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Andy Summers - Earth + Sky (2004)  

Posted by uff at Feb. 17, 2014
Andy Summers - Earth + Sky (2004)

Andy Summers - Earth + Sky (2004)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
VAP VPCK-85341 | rel: 2005 | 460Mb

After two albums exploring the boundaries of jazz via the music of Thelonious Monk (Green Chimneys) and Charles Mingus (Peggy's Blue Skylight), ex-Police guitarist Andy Summers returns to original compositions with a new band that moves forward through a swarm of genres on Earth + Sky. Employing two keyboard players, John Novello and John Beasley, as well as drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, saxophonist Katisse Buckingham, and bassist Abraham Laboriel, Summers creates a body of work that looks through jazz, rock, and folk forms and is technology based while also using organic rhythms and atmospherics.

Graham Nash - Earth & Sky (1980) Remastered 2001  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 17, 2016
Graham Nash - Earth & Sky (1980) Remastered 2001

Graham Nash - Earth & Sky (1980) Remastered 2001
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 252 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classic Rock, Folk Rock, Pop Rock | Label: Magic Records | # 1982202 | Time: 00:35:18

After a seven-year hiatus, Graham Nash returned to his solo career on Earth & Sky. While much of the material may have originated as an on-again/off-again collaboration with David Crosby (guitar/vocals), by the time the LP hit the racks in 1980 there were only traces of Crosby's input scattered throughout. One primary contribution highlighting the pair is the organic and acoustic "Out on the Island," and is likewise one of the best sides of the effort. In support of Nash is an all-star ensemble centering on the infamous "Mighty Jitters": Russ Kunkel (drums/percussion), Tim Drummond (bass), Danny "Kootch" Kortchmar (guitars), David Lindley (guitar/violin/vocals), and Craig Doerge (keyboards). The opening title cut, "Earth & Sky" has the earmark of a mid-tempo Jackson Browne rocker and boasts a tasty guitar lead from Joe Walsh.

Andy Summers - The X Tracks (2005)  

Posted by TmanHome at Jan. 9, 2016
Andy Summers - The X Tracks (2005)

Andy Summers - The X Tracks (2005)
Jazz, Fusion | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 73 min | 168 MB
Label: Flickering Shadow | Rel: 2005

X Tracks: Best of Andy Summers covers the years 1997-2002, essentially his stint at RCA. If you haven't followed his post-Police career, you might be somewhat surprised at his jazz leanings. Texturally, he flirts with smooth jazz at times, but his penchant for dissonance keeps him out of that camp. There are a handful of original compositions alongside pieces by Monk, Mingus, and Wayne Shorter. Q-Tip's reading from Mingus' Beneath the Underdog on "Goodbye Porkpie Hat" does little to add to the tune, beyond differentiating it from Jeff Beck's version, but the way Summers handles Mingus' "Boogie Stop Shuffle" with an added horn section is great. Similarly, Sting's turn on vocals on the overdone "'Round Midnight" is serviceable, but the way Summers digs into Monk's bag of dissonance and crazy intervals on "Think of One" shows a deep understanding and feel for Monk's music.
Andy Summers - Green Chimneys: The Music of Thelonious Monk (1999)

Andy Summers - Green Chimneys: The Music of Thelonious Monk (1999)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Repertoire/Rare RAR 1002 | rel: 1999 | 455Mb

Guitarist Andy Summers long ago shed his Police-man's uniform to take a stab at being a jazz fusion guitarist, and this is his toughest test, tackling 13 of Thelonious Monk's most well known pieces. His backing band has some considerable talent; drummer Peter Erskine, organist Joey DeFrancesco, trumpeter Walt Fowler and cellist Hank Roberts are outstanding jazz musicians, and prove their mettle throughout. The CD overall is inconsistent, starting with an out-of-tune bass and an inaccurate reading of the title track.
Andy Summers & Robert Fripp - I Advance Masked (1982)

Andy Summers & Robert Fripp - I Advance Masked (1982)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
A&M UICY-9240 | rel: 2002 | 235Mb

Many a guitar fan would have predicted that a summit between legendary guitarists Andy Summers (the Police) and Robert Fripp (King Crimson) would result in a guitar solofest. But the music on their first collaboration together, I Advance Masked, stresses guitar textures and moods over indulgent soloing. Although the recording sessions weren't entirely enjoyable for Summers (who was experiencing marital problems at the time), some very beautiful music can be found on the resulting album.
Andy Summers & Victor Biglione - Splendid Brazil (2005) REPOST

Andy Summers & Victor Biglione - Splendid Brazil (2005)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Indie Records 789842012459 | rel: 2005 | 260Mb

Andy Summers remained an active and creative artist in the years before the historic reunion with The Police in 2007. His output of solo albums saw him span the genres and he also embarked on exciting collaborations with other artists. Summers’ work with fellow guitar virtuoso Victor Biglione has been especially fruitful. Once again, the pair perform duets on acoustic guitars with no other instrumental accompaniment. Yet such is their empathy, they can provide all the melodic and rhythmic structures needed to produce entirely satisfying music. They concentrated on familiar standards for their first album, but ‘Splendid Brazil’ celebrates the kind of material more familiar to Victor Biglione, one of South America’s foremost musicians - yet the two musicians complement each in a stylistic meeting of hearts and minds. ~jpc

Andy Summers - World Gone Strange (1991) REPOST  

Posted by uff at June 26, 2014
Andy Summers - World Gone Strange (1991) REPOST

Andy Summers - World Gone Strange (1991)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Private Music BVCP-163 | rel: 1991 | 360Mb

Andy Summers' World Gone Strange was released in 1991. This album is comprised of guitar-based instrumental music. Ten tracks are contained. Altogether, I find the songwriting to be gratifying, the musicianship to be impeccable, and the sound quality to be satisfying. As for Summers' guitar work, it is proficient and pleasing. Even though I like all the compositions, my favorites are "World Gone Strange," "Bacchante," and "Song for M." "World Gone Strange" is a smooth, classy piece with pretty guitar playing from Summers; also, nice piano work is included. "Bacchante," one of my favorite instrumentals in general, is an indispensable gem–it is serene and displays a beautiful guitar line from Summers (keyboard and piano playing are also presented). The laid-back "Song for M" exhibits tasteful guitar work from Summers; this cut also furnishes keyboarding. When it comes to the CD insert, it includes two photos of Summers–one color and one black and white. ~sauerkraut
Eberhard Schoener, Sting, Andy Summers - Music from Video Magic and Flashback (1986)

Eberhard Schoener, Sting, Andy Summers - Music from Video Magic and Flashback (1986)
Electronic | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Mercury 830 824-2 | rec: 1978 | 250Mb

Classicaly trained musician, Renowned arranger, director and keyboard player, Eberhard Schoener published a serie of adventurous electronic rock albums exploring the territories of kosmsische kraut-psychedelica, introspective new age, cinematic concrete ambient and pulsing minimal electro pop. A notorious contribution to these respective musical subgenres. ~Progarchives
Circa Zero (Andy Summers & Rob Giles) - Circus Hero (2014) {429 Records}

Circa Zero (Andy Summers & Rob Giles) - Circus Hero (2014) {429 Records}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 441 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 139 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 10 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 429 Records | FTN 17981
Rock / Contemporary Rock / Alternative

Former Police guitarist Andy Summers is no stranger to collaborations, and has paired himself with a bevy of intriguing artists (Robert Fripp, Bill Evans, Fernanda Takai) over the course of his 12 studio albums. Jazz, fusion, avant-garde, and tropicalia have all been explored by this prolific guitar hero, but the one thing he hasn't done since the Police's 1986 breakup is form a legitimate rock band. Working with Rob Giles of L.A. super-songwriter combo the Rescues in what turned out to be a full-on band project, Summers revisits the punchy pop/rock style that made the Police one of the biggest and most influential acts of the 1980s.

Andy Summers - Guitar (2006) - DVD [Repost]  

Posted by metalero87 at May 14, 2014
Andy Summers - Guitar (2006) - DVD [Repost]

Andy Summers - Guitar (2006) - DVD
MPEG 2 | 720х480, 30 fps | AC3, 48 kHz, 224 kbps | English | 1:24:00 | 4.6 Gb

Andy Summers not only teaches some great guitar parts from his years with The Police, he demonstrates some more advanced playing plus jazz and blues styles. You'll learn about chord group memorization and clusters, special suspensions, visualizing the root, mapping out the neck, modal interchanges, squeezing the chords, and a whole lot more. Plus some great live performances by Andy playing with his band!