Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture "Donald" Byrd II (December 9, 1932 – February 4, 2013) was an American jazz and rhythm & blues trumpeter. A sideman for many other jazz musicians of his generation, Byrd was best known as one of the only bebop jazz musicians who successfully pioneered the funk and soul genres while simultaneously remaining a jazz artist.
This well-rounded set features Monty Alexander exploring his West Indian heritage by utilizing the steel drum of Othello Molineaux and performing both straightahead jazz and calypsos. The music is often quite joyous and even the more familiar material (such as "Work Song," "Stella By Starlight" and a medley of "Impressions" and "So What") sounds fresh. Whether it be the Milt Jackson blues "S.K.J." or the Crusaders' hit "Street Life," this is a very successful outing that is quite enjoyable.
Academy Award, Grammy, and Golden Globe-winning composer Hans Zimmer composed the music for this highly anticipated project, joining forces for the first time with director Zack Snyder.
Irreverent yet accurate, Mark Steele takes people who have made a mark in history (or at least are mentioned often enough that their names are familiar) and gives you the highlights of their lives in a way that makes you remember the important bits.
Compilation album released in 1990 in Switzerland with European distribution, dedicated to Caribbean music, particularly the calypso, and interpreted by the 'Trinidad Steel Band' directed by Johnny Prospert with the style of the usual bands of this kind in Trinidad, where the metal drum gives them their trademark. The repertoire includes 14 songs absolutely classic in the genre, also sung by the group, including the inevitable 'Angelina', 'Day-O', 'Coconut Woman', 'Jump in the line', 'Rum and Coca-Cola 'or' Island in the sun ', so often recorded by the multiple bands in the country. Caribbean music, hot music, Latin music at last to enjoy over 50 minutes of recording.