Last week saw the release of three new vinyl editions of albums from the Rough Guide To Jazz And Blues Legends series: The Rough Guide To Blues Legends: John Lee Hooker: Birth Of A Legend, The Rough Guide To Jazz Legends: Miles Davis: Birth Of A Legend, and The Rough Guide To Jazz Legends: Ella Fitzgerald.
Don't miss the chance to hear the best of these musical giants on limited edition, high quality 180-gram vinyl. Each vinyl also comes with a free download card allowing you to download the album, delivering the perfect combination of audiophile LP quality and MP3 portability. In addition the download cards also give you extra tracks and a bonus album!
John Lee Hooker was a true original, a musical colossus whose compelling and mysterious sound towered over the blues and echoed the very soul of African-American experience. Remastered for unparalleled audio clarity, this collection contains the dynamic early career of a truly unique blues legend.
The bonus disc of blues greats showcases some of Hooker’s worthy predecessors and colleagues in the blues trade. A host of well-known names grace the track list: Sonny Boy Williamson, Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf to name but a few.
Miles Davis was the most influential trumpet player in the history of jazz, at the forefront of almost every significant development, from bebop to fusion. This collection of meticulously remastered recordings explores the origins of a twentieth century jazz icon.
The bonus disc of 'Jazz Giants' features nearly all the greats of post World War II jazz were either associated with or influenced by Miles Davis. Jazz is not a solo form. It's all about ensemble playing and Davis only ever played with the very best. Presented here is a 'who's who' of 1940s and 1950s jazz giants, which illustrates how Miles' music intersected with just about every other great name in modern jazz. Saxophonists John Coltrane and Lee Konitz, pianist Horace Silver and composer Charles Mingus are just a few names on the bill.