EDDIE HINTON – VERY EXTREMELY DANGEROUS
Eddie Hinton's name has been one to drop in recent years as the popularity of Southern Soul has grown and grown. He featured in the studio credits of countless hit records cut in Muscle Shoals, Alabama between 1967 and 1971, playing lead guitar in the rhythm section. He was on sessions for albums by Aretha Franklin (This Girl s In Love With You), Wilson Pickett (Right On), Solomon Burke, Joe Tex and many others including Percy Sledge, for whom Eddie wrote top 40 hit Cover Me, and when singing I ll Take You There, Mavis Staples calls Come on Eddie... , it's Mr Hinton doing the guitar-picking. Includes: You Got Me Singing; Concept World; I Got The Feeling; Shout Bamalama; Get Off In It; Brand New Man; Shoot The Moon; We Got It; Yeah Man; and I Want It All.
WILLIE JONES III - GROUNDWORK
Highly accomplished modern jazz drummer, Willie Jones III, leads an all-star group on Groundwork, his latest album. Jones, who 'never fails to assemble a strong crew' (NY Times) convenes living legends Buster Williams (bass) and Eddie Henderson (trumpet), jazz virtuoso Eric Reed (piano) and rising stars Warren Wolf (vibes) and Stacy Dillard (saxophones). Willie Jones III explores the soulful side of jazz, performing tunes by his former employer and great influence Cedar Walton, and debuting new arrangements of tunes by Eric Reed, Buster Williams and more. Groundwork key tracks include the title tune and 'Hindsight,' both by Cedar Walton. Eric Reed's 'New Boundary' is a tribute to modern jazz musician Dwayne Burno; the song title is an anagram of the late great bassist's name. Throughout his career, Willie Jones III has lent his supple rhythm and buoyant spirit to artists like Cedar Walton, Milt Jackson, Horace Silver, Sonny Rollins and Roy Hargrove. Today, he continues to become one of jazz music's most sought out bandleaders.
RELAXIN', JAZZIN' AND CHILLIN' INSTRUMENTAL HITS 1957-1962
30 smooth, relaxing and chilled jazz sounds from 1957-1962 featuring cream of the crop instrumentals from such luminaries as Dave Brubeck, Billy Vaughan, Ray Charles, Stan Getz and more! This collection is made up entirely from songs that made the US charts and some that also charted in the UK including hits like "Calcutta", "Take Five", "Alley Cat" and the unmistakeable "Fly Me To The Moon". The lush orchestrations and jazz rhythms make this set a great way to sit back and relax. The music herein should be classified as (and several can now be) the very roots of what would later become known as chill out music. Includes: Jay Dee's Boogie Woogie (Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra); Swingin' Shepherd Blues (Moe Koffman Quartette); Petite Fleur (Chris Barber' Jazz Band); Roulette (Russ Conway); Tea For Two Cha Cha Cha (Tommy Dorsey Orchestra); Summer Set (Monty Kelly And His Orchestra); Beautiful Obsession (Sir Chauncey & His Exciting Strings); La Montana (If She Should Come To You) (Frank DeVol);. Asia Minor (Kokomo); Calcutta (Lawrence Welk And His Orchestra); One Mint Julep (Ray Charles); African Waltz (Johnny Dankworth); Yellow Bird (Arthur Lyman Group); Take Five (Dave Brubeck); Image (Part 1) (Hank Levine); Unsquare Dance (Dave Brubeck); Maria (Roger Williams); Flying Circle (Frank Slay & His Orchestra); Afrikaan Beat (Bert Kaempfert); Drown In My Own Tears (Don Shirley); Midnight In Moscow (Kenny Ball & His Jazzman); Midnight (Johnny Gibson); Play The Thing (Marlowe Morris Quintet); Chapel By The Sea (Billy Vaughan And His Orchestra); Swingin' Gently (Earl Grant); Alley Cat (Bent Fabric); Desafinado (Stan Getz & Charlie Bird); A Taste Of Honey (Victor Feldman Quartet); Fly Me To The Moon - Bossa Nova (Joe Harnell & His Orchestra); and Cast Your Fate To The Wind (Vince Guaraldi Trio).