The tour edition of German singer/songwriter Annett Louisan's third studio album, Das Optimale Leben, includes the original 15 tracks, plus three new unreleased songs, "Die Ehrliche Haut," "Der Kleine Unterschied," and "Wenn Du Dich Traust," a duet with Laith Al-Deen.
Highly recommended. This is one of the very best recordings of this magnificent music. The recorded sound is warm and close up, details are clearly heard. The performance reflects love and respect for the music. The Gewandhaus folks play magnificently and Neumann choses good tempos, not too fast or too slow. The feelings of joyfulness and pride are evident at every turn.
Saxophonist Donny McCaslin brought a fresh perspective to the acoustic-electronic jazz soundscape with 2012's Casting for Gravity (Greenleaf Music) which earned a Grammy nomination for "Best Instrumental Jazz Solo" for the track "Stadium Jazz." Thankfully it was not a one-off as McCaslin reassembles the tightly knit band and savvy production from saxophonist David Binney in Fast Future, a release that continues the groove factor.
UZEB were a band from Quebec, formed in 1976 in Drummondville. They moved to Montreal and through most part of their career they worked as a guitar/bass/drums trio with the occasional addition of a keyboard player.''Fast emotion'', released in 1983,shows a band, who wants to offer straight and pleasant jazz/fusion rock.The album is dominated by the groovy bass lines of Alain Caron, the extended guitar solos and the heavy use of synth guitar by Michel Cusson and the somewhat supported role of drummer Paul Brochu.