Joscho Stephan

Joscho Stephan - Live In Concert With Richard Smith (2007)  Music

Posted by robi62 at April 6, 2013
Joscho Stephan - Live In Concert With Richard Smith (2007)

Joscho Stephan - Live In Concert With Richard Smith (2007)
Video: PAL, MPEG-2 at 5 045 Kbps, 720 x 576 (1.778) at 25.000 fps | Audio: AC-3 6ch. at 448 Kbps, AC-3 2ch. at 448 Kbps, PCM 2ch. at 1 536 Kbps
Genre: Jazz, Acoustic | Label: Acoustic Music | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 20 Dec 2007 | Runtime: 68 min. | 4,28 GB (DVD5)

The DVD captures the live feel of the concert exceptionally well and Andy displays his virtuosity with the guitar which few people are aware of.His unique voice is as good as ever though obviously in a slightly lower key for the Amen Corner stuff these days. Chris Stainton on keyboards is magnificent as is Dave Bronze on bass both ex Clapton band members. Paul Beavis is the unknown quantity here and I can tell you he is one of the most animated drummers I have ever seen. He just loves what he is doing and shows it.

Joscho Stephan Trio meets Matthias Strucken - Gypsy Vibes (2016)  Music

Posted by DjangoTiger at Aug. 11, 2016
Joscho Stephan Trio meets Matthias Strucken - Gypsy Vibes (2016)

Joscho Stephan Trio meets Matthias Strucken - Gypsy Vibes (2016)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 12 Tracks | 46:21 | 106 MB
Genre: Jazz, Gypsy Swing | Label: TimeZone

The Collaboration between Joscho Stephan (guitar) and Matthias Strucken (vibes) is influenced by the Master of „Gypsy Swing“, Django Reinhardt, and the legendary Member of the Modern Jazz Quartett, the Vibraphone Icon Milt Jackson. Is it possible to combine their styles? The answer is John Lewis Composition “Django”, a Hommage to Django by the Modern Jazz Quartet in the late 50s. “Gypsy Vibes” contains Reinhardt´s and Jackson´s favourites, but also original material by Joscho and Matthias.

Joscho Stephan - Guitar Heroes (2015)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Aug. 11, 2016
Joscho Stephan - Guitar Heroes (2015)

Joscho Stephan - Guitar Heroes (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 64:10 min | 150 MB
Genre: Gyspy Jazz, Swing | Label: MGL Musik Produktion

"Joscho Stephan is well known on the international guitar scene as one of the most creative gypsy-swing players. With a powerful tone and remarkable technical skills, he has an instantly recognizable voice on his instrument. He's also not afraid to combine gypsy swing with a lot of different styles, like klezmer, pop or classical music. One of Joscho's longtime dreams has been to record an album of songs written by his guitar heroes. When he started to work on the project, he thought it would be even more fun to invite the heroes of the current guitar scene to the studio with him.

Joscho Stephan feat. Olivier Holland - Gypsy Meets Jazz (2010)  Music

Posted by DjangoTiger at Feb. 14, 2014
Joscho Stephan feat. Olivier Holland - Gypsy Meets Jazz (2010)

Joscho Stephan feat. Olivier Holland - Gypsy Meets Jazz (2010)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 12 Tracks | 45:55 | 103,29 MB
Genre: Jazz, Swing, Gypsy Swing | Label: Acoustic Music

Together they create a fascinating musical kaleidoscope with compositions by the two string virtuosos themselves and refreshingly interpreted classics by Bireli Lagrène and Charlie Parker, Chick Corea and Django Reinhardt. "Gypsy Meets Jazz" shows two brilliant trailblazers engaging in an extremely creative and highly entertaining excursion that enriches both genres in a fascinating manner…

Stephan Micus - East Of The Night (1985)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 31, 2017
Stephan Micus - East Of The Night (1985)

Stephan Micus - East Of The Night (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 141 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 115 Mb | Scans included | 00:47:32
Ethnic Fusion, Neo-Classical, Minimal, New Age | Label: Japo/ECM | # JAPO 60 041, 825 655-2

East Of The Night, released in 1985, is one of Micus’s most melodic albums. Its two long tracks epitomize, ever so humbly, the dictum of less is more. The title piece, a conversation for 10-string guitar (an instrument of his own design) and shakuhachi, feels like a dialogue between master and disciple. Micus’s guitar combines the reediness of a lute with the subtle ferocity of a koto, making it a natural partner to the shakuhachi’s dawning breath. Each pluck of a string works the upholstery of the sky until a surface of untreated wood is revealed behind it. Details of handiwork once obscured by finery and ornament now become naked art. With the softness of a windblown curtain, the plectrum moves from foreground to background before the shakuhachi takes on a Milky Way texture in a suite of thrumming stardust. The flute fragments, multiplies, and ends the set’s first half on a congregational sigh.

Stephan Micus - Listen To The Rain (1983)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 28, 2017
Stephan Micus - Listen To The Rain (1983)

Stephan Micus - Listen To The Rain (1983)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 195 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 107 Mb | Scans included | 00:43:24
Ethnic Fusion, Neo-Classical, Minimal, New Age | Label: Japo/ECM | # JAPO 60040, 815 614-2

If Micus’s saga were an ongoing raga, then 1983’s Listen to the Rain would be one of its most inward-looking prayers. All four meditations that make up the album, while externally distinct, are internally connected through Micus’s use of guitar. The Spanish variety plays a particularly active role throughout, with the sole exception of “Dancing with the Morning,” for which he pairs the ubiquitous steel-stringed with the suling, a bamboo flute often heard in gamelan ensembles of southeast Asia. Knowledgeable listeners will recognize both the rarity of the backpacker’s trusty companion in the Micus canon and its elemental necessity in this setting. The ascetic sheen of its metal strings paints a world of shine to which a human presence adds less manufactured colors. The suling’s unclipped wings, by extension, are exhaled into the sky above, circling and darting through the surrounding melodies until they take shape under cover of their own imagination.

Stephan Micus - Till The End Of Time (1978)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 26, 2017
Stephan Micus - Till The End Of Time (1978)

Stephan Micus - Till The End Of Time (1978)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 178 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 96 Mb | Scans included | 00:35:53
Neo-Classical, Minimal, Ethnic Fusion, New Age | Label: Japo/ECM | # JAPO 60026, 513 786-2

Before migrating across the ECM continent, Stephan Micus outfitted some of his most formative expeditions in the territories of the JAPO sub-label. On these albums one hears Micus at his most elemental, turning every gesture into inter-spatial awareness. The album’s duration of 36 minutes only serves to deepen its intimacy as a space in which the listener might catch a cushion of meditation in a world of splinters. Micus’s practice has always been to render the stem before the flower, and in the album’s title track a table harp provides that very illustrative function. Its dulcimer-like heart beats a rhythm at once ancient and fresh, curling as the scriptural page, its edges darkened from constant contact with the hands. Those same hands cradle a method of speech so musical that its melody is discernible only in the freedom of solitude.

Stephan Micus - Implosions (1977)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 14, 2017
Stephan Micus - Implosions (1977)

Stephan Micus - Implosions (1977)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 201 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 109 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:43:40
Neo-Classical, Minimal, Ethnic Fusion, New Age | Japo/ECM | # JAPO 60017, ECM 829 201-2

An ethereal, primordial Experience. Implosions is a state of consciousness that wraps you in the arms of swirling air, transports you to ethnic lands, where spices catch your pallet. Where stories are swapped and legends of old are discovered again. Stephan Micus takes you down the river Ganges as he plays from the sitar, you are in a languished state of being. His ethnic chants suffocate you until you are spirit removed from flesh. The mist begins to fall and as the fog rolls in you are swept into the remotest parts of the world, where things thought to have been lost or abandoned have been uncovered. Caravans from the east are swept into a mirage in the horizon, while strange red stone pillars stab at the sky. Then you come across the foothills of machu picchu, incensed by its abandonment you climb to the summit there an elder of a race long since vanished gives you knowledge of the new world. You stumble back into reality, Unable to return.

Francois Raulin and Stephan Oliva - Correspondances (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 10, 2017
Francois Raulin and Stephan Oliva - Correspondances (2016)

Francois Raulin and Stephan Oliva - Correspondances (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, digital booklet - 213 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 134 MB | 00:57:58
Jazz, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Abalone Productions | Release Year: 2016

Since 1996, François Raulin and Stephan Oliva have formed one of the only French piano-jazz duets. For their fifth creation, they will correspond freely with the major personalities who have punctuated their musical path. In the form of a "letter to … a letter from …" to "and" post-scriptum ", these pieces for two pianos, written or improvised, will be addressed to expensive characters and will play virtually with them. Lennie Tristano, Paul Motian, Martial Solal, Anish Kapoor to Madame Bovary, Linda Sharrock, Hermeto Pascoal, Duke Ellington to Igor Stravinsky, Henry Dutilleux, Randy Weston, Ligeti to Lewis Carroll, Conlon Nancarrow, Jimmy Giuffre …

TrueFire Presents - Reinier Voet's 50 Gypsy Guitar Licks You Must Know  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by house23 at Dec. 24, 2016
TrueFire Presents - Reinier Voet's 50 Gypsy Guitar Licks You Must Know

TrueFire Presents - Reinier Voet's 50 Gypsy Guitar Licks You Must Know
MP4 | AVC 1104kbps | English | 864x468 | 30fps | 3h 07mins | AAC stereo 128kbps | 1.58 GB
Genre: Video Training

You simply can’t listen, study or play Gypsy Jazz guitar without thinking or musically referencing Django Reinhardt. The artist and the style are absolutely synonymous, which in itself is unprecedented. Dig deeper and you’ll discover that Django, the son of gypsy parents in Belgium, never attended a day of school and could barely write his own name. He also lost the use of two fingers on his left hand in a fire at the age of 18. Yet, Django went on to become one of history’s most influential jazz guitarists and improvisers before his untimely passing in 1953.