American Poetry

Philippe Baden Powell - Notes Over Poetry (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at April 7, 2017
Philippe Baden Powell - Notes Over Poetry (2017)

Philippe Baden Powell - Notes Over Poetry
Latin Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 43:26 min | 100 MB
Label: Far Out Recordings | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2017

Philippe Baden Powell (son of Brazilian musical legend, Baden Powell de Aquino) is reinventing Brazilian jazz in the lineage of his father's generation. Balancing the classical with the spiritual, the cinematic with the introspective, and sensitivity with a distintly Brazilian groove, Notes Over Poetry, a new album for Far Out Recordings, calls upon the inspiration of the many musical and artistic greats Philippe has been surrounded by throughout his life.
Polyphony, Stephen Layton - American Polyphony: Barber, Bernstein, Copland, Thompson (2015)

Polyphony, Stephen Layton - American Polyphony: Barber, Bernstein, Copland, Thompson (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 354 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67929 | Time: 01:14:08

An all-too-rare new recording from Polyphony and Stephen Layton presents highlights from the choral repertoire by four twentieth-century American giants: Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland and Randall Thompson. Framed by Thompson’s understated favourites Alleluia and Fare Well, the programme includes Bernstein’s Missa brevis, Copland’s early set of four motets, and—of course—Barber’s inimitable Agnus Dei.
VA - AMERICAN CHORAL MUSIC: Copland; Corigliano; Foss; Ives; Persichetti

VA - AMERICAN CHORAL MUSIC: Copland; Corigliano; Foss; Ives; Persichetti
Classical 20th Century - Contemporary | Choral Sacred & Secular | Release: 11/2006
297 MB | FLAC tracks + CUE + LOG + Scans | RAR | RS.com

This anthology brings together representative works from the mainstream of contemporary American choral music. Charles Ives’s Psalm 90 evokes a mood reminiscent of congregational Sunday singing in New England. Copland’s In the Beginning recalls his Fanfare for the Common Man, while Lukas Foss’s Behold, I Build An House shows the stylistic influence of Copland. Vincent Persichetti’s Flower Songs reveal his deep commitment to his favourite poet E.E. Cummings, and favours the women’s voices. In Fern Hill, set for alto, chorus and orchestra, composer John Corigliano sings of the joys of youth.
Pauline Oliveros & American Voices - St. George And The Dragon/In Memoriam, Mr. Whitney (1994)

Pauline Oliveros & American Voices - St. George And The Dragon/In Memoriam, Mr. Whitney (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | no scans | 257 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 145 mb
Genre: contemporary classical, experimental, minimalism

St. George And The Dragon/In Memoriam, Mr. Whitney is a 1994 collaborative album between Pauline Oliveros & American Voices. Released by the Mode label this consists of two compositions. This is a library disc so no scans for this title.

Great American Taxi - Reckless Habits (2010)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at April 23, 2017
Great American Taxi - Reckless Habits (2010)

Great American Taxi - Reckless Habits (2010)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 59:10 | 146 MB
Genre: Folk Rock, Country Rock, Americana, Southern Rock | Label: Thirty Tigers

Let's get one thing straight right off the bat – Great American Taxi is not a jam band. It's not too hard to understand how their particular brand of open-hearted Americana has found an audience in that milieu, and maybe they stretch out while swapping solos on-stage, but there's no loosey-goosey jamming whatsoever on Reckless Habits, nor is there the amorphous, there's-a-song-in-there-somewhere approach to composition too frequently taken by jam bands.
VA - Function Underground The Black & Brown American Rock Sound 1972-1977 (2017)

VA - Function Underground The Black & Brown American Rock Sound 1972-1977 (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 44:30 | 111 Mb
Genre: Rock / Label: Now Again US

The idea of “progressivism” that took over rock music after psychedelia’s heyday in the late 1960s belatedly spilled over to funk. In the early 1970s, as the underground/psychedelic fire burnt out in the white rock world, it roared to a blaze in the black musical community.

VA - American Graffiti (US shaped CD) (1998)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at April 18, 2017
VA - American Graffiti (US shaped CD) (1998)

VA - American Graffiti (US shaped CD) (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 47 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 26 mb
Genre: rock'n'roll

This is a 4-song sampler CD made for the 1998 VHS and DVD pressing of the film American Graffiti. It consists of four songs from the soundtrack and film, and it comes from a shaped compact disc that is playable on most CD players.
Pavel Haas Quartet - Antonín Dvořák: String Quartets Op.106 & Op.96 'American' (2010) (Repost)

Pavel Haas Quartet - Antonín Dvořák: String Quartets Op.106 & Op.96 'American' (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) - 317 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 168 MB | Covers Included | 63:14
Genre: Classical | Label: Supraphon | Catalog: SU 4038-2

Second in popularity only to the Ninth Symphony "From the New World," Dvorák's Twelfth String Quartet – which was dubbed the "American" Quartet by the public and media rather than the composer himself – is a work nearly synonymous with the composer's tenure in the United States. These were not the only two works inspired by his cross-sea voyage, however. The Thirteenth String Quartet in G major, Op. 106, though not imbued with the same folkloric characteristics, also came about following the composer's return from the States. The popularity of the "American" Quartet has resulted in a work that is arguably overplayed, making it difficult for new ensembles to find anything new or unique to say about it.

Johnny Cash - American Recordings I-VI (6CDs, 2015)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at April 10, 2017
Johnny Cash - American Recordings I-VI (6CDs, 2015)

Johnny Cash - American Recordings I-VI (6CDs, 2015)
Country | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 624 Mb
Label: American Recordings

All six of the iconic Johnny Cash American Recordings LP's are now available in their entirety in one box for the first time. Produced by legendary producer Rick Rubin these 6 180gsm LP's are housed in a beautiful 12x12 cloth covered box.
Albums included are: American Recordings (1994), Unchained (1996), American III: Solitary Man (2000), American IV: The Man Comes Around (2002), American V: A Hundred Highways (2006), American IV: Ain't No Grave (2010).
Byron Schenkman, Stephen Schultz, American Baroque - Boismortier: Sonatas for Flute and Harpsichord, Op. 91 (2005)

Byron Schenkman, Stephen Schultz, American Baroque - Boismortier: Sonatas for Flute and Harpsichord, Op. 91 (2005)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 69:13 | 395 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.553414

When contemplating the baroque period in French music in connection with the flute, it would probably be names such as Hotteterre, Blavet or Mondonville which would first come to mind. Joseph Bodin de Boismortier was something of a mass-market composer whose many works served as much to earn his keep as to supply the amateur music market with fairly playable pieces. But his six sonatas (opus 91), although in many ways conventional, do require some very good playing from both performers and are distinguished by having the harpsichord part fully notated.