A Berlin-set drama centered on a 40-something couple who, separately, fall in love with the same man. They say good things come in threes. Director-writer Tom Tykwer explores this adage in his aptly titled 3, a fresh take on that plot staple of ’30s romps, the love triangle. Narratively and stylistically, Tykwer turns this familiar romantic configuration on its head, crafting an emotionally mature and complex film that’s dense with the stuff of life.
In 1983, just about every up-and-coming hard rock guitarist was mesmerized by – and copying – Eddie Van Halen's two-handed tapping technique. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, came Yngwie Malmsteen, who introduced "classical metal" to the masses. Before making a name for himself as a solo artist, Yngwie was briefly a member of L.A. rockers Alcatrazz, which resulted in a studio album (1983's No Parole from Rock 'n' Roll) and a live album (1984's Live Sentence). But come 2010, an archival live album appeared from the band (from the "Yngwie era"), Live '83. As its title states, the album is comprised of live performances from the same year that Alcatrazz's debut album was released…
The two albums enclosed in At Town Hall/The Amazing Nina Simone bookend the remarkable summer of 1959 in the career of Nina Simone, when she recorded a studio session, The Amazing Nina Simone, in May, and in September appeared At Town Hall in a superlative performance that was recorded and soon issued. Just 26, Simone displayed great assurance, especially on the live date, casting off the cloak of the vocal jazz/standards singer and performing with her own trio featuring her lively piano. The studio date features an orchestra, but it too finds her early on in her recording career stamping her voice on standards "Willow Weep for Me" and "Blue Prelude".
Gabriel is a totally unique artist, creating an enticing and varied palette of textures and colors with his trumpet, flugelhorn, flute, valve ‘bone, and electronic wind instruments with erudite grace and lyricism. He has had a half dozen Billboard Top 20 charting tracks of his own, and many more with other Artists as featured soloist, incl. 2016 releases by Greg Manning, Rock Hendricks, Tony Saunders, & Bob Baldwin.