A good mix of down-and-dirty blues, 1976's Long Misty Days also features Robin Trower's ethereal ballads. Its 1977 follow-up In City Dreams – also included on this two-fer – is slightly funkier than the previous albums, but still highlighted by a delicate ballad, "Bluebird" and the majestic title track.
Robin Trower is an English rock guitarist and vocalist who achieved success with Procol Harum during the 1960s, and then again as the bandleader of his own power trio. Long Misty Days is Robin Trower's fourth solo album with cover art by "Funky" Paul Olsen. It was released in 1976. A good mix of down-and-dirty blues, it also features Trower's ethereal ballads.
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The historic meeting of two truly influential and individual composers, arrangers, and instrumentalists on The Long March. The album appeared in 1979 on Swiss label Hat Hut. This date pairs Max Roach and Archie Shepp playing both solo and as a duo for one night in 1979 at the Willisau Jazz Festival. Roach's truly astonishing solo "J.C. Moses" is a tribute to Detroit jazz great J.C. Heard. The kinds of rimshots, trap stops and starts, and continuous rolling thunder take the breath away and make the listener wonder if this is really only one drummer. Next up is Shepp's solo tenor reading of Duke Ellington's "Sophisticated Lady," where he coaxes all the ballad's idiosyncrasies and fluidly combines them with his new jazz flourishes, without once disrespecting the integrity of the original.
Although the titles are all familiar (most of them a little too much so), Cotton and his all-star cohorts (guitarists Jimmie Vaughan, Matt Murphy, Luther Tucker, Hubert Sumlin, and Wayne Bennett, with the omnipresent Perkins on keys) pull the whole thing off beautifully. Cotton's cover of Wolf's "Moanin' at Midnight" is remarkably eerie in its own right, and he romps through Muddy Waters' "Blow Wind Blow" and "Sugar Sweet" with joyous alacrity.
89 song 4 CD French import boxed set. 89 tracks, issued in a fold open book style case (5-1/2" x 10"), with a large informative booklet. This is a must-have for the true fan. A great retrospective contained in a first-class package. I play this often when I feel like listening to some old-school Wailers music. Very rare and good compilation of marley's music. Hard to find. Not sold anymore. Discontinued 4 cd set.
Blakeslee's an extremely gifted, Oregon-based trumpeter of a cantankerously lyrical free jazz persuasion. His concept leans heavily on tonal centers, it seems, even though the contexts of the blowing can become significantly atonal. He's an imaginative and original player of whom much more should be heard. Blakeslee's colleagues are all of a similar caliber; the multi-reedist Vinny Golia is, of course, one of the most dramatic improvisers extant, as is the lesser-known but prodigiously inventive pianist Tad Weed. On a number of occasions, as a soloist, Weed lifts the proceedings to extraordinary levels of excitement; he has a pronounced ability to pace, organize, and build upon his statements.