DAVID AXELROD Song Of Innocence CD
*** RECOMMENDED "A homage to poet William Blake - spacey drums and bass, big chords and insistent melodies performed by the cream of Hollywood's session players. Imagine putting George Martin, Brian Wilson & Phil Spector in a cocktail shaker, mixing them up & then adding Lalo Schifrin & John Barry & you're still not there. Mind expanding."
DAVID AXELROD Songs Of Experience CD
*** RECOMMENDED "Second part of Axelrod's homage to William Blake. A heady soundtrack of dreamy atmospheres, popping bass lines, funky drumming and singing & screaming transcendent strings."
JOE HENDERSON & ALICE COLTRANE The Elements CD
*** RECOMMENDED Whooooooaa! Joe Henderson dishes up some transcendent brilliance alongside Mrs. Coltrane -- this is an excellent album of spiritual/cosmic jazz.
SYLVIE VARTAN Irresistiblement: 1965-1968 CD
*** "The first-ever British collection of Vartan's grooviest, most swinging and most danceable cuts by France's queen of pop.