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From sharing the Apollo Theater stage with Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Billy Gibbons and others to backing Beyoncé Knowles at Barack Obama's Neighborhood Inaugural Ball and on her Grammy winning single from the movie Cadillac Records; from his prolific sideman work to his ten albums as a leader, Billy Flynn is a true-blue heir of Delmark's storied legacy. Lonesome Highway features 16 new original songs and special guest vocalist Deitra Farr! Producer Dick Shurman says of the set, "It's one of the great Chicago blues guitar albums." Kim Wilson, who regularly calls Billy for sessions, observes that "Billy Flynn is one of the greatest blues guitarists alive and one of the greatest to ever live. He is truly the musician's musician."
On February 18, 1973 Abdullah Ibrahim had a busy day, recording two brilliant albums of solo piano... Ancient Africa features some remarkable music that is reminiscent of (but actually historically precedes) Keith Jarrett's famous solo concerts. There are many exciting moments during these picturesque and lengthy improvisations... Ibrahim combines the sophistication of advanced jazz with the beautiful and often-spiritual melodies of African folk music. "Highly recommended" Scott Yanow, allmusic Contains "Ancient Africa", "The Aloe And The Wild Rose", "Cherry/Bra Joe From Kilimanjaro" and an unissued solo bamboo flute/spoken word piece, "Khotso". Also available: Fats, Duke & The Monk (Sackville 3048)
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