Two years after the release of the first, Masters of Wedding Photography, we find ourselves gathering film cameras, lenses and other kit, stuffing gear into flight cases and checking in at the first of a plethora of airports: we’re off again! Excited to be involved in another project whose subject is close to our hearts, the conversation is once again; about, “photography”, and those that do it well. Of course, we had since met most of the participants that we had invited to join the ranks of those that made it to the first film.
The Masters of Wedding Photography DVD features over 2 hours of in-depth film footage, with 5 of the World's top wedding photographers, making this the definitive Wedding Photography DVD. Filmed over a total of 2 years, on location in Los Angeles, Georgia USA, Sydney Australia and England. The Masters of Wedding Photography DVD features World renowned photographers Denis Reggie, Joe Buissink, Jeff Ascough, Martin Schembri and Yervant working in real life situations.
SHM-CD reissue. Comes with a mini-description. Features new remastering if it comes from Parlophone. Guitarist Johnny Smith in a sweet, laidback trio setting – just the kind of mode that's perfect for his gentle sense of color and tone – a style he virtually invented for jazz guitar in the 50s! The album's one of his classics for the Roost label, and it's a masterpiece in chromatic hues – subtle, simple, but completely fantastic – at a level that makes Johnny Smith one of the true legends in jazz guitar from the 50s. Accompaniment is by George Roumanis on bass and Mousie Alexander on drums – but both players are extremely gentle, and leave most of the sound to Johnny – as it should be. Titles include "Little Girl Blue", "My Funny Valentine", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", "Everything Happens To Me", "Pavanne", and "Blues Back Stage".
Oscar Peterson was recorded by Verve more often than any other artist. In those years, his groups had the ability to not just keep up with him but become equal partners in creating music that would soar the heights while never forgetting to flat-out swing. Hear him in classic duo, trio, and big-band settings with such stalwarts as Cannonball Adderley, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis, Sam Jones, Clark Terry, and Ed Thigpen.
SHM-CD reissue. Comes with a mini-description. Features new remastering if it comes from Parlophone. The gentle genius of guitarist Johnny Smith – perfectly captured in this late nite trio session from the 50s! There's a lot more jazz here than you might guess from the "easy listening" title – and Johnny's working with drummer Charlie Mastropaolo and bassist George Roumanis, in a style that's very much in keeping with his other best Roost work at the time. Smith has this way on the strings that's like few other players of his time – a style of playing the guitar that's so gentle, so spacious, the notes come off the instrument almost by themselves – with a lightly ringing quality that's the best part of the unique Johnny Smith tone.