Billy Cobham, the pioneering jazz-rock fusion drummer who left all his rivals and imitators in the dust when he surfaced in the 1970s, always sounded like a complete musician rather than simply a technical miracle. Approaching 70, he still does. Cobham and a hard-rocking quartet are at Ronnie Scott's, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the drummer's bandleading debut album, Spectrum, by playing most of the music from it, and a little new material besides.
What made this flat-out show so much more than a routine tribute-band trot through a famous tracklist was the enthusiastic drive of the band.
In 2002, the Rolling Stones launched a major tour to celebrate the band's 40th anniversary and support their career-spanning FORTY LICKS collection. For the Stones and their fans, this marked a return to many long-overlooked live favorites and a chance for the iconic British group to show the younger generations how rock & roll was meant to be played. On this double-disc live set, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards (both bordering on age 60 during this tour) lead the band through more than 20 classics with their time-defying energy and showmanship intact.
A Guitar Licks Goldmine awaits in this incredible acoustic collection! With four hours of content, this DVD is jam-packed with a variety of tasty lead lines, fingerstyle phrases, and creative riffs personally taught to you by professional guitarists Colin O'Brien, Peter Roller, Matthew Schroeder, and Ben Woolman. From blues to bluegrass to rock and beyond, each and every authentic lick includes; A walk-through explanation by a pro guitarist. Note-for-note on-screen tablature. Normal- and slow-speed performance demos.
Popa Chubby, born Ted Horowitz, has been hard rocking the blues in his fierce and soulful way for more than 25 years. Over the course of a career that dates back to 1994, he has been a force of to be reckoned with on the guitar, and his tempestuous, soulful playing has never been more powerful. An imposing figure with a shaven head, tattooed arms, a goatee and a performance style he describes as “the Stooges meets Buddy Guy, Motörhead meets Muddy Waters, and Jimi Hendrix meets Robert Johnson," Popa Chubby is an endearing character who is one of the genre’s most popular figures. His career has always been about moving forward and carving a place for himself in the imposing terrain of the music business, overcoming odds to continue growing and maturing as a creative force. He has built a constantly increasing base of fans across the world, where in many territories he is a star.
Alex is back for the second entry of his 'Secrets' series and this time he's showing how to conquer the Minor Seventh chord in a Rock Fusion environment! With Alex's unique blend of creativity and all out 'feel' he has designed these licks for any player to learn from. We have included the TABs in both EADGBE and EADGCF tunings (as Alex tunes in straight fourths). Inside the deluxe edition (over 3.5Gb of material and one and half hours of pure gold) Alex himself takes you through the concept behind each lick, breaking down some of the theory and techniques involved to help you master the licks. There's also an extra bonus lick for deluxe edition owners too!
Pianist Sophia Domanchic gets some wonderfully freewheeling company here – the bass of Mark Helias and drums of Andrew Cyrille – both perfect accompaniment for her long, lively lines on piano! The tunes are all quite long – most stretch past the 10 minute mark – and have a very open, expressive feel – a way of being quite bold on the keyboard, yet still managing to swing, too – the kind of groove that could only come with such accomplished rhythm players like these. The set's got a sparkle and charm that's undeniable – and both Helias and Cyrille get in some beautiful solo moments that are quite inventive. Titles include "Vestiges", "How To", "Dr Licks", "En El Barrio De Triana", and "Aubade".
New from the late great Harmonica master, William Clarke, Live In Germany is a must for all blues harmonica fans. The heir apparent to Chicago's legacy of amplified blues harmonica, William Clarke was the first original new voice on his instrument to come along in quite some time;…..
Welcome To The 2009 Remasters. One of the most successful, prolific, thrilling and influential bands of all time release re-mastered classic albums. Studio albums included: Sticky Fingers, Goats Head Soup, It's Only Rock 'N' Roll, Black And Blue, Some Girls, Emotional Rescue, Tattoo You, Undercover, Dirty Work, Steel Wheels, Voodoo Lounge, Bridges To Babylon, A Bigger Bang. Live albums included: Love You Live, Still Life, Flashpoint, Stripped and Live Licks. Fans have been given the chance to rediscover many of their past favourites and unearth some forgotten gems along the way too …all re-mastered and sounding better than ever. ~ remasters.rollingstones.com
Skillfully edited together from the handful of Wall shows Floyd performed between 1980 and 1981 (much of the recordings date from shows at Earl's Court in London), Is There Anybody out There? replicates The Wall live – which, of course, was a replication of the record, only with spectacular visuals. There are two songs not on the studio album – "What Shall We Do Now?," a tune pulled from the record at the 11th hour (early pressings still listed it on the sleeve), plus "The Last Few Bricks," which was an instrumental at the end of the first act that gave the crew time to finish building the wall – but they add nothing to the overall piece. There are no revelations at all, actually, with the possible exception of the layered harmonies on "Outside the Wall," which makes this coda seem like a full-fledged song. Since the show was so rigidly structured, there was little opportunity for the band to stretch out and jam. All of this means that Is There Anybody out There? is The Wall by any other name, and that it isn't for anybody but Floyd fanatics. Will this disappoint the less-dedicated listener? Not necessarily, since anybody familiar with The Wall will likely enjoy it as it's playing. The question is, how often will you put the record on? After all, if you want to hear this music, you'll listen to the studio recording. That doesn't really diminish the worth of Is There Anybody out There?, but it hardly makes it necessary, either. – Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine