Flower Travelling Band was Japan's answer to Led Zeppelin meeting Blue Cheer and Black Sabbath at the Ash Ra Temple. Simply put, they played grand, spacey, tripped-out hard rock with a riffy base that was only two steps removed from the blues, but their manner of interpreting those steps came from an acid trip. Flower Travelling Band was an entity unto itself. There are five tracks on this set, originally released in 1971 as the band's second album proper. It has been reissued on CD by WEA International in Japan, with the cover depicting a silhouette drawing of the Buddha in meditative equipoise filled in with sketches of an inner universe mandala of the sacred Mount Meru, stupas, and the hash smoking caterpillar from Alice in Wonderland, Japanese sci-fi robot cartoons, and more…
Fred Katz (born February 25, 1919) is an American composer, songwriter, conductor, cellist, pianist, and professor. In jazz, a principal contribution of Katz has been, as Leonard Feather noted, “to put the cello to full use both in arco and pizzicato solos.” Oscar Pettiford had already indicated the considerable jazz potential of plucked (pizzicato) cello, but with Oscar, the instrument remained secondary to his primary instrument, the bass. Katz was the first musician to utilize all of the cello in jazz as his chief instrument in that idiom.
Xavier Fux has been for many years one of Mexico's Top DJs and producers. He has released 7 compilations under his Zulu Lounge label and together with Celli and Nick Doof, two albums with his Trance band Vatos Locos. His groovy style of DJ'ing has taken him to Israel, all over Europe, Japan, Brasil, Argentina, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Guatemala and Canada. Satori, mixed by Fux collects 12 tracks of World Chill which crosses over boundaries and fuses lounge, dub, ethnic, jazz, and housey vibes with psychedelic atmospheres, in order to create music that inspires and relaxes listeners around the globe.
Brought to you by the same people behind the Ministry of Sound workout Collection. You'll recognize Deanne. Want to look like a Clubland Babe? With Clubland Work It Out you can! The DVD combines massive Clubland anthems with the hottest workout routines, to get you fit and fabulous. The routines are presented and choreographed by Deanne Berry–and will help you dance away the pounds to some of the fiercest Clubland tunes. Bring the energy, excitement and glamour of Clubland into your living room!