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BEEGIE ADAIR

TOO MARVELOUS FOR WORDS
Don Aliquo with the Beegie Adair Trio

“We were visualizing a vintage, mid-Fifties, BeBop feel, and it's worth noting that every track felt so good, we only did one or two 'takes' on any of the tunes. The control room was filled with smiling faces on every playback, and it was a joyous experience in every way, for all four of us.”

– Beegie Adair -

 
MITCHEL FORMAN TRIO

Since his arrival on the LA jazz scene some three decades ago, pianist Mitchel Forman now finds himself once again in familiar territory as he cultivates and balances his dazzling technique on 12 great songs that comprise his latest offering for BFM Jazz. Puzzle features Mitchel with bassist Kevin Axt and drummer Steve Hass on what is surely one of Mitchel Forman’s most personal and rewarding discs. Even though he has performed with such jazz giants as Stan Getz, Bill Evans, John McLaughlin, Pat Metheny and Wayne Shorter over the course of his career, Puzzle is on his leader board and it swings, grooves, and tells great stories that you as the listener will enjoy.

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DONALD VEGA

"With Respect to Monty"
Now this is something really special and it marks not simply a second disc for an iconic label, Resonance Records, which under the inspired hand of engineer/producer George Klabin, has shepherded many some rare and priceless recordings. Donald Vega’s heartfelt tribute With Respect to Monty to the ‘Jamerican’ master, Monty Alexander, marks an exciting turn for the Nicaraguan-born, New York-bred pianist. And so, it would seem that both pianist and label have struck musical gold: Mr. Vega for the obviously thrilling journey that he has undertaken and Resonance for its return to the studio with one of its most prized stablemates and certainly one of the most exciting pianists and musicians in jazz today
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RICHARD GALLIANO

Richard Galliano’s new album is rightly titled Sentimentale, but it’s also a vigorous display of instrumental prowess. For the world’s greatest living accordionist, it signals a triumphant return to his jazz wheelhouse.

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POLLY GIBBONS
'Many Faces of Love'
Polly Gibbons descends from a grand tradition of jazz and blues women whose singing exudes strength, defiance and sassy wit. There are many pretenders to that throne, but Gibbons’ artistry demands attention. British-born and just 30 when she made this album, Gibbons possesses a raspy, lived-in tone, a walloping sense of swing and a dramatic flair that grabs the heart. read more
UNICEF PRESENTS WORLD VERSION OF "IMAGINE"
SUSAN KREBS

A jazz singer steeped in experience with a"no fear" soul ... the double-shot of experience and exuberance is what characterizes Krebs' art.       
~ AllAboutJazz

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The TED HOWE Jazz Orchestra
Ted Howe’s new CD, PINNACLE, featuring his 13-piece jazz orchestra, showcases his strength as a melodist and his broad knowledge and command of many diverse musical traditions. With its beautiful melodies, rich textures, highenergy, and virtuosic performances, this recording is intense and exciting while remaining highly accessible.

 

 
KARLA HARRIS

The first-ever studio recording featuring vocal versions of the Brubeck songbook, exclusively! Eleven Dave Brubeck tunes with lyrics written by his wife of 70 years, Iola. Pays homage to the distinct musical expressions Brubeck was known for, with arrangements inspired by the sentiments
in Iola’s wonderful lyrics.
(Summit Records, 2014)

RAY OBIEDO
'There Goes That'

Never has contemporary jazz guitarist Ray Obiedo’s genuine lifelong affection for the San Francisco Bay Area’s unique musical personality been more clearly evident or remarkably celebrated than in his newest CD “There Goes That “, released nationwide on the Rhythmus Records label. Read more

 

 
MIKE LONGO

It’s safe to say your career is off to a pretty good start when your first “real” jazz experience is playing alongside Cannonball Adderley, as 15-year-old pianist Mike Longo did in the early ’50s on Florida’s chitlin circuit. Never mind that one of the clubs they played was Porky’s—yes, that one, which was run not by a sleazy redneck as in the raunchy 1982 movie, but a jazz-loving mobster. 
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  MONICA RAMEY "Make Someone Happy"
“When you see Monica Ramey step onto the stage, you're not quite sure what to expect. But when this Nashvillian opens her mouth, a smooth, velvety voice formed by years of study and countless performances comes tumbling out, putting her own fresh spin on jazz standards.”
–Angela Patterson – The Tennessean
BEEGIE ADAIR "Into Something"
Once in a while a musician comes along with impeccable technique, deep understanding of the jazz repertoire, an innate tendency to swing and the rare ability to communicate the heart and soul of a tune to listeners. That musician is Beegie Adair. About her music Adair say, "Falling in love with jazz is like falling in love with a person, except with jazz you never get over it."
BAND OF BONES
"Every fourth blue moon somebody creates a sound that demands attention. Such is the case with Dave Chamberlain's 'Band of Bones'..."
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  THE JAY D'AMICO TRIO "Nocturne"
Nocturne represents Jay's latest efforts at composing and interpreting his own music. "In some ways I've been influenced by various forms found in classical music and they're evident here, but other compositions on the album go beyond that." In all his compositions, Jay insists, "I always want the melody to imitate the human voice and most importantly, it always has to swing."
Kenny Werner "No Beginning, No End"
Kenny Werner's magnum opus with Woodwinds, Voices & Strings. His deeply personal tribute to daughter katheryn, a triumphant work of composed and improvised musics. Classical and Jazz. Performed by nearly 100 musicians. Highlighted by saxophonist Joe Lovano and vocalist Judi Silvano. No Beginning, No End is a milestone composition annd recording - as much for it's creative reach as for the emotional terrain it examines."The most important music I'll ever write," is how Werner puts. it. A career high point.
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WENDY MOTEN
This fantastic album produced by double Grammy winner, Paul Brown, features wonderful musicians who include Dave Koz, Paul Brown, Tracy Carter, Sinclair Lott, Tommy Kay, Mitchel Forman, Brian Bromberg and Roberto Vally. Read More
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  THE HEATH BROTHERS QUARTET "Endurance"
The Heath Brothers Quartet performs at concerts, festivals, clubs and educational venues world-wide. As The New York Times' chief jazz critic has written, "their sets offer a glimpse of great experience filtered through great gentleness; they're a real shot of joy." The quartet was founded in 1976 by Jimmy, Percy and Albert "Tootie" Heath -- one of the most distinguished families in jazz. The Heath Brothers have made 7 recordings, and their latest is due out soon.
Michael Dease "Grace"
In just seven years on the New York scene, trombonist Michael Dease has appeared on over fifty albums as a sideman, performed in every major jazz venue, and worked alongside many of the giants of this music. Special guests include: Claudio Roditi-flugelhorn, Roy Hargove-trumpet & Flugelhorn, Greg Gisbert-trumpet, Sharel Cassity-sax & alto flute, Eric Alexander-Tenor sax, Jeremy Biller-trombone, Robert Edwards-bass trombone, Mark Whitfield - guitar, Yotam-guitar, Tarik Zephrim-guitar, Roger Squlter & Circle Rhythm-percussion
JIMMY HEATH BIG BAND Live at the Bluenote "Togetherness"
The Bluenote, New York, NY (10/30/2011/10/31/2011)
Jimmy Heath (soprano saxophone, tenor) Mark Gross, Antonio Hart (flute, alto saxophone); Bobby Lavell (flute, tenor saxophone); Frank Basile (baritone saxophone); Diego Urcola, Greg Gisbert, Michael Mossman, Roy Hargrove, Frank Greene (trumpet); John Mosca, Jason Jackson (trombone); Jeff Nelson (bass trombone); Jeb Patton (piano); Lewis Nash (drums)
 
Gabriel Alegria & The Afro-Peruvian Sextet "Pucusana"
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"Pucusana" is Alegria's second recording with his Afo-Peruvian Sextet which feature the leader on trumpet and flugelhorn and originals by Alegria and saxophonist Laura Andrea Leguia, as well as two traditional Afro-Peruvian gongs and an innovative reading of Rogers and Hammerstein's "My Favorite Things" arranged by Alegria. Alegria gives it's members much credit for the final result.
Dave Wilson "Spiral"
Dave Wilson explains whey he chose the tunes...
"These songs including the original compositions and the 'cover' tunesm are all, for various reasons, close to my heart. They are all like personal statements of where I am in my life, musically and otherwise. When I make and play music like this I am trying to communicate such heartfelt sentiments to those listening, whether in the club, the concert hall, or listening to the recording."
Collaborating with Wilson are Phil Markowitz on piano, Tony Marino on bass, and Adam Nussbaum on drums, all international acclaimed and renowned.

JEFF COLELLA & PUTTER SMITH


This recording offers a rare opportunity to eavesdrop on a conversation between two master improvisers. Included are well known compositions by Michel Legrand, Bill Evans, Miles Davis, Ray Noble and Billy Strayhorn, and three original works, one each by Mr. Smith and Mr. Colella, and one by the incomparable guitarist Larry Koonse.
 

The Cookers "Warriors"
Featured Artists: Eddie Henderson: Trumpet and Flugelhorn; David Weiss: Trumpet; Craig Handy: Alto Saxophone & Flute; Billy Harper: Tenor

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YOTAM " Resonance"
Yotam - guitar, goud & vocal; AARON GOLDBERG - piano ;CHRISTIAN McBRIDE - bass ; GREGORY HUTCHINSON - drums Special Guest ROY HARGROVE – trumpet & flugelhorn
The hottest new guitarist in jazz today! The exceptional 3rd recording from one of the jazz world’s fastest rising stars, Yotam has already has performed with Monty Alexander, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Roberta Gambarini, Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band, Benny Golson, and James Moody
THE KLOBAS/KESECKER ENSEMBLE
‘Moment’s Notice’ covers a wide spectrum of jazz music designed to please the ear of post bop audiences. Read More
 
 
MANHATTAN SCHOOL
OF MUSIC
¡Qué Viva Harlem! displays the virtuosic passion and intensity of The Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra performing the music that best represents all of the Americas - Latin jazz - born in Harlem, U.S.A.
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Dave Peck "Modern Romance" more infomation here
Lets Play Stella Records announces the release of pianist Dave Pecks Modern Romance, Live at Jazz Alley. This set of standard songs from the Great American Songbook continues the trios exploration into the reinvention of the jazz piano trio.
MARCUS ROBERTS
"We call him the 'genius of the modern piano', because he is..." ~Wynton Marsalis
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WYNTON MARSALIS
& MARCUS ROBERTS
NPR
 
 
JOHN STETCH
 The bars just opened up at Johann’s, Amadeus’s, Fred’s and Dmitri’s; cocktail hour, white wigs, no sandals. Foot-tapping is permitted. Read more...
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JUMAANE SMITH
www.JumaaneSmith.com
"I Only Have Eyes For You is
spectacular, and it feels like it
has the potential to be...read more

Kitchen Sink Of Jazz - WRTC Interview

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BILLY BRANDT
Having an affinity for the bluer side of jazz that rocks as much as it swings, Billy tends the musical bar with playful and wise originals and standards. A smooth and smoky voice with a swingin’ jazz combo mixes a delicious melodic libation best served up or on the rocks. Read more...
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DIANE SCHUUR
'I REMEMBER YOU'
MATURE SCHUUR: BETTER THAN EVER! On June 10, 2014, multi-Grammy Award and legendary jazz vocalist, Diane Schuur, releases a stunning new recording I Remember You (With Love To Stan and Frank).(read more)
SANDRA DUDLEY
and LORI MECHEM
 "There's a husky resonance that gives her music a blue spirit, a kind of honest, lived-in quality that is both inviting and heartbreakingly human." Read More...
 
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PETE CHRISTLIEB
and LINDA SMALL
…..A great jazz album….
Tall and Small is a fine eleven-piece group that combines the best of two worlds – the power of a big band with the spontaneity of a smaller group – to showcase the fine talents of the husband-and-wife team of tenor saxophonist Pete Christlieb and trombonist Linda Small...Read More
 
THE NATIVE JAZZ QUARTET
"It's an amazing way to re-discover your own music."
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Eh La Bas
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NJQ- Christian Fabian (bass) Edward Littlefield (drums) - Buenos Aires (image link)
             
             
             
             
             
             
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