Max Roach's post-Clifford Brown ensembles became more experimental down the road, but this 1960 band, with the brothers Tommy and Stanley Turrentine, and Julian Priester, was short-lived, very satisfying, and one of the most memorable combos the drummer led. Continuing to concentrate on hard bop themes, the band is hardly quiet as the title would suggest. It perhaps could be said that this band was a sleeper in not being as recognized as the superior collective talent would indicate. Perhaps the obscure bassist Bob Boswell has something to do with it, or that the front line would find their niches in jazz well past their membership in this fine combo…
The contemporary blues bannerman's recording debut (originally released as Who's Been Talkin' in 1980), while naturally not as strong as his later work (especially Bad Influence, released five years later), is the work of an extremely promising artist. The album is an appealing mix of standards (Willie Dixon's "Too Many Cooks," Howlin' Wolf's "Who's Been Talkin'," O.V. Wright's "I'm Gonna Forget About You," among others) and originals. Among the strongest of the latter are the slow blues "I'd Rather Be a Wino" and the closing number, "If You're Thinkin' What I'm Thinkin'," which contains the flavorful mix of tight rhythms, excellent guitar work, strong vocals, and bittersweet mood that would become Cray's hallmark.
Spanish Progressive Rock band from Malaga (Andalasia), that synthesizes progressive rock, verdiales, blues, jazz and his particular madness in a project that does not leave anyone indifferent!
Spanish indie pop band who cracked the charts at home in 2009 after switching from English to Spanish, and garnered multiple number ones. The deluxe edition of 1999 (O Cómo Generar Incendios de Nieve con una Lupa Enfocando a la Luna), the 2009 breakthrough release from Barcelona indie pop outfit Love of Lesbian, includes the original CD – a concept album about a year in the life of a couple – plus two DVDs with concerts, official videos, extras, and a documentary directed by multimedia artist Lyona, who is also responsible for the band's videos and artwork.