Martha 2008

VA - RCA Red Seal: Best 100 (2008) (100 CDs Box Set)  Music

Posted by murena at April 14, 2018
VA - RCA Red Seal: Best 100 (2008) (100 CDs Box Set)

VA - RCA Red Seal: Best 100 (2008) (100 CDs Box Set)
WEB FLAC (Image+.cue) | 100 CDs, 115:09:10 min | Covers included | 27,9 Gb
Genre: Classical, Opera / Label: Sony BMG

The Japanese company, BMG Japan, sorted the original RCA RED SEAL CDs according to the composers and the year when the music pieces were created. BEST100 series are the best representative CDs, which were carefully chosen from those music pieces by acting and recording, and they were released again with the mark of RCA BEST100. These CDs are the most impressive records in the classical field at RCA’s best. Theoretically, we could find the single originals of those CDs, but BMG Japan reorganised excellently for everyone. During BMG Japan period, it was released for the first time in 1999 and for the second time in 2008 after SONY took over BMG. BEST100 series belong to the latter.
Various Artists - Motown: The Complete No. 1's (2008) {10 CD Box Set Motown Records Limited Edition B0012208-02}

Various Artists - Motown: The Complete No. 1's (2008) {10 CD Box Set Motown Records Limited Edition B0012208-02}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 5.09 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.71 Gb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 1.20 Gb | 5% repair rar
© 2008 Motown Records | B0012208-02 | Limited Edition
R&B / Soul / Motown Sound / Early R&B / Pop / Funk / New Jack Swing

This special once-in-a-lifetime set is housed in a replica of the original Motown headquarters: the "Hitsville U.S.A." house on Detroit's West Grand Boulevard, now the home of the internationally renowned Motown Museum. It's a true collectible. Inside the house are 5 digi-paks - containing 10 CDs. The box set comes with a beautiful 100-page mini-photo book, including rare and classic images, track annotations and an introductory essay by the man who started it off, the one and only Smokey Robinson. Limited to 30,000 copies.
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - The Definitive Collection (2008) [Repost]

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - The Definitive Collection (2008)
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 390 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb | Scans included
Soul, Pop-Soul, Doo-Wop, R&B | Label: Motown/Universal | # 006025 17773325 | 00:51:30

The Definitive Collection does an effective job of chronicling the majority of Martha & the Vandellas biggest hits from their first chart entry "Come and Get These Memories" in 1963 to their final one, "Honey Chile," in 1967. All of the familiar radio tracks such as "Heatwave," "Dancing in the Street," "Nowhere to Run," and "Jimmy Mack" are featured alongside several singles of equal quality that didn't get as much radio play upon initial release. While there are other, more exhaustive compilations, such as the double-disc set Live Wire! The Singles 1962-1972, this is the best concise overview of Martha & the Vandellas' career, containing the most hits on a single disc.
Sang-Hie Lee, Martha Thomas & Kyoung Cho - Ars Nostra: But Now the Night (2016)

Sang-Hie Lee, Martha Thomas & Kyoung Cho - Ars Nostra: But Now the Night (2016)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Artwork included | 01:09:04 | 220 Mb
Modern Classical | Label: Ravello Records

Music for two pianos as a genre has gained reputation and momentum among composers and performers in the academic piano world. Piano Duo is a relatively new phenomenon that began in the late Romantic period. The Piano Duo project began in 2008 with composers Paul Reller, Eun-Hye Park, Gerald Chenoweth and pianist Min Kwon.

Martha Argerich & Sergei Babayan - Prokofiev for Two (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 23, 2018
Martha Argerich & Sergei Babayan - Prokofiev for Two (2018)

Martha Argerich & Sergei Babayan - Prokofiev for Two (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 206 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 19 | Time: 60:02 min

Pianists Martha Argerich and Sergei Babayan have recorded two selections from Prokofiev’s music for stage and screen in magnificent two-piano transcriptions by Babayan. Prokofiev for Two, set for release worldwide March 23 via Deutsche Grammophon/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company, captures for posterity the sense of mutual inspiration felt by these kindred spirits, palpable in their live performances together.
Martha Argerich & Ruggiero Ricci - Argerich & Ricci: 1961 Leningrad Recital II (2018)

Martha Argerich & Riggiero Ricci - Argerich & Ricci: 1961 Leningrad Recital II (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | 01:21:54 | 342 Mb
Classical | Label: DOREMI

In 1961, Ruggiero Ricci was already a world famous violin soloist. He asked the brilliant up and coming Martha Argerich, who was only 19, to join him on a tour to Russia. Part of their recital in Leningrad was broadcast and preserved by the Leningrad Radio. This part is presented here, completely remastered, for the first time ever. The program includes Prokofiev sonata for solo violin that Ricci gave the World Premiere of in 1959, 6 years after Prokofiev's death.

Mike Garson - Mike Garson's Jazz Hat (2008)  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 14, 2018
Mike Garson - Mike Garson's Jazz Hat (2008)

Mike Garson - Mike Garson's Jazz Hat (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 364 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Scans included
Contemporary Jazz, Post-Bop, Piano Jazz | Label: Reference | # RR-114 | 01:14:47

What do Freddie Hubbard, Stan Getz, Elvin Jones, Lee Konitz, Stanley Clarke, Eddie Daniels, Joe Farrell, David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails, The Smashing Pumpkins, Gwen Stefani, Seal, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Martha Reeves (to name a few) have in common? The answer is, Mike Garson has played with them all!. These have been called “The fastest fingers in jazz.” David Bowie, for whom Garson has long been music director, says, “He’s the best rock & roll pianist I know.” Recording group Free Flight took advantage of his classical training, and Hollywood calls when it needs a virtuoso assoluto. In short, Mike Garson is a phenomenon, able to mimic Bill Evans or Liberace on command, or to soothe an audience with New Age hypnotics. But he’s at his very best wearing his “jazz hat.” Supported by a stellar cast of Brian Bromberg (acoustic bass), Ralph Humphries (drums) and Eric Marienthal (alto saxophone), Garson turns in a memorable set of originals and imaginative arrangements of standards.
Martha Argerich, Seiji Ozawa & Mito Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 & Piano Concerto No. 1 (Live) (2018)

Martha Argerich, Seiji Ozawa & Mito Chamber Orchestra - Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 & Piano Concerto No. 1 (Live) (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 268 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 07 | Time: 60:37 min

Two Legends together on record for the first time; first new release from Seiji Ozawa since his Grammy win for Best Opera in 2016.

Martha High - Tribute to My Soul Sisters (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 17, 2017
Martha High - Tribute to My Soul Sisters (2017)

Martha High - Tribute to My Soul Sisters
Soul, Funk, R&B | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 51:03 min | 314 MB
Label: Record Kicks | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017

2017 release. The funky diva Martha High has been an integral part of James Brown's life and career for more than 30 years: she was his backing vocalist, hairdresser, payroll master and his always loyal and reliable confidant. The idea for this album was hatched back in 2014, whilst she was visiting the producer DJ Pari, head honcho of the Soulpower organization and tight collaborator of the soul legends Marva Whitney, The Impressions, Lyn Collins and many more.

Hélène Grimaud - Bach: Transcribed (2008) (Repost)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Nov. 12, 2017
Hélène Grimaud - Bach: Transcribed (2008) (Repost)

Hélène Grimaud - Bach: Transcribed (2008)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:16:02 | 355 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 1426

Fitting her reputation for interpreting the keyboard repertoire in a big way, Hélène Grimaud presents her first recording of J.S. Bach's works with transcriptions by Ferruccio Busoni, Franz Liszt, and Sergei Rachmaninov, which were all intended to update the music for the modern grand piano. Because Grimaud's style is direct and robust, reminiscent of Martha Argerich, and the transcriptions are dramatically more pianistic than the originals, Bach purists should look elsewhere for more meticulous and historically informed performances of these Baroque pieces, perhaps on fortepiano or harpsichord.