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Byron Janis, Chicago & Boston Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner, Charles Munch - Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 (1997)

Byron Janis, Chicago & Boston Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner, Charles Munch - Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 (1997)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:02 | 325 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA | Catalog: 68762

Janis backed by one of the greatest symphonies ever assembled (the 50's/60's Chicago Symphony under the baton of the micromanaging Fritz Reiner) put together in short a legendary and frenzied performance of the Rachmaninov Concerto No. 1. I wish I could stop there, but unfortunately this recording was coupled with a stale performance of the No. 3.

Chicago - Chicago: VI Decades Live (This Is What We Do) (2018)  Music

Posted by delpotro at April 5, 2018
Chicago - Chicago: VI Decades Live (This Is What We Do) (2018)

Chicago - Chicago: VI Decades Live (This Is What We Do) (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 1,31 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 502 Mb | 03:39:00
Soft Rock, Jazz Rock | Label: Rhino Entertainment

The songs in the collection were recorded between 1969 and 2014, including the band's entire performance at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970. The DVD features a concert that was originally broadcast on the German music television show Rockpalast (a WDR production) in 1977.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band - Live! In Chicago (2010)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 4, 2018
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band - Live! In Chicago (2010)

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band - Live! In Chicago (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 556 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 192 Mb | Scans included
Blues Rock, Modern Electric Blues, Hard Rock | Label: Roadrunner | # RR 7742-2 | 01:15:22

First off, Kenny Wayne Shepherd was 33 years old at the release of this album, so he’s not a kid playing hot guitar anymore, he’s a grown man doing it. And he does play a hot lead guitar – that, in a nutshell, is what he does. But over the years he’s also learned that the blues isn’t just about blazing lead licks, it’s also about letting the song say its say – and on Live! In Chicago he does that. This is a concert full of songs and not just a bunch of guitar leads broken up by someone singing for a bit. Shepherd is also fully aware of the history of the blues and he honors some of his heroes here by playing with blues legends like Hubert Sumlin, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Bryan Lee and Buddy Flett and he doesn’t step all over them with his guitar playing – he supports them. The concert grew out of the tour Shepherd put together in support of 10 Days Out: Blues from the Backroads project, a DVD/CD documentary that featured Shepherd traveling around the country on a ten day trip interviewing and playing with icons from the blues world, including the surviving members of Muddy Waters' and Howlin' Wolf's bands, making this show, recorded at the House of Blues in Chicago, a kind of culmination.

Climax Chicago - Tightly Knit (1971) {2006, Remastered}  Music

Posted by popsakov at April 1, 2018
Climax Chicago - Tightly Knit (1971) {2006, Remastered}

Climax Chicago - Tightly Knit (1971) {2006, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 286 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 117 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 39 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues, Blues Rock | Repertoire Records #REP 5075

By the time of 1971's Tightly Knit, the group had settled into a very comfortable groove and suddenly didn't seem to be trying so hard, instead letting the music speak for itself. This newfound confidence was also mirrored in the fact that eight of the ten tunes aboard were group-penned originals. While they showed some versatility on tunes like "Little Link" and "Shoot Her If She Runs" (both exhibiting a strong country rock flavor), they still managed to sound like no one else but the Climax Blues Band on such familiar warhorses as "Spoonful" and Robert Johnson's "Come on in My Kitchen." Peter Haycock's lead guitar reached scorching levels on the almost-ten-minute-long "St. Michael's Blues"; "Who Killed McSwiggin" explored the Bo Diddley beat for all its worth, and the closing "That's All" took the pan-flute New Orleans groove into folk-singalong territory, making a top-notch finish for the group's most varied outing.
Miles Davis - At Plugged Nickel, Chicago (1965) {2CD 2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4180~81}

Miles Davis - At Plugged Nickel, Chicago (1965) {2CD 2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4180~81}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 664 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 253 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 234 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1965, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4180~81
Jazz / Hard Bop / Modal Music / Trumpet

Special priced-down reissue available only for a limited period of time until December 21, 2015. Comes with liner notes. This stunning live set has been hailed by many as one of the finest moments of Miles' mid 60s career – music played with a frenetic energy that even blows away the famous studio sessions of the time! The group here is a landmark lineup – young modernists Wayne Shorter on tenor, Herbie Hancock on piano, and Tony Williams on drums – all reaching out to really increase their craft, and work through new ideas alongside Miles' trumpet.
Art Ensemble Of Chicago - Les Stances A Sophie (1970) [Reissue 2008]

Art Ensemble Of Chicago - Les Stances A Sophie (1970) [Reissue 2008]
EAC | FLAC (log,tracks+cue) -> 208 Mb (5% Rec.)
Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 93 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Pathé / Soul Jazz Records, SJR CD191 | 0:33:50

In 1969 the newly formed Art Ensemble left their home city and headed for France, there acquiring drummer Don Moye and a more precise title. Their two-year stay yielded some 15 albums, including this glorious oddity, a soundtrack to an obscure French New Wave film recorded before an inch of footage was shot. The film is now forgotten, but the music is superb.
Various Artists - Let Me Tell You About The Blues - Chicago: The Evolution Of Chicago Blues 1925-1958 (2009) {3 CD Box Set}

Various Artists - Let Me Tell You About The Blues - Chicago: The Evolution Of Chicago Blues 1925-1958 (2009) {3 CD Box Set}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 717 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 496 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 122 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1925-58, 2009 Fantastic Voyage / Future Noise Music Ltd. | FVTD012
Blues / Regional Blues

People call Chicago The Home Of The Blues. It may not be where the blues came from but it s where the blues came to live. It’s the place where Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and Jimmy Reed laid down the songs that inspired the Rolling Stones and the Yardbirds. The blues was the bedrock on which Jimmy Page created Led Zeppelin, the band that helped to change pop music forever. Chicago was the mecca for Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, Magic Sam, Elmore James and a host of others who arrived in the city to make their fortune. The process had begun decades earlier, when record companies first came to town.
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.