The Westminster Abbey concert was also the launch event for the band's third album, Sky3, a generally brighter and breezier album than its predecessors. The band toured Australia, Europe and the UK in support of the release.
Sky was a British instrumental group that specialised in fusing a variety of musical styles including light rock, progressive rock, classical and jazz. The group's best known members were classical guitarist John Williams, bass player Herbie Flowers (a former member of Blue Mink and T.Rex), and Francis Monkman, a founder member of progressive rock band Curved Air.
In 1980, Sky recorded and released their second album, Sky 2 - a album which repeated on and built upon its predecessor's success (becoming the tenth highest selling album in Britain that year)…
Sky was a UK-based instrumental group that specialised in fusing a variety of musical styles including light rock, classical and jazz. The group's best known members were classical guitarist John Williams and bass player Herbie Flowers…
The explosive transformation of Miles Davis’ “second great Quintet” with Wayne Shorter (tenor sax), Herbie Hancock (piano), Ron Carter (bass), and Tony Williams (drums) is laid bare on this release. Culled from original state-owned television and radio sources in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, and Sweden, the program spans five northern European festival performances over the course of nine days in October-November 1967. The audio shows consist entirely of previously unreleased or previously only bootlegged material. This is a 3-CD + DVD package, with an 8-panel digipak with 28-page booklet.
Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. After bassist/composer Charles Mingus' death on January 5, 1979, a reunion band featuring some of his former sidemen called Mingus Dynasty was formed. Cut just six months after the bassist's demise, this album was the first Mingus Dynasty recording, and it has its moments. Such alumni as altoist John Handy, trombonist Jimmy Knepper, trumpeter Jimmy Owens, and tenorman Joe Farrell meet up with two members of Mingus' last major band (pianist Don Pullen and drummer Dannie Richmond), plus bassist Charlie Haden, who ably fills in for the late bandleader.
Another 'Great' Compilation collectable which is sure to trigger many a memory of those times. A DVD collection with the title of "Das Beste aus dem Musikladen" features 35 + 5 classic music promos across a diverse range of styles.