All the rave reviews about this album are justified; this is a superb, sizzling, and very soulful live recording from 1970. According to the liner notes this recording was made "almost as an afterthought" by Blue Note. But afterwards, the label decided not to release the show, keeping it in the Blue Note vaults until it finally saw the light of day in 2000. But patience is rewarded; this is a fantastic album.
Recorded in 1970 but not released until 1996, Live At the "It Club" shows the Three Sounds pulling out funky, gritty rhythms out of their basic bluesy hard-bop sound. The group's funky influences are most noticeable in the rhythm section of drummer Carl Burnette and bassist Henry Franklin, who had been playing with Harris for only a short time when this set was recorded. The rhythm section pushes Harris, making the music loose and swinging – the groove matters more than anything on the album. Occasionally, the energy of the Three Sounds lags, but Live at the "It Club" is an enjoyable piece of grooving soul-jazz.
Bobby Jaspar is in top form in this pair of sessions previously released in the 1980s on an Emarcy CD entitled Memory of Dick prior to its reappearance in 2001 as a part of Verve's ambitious Jazz in Paris series. The tenor saxophonist is joined by pianist René Urtreger, guitarist Sacha Distel, bassist Benoit Quersin, and drummer Jean-Louis Viale for this bop-oriented disc, which includes a sauntering take of Milt Jackson's "Bag's Groove," a revival of "Milestones" (an early gem by Miles Davis from his days with Charlie Parker), and a delightful romp through "You Stepped Out of a Dream"…
It would be only to mention the name of John Coltrane and you cause the whole world of fantasies and of feelings, even to the most recalcitrant and to the most uninterested. Coltrane, that some people consider to be a God of music and of improvisation, inspires the deepest respect for a work without concession, marked by a deep research of spirituality. He was, after Charlie Parker in 1940 and on 1950, considered to be the revolutionariest and the most influential saxophonist of the history of the jazz, leader of the common avant-gardist in 1960s, and one of the most important artists of the music of the second half of the 20th century. John Coltrane always tried to surpass himself on all plans: technology, by exploring new modes of expression, searching new tones, new stamps and of new ways of spreading the tessiture and the dynamics of its instrument.
This is a official David Bowie Release. EMI Import-only release, a unique and eclectic collection of nine remixes either specially commissioned for this project or have only previously been available on limited club vinyl formats. All are appearing on CD for the first time ever. A collection of hard-to-get and new remixes. Import-only release, a unique and eclectic collection of 9 remixes either specially commissioned for this project or have only previously been available on limited club vinyl formats. This remix album is surprisingly good and the remixes are tasteful and consistent, a rarity for many remix albums.