The studio project of AC/DC producers and Easybeats songwriters Harry Vanda and George Young. Flash and the Pan's fourth album was released in 1984, and was another one that was popular all over Europe. Contemporary Swedish garage-rock outfit the Hives covered the title track in 2010 for a Virgin Mobile commercial, while single Midnight Man was a huge hit on the dance/rave scene. The instrumental version of the title track, which appeared on a Dutch Maxi single in 1985 is included here as a bonus track. Booklet with authoritative and extensive liner notes written by respected Record Collector journalist Michael Heatley. Expertly remastered superb sound - top quality reproduction.
Verve Records was originally the product of the vision of jazz impressario Norman Granz (1918-2001). He formed the label in 1956 and moved all of the recordings released on his earlier Norgran Records and Clef Records labels to create the new Verve catalog.
This four-CD set contains 112 performances by the Trio from 1938-1941, radio transcriptions made especially to be played on the air. The early trio is instantly recognizable and, although there is a greater reliance on group vocals and guest singers (including Bonnie Lake, Juanelda Carter, Pauline and Her Perils, and the Dreamers) rather than on Cole's solo vocals, the music is not all that different from what the King Cole Trio would be playing a few years later when they became much better known.
Once in a while, an album comes along to take your breath away. That is certainly the case with this boxed set, which contains no fewer than 25 CDs tracing the history of jazz piano from early 1899 to the end of 1958. Several years ago, the same record company issued a set ten CDs covering some of the same ground, but this expanded version is even more amazing.
RIP. Influential jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd passed away on Monday due to causes not yet revealed, Amoeba Records reports. He was 80 years old.
All of the Jazz Lab studio sessions for the first time ever on one set! Includes the complete LPs: "Jazz Lab", "Modern Jazz Perspective", "New Formulas From The Jazz Lab", "Jazz Lab (Jubilee)" & "Gigi Gryce And The Jazz Lab Quintet". Also includes rare track "Smoke Signal" only issued before on long-unavailbale out-of-print LP!