Al Foster

McCoy Tyner, Stanley Clarke, Al Foster - McCoy Tyner with Stanley Clarke and Al Foster (2000) PS3 ISO + FLAC

McCoy Tyner, Stanley Clarke, Al Foster - McCoy Tyner with Stanley Clarke and Al Foster (2000)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 Stereo > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 65:14 minutes | Scans included | 1,99 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,19 GB
Al Foster Quintet: New Morning - The Paris Concert (2008)

Al Foster Quintet: New Morning - The Paris Concert (2008)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 4 057 Kbps, 720 x 480 at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 6ch. at 448 Kbps, AC-3 2ch. at 192 Kbps, DTS 6ch. at 1 510 Kbps
Genre: Jazz | Label: Inakustik | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 6 Oct 2008 | Runtime: 97 min. | 4,37 GB (DVD5)

This DVD from Al Foster is from a July 25, 2007 concert, taped at the New Morning nightclub in Paris. For the gig, Foster's usual quartet, featuring bassist Doug Weiss, saxophonist Eli Degibri, and one of several pianists, has been augmented to a quintet with the addition of trumpeter Eddie Henderson. The piano chair is actually filled by two different players; Aaron Goldberg plays on the first five tracks, George Colligan on the last five.
McCoy Tyner - McCoy Tyner with Stanley Clarke and Al Foster (2000)

McCoy Tyner - McCoy Tyner with Stanley Clarke and Al Foster (2000)
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 358MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

No longer trying to push the envelope of innovation, Tyner settles down with a pair of experts and carves out a very nice, fairly orthodox piano trio album. This is Tyner reaffirming most of his strengths: the massive tone quality, the two-handed control over the entire keyboard, and the generally uplifting attitude conveyed through the shape of his melodic invention.

David Kikoski & Eddie Gomez & Al Foster: Presage  Music

Posted by Alexix at Sept. 13, 2009
David Kikoski & Eddie Gomez & Al Foster: Presage

David Kikoski & Eddie Gomez & Al Foster: Presage
Jazz | MP3 320k 136 Mb | Flac 299 Mb | Log+Cue
1989 | Label Free Lance | Time 52:47 | Covers

On this early effort, pianist David Kikoski is joined by bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Al Foster. While Kikoski’s use of synthesizers on several cuts dates the material to some degree, there’s still some great playing and writing to be heard. There are also historical details worth mentioning: “Dirty Dogs” would later appear on Billy Hart’s 1993 album Amethyst, and “Hope,” the opening track, would later appear on Al Foster’s 1997 album Brandyn (both of these later discs feature Kikoski himself). In addition to these and three other solid originals, there are also swinging versions of two Cole Porter tunes, “In the Still of the Night” and “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” and a closing solo piano meditation on “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square.” Even though this is far from Kikoski’s most mature work, his harmonic wizardry and stunning chops are very much in evidence.

Al Foster Quartet - Love, Peace and Jazz (2008)  

Posted by zerumuga at Dec. 2, 2008
 Al Foster Quartet - Love, Peace and Jazz (2008)

Al Foster Quartet - Love, Peace and Jazz
Jazz | 2008 | MP3 320Kbps ¬ 175 MB | Time 1:09:05 | Covers


 Al Foster Quartet - Love, Peace and Jazz (2008)

McCoy Tyner with Stanley Clarke & Al Foster  Music

Posted by Eld at Oct. 24, 2006
McCoy Tyner with Stanley Clarke & Al Foster

McCoy Tyner with Stanley Clarke & Al Foster
Telarc Jazz | 2000 | 11 tracks | 65:30
APE+CUE | 100*3+6.7 MB
MP3 | 320 kbps | 80.00+72.7 MB
MP3 | 192 kbps | 91.7 MB

David Lipsky - Come diventare se stessi. David Foster Wallace si racconta  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by futon2009 at Sept. 27, 2016
David Lipsky - Come diventare se stessi. David Foster Wallace si racconta

David Lipsky - Come diventare se stessi. David Foster Wallace si racconta
Italian | minimum fax | 2011 | ASIN: B006BD41B4 | 284 pages | EPUB | 2 MB

David Foster Wallace (1962-2008) è stato una delle figure più importanti della letteratura americana degli ultimi trent’anni. A tre anni dalla sua tragica scomparsa, arriva in libreria un libro-intervista in cui ascoltiamo senza filtri la sua voce. Il giornalista David Lipsky trascorse cinque giorni ininterrotti al suo fianco, viaggiando con lui per centinaia di chilometri, assistendo ai suoi reading, alle lezioni del suo corso di scrittura, ma soprattutto impegnandolo in una conversazione personale e profonda sulla letteratura, la politica, il cinema, la musica, e anche gli aspetti più privati della sua vita, compresi il rapporto con le droghe e la battaglia contro la depressione. Questa è la fedele trascrizione del materiale registrato all’epoca: il ritratto in presa diretta di un indimenticato maestro della letteratura.

Eli Degibri - Twelve (2013)  

Posted by mark70 at Nov. 9, 2013
Eli Degibri - Twelve (2013)

Eli Degibri - Twelve (2013)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 46:55 min | 105 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Plus Loin Music

Israeli saxophonist Eli Degibri trod the well-worn path to America to further his career as a jazz musician. Quite how far he progressed is evident by the company he kept for his last album (released in 2010) - Brad Mehldau, Ron Carter and Al Foster. Prior to that he played in the groups of Al Foster and Herbie Hancock. Now back home, he is the teacher, no longer the pupil. His vibrant new recording, his sixth album, features an astonishing 16-year old piano talent, Gadi Lehavi, and an equally adept 18-year old drummer, Ofri Nehemya. Only 35 himself, Degibri is an internationally recognised saxophonist and composer; he is invited to the major jazz festivals worldwide, and was invited by UNESCO to participate in the first International Jazz Day in 2012.
Miles Davis - The Man With The Horn (1981) [Japan MiniLP, DSD 2006] (SICP-1234)

Miles Davis - The Man With The Horn (1981) [Japan MiniLP, DSD 2006] (SICP-1234)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 344 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 120 Mb | Artwork
© 1981 Sony BMG | SICP-1234
Jazz / Jazz-Funk / Fusion / Post Bop


Miles Davis - The Man With The Horn (1981) [Japan MiniLP, DSD 2006] (SICP-1234)

For Miles Davis, the six year layoff between the release of PANGAEA and THE MAN WITH THE HORN was marked by isolation, physical pain and dependency…a sense of inertia. At points on THE MAN WITH THE HORN you can hear him straining to get his chops back up, although ultimately, his musicianly instincts served him well during odd passages of rope-a-doping, and for every broken note there is a blast of vintage Miles.

THE MAN WITH THE HORN introduces yet another striking band, featuring future leaders such as reedman Bill Evans, guitarist Mike Stern, bassist Marcus Miller and drum innovator Al Foster. The opening "Fat Time" combines Miles' love for the flamenco airs and melodic gravity of Spain with a contemporary hard funk style. Evans and Stern act as virtuoso foils, a la Coltrane and Hendrix, the latter's influence apparent in Barry Finnerty's boiling clouds of distortion on "Back Seat Betty" (which settles into a coy, laid back blues vehicle for Miles' muted horn), and a rivetting "Aida," in which Miles reprises the rhythmic tumult of his mid-'70s band with dramatic give and take between his horn and a fiery guitar-driven vamp, as Al Foster thunders away underneath.

Miles Davis - We Want Miles (1981)  

Posted by phineas at Oct. 22, 2007
Miles Davis - We Want Miles (1981)

Miles Davis - We Want Miles (1981)
Jazz | Mp3 | 320Kbps | 97,7MB + 65MB
Miles Davis – trumpet, Marcus Miller – fender bass, Bill Evans – soprano sax, Mike Stern – guitar, Al Foster – drums, Mino Cinelu – percussion

Davis's second recording since ending his six-year retirement was one of his best of the 1980s. Unlike his bands from the 1970s, this particular unit leaves plenty of space and plays much more melodically. Guitarist Mike Stern lets loose some fury, but electric bassist Marcus Miller is not reluctant to walk now and then in a straight-ahead fashion, drummer Al Foster and percussionist Mino Cinelu are tasteful, and Bill Evans gets in a few good spots on soprano. As for Davis, he was gradually regaining his earlier form. This double LP is highlighted by "Back Seat Betty," a side-long investigation of "My Man's Gone Now" and two versions of Davis's childlike "Jean Pierre."
Scott Yanow