Mikis Theodorakis is legendary Greek composer, born in Chios, Greece on 29th July 1925. He has worked for the Greek as well as international music industry for the last 70 years, contributing close to a thousand songs along the way. He has mostly centered his compositions to 20th century classical Greek music, working in a wide setting of genres. In a career that has been marred by rich musical taste, he has worked in various dimensions of production such as symphonic works, chamber music, cantatas, hymns, operas, stage plays and film scores. His work, in addition to featuring classical Greek poems and literature, is also influenced by his political leanings and struggles which were shaped throughout his life.
Aptly titled, 'The Great Vocalists Of Jazz & Entertainment', culls 748 of the absolute finest recordings by top singers of the pre-rock era of the '30s, '40s & '50s.
Mich Gerber, composer and double-bass player, Is one of the first musicians to work wlth Live looping systems. Following this path consequently, he defined a never heared before musical art form. But he also changed the double-bass's role and moved It fromits place in the back of the stage up front playing it as a lead Instrument. Mich Gerber developed a very dlstlnct way of playlng his instrument, by plucklng, bowing and uslng his body as a percussive tool. He forms, In effect, a solo acoustic 'bass orchestra' and creates layers of music, weaving the whole into a rich rhythmic and melodic soundscape. Mich Gerber leads us through a world of overtones with his onglnal approach and percusslve rhythm, occasionally employing modern 'noise' effects But even though his work has contemporary fee he explores ancient rnusic to achleve his unique sound.
Gravestone was a German heavy metal band, formed in 1977 as originally a progressive rock outfit, before going in to the heavy metal genre. Gravestone released five studio albums between 1977 and 1986 before splitting up. Several of the band members continued the band under the name 48 Crash…