Catchy melodies - particularly from the Impressionist period - in fresh new arrangements that bridge the gap between jazz, pop and classical music. Featuring Bugge Wesseltoft and Lars Danielsson.
Ce n’est pas parce que cette fanfare issue du monde alternatif exhibe fièrement une faute d’accord dans son patronyme qu’ils sont coutumiers des fautes de goût ou des fausses notes. C’est davantage le sens de l’audace et l’irrespect pour les conventions qui animent ces canassons du son, dont certains membres forment la section cuivre du gang du contrebassiste Fantazio. Champions de la course d’obstacles, ils sautent avec aisance d’une compo sous influence afrobeat ou éthio-Jazz à un morceau de be-bop, rendent hommage au P-Funk de George Clinton avec leurs invités Push Up, Sandra Nkake et Allonymous, ou font sonner leurs conques pour défricher des terres inconnues, seuls ou en compagnie de la chanteuse italienne Bianca Iannuzzi. Joyeux et débridé, ce Colis Suspect finit bel et bien par nous sauter à la figure, mais on ne regrette pas de l’avoir ouvert.
Mehr als fünfzehn lange Jahre hat es gedauert, bis Jazz-Ikone Lisa Ekdahl nun endlich auch eine ihrer unnachahmlichen Liveperformances verewigen liess. Auf "At The Olympia Paris" präsentiert sie der Hörerin das ausverkaufte Abschlusskonzert ihrer fulminanten Europatournee aus 2009/2010 und interpretiert, neben einigen eigenen Songs, vor allem zeitlose Jazz-Standards wie "April in Paris", "Nature Boy" oder "Tea for Two" - natürlich in gewohnt Ekdahl`scher Manier.
“Celestial Circle” is the recording debut of the band of the same name. First assembled for Marilyn Mazur’s season as artist-in-residence at Norway’s Molde Jazz Festival in 2008, the group has since become a popular institution on the concert circuit, and the present disc, recorded in Oslo’s Rainbow Studio in 2010 is issued on the eve of a European tour. It’s a band of diverse strengths and changing moods, song-oriented but also instrumentally expressive.
The music in Bailador is abundant, torrential, brilliant and sophisticated. Everything in Portal is here: rigour and fun, knowledge and generosity, dazzling technique, pleasure in profusion, precision, and jeté… You can hear him everywhere: a playful hedonist enamoured of sharing and, at the same, a cerebral, cutting-edge musician. (Source: EmArcy website)
If you lived in the UK during the 1970s and 1980s, then you’re almost certainly familiar with the band Hot Chocolate, who were rarely off the UK Singles chart during the former decade and were still making regular appearances in the early part of the latter decade. These days, Hot Chocolate’s career in the US has been simplified by the media to such a degree that you’d be hard pressed to realize that “You Sexy Thing” wasn’t their only big hit. That’s why we’ve taken a look back at BOX SELECTION, a collection of the band’s eight albums on RAK Records, and shined a spotlight on some of the songs that you might’ve forgotten.
The Flame are most known for their connections to the Beach Boys, though they'd been active for quite some time in a much different part of the world than Southern California before they came to the Beach Boys' attention. Originally known as the Flames, the group – with brothers Ricky Fataar, Steve Fataar, and Edries Fataar, as well as Blondie Chaplin – was a popular act in their native South Africa in the mid- to late '60s, moving to London near the end of the decade to try to break into a larger market. Still using the name the Flames, they put out an obscure album in the U.K. in 1968, Burning Soul. In July 1969, they were seen at the London nightclub Blaise's by Beach Boys guitarist Al Jardine, who brought the band's other guitarist, Carl Wilson, to see them the following night. Wilson offered to produce an album for the band on the Beach Boys' label, Brother, in California, although it wasn't until the late '70s that the LP was released.