Brian Johnston

Brian Johnston: The Authorized Biography  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Feb. 12, 2018
Brian Johnston: The Authorized Biography

Brian Johnston: The Authorized Biography by Tim Heald
English | May 4th, 2015 | ASIN: B00UQYS5MA, ISBN: 0413693201 | 180 pages | EPUB | 0.76 MB

How did it work, exactly, that Johnners magic? Brian Johnston was arguably the most distinctive and best loved voice in British broadcasting. Elder statesman of the Test Match Special team, he was also Britain's most entertaining commentator with an irrepressible and infectious sense of humour.
Sicilian Summer: A Story of Honour, Religion and the Perfect Cassata by Brian Johnston [REPOST]

Sicilian Summer: A Story of Honour, Religion and the Perfect Cassata by Brian Johnston
Allen & Unwin | 2007 | ISBN: 1741147352 | 300 pages | PDF | 4 MB

Irresistible and delicious, this multifaceted travelogue delves deep into summer in Sicily—complete with all the passion, power, politics, and pasta of the Italian island. After accepting an invitation to attend a confirmation in Sicily, author Brian Johnston naively expects little more than the chance to immerse himself in genuine southern Italian hospitality and, of course, the vibrant tastes, smells, flavors, and rituals of Sicilian food. What Johnston encounters and describes is flamboyant family drama, dangerous village politics, and eccentric local personalities—all while painting a fascinating picture of contemporary Italy.
Phillip Johnston's Big Trouble - The Unknown (1994) {Avant - AVAN 037}

Phillip Johnston's Big Trouble - The Unknown (1994) {Avant - AVAN 037}
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© 1994 Avant / Disk Union Japan | AVAN 037
Jazz / Progressive Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Modern Creative / Post Bop / Stage & Screen / Saxophone

The Unknown is saxophonist/composer Phillip Johnston's soundtrack to the 1927 silent film of the same name. As with much of Johnston's other work, the music here is a witty, often changing mix of sounds and styles from various eras. Appropriately, there is an emphasis on various film music archetypes, although not just from the silent film era, but from more modern times, too. The tracks weave in and out of frantic, polka-driven chase-scene themes, genteel waltzes, nostalgic parlor-room piano sections, sultry noir-jazz passages, and more. Johnston also adds in more modern elements, from dissonant horn harmonies and free-leaning improvisation to a few rock-oriented rhythms and even some electronic/synthesizer touches.
Phillip Johnston - Phillip Johnston's Big Trouble (1993) {Black Saint 120152-2}

Phillip Johnston - Phillip Johnston's Big Trouble (1993) {Black Saint 120152-2}
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© 1993 Black Saint | 120152-2
Jazz / Progressive Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Modern Creative / Post Bop / Saxophone

Really, why should this music be called avant-garde? Should a band as gloriously fun as Phillip Johnston's Big Trouble really be given a stylistic label equated by many with either difficult art music or deadly serious free jazz? Yes, in the '90s jazz world, the enormously engaging saxophonist/composer and his band of accomplished musical pranksters definitely fell on the avant side of things, but that was more a reflection of the sorry state of the mainstream, in comparison to which, of course, any era's avant-garde is defined. In a rational world, Johnston's first post-Microscopic Septet project would be seen as appealing to a very broad audience segment – say, those with ears on the sides of their heads.
Phillip Johnston's Transparent Quartet - Page of Madness (2009) {Asynchronous ‎001}

Phillip Johnston's Transparent Quartet - Page of Madness (2009) {Asynchronous ‎001}
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© 2009 Asynchronous ‎Records | 001
Jazz / Progressive Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Stage & Screen / Modern Creative / Post Bop / Saxophone

Page of Madness is an original film score for Teinosuke Kinugasa’s Japanese 1926 silent film masterpiece, Kurutta Ippeiji, (A Page of Madness). It was recorded in 1998, and is just being released on CD now for the first time. It features The Transparent Quartet, and was recorded by Jon Rosenberg.

BBC - The Johnston Collection (2017)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Dec. 25, 2017
BBC - The Johnston Collection (2017)

BBC - The Johnston Collection (2017)
PDTV | 960x540 | .MP4/AVC @ 1308 Kbps | 58 min 29 s | 604 MiB
Audio: Gaelic AAC 132 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Explores the treasures of the Johnston Collection in Wick, a unique archive of near 50,000 photographs that provide an enthralling insight into more than a century of Highland history. From 1863 to 1976, three generations of the Johnston family ran a photography business in Caithness, documenting the social history of northern Scotland.

Misplaced Trilogy - Brian Bennett  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Maroutan at Feb. 18, 2018
Misplaced Trilogy - Brian Bennett

Misplaced Trilogy - Brian Bennett
English | 2017 | 616 Pages | ISBN: 1978247605 | EPUB | 514.55KB

Misplaced Two teens with special powers are sought after by dangerous men who want to exploit them and return them to their proper home.
Hunted When their cover is compromised, fitting in is no longer an option. Adversaries close in from all directions, forcing Trey and Livy to run to survive.
Feared The black-eyed aliens are tapped into the world's communications networks, so Trey and Livy go off the grid. But a broadcast with a dire message will force Trey from hiding to face his mortal enemy.
Brian Lynch & Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra - Bolero Nights (2009) [Japan 2014] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Brian Lynch & Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra - Bolero Nights (2009) [Japan 2014]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 54:17 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,78 GB
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Trumpeter Brian Lynch has had an illustrious career, beginning with the Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and continuing as a member of the current Phil Woods Quintet. In between, he has led many projects and recorded many albums as a leader, and established himself as one of the top jazz trumpeters in the US. One of his assets is his deep understanding of and familiarity with Latin jazz, inspired by Brazilian trumpeter Claudio Roditi and developed through his collaborations with Brazillian, Puerto Rican and Cuban musicians. The Brian Lynch Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra is a culmination of these developments. The relatively small, nine-piece band features five horn players and two percussionists, and can sound as big and expansive or as tight and small as the situation demands. As we can see from this collection of medium- to slow-tempo boleros, this band represents an exemplary combination of authentic Latin rhythms and vigorous jazz improvisations.
A Book about the Film Monty Python's Life of Brian: All the References from Assyrians to Zeffirelli

A Book about the Film Monty Python's Life of Brian: All the References from Assyrians to Zeffirelli by Darl Larsen
English | February 15th, 2018 | ISBN: 1538103656, 9781538103654 | 497 pages | True PDF | 6.19 MB

As a follow-up to their first true feature film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the comic troupe next decided to tackle a “shadow” version of the Christ story. Shot in the Middle East and produced during Margaret Thatcher’s ascendant years, the film satirized—among other matters—authoritarianism and religious zealotry.

Brian Culbertson - Colors Of Love (2018)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Feb. 15, 2018
Brian Culbertson - Colors Of Love (2018)

Brian Culbertson - Colors Of Love (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 01:03:03 | 144.98 Mb | Cover
Smooth Jazz/Funk/R&B | Country: USA (Los Angeles, CA) | Label: BCM Entertainment

With the release of Brian Culbertson’s eighteenth album, ‘Colors Of Love’ Valentines Day 2018 promises to be something special. This all original thirteen track collection has been inspired by Culbertson’s twentieth wedding anniversary that occurred in October of this year and could not be more different than his 2016 project ‘Funk!’ that was supported by a full band and featured several vocal cuts. This time around it will be instrumental only, built around the sound of his acoustic piano and, deliberately, without either saxophone or guitar as lead instruments.