Secret Oyster became somewhat of a super group when members of Burnin Red Ivanhoe, Coronarias Dans and Hurdy Gurdy formed this unit. By the end of Burnin Red Ivanhoe's career (that spawned seven years), Karsten Vogel started forming a new band taking along with him BRI's drummer Thrige and often jazz-partner bassist Vinding with him. Knowing from the Danish circuit guitarist Claus Bohling, he enticed him into the band that took its name from a track from BRI's second album Secret Oysters Service. The last to join was keyboardist Knudsen, who had never played an electric instrument prior to entering this outfit, but was playing in a piano avant-garde trio…
Between 1680 and 1728, Marin Marais brought the pièce de viole to the peak of perfection. An ‘unremitting’ teacher, he was also the publisher of his own music and invented special signs to notate certain ornaments for the viol. In the course of his research at the Salzburg Mozarteum, the Italian gambist Vittorio Ghielmi studied these manuscript codes, in the hand of Marais himself or his direct students. ‘This led me to a new vision of French Baroque music, which applies not only to the viola da gamba, but also to vocal and orchestral music. These signs reveal the technique of playing in action.
A la tête d’un orchestre époustouflant, Christophe Dal Sasso retrace en musique deux siècles d’histoire de l’un des plus prestigieux vignobles de Bordeaux. Habitée par le souffle du jazz, cette suite pour big band restitue en onze tableaux la tumultueuse saga de Château Palmer, sous la plume fertile de l’un des grands orchestrateurs de notre époque (Yusef Lateef, Milton Nascimento, les frères Belmondo, David Liebman…). Une œuvre épique à la mesure du cru d’exception qui l’a inspirée.
This four CD Box Set presentation comprising all four of the original Harpers Bizarre albums; “Feelin’ Groovy”, “Anything Goes”, “The Secret Life of Harpers Bizarre”, and “Harpers Bizarre 4”, augmented by single A & B sides in chronological order of release.