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Folk NEW RELEASE INFORMATION - RELEASE DATE 28/09/2009 Release Date: 28/09/2009 Artist

Title

Sharon Shannon

Saints And Sinners

Cat.No: DLCD036 Format: CD

Barcode: 689232114541 Label : IRL Genre: FOLK Guest v ocals from Shane McGowan Featuring the Fisherman's Blues Waterboy s line-up Quadruple platinum selling artist Two time Meteor Award Winner Track (‘Cape Clear’) featured (plus a cameo from Sharon) in upcoming Neil Jordan film ONDINE, starring Colin Farrell.

After the major quadruple-platinum selling success of The Galway Girl Album in Ireland and her two Meteor awards increasing her popularity ev en further & spanning generations of fans, Sharon really is thought of as the country 's greatest national treasure. This new studio album includes sev eral newly penned track s by the accordion maestro herself and boasts a hoard of special guests including Imelda May , Jerry Fish, Carol Keogh (Automata), Justin Adams (Robert Plant Band), Jack the Rapper and introducing the mighty Cartoon Thiev es. One of her instrumentals, ‘CAPE CLEAR’, features in new Neil Jordan mov ie ONDINE in which Sharon stars as herself alongside Colin Farrell. This will be premiered at the Toronto Film Festiv al in September 2009. Perhaps the most musically important track is ‘SAINTS & ANGELS’ written by chief Waterboy Mik e Scott. This track was written for Fisherman’s Blues but was nev er included on the album. The new recording features the first ev er reunion of that classic 1989 line-up that includes Mik e, Stev e Wick ham, Anthony Thistlethwaite, Trev or Hutchinson and Sharon. Track s: Mama Lou (featuring The Cartoon Thiev es) / Howy a Horse / Go Tell the Dev il (featuring Imelda May ) / The Wild West Wagon Train / Saints & Angels (featuring The Waterboy s) / Whitewash Station Blues (featuring The Cartoon Thiev es) / Hillbilly Lilly and Buffalo Benji / Let’s Drink for Once Dead (Jerry Fish) / Summer Sands (featuring Carol Keogh) / Cape Clear / Lady Luck / Awak e / Rak e at the Gates of Hell (featuring Shane MacGowan)


Americana NEW RELEASE INFORMATION - RELEASE DATE 28/09/2009 Release date: 28/09/09 Artist

Title

Hope Sandoval And The Warm Inventions

Through The Devil Softly

Cat.No: 308482 Format: CD

Barcode: 5037703084827 Label : NETTWERK Genre: ALTERNATIVE Long awaited second album by duo of Hope Sandov al (Mazzy Star) and Colm Ó Cíosóig (My Bloody Valentine) LONDON GIG – Queen Elizabeth Hall 8th Nov ember 2009 ‘Into Dust’ used in Virgin Mobile TV & Cinema ad campaign ‘Wild Roses’ used by Air France in TV & Cinema ad campaign Coincides with reissue of their debut LP ‘Bav arian Fruit Bread’

Ev er since the release of Mazzy Star’s debut album She Hangs Brightly , Hope Sandov al has defined the sound and sty le of Californian psy chedelic dream pop, her natural beauty and trademark sultry v ocals on songs such as Fade Into You and Into Dust (currently soundtrack ing a Virgin Mobile TV and cinema campaign) helping to mak e her a modern day music icon. Hav ing collaborated in recent y ears with acts such as The Chemical Brothers, Massiv e Attack , Air, Jesus & Mary Chain, Death In Vegas and Bert Jansch, the rev ered singer finally returns with her long awaited postMazzy Star sophomore album, Through The Dev il Softly , in partnership with Colm Ó Cíosóig of My Bloody Valentine. Mazzy Star song ‘Into Dust’ is currently soundtrack ing Virgin Mobile TV and cinema ad campaign, while ‘Wild Roses’ from the new album has been used by Air France in a recent TV and cinema ad campaign LONDON GIG – Queen Elizabeth Hall 8th Nov ember 2009 Track s: Blanchard / Wild Roses / For The Rest Of Your Life / Lady Jessica and Sam / Sets The Blaze / Think ing Lik e That / There’s A Window / Trouble / Fall A side / Blue Bird / Satellite A lso available: 308702 – BA VA RIA N FRUIT BREA D (REISSUE) (5037703087026)


Country NEW RELEASE INFORMATION - RELEASE DATE 28/09/2009 RICKY SKAGGS 6989010092

SONGS MY DAD LOVED

669890100926

CD

S KAGGS FAMILY RECORDS

COUNTRY

When Hobert Skaggs' brother and musical partner died in World War II, he vowed that if one of his children ever showed interest in music, he would teach him how to play the mandolin. Now, fifty years after picking up that mandolin, Ricky Skaggs celebrates the man who caused him to fall in love with music.

Tracks: Foggy River/What is a Home Without Love/Colonel Prentiss/City That Lies Foursquare/Little Maggie/ Sinners, You Better Get Ready/Pickin' in Caroline/I Had But 50 Cents/Green Pastures in the Sky/Calloway/This World Is Not My Home/Branded Wherever I Go/God HoldsThe Fut ure In His Hands Also Available: A739709 Don't Cheat In Our Hometown A739692 Waiting for The Sun to Shine


Easy Listening NEW RELEASE INFORMATION - RELEASE DATE 28/09/2009 The Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas Gurkha Festival of Music 2009 C LCD17209

5026379001726 C D C LOVELLY RECORDINGS

EASY LISTENING

The Annual Gurk ha Festival of Music has been recorded live in performance from the Nye Hall Dover. Combined with The Canterbury Choral Society, this spectacular concert played to capacity audiences captures the special talents and styles of this world famous regimental band. Recorded over three nights in March 2009. Within Nepali society, music forms an integral part of daily life and culture. From folk song performed in remote villages high in the majestic Himalayan mountains, to the rich and calming beat of the monastic chant; melody, harmony and hypnotic rhythm all combine to create the unique sound of Nepal’s music. This artistic heartbeat of Nepal also has a strong influence in The Brigade of Gurkhas where instrumental music, song and traditional dance are regularly performed at festivals, marriages , birth ceremonies and National events. This recording displays the wide range of music played by the the Regimental Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas to audiences around the world. Tracks; Resham Firiri / Men of the Hills / Toccata and Fugue in D minor / One Finger Polka / Nessun Dorma / Jhyaure Nach / The Padstow Lifeboat / Battle Hymn of the Republic / Get on Parade! / Oliver, Khukuri Dance / I Could Have Danced All Night / The Two Imps / The Beatles / Yo Nepali


Folk/Rock NEW RELEASE INFORMATION - RELEASE DATE 28/9/2009

Megafaun Gather, Form & Fly CRA M152

876623006077

CD

CRA MMED

FOLK/ROCK

Megafaun, was created by Joe Westerlund and brothers Brad and Phil Cook from the ashes of DeYarmond Edison (the group they had formed with their long-time friend Justin "Bon Iv er" Vernon). On Gather, Form & Fly they ’v e reinv ented traditional American folk music, combining acoustic instruments and mountain harmonies with radically alien elements inspired by any thing from free jazz to ‘50s experimental electronics. They 're part of that rare crop of young artists driv en by an unquenchable thirst for a wide range of sounds and sty les. Pick a song at random, and y ou’ll hear delicate Appalachian banjo figures, tumbling Stev e Reich pianos, sumptuous multi-part harmonies or bracing, string-scraping dissonance. That ev ery thing fits together in the context of a beautiful thirteen-track suite is ev idence of the unique mixture of the songcraft and improv isational spirit that Megafaun hav e grown to command. The band has performed ov er 250 shows in the US since '07 and has collaborated with new Crammed labelmates Ak ron/Family , with minimalist composer Arnold Dreyblatt and more. Gather, Form & Fly can be described as an ode to death, lov e, musical history (from blues to musique concrète), community , tradition, melody and experimentation. Or, more simply , as a magnificent album of melodic folk music, strong and original. “An intriguing and heartfelt album” 8.1 Pitchfork review Track s: 1. Bella Marie 2. Kaufman's B allad 3. The Fade 4. Impressions Of The Past 5. Worried Mind 6. The Process 7. Solid Ground 8. Dark est Hour 9. Gather, Form & Fly 10. Columns 11. The Longest Day 12. Guns 13. Tides


Folk NEW RELEASE INFORMATION - RELEASE DATE 28/09/2009 The Corries S trings And Things/A Little Of What You Fancy BGOCD419

5017261204196

CD2

BGO RECORDS

FO LK

1970 and 1973 albums from the Corries Tracks: Strings And Things: Garten Mother’s Lullaby / Heiland Harry / The Heidless Cross / Rattlin' Roarin' Wullie / Jock O'Hazeldean / Flood Garry / Kiss The Children For Me, Mary / I Will Go / The Hen's March/Peerie Hoose Ahint The Burn/Norwick Wedding / The Dowie Dens O'Yarrow / A Little Of What You Fancy: The Black Douglas / The Castle Of Drumore / The Collier Laddie / Bogie’s Bonnie Belle / The Boys Of Bluebell and Derry Hornpi pe / The News From Moidart / The Rose Of Allendale / The River / The Isle Of Skye / Helen Of Kirkconnel / Sherrifmuir / Derwentwater’s Farewell

Brendan Keeley BOROCD003

Under A Celtic S ky

5065001218101

CD

BOROUGH MUS IC

FO LK

Brendan Keeley is a singer and songwriter from Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Ireland. Brendan is probably best known for writing, signing and having a No.1. hit in Ireland with his debut single "I'll Always Be Lonely". The song not only captured the minds of the media but the hearts of the people who heard it. "I'll Always Be Lonely" stayed in the Irish charts for a staggering 6 months and the single is now being presented to UK radio for the first time in early September 09. Brendan has personally selected this unique collection of tracks for his CD "Under A Celtic Sky" especially for the UK market, and this package has never been available previously.

Various Artists BT3014

Woody Guthrie And American Folk Giants

805520130141

CD3

BIG 3

FO LK

Disc One: (Woody Guthrie) This Land Is Your Land / Pastures Of Plenty / House Of The Rising Sun / Hard Travelin' / Do Re Mi / Vigilante Man / Hard Ain't It Hard / Dust Bowl Blues / Talkin’ Dust Bowl Blues / Pretty Boy Floyd / I Ain’t Got No Home / Worried Man Blues / Cumberland Gap / Mule Skinner Blues / Better World A-Coming / So Long, It's Been Good To Know You / Grand Coulee Dam / Tom Joad Pt 1 / Tom Joad Pt 2 / Take A Whiff On Me. Disc Two: Pete Seeger - Goodnight Irene / Burl Ives - Foggy, Foggy Dew / Josh White - Strange Fruit / Odetta - Jack O' Diamonds / The Almanac Singers - Dear Mr. President / Leadbellly - Rock Island Line / Dick Justice - Henry Lee / Bascom Lamar Lunsford - Dry Bones / Brownie McGhee - Black, Brown And White / Pete Seeger - Banks Are Made Of Marble / The Weavers - On Top Of Old Smokey / The Carter Family - Keep On The Sunny Side / J. B. Lenoir - Eisenhower Blues / Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Pick A Bale Of Cotton / Charlie Poole- White House Blues / Ramblin' Jack Elliott - Old Blue / Cisco Houston - Ezekiel Saw The Wheel / Mississippi John Hurt Frankie / Pete Seeger - He Lies In The American Land / Leadbelly - Stew Ball. Disc Three: The Weavers - If I Had A Hammer / Odetta - Another Man Done Gone / Bascom Lamar Lunsford - If I Was A Mole In The Ground / Josh White - Freedom Road / The Carter Family - Can The Circle Be Unbroken / Clarence Ashley - House Carpenter / Earl Robinson - Joe Hill / Leadbelly - Midnight Special / Pete Seeger - Frog Went A Courting / Burl Ives - The Big Rock Candy Mountain / The Almanac Singers - I Ride An Old Paint / Blind Willie McTell - Delia / Laura Duncan - I've Got A Right / Ramblin' Jack Elliott - Mule Skinner Blues / The Carter Family - John Hardy Was A Desperate Little Man / Mississippi John Hurt - Spike Driver Blues / Woody Guthrie & Cisco Houston - Bury Me Beneath The Weeping Willow / Brownie McGhee High Price Blues / Seeger, Glazer, Hays & Wood - A Dollar Ain't A Dollar Anymore / Leadbelly - The Bourgeois Blues.


Jazz NEW RELEASE INFORMATION - RELEASE DATE 28/9/2009

Mike Stern HUCD3157

Big Neighbourhood

053361315726

CD

HEADS UP

JAZZ

Guitarist Mik e Stern newest CD sees the fusion legend joined by a number of high profile guests from both rock and jazz including guitarists Stev e Vai and Eric Johnson; bassist-v ocalists Esperanza Spalding and Richard Bona; jamband godfathers Medesk i Martin & Wood & drummers Dav e Weck l and Cindy Black man. Stern made his reputation as a member of Miles D av is’ “comeback ” band of the early 80’s and has alway s grafted elements of rock , blues, soul and more to his solid jazz foundations. “Big Neighborhood”, therefore, refers to Mik e’s eclectic approach and as he say s himself “You can find all k inds of things in a big neighborhood – all k inds of different people, all k inds of different ideas and perspectiv es, and of course, all k inds of different sounds.” Personnel: Mik e Stern (guitar), Richard Bona, Esperanza Spalding (v ocals, bass guitar), Eric Johnson , Stev e Vai (guitar), Bob Franceschini, Bob Malach (saxophone), Randy Breck er (trumpet), Jim Beard (piano, Hammond b-3 organ, k eyboards), John Medesk i (Wurlitzer piano, Clav inet, Hammond b-3 organ), Chris Wood (electric bass), Chris Minh Doky , Lincoln Goines (bass guitar), Cindy Black man, Dav e Weck l, Terri Ly ne Carrington, Billy Martin, Lionel Cordew (drums) Track s: 1. Big Neighborhood 2. 6th Street 3. Reach 4. Song For Pepper 5. Coupe De Ville 6. Bird Blue 7. Moroccan Roll 8. Long Time Gone 9. Check One 10. That's All It Is 11. Hope You Don't Mind


Jazz NEW RELEASE INFORMATION - RELEASE DATE 28/9/2009

Count Basie Orchestra Swinging, Singing, Playing MAC1048

673203104822

CD

MACK AVENUE

JAZZ

This brand new recording by the Count Basie Orchestra k eeps the Basie sound aliv e with the assistance of some v ery special guests including pianists Hank Jones and Geri A llen; singer/ pianist Jamie Cullum; v ocalists Nnenna Freelon and Janis Siegel; and v ocalese legend Jon Hendricks. Swinging, Singing, Playing: The Count Basie Orchestra Salutes the Jazz Masters also brings on board three v eterans of earlier Basie Bands - flautist Frank Wess, trombonist Curtis Fuller & drummer Butch Miles - and is the brainchild of CBO producer / conductor of special projects Dennis Wilson (a former Basie Band trombonist). This spark ling recording is Wilson’s tribute to jazz masters, past and present and includes his arrangements of tunes from the orchestra's library and also four originals. Undoubtedly this CD achiev es just what its title boasts: a swinging good time of extraordinary blues-fuelled performances that hail v arious jazz legends. Track s: 1. Too Close For Comfort 2. Giant Blues Flag Wav er 3. Lik e Young 4. Jessica's Day 5. Blame It On My Youth 6. Close Your Ey es 7. Naiomi's Blues 8. Yesterday s 9. I Hav e Waited So Long 10. Dark Morning 11. Blues On Mack Av enue


Jazz NEW RELEASE INFORMATION - RELEASE DATE 28/9/2009

Peter White PKR3100602

Good Day

888072310063

CD

PEAK

JAZZ

For nearly twenty years Peter White has been the leading acoustic guitarist on contemporary smooth jazz sce ne. Not just a talente d musician, White demonstrates that he’s also an accomplished composer on this new album of all-original songs. White is joined by “DC,” the v ersatile k ey boardist/programmer/songwriter who has produced and/or collaborated with a v ariety of contemporary jazz artists in recent y ears, and k ey boardist/producer Philippe Saisse, an accomplished solo artist in his own right who has helped to re-shape the careers of Rick Braun, Marc Antoine and Gato Barbieri, among many others. Born in the UK, Peter White first made his name work ing with Al Stewart in the studio in the mak ing of Year of the Cat, which became a huge hit for Stewart in 1976. This mark ed the beginning of a twenty -y ear association with Stewart and resulted in White mak ing his home in the USA. After fifteen y ears as a back up musician and a session play er work ing with artists lik e the Polish vocalist Basia, White launched his solo recording career with the 1990 release of Rev eillez-Vous The album included sev eral unused songs that White had written for Stewart, and it became a fav ourite among contemporary jazz radio stations. White made sev eral albums for Sony and these were heav ily promoted in the UK with frequent appearances at the Pizza Express Jazz Club and other v enues. Track s: 1. Good Day 2. Alway s, Forev er 3. Just Giv e Me a Chance 4. Lov e Will Find You 5. (Un)Forgiv en 6. Temptation 7. Mission 2 Mars 8. Bright 9. Ramon’s Rev enge 10. Say Goodnight Tour dates: 3 Nov – Club One, A scot, 4 Nov – Concorde Club, Eastleigh, 5 Nov – Thirty Three Restaurant, Poole, 6-12 Nov Pizza Express Jazz Club, London, 13 & 14 Nov – Pizza Express, Maidstone


Jazz NEW RELEASE INFORMATION - RELEASE DATE 28/09/2009 Oscar Peterson BT3013

Piano Colossus

805520130134

CD3

BIG 3

JA ZZ

DISC ONE Louise / Flying Home / The C Jam Blues / Time On My Hands / Sweet Lorraine / Stairway To The Stars/ Sweet Georgia Brown / Sleepy Time Gal / My Heart Stood Still / At Sundow n / Debut / They Didn't Believe Me / Lover / Where Or When / All The Things You Are / Oscar's Blues / Tenderly / Two Sleepy People / Get Happy / Smoke Gets In Your Eyes / DISC TWO Deep Purple / Robbin's Nest / Exactly Like You / Easy To Love / Takin' A Chance On Love / I Get A Kick Out Of You / What's New / Dark Eyes / The Way You Look Tonight / Minor Blues / Fine And Dandy / How High The Moon / Gypsy In My Soul / On The Alamo / Lullaby Of The Leaves / September In The Rain / They Can't Take That Away From Me / There's A Small Hotel / You Turned The Tables On Me / These Foolish Things / DISC THREE It Ain't Necessarily So / Night And Day / Fascinating Rhythm / In A Mellow Tune Sophisticated Lady / Make The 'A' Train / Prelude To A Kiss / Rockin' In Rhythm / Don't Get Around Much Anymore / John Hardy's Wife / Easter Parade / Long Ago And Far Away / The Song Is You / The Lady Is A Tramp / Blue Moon / I Want To Be Happy / I Only Have Eyes For You / You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby / Come Rain Or Come Shine / I'm In The Mood For Love


Jazz NEW RELEASE INFORMATION - RELEASE DATE 28/9/2009

Anouar Brahem The Astounding Eyes of Rita 1798628

602517986282

CD

ECM

JAZZ

In the 21st century Anouar Brahem has become one of ECM’s most popular artists, with a staunch worldwide following and near-unanimously positive press reactions. The label’s 40th anniversary brings a new album of warm, dark sounds and dancing, organic pulses from the Tunisian oud master, performed by his new band. After two CDs more closely related to European music (Le Pas de Chat Noir, Le Voyage de Sahar) comes a recording built more upon traditional phrasing and Arab modes – in some aspects resembling Brahe m’s Barzakh and the bestselling Astrakan Café, but with some of the improvisational freedoms of Thimar. The quartet from Tunisia, Germany, Sweden and Lebanon – now fired-up for international performances which include a first European tour this autumn – was brought together by Anouar and ECM producer Manfred Eicher initially for this album. New music Brahem had written in 2008 see med to ca ll for a new group, modulating between cultures and disciplines. His work in the “Thimar” trio with John Surma n had ma de him particularly enthusiastic about the blending of oud and bass clarinet, and Anouar was excited when he heard Norma Winstone’s Distances with clarinettist Klaus Gesing. Eicher also recommended Björn Meyer whose highly mobile bass guitar is a regular highlight of performances by Nik Bärtsch’s Ronín band (see ECM albums Stoa and Holon). On hand drums, Brahe m added insightful young Lebanese percussionist Khaled Yassine. The album’s unusual t itle references the poetry of Palestinian writer Mahmoud Darwish (1941-2008), to whom the disc is dedicated. Darwish’s famous poe m “Rita and the Rifle” tells of love thwarted by polit ical realities... Perfect for mult i-format radio, the evocative music of The Astounding Eyes of Rita is certain to be e mbraced by filmma kers, too Brahem’s music is increasingly being used in movies and documentaries. Personnel: A nouar Brahem: oud; Klaus Gesing: bass clarinet; Björn Meyer: bass; Khaled Yassine: percussion

Tracks: The Lov er Of Beirut / Dance With Wav es / Stopov er At Djibouti / The Astounding Ey es Of Rita / Al Birwa / Galilee Mon Amour / Wak ing State / For No Apparent Reason


Jazz NEW RELEASE INFORMATION - RELEASE DATE 28/9/2009

John Abercrombie Quartet Wait Till You See Her 1798630

602517986305

CD

ECM

JAZZ

The John Abercrombie Quartet has become one of the most widely-admired groups in contemporary jazz. It is both a deeply swinging group and an adventurous one – as their fourth ECM album attests. With a range that can encompass everything from standards to bebop to free play to chamber music or raga-esque excursions, the quartet extends the jazz tradition yet there is a consistent warmth and huma nity to the sound, always evident in the harmonic and melodic materia l that Abercrombie writes for the group. The quartet has been the primary focus of Abercrombie’s work for a decade, and the associations with Mark Feldman and Joey Baron go back much further. Wait Till You See Her follows Cat ’n’ Mouse (2000), Class Trip (2003) and The Third Quartet (2006), all highly praised by international critics. Recorded in New York last Dece mber, the disc features seven new Abercrombie composit ions, plus the tender and romantic title track, a Rodgers and Hart tune origina lly penned for the 1942 musica l, “By Jupiter”. Interplay between Abercrombie, Feldman and Baron is given a different inflection this time around by the input of a re markable young bass player, Thomas Morgan (28), whose resume already includes work with Steve Coleman, Paul Motian, Masubumi Kikuchi, and whose agility and deep rooted musicality is exceptional. Other guitarists are quick to praise Abercrombie – Jim Hall: “John is unique and allows himself to grow and change constantly...I love his playing because it constantly surprises me.” John Scofield: “Anybody who’s got ears can hear the beautiful integrity of his improvisations, and how incredibly we ll he plays the electric guitar. Right now he’s playing better than he ever has.” Personnel: John A bercrombie: guitar; Mark Feldman: v iolin; Thomas Morgan: double-bass; Joey Baron: drums Tracks: Sad Song / Line-Up / Wait Till You See Her / Trio / I'v e Ov erlook ed Before / Anniv ersary Waltz / Out Of Towner / Chic Of Araby


Jazz NEW RELEASE INFORMATION - RELEASE DATE 28/9/2009

Jen Chapin ReVisions - Songs of Stevie Wonder SA CD347 090368034762

HYBRID SA CD

CHESKY

JA ZZ

Vocalist Jen Chapin, the musician-activist, applies her formidable musical and artistic insight to the repertoire of the iconic singer and songwriter, Stevie Wonder. She is backed by just two musicians, acclaimed bassist & leader of the Rosetta Trio, Stephe n Crump and the formidable saxophonist Chris Cheek. The qualities of Chapin’s voice and her intensely personal interpretations of the familiar material can be best appreciated in this intimate setting. Jen Chapin’s music is a story in song that searches for community and shared meaning, powered by the jazz, rhy thm and blues, and improv isation of the city . Critics hav e hailed her work as “soulfully poetic” and hav e acclaimed her as “one of the freshest v oices singing today .” She is the daughter of Harry Chapin, the singer and songwriter best-k nown for his song “Cat’s In The Cradle”. Jen Chapin toured the UK in September 2008 with the Rosetta Trio Personnel: Jen Chapin (vocals), Chris Cheek (saxophones), Stephan Crump (bass) Track s: You Don’t Hav e Nothin’ / Master Blaster (Jammin’) / Visions / Higher Ground / Renewable / Jesus Children of America / Village Ghetto Land / If It’s Magic / She’s Gone

Karin Krog MR15

Joy

7051070000158

CD

MEA NTIME

JA ZZ

Reissue for the first time on CD of a 1968 recording by the acclaimed Norwegian vocalist Karin Krog featuring Jan Garbarek, Jon Christensen, Arild A ndersen, Palle Danielsson and Ted Curson. Reissue for the first time CD of a 1968 recording by the acclaimed Norwegian vocalist Karin Krog. This ground-break ing album in European Jazz was recorded at the height of the swinging sixties, with musicians who were soon to become central to the dev elopment of the so-called ´Nordic Sound’, including Jan Garbarek , Jon Christensen, Arild Andersen and Palle Danielsson. ‘Joy ’ is regarded as one of Krog’s finest recordings and it still retains its contemporary feel. Bonus track s include the celebrated track `Break of Day in Molde´ and they feature a guest appearance by the great American trumpet play er Ted Curson. Personnel: Karin Krog (vocals), Jan Garbarek (tenor sax), Jon Christensen (drums), Arild Andersen, Palle Danielsson (bass), Ted Curson (trumpet) and others Track s: Mr Joy / Karin’s Mode / Round About Midnight / Maiden Voy age / Lazy Afternoon / Blues Ey es (bonus track ) / Break Of Day In Molde (bonus track )


Jazz NEW RELEASE INFORMATION - RELEASE DATE 28/9/2009

Najee

Mind Over Matter

HUCD3156

053361315627

CD

HEADS UP

JA ZZ

Smooth jazz pioneer Najee exchanges his soprano sax for the alto on 6 of the album’s 10 tunes but remain s committed to his signature blend of R & B, neo-soul and contemporary jazz. Joining him on the groov e laden Mind Ov er Matter are k ey boardist Jeff Lorber and vocalists Eric Benet and Gary Tay lor. With two platinum and four gold albums, saxophonist Najee is one of the pioneers of smooth jazz and one of the best-selling instrumentalists in the world. Track s: Lov e You a Lifetime / Sweet Summer Nights / Mind Ov er Matter / Lov e Forev er and a Day After / We Gone Ride (with Eric Benet) / The Journey / Stolen Glances (with Jeff Lorber) / Needless To Say / One More Thing / Moon Ov er Carolina

Jessy J PKR3128202

True Love 888072312821

CD

PEA K

JA ZZ

Saxophonist Jessy J’s new recording features a sizzling mix of hot beats, A fro-Cuban and samba rhythms and flamenco. She puts her unique, multi-cultural stamp on a mix of vocals and instrume ntals that draws from her rich Latin heritage and love for both traditional and contemporary jazz The young Mexican American saxophonist/singer prov ed to be quite a sensation when her debut CD Tequila Moon earned her such accolades as “Debut Artist of The Year” and Billboard’s contemporary jazz song of the y ear. Produced by mega contemporary and urban jazz hit mak er, musician/guitarist and label mate Paul Brown, (who also produced Tequila Moon), one of the most remark able aspects of True Lov e is Jessy ’s ongoing commitment to her personal dev elopment as an artist and composer on her own terms. Personnel: Jessy J (v ocals, flute, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone), Sergio Aranda (piano), Paul Brown (guitar, drum programming), Tommy Kay (guitar), Gregg Karuk as (strings, piano, k eyboards, bass guitar), Roberto Vally (bass), Sergio Gonzalez (drums), Richie Gajate Garcia (percussion). Track s: Tropical Rain / Forev er / True Lov e / Mr. Prince / Morning of the Carniv al / Somewhere in a Dream / Jessy 's Blues / Llegaste Tu / Brazilian Dance / Baila! Tour dates: Jessy J will be appearing at the Pizza Express Jazz Club, 711 October and at the 33 Restaurant, Poole on 12 October


Jazz NEW RELEASE INFORMATION - RELEASE DATE 28/9/2009

Brian Bromberg ART7019

181475701927

It Is What It Is CD

ARTISTRY

JAZZ

Acclaimed bassist Brian Bromberg has produced a decidedly funky 13-track set that features a k iller horn section and includes not only evocativ e original compositions but also two cov er songs - the B-52s' classic “Lov e Shack " and Quincy Jones' “Sanford & Son Theme.” Bromberg is joined by an A-list of musical peers including George Duk e, Patrice Rushen, Jeff Lorber, Randy Breck er, Eric Marienthal, Gerald Albright, Richard Elliot, Rick Braun, Will Kennedy , Dav e Weck l, Alex Acuna, Paul Jack son Jr. and more - all of whom are giv en ample opportunity to shine. Bromberg has recorded albums as a solo artist. He joined tenor sax legend Stan Getz's band at the age of 18 and since then has play ed acoustic and electric bass with hundreds of artists ranging from Horace Silv er, Carmen McRae and Eddie Harris to Lee Ritenour, Nancy Wilson and Dudley Moore. Track s: It is What It is / Lov e Shack / Excuse Me? / Life / Elephants On Ice Sk ates / The Mirror / Sanford and Son Theme / Mr. Miller / Martinis At the Velv et Lounge / Saul Goode / Waiting For You / Heav en / Slap Happy

Steve Hobbs CR73285

0608917328523

Down South CD

CHALLENGE

JAZZ

American jazz musician Stev e Hobbs is one of today 's leading v ibraphonists. With a stellar lineup including Bill O’Connell on piano he rev isits classic songs associated with his nativ e South. Hobbs has re corded as a leade r or sideman with Kenny Barron, Alan Broadbent, Tom Harrell, oe LaBarbe ra, Victor Le wis, Bob Malach, Bill O 'Conne ll, John Patitucci, Rufus Reid, Bob Sheppard, Dave Vale ntin, and many othe rs. "With Stev e Hobbs, there are no gimmick s or bizarre hy brids, just world-class jazz play ing. He play s v ibraphone and marimba with great panache and his improv isations are full of delightfully unpredictable curv es and angles." Dav e Gelly , The Observ er Personnel: Stev e Hobbs (v ibraphone), Bill O'Connoll (piano), Peter Washington (bass), John Riley (drums) Track s: Cherok ee / Hey Good Look in’ / Stars Fell On Alabama / St. James Infirmary / The Woody the Woodpeck er Song / Shenandoah / The Old Rugged Cross / What A Difference a Day Mak es / Wade In The Water


Jazz NEW RELEASE INFORMATION - RELEASE DATE 28/9/2009

Dominic Alldis Songs We Heard CANZCD6

5060052778772

CD

CANZONA

JAZZ

Improv isations on nursery rhy mes from around the world for jazz piano trio. Is there a musical tradition as timeless or as univ ersal as the singing of nursery rhy mes and lullabies to children? These songs hav e prov ided many generations with their first experience of music and continue to enjoy the same popularity today . When considering new repertoire for my jazz piano trio, it occurred to me that such well-known themes could also prov ide a rich source of musical inspiration; their melodic simplicity and harmonic clarity mak e them ideal material for improv isation. And so the idea for ‘Songs We Heard’ was born. The album features many nursery rhy mes well-lov ed in the English speak ing world, including fav ourites such as ‘Twink le, Twink le, Little Star’ and ‘Three Blind Mice’, as well as the French songs ‘Alouette’ and ‘Frère Jacques’. Often these melodies are also k nown across other cultures, but set to different words. My research into international songs for children also led me to uncov er sev eral unfamiliar musical gems: ‘Cradle Song’ from Sweden, ‘Little Swallow’ from China, ‘Edo Lullaby ’ from Japan and ‘Waky umwa Katambanga’ from Keny a. Three original themes inspired by reminiscences of my own childhood complete the set. Track s: / Rock-a-by e Baby / London Bridge Is Falling Down / Girls and Boy s Come Out To Play / Three Blind Mice / Old King Cole / I Saw Three Ships / Sunday ’s Child / Twink le, Twink le, Little Star / Alouette / Oranges and Lemons / Hush, Little Baby / First Steps / Frère Jacques / Cradle Song / Waky umwa Katambanga / Edo Lullaby / Awak ening / Little Swallow / The Grand Old Duk e Of York October 12th 2009, Pizza Express Jazz Club, London October 19th 2009, Pizza Express Jazz Club, Maidstone

Hendrik Meurkens

Samba to Go!

ZM200901

ZOHO

880956090122

CD

JAZZ

The harmonica and v ibraphone v irtuoso Hendrik Meurk ens in exhilarating mix of Brazilian sambas, bossa nov as and chorinhos, spiced with swinging North American bebop. Hailed as the world’s leading chromatic harmonica play er since Toots Thielemans, Meurk ens demonstrates on “Samba To Go!” - his 18th CD release as a leader – a dazzling v irtuosity in a v aried program of sev en samba, bossa nov a, and chorinho inspired originals, two Brazilian “classics” including “So Tinha De Ser Com Você” by Antonio Carlos Jobim, and “My Foolish Hart”, a standard from the Great American Songbook . As a featured artist, he has recorded with Charlie Byrd, Jimmy Cobb, Iv an Lins, Monty Alexander, Claudio Roditi and Mundell Lowe, as well as back ing such leading artists as Astrid Gilberto and Oliv ia Newton John and touring with the Ray Brown Trio, Paquito D'Riv era, Oscar Castro Nev es, Herb Ellis, Herbie Mann, Charlie By rd, and James Moody . Track s: Spaceburger / Odessa in April / Samba To Go! / So Tinha De Ser Com Você / Choro No. 14 / Mountain Driv e / Joe's Donut / Bossa Sk etch / A Choro For You / My Foolish Heart


Reggae NEW RELEASE INFORMATION - RELEASE DATE 28/09/2009 Gramps Morgan 2 Sides Of My Heart Vol.1 HBECD20658

8713762206581

CD

HEARTBEAT

REGGAE

From Africa to the Americas, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific too, Roy “GRAMPS” Morgan has performed for sold out stadiums around the world with his 4 siblings, the other members of the internationally renow ned reggae band, Morgan Heritage. Now after nearly three decades together, collectively solidifying fan bases in almost every continent on the planet, releasing ten albums and three DVDs, and performing for millions of people worldwide, Gramps, a bur geoning solo artist has emerged ready to take things to another level. Currently touring with India Arie on the Soul Bird Tour, Gramps Morgan remains dedicated to conscious Roots Reggae & Lovers Rock while he expands his horizons to new markets. In a time when reggae music is in a state of dejection and dancehall lyrics are redundant, Gram ps Morgan proves positive music can still top the charts; and he did with ‘Wash The Tears’, the first single from the album. #1 in Canada for 3 consecutive weeks on CHRY 105.5 FM , WASH THE TEARS also debuted at #8 on Under Pressure’s Top 20 Singles Chart in Italy, before it began charting simultaneously in Toronto, New York and South Florida peaking in the latter two cities at the #3 & 4 spots, respectively. The video also debuted at #2 on Riddim Jamaica’s Weekly Top 12 Video Chart. Although most of the album is self produced, Gramps collaborates with Kurt Riley on ‘Lonely’ and reconnects with Buju Banton on ‘Power of Prayer’ – the follow up to their smash hit ‘The 23rd Psalm’, and with Kemar “Flava” McGregor, on ‘One in A Million’. Flava also produced Morgan Heritage’s #1 hit single, “Nothing To Smile About”. The highly anticipated solo debut album ‘2 Sides of My Heart Vol.1’ will solidify Gramps Morgan as an artist to be reckoned with on the world stage. Tracks: Wash the Tears / All Together / Don’t Cry For Jamaica / Hold On / Time / Lonely / Come Back to Bed / Hush / For One Night / Power of Prayer ft. Buju Banton / Roll Call / Where has Mama Gone / Therapy [Remix] ft. India Arie / Always & Forever / One in a Million / Bonus: Higher in Love


Rock & Pop NEW RELEASE INFORMATION - RELEASE DATE 28/09/2009 The Fall SECDD006

Rebellious Jukebox Volume 2

5036436031320

CD2

SECRET RECORDS

ROCK/POP

Second compilation of sought-after rarities, outtak es and demos Twenty Fiv e track s from The Fall. CD1 is out-tak es and demos recorded from 1977 onwards. CD2 is liv e track s from v arious y ears and v arious shows. Track s: Disc 1 Fiery Jack / Repetition / Various Times / Psy k ick Dancehall / Stepping Out / Hey Luciani / Back Drop / Dresden Dolls / Stry chnine / New Face In Hell / Container Driv er / Leav e The Capitol / Spector v s. Rector Disc 2 Tempo House / I Feel Voxish / Eat Yaself Fitter / Hexen Definitiv e / Grudgeful / Shiftwork / Big New Prinz / Behind The Counter / Victoria / L.A. / Lucifer Ov er Lancashire / Hit The North


Rock & Pop NEW RELEASE INFORMATION - RELEASE DATE 28/09/2009 Outside Royalty MOTHCD001

All Nights Out

5038622121129

CD

WEATHERBO X

ROCK/POP

“I fell in love with it immediately... How are these guys not signed?!” Colin Murray, Radio 1 “Highly charged, frenetic and emotionally wrought... they have the driving mo-mo-mo-mentum of early Roxy Music.” The Guardian Debut full length album includes the single Lightbulb (Turning Off) an easy mix of pop, indie, undergound and even a touch of dance hall electro Influences: Beck to ELO, Neutral Milk Hotel to Squarepusher, Flaming Lips to Dan Deacon, Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones and The Who Tracks: Ohio / Palladium / Lightbulb (Turning off) / Three, Two of One / The Ones Who Tried To Get Away / Falling / The Strangest Thing I've Ever Seen / My Constitution / Voice Beneath The Rubble / Safety In Numbers

Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions Bavarian fruit Bread 308702

5037703087026

CD

NE TTWE RK

ROCK/AMERICANA

Mid-price release of out of print debut album by duo of Hope Sandoval (Mazzy Star) and Colm Ó Cíosóig (My Bloody Valentine) Bavarian Fruit Bread was originally released on Rough Trade but has been out of print in recent years. Reissued at a mid-price level to coincide with the new album, it is a gorgeous slice of minimalist folk pop, with Sandov al’s gorgeous vocals sitting atop often sparse acoustic instrumentation. Tracks: Drop / Suzanne / Butterfly Mornings / On The Low / Baby Let Me / Feeling Of Gaze / Charlotte / Clear Day / Bavarian Fruit Bread / Around My Smile / Lose Me On The Way

Madder Mortem CDVILED266

801056726629

Destra CD

PEACEVILLE

META L

NORWEGIANS FOURTH ALBUM OF PROGRESSIVE, ATMOSPHERIC METAL NOW AT MIDPRICE Originally released on Peaceville in 2006 to widespread critical acclaim 5/6 ZERO TOLERANCE / ‘A FULL FANGED DOSE OF POWERFUL, EERI E METAL.’ KKKK Kerrang! (UK) / ‘MADDER MORTEM ARE SPECIAL. DO YOU DESERVE THEM?’ 9/10 TERRORIZER / Monster magazine (Norway) – 5.5/ 6 ‘MASTERPIECE!'- Geir Larzen, Editor / Nocturnal Tears Radioshow (France) – album of the week / Metal Forge webzine (Australia) – 4.5/5 / Chroniclesofchaos.com 9/10 / Metalrage.com – 93% / Metalstorm.ee – 8/10 / Aardschok – 83/100 / Imhotep – 8/10 TRACKS: My Name Is Silence / Evasions / Plague On This Land / Dystopia / M For Malice / The Flood To Come / Changeling / Cold Stone / Hypnos / Sedition / Desiderata / Hangman


Rock & Pop NEW RELEASE INFORMATION - RELEASE DATE 28/09/2009 Chris Scruggs 004UKL

Anthem

9781932332728

CD

COGENT RECORDS

ROCK/POP

The long awaited solo release from the young ambassador of American Music, Chris Scruggs blends jangle and twang to create a Trans-Atlantic, cross genre masterpiece. Produced by Chris Scruggs and recorded at Tucson, Arizona’s Wavelab Studio by indie rock savant, Craig Schumacher, Anthem challenges the limitations of “roots” music, while planting it’s rockier edge in a firm traditional footing. Showcasing the songwriting abilities and musical prowess of a multtalented performer who has recorded with artists including M. Ward, Ray Price, Amy LeVere, Hank 3, Bobby Bare, Justin Townes Earle and Charlie Louvin, Scruggs (a former member of alt. Country torchbearers, BR549) , has produced an album that redefines the boundaries between rock and country with the same freedom of expression as Bob Dylan’s Nashville Skyline. Scruggs’ new LP features brilliant performances from Howe Gelb (Giant Sand), Nick Luca and Paul Niehaus (Calexico), Don Herron and Harvey Brooks (Bob Dylan), BR549 and an Everlyesque duet with Kelly Hogan. Scruggs wrote eleven of Anthem’s twelve songs, with one being penned by his late uncle, Ron Davies (the writer of David Bowie’s “It Ain’t Easy”). Timeless instrumentation colours Scruggs’ experienced yet optimistic writing as tales of rain clouds, last chances and stagnation are peppered with the promise of blue skies, real love and aeroplane flights. Tracks; Joshephine / It Ain’t Right / Running From The Graveyard / A Victim’s Song / The Open Road The Open Sky / Sing Your Tune / Where The Wind Blows / Old Souls Like You and Me / Open Letter / The Open Road The Open Sky / Change Your Made Up Mind

Gentle Giant BGOCD431

The Missing Piece/Giant For A Day

5017261204318

CD

BGO RECORDS

ROCK/POP

1977 and 1978 albums from the Giant, originally released on the Chrysalis label Tracks: The Missing Piece: Two Weeks in Spain / I'm Turning Around / Betcha Thought We Couldn't Do It / Who Do You Think You Are? / Mountain Time / As Old As You're Young / Memories Of Old Days / Winning / For Nobody / Giant For A Day: Words From The Wise / Thank You / Giant For A Day / Spooky Boogie / Take Me / Little Brown Bag / Friends / No Stranger / It's Only Goodbye / Rock Climber

Steppenwolf BGOCD450

S teppenwol/S teppenwolf The Second

5017261204509

C D2

BGO RECORDS

ROCK/POP

‘Steppenwolf’ was released in January 1968 in the US (April 1968 in the UK); ‘Steppenwolf The Second’ appeared just ten months later. The centrepiece of ‘Steppenwolf The Second’ is ‘Magic Carpet Ride’, a Kay/Moreve composition which was released as a single, and is second only to ‘Born To Be Wild’ as the song most associated with the band by the public. ‘Born To Be Wild’ was featured heavily in a Ford Cougar advert; this has Dennis Hopper driving the new car as an old man, gazing into the eyes of himself – his young alter-ego, riding the chopper from the film ‘Easy Rider’. Tracks: Disc One: Sookie Sookie / Everybody’s Next One / Berry Rides Again / Hootchie Kootchle Man / Born To Be Wild / Your Wall’s Too High / Desperation / The Pusher / A Girl I Knew / Take What You Need / The Ostrich / Disc Two: Faster Than The Speed Of Life / Tighten Up Your Wig / None Of Your Doing / Spiritual Fantasy / Don’t Step On The Grass, Sam / 28 / Magic Carpet Ride / Disappointment Number (Unk nown) / Lost And Found By Trial And Error / Hodge, Podge, Strained Through A Leslie / Resurrection / Reflections


Rock & Pop NEW RELEASE INFORMATION - RELEASE DATE 28/09/2009 Johnny Winter S till Alive And Well/Captured Live BGOCD478

5017261204783

C D2

BGO RECORDS

ROCK/POP

‘Still Alive And Well’ has Randy Jo Hobbs, Rick Derringer and Todd Rundgren; ‘Captured Live!’ features Randy Jo Hobbs, Richard Hughes and Floyd Radford Tracks: Still Alive And Well: Rock Me Baby / Can't You Feel It? / Cheap Tequila / All Tore Down / Rock and Roll / Silver Train / Ain't Nothing To Me / Still Alive and Well / Too Much Seconal / Let It Bleed / Captured Live!: Bony Moronie / Roll With Me / Rock and Roll People / It's All Over Now / Highway 61 Revisited / Sweet Papa John

New Riders Of The Purple Sage Home, Home On The Road/Brujo BGOCD632

5017261206329

CD

BGO RECORDS

ROCK/POP

NRPS’s fifth and sixth albums, dating from 1974 and 1975, from the Country rockers Slipcased, and with extensive new notes from John Tobler. Remastered from original tapes Tracks: Home, Home On The Road: Hi, Hello, How Are You / She’s No Angel / Groupie / Sunday Susie / Kick In The Head / Truck Drivin’ Man / Hello Mary Lou / Sutter’s Mill / Dead Flowers / Henry / School Days / Brujo: Old Man Noll / Ashes Of Love / You Angel You / Instant Armadillo Blues / Workingman’s Woman / On The Amazon / Big Wheels / Singing Cowboy / Crooked Judge / Parson Brown / Neon Rose

Cher BGOCD673

All I Really Want To Do/The S onny Side Of Cher 5017261206732

CD

BGO RECORDS

ROCK/POP

Cher's first two albums for Liberty Records from 1965 and 1966 Tracks: All I Really Want To Do: All I Really Want To Do / I Go To Sleep / Needles And Pins / Don't Think Twice / She Thinks I Still Care / Dream Baby / The Bells Of Rhymney / Girl Don't Come / See See Rider / Come And Stay With Me / Cry Myself To Sleep / Blowin' In The Wind / The Sonny Side Of Cher: Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) / Elusive Butterfly / Where Do You Go / Our Day Will Come / The Girl From Ipanema / It's Not Unusual / Like A Rolling Stone / Time / Come To Your Window / Old Man River / Milord / A Young Girl (Une Enfante)

Blodwyn Pig BGOCD81

Getting To This

5017261200815

CD

BGO RECORDS

ROCK/POP

With bonus tracks not available on the original UK release Tracks: Drive Me / Variations On Nainos / See My Way / Long Bomb Blues / The Squirreling Must Go On / San Francisco Sketches / Beach Scape / Fisherman's Wharf / Telegraph Hill / Close The Door, I'm Falling Out Of The Room / Worry / Toys / To Rassman / Send Your Son To Die


Rock & Pop NEW RELEASE INFORMATION - RELEASE DATE 28/09/2009 P.J. Proby Three Week Hero BGOCD87

5017261200877

CD

BGO RECORDS

ROCK/POP

Features Led Zeppelin as backing musicians! Tracks: Three Week Hero / The Day That Lorraine Came Down / Little Friend / Empty Bottles / Reflections (Of Your Face) / Won't Be Long / Sugar Mama / I Have A Dream / It's Too Good To Last / New Directions / Today I Killed A Man / Medley: It's So Hard To Be A Nigger/Jim's Blues/George Wallace Is Rollin' In This Mornin'

Alan C layson & The Argonauts Aetheria KSDVD960

5055066696075

DVD KISS ING SPE LL

ROCK/POP

"Alan Clayson and the Argonauts were one of rock's most glorious and enjoyable follies, and somewhere there is a parallel universe where they are bigger than the Beatles" - Rock 'N' Reel, June 2007 AETHERIA finds Clayson And The Argonauts filmed at a sensational comeback appearance in the heart of London in 2005 LIVE 2009 Friday 2 October – 100 Club, Oxford St London / Full UK tour to support release through October / November Tracks: Superman/ 42 Rue Morgue/searchlight/fame & Fortune/The Mechanic/Rebel Rocker/Eleanor In Bondage/On The Street Where You live/pagan mecia/the Rake’s Progress/On The waterfront/Run Kalwinder/Do the Zoot Bop/The Landl ocked sailor/Landswater/the Moonlight Skater/Aetheria


Rock/Pop NEW RELEASE INFORMATION - RELEASE DATE 28/9/2009

Mike & The Ravens No Place for Pretty ZM200909

880956090924

CD

ZOHO

ROCK/POP

Hard-charged rock ’n’ roll from Mik e & The Rav ens - 60s garage rock ers hailing from Plattsburgh, New York . Their prev ious album “Noisy Boy s” was featured in Billboard magazines top 100 releases of 2008. Founded in 1960 by singer Mik e Brassard, Mik e & The Rav ens were early preBeatles rock ’n’ rollers, influenced by Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly & Link Wray , with a substantial regional following in New York State, just south of the Canadian border. ‘No Place for Pretty ’ contains four band originals from 1962/3, plus six new originals – all intense, hard slamming guitar-driv en rock ’n’ roll designed for noisy dance halls. Track s: 1. Key s to the Car 2. One Of These Day s 3. Sister Raev en 4. Riptide 5. Unhand Me! 6. Dum Doov i 7. Shame, Shame, Shame, Shame 8. Brok en Boy 9. Steelhead 10. I’v e Tak en All I Can


Rock ‘N’ Roll NEW RELEASE INFORMATION - RELEASE DATE 28/09/2009 Jerry Lee Lewis The Killer Rocks On / Boogie Woogie Country Man BGOCD635

5017261206350

CD

BGO RECORDS

ROCK 'N ' RO LL

1972 and 1975 albums from the Killer Country rock’n’roll at its best from the master. Extensive sleevenotes and slip case Tracks: The Killer Rocks On: Don’t Be Cruel - You Can Have Her / Games People Play / Lonely Weekends / You Don’t Miss Your Water / Turn On Your Love Light / Chantilly Lace / C.C. Rider / Walk A Mile In My Shoes / Me And Bobby McGee / Shotgun Man / I’m Walkin’ Boogie Woogie Country Man - I’m Still Jealous Of You / A Little Peace And Harmony / Jesus Is On The Main Line / Forever Forgiving / (Remember Me) I’m The One Who Loves You / Red Hot Memories (Ice Cold Beer) / I Can Still Hear The Music In The Restroom / Love Inflation / I Was Sorta Wonderin’ / Thanks For Nothing / Boogie Woogie Country Man


Soul NEW RELEASE INFORMATION - RELEASE DATE 28/9/2009

Michael Olatuja BD005

823889800529

Speak CD

O BLIQSOUND

SOUL

British/Nigerian bassist Michael Olatuja debuts his unique musical v ision as producer, composer, arranger and performer on ‘Speak ’, featuring lead vocals from Lynden David Hall, A ndrew Roachford, TY, Terri Walker, Eska and others. The album features musical influences and guests from each area Olatuja has liv ed around the globe, including his childhood in London and Lagos, Nigeria, and professional y ears in London and New York . Olatuja incorporates such hallmark s of traditional African music as the talk ing drum and hand drums (conga and djembe), call-and-response vocals and the Yoruba language, while work ing comfortably with musical vocabularies more familiar to Western ears: neo-soul balladry , modern jazz, deep groov e, R&B, and gospel. Olatuja has toured and recorded with stars such as Lisa Stansfield, Terence Blanchard, The Brook lyn Tabernacle Choir, Chak a Khan, Patti Austin, Stev ie Wonder and The Lighthouse Family , among others. Personnel: Michael Olatuja (electric bass, acoustic bass, Fender Rhodes, production, arrangements), Featured Guests: Lynden Dav id Hall, Esk a Mtungwazi, Andrew Roachford, Terri Walk er, Onaje Jefferson, Alicia Olatuja, TY (lead vocals), Jason Rebello (piano, Fender Rhodes, Moog), Jean Toussaint (soprano sax) Track s: 1. Ma Foy a [feat. Ly nden Dav id Hall] 2. Altar Call [feat. Esk a Mtungwazi] 3. Hold On [feat. Ly nden Dav id Hall & Andrew Roachford] 4. Little Sister [feat. Terri Walk er] 5. Le Jardin [feat. Onaje Jefferson] 6. Yi Yipada [feat. Esk a Mtungwazi] 7. Unconditional [feat. Alicia Olatuja] 8. Speak [feat. TY] 9. Walk With Me [feat. Alicia Olatuja] 10. Mama Ola [feat. Jason Rebello & Jean Toussaint]


SOUL / Dance NEW RELEASE INFORMATION - RELEASE DATE 28/09/2009

Various S LOUNGECD80X

S oul Lounge 6 5034093413336

CD3

DOME RECORDS

SOU L/DANCE

Sixth volume in the attractively priced 3CD Soul Lounge series, with a strong line-up of soul music’s finest, including Incognito, Rahsaan Patterson, George Duke, Eric Roberson, Brenda Boykin and Hil St Soul , with exclusive new cuts from Joslyn and Vivienne McKone. Tracks: Disc 1 Rahsaan Patterson – Stop Breaking My Heart / Incognito – Everybody Loves The Sunshi ne / Hil St Soul – Life / Heston – Radio / Angela Johnson Feat Gordon Chambers – Get Away / Anthony David – Part Of My Life / Brenda Russell – The Message / Conya Doss – Starship / Avani – 2 Luv U / Brenda Boykin – Wonderful / Maysa – Higher Love / Full Flava Feat Joy Rose – You Make It Heaven / Don- E - Natural / Eric Roberson – The Moon / Frank Mccomb – When You Call My Name Disc 2 Full Flava Feat Carleen Anderson - Was That All It Was / Seek – Last Night / Heston Feat Angela Johnson – Dreamy Eyes / Keeley Burton – Trust You Again / Joslyn – Never Ending / Angela Johnson Feat Maysa – More Than You Know / Full Flava Feat Alison Limerick – Perfect Love / Julie Dexter & Khari Simmons – Salt Sea / Martha Redbone – God Created Woman / Vivienne Mckone – Everything’s Gonna Be Alright / Sam Bostic – Break Up 2 Make Up / George Duke – Sweet Baby / Andreus – Get Somethin’ / Hil St Soul – Release / Inner Shade – Are You With Me? / Beverlei Brown – In The Summertime Disc 3 Erro - Change For Me (Joey Negr o Mix) / Tortured Soul – Home To You (Ethan White Mix) / Bah Samba – Calma (Louie Vega Mix) / Incognito – That’s The Way Of The World (Ski Oakenfull Vas Incognito Remix) / Sunlight Square – Pastime Paradise / Cooly’s Hot Box – Friend Of Mine / Haggis Horns – The Traveller (Pt 2) / James Taylor Quartet – Function At The Junction / Tortured Soul – In Motion

Melba Moore & Phil Perry

The Gift Of Love

SHANCD5176

SHANACHIE

016351517623 CD

SOU L/DANCE

Melba Moore emerged as an international star in the 70’s & 80’s, with many major hits and starring roles on Broadway; Phil Perry is one of the greatest male R & B vocalists of the past twenty years. “The Gift Of Love” presents both solo tracks and stunning duets. Melba Moore emerged as an international star in the 70’s and 80’s , scoring such major hits as “Lean On Me” and appearing in starring roles on Broadway; she remains an international soul music icon. Phil Perry is one of the greatest, most powerful R & B singers of the past twenty years. Here they merge their talents on a superb selection of old and new songs,both as solo tracks and duets. Tracks; Optimistic / Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing / Sadie / It Will Be Alright / Weakness / Survival Kit / We’ll Be Together Then / I Believe / You’re All I Need To Get By / You Never Know / The Gift Of Love


World NEW RELEASE INFORMATION - RELEASE DATE 28/09/2009 Sabrina Malheiros (Deluxe Edition) FARO143CD

5060211500046

CD

New Morning FAR OUT RECORDINGS

WO RLD

The De luxe Edition does full justice to the beautiful 21st century bossa nova of New Morning – “the best album of summer 2008” Rio’s original nu-bossa star Sabrina Ma lheiros returns with a deluxe version of her 2008 summer smash. With an all new track listing featuring four reworks, including two stunning versions of ‘Brisa Mar’ and ‘New Morning’ from the don of modern jazz and bossa Nicola Conte – standing a longside his finest work. With the addit ion of the previously unreleased jazz dance track ‘Gingar De Amor’, this beautiful modern bossa e lectric a lbum flows effortlessly. Songwriter for a generation of young Brazilians, Ma lheiros delivers an album of golden era bossa-soul, sa mba, disco and house, to capture the vibe of modern bossa nova. With skilful re-mastering, new artwork, extensive and revealing sleeve notes and photos from Sabrina as well as Portuguese and translated English lyrics, the ‘Deluxe Edit ion’ perfectly comple ments these gorgeous sounds of Brazilian summer. Following her best-selling debut album 'Equilibria', singer-songwriter Sabrina Ma lheiros re leased 'New Morning', a sophisticated and sublime album of 21st century bossa soul. The De luxe Edit ion takes the very best tracks from New Morning adding never previously released, instrumental versions of ‘Sintonia ’ and ‘Brisa Mar’ and ‘Eira Ne m Beira’ before IG Culture’s huge broken beat house crossover re-work of the latter crashes the album to a close. Tracks: Brisa Mar (Nicola Conte Re-work) / Connexão / Vou Voar / Nova Estação 5. Ginga De Amor (Previously unre leased Track) / New Morning (Nicola Conte Re-work) / Sintonia (Instrumental version) / Alé m Do Sol / Essa Canção / Brisa Mar (Instrumental version) / Connexão (Paradiso Rework) / Eira Ne m Beira (Rit mo) / Eira Ne m Be ira (IG Culture Re-work)


World NEW RELEASE INFORMATION - RELEASE DATE 28/9/2009

Abdul Tee-Jay Palm Wine a Go-Go FSCD1001

740042690127

CD

FAR SIDE

WORLD

The new sweet sound of palm wine music from Sierra Leone. Abdul Tee-Jay pick s up the mantle from the late great S.E. Rogie. Not since the late, great SE Rogie, has there been any new and notable recording of the enchanting palm wine guitar sty le of music from Sierra Leone. Guitarist extraordinaire, Abdul Tee-Jay , best k nown as leader of the electric Sierra Leone dance music group Rok oto, has gone back to his roots and pick ed up the mantle of the former greats to record a beautiful album of palm wine music. ‘Palm W ine a Go Go’ features new v ersions and arrangements of palm wine classics that tak es the music into new territory . Abdul’s fluid acoustic guitar and expressiv e voice are accompanied by a v ariety of percussion plus harmonica and banjo (courtesy of all round good ‘blok e’ and friend of Mustapha, Ben Mandelson) Abdul Tee-Jay grew up in Freetown, Sierra Leone, listening to the lilting sounds of palm wine guitar. Now, those palm wine songs come stamped with Abdul's own creativ ity and originality . Lik e palm wine itself, these songs hav e long been fermenting in the mind of Abdul, maturing, dev eloping, and now v ery definitely , are ready for public consumption. Track s: 1. Cee-O Ley -Ley 2. You Nor Wan Gimmie 3. A Milleh Teteh (Oh Yando) 4. A Nor Nem You 5. Wélé Kpék u 6. East End Jorlay (Corner Corner Baby ) 7. A Buy You Ev ery thing 8. Mampama Timotei (Sweet Palm Wine) 9. You Go Pay Me 10. See Me No More (Wak a-Wak a Baby ) 11. Oda 12. Papa Sam (Die Man Maringa) 13. Polo-Lo (Mambéna) 14. Who Stole My Chick en?


World NEW RELEASE INFORMATION - RELEASE DATE 28/09/2009 Rango 30IPSHOR1820

Sudani Voodoo EP 5065001057045

CDEP

30IPS

WO RLD

Trance-inducing Voodoo music from Sudanese mystic healing ceremonies performed by the Cairo-based Rango collective making their debut at the Barbican’s Transcender Festival on 30 September. Debut EP by extraordinary Sudanese-Egy ptian master musicians RANGO, Mystic healing music, mysterious Zar/Voodoo rites and dance music from traditional Sudanese Wedding celebrations; all performed on lyres retrofitted with electric pickups and vintage Rango Marimbas with gourd spirit resonators, accompanied by dancers wearing percussion belts fashioned from goat horns & brandishing recycled aerosol can shakers. Live in the UK during Black History month October 2009, Rango perform a unique form of sacred and secular music which evolved from the former slave communities of Sudan and Ethiopia following the abolition of the slave trade in Egypt. Combining traditional music styles with a complex belief system of Sudanese shamanic practices and Zar, a healing communion with unseen entities thought to cleanse the soul and relieve suffering, along worship of Muslim prophets and Christian spirits, the band’s exotic music and principle instrument is known as Rango. Tracks: Ahlan Be Eltlat Asyad / Sog Allyil / Alla Balldna / Sog Allyil (Ju Ju Child Mix) / Bamba Wey (Live In Cairo) Live/Tour: September: 30th, Barbican Transcender Week end, LSO St Luke's, London October: 3rd, Wesley Memorial Chapel, Oxford 7th, Lakeside Theatre, Nottingham 13th, Sir John Moor Foundation, Appleby Magna 14th, Waltham on the Wol ds Village Hall 15th, The Poi nt, Eastleigh 17th, Kimbolton Village Hall, Herefordshire 18th, St Geor ge’s, Bristol 22nd, Eco Fold Cafe, Bransford 23rd, Worcester Arts Workshop 24th, Sel by Town Hall, Yorkshire 25th, Musicport, Bridlington 27th, Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool


World NEW RELEASE INFORMATION - RELEASE DATE 28/09/2009 Angelique Kidjo PASS002

You Can Count On Me

805520300025

CDEP

PROPER RECORDS

WO RLD

Released in conjunction with a major Europewide campaign between the Procter And Gamble brand 'Pampers' and UNICEF, the ‘One Pack = One Vaccine’ campaign means that P&G will donate the cost of one dose of tetanus for every pack of Pampers sold. The aim is to raise funding for an additional 200 million vaccines over the next three years. Angelique Kidjo is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and will be undertaking promotional activity throughout Europe to endorse the campaign. Tracks: You Can Count On Me / Tobolo / Kelele / Aisha.


EASY LISTENING

ADDITIONAL RELEASE INFORMATION AVAILABLE NOW C hris Needs

Tracks; You've Got A Friend / Sugar Sugar / You've Got A Friend (Alt. Version)

Central Band of the Royal Air For ce EASY LISTENING

Y ou've Got A Friend

MWCD111 5060031872064 CDSI MUSIC WALES BBC Radio Wales presenter Chris Needs supporting Diabetes in Wales Chris Needs is a popular radio presenter on BBC Radio Wales. His late night show is the most listened to local radio show in the UK with a regular audi ence of over 50,000 listeners. Chris is an ambassador in Wales for Diabetes UK and this single is being released with the aim of raising awareness and funds for the charity.

Finest Mar ches

RAFMRL008 5036098007664 CD ROYAL AIR FORCE MUSIC A collection of the worlds most popular Military Marches performed by the world renowned Central Band of the Royal Air Force. Performed by the internationally acclaimed Central Band of the Royal Air Force, this CD contains a s election of some of the finest marches ever written, all of which are still regularly performed at ceremonial occasions or on the concert platform. And this despite their age; the earliest was written as far back as 1887, with the majority composed before 1920. Why is it then than their appeal persists? The winning march formula of combining uncomplicated melodies in a simple form had reached a satisfying completeness by the early 20th Century. Whatever the reason, you will find that all of these marches have their own individual charm and character and we assure you an enjoyable listen. Tracks; Imperial Echoes / The Liberators / Action Front / Under the Double Eagle / Wellington / Blaze Away / The Children of the Regiment / The Britisher / Marche Lorraine / Skywatch / Trafalgar / The Royal British Legion / National Emblem / The New Colonial / The Thunderer / Old Comrades / Arromanches / Out of the Blue / Glorious Victor / Royal Air Force March Past

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Band of the Royal Air For ce Regiment, Shades of Blue Or chest

Back in T own

RAFMRL009 5060116572759 CD ROYAL AIR FORCE MUSIC A compilation of highly popular Big Band music performed by one of the finest Military Big Bands in the world. The Shades of Blue Orchestra was formed in 1999 when the Band of the Royal Air Force Regiment moved to it’s current location at RAF Cranwell. Established as an 18 piece ensemble, it has earned the same reputation for versatility and excellence as all the established full time professional Royal Air Force bands. Over the years, the Shades of Blue Orchestra has performed for a wide variety of audiences and occasions and regularly gives concerts in it’s own right. Performances have included features with the Massed Bands of the Royal Air Force and countless charity concerts and dances. Tracks; Jazz 633 / Mack the Knife / String of Pearls / Splanky / Pennsylvania 6-5000 / On the Street Where You Live / Bugle Call Rag / I love Paris / It Don’t Mean a Thing / Angel Eyes / Mr Bojangles / Opus One / The Lady is a Tramp

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Central Band of the Royal Air For ce

Peacekeepers

RAFMRL010 5036098008173 CD ROYAL AIR FORCE MUSIC A selection of original compositions commissioned by and performed by the World renow ned Central Band of the Royal Air Force. Arguably the finest Military Band in the world, the Central Band of the Royal Air Force perform a collection of original compositions commissioned by Royal Air Force Music Services. With music by famous composers including Edw ard Gregson and Joseph Horivitz, this CD provides a comprehensive collection of new works, all of which have been written with the intention of enhancing the Royal Air Force’s unique contribution to the world of music and the professionalism of it’s musicians. Supported by performers including John Harle, The London Phil harmonia Chor us and London Philharmonic Choir, the music, largely inspired by military commemorative events, is a must have for any discerning listener. Tracks; Scramble – Nigel Hess / Peacekeepers – Stuart Stirling / Bluebird – John Harle / Uxbridge Variations – Christopher Gunning / The Sword and the Crown – Edward Gregson / Ad Astra – Joseph Horovitz / To the Few – Laurie Johnson

Roger Watson

Past and Present

FOLK

WGS367CD 5016700112627 CD WILD GOOSE Mostly traditional and self-penned songs, with accompaniments on melodeon, English concertina, 5-stringed viola, flugelhorn, cornet and side drum. Guest artists Jackie Oates and Tim Walker. Roger Watson has more than four decades of national and international folk music experience as a mus ician, singer, songwriter and dance caller. He is probably best known for his work with Muckram Wakes and the New Victory Band from 1971 – 81. He was also responsible for melodeon and concertina tutors first published in 1980 (and still selling!) Once a secondary school teacher, he left in 1989 to become the founder and Artistic Director of the erstwhile folk development organisation Traditional Arts Projects (TAPS). He now works freelance to continue the legacy of TAPS, by teaching and performing English traditional songs, music and dances, in a way that acknowledges the processes of tradition and involves people of all backgrounds in owning and individualising material from heritage sources. Tracks; Gilliver / Linnen Hall, The Fantocini / Lovely Joan / Idbury Hill, Broken Dagger / Peg of Derby / The Gobby-O / Rip Van Winkle / Bengal Rounds, Old Sir Simon the King / Lowlands / Hunt the Squirrel, The First of August / Two Brethren / The Manager’s Daughter / Fred Pigeon’s Polka, Donkey Riding / Seafarers


ADDITIONAL RELEASE INFORMATION AVAILABLE NOW Seamus Blake

Bellwether

JAZZ

CRISS1317CD 8712474131723 CD CRISS CROSS JAZZ Ever since he debuted with The Call (Criss 1088) back in 1994, saxophonist Seamus Blake's star has been on the rise and he continues to be a valued member of the Criss Cross family. As a follow-up to Way Out Willy (Criss 1288), Blake's latest features pianist David Kikoski, guitarist Lage Lund, bassist Matt Clohesy, and drummer Bill Stewart on another electrifying set of originals that sparkle with creativity and the kind of integrity that marks the best of today's current generation of jazz artists. Among a decidedly upbeat set of tunes, highlights further include some deeply moving statements from the saxophonist and Lund on the introspective The Song That Lives Inside. Rounding out the mix are takes on John Scofield's Dance Me Home and a third stream-inspired reworking of Debussy's String Quartet in G Minor, Opus 10. Tracks; Me Home / A Beleza Que Vem / Subterfuge / The Song That Lives Inside / Bellwether / Minor Celebrity / String Quartet In G Minor

JAZZ

Dr . Lonnie Smith

The Art Of Organizing

CRISS1318CD 8712474131822 CD CRISS CROSS JAZZ Brace yourselves for The Art of Organizing, the very first appearance on Criss Cross by organ master Dr. Lonnie Smith. Organ jazz is of course an important part of the Criss Cross catalog. Our releases by the likes of Melvin Rhyne and Sam Yahel bear that out, also demonstrating how this vital idiom spans the generations. And you're very likely to find that a Criss Cross organ date involves modern master guitarist Peter Bernstein, an important leader for our label in his own right. Indeed, it is none other than Bernstein who joins Smith on The Art of Organizing. Billy Drummond, one of the more prolific and sensitive drummers of our time, completes the lineup. From his early days with George Benson and Lou Donaldson to the present day, Dr Lonnie Smith has always been a driving force in jazz. The Art of Organizing,featuring Smith and trio on standards and a batch of strong new originals, is another contribution that will remain timeless. Tracks; When We Kissed At Night / My Little Suede Shoes / Riverwalk / Polka Dots And Moonbeams / Softly As In A Morning Sunrise / Turning Poi nt / For Loners / Too Damn Hot

Keyon Harrold

JAZZ

CRISS1819CD

Introducing Keyon Harr old 8712474131921

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CRISS CROSS JAZZ

Long considered on of the brightest young trumpet talents on the New York scene, Keyon Harrold blows fire and brimstone on his Criss Cross debut on a suite of six original tunes, a spriritual, and Horace Silver's iconic ballad Peace. Joining Harrold for the ride are several best-and-brightest members of his peer group, including tenor saxophonist Marcus Strickland, his brother E.J. Strickland on drums, pianist Danny Grissett, and bassist Dezron Douglas, as well as Harrold's one-time teacher, the legendary trumpeter Charles Tolliver. Tracks; Tmf Nuttz / Sudden Inspiration / Shirley's Blues / Keyon Beyond / Amazing Grace, Lord My God / Peace / Hip Hop Joint / The Awakening

M orning Star

A Sign For The Str anger

ROCK/POP

F0041 3700426910118 CD FOLKWIT RECORDS A delightful new album from English-born Paris-based singer-songwriter Morni ng Star aka Jesse D Vernon packed to the rafters with quality songs performed with panache. Morning Star is songwriter / multi-instrumentalist Jesse D. Vernon, who releases his 4th album A Sign For The Stranger on 28 Sept on Folkwit Records. Originally from Bristol, now based in Paris, Jesse has found success in France with countless gigs, features in top rock mag Les Inrockuptibles and his music in several French movies. Jesse has toured Japan four times, most recently last October. A Sign For The Stranger has all his experiences, history and passion for music, mixing European flavours with English references to make a very enjoyable listen. Guess It was You is as summery a single as you’ll hear all year, with its joyously laid-back groove. A key member of the cult Bristol band Moonflowers, who first came to attention with the indie hit Get Higher in 1990, Jesse can also be found playing as one half of This Is The Kit with partner Kate Stables. Morning Star has shared bills with long time musical ally John Parish (P. J. Harvey , Sparklehorse), The National, Jeffrey Lewis, Bert Jansch, M Ward, Camera Obscura. Tracks; There Was A Man / Longest Way Round / Guess It Was You / Golden Boy / Still Mountain / That’s How She Hit Town / Sun In Your Eyes / Rainbow land / Gone Agai n


28/09/09  

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