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.
‘The Rome Pro(G)ject’ is a musical walk through the history and the places, the greatness and the beauty of the Eternal City. Some of the most important names of the Progressive Rock scene comment and celebrate in music the greatness and the beauty of Rome in the special event of the 2765th Anniversary of its foundation. Essential for fans of Mellotron driven GENESIS, any Nick Magnus or P.F.M. symphonic epics, and powerful Steve Hackett Band.
For years, the easy point of comparison for Muse and their brand of driving rock was Radiohead, but as the trio has grown, it became clearer and clearer that the sound they were really striving for was something akin to the pure spectacle of Queen. To their credit, Muse have done a fine job of growing into their ambitions, and even though studio albums like The Resistance really show off their more theatrical qualities, the enormity of their sound is best captured in the live setting. With Live at Rome Olympic Stadium, the British band does just that, bringing its massive…
The postwar recording sessions included in this budget-priced boxed set are the last ones Django Reinhardt made with violinist Stephane Grappelli. The remaining original members of his acclaimed Quintette du Hot Club de France had departed already, and on the first three of these four discs the guitarist and violinist are accompanied by a trio of Italian musicians: pianist Gianni Safred, bassist Carlo Pecori, and drummer Aurelio de Carolis. (The recordings on the fourth disc, which date from 1950, are credited to the Quintette du Hot Club de France, but by that point Grappelli had been replaced by alto saxophonist and clarinetist Andre Ekyan and the remaining three musicians comprised a standard piano trio – an instrumental configuration far removed from that of the original quintet.)
In early 1958 Gerry Mulligan formed the last, and some say the best, of his legendary piano-less quartets, this time featuring trumpet virtuoso Art Farmer - plus Bill Crow on bass and Dave Bailey, drums. This new Lone Hill release presents the complete concert at Adriano's Theatre in Rome on June 19th, 1959, as well as an added bonus track of Mulligan's "Utter Chaos" recorded in Stockholm, with the same band, on May 19th. Complex compositions, fluid arrangements & interplay and dynamic technique are on show throughout.
Lee Konitz's initial recording session with pianist Martial Solal produced two albums (the other one is European Episode), including alternate versions of several songs. With bassist Henri Texier and drummer Daniel Humair rounding out the lineup, the quartet tackles a rapid-fire take of "Anthropology" and a somewhat spacy interpretation of "Lover Man." Two pieces are credited to an Italian composer. ~ AllMusic
The Rome Pro(G)ject are back! Three and 1/2 years after the huge success of their eponymus debut album, “The Rome Pro(G)ject”, namely Steve Hackett on guitars (Genesis/Gtr/Solo), David Jackson on winds (VDGG), Billy Sherwood on bass (Yes/Circa/Solo) and Vincenzo Ricca (keyboards), teamed up with a bunch of fantastic musicians, is going to release their second album, “II - Of Fate and Glory”. 67 minutes of instrumental progressive rock in 10 tracks plus a bonus one.