DAMIEN MARLEY - BONNAROO LIVE '06
“Bonnaroo Live” is ‘Jr. Gong’s full live set from the Bonnaroo Festival in 2006. It includes many of his greatest hits and covers of some of his father’s most famous songs. Any fan of Damian Marley and reggae music will love this live concert, as he puts forth a performance that only a true Marley can.
Damian Marley, youngest son of legendary reggae artist and pop icon Bob Marley & Cindy Breakspeare (Miss World 1976), was thrust into the reggae music scene at birth. Although his father passed away when he was only 2-years-old, Damian grew up and upheld his family name, which is synonymous with reggae music in Jamaica. Damian, or ‘Junior Gong’ as he is known to many, garnered mainstream success with the hit song “Welcome To Jamrock” in 2005. He was well-known and well-respected way before 2005, though, as is evidenced by the Grammy Award he won in 2002 for best reggae album, “Halfway Tree”. Damian went on to merge reggae with rap when he released “Distant Relatives” with hip hop artist Nas in 2010. The critically acclaimed album was extremely well received by both fans and press alike, and in 2011 he joined the group Superheavy alongside Mick Jagger. Tracks include: Rebel Music/Jammin; Confrontation; More Justice; Hey Girl; Where Is The Love; Beautiful; There For You; Punky Reggae Party/Love & Unity/New Wave Chant; War (Cover); Move; In 2 Deep; Khaki Suit; Could You Be Loved; Crowd Interlude; Bob Marley Medley; Road To Zion; and Welcome To Jamrock. ~ grooveattack.com
WALT WEISKOPF - OVERDRIVE
Bold, soulful sounds from tenorist Walt Weiskopf – a player who not only really knows his place as a soloist, but who also comes across as a great leader on a date like this! The whole group's got a focus that comes through right away – Walt's bold horn in the lead, but fused with these strong piano lines from Peter Zak, guitar from Yotam Silberstein, and vibes from Behn Gillece – instruments that really pull together a lot of sound and tones when used this well, creating a sense of force that really drives the album along. All tunes are originals by Weiskopf, save one – and the whole thing's got this unified vision from the start to the finish – a really great step forward for Walt. Titles include "Like Mike", "The Path Is Narrow", "Night Vision", "Waltz For Dad", "Four Horsemen", "Midwinter Night's Dream", and "No Biz". ~ Dusty Groove
BARBARA MORRISON FEATURING HOUSTON PERSON - I LOVE YOU, YES I DO
A great old school vocal jazz set from Barbara Morrison – done with small combo backing from tenorist Houston Person – in a mode that's similar to his classic records with Etta Jones! Morrison's a singer we've always liked, but it often depends on the setting – and this time around, she's got just the right showcase – an easygoing groove from the combo, which leaves plenty of room for inflections that are soulful, mellow, and never too over the top. Barbara's a singer who's never going to hit you over the head with her talents – which are many – and when she shines, she really shines brightly – as you'll hear on tunes that include "Trust In Me", "I Didn't Know What Time It Was", "Who Can I Turn To", "And I Love Him", and "For The Love Of You". ~ Dusty Groove