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The Ornette Coleman Double Quartet: Free Jazz
Atlantic SD 1364
Release Date: 2021-09-15
The term 'free jazz' was already in existence – but it had a quite different meaning, namely jazz without paying for an entrance ticket. The album "Free Jazz", however, was intended to lend its name to a quite different style of jazz. 'Free' playing...
Billy Cobham: Total Eclipse
Atlantic SD 18121
Release Date: 2021-09-09
Ever since his time with John McLaughlin’s Mahavishnu Orchestra (1971–1973), the drummer Billy Cobham is one of electric fusion jazz’s greatest heroes. "Total Eclipse" was the third album he made as a leader within just a few months, and here again ...
Ry Cooder: s/t
Reprise RS 6402
Release Date: 2021-08-23
By the time he was aged 22, Ry Cooder was already a veteran of the music business and in great demand as a studio musician and sideman. Shortly after signing a contract with Warner Music in 1969, he released his first album under his own name, placi...
Ornette Coleman: The Shape Of Jazz To Come
Atlantic SD 1317
Release Date: 2021-04-26
It was John Lewis, pianist of the Modern Jazz Quartet, who brought Ornette Coleman to the renowned Atlantic label, having heard him play in Los Angeles. »Ornette Coleman is doing the only really new thing in jazz …« he reportedly said. The present i...
John Lee Hooker: Don't Turn Me From Your Door
Release Date: 2020-11-17
John Lee Hooker is not only a mystery but also an interesting man to study. Some, like the author Jacques Demêtre called the musician from Mississippi »the most raw and African of all blues players from a musical point of view«, while the critic Net...
Delaney & Bonnie & Friends With Eric Clapton: On Tour
Atco SD 33-326
Release Date: 2020-11-01
This 42-minute-long live album, which was recorded in December 1969 in Croydon, England and was awarded 5 stars by the magazine Rolling Stone, is not only the culmination of Delaney & Bonnie’s creative output, but also marks their connection to the ...
The Butterfield Blues Band: East-West
Release Date: 2020-09-30
In 1965, just one year after Paul Butterfield had formed his blues band – named after himself - and launched one of the very best groups among the white Chicago blues community, the band produced this dynamic and visionary album. The group presents ...
Buddy Guy & Junior Wells: Play The Blues
Atco SD 33-364
Release Date: 2020-09-02
The blues is perhaps one of the most private things from which a human being can suffer. However, to play the blues, and thus to express a man’s innermost feelings and state of mind, is probably the most important task of black music. With Buddy Guy...