ONE WAY GLASS is a very different kind of RPM compilation. Instead of the usual cross-section of Sixties collectables, this unique 3-CD set takes a fresh look at British music from the late 60s through to the mid-70s, with an eye on overlooked dancefloor-friendly finds. The rhythmic backbone of One Way Glass lies in Progressive Rock outfits who - every so often - would emulate their jazz heroes and record funky sides tucked away on albums or B-sides. Many of these tracks (Jonesy, Hardin & York) have been known to collectors of Funky Breaks for years.
Honoring the iconic music of the Grateful Dead with original interperative arrangements by this legendary ensemble. Featuring world-renowned musicians: T Lavitz, Rod Morgenstein, Jeff Pevar, Dave Livolsi, Alphonso Johnson, Jerry Goodman, Luis Conte, Bill Evans, Howard Levy and Bill Holloman.Due to the unfortunate passing of our beloved T Lavitz in October of 2010, this recording also serves as a tribute to one of the finest keyboard players that ever graced the planet.
Recorded over two days in spring, polished over a month this autumn but in preparation for over a year: it all started on the road, on the tours that took the trio to the four corners of the earth. One can still feel this first live layer in the deep organic vibrations. The tracks had been developed in a live setting and then worked on again and again. And thus the clear outlines and highly melodic approach never prevent harmonic detours and rhythmic eruptions. Your work can be devoted to serving the voice without neglecting the dynamics of the trio. It’s all in the subtle proportions. Production, a key factor in this, was taken on by Eric, as a great admirer of Danger Mouse, Grizzly Bear and Daniel Lanois, not to mention one of John Barry’s most faithful followers.
Released in 1982, Middle Class White Boy was Mose Allison's first recording in six years, and his debut for the fledgling and relatively short-lived Elektra Musician label run by Bruce Lundvall. Allison is featured here in a sextet setting. His fellow front-line players are saxophonist Joe Farrell and guitarist Phil Upchurch. The set is a well-blended collection of originals and covers including Muddy Waters' "Rollin' Stone," and Duke Ellington's "Just a Lucky So and So." As is his trademark, Allison effortlessly blends jazz, backwoods blues, and Southern hipster jive in a heady brew of fantastic musicianship…