Solid, soulful blues, often with humorous, self-deprecating lyrics, comes from the well-respected vocalist, tenor player, composer, and veteran of the bands of Albert Collins, Buddy Guy, Magic Sam, and Son Seals. Reed has been called "the definitive Chicago blues sax player." This album features Reed's band, with guests Bonnie Raitt and Stevie Ray Vaughan
They mean well, their hearts are in it, and they clearly have the chops. But ultimately, the Prazák Quartet's and Kocian Quartet's recording of Mendelssohn's ineffably evanescent String Octet doesn't quite make the grade. Because for all their good intentions, the Prazák and Kocian quartets' performance does not quite capture the work's ineffable evanescence, its sense of youthful impetuosity and masterful lucidity or its feeling for achingly lovely melodies and strongly effective rhythms.
Eri Klas (07.06.1939 – 26.02.2016),Chief Conductor of the Theatre in 2006–2011 , is an outstanding modern conductor, a People's Artist of the USSR, a professor. Upon graduation from the Tallinn Conservatory (G. Ernesaks class) in 1964, Eri Klas became a trainee at the Leningrad Conservatory (with N. Rabinovich) and at the Bolshoi Theatre (with B. Khaikin). Eri Klas began his conducting career at the Estonia Opera and Ballet Theatre (where he worked for 30 years, for 20 of which being the music director and the chief conductor) and for 10 years he collaborated with the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.
While Jackson C. Frank’s eponymous 1965 album and other material has enjoyed numerous official and unofficial reissues, Jackson C Frank: The Complete Recordings is the first to compile his entire recording career. The Complete Recordings contains a total of 67 tracks, 24 of which have never appeared before. Every song has been mastered or remastered, a number of them straight from the original, brittle reel-to-reels on which they were originally laid down.