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Riccardo Muti & Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Schoenberg: Kol Nidre; Shostakovich: Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti

Riccardo Muti & Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Schoenberg: Kol Nidre; Shostakovich: Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, digital booklet - 258 MB | 00:56:41
Classical, Opera | Label: CSO Resound | Release Year: 2016

This new live recording pairs profound works by two of the twentieth century's greatest composers: Arnold Schoenberg and Dmitri Shostakovich. Writer Phillip Huscher describes Schoenberg's Kol Nidre a "stark, strong modernist statement," set to the prayer said on the eve of Yom Kippur the Day of Atonement. Schoenberg, who had fled Europe in 1934, premiered the work in Los Angeles in 1938, one month before the devastating the anti Jewish pogroms of Kristallnacht took place throughout Nazi-Germany. Shostakovich's suite explores similarly weighty concerns, including themes of love, morality, death, and the human spirit through the poetry of the Renaissance master Michelangelo. Although originally conceived to honor the fifth centenary of the artist's birth, Shostakovich's settings became a highly personal testament to concerns the two men shared across the centuries.

Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul - Live From Chicago (2008)  Music

Posted by robi62 at Dec. 22, 2016
Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul - Live From Chicago (2008)

Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul - Live From Chicago (2008)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 7 000 kb/s, 720 x 576 at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 2ch. at 192 kb/s, DTS 6ch. at 1 510 kb/s
Genre: Soul | Label: Immortal | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 26 May 2008 | Runtime: 59 min. | 3,71GB (DVD5)

Aretha Franklin is one of the giants of soul music, and indeed of American pop as a whole. More than any other performer, she epitomized soul at its most gospel-charged. Her astonishing run of late-'60s hits with Atlantic Records "Respect," "I Never Loved a Man," "Chain of Fools," "Baby I Love You," "I Say a Little Prayer," "Think," "The House That Jack Built," and several others earned her the title "Lady Soul," which she has worn uncontested ever since.

Pinetop Perkins - On the 88’s: Live in Chicago (2007)  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 20, 2016
Pinetop Perkins - On the 88’s: Live in Chicago (2007)

Pinetop Perkins - On the 88’s: Live in Chicago (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 176 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 119 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Piano Blues, Chicago Blues, Boogie-Woogie | Label: Sagebrush | # SB-CD-101 | Time: 00:48:39

In 2001, legendary blues pianist Pinetop Perkins was edging up on 88 years of age when he played the concert date in Chicago documented on this album. Perkins sounds plenty spry here, but this certainly doesn't capture the great man at his best; Perkins was a pioneer of the boogie-woogie style and was a longtime member of Muddy Waters' band, but most of On the 88's: Live in Chicago is devoted to easygoing midtempo numbers that sound a bit timid compared to what he played in his prime. Perkins shows he still had a great touch on this recording, and his timing is more than fine, but his left hand doesn't quite anchor these tunes the way he did in his salad days (it might have helped if he'd been given a better piano for this gig, since the instrument has the tone of a second-rate electronic keyboard), and even if his singing is game, his voice was showing its wear.
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 -> 858 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 282 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 343 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 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.
Night Ranger - 35 Years And A Night In Chicago (2016) [2CD + DVD, Deluxe Edition]

John Hackett - Another Life (2015)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Frontiers Records, FR CDVD 766 | ~ 732 or 231 Mb | Scans Included
DVD9: NTSC 16:9 (720x480p) VBR | AC3, 2 ch, 448 kbps -> 5.87 Gb
Hard Rock

Iconic '80s rockers Night Ranger have sold more 17 million albums worldwide and boast several platinum and gold albums to their name. In celebration of their 35 plus year career and in anticipation of their brand new studio album, expected for spring of 2017, this new live album, featuring all of their classic and most recent hits, sees the band at the top of their game, delivering a superb performance not to be missed!…

Frank Zappa - Chicago 78 (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 4, 2016
Frank Zappa - Chicago 78 (2016)

Frank Zappa - Chicago 78
Progressive Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 119:39 min | 274 MB
Label: Commercial Marketing | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2016

This Vaulternative Records concert release finds Zappa and band at the Uptown Theater, Chicago, Ill - September 29, 1978. Of the two shows played that evening, the late show is captured here in it's entirety. As you would expect, the concert delivers with a good blend of fan favorites, blistering guitar solos, audience participation, on-the-spot improvisations and stellar playing from a talented band line-up.
Chicago/São Paulo Underground Feat. Pharoah Sanders - Pharoah & The Underground - Spiral Mercury (2014) {Clean Feed Records}

Chicago/São Paulo Underground Feat. Pharoah Sanders - Pharoah & The Underground - Spiral Mercury (2014) {Clean Feed Records}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 406 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 179 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 10 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 Clean Feed Records | CF301CD
Jazz / Modern Jazz / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Progressive Jazz / World Fusion

This exceptional live document finds legendary free jazz saxophonist Pharoah Sanders collaborating with cornetist Rob Mazurek and members of the Sao Paulo Underground and Chicago Underground Duo. Mazurek takes a leading role for the most part, joined by Sanders in his regular volcanic, spiritual state of playing and supported dutifully by percussionist Maurício Takara, drummer Chad Taylor, bassist Matt Lux, and multi-instrumentalist Guilherme Granado. The disc tends toward the more experimental and tumultuous side of things, with processed synth sounds clashing with the explosive organic instrumentation in a way that brings to mind Sun Ra's rudimentary synth experimentation on his early-'70s Saturn Records output.
Maxim Vengerov, Daniel Barenboim, Chicago SO - Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto, Violin Sonata No.3 (1999)

Johannes Brahms - Violin Concerto, Violin Sonata No.3 (1999)
Maxim Vengerov, violin; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Daniel Barenboim, conductor & piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 336 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 191 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Teldec | # 0630-17144-2 | Time: 01:01:52

Maxim Vengerov now confronts - and conquers - one of the supreme challenges all great violinists must face: The Brahms violin concerto. This beautiful, virtuosic work has defined careers from Heifetz to Perlman. Vengerov's turn has come, and his rich, burnished tone and impassioned phrasing make this one of the standout concerto CDs of the year. The soulful partnership of Vengerov and Barenboim (one of his most important mentors) is also a strong selling point.
Fall Out Boy - The Boys of Zummer Tour - Live in Chicago (2016) [BDRip 720p]

Fall Out Boy - The Boys of Zummer Tour - Live in Chicago (2016)
BDRip 720p | MKV | 5451 kbps, 1280x720 at 29.970 fps, AVC (High@L4.1) | 3.3 GB
Audio: 1509 kbps, 48 khz, 24 bits, 6 channels, DTS | Length: 01:07:00
Genre: Pop Rock, Punk Rock, Alternative Rock

Pennal Johnson - Conversations: Live In Chicago (2016)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Oct. 9, 2016
Pennal Johnson - Conversations: Live In Chicago (2016)

Pennal Johnson - Conversations: Live In Chicago (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 66:29 min | 155 MB
Genre: Jazz, Funk, Rock | Label: Hitman Records

This album showcases a phenomenal bassist (PJ) who has clearly mastered a fusion of jazz, funk, adult contemporary and rock 'n' roll! The album Conversations - Live in Chicago portrays excellent forward-thinking tracks, with extremely competent and intuitive playing. PJ is by far an innovator using the electric bass! This album is a MUST! PJ (Pennal Johnson) is a Bassist, writer & entrepreneur from Chicago's West Side. PJ was selected to be the bass player for The Chicago All-City Jazz Band from 1984 to 1987.