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Paul Desmond: Easy Living
Release Date: 2018-10-08
Why should you buy this LP? 1. Because of its super sound? Of course! 2. Because Paul Desmond and Jim Hall are playing? Naturally! 3. For "Easy Living"? Surely one of the best numbers in one of the most multifaceted versions! 4. Because you missed o...
Dr. John: Gris-gris
Atco SD 33-234
Release Date: 2018-09-24
His grandmother is purported to have transported objects using her spiritual powers and it is said that she sometimes floated through the room. Her grandson Malcolm Rebenneck was fully aware of his unique features when he appeared under the name of ...
Al Di Meola: Casino
Columbia JC 35277
Release Date: 2018-09-10
Master of the strings, Al Di Meola, who turn his back on over-ambitious manual dexterity as in "Elegant Gypsy" to concentrate more on musical substance, demonstrates his intensive work with the material in the follow-up album "Casino". For example i...
Great Movie Sounds Of John Barry
Columbia S BPG 62402
Release Date: 2018-06-18
He had them all – the James Bond girls and the incomparably smart Sean Connery. But also Marlon Brando, Michael Caine, Robert Redford and Jane Fonda, who all more or less danced after the director’s pipe, acted certainly with his music in their ears...
Freddie Hubbard & Stanley Turrentine: In Concert
Release Date: 2018-05-22
The producer was certainly on the ball when he recorded a concert with CTI stars on a short tour of the USA in 1973. Thus the beginning of the jazz-rock era was documented in jazz’s country of origin. Liberated from the often-sterile atmosphere in a...
LaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith
Atlantic SD 1281
Release Date: 2018-03-26
It was 1958 when a passably successful R&B singer entered the recording studio with an all-star band to tape a dozen songs from the global repertoire of a legendary blues vocalist. The old-fashioned style in LaVern Baker’s tribute to Bessie Smith mi...
Delaney & Bonnie & Friends: To Bonnie From Delaney
ATCO SD 33-341
Release Date: 2018-03-16
The married couple and musical duo Delaney & Bonnie ignited critics, fans and famous musical colleagues to veritable bursts of exultation. Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones talked matter-of-factly of »convincing white gospel song«, while Eric Clapto...
Shostakovitch: Cello Concerto, Symphony No. 1
Columbia MS 6124
Release Date: 2018-02-27
That every beginning has its magic may almost have become forgotten these days, when true world premieres of musical works are almost non-existent. But this special magic still remains in the present recording of Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1,...