Explore the riffs, solos, and sounds of the original electric jazz guitar virtuoso with this in-depth analysis of 8 songs. Hugely influential on his contemporaries and later generations of musicians, Charlie Christian set the standard for jazz guitar with his unique swing style, riffs, and soloing ability. Through a detailed breakdown of several songs, experts explore the elements that contributed to Christian's inimitable sound. Songs include: "Solo Flight," "Gone with What Wind," "Till Tom Special," "Grand Slam," "Air Mail Special," "Seven Come Eleven," "Benny's Bugle," and "Shiver."
Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Live In Tokyo by Jeff Beck on DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital Formats. The set includes “Stratus,” “Led Boots,” “Cause We Ended As Lovers,” “Big Block,” “A Day In The Life,” “Rollin’ And Tumblin’” and many more. Jeff Beck is undeniably one of the world’s greatest guitar players. Technically brilliant, he is renowned for pushing musical boundaries and has excelled across many different genres from rock and jazz to pop and blues. His versatility and unmatched musicianship is captured beautifully on Live In Tokyo.
f you still got the talent, you may as well show it, and also show the youngsters how real rock vocals are done. Vocalist Robin Beck still has the strength and range to deliver solid melodic rock, even as she approaches her 59th birthday. Age is just a number, friends. Underneath, Beck's tenth album, if I'm counting correctly, is a potent platter of genuine melodic hard rock with Robin at the helm and her husband James Christian (House of Lords) at the knobs.
Der Schauspieler und Synchronsprecher Christian Brückner liest Thomas Manns Vortrag "Lübeck als geistige Lebensform" 60 Minuten lang, bewußt sich zurückhaltend und dem Text dienend. Man kann Brückner gut zuhören.
Thomas Mann hält Rückschau auf die vergangenen Jahrzehnte seiner Karriere, auf seine Herkunft und seine Prägung ("…Lübeck, Rom und München"). Ein bürgerlicher Schriftsteller ist er, der Thomas Mann (er kann das gar nicht oft genug betonen), natürlich meint er "großbürgerlich", jedesmal wenn er "bürgerlich" schreibt. Wenn man das Werk Thomas Manns einigermaßen gut kennt - das setzt der Text voraus - wird man an Christian Brückners Vortrag seine Freude haben.
Partenope is mature Handel, and belongs in the top flight of his stage works. A comedy from 1730, which was first rejected as too frivolous by the Royal Academy of Music in London, the text had been set 20 years earlier by Caldara for an opera that had been a major influence on the young Handel. The tone is light and the action - all disguises and cross-dressing, with everyone ending up with the right partner - is swift moving; there are relatively few extended arias but a number of ensembles, as well as the obligatory sinfonia and march for the battle scene at the beginning of the second act. This performance under Christian Curnyn hits the right spot from the very start. There are no outstanding performances, but a whole collection of first-rate ones - Rosemary Joshua in the title role of the queen with so many admirers, Hilary Summers as the princess Rosmira, Kurt Streit as Emilio, the one prince who doesn't get the girl. (Andrew Clements)