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Beyond WordsPressed By Pallas In Germany
First Ever Release On Vinyl
Surely no one appreciates the sweet curse of the monster hit better than Bobby McFerrin, writes Christopher Loudon for JazzTimes. Mention McFerrin's name in casual conversation and you're sure to hear him dismissed as a one-hit wonder who was briefly hot in 1988 with his peppy paean to positive thinking, Don't Worry, Be Happy, on Simple Pleasures. Little do most folks realize that he ranks among the most dynamically diverse performers on the planet. As accomplished a composer, conductor and producer as he is a singer, McFerrin is an artist of incomparable flexibility who is equally at home with jazz, soul, classical or blues
Actually, McFerrin's remarkable gift for expressing complex sounds, themes and emotions without words has been evident as far back as his eponymous debut in 1982. Not until now, though, has that gift been the sole focus of an entire solo album. In less capable hands, Beyond Words would likely be perceived as self-indulgent posturing or experimentation merely for the sake of avant-gardism. With McFerrin at the helm, the album emerges as an expertly navigated celebration of creative independence. It is, for the record, also the first of his albums on which he plays keyboards.LP1
2. Kalimba Suite
4. A Silken Road
5. Fertile Field
7. Pat And Joe
8. Taylor Made
9. A Piece, A Chord
10. Monks/The Shepard$59.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Spontaneous Inventions"Spontaneous Inventions," a 1986 live album by American vocalist Bobby McFerrin will be reissued as part of an overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl initiative spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was. This album features special guests Robin Williams and Herbie Hancock. "Spontaneous Inventions" reached #2 on the Top Contemporary Jazz Album chart.1. Thinkin' About Your Body
2. Turtle Shoes
3. From Me To You
4. There Ya Go
5. Cara Mia
6. Another Night In Tunisia
9. I Hear Music
10. Beverly Hills Blues
11. Manana Iguana$19.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
Cocktail- Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
The Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Soundtrack Vinyl Series Begins!
First Time Audiophile Vinyl Presentation - #1 Album In 1988
Features #1 Smash Hits Kokomo By The Beach Boys And Don't Worry Be Happy By Bobby Mcferrin
Mastered Impeccably From The Original Elektra Records Tapes By Joe Reagoso
1988 was a big year for a huge blockbuster movie called Cocktail. Its success truly
made way for a number one soundtrack companion LP, which road to the top of both the
sales and airplay charts with multiple format hit records for over a year.
The Tom Cruise movie featured some of the biggest songs of the day including The
Beach Boys # 1 worldwide smash hit single Kokomo as well as Bobby McFerrin's # 1 Don't
Worry Be Happy, which also featured the late great Robin Williams in the music video that
promoted the upbeat novelty tune.
As with our continuing expansion into the original movie soundtrack genres, Friday
Music is very proud to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of
Cocktail - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. This mega movie soundtrack rock classic
comes with all of the great tunes you remember like John Mellencamp's stellar version
of Buddy Holly's Rave On, The Fabulous Thunderbirds Powerful Stuff, Ry Cooder's blues
workout of Elvis Presley's All Shook Up, and the original Specialty Records smash top chart
version of Little Richard's Tutti Frutti.
This stunning album is mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Elvis Presley/Jefferson
Starship/Brian Wilson) from the Elektra tapes and includes the original LP sized artwork,
not seen since its original 1988 release.
Cocktail Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Another rock soundtrack classic from
your friends at Friday Music
Way Down In Kokomo1. Wild Again (Starship)
2. Powerful Stuff (The Fabulous Thunderbirds)
3. Since When (Robbie Nevil)
4. Don't Worry, Be Happy (Bobby McFerrin)
5. Hippy Hippy Shake (The Georgia Satellites)
6. Kokomo (The Beach Boys)
7. Rave On (John Mellencamp)
8. All Shook Up (Ry Cooder)
9. Oh I Love You So (Preston Smith)
10. Tutti Frutti (Little Richard)$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
DuetsMastered From The Original Master Tapes By Joe Gastwirt Mastering
Lacquer Cut By Kevin Gray At Cohearant Audio
Plated And Pressed On 200-Gram Vinyl At Quality Record Pressings
Stoughton Printing Gatefold Tip-on Heavyweight Cardboard Jacket
It took a bass player to return vocals to their proper place on Duets - a record that's a model of simplicity. On the tracks on this LP you'll find Rob Wasserman's bass, and another voice. The result is a charming collection of duets featuring bassist Wasserman joined by special guests Aaron Neville, Rickie Lee Jones, Bobby McFerrin, Lou Reed, Jennifer Warnes, Dan Hicks, Cheryl Bentyne and Stephane Grappelli. The experimental release pairs the human voice with the bass guitar, resulting in a collection of unique and soulful material.
Unlike much of current music, where vocals are squelched and compression molded into something of an afterthought, Wasserman sought to create on Duets a music record - without technology interfering. It's kinda like being in a club. It lets you get closer to the song, Wasserman says.
Not surprisingly, Duets ranks among the most breathtaking collections of popular songs issued in the 1980s.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Stardust (Aaron Neville)
2. The Moon Is Made Of Gold (Rickie Lee Jones)
3. Brothers (Bobby McFerrin)
4. Duet - Featuring Rob Wasserman (Rob Wasserman)
5. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) (Lou Reed)
6. Ballad Of The Runaway Horse (Jennifer Warnes)
7. Gone With The Wind (Dan Hicks)
8. Angel Eyes (Cheryl Bentyne)
9. Over The Rainbow (Stephane Grappelli)$34.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Mehliana: Taming the Dragon
Two 140-gram LPs Pressed At Pallas MFG In Diepholz, Germany
Includes CD Of The Album
Nonesuch Records releases the debut album from the electric duo of Brad Mehldau and Mark Guiliana, Mehliana: Taming the Dragon. The two have been performing for several years, including a brief US tour this fall and an ongoing European tour, with Mehldau playing Fender Rhodes and synthesizers and Guiliana on drums and effects, as they are on the record. Mehliana comprises 12 original tunes-six written by the duo and six written by Mehldau-and was engineered and mixed by Greg Koller (Jon Brion, Kanye West). The vinyl edition of the album includes two 140-gram LPs pressed at Pallas MFG in Diepholz, Germany, and a CD of the album.
Brad Mehldau played in a number of different ensembles, including label mate Joshua Redman's quartet, before becoming a bandleader himself in the 1990s. The Brad Mehldau Trio, which tours the world extensively, made eight acclaimed recordings for Warner Bros., including the five widely praised Art of the Trio albums with former drummer Jorge Rossy (released as a boxed set by Nonesuch in 2011). The pianist's nine years with Nonesuch have been equally productive, beginning with the solo disc Live in Tokyo and including six trio records Day Is Done, House on Hill, Live, Ode, and Where Do You Start, as well as a collaboration with soprano RenÉe Fleming, Love Sublime; a chamber ensemble album, Highway Rider; two collaborations with label mate Pat Metheny, Metheny Mehldau and Quartet, the latter of which also includes Trio members Jeff Ballard and Larry Grenadier; a CD/DVD set of live solo performances, Live in Marciac; and collaborations with genre-crossing musicians on Modern Music, with composer/pianist Kevin Hays and composer/arranger Patrick Zimmerli. Additionally, he produced saxophonist Joshua Redman's 2013 release Walking Shadows.
According to Modern Drummer, Mark Guiliana is "at the forefront of an exciting new style of drumming." The New Jersey native's unique and un-compromised approach to playing the drums has earned him international acclaim as both a leader and a sideman. In 2004, Guiliana created HEERNT, an "experimental-garage-jazz" trio based in New York. The band's debut record, Locked in a Basement, was called the record "the most exuberant, dramatic, beautiful, sassy, genre-busting little outing that I've heard since I don't know when" by legendary drummer Bill Bruford (Yes, King Crimson). As a sideman, Guiliana's longest partnership has been with world-renowned jazz bassist Avishai Cohen. He toured all over the world with Cohen from 2003 until 2008, performing on six studio records and a live DVD recorded at the Blue Note in Manhattan. Guiliana has also recorded and/or performed with Meshell Ndegeocello, Dhafer Youssef, Wayne Krantz, Matisyahu, Jazz Mandolin Project, Jason Lindner, Brad Shepik, Bobby McFerrin, Tigran Hamasyan, and many more. His debut solo record, Beat Music, which was co-produced by Ndegeocello, was released in the spring of 2013. Guiliana plays Gretsch drums, Sabian cymbals, Vic Firth sticks, and Evans drumheads.1. Taming the Dragon
3. You Can't Go Back Now
4. The Dreamer
5. Elegy for Amelia E.
6. Sleeping Giant
7. Hungry Ghost
9. Just Call Me Nige
10. Sassyassed Sassafrass
11. Swimming$29.99Vinyl LP + CD - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now