Swiss melodic metal veterans CRYSTAL BALL are back with their ninth output "Déjà-Voodoo". Anything but a stereotype the band has created a strong and powerful release that combines all of the bands strength on one record! This album should reach a wider group of people than fans only. Tracks 10 and 11 are bonus tracks, only on digipak version.
Exemplifying that it is truly "better late than never," it has taken over 30 years to finally get soul diva Bettye LaVette's oft-rumored Child of the Seventies out to eager ears. Granted, much of the material was released as Souvenirs on the French indie Art & Soul label in 2000. However, this CD sounds markedly better and the project is served up in its entirety alongside four 45s that the artist recorded during two distinctly different periods of her career.
After several years of few recordings, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers re-emerged with totally new personnel on this Prestige LP. The strongest performance is a quartet feature for the great trumpeter Woody Shaw on "I Can't Get Started," but the other three selections (which include such musicians as George Cables or John Hicks on keyboards, bassist Stanley Clarke and Ramon Morris on reeds) are also worth hearing and sound surprisingly "contemporary" for the time. An interesting set.
Swiss melodic metal veterans CRYSTAL BALL are back with their ninth output "Déjà-Voodoo". Anything but a stereotype the band has created a strong and powerful release that combines all of the bands strength on one record! This album should reach a wider group of people than fans only.
In the 1960s, vibist Johnny Lytle was arguably the Milt Jackson of soul-jazz – or perhaps the Cal Tjader of soul-jazz. Jackson and Tjader both influenced his vibraphone playing, as did Lionel Hampton. But Lytle had a recognizable sound of his own – one that proved to be perfect for soul-jazz and organ combos. Two of the fine soul-jazz/hard bop LPs that the vibist recorded in the early '60s were Got That Feeling! (Riverside) and Moon Child (Jazzland), both of which Milestone/Fantasy reissued back to back on this 75-minute CD in 2001.
Amongst the many rock bands with this same name, we have this LOVE CHILD from Sweden. They recorded a lot of demos and in late 1993 signed a record deal in Japan. Strong debut by LOVE CHILD with excellent guitars and some good songs! Dokken / Zero or Emergency style…this is rock solid and a very good effort. Love Child changed their name to Seven Wishes after this release with the addition of Pelle Andersson.