Charles Lloyd & Maria Farantouri Athens Concert

Charles Lloyd & Maria Farantouri - Athens Concert (2011) [2CDs] {ECM 2205/6}

Charles Lloyd & Maria Farantouri - Athens Concert (2011) [2CDs] {ECM 2205/6}
EAC 1.0b2 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 562MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 199MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Modern Creative

Stunning performance in front of a huge audience at the open air Odeon of Herodes Atticus, as Charles Lloyd, uniquely-expressive saxophonist, and Maria Farantouri, Greece’s voice of resistance, come together. Friends for some years, this is their first recorded collaboration. Lloyd’s brilliant quartet is on hand - with Jason Moran in especially creative mode - augmented by lyra player Socratis Sinopoulos and second pianist Takis Frazio in a marvelous programme that includes songs by Mikis Theoedorakis, suites of Greek traditional music, Eleni Karaindrou’s “Journey to Kythera” and Lloyd originals including his classic “Dream Weaver”. “Athens Concert” is a major event, a very special live album indeed.

Charles Lloyd & Maria Farantouri - Athens Concert (2011)  Music

Posted by Bezz at Oct. 3, 2011
Charles Lloyd & Maria Farantouri - Athens Concert (2011)

Charles Lloyd & Maria Farantouri - Athens Concert (2011)
EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Full Scans | 2 Discs | 560 Mb (Incl. Recovery)
Genre ~ Modern Creative, World Fusion | Label ~ ECM Records 2205

Sokratis Sinopoulos Quartet - Eight Winds (2015) {ECM 2407}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Dec. 13, 2015
Sokratis Sinopoulos Quartet - Eight Winds (2015) {ECM 2407}

Sokratis Sinopoulos Quartet - Eight Winds (2015) {ECM 2407}
EAC 1.0b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 244MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Ethnic Fusion

The distinctive cry of Sokratis Sinopoulos’ Constantinople lyra has previously been heard on ECM recordings of Eleni Karaindrou (The Weeping Meadow, Elegy of the Uprooting, Medea) and Charles Lloyd/Maria Farantouri (Athens Concert). The Athens-born Sinopoulos has played a key role in the revival of interest in the lyra in Greece, both in traditional music contexts and in the shaping of new music. Sinopoulos’s reflective compositions and yearning ballads on Eight Winds cede the central melodic role to the lyra, sensitively supported by the piano of Yann Keerim and the subtle bass and drums of Dimitris Tsekouras and Dimitris Emmanuel.

Sokratis Sinopoulos Quartet - Eight Winds (2015)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Dec. 13, 2015
Sokratis Sinopoulos Quartet - Eight Winds (2015)

Sokratis Sinopoulos Quartet - Eight Winds (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 57:02 min | 135 MB
Genre: Jazz, World | Label: ECM

The distinctive cry of Sokratis Sinopoulos' Constantinople lyra has previously been heard on ECM recordings of Eleni Karaindrou (The Weeping Meadow, Elegy of the Uprooting, Medea) and Charles Lloyd/Maria Farantouri (Athens Concert). Here he makes his leader debut for the label with his own quartet.
Charles Lloyd New Quartet - Passin' Thru (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Charles Lloyd New Quartet - Passin' Thru (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 74:50 minutes | 1,5 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Though the Charles Lloyd New Quartet has been together for a decade, they haven't recorded as a group since 2011's Athens Concert, when the saxophonist was still signed to ECM. Bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Eric Harland were part of the Marvels' quintet for I Long to See You in 2016, and Lloyd most recently recorded with pianist Jason Moran on the duet offering Hagar's Song (also issued by ECM) in 2013. But not recording together doesn't mean the same thing as not playing, as amply evidenced here.
Mikis Theodorakis & Pablo Neruda & Maria Farantouri – Canto General (1980) (24/96 Vinyl Rip)

Mikis Theodorakis & Pablo Neruda & Maria Farantouri – Canto General · Live in East Berlin, Palast der Republik (1980)
XLD Flac 24Bit/96kHz = 1.5 GB | Mp3 VBR0 16Bit/48kHz = 159 MB | Scans 400 dpi jpg | RAR
2 Vinyl LP | Amiga 845 202/3 | Oratorium | Greece · Chile · East Germany GDR

Recorded live at the Palast der Republik, East Berlin, on Febr. 14, 1980 as Radio DT 64 Youth Concert in occasion of the X. Festival of Political Song. I can't think of another recording with a similarly strong political statement in the history of music. It was staged during the Cold War in the Palast der Republik, merely 1 mile from the Berlin Wall that would divide the World into a communist and a capitalist hemisphere for another 10 years.
Charles Lloyd & Jason Moran - Hagar's Song (2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz] RE-UP

Charles Lloyd & Jason Moran - Hagar's Song (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:25 minutes | 1,29 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Hagar’s Song, the latest album from long-time ECM luminary Charles Lloyd, is a thrilling duo recording with Jason Moran. The pianist was a key member of Lloyd’s latter-day quartet, performing on the albums Rabo de Nube, Mirror and Athens Concert. This stunning new release features pieces dear to Lloyd including compositions by Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Bob Dylan and Brian Wilson. The centerpiece on the album is the title suite, dedicated to Lloyd’s great-great-grandmother.

Charles Lloyd / Jason Moran - Hagar's Song (2013) {ECM 2311}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Feb. 10, 2013
Charles Lloyd / Jason Moran - Hagar's Song (2013) {ECM 2311}

Charles Lloyd / Jason Moran - Hagar's Song (2013) {ECM 2311}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 319MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

“Hagar’s Song”, the newest release from long-time ECM luminary Charles Lloyd, is an interactive duo recording with Jason Moran, the pianist who has been a key member of Lloyd’s latter-day quartet, contributing to the albums Rabo de Nube (2008), Mirror (2010) and Athens Concert (2012). The album features pieces especially dear to Lloyd, ranging from compositions by Billy Strayhorn (“Pretty Girl” a/k/a “Star-Crossed Lovers”), Duke Ellington (“Mood Indigo”), George Gershwin (“Bess, You Is My Woman Now”) and Earl Hines (“Rosetta”) to a standard strongly associated with Billie Holiday (“You’ve Changed”), Brian Wilson’s most famous Beach Boys ballad (“God Only Knows”) and a Bob Dylan song definitively interpreted by the Band (“I Shall Be Released”).
Maria Farantouri - Live (pläne 88 159) (GER 1979) (Vinyl 24-96 & 16-44.1)

Maria Farantouri - Live
FLAC | Artwork | 24Bit 96kHz: 723 MB | 16Bit 44.1kHz: 227 MB
Cat#: pläne 88 159 | Country/Year: Germany 1979
Genre: Chanson, Political Song | Hoster: Hotfile/Filesonic

Maria Farantouri is a Greek singer and also a political and cultural activist. She has collaborated with prominent Greek composers such as Mikis Theodorakis, who wrote the score for Pablo Neruda's Canto General, which Farantouri performed. On 14 March 2010, Alpha TV ranked Farantouri the 18th top-certified female artist in the nation's phonographic era (since 1960).
Charles Lloyd - Forest Flower: Charles Lloyd At Monterey (1966) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27053}

Charles Lloyd - Forest Flower: Charles Lloyd At Monterey (1966) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27053}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 262 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 92 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 16 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1966, 2012 Warner Japan / Atlantic / Rhino | WPCR-27053 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Hard Bop / Modal Music / Saxophone

Features 24 bit digital remastering. Comes with a description. When Charles Lloyd brought his new band to Monterey in 1966, a band that included Keith Jarrett on piano, Jack DeJohnette on drums, and the inimitable – though young – Cecil McBee on bass, no one knew what to expect. But they all left floored and this LP is the document of that set. It is difficult to believe that, with players so young (and having been together under a year), Lloyd was able to muster a progressive jazz that was so far-reaching and so undeniably sophisticated, yet so rich and accessible. For starters, the opening two title tracks, which form a kind of suite (one is "Forest Flower-Sunrise," the other "Sunset"), showcased the already fully developed imagination of Jarrett as a pianist.