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Andy Summers - Earth + Sky (2004)
Author: uff

Andy Summers - Earth + Sky (2004)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
VAP VPCK-85341 | rel: 2005 | 460Mb

After two albums exploring the boundaries of jazz via the music of Thelonious Monk (Green Chimneys) and Charles Mingus (Peggy's Blue Skylight), ex-Police guitarist Andy Summers returns to original compositions with a new band that moves forward through a swarm of genres on Earth + Sky. Employing two keyboard players, John Novello and John Beasley, as well as drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, saxophonist Katisse Buckingham, and bassist Abraham Laboriel, Summers creates a body of work that looks through jazz, rock, and folk forms and is technology based while also using organic rhythms and atmospherics. Details
Andy Summers & Robert Fripp - I Advance Masked
Author: melloman

Andy Summers & Robert Fripp - I Advance Masked
FLAC (separated tracks), Log, Cue | EAC + FLAC Frontend | 220 MB
5% recovery | No scan | Progressive rock, Eclectic Rock | A&M Records. Released 1982.

Many a guitar fan would have predicted that a summit between legendary guitarists Andy Summers (the Police) and Robert Fripp (King Crimson) would result in a guitar solofest. But the music on their first collaboration together, I Advance Masked, stresses guitar textures and moods over indulgent soloing. Although the recording sessions weren't entirely enjoyable for Summers (who was experiencing marital problems at the time), some very beautiful music can be found on the resulting album. The music for the track "Girl on a Swing" does an excellent job of conveying the song's title in one's mind, and the duo's guitars weave wonderful polyrhythmic guitar lines throughout "China -- Yellow Leader." "The Truth of Skies" is an atmospheric piece, created by a wash of keyboard sounds and guitar dissonance, while "New Marimba" would have sounded right at home on an early-'80s King Crimson album. I Advance Masked has a dreamlike quality to it, and is definitely not typical rock music. It's highly recommended to fans of these two great and original guitarists. ~ by Greg Prato
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Andy Summers - XYZ (1987)
Author: ruskaval

Andy Summers - XYZ (1987)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 256 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 96 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 13 Mb
© 1987 MCA Records | MCAD-42007
Rock / Jazz Rock / Fusion



He can't sing like Sting, but Andy Summers demonstrates some good pop sensibilities on this solo album, his first since the breakup of The Police. "Scary Voices" is melodic if unusual, and overall, this is more of a pop album along the lines earlier Police work than a brilliant solo breakthrough for Andy Summers, but it's a decent listen, and fans of him or The Police may want to check it out.

While Andy Summers is best known as the guitarist of the Police, he has since forged a successful and acclaimed solo career with new age-influenced contemporary instrumental music that, like his work with Sting and company, draws on his love for jazz and his fascination with creating instrumental textures.
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Andy Summers & Robert Fripp - I Advance Masked (1982)
Author: uff

Andy Summers & Robert Fripp - I Advance Masked (1982)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
A&M UICY-9240 | rel: 2002 | 235Mb

Many a guitar fan would have predicted that a summit between legendary guitarists Andy Summers (the Police) and Robert Fripp (King Crimson) would result in a guitar solofest. But the music on their first collaboration together, I Advance Masked, stresses guitar textures and moods over indulgent soloing. Although the recording sessions weren't entirely enjoyable for Summers (who was experiencing marital problems at the time), some very beautiful music can be found on the resulting album. Details
Andy Summers - Charming Snakes (1990) REPOST
Author: uff

Andy Summers - Charming Snakes (1990)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Private Music 2069-2-P | rel: 1990 | 370Mb

You never know what to expect from former Police-man Andy Summers. His solo albums for Private Music have ranged from the chilly metallic atmospherics of Mysterious Barricades to the global rock of The Golden Wire, and now he serves up the steamy fusion of his latest work Charming Snakes. Summers has assembled a stellar group of musicians to back him up, notably the jazz horn player Bill Evans, who appears on most of the pieces, trumpeter Mark Isham, and keyboardists Herbie Hancock and Brian Auger. Details
Andy Summers - Mysterious Barricades (1988) {Private-Music Japan}
Author: ruskaval

Andy Summers - Mysterious Barricades (1988) {Private-Music Japan}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 181 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 102 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 10 Mb
© 1988 Private Music | 32XB-295
Rock / Fusion / Instrumental / Guitar

The former Police guitarist's first solo instrumental album turns out to be a gentle, thoroughly domesticated continuation of his looping soundscapes with Robert Fripp earlier in the 1980s ("I Advance Masked"). Keyboardist David Hentschel is ... Full Descriptiona co-conspirator on several tracks, though Summers is perfectly content to go it alone on others. With its repeated guitar loops, interactive counterlines, gentle washes of keyboards, advancing and receding waves of effects, Summers is out to sooth and refresh, not to challenge and disturb -- and the music drifts lazily toward the shores of the soporific New Age.
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Andy Summers - World Gone Strange (1991)
Author: Jansky

Andy Summers - World Gone Strange (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks + CUE, LOG | 341 MB | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 123 MB | Complete Scans | 15 MB
Jazz-rock, fussion | Label: Private Music | Catalog Number: 01005-32088-2 | RAR 3% Rec. | RS.com, DF.com


On his second consecutive solo album of predominantly instrumental music, former Police guitarist Andy Summers paints a richly textured musical portrait that mixes fusion jazz, Latin and various World Beat elements into an engaging whole.
The onetime guitar-slinger for the New Animals and the Kevin Coyne Band is accompanied by a crack group that includes Alan Holdsworth Band drummer Chad Wackerman, ex-King Crimson bassist Tony Levin and short-lived Mahavishnu Orchestra keyboardist Mitchell Forman. They in turn are joined on various tracks by percussionists Manola Badrena and Mino Cinelu, former Steps Ahead malletman Mike Manieri and Miles Davis Band bass veteran Victor Bailey. Details
Andy Summers - Charming Snakes (1990)
Author: Jansky


Andy Summers - Charming Snakes (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks + CUE, LOG | 352 MB | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 123 MB | Complete Scans | 12 MB
Jazz-rock, fussion | Label: Private Music | Catalog Number: 2069-2-P | RAR 3% Rec. | RS.com, DF.com


As the Police's guitarist, Summers revealed himself as a sophisticated player and sound innovator. His contributions provided the band with its more complex and inventive material. And it was he who introduced the echo unit into their sound, featured on Walking on the Moon... Details
Andy Summers - A Windham Hill Retrospective (1998) {Windham Hill}
Author: ruskaval

Andy Summers - A Windham Hill Retrospective (1998) {Windham Hill}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 371 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 126 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 36 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1998 Windham Hill Records / Evoke Music | 01934 11316 2
Rock / Jazz / Fusion / Guitar

Andy Summers played guitar with Police. Afterwards, he made three solo CDs for Private Music during 1989-1991. This retrospective features performances from each of the three. It sure isn't bad music. It does seem a little hard for Windham Hill, but then music doesn't need to be very hard to be hard for WH. Some of it is jazz, and the rest is pop instrumental.
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Andy Summers & Robert Fripp - Bewitched (1984) [Reissue 2002]
Author: gribovar

Andy Summers & Robert Fripp - Bewitched (1984) [Reissue 2002]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 251 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 93 MB | Covers - 21 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock/New Age | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music Japan (UICY-9241)

On the second album of the Police and King Crimson guitarist collaborations, Bewitched, the duo offered a new batch of their instrumental songs, which turned out to be much more rock-oriented than their texturized 1982 debut, I Advance Masked. Like its predecessor, it contains plenty of great guitar work, with songwriting being stressed over instrumental virtuosity. Although '80s-sounding electronic drums are primarily used for backbeats (such as the track "Train"), it doesn't take away from the album's charm. Unfortunately, Bewitched would prove to be Summers and Fripp's last collaboration together.
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