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Power of Soul (1974)
Recorded in March 1974. Originally released on CTI Records. Includes liner notes by Didier C. Deutsch.
Though Idris Muhammad has been widely known as one of the finest jazz drummers since the '60s, he has an equal grounding in pop, funk, ...
For the Love of Music (1995) Top Seller
Recorded at The Hit Factory and Clinton Studios, New York, New York; A&M Studios and Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood, California.
Engineers: Sandy Palmer Grassi, Ed Goodreau, John Fausty.
Personnel: Lionel Hampton (vibraphone); Johnny Kemp, Chaka Khan (vocals); Chieli Minucci, Chris Taylor, Mike ...
||Four Brothers (2005)
The soundtrack for Four Brothers is perfectly fitting for a film likened to "a bigger-budget, better-written and better-acted version of the bad-tempered Detroit 9000" (as described by Terry Lawson in the Detroit Free Press, referring to the infamous 1973 blaxploitation ...
Classic Kathleen Battle: A Portrait (2002)
Kathleen Battle initially made her considerable reputation on the operatic stage, but quickly went on to become a premier recitalist and a vibrant interpreter of a wide variety of musical styles. CLASSIC KATHLEEN BATTLE - A PORTRAIT is an overview ...
Art of Gerry Mulligan: The Final Recordings (2000)
Recorded between 1993 and 1995. Includes liner notes by Alyn Shipton.
As one of the most famous baritone sax players in jazz, Gerry Mulligan is an icon from the 1950s cool jazz era. Known for his light, airy tone, he was ...
||Dr. Lonnie Smith|
Mama Wailer (1971)
Dr. Lonnie Smith's Mama Wailer is one of the quintessential sides issued by Creed Taylor's CTI/Kudu imprint. Out of print for decades on LP, in 2003 it became available again in Japan as a beautifully remastered CD -- as part ...
Look Ahead (1992)
Gerald Veasley, an in-demand bassist for dozens of artists (amidst lengthy periods with Grover Washington, Jr. and the Zawinul Syndicate), finally debuted as a leader with 1992's Look Ahead. Veasley welcomed both Washington and Zawinul on single tracks, Zawinul's feature ...
All songs written or co-written by Gerald Veasley or Mark Knox except "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?" (Michele Legrand/Alan Berman/Marilyn Bergman).
The key to success for any sideman who takes the plunge into the realm of solo ...
||Johnny Hammond / Johnny "Hammond" Smith|
Wild Horses Rock Steady (1971)
Johnny Hammond's 1972 soul-jazz beauty is another stunning example of great creativity at Creed Taylor's Kudu label through the mid-'70s. Arranged by Bob James, Hammond's trademark B-3 work is showcased here on six extended cover versions of tunes from the ...
Love Songs (2006)
The Phyllis Hyman installment of Legacy's LOVE SONGS series delivers exactly what listeners would expect: quiet-storm R&B with a strict emphasis on matters of the heart. And Hyman's silky voice is ideally suited to the seductive urban contemporary sounds with ...
Hot Water (1988)
The best song is Jesse Winchester's oldie "L'Air De La Louisiane." Also includes "Smart Woman (In a Real Short Skirt)" and "Homemade Music." ~ William Ruhlmann
Neville Brothers: Art Neville, Aaron Neville, Cyril Neville (background vocals).
Producers: Michael Utley, Russell Kunkel, Ralph ...
DREAMS is and Enhanced CD containing regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.
Legendary falsetto-voiced Earth, Wind & Fire vocalist Philip Bailey invites quite a guest list of smooth jazz stars to this party, which marks a strong adult contemporary turn ...
One of a Kind (1977)
A fairly typical Dave Grusin date from the early days of GRP, this set features five of the keyboardist/producer's originals. The music is often atmospheric and a bit cinematic, with Grusin assisted by the soprano of Grover Washington and flutist ...
Very Best of Ramsey Lewis (2006)
Though Ramsey Lewis is best known to pop audiences for his 1960s instrumental versions of "Wade in the Water" and "The In Crowd," this collection of light jazz material, recorded throughout the 1990s, is more typical of his later musical ...
||Jason Miles / Mr. X|
Mr. X (1996)
Jason Miles' Mr. X showcases the keyboardists knack for mildly funky, laid-back fusion. Working with fusion stars like Will Lee, Marcus Miller, Ricardo Silviera and Steve Ferrone, Miles creates an album that is pleasant, but never gripping. It's music that ...
||Pieces Of A Dream|
Best of Pieces of a Dream (1996)
The Best of Pieces of a Dream is an excellent 14-track collection that contains highlights from the fusion group's '80s recordings for Manhattan Records. Among the selections are "Keep It Smooth," "Baby It's Your Turn Now," "Cool Side," "Mt. Airy ...
Legends of Acid Jazz (1996)
Melvin Sparks' Grant Green and George Benson influences are the basis of a style that can drift into licks playing, but typically pushes into more heady territory. The spectrum of the veteran soul-jazz guitarist's abilities is well covered in this ...
Living Black! (1970)
Recorded in 1970 at the Key Club, Living Black! is notable for many reasons, not the least of which is that it showcased Earland in a live setting at his most inspired. From choosing his sidemen to material to reading ...
Keys to Your Heart (1996)
KEYS TO YOUR HEART is an enhanced multi-media CD featuring over 30 minutes of video and artist profiles.
Recorded at Big Time Audio, Dallas, Texas.
Personnel: Joe McBride (vocals, piano, Hammond B-3 organ, Fender Rhodes, keyboards); Analisa Ripke, Philip Bailey (vocals); Grover ...
Triple Play (1998)
Originally released as three separate CDs: PARAISO, DREAM A LITTLE DREAM, DRAGONFLY.
Triple Play is a specially priced box set that brings together three Gerry Mulligan releases from the mid-'90s: the Brazilian program Paraiso-Jazz Brazil (1993), which prominently features singer Jane ...
Live at the Savoy (1981)
Recording information: CBS Recording Studios, New York, NY (1981); Hollywood Sound, Los Angeles, CA (1981); P.S. Studios, Chicago, IL (1981); The Savoy Theater, New York, NY (1981).
Arranger: Ramsey Lewis.
Personnel: Ramsey Lewis (piano, keyboards); Clora Williams, John Yohon Harbin, Alisa Gyse ...
Picture This (1987)
Recorded by Umbi Studios, Castelnuovo, Italy; Le Gonks West, Hollywood, California; Soundtracks, New York, New York.
Cobham's third time at bat for GRP sees him adopting more of the label's smooth-surface anonymity, but his own good taste and deft twist of ...
||Sax for Lovers (1996) |
Liner Note Author: Didier C. Deutsch.
Personnel: Cornell Dupree, Eric Gale , Gabor Szabo, Hugh McCracken, Eric Gate, Michael O'Neill (guitar); George Ricci (cello); Frank Wess (flute, alto saxophone); Tom Scott (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Kirk Whalum, Arthur Blythe, Paul Desmond ...
||Bernard "Pretty" Purdie|
King of the Beat (2001)
While working as a missionary in the Dominican Republic, I decided about two years ago to start writing songs that would express my renewed faith in Jesus Christ. The sacrifices I have made were done with much pride, knowing that ...