Big Harp

Big Harp George - Wash My Horse In Champagne (2016)  Music

Posted by funkerman at April 19, 2016
Big Harp George - Wash My Horse In Champagne (2016)

Big Harp George - Wash My Horse In Champagne (2016)
Blues: Jazzy Blues | MP3 320 kbps | 54:37 min | ~128 Mb
Label: Blues Mountain Records | Tracks: 13 | 2016

This release is the latest from San Francisco's Big Harp George, the first recorded blues artist to make the chromatic harmonica a full time instrument. It follows his Blues Music Award and Blues Blast Magazine award nominated debut album "Chromaticism," of which critic Thomas Joseph Cullen III commented: "I haven't been this impressed by a harmonica player's national debut since William Clarke's 1990 tour de force 'Blowin' Like Hell.'"

Big Harp George - Chromaticism (2014)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Feb. 6, 2015
Big Harp George - Chromaticism (2014)

Big Harp George - Chromaticism (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 386 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 136 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazzy Blues, Blues Harp, West Coast Blues | Blues Mountain Records #BMR CD 01

"Chromaticism presents my vision of contemporary West Coast blues, with a sense of place, humor, and a dose of jazz. I feature the “big harp:” the chromatic harmonica rarely exploited in blues. My originals reflect my own experiences and outlook. I choose covers that I can sing with conviction, by artists I admire, and that convey elegance and style…"
Big Big Train - Gathering Speed (2004) {2009, Remastered Reissue}

Big Big Train - Gathering Speed (2004) {2009, Remastered Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 377 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 134 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 71 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Art Rock | English Electric Recordings #EERCD006

Gathering Speed is the fourth studio album of the English progressive rock band, Big Big Train. It was released in 2004 by Treefrog Records. It is dedicated to the airmen and women who lost their lives in the Battle of Britain. The song The Road Much Further On was originally titled You Can't Draw Love. It was inspired by Spawton's then seven-year-old daughter. The album as a whole was a return to progressive rock for the band. It is the first album in which Sean Filkins recorded vocals, replacing Martin Read. It is also the only album in which Laura Murch recorded vocals, and the only Big Big Train album not to feature any songs solely written by Greg Spawton. Big Big Train are an English progressive rock band formed in Bournemouth in 1990. Until 2009, the band were mostly as a studio project band headed by Gregory Spawton and Andy Poole with changing line-ups and guest musicians. They have released eleven studio albums and three EPs.

VA - The Great Harp Players 1927-1936 (1992) Reissue 2007  Music

Posted by Designol at March 30, 2018
VA - The Great Harp Players 1927-1936 (1992) Reissue 2007

VA - The Great Harp Players 1927-1936 (1992) Reissue 2007
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 256 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 182 Mb | Scans included | 01:16:53
Pre-War Blues, Folk-Blues, Vaudeville Blues | Label: Document | # DOCD-5100

Although one may think of the blues harp beginning with Little Walter, the first Sonny Boy Williamson, or Sonny Terry, a variety of harmonica players did record in the '20s. Some of their recordings were technical displays that featured them imitating everything from animals to trains, while other players were more blues-oriented. This valuable CD has two selections from the guitar-harmonica team of William Francis and Richard Sowell; Ollis Martin's "Police and High Sheriff Come Ridin' Down"; six pieces by Eli Watson (including "El Watson's Fox Chase"); two cuts apiece by Palmer McAbee, Ellis Williams, Alfred Lewis, and the team of Smith & Harper (which is the only music on this CD recorded after 1930); plus four songs/displays from Blues Birdhead (including "Get up off That Jazzophone") and George "Bullet" Williams (highlighted by "Frisco Leaving Birmingham" and "The Escaped Convict"). Fascinating music.

Mara Galassi - Portait of a Lady with Harp (2018)  Music

Posted by delpotro at March 22, 2018
Mara Galassi - Portait of a Lady with Harp (2018)

Mara Galassi - Portait of a Lady with Harp (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 270 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 141 Mb | 01:01:28
Classical | Label: Glossa Music

With a pattern of recording solo albums which has been positively frugal over the last 20 years, Mara Galassi marks her return on Glossa with a new and striking programme, entitled Portrait of a Lady with Harp. The ambiance into which the noted modernday harpist from Milan plunges the listener is that of the court of Queen Christina of Sweden who, on renouncing her throne, converting to Catholicism and moving to Rome in the mid 1650s embarked upon a spectacular cultural life, becoming a patron for writers, scientists and especially musicians. Among those composers active in Rome at the time were Alessandro Stradella, Bernardo Pasquini, Arcangelo Corelli and Alessandro Scarlatti, all of whom benefitted from Christina’s constant hunger for music of high quality, whether official employees at her court or not.
VA - Philip Glass: Symphony No.10 & John Adams: The Dharma At Big Sur (2016)

Chloë Hanslip, Aurora Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra Of Wales, Nicholas Collon, Eric Stern - Philip Glass: Symphony No.10 & John Adams: The Dharma At Big Sur (2016)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 250 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 118 Mb | 00:51:32
Classical | Label: BBC Music

Symphony No. 10 is the tenth symphony by the American composer Philip Glass. The work was commissioned by the Orchestre Français des Jeunes and premiered August 9, 2012, with Dennis Russell Davies conducting the Orchestre Français des Jeunes at the Grand Théâtre de Provence in Aix-en-Provence, France.[1] The piece had its United Kingdom premiere July 31, 2013 at The Proms in Royal Albert Hall.

Tas Cru - Simmered & Stewed (2016)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Jan. 23, 2018
Tas Cru - Simmered & Stewed (2016)

Tas Cru - Simmered & Stewed (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 217.82 Mb | 46:18 | Covers
Modern Electric Blues, Country Blues | Country: USA | Label: Vizztone Label Group - VTCT-1603

What Tas Cru presents here is, well, 11 old and recycled Tas Cru songs. That would not be so cool except here we have 11 tunes he did on prior solo albums in a very minimalistic manner. The cuts here are a full production with backing and arrangements. What Tas has done is taking the sound he achieved and loved off his last album in December 2014 and recreating that with some of the stuff he still does at his shows that he’d released on solo albums. He says, “Finally, after five albums everything fell into place- the songwriting, the performance, and production.” He doesn’t have inventory to sell those old CDs so he figured why not take the stuff he still plays and create a bigger and better sounding version of it? I must agree. He’s done a fine job here!
VA - Hard Core Harp: 20 Years Of Blues Harmonica Masters On Electro-Fi Records (2017)

VA - Hard Core Harp: 20 Years Of Blues Harmonica Masters On Electro-Fi Records (2017)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 469 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 180 MB | 01:16:33
Electric Blues, Harmonica Blues | Label: Electro-Fi Records

20 Years of Blues Harmonica Masters on Electro-Fi Records. Electro-Fi Records celebrates it's 20th Anniversary with the release of HARD CORE HARP featuring the very best of today's Blues Harmonica artists. The 19 track collection from CD's released between 1997 and 2016 features 4 members of the Muddy Waters Blues Band.
Charlie Parker - Big Band (1950-1953) {Verve Master Edition 24bit rel 1999}

Charlie Parker - Big Band (1950-1953) {Verve Master Edition 24bit rel 1999}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 217 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 138 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 449 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1950-53, 1999 Clef Records / Verve / PolyGram Records | 559 835-2
Jazz / Bop / Bebop / Big Band / Saxophone

A reissue of the original 1952 Clef recording session, this is one of the few instances in Charlie Parker's later career where he played with something other than a small bebop group. Under contract at the time to Clef's Norman Granz, Parker was encouraged by the label to make recordings that took him out of his familiar settings and put him in with string arrangements, Latin rhythms, and larger band formats. This recording is the result of one of these experiments. Though Joe Lipman's arrangements are stellar, the musicians assembled for the sessions are an odd mix of pop-oriented big-band players and improvisers.
Christian McBride Big Band - Bringin' It (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Christian McBride Big Band - Bringin' It (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:55 minutes | 1.42 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Christian McBride's second big-band album, 2017's Bringin' It, is a robust, swaggeringly performed set of originals and standards showcasing his deft arranging skills and his ensemble's exuberant virtuosity. The album comes six years after his previous big-band outing, The Good Feeling, and once again finds the bassist conscripting a slew of his talented cohorts (some new, others returning), including saxophonists Steve Wilson and Ron Blake, trumpeters Freddie Hendrix and Brandon Lee, trombonist Steve Davis, pianist Xavier Davis, drummer Quincy Phillips, and others.