When back in 2003 Rachel Podger’s recording of Vivaldi’s 12 violin concertos Op.4 ‘La Stravaganza’ Vivaldi: La Stravaganza – Podger/Arte Dei Suonatori was released it was universally acclaimed & quickly went on to garner numerous awards from many sections of the music press including Gramophone, Stereophile & The Absolute Sound as well as winning a Diapason d’Or. It is also interesting to note that even on SA-CD.net more than 100 people have recommended that recording. In the intervening years Rachel Podger has widened her recorded repertoire to make further highly regarded recordings of works by Bach, Haydn & Mozart, but she has now made a triumphant return to Vivaldi with this wonderful set of the composer’s 12 Violin Concertos Op.9 known as ‘La Cetra’ .
By its nature, boogie-woogie doesn’t change, so why should Jools Holland – its leading advocate in the new millennium; hell, its leading advocate in the post-punk world – switch things up for Rockinghorse, his 2010 album with his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra? The sound remains the same, and so do many of the songs – the standards “Got My Mojo Working,” “This Train,” “Tain’t Nobody’s Bizness If I Do,” “What a Wonderful World,” and “You Are so Beautiful” are all hauled out – and guests as far-ranging as Allen Toussaint and Alison Moyet, Chas & Dave and Michael McDonald.
Depending on who you talk to, the irrepressible Jools Holland is best known as a blisteringly energetic, piano-pounding performer of boogie-woogie, jazz, and R&B; or as the keyboard-wizard sideman to one of the great new wave pop bands of the '70s and '80s; or as one of the U.K.'s most popular television presenters. And while any one of these accomplishments would be enough for most people, Jools Holland has managed to be all those things in his remarkable show biz career – a career that's seen him work with almost everybody who was anybody on the U.K. or U.S. music scene from the late '70s onward.
Fruit de plusieurs années d'enquête dans les archives, ce livre dresse un tableau inédit et fascinant de la toxicomanie massive qui a sévi en Allemagne à partir de 1933. Des étudiants aux ouvriers, des intellectuels aux dirigeants, Hitler le premier, et aux soldats de la Wehrmacht, ce phénomène n'avait jamais été analysé dans toute son ampleur. En mêlant rigueur de l'enquête et style narratif proche du " nouveau journalisme ", Ohler signe un grand livre d'histoire, captivant et novateur. …