Abel Castro

Adrian Shepherd, Cantilena - Abel: Six Symphonies, Op.7 (1988)

Adrian Shepherd, Cantilena - Abel: Six Symphonies, Op.7 (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 275 Mb | Total time: 59:22 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 8648 | Recorded: 1987

Carl Friedrich Abel (b. December 22, 1723 in Cöthen) was one of the most renowned viola da gamba players of his day. It was probably for Carl's father, Christian Ferdinand Abel, that Johann Sebastian Bach composed his famous solo cello suites.
Following his education at the Thomasschule under J.S. Bach, he initially took a post under Johann Adolf Hasse in the Dresden court orchestra, and remained there for a decade before traveling to London 1759. There he met and eventually shared a room with Johann Christian Bach.
Susanne Heinrich -  Mr Abel’s Fine Airs - Carl Friedrich Abel: Music for solo viola da gamba (2007)

Susanne Heinrich - Mr Abel’s Fine Airs - Carl Friedrich Abel: Music for solo viola da gamba (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 341 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67628 | Time: 01:17:46

Carl Friedrich Abel (1723–1787) was a contemporary of J C Bach, and a fashionable performer and promoter in London in the eighteenth century. By that time the viola da gamba was a rarity, but Abel’s performances sparked a revival of interest among performers and audiences. The works recorded on this disc (six of which have never been previously recorded) can be seen as musical expositions of sensibility, inhabiting the same tragic world as the gamba solos in J S Bach’s Passions. Abel’s contemporary Charles Burney commented on the musician’s ability to ‘breathe’ the notes as he played them, and this extraordinary sensitivity is present too in the beautiful playing of Susanne Heinrich.

Oscar Castro-Neves - Playful Heart (2003) {Mack Avenue}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 25, 2018
Oscar Castro-Neves - Playful Heart (2003) {Mack Avenue}

Oscar Castro-Neves - Playful Heart (2003) {Mack Avenue}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Scans 300dpi | 295MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 127MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Brazilian Jazz, Bossa Nova

The beloved Brazilian guitar legend's resumé is so chock-full of varied musical experiences – jazz, pop, film scoring, ten years with Sergio Mendes – that his brilliant solo efforts can't help but include informal homages to different eras of his life. He starts out here getting straight to the heart of the matter, paying tribute to his fellow countryman Antonio Carlos Jobim with a self-contained plucky guitar/vocal duet of "Waters of March," which includes spirited scat passages. He moves into samba mode for a lively medley of Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker tunes, "Groovin' High/Whispering," deferring to Toots Thielemans' always engaging harmonica for melody as he harmonizes gently; then they switch roles.
Die Kölner Akademie & Michael Alexander Willens - Abel: Symphonies, Op. 1 & 4 (2018)

Die Kölner Akademie & Michael Alexander Willens - Abel: Symphonies, Op. 1 & 4 (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 431 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 36 | Time: 88:58 min

The two great musical dynasties of central Germany, the Bachs and the Abels, were closely entwined. Carl Friedrich Abel, the greatest of his clan, was a pupil of Johann Sebastian Bach in Leipzig and the friend and business partner of Bachs youngest son, Johann Christian in London. Abels output of symphonies comprises over forty works, most of which were published in sets of six, the standard number for publications of sonatas, chamber works and concertos in the eighteenth century. A concert in his time would have a range of compositions by several composers and it is more likely that only one symphony would be played in a single evening.

Tommy Castro - Gratitude (2003)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Feb. 26, 2018
Tommy Castro - Gratitude (2003)

Tommy Castro - Gratitude (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 429 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 148 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Soul | DixieFrog #DFGCD 8553

As its title suggests, Tommy Castro's seventh album is a note of thanks to the artists who inspired the West Coast guitarist/vocalist. While rocking R&B and blues greats like B.B. and Albert King, Chuck Berry and Buddy Guy are obvious choices, Castro digs deep into their catalogs. He covers B.B. King's "Bad Case of Love," Albert King's "Everybody Want to Go to Heaven," Berry's "Tulane," and Guy's version of Willie Dixon's "When My Left Eye Jumps." More interesting, though, are Castro's '60s soul roots which he acknowledges in versions of songs made popular by Wilson Pickett (a powerful "I Found a Love"), Sam & Dave (Curtis Salgado joins in on a duet of "I Take What I Want"), Otis Redding (a thumping "Lovey Dovey" with Sista Monica Parker taking the Carla Thomas part) and James Brown (a swinging "I Feel That Old Feeling Coming On," which is a departure from Brown's usual funky work).

Tommy Castro - Painkiller (2007)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Feb. 25, 2018
Tommy Castro - Painkiller (2007)

Tommy Castro - Painkiller (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 380 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 122 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Modern Electric Blues, R&B | Blind Pig Records #BDCD 5111

Tommy Castro's sixth release for the Blind Pig label, Painkiller, picks up where his 2003 set, Soul Shaker, left off. This time around, producer John Porter – who has worked with Santana, Taj Mahal, B.B. King, and Buddy Guy – positions Castro's Delbert McClinton/Southside Johnny vocal grit in front of a punchy horn section and rounds out the date with a few guest artists. Unlike many similar modern blues projects of good intentions but lackluster performances, the combinations on Painkiller never sound forced. In particular, the Albert Collins track, "A Good Fool Is Hard to Find," has Coco Montoya and Castro trading vocal jabs and guitar riffs, and Angela Strehli's passionate vocal on Freddie King's "If You Believe (In What You Do)" is likewise another highlight of this overall triumphant rock 'n' soul album.
Strangers on a Bridge: The Case of Colonel Abel and Francis Gary Powers [Audiobook]

Strangers on a Bridge: The Case of Colonel Abel and Francis Gary Powers [Audiobook] by James Donovan
English | August 4, 2015 | ASIN: B010EC1QW4 | MP3@64 kbps | 13 hrs 47 mins | 378 MB
Narrator: George Newbern

Abel, Your Brother (1970) Abel, twój brat  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Feb. 2, 2018
Abel, Your Brother (1970) Abel, twój brat

Abel, Your Brother (1970)
DVDRip | MKV | 678x574 | x264 @ 1844 Kbps | 87 min | 1,27 Gb
Audio: Polish AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded in MKV)
Genre: Drama

Karol is a newcomer to the class and instantly called "sissy". He makes himself disliked by correcting his classmates and eating sandwiches, while everybody else eats dry bread and onions. He tries to make friends with class bully called Balon, and eventually succeeds. The group uses him to steal lollipops and later for an assault on a small child. The victim's mother seeks out the responsible and Karol is identified. He eventually confesses to his mother and names his accomplices. Branded now as a "squealer" he is avoided by his former friends. During a concert Karol collapses and is carried off.
Julie Steinberg, David Abel - Debussy, Bartók, Brahms: Sonatas for Violin & Piano (1987/2014) [24/176]

Julie Steinberg, David Abel - Debussy, Bartók, Brahms: Sonatas for Violin & Piano (1987/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/176.4 kHz | Time - 47:03 minutes | 1.23 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

David Abel, violin. Julie Steinberg, piano. Perhaps the most transcendent of David Wilson's brilliant recordings, this remarkable album of solo violin accompanied by piano comes as close to putting the two performers in the listening room as any ever made, writes The Absolute Sound, of Sonatas for Violin & Piano.
Operator Algebras and Applications: The Abel Symposium 2015 (Abel Symposia) [Repost]

Operator Algebras and Applications: The Abel Symposium 2015 (Abel Symposia) by Toke M. Carlsen
English | 31 July 2016 | ISBN: 3319392840 | 354 Pages | PDF | 4.08 MB

Like the first Abel Symposium, held in 2004, the Abel Symposium 2015 focused on operator algebras. It is interesting to see the remarkable advances that have been made in operator algebras over these years,