Back when Poke Rafferty first arrived in Bangkok to write a travel guide, some of the old-timers in the Expat Bar on Patpong Road helped him make sense of the city. Now these men - many of whom have been living in Southeast Asia since the Vietnam War - have grown old and, in some cases, frail. When a talkative stranger named Arthur Varney turns up, they accept him without suspicion, failing to see that he´s actually using them to get to Poke. Varney wants two things: money Poke doesn´t have and a person Poke is unwilling to hand over. It becomes apparent quite quickly that there´s nothing Varney won´t do to secure his goals. As his actions threaten the foundation of Poke´s life in Thailand, the aging men of the Expat Bar discover that they might still be a force to reckon with. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Victor Bevine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025364de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Old-time, Bluegrass, Cajun and Texas Style Fiddle Tunes of the USAInstrument : violin (2 violins), guitar ad lib.Nombre de Pages : 34Another addition to the hit series, making authentic folk music available in a flexible format suitable for teaching, busking and performance. Traditional music from Ireland, Isle of Man, Galicia, Wales, Brittany, Cornwall and Scotland. Explore the rich variety of the Celtic tradition, from the whirling energy of dances to the haunting melancholy of slow airs. Includes popular and lesser-known tunes including favourites such as The Rocky Road to Dublin, Alborada de Pontecaldelas, Tros y Garreg and The Muckin´ o´ Geordie´s Byre. The full range of traditional fiddle repertoire is now at your fingertips! Using these generous collections, you can create your own ceilidh, barn dance, jazz club, Sarajevo street-café or Gypsy gathering. Some of this music is familiar, some more exotic, but all of it is absolutely authentic, faithfully arranged and, above all, hugely enjoyable. Each title in the series is available in two formats: the violin edition (with an optional easy violin part and guitar chord); or the complete edition, which also includes both keyboard and violin accompaniments. Either format is hugely flexible, which means the music can be played as solos, duets or trios as well as with larger ensembles. Edward Huws Jones has travelled extensively researching fiddle-playing traditions. In each book he explains the background of the particular musical style, giving his own suggestions for a lively performance. And to help recreate the spirit of the music, every book in the series is beautifully illustrated.The edition is part of the Trinity syllabus 2007 (grades 2,3,4).Content : Acadian Two-step (Cajun) - Arkansas Traveller (Old-time) - Bayou noir (Black Bayou Two-step) (Cajun) - Bill Cheatem (Bluegrass) - Blackberry Blossom (Bluegrass) - Cotton Patch Rag (Texas Style) - Cotton-eyed Joe (Old-time) - Cripple Creek (Bluegrass) - Dusty Miller (Bluegrass) - East Tennessee Blues (Bluegrass) - Fire on the Mountain (Bluegrass) - Gray Eagle - Johnny peu pas danse (Johnny Can´t Dance) (Cajun) - Leather Britches (Bluegrass) - Les flammes d´enfer (The Flames of Hell) - Little Maggie (Old-time) - Little Sadie (Old-time) - Little Saide (Old-time) - Old Joe Clark (Old-time) - Ragtime Annie (Texas Style) - Sally Goodin (Bluegrass) - Salt River (Old-time) - Stoney Point (Old-time) - The Eighth of January (Old-time) - Tom and Jerry (Texas style) - Turkey in the Straw (Old-time) - Wagoner (Old-time)
Pieces of EightRecital Music publish music for every level of double bassist and in the past few years have concentrated on music for the younger player. This new and exciting series includes works with simple, accessible technical and musical challenges for beginners and progressing bassists. Piano accompaniments are supportive and written with the bass teacher in mind, creating a new repertoire which is ideal for concert and educational use.Pieces of Eight is a collection of eight enjoyable and engaging pieces for the young bassist. A range of popular musical styles have been employed, such as ragtime and rock, to create a set of fun pieces which have a strong rhythmic element and should appeal to young bassists of all ages.Each piece has a lively and supportive piano accompaniment, ideal for any school concert, and offer a range of musical and technical challenges which have been ´road-tested´ many times with the composer´s own students. The variety of musical styles and idioms should appeal to young bassists and there is scope to change or adapt bowings and dynamics to create a truly unique performance each time.Sebastien Beliah was born in 1979 and studied at the CNSM in Paris (Jazz/Improvisation) and double bass with Jean-Christophe Deleforge at the CRR in Auberviller-La Courneuvre. He divides a busy career between performing (classical, contemporary, jazz), teaching and composing. For 7 years he led the quartet ´Wark´, which performed at many festivals across France, and currently playes with the trio ´r.mutt´ and ´Ensemble Hodos´. Since 2006 Sebastien Beliah has taught double bass and improvisation at the CRR in Reims and is also an active member of the Umlaut Records crew in Paris.Contents 1. Sunday 2. Happy Bass 3. Candlelight 4. An Old-Time Rag 5. A Strange Waltz 6. The Funky Ragtime and a Serious Fugato 7. A Slow Rag 8. Double Bass Party
Here is the story of Jerry Weintraub: the self-made, Brooklyn-born, Bronx-raised impresario, Hollywood producer, legendary dealmaker, and friend of politicians and stars. No matter where nature has placed him - the club rooms of Brooklyn, the Mafia dives of New York´s Lower East Side, the wilds of Alaska, or the hills of Hollywood - he has found a way to put on a show and sell tickets at the door.´´All life was a theater and I wanted to put it up on a stage,´´ he says. ´´I wanted to set the world under a marquee that read: ´Jerry Weintraub Presents.´´´In When I Stop Talking, You´ll Know I´m Dead, we follow Weintraub from his first great success at age 26 with Elvis Presley, whom he took on the road with the help of Colonel Tom Parker; to the immortal days with Sinatra and Rat Pack glory; to his crowning hits as a movie producer, starting with Robert Altman and Nashville, continuing with Oh, God!, the Karate Kid movies, and Diner, among others, and summiting with Steven Soderbergh and Ocean´s Eleven, Twelve, and Thirteen.Along the way, we´ll watch as Jerry moves from the poker tables of Palm Springs (the games went on for days), to the power rooms of Hollywood, to the halls of the White House, to Red Square in Moscow, and the Great Palace in Beijing - all the while counseling potentates, poets, and kings, with clients and confidants like George Clooney, Bruce Willis, George H. W. Bush, Armand Hammer, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, John Denver, Bobby Fischer...the list goes on forever.And of course, the story is not yet over. As the old-timers say, ´´The best is yet to come.´´ And as Weintraub says, ´´When I stop talking, you´ll know I´m dead.´´With wit, wisdom, and the cool confidence that has colored his remarkable career, Jerry chronicles a quintessentially American journey, one marked by luck, love, and improvisation. The stories he tells and the lessons we learn are... ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Jerry Weintraub. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/000412de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.