March 1, 2021
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A guitar/bass duo album may, not so long ago, have been, albeit wrongly, regarded as a recipe for boredom. However, these days duos have become the norm rather ...
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After having released Don Cherry’s Cherry Jam as a limited Record Store Day title in the Autumn of 2020, Gearbox presents this essential release on specialist Japanese Edition ...
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In case you don’t know, this is the first release from PS Audio’s Octave Records, which, to paraphrase, was founded to support musicians and covers 100% of the ...
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Trio, due out February 19, 2021 via Le Coq Records, came together spontaneously, making the exhilarating chemistry and dynamic interplay all the more remarkable. Cunliffe has become something ...
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Charlie Ventura, one of the most popular, fondly-remembered, and singular saxophone voices in this history of jazz, is the star of these two legendary recording sessions that have ...
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Albare Plays Jobim, Vol. 2 by Moroccan-born, Israeli-raised guitarist Albare (the only name given) isn’t quite what it seems. While the names of the musicians and guest artists ...
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The very title of the album suggests that it is not only about the music. And indeed it is. A composer and saxophonist from North Carolina, a graduate ...
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Ubuntu Music is delighted to announce the signing of internationally acclaimed pianist/composer Yoko Miwa, to release her forthcoming album late this year.Yoko is one of the most powerful ...
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This is the fifth album that Danish guitarist Jakob Bro has recorded for ECM, and it brings together a new trio with Arve Henriksen on trumpet and Jorge ...
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The new work by American veteran tenor saxophone player Rick Margitza, who has also been in the Miles Davis band, is dedicated to those who have died in ...
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The Italian double bass player leads a trio featuring Vittorio Solimene on piano and Michele Santoleri on drums, plus Veronica Marini’s guest vocals. A piano trio focused on ...
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There comes a time when musical expression flows directly from the soul—unimpeded, unfiltered. Unmasked. A point when the modes of expression—the way a person plays and sings, the ...
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Maybe it’s these unsettled times that call for calming sounds. Or perhaps it’s this writer’s propensity to be drawn to ballads. One of the best albums of last year (Glide ...
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Joe Lovano’s debut, Trio Tapestry, was one of 2019’s most talked-about releases. Their concept is taken to the next level on Garden of Expression. Lovano is a saxophonist ...
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The effects of the bebop revolution in jazz music are still being felt and explored. Of the half dozen true pioneers of the movement, pianist Bud Powell has ...
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The disc offers eight original songs in which the happy compositional vein of the leaders is combined with the excellent artistic stature of their travel companions. The tracklist ...
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Award-winning guitarist STEPHANE WREMBEL will digitally release The Django Experiment VI on Water is Life Records on January 22, 2021, the 111th anniversary of the birth of legendary ...
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The Alan Broadbent Trio’s previous Savant release, New York Notes, received rave reviews in the international press. The Guardian (UK) wrote, “The bubbling stream of notes is both ...
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On January 15, 2021, on the occasion of a new year and the 2021 U.S. presidential inauguration, Wynton Marsalis will release The Democracy! Suite, the follow-up to the ...
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“Every time I listen to the very first tones of Afterglow, I get struck immediately, as if by a force of nature. Suddenly, I am part of a ...
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Captured during a pivotal, trailblazing period of his five decade career, pianist Hal Galper had come off the road with the Cannonball Adderly Quintet looking to establish his ...
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Michel Weber – is a Swiss clarinetist, saxophonist, flutist, director, jazz historian. His entire life is associated with music. Since 1970s Michel has played and recorded with world-famous ...
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Pianist, composer and arranger Russell Ferrante has been on the jazz scene for decades. He has worked with everyone from Lee Ritenour to Joni Mitchell to Al Jarreau ...
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Posi-Tone Records unveils a carefully curated presentation of “New Faces” and keeps the musical message focused “Straight Forward.” This album is certainly not just another blowing date. This ...
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Carmen Lundy began her professional career as a jazz vocalist and composer when there were very few young, gifted and aspiring jazz vocalists on the horizon. Three decades ...
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Jeremy Monteiro (pianist, vocalist, composer, jazz educator) has won critical acclaim in many parts of the world. He has performed all over the World in addition to numerous occasions at ...
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Mark Eisenman has performed with numerous eminent Canadian and U.S. jazz artists including the following: Lew Tabackin, Barney Kessell, Ed Bickert, Rob McConnell, and Pat LaBarbera. He is ...
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‘Visions in Black and White’ is a collection of rare jazz and improvised themes by one of the greatest Russian film composers Mikael Tariverdiev (1931-1996). Transferred from the ...
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The Covid-19 pandemic halted live performance, the lifeblood of the genre, but a run of powerful albums — and standout debuts — provided respite, and hope. Quarantine is especially ...
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More Than Anther Day is the latest instrumental jazz release from composer/pianist/producer, Lisa Kristine Hilton. Hilton and her band mates: Rudy Royston on drums, and Luques Curtis on ...
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Carsten Dahl is widely considered to be one of the most original and creative pianists coming out of Europe. He has received several awards like the Ben Webster ...
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Avant-garde tenor saxist Ivo Perelman is celebrating his having reached 100 albums by releasing three new ones. Shamanism is one of these. Recorded in Brooklyn during April 2018, this collection, ...
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The project began in discussions with Ryan Keberle about what more we could do to address the changes towards justice we both see as crucial to our country ...
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Johnny O’Neill is renowned for his unique performing style, which combines incredible technical virtuosity and gentle ballad melody. Jazz legends – Oscar Peterson and Art Tatum – have ...
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In terms of sound and style, North, the latest release by woodwinds player Anders Hagberg, has more in common with an ECM release than one from Blue Note. ...
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Album cover design winner for Mike Rud’s upcoming album, Salome’s Dance: The Mike Rud Trio Invites Peter Bernstein. I probably will never get over this feeling lol. But ...
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Without a doubt, Paquito is the # 1 saxophonist and clarinetist on the current world scene of Latin Jazz. And Cargo Music from CLAZZ, is proud and honored ...
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John, Paul, George and Ringo. Compressed ten years of band history, 12 studio albums alone, hundreds of songs, many of them absolutely legendary. Anyone approaching this should know ...
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Fresh from winning his first Ivor Novello award for writing the year’s best song, the multi platinum-selling musician and multi-instrumentalist Jamie Cullum announces his first festive collection The ...
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Benny Golson pulls the microphone off the stand to tell the audience at Ronnie Scott’s a story, and the cable drops out of the bottom of it. “This is ...
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Lee Ritenour Celebrating 60 years of playing guitar with a first ever “solo guitar” album, entitled Dreamcatcher! For Lee Ritenour, there aren’t many ‘firsts’ left to achieve. During ...
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«Forge» is a meeting between three heavyweights of the German free-improv scene. Pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach, 82 years old, belongs to the legendary, pioneer generation of free improvisers ...
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A superb clarinetist with an attractive mellow tone, Albert Nicholas had a long and diverse career but his playing was always consistently rewarding. He studied with Lorenzo Tio, ...
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WE4 is the new exciting work by Fabrizio Bosso’s quartet. Made immediately after the forced confinement due to the coronavirus epidemic, WE4 brings with it the awareness of ...
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The Kaleidoscope Quintet, a stellar collaborative project co-led by master saxophonists Dave Liebman and Joe Lovano (also co-leaders of Saxophone Summit), includes vocalist Judi Silvano, bassist Tony Marino ...
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Grammy-winning New York drummer Robby Ameen has had an established recording and touring career stretching from Dizzy Gillespie to Paul Simon over the last four decades, highlighted by a 20-year run with the band ...
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It’s a rare occurrence when I put on a record and I’m instantly hooked. An album usually has to grow on me but from the first note I ...
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Daniel DeLorenzo’s ‘How Thoughtful’ brings to the listener acoustic jazz guitar in its purest form: fresh and unpolished. The album follows on from two previous releases: ‘Daniel DeLorenzo ...
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Passion Flower: For Doris Duke Sunnyside Records presents the second boxed set of recordings from the archive of pianist Joe Castro, a diverse collection featuring incredible and never ...
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“Once in a great while, a musician emerges with such authority and such seemingly effortless originality that his place in the front ranks of his instrument is unquestioned. ...
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Dexter Gordon lived in Europe for 14 years.  It was obviously congenial because during that period he produced some of his best work.  When Bertrand Tavernier wanted to ...
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Bassist and composer Charles Mingus used to be a figure of controversy for ten different reasons, some political, some personal, and-though this all seems silly in the new ...
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Dot Time Records is thrilled to announce the November 13th release (CD/digital) of Lackerschmid/Baker: Quintet Session 1979 (vinyl release: January 8th, 2020).  ‘Quintet Session’ is the follow-up to Dot Time’s critically acclaimed re-release of Wolfgang ...
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Jazz master extraordinaire George Benson took to a small stage at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London and recorded the amazing performance and has released it so his ...
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I’ll be honest. I was curious about this disc because it includes a special guest appearance by the great jazz guitarist Al Di Meola, one of my many ...
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If anyone is able to not only survive, but be creative during a trial, it’s pianist Fred Hersch, who composed and performed music reflecting his battle with AIDS ...
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Frank Kohl has had a lifetime refining the art of jazz guitar. Born and raised in New York, Kohl began playing guitar at age eight. Initially drawn to the ...
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As a tight, longstanding jazz ensemble, Yellowjackets has explored a universe all its own of electro-acoustic soundscapes in its nearly four-decade history. For ‘Jackets XL’, its 25th album ...
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You may have noticed we have not heard much from the prolific Keith Jarrett lately. Now we have the devastating answer from an article published in The New ...
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Trumpeter and singer Till Brönner and legendary keyboardist/pianist Bob James met at the equally famous “La Fabrique” studios in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, close to Marseille, in September 2019 to record “On Vacation” (Sony Music), ...
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