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Tai Lopez - 67 Steps  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ParRus at April 2, 2015
Tai Lopez - 67 Steps

Tai Lopez - 67 Steps
English | MP4 + MP3 | 640 x 360 | AVC ~442 Kbps | 29.970 fps
AAC | 96.0 Kbps | 44.1 KHz | 2 channels | ~46 hours | 9.53 GB
Genre: Video Training / Mindset, Achievement

Everbody wants the good life, but not everybody gets the good life… How would your life be different if Bill Gates was your business mentor, Warren Buffett was your investment advisor, and the Dalai Lama was your teacher? Finding mentors like this is one of the biggest predictors of your future success. As Picasso said, "Good artists copy, great artists steal." At age 16, Tai realized that life was too complex to figure out on his own.
Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu Steps Ahead (2010) {Strut STRUT056CD rec 2007-2009}

Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu Steps Ahead (2010) {Strut STRUT056CD rec 2007-2009}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 285 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 115 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 12 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2010 Strut | STRUT056CD
Jazz / Ethio Jazz / Modal Music / Post Bop / Afro Beat / Afro-Cuban Jazz / Vibes

Mulatu Astatke already has a legendary status as the father of Ethio Jazz. But he hasn't been content to rest on his laurels. Instead he's forged ahead. This album proves very different from his work with the Heliocentrics (some of whom do feature here), or with the Either/Orchestra – it's an album of what is essentially a meandering, laid-back groove that looks at music from two angles – the Western and the Ethiopian. The former gets to stretch out on cuts like the opener, the reflective "Radcliffe," and "The Way to Nice." Ethiopia raises its head on "I Faram Gami I Faram," which some luscious Addis Ababa singing, a reworking of the style that made Astatke's name, and actually of one of his old compositions.
Mulatu Astatke - Sketches Of Ethiopia (2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44.1kHz]

Mulatu Astatke - Sketches Of Ethiopia (2013)
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Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Jazz Village

Ethiopian vibraphonist and percussionist Mulatu Astatke has spent most of his 70 years mixing Ethiopian musical traditions with jazz. 'Some of the music is meant to be danced to, some to be listened to. Astatke's UK links go back to student days, and this new album brings together British and Ethiopian instrumentalists and singers. Each track 'sketches' a different part of Ethiopia and its traditions, mostly written and arranged by Astatke: composed horn riffs, overlapping in harmony; calls and responses; strong grooves, and mostly simple chords. Horn lines are based on Ethiopian 5-note scales. Astatke: 'It's 5 tones against 12-tone music…How do you combine these two things and keep the color of those modes?' Pentatonic phrases recur hypnotically throughout the album, and when the jazz solos emerge they're all the more striking in contrast. But the emphasis is on the textures of the whole group.
Mulatu Astatke - New York - Addis - London: The Story Of Ethio Jazz 1965 - 1975 (2009)

Mulatu Astatke - New York - Addis - London: The Story Of Ethio Jazz 1965 - 1975 (2009) (Lossless)
EAC | FLAC IMG,CUE+LOG = 317MB | 400 dpi Scans
Jazz | Label: Strut: STRUT051CD | MU/HF

Steps Ahead - N.Y.C. (1989) {Intuition}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Aug. 24, 2016
Steps Ahead - N.Y.C. (1989) {Intuition}

Steps Ahead - N.Y.C. (1989) {Intuition}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 321MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 136MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

In 1989, Steps Ahead consisted of Mike Mainieri on MIDI vibraharp, synclavier and acoustic piano, the young saxophonist Bendik doubling on keyboards, guitarist Steve Kahn, Tony Levin on electric bass and Chapman stick, and drummer Steve Smith. The powerful band did not have a great deal of subtlety by this era, but it helped to keep the much-maligned genre of fusion alive, mixing the sound of rock with jazz improvising.

Miles Ahead (2015)  Video

Posted by Without at July 5, 2016
Miles Ahead (2015)

Miles Ahead (2015)
BDRip | MKV | 720x300 | AVC@836 Kbps | English AAC@113 Kbps | Subs: English | 2 channels | 1h 40mn | 685 MB
BRRip | AVI | 720x304 | XviD@1521 Kbps | English AC3@448 Kbps | 6 channels | 1h 40mn | 1.38 GB
BDRip 720p | MKV | 1280x536 | AVC@4708 Kbps | English DTS@1509 Kbps | Subs: English | 6 channels | 1h 40mn | 4.36 GB
BDRip 1080p | MKV | 1920x800 | AVC@9376 Kbps | English DTS@1509 Kbps | Subs: English | 6 channels | 1h 40mn | 7.64 GB
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music

An exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis.

Steps Ahead - Steppin' Out (2016) {JazzLine}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Dec. 8, 2016
Steps Ahead - Steppin' Out (2016) {JazzLine}

Steps Ahead - Steppin' Out (2016) {JazzLine}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC Image level 6 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 500dpi | 504MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 186MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

The legacy of Mike Mainieri’s and the late Michael Brecker’s Steps Ahead, one of the most inventive groups in 1980s jazz-rock, was delightfully rekindled in a reunion band at Ronnie Scott’s in London this summer. Here’s a stirring orchestral angle on the group’s classic material, rearranged by Michael Abene for Cologne’s famous WDR Big Band, with the sleekly swinging vibraphonist Mainieri still in the driving seat. Don Grolnick’s laconic, Wayne Shorter-like Pools and the soul-funky Blue Montreux fire up scalding tenor-sax forays from Bill Evans (one of the best Breckeresque specialists in this idiom, and the album’s solo star), while the beautiful, country-tinged Self Portrait gets a sumptuous.

Steps Ahead - N.Y.C. (1989) {Intuition CDP 791354 2}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 29, 2011
Steps Ahead - N.Y.C. (1989) {Intuition CDP 791354 2}

Steps Ahead - N.Y.C. (1989) {Intuition CDP 791354 2}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U+MD5 | Full Scans 200dpi | 298MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

In 1989, Steps Ahead consisted of Mike Mainieri on MIDI vibraharp, synclavier and acoustic piano, the young saxophonist Bendik doubling on keyboards, guitarist Steve Kahn, Tony Levin on electric bass and Chapman stick, and drummer Steve Smith. The powerful band did not have a great deal of subtlety by this era, but it helped to keep the much-maligned genre of fusion alive, mixing the sound of rock with jazz improvising.

Steps Ahead - Modern Times (1984) {Elektra Records}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Feb. 16, 2011
Steps Ahead - Modern Times (1984) {Elektra Records}

Steps Ahead - Modern Times (1984) {Elektra Records}
EAC | FLAC tracks | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 253MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

By 1984, Steps Ahead's personnel had stabilized with original keyboardist Warren Bernhardt rejoining the group and teaming up with tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker, bassist Eddie Gomez, drummer Peter Erskine, and vibraphonist Mike Mainieri; guitarist Chuck Loeb guests on one selection, as does Tony Levin, who is heard on the Chapman stick. This outing is very electronic and does not quite reach the heights of Steps Ahead's earlier Elektra album, but it certainly has plenty of spirit and power.

Steps Ahead - Yin-Yang (1992) {NYC 6001 2}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Feb. 15, 2011
Steps Ahead - Yin-Yang (1992) {NYC 6001 2}

Steps Ahead - Yin-Yang (1992) {NYC 6001 2}
EAC | FLAC tracks level 6 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 408MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion

This CD from Steps Ahead is probably most notable for introducing the fine keyboardist Rachel Z. Also in the group at the time were leader Mike Mainieri on MIDI vibraharp and synclavier, saxophonist Bendik, bassist Jeff Andrews and drummer Steve Smith. Put out by Mainieri's NYC label, this mostly high-powered performance consists of group originals, generally by Mainieri and Bendik.