Live! Fillmore West 1969 is a live album taken from Fillmore West performances on January 9, 10 and 11, 1969. First released in 1994 on compact disc, it mainly includes live versions of the fourth album Here We Are Again with a performance of Donovan's Reef lasting more than 38 minutes. Notes by Sam Charters and Bill Belmont and published by Vanguard Records.
Because the Jazz Crusaders in the early '70s dropped the "Jazz" from their name and later in the decade veered much closer to R&B and pop music than they had earlier, it is easy to forget just how strong a jazz group they were in the 1960s. This CD reissues one of their rarer sessions, augmenting the original seven-song LP program (highlighted by "Blues Up Tight," "Doin' That Thing," and "Milestones") with previously unissued versions of "'Round Midnight" and John Coltrane's "Some Other Blues." The Jazz Crusaders (comprised of tenor saxophonist Wilton Felder, trombonist Wayne Henderson, pianist Joe Sample, drummer Stix Hooper, and, during this period, bassist Leroy Vinnegar) are heard in prime form.
Primo disco live del quartetto del sassofonista Tino Tracanna, formazione ormai attiva da molti anni e dedita a un jazz apparentemente tradizionale, ma non privo di aperture sperimentali. Ne и subito esempio “Born in the Zoo”, che Tracanna aveva registrato in precedenti occasioni, ad esempio nel 1999 in duo con Paolino Dalla Porta nell'album Nudes. Il brano, condotto dal leader al soprano, ha una struttura anomala e si basa su riff ripetuti. Forse piщ tradizionali "Imaharat" e "Monkeys" (che era giа presente nell'album del 1994 Ensalada mistica, del quintetto di Paolo Fresu, nel quale Tracanna и da sempre membro stabile), mentre "Casta Rumba" и una godibilissima ballad, nella quale Massimo Colombo e Tracanna hanno spazi per assoli di grande espressivitа, che trasmettono l'atmosfera del concerto.
This album was released on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the North Sea Jazz Festival. It contains live recordings of John Patitucci, Spyro Gyra, Russ Freeman & The Rippingtons, B.B. King, Chick Corea, Robben Ford and Gary Burton. All songs were recorded live during various editions of this festival.
Though they ultimately made their name as a blues-rock band, and Peter Green's admiration of artists like Jerry Garcia eventually found its way into their music, Fleetwood Mac began as a straight-ahead blues band. A bunch of Brits devoted to the music of Chicago and the Delta, Green and company couldn't help but put their own twist on the blues, but they were simultaneously reverential towards it. This is the situation presented in this 1968 live recording. While the sound quality is less than stellar, it's good enough to make the guitar talents of Green and Jeremy Spencer obvious, as they work up effective solos over "Got To Move," "Vuzz Me" and others…
Joe Lovano is part of a select group of established musicians who have been around for so long, achieved so much, and have such an instantly recognizable sound, that a new release is more or less guaranteed to be good. And so it is with Classic! Live at Newport – everybody knows what to expect but that doesn't in any way diminish the enjoyment of listening to it.
Following two studio recordings, this impressive band hit the road and cut this session with keyboardist George Duke. Their encounter provided for an uneven, but infectious, recording. "Hip Pockets," composed by Cobham, and "Ivory Tattoo," composed by Scofield, begin the session with some intense playing. Things get a bit goofy with "Space Lady" (a song which probably worked better live), and a bit melodramatic with "Almustafa the Beloved."