Trevor Dunn's Trio-Convulsant is back for their second album, although with a completely different lineup (besides Dunn, of course). Adam Levy and Kenny Wollesen are gone, replaced by Mary Halvorson on guitar and Ches Smith on drums. The music they play is not so much a fusion of styles as it is a collision of styles. Almost straight-ahead jazz noodling gives way to hardcore blasts and crunching power chords, then completely devolves into Derek Bailey territory, but the band is always together. You can tell that some of it is quite composed, and that other sections are most likely entirely improvised.
This is a really great five-CD set. You get all of Bach's concertos except the Brandenburgs - which is a shame because Pinnock's Brandenburgs are terrific. Nonetheless, this remains an absolutely cracking collection of some of Bach's most enjoyable music in excellent performances. In the Harpsichord Concertos Pinnock is himself the soloist and shows why he is such a very well-liked and highly regarded musician. The music springs to life under his fingers (and under his direction) and many of these performances set new and enduring standards when first released in the early 1980s. They have informed much subsequent Bach playing and have worn extremely well themselves, sounding as fresh and involving as they did nearly 30 years ago. He is joined by other fine harpsichordists in the concerti for two, three and four harpsichords, (Kenneth Gilbert, Nicholas Kraemer and Lars Ulrich Mortensen) and the Concerto for Four Harpsichords in particular is an absolute joy.
Following the massive success of his previous two ‘Collection’ compilation albums, legendary broadcaster, DJ, and musical pioneer Trevor Nelson is back with the release of the third offering in the series: ‘The Trevor Nelson Collection 3’.
The first ‘Collection’ held the No.1 position for 6 weeks (including both Valentine’s and Mother’s Day) in 2013, and the second edition held the No.1 spot for 3 weeks in 2014.
Not one to rest on his laurels, Trevor is back once again with another high quality 3CD collection of carefully and forensically compiled contemporary and retrospective R&B club hits. The new offering brings together iconic artists from the 70s through to the present day and is essential listening for any fan of R&B.
‘The Trevor Nelson Collection 3’ features tracks from a number of undisputed legends including Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Chic, Change (featuring the sublime, timeless vocals of Luther Vandross), Earth Wind & Fire and Michael Jackson. Contemporary classics from Beyonce, John Legend, Justin Timberlake, R.Kelly, Lauryn Hill and Usher then represent some of the finest soulful work of their illustrious careers. Also appearing are world renowned acid jazz/funk group Jamiroquai, reggae stars Dawn Penn and Kevin Lyttle, and hip–hop pioneers OutKast. In addition, the third collection features a number of modern smash hits including Grammy Award-winning artist Frank Ocean’s ‘Thinkin Bout You’, hard hitting 2014 dancefloor anthem ‘Loyal’ from Chris Brown and the retro groove-filled Daft Punk collaboration ‘Gust Of Wind’ by chart topping superstar Pharrell Williams.