Virus Divine (2005). "Virus Divine" is the debut CD by American band Little King. The album was mixed and co-produced by Terry Brown, the famous veteran sound engineer and producer, whose name is associated with several progressive outfits, though above all certainly with Rush. The fact that Mr. Brown has taken care of the album's sound is evident throughout the recording, and it doesn't seem to be accidental that he was asked to put the finishing touches to the production. More than half of the contents point Rush out as Little King's only passion (thankfully not all-absorbing), as there are no other extraneous traces on "Virus Divine", except those of that one of the most influential acts of the second Progressive Rock generation…
Playlist: The Very Best of Quiet Riot features 15 tracks defined on the back jacket as "the life-changing songs, the out-of-print tracks, the hits, the fan favorites everyone loves, and the songs that make the artists who they are." While it may boast little in the way of rare, live, unreleased, or "out-of-print" material, it certainly eclipses 1996's Greatest Hits collection as the most listenable Quiet Riot overview on the market.
Larry Ehrlich was at end of a long day in a studio in Bristol, VA. Carter and Ralph Stanley as well as Ralph Mayo and Curley Lambert entered the studio in front of one microphone, and Ehrlich, after seeing them play hog callings, a couple of radio shows, and a barn dance, asked the band to sing some of the traditional songs they had been recording for the past 16 years. The results, completely unearthed until now, are no less than stunning. This is the Stanleys as listeners have never heard them: laid-back, relaxed, and full of recollection and goodwill, singing and playing songs as familiar to them as their upbringing.
Odean Pope was with the Max Roach quartet for over 20 years. Though influenced by hard bop and John Coltrane, he has diverged more from Coltrane's powerful legacy than many edgy tenor players. He is one of the most immediately identifiable voices on his instrument because of a rounded, aggressive tone made even harsher (or is it stronger and purer) by limited use of vibrato and dynamics. Especially in this piano-less trio context, the sound will hypnotize or annoy. Either way, it's hard to ignore.
Dinu Lipatti- the Master Pianist plays Bach, Chopin, Liszt, Mozart, Grieg, Schumann, Bartok and Schubert on this seven CD set. Dinu Lipatti (1917- 1950) was a Romanian classical pianist and composer whose career was tragically cut short by his death from Hodgkin's disease at age 33. Despite his short career and a relatively small recorded legacy, Lipatti is considered one of the finest pianists of the 20th century.