Damian Lewis-narrated documentary telling the colourful story of Island Records, the Jamaican-founded record label built by maverick boss Chris Blackwell which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2009.
With one of the most successful tours of 2008 behind it—and the two-CD set Returns (Eagle Records, 2009) released to document the event—the reunion of fusion powerhouse Return to Forever—keyboardist Chick Corea, guitarist Al Di Meola, bassist Stanley Clarke and drummer Lenny White—appeared to be over. No surprise, however, that the group's triumphant performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival was also recorded, and now sees release a year after the tour began. Impeccably recorded with a multi-camera crew, and featuring a number of audio options, it's the perfect document of a tour that brought unexpected mass popularity back to fusion.
Fusion never really went away, but thanks to the efforts of two of its greatest innovators, it's been making a powerful comeback in recent years. Keyboard legend Chick Corea reunited with guitarist Al Di Meola, bassist Stanley Clarke and drummer Lenny White for a summer 2008 tour of fusion progenitor Return to ForeverReturn to ForeverReturn to Forever
band/orchestra , that became one of the year's biggest successes, documented on the double-CD set Returns (Eagle Records, 2009).
Australian Gerry Joe Weise guitarist & vocalist, has toured Australia, USA, Europe, Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji, Polynesia, the Azores Isles, Scandinavia and New Zealand. Throughout his many tours, he has jammed with B.B. KING, JOHN LEE HOOKER, ERIC CLAPTON, ALBERT COLLINS and NOEL REDDING.GERRY JOE WEISE has released the albums : 1994 Live In Paris (Blues Breaking Records), 1996 A Letter To Jimi (ABM), 1999 Bushman Boogie, 2005 Sydney Paris Blues (Blues Breaking Records), 2009 Down Under Blues (Blues Breaking Records). 2009 Jaguar Compilation (Leaping Cat Records UK). 2009 Native American Uprising Compilation (Metal Doll Records Texas USA). He was N°1 on the "Top Electric Blues" MP3 charts in Australia for 19 months during 2008 / 2009 / 2010 in Australia.
Bomb in a Birdcage is the second album from singer-songwriter Alison Sudol 'aka' A Fine Frenzy. It was released on August 28, 2009 in Germany and on September 8, 2009 in the United States. The album had a career high debut for A Fine Frenzy at #28. The album's singles have all been digitally released via iTunes: "Blow Away" in July 2009, "Happier" and "Electric Twist" in August 2009. A fourth single from the album, "Coming Around", was released exclusively on iTunes on September 1st, a week before the album's US release. "Silent War" is another exclusively released track, this one available through Amazon MP3. more…
"Dieses Buch kann mehr für die Gleichberechtigung tun als alle Reden dieser Welt." Expressen.Ein Roman, der hier im Haus so heftige Diskussionen auslöste, dass ein (männlicher) Kollege beleidigt das Zimmer verließ und noch Stunden später kleine Grüppchen auf dem Gang zusammenstanden, um sich auszutauschen. Die Gleichberechtigung zwischen Mann und Frau ist ein Thema, das leider nichts von seiner Aktualität verloren hat, im Gegenteil: Es war schon mal besser, und die Lorbeeren, auf denen sich viele ausruhen, sind längst vertrocknet.