New! Previously only available in the US at selected live shows - 'Live in Atlanta' features special guests 'Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin and 'Kaz' Kazanoff as well as a band of wonderful Atlanta musicians. Live and spontaneous - with a mix of electric and semi-acoustic material. As Mr Margolin says in his liner notes "the Blues Gods smiled down on us that night…"
This stunning concert from London's O2 Arena sees Katherine Jenkins raise her live performance to a whole new level. Theatrical, spectacular and exciting the show reveals a whole range of new talents from Katherine to set alongside her wonderful voice.
Now that Duke Ellington had regained his former commercial success with his performance at the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival, he was free for the remainder of his career to essentially play what he pleased. This live performacne from ranges from old favorites like "I Got It Bad" and "Sophisticated Lady" to the spectacular Britt Woodman trombone feature on "Theme Trambene," the whimsical "Pretty and the Wolf," a fresh rendition of "Harlem Air Shaft" featuring trumpeter Clark Terry and the extended "Harlem Suite." Baritonist Harry Carney, high-note trumpet wizard Cat Anderson and altoist Johnny Hodges all have their great moments on this enjoyable set.
At the age of 71, Johnny Frigo finally had his debut as a leader on record, with the exception of an obscure effort in 1957. Although he had spent much of his career as a studio bassist, Frigo successfully switched full-time to his first love, the violin, and was immediately considered one of the top swing-based violinists. Joined by both Bucky and John Pizzarelli on guitars, either Ron Carter or Michael Moore on bass, and drummer Butch Miles, Frigo is in wonderful form on 14 standards, including "Pick Yourself Up," "Detour Ahead" (which he had co-written while with the Soft Winds in the late '40s), "Stompin' at the Savoy" and "The Song Is You." This recommended CD launched the Chesky label.
The survival of classical music may hinge on its ability to appear prominently outside the standard venues of concert halls and recording studios, thereby reaching a much larger audience of listeners who might otherwise never be treated to the masterworks of the canonical repertoire. New York-based ensemble the Knights seeks to do that by coupling its impressively broad repertoire (ranging from classical to jazz to world music) with a desire to play in locations where one might not expect to see an orchestra.
Def Leppard rock Detroit! In the summer of 2016, Def Leppard s World Tour rolled into the DTE Energy Music Theatre on the outskirts of Detroit. As the sun began to set over a packed crowd the huge video wall behind the stage came to life with the exploding image of the band's latest album cover and Def Leppard began to power their way through a stunning setlist of classic hits and new tracks. Featuring superb surround sound and amazing visuals this film captures the full-on experience of Def Leppard live in concert like never before.
Live From the Fox Oakland captures the band firing on all cylinders at their Sept 9, 2016 show that fans and band members regard as one of their finest performances to date. The band's commitment to making the best sounding live recording possible is evident throughout…
Jason Isbell has been in the studio this winter working on his follow-up to 2015’s fantastic Something More Than Free. That record is almost done, and Isbell has even begun teasing an announcement on his website. In the meantime, Isbell just announced that he and his band, The 400 Unit, will be releasing a covers EP for Record Store Day in April. The EP is called Live from Welcome to 1979 and was reportedly recorded live and “directly onto lacquer” at Nashville’s Welcome to 1979 studio. Release tracks include “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking” and “Sway” (both originally performed by The Rolling Stones), John Prine’s “Storm Windows,” Candi Staton’s “Heart on a String,” Bruce Springsteen’s “Atlantic City,” and Drive-By Truckers’ “Never Gonna Change.”