Книга «Английский язык. Реактивный самоучитель для тех, кто учил, но забыл» состоит из двух частей. В первой – «Грамматика: вспомним, что знали» – даны сведения, необходимые для того, чтобы освежить в памяти или заново освоить основные положения английской грамматики и обрести уверенность в своих знаниях. Особое внимание уделено наиболее употребительным временам английского глагола и речевым конструкциям.
Ministry of Sound’s gonna take 'em back! And, if you can kick it, we've got the ultimate hazy-lazy summer day soundtrack to give you that laid back, Venice Beach, car-cruising feeling with this brand new 2CD compilation of the very best Chilled Hip Hop. Get ready to feed the mind & soul with a curated, laidback selection of the Hip-Hop classics that you know and love. Featuring 40 of the biggest rhymers in rap, enjoy pure escapism as we kick it with the O.Gs of the scene Wu-Tang Clan, Cypress Hill, A Tribe Called Quest, and Eric B & Rakim - followed up by the next generation of urban legends including Jay Z, Outkast, LL Cool J and Ludacris. And not to be missed, the current cool kids of hip hop are covered with Childish Gambino, Joey Bada$$ & The Weeknd all reppin’ a downtempo beat. So… Throw your hands in the air, if you’s a true playa… With Chilled Hip Hop, from Ministry of Sound..
French saxophonist Émile Parisien, instigator of some of the most musical, formidably skilful yet wackily diverting adventures in recent European jazz, makes a rare UK visit in a duo at November’s London jazz festival, but this exuberant album rams home the full Parisien experience, with a new quintet, regular accordion partner Vincent Peirani, and two revered European elder statesmen in German pianist Joachim Kühn and French bass clarinet original Michel Portal. From the opening vibrato-trembling soprano sax Préambule (Parisien can be a spiky avantist, but he’s a devoted Sidney Bechet admirer, too), through the hard-swinging Poulp – which sounds like the work of a 21st-century Hot Club band with Ornette Coleman leanings – through the contemporary-noir doom-walk of Brainmachine or the accordion-throbbing Umckaloabo, Parisien leads an exhilarating genre-hop bubbling with captivating remakes of US and European jazz traditions. And Kühn, a majestic soloist inside or outside conventional harmony, sounds as if he’s been an instantly responsive communicator with this lineup – and particularly the leader – for years.
Taking their name from a Steely Dan song, Deacon Blue were one of the best unknown bands in Scotland. Formed in 1985, the group performed its first concert as the opening act for the Waterboys' premier show in England. With the vocals of singer/songwriter Ricky Ross backed by jazz and soul-inspired melodies, Deacon Blue recorded several British hits in the late '80s. Their success, however, failed to carry over to American audiences. Frustrated by the inability to secure international popularity, the group disbanded in the summer of 1994.
"Bravo" is the debut full-length studio album by Norwegian rock act Gazpacho. Gazpacho did absolutely everything themselves on Bravo: from writing, recording, production, mixing, manufacturing, mastering and graphic design. Everything was carfully planned and worked on to the nearest detail. Nonetheless, there are over 17 people contributing to the making of this album, all being within the circle of friends and having the belief in what Gazpacho do (and asking them politely for a favour..). No session players, no rented extra’s, no agencies. They share one common thing: they love music.