Steve Jolliffe has been a member of the German band Tangerine Dream, working with them and providing vocals for their 1978 album Cyclone, also notably one of the few Tangerine Dream albums to feature singing. His was also a member of the band briefly in 1969 with Klaus Schulze before Conrad Schnitzler joined to record Tangerine Dream's debut album "Electronic Meditation"…
Steve Jolliffe, a former Tangerine Dream member, has carved out quite a niche for himself as a holistic new age performer. He blends heavy sequences, deep atmospheres, and firm melodies to craft Omni. The 56-minute CD wraps up with an epic finale enhanced by ricocheting rhythms and punctuated nicely by a piano interlude. The cosmic vacuum stirs with lively electronic riffs, cavorting to the lure of uplifting rhythms. Despite its frequent swells of power, this music is soft, delivering rises and crescendos amidst a very peaceful sonic palate.
Any chance that one has to hear a master musician in his or her preferred setting is a gift. For all the one-offs and ensemble by committee type of gigs that spring up, it is the reunion with familiar collaborators for a stint of a few nights that really becomes integral for the best performances. On his new recording, At This Time, pianist Steve Kuhn found himself just in the right time and place to record a trio record that feels timeless and truly inspired. The ensemble, which features legendary bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Joey Baron, was happy to find itself in an extended engagement at Birdland Jazz Club in New York in September 2015 and found time to get into the recording studio before heading to Europe on tour.
Second solo album from acclaimed Waterboys fiddler. Features 12 captivating songs and some deverse guest perfomamers including Mike Scott (The Waterboys), Katie Kim, Ger Wolfe, The Lost Brothers, David Hood, Camille O'Sullivan, Bruno Calicuri, Joe Chester and Oleg Ponomarev.
Andy Sheppard is a British jazz saxophonist and composer. He has been awarded several prizes at the British Jazz Awards, and has worked with some notable figures in contemporary jazz, including Gil Evans, Carla Bley, George Russell and Steve Swallow. Naná Vasconcelos was a Brazilian percussionist, vocalist and berimbau player, notable for his work as a solo artist on over two dozen albums, and as a backing musician with Pat Metheny, Don Cherry, Egberto Gismonti, Gato Barbieri, and Milton Nascimento.