The arrival of Misha's explosive JVC debut, Connected to the Unexpected, both clarifies and secures the future of the ever-expanding realm where urban-flavored modern hip-hop meets contemporary jazz. More than just a clever twist of phrase, the album title plugs into the keyboardist's ultra-inventive approach in fusing the various elements of his professional background – traditional and modern jazz, rock, pop, and orchestral music – with an aggressive, rap-spiced street vibe, topping off the infectious blend with stylistic homages to rhythms from around the globe. ~ AllMusic
New Dimensions is a studio album by the American vocal trio The Three Degrees. Released in 1978, the album was produced by Giorgio Moroder and yielded three UK Top 20 hit singles, "Giving Up, Giving In" (UK #12), "Woman In Love" (UK #3), and "The Runner" (UK #10). The album peaked at #34 in the UK Album Chart in early 1979. New Dimensions has been released on compact disc in Japan in 2008, and was released on compact disc in the UK in 2010 by BBR Records with seven bonus tracks.
A powerful live set including timeless classics such as People Get Ready and We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue. A celebration of Mayfield's genius through Amiri Baraka's intense voice and the deep singing of Leena Conquest. A very cool project from bassist William Parker – a set that's unlike anything else we've ever heard from him before, and a loving tribute to the music of Curtis Mayfield! Instrumentation is mostly jazz-based, but there's also some vocals on the record too – sung by Leena Conquest, and spoken by Amiri Baraka – both of whom really help add some depth to the record.
Dmitriy Samoylenko is an ukrainian composer who works in genres of Ambient, New Age, Smooth Jazz, Tribal, World Music. Being the saxophonist by education, he also plays keyboards, bamboo flute and block flute. He explores the impact of music on psyche and body and believes, that the main aim is a positive emotional and energetic effect for a listener, regardless of the style. Beauty and harmonious combination of the attributes are the principles he holds to.
"I came to play" says Sonny Moorman. "I was raised in the bars my folks owned in and around Hamilton, OH and got to hear world class artists Lonnie Mack, Cal Collins, Dumpy Rice, Troy Seals, Wayne Perry, and a score of others up close and personal and learned one thing – all the hype in the world doesn't mean a thing unless you can back it up!" Those are words Sonny has lived by through the decades of roadhouses, bars, and juke joints from coast to coast. He backed it up gig after gig, night after night, and year after year until his own "hype" got too big to go unnoticed any longer……
Kent 'Omar' dykes has the first album "Big leg beat" from 1980 way for the international blues scene. 'Omar' and his "Texas by-the-way-of-Mississippi Blues" bluesen playing howlers and rock over twenty years worldwide. "Omar" the guitarist, singer, electrifies his fans with his vibrant full voice and his powerful Blues. "MonkeyLand" is no exception, but I find with big town shakedown (D.Dykes and Dick Wagner), this album from all his good albums stands out.