Andrew Halfacre

Andrew Sisters - Wake Up and Live! - The Songbook... The Energy... and The Blend (2014)

Andrew Sisters - Wake Up and Live! - The Songbook… The Energy… and The Blend (2014)
Pop, Vocal, Oldies | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 05:18:01 | 748 MB
Label: Jasmine Records| Release Year: 2014

A Jasmine spectacular! A 25 year perspective of the fabulous Andrews Sisters. Many tracks available for the first time since original dates of release! Included are extremely rare tracks recorded with Leon Belasco prior to their first hit record. Sessions of the late 1950s and early 1960s appear in crisp fidelity. 14 tracks featuring collaborations with Dick Haymes. Radio and studio tracks recorded with Bing Crosby. Extremely rare interview where all three sisters speak of their association with Bing Crosby. Live medley of their hits performed on 'The Perry Como Show'. Collaborations with Guy Lombardo, Les Paul, Russ Morgan, Ernest Tubb, Danny Kaye, Burl Ives, Nelson Riddle and others.
Cardinall's Musick & Andrew Carwood - Tallis: Ave, rosa sine spinis (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/44.1]

Cardinall's Musick & Andrew Carwood - Tallis: Ave, rosa sine spinis (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 73:41 minutes | 668 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Cardinall's Musick and their inspirational director Andrew Carwood present a further volume of their Gramophone-award winning series of Tallis's sacred music.
Impeached: The Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln's Legacy [Repost]

Impeached: The Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln's Legacy by David O. Stewart
English | June 15, 2010 | ISBN: 1416547509 | EPUB | 464 pages | 1.2 MB

Andrew Tyson - Ravel & Scriabin: Piano Works (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at March 10, 2017
Andrew Tyson - Ravel & Scriabin: Piano Works (2017)

Andrew Tyson - Ravel & Scriabin: Piano Works (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:58:39 | 134 MB
Label: Alpha | Release Year: 2017

After a first recording of Chopin's Preludes for Piano and the First Prize of the Géza Anda Competition in 2015, which allowed him to develop his career, the young American pianist Andrew Tyson designed a new program tailored to his needs: two sonatas, one Waltz Scriabine and Mirrors of Ravel. Andrew Tyson has chosen to bring together these two composers whose language seems to be far away but which nevertheless have many similarities, in particular their use of tone, certain harmonies and dissonances. Alexandre Scriabine and Maurice Ravel also lived in the same city, at the same time, without ever meeting: Debussy, Ravel and the French musical elite of the time considered their Russian colleagues as coarse and uneducated. Yet, listening to their music, even though their approach to piano and composition could not be any different, they use colors in the same way. For Andrew Tyson, "Ravel is a perfectionist of elegance, where every detail is calculated and shines like a crystal; Scriabin is like an erratic flame - passionate, disorderly, spontaneous and erotic."
Handel - Messiah, HWV 56 (Andrew Davis, Battle, Quivar, Aler, Ramey) [2008]

Handel - Messiah, HWV 56 (Andrew Davis, Toronto Symphony Orchestra & Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Battle, Quivar, Aler, Ramey) [2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 555 MB
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | TT: CD1:73’02; CD2:73’00

There are two English Davises, both conductors: Colin and Andrew–no relation. Colin recorded a landmark Messiah which is still available on Philips at budget price. This one is another matter entirely. Andrew Davis certainly knows this music, and he hits the big moments with gusto. But Messiah is more than big moments, and despite an excellent cast of soloists, there's too little involvement with the music (especially from Kathleen Battle) in the arias and more intimate moments to make this a clear recommendation. It's not bad, but the competition is just that much better. –David Hurwitz
Andrew Bird - Are You Serious (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Andrew Bird - Are You Serious (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 50:11 minutes | 1,05 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Andrew Bird has always been highly respected and has held a captive audience with his story telling prowess, but it's with his new album, "Are You Serious", that he has made a breakthrough record. Produced by Tony Berg, the album propels him into a new category of American songwriters. It's his most direct lyrically to date with key contributions from Fiona Apple and Blake Mills.
NDR Radiophilharmonie & Andrew Manze - Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3 (2017)

NDR Radiophilharmonie & Andrew Manze - Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 70:42 min | 302 MB
Label: PentaTone | Tracks: 08 | 2017

Mendelssohn’s warmly lyrical and evocative Scottish symphony is paired with his confident and precocious first symphony for the first in a series of recordings in multi-channel surround sound for PENTATONE by the conductor Andrew Manze and the NDR Radiophilharmonie.

Andrew Hill - Time Lines (2006) {Blue Note}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at March 4, 2017
Andrew Hill - Time Lines (2006) {Blue Note}

Andrew Hill - Time Lines (2006) {Blue Note}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 378 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 152 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 30 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2006 Blue Note Records | 0946 3 55533 2 1
Jazz / Modern Creative / Post Bop / Piano

Andrew Hill has been, in the gentlest of cases, an idiosyncratic player, composer, and bandleader. But often, reviews of his work have been quite strident and refer to him as an iconoclast. That's okay; some critics thought of Monk and Herbie Nichols that way, too. Time Lines has Hill back – for the third time in his long career – with Blue Note, the label that gave birth to his enduring classics like Black Fire and Judgment!. But Hill is still every bit the creative and technically gifted musician he was back in the day; perhaps more so. His band features seasoned veteran Charles Tolliver on trumpet, saxophonist Greg Tardy (who also triples on clarinet and bass clarinet, and beautifully, to say the least), and a rhythm section composed of bassist John Herbert and drummer Eric McPherson.
Andrew Cyrille Quartet - The Declaration of Musical Independence (2016) {ECM 2430}

Andrew Cyrille Quartet - The Declaration of Musical Independence (2016) {ECM 2430}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 198 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 106 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 21 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 ECM Records | ECM 2430
Jazz / Modern Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz

The great avant-jazz drummer Andrew Cyrille – whose associations have ranged from a long collaboration with Cecil Taylor to co-leading the collective Trio 3 with Oliver Lake and Reggie Workman – makes his ECM leader debut with The Declaration of Musical Independence. Featuring a quartet with guitarist Bill Frisell, keyboardist Richard Teitelbaum and bassist Ben Street, the album kicks off with an artfully oblique interpretation of John Coltrane’s “Coltrane Time,” led by Cyrille’s solo drum intro.
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis - Delius: Appalachia, The Song Of The High Hills (2011) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Russian National Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.1 & Marche Slave (2011)
BDP-170 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 5.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Digital Booklet | 3.05GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC tracks 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.10GB + 5% Recovery

This release offers a pair of fairly early Delius works; they may not be instantly appealing to those making a start with this idiosyncratic English impressionist, but confirmed fans will love them. The roots of Frederick Delius’ Appalachia lay in his experiences as an orange plantation manager in Florida in the late 1880s, where he heard the singing of African-American laborers and, according to his own testimony, first began to think about becoming a composer. The work is subtitled “Variations on an Old Slave Song with Final Chorus for baritone, chorus, and orchestra,” and everything about it is intriguingly confused. Florida is not part of Appalachia. Nor is the Mississippi River delta, which Delius claimed was the inspiration for the work, but which he apparently never saw.