The mafia's Paul Vitti is back in prison and will need some serious counseling when he gets out.
Joe Bonamassa is a young guitar virtuoso, in line with the likes of Derek Trucks and John Mayer (like Jonny Lang and Kenny Wayne Shepherd before them) to be the Next Blues-Rock Guitar Hero. So, It's Like That, his sophomore solo effort, includes production by Clif Magness, and his band includes drummer Kenny Kramme and bassist Eric Czar. Bonamassa shines when he is allowed to stretch out and explore, on songs such as the sonically varied "Pain and Sorrow." There, on a long improvisation, he works through myriad modes of playing, textures, and musical ideas.
Our first studies about the music culture of Syriacs dates back to the years with 1980s. The first ideas for the creation of the album that you hold developed in year 1996. Although the album was included in the publication program of Kalan Miizik, unfortunately, the necessary preparations could not be completed and thus the album could not reach you. As a result of the difficult and tiresome works that we have been carrying out for about a year, the Album of Syriac Music comprising of two CDs and a booklet was created.
This outstanding two-CD survey of the piano music of Christian Wolff comes courtesy of the composer's longtime friend, pianist John Tilbury, with a little help from Matchless label boss (and fellow AMM mainstay) Eddie Prévost and the composer himself. Wolff's studies with John Cage began at the tender of age of 16, and "For Prepared Piano" (1951) is an affectionate nod toward the rhythmic procedures of his teacher, who sent his student off to the hotbed of avant-garde Europe that same year to meet Pierre Boulez.