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John Barry - The Knack ...And How to Get It: Original MGM Motion Picture Score (1965) Limited Edition Reissue 2011

John Barry - The Knack …And How to Get It: Original MGM Motion Picture Score (1965)
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 206 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 77 Mb | Scans ~ 57 Mb
Soundtrack, Score, Easy Listening, Jazz | Label: Quartet | # QRSCE024 | 00:33:15

A superbly atmospheric John Barry score effectively conveyed the mood of swinging London for this 1965 film by Richard Lester. Usually playing around with variations of the haunting main theme, Barry used vivacious horns, melancholic strings, and above all a groovy jazz organ (played by Alan Haven). A couple of the tracks don't work well in isolation: the vaudevillian "Something's Up!," and the vocal version of the main theme (not used in the film) by mediocre singer Johnny De Little. But overall, it's got a consistently captivating groove, rating as one of Barry's best scores.

John Barry - King Kong: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1976)  Music

Posted by Efgrapha at April 21, 2017
John Barry - King Kong: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1976)

John Barry - King Kong: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1976)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 214 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 118 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Symphonic | Label: Mask | # MK 702 | Time: 00:40:44

Music Composed and Conducted by John Barry. King Kong is one of Hollywood's most legendary creations, from the groundbreaking 1933 original to the highly anticipated Peter Jackson remake. In 1976 producer Dino De Laurentiis struck box-office gold with his own incarnation of the story, starring Jeff Bridges, Jessica Lange, and a colossal forty-foot model of Kong. The film was a massive production with ambitious special effects. Scoring the remake of one of the most famous films in Hollywood history was one of the few composers with the clout and talent to forge ahead with his own style: John Barry. The original's Max Steiner had practically invented the film score genre with the project, yet Barry was known for a completely different approach – eschewing "Mickey Mousing" in favor of melody, mood and large-scale symphonic structures.
John Zorn & Pat Metheny - Tap: Book Of Angels, Vol. 20 (2013) {Tzadik TZ 8307}

John Zorn & Pat Metheny - Tap: Book Of Angels, Vol. 20 (2013) {Tzadik TZ 8307}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 338 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 118 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 49 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2013 Tzadik | TZ 8307 | Tzadik Archival Series
Jazz / Fusion / World Fusion / Klezmer Jazz

Ever curious, courageous and endlessly creative, virtuoso guitarist and musical mastermind Pat Metheny takes on John Zorn’s Masada songbook to create some of the most soulful and adventurous sounds yet heard in the Book of Angels series. Turn up the volume and revel in the breadth of imagination in these remarkable arrangements featuring Pat on a huge arsenal of instruments, and the powerful Antonio Sanchez on drums. Pat Metheny continues to surprise and experiment with new musical frontiers well into the 21st century. Released in coordination with Nonesuch, this is a match made in Heaven—essential!
John Hartford - Aereo-Plain / Morning Bugle: The Complete Warner Bros. Recordings (2012)

John Hartford - Aereo-Plain / Morning Bugle: The Complete Warner Bros. Recordings (2012)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:51:34 | 627 Mb
Bluegrass, Country | Label: Real Gone Music

The two albums John Hartford recorded for Warner Bros. in the early '70s stand as two of the most influential and groundbreaking albums in modern country music. For 1971's Aereo-Plain, Hartford and fiddler Vassar Clements, dobroist Tut Taylor, guitarist Norman Blake and bassist Randy Scruggs played a set of mostly original tunes that fused the irreverent hippie aesthetic with the hallowed bluegrass tradition, thereby more or less singlehandedly inventing the "newgrass" genre. And 1972's Morning Bugle built on Aereo-Plain's breakthrough with a stripped-down line-up of Hartford, Blake and jazz bassist Dave Holland. This two-CD set contains both albums with eight unreleased bonus tracks-four from each session.

John Mayall - The Last Of The British Blues (1978)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 16, 2017
John Mayall - The Last Of The British Blues (1978)

John Mayall - The Last Of The British Blues (1978)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 278 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 96 Mb | Scans included
British Blues, Blues Rock | Label: One Way Records | # MCAD-22074 | Time: 00:40:25

This was the last of the six albums John Mayall originally made for Blue Thumb/ABC Records between 1975 and 1978, about which he has said, "ABC released six of my albums as a tax write-off. A week after they were released you couldn't find them in any store." It's a live album on which Mayall fronts a quartet consisting of guitarist James Quill Smith (who sings lead on several songs), bassist Steve Thompson, and drummer Soko Richardson. The approach is rock-oriented, and the set list includes such Bluesbreakers favorites as Mose Allison's "Parchman Farm," and Freddie King's "Hideaway" (taken at a frantic tempo), along with the usual complement of generic Mayall originals, among them, a remake of "The Bear," from Blues From Laurel Canyon.
John Zorn & Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz - Abraxas: Book Of Angels, Vol. 19 (2012) {Tzadik TZ 8302}

John Zorn & Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz - Abraxas: Book Of Angels, Vol. 19 (2012) {Tzadik TZ 8302}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 291 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 105 Mb | Artwork | 5% repair rar
© 2012 Tzadik | TZ 8302 | Tzadik Archival Series
Jazz / Klezmer Jazz / Avant-Garde / Modern Jazz / Jewish Rock / Gimbri

Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz steps out on his own to make one of the most primal and tribal installments in the Book of Angels series. Drawing on his Sephardic roots, Shanir plays gimbri throughout, giving the music a primeval Moroccan edge. Featuring the intense guitar pyrotechnics of Eyal Maoz and Aram Bajakian (who recently has been tearing it up in Lou Reed’s new band) and the atavistic drumming of Kenny Grohowski, this is Ritualistic Jewish Rock for the 21st century by a brilliant young lion from the East Village via Brooklyn/Israel!
John Williams - John Williams & Steven Spielberg: The Ultimate Collection (2017)

John Williams - John Williams & Steven Spielberg: The Ultimate Collection (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 03:29:47 | 947 Mb
Soundtrack, Classical | Label: Sony Classical

Over the 90-year history of sound film, there have been a handful of instances where a director and a composer have formed a longtime partnership that resulted in a series of classical scores, creating music that stands the test of time. None, however, have been as long or as fruitful as the 43-year collaboration of Steven Spielberg and John Williams. None have encompassed such a wide range of subject matter or, more significantly, have had such an enormous impact on worldwide popular culture. From the ominous shark signature of Jaws to the five-note alien greeting of Close Encounters of the Third Kind; from the heroic march of Raiders of the Lost Ark to the moving themes for Schindler’s List – the music Williams has written for more than two dozen Spielberg projects has not only served them brilliantly but entered the wider public consciousness.
John Barry - Until September: Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack (1984) Remastered Limited Edition 2011

John Barry - Until September: Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack (1984, RM 2011)
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 344 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 ~ 164 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Kritzerland | # KR 20018-9 | Time: 01:06:51

An American In Paris named Mo misses her flight with her tour group and has become stranded in the City of Light. She meets a debonair French banker named Xavier. Pretty quickly he informs her he’d like to sleep with her despite the fact that he is married. And therein lies the tale of an affair to remember and love conquers all. Directed by Richard Marquand (fresh from directing Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi), the film stars Karen Allen as the spunky Mo Alexander, and Thierry Lhermitte as Xavier, the cocky, suave, rich, and good-looking Frenchman. As the Gershwins wrote, who could ask for anything more? Well, the audiences and critics of 1984, because they just weren’t buying Until September. But eventually, on cable and video, the film found fans, fans that found the love story appealing, and the scenery irresistible. But making the whole thing doubly appealing and irresistible is the gorgeous score by John Barry.
John Barry, Michel Colombier & VA - The Golden Child: Music From The Motion Picture (1986) 3 CDs Limited Edition 2011

John Barry, Michel Colombier & VA - The Golden Child (1986)
Music From The Motion Picture, 3 CDs Limited Edition 2011

EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 831 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 ~ 382 Mb | Scans ~ 237 Mb | 02:45:40
Soundtrack, Score, Symphonic, Pop/Rock, Synthpop, R&B | Label: La-La Land | # LLLCD 1180

La-La Land Records presents, in association with Paramount Pictures and Capitol Records, the premiere release of both John Barry’s unused score and Michel Colombier’s score to the 1986 Paramount Pictures action/adventure motion picture THE GOLDEN CHILD, starring Eddie Murphy, Charlotte Lewis, Charles Dance and directed by Michael Ritchie. Mr. Barry’s (FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE, BODY HEAT, A VIEW TO A KILL, DANCES WITH WOLVES) unused orchestral score is simply put, wondrous – a powerful, majestic work brimming with action, suspense and romance that strongly recalls the recently departed composer’s 80s Bond period while still retaining its own robust identity. Composer Michel Colombier’s (RUTHLESS PEOPLE, THE MONEY PIT, AGAINST ALL ODDS) score, only a portion of which has been previously released, is finally given its proper due here as well, showcasing the composer’s knack for traditional action scoring blended with the era’s contemporary, synth-based pop sound.
John Zorn & David Krakauer - Pruflas: Book of Angels, Vol. 18 (2012) {Tzadik TZ 7396}

John Zorn & David Krakauer - Pruflas: Book of Angels, Vol. 18 (2012) {Tzadik TZ 7396}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 284 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 111 Mb | Artwork | 5% repair rar
© 2012 Tzadik | TZ 7396 | Tzadik Archival Series
Jazz / Klezmer Jazz / Avant-Garde / Modern Jazz / Clarinet

David Krakauer is one of the greatest of all modern Klezmer clarinetists. A veteran of countless bands and ensembles and a founding member of the Klezmatics, his ensemble Klezmer Madness has been forging new roads in the world of Jewish music since the late 1980s. David and Zorn have a long history and friendship that began with Zorn's legendary Kristallnacht recording of 1992, followed thru with David’s guest appearances in various Masada ensembles and the release of his first CD with Klezmer Madness on Tzadik. Here David takes a variety of Masada compositions back to their roots, interpreting them brilliantly as traditional (and not-so-traditional) Klezmer tunes. A fascinating meeting of old and new by two of the most creative musicians in Modern Jewish music!