This is the fourth solo album from former GALAHAD member and bassist Lee Abraham and a host of guest players from the world of Progressive Rock! Given the ample musical and stylistic variety on Distant Days this is a disc that will have plenty of shelf-life.
Lee Abraham's latest album - modern British Progressive rock with many luminaries from the progressive scene. Lee Abraham is a British bass player and multi instrumentalist. Was the bass player for Galahad from 2005 to 2009…
The third solo CD by Lee Abraham that features excellent musicians from the Prog scene including John Mitchell (It Bites), Simon Godfrey (Tinyfish), Jem Godfrey (Frost), Gary Chandler (Jadis), Steve Thorne, Sean Filkins, Simon Nixon, Dean Baker & Gerald Mulligan. His latest effort opens promising with a Pink Floyd-like intro and lots of distorted guitar, swiftly turning into a Dream Theater-like continuation in the first real track Face The Crowd. The tracks have power and melody throughout - this is a great release!
The excellent album from '08, of Galahad bass player and a guitarist Steve Kingman. The melodic soft prog-rock, played very well, the drums recorded and engineered by Karl Groom (THRESHOLD). The CD contains heavier tracks and guitar ballads, as well as nice melodies for fans from ASIA to BJH, Supertramp or ballad CAMEL.
In 2004 Lee released "View From The Bridge" again as a self release which included contributions from Karl Groom (Threshold, Shadowland) and Martin Orford (IQ, Jadis, Big Big Train). "View from the Bridge" shows that his maturation continues as a songwriter. In the tradition of Neal Morse, Lee combines catchy pop hooks with progressive instrumental passages, resulting in a nice stylistic blend - not too proggy for song-based music aficionados, but plenty proggy for the prog snobs.
A movie on the life of the renowned Bruce Lee, especially his relationship with his mistress (played by Betty Ting Pei, who was Lee's mistress in real life and in whose apartment he died).
As part of Blue Note's 60th anniversary gala, Benny Green was invited to record a selection of his favorite tunes from the label's venerable catalog. Green picked eight songs previously recorded by the likes of Horace Silver, Lee Morgan, Joe Henderson, and Dexter Gordon, then he recruited bassist Christian McBride and guitarist Russell Malone. Together, they recorded These Are Soulful Days, a splendid tribute to the glory days of Blue Note, when excellent hard bop musicians ruled the roster. Like the classic albums from the late '50s and early '60s, These Are Soulful Days clocks in at an economical 45 minutes and feels intimate. All eight songs were recorded directly to two-track, giving the music an immediate, vibrant feel.