'Touch' sent John Klemmer's career into overdrive while arguably creating the "smooth jazz" genre almost 20 years before anyone even used the term! In fact, this release was so successful that it was quickly followed by the equally successful 'Barefoot Ballet', so similar in material and personnel that it could have been called Touch 2 . Taken together, these two releases represented almost 100 minutes of the smoothest jazz saxophone work at the time (and won Klemmer a coveted guest solo on Steely Dan's 'The Royal Scam').
This re-issue 2LP-set contains the albums "Blowin' Gold" from 1969, "Eruptions" from 1970 and "All The Children Cried" from 1969. The album was released on Chess/MCA Records, for the personnel please consult the picture of the back cover.
John Tavener was the perfect choice as the composer to create the musical score for the film CHILDREN OF MEN. Much of the music used throughout the film (songs like 'Ruby Tuesday' etc) are well enough known that they don't require re-recording in this memoir of a deeply moving film. But it is the opportunity to listen without the visuals to the music Tavener created 'that brings an even deeper appreciation for his accomplishment. In addition to Tavener's own compositions this CD includes the Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau rendering of Mahler's 'Nun Will Die Sonn' So Hell Aufgeh'n' from the 'Kindertotenlieder' (a more apt song cycle could not be imagined for this childless film) as well as Krzysztof Penderecki's 'Threnody For The Victims Of Hiroshima' as conducted by the composer and Handel's excerpt from 'Alexander's Feast' ('War, he sung, is toil and trouble').
The dynamic sextet featured in two of Zorn's most recent and popular musical projects-The Dreamers and O'o-jump another level in Ipos, their most beautiful and powerful recording to date. Featuring ten new compositions from the lyrical Book of Angels, the music draws exotica, surf, world music, latin jazz, rock, film music and more into a seductive new musical world. Perfect for the early morning, late at night, at home or in the car, The Dreamers play Masada is truly a magical combination. Powerful new music performed by an all-star band of downtown masters.