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Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass Live (2011) (Riccardo Muti) {CSO Resound}

Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass Live (2011) (Riccardo Muti)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers | 289 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 153 mb
Classical | Label: CSO Resound

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has long been renowned for the sound of its brass section. This CD features the symphony's brass in a selection of pieces that span almost 250 years, including some works originally written for brass and some transcriptions of works for keyboard, orchestra, or band. It's a diverse and appealing program that effectively shows off the players' virtuosity and should interest any fans of brass.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti - Brahms: The Symphonies (1991)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti - Brahms: The Symphonies (1991)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:20:08 | 903 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: London Records | Catalog: 430799

Even as he is most closely associated with the music of Wagner and Beethoven, conductor Georg Solti enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship with the orchestral music of Johannes Brahms. Solti's own personal preferences in terms of Brahms, judging based on his performance history, were slanted toward the Haydn Variations, German Requiem, and the concerti, but in the late '70s he undertook a cycle of the symphonies with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for Decca London that some expert listeners feel have never been bettered since.
Chicago - Chicago II (Steven Wilson Remix) (1970) {2017, Remastered, Remixed}

Chicago - Chicago II (Steven Wilson Remix) (1970) {2017, Remastered, Remixed}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 412 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 173 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz Fusion, Jazz Rock, Soft Rock, Classic Rock | Rhino #081227941499

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…
Mahler - Symphony No. 5 (Claudio Abbado, Chicago Symphony Orchestra) (2003) {Deutsche Grammophon}

Mahler - Symphony No. 5 (Claudio Abbado, Chicago Symphony Orchestra) (2003)
EAC Rip | (tracks+.cue, log) | Booklet | 328 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 188 mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon / 474 169 - 2

Claudio Abbado was an Italian conductor. One of the most celebrated and respected conductors of the 20th century, particularly in the music of Gustav Mahler, he served as music director of the La Scala opera house in Milan, principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra, principal guest conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, music director of the Vienna State Opera, founder and director of Lucerne Festival Orchestra, music director of European Union Youth Orchestra and principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic orchestra.

Oscar Peterson - The Trio Live From Chicago (2013)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Jan. 17, 2017
Oscar Peterson - The Trio Live From Chicago (2013)

Oscar Peterson - The Trio Live From Chicago (2013)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 577 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 215 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 77 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Swing | Not Now Music #NOT2CD482

Despite stints with Orchestras and duos Peterson loved the trio format best. Touring the world in the early Sixties with Ray Brown on Double Bass and Ed Thigpen on Drums the band settled in Chicago for a week long Residency, subsequently recording a four LP set of their performances. The two recordings here are considered the cream of the crop consisting of compositions from right across the 20th century along with two of Peterson's own, masterful creations. Originally released on Verve Records in 1961.
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!…