"Falco live 1993 auf der Wiener Donauinsel: Ein besonders eindrucksvoller Auftritt des Falken vor über 100.000 Zusehern. Es begann als ganz normales Konzert, also mit einiger Verspätung. Im Verlauf der Show allerdings begann es zu regnen, und der Regen wurde zu einem heftigen Gewitter…..
M.I.K.E. blends his renewed focus on Trance with Progressive beats over to Electroclash, in a trademark M.I.K.E. style that truly reflects in his sound of today… and will surely not disappoint!
Neither extravagantly experimental nor conservative, The Golden Striker presents a befittingly mature, somewhat brooding collection of tunes. Working within a guitar trio format with pianist Mulgrew Miller and guitarist Russell Malone, Carter offers nine tracks which include four of his own compositions, as well as one each by his band-mates. In order to emulate a "club" atmosphere, Carter, Miller and Malone recorded with little rehearsal, and with two exceptions layed down each tune on first takes…
A series of duets with Ron Carter and French accordionist Richard Galliano. Not a common jazz instrument, the free-reed sound of the accordion on this recording is both subtle and lovely. Tempos range from ballads to medium, but tend to be on the slow side. Not breakthrough jazz, these duets (recorded live, in concert) are refreshing and what all good music should be, just good listening.
This double album is mostly recommended to lovers of bass solos. With Ron Carter functioning as the main soloist on piccolo bass, only the solos of pianist Kenny Barron offer a bit of contrast. Bassist Buster Williams and drummer Ben Riley, who complete the quartet, are mostly featured in support. These performances, which are well-played, are almost all quite long, so listeners who prefer more variety in their music are advised to look elsewhere.