Fireworks
Error
  • JFolder::create: Could not create directory

DVD & Blu-ray Reviews

Steve Hackett & Djabe - 'Summer Storms & Rocking Rivers' http://ns2.rocktopiarecords.com/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/08/c6/90/Steve-Hackett-Djabe-Summer-Storms-And-Rocking-Rivers-81-1504016170.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     August 29, 2017    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
9872   0   1   0   0   0

A very tasty, interesting and comprehensive package.

Steve Hackett has a history of collaboration, with Hungarian Jazz Rockers Djabe being regular soulmates. This two disc (CD/DVD) release captures them performing together during a live show from 2011. Hackett's name may appear first on this release, but for me it feels more like a Djabe gig with Hackett being a special guest. I'm not a devotee of Jazz, I find five musicians all playing different tracks at the same time somewhat off-putting, but there's very little of that here, just occasionally does the overt Jazz stuff crop up and then generally only briefly. A case in point being 'Dark Soup' which only appears on the DVD within this package. For the purpose of space, the CD doesn't include the full show.

Hackett's tracks may be the more familiar but much of the Djabe material is extremely agreeable, such as opener 'City Of Habi' with its laid back ethnic feel that builds to Hackett's intense solo. Ferenc Kovács' extended violin intro to the excellent 'The Steppes' is rather more pleasing than Rob Townsend's sax version on Hackett's recent tour. Tamás Barabás' bass is delightful on this selection, as it is across the show. The song 'Butterfly' starts with him just playing bass and it's delightful, when the band joins in it reminds me a bit of Weather Report.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site


'Scenes – Above Poland' and 'Scenes – Sunset At The Seaside' are very pleasing, and Hackett's on top form with his acoustic guitar interlude – playing 'Classical Gas' alongside the usual suspects. The band does a fine job on the instrumental version of 'Firth Of Fifth' and the trumpet taking the lead in 'Ace Of Wands' is really effective. As Hackett probably drew inspiration from Djabe when creating 'Last Train To Istanbul', it's not a surprise that it appears here, the violin working particularly well.

The next portion of the show features Djabe material, including the two tracks that make up the title of this release, the latter being played entirely on (identical but different sized) unnamed wooden instruments by seven protagonists, including Hackett, before the familiar Genesis classic '...In That Quiet Earth' rounds out the main show.

DVD extras include Hackett playing 'Jacuzzi/Overnight Sleeper' with an orchestra in 2013, a twenty minute documentary and a slightly bizarre promo video of 'Tears For Peace', a Barabás/Jo Hackett co-write which appeared on a Djabe album.

A very tasty, interesting and comprehensive package indeed.

Gary Marshall

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  April 2021  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
     1  2  3  4
  5  6  7  8  91011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930  

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 2 weeks, 3 days ago
  • Berny : @pomper: BOTH of your mails were forwarded to the Fireworks Team, please contact me directly at «email» should you still haven’t received a reply.
  • bpomper : trying to confirm my fireworks 94 order with no answer from team rocktopia??
  • bpomper : i ordered fireworks number 94 but never got a conformation other than my paypal receipt. can you confirm it went out. i have transaction id if you need it
  • Berny : @ALL: Should you have any questions about your Fireworks orders, pls. contact me directly at «email»
  • Berny : Hi @Stuey6666: You are using two user names on Rocktopia. All current orders were assigned to your second account, pls. check your mail again.
  • Stuey6666 : Hi Berny - ordered 4 issues last week - still not arrived - have checked spam etc not there. cheers stu
  • Berny : @Adolfo: I've also just sent you the magazine via WeTransfer. But please check you junk mail folder, the mail was definitely sent earlier today.
  • Berny : Hi @Adolfo: Have you already checked your spam folder? If the mail cannot be found, pls. contact me at «email»
  • Adolfo : «email»
  • Adolfo : My e - mail
  • Adolfo : I don't have any e - mail.
  • Berny : @Adolfo: Pls. check your e - mail for download instructions.
  • Adolfo : I have order the #94 but I can't find the download
  • RockingHerb : Thank You Berny.
  • Berny : Hello @snowwolf: Pls. check your mail! Thanks in advance! B.
  • snowwolf : I bought the new issue at noon yesterday and it is now 4am the next day. Any idea when I’ll be able to download it?
  • Berny : @RockingHerb: Many thanks for your purchase. Pls. check your mail.
  • RockingHerb : When will my recent purchase show in my downloads. there is a message saying up to 3 hours is this correct
  • Johns Band : Will videos appear again in watch and listen. Good way for who albums to buy. I have Wrathchild - Live From London on DVD that might have been here. YouTube have averts now.
  • Berny : @rocktu: We used to produce a series of podcasts that were available for download on Rocktopia. Other than that, there's no radio station I am aware of.
  • rocktu : Hi i would like to know was there ever a radio station of fireworks
  • rocktu : Hi
  • Rocktopia Te : Fireworks #93 is out now! : - )
  • Berny : Hello @zigma33, you should have received a download link two days ago. Could you pls check your inboxes? Many thanks, B. :)
  • zigma33 : Hi! I purchased your latest issue #92 yesterday but never received my download.
  • daveomd : Got it along with my download, everything looks great! Thanks, Dave
  • Berny : @daveomd: We sent you a mail immediately after your purchase, and have just sent another email now. Please contact me at «email» should you not receive it. Many thanks!
  • daveomd : I purchased your latest issue #92 but never received my download.
  • Berny : @Hysteria & @KI2000: Many thanks for your kind words! :)
  • Hysteria : Received my download copy almost immediately and downloaded 50 magazines for free. Cannot complain! Thanks guys!!!

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us

FacebookTwitterYoutubeGoogle

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site