Label: Heads Up International
Released: 2006 Track listing: Passion Drive; Best of My Love; Hands On; Lost In Our Love; Fancy Pants; Poinciana; Minute by
Minute; True Spirit; El Paquito; Take a Step; Return of the Genie; Beth.
Bobby Lyle has covered a lot of ground in his career. The keyboard/pianist's versatility has surfaced through his efforts as music director for artists like Bette Midler, Al Jarreau and Anita Baker--and jamming, recording or touring with such giants as Jimi Hendrix, Sly and the Family Stone, the Ronnie Laws Band and George Benson. A little ...
If one were to divide Themba Mkhize's career into periods, it could be split in two: the Sakhile period--his time with the now-legendary Zulu jazz/pop group; and the post-Sakhile period--solo albums on which Mkhize's own highly bop-influenced piano comes to the forefront, and the albums come across as accessible post-bop outings with strong African influences. On ...
Label: Blues Leaf Records
Released: 2004 Track listing: Louie and Jazz, Unit 7, Groove Yard, Willow Weep for Me, Groove Merchant, Groovy Samba, Baby Don't You Go Away Mad, Pete Kelly's Blues, Layin' Back, Have You Met Miss Jones, Spiritual.
Hands On is the fourth Gene Ludwig release on the Blues Leaf imprint since the former Sonny Stitt and Pat Martino confederate was rediscovered by producer Jack Kreisberg in the mid-1990s. Amidst an ever-growing number of recordings featuring capable Hammond B-3 organists, Ludwig’s discs always stand out. This time he leads an able band of musicians ...
This is a very likeable B3 album, and notably for people who are not enamored of tenor sax-organ dates. Gene Ludwig, a longtime Pittsburgh musician with a history of 40 years of plugging away at this genre, has pulled out all the stops." Ludwig has recorded seven sessions including one on Muse in 1979, all with ...
Released: 2001 Track listing: The Odyssey; Moon Boy Revisited; For the New Year; Dog Food; Then Came Dylan; Miles High; Last Laugh; Venus Girl; Fast Track Jack; I Spy Love; Bossadilly; Tra La La.
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