Friday, 10 July 2015

Fish - Live In Krakow: Acoustic + Electric (1995) [2xDVD5 NTSC] {2010 Choc Frog}


Fish - Live In Krakow: Acoustic + Electric (1995) [2xDVD5 NTSC] {2010 Choc Frog}
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© 2010 Choc Frog / Voiceprint | VPDVD10 / VPDVD11
Rock / Neo-Prog / Art Rock / Prog-Rock


Recorded live at the Bucklein Theatre, Krakow, Poland, October 14th 1995 and at the Hall of TV in Krakow, Poland, 11th October 1995. On the 25th of April 1958 there's a great singer born in Edinburgh: Derek William Dick (FISH). Because he finds it very nice to lie in the bath for hours, with his rubber duck, he gets this nickname from his friends: FISH. Later Derek shall use this name as his artists name. Derek grows up in the little village Dalkeith, where his parents have a garage. He's in school there, where he has a easy time, and has good results. Derek too is a fan of THE BEATLES in that period, and he wants to learn to play an instrument. But he never gets beyond playing a tennis racket in front of the mirror. The first single he buys is "Lola" of THE KINKS.

Yannick Nezet Seguin, Lisa Batiashvili, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra - Tchaikovsky Pathetique (2014) {Deutsche Grammophon}


Yannick Nezet Seguin, Lisa Batiashvili, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra - Tchaikovsky Pathetique (2014) {Deutsche Grammophon}
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© 2013, 2014 Deutsche Grammophon | 0289 479 0835 7
Classical / Symphony


Yannick Nézet-Séguin's first symphonic recording with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra on Deutsche Grammophon is of Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 in B minor, "Pathétique," which the conductor has known intimately throughout his career. Due to his familiarity with the music, this is a solid reading that holds its own against the large number of recordings of this symphony, so listeners who need a first-rate version can be assured of the interpretation and the performance. Yet because this is one of the most frequently recorded classical pieces of all time, one may wonder what Nézet-Séguin brings to it that makes his rendition necessary.

Frank Zappa - Dance Me This (2015) {Zappa Records}


Frank Zappa - Dance Me This (2015) {Zappa Records}
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© 2015 Zappa Records / ZFT | ZR 20018
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Jazz Rock / Synclavier


Official Release #100. The LAST album by Frank Zappa. The last album that guitarist Frank Zappa worked on prior to his death in December 1993 will finally be released this June. Titled Dance Me This, the LP is considered the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's 100th and final official release, ending a legacy that began with the Mothers of Invention's landmark 1966 album Freak Out! In talking to Guitar Magazine prior to his death at the age of 52, Zappa described his final LP as "a Synclavier album called Dance Me This, which is designed to be used by modern dance groups. It's probably not going to come out until next year," the Guardian reports. The album was ultimately shelved indefinitely, and while a steady stream of posthumous releases and reissues have satisfied Zappa fans in the following decades, Dance Me This was all but forgotten until Zappa's widow Gail Zappa began hinting at the final album's eventual arrival in 2011.

John Zorn - Naked City - The Complete Studio Recordings (2005) [5CD Box Set] {Tzadik}


John Zorn - Naked City - The Complete Studio Recordings (2005) [5CD Box Set] {Tzadik}
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© 2005 Tzadik | TZ 7344-5 | Tzadik Archival Series
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Experimental / Modern Composition / Structured Improvisation


Naked City: The Complete Studio Recordings is a five disc box set that contains all of the studio albums released by Naked City during their five-year history. Probably Zorn's most popular and most controversial musical project, the music of Naked City has been debated, analyzed, adored and reviled by fans, critics and academics alike, but nothing can replace the experience of hearing it in all its frightening glory. Most people know this music from the single domestic release on Nonesuch, but the major portion of their studio recordings were issued from 1989 - 1993 on the hard to find Japanese labels Avant and Toy's Factory.

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Weather Report - Live In Tokyo (1972) [2CD] {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}


Weather Report - Live In Tokyo (1972) [2CD] {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}
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© 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4229~30
Jazz / Fusion


Reissue with DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. A Japanese-only album from Weather Report – recorded early in the group's career, and with some of the same sort of freedoms that Miles Davis was getting on his own double-length dates from Japan! The tracks here are quite stretched out, and often adventurous – showing a marked ability to jam heavily at one moment, get contemplative the next, and continually explore sounds on the frontiers of fusion in the 70s. The group's the "second chapter" Weather Report – with Wayne Shorter on reeds, Joe Zawinul on keyboards, Miroslav Vitous on bass, Eric Gravatt on drums, and Dom Um Romao on percussion – and titles include "Orange Lady", "Vertical Invader/Seventh Arrow/TH", "Surucucu/Lost/Early Minor/Direction", and "Tears/Umbrellas".

Jordi Savall & Pedro Estevan - La Lira d'Esperia II: Galicia (2014) {Alia Vox}


Jordi Savall & Pedro Estevan - La Lira d'Esperia II: Galicia (2014) {Alia Vox}
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© 2014 Alia Vox | AVSA9907
Classical / Chamber Music / Medieval


Exactly 20 years ago (in 1994), after several years of research, experimentation and concerts, we recorded our first CD devoted to La Lira d’Espéria, performed on my three early instruments – the Rebec, the Tenor Fiddle and the Rabab (Rabel morisco) – with the indispensable percussion of Pedro Estevan. The idea was to announce the music and instruments featured in the recording using the evocative ancient names of Lyra and Hesperia. It was an obvious choice, as the whole recording was devoted to the medieval repertory for bowed instruments and consisted of music from the various Christian, Jewish and Arabo-Andalusian cultures that existed in ancient Iberia and Italica.

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Bud Shank & Bob Cooper - Mosaic Select 10 (1954-58) [3CD] {2004 Mosaic Records 24-bit Remaster by Ron McMaster}


Bud Shank & Bob Cooper - Mosaic Select 10 (1954-58) [3CD] {2004 Mosaic Records 24-bit Remaster by Ron McMaster}
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© 2004 Pacific Jazz / Mosaic Records / EMI Records | MS-010
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Flute / Saxophone


This excellent 3-CD set collects two 10" albums by Shank and 4 12" albums co-led by Shank and Cooper, all for the Pacific Jazz/World Pacific labels between 1954-58. The West Coast cool school was at its height at this time, and both Bud Shank and Bob Cooper were in the thick of it. The first disc gets off to a rousing start with the marvelously swinging VALVE IN HEAD from 1954, with Bud playing fluid alto sax. He's joined by three valve trombone players (Bob Enevoldsen, Stu Williamson, and the ringer Maynard Ferguson) on this tune and for the first half of the disc, an interesting concept. The second half finds him with Coop at Cal Tech in 1959. Count Basie's THE KING gets a rousing airing, and there's a nicely done ballad medley.

Dr. Lonnie Smith - Boogaloo To Beck (2003) {Scufflin' Records}


Dr. Lonnie Smith - Boogaloo To Beck (2003) {Scufflin' Records}
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© 2003 Scufflin' Records | CD-8481
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Post Bop / Organ


On this tribute, the songs of Beck serve as a starting point from which Dr. Lonnie Smith and his ensemble launch soulful interpretations. The groove runs deep, and Smith’s animated motions can have you boogaloo-ing at your seat in minutes. The organist’s spontaneous tirades turn loose the reins for a wild ride.

Jordi Savall - La Lira d'Esperia: La Viele Medievale (1996) {Auvidis}


Jordi Savall - La Lira d'Esperia: La Viele Medievale (1996) {Auvidis}
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© 1996 Auvidis / Astree | E 8547
Classical / Chamber Music / Medieval Fiddle


Savall's notes make it clear that his intention was not so much to re-create a musical performance of the time as to pay tribute to the jongleurs in pieces that re-create ``a certain art of sounding the bow.'' The re-creations draw on what have become almost stereotypical melodic and rhythmic figures of the music of the Islamic, Jewish, and Christian cultures of the Middle Ages, periodically spiced, as in the Danza del viento, with spiky rhythms that could plausibly have originated in modern jazz improvisation.

Harold Land - Take Aim (1960) {2012 Japanese BNLT Series Remaster}


Harold Land - Take Aim (1960) {2012 Japanese BNLT Series Remaster}
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© 2012 Blue Note / EMI Music Japan | TOCJ-50293 | 24bit remaster
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Saxophone


Originally recorded in 1960 for Blue Note but not released until 1980, Take Aim, like Harold Land himself, has undeservedly fallen through the cracks. Most famous for his association with the Clifford Brown/Max Roach quintet of the '50s, Land is another unheralded West Coast giant who made a name for himself out here in California, but was under the radar of the jazz elitists. Take Aim, featuring an obscure group of musicians, is a pleasant surprise, and should be a welcome refresher for anyone looking for music similar to the tenorist's earlier and more famous exploits.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Grant Green - Retrospective 1961-66 (2002) [4CD BoxSet] {Blue Note}


Grant Green - Retrospective 1961-66 (2002) [4CD BoxSet] {Blue Note}
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Jazz / Hard Bop / Jazz-Funk / Soul Jazz / Guitar


Simply put, this is a very decent four-disc collection of the work of guitarist Grant Green. It features tracks from his many albums as a leader and some as a sideman with others, such as Lee Morgan, John Patton, Baby Face Willette, and Sonny Clark. His early-'60s sides are here along with most of his defining cuts from the '60s, from hard bop to soul-jazz to ballads to gospel -- everything most fans would ever want is here, including his late blues sides recorded in the bars of Detroit in 1970. While Green's own albums can never be replaced, this is a solid portrait of one of the most influential jazz guitarists in history.

Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982) [CD+DVD] {2008 25th Anniversary Deluxe Casebook Edition}


Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982) [CD+DVD] {2008 25th Anniversary Deluxe Casebook Edition}
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© 2008 Epic / Legacy / MJJ | 88697220962
Pop / Soul / R'n'B / Dance Pop / Quiet Storm


The Biggest Album Ever just got bigger. The 25th Anniversary Edition of Thriller celebrates this ground-breaking album with 7 bonus tracks, six of which are previously unreleased. The new tracks include exclusive remixes from Kanye West, Fergie, will.i.am and Akon along with a previously unreleased track from the Thriller sessions, "For All Time," newly mixed and mastered by Michael Jackson. Also included is a BONUS DVD with new, digitally restored versions of the three videos from the album as well as the Michael Jackson's groundbreaking performance of "Billie Jean" on the "Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever" television special (first broadcast on NBC May 16, 1983).

The Salsoul Orchestra - The Salsoul Orchestra (1975) {2012 Big Break Records Remaster}


The Salsoul Orchestra - The Salsoul Orchestra (1975) {2012 Big Break Records Remaster}
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© 2012 Big Break Records / Cherry Red / Verse Music | CDBBR 0101
R'n'B / Funk / Disco / Philly Soul


THE SALSOUL ORCHESTRA - as well as being the legendary backing band for many of the Salsoul Records artists - were a highly successful act in their own right. Throughout their career they consisted of up to 50 members (many of whom were also standing members of MFSB – Philadelphia Internationals house band). They released eleven successful albums on Salsoul Records over a seven year period.

Hypercolor - Hypercolor (2015) {Tzadik TZ 7811}


Hypercolor - Hypercolor (2015) {Tzadik TZ 7811}
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© 2015 Tzadik | TZ 7811 | Tzadik Spotlight Series
Jazz / Jazz Rock / Avant-Pop / Experimental


A crazy collaborative jazz-rock unit out of the new generation of Downtown improvisers, Hypercolor is a bizarre trio that blends Beef- heart, Sonny Sharrock and ’80s punk with contemporary classical orchestral textures, spastic world music rhythms and noise improvisation. Sonic madness featuring the twisted guitar of Eyal Maoz, the deep toned bass of James Ilgenfritz and the grooving drums of African music aficionado Lukas Ligeti.

Monday, 6 July 2015

Remi Geniet - J.S.Bach - Partita No.4, Caprice, Suite Anglaise No.1, Toccata en do mineur (2015) {Mirare


Remi Geniet - J.S.Bach - Partita No.4, Caprice, Suite Anglaise No.1, Toccata en do mineur (2015) {Mirare}
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© 2014, 2015 Mirare / MIR 268
Classical / Baroque / Piano Solo


Only 21 years-old when this recording was made, Rémi Geniet offers us a fascinating portrait of Bach on the piano. From the virtuosity of the early works like the Toccata to the supreme mastery of the dance suites (Partita and English Suite), the drama and brio of Bach's keyboard music can vie with that of operas or concertos. Rémi Geniet was one of the last students of the great pianist Brigitte Engerer and is now under the guidance of Prof. Evgeni Koroliov in Hamburg. At the age of 20, he was awarded the second prize of the Queen Elisabeth 2013 International Piano Competition in Belgium. This debut recording has already been distinguished by a Diapason d'Or by the french classical music magazine Diapason.