Ben Pike

Jennifer Pike, Martin Roscoe - César Franck, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel: Violin Sonatas (2011) (Repost)

Jennifer Pike, Martin Roscoe - César Franck, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel: Violin Sonatas (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 60:05 | 273 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 10667

The violin and piano sonatas of Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel draw on foreign idioms: gypsy music in Debussy's case and African-American blues in Ravel's. But they remain completely French works, spiced with something exotic, and British violinist Jennifer Pike forges interpretations that keep this in mind. Start with the "Blues" slow movement of the Ravel Violin Sonata in G major: Pike and her accompanist, Martin Roscoe, avoid exaggerating the bluesy qualities of the music and instead emphasize the odd, almost tense disconnection between violin and piano that, combined with the languid blues melodies, gives this piece its special piquancy.
Jennifer Pike, Tom Poster - Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann: Violin Sonatas, Clara Schumann: Three Romances (2013) (Repost)

Jennifer Pike, Tom Poster - Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann: Violin Sonatas, Clara Schumann: Three Romances (2013)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 54:22 | 223 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos Records | Catalog: CHAN 10762

Jennifer Pike, who won the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition at the tender age of 12, appears to have survived the perils of prodigyhood and entered her early twenties with musical intelligence intact. Here she offers a terrific program of music from the middle of the 19th century; all of it is abstract, but it brings vividly to mind the crucial trio of creative figures who met in the early 1850s: the ailing Robert Schumann, his musically frustrated wife Clara, and the young Johannes Brahms, mooning over the latter.
Jennifer Pike, Sina Kloke - Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending; Suite of Six Short Pieces; The Solent; Fantasia (2016)

Ralph Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending;
Suite of Six Short Pieces; The Solent; Fantasia (2016)
Chamber Orchestra of New York, conducted by Salvatore Di Vittorio
Jennifer Pike, violin; Sina Kloke, piano

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Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573530 | Time: 01:02:23

Vaughan Williams withdrew or destroyed many works from his earliest period, but he considered The Solent, with its haunting opening and luminous polyphonic textures, as among his ‘most important works’. The Fantasia is his earliest known piece for solo instrument with orchestra and contains some of his most bravura writing, contrasting with the graceful geniality of the Suite. Depicting a sublimely pastoral scene and now one of the best loved pieces ever written, Vaughan Williams called The Lark Ascending a ‘romance’, a term reserved for his most profoundly lyrical works.
The Dave Pike Quartet - Pike's Peak (1962) {Epic 88985308562 rel 2016}

The Dave Pike Quartet - Pike's Peak (1962) {Epic 88985308562 rel 2016}
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© 1962, 2016 Epic / Legacy / Sony Music | 88985308562
Jazz / Cool / Hard Bop / Vibes / Piano Trio

This Portrait LP was vibraphonist Dave Pike's second recording as a leader. Pike is joined by bassist Herbie Lewis, drummer Walter Perkins, and most notably pianist Bill Evans. It was one of the pianist's first sessions after the tragic death of his bassist, Scott LaFaro, and gives listeners a rare opportunity to hear Evans this late in his career as a sideman. The music is fairly spontaneous, consisting of two ballads, "Besame Mucho," "Vierd Blues," and Pike's "Why Not" (inspired by Miles Davis' "So What"). An excellent if generally overlooked straight-ahead set.
Dave Pike Set - Four Reasons (1969/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Dave Pike Set - Four Reasons (1969/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 38:24 minutes | 768 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Four Reasons is the american vibraphonist Dave Pike's second LP for the legendary MPS label after moving to Germany. Dave Pike Set includes the wonder boy Volker Kriegel on electric guitar and sitar, and together with Pike he made one of the absolute grooviest and best psychedelic soul-jazz records of all time. This is groovy!
Ben Webster - Live At The Haarlemse Jazzclub (1972) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Ben Webster - Live At The Haarlemse Jazzclub (1972) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1972, 2015 Limetree / Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6413
Jazz / Cool / Mainstream Jazz / Stride / Saxophone

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. Ben Webster plays live in Harlem – not the uptown scene in New York, but the Dutch city that became a surprisingly strong showcase for American players overseas! The date's got that easygoing style of some of Webster's best late live performances – a laidback rhythm trio, and Ben himself blowing these raspy, blue-tinged notes that are full of feeling – even when in a familiar setting – that quality that can make even subtle handling of a standard pop out with such Webster-like charm! The group features Tete Montoliu on piano, Rob Langereis on bass, and Tony Inzalaco on drums – and titles include "Stardust", "How Long Has This Been Going On", "Sunday", "For All We Know", and "Perdido".
Dave Pike - Jazz For The Jet Set (1965) {Atlantic Masters-Warner Jazz 8122-73527-2 rel 2001 with Herbie Hancock}

Dave Pike - Jazz For The Jet Set (1965) {Atlantic Masters-Warner Jazz 8122-73527-2 rel 2001 with Herbie Hancock}
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© 1965, 2001 Atlantic / Warner Jazz | Atlantic Masters Series | 8122-73527-2
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Hard Bop / Groove

This disc is a bit unusual in a few ways. Vibraphonist Dave Pike sticks here exclusively to the marimba, while pianist Herbie Hancock is heard throughout on organ, an instrument he rarely played again. The band also includes two trumpeters (most notably Clark Terry who has a few short solos) and a rhythm section with guitarist Billy Butler. Most of the music consists of obscurities and is open to the influences of the boogaloo and pop rhythms of the era; highlights include Hancock's "Blind Man, Blind Man," "Sunny" and "Devilette." An interesting effort.

Christopher Pike - Sete. Quando il sangue chiama (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Anthias_31 at Oct. 26, 2016
Christopher Pike - Sete. Quando il sangue chiama (repost)

Christopher Pike - Sete. Quando il sangue chiama
Italian | Mondadori | ISBN: 8804608390 | 2011 | 480 Pag | EPUB | 3 Mb

Alisa ha coronato il sogno della millenaria esistenza di vampira: lei e Ray sono diventati umani e hanno concepito una bambina. Purtroppo, l'idillio è destinato a infrangersi quando si rendono conto che la piccola è ben lontana dall'essere normale: ha una sete di sangue insaziabile e mostra di avere dei poteri superiori a quella di Alisa. Forse è addirittura la Madre Oscura destinata ad annientare un altro bambino dai poteri benefici e opposti. Alisa si trova quindi a prendere una decisione straziante: combattere la sua stessa progenie per salvare quella di un'altra donna. Nessuno è quello che sembra, un nemico può rivelarsi un generoso alleato così come un complice dimostrarsi uno spietato predatore.

Rosamund Pike - Camilla Akrans Photoshoot 2016  Girls

Posted by nrg at Sept. 20, 2016
Rosamund Pike - Camilla Akrans Photoshoot 2016

Rosamund Pike - Camilla Åkrans Photoshoot 2016
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English actress
The Dave Pike Set - Live at the Philharmonie (1969) Remastered Reissue 2008

The Dave Pike Set - Live at the Philharmonie (1969) Remastered Reissue 2008
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Genre: Post-Bop, Hard Bop, Modal, Fusion | Label: MPS/Promising Music | # SPV 441012 CD | Time: 00:31:37

Live at the Philharmonie was the Dave Pike Set's third record for MPS in the year 1969 alone; Noisy Silence-Gentle Noise (MPS 15215) and the stellar Four Reasons (MPS 15253) preceded it. One of the most interesting ideas about this amazing set of music concerns the notorious circumstances under which it was recorded, at the 1969 Berlin Jazz Days festival. The reason for this is the year itself: Miles Davis and his group had brought their fiery brand of electricity to jazz and its reverberations were being heard the world over. At the same time, prog rock and Krautrock were making their heads (considered ugly by jazz purists) known in the guises of Can, Neu!, Amon Düül, and Faust. Add to this Charlie Mariano's great band, the new hip embracing of rock culture by the Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band, Peter Herbolzheimer's Rhythm Combination & Brass, and any number of other groups, and Berlin was in a state of tension. The wild thing is, everybody agreed on Pike's group – it was the bridge between the jazz tradition, what was transpiring, and what was to come.