Release Date: 12th
February 2016 Label: Wind-Up Website Aunt
Mary, as a name, somehow suggests an “older” band and it came as no real
surprise to find that they are a Norwegian prog band from the 70’s. The band
were considered by many to be one of the best prog bands in Norway with their
brand of music a mixture of heavy hard rock tunes plus clear indications of a
more symphonic nature, although that only really showed itself on their 3rd,
and last, studio album, Janus, in
1973. Last that is, until now, with the release of New Dawn. This would appear to be an apt title for a release which
follows 24 years after an album of blues covers, released in 1992.
At their height, Aunt Mary were “up there” with the likes
of Deep Purple, Ten Years After, King Crimson, Jethro Tull and many more. After
the release of Janus in 1973, the
band split up but did a few sporadic appearances, as well as releasing the
blues covers album mentioned earlier.
3 years ago, the Norwegian guitar legend and producer,
Release Date: February 2, 2018 Label: Anaya Music Website Around
this time a year ago I had the experience of listening to Anaya Music and
providing coverage of Eternity. It was an uplifting experience and a memorable
listen as I recall. Now with
February drawing closer AONKI – Gateway
of Love (Cosmic New Age Music) will arrive. Once
again, the recording features several exceptional collaborations between Anaya
Music and a live virtual symphony orchestra recorded in the heart of Prague,
the capital of the Czech republic.
The orchestra combines members of the finest ensembles
in Prague, including the Czech Philharmonic.
they should rename the orchestra to “The Live Spiritual Orchestra.” If you have
been exposed to Anaya Music you will understand what that means. If this is
your first journey with this music you will find out very quickly. Either way,
this is spiritually uplifting music that leaves a smile on your soul. It’s like
the term digital footprint, there is an everlasting m…
Release Date: June
29, 2018 Label: Cakewalk Records Website This
will be my sixth voyage into the world of Project Grand Slam (PGS). So, what is
this experience going to be like this time? I would expect the same great
combination of jazz, rock, funk, and pop that I always enjoyed.
Just so you all know PGS is: Robert Miller (bass), Mario
Castro (saxophones), Bayden Goyo (keyboards), Joel E. Mateo (drums), Guillermo
Barron Rios (percussion), Tristan Clark (guitar) and the beautiful Ms. Ziarra
So, now we are Trippin’
into 2018 with PGS. And the first track titled “1972” was like turning on the
radio and hearing the Average White Band or Tower of Power. Yes sir, on the AM
dial, it came blaring through back in those days.
The title track is a real gas too. This number has some
great sax from Castro and a killer rhythm section courtesy of Miller and Mateo.
It shines the spotlight on them clear and bright. Let me tell you, those two
are like the dynamic duo, kind of like a p…