Archive | March, 2016

Original Cast Recording: Dude (The Highway Life)

26 Mar

Dude (The Highway Life) - OCR DS428f front

After the surprise success of ‘Hair’, MacDermot & Ragni set about their next ‘country tinged’ project which unfortunately failed to emulate the formers success. Although it’s failure is mainly down to the complex and barely understandable storyline, there is little doubt that the music deserves its place in musical history.

Album info & Where did they go wrong

Reissue: (D) New decode

Release: DS428ch

Source: QS CD

Process: QS/IIa

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Gato Barbieri – Chapter One: Latin America

26 Mar

Gato Barbieri - Chapter 1 _ Latin America DS420f front

Album info

Reissue: (D) New decode

Release: DS420ch

Source: QS CD

Process: ‘Chimera’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Mike Oldfield – Ommadawn

26 Mar

Mike Oldfield - Ommadawn DS56p front

Allmusic

Reissue: (D) New decode

Release: DS56p

Source: SQ CD

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

The Taj-Mahal Travellers – 15th July 1972

26 Mar

The Taj-Mahal Travelers - July 15,1972 DS182p front

The Taj-Mahal Travellers were a legendary improvisational group from Tokyo who combined Eastern and Western instruments, electronics and vocal chants, and used heavy post-production processing to create unique long flowing jams, with deep organic droning and pulsing.

Reissue: (D) New decode

Release: DS182p

Source: SQ CD

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Ray Conniff – The Way We Were

26 Mar

Ray Coniff - The Way We Were DS236f front

Withdrawn until further notice

Reissue: New decode

Release: DS236p

Source: SQ CD

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Robert Farnon – Sketches Of Frank Sinatra & Tony Bennett

26 Mar

Robert Farnon - Sketches Of Sinatra And Bennett DS84s front

Reissue: New decode

Release: DS84ch

Source: QS CD

Process: ‘Chimera’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Morton Subotnick – Touch

26 Mar

Morton Subotnick - Touch DS364f front

Warning:

If you unaware of Morton Subotnick, or his compositions, it is advisable you do some research.  This is not everybody’s cup of tea!!!

Reissue: (D) New decode

Release: DS364p

Source: SQ CD

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Gene Russell – Talk To My Lady

26 Mar

Gene Russell - Talk To My Lady DS175ch front

Gene Russell was the  founder of the ‘Black Jazz‘ label, and as well as playing on other artists releases he also released a couple of his own. Here he’s at his funky best on electric and acoustic piano – and the group is a nicely expanded unit that includes some extra percussion, plus guitar by Calvin keys, both of which add a tight kick to Gene’s work on Fender Rhodes! All the added percussion gives the record a quality that’s quite different than the usual 70s piano outing, especially trio-based sessions.

Album info

Reissue: (D) New decode

Release: DS175ch

Source: QS  CD

Process: ‘Chimera’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Andy Williams – An Evening With

26 Mar

Andy Williams - An Evening With DS402f front

This is the reasonably rare Japanese only release of a concert in Japan 1973.

I have very fond memories of the Andy Williams show on television, and i’ll admit to enjoying his albums to this day.

Reissue: (D) New decode

Release: DS402p

Source: SQ CD

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Roberto Cacciapaglia – Sonanze

26 Mar

Roberto Cacciapaglia - Sonanze DS316p front

This is Roberto’s first electronic music album from 1974 that may possibily find favour with fans of early Klause Schulze, Tangerine Dream and the like. This release continues Roberto’s wishes that the album is heard as one continous track, with no chapter points.

Reissue: (D) New decode

Release: DS316p

Source: SQ CD

Process: Phoenix

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

John Coltrane – Infinity

26 Mar

John Coltrane - Infinity DS163ch front

Allmusic

Reissue: New decode

Release: DS163ch

Source: QS CD

Process: ‘Chimera’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Azteca – Azteca

26 Mar

Azteca - Azteca DS138p front

Azteca was a Latin jazz-rock-fusion group formed in 1972, started by Coke Escovedo and his brother Pete Escovedo, who had played on Santana III (1971). Azteca was the first large-scale attempt to combine multiple musical elements in the context of a Latin orchestra setting, featuring horns, woodwinds, multiple keyboards, three vocalists, guitars, drums, and multiple Latin percussionists.

Allmusic

Reissue: (D) New decode

Release: DS138p

Source: SQ CD

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

The Alan Tew Orchestra – To The One I Love

26 Mar

Alan Tew Orchestra - To The One I Love DS357f front

Reissue: New decode

Release: DS357ch

Source: QS CD

Process: ‘Chimera’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Saturday’s Multi Reissues

25 Mar

Over the last few months i have been decoding old titles for reissue, but now these are limited to release on a Saturday, the pile has been slowly growing. So this Saturday will see a number of reissues from the pile being put out. There should be something for everyone.

Keith Jarrett – Fort Yawuh

19 Mar

keithjarrett-fortyawuhds168ffront

Allmusic

Reissue: (D) New source & decode

Release: DS168ch

Original Release: Impulse AS 9240

Source: 24/96k

Process: ‘Chimera’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

 

Walter Bishop, Jr’s 4th Cycle – Keeper Of My Soul

19 Mar

Walter Bishop, Jr's 4th Cycle - Keeper Of My Soul DS572ch front

Release: DS572ch

Original release: Black Jazz BJQD-14

Source: QS CD

Process: ‘Chimera’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

The Cosmic Jokers – Galactic Supermarket

14 Mar

Cosmic Jokers - Galactic Supermarket DS570p front

Allmusic

Release:  DS570p

Original Release: KM58.010

Source: SQ CD

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

 

 

George Benson – Body Talk

12 Mar

George Benson - Body Talk  DS341f front

Allmusic

Reissue: (D) New decode

Release: DS341p

Original release: CTI CTSQ-6033

Source: SQ CD

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Grover Washington Jr – Soul Box

5 Mar

groverwashington-soulboxsm

Allmusic

Reissue: (D) New decode

Release: DS70p

Original Release: Kudu KSQX-1213

Source: SQ CD

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

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