Ripped from the headlines, Jordans gritty suspense plots weave a tapestry of vivid settings, intrigue, and dark humor. A thrilling ride of mystery and suspense-all in the first degree! With back-to-back-to-back publications, fans are in for a roller coaster ride.
This is a split album dedicated to the lost innovators of the baritone saxophone. Leo Parker did release a small handful of albums on Blue Note, although Melvin "Sax" Gill is more obscure (perhaps more known for his session work, if that). They both play a style of jazz that is post-big band, pre-bebop, the jump in the juke joint that was a precursor to R&B and rock'n'roll. The liner notes in the booklet more thorough about their careers.
Two of the only solo records ever cut by Chicago soul legend Eugene Record – back to back on a single CD! First up is The Eugene Record – a great solo moment from Eugene – the singer who'd rose to fame with The Chi-Lites, and who still sounds pretty darn great here on his own! The album follows strongly from the best late styles of Record's previous group – and the tunes are a mix of ballads that Eugene could always do very well, and a few more contemporary groovers used to bring a modern soul vibe to the record! Eugene produced the whole thing himself, but gets great Chicago soul help on arrangements from Tom Tom 84 and James Mack – and some of he best cuts have that loping, midtempo groove that was always a perfect fit for Record's standout vocals. Titles include the great "Here Comes The Sun" and "Overdose Of Joy" – plus "Laying Beside You", "Trying To Watch The Wind", "Mother Of Love", "Love Don't Live By Sex Alone", and "Putting it Down". Trying To Get To You is a nicely understated set from the great Eugene Record – one that really has him moving forward in a mature, masculine role after his work with The Chi-Lites! Record's a great lead act on his own – and has a sense of confidence that's nicely balanced with some of the heartbreaking tones he'd use when a bit younger – sharpened to perfection here by arranger Tom Tom 84, who finds these warm, mellow, midtempo grooves that are perfectly suited to Eugene's style! Titles include "Time", "We Belong Together", "Come To My Party", "I'm So Glad", and "Share My Life"
Pretty Maids are a Danish heavy metal band from Horsens, Denmark. Formed in 1981 by Ronnie Atkins and Ken Hammer. Their sound and music can be described as classic guitar-laden heavy rock with a strong emphasis on melodic elements like vocals and keyboards. Over the years, Pretty Maids have sold hundreds of thousands of records … Retrospective of the Danish metal outfit's finest moments in the '80s & '90s.
Released in 1976 as the follow up to the self-titled Arista debut album by super musicians (trumpeter) Randy and (saxophonist) Michael Brecker, Back To Back was issued under the moniker The Brecker Brothers Band as a result of the inclusion of other key players - Will Lee (bass, lead vocals); Chris Parker (drums); Don Grolnick (keyboards); David Sanborn (alto sax); and Steve Khan (guitars). Back To Back not only featured the super talents of the Breckers and the extended band but an all-star cast that included drummer Steve Gadd, percussionists Ralph MacDonald and Sammy Figueroa, vocalist Patti Austin and at the time, session and jingle singer Luther Vandross (who co-wrote two songs on the album).