One might recall a group called Bodast, in its day circa they never released any records, but after their guitarist Steve Howe met fame and fortune as a member of Yes, their unreleased recordings were finally released in as The Bodast Tapes. The twelve cuts on this album are a very interesting pan-genre mix in the singer-songwriter style sung in his low-register voice, which at times may remind a little of Randy Newman. The opening title track is an old-timey sounding tune with banjo-treated acoustic guitar, drums, and trombone providing the bass, and some backing vocals.
Everything on the album is soulful, melodic, and heart-felt, and grows on the listener more with each spin. In Blood! Email Subscription Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join other followers. Follow TheRankNews. HostGator coupons. Beginning with the space-like sonic build-up of "Critical Mass," Ben Craven wastes no time showing off his skills on the guitar. World-renown jazz artist Marbin returns with his seventh full-length studio album titled "Israeli Jazz.
Akins has played in rock bands and country music bands as well as studying jazz and even teaching but he comes into his own on Into The Flow. Fusion fans and disciples of World Music and progressive rock will find much to like about Podd and their Cosmic Forces album. In fact, I could see fans of Mahavishnu Orchestra turning to Cosmosquad as a viable 21st century alternative to s jazz fusion.
The power trio of Jeff Kollman guitars , Shane Gaalaas drums, electronica and Kevin Chown bass, programming are joined by several guests including Jeff Babko keys. This all together, was our inspiration for creating The Morbid Tango.
The band name is strange with its all lower case lettering, but the music this quartet makes is a pleasing kind of modern hybrid consisting of influences from legends like Steve Reich and bands like Tortoise and Battles, minus the jazz-rock edges. Described as idiosyncratic, ensemble, et al features four drummers who veer off into a range of instrumentation using vibraphones, drums, percussion and keyboards. All the descriptions to describe their sound does little to mask the fact that ensemble, et al creates beautiful sounding, instrumental music that will soothe the savage ear.
Known for her five previously released albums, co-produced with Will Ackerman , Flying Solo Silhouette offers a cross-section of a dozen of her past compositions, presented as solo piano pieces for the first time. On Flying Solo Silhouette, Ann Sweeten combines her fondness for jazz, film music, classical music and even pop and forges a unique piano sound.
On the nine track CD, Ms. Recorded in Dallas Texas, 9 Short Stories is a most welcome album of well recorded modern jazz. Like on his earlier releases, including those prior to Origin, Corey is a master of mixing straight ahead jazz with a new 21st century jazz that borrows from Americana, jazz fusion and bluesy, New Age flavored instrumental guitar.
With players this good on board, the sound of Dusk is freewheeling and very improvisational yet Corey Christiansen keeps the sound under control and his guitar work is clearly the focal point on this refreshing and highly entertaining modern jazz-fusion instrumental outing.
Interesting to note that disc one with Joe Manis was recorded live in concert in Ukraine in March while disc two featuring Friesen with Larry Koonse in the studio in Phoenix Arizona in February Playing his unusual looking and sounding Hermage bass and piano, Friesen brings a wealth of experience to each of these two musical settings featuring both Manis and Koonse and it all translates into one creative album of masterful jazz improvisation.
Liner notes by William Minor sheds interesting light on this unique and diverse two CD set. Stowell and Bandgren pull out the stops on Night Visitor, getting superb backing from the rhythm section of Bruno Raberg bass and Austin McMahon drums. Speaking about the title of his latest recording project, Henrik tells mwe3. Some scientists say we are born of stars.
Nebula is my tribute to our amazing world. Greed has caused so many disasters and how we behave is destroying our planet. That is why we have to find out why we are here. The addition of vocals by Sara Grabow on several tracks gives Nebula a post-modern Scandinavian pop edge bolstered by Henrik's vast array of instrumental sounds that highlights his great compositional strengths. With its impressionistic mix of 21st century electronica and postmodern, European romanticism, Nebula presents a fascinating cross-section of sounds.
Although Ultranova comes from the country of Brazil, you would never guess as the sound is very Euro flavored with a solid dose of American fusion too. The cover art for Orion is very intriguing too with a mysticism centered around ancient Hebrew lettering. Brazilian jazz-rockers Ultranova remembers the future with the timeless, driving fusion sound of Orion. Musically, the 32 track CD is very much influenced by the soundtracks of Ry Cooder and is quite experimental yet highly listenable too.
Abstract, psychedelic, blues, avant-garde, jazz, progressive. Covering progressive rock to jazz-fusion, all progressive minded music fans will find much to enjoy about this album. Using elements of classic progressive Finnish music, Kimmo draws upon his Finnish heritage for much of the Pohjola-esque scope conjured on some tracks. Musically, Solstice borrows a lot from the s Berlin School of Music espoused by electronic giants like Tangerine Dream although those in the know say Solstice is more varied in its sound tone patterns.
The synths used by Akikaze are truly amazing sounding and the CD booklet lists a wide range of different synths, keyboards, samplers, electronic drums, sequencers, acoustic percussion and acoustic guitars that were all used during the making of the album.
Those nostalgic for the sonic wonders of vintage Euro synth bands like T. Dream will enjoy the romantic and melancholic ambiance of Solstice. In Vic returns as a solo artist with his album Esperanza. The nine-track CD mixes all forms of instrumental guitar music, this time mostly in the Nuevo Flamenco genre, in the realm of modern flamenco influences like Jesse Cook.
Featuring a colorful mix of Latin and World groove jazz, Esperanza is a welcome return to form from the diverse guitar sound of Victor Samalot. Specialists in the modern art of 21st century electronica, Ultimae released a CD entitled Ligand by Martin Nonstatic and it sounds very much in the Ultimae spirit of synthesized magic. Ligand is complete with excellent CD booklet filled with amazing graphics and the CD sound is first rate making it a title well worth seeing and hearing.
Ultimae enchants your musical senses with Ligand by Martin Nonstatic. The 24 track CD to The Conference Of The Birds features an all original musical score by Randy that highlights his patently superb guitar playing, while receiving significant support by notable Armstrong musical associates, including Volker Nahrmann bass, cello, keys along with a number of musicians who each add in a range of exotic World Beat flavors.
With his truly incredible sounding musical soundtrack for The Conference Of The Birds, Randy Armstrong brings his synthesis of New Age, neoclassical and World Music to a much higher level of pan-global magnificence. Very Slowly. Not Jazz!! Juli Review: Various Artists - Hur! Thin Air. Guarnere - M.David Lawrence uppercuts the seagulls DOWN WITH BEAUTY Andy Brown reviews Ken Edwards ZOMBIE NETWORS OF INTIMACY new poems by Daniel Y Harris THE UNREMITTING SHREDDER Colin Sutherill makes heavy weather of it A SIDE ORDER OF HAD-IT-COMING Neil Fulwood is in dubious company.