Modern Studies

Patricia Barber - Modern Cool (1998) [MFSL, UDSACD 2003]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Nov. 29, 2016
Patricia Barber - Modern Cool (1998) [MFSL, UDSACD 2003]

Patricia Barber - Modern Cool (1998)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2002 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDSACD 2003 | ~ 398 or 184 Mb | Scans Included
Jazz, Post Bop, Contemporary Jazz, Vocal

The dark, smoky voice of Patricia Barber is quite haunting. On Modern Cool, she mostly sings downbeat songs at slow tempos. All but three songs are her own originals, and they deal with such subject matter as an "homage to beauty" that seems to connect painting one's face with prostitution, loneliness, mindless conformity, the "Postmodern Blues," and other such topics…
Barney Kessel - Live At The Jazz Mill 1954 (2016) {Modern Harmonic MHCD-007}

Barney Kessel - Live At The Jazz Mill 1954 (2016) {Modern Harmonic MHCD-007}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 175 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 106 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 83 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1954, 2016 Modern Harmonic / Sundazed Music | MHCD-007
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Guitar

A fantastic addition to the Barney Kessel catalog of the 50s – a never-heard live set that has the guitarist in form that's every bit as strong as his famous albums for Contemporary Records! In fact, the strength of the recording may well capture Kessel at a level that beats those sessions – as Barney's playing live, with a bit more bite – and really grabs us with the strong tone on his solos – and the sense of energy he gets in a quartet that also includes a young Pete Jolly on piano! The recording quality is excellent – crystal-clear, and very focused – and the set isn't one of those lost tapes that should have stayed "lost" – but instead a real lost chapter in Barney's tremendous career.
The Modern Jazz Quartet - Blues At Carnegie Hall (1966) [1994, MFSL 24-Karat Gold, UDCD 596]

The Modern Jazz Quartet - Blues At Carnegie Hall (1966) [1994, MFSL 24 K Gold, UDCD 596]
Jazz, Post Bop | EAC Rip | WavPack, Img+CUE+LOG+Full Scans-300dpi (JPEG) | 41:23 Min | 236,25 Mb
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (USA) | Released: 1994-01-09 (1966-04-27)

Blues at Carnegie Hall is a live album by American jazz group the Modern Jazz Quartet featuring performances recorded at Carnegie Hall in 1966 at a benefit concert presented by The Manhattan School of Music and released on the Atlantic label.
Art Pepper ‎- Art Pepper + Eleven (Modern Jazz Classics) (1959) [MFSL, MFCD 805]

Art Pepper ‎- Art Pepper + Eleven (Modern Jazz Classics) (1959)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1991 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, MFCD 805 | ~ 238 or 102 Mb | Scans Included
Bop, Big Band, Cool Jazz

This is a true classic. Altoist Art Pepper is joined by an 11-piece band playing Marty Paich arrangements of a dozen jazz standards from the bop and cool jazz era. Trumpeter Jack Sheldon has a few solos, but the focus is very much on the altoist who is in peak form for this period…
Various Artists - From Modern Jazz To New Thing (1957-1959) - La Grande Histoire Du Jazz Vol. 4 (2010) {Box 25CD - 100 of 100}

Various Artists - From Modern Jazz To New Thing (1957-1959) - La Grande Histoire Du Jazz Vol. 4 (2010) {Box 25CD - 100 of 100}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 11.7 Gb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 745 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2010 Le Chant du Monde | 574 1975.99
Jazz / Hard Bop / Modal Music / Third Stream

An epic 100 CD chronological documentation of the history of jazz music from 1898 to 1959, housed in four boxed sets. Each box contains 25 slipcase CDs, a booklet (up to 186 pages) and an index. The booklets contain extensive notes (Eng/Fr) with recording dates and line-ups. 31 hours of music in each box, totalling 1677 tracks Each track has been restored and mastered from original sources.
Renaud Capuçon - Renaud Capuçon plays Three Modern Concertos (2016)

Renaud Capuçon - Renaud Capuçon plays Three Modern Concertos (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:05:40 | 150 MB
Label: Erato

Firmly established as one of the world’s greatest violinists, Renaud Capuçon career both on the stage and as a recording artist has spanned a wide gamut of concerto repertoire, chamber music and recitals. He has a reputation for impeccable performances and fine interpretations of classics and lesser-known repertoire, from his most recent albums with critically-acclaimed readings of the Bach Violin Concertos and the Vasks Violin Concerto, and a recital disc with Khatia Buniatishvili, to the Beethoven / Korngold and Brahms/Berg concertos, Renaud has become known for the breadth of his repertoire, his world-class chamber music partners, and the quality of his playing.

VA - Masterpieces of Modern Soul (2016)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Oct. 20, 2016
VA - Masterpieces of Modern Soul (2016)

VA - Masterpieces of Modern Soul (2016)
Soul, Funk, RnB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:42:12 | 102 MB
Label: Ace Records | Release Year: 2016

To the uninitiated I won't go into the full explanation of Modern Soul, there are more than enough words in the sleevenotes. Suffice it to say that it is primarily danceable 70s soul music with a solid, as opposed to a funky beat. Having said that, the Modern Soul crowd has a very liberal view on what is danceable and having emerged at least partly as an antidote to the 100mph Northern Soul stompers, are willing to wander on to the dancefloor to the most laid-back of tunes. In fact the intimacy of many of their venues and the occasional lack of floor space often sees discerning soul fans grooving to their favourites on linoleum, sticky carpet or even table tops. The quality of the song and the singer's performance are given higher priority than the correctness of the rhythm, while clever dance moves are considered less important than say flowery bowling shirts or an encyclopaedic knowledge of Tyrone Davis' recording career.
Milt Jackson - Milt Jackson At The Museum Of Modern Art (1965) {Verve Originals rel 2008  B0011221-02}

Milt Jackson - Milt Jackson At The Museum Of Modern Art (1965) {Verve Originals rel 2008 B0011221-02}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 275 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 97 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 17 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1965, 2008 Verve / Universal | B0011221-02 | Verve Originals
Jazz / Hard Bop / Modal Music / Soul Jazz / Vibes

One of the hippest Milt Jackson albums of the 60s – a set that definitely lives up to its Museum Of Modern Art setting! The performance is one of the most famous from that museum's well-remembered series of 60s jazz concerts – and it features Milt Jackson's quintet really stretching out nicely – hitting sharper tones and bolder notes than in some of their other sessions of the decade, and possibly picking up a freer feel overall in the live setting. Milt's vibes are wonderfully accompanied by the reeds of Jimmy Heath and piano of Cedar Walton – both players who mix soul and modern elements in the same sort of perfect blend that Jackson hits. And the rhythm section is tightly snapping and soulful – never too groove-oriented, but always conscious of a sense of a swing – thanks to bass from Ron Carter and drums from Candy Finch.

Elmore James - The Best Of The Modern Years (2005)  Music

Posted by Designol at Sept. 22, 2016
Elmore James - The Best Of The Modern Years (2005)

Elmore James - The Best Of The Modern Years (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 204 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Electric Blues, Slide Guitar | Label: Blue Note/Metro Blue | # 7243 8 64711 2 3 | Time: 00:54:08

This 19-track compilation focuses on Elmore James' crucial sessions recorded for the Modern Records subsidiaries Meteor and Flair between 1952 and 1956. At the time of these recordings, the distorted amplified sound of James' slide guitar with his unmistakable electrified Robert Johnson lick was helping map out the postwar blues idiom with such classics as "I Believe," "Blues Before Sunrise," "Wild About You," "Mean & Evil," and the extraordinary reworking of Robert Johnson's "Dust My Broom" into "Dust My Blues." Even though roughly half of these tracks appear on the equally recommended 1986 Ace release Let's Cut It: The Very Best of Elmore James, this set is a great introduction to the dynamic slide guitarist's earliest recordings.

Popincourt - A New Dimension To Modern Love (2016)  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Aug. 27, 2016
Popincourt - A New Dimension To Modern Love (2016)

Popincourt - A New Dimension To Modern Love (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 235 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 81 mb
Genre: indie pop, alternative

A New Dimension To Modern Love is the 2016 CD by alternative/indie pop band Popincourt. This was released on the Jigsaw label.