The Singles Collection contains 17 recordings by the popular U.K. band Blue Mink originally released between 1969 and 1974. If you're looking for the original sessions for Phillips, Regal Zonophone, and EMI you’ll find most of them here, including "Melting Pot,” “Banner Man," and "Good Morning Freedom."
The Guana Batz are an English psychobilly band that was formed in 1982 in Feltham, Middlesex. It was one of the first psychobilly bands and is considered influential to its scene. The band is most well known for its frequent appearances at the Klub Foot, an early psychobilly club. This CD is a re-issue of the Guana Batz third album, from when the band was at the peak of their career. After 25 years at the top, Guana Batz still re-unites several times a year and headline festivals all over the world. The CD artwork contains informative sleeve notes and pictures. The Guana Batz are virtually Psychobilly-Royalty; being one of the first wave of original Psychobilly bands from the early 80s.
At age 74 Lee Konitz remains one of the most original and engaging improvisers in jazz. On Parallels, recorded at St. Peter's Church in New York City in December of 2000, the altoist brings his pure sound, obliquely swinging articulation and cliche-free melodic imagination to a set of standards and originals by himself and his former mentor, Lennie Tristano.
Composer-pianist David Chesky has written seven new pieces that draw their inspiration from the Fantasia form. The Fantasia has evolved from its Renaissance roots and has become a vehicle for a composer's freedom of expression, utilizing rhythm, harmony, and improvisatory skill. And David Chesky brilliantly succeeds, not only in remaining faithful to the original concept of Fantasia, but also in creating a new genre of music with these works.
Pianist and composer David Chesky has assembled a group of first-rate collaborators for this unique jazz project. Bob Mintzer (bass clarinet), Giovanni Hildago (congas), Andy Gonzalez (bass) and Randy Brecker (trumpet) rank among the finest instrumental voices in jazz and Latin music. Each member of the Body Acoustic Band brings his distinct style to this polyrhythmic tour de force, making this an exciting experimental journey into the deep organic space of audiophile jazz.