Albums came less frequently from Stanley Clarke in the 1990s as film scores took up more and more of his time. Not only that, the ideas and functions of film music play a large role in East River Drive, where selections come as often as not in the form of cue-like vamps, as well as two actual themes from Clarke's scores for the films Poetic Justice and Boyz N the Hood. Oddly enough, Clarke's music benefits from his film immersion, for his compositional ideas are sharper and more sophisticated here, and he applies them to a range of electric music idioms.
Cold Fusion was formed in 2002 by Marcin Bachtiak from Białogard (Poland).
"ORP Orzeł" (2006) is a musical vision of tragic and romantic history of brave crew of polish submarine. Music from this album has been used as a soundtrack to the documentary movie "Legend of the Orzel". But is it only a soundtrack? "ORP Orzeł" gives a lot more to the listener - it takes you underneath the waves, right to the interior of a Polish submarine taking part in IIWW military actions. The first of the eight untitled tracks is a great introduction to that. Sounds coming from afar, somewhere between hasty footsteps and engine room noise you can hear hums of explosions…
This collection on the U.K.'s Soul Brother imprint is a very compelling look at a big slice of Freddie Hubbard's long career as a leader, and one that gets ignored for the most part. Hubbard recorded over 20 records between Backlash, his Atlantic debut in 1966, and Ride Like the Wind for Elektra in 1982, with lengthy stops at Columbia and CTI (as well some straight hard bop and post-bop outings for labels Fantasy and Pablo). In many cases, some of these original recordings were not only disregarded by more traditional jazzheads, they were regarded with outright hostility. It didn't matter to Hubbard, however, because at the time, these were among his best-selling albums and connected with the public deeply.