Es war ein Vergnügen, Mathias Eicks schwingender, vom Klang einer Violine unterstützten Trompete auf seinem Album Midwest zu folgen - eine instrumentale Zusammenstellung, die nun auf Ravensburg weiterentwickelt wird. Håkon Aase, ein Nachwuchstalent des neuen norwegischen Jazz, der aufmerksamen ECM-Hörern dank seiner Arbeit mit Thomas Strønen bereits bekannt sein dürfte, ist der neue Geiger in Eicks Ensemble. Darüber hinaus wird die Kerngruppe um den Schlagzeuger Helge Andreas Norbakken erweitert, der mit seinem Kollegen Torstein Lofthus in erstaunlicher Weise interagiert. Eick selbst läuft hier kompositorisch zu großer Form auf: in den Tiefen seiner Musik entfaltet er einen drängenden Rhythmus, den er um aufsteigende Melodien in den Höhen ergänzt - in einer Serie von Stücken, die auf eine Art kollektives Familienporträt hinauslaufen. Produziert von Manfred Eicher, wurde Ravensburg im Osloer Rainbow Studio im Juni 2017 aufgezeichnet. Es erscheint unmittelbar vor einer Europatournée
Brand-new stories by: Daniel Woodrell, Matthew Eck, Catherine Browder, Nancy Pickard, John Lutz, J. Malcolm Garcia, Kevin Prufer, Linda Rodriguez, Nadia Pflaum, Phong Nguyen, Andres Rodriguez, and others. Kansas City: where East and West collide, where naked ambition meets broken dreams, where blues and the night go together like rye whiskey, vermouth, and bitters. Yes, Kansas City is a surprising place of grit, gore, and betrayal, at least in the imaginations of our diverse lineup of contributors. Kansas City Noir, another in Akashic´s series of geographically specific anthologies, peels back the aura of civility and captures the raw truths of the human condition as lived in this heartland, third-coast city. Among the collection´s contributors are Daniel Woodrell, author of the modern classic Winter´s Bone and the recent, much lauded story collection, The Outlaw Album; Matthew Eck, author of the noted war novel The Farther Shore; veteran short-fiction writer Catherine Browder; Edgar Award-winning mystery novelists Nancy Pickard and John Lutz; and J. Malcolm Garcia, whose reporting from the war in Afghanistan informs a disturbing tale of restless angst and dislocation. Kansas City Noir takes a compelling tour of the streets of a vibrant American city, complete with accents of jazz, barbecue, and the deeply rooted blues. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lauren Fortgang, Kevin T. Collins, John McLain, Suzanne Toren, Scott Aiello, R.C. Bray, Johnny Heller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014642/bk_adbl_014642_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
DescriptionNote-for-note guitar transcriptions (carefully reviewed and approved by Metheny himself!) for all 8 songs from his highly acclaimed 1975 studio debut - which also features one of the earliest recordings of bass legend Jaco Pastorius. Includes: Bright Size Life · Midwestern Nights Dream · Missouri Uncompromised · Omaha Celebration · Round Trip/Broadway Blues · Sirabhorn · Uniquity Road · Unity Village. Contains jazz-style handwritten notation and tablature, a full-page photo of Metheny, and a Guitar Notation Legend.SonglistBright Size LifeMidwestern Nights DreamMissouri UncompromisedOmaha CelebrationRound Trip/Broadway BluesSirabhornUniquity RoadUnity Village
Everyone knows ´´The Great Gatsby´´, every American reader, and everyone who belonged to the cream of the crop in 1920´s New York that F. S. Fitzgerald captured in his famous novel. We have carefully cut the book down to 4 hours, cast more than 30 actors, added real sounds and period jazz music. The illusion is perfect, so simply press PLAY and you will become one of the characters in the story. It´s the story of Nick Carraway, a young man form the Midwest and a New York businessman, his neighbor Jay Gatsby - an extravagant millionaire longing for his great love. ´´The Great Gatsby´´ is a fascinating portrait of the Jazz Age generation that lived, loved, caroused, experienced disappointment, and believed in new beginnings. This colorful interpretation is a thrilling experience and a tribute to Fitzgerald´s loved novel. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Weintraub, Lily Chu, Madelyn M. P. Grubbs, Jared Doreck, Philip Hays. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tymp/000020/bk_tymp_000020_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Before ´´Fred and Ginger´´ there was ´´Fred and Adele´´, a show-business partnership and cultural sensation like no other. In our celebrity-saturated era, it´s hard to comprehend what a genuine phenomenon these two siblings from Omaha were. At the height of their success in the mid-1920s, the Astaires seemed to define the Jazz Age. They were Gershwin´s music in motion, a fascinating pair who wove spellbinding rhythms in song and dance. In this book, the first comprehensive study of their theatrical career together, Kathleen Riley traces the Astaires´ rise to fame from humble midwestern origins and early days as child performers on small-time vaudeville stages (where Fred, fatefully, first donned top hat and tails) to their 1917 debut on Broadway to star billings on both sides of the Atlantic. They became ambassadors of an art form they helped to revolutionize, adored by audiences, feted by royalty, and courted socially by elites everywhere they went. From the start, Adele was the more natural performer, spontaneous, funny, and self-possessed, while Fred had to hone his trademark timing and elegance through endless hours of rehearsal, a disciplined regimen that Adele loathed. Ultimately, Fred´s dancing expertise surpassed his sister´s, and their paths diverged: Adele married into British aristocracy, and Fred headed for Hollywood. The Astaires examines in depth the extraordinary story of this great brother-sister team, with full attention to its historical and theatrical context. It is not merely an account of the first part of Fred´s long and illustrious career but one with its own significance. Born at the close of the 1800s, Fred and Adele grew up together with the new century, and when they reached superstardom during the interwar years, they shone as an affirmation of life and hope amid a prevailing crisis of faith and identity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barbara Edelman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011593/bk_adbl_011593_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the first biography of Ralph Peer, the adventurous - even revolutionary - A&R man and music publisher who saw the universal power locked in regional roots music and tapped it, changing the breadth and flavor of popular music around the world. It is the story of the life and 50-year career, from the age of cylinder recordings to the stereo era, of the man who pioneered the recording, marketing, and publishing of blues, jazz, country, gospel, and Latin music. The book tracks Peer´s role in such breakthrough events as the recording of Mamie Smith´s Crazy Blues (the record that sparked the blues craze), the first country recording sessions with Fiddlin´ John Carson, his discovery of Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family at the famed Bristol sessions, the popularizing of Latin American music during World War II, and the postwar transformation of music on the airwaves that set the stage for the dominance of R&B, country, and rock n´ roll. But this is also the story of a man from humble Midwestern beginnings who went on to build the world´s largest independent music publishing firm, fostering the global reach of music that had previously been specialized, localized, and marginalized. Ralph Peer redefined the ways promising songs and performers were identified, encouraged, and promoted; rethought how far regional music might travel; and changed our very notions of what pop music can be. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dom Flemons, Ketch Secor, Barry Mazor, Marty Stuart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/007778/bk_blak_007778_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Beautiful and Damned, F. Scott Fitzgerald´s 1922 novel, introduced Fitzgerald fans to 22-year-old Gloria Gilbert, a drop-dead gorgeous, selfish, gumdrop-addicted beauty from Kansas City, and 25-year-old Anthony Patch, a handsome, heir-to-a-fortune, careless, spoiled Harvard graduate and New York bon vivant. The novel opens in 1913, a time of flappers, jazz clubs, silent movies, and, for those who could afford it, a 24/7 world of parties, booze, and social extravagances. Golden-haired Gloria, by her own admission known as ´´Coast-to-Coast Gloria´´, dabbles in men´s affections as other women might dabble in a kitchen - trying one recipe for love after another, never quite finding the perfect emotional meal until she meets Anthony Patch. She has broken many hearts, leaving in her wake a trail of love-besotted men from the small towns in the Midwest to the emerging studios of the motion picture industry. Only one man, the arrogant and ruthless Joseph Bloeckman of Films par Excellence, retains an emotional hold on Gloria, and that hold is tested often throughout the decade of the novel. Anthony, supported by his two best friends and Harvard classmates, the erudite Maury Noble and the rising novelist Dick Caramel, studiously avoids any mental preoccupation with the concept of actual employment. He is, after all, the presumptive heir to a $30 million estate, soon (he hopes) to be left to him by his tyrannical grandfather, Adam Patch. For Anthony, life in his second-floor apartment on 52nd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues is merely what he expects it should be: an entitlement due his station in life. His motto could easily be ´´what? Me work?´´ If Gloria had a motto in 1913, it would be ´´I must always be pretty and admired´´. Quite a pairing of two genuinely clueless young people who, as their story unfolds, will find a stark reality awaiting with a baseball bat down a very dark alley of disappointment. The Beautiful and Damned bri 1. Language: English. Narrator: C. James Moore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/001545/bk_mike_001545_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.