Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Art Pepper






































Artist:  Art Pepper
Birth Name:  Arthur Edward Pepper, Jr.
Born:  September 1, 1925. Gardena, California, USA
Died:  June 15, 1982 (Aged 56).  Los Angeles, California, USA
Genre:  Jazz, Cool Jazz, West Coast Jazz, Bebop, Hard Bop, Post Bop, Mainstream Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Saxophone Jazz
Occupation:  Saxophonist, Clarinetist, Composer
Instruments:  Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet

Art Pepper was an American Alto Saxophonist and Clarinetist.  He began playing professionally at the age of 17, with Benny Carter and then became part of the Stan Kenton Orchestra and he was recognized as one of the leading Alto Saxophonists in Jazz, finishing second only to Charlie Parker as Best Alto Saxophonist in the Down Beat Magazine Readers Poll of 1952.














Title:  Art Pepper Presents "West Coast Sessions!" Volume 4 With Bill Watrous  (2017)
Genre:  Jazz, Cool Jazz, West Coast Jazz, Bebop, Hard Bop, Post Bop, Mainstream Jazz, Jazz Instrument Jazz, Saxophone Jazz
Label:  Omnivore Recordings
Rating:   ****

Tracks:

 1.  Just Friends  (5:28)
 2  Begin The Beguine  (6:50)
 3.  When Your Lover Has Gone  (6:44)
 4.  For Art's Sake  (4:56)
 5.  Funny Blues  (7:05)
 6.  Angel Eyes  (6:47)
 7.  P. Town  (6:35)
 8.  Funny Blues (Alternate Take)  (7:36)
 9.  Angel Eyes (Alternate Version)  (6:13)

Personnel:

Art Pepper:  Saxophone
Bob Magnusson:  Bass
Bill Watrous:  Trombone
Russ Freeman:  Piano
Carl Burnett:  Drums

Art Pepper Presents "West Coast Sessions!" Volume 4 With Bill Watrous is an album by Art Pepper, was released on June 30, 2017 by Omnivore Recordings, featuring Russ Freeman, Bill Watrous,
Bob Magnusson, and Carl Burnett.

John Pizzarelli






































Artist:  John Pizzarelli
Birth Name:  John Paul Pizzarelli, Jr.
Born:  April 6, 1960. Paterson, New Jersey, USA
Genre:  Jazz, Swing, Standards, Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop, Guitar Jazz, Jazz Instrument
Occupation:  Musician, Songwriter
Instruments:  Guitar, Vocals

John Pizzarelli is an American Jazz Guitarist, Vocalist, Songwriter and Bandleader.  He has appeared on more than 40 albums of other recording artists, including Paul McCartney, James Taylor, Rosemary Clooney and his wife, Jessica Molaskey.














Title:  Sinatra & Jobim @ 50  (2017)
Genre:  Jazz, Swing, Standards, Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop, Guitar Jazz, Jazz Instrument
Label:  Concord Jazz
Rating:   *****

Tracks:

 1.  Baubles, Bangles And Beads  (3:09)
 2.  Aqua de Beber  (4:07)
 3.  Meditation/Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars (Medley) (3:59)
 4.  Dindi  (3:53)
 5.  I Concentrate On You/Wave (Medley)  (5:33)
 6.  Antonio's Song  (5:05)
 7.  Two Kites  (4:34)
 8.  She's So Sensitive  (4:20)
 9.  Bonita  (4:53)
10. If You Never Come To Me/Change Partners (Medley) (5:50)
11 Canto Casual  (6:03)

Personnel:

John Pizzarelli: Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitar
Daniel Jobim:  Vocals, Piano on Track 7
Mike Karn:  Double Bass
Helio Alves:  Piano
Duduka DaFonseca:  Drums, Percussion
Jessica Molaskey, Madeleine Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli:  Background Vocals

Sinatra & Jobim @ 50 is an album by John Pizzarelli, was released on July 28, 2017 by Concord Jazz.  Two of John Pizzarelli's greatest influences, Frank Sinatra, the Bossa Nova Composer Antonio Carlos Jobim, featuring Daniel Jobim, grandson of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Mike Karn, Helio Alves, Duduka DaFonseca, Jessica Molaskey and Madeleine Pizzarelli.



Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Blackwater Conspiracy

Artist:  Blackwater Conspiracy
Origin:  County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
Genre:  Rock, Hard Rock, Southern Rock, Blues Rock, Country


Original line-up:

Phil Conalane:  Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Brian Mallon:  Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
Kie McMurray:  Bass, Backing Vocals
Kevin Brennan:  Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Fionn O'Hagain:  Drums

Blackwater Conspiracy is an Irish Blues Rock Band from County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, formed in 2015 from the ashes of two of the country's most popular local Bands, Million Dollar Reload and Swanee River.  Main songwriter Phil Conalane (Vocals, Guitar) and Brian Mallon (Lead Guitar), along with Kie McMurray (Bass), Kevin Brennan (Keyboards) and Fionn O'Hagain (Drums) 














Title:  Shootin' The Breeze  (2017)
Genre:  Rock, Hard Rock, Southern Rock, Blues Rock, Country
Label:  Bulletproof 20/20 Records
Rating:   *****

Tracks:

 1.  Blackwater Swagger  (4:21)
 2.  Monday Club  (5:08)
 3.  Waitin' On Hollywood  (5:52)
 4.  Penny For Your Dirty Mind  (4:30)
 5.  Decadent Highway  (6:54)
 6.  Hanging Tree  (5:27)
 7.  '85 Rockstar  (5:22)
 8.  Shoot The Breeze  (5:28)
 9.  President Joe  (7:12)
10. Roll The Dice  (4:47)

Personnel:


Phil Conalane:  Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar

Brian Mallon:  Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
Kie McMurray:  Bass, Backing Vocals
Kevin Brennan:  Piano, Organ, Backing Vocals
Fionn O'Hagain:  Drums

Shootin' The Breeze is the debut album by Blackwater Conspiracy, was released on June 9, 2017 by Bulletproof 20/20 Records.  For Fans of The Black Crowes, The Faces and Chris Robinson Brotherhood.

Chris Robinson Brotherhood

























Artist:   Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Origin:   Los Angeles, California, USA.
Genre:  Blues Rock, Hard Rock, Jam Rock, Southern Rock, Psychedelic Rock

Original line-up:

Chris Robinson:  Lead Vocals, Guitar
Neal Casal:  Guitar, Vocals
Mark Dutton:  Bass, Vocals
Adam MacDougall:  Keyboards, Vocals
George Sluppick:  Drums

Chris Robinson Brotherhood is an American Blues Rock Band formed in 2011 by Chris Robinson (Singer Ex Black Crowes), Adam MacDougall (Keyboards Ex Black Crowes), Neal Casal (Guitar Ex Ryan Adams and The Cardinals, Beachwood Sparks), Mark Dutton (Bass) and George Sluppick (Drums Ex The City Champs, Robert Walter's 20th Congress, Sha Na Na).














Title: Barefoot In The Head  (2017)
Genre:  Blues Rock, Hard Rock, Jam Rock, Southern Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Country, Country Blues
Label:  Silver Arrow Records
Rating:   *****

Tracks:

 1.  Behold The Seer  (4:23)
 2.  She Shares My Blanket  (4:25)
 3.  Hark, The Herald Hermit Speaks  (4:49)
 4.  Blonde Light Of Morning  (4:05)
 5.  Dog Eat Sun  (3:08)
 6.  Blue Star Woman  (5:01)
 7.  High Is Not The Top  (3:51)
 8.  If You Had A Heart To Break  (5:53)
 9.  Glow  (4:52)
10. Good To Know  (4:53)

Personnel:

Chris Robinson:  Vocals, Guitars, Harmonica
Neal Casal:  Guitars, Vocals, Banjo, Charango, Tenor Guitar
Adam MacDougall:  Keyboards, Vocals, Melodica
Tony Leone:  Drums, Percussion, Mandolin, Marimba
Jeff hill:  Bass, Upright Bass, Cello, Vocals

Guest Musicians:

Alam Khan;  Sarode
Barry Sless:  Pedal Steel

Barefoot In The Head is an album by CRB (Chris Robinson Brotherhood), was released on July 21, 2017 by Silver Arrow Records.  This album music intertwine Country, Blues and Psychedelia.




David Bowie






















Artist:  David Bowie
Born:  David Robert Jones.  January 8, 1947.  Brixton, London, England
Died:  January 10, 2016 (Aged 69).  Manhattan, New York, USA
Cause Of Death:  Liver Cancer
Occupation:  Musician, Actor, Record Producer
Instruments:  Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Saxophone
Genre:   Pop, Rock, Pop Rock, Art Rock, Glam Rock, Electronic

David Bowie was an English Singer, Songwriter and Musician, who also worked as an Actor and Record Producer.  "Space Oddity" became his first top-five entry on the UK Singles Chart after its release in July 1969.  His first major US crossover success with the No. 1 single "Fame" and the album Young Americans.  He sold over 140 million records worldwide.  In UK, he was awarded nine Platinum album certifications, eleven Gold and eight Silver and released eleven No. 1 Albums.  In US, he received five Platinum and seven Gold Certifications.  He was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1996.













Title:  Cracked Actor (Live Los Angeles '74) (Limited Edition) (2017)
Genre:   Pop, Rock, Pop Rock, Art Rock, Glam Rock, Electronic
Label:  Parlophone
Rating:   *****

Tracks:

Disc 1:

 1.  Introduction  (1:49)
 2.  1984  (2:55)
 3.  Rebel Rebel  (2:31)
 4.  Moonage Daydream  (5:18)
 5.  Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing (Reprise)  (7:40)
 6.  Changes  (3:47)
 7.  Suffragette City  (3:49)
 8.  Aladdin Sane  (5:00)
 9.  All The Young Dudes  (4:10)
10. Cracked Actor  (3:19)
11. Rock 'N' Roll With Me  (5:03)

Disc 2:

 1.  Knock On Wood  (3:16)
 2.  It's Gonna Be Me  (7:11)
 3.  Space Oddity  (5:15)
 4.  Diamond Dogs  (6:58)
 5.  Big Brother  (4:04)
 6.  Time  (5:47)
 7.  The Jean Genie  (5:40)
 8.  Rock 'N' Roll Suicide  (5:09)
 9.  John, I'm Only Dancing (Again)  (8:39)

Personnel:

David Bowie:  Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica
Earl Slick:  Guitar
Carlos Alomar:  Guitar
Mike Garson:  Piano, Mellotron
David Sanborn:  Alto Saxophone, Flute
Pablo Rosario:  Congas
Doug Rauch:  Bass
Greg Enrico:  Drums
Warren Peace,  Gui Anders ano, Anthony Hinton,  Luther Vandross, Ava Cherry, Diane Sumler, Robin Clark:  Backing Vocals

Cracked Actor (Live Los Angeles '74) is the live album by David Bowie, was released on April 22, 2017 by Parlophone, featuring Earl Slick, David Sanborn, Luther Vandross and more!.