Kim Vincent Fowley (July 21, 1939 – January 15, 2015) was an American record producer, singer and musician. He is best known for his role behind a string of novelty and cult pop rock singles in the 1960s, and for managing the Runaways in the 1970s.In addition, he is credited with being the inspiration behind promoter John Brower's call to John Lennon that resulted in the last-minute appearance of the Plastic Ono Band at the Toronto Rock and Roll Revival on September 13, 1969, where Fowley was the emcee. At this event, Fowley also created the iconic experience of having the audience light matches and lighters to welcome a nervous John Lennon to the stage.
Pensyl’s piano and keyboards are supported by the bass (Andy Woodson), drums (Reggie Jackson), electric and acoustic guitars (Kevin Turner) and percussion (Jim Ed Cobbs). So now on his fourteenth album Kim Pensyl has once again reached deep inside the creative forces and given us another extremely tasteful CD filled with melodies and arrangements that breathe and flow with passion and musicianship to match. The music connects with the listener in a private and intimate way and that is what makes music the most beautiful and touching art form there is when it connects one on one within our own deepest inner being making it personal.
Eleni Karaindrou's long, fruitful partnership with Greek filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos has given birth to several scores for his award-winning films. However, perhaps no previous Karaindrou score contains the evocative power of her compositions for Ulysses' Gaze, the film about memory, artistic quests, and war that won the Grand Prix du Jury at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival.
There's a new solo CD from Kim Simmonds and it's called "Jazzin' On The Blues". It's an acoustic offering but, this time, it's all instrumental. As the title suggests, it's a nod towards Kim's jazzier side. The album includes original material as well as cover songs. In addition to soloing on guitar, Kim also shines on harmonica and plays bass. The whole sound is rounded out by Ron Keck's percussion. Says Kim, "On this album I've found a new way to express myself on the acoustic guitar. It's very exciting to find a new approach to playing the guitar after spending so many years trying to master the instrument". Jazzin' On The Blues was officially released January 1, 2015, but is currently available at all Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown live shows.