Bassist Ron Carter varies the personnel often enough to keep one's interest throughout this CD. Carter, who contributed six of the ten compositions (which alternate with four familiar standards) takes his share of bass solos but also showcases pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba (who is pretty restrained throughout) on the opening "Mr. Bow-Tie" and allocates a generous amount of solo space on some selections to trumpeter Edwin Russell (inspired by Miles Davis but possessing his own fire) and Javon Jackson, who often sounds like a close relative of Joe Henderson.
Esoteric Antenna are delighted to announce the release of the excellent new album by former King Crimson violinist and Mellotron player David Cross & Sean Quinn, "Cold Sky Blue”. The album is a sonic melting pot taking in Prog, Ambient, Synthpop & even a sprinkling of Dubstep, which is simultaneously timeless & modern. Sean Quinn states; "I was always interested in ambient music & was working on a solo album which includes a collaboration with Roedelius. I started thinking about other artists I admired involved in ambient music. My all-time favourite band is King Crimson (72-74 line-up) and I was particularly fascinated by David’s contribution to the band - his melodic sense is incredible”…
“When I was a kid growing up and playing in the woods I met an old guy who went by the name "McCaleb". Mac as I came to call him, talked about the old time woodsmen and many of the tricks they had to deal with wilderness living. He called these folks "Woodsmasters" because they had special skills that made them masters of the woods, each and every one of them had the essential skills to make it on the land. That is the purpose behind this video series… to teach the skills needed to live in the wilds…. like a Woodsmaster.”
Though its musical legacy was brief, Malcolm McLaren's post-Sex Pistols project Bow Wow Wow left its mark on the 1980s as much as contemporaries like Adam and the Ants and Culture Club. This entry in the cross-promotional VH1 Classics/BMG '80s retrospective series features hits like the punky "C30, C60, C90, Go" and the Bo Diddley-influenced "I Want Candy," as well as also-rans like the intriguing rockabilly-jungle hybrid "Aphrodisiac," the loopy "Go Wild in the Country" (the latter complete with teen singer Annabella Lwin's modern primitive free-associations), and the Debbie Harry-esque "Mile High Club."
Renowned electric violinist from King Crimson, David Cross, presents this collection of studio recordings featuring a diverse array of styles and moods! Includes both instrumental tracks as well as vocal performances by guest singers Sonja Kraushofer of L'Ame Immortelle, Anne-Marie Hurst of Skeletal Family, acclaimed Israeli singer Ofra Haza, Christian Death vocalist Eva O and more!