One of the finest studio musicians & lead guitarists in the history of jazz, Paul Jackson, Jr. is coming back to play! "Lay It Back" from Branch Records features the same smooth, urban approach to his signature guitar plucking style & charisma often shared throughout his previous 6 projects. His schedule is always full with participating on numerous deals, especially as music director for a host of televison programs & sitting in on hundreds of music sessions all over. Paul simply is keeping his passion for jazz alive with his 7th effort!
Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he was one of the most popular entertainers in the world, and was the best-selling music artist at the time of his death. Jackson's contributions to music, dance, and fashion along with his publicized personal life made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades…
THE DEVIL RIDES OUT is a power packed with 1970s heavy metal and leaves no stone unturned. If you like classic heavy metal, then you cannot afford to miss out on this album. This album comes straight from the heart of all four musicians that are part of it, and it connects to directly to the listener's heart.
By the time Norman Connors had left both Buddha and Arista in the early '90s, he spent some time touring and reviewing his career. Easy Living, released by Motown in 1995, is a full-on entry into smooth jazz territory. While Connors still insisted on employing vocals in tunes that looked toward sophisticated nu-soul, it seems that his primary interest was in narrowing down the once rainbow-wide meld of style on which he'd built his reputation as an innovator. Easy Living is a pleasant and at times engaging listen, with pristine production by the artist, violinist Jheryl Lockhart, and pianist /arranger Herman Jackson.
Production-wise, «Right in the Guts» sounds almost exactly like the past two Accept albums. It’s the traditional metal album mix through and through. The guitars are upfront and dominate along with the vocals and it works just fine. The first thing to note here is Herman is a real high-quality guitarist and there’s nothing on this album to invalidate that. Herman Frank is a treasure of heavy metal and does everything good about the genre in his own inimitable style.
In the mid-'90s, Mojazz - the contemporary jazz imprint of Motown was the place to turn for the best examples of the ways funk meets more creative improvisations. Norman Brown is one of the genre's brightest lights – a George Benson type whose stirring fluidity makes magic with an edge Benson never had. Many of the tracks on After the Storm are formulaic, mid-tempo gems, but Brown adds zest to even the most typical groove with a lightning fast style that jumps off the disc.
Andy Jackson began working in the studio with Pink Floyd in 1980. Twice nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album A Momentary Lapse of Reason and The Division Bell. In the end, he decided: recorded and released an album …
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.
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.