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Massenet: Le Cid, Scènes Pittoresques
EMI Columbia TWO-350
Release Date: 2020-05-07
One often looks in vain for the name Jules Massenet in the more popular concert guides. But once you have listened to these enchanting miniatures, you will doubtless agree that the French composer should not be absent from any musical guide. The bal...
Dr. John: The Sun, Moon & Herbs
ATCO SD 33-362
Release Date: 2020-03-10
"The Sun, Moon & Herbs" was originally conceived as a triple album, but it was fragmented, stripped down and put together again to form the present single-disc LP. And although Dr. John never liked this version much, it is proof of the theory 'less ...
Carly Simon: No Secrets
Release Date: 2020-01-31
Carly Simon’s unquestionably best album, "No Secrets", was also her commercial breakthrough. It topped the Billboard charts for over five weeks, thus quickly gaining gold status, as did the single release of "You’re So Vain". This song determined th...
Yusef Lateef: The Blue Yusef Lateef
Atlantic SD 1508
Release Date: 2020-01-14
Yusuf Lateef was a leading representative of world music, long before world music was known as such in the jazz, pop and rock community. He integrated all kinds of oriental instruments in his jazz music, such as the koto, bamboo flute and tambura an...
Warren Zevon: Stand In The Fire
Release Date: 2019-11-13
Warren Zevon had toured for quite some time as a songwriter in the rock scene, released a few singles and landed a flop with his debut LP in 1969 before the tide finally turned. Roughly ten years later, his live album – put together from a five-day ...
The Doobie Brothers: Minute By Minute
Warner Bros. BSK 3193
Release Date: 2019-11-06
How the Doobie Brothers came to form a 'family' is not only a fateful event but also a good story. While getting high on a marihuana joint (or doobie) that was passed from one to the other in a practice room, one of the group apparently uttered the ...
Ry Cooder: Jazz
Warner BSK 3197
Release Date: 2019-10-16
When someone such as Ry Cooder, who delved deeply into traditional sources, just names his LP "Jazz", it is unlikely that one will hear avant-garde music. Actually, in the numbers gathered together here the investigative guitar man dedicated himself...
Charles Mingus: Mingus At Antibes
Atlantic SD 2-3001
Release Date: 2019-10-16
You can be sure that jazz fans in the year 1960 were unfamiliar with Charles Mingus’s LPs "Blues And Roots" or "Mingus Ah-Um" when they poured into the Pinède Gould Arena at the Antibes Jazz Festival held in Juan-les-Pins, France on 13 July. At any ...