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Kurt Elling - Live In Chicago (1999) {Blue Note 7243 5 22211 2 7}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Sept. 25, 2017
Kurt Elling - Live In Chicago (1999) {Blue Note 7243 5 22211 2 7}

Kurt Elling - Live In Chicago (1999) {Blue Note 7243 5 22211 2 7}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 422 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 165 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 19 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1999 Blue Note Records / Capitol records | 7243 5 22211 2 7
Jazz / Post-Bop / Vocal Jazz / Contemporary Jazz Vocals / Straight-Ahead Jazz / Vocalese

Fans of Kurt Elling have long known that his recordings, as clever and well-orchestrated as they might be, don't quite match up to the power and charm of his live performances. Years of holding court at the Green Mill and other Chicago clubs are what really have brought Elling his most devoted followers, so it is exciting to see that Blue Note's new Elling album is a document of three special nights spent recording at the legendary Uptown jazz club. And indeed, with a few small exceptions, the album shows off Elling at his best – loose, uninhibited, creative, and solid. His standard backing trio has never been tighter and more balanced, and the performance of pianist (and Elling collaborator) Lawrence Hobgood really shines.
Jimmy Rogers - Chicago Blues Masters, Volume Two: Jimmy Rogers (1995)

Jimmy Rogers - Chicago Blues Masters, Volume Two: Jimmy Rogers (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 404 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 194 Mb | Scans included | 01:00:28
Chicago Blues, Electric Blues | Label: Capitol | # CDP 7243 8 33916 2 2

Rogers re-emerged after a long layoff with a 1972 album for Leon Russell's Shelter label called Gold Tailed Bird. It wasn't the equivalent of his immortal Chess stuff, but the Shelter sides, here in their entirety, are pretty decent themselves (and no wonder, with the Aces, Freddy King, and reliable Chicago pianist Bob Riedy all involved). A few extra numbers not on the original Shelter LP make this 18-song set even more solid.
Seiji Ozawa & Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Orchestre de Paris - Stravinsky / Janacek / Bartok / Lutoslawski (1998)

Seiji Ozawa & Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Orchestre de Paris - Stravinsky: The Firebird / Janacek: Sinfonietta / Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra / Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra (1998)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 02:12:54 | 650 Mb
Contemporary Classical | Label: EMI Classics (Double Forte Series)

2CD anthology of two albums previously released by EMI, with Seiji Ozawa conducting the Orchestre de Paris and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. A rare, hard to find recording of historical value.

Phish - Chicago 94 (2012) [6CD Box Set]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Sept. 12, 2017
Phish - Chicago 94 (2012) [6CD Box Set]

Phish - Chicago 94 (2012)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log
6CD | Jemp Records, JEMP1074 | ~ 2189 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 22 Mb
Progressive Rock / Psychedelic Rock

Recorded at two separate Chicago dates for a constantly touring Hoist-era Phish, Chicago '94 captures every song recorded at each of the two-set gigs, as well as soundcheck material, amounting to over six hours of music in total…
The Chicago Principal - First Chair Soloists Play Famous Concertos (2003) (Repost)

The Chicago Principal - First Chair Soloists Play Famous Concertos (2003)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:19:07 | 606 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 000002502

Given the vaunted status of and incessant competitiveness among qualified musicians for the first section chairs of major symphony orchestras, perhaps it should not come as too much of a surprise that a first-chair soloist is often as skilled in transmitting concerto literature as a "star" recitalist. But producers of classical recordings have not often elected to showcase the talents of first-chair performers, certainly not to the extent that a listener would commonly encounter them in the concert hall.
Blues Brothers - The Definitive Collection (1992) {2017, Japanese Reissue, SHM-CD}

Blues Brothers - The Definitive Collection (1992) {2017, Japanese Reissue, SHM-CD}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 494 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 179 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Chicago Blues / Rhythm & Blues / Modern Electric Blues / Soul
Atlantic / Warner Music Japan #WPCR-26233

It isn't exactly difficult to scoff at the Blues Brothers – beginning your musical career as a sketch on Saturday Night Live is not the best way to develop artistic credibility, and while Elwood Blues wasn't too shabby a harp player, his brother, Joliet Jake, sang only marginally better than that guy who used to impersonate Joe Cocker on late-night television. But no one ever bought a Blues Brothers album expecting a life-changing musical experience – these guys were there to put on a show, and putting on a great show is just what they did. It helped that Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi obviously loved the music, and they knew how to put together a killer band (any fan with the vision to hire Steve Cropper, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Steve Jordan, and Matt "Guitar" Murphy" to cover classic blues and R&B deserves credit for good taste, if nothing else)…

Chicago - Chicago XIV (1980) {2003 Rhino}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Aug. 20, 2017
Chicago - Chicago XIV (1980) {2003 Rhino}

Chicago - Chicago XIV (1980) {2003 Rhino}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 411 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 200 mb
Genre: pop, rock, pop rock

Chicago XIV is the 1980 album by American jazz rock band Chicago. This was their last release for Columbia Records before getting the boot and becoming one of the biggest yacht rock bands of the 20th century. This is the 2003 pressing released by Rhino with three songs not on the original album.

Stevie Nicks - Live In Chicago (2009)  Music

Posted by v3122 at July 31, 2017
Stevie Nicks - Live In Chicago (2009)

Stevie Nicks - Live In Chicago (2009)
DVD9: NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR, Auto Letterboxed
LinearPCM, 2 ch, 1536 kbps / Dolby AC3, 6 ch, 448 kbps
Pop Rock, Soft Rock | Reprise Records | ~ 6.68 Gb

Live In Chicago is a DVD by the American singer-songwriter and Fleetwood Mac vocalist Stevie Nicks. It was filmed for PBS's Soundstage, on September 25th, 2007 at Grainger Studios in Chicago, IL and the episode aired on TV in July 2008…
Chicago - Chicago II (1970) [MFSL Remastered 2015] Audio CD Layer

Chicago - Chicago II (1970) [MFSL Remastered 2015]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 407 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 170 Mb | Scans included | 01:08:17
Jazz-Rock, Soft Rock, Prog-Rock | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2133

The Chicago Transit Authority recorded this double-barreled follow-up to their eponymously titled 1969 debut effort. The contents of Chicago II (1970) underscore the solid foundation of complex jazz changes with heavy electric rock & roll that the band so brazenly forged on the first set. The septet also continued its ability to blend the seemingly divergent musical styles into some of the best and most effective pop music of the era. One thing that had changed was the band's name, which was shortened to simply Chicago to avoid any potential litigious situations from the city of Chicago's transportation department – which claimed the name as proprietary property. Musically, James Pankow (trombone) was about to further cross-pollinate the band's sound with the multifaceted six-song "Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon." The classically inspired suite also garnered the band two of its most beloved hits – the upbeat pop opener "Make Me Smile" as well as the achingly poignant "Color My World" – both of which remained at the center of the group's live sets.
Bud Freeman - Chicago/Austin High School Jazz In Hi-Fi (1957 {Mosaic Singles MCD-1002 rel 2006}

Bud Freeman - Chicago/Austin High School Jazz In Hi-Fi (1957 {Mosaic Singles MCD-1002 rel 2006}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 268 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 154 Mb
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© 1957, 2006 RCA Victor / Mosaic Records / Sony BMG Music | Mosaic Singles MCD-1002
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Swing / Dixieland / Trad Jazz / Saxophone

Three overlapping groups are heard from here, and they revisit the repertoire of the McKenzie & Condon's Chicagoans of 1927 (playing new versions of the four songs originally recorded) and Bud Freeman's 1939-1940 Summa Cum Laude Orchestra. The two septets and the octet feature such immortal Condonites as tenor saxophonist Bud Freeman; Jimmy McPartland and Billy Butterfield on trumpets; trombonists Tyree Glenn and Jack Teagarden (who also takes some vocals); clarinetists Pee Wee Russell and Peanuts Hucko; pianists Gene Schroeder and Dick Cary; rhythm guitarist Al Casamenti (but surprisingly no Eddie Condon); bassists Milt Hinton, Al Hall, and Leonard Gaskin; and drummer George Wettling. The veterans were all still in prime form at the time, and they sound quite inspired.