Drummer Billy Cobham was fresh from his success with the Mahavishnu Orchestra when he recorded his debut album, which is still his best. Most of the selections showcase Cobham in a quartet with keyboardist Jan Hammer, guitarist Tommy Bolin, and electric bassist Lee Sklar. Two other numbers include Joe Farrell on flute and soprano and trumpeter Jimmy Owens with guitarist John Tropea, Hammer, bassist Ron Carter, and Ray Barretto on congas. The generally high-quality compositions (which include "Red Baron") make this fusion set a standout, a strong mixture of rock-ish rhythms and jazz improvising.
„Stay Tuned“ is an Allstars-charity project, founded by austrian drummer Bernhard Welz in 2011. Bernhard Welz has been touring all over Europe with many of the performing artists before. When the idea came up to produce a record for a good cause, many of these artists confirmed to be part of it. After a while, it developed it´s own dynamics, and finally even more artists, than basically planned, contributed to the project. „Stay Tuned 1.5“ – a mix between Rock & Ballads, whose net-income will be donated to the Linda McCartney Breast cancer Trust. All these international artists on the album support the fight against cancer and are part of this project…
Lee Ritenour goes techno/pop/rock on an album originally released on the pop Elektra label – and as such is not recommended to jazz fans with a low tolerance for the stuff. Here Captain Fingers extends his reach to play keyboards and programmed electronic drums on a few tracks, along with very competent rock guitar .
is a 1978 album by American singers and released by on June 27, 1978. The album went to #19 on the chart and #14 on the chart. A cover of and 's reached #10 on the black singles chart. has been certified in the United States and in the UK by the and the respectively.
Hogan’s Heroes was formed by its namesake Gerry Hogan almost 30 years ago, specifically to back Albert Lee. The band’s first gig took place in 1987 at Gerry’s annual festival for pedal steel guitar.They have played together on a regular basis since that time and as a result have become one of the tightest units in music. (…) Albert Lee, by common consent one of the world’s finest guitar players, needs no introduction to Country music & Rock fans. He has worked with some of the world’s top artists, from Emmylou Harris to the Everly Brothers, Dolly Parton to Eric Clapton. Albert is a Grammy award winning musician, whosetalents continue to be in demand by fellow performers throughout the world.
1976's Thoroughbred was Carole King's last album for Lou Adler's Ode Records imprint, and it's clearly a transitional release. Change was afoot in the musical air in 1976, and while there's no hints of punk or disco on Thoroughbred–which is a good thing–King is definitely moving away from the solo piano sound of her earlier solo albums. King's thumping, percussive piano playing is still all over the album, but guitars play a more prominent role than ever before. At times, the instrumental interplay resembles that of Fleetwood Mac, particularly Waddy Wachtel's Lindsey Buckingham-like solo on "Only Love Is Real." The songs themselves are in the eclectic style of 1973's all-over-the-map FANTASY, with the country-tinged "We All Have To Be Alone" and "Ambrosia" sitting comfortably between the slinky pop of "I'd Like To Know You Better" and the soulful "Still Here Thinking of You." The album charted at US #3.