Drums Overkill, more than 27000 various DRUM & PERCUSSION sounds: 10000 samples assigned to 1200 drum kits for all musical styles, 5400 original drum machine samples, 3800 bass drums, 4100 snare drums & rim shots, 750 claps & snaps, 480 toms, 1600 hi-hats, 300 cymbals, 670 analogue synth drums & electronic percussion, 340 mixed special effects, 1500 percussion instruments from "around the world".
This unusual CD reissue has five selections from a date featuring the great tenor Coleman Hawkins, pianist Hank Jones, bassist George Duvivier and drummer Shelly Manne. Both "Take the 'A' Train" and "Cherokee" find the group at times playing two tempos at once (Manne sticks to doubletime throughout "Cherokee") and showing that they had heard some of the avant-garde players. The most swinging piece, "Avalon," was previously available only on a sampler while "Me and Some Drums" features Hawkins and Manne in a very effective duet with the veteran tenor making his only recorded appearance on piano during the first half. ~ AllMusic
This 50 CD Box Set includes Archiv Produktions finest analogue recordings made between 1959 and 1981, representing a Golden Age of a pioneering label that defined the way early music should be performed and recorded. Featured artists include Karl Richter, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Pierre Fournier, John Eliot Gardiner, Trevor Pinnock and other icons of the Archiv label. The collection also includes a 150-page booklet with tracklists, rare photos and a new note by David Butchart.