After a long hiatus from the record shelves, the turbaned Dr. Lonnie Smith – along with guitarist John Abercrombie and drummer Marvin "Smitty" Smith – sets his sights upon John Coltrane, turning in five 'Trane tunes plus Mongo Santamaria's "Afro-Blue" and a grooving Smith tribute, "Traces of Trane." The propulsive title track is mostly dominated by Abercrombie, while "Impressions" continues the driving pace as Lonnie sprays Hammond B-3 organ notes all over the place with constant brief call-and-response dialogues with himself.
The Blu-Ray disc is presenting you the legendary surround live concert's musical and audiophile experience in it's full glory or more! Szilard Banai, Tamas Barabas, Attila Égerházi, Ferenc, Kovács Zoltán with Gulli Briem and John Nugent. This concert film was recorded in Budapest, at the Pecsa Music Hall. It was one of the live surround shows of the Down And Up album tour. The album and the tour, especially the live 5.1 audio experience meant a milestone in the band’s history. At the show even the lights turned blue. This show is a really unbeatable performance in the jazz / world scene. To enjoy the blue show, put your Blu-Ray disc into your player, sit back, relax, and turn the volume up…
There’s a new vein becoming apparent in the folk music heard these days. A fine blending of traditional styles and instruments with solid components of modern rock has been demanding attention in a louder voice. The sound, deemed part ‘americana/american roots’, and part ‘roots rock’ music by most of the artists who live and perform it, is fresh, but comfortable. Like stonewashed jeans. It contains a familiarity reminiscent of Springsteen, but new and exciting…
Oakland/San Francisco-area bluesman Tucker sings in a manner undeniably derivative of Bobby "Blue" Bland, and he stands in this style quite strongly. A horn section adds extra juice, but it is the pianist/organist Bill Heid who really provides the spark that powers this full bodied authentic blues machine….
Super 78-minute anthology of Patton's prime (1963-70) era, unfortunately released only in the U.K., drawn from nine albums. 1963's "Along Came John," and 1966's "Amanda," and the two cuts from his best album, 1965's Let 'Em Roll ("The Turnaround" and "Latona") are particular cookers, but the organ-guitar-horn groove is always solid, and the riffs basic but compelling. This is some of the best soul-jazz ever, usually featuring Grant Green on guitar, though a young James Ulmer takes over on axe for the 1970-era cuts.
The album was recorded live in the Studio, along with Daniel Ruiz Estrada (piano, organ), Steve Harrish (bass), Stephen Morin (drums) and played on three songs with Joe Murphy (harmonica).With what damn casual relaxed, he and the band interpreted here well-known and lesser-known songs, already bordering the insolence.Where a Gary Moore recorded his "walking by myself" on "Still got the Blues" in a violent way, Campbelljohn Estrada leaves the introduction to the song Daniel Ruiz on piano.Also vocally he brings out more quite a bit from the song, as it is capable of Moore at all."Walking by myself" is equipped with a slide solo, but the lion's share is part of the fine strumming of Estrada….
he main reason to purchase this previously unissued set from the declining years of Blue Note is not for the trivial rhythmic themes (which use fairly basic chord sequences) or even the solos of organist John Patton (who never does escape entirely from the shadow of Jimmy Smith) but for the somewhat out-of-place avant-garde outbursts by Harold Alexander (on tenor and flute) who often takes improvisations that go completely outside; his squeals on "Boogaloo Boogie" are a real surprise and he may very well be the reason that this music was not put out at the time. Otherwise this is a routine and now-dated set of commercial late-'60s jazz/funk.