Featuring extensive archive interviews with Syd barret, Roger Waters, Nick Mason, Richard Wright & David Gilmour alongside extremely rare footage of Pink Floyd in performance from film & television archives around the globe, this authoritative independent review is essential viewing. Drawing exstensively upon the words of the band themselves & a host of Floyd insiders including Clare Tory, Ron Geesin, Norman Smith, Joe Boyd & Snowy White, each Floyd album is reviewed in turn, comparing & contrasting the views of the band & it's critics with rare surviving performances of Pink Floyd.
Local Brazilian jazz outfit Ensemble Novo released their sophomore record Look To the Sky earlier this month, following up 2013’s Blue Night debut with a collection of songs that could soothe your mind or get your feet moving, depending on your mood.
This is, perhaps, the one. Derek Trucks has been on an aesthetic quest for something since he began his own recording career in 1997 – apart from his membership in the Allman Brothers Band. Each record has gone further into establishing Trucks not only as a slide guitar wizard (that happened when he was still in his teens), but also as a serious songwriter, fine arranger, and bandleader. The Derek Trucks Band, as evidenced by the release of 2003's Soul Serenade, is a unit – a band – whose core has been together for eight years. They create an atmosphere, a sound, a musical sense of place and community…
With the confusing plethora of Elmore James discs out on the market, this is truly the place to start, featuring the best of his work culled from several labels. Highlights include James' original recording of "Dust My Broom," "It Hurts Me Too," "T.V. Mama" (with Elmore backing Big Joe Turner), and the title track, one of the best slow blues ever created. Slide guitar doesn't get much better than this, making this particular compilation not only a perfect introduction to Elmore's music, but an essential piece for any blues collection.