Asian-American baritone saxophonist Fred Ho has been a champion of freedom and expressionism in modern creative jazz for some time. A continuing battle with cancer has inspired him to assemble the Green Monster Big Band, with reference to the famed left-field wall at Fenway Park in Boston, but more directly related to the huge sound and diverse ideas this juggernaut ensemble represents. Ho is influenced by the '60s big bands, television or movie themes, and the psychedelic rock he grew up with, all present on this ambitious program.
You’ll play your way through Monster Nashville Guitar in a cognitive manner – no tedious notation, theory or exercises to bog you down. Ladd presents an extensive series of lessons based on his instrumental, “Outrun the Train” which earned him the Guitar Superstar competition’s top spot. “The tune is an ideal instructional tool because it features a ton of my favorite licks and covers a wide range of up-tempo ‘Tele-melee’ material in an ear-friendly way, utilizing a common key, tempo and theme for ease of reference.”
This comprehensive series gives you the knowledge of a seasoned professional while utilizing tools such as on-screen graphics, split screen viewing of right and left hand close ups with notation, color-coaxed strings, and 'follow the bouncing ball' style graphics. Go from zero to hero in no time! Volume 1 covers all the basics and then some. Major and minor scales, basic cords to power cords, how to read rhythmic notation and even strumming patterns. Learn how to find any note on the fretboard without the use of a chart. In no time, even beginners will be jamming 12 bar blues and playing licks.
Reissue with the latest 2014 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. The music of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe – composers usually associated with the Broadway stage, brought into a whole new light here by the late 50s Jazz Messengers! The album's one of Art Blakey's more unusual outings – part of that great 1957 run away from Blue Note – but it cooks strongly with a lineup that includes Jackie McLean on alto, Johnny Griffin on tenor, and Bill Hardman on trumpet – all players who bring an unusual degree of bite to these tunes, while still reflecting the lyrical beauty within!
An exceptional group of friends reunited by Michel Godard in this subtly overwhelming, pulsating, sensitive recording. Cousins Germains: a family affair smooth grooves and melancholic tenderness; his musical project seems to be driven by an aspiration to lightness but veers to sweet insanity and hints at optimism, jazz is home again, its acoustic breath makes everything cheerful. Recorded in Ludwigsburg on 10, 11, 12 January 2005 at Bauer Studios Recording engineer Johannes Wohlleben.
Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra returns with Black Sun, its second full-length album of 100% original, unadulterated disco sophistication, featuring members of the pioneering Brazilian jazz-funk trio Azymuth; a full orchestra with arrangements split between Arthur Verocai and Azymuth’s late maestro Jose Roberto Bertrami; plus members of the legendary Rio funk group Banda Black Rio.
Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. Maybe the only album we've ever seen from Henny Vonk – a jazz singer with a Dutch name, but a style here that's right up there with some of the hipper American singers of the period – especially those who know how to move on the hipper currents of the spectrum! At some level, Henny's got a way of stretching out her words while inflecting them, with a vibe that's reminiscent of Sheila Jordan – but overall, Vonk's maybe a straighter jazz singer, too – but one with a nicely sensitive vibe, as her vocals are balanced out with the introspective piano work of Rov Van Den Broeck. The rhythm duo adds a nice current of soul from time to time – with Clint Houston on bass and Billy Higgins on drums – and many cuts have new lyrics written for the album.