The Impulse 2-on-1 series is a mixed bag: "The Joy Of Sax" (1977) and "Warm And Sonny" (1976). Despite the fact that these recordings are over-produced in the extreme by Esmond Edwards, who jammed up the music with too much percussion, boring guitar solos and strings that were not needed, Sonny Criss and his brilliance on the alto saxophone still shines through. As these were Sonny's last two recordings, done just before his tragic death in 1977, they are worth having, and Sonny sounds beautiful, as always.
On 2014 the band parted ways with singer Fabio Lione, but shortly after announced that Mats Leven (Yngwie Malmsteen, Therion, Candlemass), Rick Altzi (Masterplan, At Vance), Amanda Somerville (Avantasia, Epica, Kamelot, Edguy, After Forever), Ivan Giannini (Derdian) and Claudia Layline (Serenade) took part in the recording sessions as very special guest singers.‘Memories Of An Ancient Time’ offers a wide range of musical landscapes, mixing heavy guitar riffs and pounding rhytms with inspiring and emotional lead vocals and choruses. Thanks to their passion and hard work, Hollow Haze are not afraid to confront themselves with every music style, getting their inspiration both from the past and the modern Heavy Metal scene. ‘Memories Of An Ancient Time’ out on 9th June 2015 has been mastered by Mika Jussila (Nightwish, Apocalyptica, Children Of Bodom) at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland and mixed by Nick Savio at Remaster Studio.
The 1960s was a time of Top-40 radio, featuring a wide variety of styles, especially in the pop and easy listening genres. 'Pop Memories of the '60s' is the biggest and best collection of these hits ever offered in one box set. With well-known vocalists, folk artists, instrumentalists and more, it's one great musical memory after another!
Trombonist, bandleader and sometime bassist Chris Barber has been at the centre of British musical life for sixty years. In celebration of his 80th birthday, this 2CD anthology shows just why he has been such an influential figure, giving just a taste of his breadth of interest, and of his involvement in jazz, blues, skiffle and beyond. Contains performances with Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Mark Knopfler, Rory Gallagher, Jools Holland, Keith Emerson, Muddy Waters and many more…
Here we have a budget collection of Christmas tunes by the great soul singer that had the huge hit, "Rainy Night In Georgia".
Angelo DeBarre and Tchavolo Schmitt have captured the essence of gypsy guitar playing in this live tribute recording to the memory of Django. Both are great technicians on acoustic guitar and I found the pairing of these two musicians very exciting. The performances include many of Django's most famous pieces and are well played.