On Musique Du Bois, things start with a chorded bass-alto workout in the intro of "Samba du Bois," actually more a hard bop than Brazilian excursion, with Phil Woods' alto frying on the edges. The most inventive juxtaposition of "All Blues" welded to "Willow Weep for Me" works perfectly over ten-plus minutes, in a steady but quick waltz tempo. This is a tour-de-force reading, Woods wafting over Jaki Byard's blue-green chords. During his solo, the pianist goes light blue in cascading, flowing phrases that tumble out of the 88 keys.
Badlands' long lost, third and final album, Dusk isn't really an album at all, but a batch of demos recorded between 1991 and 1992 for the group's then label, Atlantic, which first rejected them, then dropped the band, already mired in personal strife since the troubled sessions for their commercially disappointing second album, Voodoo Highway…
One of the most prolific composers of electronic music in the 1990s and the New Millennium. He works primarily in the field of what is known as space music, part of the electronic and new age realms. Like much new age music, Carty's aims to inspire as well as to relax and heal. Carty says he hopes it will bring as much peace of heart to the listener as it does to himself while creating it. Carty's is a music you can always turn to to relax and restore your spirits. For those of you who are familiar with some space music, but don't know Carty's, comparisons might be useful. It lies somewhere amidst the darker and more spare or ethnic sounds of Roach, the smooth misty music of Serrie, the deep sensuous spiritual sonority of Parsons, and the bright esoteric spirituality of Michael Hammer.
Celebrate the holiday season and spirit of the Grand Canyon with multi-platinum flautist Nicholas Gunn. These timeless holiday classics include favorites such as Auld Lang Syne, Silent Night, Joy to the World, and Ave Maria along with two original tracks by Nicholas Gunn, "Snowfall on South Rim" and "Memories of the Grand Canyon." Packaging highlights include the photography of renowned Southwestern photographer Michael Fatali.