Various Artists Jazz Meets Africa (2014) {3cd Set Not Now Music Not3cd162}

Various Artists - Jazz Meets Africa (2014) {3CD Set Not Now Music NOT3CD162}

Various Artists - Jazz Meets Africa (2014) {3CD Set Not Now Music NOT3CD162}
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Jazz / Ethnic Fusion / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Bop / Free Jazz

Over the decades, many musicians from the African-American ethnic group have turned to Africa for musical inspiration. For some, it was to prove only a partial or brief flirtation, while others embraced the tonal and rhythmic elements the continent’s music had to offer on a more serious basis. We have collected the best of the latter here. The American musicians assembled on this compilation were certainly not the only ones to mine the inspirational qualities of African music in the Fifties and Sixties but these were the principal players who chose to add a little colour and ethnicity to their repertoire.
Various Artists - Essential Mississippi Blues (2012) {2CD Not Now Music NOT2CD459}

Various Artists - Essential Mississippi Blues (2012) {2CD Not Now Music NOT2CD459}
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© 2012 Not Now Music | NOT2CD459
Blues / Traditional Blues / Delta Blues

The Mississippi Delta has some of the most fertile soil in the world and became one of the richest cotton growing areas in the world which, before the American Civil War, was worker exclusively by black slaves brought over from Africa. The blues was forged on the anvil of poverty and hardship the black sharecroppers and tenant farmers had to endure. Born of the harsh, brutal conditions of life in the South, and full of pain, frustration and anger, the passionate, soulful sounds of the Delta revolutionised the sound of 20th-century music. This compilation celebrates some of its greatest exponents.
Various Artists - 101 Opera (2016) {6CD Box Set Decca 478 2998 rel 2011}

Various Artists - 101 Opera (2016) {6CD Box Set Decca 478 2998 rel 2011}
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© 2011, 2016 Decca Music | 478 2998
Classical / Opera

This SIX CD collection of 101 favorite tracks is the perfect introduction to the world of opera, including the worlds most famous and popular tenor and soprano arias, duets and choruses. With a running time of over 7 hours of music this box set provides excellent value for money. This delightful collection includes everyones favorite opera highlights, from the lyricism of Puccinis Nessun dorma! and O mio babbino caro, to the power and might of Verdis Anvil Chorus and Wagners Ride of the Valkyries. Features some of the greatest opera singers of the last 50 years, including Luciano Pavarotti, Dame Joan Sutherland, Jussi Bjorling, Kiri Te Kanawa, Placido Domingo and Renata Tebaldi.
Various Artists - Jazz At The Hollywood Bowl (1956) {2CD Hip-O Select-Verve B0015738-02 rel 2011}

Various Artists - Jazz At The Hollywood Bowl (1956) {2CD Hip-O Select-Verve B0015738-02 rel 2011}
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© 1956, 2011 Hip-O Select / Verve | B0015738-02
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Swing

This double LP was the first jazz concert ever recorded at the Hollywood Bowl (and only the second one held at that L.A. institution). Although not an official Jazz at the Philharmonic concert, it has the same basic format and was also produced by Norman Granz. Trumpeters Roy Eldridge and Harry "Sweets" Edison, tenors Flip Phillips and Illinois Jacquet, the Oscar Peterson Trio and drummer Buddy Rich all jam on "Honeysuckle Rose" and "Jumpin' at the Woodside" and there is also a ballad medley and a drum solo by Rich. In addition the Oscar Peterson Trio plays two numbers, the remarkable pianist Art Tatum (in one of his final appearances) has four, Ella Fitzgerald sings six songs (including a scat-filled "Airmail Special") and collaborates with Louis Armstrong on two others. For the grand finale nearly everyone returns to the stage for "When the Saints Go Marching In" which Armstrong sings and largely narrates, cheerfully introducing all of the participants. This is a historic and very enjoyable release featuring more than its share of classic greats.
Various Artists - Essential Memphis Blues (2012) {2CD Not Now Music NOT2CD447}

Various Artists - Essential Memphis Blues (2012) {2CD Not Now Music NOT2CD447}
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Blues / Traditional Blues / Delta Blues / Electric Blues / Memphis Blues

If you love the Blues, these sets provide some of the greatest songs all in one collection. You need these in your collection. It's very hard to characterize "Memphis blues," even though all blues started at Memphis. This is more delta blues, but still a good collection. Some of what we call "Chicago blues" is more of "toned up" Memphis blues. Not so much of that here, and it should've been included. Old school Blues with a large selection of music and great artist,enjoyed it.
Miles Davis - Miles At The Fillmore - Miles Davis 1970: The Bootleg Series Vol. 3 (2014) {4CD Set Columbia-Sony Music}

Miles Davis - Miles At The Fillmore - Miles Davis 1970: The Bootleg Series Vol. 3 (2014) {4CD Set Columbia-Sony Music}
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© 1970, 2014 Columbia / Legacy / Sony Music | 88765433812
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Fusion / Trumpet

Until now, the official recordings of Miles Davis' performances at the Fillmore East between June 17 and 20, 1970 have been limited to the double album Miles at the Fillmore. That set's producer Teo Macero, edited the recordings to create medleys of each night's music to four roughly 20-minute selections. This four-disc set contains all four concerts. There are 100 minutes of previously unreleased music from Wednesday through Saturday; an additional 35 minutes of unreleased music comes from a previous gig at the Fillmore West.
Fripp & Eno - Live In Paris 28.05.1975 (2014) {3CD Set Opal DGM3101}

Fripp & Eno - Live In Paris 28.05.1975 (2014) {3CD Set Opal DGM3101}
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© 1975, 2014 Opal / Panegyric / RF | DGM3101
Rock / Electronic / Ambient / Experimental Ambient / Art Rock

The subject of many poor quality bootlegs, this concert - one of only a handful undertaken by Fripp & Eno - is routinely described as ‘legendary’. Hearing the tapes in fully restored audio quality, it's easy to understand why it attracts such reverence now and perhaps, why the shows attracted such hostility then. No Roxy Music hits, No King Crimson riffs, just a duo sitting in near darkness with a reel to reel tape recorder, improvising over the pre-recorded loops with a filmed background projection. Replace the reel to reel machine with a couple of laptops/iPads/sequencers and the core of much current live performance from electronica to hip-hop was there some thirty years in advance. At the time, audiences responded to such a glimpse of the future with booing, walkouts and general confusion.
Mari Kodama, Kent Nagano - Beethoven: The Piano Concertos; Triple Concerto (2014) 3CD Set

Ludwig van Beethoven - The Piano Concertos; Triple Concerto (2014) 3CD Set
Mari Kodama, piano; Kolja Blacher, violin; Johannes Moser, cello
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; Kent Nagano, conductor

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Genre: Classical | Label: Berlin Classics | # 0300597BC | Time: 03:30:59

Passionate, dramatic, yet poetic and richly nuanced Mari Kodama brings all these qualities to her interpretation of Beethovens Complete Piano Concertos. This exceptional recording with the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin shines with extraordinary intensity and contrast, due in no small measure to the artistic bond between Mari Kodama and her husband, the conductor Kent Nagano. Beethovens Piano Concertos are undoubtedly amongst the most influential works in the history of music. Art demands of us that we shall not stand still, the composer once wrote, placing the idea of development at the heart of his music. His five piano concertos saw Beethoven take piano music out of the salon and into the concert hall, playing a crucial role in advancing the genre towards the symphony, whilst simultaneously creating a bridge from the First Viennese School to the Romantic period. Mari Kodama, whose virtuosic mastery of the piano made her a household name all over the world, has completed the Beethoven Piano Concerto Cycle with her husband Kent Nagano, the international star conductor.
Various Artists - The Best of American Folk & Blues (2016) {3CD Not Now Music NOT3CD211}

Various Artists - The Best of American Folk & Blues (2016) {3CD Not Now Music NOT3CD211}
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Blues / Folk / Americana

This comprehensive 3 disc collection gathers together many of the key names of the 1960s folk revival, who in turn went on to influence those artists whose music still resonates today. It is an overused word, but many of the artists here really do deserve to be called “legendary”.
ABBA - ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits - 40th Anniversary Edition (2014) [3CD Set] Repost

ABBA - ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits - 40th Anniversary Edition (2014) 3CD Set
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Genre: Pop, Europop, Disco | Label: Polar | Cat.: 0602537740130

"Gold: Greatest Hits" is a compilation album of recordings by Swedish pop group ABBA. Since 1992, Gold has been released several times, most notably in 2008 to coincide with the release of the film Mamma Mia! and most recently in 2014 to mark the group's 40th Anniversary of winning the Eurovision Song Contest. The 40th anniversary edition of ABBA Gold not only will have listeners singing along to the catchy tunes but will leave them sharing the admiration many fellow musicians have expressed for Björn and Benny’s songwriting skills and production talents. For fans of good pop music, this collection is indeed gold.