This double-CD has 24 different groups of fusion musicians (including some from Europe) paying tribute to Weather Report. Despite the personnel and often the instrumentation changing from track to track, there is a unity to the project and many of the bands sound quite a bit like Weather Report, either purposely as part of the tribute or naturally. The programming is somewhat random and the bands bring back the sound, grooves, and spirits of Weather Report rather than necessarily always sticking to their compositions. All in all, this is a heartfelt and very well-played tribute that can also serve as an introduction to a cross-section of some of today's top fusion musicians, many of whom are not household names yet.
Voyages et Rêves est le premier album d’un jeune batteur/percussionniste guadeloupéen au touché recherché et aux visions captivantes. Elevé dans la tradition du gwo-ka par son père, fondateur du groupe Gwakasonné et passeur de ce genre emblématique de la Guadeloupe, Sonny a accompagné aussi bien les cadors de son île (Tanya St-Val) que les ténors du jazz mondial (David Murray, Reggie Washington…).
Album INTERPLANETARY VOYAGES from Italo Disco New Generation originated artists CYBER SPACE, representing the now third release in the series. CYBER SPACE has wholeheartedly committed to the 80s Space-Synth Sound. 12 songs full of futuristic sounds that bring you closer to the dream of interplanetary travel! For friends of the 80s Sounds like Laserdance, Koto, Hypnosis, it is a must to have this album!
Space Voyages This four part series explores the challenges and opportunities of modern space exploration. NASA is sizing up a new but familiar challenge: how to transport humans into deep space. After 30 years spent circling the Earth, NASA is building spacecraft to take astronauts beyond the Moon to an asteroid and eventually Mars. From rocket testers in Mississippi, to capsule builders in Florida, this is the story of the spacecraft and the technicians aiming to follow in the footsteps of their Apollo ancestors.