The 90 year old drummer Jimmy Cobb, who was part of the legendary Kind of Blue album by Miles Davis six decades ago, is still swinging hard on this new release, with guitarist Peter Bernstein, pianist Harold Mabern, and bassist John Webber, playing tunes by the likes of Hank Mobley, Dexter Gordon, and Wes Montgomery.
British conducter/arranger. Wally Stott, who later became Angela Morley, was one of the great unsung heroes of British popular music. During its 1950s heyday, he established himself as one of the leading composers of light orchestral music while becoming resident musical director at the new Philips label. Along the way, he wrote the themes for the Tony Hancock television programs and was also musical director for the Goons.
He's won more Fiddle Player of the Year awards than any other bluegrass fiddler, and now Michael Cleveland has an all star lineup of guests, including Tim O'Brien, Sam Bush, Tommy Emmanuel, Jerry Douglas, Dan Tyminski, and the Travelin' McCourys on this new CD, Tall Fiddler.
Listen to any popular British recording of the late 1950s and ’60s and the chances are you will be listening to the voices of The Mike Sammes Singers. This two-disc anthology comprises four long out of print albums; The first two historic Mike Sammes Singers long-players, The Melody Moves (1959) and Let’s Get Away from It All (1962), complimented by the Singers’ exciting collaborations with the skilled arranger, conductor, composer Johnny Gregory, Channel West (TV Western Themes) and The Avengers and Other TV Themes.