La Follia Salzburg was founded in 1986 by a number of young musicians from Austria and Germany. From their very first appearances, the ensemble was well received by both press and public, and has established a reputation in Austria and southern Germany. In 1990 La Follia Salzburg was the prizewinner in the Musica Antiqua (Bruges) competition, and they have toured in Switzerland, Poland, France, and Holland (including the International Festival of Early Music in Utrecht). The ensemble’s repertoire is centered around Baroque chamber music, with special emphasis on works of Austrian seventeenth century composers such as J.H. Schmelzer, Heinrich I. F. Biber, or Romanus Weichlein. They play on period instruments in order to approach the tonal color and performance practice of the time as closely as possible.
In the path of successful compilations such as the Progressive Rock Trilogy, Punk Trilogy and Heavy Metal Trilogy, Music Brokers presents Glam Rock Trilogy, a wonderful three-disc album that summarizes all the splendor of the style that influenced much of British rock, from punk through Brit pop to techno pop. As a cultural and musical style, glam rock was born in 1971, with the release of the song Ride A White Swan by T. Rex. From that moment forward, there arose a veritable fever which invariably topped the European charts. Artists such as David Bowie, Alice Cooper, Roxy Music, Slade, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, New York Dolls, Suzi Quatro, Glitter Band, The Sweet, Mott, Cockney Rebel…
Grover Washington, Jr., has long been one of the leaders in what could be called rhythm & jazz, essentially R&B-influenced jazz. Winelight is one of his finest albums, and not primarily because of the Bill Withers hit "Just the Two of Us." It is the five instrumentals that find Washington (on soprano, alto, and tenor) really stretching out. If he had been only interested in sales, Washington's solos could have been half as long and he would have stuck closely to the melody. Instead he really pushes himself on some of these selections, particularly the title cut. A memorable set of high-quality and danceable soul-jazz.
"A bad dream (Un mal sueño) is the fifth album of Triana. Launched in 1981 the band began to enter professional crisis and the sound of it compared with previous work dramatically turned festive and poppy, which did not suit them.."
"Sixth and last album of the spanish group Triana. When it seemed that the group returned to the brilliance of his early days, a fatal accident ends the life of Jesús.
What a pity, Jesús, what a pity."
"Santana is the debut studio album by the San Francisco rock group Santana released in 1969. It is a release of largely instrumental music, recorded by what was originally a purely free-form jam band. At the suggestion of manager Bill Graham, the band took to writing more conventional songs for more impact, but managed to retain the essence of improvisation in the music."
"Triana was a Spanish progressive rock band from the 70's and early 80's, heavily influenced by flamenco, hailing from Andalusia. It was composed of Jesús de la Rosa Luque (voice and keyboards), Eduardo Rodríguez Rodway (voice and guitar) and Juan José Palacios "Tele" (drums and percussion)."
"One of These Nights is the fourth studio album by the Eagles, released in 1975. The record's title song became the group's second #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100, in July of that year. The album released three Top 10 singles, "One Of These Nights", "Lyin' Eyes", and "Take It To The Limit". Those singles reached #1, #2, and #4 respectively. The album became the band's first album to top the charts. The album sold 4 million copies and won the band its first Grammy for "Lyin' Eyes". "Take It To The Limit" became the band's first gold single and the album was nominated for album of the year. The album would become the band's breakthrough album, transforming them to international superstars and establishing them as America's number one band."
"The group's eponymous debut album was recorded in England in February 1972 with producer Glyn Johns and released on June 26, 1972. Eagles was a breakthrough success, yielding three Top 40 singles. The first single and lead track, "Take It Easy", was a song written by Glenn Frey and his neighbor and fellow country-folk rocker Jackson Browne. Browne had written the majority of the song, up until the line "I'm standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona, such a fine sight to see", where he was then stalled. Frey added the next line, and Browne continued to finish the rest of the song. The song reached #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and propelled the Eagles to stardom. The single was followed by the bluesy "Witchy Woman" and the soft country rock ballad "Peaceful Easy Feeling", charting at #9 and #22 respectively.
The Eagles were a major force in popularizing the Southern California country rock sound. Rolling Stone magazine's 2003 list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" ranked Eagles at number 374."
"Minstrel in the Gallery (1975) is the eighth studio album by British band Jethro Tull, released in September 1975.
Ian Anderson's lyrics and subject matter show an introspective and cynical air, possibly the byproduct of Anderson's recent divorce from first wife Jennie Franks and the pressures of touring, coupled with the frustrations of writing for and recording the album in Monte Carlo. The title refers to the use of a minstrel's gallery in the great hall of castles or manor houses. Stylistically the album is varied. The songs "Minstrel In The Gallery", "Black Satin Dancer" are hard-rock, although "Minstrel", like another track, "Cold Wind to Valhalla", starts with several acoustic verses that are basically identical in structure to the main, hard rock section of the song, then break into the heavier version after an instrumental break."