When Sony/Columbia began its ambitious Legacy reissue project, those who followed their jazz titles knew it was only a question of time before the massive Billie Holiday catalog under their ownership would see the light in its entirety. The question was how? Years before there was a host of box sets devoted to her material, but the sound on those left something to be desired. Would they remaster the material in two- or three-disc sets with additional notes? Would it be one disc at a time? Would the material be issued as budget or midline material or at full price? The last item could be ruled out based on the label's aggressive and very thorough packages of single discs by Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, and others.
Reissue with the latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. The meetings of alto saxophonist Phil Woods and Gene Quill, such as this 1956 sextet date for RCA, are always enjoyable. In addition to baritone saxophonist Sol Schlinger, Woods and Quill are joined by pianist Dave McKenna, bassist Buddy Jones, and drummer Shadow Wilson. The focus is on the two altoists, but there is occasionally blowing room for Schlinger and McKenna, too. Gene Orloff's snappy "Sax Fifth Avenue" and Woods' brisk "Four Flights Up" are the highlights of the date, along with several works by Bill Potts. This is a typically solid effort by Phil Woods and Gene Quill.
Hip Young Guitar Slinger and "His Heavy Friends" focuses on Jimmy Page's work as a session guitarist for the Immediate and Pye labels in the '60s. The first disc includes the poppier end of his work behind Gregory Phillips, the Kinks and Nico, while the second disc finds him in more familiar territory backing English blues masters like Eric Clapton, John Mayall and Jeff Beck…
"Old Loves Die Hard" is an album by German progressive rock group Triumvirat. The LP album was released in the United States and some other markets with a different cover from the European and later the CD edition. It featured a cornered rat seen through a magnifying hand lens.
6 CD longbox set contains remastered original mono mixes of over 160 A and B sides of Immediate label singles, with lavish 84 page color booklet featuring interviews, memorabilia, dicographies etc. Artists include Small Faces, Fleetwood Mac, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Rod Stewart, The Nice, Nico, The Turtles and many more. 2000 release. Each disc comes in it's own paper sleeve. Box measures 12 x 6 x 1.5 inches approx..
Basically this is a collection of some sessions Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) did in the 1960's. Contains performances with Jimmy Page by: Eric Clapton, Brian Auger, Sonny Boy Williamson, The Authentics and others.
While The Professional marked the American breakthrough of populist French director Luc Besson (and his long-time composer, Eric Serra), the ambitious, futuristic sci-fi adventure The Fifth Element proved to be Besson's stateside sophomore jinx at the box office. Still, Serra's score shouldn't be overlooked. Easily the composer's most digitally daring studio concoction, The Fifth Element offers up a brave stew of synth beats, orchestral flourishes, and ethnic influences ranging from Middle Eastern modalities to Italian operatic arias.