MILES DAVIS: The Last Word – The Warner Bros. Years (8CD Box Set)

In 1985, Miles Davis shocked the music world by moving from Columbia to Warner Bros.. He immediately started working on an album called ‘Perfect Way’ after a tune by Scritti Politti, later renamed ‘Tutu’ by producer Tommy LiPuma. When ‘Tutu’ (a tribute to Desmond Tutu) was released in 1986, it re-ignited Miles Davis’ career, crossing […]

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Rolling Stones – From The Vault – Hampton Coliseum – Live In 1981. Track listing too.

“From The Vault” is a new series of live concerts from The Rolling Stones archive which are getting their first official release. “Hampton Coliseum – Live In 1981” is the first title in this series. The Rolling Stones American Tour in 1981 was the most successful tour of that year taking a then record $50 […]

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MOZART: Violin Concertos

“With this recording we wish to present a fresh version of the most elegant violin concertos in the history of music. While respecting the origin and tradition of this music, we have sought a new and dynamic musical experience rooted in our present time. To us, Mozart is as solid as rock, as soft as […]

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HERBIE HANCOCK: The Broadcast Collection 1973 – 1983 (8CD Clamshell Box)

    We are told: The entire original WBCN, KJSO, WXRT, WBUR and NHK FM Radio and PBS-TV Broadcasts Covering live performances from Boston (1973), Omaha (1975), Chicago (1977 & 81), Berkeley (1978), Tokyo (1981 & 83) Professionally re-mastered with background liners and rare archival photos. No Export This eight disc box set, brings together […]

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BRAHMS: Leonidas Kavakos discusses Brahms’s Violin Concerto

From the archives: His first concerto recording for Decca has just been released. The Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos, newly signed to Decca, has just released his first concerto recording for the label: Brahms’s Violin Concerto. Gramophone’s editor-in-chief James Jolly caught up with Kavakos when he was in London to perform the work at the Barbican […]

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BUDDY BOLDEN: He ‘invents’ jazz

  Whether or not the cornetist Buddy Bolden invented jazz (Jelly Roll Morton is one of the best known other claimants to the title), he certainly created the enduring archetype of the jazz musician as doomed romantic hero when he suffered a mental breakdown in 1907, at the age of 30, and spent his remaining […]

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Memphis Blues Festival 1975 (CD) by Albert King • Bb King • Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland

    We are told: Albert King, BB King and Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland, live together, at the Memphis Blues Festival, TN on 8th November 1975. With the recent acclaim of BB King and Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland’s joint double album venture Together For The First Time… Live, the addition of another King could only double the […]

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The Real Chicago Blues

  Blue Chicago offers a revealing look at an important part of Chicago life. David Grazian spent lots of time in blues clubs all over the city, schmoozing with musicians, bartenders, club owners, and audiences, sometimes even taking the stage himself. What he uncovers is how people involved with the Chicago blues scene define the blues […]

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The Animals – We Gotta Get Out Of This Place (The Animals Radio and TV Sessions 1965)

    The Alan Price Rhythm & Blues Combo, later the Animals, were the premier attraction on the Newcastle-on Tyne live circuit in 1962. They had a real edge combining a tough vocal sound, charismatic stage presence and a rich organ sound. They moved to London two years later, becoming popular on the mod scene […]

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CLUSTERSON: Surfacing To Breathe

  We are told: Psych-Gaze Outfit Clustersun Announces Sophomore Album, Previews First Single ‘Raw Nerve’ FOR LOVERS OF: Nothing, Whirr, Bauhaus, The Cure, Pink Floyd, The Chameleons, A Place to Bury Strangers LEAD TRACKS: Raw Nerve, Lonely Moon, Don’t Let The Weight of Your Soul Drag You Down, Emotional Painkiller FOR SHARING Surfacing to Breathe […]

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