Expert en polyrythmie virtuose, Nasheet Waits est un improvisateur brillant mais aussi un leader assez charismatique comme le prouve ce véritable premier album de son groupe Equality. A 45 ans, ce batteur influent du jazz contemporain s’inscrit dans l’évolution d’un jeu sans faille, subtil, fougueux, loin des codes d’accompagnement traditionnels. Son usage atypique et complexe de la polyrythmie ouvre la voie à une expression plus libre et authentique qui brille de mille feux tout au long de Between Nothingness And Infinity.
The Zombies: BBC Radio Sessions: two-CD set is the first complete collection of the Zombies BBC Radio broadcasts ever released on CD. The album includes five previously unreleased tracks that were not included on the limited edition vinyl album issued in 2015…
The success of the hit single "Disconnected" on Los Angeles radio station KROQ catapulted Face to Face to a new level of popularity, causing their 1995 release, Big Choice, to sell more than 100,000 copies – a first for the southern California punk band. "Disconnected" had appeared on their previous album Over It, but the band redid it for Big Choice, making it a bit heavier and adding a somewhat humorous exchange with a "record producer" about whether to include the song on the album because they didn't want to be labeled sell-outs. The conversation ends with the band declaring "there's no way in hell this song is going on this record" and then launching right into "Disconnected."
The day may come when the well runs dry, but that day is not upon us. The fourth installment of Sonny Rollins' Road Shows series has arrived, bringing more beauties from the archives to light while bearing out that the genius of the Saxophone Colossus is best demonstrated on the stage. That's where the magic has always happened for him, and that's why these offerings have been so well-received. The first three volumes are already considered to be indispensable items in the storied Rollins canon, and this one stands to join them.
Originally released on Medium Productions (Karn's joint venture with ex-Japan colleagues Steve Jansen and Richard Barbieri), this uniquely adventurous and evocative selection of tracks written and arranged between 1995 and 1999 was finally released in 2001. Each Eye A Path reveals Karn at his most intimate and unfettered, Steve Jansen (who mixed the album) adds some typically tasteful drum and percussion parts.
Over the last few years Aki has quietly been building a name in the international jazz world both as a leader and as a sideman. With Amorandom, he delivers his most authoritative work to date. There’s a fluidity in his playing and a boldness in his composing that deserves widespread praise and real recognition for one of the finest young European pianists. Described by Downbeat as a ‘rising star around Europe, Amorandom is the work that will introduce Aki Rissanen’s startling new talent to a global audience.
Gravat als Ground Studios sota la direcció del guitarrista Jordi Matas, el segon disc dels Threejay ha arribat amb aires d’òpera prima. El fet que el nouvingut sigui tractat pels seus progenitors com si fos el primer, explica l’alt nivell de compromís i l’energia que ha necessitat el projecte. Threejay els va reunir, i aquest Our Voint of Piew els situa en un escenari complex, que parla de jazz des de la música simfònica, i es deixa portar tant pel ritme agressiu del heavy metal com per les tonades del pop. He de dir però, que la primera escolta em va traslladar al territori de les bandes sonores. I és que la música que han escrit aquests tres artesans-aventurers construeix un relat amb vocació de novel·la fantàstica, una fantasia que va força més enllà del simbòlic intercanvi d’inicials que exterioritza el títol.
At long last, the legendary unreleased Still Cool album! Producer Carl "Stereo" Fletcher had been planning this LP on his Uprising label since the late 1970's. In fact, it was nearly released in Nigeria (!!!), but due to a faulty tape machine on a trip to Lagos, it never happened. Finally released nearly 40 years later, here it is. Still Cool, like Stereo and his Uprising label, were part of the vibrant musical arm of the 12 Tribes of Israel Rastafarian group in the 1970's. Still Cool regularly performed on 12 Tribes stage shows, just check the photos in our LP & CD jackets. Four of the ten tracks on this album were released as singles back in the day, including one ("Sweeter Music") credited only to Still Cool vocalist Frankie Diamond.