A year after the release of the seminal Electro-Blues Volume 1, and following a summer of touring the chicken wire-covered stage around loads of the UK’s top festivals, we are delighted to present Electro Blues Vol 2. Continuing the 21st Juke joint experience, this must-have compilation features luminaries of the scene like Son of Dave alongside Freshly favourites Swing Republic and Future Shape of Side, rounded off with bonafide classic originals from Etta James and Booker T and the MGs…
Reissue with the latest DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. During the years 1935-1939 pianist Teddy Wilson led a series of small recording bands peppered with some of the world's most accomplished and influential jazz musicians. That's why "Teddy Wilson & His All-Stars" is an accurate heading for this collection of 16 tunes recorded between July 31, 1935 and November 1, 1939. Wilson's ability to summon many of the best improvisers of his generation yielded results that continue to delight and entertain those who take the time to savor the solos and marvel at the integrity of the ensembles. Collectively, Wilson's players as heard here included trumpeters Irving "Mouse" Randolph, Cootie Williams, Roy Eldridge, Buck Clayton and Jonah Jones, as well as trombonist Benny Morton.
Romantic Spanish Guitar Vol. 1 is #9 on Billboard’s Top Ten New Age Chart (58 weeks). Armik brings a distinctive style of romance, sensuality, and class to every chart-topping recording he creates. His brilliant contributions to the world of New Flamenco music, his Spanish Guitar virtuosity, and his ability to merge such rhythms as Flamenco, World, and Spanish Guitar have all garnered him thousands of fans from around the world. Armik is also known for bridging the gap and blending the lines between traditional Jazz and Latin Jazz which has brought him additional recognition for being creative as well as authentic. Romantic Spanish Guitar is a brilliant, romantic, and sensual recording. Each song has a special meaning and was carefully chosen, composed, and arranged to leave a musical statement in the listener's mind and heart.
The J. Geils Band was one of the most popular touring rock & roll bands in America during the '70s. Where their contemporaries were influenced by the heavy boogie of British blues-rock and the ear-splitting sonic adventures of psychedelia, The J. Geils Band was a bar band pure and simple, churning out greasy covers of obscure R&B, doo wop, and soul tunes, cutting them with a healthy dose of Stonesy swagger. While their muscular sound and the hyper jive of frontman Peter Wolf packed arenas across America, it only rarely earned them hit singles. Seth Justman, the group's main songwriter, could turn out catchy R&B-based rockers like "Give It to Me" and "Must of Got Lost," but these hits never led to stardom, primarily because the group had trouble capturing the energy of its live sound in the studio.
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World traveler, nomad, mystic and violist, Eyvind Kang has created several of the most wildly creative CDs on Tzadik. Here he turns his hand to ten tunes from Zorn’s remarkable Book of Angels. Featuring spectacular orchestral arrangements and brilliant studio techniques, Eyvind has put together a CD unlike anything on the Angels series, highlighting the spiritual side of the Angels project, the singular lyricism of Zorn’s compositions and his own richly inventive musical imagination. One of the most personal and gorgeous installments in the Masada series, Alastor is a modern orchestral reading of the mystical charts from the Book of Angels.