The Undercommons

The  Undercommons

Undercommons by Fred Moten
English | 12 Sept. 2013 | ISBN: 1570272670 | 166 Pages | PDF | 1.34 MB

In this series of essays Fred Moten and Stefano Harney draw on the theory and practice of the black radical tradition as it supports, inspires and extends contemporary social and political thought and aesthetic critique.

Kaleb Moten - Paths (2018)

Kaleb Moten - Paths (2018)

Kaleb Moten - Paths (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 71:53 | 165.69 Mb | Cover
Pop-Rock / Christian | Country: USA | Label: Kaleb Moten

Blending experimental electronic and cinematic elements with Christian themes, Paths is an album like no other. Kaleb Moten is a 19 year old singer, songwriter, producer, and composer, who likes music that goes against the grain. He began his musical journey in the film scoring genre at the age of eleven, and has since branched into many other genres, including electronic music, ambient music, and indie rock. As a Christian artist, he seeks to bring people closer to God while providing them with a unique and interesting listening experience.

Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra - 1923-1927 (1990)

Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra - 1923-1927 (1990)

Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra - 1923-1927 (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 280 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 171 MB | Covers (3 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 549)

Pianist Bennie Moten led one of the finest jazz bands on record in the 1920s, a group that included many of the top musicians of the Midwest. On the first of four Classics CDs - all of which are recommended to vintage jazz collectors - that reissue the master takes of all of Moten's recordings, the band quickly evolves from a sextet in 1923 to a solid 11-piece orchestra. Despite a few novelty effects (including clarinetist Woody Walder occasionally getting weird sounds by playing only the mouthpiece of his horn), even the most primitive numbers on this set are quite enjoyable. Highlights include the original version of "South" (Moten's big hit), "Goofy Dust," "Thick Lip Blues" and "Sugar."

Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra - 1927-1929 (1990)

Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra - 1927-1929 (1990)

Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra - 1927-1929 (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 317 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 169 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 558)

During the period covered by this second of four Classics CDs, Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra was at the peak of its powers, dominating the jazz scene of the Midwest. There were not a lot of famous names in the group yet, but the soloists were colorful, and the band's ensembles could really rock in a pre-swing manner. The main players at the time included cornetist Ed Lewis, Harlan Leonard on various reeds, baritonist Jack Washington and Moten himself on piano. Highlights include "Moten Stomp," "Kansas City Breakdown," "Get Low-Down Blues," "Terrific Blues" and the remake of the band's hit "South."

Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra - 1930-1932 (1991)

Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra - 1930-1932 (1991)

Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra - 1930-1932 (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 358 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 171 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Big Band | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 591)

The final of the four "complete" Bennie Moten Classics CDs, which contain all of the orchestra's recordings except for a dozen alternate takes, has the band's final selections from 1930 (including some vocals by Jimmy Rushing) and then all of the music from Moten's classic final session of Dec. 13, 1932. With trumpeter Hot Lips Page, trombonist Dan Minor, Eddie Durham (the main arranger) on trombone and guitar, baritonist Jack Washington, Ben Webster on tenor, bassist Walter Page and pianist Count Basie, the orchestra at times almost sounds like the Count Basie big band of 1937. "Toby," the original version of "Moten Swing," "The Blue Room," "Milenberg Joys," "Lafayette" and "Prince of Wails" are among the many memorable selections.

Fred - Notes On A Picnic (1974) [Reissue 2002]

Fred - Notes On A Picnic (1974) [Reissue 2002]

Fred - Notes On A Picnic (1974) [Reissue 2002]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 452 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 197 MB | Covers included
Genre: Progressive/Psychedelic Rock, Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: World In Sound (WIS-1016)

After the successful World in Sound debut of Fred's first album of progressive/psychedelic rock, Fred returns with a second album featuring the continued growth of their original and innovative sound. Lots of heavy electric guitar, progressive electric violin with fusion/ classical overtones, massive rock drums and bass, swirling garage rock organ, funky/jazzy electric piano and heavenly vocal harmonies all mix together to create music that is uniquely Fred.

Fred - Notes On A Picnic [Recorded 1973-1974] (2002) (Repost)

Fred - Notes On A Picnic [Recorded 1973-1974] (2002) (Repost)

Fred - Notes On A Picnic [Recorded 1973-1974] (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 407 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 152 MB | Covers - 45 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: World In Sound (WIS-1016)

After the successful World in Sound debut of Fred's first album of progressive/psychedelic rock, Fred returns with a second album featuring the continued growth of their original and innovative sound. Lots of heavy electric guitar, progressive electric violin with fusion/ classical overtones, massive rock drums and bass, swirling garage rock organ, funky/jazzy electric piano and heavenly vocal harmonies all mix together to create music that is uniquely Fred. Influenced by Frank Zappa, King Crimson and Mahavishnu, with echoes of 70's rock bands like Traffic, Procol Harum, Jethro Tull and The Allman Brothers, these performances sound like something else entirely. The eight instrumental and three vocal tracks (2 with lyrics) are at the highest level of musical proficiency and creativity in the progressive rock genre…

Fred Frith & Hardy Fox - A Day Hanging Dead Between Heaven And Earth (2018)

Fred Frith & Hardy Fox - A Day Hanging Dead Between Heaven And Earth (2018)

Fred Frith & Hardy Fox - A Day Hanging Dead Between Heaven And Earth (2018)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 146 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 60 Mb | 00:25:58
Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz | Label: Klanggalerie

"It began in Big Sur. Fred Frith and I, sitting naked on two small wooden blocks, legs crossed, hands resting on our knees. A small clearing on a rise above the Pacific Ocean, waves pounding a steady beat against the rocks far below. I had arrived at the Zen retreat the previous afternoon and Fred was one of the first people I ran into. I’d met him in more formal situations at Ralph Records, but we had not previously hung out socially. Fred was the current artist-in-residence at Esalen, and had been there nearly six weeks. He’d invited me to join him in an "air bath" the next morning and so here we sat, bathing in the morning sea air. The glow of Fred's skin made me sadly aware of how much time I spent in a windowless studio. I could easily pass for an albino. Fred was not big on talking, so we sat in quiet contemplation. But soon I became aware of a humming sound and realized Fred was singing quietly to himself accompanied by the rhythm of the waves."

Fred Chapellier - Fred Chapellier Plays Peter Green (2018)

Fred Chapellier - Fred Chapellier Plays Peter Green (2018)

Fred Chapellier - Fred Chapellier Plays Peter Green (2018)
Electric Blues, Blues Rock | FLAC (tracks) | Cover | 01:07:54 | 445 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Dixie Frog | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2018

Chapellier's personal tribute to the legendary Fleetwood Mac guitarist concentrates on his 1967-1970 period. Fred brings his own approach to the master's works, but tries to stay as close as possible to the sound of the time and the spirit of the original versions. With great success!

Natasha Paremski - Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition - Fred Hersch: Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky (2019)

Natasha Paremski - Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition - Fred Hersch: Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky (2019)

Natasha Paremski - Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition - Fred Hersch: Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky (2019)
FLAC (tracks +booklet) | 00:50:55 | 193 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Steinway and Sons

The first time Natasha Paremski performed the Piano Concerto No. 2 by Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich, it was under the direction of the composer's son, pianist and conductor Maxim Shostakovich.

Fred Frith Trio with Fred Frith, Jason Hoopes & Jordan Glenn - Closer to the Ground (2018)

Fred Frith Trio with Fred Frith, Jason Hoopes & Jordan Glenn - Closer to the Ground (2018)

Fred Frith Trio with Fred Frith, Jason Hoopes & Jordan Glenn - Closer to the Ground (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 288 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 117 MB | 00:51:01
Jazz, Free Jazz | Label: Intakt Records

With their second album the Fred Frith Trio with Jason Hoopes and Jordan Glenn continues to explore the dimension of the guitar trio. Closer to the Ground is all about sound, mood, texture, ideas, and atmosphere. Playful, intimate, and bound together, the Fred Frith Trio reminds us of what listening is all about. With a lifetime of experience across almost every field of musical endeavor, Frith stretches out in the company of two stalwarts of the vibrant Bay Area music scene who each have their own stories to tell. As this is also Frith's touring band, many of these themes were already road tested so even at their most in-the-moment creative, this trio remains dense and tight. "Three extravagantly creative musicians employed in making music like we've never heard before," writes Canadian critic Raul da Gama.

Fred Neil - The Many Sides Of Fred Neil (1998) {2CD Set Collectors' Choice Music CCM-070-2 rec 1966-1971}

Fred Neil - The Many Sides Of Fred Neil (1998) {2CD Set Collectors' Choice Music CCM-070-2 rec 1966-1971}

Fred Neil - The Many Sides Of Fred Neil (1998) {2CD Set Collectors' Choice Music CCM-070-2 rec 1966-1971}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 807 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 366 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 18 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1966-71, 1998 EMI Music / Collectors' Choice Music | CCM-070-2
Folk Rock / Folk / Psychedelic / Singer-Songwriter

For many, the name Fred Neil will be familiar only as that belonging to the songwriter of the modern classic "Everybody's Talkin'," or perhaps "Candyman," "The Dolphins," or "Other Side of This Life," songs that Roy Orbison, Tim Buckley, and the Jefferson Airplane, respectively, recorded. However, Neil's influence extends much farther. John Sebastian, David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Bob Dylan all claimed him as an influence, since he blended traditional and contemporary folk, blues, rock, gospel, Indian, and pop influences into a distinctive, idiosyncratic style. His music was not only influential, it was quite rich on its own terms and some of the best music of its era.

Fred Hersch - Thelonious: Fred Hersch Plays Monk (1998) {Nonesuch}

Fred Hersch - Thelonious: Fred Hersch Plays Monk (1998) {Nonesuch}

Fred Hersch - Thelonious: Fred Hersch Plays Monk (1998) {Nonesuch}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 225MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 121MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Hersch cites Monk’s “sense of structure, his sense of the beat and his sense of humor” as being influential. Hersch believes that making a solo Monk record, of which there are few, other than those by Monk himself, allowed him to be much more personal with the music.

Losstaande Albums Van Fred De Heij - 08 - Dont Panic

Losstaande Albums Van Fred De Heij - 08 - Dont Panic

Losstaande Albums Van Fred De Heij - 08 - Dont Panic
Dutch | CBR | 86.8 MB

Losstaande Albums Van Fred De Heij - 02b - n Net Meisje - Schetsboek

Losstaande Albums Van Fred De Heij - 02b - n Net Meisje - Schetsboek

Losstaande Albums Van Fred De Heij - 02b - n Net Meisje - Schetsboek
Dutch | CBR | 50.7 MB

Losstaande Albums Van Fred De Heij - 13 - Phinny Rendez-Vous

Losstaande Albums Van Fred De Heij - 13 - Phinny Rendez-Vous

Losstaande Albums Van Fred De Heij - 13 - Phinny Rendez-Vous
Dutch | CBR | 84.0 MB

Right Said Fred - I'm Too Sexy (UK CD5) (1991) {Tug}

Right Said Fred - I'm Too Sexy (UK CD5) (1991) {Tug}

Right Said Fred - I'm Too Sexy (UK CD5) (1991) {Tug}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 113 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 41 mb
Genre: house, dance pop

"I'm Too Sexy" is the massive 1991 hit song by muscular duo and scrawny producer Right Said Fred. This UK CD5 features four different mixes of the song, including an Italian version. Tug is the label and now you can tug on it.

Losstaande Albums Van Fred De Heij - 02b - n Net Meisje - Schetsboek

Losstaande Albums Van Fred De Heij - 02b - n Net Meisje - Schetsboek

Losstaande Albums Van Fred De Heij - 02b - n Net Meisje - Schetsboek
Dutch | CBR | 50.7 MB

The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers

The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers

The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King
English | September 4th, 2018 | ISBN: 1419727729 | 416 Pages | EPUB | 4.30 MB

Fred Rogers (1928–2003) was an enormously influential figure in the history of television and in the lives of tens of millions of children. As the creator and star of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, he was a champion of compassion, equality, and kindness. Rogers was fiercely devoted to children and to taking their fears, concerns, and questions about the world seriously.

The Greyboy Allstars with Fred Wesley - West Coast Boogaloo (1994) {Greyboy Records GBRCD001}

The Greyboy Allstars with Fred Wesley - West Coast Boogaloo (1994) {Greyboy Records GBRCD001}

The Greyboy Allstars with Fred Wesley - West Coast Boogaloo (1994) {Greyboy Records GBRCD001}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 267 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 104 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 6 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1994 Greyboy Records | GBRCD001
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Groove

The Greyboy AllStars debut album, West Coast Boogaloo, is a fresh reinvention of an old jazz theme - chill grooves fortified with killer musicianship make for great listening. in 2018, these guys are well known. In 1995, it was the presence of Fred Wesley of James Brown fame that lent name credibility to this project. It still went unnoticed, but is a terrific addition to those who like their jazz straight with a smooth chaser.