Ben Allison

Ben Allison - The Stars Look Very Different Today (2013)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Dec. 16, 2013
Ben Allison - The Stars Look Very Different Today (2013)

Ben Allison - The Stars Look Very Different Today (2013)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 42:37 min | 100 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Sonic Camera Records

It's all-systems-go when this quark-y spaceways-traveling quartet unpacks Neutron Star the dense and churning centerpiece of the hard-grooving bassist-composer's stellar new album, The Stars Look Very Different Today. Guitarists Brandon Seabrook and Steve Cardenas blend magnificently, emitting subatomic particles and cosmic gas clouds alongside drummer Allison Miller's solar-clock swing. –Richard Gehr, Village Voice

Ben Allison - Action-Refraction (2011)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Sept. 6, 2011
Ben Allison - Action-Refraction (2011)

Ben Allison - Action-Refraction (2011)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 42:51 min | 95,6 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Palmetto Records

The release of Action-Refraction (April 12th / Palmetto) marks gifted bassist, composer and bandleader Ben Allison s 10th album - and first collection of music by other artists. With nine critically acclaimed albums as a bandleader to his credit (the last six reaching #1 on the CMJ National Jazz radio chart), Allison has solidified his rep as a cutting edge composer. To celebrate his 10th, Ben has turned his ear towards the music of some of his favorite artists, creating an inspired, atmospheric - and at times, art-rock - mixtape featuring the music of PJ Harvey, Donny Hathaway, Thelonious Monk, Neil Young, Samuel Barber and Roger Nichols.
Allison Miller - Otis Was A Polar Bear (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Allison Miller - Otis Was A Polar Bear (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Front Cover | 1.18GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, The Royal Potato Family

Coming off an intense and emotionally rough period that surrounded the recording and release of 2013's No Morphine No Lilies, drummer Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom is in upbeat, adventurous form on 2016's Otis Was a Polar Bear. Which isn't to say that she and her bandmates weren't game for adventure on No Morphine No Lilies. On the contrary, the group found its footing on that album born out of a tumultuous year that included Miller taking care of her sick girlfriend, two of her bandmates having babies, and Miller drawing attention, some unfairly negative, for a Huffington Post article she wrote about being a lesbian feminist in the jazz world.
Doric String Quartet, Allison Bell - Brett Dean: Epitaphs; String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 (2015)

Brett Dean - Epitaphs; String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 (2015)
Doric String Quartet; Allison Bell, soprano; Brett Dean, viola

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 246 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Contemporary | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10873 | Time: 01:01:50

Brett Dean is not shy about revealing what his music is ‘about’. Whether inspired by certain individuals (as in Epitaphs), or by an ecological or human disaster (as in his String Quartet No. 1, on the now all too topical plight of refugees), Dean’s works are usually – perhaps invariably – driven by extra-musical narratives. Rather than tease out any innate structural puzzles or tensions, his music typically falls into short little dramatic narratives – no movement on this disc lasts as long as eight minutes, many of them rather less than five. The most obviously successful work here is Quartet No. 2, ‘And once I played Ophelia’, effectively a dramatic scena. Its soprano soloist is no mere extra voice (as in Schoenberg’s Second Quartet) but the leading protagonist. Allison Bell’s genuinely affecting performance is backed by the Doric Quartet’s expressionist scampering and sustained harmonies, the strings occasionally coming to the fore in the manner of a Schumann-style song postlude.

Michael Blake - Tiddy Boom (2014)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Nov. 4, 2016
Michael Blake - Tiddy Boom (2014)

Michael Blake - Tiddy Boom (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks) + Cue + Log | Artwork | 46:59 min | 279 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Sunnyside Communications, Inc. (#SSC 1396)

The New York City based saxophonist Michael Blake has built his reputation by producing albums that "make the familiar sound fresh" (Jim Macnie, Downbeat). That statement couldn't apply better than to Blake's new release, Tiddy Boom, his nod to the magnificent tenor saxophone innovators Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young. The session sounds like a classic recording date from the 1950s or 1960s. Tiddy Boom reunites Blake with two of his former Jazz Composers Collective colleagues, bassist Ben Allison and pianist Frank Kimbrough, who, along drummer Rudy Royston, provide effortless support for Blake s tenor sax to flow in any direction he chooses on his program of all original compositions.

Will Bernard - Out & About (2016)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Aug. 23, 2016
Will Bernard - Out & About (2016)

Will Bernard - Out & About (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 48:26 min | 1113 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Posi-Tone Records

Will Bernard has received his due for sideman work in a variety of settings, but you rarely hear anybody talk about stylistic range when it comes to his own leader dates. This is the album that could and should change that. Over the course of eleven originals, Bernard continually frames himself in different ways, constantly redefining his outlook and mining fresh musical veins with some help from four A-list musicians organist Brian Charette, saxophonist John Ellis, bassist Ben Allison, and drummer Allison Miller. It's a winning formula, making Out & About an out-and-out success.

The Tall Men (1955)  Video

Posted by Sartre at May 15, 2016
The Tall Men (1955)

The Tall Men (1955)
BDRip | MKV | 122mn | 720p/1080p | x264 -> 1500/3000kbps | AC3/DTS 4.0 | 2.99/1.49GB
Western | Language: English | Subtitles: ENG | Nitroflare/1Fichier

Clark Gable and Jane Russell star in this rugged widescreen western, exquisitely photographed by Leo Tover and directed by veteran action expert Raoul A. Walsh. Gable plays Ben Allison, who with his brother Clint (Cameron Mitchell) journeys to Montana in search of gold. They come upon wealthy businessman Nathan Stark (Robert Ryan), whom they try to rob of $20,000. Instead, Stark talks Ben and Clint into becoming partners with him on a cattle drive to Montana. As the group travels to Texas, they come upon a party of settlers being attacked by Indians. They save the saucy Nella Turner (Jane Russell) and she joins with Ben, who has been made trail boss, and Clint on the cattle drive. Ben and Nella are attracted to each other but after an initial fling, Nella rejects him – Ben just wants enough money to buy a small ranch and Nella won't settle for slim pickings. Arriving in Fort Worth, Nella takes up with Stark, whose desire to make as much money as possible coincides with Nella's money-hungry ambitions. But when, at Stark's insistence, she accompanies him on the final trek to Montana, the seething friction between Ben and Stark erupts as the drive heads into dangerous Indian country.

Ben Sidran - I Lead A Life (1972) Japanese Reissue 2007  Music

Posted by Designol at May 11, 2016
Ben Sidran - I Lead A Life (1972) Japanese Reissue 2007

Ben Sidran - I Lead A Life (1972) Japanese Reissue 2007
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 339 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 143 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Soul-Jazz | Label: Geffen/Universal | # UICY-6937 | Time: 00:43:57

Ben Sidran first came to public attention as a sideman on one of the early Steve Miller Band albums in the late Sixties. His keyboard stylings and flare suggested a background in jazz/rock fusion. His debut album, "Feel Your Groove" (also available on a Japanese Import CD) included a wealth of celebrated English and American talent including drummer Charlie Watts, but still did not deliver fully what Ben Sidran seemed to promise. This, his second album, was recorded after he resettled in Madison, Wisconsin (a.k.a. "Mad-City," then the Berkeley of the Midwest)and it showcased Ben Sidran's writing and performing in great form. It is quintessential Sidran, with stylings reminiscent but not imitative of his idol Mose Allison, and tunes that have held up extraordinarily well over the past three decades. This was Ben Sidran's true break-through LP, although best known to a relatively small group of FM alternative radio fanatics.
Allison Williams by Nino Munoz for Modern Luxury March 2016

Allison Williams - Nino Muñoz Photoshoot 2016
7 jpg | up to 2700*1800 | 10.95 Mb
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Talking Jazz With Ben Sidran: Volume 2: Solo Voices  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Bayron at Feb. 1, 2015
Talking Jazz With Ben Sidran: Volume 2: Solo Voices

Talking Jazz With Ben Sidran: Volume 2: Solo Voices by Ben Sidran
English | 2014 | eISBN: 1450753671, ASIN: B00P873NAY | 594 pages | PDF | 2,3 MB