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Mokhtar Samba & WDR Big Band Cologne - Musique d'Afrique (2016) {Jazzline}

Mokhtar Samba & WDR Big Band Cologne - Musique d'Afrique (2016) {Jazzline}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 486MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Ethnic Fusion, Fusion, Big Band

During August 2015 the WDR Big Band performed an impressive concert of large ensemble jazz crossed with African timbres and rhythms, at the Cologne Philharmonic. The guests also included Rhani Krija on percussion, Henry Dorina, electric bass, Woz Kaly, vocals and Jean-Philippe Rykiel, keyboard. The pieces were arranged and conducted by Michael Mossmann. The music is presented by Mokhtar Samba: it is about vibrant rhythms and hypnotising melodies. As Samba feels very close to the music of his ancestors, his pieces are naturally heavily influenced by the elementary power of African rhythms.

Floh de Cologne - Lucky Streik (1972) [Reissue 1998]  Music

Posted by hill0 at May 24, 2015
Floh de Cologne - Lucky Streik (1972) [Reissue 1998]

Floh de Cologne - Lucky Streik (1972) [Reissue 1998]
EAC Rip | WavPack (images & cue & log) | 466 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 202 MB | Scans | 73:57
Genre: Krautrock / Politrock | Country: Germany | Label: Spalax Music | SPALAXCD14291

Floh de Cologne were a German band, active from 1966 to 1983, regarded as a pioneer of krautrock (Floh is German for 'flea'). After success at the beginning of the 70s, the band separated in 1983.The group was formed in 1966 by a group of anarchist students, all from the University of Cologne. Their first album, Vietnam, released in 1968, is a fierce criticism of the war in Vietnam. Impressed by their music and especially their lyrics, Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser decided to produce their next two albums: Rockoper Profitgeier (1971) and Lucky Streik (1972).

Man - Live in Cologne Germany 17th April 1975 (2007)  Music

Posted by v3122 at March 25, 2013
Man - Live in Cologne Germany 17th April 1975 (2007)

Man - Live in Cologne Germany 17th April 1975 (2007)
DVD-5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Dolby AC3, 2 ch
Voiceprint | Scans Included | ~ 3.20 Gb
Progressive / Psychedelic / Space Rock

When this live in the studio performance was taped for German television Martin Ace had only been back in the band for just over two weeks. His recall to the ranks of Man was due to the sudden departure of the previous bassist in Man, Ken Whaley who departed just before the end of the American tour…
Berlioz: Requiem - Mitropoulos, Gedda, Cologne Radio Symphony (2012)

Berlioz: Requiem - Mitropoulos, Gedda, Cologne Radio Symphony (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 392 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Ica Classics | Catalog Number: 5075

The Greek-born Dimitri Mitropoulos (1896–1960) was incredibly gifted – his photographic memory allowed him to conduct without a score in concert and also in rehearsal! After studies in Athens, Brussels and Berlin, he took various posts in Greece. In 1930, Mitropoulos played the solo part in Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No.3 with the Berlin Philharmonic and conducted the work from the keyboard, becoming the first modern musician to do so. He made his US debut in 1936 and went on to become principal conductor of the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra (1937–1949) and then music director of the New York Philharmonic (1951–1957), where he was eventually succeeded by Leonard Bernstein. He expanded the repertoire of the NYPO and championed Mahler’s symphonies in particular.
J. S. Bach - Oboe Concertos "Christian Hommel/Cologne Chamber Orchestra" (1997)

J. S. Bach - Oboe Concertos "Christian Hommel/Cologne Chamber Orchestra" (1997)
Classical | EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG | mp3@320 | 336 MB. & 162 MB.
500dpi. Complete Scans (JPG) - 27 MB. | WinRar, 3% recovery
Audio CD (1997) | Label: Naxos | Catalog# 8-554169 | 68:32 min.

Christian Hommel studied the oboe in Freiburg with Heinz Holliger and the piano with James Avery. He was a prizewinner at the Geneva International Music Competition and at the Trieste Oboe Competition and received various other awards and prizes, including the scholarship of the German Music Council in 1985, the 1987 German Music Competition prize and the 1988 prize of the Wiesbaden Mozart Society. He has appeared throughout Europe, America and Asia as a soloist, chamber musician and conductor. For some years he has served as a member of the Cologne Chamber Orchestras as a soloist and ensemble player and has a special interest in contemporary music. He gives regular international master-classes, is Professor at the Bremen Hochschule für Künste, directs the German Youth Symphony Orchestra and has won awards for his recordings.
Hubert Salwarowski, Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra, Volker Hartung - Rachmaninov & Brahms (2016) [24/48]

Hubert Salwarowski, Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra, Volker Hartung - Rachmaninov & Brahms (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 74:23 minutes | 747 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Polish pianist Hubert Salwarowski takes the spotlight on Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2, accompanied here by the Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra under Volker Hartung. Recorded in February 2002, the album also features an exciting reading of Brahms's cheerful Symphony No. 2.

Champion Jack Dupree - Live At Rockpalast: Cologne 1980 (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at March 13, 2017
Champion Jack Dupree - Live At Rockpalast: Cologne 1980 (2017)

Champion Jack Dupree - Live At Rockpalast: Cologne 1980 (2017)
Piano Blues | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:59:44 | 278 MB
Label: M.I.G. | Release Year: 2017

Because Champion Jack Dupree lived and toured in Germany for an extended period of time, many older blues fans will remember his live shows, which were a mixture of barrelhouse blues and boogie, stories and mostly saucy jokes (Shakesbeer says …). On the other side, there also were his very emotional, often autobiographical slow blues. The concert DVD presents all facets of this great barrelhouse piano player and singer; it is fun to watch, offers musical pleasures and makes you realize that there are hardly any true characters left in the blues who would ask for another beer even in a TV studio, before the show goes on.
Gurzenich-Orchester Cologne, Cologne Opera Chorus, Dmitrij Kitajenko - Tchaikovsky: Iolanta (2015)

Pjotr Iljitsch Tschaikowsky: Jolanthe (2015) 2CDs
Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, Chor der Oper Köln; Dmitrij Kitajenko, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 469 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 250 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: OEHMS | # OC963 | Time: 01:47:27

The world premieres of Iolanta and The Nutcracker took place on 18 December 1892 at St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre. “The execution of both,” wrote the composer to his brother Anatoly the next day, “was magnificent, and that of the ballet perhaps too magnificent – its brilliance made one’s eyes tired.” Gustav Mahler conducted the first performance of the one-act opera outside Russia on 3 January 1893 in Hamburg and also directed the Viennese premiere of Iolanta on 22 March 1900.

Pat Travers - Live At Rockpalast: Cologne 1976 (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at March 2, 2017
Pat Travers - Live At Rockpalast: Cologne 1976 (2017)

Pat Travers - Live At Rockpalast: Cologne 1976 (2017)
Blues Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:53:25 | 125 MB
Label: MIG | Release Year: 2017

His intoxicating, rough and dynamic Rockpalast performance on November 4, 1976 marked the big European breakthrough for young Canadian multi-instrumentalist Pat Travers who had just landed a major deal with Polydor in London. At that time, his band consisted of Peter “Mars” Cowling on bass and Nicko McBrain who is meanwhile drumming for Iron Maiden. Several albums later, in the 80’s, when hard rock and blues orientated rock lost its impact due to punk and new wave, Travers moved back to the US where the scene was still hooked on the genre. Still, Travers has the best reputation as a great live act with all his full speed energy and he connected well with his fans.

Kula Shaker - Live in Cologne 2016 [HDTV 720p]  Music

Posted by stfine at Jan. 9, 2017
Kula Shaker - Live in Cologne  2016 [HDTV 720p]

Kula Shaker - Live in Cologne 2016 [HDTV 720p]
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), 6.4 mbps, 50 fps | AC3, 448 kbps, 2 ch | 01:29:21 | 4.8 GB
Psychedelic rock/Raga rock/Britpop | WDR HD | HDTV->TS

English psychedelic rock band Kula Shaker present their well-received album K 2.0 in a sold out European tour, at Gloria Theater, Cologne, Germany 11/6/2016. The band enjoyed commercial success in the UK in 90s, notching up a number of hits, including "Tattva", "Hey Dude", "Govinda", "Hush", and "Sound of Drums".