Heidi, a blond rock chick, DJs at a local radio station, and together with the two Hermans (Whitey and Munster) forms part of the "Big H Radio Team." A mysterious wooden box containing a vinyl record arrives for Heidi, a gift of the Lords. She assumes it's a rock band on a mission to spread their word. As Heidi and Whitey play the Lords' record, it starts to play backwards, and Heidi experiences a flashback to a past trauma. Later, Whitey plays the Lords' record, dubbing them the Lords of Salem, and to his surprise, the record plays normally and is a massive hit with his listeners.
A fine swing clarinetist, an altoist whose sound was influenced by Johnny Hodges, a good soprano saxophonist, and a spirited blues vocalist, Woody Herman's greatest significance to jazz was as the leader of a long line of big bands. He always encouraged young talent and, more than practically any bandleader from the swing era, kept his repertoire quite modern. Although Herman was always stuck performing a few of his older hits (he played "Four Brothers" and "Early Autumn" nightly for nearly 40 years), he much preferred to play and create new music.
WOODY HERMAN The Complete Columbia Recordings Of Woody Herman And His Orchestra & Woodchoppers (Extremely rare & limited 2004 US 141-track Mosaic audiophile 7-CD box set, including many alternate and unissued takes, entirely comprehensive of Woody's fabulous output for Columbia. Housed in a beautifully presented textured outer black box with front pasted picture cover, complete with four credit/tracklisting picture booklets plus an informative 32-page LP sized booklet, featuring stunning black & white session photographs and extensive liner notes. Woody Herman’s bands had it all in the years documented here: hit vocal tunes, top-rated national radio show, star instrumental soloists, new instrumental sounds hailed by jazz critics and fans alike, adventurous arrangements, female singers with sex appeal and a level of musicianship marking them as among the best large ensembles in jazz history.
As one of a select list of versatile urban artists gifted as both an instrumentalist and vocalist, Norman Brown has been front and center in the fast evolving fusion of pop, R&B and jazz music genres, capturing huge critical acclaim and fans worldwide. With his new release, Sending My Love, this incredible guitarist continues to deliver compelling soul jazz that is sure to captivate audiences around the world for years to come.
Norman Brown is the US born smooth jazz guitarist whose success has seen him dubbed 'the second coming of George Benson'.Brown's young life was spent in Kansas, where early exposure to Hendrix convinced him he wanted to be an axeman. He was turned on to jazz by his father and after graduation he moved to the West Coast to study at Musicians Institute in LA. Gigging on the LA jazz scene eventually led to a deal with Motown Records and his debut album. The album, which featured collaborations from Stevie Wonder and Boyz II Men was the first of a run of well received releases and he built his fanbase with extensive touring.
Standing In The Breach, Jackson's fourteenth studio album, is a collection of ten songs, at turns deeply personal and political, exploring love, hope, and defiance in the face of the advancing uncertainties of modern life.