Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. After bassist/composer Charles Mingus' death on January 5, 1979, a reunion band featuring some of his former sidemen called Mingus Dynasty was formed. Cut just six months after the bassist's demise, this album was the first Mingus Dynasty recording, and it has its moments. Such alumni as altoist John Handy, trombonist Jimmy Knepper, trumpeter Jimmy Owens, and tenorman Joe Farrell meet up with two members of Mingus' last major band (pianist Don Pullen and drummer Dannie Richmond), plus bassist Charlie Haden, who ably fills in for the late bandleader.
Voyager 2, launched in 1977, has already passed by the giant planets Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus, all of which have provided plenty of surprises. Voyager has now passed Neptune, sending back remarkable new information about the outermost planet. Patrick Moore is joined by Dr Garry Hunt and other experts from the American team to summarise what has been discovered about this lonely, remote world.
A look behind the scenes of Nasa's project to study Jupiter. As the spacecraft Juno enters Jupiter's orbit, the programme explores the dangers of the mission and what Nasa is hoping to discover about the giant planet - from the secrets of its formation to the source of the solar system's most powerful aurora.
Founding Happy The Man members Frank Wyatt and Stan Whitaker take you on a musical journey through explosive progressive rock sagas, acoustic instrumentals, avant-garde jazz, and symphonic soundscapes. Influences range, quotingly, from Gentle Giant to Pink Floyd, King Crimson to Procol Harum, Mahavishnu Orchestra to R. Towner, plus solid Canterbury classics (Gong, Egg, Soft Machine) or the Italian PFM.
If the powerful yet slick AOR of Giant's first two albums – 1989's Last of the Runaways and 1992's Time to Burn – had already seemed stylistically out of step with the times (hence their resounding commercial failure), then the group's next studio effort, 2001's III, would, by rights, have to sound positively prehistoric…right? Well, yes according to the whims of pop charts everywhere, but not in the eyes of European label Frontiers, which aggressively courted three of the four original bandmembers until they agreed to reconvene for these recordings, nearly ten years after their breakup.