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Dick Meldonian and Sonny Igoe

Dick Meldonian and Sonny Igoe

Saxophonist Dick Meldonian began his recording career in Charlie Barnet's band in 1950. He then moved on to Stan Kenton at the start of 1952. He remained with Kenton until the mid-1950s, when he left to record on 12-inch LPs with Pat Moran, Sam Most, Erroll Garner, Nat Pierce, Bill Russo, Marion Evans (he's on the ...

Legendary Violinist Darryl Way To Release New Concept Album/Rock Opera Called Underworld

Legendary Violinist Darryl Way To Release New Concept Album/Rock Opera Called Underworld

Much to the excitement of prog music fans worldwide, legendary Curved Air violinist Darryl Way is releasing a new Concept Album/Rock Opera called Underworld on June 21st. Underworld is released in two versions: Underworld Rock Opera Complete which is the whole show with dialogue and narration and Underworld Rock Opera the Songs which just contains the ...

Pianist Yelena Eckemoff Sonically Recreates Memories Of Her Past With Stellar Ensemble On "In The Shadow Of A Cloud" - Available August 4

Pianist Yelena Eckemoff Sonically Recreates Memories Of Her Past With Stellar Ensemble On "In The Shadow Of A Cloud" - Available August 4

A self-described ‘old fashioned romantic,’ Moscow-born pianist-composer Yelena Eckemoff once again demonstrates uncommon lyricism and a gift for melody on In the Shadow of a Cloud, her 11th recording since transitioning from the classical world to jazz back in 2010 with the release of Cold Sun (with bassist Mads Vinding and drummer Peter Erskine) on her ...

Chico Hamilton: Broadway, 1960

Chico Hamilton: Broadway, 1960

As a drummer and leader, Chico Hamilton was vastly important in the evolution of small-group jazz in the 1950s and '60s. Unfortunately, he is nearly forgotten today. A force on the West Coast, Hamilton was a member of the seminal Gerry Mulligan Quartet in the early 1950s, he formed his own unique avant-garde quintet in the ...

Joe Diorio's "Peaceful Journey" Available Reissued on CD, WAV, FLAC & MP3 From Art Of Life Records

Joe Diorio's "Peaceful Journey" Available Reissued on CD, WAV, FLAC & MP3 From Art Of Life Records

Purchase CD's, WAV, FLAC or MP3 Digital Downloads via the Art of Life Records web site. Following up on the 2006 CD reissue of Joe Diorio's Solo Guitar (Art of Life, AL1020-2), Art of Life Records is proud to celebrate the 40th anniversary of guitarist Joe Diorio's Peaceful Journey which was originally recorded and released on ...

Jay Cameron: Sax Band, 1955

Jay Cameron: Sax Band, 1955

Saxophone bands hold a special place among jazz fans. Reeds playing melody and harmony in unison is tremendously exciting, whether they are alone or as lead instruments in a band. As reeds, they assume a vocal harmony group feel, which engages the ear. That's why so many saxophone bands have been featured on recordings over the ...

Original Genesis Guitarist Anthony Phillips "Slow Dance" Re-Mastered & Expanded 3-Disc Edition Now Available On Esoteric Recordings

Original Genesis Guitarist Anthony Phillips "Slow Dance" Re-Mastered & Expanded 3-Disc Edition Now Available On Esoteric Recordings

Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of a newly re-mixed and expanded deluxe 3-disc edition of the classic 1990 instrumental album by Genesis founding member and guitarist Anthony Phillips, Slow Dance. Regarded by aficionados of Anthony's music as one of his finest releases, Slow Dance is a two part orchestral rock suite which showcases ...

Charles Mingus: Changes One

Charles Mingus: Changes One

One of my favorite Charles Mingus albums is Changes One, recorded for Atlantic Records at the tail end of December 1974. There something about the recording that exceeds even Mingus's high composing standards and exotic vision. The album is moody, brooding and reminds me of New York in the mid-1970s more than any other. Yesterday, when ...

Sonny Rollins & Monk

Sonny Rollins & Monk

Tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins didn't record much with pianist Thelonious Monk, but what they did record together remains remarkable. It's a shame they weren't brought together for more albums, but the timing wasn't quite right. By the late 1950s both Sonny and Monk were towering leaders in their own right blazing paths on their own sessions. ...

11 Most Expensive Albums Ever Produced

11 Most Expensive Albums Ever Produced

While the vast majority of artists are forced to record their music on a budget, we here look at eleven different instances in the history of recorded music when record labels spared no expense funding an artist album, although the return on such investments was not always proportionate. Guest post by Elyadeen Anbar of Soundfly's Flypaper ...


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