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Don Grolnick - A Weaver Of Dreams (1990) {Blue Note} [Repost]  Music

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 13, 2015
Don Grolnick - A Weaver Of Dreams (1990) {Blue Note} [Repost]

Don Grolnick - A Weaver Of Dreams (1990) {Blue Note}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 275MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Don Grolnick was a busy session pianist/keyboardist who played on many kinds of dates, including jazz fusion and pop. But for a brief period in the late 1980s and early '90s, he detoured into playing post-bop. Weaver of Dreams was the first of his two CDs for Blue Note, featuring an all-star septet including the Brecker Brothers, Bob Mintzer, Dave Holland, Peter Erskine, and Barry Rogers.

Don Grolnick – Weaver Of Dreams (1990)(Blue Note)  

Posted by janwal46 at July 25, 2009
Don Grolnick – Weaver Of Dreams (1990)(Blue Note)

Don Grolnick – Weaver Of Dreams (1990)(Blue Note)
1990 | Jazz | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers(400Dpi) | 291Mb+5Mb

Don Grolnick was a busy session pianist/keyboardist who played on many kinds of dates, including jazz fusion and pop. But for a brief period in the late 1980s and early '90s, he detoured into playing post-bop. Weaver of Dreams was the first of his two CDs for Blue Note, featuring an all-star septet including the Brecker Brothers, Bob Mintzer, Dave Holland, Peter Erskine, and Barry Rogers. His intricate opener, "Nothing Personal," suggests the influence of George Russell, with its rapid-fire lines and unpredictable accents on trumpet and bass clarinet, along with the composer's tasty solo. There's a bit of reverb added to the unified trumpet and tenor sax in his "Or Come Fog," which touches briefly on its source, "Come Rain or Come Shine." Mintzer's wild bass clarinet is a highlight of the brisk setting of the standard "I Want to Be Happy," while the foot-patting treatment of "Weaver of Dreams" is a feature for the rhythm section alone. This is easily the finest recording led by Don Grolnick, who passed away in 1996.

Michael Brecker - Don't Try This At Home (1988) - Repost  Music

Posted by mad_frog at May 1, 2010
Michael Brecker - Don't Try This At Home (1988) - Repost

Michael Brecker - Don't Try This At Home (1988) - Repost
EAC/FLAC | Separate Tracks | CUE + Log + Scans | 311 MB
Jazz/Post-Bop | Label: Impulse! | Release: 1988 | RAR 0% Rec. | RS

"Michael Brecker’s incredibly assured debut as a leader is a hard act to follow, but Don’t Try This at Home (issued on the Impulse label) is a worthy followup. As before, Brecker achieves an artful balance of complex songforms/orchestrations and fiery soloing. This date definitely stands up to repeated listening."
Michael Brecker - Now You See It...(Now You Don't) (1990) {MCA}

Michael Brecker - Now You See It…(Now You Don't) (1990) {MCA}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 400dpi | 309MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Post-Bop

For Now You See It…Now You Don't, Michael Brecker's third recording as a leader, the tenor great used different personnel on most of the selections but played consistently well. Jim Beard's synthesizers were utilized for atmosphere, to set up a funky groove, or to provide a backdrop for the leader. Some of the music sounds like updated John Coltrane (Joey Calderazzo's McCoy Tyner-influenced piano helps), while other pieces could almost pass for Weather Report, if Wayne Shorter rather than Joe Zawinul had been the lead voice. Most of the originals (either by Brecker, Beard, or producer Don Grolnick) project moods rather than feature strong melodies, but Michael Brecker's often-raging tenor makes the most of each opportunity.

Michael Brecker - Don't Try This At Home (1988) {Impulse!}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Nov. 1, 2015
Michael Brecker - Don't Try This At Home (1988) {Impulse!}

Michael Brecker - Don't Try This At Home (1988) {Impulse!}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 312MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Michael Brecker’s incredibly assured debut as a leader is a hard act to follow, but Don’t Try This at Home (issued on the Impulse label) is a worthy followup. As before, Brecker achieves an artful balance of complex songforms/orchestrations and fiery soloing. This date definitely stands up to repeated listening. Although the EWI (Electronic Wind Instrument) is not the equal of a saxophone in terms of expressiveness, Brecker continues to find appropriate uses for it on Don’t Try This at Home.

The Brecker Brothers - Don't Stop The Music (1977) {Arista}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 19, 2014
The Brecker Brothers - Don't Stop The Music (1977) {Arista}

The Brecker Brothers - Don't Stop The Music (1977) {Arista}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 5 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 276MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Funk

This 1977 effort continues their hitmaking streak of one of fusion and R&B's durable and respected units. While this album's predecessor, Back to Back, was credited to the Brecker Brothers Band and featured members including David Sanborn and Steve Khan, it came off as underdone and facile. Don't Stop the Music does present their gifts in a more cogent fashion, but not without a few odd detours.

Michael Brecker - Now You See It...(Now You Don't) (1990)  Music

Posted by amusic at May 9, 2010
Michael Brecker - Now You See It...(Now You Don't) (1990)

Michael Brecker - Now You See It…(Now You Don't) (1990)
Post-Bop, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Grp Records | EAC Rip | FLAC (Cue+Log+Covers) | 319 MB

An excellent 1990 GRP label jazz fusion album by the master of the tenorsaxophone. For Now You See It…, Michael Brecker's third recording as a leader, the tenor great used different personnel on most of the selections but played consistently well. Jim Beard's synthesizers were utilized for atmosphere, to set up a funky groove, or to provide a backdrop for the leader. Some of the music sounds like updated John Coltrane (Joey Calderazzo's McCoy Tyner-influenced piano helps), while other pieces could almost pass for Weather Report, if Wayne Shorter rather than Joe Zawinul had been the lead voice. Most of the originals (either by Brecker, Beard, or producer Don Grolnick) project moods rather than feature strong melodies, but Michael Brecker's often-raging tenor makes the most of each opportunity.
Orson Welles – Falstaff / Chimes at Midnight / Campanadas a medianoche (1965)

Orson Welles – Falstaff / Chimes at Midnight / Campanadas a medianoche (1965)
Rip from the remastered and restored 2005 Studio Canal DVD9 (now indisponible)
DVDrip | English | Subtitles (optional): EN, FR, ES, PT, PT-BR | AVI | H264 | 1:51:31
720x432 | ratio: 1.66:1 | PAL 25fps | Audio: MP3 160kbps | 1.54 GB | RS
Genre: Art House | Classics

The legendary Shakespearean character Sir John Falstaff, the notoriously drunken, obese, and yet charming companion of the young Henry V, steps up from supporting character in several plays to the central focus of Orson Welles' Chimes at Midnight, considered by many critics the best of the director's acclaimed Shakespeare films. Welles held this film in high regard and considered it along with The Trial his best work. As he remarked in 1982: "If I wanted to get into heaven on the basis of one movie, that's the one I'd offer up." Many critics, including Peter Bogdanovich and Jonathan Rosenbaum, also consider it Welles's finest work.

Note on the Studio Canal edition: Probably due to an endless legal war over the rights of the film, Falstaff (Chimes at Midnight) has been rarely seen and exists today as bootleg or as poor quality DVD transfers. However, the film obviously underwent a complete restoration prior to 2005 and was released in France in a pristine DVD by Studio Canal. Sadly, this edition was quickly taken off the market soon after its release.
Gato Barbieri - Ruby, Ruby (1977) {Verve Originals 0602517426696}

Gato Barbieri - Ruby, Ruby (1977) {Verve Originals 0602517426696}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 298 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 103 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 11 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1977, 2007 Verve | 0602517426696 | Verve Originals Series
Jazz / Latin Jazz / World Fusion / Saxophone

Charming and romantic fit the description of Gato Barbieri and the work he presents here, the album Ruby, Ruby. The production of the record, mastered and engineered handsomely by Herb Alpert, is very lush and beautiful to a lasting degree. Barbieri turns his first song, "Ruby," from an early-on haunting love ballad to an appealing and gripping all-out Latin jam session. This theme happens to find itself playing roles several times over throughout the record. The musicianship explored is captivating and adventurous, taking the listener on a passionate journey to whatever part of the soul he or she wishes to find or dares to pursue.

John Scofield - Still Warm (1986) {Gramavision}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 31, 2017
John Scofield - Still Warm (1986) {Gramavision}

John Scofield - Still Warm (1986) {Gramavision}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 256MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Top Fusion

One of John Scofield's finest mid-1980s outings as a leader, STILL WARM finds the revered jazz guitarist settling into a set of funk-tinged fusion. The tight yet adventurous rhythm section of bassist Darryl Jones and drummer Omar Hakim allows Scofield to unfurl his impressively agile six-string lines, which can stray into rock and blues territory. Keyboardist Don Grolnick adds unexpected, sometimes downright strange textures to the compositions, reining in his quirky flourishes to wonderful effect on the delicately beautiful title track.