Still one of the leading lights of the Australian strand of guitar-strummed, literate indie pop-rock, Underground Lovers have influenced the sound of many local bands over the years, from The Sleepy Jackson to Blank Realm and on to Shining Bird. They'll no doubt continue to hold that sphere of influence with their latest and one of their best albums.
One of future legend Lalo Schifrin's first Hollywood film scores, now with crisp digital sound! The soundtrack to this taut gambling drama starring Steve McQueen begins with the title song sung by Ray Charles; this reissue has cues released on record for the first time and cues extended from the film versions. An exciting release for film-score collectors and Schifrin admirers!
Instrumental Quartet open to the sounds of the world. The Camerata Flamenco Project comes from the friendship and communication during the many years of work of their members touring around the world with big dance companies, orchestras and, above all, composing and performing for the theatre, where the project took shape naturally as chamber music …until it took a life of its own with certain features that make it not only absolutely original, but also so intense in its live appearances that it's very difficult to match.
This exclusive triple CD compilation soundtracks the exhibition You Say You Want a Revolution: Records and Rebels 1966-1970. With 64 tracks spanning 3 discs, it celebrates pop stars and protest singers, revivalists and revolutionaries, baroque pop hits and psychedelic curiosities all born of the social, cultural and political ferment of the decade that changed it all. Featuring Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Otis Redding, The Beach Boys, Cream, Joan Baez, Simon and Garfunkel, Cat Stevens, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and many, many more.
First of two double CDs exploring the substantial contributions to American music by the amazingly talented Henry Glover who was one of the first African-American executives and producers in a white owned record company. Glover did it all - he was a producer, arranger, songwriter, publisher, talent scout, trumpet player and label owner. He started off playing with the Lucky Millinder band in the early 40s and quickly became arranger for the band and songwriter for the band's many great vocalists. Soon he was writing and producing for Syd Nathan's King label and in 1948 was put on staff by Nathan and the majority of the recordings here are from King along with some covers of King hits by artists on other labels.
New for 2017 is this latest ELEGANT SIMPLICITY release "Kicking the Olive Branch", featuring a stellar cast of additional musicians. 7 brand new tunes, including the epic title track, fusing funk (yeah, funk!), classic rock, progressive rock and other stuff into a seamless melodic whole. Harder rocking than any previous release, this has some cool guitar moments, sweet mini-moog madness and some fantastic sax and violin moves.
Of course, members of the distinguished avant-garde sax quartet Rova and the raucous avant jazz trio Nels Cline Singers (in which nobody sings, in case you wonder) have intermingled before on a few occasions – the Ascension project being one. Still, to bring the two together (and their audiences) and to write a repertoire especially for this short-lived septet had to require some guts and determination. And it was effort well invested, since The Celestial Septet is a thrilling record, and one of Rova's most artistically successful collaborations. Recorded in 2008 on two separate occasions, the CD features five works ranging between two and 25 minutes in duration. Strangely, both the shortest and longest piece are Larry Ochs compositions.
Celebrated session guitarist, Willie Lindo, steps from behind the scenes and into the spotlight to deliver some top class original compositions and sublime cover versions. A legendary session guitarist as well as producer for such greats as Beres Hammond and Maxi Priest, Willie Lindo is much too bright a gemstone to be left uncovered.
Two stars together: Jonh Wetton (King Crimson, UK, Asia, etc.) and Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music), in this interesting work!