This release contains a complete previously unissued concert by the 1966 Miles Davis Quintet. Recorded at the impressing Oriental Theatre in Portland shortly before it was demolished, it presents the only existing testimony of bassist Richard Davis playing with Miles. Among its many highlights are many great trumpet solos by Miles, including his only existing version of "Who Can I Turn To ?" a free jazzoriented So What, and a beautiful reading of My Funny Valentine.
Oriental Rocking Beats: Exotic Club & Chillout Grooves featuring 30 tracks spread over 2 CDs. Highlights included: Gorillaz feat. Bashy, Kano & The Ntional Orchestra For Arabic Music, David Bowie - Let's Dance (Club Bolly Extended Mix), Natash Atlas - Duden (Original Mix), Spiritual Brothers feat. Darwish - Surrender (Ejazeh) and many more.
On first thought, one might be hard-pressed to find a common ground between Algerian raï music and Latin jazz. But for the pianist Maurice el Medioni, an Algerian-born Jew who left his home for France decades ago as an exile, and the Cuban-born, New York-based percussionist Roberto Rodriguez, the link connecting North Africa and Cuba is a direct one – by way of Spanish Andalusia. World music fusion exercises are more common all the time, and cultural distinctions often become so blurred that the sources are obscured rather than accented.