Monday, May 22, 2017

Texas






































Artist:  Texas
Origin:  Glasgow, Scotland
Genre:  Alternative Rock, Pop Rock, Britpop, Indie Rock, Adult Alternative

Original line-up:

Sharleen Spiteri:  Lead Vocals, Guitar
Ally McErlaine:  Guitar
Johnny McElhone:  Bass
Stuart Kerr:  Drums, Vocals

Texas are a Scottish Pop Rock Band from Glasgow.  They were founded in 986 by Johnny McElhone (Bass Ex Altered Images, Hipsway), and Sharleen Spiteri (Lead Vocals).  The band released their debut album Southside in 1989, along with the debut Single "I Don't Want A Lover", which was an international hit, reaching the Top Ten in the UK and other high charting positions in Europe.  The band has sold 40 million records, and they have had 13 UK Top Ten Singles, 3 UK No. 1 Albums and 8 UK Top Ten Albums.














Title:  Jump On Board  (2017)
Genre:  Alternative Rock, Pop Rock, Britpop, Indie Rock, Adult Alternative
Label:  PIAS Recordings/BMG
Rating:   *****

Tracks:

 1.  Let's Work It Out  (3:42)
 2.  Can't Control  (3:43)
 3.  For Everything  (4:32)
 4.  It Was Up To You  (3:19)
 5.  Tell That Girl  (3:26)
 6.  Sending A Message  (3:10)
 7.  Great Romances  (3:29)
 8.  Won't Let You Down  (4:59)
 9.  Midnight  (3:18)
10. Round The World  (3:46)

Personnel:

Sharleen Spiteri:  Lead Vocals, Guitar
Ally McErlaine:  Guitar
Johnny McElhone:  Bass
Eddie Campbell:  Keyboards
Tony McGovern:  Vocals, Guitar
Michael Bannister:  Keyboards
Ross McFarlane:  Drums

Jump On Board is the ninth studio album by Texas, was released on April 21, 2017 by PIAS Recordings/BMG.  The lead single "Let's Work It Out", and the second single "Tell That Girl".  The album reached No. 1 in Scottish Albums Chart.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Larry Young






































































Artist:  Larry Young
Born:  October 7, 1940.  Newark, New Jersey, USA
Died:  March 30, 1978 (Aged 37).  New York City, New York, USA
Genre:  Jazz, Soul Jazz, Jazz Funk, Modal Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Hard Bop, Post Bop, Avant Garde Jazz
Occupation:  Musician, Songwriter
Instruments: Organ

Larry Young was an American Jazz Organist from Newark, New Jersey.  He was the one of pioneered a Modal Jazz approach to The Hammond B-3 (in contrast to Jimmy Smith's Soul Jazz Style).  If Jimmy Smith was the Charlie Parker of the Organ, Larry Young was its John Coltrane.  One of the Great Innovators of the mid-to late '60s.  He also played Soul Jazz, among other Styles and played with various R&B Bands in the 1950s before gaining Jazz experience with Jimmy Forrest, Lou Donaldson, Kenny Dorham, Hank Mobley and Tommy Turrentine.  His music began to show the marked influence of John Coltrane.  He recorded many times as part of a Trio with guitarist Grant Green and drummer Elvin Jones.  He also played with Miles Davis in 1969, John McLaughlin in 1970 and Tony Williams in the early '70s.  In March 1978, he checked into the hospital for stomach pains and died there on March 3, 1978.  However, the actual cause of his dead is unclear.














Title:  In Paris:  The ORTF Recordings  (Deluxe Edition  2 CD)  (2016)
Genre:  Jazz, Soul Jazz, Jazz Funk, Modal Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Hard Bop, Post Bop, Avant Garde Jazz
Label:  Resonance Records
Rating:   *****

Tracks:

Disc 1:  

 1.  Trane Of Thought  (6:49)
 2.  Talkin' About J.C.  (14:55)
 3.  Mean To Me  (4:14)
 4.  La Valse Grise  (16:12)
 5.  Discotheque  (10:44)

Disc 2:

 1.  Luny Tune  (4:39)
 2.  Beyond All Limits  (7:39)
 3.  Black Nile  (14:02)
 4.  Zoltan  (20:33)
 5.  Larry's Blues  (6:14)

Personnel:

Larry Young:  Organ, Piano
Nathan Davis:  Tenor Saxophone
Woody Shaw:  Trumpet
Billy Brooks:  Drums

Additional Musicians:

Jean-Claude Fohrenbach:  Tenor Saxophone
Sonny Grey:  Trumpet
Jack Dieval:  Piano
Jacques B. Hess:  Bass
Franco Manzecchi:  Drums
Jacky Bamboo:  Conga

In Paris:  The ORTF Recordings is the collection Deluxe Edition Box Set of Larry Young, was released on March 11, 2016 by Resonance Records, featuring Woody Shaw, Nathan Davis, Billy Brooks and others.  Deluxe Edition in 2 CD Set, includes 68-page book of liner notes with rare photos from Francis Wolff & Jean Pierre Leloir.



Stan Getz






































Artist:  Stan Getz
Birth Name:  Stanley Gayetzky
Born:  February 2, 1927.  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died:  June 6, 1991 (Aged 64).  Malibu, California, USA
Genre:  Jazz, Cool Jazz, Bossa Nova, Bebop, West Coast Jazz, Hard Bop, Jazz Instrument, Post Bop, Brazilian Traditions, Saxophone Jazz
Occupation:  Musician
Instruments:  Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone

Stan Getz was an American Jazz Saxophonist.  His idol Lester Young and in 1940 with Woody Herman's Big Band.  He went to perform in Bebop and Cool Jazz Group, but best known for Bossa Nova with the worldwide Hit Single "The Girl From Ipanema" (1964) performed with Astrud Gilberto, and for his work done under the influence of Joao Gilberto and Antonio Carlos Jobim.














Artist:  Stan Getz with Mose Allison
Title:  The Soft Swing  (2016)
Genre:  Jazz, Cool Jazz, Bossa Nova, Bebop, West Coast Jazz, Hard Bop, Jazz Instrument, Post Bop, Brazilian Traditions, Saxophone Jazz
Label:  Phono
Rating:   *****

Tracks:

 1.  All The Things You Are  (7:40)
 2.  Pocono Mac  (8:41)
 3.  Down Beat (feat. Mose Allison)  (4:50)
 4.  To The Ends Of The Earth  (6:35)
 5.  Bye Bye Blues  (6:17)

Bonus Tracks:

 6.  All God's Children Got Rhythm  (6:03)
 7.  Flamingo  (4:19)
 8.  Is It True What They Say About Dixie?
 9.  Time After Time  (5:00)
10. To The Ends Of The Earth #2  (4:20)
11. Stars Fell On Alabama  (4:04)
12. Polka Dots And Moonbeams  (3:37)
13. Bronx Blues  (0:37)
14. Jordu  (3:57)
15. Lover Man  (4:46)
16. Ain't You A Mess  (2:44)

Personnel:

Stan Getz:  Tenor Saxophone
Mose Allison:  Piano
Addison Farmer:  Bass on Tracks:  1-7
Jerry Segal:  Drums on Tracks:  1-7

Additional Musicians:

Jug Taylor:  Bass on Tracks:  8-11, 13-16
Willie Stump:  Bass on Track 12
Fred Benito:  Drums on Tracks:  8-11
Frank Isola:  Drums on Track 12
Paul Motian:   Drums on Tracks:  13-16

The Soft Swing is the live album by Stan Getz with Mose Allison, was released on April 15, 2016 by Phono, featuring Mose Allison, Addison Farmer, Jerry Segal, playing at the Village Vanguard in New York and the Red Hill Inn in Pennsauken, and have been added Bonus tracks.


Stan Getz






































Artist:  Stan Getz
Birth Name:  Stanley Gayetzky
Born:  February 2, 1927.  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died:  June 6, 1991 (Aged 64).  Malibu, California, USA
Genre:  Jazz, Cool Jazz, Bossa Nova, Bebop, West Coast Jazz, Hard Bop, Jazz Instrument, Post Bop, Brazilian Traditions, Saxophone Jazz
Occupation:  Musician
Instruments:  Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone

Stan Getz was an American Jazz Saxophonist.  His idol Lester Young and in 1940 with Woody Herman's Big Band.  He went to perform in Bebop and Cool Jazz Group, but best known for Bossa Nova with the worldwide Hit Single "The Girl From Ipanema" (1964) performed with Astrud Gilberto, and for his work done under the influence of Joao Gilberto and Antonio Carlos Jobim.















Title:  Stan Getz Quartet 1960 Live In Amsterdam  (2016)
Genre:  Jazz, Cool Jazz, Bossa Nova, Bebop, West Coast Jazz, Hard Bop, Jazz Instrument, Post Bop, Brazilian Traditions, Saxophone Jazz
Label:  Fresh Sound
Rating:   *****

Tracks:

Recorded live at Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Holland, April 10, 1960:

 1.  Out Of Nowhere  (9:10)
 2.  The Thrill Is Gone  (4:19)
 3.  Lover Come Back To Me  (8:33)
 4.  Pammie's Tune  (8:37)
 5.  Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most  (4:21)
 6.  Gone With The Wind  (5:52)
 7.  Cherokee  (8:08)

Recorded live at Rheinhalle, Dusseldorf, March 28, 1960:

 8.  Woody'N You  (7:28)
 9.  Permod  (7:49)

Recorded live at Kongresshaus, Zurich, April 8, 1960:

10. I Remember Clifford  (5:10)
11. Land's End  (9:33)

Personnel:

Stan Getz:  Tenor Saxophone
Jan Johansson:  Piano
Ray Brown:  Bass
Ed Thigpen:  Drums

Stan Getz Quartet 1960 Live In Amsterdam is the live album by Stan Getz, was released on July 8, 2016 by Fresh Sound, featuring Jan Johansson, Ray Brown, and Ed Thigpen.  These concert performances recorded in Amsterdam, Dusseldorf and Zurich.



Inglorious





























Artist:  Inglorious
Origin:  UK
Genre:  Hard Rock, Heavy Metal

Original line-up:

Nathan James:  Lead Vocals
Andreas Eriksson:  Lead Guitar
Wil Taylor:  Rhythm Guitar
Colin Parkinson:  Bass
Phil Beaver:  Drums

Inglorious is a Hard Rock Band formed in 2014 by Nathan James (Lead Vocals Ex Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Uli John Roth), Andreas Eriksson (Lead Guitar), Wil Taylor (Rhythm Guitar), Colin Parkinson (Bass), and Phil Beaver (Drums).  Inspired to the bands like Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Whitesnake, Bad Company, Aerosmith and The Rolling Stones.














Title:  Inglorious II (Deluxe Edition CD+DVD) (2017)
Genre:  Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
Label:  Frontiers Records
Rating:  *****

Tracks:

Disc 1:  CD

 1.  I Don't Need Your Loving  (3:57)
 2.  Taking The Blame  (3:38)
 3.  Tell Me Why  (3:34)
 4.  Read All About It  (3:35)
 5.  Change Is Coming  (3:17)
 6.  Making Me Pay  (3:55)
 7.  Hell Or High Water  (3:24)
 8.  No Good For You  (3:5)
 9.  I Got A Feeling  (2:54)
10. Black Magic  (4:14)
11. Faraway  (4:28)
12. High Class Woman  (4:31)

Disc 2:  DVD:  Live At Donington:

 1.  Until I Die 
 2.  Breakaway
 3.  High Flying Gypsy
 4.  No Good For You
 5.  Holy Water
 6.  Warning 
 7.  Unaware
 8.  Inglorious EPK
 9.  Taking The Blame (Music Video)
10. I Don't Need Your Loving (Music Video)
11. Behind The Scenes

Personnel:

Nathan James:  Lead Vocals
Andreas Eriksson:  Lead Guitar, Vocals
Wil Taylor:  Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Colin Parkinson:  Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals

Phil Beaver:  Drums, Percussion, Vocals

Additional Musician:

Tony Draper:  Hammond, Piano

Inglorious II is the second studio album by Inglorious, was released on May 12, 2017 by Frontiers Records.  Deluxe Edition with CD and DVD Set.  For Fans of Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Whitesnake.