Alvin Ailey

Dancing Revelations: Alvin Ailey's Embodiment of African American Culture by Thomas F. DeFrantz (Repost)

Dancing Revelations: Alvin Ailey's Embodiment of African American Culture by Thomas F. DeFrantz
English | Jan 15, 2004 | ISBN: 0195301714, 0195154193 | 320 Pages | PDF | 10.6 MB
Thomas F. DeFrantz, «Dancing Revelations: Alvin Ailey's Embodiment of African American Culture» [repost]

Thomas F. DeFrantz, «Dancing Revelations: Alvin Ailey's Embodiment of African American Culture»
Oxford University Press | ISBN 0195154193 | 2004 Year | PDF | 4,36 Mb | 320 Pages

In the early 1960s, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater was a small, multi-racial company of dancers that performed the works of its founding choreographer and other emerging artists. By the late 1960s, the company had become a well-known African American artistic group closely tied to the Civil Rights struggle. In Dancing Revelations, Thomas DeFrantz chronicles the troupe's journey from a small modern dance company to one of the premier institutions of African American culture. He not only charts this rise to national and international renown, but also contextualizes this progress within the civil rights, women's rights, and gay rights struggles of the late 20th century.
Thomas F. DeFrantz, «Dancing Revelations: Alvin Ailey's Embodiment of African American Culture»

Thomas F. DeFrantz, «Dancing Revelations: Alvin Ailey's Embodiment of African American Culture»
Oxford University Press | ISBN 0195154193 | 2004 Year | PDF | 4,36 Mb | 320 Pages
Alvin Lee - six different CD's (2014/2015 Rainman Records reissues) **[RE-UP]**

Alvin Lee - In Flight; On The Road To Freedom; Free Fall; Rocket Fuel; Detroit Diesel; Live In Vienna (2014/2015 Rainman reissues)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 210 mb, 94 mb, 95 mb, 83 mb, 90 mb, 152 mb
Genre: blues rock, classic rock

Alvin Lee died in 2013 but he left behind an incredible amount of rock'n'roll. These six albums were originally released between 1973 and 1998, released on an assortment of record labels. This batch of CD reissues were released in 2014 and 2015 by Rainman Records. The bonus songs that are featured on some of the discs are the same released by Repertoire Records, so they may be the same mastering.

Alvin Youngblood Hart - Down in the Alley (2002)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 14, 2018
Alvin Youngblood Hart - Down in the Alley (2002)

Alvin Youngblood Hart - Down in the Alley (2002)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 246 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb | Scans included | 00:43:05
Acoustic Blues, Delta Blues, Country Blues | Label: Memphis International | # DOT 0203

Time traveler Alvin Youngblood Hart's albums have darted from crusty Delta fingerpicking and hollering to Hendrixian hellfire to crunchy, primal rockin' blues, all with the ring of authority that comes from complete commitment to the music. This time, he's set the wayback machine to the early '30s, using guitars, mandolin, banjo, and a lot of heart to interpret tunes by Son House, Charley Patton, Skip James, Leadbelly, and others. Somehow, the dust of old Mississippi, the state where the Oakland-born musician now resides, seems to have gotten into his blood. Hart sounds like Parchman Farm's newest inmate as he wails and moans through "How Long Before I Can Change My Clothes," plucking notes from a National resonator guitar. Chiming out chords and quick runs on banjo, he makes Odetta's "Chilly Winds" seem like they're carrying the voices of lost ghosts, recounting their lives of misery under Jim Crow's wing. Hart tends to take many of these classics, like Patton's "Tom Rushen Blues" and Leadbelly's "Alberta," at slightly slower tempos, which gives him more time to squeeze gut emotions from his lightly graveled phrases and lets his pluck-and-drone playing work its hypnotic effect. Stark and impressive for the power Hart generates alone, this may be the acoustic blues album of the year.
Alvin Lee - Alvin Lee & Co.: Live At The Academy Of Music, New York, 1975 (2017)

Alvin Lee - Alvin Lee & Co.: Live At The Academy Of Music, New York, 1975 (2017)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 543 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 206 MB | 02:28:01
Blues Rock, Blues Jazz | Label: Rainman Records

Alvin’s blistering performance at the Woodstock Festival in 1969 is considered by many as the pinnacle of his career. The eleven-minute number ‘I’m Going Home’ was to become Ten Years After’s signature song and was prominently featured in the Woodstock movie released the following year. However, feeling increasingly confined within the band’s musical style, Alvin was soon looking for new challenges to express his creative versatility. For his first project, he recorded the studio album ‘On The Road To Freedom’ with gospel singer Mylon LeFevre. Shortly after (in response to a dare by a friend) he assembled a nine-piece band for a one-off performance at London’s legendary Rainbow Theatre on March 22, 1974.
Bruce Brubaker - Hope Street Tunnel Blues: Music for Piano by Philip Glass & Alvin Curran (2007) [Repost]

Bruce Brubaker - Hope Street Tunnel Blues: Music for Piano by Philip Glass & Alvin Curran (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 224 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary, Minimalism | Label: Arabesque | # Z6798 | 01:02:44

The piano may not be the ideal medium for capturing the expressive possibilities of Glass' style of minimalism, but pianist Bruce Brubaker selects pieces that work well on the instrument. Part of the problem with hearing Glass on the piano is forgetting the sound of his ensemble, and the variety of colors (and volume) they have imparted to similar music. Brubaker begins his recital of works by Glass and Alvin Curran with his transcription of "Knee Play 4" from Einstein on the Beach. It is in fact a lovely piece on the piano if one can put the spectacular power and tonal range of the instrumental version out of one's mind. "Opening" from Glassworks, originally scored for piano, works beautifully on the instrument, and flows as naturally as the C major Prelude from Book I of The Well Tempered Clavier. The two pieces by Curran, Hope Street Tunnel Blues III and Inner Cities II, use a syntax similar to Glass, with a more dissonant tonal vocabulary. Hope Street Tunnel Blues III has ample kinetic energy that gives it an exhilarating momentum.

The Encyclopedia of World Ballet (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by step778 at Jan. 8, 2018
The Encyclopedia of World Ballet (Repost)

Mary Ellen Snodgrass, "The Encyclopedia of World Ballet"
2015 | pages: 385 | ISBN: 1442245255 | PDF | 13,8 mb

Alvin Rides Again (1974)  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Nov. 22, 2017
Alvin Rides Again (1974)

Alvin Rides Again (1974)
DVDRip | AVI | 720x576 | DivX @ 1060 Kbps | English MP3 @ 128 Kbps | 87 min | 749 Mb
Genre: Comedy

Alvin Purple, the world's most unlikely sex symbol, stumbles from woman to woman and job to job in this zany, sexy Australian comedy.
Bruce Brubaker - Inner Cities: Music for Piano by John Adams and Alvin Curran (2003) [Re-Up]

Bruce Brubaker - Inner Cities: Music for Piano by John Adams and Alvin Curran (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 279 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 214 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary, Minimalism | Label: Arabesque | # Z6776 | Time: 01:19:06

Bruce Brubaker artistic skill and understanding of this music is beyond reproach and will thrill any fan of the collected composers work on this CD. The sound quality is outstanding as well. Bruce Brubaker has recorded two CDs on the Arabesque label in a continuing series exploring modern American piano music. The most recent, Inner Cities, was released in September 2003, and includes Brubaker's transcription of Pat Nixon's aria from Adams's opera, Nixon in China. The previous CD, Glass Cage , with pieces by Glass and Cage, was named one of the ten best releases of 2000 by The New Yorker magazine.