Nina Simon Piano

Maria Kliegel, Nina Tichman - Georges Onslow: Cello Sonatas (2013)

Maria Kliegel, Nina Tichman - Georges Onslow: Cello Sonatas (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 71:00 | 264 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.572830

These very agreeable works will find immediately receptive ears among fans of early-romantic chamber music. And indeed, Georges Onslow was quite adept at writing for various chamber configurations 34 string quintets, 35 quartets, six piano trios, a sextet, septet, and nonet, and sonatas for piano, violin, cello, and numerous solo piano pieces.
Trio Estampe - Max Bruch: Piano trio Op. 5 & 8 pieces, Op. 83 (2011/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Trio Estampe - Max Bruch: Piano trio Op. 5 & 8 pieces, Op. 83 (2011/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 56:04 minutes | 952 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Max Bruch’s compositions shine the last lights of German romanticism. Following in the footsteps of Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms, Bruch persisted in defending a melodic line inspired by popular culture, “one can only hope in these times that are hostile to melody”.
Clement Simon - Man On The Moon (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Clément Simon - Man On The Moon (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 38:04 minutes | 826 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Clément Simon is the French Jazz pianist. "Man On The Moon" is a collection of the original repetoire recorded with a group of outstanding musicians, members of Parisian scene and beyond. Together, they play a contemporary jazz that has its source in the song, Broadway and elsewhere, classical music, cinema … the waltz and the bolero meet the incursions in the rhythm'n blues, the tributes to the swing and hard bop.

Clément Simon - Man On The Moon (2018)  Music

Posted by Domestos at March 17, 2018
Clément Simon - Man On The Moon (2018)

Clément Simon - Man On The Moon (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) ~ 229.57 Mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps ~ 85.05 Mb | 00:36:33 | Cover
Fusion, Contemporary Jazz | Country: France | Label: Jazz Family

Musicien éclectique, le pianiste Clément Simon collectionne les projets dans sa région bordelaise natale avant d’intégrer le CMDL de Paris d’où il sort diplômé avec une mention Très Bien. Aussi à l’aise en sideman qu’en leader, en trio traditionnel ou bien dans un quintette faisant la part belle à ses compositions, on a pu l’apercevoir aux côtés de Didier Lockwood, Pierre Perchaud, Nicolas Moreaux mais aussi Marie-Claude Pietragalla ou Raúl Paz. Pétri d’influences allant du classique aux musiques traditionnelles en passant par le rythm’n blues et la musique de film, il mûrit un jazz unique, fait de lyrisme et de modernité.
Harris Simon - The Mastery Of Passion (2010/2017) [2xHD Official Digital Download]

Harris Simon - The Mastery Of Passion (2010/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 72:08 minutes | 896 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This rare collection of all-star recordings from keyboardist Harris Simon features Michael Brecker at his very best! As a 21-year-old wunderkind, pianist-composer-arranger Harris Simon went into the studio in March of 1978 to record his first recording under his own name entitled New York Connection featuring an all-star cast including tenor sax titan Michael Brecker, Brazilian trumpeter Claudio Roditi, saxophonist-flutist Joe Farrell, bassist Mike Richmond, guitarist Bill Washer and Brazilian drummer Portinho. Two years later, Simon returned to the studio with essentially the same heavyweight crew to record Swish. Selections from both quintessential late '70s offerings, are now available in the compilation The Mastery of Passion, represent a moment in time when jazz was crossing over to a wider audience.
Corinna Simon - Witold Lutoslawski: Complete Piano Works (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Corinna Simon - Witold Lutoslawski: Complete Piano Works (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 62:39 minutes | 522 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Among all the solo piano works Lutoslawski must have composed up to the end of World War II, only the Sonata (1934) and the Two Etudes (1940/41) are still preserved today.

Nina Simone - Little Girl Blue (1958/2015)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Sept. 25, 2017
Nina Simone - Little Girl Blue (1958/2015)

Nina Simone - Little Girl Blue (1958/2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 231.20 Mb | 45:37 | Covers
Vocal Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Analogue Productions (CAPJ 083 SA)

Little Girl Blue, released in 1957, was Nina Simone's first recording, originally issued on the Bethlehem label. Backed by bassist Jimmy Bond and Albert "Tootie" Heath, it showcases her ballad voice as one of mystery and sensuality and showcases her up-tempo jazz style with authority and an enigmatic down-home feel that is nonetheless elegant. The album also introduced a fine jazz pianist. Simone was a solid improviser who never strayed far from the blues. Check the opener, her reading of Duke Ellington's "Mood Indigo," which finger-pops and swings while keeping the phrasing deep-blue. It is contrasted immediately with one of the – if not the – definitive reads of Willard Robison's steamy leave-your-lover ballad "Don't Smoke in Bed." The title track, written by Rodgers & Hart, features "Good King Wenceslas" as a classical prelude to one of the most beautiful pop ballads ever written.
Edward Simon & Ensemble Venezuela - Venezuelan Suite (2014) [Re-Up]

Edward Simon & Ensemble Venezuela - Venezuelan Suite (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 227 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 103 Mb | Scans included
Modern Creative, Post-Bop, Latin Jazz | Label: Sunnyside Records | # SSC1382 | 00:37:46

If your Latin jazz collection centers mainly around styles from Cuba and Brazil, pianist Edward Simon would like you to consider expanding your library to include musical influences from a culturally diverse land geographically situated between those two countries – namely Venezuela, where he was born and lived until the age of 12. Simon is an acclaimed post-bop and modern creative jazz pianist in his adopted country of the United States, and while Latin American elements have certainly seasoned his recorded output to date, this 2014 Sunnyside release finds him focusing more intently than ever on the nexus between creative jazz and the folk music of his home country. The album's title is derived from "Venezuelan Suite," whose four parts fill over 28 minutes of the disc's concise 38-minute duration. Simon composed the suite for his Ensemble Venezuela, and the ten-member version of the group heard here – including musicians from the U.S., Venezuela, and Colombia – is wonderfully vibrant, ably fulfilling the pianist's creative intent. Chamber Music America commissioned Simon to write this work, and he rose to the challenge with music that is suitably rich with timbral and textural variety.

Edward Simon Trio - Poesia (2009)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 6, 2017
Edward Simon Trio - Poesia (2009)

Edward Simon Trio - Poesìa (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 296 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 125 Mb | Scans ~ 59 Mb | 00:54:36
Post-Bop, Contemporary Jazz, Piano Jazz | Label: CAM Jazz | # CAMJ 7819-2

Following the success of UNICITY, Simon's trio reunites here to deliver a work of lush sounds… His sensitive yet magnificent class meshes with that of his partners' like pure poetry, delicately colouring mind and spirit.

Nina Simone - Pastel Blues (1965) Reissue 2006  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 7, 2016
Nina Simone - Pastel Blues (1965) Reissue 2006

Nina Simone - Pastel Blues (1965) Reissue 2006
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 231 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 96 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Verve | # B0006009-02 | Time: 00:35:56

If this is blues, it's blues in the Billie Holiday sense, not the Muddy Waters one. This is one of Nina Simone's more subdued mid-'60s LPs, putting the emphasis on her piano rather than band arrangements. It's rather slanted toward torch-blues ballads like "Strange Fruit," "Trouble in Mind," Billie Holiday's own composition "Tell Me More and More and Then Some," and "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out." Simone's then-husband, Andy Stroud, wrote "Be My Husband," an effective adaptation of a traditional blues chant. By far the most impressive track is her frantic ten-minute rendition of the traditional "Sinnerman," an explosive tour de force that dwarfs everything else on the album.