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Albert Wynn & His Gutbucket Seven - Chicago: The Living Legends (1961) {1993 OJC} **[RE-UP]**

Albert Wynn & His Gutbucket Seven - Chicago: The Living Legends (1961) {1993 OJC}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log @ 278 mb | scans
MP3 @ 117mb | CBR 320 kbps | RAR
Genre: jazz, dixieland

Chicago: The Living Legends is a 1961 album by Albert Wynn & His Gutbucket Seven. The album was originally released in 1961 on Riverside Records. This 1993 CD edition features two bonus tracks not on the original album.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, James Levine - Dvořák: "New World" Symphony (1982)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, James Levine - Dvořák: "New World" Symphony (1982)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 148.88 Mb | 41:35 | Scans included
Orchestral | Label: RCA - RCD 14552

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) was founded by Theodore Thomas in 1891. The ensemble makes its home at Orchestra Hall in Chicago and plays a summer season at the Ravinia Festival. The music director is Riccardo Muti, who began his tenure in 2010. The CSO is one of five American orchestras commonly referred to as the "Big Five".
Vladimir Horowitz - Return to Chicago (2015) {2CD Deutsche Grammophon 00289 479 4649 rec 1986}

Vladimir Horowitz - Return to Chicago (2015) {2CD Deutsche Grammophon 00289 479 4649 rec 1986}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 431 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 283 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 128 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1986, 2015 Deutsche Grammophon | 00289 479 4649
Classical / Romantic / Piano

This double album presents, for the first time on recording, a Chicago concert and broadcast recorded in 1986, when Horowitz was 83. The music that exists from the last few years of Horowitz's life has a marvelous rarefied quality, and this live recording – marred by heavy early-season coughing about which Horowitz complains in one of the two included radio interviews, but enhanced by the immediacy of the live situation – is no exception. Horowitz was never the most purely muscular pianist out there (although he could make octaves ring when he had to), and not the most intellectual. But he was perhaps the most perfectionistic of the great pianists, taking stretches of several years off to rebuild his technique and his musical understanding when he felt his playing was not up to snuff.

Hubert Laws - The Chicago Theme (1974/2017)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Jan. 22, 2018
Hubert Laws - The Chicago Theme (1974/2017)

Hubert Laws - The Chicago Theme (1974/2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 232.13 Mb | 34:36 | Scans included
Soul-Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Disco | Country: USA | Label: King Records/CTI - KICJ-2556

Hubert Laws made his finest recordings playing arrangements by Don Sebesky. Unfortunately, starting with this project, Bob James began to take over the writing chores, and the flutist's recordings became much more commercial. Rather than performing with a small group, as he did on his best sessions, Laws is joined by strings and funky rhythm sections playing now-dated commercial grooves. The six selections (which include James' forgettable "Chicago Theme," "Midnight at the Oasis" and Dvorák's "Going Home") are listenable, but nothing special. The only reason to acquire this out of print LP is for Laws' still-superb flute playing.

Willie Dixon - Live in Chicago - 1984 (2015)  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 17, 2018
Willie Dixon - Live in Chicago - 1984 (2015)

Willie Dixon - Live in Chicago - 1984 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 328 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans included
Chicago Blues | Label: Hi Hat | # HH 015CD | Time: 00:43:15

Willie Dixon is one of the fathers of modern American blues, and had a profound influence on Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, and countless others. This superb 1984 performance was recorded for FM radio broadcast at a tiny club at 7644 North Sheridan Road on Chicago's north side, and captures the great man in fine form performing a selection of self-penned classics. The complete broadcast is presented here in digitally remastered sound with background notes and images.

Eric Alexander - Chicago Fire (2014)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Jan. 8, 2018
Eric Alexander - Chicago Fire (2014)

Eric Alexander - Chicago Fire (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 428.18 Mb | 55:40 | Covers
Post-Bop, Straight-Ahead Jazz | Country: USA | Label: HighNote - HCD 7262

Recorded at the storied Rudy Van Gelder Studios in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, Eric Alexander's 2014 effort, Chicago Fire, finds the tenor saxophonist paying tribute to the city that helped shape his sound and career. Having studied with pianist and Chicago native Harold Mabern while at William Patterson College, Alexander established himself in the Windy City after graduating in the early '90s. He has worked with Mabern ever since and their mutual love and musical synergy is palpable here. Also backing Alexander are his longtime compatriots bassist John Webber and drummer Joe Farnsworth. Trumpeter and High Note labelmate Jeremy Pelt also joins in on several cuts. As with all of Alexander's output, Chicago Fire is a no-nonsense set of original and cover songs that showcases his passionate, swinging, straight-ahead jazz sound.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti - Solti: The Complete Chicago Recordings (2017) [108CD Box Set]

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti - Solti: The Complete Chicago Recordings (2017) [108CD Box Set]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, d. booklet | 27.2 GB
Label: Decca – 0289 483 1375 4 | Tracks: 1053 | Time: 109:25:03
Classical, Opera, Baroque, Romantic, Moder

Decca celebrates one of the world’s most prolific conductor-orchestra partnerships with a deluxe 108-CD box set marking both the 20th Anniversary of the passing of Sir Georg Solti and the 125th Anniversary of the founding of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. 108 CDs presenting Solti’s and the CSO’s complete recorded legacy together: from their very first recording at Medinah Temple in March 1970 of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony to their last at Orchestra Hall, Chicago in March 1997 of Shostakovich’ Symphony No.15.
Al Miller Chicago Blues Band - ...In Between Time (2012) with John Primer, Billy Flynn and Dave Specter

Al Miller Chicago Blues Band - …In Between Time (2012)
with John Primer, Billy Flynn and Dave Specter

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 472 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 195 Mb | Scans included
Chicago Blues, Harmonica Blues | Label: Delmark | # DE 826 | 01:12:42

Harmonica player Al Miller brings in three guitar aces to help him create this unique blues album: John Primer, Dave Specter and Billy Flynn. But Al doesn't just play harp. Whether he is wailing away on harmonica, singing, writing songs, or providing guitar accompaniment, Al imbues every aspect of his involvement in the music with feeling, which, as every blues fan knows, is what the blues is all about. Al sings most of the songs, however John Primer sings lead on three. "…In Between Time" has seventeen songs in all, including the previously unissued "Blizzard". Miller’s instrumental excursions display immaculate taste; never overplaying, he always adheres to the all-for-one, one-for-all ensemble approach characterizing postwar Chicago blues.

Chicago - The Heart Of Chicago (1989) {Japan 1st Press}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Dec. 17, 2017
Chicago - The Heart Of Chicago (1989) {Japan 1st Press}

Chicago - The Heart Of Chicago (1989) {Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 424 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 158 Mb
Full Scans (PNG, 300 dpi) ~ 96 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Full Moon / Reprise Records / Warner-Pioneer Corporation #22P2-3117
Soft Rock / Pop Rock / Classic Rock

Chicago returned from a career dip in 1982 with "Hard to Say I'm Sorry" and continued to hit with power ballads, among them "Hard Habit to Break" and "You're the Inspiration," all sung by Peter Cetera. But the streak continued after Cetera departed in 1985, as Jason Scheff stepped in and Chicago went on to score hits like "Will You Still Love Me?," and "Look Away," which are all heard here.
Frank Zappa - Chicago '78 (2016) {2CD Set Zappa Records ZR 20025}

Frank Zappa - Chicago '78 (2016) {2CD Set Zappa Records ZR 20025}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 856 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 283 Mb
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© 1978, 2016 Zappa Records / Vaulternative Records / ZFT / Universal | ZR 20025
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Art Rock / Jazz Rock

Official Release #108. Original recordings produced by Frank Zappa. In September of 1978, Frank Zappa took the stage with his rockin' teenage combo (Ike Willis, Denny Walley, Tommy Mars, Peter Wolf, Arthur Barrow, Ed Mann, and the great Vinnie Colaiuta) at the Uptown Theater in Chicago. This album is the entire show and fans are going to love it. The leadoff track is a cool unheard guitar instrumental called "Twenty-One." Played in a 21-beat rhythm, it seems related to "Thirteen" from around the same time period (on YCDTOA, Vol. 6). "Easy Meat" features an earlier arrangement and a nasty guitar solo, while "Village of the Sun" adds a weird interlude with some additional lyrics that sets up the vamp for another fantastic guitar solo.