In 1978, Queen released "Jazz", which included the hit singles "Fat Bottomed Girls" and "Bicycle Race". The album reached number two in the UK and number six on the Billboard 200 in the US. Reviews of the album in recent years have been more favourable. Another notable track from "Jazz", "Don't Stop Me Now", provides another example of the band's exuberant vocal harmonies.
Here we have Beat Baumli on guitar, Lorenz Beyeler on bass and Alexia Gardner on vocals. The album consits of excerpts of 3 nights at the Birds Eye Jazz Club in Basel, Switzerland. Read on for the Linear notes on this sophisticated Live Trio recording. Liner Notes provided by Phil Morrison from Brunswick, Georgia in the US. (Bassist/Composer/Songwriter)All too often we use the phrase "jazz singer" when referring to vocalists who sing standard tunes from the jazz repertoire. Many are very good singers who sing in tune and in time with the music…
The idea for reuniting this seminal '70s fusion group first came in 2015, when the lineup for a previously booked one-week engagement at New York's The Blue Note club unexpectedly fell through. Rather than cancel, Coryell suggested bringing most of the 11th House's original members back together—trumpeter Randy Brecker, drummer Alphonse Mouzon and bassist John Lee, who replaced founding bassist Danny Trifan for the group's second album, Level One (Arista, 1975)—along with, Coryell's son, guitarist Julian Coryell, replacing Mike Mandel due to the keyboardist's ill health.
Universal Music will mark the 40th anniversary of Queen‘s 1977 album News Of The World with a three / five-disc super deluxe edition.
This reissue is unrelated to another V.S.O.P. set simply titled A Jazz Band Ball. Terry Gibbs on vibes and marimba matches wits and creativity with Victor Feldman and Larry Bunker, both of whom double on vibes and xylophone. Assisted by pianist Lou Levy, bassist Max Bennett and drummer Mel Lewis, the intriguing frontline essentially plays bop, but with a great deal of color. The interaction between the vibraphonists, who are all featured and occasionally trade off, is the main reason to acquire this very interesting set.