Beautiful independent progressive music, with emphasis on chords and melody.
Sometimes melancholy, other times joyful, 'Places Unseen' is a bit darker, and much more instrumental than previous Cirrus Bay releases. Rooted in old-school progressive rock, with influences of Tony Banks, Renaissance, Camel, Hatfield & The North, Anthony Phillips and Bo Hansson, 'Places Unseen' features the gorgeous vocals of newcomer Tai Shan and the lovely cover art of Lee Gaskins.
Places of Worship signals trumpeter and composer Arve Henriksen's return to Rune Grammophon and furthers his collaboration with both Jan Bang and Erik Honoré. Here his experimentations with sound, space, and texture offer listening environments that reflect various sacred spaces the world over, hence its title. While these tracks are impossible to separate from the influences of Jon Hassell's Fourth World Music explorations or the more murky moodscapes of Nils Petter Molvær, they are also more than a few steps removed from them. Henriksen never separates himself from the environmental information provided by his natural Nordic landscape. The lush, wild, and open physical vistas of its geography provide an inner map for the trumpeter and vocalist that amounts to a deeply focused series of tone poems.
With longtime bassist Steve Swallow, the return of drummer Roy Haynes, and the debut of guitarist Jerry Hahn, Gary Burton's second quartet continued his open-minded policy toward other styles of music. In addition to both melodic and advanced jazz, Burton incorporates elements of country, rock, pop and even classical music on this fairly rare LP, Country Roads and Other Places. Whether it be a "Ravel Prelude," "Wichita Breakdown" or "My Foolish Heart," the music is full of logical surprises that foreshadow the eclectic nature of much of '80s and '90s jazz.
Times and Places by Shakatak release on Jul 20, 2016Times and Places include I Will Be There, Heads To The Sky, Movin' On, Open Skies, Sand And The Sea, Wonderful, Cape Town, Coralie, How Do You Sleep At Night, Time And Place, Check In, Carry On, Haunting, Mr. Fanatical, Goodbye To The City.
Legendary pianist, producer, singer and songwriter Allen Toussaint released his new jazz album on the Captivating Recording Technologies label. "Going Places" marks Toussaint's first foray into the jazz idiom in a career spanning more than 50 years. "It was my son Reginald's idea. He pointed out that I had not recorded a jazz album and I felt it was time. I've played jazz since I was a kid starting out in the business. The new album is a personal exploration. I'm pleased with it." says Allen Toussaint.
From its tempestuous, turbulent atmosphere to its consistently moving and shifting tectonic plates, the Earth can be a very dangerous place to live. Devastation can take on many guises; hurricanes lashing southern United States, blistering fires sweeping Australia’s bushland, earthquakes crumbling cities in one bold seismic move, sink holes swallowing homes into darkness and walls of water hurtling toward island continents with such speed and ferocity leaving no chance of escape. From first-hand accounts from the people that live there, 72 Dangerous Places to Live is a fascinating discovery of the world’s riskiest places to live.
Australia's Wild Places is a television show that highlights the oldest and most extreme continent on earth. It focuses on the people and the way they have adapted to the harsh and extreme climate and landscape of this fascinating continent. The series goes to some very wild places and explores the amazing natural world. The episodes cover the plains, mountains, oceans and other important landscapes and the people that inhabit these places. The awesome variety of unusual animals found in Australia is highlighted in this television show and the photography is wonderful and makes viewers want to visit this beautiful place.
Presenter and Welsh poet Ifor ap Glyn explores the wealth of Britain's extraordinary holy places on a pilgrimage that spans almost 2,000 years of history. Travelling across the breadth of the UK, Ifor uncovers the stories and rich history behind many of our most famous sites, explaining the myths and legends of some of Britain's most sacred places. Over six episodes, Ifor visits crumbling ruins, tranquil healing pools, sacred caves, island refuges, towering mountain hideaways and ancient shrines to find out what these historical sites tell us about who we are today. From the divine to the unexpected, the series uncovers Britain's extraordinary variety of inspirational, surprising and half-forgotten holy places and brings to life our spiritual history.