Live at Montreux 2006: They All Came Down to Montreux is the first live release by English hard rock band Deep Purple's mk VIII lineup. This concert was recorded in Montreux, during 2006 Rapture of the Deep tour.
Guido Manusardi (Chiavenna, 3 dicembre 1935) è un pianista e compositore italiano. Agli inizi della sua carriera si sposta in Svizzera, Germania, Paesi Bassi, Danimarca e alla fine in Svezia dove risiede stabilmente per cinque anni. È a Stoccolma che Manusardi incontra Red Mitchell con il quale stabilisce un legame di profonda amicizia e collaborazione musicale. Nel 1967, in seguito ad un primo rientro in Italia, si trasferisce a Bucarest dove vive per 7 anni, quindi rientra definitivamente in Italia. Il suo album Live Recorded at the Lubiana Jazz Festival vince il Premio della critica discografica e nel 1977 il suo solo Delirium vince lo stesso premio e Manusardi viene indicato come Musicista dell'anno; quindi viene invitato col suo quartetto al Jamboree Jazz Festival di Varsavia.
Cardboard sleeve reissue from Soft Machine Legacy features SHM-CD format. This series features the following albums: "The Soft Machine Legacy," "Live In Zaandam," "Live Adventures," and "Steam." Potent jazz-rock fusion – British "Canterbury" style – from the legendary Soft Machine alumni. Live in Zaandam is the first salvo from exclusive MoonJune artists' Soft Machine Legacy, showcasing visceral grooves with sizzling solos and telepathic interplay.
Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters take to the road in the live double album Flood, recorded and released only in Japan. Contrary to the impression left by his American releases at this time, Hancock was still very much attached to the acoustic piano, as his erudite opening workout on "Maiden Voyage/Actual Proof" with his funk rhythm section makes clear. The electric keyboards, mostly Rhodes piano and clavinet, make their first appearances on side two, where Hancock now becomes more of a funky adjunct to the rhythm section, bumping along with a superb feeling for the groove while Bennie Maupin takes the high road above on a panoply of winds.
Miles in Berlin is an album recorded on September 25, 1964 by the Miles Davis Quintet at the Philharmonie Hall, Berlin, Germany. Finally this classic set by the Second Quintet is widely available in the US. Berlin isn't quite as clean as Funny Valentine and Four and More, the trumpet is clearly overloading the input level here and there, you can hear the distortion. But don't let that put you off. this is another incredible performance by The Mile Davis Quintet. Reissue Producer: Michael Cuscuna and Bob Belden. Mastered by Mark Wilder.
With their second album, Miles Smiles, the second Miles Davis Quintet really began to hit their stride, delving deeper into the more adventurous, exploratory side of their signature sound. This is clear as soon as "Orbits" comes crashing out the gate, but it's not just the fast, manic material that has an edge – slower, quieter numbers are mercurial, not just in how they shift melodies and chords, but how the voicing and phrasing never settles into a comfortable groove. This is music that demands attention, never taking predictable paths or easy choices.
Sorcerer, the third album by the second Miles Davis Quintet, is in a sense a transitional album, a quiet, subdued affair that rarely blows hot, choosing to explore cerebral tonal colorings. Even when the tempo picks up, as it does on the title track, there's little of the dense, manic energy on Miles Smiles – this is about subtle shadings, even when the compositions are as memorable as Tony Williams' "Pee Wee" or Herbie Hancock's "Sorcerer."
Nefertiti, the fourth album by Miles Davis' second classic quintet, continues the forward motion of Sorcerer, as the group settles into a low-key, exploratory groove, offering music with recognizable themes – but themes that were deliberately dissonant, slightly unsettling even as they burrowed their way into the consciousness. In a sense, this is mood music, since, like on much of Sorcerer, the individual parts mesh in unpredictable ways, creating evocative, floating soundscapes.