Mark Isaacs - Visions
Outstanding treatment of classic tracks from the American songbook
Mark Isaacs, piano; Ben Waples, bass, James Hauptmann, drums. Most modern jazz followers, certainly those interested in the evolution of the piano trio, will enjoy this CD. The arrangements are interesting and enhance the original tunes without overpowering them. The trio playing is tight and effortless, with Ben Waples and James Hauptmann providing sympathetic and tasteful support throughout. Isaacs is very much the leader and drives the flow of improvisation. The piano playing is up to his usual high standard and even the casual listener will delight in his many distinctive voicings and fine touch. For more Information, MP3 samples and to purchase this CD - click here
Sam Aliano - emalgamation
Modern Fusion classic from Australian power drummer
2001 release. Sam Aliano is recognized as one of Australia's foremost drumming talents. Joining Sam on his solo debut are members of Virgil Donati's On The Virg band as well as special guests Brett Garsed, and Frank Gambale on guitars, and Brandon Fields on sax. The group cover a diverse range of original instrumental fusion, latin, jazz, and rock. Featuring Simon Hosford, Jack Jones, Robert John Sedky, guitar; Phil Turcio, Arthur Natsis, keys; Marcel Yammouni, guitar, bass, keys; Evripides Evripidou, bass, keys; Sam Aliano, drums; Marcus Francisco, percussion. Guests: Brett Garsed (two tracks), Frank Gambale (one track), guitar; Brandon Fields, sax (one track). For more Information, MP3 samples and to purchase this CD - click here
Logic? - The Waiting Game
Second release from Melbourne based jazz legends Glenn Cannon and Tim Wilson
This new release showcases the ensemble's diverse musical influences, and their evolving group concept. While maintaining a focus on developing a fresh, contemporary sound, the group also prides itself on preserving the spontaneous and interactive approach of the jazz tradition. Guests on this album include Craig Newman on bass , Darryn Farrugia on drums and Dave Newdick on trumpet. The 7 tracks on "The Waiting Game" represent a variety of different styles, and contrast from compositions based on complex rhythmic and harmonic patterns, to simple grooves. Six tracks are originals, with an extended arrangement of the Dizzy Gillespie classic, "A Night in Tunisia". For more Information, MP3 samples and to purchase this CD - click here
On The Virg - Serious Young Insects
Global drumming legend - Virgil Donati leads this group of world class players - Must have CD for lovers of heavy Fusion
To label the music of On the Virg, would be downright difficult. While there is an obvious metal feel, the harmonic level of sophistication and complex arrangements elevate this above standard prog/ metal fare. The maturity of the musicians and their sensitive interaction prevent this from being just another technical showcase.This entirely instrumental studio project features Simon Hosford on guitar, Phil Turcio on keyboards, Evripides Evripidou on bass and drummer supreme Virgil Donati on drums & keys. Special guests: guitarists T.J. Helmerich (3 tracks), Brett Garsed (2 tracks), and bassist Ricc Fierbracci (4 tracks).. For more Information, MP3 samples and to purchase this CD - click here
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