Frank Rosolino, one of the most fluent of the bop trombonists to emerge during the 1950s, is heard really stretching out on this live double-CD, recorded two years before his death. Originally, this was a four-song LP, but in this reissue, the set has been expanded to a 12-song double-CD. Rosolino is joined by Canada's best (guitarist Ed Bickert, bassist Don Thompson, and drummer Terry Clarke) for a variety of veteran jazz standards including "Sweet and Lovely," "I Thought About You," "I Should Care," and Charlie Parker's "Bluebird." Although the tempos are mostly slower, the music has its fiery moments and Rosolino is heard throughout in excellent form.
Freehand is almost a forgotten american prog band that release a single album in fall of 1989. Recorded during 1988, summer, this album has some traces of King Crimson (Discipline era) and here and there some jazz hints aswell. Anyway the musicianship is strong delivering some very fine moments like: Mastodon (one of the pieces with voice), are some instrumental here as well, title track - Thinking Out Loud is another example of good prog music of the late '80's.
LUXURY is about beauty and originality. The music is song-oriented, both punchy Progressive rock and mellow symphonic pieces. Elements of folk, baroque, electronic music, psychedelia, heavy-metal and jazz can be heard. The powerful compositions and pert lyrics are performed with skill and gusto. The end result is unlike anything you ever heard before: unpredictable yet transparent, fierce next to tender, both demanding and accessible. Critics often associated the names of Ennio MORRICONE, RADIOHEAD, THINKING PLAGUE, THE NITS, VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR, RENAISSANCE and KING CRIMSON with the Dutch band. The eccentric low-budget debut “Lunar Escape Velocity” (2001) has been called many things, but never dull or lacking ideas. The 2005 release “Perishable Goods” is an aural adventure in twelve tracks. Musical themes evolve throughout the album in a symphonic way.
DVD featuring 15 tracks recorded live in concert at The Neptune Theatre, Liverpool.
China Crisis is an English pop/rock band. They formed in 1979 in Kirkby, near Liverpool, Merseyside with a core of vocalist/keyboardist Gary Daly and guitarist Eddie Lundon. Their output was pop music similar in style to that of New Wave but with strong similarities to the post-punk movement of the early 1980s, namely inclusion of a broader range of musical influences and occasional flirtation with political commentary. Throughout their career, China Crisis has seen moderate success in the United Kingdom with ten hit singles between August 1982 and January 1987 and six albums, as well as commercial success in Western Europe, Australia and the Americas.
Earl Klugh released Wishful Thinking directly after Two of a Kind, his second collaboration with Bob James, and it was one of his most successful recordings, both artistically and commercially. As much as any project, this classic proves that Klugh is one of the most distinctive artists in contemporary instrumental music.