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VINYL RELEASES: A JAZZ & ROCK MIX

Brief news of vinyl releases from Radka Toneff and Steve Dobrogosz, Tito Rodriguez and His Orchestra, Ian Lowery, Paradise Lost and more…

JAZZ HIGHLIGHTS

Three jazz outings with Radka Toneff and Steve Dobrogosz’s Fairytales (1982, Odin; odinrecords.com). An LP created from a ‘long lost’ master tapes and featuring spare, delicate piano strains, hesitant female vocals and a stripped approach to classic cuts such as Nature Boy and My Funny Valentine.

Onto more Latin flavours now and Tito Rodriguez and His Orchestra’s Three Loves Have I (1957; Pure Pleasure) with plenty of jazz infusion to spice up the mambo, cha-cha-cha and guaguanco. Packed with energetic, hip swaying, up beat and often rather sexy arrangements.

Finally, Dave Liebman, Tatsuya Nakatani and Adam Rudolph’s The Unknowable (RareNoiseRecords; www.rarenoiserecords.com) mixes moody vibes with improv adventures into avant jazz.

LET’S ROCK

Ex-The Wall, Ski Patrol and Folk Devils, the late Ian Lowery’s solo work includes Get Out of the Sun (Spectacle; www.spectaclemusic.co.uk). Slashing rock and roll, that’s loud and carefree mixing garage outings with introspective, poetic, soap box statements.

Sonder from prog-metal outfit, TesseracT (Kscope; www.kscopemusic.com) offers a brief and to the point LP that is intriguingly solid in form, mature, a bit on the thoughtful side and considered in its delivery.

Paradise Lost’s Host (Nuclear Blast; www.nuclearblast.com) their bye-bye-doom-hello-Depeche-Mode, 1999 outing, now remastered and appearing on vinyl for the first time.  

Finally, ex-Colosseum men, the late Jon Hiseman, Clem Clempson and Mark Clarke’s Heroes (Repertoire) and songs dedicated to Jack Bruce, Graham Bond, Gary Moore, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Ollie Halsall, Allan Holdsworth, Larry Coryell, Steve Marriott and Greg Ridley. Old stagers who know what they’re doing. Power rock trio fans will lap it up.

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