Head Hunters is the twelfth studio album by American jazz musician Herbie Hancock, released October 13, 1973 on Columbia Records in the United States. Recording sessions for the album took place during September 1973 at Wally Heider Studios and Different Fur Trading Co. in San Francisco, California. Head Hunters is a key release in Hancock's career and a defining moment in the genre of jazz fusion.
Songs from the Last Century is an album of cover versions by singer George Michael and acclaimed producer Phil Ramone, released in December 1999). It consists mainly of old standards, plus new interpretations of more recent popular songs, such as "Roxanne" and "Miss Sarajevo".
Getz/Gilberto, is a jazz bossa nova album released in 1964 by the American saxophonist Stan Getz and the Brazilian guitarist João Gilberto, and featuring composer and musician Antonio Carlos Jobim. Its release created a bossa nova craze in the United States, and subsequently internationally.
Parallel Galaxy is the first solo album recorded by Emmett Chapman, playing Chapman Stick, and it was released in 1985. This represented both an example of Chapman's artistry on the Stick, and also showed other musicians what was possible on the Stick. Though not a top-selling album, it inspired many musicians to pick up the Stick. The track "Back Yard" appears in the "Alan Smithee" version of the 1984 film Dune. The entire album was recorded without overdubs.
The Inner Mounting Flame is Mahavishnu Orchestra's first studio album, released in 1971. The back cover of the LP features a poem entitled "Aspiration" by Sri Chinmoy. A remastered version of the album, on CD, was released in 1998 by Sony Music Entertainment. It features a facsimile of the LP front cover, a new set of liner notes by Bob Belden, as well as many photographs of the band. The Inner Mounting Flame consists solely of original compositions by John McLaughlin.
It's Time is an album by the Canadian singer Michael Bublé. It's Time was released on February 15, 2005, but had been available to legitimately download since the previous week on iTunes. In Australia, the album was extremely successful and was certified 5 x platinum by ARIA for sales of 350,000 copies sold, and was also hugely successful in Canada where it was certified 6x platinum by CRIA for sales of 600,000 copies. To date the album has sold 6 million units worldwide..
Out to Lunch! was Eric Dolphy's only recording for Blue Note Records as a leader and was originally issued as BLP 4163 and BST 84163. Today it is generally considered one of the finest albums in the label's history, as well as one of the high points in 1960s jazz avant garde and in Dolphy's discography. The title of the album's first track, "Hat and Beard", refers to Thelonious Monk; the song contains a famous percussive interlude featuring Tony Williams and Bobby Hutcherson.
Mushroom Jazz is a series of 6 musical compilations released between 1997-2008 by American DJ and Producer Mark Farina. Farina Combines elements of downtempo, hip hop, jazz and r&b, beatmatching and mixing songs together in the style of house music. As with Farina's house mixes, the Mushroom Jazz series incorporates transitionary effects (such as a high pass filter) and a generally dry reverb tone.
Matt's Mood is the 2004 "temporary comeback" album by UK outfit Matt Bianco, released for Universal, and distributed by the Emarcy label. The album makes heavy use of Danny White and Basia Trzetrzelewska's signature harmonies. The two rejoined the band after twenty years (only to leave shortly after the end of the promotional world tour to revitalise their own career under the joint name of Basia).
Future2Future is the forty-third album by Herbie Hancock. Hancock reunited with bass player Bill Laswell and the two of them tried to recapture the success of the three previous albums. In yet another innovative stylistic move, Herbie reunited with Bill Laswell in the creation of a 21st Century collaboration with some of the young hip-hop and techno artists who have drawn on his massive influence to create their own music of the future.
Purple Night is a jazz album by free jazz pioneer Sun Ra. The album was the second in a short-term recording deal with major label A&M Records, who had a "Modern Masters Jazz Series" imprint going at the time. Sun Ra's profile had risen considerably in recent years, partially because of the support given to the master in interviews by avant-garde alternative rock band Sonic Youth around that time, who had both named him as an influence and opened shows for Ra and his Arkestra.
Song for My Father is a 1965 album by the Horace Silver Quintet, released on the Blue Note label. The album was inspired by a trip that Silver had made to Brazil. The cover artwork features a photograph of Silver's father, John Tavares Silver, to whom the title song was dedicated. "My mother was of Irish and Negro descent, my father of Portuguese origin.
Verve Remixed is a series of albums released by Verve Records centered on the concept of classic Verve tracks, remixed by contemporary electronic music producers and DJs. The series has proven to be very popular, both with fans of the original recordings and with younger generations of music listeners, many of whom are exposed to the classic jazz and blues artists for the first time.
Too Much Sugar for a Dime is an album by Henry Threadgill, released in 1993 on the Axiom label. It has been described as: "a mad, glorious romp which explores some very dark timbres and tonalities and yet remains witty, fresh and consistently exciting. " (Richard Cook & Brian Morton, The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD).
I Remember Clifford is a 1992 album by Arturo Sandoval, the second album he made after fleeing from his native Cuba. The entire album is a tribute to Clifford Brown, who was a great influence on Sandoval; Brown was an influential, highly-rated and much-loved jazz trumpeter who died in an auto accident in 1956, when he was only 25 years old.
Saxophone Solos is an album by British jazz saxophonist Evan Parker. The first four pieces are live concert recordings, whilst the remaining ten pieces were recorded in a Berlin recording studio. Some of the pieces contain quotes from Samuel Beckett's play Krapp's Last Tape.
Monoceros is an album of solo soprano saxophone improvisations by British jazz saxophonist Evan Parker. It was recorded directly to disk using the direct-cut technique, with assistance from Numar Lubin, Gerald Reynolds and Michael Reynolds of Nimbus Records. It was initially released on Evan Parker and Derek Bailey's Incus label in 1978, and later reissued on CD by the Chronoscope label.