Excellent funk from Dizzy Gillespie – featuring all 3 of his albums for the legendary Perception label! The Real Thing is an amazing mix of funky jazz, cool rhythms, and some nice Latin-tinged grooves – and it’s a stunning representation of the way that Dizzy kept on growing as a musician, long after his bebop years were over. James Moody sits in with some very funky tenor, and Mike Longo is on piano. Tracks include «N’Bani», «Matrix», «Soul Kiss», «Ding A Ling», and «Alligator» – all short, hard, and funky! Next up is Portrait Of Jenny, which has a cool electric feel that you don’t really associate with Diz. The whole album has a sly sweet funky sound that’s part CTI/part Latin-tinged Dizzy – and the real strength is the great Mike Longo, who plays some amazing stretched out piano lines, which work perfectly with the basslines on the record as a foil for Dizzy’s sparkling trumpet solos. The album’s got 4 long cuts – including the excellent «Me N Them», plus «Olinga» and «Diddy Wa Diddy». The last set is Giants – a live recording that features Dizzy with Mary Lou Williams and Bobby Hackett, in a pretty mellow, pretty straight setting that shows that Diz could still play straight jazz when he wanted to. Titles include «Love For Sale», «Caravan», «My Man», and «Birks Works». 2 CDs, with 21 tracks in all!
Μια συνταγή για σάμαλι που μου την παραχώρησε ευγενικά η καλή μου φίλη και αριστοτέχνισσα της κουζίνας η Κα Γκόλφω Νικολου …
Όταν λοιπόν διάβασα την συνταγή τής Γκόλφως της ζήτησα αμέσως την άδεια να
χρησιμοποιήσω την συνταγή της και αν είναι η γεύση που ψάχνω,
να την ανεβάσω σαν ανάρτηση εδώ .
Πολλές από τις φίλες του Koykoycook μου είχαν ζητήσει επανειλημμένα
συνταγή για σάμαλι ..
Αλλά οι συνταγές που είχα δοκιμάσει ως τώρα δεν με κάλυπταν απόλυτα..
Σας παρουσιάζω λοιπόν το < χρυσό > Σάμαλι της Γκόλφως και σας παροτρύνω να το δοκιμάσετε και σεις.
Καλή επιτυχία !!
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Thursday 11 April 2013 by Jane Anson
The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is the first to combine impact of global warming on wine regions with wider environmental concerns – through things such as increased irrigation creating potential freshwater conservation issues.
‘Vineyards have long-lasting effects on habitat quality and may significantly impact freshwater resources,’ reads the study, going on to look at potential impact using 17 climate models to estimate changes in suitability for viticulture.
By 2050, the study suggests that suitable grape growing areas in Mediterranean Europe could drop by 68%, and in parts of Australia by 73%. Existing premium wine-growing regions in Chile – Maipo, Cachapoal and Colchagua – will be equally hard hit as the strain on the water resources in the country is already high, with 95% of the area currently used for vine growing already under water stress, the highest of any of the Mediterranean-climate wine-growing region. Maipo Valley is expected to see 20% less rainfall by 2050. New Zealand’s suitable area, in contrast, will more than double by 2050, as will parts of northern Europe.
In North America, areas due to become more suitable for wine growing include existing national parks such as Yellowstone, or Yukon Territory in Canada, leading to potential conservation issues. Equally in China, some of the land likely to become most suitable for high-quality viticulture over the next few decades is currently in the same mountains that provide habitat for the giant panda. ‘Future conservation efforts need to incorporate consideration of viticulture,’ say the study’s authors.
The study also looks at suggested adaptation measures such as vine orientation and trellising practices that can greatly reduce water demands. Philippe Bascaules, director at Francis Ford Coppola’s Inglenook in Napa has been looking into various canopy management programmes to lower the sugar levels in the grapes. In 2012 he also held off irrigating until the end of growing season rather than the more usual period of July. ‘Long-term irrigation is not sustainable, and ideally we would like to stop it altogether. But so far we have found that smaller amounts of water at the end of the season helped keep the grapes from over-concentrating and so meant lower alcohol in the final wine’, Bascaules told Decanter.com. ‘It’s an experiment right now, seeing which parameters work best’.
Grower Champagne is all the rage. Here’s your guide to the farmer fizz revolution.
Champagne is the realm of legendary brands that exude luxury and style—Moët & Chandon, Louis Roederer, Veuve Clicquot and Pol Roger, to name just a few.
But grower Champagnes come directly from the families who own the vineyards, know the grapes and make the wine. That’s almost the antithesis of how Champagne has traditionally come to market.
Champagne is unique in its bubbles, its glamorous image and the importance it places on blending. Yet, in the process of elevating consistent brand style over place, Champagne has sometimes drifted from its connection with the land.
Enter grower Champagnes, or “farmer fizz,” as importer Terry Theise calls them. They retain the intimate link between place and the finished product that’s familiar from every other wine region in the world.
And there’s an easy way to find these wines on store shelves.
Just look for the two letters “RM”—récoltant manipulant—on the front label (in tiny type), followed by the grower’s registration number. RM shouts, “I’m a grower. I grew the grapes in my vineyard and I made this Champagne.” Continue Reading
Artist: Division of Laura Lee
Style: Indie Rock
Format: MP3 245Kbps / FLAC
Size: 80 Mb
01 – Great Machinery
02 – Rudderless
03 – WWDIC
04 – Old Gold
05 – True Moon
06 – Cabin Jam
07 – It’s Everywhere You Are
08 – Cool
09 – Godspeed To All Of My Dreams
10 – Hexe-Sekte
11 – Seamless Together
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Artist: Enrico Pieranunzi
Album: Live At The Village Vanguard
Format: MP3 320Kbps / FLAC
Size: 130 Mb
01 – I Mean You
02 – Tales From The Unexpected
03 – Pensive Fragments
04 – My Funny Valentine
05 – Fellini’s Waltz
06 – Subconscious Lee
07 – Unless They Love You
08 – La Dolce Vita
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Artist: Forget Cassettes
Album: O Cursa
Style: Indie Rock
Format: MP3 320Kbps / FLAC
Size: 114 Mb
01 – Catecholamines
02 – Sometimes You’re the Bad Guy
03 – Double Life
04 – Lady Lazarus
05 – Scripture
06 – Tearin’ Up A House
07 – Catie, Age 10
08 – Catie, Age 20
09 – Catie, Age 30
10 – DNA
11 – The Bunker
12 – All of Creation
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