One of several excellent hard bop pianists from the Memphis area, Harold Mabern has led relatively few dates through the years, but he has always been respected by his contemporaries. He played in Chicago with MJT + 3 in the late '50s and then moved to New York in 1959. Mabern worked with Jimmy Forrest, Lionel Hampton, the Jazztet (1961-1962), Donald Byrd, Miles Davis (1963), J.J. Johnson (1963-1965), Sonny Rollins, Freddie Hubbard, Wes Montgomery, Joe Williams (1966-1967), and Sarah Vaughan. During 1968-1970, Mabern led four albums for Prestige, he was with Lee Morgan in the early '70s, and in 1972, he recorded with Stanley Cowell's Piano Choir.
The deluxe version of Pisces Iscariot is a treasure trove of Pumpkins material, presenting the original album remastered, a bonus CD filled with 17 previously unreleased or alternate versions of ‘Pisces’ era songs, a DVD of 24 previously unreleased live performances from gigs and jams between 1988 and 1994, a reproduction of the Smashing Pumpkins’ first ever demo tape, as well as postcards, watercolour illustrations, lyrics, photos, liner notes by David Wild and track-by-track annotations by Billy Corgan himself – all housed in a deluxe box.
By distilling the sounds of Franz Ferdinand, the Clash, the Strokes, and the Libertines into a hybrid of swaggering indie rock and danceable neo-punk, Arctic Monkeys became one of the U.K.'s biggest bands of the new millennium. Their meteoric rise began in 2005, when the teenagers fielded offers from major labels and drew a sold-out crowd to the London Astoria, using little more than a self-released EP as bait. Several months later, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not became the fastest-selling debut album in British history, entrenching Arctic Monkeys in the same circle as multi-platinum acts like Oasis and Blur.
This is the ultimate independent critical review of U2 on stage, on film and on record.Presented by leadiong broadcaster Mary Ann Hobbs, the film draws extensively on rare live footage of U2 in performance from film and television archives around the world. The U2 biographer and Zoo Tour DJ, the legendary BP Fallon, leads a team of music journalists and working musicians in a complete review of the work of U2.This film was made with complete editorial freedom. It is not approved, endorsed or associated with U2 or the management of the band.