Spirit and Jo Jo Gunne veteran Jay Ferguson had one of the most enjoyable hits of the '70s with 1977's "Thunder Island." The vocalist/keyboardist was spared one-hit wonder status with one more Top 40 single, the terrific "Shakedown Cruise" from the 1979 follow-up Real Life Ain't This Way. It's a slick, professionally performed album, but except for "Shakedown Cruise," the songs aren't terribly memorable. The high level of craftsmanship is due to the personnel involved.
Outstanding 5th studio disc by this awesome blues/rock guitar axeslinger from Indiana. Featuring 12 tracks of top-shelf, world-class, powerful, dynamic, ass-kickin', blues-based guitar rock excellence that lands down hard between a rock and a blues place. Combining strong songs and amazing musicianship, complete with an excellent sonic production, it all adds up to create an incredible, sophisticated, memorable blues/rock guitar experience…
Two years and over $200,000 were spent creating this 6 week interactive consulting process that will take you through an integrated performance improvement process. Jay will take you through the first steps of formulating a business strategy. You will do an inventory of your current resources and success tools, learn how to quickly, easily and inexpensively measure and evaluate every strategy and then form a new way of thinking called systemization. You will learn a new business code of conduct that will never again allow your business to pay you less than you deserve.
A class act quartet led by German-based Hungarian tenor and soprano saxophonist Tony Lakatos, with Jim McNeeley, piano; Jay Anderson, bass and Adam Nussbaum, drums…
Dutch Composer and bassist Jay-Tee Teterissa draws from the jazz fusion tradition, while at the same time being fully aware of the current state of affairs in this music. His list of musical collaborators includes Mike Stern, Danny Gottlieb, David Garibaldi, Tony Royster Jr, Alain Caron, Jan Akkerman and Candy Dulfer. He brings his band Jazzm to create this, his second solo album.
The uncrowned king of "Swamp Rock" enthralls his fans with earthy sounds and a funky mix of rock, soul and country. Polk Salad Annie and Rainy Night In Georgia were Tony Joe White's biggest hits.Dozens of well-known pop singers - from Joe Cocker to Tina Turner - have interpreted his song over the years.Tony Joe White shows his other side as a musician with successful live albums and electrifying live performances.
Slide guitar and banjo whiz Tony Furtado's fourth album in four years (for his fourth label) is a perfect encapsulation of how his sound has grown. Encompassing folk, blues, funk, and jazz, the disc kicks off with a seven-minute jam on "False Hearted Lover" featuring Paul McCandless on reeds (a recent addition to the American Gypsies). The ex-Oregon member adds unique East Indian snake-charmer scales as the group churns up a frothy backing. It, like most of these live performances of tunes taken predominantly from Furtado's past two releases, leaves the studio versions in the dust. Furtado's dusky vocals resonate with a successful combination of pathos and intensity, neither detracting from, nor overwhelming the crack playing at this album's heart.