Chester Arthur Burnett, known as Howlin' Wolf, was a Chicago blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player, originally from Mississippi. With a booming voice and looming physical presence, he is one of the best-known Chicago blues artists. Musician and critic Cub Koda noted, "no one could match Howlin' Wolf for the singular ability to rock the house down to the foundation while simultaneously scaring its patrons out of its wits." Producer Sam Phillips recalled, "When I heard Howlin' Wolf, I said, 'This is for me. This is where the soul of man never dies'". Several of his songs, including "Smokestack Lightnin'", "Back Door Man", "Killing Floor" and "Spoonful", have become blues and blues rock standards. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him number 51 on its list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time."
Based in Cornwall, England, Ishq is Matt Hillier and Jacqueline Kersley. They have been working in ambient and electronic music since the mid 90's and have also released music under various other names including Elve and Ishvara and on their own record label "Virtual". Their music has been described by fans and reviewers as deep, otherworldy, and magical.
"Fluid Earth" (2010) is an album release of the 2nd CD on the Dakini 2CD version of "Orchid" and contains material from the original "Orchid" sessions. Written and produced 2001. "Bloom" (2012) is a compilation album of various unreleased tracks and one alternative mix, recorded between 2001 and 2012.
This CD compilation presents, on 8 discs, 17 recording sessions made between 1951 and late 1956 by the extraordinary trumpeter, leader, composer, and perpetual catalyst–Miles Davis. Featured in this collection are such major artists as Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Sonny Rollins, Lee Konitz, and the original Davis Quintet: John Coltrane, Red Garland, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones. The expanse of Miles Davis's recordings for Prestige Records, the California analogue to New York's Blue Note, is huge. In terms of artistic development, the eight CDs in this box span Davis's development from tentative searching through the full bloom of his first great quintet, whose frontline boasted Davis and a young John Coltrane.
Reissue with the latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. One of JJ's best from the late 50s – a tightly crackling hardbop set, recorded very much in the manner of his classic JJ Inc album! The sound here is a bit more compact overall – with some shorter tracks that really allow Johnson to display his keen sense of economy on his horn, while working in a burning mode that recalls some of his best bop sides from the early years – particularly his work on Blue Note.
EVAN K is a 21-year old Greek/German guitarist & composer whose very melodic & memorable playing is fully displayed on Blue Lightning's 9 tracks. Highlights include "Skies Of Shred," "Into The Light," "Orchestra Of Withered Clouds," and a cover of the classic BLACK song, "Everything Is Coming Up Roses." Evan is influenced by Gus G, Jeff Loomis, Andy James, Yngwie Malmsteen, John Petrucci, Uli Jon Roth, Michael Romeo, Gary Moore, Michael Schenker, and Ritchie Blackmore. He has just finished recording his debut album, Blue Lightning, which features some famous guests from the Power-Progressive Metal Scene like Fabio Lione (Rhapsody Of Fire, Angra, Vision Divine)…
Fade To Blue is the sixteenth CD release for guitarist Mike Pachelli. Having covered many genres in the past, Fade To Blue is an amalgamation of Pachelli’s many musical styles, including blues, jazz and rock. The CD features Kevin McKendree (B3), Rich Russo (drums) and Baba Elefante (bass), each carrying an impressive resume on their own accord. Fade To Blue is a concept album and was recorded the old fashion way: with musicians actually in the same room playing together. Mike elaborates on this, “The album represents what the group does live. We usually start off bluesy with a hint of jazz, then we rock the crowd, give them a bit of funk and try to leave the audience wanting more”…