Although best known from their days in Whitesnake, Bernie Marsden & Micky Moody prove here that good old fashioned blues/rock is far from dead. This album was a taster for their new studio album also being released on Talking Elephant. Here we see the band rocking the stage with classic Whitesnake numbers. Fronted by Johnny Lande Norwegian hard rock and heavy metal singer. Known for being the former vocalist of bands Ark, Beyond Twilight, Millenium, Vagabond, The Snakes, and most notably of power metal band Masterplan, as well as for his solo career as Jorn.
He never forgot his italian origins, (he liked to say that he was born aboard a ship when his parents emigrated from Italy, also if he was born in Philadelphia), and in last years of his life he played different times in Italy meeting some italian jazz players. The following concert was performed in Turin at Teatro Erba, on March 26, 1971 by an italo-american quartet with the philadelphian jazz pianist Lou Stein (1922-2002) and the italians Marco Ratti (1932-2007): bass and Gil Cuppini (1924-1996): drums. The tapes of this concert were preserved by Venuti's family for years. Many years after they were issued in the 100 LP collection I Giganti del Jazz by italian publisher Curcio and till now never reissued.
Tenor saxophonist Stan Getz was in-between contracts with major record labels in 1974. The following year, he would sign with Columbia and begin recording important albums including The Best Of Two Worlds with Joao Gilberto. Included in this CD is one of the relatively few known recordings of Getz's in 1974, and most likely the only one with his regular quartet at the time with Al Daily on piano, George Mraz on bass and Billy Hart on drums.
Lee Evans concludes his sell-out 100-date 1998 tour with a live performance at the Edinburgh Playhouse. Included are a performance by the 'Lee Evans Trio' (with Lee playing several instruments simultaneously) and Lee's observations on running in flip-flops.