Drummer Gerry Gibbs has been living a recurring dream with slight variations for the past few years. In December of 2012, he laid down tracks with two of his idols—the legendary Ron Carter and the estimable Kenny Barron—and dubbed their group the Thrasher Dream Trio. The eponymous debut from that band, featuring fifteen tracks recorded at those sessions, was, not surprisingly, a strong and classy affair filled with standards, some originals, and other jazz-friendly fare, such as Stevie Wonder's "Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing" and Burt Bacharach's "Promises, Promises."…
Japanese original release. Box set includes seven original albums "Andy Williams' Dear Heart," "The Shadow of Your Smile," "Born Free," "Love, Andy," "Honey," "Happy Heart," and "Love Theme from The Godfather" plus a bonus disc "Andy Williams Live In Japan," featuring live recordings from the concerts held at Osaka Festival Hall on May 15 & 16, 1973. This bonus CD becomes available as CD for the first time in the world. Features remastering and cardboard sleeve faithfully replicating its US LP jacket design. Comes with lyrics and a description.
Throughout his long career, Bob Wilber has done a lot to keep classic jazz alive. A bit misplaced (most jazz players of his generation were much more interested in bop and hard bop), Wilber (along with Kenny Davern, Ralph Sutton, and Dick Wellstood) was one of the few in his age group to stick to pre-bop music. In high school he formed a band that included Wellstood, and as a teenager he sat in at Jimmy Ryan's club in New York.
Album released by American instrumentalist and band leader William Correa (New York, 1934-1983), aka 'Willie Bobo'. He was one of the greatest drummers of his time (the 50's to 70), especially with congas and timbales, plus a radiant singer and showman on stage. Worked, collaborated or recorded with artists such as George Shearing, Cal Tjader, Herbie Mann, Mongo Santamaria, Pérez Prado, Tito Puente, Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, Herbie Hancock, Wes Montgomery, etc. Willie left a unique legacy as a teacher of percussion (bongo, conga, timbale and drum), was able to fuse jazz and Latin music with R & B and made forays into pop.
50 songs special selection. Howard Roberts (1929-1992) has had one of the most multi-facted and colorful careers in guitar history. A true Renaissance Man of the guitar, he was a brilliant jazz artist, a studio pro par excellence, a profound and insightful educator, an imaginative inventor, prolific author and deep thinker. The story of his musical journey is one the most inspiring in guitarlore.
This is probably one of the best reissues in the new Conniff/Collectables two-fer catalog. The sound is marvelous, the songs are unique, and the two albums ("It Must Be Him" and "Honey") were huge hits! "It Must Be Him" was probably Conniff's first album of nothing but contemporary songs of the day and it's a real pleasure to hear. All the songs have wonderful arrangements, the ones I enjoyed the most were "Music to Watch Girls By", "Somethin' Stupid", "It Must Be Him", "A Man and a Woman", "There's a Kind of Hush", "Up, Up and Away", and "The Impossible Dream". Well since that's most of the album there, I know you should buy this