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Bill Laswell - Outer Dark (1994)  Music

Posted by gribovar at April 17, 2024
Bill Laswell - Outer Dark (1994)

Bill Laswell - Outer Dark (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 253 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 112 MB | Covers - 28 MB
Genre: Ambient, Electronic | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Fax +49-69/450464 (PS 08/66)

Outer Dark displays Bill Laswell's penchant for working out compositional ideas at great length, breaking the 20-minute barrier on both of the album's instrumental pieces. Entirely a studio creation, the music is the result of Laswell's (sounds) collaboration with Robert Musso (engineering, treatments) at Brooklyn, NY's Greenpoint Studios. The duo attempts to shape a composition out of the dark ether on the opening "Chakra." It begins with a buzzing sitar drone (providing the Eastern flavor common in Laswell's music) and strummed guitar emerging from the murk. Disappearing and returning throughout, the elements take on a sort of dizzying paranoia at song's end through their repetition. As for the ether itself, the musical backdrop is a drift of throbbing, amorphous ambience comprised of mildly chilling keyboard washes and tube-like breezes…

Bill Frisell - Orchestras (2024)  Music

Posted by Rtax at April 18, 2024
Bill Frisell - Orchestras (2024)

Bill Frisell - Orchestras (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 486 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 198 MB
1:26:41 | Jazz | Label: Blue Note Records

Bill Frisell, the supreme textualist and restless searcher for new contexts, has gone supersize. Employing two classical ensembles, the 60-piece Brussels Philharmonic and the 11-piece Umbria Jazz Orchestra, Frisell and famed composer/arranger Michael Gibbs, a longtime mentor and friend of the guitarist, have programmed an entire set with each group. Gibbs, who began scoring for films and simultaneously leading jazz groups in the early 1970s, is an equal partner in this beautifully recorded project. The Brussels Philharmonic set opens with the short and uneasy "Nocturne Vulgaire," in which strings and brass nervously shift before Frisell and his drummer Rudy Royston and bassist Thomas Morgan enter. They pluck a few notes before an abrupt transition to more familiar territory, a version of Billy Strayhorn's "Lush Life." Frisell slowly works his elongated way in Strayhorn's jazz standard, switching between notes and chords, backed by a lush swarm of strings. Verging on joyous easy listening, Gibbs' "Sweet Rain" rolls along with Frisell and the strings trading leads. In the Brussels closer, Stephen Foster's unerringly divine "Beautiful Dreamer," Frisell—who's always been a sucker for a great tune—picks out the melody as the band confects an opulent background.

Bill Fisher - Mass Hypnosis and the Dark Triad (2020)  Music

Posted by delpotro at July 27, 2022
Bill Fisher - Mass Hypnosis and the Dark Triad (2020)

Bill Fisher - Mass Hypnosis and the Dark Triad (2020)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 218 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 69 Mb | 00:29:52
Psychedelic Rock, Stoner Rock | Label: Septaphonic Records

As an aside to the musical works realised by Church of the Cosmic Skull, the works to be sent forth from this new platform will be myriad and multiform, varied in genre but of high standard and rich with heart.
Bill Bruford - Making a Song and Dance: A Complete-Career Collection (2022)

Bill Bruford - Making a Song and Dance: A Complete-Career Collection (2022)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 2.3 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 931 MB
6:45:27 | Progressive Rock, Instrumental Rock, Jazz, Fusion | Label: BMG

Over the past 50 years Bill Bruford has been one of the most original and innovative drummers across multiple genres. Making A Song and Dance: A Complete Career Collection is a 6CD Boxset that charts some of the many highlights of Bruford’s incredible career and is released on 29th April through BMG. From early steps with progressive legends YES and a quarter of a century in King Crimson, to ground-breaking jazz fusion leading his own Bruford and Earthworks projects, Bill Bruford has always wanted to explore his chosen discipline to the full – and then push the boundaries further. This desire to challenge convention has created some breath-taking moments and made Bruford the drummer-of-choice for collaborations with leading musicians around the world.
Bill Monroe - The Best of Bill Monroe - 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection (1999)

Bill Monroe - The Best of Bill Monroe - 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection (1999)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 169 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 70 Mb | 00:30:29
Folk, Country, Bluegrass | Label: MCA Nashville Records

Original 1950s Decca recordings by the Father of Bluegrass (including eight of his most famous songs), plus a 1984 duet with Ricky Skaggs.

Bill Evans - The Banjo in America (2022)  Music

Posted by Rtax at July 1, 2022
Bill Evans - The Banjo in America (2022)

Bill Evans - The Banjo in America (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 324 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 165 MB
1:05:28 | Country, Folk | Label: Tiki Parlour Recordings

Bill Evans and Tiki Parlour Recordings have collaborated on the ultimate banjo recording set (CD & DVD Set) for the 21st century. Bill Evans’ “The Banjo in America” celebrates 250 years of music performed on a variety of banjos from the Haitian-inspired banza to the Gibson Mastertone and eight other historical instruments in between.
Bill Mason/Gary Chandler - Gettin' Off/Outlook (1972) {1999 Westbound} **[RE-UP]**

Bill Mason/Gary Chandler - Gettin' Off/Outlook (1972) {1999 Westbound}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 396 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 157 mb
Genre: jazz, jazz soul

Gettin' Off/Outlook is a 2-for-1 collection of albums by Bill Mason and Gary Chandler. Both originally released on the Eastbound label in 1972, they remained out of print until Westbound/Ace in the UK released them on one CD. Outlook is the album in full while Gettin' Off features an edit of "Let's Stay Together" as the label claimed they had to sacrifice it due to the CD time limit. The CD had under 19 minutes left to fill but Ace chose to use only half of "Let's Stay Together".
Bob Brookmeyer & Bill Evans - The Ivory Hunters (1959) Japanese Remastered 2003

Bob Brookmeyer & Bill Evans - The Ivory Hunters (1959) Japanese Remastered 2003
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 217 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 119 Mb | Scans included
Label: United Artists Jazz/Toshiba-EMI | # TOCJ-9486 | Time: 00:42:46
Genre: Cool, Post-Bop, Piano Jazz

When Bill Evans agreed to do a two piano date with Bob Brookmeyer, eyebrows surely must have raised. Pairing a rising superstar of modern jazz with a gentleman known for playing valve trombone and arranging charts might have been deemed by some as a daunting task. Fortunately for the keyboardists, this was a good idea and a marvelous concept, where the two could use the concept of counterpoint and improvisation to an enjoyable means, much like a great chess match. For the listener, you are easily able to hear the difference between ostensible leader Evans in the right channel of the stereo separation, and the accompanist Brookmeyer in the left.

Bill Evans - 12 Classic Albums 1956-1962 (2014)  Music

Posted by Rtax at Oct. 20, 2023
Bill Evans - 12 Classic Albums 1956-1962 (2014)

Bill Evans - 12 Classic Albums 1956-1962 (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 2.3 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 1.05 GB
7:49:31 | Jazz, Cool Jazz, Post Bop | Label: Enlightenment

Born William John Evans on 16 August 1929, Bill Evans is widely considered to be one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time and is considered by some to have been the most influential post-World War II jazz keyboardist. Evans' use of impressionist harmony, inventive interpretation of traditional jazz repertoire, block chords, and trademark rhythmically independent, "singing" melodic lines continue to influence jazz pianists today. Unlike many other jazz musicians of his time, Evans never embraced new movements like jazz fusion or free jazz. Born in Plainfield, New Jersey, Evans was classically trained and studied at Southeastern Louisiana University. In 1955 he moved to New York, where he worked with bandleader and theorist George Russell. In 1958, Evans joined Miles Davis' sextet, where he was to have a profound influence. In 1959, the band, then immersed in modal jazz, recorded Kind of Blue, the best-selling jazz album of all time. In late 1959, Evans left the Miles Davis band and began his career as a leader with Scott LaFaro and Paul Motian, a group now regarded as a seminal modern jazz trio.
Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings - The Best Of Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings (2009)

Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings - The Best Of Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 534 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 185 Mb
Full Scans ~ 169 Mb | 01:16:52 | RAR 5% Recovery
Rhythm & Blues, Blues, Rock & Roll, Roots Rock | Repertoire Records #REP 5148

When it comes to good time R&B played by top class musicians, you can’t beat the sound of Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings. After Bill quit the Rolling Stones in 1993, the bass player set about forming his own all-star band. As well as touring the world, the Rhythm Kings released a succession of fine albums, beginning with ‘Struttin’ Our Stuff’ in 1998. We have selected the hottest tracks from this debut album, as well as songs from subsequent albums ‘Anyway The Wind Blows’, ‘Double Bill’, ‘Groovin’ and ‘Just For A Thrill’.