Bax Quartet

Sir Thomas Beecham - English Music: Delius, German, Bantock, Bax, Lord Berners (2011)

Sir Thomas Beecham - English Music: Delius, German, Bantock, Bax, Lord Berners (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 07:05:09 | 1,92 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 09915

Sir Thomas Beecham was acknowledged as the finest interpreter of Delius' music during the last century. The composer's friend and biographer, his performances remain a benchmark against which all must be judged. This invaluable anthology contains some of the finest he taped for EMI in the 1940's and 50's. The first two discs contain all those works he recorded in stereo. They comprise a selection of shorter works, the complete Florida Suite and a wonderful 'Songs of Sunset' - settings of 'fin du siecle' poems by Ernest Dowson - splendidly sung by John Cameron and Maureen Forrester.

BAX 2016: Best American Experimental Writing  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at Dec. 25, 2017
BAX 2016: Best American Experimental Writing

BAX 2016: Best American Experimental Writing edited by Charles Bernstein, Tracie Morris
English | February 17, 2017 | ISBN: 0819576735, 0819576743 | EPUB | 264 pages | 13.6 MB

BAX 2015: Best American Experimental Writing  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at Dec. 25, 2017
BAX 2015: Best American Experimental Writing

BAX 2015: Best American Experimental Writing edited by Douglas Kearney
English | January 5, 2016 | ISBN: 0819576077 | EPUB | 320 pages | 7.8 MB
The John Coltrane Quartet - Africa/Brass (1961) {Impulse!-Verve Originals 0602517486225 rel 2007}

The John Coltrane Quartet - Africa/Brass (1961) {Impulse!-Verve Originals 0602517486225 rel 2007}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 240 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 80 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 171 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1961, 2007 Impulse! / Verve / UMG | Verve Originals Series | 0602517486225 | AS-6
Jazz / Hard Bop / Experimental Big Band / Post Bop / Modal Music / Saxophone

The album newly remastered from the original master tapes. John Coltrane assembles a 20-piece band for these three songs. There's McCoy Tyner, Reggie Workman, Elvin Jones, and 16 others. It's heavy on brass, per the title, there are five french horns, for example. There are notable players like Eric Dolphy, Booker Little, Freddie Hubbard, and Julian Priester in the band, but the solos are by Coltrane, Tyner, or Jones. The orchestration was done by Coltrane, Tyner, and Dolphy. The liner notes say Dolphy did a lot of it, later it came out Tyner did more (though Dolphy was no longer around to argue the point). It's not really a big band in the Duke Ellington style, but with all of the horns, it's certainly a big band.

Paul Lytton Quartet - The Balance Of Trade (1996)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Feb. 24, 2018
Paul Lytton Quartet - The Balance Of Trade (1996)

Paul Lytton Quartet - The Balance Of Trade (1996)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:06:54 | 215 Mb
Genre: Jazz / Label: CIMP

Lytton began on drums at age 16. He played jazz in London in the late 1960s while taking lessons on the tabla from P.R. Desai. In 1969 he began experimenting with free improvisational music, working in a duo with saxophonist Evan Parker. After adding bassist Barry Guy, the ensemble became the Evan Parker Trio. He and Parker continued to work together into the 2000s; more recent releases include trio releases with Marilyn Crispell in 1996 Natives and Aliens and 1999 After Appleby. A founding member of the London Musicians Collective, Lytton worked extensively on the London free improvisation scene in the 1970s, and aided Paul Lovens in the foundation of the Aachen Musicians' Cooperative in 1976.
Phillip Johnston's Transparent Quartet - The Needless Kiss (1998) {Koch Jazz - KOC CD 7898}

Phillip Johnston's Transparent Quartet - The Needless Kiss (1998) {Koch Jazz - KOC CD 7898}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 255 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 147 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 39 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1998 Koch Jazz | KOC CD 7898
Jazz / Progressive Jazz / Modern Creative / Post Bop / Saxophone

The Needless Kiss was the first CD by Phillip Johnston's Transparent Quartet, the drummerless quartet he formed in the late 1990s after leading The Microscopic Septet and Big Trouble. It was released in 1998 on Koch Jazz, but is now out-of-print, due to the corporate downsizing of that label. In addition to originals by Johnston and pianist Joe Ruddick, the group played distinctive arrangements of tunes by a variety of composers, for instance on this CD, Frederic Chopin & Raymond Scott.
International Contemporary Ensemble & Colin Currie Group - Steve Reich: Pulse / Quartet (2018)

International Contemporary Ensemble & Colin Currie Group - Steve Reich: Pulse / Quartet (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 155.81 Mb | 31:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Nonesuch Records - 7559-79324-3

One of the great minimalists alongside Philip Glass and Terry Riley, Steve Reich remains heroically unafraid of the blank page. The 81-year-old may no longer rewrite the rules of modern composition as he did with revolutionary works such as Piano Phase, Drumming and Music for 18 Musicians, but happily continues to be inspired by younger artists. His Radio Rewrite (2012) evolved from a meeting with Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood, while Pulse uses electric bass to nod to Giorgio Moroder via Daft Punk. The International Contemporary Ensemble make the wistful Pulse (premiered 2015) sing, with its spiralling, inquisitive strings, completely free of the tense nervousness of some of Reich’s more repetitive work. It’s a less complex listen than Quartet (2013), a lightly jazzy essay in key-confounding hypnosis on piano and vibraphone, written for and performed by Reich’s favourite percussionists, Colin Currie Group.
Elias Quartet - Schumann: Quartets Nos. 2 & 3 (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Elias Quartet - Schumann: Quartets Nos. 2 & 3 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 57:32 minutes | 1.01 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The Elias Quartet has already recorded a complete cycle of Beethoven quartets at Wigmore Hall that was extremely well received by the critics. Now Sara Bitlloch, Donald Grant, Martin Saving and Marie Bitlloch present on Alpha an album devoted to Schumann:"We have always had a special affection for Robert Schumann’s Third Quartet. It’s one of the first works we played together. Since then we have often come back to it, as if to a splendid and familiar region that we think we know thoroughly, but which yields up new secrets with each visit.
Kerry Walker & Prometheus Piano Quartet - American Chamber Works for Flute (2018)

Kerry Walker & Prometheus Piano Quartet - American Chamber Works for Flute (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 252 MB
Label: Centaur Records, Inc. | Tracks: 14 | Time: 62:13 min

On this new release, the Prometheus Piano Quintet performs American chamber works for flute, featuring works by composers Charles T. Griffes, Roy Harris, Arthur Foote, and Amy Beach. Dr. Kerry Walker is Professor of Flute at Western Connecticut State University as well as Principal Flutist with the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra. She performs with the Ives Orchestra, the All-New England Orchestra and with chamber groups: Ridge Winds, Prometheus, and Dual Excursions.
The Massimo Farao' Afro Cuban Piano Quartet - Blue Bossa (2017) [Japan] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

The Massimo Farao' Afro Cuban Piano Quartet - Blue Bossa (2017) [Venus Japan]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 67:51 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 2,25 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,47 GB

Massimo Farao is a wonderful Italian pianist who has played and recorded with Red Holloway, Albert "Tootie" Heath, Tony Scott, Franco Ambrosetti, Nat Adderley, Jeff Tain Watts, Jack DeJohnette and Chris Potter, among others. For this release he's joined with Nicola Barbon, Roberto Facchinetti and Ernesttico on the conga play familiar tunes with a twist. The result is exciting and beautiful!