After hearing the recent tribute compilation Total Lee! which is quite mesmerizing, I decided to pick up this CD to see what Hazlewood is doing today. For Every Solution is a little more country than I expected, but after a couple of listens, I started to enjoy it for what it is. I won't natter on about Lee's past accomplishments, they are well known. I will say that after more than 40 years in the business that he sounds great and that this CD stands tall among his best. (Kurt Harding)
2002 studio release from these dope-ass French brothers! Arsenik currently sits at the top of the rap game in Paris.
In the liner notes of YOU CALL THIS A LIVING? Arturo Sandoval recalls the first time he heard Wayne Bergeron play. "What a hell of a lead player," Sandoval remembers thinking, and then goes on to attest to the trumpeter's continued high standard of performance, recommending the album wholeheartedly. With kudos like these from the one and only Sandoval, it's hard not to give Bergeron the benefit of the doubt. As a musician, Bergeron does not disappoint. His high, bright tone recalls Dizzy Gillespie, and his flawless articulation and phrasing serve him equally well during quick, chromatic runs or sweeping lyrical passages.
Ari Linker (aka Alien Project) selected 10 beautiful tracks for this project, most of them are featured for the first time on this compilation. Ari collaborated on this project with Celli Firmi from Ibiza, who is involved in the creation of 6 tracks in this project, under the groups 'Earthling', 'Water Spirits' and 'Space Drifters' with the great magical vocals of Isabelle Malchion. Siesta is a beautiful compilation, that develops and builds up from track to track and creates an audio - visual story to the ears of the listener, from ambient to dub, beautiful vocals with slight Oriental focus, and great harmonies and good dynamics, all with the unique touch of Alien Project.
Kathleen Battle initially made her considerable reputation on the operatic stage, but quickly went on to become a premier recitalist and a vibrant interpreter of a wide variety of musical styles. CLASSIC KATHLEEN BATTLE - A PORTRAIT is an overview of the dynamic soprano's career that emphasizes her remarkable versatility. Her extraordinary technical control is shown to great effect in works by Handel and Bach, and her crystal clear readings of Mozart's "Laudate Dominum" and "Alleluja" leave no doubt as to why she's considered one of the leading exponents of his work…