American Poetry

Volti - This Is What Happened: More New Directions in American Choral Music (2017)

Volti - This Is What Happened: More New Directions in American Choral Music
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 65:02 min | 253 MB
Label: Innova | Tracks: 21 | Rls.date: 2017

Volti’s professional singers, under the direction of founder and Artistic Director Robert Geary, are national leaders in the discovery, creation, and performance of new vocal music. They are the first ensemble to have won the ASCAP/Chorus America Award for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music six times. In this recording they introduce 21st-century works they commissioned from American composers of dazzling range and diversity.

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.

Paul Rossy - Jazz Poetry: The Music Of Paul Rossy (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at June 26, 2017
Paul Rossy - Jazz Poetry: The Music Of Paul Rossy (2017)

Paul Rossy - Jazz Poetry: The Music Of Paul Rossy (2017)
Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:52:48 | 131 MB
Label: Sunset Hill Music

Pediatrician by day, and musician by night, Paul Rossy recently sought out the expertise of singer-songwriter Ian Kelly to help him create an original album. Last April, Dr. Rossy found a way to combine his two greatest passions by launching his very first album of original songs at a concert benefiting the Montreal Children’s Hospital, where he practises medicine. The event was held April 29th, in a packed Corona Theatre, and allowed the singer-songwriter to raise funds thanks to all those present, and to the kind generosity of the Alan & Roula Rossy Family Foundation. On the album, recorded at the Pierre Marchand Studio, you can hear: Joel Kerr on upright bass, Mark Nelson on drums, Jonathan Cayer on piano/keyboard, François Jalbert on guitar, Annie Dominique on saxophone, Alexis French on trumpet and flugelhorn, Jean-Nicolas Trottier on trombone, and Lévy Bourbonnais on harmonica.
Johnny Cash - American IV: The Man Comes Around (2002) {2003, Reissue}

Johnny Cash - American IV: The Man Comes Around (2002) {2003, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + Log + m3u ~ 316 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 137 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Country, Folk, Country Rock | American Recordings #440 077 083-0

Johnny Cash's fourth project with producer Rick Rubin continues on the same path as many of their previous releases: Cash's warm and rumbling baritone over minimal production and gentle duets with some surprising guests. One of the things that sets American IV: The Man Comes Around apart from the others is Cash's song selections. The success he experienced with his previous interpretations of contemporary songwriters (Soundgarden's "Rusty Cage," Nick Cave's "The Mercy Seat") is applied to this album with varying degrees of success. His throaty reading of Nine Inch Nails' "Hurt" easily fits into his "Man in Black" persona…

Johnny Cash - American III: Solitary Man (2000)  Music

Posted by popsakov at June 21, 2017
Johnny Cash - American III: Solitary Man (2000)

Johnny Cash - American III: Solitary Man (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + Log + m3u ~ 278 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 112 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Folk, Country Blues, Country Rock | American Recordings / Warner Music #51011 2794-2

The Man in Black shows hints of gray on American III: Solitary Man, his first studio album since being interrupted by a series of serious illnesses in 1997. While the inevitability of aging has been the downfall of many of his contemporaries, Johnny Cash's dark convictions and powerful presence have gone from rough hardwood to solid stone. The stark beauty of his 1994 release American Recordings and the warm, friendly collaborations on 1996's Unchained combine to create two distinct moods: one of living-room jam sessions with invited friends, and another of stark solo (and near-solo) songs highlighting Cash's years and stories…
Too Sad for the Public - American Folk Fantasies, Vol. 1: Oysters, Ice Cream & Lemonade (2017)

Too Sad for the Public - American Folk Fantasies, Vol. 1: Oysters, Ice Cream & Lemonade (2017)
Country, Folk | 52:19 mins | MP3, 320 kbps | 119 MB
Label: StorySound Records LLC

With Last Forever, songwriter/composer Dick Connette released four albums based on American folk and popular traditions. His new project, Too Sad For The Public, expands upon his earlier work with Vol.1 - Oysters Ice Cream Lemonade, featuring vocals by Suzzy Roche, Ana Egge, Rachelle Garniez, and Gabriel Kahane. The new album has 6 originals, 2 covers (Carole King and Van Morrison), and tributes to Jaco Pastorius and go-go superstar Chuck Brown.
James Levine, Chicago Symphony Orchestra - George Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue; An American In Paris (1993)

James Levine, Chicago Symphony Orchestra - George Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue; An American In Paris (1993)
EAC | FLAC (log,image+cue) -> 265 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 170 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon, #: 431 625-2 | 01:07:01

James Levine's long and distinguished asociation with Deutsche Grammophon is no more fittingly celebrated then on this dazzling CD of favorite works by George Gershwin, where the conductor is also soloist in Rhapsody In Blue in its original jazz band arrangement by Ferde Grofe. The Chicago Symphony provides the authentic orchestral sound.

Zacc Harris - American Reverie (2017)  Music

Posted by aasana at June 19, 2017
Zacc Harris - American Reverie (2017)

Zacc Harris - American Reverie (2017)
modern jazz, country, americana | 56:15 mins | MP3, 320 kbps | 128 MB
Label: Shifting Paradigm Records

Guitarist and composer Zacc Harris, named City Pages 2017 Twin Cities Best Jazz Artist, is most known for his work with acclaimed group Atlantis Quartet, winners of the 2015 McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians, as well as the Zacc Harris Group. City Pages says, "In the 12 years since he first moved to Minnesota from southern Illinois, this remarkably fluid guitarist has positioned himself at the center of the Twin Cities jazz world."