Benjamin Koppel, Danish Jazz saxophonist and composer, is one of the most award-winning musicians of his generation, renowned for his versatility and virtuosity. The Lost Musicians' is the second album in the series 'Living Room Recordings'. The Lost Musicians is a long time dream come true. A group of the four best, most versatile and creative voices on the Nordic jazz scene, gathered together to bring life to a series of new compositions drawn from select masterpieces of modernist Nordic literature. All of the compositions have been written with that special Nordic tone, taking the uniquely Nordic way of language and poetry as inspiration…
This is a disc made by one of the best piano players to come out of New Orleans, James Booker, playing with an all-star band of New Orleans musicians, most of whom Booker befriended during his days with Dr. John. The music sparkles, all the more amazing because it was recorded live in the L.A. area with no overdubs in 1973, and is just being released in 1995 because it was lost for 20 years. This disc hits a groove and does not quit, shifting from straight-ahead blues to an R&B beat, drifting into some complex Caribbean rhythms, moving off into some jazz riffs, but all the time maintaining the original blues feel it started with. All the players get to shine, but it is definitely James Booker's disc.
Some Other Time: The Lost Session From the Black Forest is a newly unearthed studio session from the iconic pianist Bill Evans featuring bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Jack DeJohnette. Recorded on June 20, 1968, nearly 10 years after the legendary Kind of Blue sessions with Miles Davis and a mere five days after the trio's incredible Grammy award-winning performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival, this is truly a landmark discovery for jazz listeners worldwide. Available in deluxe 2-CD and limited edition 2-LP sets, and containing over 90 minutes of music, this is the only studio album in existence of the Bill Evans trio with Gomez and DeJohnette. Some Other Time was recorded by the legendary MPS Records founder and producer Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer along with writer/producer Joachim-Ernst Berendt at the MPS studios in the Black Forest (Villingen, Germany).
XII Alfonso got to be one of the "greatest" bands of international Progressive rock, thanks to their first album issued in 1996 and called "The Lost Frontier". Supported by a dream-guest list and a perfect production, this concept album was only the first part of a now prestigious discography. It is about Hadrian's Wall, in Scotland, which separated the civilized world from the barbarian countries during the Roman times. Led by Philippe Claerhout, the musicians from Bordeaux have built a superb work with long instrumental parts, some female vocals (That can evoke Annie Haslam), and a Celtic-influenced atmosphere sometimes reminding of Mike Oldfield. It also reminds of Camel in "Harbour Of Tears" issued at the same time about. Mickey Simmonds, the then Camel keyboards player, helps with his wonderful symphonic sounds while guitarist Dan Ar Bras (From Brittany) brings a noticeable Celtic touch of good taste.