When it came to tenor saxophonists, the late organist Shirley Scott had excellent taste. One of the big-toned tenor men she worked with extensively was Stanley Turrentine, whom she married; another was Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis. Recorded in Rudy Van Gelder's New Jersey studio in 1959, Bacalao is among the many solid hard bop/soul-jazz albums that resulted from Davis' association with Scott. The two of them enjoyed an incredibly strong rapport in the late '50s and early '60s, and they are very much in sync on Bacalao (which unites them with bassist George Duvivier, drummer Arthur Edgehill, and two Latin percussion men: Luis Perez and salsa giant Ray Barretto).
2007 digitally remastered two CD collection from the '70s and '80s British glamsters. Rockers is an the perfect companion to any Slade 'hits' collection, as it documents of one of the UK's greatest bands doing what they do best - Rockin' and Rollin'! Here are 37 blistering tracks spanning the period 1969-87. Stylish double digipak with 20 page booklet containing previously unseen photographs by Barry Plummer plus informative track by track notes by Mojo's Chris Ingham.
Franco-Flemish composer Pierre de la Rue contributed prolifically to the rich musical life of the Low Countries during the late fifteenth century. If today he is less well-known than some of his contemporaries, the distinguished advocacy of Stephen Rice and The Brabant Ensemble remedies the balance with these authoritative performances of the Missa Nuncqua fue pena mayor, Salve regina VI and Missa Inviolata. Pierre de la Rue is another of those composers who contributed so prolifically to the richness of musical life in the Low Countries during the late fifteenth century. If today he is less well known than some of his contemporaries, the distinguished advocacy of Stephen Rice and The Brabant Ensemble should do much to redress the balance.
Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded edition of the classic 1968 debut album by THE MOVE, "Move. Of all of the groups to emerge in Britain in the latter half of the 1960s, THE MOVE was arguably one of the finest. A powerful act on stage, the group were blessed with one of the most imaginative songwriters of his generation in Roy Wood and a fine vocalist in Carl Wayne, complemented by Bev Bevan (drums), Trevor Burton (guitar) and Ace Kefford (bass). Released in the UK in April 1968, "Move followed on from the international success the band had achieved with the classic singles Night of Fear, I Can Hear The Grass Grow, Flowers In the Rain and Fire Brigade. Their first album, "Move, demonstrated the imaginative diversity of the band and saw them break new ground creatively.
Squeezing Out Sparks is a 1979 album by Graham Parker and the Rumour, their fourth official record. It was voted album of the year in the 1979 Village Voice Pazz & Jop Critics Poll and later ranked number 335 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Although the Rumour were not credited on the cover, their name was included on the album label.
Stephen Layton and Polyphony have a long and fruitful relationship with the music of Arvo Pärt. Their recording of Triodion and other choral works (CDA67375) won a Gramophone Award and became a cult classic. The extraordinary purity of Polyphony’s singing is the perfect vehicle for music of such clean, elemental simplicity, such cathartic calm. This third Pärt album from Stephen Layton and Polyphony reaches right back, intriguingly, to the composer’s youthful modernist phase and spans nearly five decades—from 1963 to 2012—in the process. As with the album Triodion, it reflects an increasingly broad spread of languages and sources in Pärt’s chosen texts. Latin, German and English are joined here by Church Slavonic and Spanish. A range of biblical texts are set alongside ancient prayers.