As he was developing his formidable career in the early era of smooth jazz, the saxman proved an invaluable sideman of Chick Corea's Elektric Band, David Benoit's touring ensemble and a studio player for projects by such artists as Keiko Matsui and Mike Garson. Yet as a solo artist, he spent his first three albums searching for an identity that ranged from pop (Round Trip) to electronic mainstream jazz (Crossroads). With Oasis, his search came to a diverse, exciting, and highly enjoyable end. Marienthal applies his stellar blowing techniquest to styles ranging from folk to gospel, but the overall attitude he conveys is sweet and soulful R&B, as in the hoppin' grooves of the funky opening tracks "Hustlin'" and "Seafood to Go."
Pianist Joe Sample, who has had easily the most successful solo career of any of the Crusaders, recorded a series of melodic and lightly funky sets for MCA . Sample is joined by Dean Parks, Carlos Fearing, David T. Walker and/or Barry Finnerty on guitars, either Wilton Felder, Abraham Laboriel or Nathan East on bass, drummer Ndugu, percussionist Paulinho Da Costa and occasional synthesizers and strings.
The 10th-year anniversary is celebrated with this compilation. Since the opening of Purobeach, 10 years ago, establishments from Europe to Dubai followed. This collector was compiled by Ben Sowton and Sebba Ramis, both residents. A wonderful story going from Nu-disco, house to deep house wherein a tropical touch is always just around the corner. Names such as John Tejada, Satin Jackets, Phonique, Vincenzo, Jon Kennedy, James Bright are delivering all tracks for this wonderful compilation.
The most shocking thing on Oasis' Familiar to Millions concert DVD isn't the evident friction between brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher it's the astounding chops of the entire band. This concert film catches Oasis at a 70,000-plus Wembley Stadium gig in the summer of 2000, playing titanic rock as if their very lives (not just their careers) depended on it. Noel Oasis' bearded, vitriolic lead vocalist nearly steals the show from his songwriting guitar-hero brother, Liam, snarling one minute, then hotwiring each song with his wailing pipes.
Wasting no time in the wake of the Gallagher brothers sudden 2009 implosion, Sony released the deluxe Time Flies 1994-2009 retrospective in the summer of 2010, just in time for the 15th anniversary of (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? The driving idea behind Time Flies is to collect all 27 of Oasis’ British A-sides, a simple idea that would seem to fit one of the great singles band, but sticking to the singles winds up leaving many great songs behind, including their manifesto “Rock & Roll Star,” “Champagne Supernova,” the lovely “Talk Tonight,” and Noel and Liam’s duet “Acquiesce,” among many tremendous B-sides…
In 1988, Roberta Flack made a comeback after a long hiatus away from the recording studios with a new album of songs in the adult contemporary vein. Using a vast array of top session musicians whose names would easily fill a page and crowd out liner notes, "Oasis" was released to public indifference, even though the title track did hit #1 on the R & B charts.
Stop the Clocks is a compilation album by English rock band Oasis, released on 20 November 2006. The "retrospective collection" is an 18-track double album with the featured songs chosen by Noel Gallagher; however, it does not actually include their song "Stop the Clocks" after which the album is named. It went 5x Platinum in the UK with sales better than any Oasis album there since Be Here Now.