Stan Getz was such a consistent performer and had such a beautiful tone that nearly all of his recordings are well worth getting. The two radio appearances heard on this 1997 CD are even on a higher level than normal. Joined by pianist Kenny Barron, either Ray Drummond or Yashuito Mori on bass, and drummer Ben Riley, Getz is heard at the peak of his powers on a pair of obscurities (Kenny Barron's "Feijada" and Gigi Gryce's "Stan's Blues") and six numbers (including "Voyage," "Blood Count" and "Warm Valley") that he recorded numerous times. To hear Getz adding even more beauty to Mal Waldron's already gorgeous "Soul Eyes" is a memorable experience.
Live at Carnegie Hall captures Stevie Ray Vaughan on the supporting tour for his second album, 1984's Couldn't Stand the Weather. The Carnegie Hall concert was a special show, since it was the only time Vaughan and Double Trouble added the brass section from Roomful of Blues to augment their sound; in addition, the concert featured guest appearances from Stevie's brother Jimmie and Dr. John. There might have been more musicians than usual on-stage, but Stevie Ray remains the center of attention, and he is in prime form here, tearing through a selection of his best-known songs which generally sound tougher in concert than they do in the studio. It's the best live Stevie Ray record yet released.
2009 two CD live release from the German Hard Rock band. Live In Karlsruhe contains the entire 20th Anniversary Karlsruhe concert from January 2009 as well as two bonus tracks recorded at Das Fest Festival in Karlsruhe.
The essential substance of a Rock band begins to materialize only over a number of years. The frequently quoted 'test of time' indicates whether a group is capable of regularly producing great albums over an extended period of time and surviving also the difficult phases. Pink Cream 69 from Karlsruhe have supplied plenty of evidence to this effect, presenting a striking contrast to today's media landscape with it's tons of talent-free one-hit wonders….
This, the third Glass Hammer release, was originally a limited edition run of 1000 copies for the real fanatics who simply couldn’t wait for the next full length GH epic. Featuring live rehearsal tracks from “Perelandra” and “Journey of the Dunadan” as well as unrecorded material from the period just after “Journey of the Dunadan” was released, the album has an irreverent, carefree feel to it and features scorching playing from all concerned.