The first of a five-volume CD series released by the European Classics label that reissues all of the recordings led by trumpeter Red Allen during 1929-41 is one of the best. The great trumpeter is first heard fronting the Luis Russell Orchestra for such classics as "It Should Be You" and "Biff'ly Blues," he interacts with blues singer Victoria Spivey, and on the selections from 1933 (two of which were previously unreleased) he co-leads a group with tenor-saxophonist Coleman Hawkins. Not all of the performances are gems but there are many memorable selections including "How Do They Do It That Way," "Pleasin' Paul," "Sugar Hill Function,," and "Patrol Wagon Blues." Other soloists include trombonists J.C. Higginbottham and Dicky Wells, clarinetist Albert Nicholas and altoist Charlie Holmes.
Coming a year on from the brash debut EP, Melvista, Inner City Dream features twelve tracks of swirling psych, jangly pop and punchy, crunchy glam that show off Fullers broadening sonic palette and his progression as a writer and producer.
Euterpe: Studio Rehearsal Tapes 1977 - Magickal sounds from Deya. A rehearsal for the 1977 Gong reunion gig at Hippodrome in Paris, recorded at Daevid's 'Bananamoon Observatory' studio in Deya, Majorca. This is an indespensible release - a quite wonderful late-Deya period recording… Brainville - Live Canterbury Power trio. A most eccentric 3 piece jazz rock outfit from the Canterbury school - Daevid, Pip Pyle and Hugh Hopper…
In the path of the successful box sets dedicated to the music from the films of Tarantino, The Woody Allen Experience is an exquisite box containing 6 cd's with 84 of the best songs from the films of the great director. In The Woody Allen Experience we find songs from Manhattan, Husbands And Wives, Stardust Memories, Radio Days, The Purple Rose Of Cairo, Alice, Sweet And Lowdown, September and many others, in very elegant versions by absolute legends like Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughan, Miles Davis, and Josephine Baker, among many others. The Woody Allen Experience can reproduce the authentic New York atmosphere, the musical roots of Woody and his favorite songs, which he has selected for his immortal films. An album to collect and enjoy.