There is no reliable information about the history of this band. Apparently this album was recorded in Wakefield between 1970-1971, England, engineered and produced by Mike Levon.It collects Their Contributions to Astral Navigations, Gagalactyca, Loose Routes I and II. "David J. Smith (formerly of David John and the Mood) co-produced and sang on some tracks of an" ad hoc "group (ie They Were the studio creation) called Thundermother During 1969.This one band shared with lp Light years Away called "Astral Navigations" (Holyground 1971). Thundermother's Contribution was recorded over one weekend.Acid guitars, Hard Acid rock, heavy Acid Psych, Heavy Acid Prog, Acid Blues !! Progressive/hard rock featuring a lot of fuzzed guitar!!
Russian pianist Denis Matsuev has established himself as one of the most dynamic and virtuosic performers of his generation, and his program on this RCA album with Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic is ideally suited to his extraordinary abilities. The pairing of Sergey Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor and George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue is a natural one, particularly because of the works' shared post-romanticism (note Rachmaninov's influence on Gershwin's slow theme in the Rhapsody), as well as for the dazzling writing for the piano in both works. Of course, the challenge for Matsuev is to make his part appear effortless, and he succeeds so well in both performances that listeners may be a bit blasé about his playing, taking it in without really considering what knuckle-busters these pieces really are.
Guido Manusardi (Chiavenna, 3 dicembre 1935) è un pianista e compositore italiano. Agli inizi della sua carriera si sposta in Svizzera, Germania, Paesi Bassi, Danimarca e alla fine in Svezia dove risiede stabilmente per cinque anni. È a Stoccolma che Manusardi incontra Red Mitchell con il quale stabilisce un legame di profonda amicizia e collaborazione musicale. Nel 1967, in seguito ad un primo rientro in Italia, si trasferisce a Bucarest dove vive per 7 anni, quindi rientra definitivamente in Italia. Il suo album Live Recorded at the Lubiana Jazz Festival vince il Premio della critica discografica e nel 1977 il suo solo Delirium vince lo stesso premio e Manusardi viene indicato come Musicista dell'anno; quindi viene invitato col suo quartetto al Jamboree Jazz Festival di Varsavia.