Tenor saxophonist Buck Hill spent most of his prime years working as a mailman in the Washington, D.C., area and occasionally playing jazz at night. He was already a veteran when he began recording in 1978 and, fortunately, his legacy has been well documented ever since. A thick-toned tenor, Hill has a style that is boppish and looks both toward swing and hard bop simultaneously. Joined by a fine, if obscure, Washington-based rhythm section, Hill performs five of his basic originals and four standards on this date, including "Blue Hill," a lyrical "But Beautiful," a cooking "I Want to Be Happy," and a melodic rendition of Duke Ellington's "Warm Valley." This out of print CD is an excellent example of Hill's musical talents.
The Beginning Hard Rock & Metal DVD is a complete course for players who are just getting started in the world of heavy music. You'll learn everything you need to know about gear, tone and techniques from buying the right guitar, amp and effects to riffing like Pantera, power chording like Metallica and shredding like Disturbed. With more than 120 minutes of lessons, Beginning Hard Rock & Metal DVD will take you from "wannabe" to "metal god" in practically no time at all.
This LP by Norio Maeda & Wind-Breakers was released (probably) in 1981, personnel is Norio Maeda on keyboards, Shungo Sawada on guitar, Takeshi Inomata on drums, Yasuo Arakawa on bass, Kounosuke Saijyo, Jiro Inagaki and Shunzo Sunahara on sax, Tetsuo Fushimi and Shin Kazuhara on trumpet and Yasushi Harada on trombone.
Garth Brooks has announced the release of a career-spanning multi-part anthology. Beginning on November 14th, Brooks will release Part 1: The First Five Years, which chronicles 1989 through 1993.