Rez Abbasi: Intents And Purposes

Rez Abbasi & Junction - Behind The Vibration (2016)  Music

Posted by mark70 at May 29, 2016
Rez Abbasi & Junction - Behind The Vibration (2016)

Rez Abbasi & Junction - Behind The Vibration (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 57:59 min | 134 MB
Genre: Jazz, Fusion | Label: Cuneiform Records

Rez Abbasi - guitar and compositions; Mark Shim - tenor sax and midi wind-controller; Ben Stivers - keyboards, B3 organ, Rhodes piano; Kenny Grohowski - drums."Behind the Vibration is a collection of new music that seeks to answer the question: What might a modern jazz album sound like in the hands of contemporary musicians employing a breadth of influences and current technologies? More often than not, musicians I play with have a developed and deep understanding of the jazz canon, yet also equally admire music vastly different than jazz.

Rez Abbasi’s Invocation - Suno Suno (2011)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Dec. 14, 2011
Rez Abbasi’s Invocation - Suno Suno (2011)

Rez Abbasi’s Invocation - Suno Suno (2011)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 64:15 min | 135 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Enja

Rez Abbasi´s new album, and second with his group Invocation, is an inspiring step forward in the evolution of an artist who, while firmly rooted in jazz and classical music, is continually embracing influences from India and Pakistan. For a decade, Abbasi has been blazing a new trail along with cohorts, Vijay Iyer and Rudresh Mahanthappa, leading figures in Indian - American cutting edge jazz. Rez´ father was born in Bombay and his mother in Lahore, Pakistan. Also born in Pakistan, Rez migrated to the US at age four. Since an early age he has emerged himself in both western and eastern music, studying and performing with a variety of Indian classical and jazz musicians.
Bob Marley And The Wailers - The Legend Live: Santa Barbara County Bowl November 25th 1979 (2016)

Bob Marley And The Wailers - The Legend Live: Santa Barbara County Bowl November 25th 1979 (2016)
Reggae, Roots | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:28:57 | 210 MB
Label: Trojan Records | Release Year: 2016

The concert contained on this CD took place at The Santa Barbara County Bowl in the autumn of 1979, when Bob was touring in support of his militant Survival album. And the resulting film is an epochal record of a Bob Marley performance; one that stands up as being easily an equal of the better known Live at the Rainbow show filmed on the Exodus tour in 1977. For all intents and purposes, the Survival tour had kicked off on September 24 1979, when Bob and the Wailers had played a benefit concert for Rasta children in the National Heroes Arena in Kingston: 1979 was the United Nations’ International Year of the Child. At that ‘Heroes’ Park’ show, Bob introduced the audience to a pair of new songs from the imminent Survival album - “Ambush in the Night,” the story of the assassination attempt on his life by gunmen on December 3 1976, and “Zimbabwe,” in which he expressed his militant support of the freedom movement in the country still known as Rhodesia.

Rez Abbasi - Suno Suno (2011) {Enja}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Aug. 19, 2016
Rez Abbasi - Suno Suno (2011) {Enja}

Rez Abbasi - Suno Suno (2011) {Enja}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 495MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 246MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Fusion

On his eighth album as a leader, guitarist and composer Rez Abbasi turns to qawwali, the devotional Sufi music of his native Pakistan, for inspiration. Not that you'll hear anything here that seems to refer specifically to that music – instead, Abbasi's goal was "to capture some of the power, passion, and joy of qawwali with an instrumental jazz group, without direct imitation." The result is certainly powerful and arguably passionate, but often feels more determined than joyful.

Steve Hillage - For To Next / And Not Or (1983)  

Posted by v3122 at Oct. 15, 2015
Steve Hillage - For To Next / And Not Or (1983)

Steve Hillage - For To Next / And Not Or (1983)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1990 | Caroline Records, CAROL 1673-2 | ~ 504 or 196 Mb | Scans Included
Progressive Rock / Psychedelic Rock / Experimental

For to Next followed Steve Hillage's last effort by a few years, and during the interim the evolving synth/new wave scene seems to have captured his imagination. For all intents and purposes a collaboration with keyboardist Miquette Giraudy, the album features relatively light and bouncy synthesizers augmented by Hillage's sometimes spacy guitar solos and sleepy vocals…

Steve Hillage - For To Next / And Not Or (1982)  

Posted by uff at Aug. 26, 2014
Steve Hillage - For To Next / And Not Or (1982)

Steve Hillage - For To Next / And Not Or (1982)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Wv + Cue + Log | covers
Virgin/EMI 00946 373463 27 | rel: 2007 | 505Mb

For to Next followed Steve Hillage's last effort by a few years, and during the interim the evolving synth/new wave scene seems to have captured his imagination. For all intents and purposes a collaboration with keyboardist Miquette Giraudy, the album features relatively light and bouncy synthesizers augmented by Hillage's sometimes spacy guitar solos and sleepy vocals. Gone is Hillage's upbeat mysticism, replaced by the fashionably bleak outlook popularized by synth rock acts like Ultravox, Visage, and Gary Numan.

Panzer Gunner: From My Native Canada to the German Ostfront and Back.  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by sawk2x at July 2, 2012
Panzer Gunner: From My Native Canada to the German Ostfront and Back.

Panzer Gunner: From My Native Canada to the German Ostfront and Back. In Action with 25th Panzer Regiment, 7th Panzer Division 1944-45
Helion & Company | 2008 | ISBN-10: 1906033110 | ISBN-13: 978 1906033118 | English | 222 Pages | PDF | 6,3 MB
Sugarloaf & Jerry Corbetta ‎- Don't Call Us - We'll Call You (1975) Expanded Reissue 2010

Sugarloaf & Jerry Corbetta ‎- Don't Call Us - We'll Call You (1975)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 463 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 194 Mb | Scans included
Classic Rock, Pop/Rock, AM Pop | Label: Fuel 2000 | # 302 061 813 2 | Time: 01:05:55

For most intents and purposes, Sugarloaf was finished after their 1973 album I Got a Song failed to generate any attention, but the band continued to push ahead, channeling their frustrations into the bubblegum sarcasm of “Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You.” The song became a fluke hit in 1975, prompting a re-release of I Got a Song under a new title borrowed from the hit, which also was prominently featured on the new release. Of course, the fizzy pop of “Don’t Call Us” sounded very little like the rest of the earlier record, which itself wasn’t all that reminiscent of their percolating 1970 hit “Green Eyed Lady,” either. It was a curious mix of pompous neo-prog – best heard on the charging instrumental “Myra, Myra” – light hippie funk, and coolly trippy soft rock, all sounds redolent of the early ‘70s, but certainly not the epitome of it. Which isn’t to say that lead singer/songwriter Jerry Corbetta couldn’t write – in addition to the hits, he knocked off Billy Joel/Elton John’s Western fantasia quite well on “Colorado Jones” – but this album tends to drift in and out of focus, making it a period piece but not much more. [Fuel 2000’s 2010 reissue added a host of worthwhile bonus tracks, including a live version of “Green Eyed Lady.”]
Nina Simone - Nina Simone Sings The Blues (1967) Japanese Mini-LP, 2004

Nina Simone - Nina Simone Sings The Blues (1967) Japanese Mini-LP, 2004
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 226 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 98 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Blues, Soul-Blues, Vocal Jazz | Label: BMG/RCA | # BVCJ-37368, 82876-60795-2 | Time: 00:32:35

Nina Simone Sings the Blues, issued in 1967, was her RCA label debut, and was a brave departure from the material she had been recording for Phillips. Indeed, her final album for that label, High Priestess of Soul, featured the singer, pianist, and songwriter fronting a virtual orchestra. Here, Simone is backed by a pair of guitarists (Eric Gale and Rudy Stevenson), bassist (Bob Bushnell), drummer (Bernard "Pretty" Purdie), organist (Ernie Hayes), and harmonica player who doubled on saxophone (Buddy Lucas). Simone handled the piano chores. The song selection is key here. Because for all intents and purposes this is perhaps the rawest record Simone ever cut. It opens with the sultry, nocturnal, slow-burning original "Do I Move You," which doesn't beg the question but demands an answer: "Do I move you?/Are you willin'?/Do I groove you?/Is it thrillin'?/Do I soothe you?/Tell the truth now?/Do I move you?/Are you loose now?/The answer better be yeah…It pleases me…." As the guitarists slip and slide around her husky vocal, a harmonica wails in the space between, and Simone's piano is the authority, hard and purposely slow.
John Pizzarelli - Midnight McCartney (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44.1kHz]

John Pizzarelli - Midnight McCartney (2015)
FLAC tracks 24bit/44.1kHz | Digital Booklet | 556MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Concord Records

John Pizzarelli lays it all out in the title of his 2015 album: this tribute to Paul McCartney is designed for play in the smoky late-night hours, when everything turns sweet and mellow. Furthermore, this is a tribute to McCartney, not the Beatles. There isn't a Fab song to be found here, as Pizzarelli focuses entirely on Paul's solo work (for these intents and purposes, this includes Wings records), concentrating on the '70s but also sliding McCartney's Great American Songbook wannabe "My Valentine" into the mix.