David Gilmour’s solo career hasn’t exactly been creatively restless; this is but the third album by the Pink Floyd guitarist, and first in 18 years. But that seemingly lackadaisical career ethos hasn’t prevented Gilmour from producing some of his finest work here, an album whose soaring, lyrical guitar lines will be familiar to Floyd fans, yet one also blessed by often surprising nuances and delicate musical textures. Gilmour’s Division Bell collaborator Polly Samson is credited with most of the writing, helping conjure a moody, texturally rich "island" that’s as much musical as it is personally and lyrically metaphorical. "Castellorizon," the impressionistic opening instrumental collage, presages much of what’s to come in subtle ways, with Gilmour’s emotionally-charged guitar lines climbing into realms usually staked out by contemporary Jeff Beck.
From Bowie's more recent career this album collection features Outside 1995 (his reunion with Brian Eno), 1997s Earthling and Hours… from 1999. Includes the singles 'Hallo Spaceboy' and 'Little Wonder'. Reissue of three original albums in vinyl replica card sleeves housed in a cardboard case. The 90s was when Bowie embraced industrial, techno, alternative rock, and goth in a big way, finding time to do singles with the likes of Trent Reznor, Dave "Rave" Ogilvie, Charlie Clouser, Photek, Moby, and many others. This set collects Bowie's three late-90s albums (the ones that saw him touring with Nine Inch Nails), starting with Outside (1995) on through Earthling (1997) and finally with Hours (1999). On these you'll find The Heart's Filthy Lesson, I'm Afraid of Americans, Little Wonder, Dead Man Walking, The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell, and more essential Bowie hits.
The two CDs forming Vol. 2 are also based on a new collection and edition of the extant musical materials. The order of the pieces on the recording initially adheres to the sequence of the chorale settings in the musicological edition. The result includes programs with special thematic Christmas, Passiontide, Easter, Psalm settings, and catechism songs. This new recording is an invitation to listeners everywhere to rediscover Pachelbel's versatility as a keyboard composer.
Bristles is a new CD from bassist, Andrew Downing; trumpeter, Jim Lewis; and guitarist, David Occhipinti. The CD, is a collection of twelve songs - six jazz standards and six collaborative improvisations dedicated to painters such as Emily Carr and Cy Twombly. Five of the six jazz standards were recorded live from a concert at the Jazz Room in Waterloo, Ontario, where the trio performed in January of 2013. The trio, who are all based in Toronto, Canada, has been performing together since 2008. David Occhipinti produced and mixed Bristles, which is being released on his Occdav Music label.
Forest of Feelings is keyboardist/guitarist/composer David Sancious' debut solo effort after leaving Bruce Springsteen's employ. He not only played keyboards on Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. and The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle and the title cut on Born to Run, but also arranged them. A musical polymath, Sancious never met a musical style he didn't like – or couldn't master. Here he is fully under the sway of jazz-rock fusion and progressive rock. Produced by Billy Cobham, Forest of Feelings features Sancious on an army of keys – Hammond B-3, clavinet, Moog, acoustic and Rhodes piano, etc. – but also on guitar (on which he is just as proficient, if not better).