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Taken from the original liner-notes:

I remember this show quiet well. It was a very cold night and Leslie West pf Mountain opened the show which I did miss. I remembered that Johnny Winter played first, Alvin was the head liner this night. Folks this was 18 years ago.

My thoughts of this show was, that both guitarists played such excellent sets. That the only problem is they did not jam together. I´m not certain if they even met back stage. But that would have been of something to have two of the greatest guitarists jam together, when they were both in peak form.

Ok, no jam session, but real good handmade music .. enjoy it !
It´s not necessary to write which guitarplayer played on which song, I´m sure you will hear the difference !


Alvin Lee Band:
Tom Compton (drums)
Steve Gould (bass, background vocals)
Alvin Lee (guitar, vocals)

Johnny Winter Band:
Jon Paris (bass)
Bobby Torello (drums)
Johnny Winter (guitar, vocals)

01. One Of These Days (Lee) 3.48
02. Hideaway Jam (King/Thompson) 9.23
03. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl (Williamson) 5.57
04. Unseen Eye (Williamson) 6.34
05. Slow Blues In C (Lee) 4.57
06. Love Like A Man (Lee) 5.09
07. Rock & Roll Hoochie Koo (Derringer) 6.03
08. Ain't Nothing Shakin' (AL) 15:34
09. Mean Town Blues (Winter) 10.24
10. Scat Encounter/Hey Joe (Lee/Roberts) 6.47
11. It's All Over Now (B.Womack/S.Womack) 5.09

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Most reviews of post-war Goodman records are based on the thesis that "things ain't what they used to be". Obviously, at this point in time, Goodman is not the dynamic force or leading figure he was three decades ago so let us just accept Benny's records for what they are. Tese 12 titles are strung together (and how I loathe the now-obligatory 'programme' demanded by LP compilers!) by tenuous links with France, and Benny sounds as if he enjoyed the session. The rhythm section is workmanlike and comprises Goodman's pianist from the 1940 band, Bernie Leighton, bass player George Duvivier, guitarist Attila Zoller (who gets too little solo space for he is a fine musician) arid drummer Joe Marshall, late of Johnny Hodges's little band. On most of the tracks the front line comprises Goodman flanked by Joe Newman and Urbie Green. The recorded sound is quite brilliant with a sense of presence which seems to be part and parcel of the Command label's selling technique. There are a few fluffs here and there during Goodman's own solos but they are usually brought about by Benny's uninhibited approach to the faster tempos. Marshall occasionally lifts the entire group up by its collective boot-straps and the music takes on a purposeful resolution which is exhilarating. Strangely enough the sextet swings hardest on the more unlikely tunes including How Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down On The Farm and Mimi. The weakest tracks are those on which Benny plays the melody slow and fairly straight but as these tracks ate in the minority the LP may be safely recommended to Goodman collectors and lovers of swing-style small groups. (by Grammophone, August 1968)

George Duvivier (bass)
Benny Goodman (clarinet)
Urbie Green (trombone)
Joe Marshall (drums)
Bernie Leighton (piano)
Attila Zoller (guitar)

01. How 'Ya Gonna Keep 'Em  Down On The Farm (Young/Lewis/Donaldson) 4.02
02. Autumn Leaves (Kosma/Mercer/Prevert) 3.03
03. I Love Paris (Porter) 3,..26
04. April In Paris (Duke/Harburg) 2.26
05. A Man And A Woman (Barouh/Keller/Lai) 3.33
06. C'est Magnifique (Porter)) 3.09
07. Petite Fleur (Bechet) 2.56
08. I Wish You Love (Beach/Trenet) 2.33
09. Mimi (Hart/Rodgers) 3.50
10. C'est si bon (Betti/Hornez/Seelen) 3.03
11. Under Paris Skies (Gannon/Giraud) 4.08
12. I Will Wait For You (Demy/Gimbel/Legrand) 5.49

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Tony´s track record boasts some 250 albums. He has played with Earth, Wind & Fire, Kenny Aronoff, Bernard Purdie, Gianna Nannini, Young Generation, Chaka Khan, Rocky Roberts, Gregg Brown, Eddie Oliva, Steve Smith, Pete York, Omar Hakim, John Blackwell, Chuck Fryers to name only a few.

The critics, reviewing his latest album, hit the spot ; ""Colours of Life" - is a timeless document of the art of drumming (Sticks Magazine ).

Tony is a truly a passionate drummer with heart and soul, a lover of real sounds, and an explorer in the world of rhythm. Tony himself personifies the fascination of drums and rhythm, bundling all into a living work of art.

Ralf Bazzanela (saxophone)
Tobias Cosler (keyboards)
Hermann Eckholt (bass)
Jens Köhler (guitar)
Tony Liotto (drums, percussions)

01. To My Kids (Liotta) 2.36
02. Latenight (Liotta) 3.18
03. New Orleans (Liotta) 3.37
04. Smalltalk (Liotta)
05. Strange Trip (Liotta) 3.24
06. Thursday In New York (Liotta) 4.17
07. Midnight Walk (Liotta) 2.54
08. Meeting In Milano (Liotta) 5.54
09. Few Days (Liotta) 3.16
10. Colours Of Life (Liotta) 4.43
11. Space And Time (Liotta) 4.18
12. Breathing Space (Liotta) 2.07
13. Deep Blue (Liotta) 7.41
14. Oxygen (Remix To My Kids) (Liotta) 1.42

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The Searchers are a British rock band who emerged as part of the 1960s merseybeat scene along with The Beatles, The Swinging Blues Jeans and Gerry and the Pacemakers.

The band´s hits included a remake of The Drifter´ 1961 hit "Sweets For My Sweet", remakes of Jackie DeShannon´s "Needley And Pins" and "When You Walk In The Room", "Sugar And Spice", "Don´t Throw Your Love Away" and a remake of The Clovers´ "Love Potion No. 9". They were the second group after the Beatles to have a hit in America when "Needles And Pins" chartet during the first week of March 1964.

Like many similar acts they would do as many as three shows at different venues in one night. They negotiated a contract with the Star Club in the St. Pauli distric Hamburg for 128 days, with three one-hour performances a night, starting in July 1962.

Of all the British bands that recorded at the Star Club in 1962/63, the Searchers gave the best performance -- polished, exciting, and utterly professional, lacking the finely honed 12-string guitar sound that their subsequent hits would display but still a fine testament to their early work and history. ~ Bruce Eder, All Music Guide

Chris Curtis (drums, vocals)
Tony Jackson (bass, vocals)
John McNally (guitar, vocals
Mike Pender (guitar, vocals)

01. Sweets For My Sweet (Shuman/Pomus)
02. Ain´t That Just Like Me (Carrol)
03. Listen To Me (Petty/Hardin)
04. I Can Tell (Samuels/McDaniels) 2.33
05. Sick And Tired (Domino) 2.47
06. Mashed Potatoes () 1.39
07. Beautiful Dreamer (Foster)1.57
08. Sweet Nothin´s (unknown) 2.18
09. Sahkin´ All Over (Kidd) 2.22
10. It´s All Been A Dream (unknown) 1.46
11. Don´t You Know (Box/Hall) 1.53
12. Maybelline (Berry) 1.59
13. Sweet Little Sixteen (Berry) 2.58
14. I Sure Know A Lot About Love (unknown) 2.22
15. Rosalie (Porter) 2.13
16. Led In The game (Holly) 1.47
17. Hey Joe (Bryant) 2.30
18.Always It´s You (Bryant/Bryant) 2.26
19. Hully Gully (Goldsmith/Smith) 2.13
20. What `d I Say (Charles) 2.52

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Good early '80s trio session with pianist Horace Parlan working alongside bassist Reggie Johnson and drummer Alvin Queen.

The material, mostly standards with some originals and ballads, isn't overly ambitious, but Parlan's dense, strong blues-influenced solos and good interaction among the three principals keeps things moving.

Recorded live at the "Domicile",
Munich/Germany on February 11, 1981


Reggie Johnson (Bass)
Alvin Queen (Drums)
Horace Parlan (Piano)

01. There's No Greater Love (Jones/Symes) 5.33
02. Pannonica (Monk) 6.22
03. C Jam Blues (Bigard/Ellington) 7.02
04. Hi-Fly (Weston) 9.18
05. Who Cares? (Gershwin) 9.47

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