Although an earlier CD added five previously unissued tracks to the original LP Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster, this Verve Master Edition two-CD set adds just about everything else recorded during the two sessions that produced the original record, and also features 20-bit sound. Even though Gerry Mulligan was outspoken against issuing material omitted from his original recordings, it is a treat to hear how the songs evolved in the studio. Webster and Mulligan seem mutually inspired throughout the sessions, and strong performances by pianist Jimmy Rowles, bassist Leroy Vinnegar, and drummer Mel Lewis are of considerable help.
Statement by American hip-hop artist Macklemore and producer Ryan Lewis with the song "Thrift Shop" on the show Ellen DeGeneres (The Ellen DeGeneres Show).
At this point, the song is number one in the American iTunes. In the Billboard Hot 100 track is located on the second line and everything goes to the fact that next week will be the first.
Composer, scholar, computer wizard and trombonist extraordinaire George Lewis is one of the world’s most distinguished musicians, and Les Exercices Spirituels is one of his greatest and most ambitious CDs to date. Featuring three new chamber compositions (two from 2010) performed by three brilliant New Music ensembles the music blends composition, improvisation and electronic processing into a dynamic and compelling new aggregate.
Compilation Grand 12-Inches 15 meeting in the huge amount of tracks on each day and the mood, and maybe the same attitudes and beliefs! Nowadays Ben is again fully involved in music, making Grandmixes in a new format on and he again has his In The Mix show on Radio Veronica. Grand 12 Inches Exclusive, A special version only appearing on this series, due to being never released before, restored to excellence or extended beyond all other versions available. Its Ben Liebrand managed again to create a stunning selection of the finest and most unusual dance and disco classics.
Its hard to think of another jazz musician, outside of George Benson, who has released as many high level pop jazz recordings as Ramsey Lewis. Ramsey is probably one of the top pianists of the modern jazz era, but he has always been more of a crowd pleaser than an adventurer, but that doesn’t mean his playing is light weight at all. “Ivory Pyramid”, released in 1992, is typical of Lewis’ repertoire with masterful renditions of tunes he wrote plus a few covers.
Ben Frost has composed the score for a new 12-part TV series called "Fortitude", a crime drama that takes place on the Arctic Circle and features Christopher Eccleston, Stanley Tucci, Michael Gambon, and Sofie Gråbøl. The series was created by Simon Donald and premiered last week on Pivot/Sky Atlantic.