2000, today one can overlook how momentous the Reunion tour was for fans who had been hoping, waiting and questioning for more than decade if Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band would ever hit the road again.

Willie Nile - Streets of New York (2006)  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 4, 2018
Willie Nile - Streets of New York (2006)

Willie Nile - Streets of New York (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 436 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Scans ~ 76 Mb
Roots Rock, Folk Rock, Americana | Label: Evangeline | # GEL 4096 | 01:04:37

If early 2006 is remembered for nothing else, it will go down in history for the two greatest urban Americana albums of the 21st century to date – Dion's Bronx in Blue and Willie Nile's Streets of New York, a swaggering braggart of a disc that is to the modern Apple everything that Lou Reed's New York was 15 years before. The opening "Welcome to My Head" sets the stage, raising the curtain on a fantasy vision of the city nightlife that sums up every dream Broadway and beyond have ever instilled in the mind of the outsider, and set to a crunchy guitar melody that is as real as the streets that stretch out from there. It might be Nile's first album in six years, but it sounds as though he's been planning it his entire life – even the songs that slip outside of the city concept ("Asking Annie Out" is the first) share the crowded, bustling air of the more "relevant" rockers, while "The Day I Saw Bo Diddley in Washington Square" paints the scene so firmly that you'll see him, too. Even more impressively, the backing rarely motors in the directions you'd expect. Fiddles keen and a mandolin pounds, while Nile borrowed his band from as far afield as John Mellencamp and Rosanne Cash.

BBC - The Story of Fairytale of New York (2005)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Dec. 25, 2017
BBC - The Story of Fairytale of New York (2005)

BBC - The Story of Fairytale of New York (2005)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3347 Kbps | 56 min 8 s | 1.36 GiB
Audio: English AAC 126 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

In 2005, for the first time in 18 years, all eight members of The Pogues return to the studio where their biggest hit - and the nation's favourite Christmas song - was recorded. The song's producer Steve Lillywhite strips Fairytale down to the basics, and director Peter Dougherty reveals the tricks behind the making of the video - including how a cameo from Hollywood star Matt Dillon stopped The Pogues from almost being arrested. With contributions from Matt Dillon, Nick Cave, Jools Holland and of course Shane MacGowan and The Pogues, it lifts the lid on this seminal track and reveals the secrets behind its making.
Rock Candy Funk Party - Takes New York Live At The Iridium (2014)

Rock Candy Funk Party - Takes New York Live At The Iridium (2014)
DVD9: NTSC 16:9 (720x480p) VBR | LPCM 2 ch, 1536 Kbps / DTS 6 ch, 1510 Kbps
Funk, Jazz-Rock, Blues, Fusion | BD=>DVD9 | 01:48:57 | ~ 8.18 Gb

Los Angeles, January 21, 2014: CONAN is gearing up to celebrate funk on February 10 when the show brings in jazz-funk groove machine Rock Candy Funk Party (RCFP) - a band that delivers a sound that's as celebratory as the name suggests - for their late-night television debut…
Harmonie Ensemble / New York - George Gershwin: An American in Paris & Concerto in F (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Harmonie Ensemble / New York - George Gershwin: An American in Paris & Concerto in F (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 56:13 minutes | 1.01 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Working from Gershwin’s original manuscripts, Steven Richman and the Harmonie Ensemble/New York recapture the lean, unsentimental style the composer intended for 'An American in Paris' and 'Concerto in F', here featuring Lincoln Mayorga as the piano soloist. Also included are the first recordings of the Overture to 'Of Thee I Sing' (radio version) and Roy Bargy’s orchestration of the 'Three Preludes' [pianist and arranger with the Paul Whiteman Orchestra].

Renee Fleming - Christmas in New York (2014) [Repost]  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 15, 2017
Renee Fleming - Christmas in New York (2014) [Repost]

Renée Fleming - Christmas in New York (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:56:18
Holidays, Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Classical Crossover | Label: Decca | # B0021104-02

American soprano Renee Fleming's first-ever holiday album celebrates the beloved and iconic Christmas season in New York City. From the holiday windows lining 5th Avenue to the red and green-lit spire of the Empire State Building, the essence of the city at the most wonderful time of year is captured on Christmas in New York. Pop, Broadway and jazz greats Chris Botti, Kurt Elling, Wynton Marsalis, Brad Mehldau, Kelli O Hara, Gregory Porter and Rufus Wainwright join Renée as she lends her sublime voice to hits like "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "Silver Bells" and other gems, including "Central Park Serenade" a brand new duet by songwriting legend Diane Warren. In total, Renee Fleming and her guests have won 16 Grammy awards across multiple categories.
New York Trio - Love You Madly (2003) [Japan 2016] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

New York Trio - Love You Madly (2003) [Japan 2016]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 62:20 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,94 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,32 GB

The vast Duke Ellington songbook is always ripe for exploration, and the New York Trio, featuring pianist Bill Charlap, bassist Jay Leonhart, and drummer Bill Stewart, is up to the task. The gorgeous ballad “The Star Crossed Lovers” is in good hands, as Charlap gently examines the facets of this gem, accompanied by Leonhart’s spacious basslines and Stewart’s whispering brushes.

New York Voices - Sing! Sing! Sing! (2000)  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 8, 2017
New York Voices - Sing! Sing! Sing! (2000)

New York Voices - Sing! Sing! Sing! (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 419 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 167 Mb | Scans included | 01:03:22
Vocal Jazz, Harmony Vocal Group, Mainstream Jazz | Label: Concord Jazz | # CCD-4961-2

You have to admire New York Voices' diversity – this is a jazz vocal group that has embraced everything from modal post-bop and Brazilian jazz to Stevie Wonder pearls. And how many artists have devoted an entire album to jazz interpretations of Paul Simon tunes? Not everything the Voices have recorded is great, but more often than not, their sense of adventure and open-mindedness have served them well. After paying tribute to pop-rocker Simon in 1997, the Voices make big band music the main focus of Sing, Sing, Sing. This time, they are backed by a big band and turn their attention to gems associated with swing icons like Benny Goodman ("Sing, Sing, Sing," "Don't Be That Way"), Duke Ellington ("In A Mellow Tone"), Woody Herman ("Early Autumn"), and Artie Shaw ("Stardust"). Although many of these classics came out of the Swing Era, Sing, Sing, Sing also has its share of post-World War II gems. Ralph Burns' lovely "Early Autumn" is a gem that Herman recorded in 1948, when he was exploring bop with his Second Herd and the Four Brothers. And "Orange Colored Sky," which was a major hit for Nat "King" Cole in 1950, is quite relevant to the CD's big band theme because Cole recorded it with the Stan Kenton Orchestra.
New York Voices - Live At The Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival 2009 (2013) [WEB-DL 720p]

New York Voices - Live At The Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival 2009 (2013) [WEB-DL 720p]
WEB-DL 720p | MKV | MPEG-4 AVC, 948x704, 4250 Kbps, 25.000 fps
Audio: English, AAC, 160 kbps, 48 kHz, 2 ch
Genre: Jazz / Time: 01:31:26 min / 2,82 Gb

Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival is one of the most prestigious jazz festivals in the world. It was held for the fifth time in 2009 and was participated by more than 1,000 artists involved in 200 programs and attracted more than 80,000 visitors during its three-day stretch (March 6, 7, 8).

New York Voices - A Day Like This (2007)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 29, 2017
New York Voices - A Day Like This (2007)

New York Voices - A Day Like This (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 378 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb | Scans included | 01:04:07
Vocal Jazz, Vocal Harmony, Standarts, Swing | Label: MCG Jazz | # MCGJ1031

With ensemble vocal jazz, the danger is always that tight and complex harmony writing will come across as too smooth and too sweet – for some reason, chords that sound sharp and bracing when distributed among reed instruments can sound cloying and overly slick when sung by human voices. The vocal/instrumental quartet New York Voices don't avoid that trap entirely on their latest album (and their first as an ensemble in seven years), but they continue to demonstrate their mastery of the genre with a solid program of new and old songs and innovative arrangements. Their take on "Darn That Dream" is startlingly new (and features a fine bass clarinet solo by Bob Mintzer), and the lyrics that group members added to John Coltrane's "Moment's Notice" work very nicely. Not everyone will agree that the world needed a vocal jazz version of Laura Nyro's "Stoned Soul Picnic," but the New York Voices' version is really lots of fun and is sure to bring a nostalgic tear to more than one baby-boomer eye. Apart from a couple of saccharine moments on "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning," A Day Like This is a pleasure from start to finish. Recommended.