Debut of quintessential Rock ’N’ Soul band gets a vinyl upgrade.
Category: Pop/Rock/World CD Reviews
A Bristol based folk a capella group takes this potent and universal genre to new heights.
Colin Edwin and Lorenzo Feliciati – Twinscapes Vol. 2: A Modern Approach to the Dancefloor – RareNoise
What’s better than one bass? Two, of course!
Honoring a righteous man…
Re-mastered SACD of a seminal Rolling Stones album sounds great!
An abundance of piano trio excellence topped by dazzling flute playing on a session which balances Latin, Middle Eastern and mainstream jazz idioms.
1968…a monumental year for the country, and even more so for Stax Records…
Electronic music representing one man’s clash with cancer.
Transplanting the legacy of Alan Lomax into the jazz lexicon.
If you are a wind band fanatic, this is what you have been waiting for!
Legendary actress/singer makes television history!
Underrated soul singer gets a well-deserved new look in a vinyl upgrade.
Brahem’s long awaited reunion with Dave Holland, plus new collaborations with Jack DeJohnette and Django Bates.
Groove, repetition and bold sparseness: it’s SONAR. SONAR with David Torn – Vortex – RareNoise RNR087, 56:12 [3/30/18] ****: (Stephan Thelen – guitar; Bernhard Wagner – guitar; Christian Kuntner – electric bass; Manuel Pasquinelli – drums; David Torn – electric guitar, live looping, manipulation, mixer, producer) Sometimes collaborations are planned. Other times they are fortuitously […]
Early unreleased Gene Clark session for your consideration… Gene Clark – Gene Clark Sings for You – Omnivore Records OVCD 280 – 1967 – 53:12 ***½: (Gene Clark – guitar and vocals; Alex del Zoppo – electric piano; other other musicians are unknown) For many fans of the early Byrds catalog, Gene Clark was the […]
A brief time in the limelight, revisited… The Rose Garden – A Trip Through the Garden/ The Rose Garden Collection – Omnivore Records OVCD 281 – 1968 – 78:24 ***1/2: (Diana De Rose – vocals and acoustic guitar; John Noreen – lead guitar (Rickenbacker 12 string electric), vocals; James Groshong – vocals and guitar; William […]
Fifty years later, this pop album is still important! Harry Nilsson – Aerial Ballet – RCA Victor LSP-3956 (1968)/Speakers Corner (2017) 180-gram vinyl, 25:15 ****1/2: (Harry Nilsson – vocals; Plas Johnson – woodwinds; Dennis Budimir – guitar; Al Casey – guitar; Michael Melvin – piano, organ, harpsichord; Larry Knechtel – piano, bass; Jim Gordon – […]
A classic 1974 roots album gets a well-deserved analog update! Ry Cooder – Paradise And Lunch – Warner Brothers/Reprise MS 2179/Speakers Corner (2016) 180-gram stereo vinyl, 36:51 *****: Ry Cooder’s Paradise And Lunch was released in 1974 to critical acclaim. Backed by a stellar ensemble of jazz (with no less than Earl Hines one one […]
Master of the groove… Dennis Coffey – One Night at Morey’s: 1968 – Omnivore Records OVCD 284 – 60:31 (Dennis Coffey – electric guitar; Lyman Woodard – organ; Melvin Davis – drums) Fans of funky guitar, in the know, are well aware of the legacy of guitar ace, Dennis Coffey. From the 1950s well into […]
Soul-jazz and more inspired by a newer British Invasion. Hart, Scone and Albin – Leading the British Invasion [TrackList follows] – Zoho Roots ZM201801, 63:20 [1/5/18] ****1/2: (John Hart – guitar; Adam Scone – Hammond organ; Rudy Albin Petschauer – drums) Hammond organist Adam Scone, drummer Rudy Albin Petschauer (who shortens his professional name to […]
Carlos Santana’s 1976 comeback album gets a terrific sonic upgrade. Santana – Amigos – Columbia Records PC 33576 (1976)/Speakers Corners (2013) 180-gram stereo vinyl, 41:14 *****: Mexican born guitarist Carlos Santana moved to San Francisco as a young child. He was already a trained musician, first in violin and then guitar. There is an array […]
A superior vinyl re-mastering of an iconic, political 1960’s rock band! Jefferson Airplane – Volunteers – RCA LSP-4238 (1969)/Speakers Corners(2017) 180-gram stereo vinyl, 44:19 ****1/2: The San Francisco Sound enjoyed a huge impact on popular music. Bands like The Grateful Dead, Big Brother And The Holding Company, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Mother Earth, The Steve Miller […]