Record Store Day 2017 release. Limited to 4,000 copies. Remastered Live Recordings From The Legendary Jones Beach Concert. Three live tracks by Jimmy Page and The Black Crowes performing at Jones Beach on July 10, 2000 will be released on vinyl for Record Store Day on April 22. Record Store Day officially confirmed that one of the vinyl releases is a three-track 10″ EP on 150 gram marbled black and white vinyl.
Four years of hard work went into this project: Jimmy Reiter’s second album and the successor to his award-winning debut. "Told You So" features the current band on all tracks. This quartet is augmented by long-time friends and musical colleagues Kai Strauss (guitar) and Boston saxophone virtuoso Sax Gordon. Of the twelve tracks on this disc, nine are original compositions written or co-written by Jimmy. “Told You So” is musically varied, yet all stays within the Blues genre … sometimes more firmly anchored in the world of Chicago Blues. Excellent modern blues from a real expert and a great band that you will want to check out.
Due to the strong lineup and the basic but perfectly suitable material, this Jimmy McGriff CD is well worth picking up. The groovin' organist teams up with David "Fathead" Newman (heard on alto, tenor and flute), Rusty Bryant (doubling on tenor and alto), either Mel Brown or Wayne Boyd on guitar, and drummer Bernard "Pretty" Purdie. Basic originals alternate with such standbys as "I'm Getting Sentimental over You" and "Georgia on My Mind," with everyone playing up to their potential. A fun and swinging session.
Tenor saxophonist Zoot Sims recorded quite a few albums with pianist Jimmy Rowles during his Pablo years; all are recommended. Rowles assisted Sims in coming up with obscurities to interpret, and this CD reissue is highlighted by such little-performed songs as "If I'm Lucky," "Shadow Waltz," "Gypsy Sweetheart" and "I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone." The lead voices are backed ably by bassist George Mraz and drummer Mousey Alexander on this enjoyable straight-ahead date.
The complete solo clarinet recordings of Jimmy Lytell, recorded between 1926 and 1928 for Pathé. Lytell, primarily a studio musician and a mainstay of the Original Memphis Five during the 1920s, is revealed here to be a fine soloist in his own right. This compilation contains all known takes of these recordings, which also feature such luminaries as Eddie Lang, Dick McDonough, Frank Signorelli and Rube Bloom. The fully-illustrated booklet includes notes by collector Phil Melick, and audio restoration is by Karl Machat.
Peace Town reflects his artistry as well as the emotional elements over the last months of his life in which his medical condition brought issues of mortality, legacy, life and love to the forefront. As such, it stands proudly as one of his best works within a critically-lauded career and made his mark as an interpreter who could take the songs of others and virtually make them his own. Alongside time-tested reinterpretations of two of his own previously released compositions are three numbers LaFave composed to lyrics by his icon, Woody Guthrie, and his interpretations of material by his influences ranging from Chuck Berry to Pete Townshend of The Who to more of what All Music describes as his fantastic work on Bob Dylan s songs on three tracks.