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Contemporary Theatre, Film & Television Vol. 100 (Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television)

Contemporary Theatre, Film & Television Vol. 100 (Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television) By Thomas Riggs
Gale | 2010-04-30 | ISBN-10: 1414439938, 1414457200 | 518 Pages | PDF | 2.85 MB

This popular series brings you extensive biographical and career information on more than 20,000 professionals currently working in the entertainment industry, including performers, choreographers, directors, technicians, writers, composers, producers, executives, designers, critics and more.

Odyssey of Culture: Wenda Gu and His Art (Chinese Contemporary Art Series)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by sasha82 at April 26, 2015
Odyssey of Culture: Wenda Gu and His Art (Chinese Contemporary Art Series)

Odyssey of Culture: Wenda Gu and His Art (Chinese Contemporary Art Series) by Yan Zhou
2015 | ISBN: 3662454106 | English | 164 pages | PDF | 22 MB
VA - The World's Greatest Jazz Collection: Modern Jazz (2008) (100 CDs Box Set)

VA - The World's Greatest Jazz Collection: Modern Jazz (2008) (100 CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | 100 CDs, 90:11:57 min | Covers included | 24,3 Gb
Genre: Jazz, Mainstream Jazz, Hard Bop, Cool / Label: Membran

Fantastic 100 CD box containing a plethora of Modern Jazz recordings. In the 1950's, Jazz spread over the world. With the advent of the LP, Jazz improvisation was freed from the limitation of the old 78 three minute playing time. This gave room for deep and long artistic statements. The Jazz message conquered the scene and built new regional and stylistic centers.
The Curtis Counce Group - Sonority (1958) {Contemporary CCD-7655-2 rel 1989}

The Curtis Counce Group - Sonority (1958) {Contemporary CCD-7655-2 rel 1989}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 289 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 122 Mb
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© 1956-58, 1989 Contemporary Records / Fantasy | CCD-7655-2
Jazz / Hard Bop / West Coast Jazz / Bass

This CD, which adds "Drum Conversation" (a Frank Butler feature) to the earlier LP, contains material taken from bassist Curtis Counce's Contemporary sessions which resulted in three other albums but these particular performances were not released until 1989. Half of the program features Counce's 1956 quintet (which includes trumpeter Jack Sheldon, tenor saxophonist Harold Land, pianist Carl Perkins and drummer Frank Butler) while the remainding selections are from 1958 when the group had Gerald Wilson on trumpet and pianist Elmo Hope (who contributed three originals). "Sonor" and "Landslide" are heard in alternate versions and "Woody'n You" has also been since reissued as a "bonus" cut on the CD You Get More Bounce with Curtis Counce. The playing is quite rewarding, and all four of the Counce reissues are easily recommended to hard bop collectors.
Bezuayehu Demissie - The Best Oldies Collection - Ethiopian Contemporary Music (2013) {Nahom Records 837101360630}

Bezuayehu Demissie - The Best Oldies Collection - Ethiopian Contemporary Music (2013) {Nahom Records 837101360630}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 546 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 180 Mb
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© 2007, 2013 Nahom Records 837101360630
Ethiopian / New Ethiopian Music / Modern World / African- East

Listen to Bezuyaehu Demissie. Great Album from great artist.
Art Pepper - Live At The Village Vanguard (1977) {4CD Set Contemporary-Victor Japan, VDP-5043~6, Early Press rel 1987}

Art Pepper - Live At The Village Vanguard (1977) {4CD Set Contemporary-Victor Japan, VDP-5043~6, Early Press rel 1987}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.12 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 549 Mb
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© 1977, 1987 Contemporary Records / Victor Japan | VDP-5043~6 | from a master recording
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Post Bop / West Coast Jazz / Saxophone

I’ve long overlooked Pepper’s later work, there is so much good stuff in his prime, but when I stumbled on this lovely three box set recorded in 1977, and with one of my recent favourite bassists, George Mraz, and Mr Elvin Jones on drums, a second opinion was long overdue. Recorded over three nights before a relaxed appreciative audience (no jackass stomping hooting or whistling, – apologies to those who welcome the more demonstrative audience ) this live set automatically has you turning the lights down low and joining the audience, a decanter positioned strategically within arms reach.
Buddy Collette - Nice Day With Buddy Collette (1956-1957) {Contemporary OJCCD-747-2 rel 1992}

Buddy Collette - Nice Day With Buddy Collette (1956-1957) {Contemporary OJCCD-747-2 rel 1992}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 193 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 103 Mb
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© 1956-1957 Contemporary / Fantasy /OJC | OJCCD-747-2
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Saxophone / Clarinet / Flute

A Nice Day is a nice recording for multireedist Buddy Collette who plays alto, clarinet, flute and tenor during the three sessions heard on the CD reissue. Five of the ten selection's are Collette's originals and, although the title cut and "Fall Winds" (which was renamed "Desert Sands") are both better-known for the versions he recorded with the Chico Hamilton Quintet than for these renditions, the original runthroughs are also excellent. Collette is the main voice throughout this set of lightly swinging music although he gets support from the fine rhythm sections (which include either Don Friedman, Dick Shreve or Calvin Jackson on piano). Overall this set serves as a good all-around showcase for Buddy Collette's playing and writing talents.
The Crossing, International Contemporary Ensemble & Donald Nally - Seven Responses (2017)

The Crossing, International Contemporary Ensemble & Donald Nally - Seven Responses
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, d. booklet | 105:39 min | 430 MB
Label: Innova Recordings - INN 912 | Tracks: 19 | Rls.date: 2017
Classical, Contemporary, Choral

This double album, with more than 100 minutes of music, actually represents an excerpt from a group of works that ran much longer in concert: up to three-and-a-half hours. The Seven Responses of the title are just that: compositional responses to Dietrich Buxtehude's oratorio Membra Jesu nostri (1680), a work of Bach-like scope consisting of seven cantatas, each addressed to a single limb of the crucified Jesus. The seven new works alternated in performance by the choir The Crossing with the cantatas of the Buxtehude work.
Barney Kessel - Contemporary Latin Rhythms! (1961) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}

Barney Kessel - Contemporary Latin Rhythms! (1961) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}
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© 1961, 2013 Reprise / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27277 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Bossa Nova / Latin Jazz / Bop / Guitar

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. A wonderful set from Barney Kessel – bossa-inflected jazz, and a wonderful setting for Barney to hit some very groovy lines on electric guitar ! The group on the date is part of the strength of the record – with Conte Candoli on trumpet, Emil Richards on vibes, Paul Horn on flute, and Victor Feldman on piano – with loads of great percussion and guitar interplay on the set, plus some excellent use of flute and vibes – all of which makes for the sort of session that really translates the Brazilian groove into the best sort of sound the LA scene was cutting at the time ! Nice, light, and dancing rhythms – and titles that include "Love", "Days Of Wine & Roses", "Latin Dance #1", "Lady Byrd", and "One Note Samba".
John Lewis - Jazz Abstractions: John Lewis Presents Contemporary Music (1960) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series}

John Lewis - Jazz Abstractions: John Lewis Presents Contemporary Music (1960) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 206 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 85 Mb
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© 1960, 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27208 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / Third Stream

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Although John Lewis is listed as the leader (this album's alternate title is "John Lewis Presents Contemporary Music"), the pianist does not actually appear on this record and only contributed one piece ("Django"). On what is very much a Gunther Schuller project, Schuller composed "Abstraction" and was responsible for the adventurous three-part "Variants on a Theme of John Lewis (Django)" and the four-part "Variants on a Theme of Thelonious Monk (Criss-Cross)"; Jim Hall contributed "Piece for Guitar & Strings."