Michael Messer

Michael Messer - National Avenue (1996) Reissue 2012  Music

Posted by Designol at Aug. 12, 2016
Michael Messer - National Avenue (1996) Reissue 2012

Michael Messer - National Avenue (1996) Reissue 2012
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 268 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Blues, Slide Guitar | Label: Music Avenue | # 250302 | Time: 00:46:04

Michael Messer is a virtuoso slide guitarist who has one of the best bands performing some of the greatest blues tunes produced this century. His playing encompasses the entire history of the blues but is totally individual and contemporary. His use of turntables in the band adds a new element to the music and Messer s haunting vocals ooze authenticity and integrity. The American magazine, Spirit listed Michael as one of the greatest slide guitarists ever alongside Duane Allman and Ry Cooder. Re-issue of his rare 1996 album.

Michael Franks - Rendezvous In Rio (2006)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 30, 2016
Michael Franks - Rendezvous In Rio (2006)

Michael Franks - Rendezvous In Rio (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 405 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Smooth Jazz, Cool Jazz, Crossover Jazz | Label: Koch Records | # KOC-CD-9964 | Time: 00:52:39

No chance Franks is going to change the formula now after all these years, but what a great formula it is. Michael Franks delivers another superb collection of idiosyncratic pop songs as only he can - this time out with a bit of a Brazilian flavored twist. Features Chuck Loeb (guitar, keyboards, programming), David Sancious (piano, keyboards), Jeff Lorber (keyboards, programming), Michael White (drums) and Eric Marienthal.

Michael Burks - I Smell Smoke (2003)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 30, 2016
Michael Burks - I Smell Smoke (2003)

Michael Burks - I Smell Smoke (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 392 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: Alligator Records | # ALCD 4892 | Time: 00:51:46

A continuation of the sound established on his Alligator debut, I Smell Smoke is even more impressive than its much-heralded predecessor. While vocally Michael Burks still invites comparison to Albert King, especially on gospel-fried ballads like "Lie to Me" (the Flying V guitar he sports on this album's cover shot further reinforces the similarities between the two artists), his guitar work has become more electrified and confident. With a tone sounding at times like Eric Clapton's psychedelic work in Cream and a rugged four-piece band supporting him, this is a tough, uncompromising contemporary blues/blues-rock/R&B album that doesn't pull punches. Co-produced and mixed by veteran Jim Gaines, the sound is professional but not polished, with Burks' strong persona commanding attention. However, the songs – which are far above average – are as important as the performance. Mostly written by outside sources, Burks avoids the crowd-pleasing covers that populate his live shows, instead digging into obscure tunes such as Latimore's "Let the Doorknob Hit You," delivering them with his gutsy punch.
Michael Grebanier, Janet Guggenheim - Rachmaninov: Complete Works For Cello And Piano (1999) (Repost)

Michael Grebanier, Janet Guggenheim - Rachmaninov: Complete Works For Cello And Piano (1999)
XLD | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 62:35 | 263 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8550987

A majority of well-known composers have written at least a few chamber compositions in their entire lifetime. The most famous would have to be Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, and probably Prokofiev. Some, including Respighi and Vaughan Williams, are overlooked or even rejected in today's society. Whether it's because of lack of originality or excessive complexities, these sorts of compositions are always left in the dark. Take Rachmaninov's Cello Sonata, for instance. This 35-minute work doesn't receive the complete recognition it deserves. It's overshadowed by the composer's piano concertos and symphonies, all of which are respectfully first-rate works in their own right.

Michael Franks with Crossfire - Live (1980) [2012]  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Nov. 23, 2016
Michael Franks with Crossfire - Live (1980) [2012]

Michael Franks - With Crossfire Live (1980) [2012]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 280 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk | Label: Warner Bros. | Catalog Number: WPCR-14433

Michael Franks with Crossfire Live is a live jazz vocal album by Michael Franks featuring the Australian band Crossfire. It was recorded over a series of three concerts in Australia and New Zealand in September 1980; at the Capitol Theater in Sydney on the 25th, St James Tavern in Sydney on the 27th and The Town Hall in Auckland on the 29th.

Michael Franks - One Bad Habit (1980) [2012]  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Nov. 23, 2016
Michael Franks - One Bad Habit (1980) [2012]

Michael Franks - One Bad Habit (1980) [2012]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 247 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk | Label: Warner Bros. | Catalog Number: WPCR-14432

One Bad Habit is a jazz vocal album by Michael Franks, released in 1980 by Warner Bros. Records. It was Franks' sixth studio album, and the first to receive significant radio play in the United States.

Michael Katon - Bad Machine (2002)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Nov. 22, 2016
Michael Katon - Bad Machine (2002)

Michael Katon - Bad Machine (2002)
Hard Boogie Rock, Blues Rock | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 52 min | 138 MB
Label: Wild Ass Records | Rel:2002

Michael Katon is an American blues-rock guitarist and vocalist. He grew up in Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA, in a musical family where he was early inspired to take up the guitar. Valerie Potter of "Metal Hammer" said " Michael Katon plays some of the loudest, toughest, meanest rock & blues on the planet!". "Living Blues" also said of Katon: "Katon is a virtuoso guitar player with his roots in the right place…His sound is a blazing blend of electric blues and roadhouse boogie"

Michael Bolton - My Secret Passion: The Arias (1998)  Music

Posted by SuniR at Nov. 21, 2016
Michael Bolton - My Secret Passion: The Arias (1998)

Michael Bolton - My Secret Passion: The Arias (1998)
EAC | FLAC (log,image+cue) -> 214 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 95 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans -> 253 Mb
Classical | Label: Sony Classical, SK 63077 | 1998 | 0:40:40

My Secret Passion: The Arias is an album by Michael Bolton. Accompaniment is by the Philharmonia Orchestra under the direction of Steven Mercurio. The album includes a duet with Renee Fleming. By the evidence of My Secret Passion, Michael Bolton's secret passion is opera. For several years, he had included arias in his concerts, but he had never recorded them until My Secret Passion. Bolton's bombastic style is relatively well-suited to arias, since he certainly can project his voice quite powerfully.
Karl Kaiser, Michael Schneider, La Stagione Frankfurt - Carl Friedrich Abel: 4 Flute Concertos (1994)

Karl Kaiser, Michael Schneider, La Stagione Frankfurt - Carl Friedrich Abel: 4 Flute Concertos (1994)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:27 | 295 MB
Genre: Classical, Baroque | Label: CPO | Catalog: 999 208-2

Abel published quite a few chamber works with flute, meeting the demand for new music by the many gentleman flutists in England. The flute concertos contained here, despite their opus number, were never published, but are found in a manuscript held in Leipzig which can be dated prior to 1759. Stylistically these works have left the Baroque far behind, with regular phrases, simple basses , broad harmonic movement. The melodies make ample use of lombardic rhythms and syncopations and the florid passaggi sparkles with triplets and scalar passages in sixteenths. Though there are occasional harmonic complications which recall Abel's background, the overall tone here is that of the Enlightenment. Who can Abel have written these works for?
Nicholas Phan, Michael Leopold, Ann Marie Morgan - A Painted Tale (2015)

Nicholas Phan, Michael Leopold, Ann Marie Morgan - A Painted Tale (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) - 323 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 172 MB | Covers + Digital Booklet | 01:09:34
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Avie Records | Catalog: AV 2325

The songs of late Renaissance and early Baroque England have been sliced and diced in various ways in concert and recorded programming, but the configuration here seems to be unique. The tenor Nicholas Phan, from Ann Arbor, Michigan, devised the program himself: pointing out "how little human experience has changed over the centuries" and that Dowland's melancholia had much in common with the Romantics' veneration of the lovesick solitary hero (both debatable ideas, but both stimulating), he assembles what he calls a pastiche song cycle from compositions by Purcell, Dowland, John Blow, and other lesser-known lights.