The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), founded in 1904, is the oldest of London's symphony orchestras. It was set up by a group of players who left Henry Wood's Queen's Hall Orchestra because of a new rule requiring players to give the orchestra their exclusive services. The LSO itself later introduced a similar rule for its members. From the outset, the LSO was organised on co-operative lines, with all players sharing the profits at the end of each season. This practice continued for the orchestra's first four decades.
DJ Jondal, who was popular with his daily show "Klassik Lounge" at Klassik Radio, presented for the two CDs together 26 laid-flowing and rhythmic throbbing tracks, which can be regarded as an ideal complement to the "Space Night" images. Besides well-known names like Blank & Jones or Vargo here find various Acts that to know is always worth. For Wolfgang Johannßen DJ Jondal is "the guarantee that the sound does what the image quality promises", and this finding would not contradict you. In any case, images and sounds of the "Space Night" the best sleep aids for insomnia plagued by sleepwalker.
The Early Days contributes to a musical niche with a compilation that serves as a testament to songs that should remain as they soundtracked numerous brilliant nights out.
March 25th marks the hundredth anniversary of the death of French composer Claude Debussy. His work and life will be celebrated all year with numerous events and concerts dedicated to him. This 4CD compilation gathers rare and great recordings addressed to both specialists and curious consumers. Some of these recordings have been out of the market for years and are now available again, like Mikko Franck and Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra orchestral program (Images, Printemps, Prélude à l'après-midi d'un Faune), which received many awards, or the great Catherine Collard's Préludes (books I and II). Other performers included on this product are Nathalie Stutzmann, M. Tilson-Thomas, E. Pekka Salonen, Günter Wand.
This 45-song, two-disc collection is subtitled "two decades of killer fretwork", and never was a set so aptly described. Chess Records was the home to seemingly every hot guitar player in the Chicago area, and many of them make their appearance here. Besides the usual label guitar hotshots (Muddy Waters, Jimmy Rogers, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Lowell Fulson, Earl Hooker, Otis Rush, Robert Nighthawk, Little Milton), space is given to sideman work from legends like Hubert Sumlin and Robert Jr. Lockwood and great one-offs by lesser-known artists like Jody Williams, Danny Overbea, Eddie Burns, Joe Hill Louis, Morris Pejoe, Lafayette Thomas and others. It seems as if everyone recorded for Chess at one time or another, also explaining the inclusion of tracks by John Lee Hooker, Albert King, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Lonnie Brooks, Hound Dog Taylor and Elmore James. If electric blues guitar's your thing, then look no further than this fine two-disc compilation.