Riley Smith

Templars and Hospitallers as Professed Religious in the Holy Land  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by roxul at Sept. 19, 2016
Templars and Hospitallers as Professed Religious in the Holy Land

Jonathan Riley-Smith, "Templars and Hospitallers as Professed Religious in the Holy Land"
English | ISBN: 0268040583 | 2010 | 145 pages | PDF | 1 MB

Dr. Lonnie Smith - Rise Up! (2008) {Palmetto Records}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at March 1, 2016
Dr. Lonnie Smith - Rise Up! (2008) {Palmetto Records}

Dr. Lonnie Smith - Rise Up! (2008) {Palmetto Records}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 367 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 146 Mb
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© 2008 Palmetto Records | PM 2138
Jazz / Hammond B-3 / Soul Jazz

Who says you have to slow down as you get older? The honorable B-3 master, Dr. Lonnie Smith, has been on a renaissance tear since the beginning of the 21st century. Rise Up! is the fifth new recording since 2000, and there have been a number of reissues of his older work to boot. Given that some artists issue a record a year, this may not seem like such a terrific feat – but appearances are deceiving. Smith recorded only 13 albums between 1966 and 1996, so five in nine years is actually prolific. It's not only the quantity, however, it's the consistency of the quality of the records Smith has been releasing that is outstanding, and Rise Up! is no exception.

Kronos Quartet - Terry Riley: Requiem For Adam (2001) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at April 20, 2017
Kronos Quartet - Terry Riley: Requiem For Adam (2001) [Re-Up]

Kronos Quartet - Terry Riley: Requiem For Adam (2001)
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Classical, Avant-Garde, Minimalism | Label: Nonesuch | # 79639-2 | Time: 00:47:55

This may be the single most powerful piece of music that the Kronos Quartet has ever recorded, and perhaps that Terry Riley has ever written. This is because Requiem for Adam is so personal, so direct, and experiential. Requiem for Adam was written after the death of Kronos violinist David Harrignton's son. He died, in 1995, at the age of 16, from an aneurysm in his coronary artery. Riley, who is very close to the Harringtons and has a son the same age, has delved deep into the experience of death and resurrection, or, at the very least, transmutation. Requiem for Adam is written in three parts, or movements. The first, "Ascending the Heaven Ladder," is based on a four-note pattern that re-harmonizes itself as it moves up the scale. There are many variations and series based on each of these notes and their changing harmonics, and finally a 5/4 dance as it moves to the highest point on the strings. The drone-like effect is stunning when the listener realizes that the drone is changing shape too, ascending the scale, moving ever upward and taking part in the transmutation of harmony.
Matt Haimovitz, Christopher O'Riley - Beethoven: Period, Complete Sonatas and Variations for Pianoforte and Violoncello (2014)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Period (2014) 2CDs
Complete Sonatas and Variations for Pianoforte and Violoncello
Matt Haimovitz, violoncello; Christopher O'Riley, fortepiano

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Genre: Classical | Label: Pentatone | # PTC 5186475 | Time: 02:19:56

This release features the complete sonatas and variations for fortepiano and violoncello, recorded on period instruments. In this collaboration, Matt Haimovitz plays his own Goffriller cello, crafted in Venice, Italy in 1710 – outfitted with ox-gut strings also from Italy and an early 19th century rosewood tailpiece and drawn by a Dominique Peccatte bow of the same era, while Christopher O’Riley plays on an original Broadwood fortepiano made in 1823.

Terry Riley - Moscow Conservatory Solo Piano Concert (2001)  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 21, 2017
Terry Riley - Moscow Conservatory Solo Piano Concert (2001)

Terry Riley - Moscow Conservatory Solo Piano Concert (2001)
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Contemporary Classical, Minimalism, Free Improvisation | Label: Long Arms | # CDLA 01032 | 01:13:32

Solo piano works, recorded live in Moscow Conservatory on April 18th, 2000. Russian-only release on the Long Arms label. Pieces include: 'Arica', 'Havana Man', 'Negro Hall', 'The Ecstasy', 'Missigono', 'Requiem For Wally'. "The following pieces appear without any editing of the performance. Large sections of these pieces are improvised and I have attempted to preserve the spontaneity of this special evening by presenting my first concert in Moscow exactly as it was played. I hope in some way my offering of this evenings music reflects the deep respect I hold for the great musical traditions of Russia and the Masters who have reached for the stars before me with their awesome genius."– Terry Riley.

Die Kreuzzüge: A History  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by arundhati at Jan. 28, 2017
Die Kreuzzüge: A History

Jonathan Riley-Smith, "Die Kreuzzüge: A History"
2016 | German | ISBN-10: 3805349599 | 480 pages | EPUB | 3 MB
VA - Steve Reich - Six Pianos; Terry Riley - Keyboard Study #1 (2016)

Steve Reich - Six Pianos; Terry Riley - Keyboard Study #1 (2016)
Gregor Schwellenbach; Erol Sarp; Daniel Brandt; Paul Frick
John Kameel Farah; Hauschka; Lukas Vogel

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Contemporary Classical, Minimalism | Label: Film Recordings | # CD002 | Time: 00:42:04

"After the widely noticed performance at the „Acht Brücken Festival 2016” at Cologne's Philharmonic Hall, Gregor Schwellenbach, Hauschka, Erol Sarp (of „Grandbrothers“), Daniel Brandt, Paul Frick (both of "Brandt Brauer Frick") and John Kameel Farah will be releasing their interpretation of Steve Reich’s "Six Pianos" as a studio recording via FILM. The re-recording of this piece is an interpretation of Reich’s composition but still far more than just that – it is a modern approach to his idea behind it. "Keyboard Study #1" by Terry Riley is a worthy b-side opposed to Reich’s composition. The piece is kind of a building set of ever lengthening, repetitive patterns played against each other with the right and left hand displaced. The composition proposes various possible combinations for the performer to choose from and repeat at will. And what the performers have chosen proves Gregor Schwellenbach’s assumption: "Especially Terry Riley’s and Steve Reich’s music are open doors for pianists socialized by pop music and their audience".

The Crusades, Christianity, and Islam  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at Dec. 15, 2016
The Crusades, Christianity, and Islam

Jonathan Riley-Smith, "The Crusades, Christianity, and Islam"
ISBN: 0231146248, 0231146256 | 2008 | EPUB | 144 pages | 16 MB
Ches Smith, Craig Taborn, Mat Maneri - The Bell (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Ches Smith, Craig Taborn, Mat Maneri - The Bell (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 68:10 minutes | 1,22 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Bell features dynamic chamber music compositions written for masterful improvisers. The best thing I caught all weekend, said critic Peter Margasak of the 2014 New York Winter Jazzfest, was a superb trio led by drummer Ches Smith with pianist Craig Taborn and violist Mat Maneri, which expertly infused seductively narcotic writing with a mixture of brooding melody and rich texture. Since that NY debut, the trio has become a priority project for all participants and in June 2015 Smith, Taborn and Maneri recorded The Bell at Avatar Studios with Manfred Eicher as producer. Ches Smith's first album as a leader for ECM follows appearances for the label with Tim Berne's Snakeoil and with Robin Williamson. Ches has worked a very wide range of music in the course of his career, playing with musicians from Marc Ribot to Terry Riley to Wadada Leo Smith and his own groups have been informed by his far-reaching experience.

The Crusades, Christianity, and Islam (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by nebulae at July 7, 2016
The Crusades, Christianity, and Islam (Repost)

Jonathan Riley-smith, "The Crusades, Christianity, and Islam"
English | ISBN: 0231146248, 0231146256 | 2008 | 144 pages | PDF | 2 MB