Moppa Elliott is a young bassist who leads a young, talented band. As such, the music—both written and improvised parts—is misleadingly mature. Whether it's strong training and influences or just plain old giftedness I can't say, but it's heartening to see such talent continue to flow into jazz, despite the great old form's ongoing brush with death at the hands of the music business, aided and abetted by an increasingly indifferent or antipathetic public.
The unexpected death of Prince has shook the musical world, not only because of dying at an early age, but mostly, because we have lost one of the greatest talents of pop culture of the last 50 years. The Many Faces Of Prince is a heartfelt tribute to his work, and shows the lesser known facets of his career, like his beginnings as part of the funk group 94 East. You will also find his songs in versions performed by pop stars like The Art Of Noise, Ice T, Gary Numan and Sheila E. Finally, the Many Faces also takes a tour through his influences. The Many Faces Of Prince is a compendium of fantastic music that will delight not only fans of the artist but also anyone who wants to dive into the legacy of one of the greatest artists of our time.
Sessions is Union Square Music’s 2CD urban and dance music range. Aimed at both the hardened dance music fan and the impulse purchaser, each Sessions title is packed full of hit singles, big club tracks and a choice selection of forgotten gems and underground classics picked out by our expert crate-digging compilers. Strong generic packaging including an outer slipcase, informative sleeve notes and a low price in the shops have made Sessions one of our most popular labels.
Lorenzo Thompson (Chicago) and Jose Luis Pardo (Argentina) met in the late 90´s in Buenos Aires. Several years and shuffles later, destiny reunited them in a wild and fun tour around all Spain. By the end of the tour in Sept. 2010, they went into Studio in Mallorca Island with local band Big Yuyu´s solid base and Quique Gomez playing harp. The result is an exquisite blues album payin homage to the greats but with a refined and fresh touch. Both Pardo and Jordi Alvarez play the true stuff with short but accurate solos. The voice of Lorenzo fills every room and this you will hear. Quique´s big sound in his harmonica easily reminds us of Little Walter and Pep on drums and Juan Amaro on bass are not playing one wrong note in the entire CD. Enjoy this piece of recent blues history.