Paul Hodges

Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra - Used To Be Duke (1954) [Reissue 2009]

Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra - Used To Be Duke (1954) [Reissue 2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 133 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 94 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (0602517967151)

Recorded during his five year "vacation" from Duke Ellington's orchestra, this Johnny Hodges set features his band sticking mostly to standards. With trumpeter Harold "Shorty" Baker, trombonist Lawrence Brown, baritonist Harry Carney, pianist Call Cobbs, or Richie Powell, bassist John Williams, drummer Louis Bellson, and either Jimmy Hamilton or John Coltrane (who unfortunately does not solo) on tenor, Hodges had a particularly strong group. High points include "On the Sunny Side of the Street," the title track and a seven-song ballad medley.
Nicolas Hodges, Rolf Hind, Leila Josefowicz - John Adams: Road Movies (2004) (Repost)

Nicolas Hodges, Rolf Hind, Leila Josefowicz - John Adams: Road Movies (2004)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:08:03 | 243 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Nonesuch | Catalog: 7559796992

Composer John Adams' album Road Movies contains five pieces that Adams' considers "travel music, (…) passing through harmonic and textural regions as one would pass through on a car trip." Indeed, during Leila Josefowicz's spirited and appropriately brusque reading of the "40% Swing" movement from the title work, one hears what sounds like a passing auto in the left channel. Is it mere coincidence or the album concept channeling onto the master tape?
Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges - Play The Blues - Back To Back (1959) {Verve Master Edition 521 404-2 rel 1997}

Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges - Play The Blues - Back To Back (1959) {Verve Master Edition 521 404-2 rel 1997}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 289 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 114 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 246 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1959, 1997 Verve / PolyGram | Verve Master Edition 521 404-2
Jazz / Jazz Blues / Piano / Saxophone

These distinctive small-group sessions, featuring Duke Ellington as pianist in a blues context, are part of a group of recordings issued under the confusing titles Back to Back and Side by Side, and further reissued under the not particularly distinctive name of Blues Summit. But there should be no confusion about the high quality of music that came out of these sessions – it is all "cooking with gas" as the expression goes. From the jazz world, it would be difficult to find more profound soloists on traditional blues numbers than the Duke or his longtime collaborator Johnny Hodges, who does some of the most soulful playing of his career here.

Paul McCartney & Wings - Red Rose Speedway (1973) Repost  Music

Posted by v3122 at Nov. 20, 2017
Paul McCartney & Wings - Red Rose Speedway (1973) Repost

Paul McCartney & Wings - Red Rose Speedway (1973)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1988 | Capitol CDM 7 52026 2 | USA | ~ 340 or 133 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 3.04 Mb
Classic Rock / Pop Rock | Non Remastered

All right, he's made a record with his wife and a record with his pickup band where democracy is allegedly the conceit even if it never sounds that way, so he returns to a solo effort, making the most disjointed album he ever cut. There's a certain fascination to its fragmented nature, not just because it's decidedly on the softer side of things, but because his desire for homegrown eccentricity has been fused with his inclination for bombastic art rock à la Abbey Roa…
Kim Kashkashian & Robert Levin - Paul Hindemith: Sonatas for Viola/Piano & Viola Alone (1988) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Kim Kashkashian & Robert Levin - Paul Hindemith: Sonatas for Viola/Piano & Viola Alone (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 537 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 313 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Chamber Music | Label: ECM | # ECM 1330-32, 833 311-2 | Time: 02:07:46

The viola was Hindemith's instrument (though he could play almost any), and he wrote some of his most expressive chamber music for it. This two-disc set includes all four of Hindemith's sonatas for solo violin and the three for viola and piano. I prefer the wildness of Hindemith's earlier music to the sometimes arid calm of his later music, so listeners like myself who like Hindemith can have a feast here as most of these are early works. They are played with energy and passion by an outstanding violist and a fine pianist.
Choir of the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, Jonathan Oldengarm & Jean-Sébastien Vallée - Lux (2017)

Choir of the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, Jonathan Oldengarm & Jean-Sébastien Vallée - Lux
Classical, Choral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 76:59 min | 317 MB
Label: ATMA Classique | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2017

The Choir of the of St. Andrew and St. Paul Church presents Lux, (Latin for light) a collection of sacred songs associated with the Nativity. Selections include some well-known carols such as O Come, All Ye Faithful and Once in Royal David’s City in arrangements by Sir David Willcocks, as well as pieces by such British composers as Herbert Howells (A Spotless Rose) and Will Todd (My Lord Has Come), and by American composers Morten Lauridsen (O Magnum Mysterium) and Eric Withacre (Lux aurumque), among others.

Les Paul & Mary Ford - In Perfect Harmony (4CD Box Set, 2007)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Nov. 20, 2017
Les Paul & Mary Ford - In Perfect Harmony (4CD Box Set, 2007)

Les Paul & Mary Ford - In Perfect Harmony (4CD Box Set, 2007)
Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop, Guitar Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 675 Mb
Label: Proper Box UK

2007 four CD Proper box featuring 108 tracks recorded by the famed duo. Les Paul pioneered electric guitar design and multi-track recording and along the way invented the synthesizer. He was also a very fine guitarist himself and with vocalist Mary Ford had considerable chart success with songs of varying styles, all included here. Les Paul's influence as a guitarist is acknowledged by musicians ranging from B.B. King, Jerry Garcia and Eric Clapton to James Burton, Frank Zappa, Keith Richards and Jeff Beck.
Lin Cho-Liang, Paul Grossley - Poulenc, Ravel, Debussy: Works for Violin & Piano (1996)

Lin Cho-Liang, Paul Grossley - Poulenc, Ravel, Debussy: Works for Violin & Piano (1996)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 77:04 | 332 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: 66839

The Poulenc Violin Sonata is still a relative rarity on record. I'm baffled by this, as it is one of Poulenc's most unique and musically rewarding works. This performance by Lin and Crossley is excellent; indeed they nearly match the superlative recording made by Kolja Blacher and Eric Le Sage for RCA. The brighter, more lively RCA recording adds a little extra sparkle and energy to the latter. However, in both instances, each violinist has the benefit of being joined by pianists who have made a specialty of Poulenc.

Paul & Linda McCartney - Ram (1971) Repost  Music

Posted by v3122 at Nov. 18, 2017
Paul & Linda McCartney - Ram (1971) Repost

Paul & Linda McCartney - Ram (1971)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1987 | Capitol CDP 7 46612 2 | UK | ~ 271 or 104 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 92 Mb
Classic Rock / Pop Rock | Non Remastered

After the breakup, Beatles fans expected major statements from the three chief songwriters in the Fab Four. John and George fulfilled those expectations – Lennon with his lacerating, confessional John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, Harrison with his triple-LP All Things Must Pass – but Paul McCartney certainly didn't, turning toward the modest charms of McCartney, and then crediting his wife Linda as a full-fledged collaborator on its 1971 follow-up, Ram…
Paul McCartney - Kisses On The Bottom (2012) [14 Tracks Edition] Re-Up

Paul McCartney - Kisses On The Bottom (2012) [14 Tracks Edition]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 270 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 113 Mb | Scans ~ 72 Mb
Jazz, Traditional Pop, Standarts | Label: MPL/Hear Music | # HRM-33369-02 | 00:49:15

Kisses on the Bottom is the fifteenth studio album by Paul McCartney, consisting primarily of covers of traditional pop music and jazz. The album was produced by Tommy LiPuma and includes just two original compositions by McCartney: "My Valentine" and "Only Our Hearts". The former features Eric Clapton on guitar, while the latter features Stevie Wonder on harmonica. Kisses on the Bottom won a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album at the 2013 Grammy Awards.