T Lavitz may be best known as the 6 time Grammy nominated keyboardist of The Dixie Dregs, however his complete performance and teaching resumes are both extensive! When he isn't recording or performing live, T teaches at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. This brilliant DVD features a wide range of material including a private piano lesson with T, a mini-concert, the Rock and Beyond video, an instructional DVD-Rom and a range of live clips featuring fellow Dixie Dregs band mates Steve Morse, Rod Morgenstein, Jerry Goodman and Dave LaRue…
Digitally re-mastered edition of this 1973 album. Saxophonist Bartz is one of the great post-Coltrane saxophonists. He made his professional name in New York in the early '60s before hooking up with McCoy Tyner later in the decade, and played with Miles Davis in the period immediately after the release of Bitches Brew. He formed his band the NTU Troop at the same time and began to experiment with Funk rhythms, lyrics and Jazz improvisations.
The Perfect Jazz Collection, 25 historic full length album recordings from the vaults of Columbia, Epic, RCA Victor and Bluebird labels. Remastered CD versions with extra tracks were available. Each album is packaged in a card wallet, in a nice facsimile vinyl format. If you want a history of Jazz, this is a bargain. Classic albums included are Miles Davis' Kind Of Blue, Dave Brubeck's Time Out, Billie Holiday's Lady In Satin, Nina Simone's Sings The Blues, Erroll Garner's Concert By The Sea, Charlie Parker's Bird and many more!
"The Awakening" is a diverse album marked by romantic ballads, chunky dance tracks and even a fusion instrumental. The single, “Remote Control,” is a vibrant piece of dance music with Otis Jr. ‘s steady rhythm guitar, catchy ensemble vocals and Mark’s smooth tenor gliding over a powerful rhythm track. “Remote Control” sets the tone for The Reddings’ other strong party songs “Funkin’ On The One,” “It’s Friday Night,” and “Doin’ It.” On everyone of these songs Dexter’s energetic lead bass lines and the trio’s graceful harmonies again and again show the Reddings’ great innate musical talent in action.
This is a terrific album. Anyone who already loves Ryan Farish will not be disappointed by his latest work. This album is a little different from previous albums in that there is more guitar…
This collection on the U.K.'s Soul Brother imprint is a very compelling look at a big slice of Freddie Hubbard's long career as a leader, and one that gets ignored for the most part. Hubbard recorded over 20 records between Backlash, his Atlantic debut in 1966, and Ride Like the Wind for Elektra in 1982, with lengthy stops at Columbia and CTI (as well some straight hard bop and post-bop outings for labels Fantasy and Pablo). In many cases, some of these original recordings were not only disregarded by more traditional jazzheads, they were regarded with outright hostility. It didn't matter to Hubbard, however, because at the time, these were among his best-selling albums and connected with the public deeply.
Alive (2010). Alive is a creation by finger style guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Todd Boston, featuring a collection of live looping compositions performed on acoustic guitar, flute and percussion. This musical offering is intended to take the listener on a journey of heart and soul, to uplift, inspire and transform…
Touched By The Sun (2012). Produced by Grammy winner Will Ackerman (Windham Hill Records) with an ensemble of heartfelt world class musicans. "Touched by the Sun", featuring award winning guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Todd Boston creates an uplifting and inspiring instrumental acoustic world fusion sound that paints a tapestry of organic textures from guitar, percussion, tabla, flute, sarod, slide, violin, cello and female vocals.
Best known for being the keyboardist in La Maschera Di Cera, but mostly being a very versatile musician/composer who happens to be involved in several groups, Agostino Macor founded Zaal in 2002 as a jazz-prog project. Joining forces with a host of musicians that filled duties on violin, bass/cello/contrabass and drums, plus some guests, Macor managed to deliver a delicately colorful type of progressive-oriented jazz-rock, highly melodic and yet mysterious. The fluid incorporation of elements from symphonic prog, space-rock and chamber-rock gives the overall sound a rich set of atmospheres; simultaneously, the old school jazz factor helps the band to keep things lyrical.
In a musical first for the band, they wrote, arranged and recorded music with specific collaborators in mind. They held sessions with two of their heroes; a congregation with two musical and spiritual father figures from opposite ends of The Apples rich spectrum: Fred Wesley - Pioneer of funk trombone in particular and funk horn arranging in general with James Brown, The JBs, Parliament-Funkadelic and The Horny Horns. SHLOMO BAR - Vocalist, Percussionist, Godfather of Israeli world music. Figurehead of the highly influential ethno-fusion ensemble HaBrera HaTeevit. The exciting process of these recordings exposed the band's many roots and influences; elements of The JB's funky foundations, African, Cut & Paste, Soul, Middle Eastern, and Dub are all clearly displayed on KINGS, strained through the band's unique Decks-Horns-Soundboard Effects-Double Bass-Drums lineup.