Invitation is a 1993 album by jazz pianist Joe Sample released through Warner Bros. Records. This album contains reinterpretations (remakes) of jazz standard compositions written by artists such as Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, among others (as listed in parentheses in the track list). This is more of a jazz/classical crossover album with orchestral arrangements by […]
Good Piranha / Bad Piranha is a modern jazz album by Wayne Krantz. The album consists of four songs played in two separate sets with two intertwined trios. Songs themselves are only being thematically utilized as vehicles for improvisation, containing only main themes from the original songs with everything else being completely improvised. Krantz elaborated […]
A Street Called Straight is an album by Roy Buchanan, released in 1976 on Atlantic Records. The album contains the instrumental, “My Friend, Jeff”, in honour of British guitarist Jeff Beck. Later the same year Beck released Blow by Blow, featuring “Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers”, which in turn was dedicated to Roy Buchanan.
An Innocent Man is the ninth studio album by American singer-songwriter Billy Joel, released on August 8, 1983. The concept album is a tribute to the American popular music of Joel’s adolescent years with Joel paying homage to a number of different and popular American musical styles from the late 1950s and early 1960s, most […]
Intoxifornication is the second album by Gregg Alexander, released on May 5, 1992. It includes three tracks (“Loving You Sets Me Free”, “Cruel With Me” and “The World We Love So Much”) that had already been released on Alexander’s 1989 debut album Michigan Rain. It also includes rerecordings of “Michigan Rain” and “Save Me From […]
Never Die Young is singer-songwriter James Taylor‘s twelfth studio album. It was released in 1988, three years after his previous effort, That’s Why I’m Here. The album reached No. 25 on the Billboard 200 and eventually was certified Platinum by the RIAA. The album features the title track, which peaked at No. 80 on the […]
Prisoner (initially planned to be released under the title Mirror Image) was Cher’s second album of 1979, and was released nine months after Take Me Home. This was the last album of Cher’s to date to be produced by Bob Esty, with Esty and Michelle Aller contributing several of the songs. Compared to the disco […]
Before The Dawn was the second album by jazz/R&B singer Patrice Rushen. While 1974’s Prelusion was essentially a straight-ahead record with fusion references, 1975’s Before the Dawn album was essentially a fusion album. With this album Rushen brings a fusion of R&B, pop, and rock elements to her jazz foundation. The album included the song […]