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Overall, the entire recording is artful and diversified — pun intended! This one is fun, engaging and really keeps your attention from the first note to the last. Simply click on the CD cover. It is an up tempo, horn heavy composition that features tenor sax phenom Brandon Allen and longtime pianist Andrew McCormack on fire and successfully conveying the tempo of rush hour.
All the while Kyle Eastwood is holding down the rhythm logic with a great acoustic bass solo that keeps everything extraordinary and stylistic.
Brandon Allen also adds a really cool solo on this masterful jazz composition. Among the many great highlights is the ballad lead by Italian saxophonist Stefano Di Battista. This jazz funk burner will keep you up, tuned in and feeling just right. Overall, In Transit finds Kyle Eastwood and company in their element while still exploring new territories and classics.
Keep in touch with Kyle Eastwood during his mini U. Click here to visit his website. Saxophonist Gary Meek has released his first project as a leader in 15 years and the wait was definitely worthwhile. Originals showcases his ability as an inspired songwriter, dominant front man and tenor saxophonist while providing his bandmates with essential elements that allow them to shine.
Among the more memorable highlights is the high energy performances of the band throughout the program.
Check it out and then buy it from the SOTJ store. Click on the CD cover to purchase Originals. The five original compositions co-written with and arranged by Shelly Berger are a dark, reflective collection of songs that deal with loss, heartbreak and ultimately a return to faith and hope.
While those emotional states may be what we aim to avoid, many people experience these moods and ultimately find comfort with the help of a creative process and return to normalcy. The music here reveals that journey by Dave Bennett. Take a moment and listen to Blood Moon and the skillful performances it showcases.
Buy it here from the SOTJ store. The recording was released on Verve in May at now resides at the top of the Billboard Jazz chart. For the recording sessions, Diana assembled different musicians in trio and quartet settings.
Krall is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. To date, her albums have garnered five Grammy Awards, eight Juno Awards and have also earned nine gold, three platinum and seven multi-platinum albums. For more information about Diana Krall and her current touring information, please visit her website at www. Moffett takes the melody at the head before Jordan improvises in an up-tempo arrangement of this classic Davis tune.
This collection of songs and the awesome performances of his ensemble and featured guests are among his most expressive recordings and it certainly deserves to be in your jazz collection. To learn more about Charnett Moffett, please visit his website.
The compositions are lithe and layered and feature exceptional improvisations by each member. Overall, the music is exhilarating, intimate and inspiring. To learn more about the band and their Hudson Tour dates, please visit www. On Rebirth, Billy Childs reaches back to the nexus of his varied musical experiences.
Over fans attended! Click on the CD cover to buy this CD. These rescued songs provide insight into an era of jazz music history during which these artists were at the pinnacle of their success. These songs reflect the standard recording technology available during the time period but the remastering via 21 st century technology gives the listener a prime experience with no-style guards or improvisational boundaries.
She has a great command of phrasing, and this version with lyrics is quite entertaining. Waller was among the greatest combination of improvisational geniuses and show-stopping entertainers of his generation.
These six songs provide an important glimpse into his amazing song catalogue which ranges from introspective pieces to the hits by this sextet.
The double disc recording features special guests who introduce and read the speeches. Disc 1 of the recording documents eight memorable speeches given by John F. Disc 2 features an Overture and original music to accompany the speeches. Other than this glaring omission, the recording is an exceptional production of jazz variations on freedom. The challenges he faced when bringing his musical visions to fruition were deftly met by a group of highly qualified musicians. Among those assisting Manricks, who plays alto, soprano and tenor saxophones, flute, alto flute and clarinet is none other than the highly respected drummer Ari Hoenig.
Overall, each musician in this excellent quartet is at the top of their game and the rhythmic, harmonic and melodic variations as well as a beautiful contrapuntal approach they take makes this recording a must hear.
Chamber Jazz is available here. Click on the CD cover to purchase Chamber Jazz. John Beasley has shared stages with some of the most important names in jazz during his three-decade career. Thelonious Monk is a Mount Rushmore figure in the creation of modern jazz. Buy the CD here. Click on CD cover. Steve has created music with and grown from working with such great musicians as pianist Kenny Barron, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Jimmy Cobb, all of whom make their musicality well-known on this track gem.
In addition to writing 5 of the songs Polka Dots And Moonbeams - Count Basie - Count Basie At Newport (Vinyl Colors for the Masters, Steve Turre plays the trombone and conch shells with this dynamic trio and special guests Javon Jackson on tenor saxophone and Cyro Baptista on percussion. Cuban pianists are among the hottest new import in the USA now that relations with the island country are less stressed and more palatable.
The music of Cuba has always been accepted by USA audiences but with this new influx of young artists, the music has gained in popularity. His debut for Mack Avenue Records titled El Viaje is a swaying, gentle musical journey that explores various genres and ideas while staying true to his roots.
Their music is muscular, elegant, familiar and fresh. Buy it here at SOTJ. Ronald Bastos wrote the lyrics and Rebecca adds her refreshing vocals to the romantic, hopeful story. Among the artists on the recording are Dennis Angel on flugelhorn, Gottfried Stoger on flute who plays a lyrical solo midway through the song as does Dennis Angel.
The energy and complicated rhythms and harmonic structure give it a jazz-samba-pop sound that is very sophisticated and charming. Click on the CD cover. Warren Wolf. Since graduating from Berklee, Warren Wolf has taken the jazz world by storm, first as a sideman in labelmate Christian McBride's quintet called Inside Straight and subsequently with the release of his self-titled Mack Avenue debut in and Wolfgang in This recording is an A-level masterwork that deserves your undivided attention.
Warren taught private lessons on the Vibraphone and Drums, as well as teach a beginners keyboard class for entering freshman drumset majors. After two years of teaching at Berklee College of Music, Warren headed back to Baltimore to start his main goal of becoming a full time performing musician.
Recording and touring with Rachael, Warren has had the opportunity to tour throughout the entire Unites States of America. With these three groups Warren has traveled the world. For more information about Warren Wolf, please visit his website. Omnivore Recordings in conjunction with the Maynard Ferguson family, has released all of the recordings that made up High Voltage and High Voltage 2 in a great compilation recording titled Complete High Voltage. The 2-disc package hit retail and online stores July 15, and it making a bold statement about the legendary trumpeter who drew raves as the most celebrated high-note brass player of his generation.
Ferguson had tapped into many different musical styles with his big band but here, we have the small group sound that Ferguson also made use of with its big sound. Complete High Voltage features 18 songs including many written by Ferguson. Amazing song, amazing performance. Buy Life Forum today. Much of the material is completely re-imagined, played with a muscular, intense, communicative freedom that is innovative and creative. This live recording reflects their ability to communicate the power of music as a universal language and solidifies their roles as musical ambassadors.
This is a very adventurous project that features excellent soloing from all three bandmates. Buy Downbeat today. Renee Rosnes. Helen Sung. Ledisi Sings Nina. Whistling In The Dark. Freedom Over Everything. Vince Mendoza. Back To The Garden. What If? Kristin Korb. All Without Words:. Variations Inspired by Loren. John Daversa Jazz Orchestra. Morell also arranged and orchestrated the concerto. Justin Morell was inspired by the voicings of his autistic son, Loren, when John Daversa commissioned a large-scale orchestra jazz piece.
A core rhythm section of Tal Cohen on piano, Justin Morell on guitars, Dion Kerr on bass and David Chiverton on drums and guest musicians Conrad Fok on piano and Lev Garfein on violin round out this splendid, supporting ensemble. Smoke and Mirrors. On his new album, Smoke and MirrorsSteve Cole offers up an intimately personal reflection of his own true self, free of trickery or sleight of hand.
The result is a song collaboration that sets a new standard for a contemporary jazz ensemble produced during a remote gathering. A Little Driving Music.
Mindi Abair. One of the most recognized and sought-after saxophonists, two-time GRAMMY nominee Mindi Abair has been electrifying audiences with her dynamic live performances and sax prowess since her debut album in No one since Junior Walker has brought saxophone and vocals in one package to the forefront of modern music.
During her remarkable year recording career, Mindi Abair has built a substantial following among jazz and blues audiences with her soaring melodies and powerhouse style. Road to the Sun. P at Metheny. Dave Stryker. The Democracy Suite.
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet. Bernstein Reimagined Smithsonian Jazz. Masterworks Orchestra. Le Coq Records Presents:. The Jazz All Stars, Vol. The Le Coq All Stars. Tu Amor. Dave Koz. A Platinum-selling artist, Koz is also known as a humanitarian, entrepreneur, radio host and instrumental music advocate. Dave's newest offering is titled A New DayIt is his 20th album as an artist and the first collection of original material in 10 years.
Check it out at Dave's website and pre-order. You'll definitely love this groove. Billy Childs Billy Childs has emerged as one of the foremost American composers of his era, perhaps Album) most distinctly American composer since Aaron Copland — for like Copland, he has successfully married the musical products of his heritage with the Western neoclassical traditions of the twentieth century in a powerful symbiosis of style, range, and dynamism.
Luba Mason The multiple talents of Luba Mason are on fully display on her latest recording titled Triangle. Color of Noize. Derrick Hodge. Ships on June 25, Various Artists Ella Live at the Apollo! The Vagabond. Aaron Diehl. Aaron Diehl is a classically trained pianist and has made an indelible mark on the jazz world as well over the last 15 years.
When Diehl performed the music of Philip Glass at Brooklyn Academy of Music, he was exposed to the work of pianist and composer Timo Andres, with whom he plans to collaborate in the future.
Aaron Diehl is a Steinway artist. When he isn't on tour or recording, Diehl enjoys spending time in the sky. As a licensed pilot, one of his favorite planes to fly is the Beechcraft Bonanza. In The Key of Joy. After 30 million albums sold worldwide, 13 No. After selecting the songs, and writing and orchestrating the arrangements, he assembled and conducted the orchestra which features his long-time touring band with additional horns and a full string section.
Stay in touch with Harry Connick, Jr. Sun on Sand. In she earned second place in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition, the most prestigious contest in the art form. In other words, her command of the vocal-jazz tradition is astounding.
Just as Swift is able to use her research and taste to shine a light on undervalued singers and songwriters, her voice evokes singers beyond the usual triptych of Ella Fitgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Billie Holiday. Veronica Swift is a musician-first kind of leader and arranger, who immerses herself into her accompaniment and lets her players stretch out.
With personnel like this, we should feel thankful she does. Keyboard wizard Jeff Lorber and guitar hero Mike Stern have joined forces on a potent new collaboration for Concord Jazz titled Eleven. Stern, by contrast, was aware of Lorber and had heard many good things about Lorber but they were "not in the same orbit" at the time. Fast forward to when bassist and co-producer Jimmy Haslip of the Yellowjackets brought Lorber and Stern together in the studio.
I'm With You. Wareika Hill Rastamonk Vibrations. Steve Cole Saxophonist Steve Cole is one of the most celebrated players in contemporary jazz and is now showing appreciation for the support he received during a recent health scare in his family via his latest recording titled Gratitude.
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The Yellowjackets While the Los Angeles-based Yellowjackets have been a creative force on the jazz scene since when they recorded their eponymous debut, their fourth Mack Avenue Records album, Raising Our Voiceonce again ups the ante with bold new strides by inviting vocalist extraordinaire Luciana Souza to collaborate with the group for seven of its thirteen LP as well as subtly taking a resistant stand against the status quo of the cultural and political undercurrent of our times.
Dave Koz and Friends. What better way to stroll down memory lane than to do it with Dave Koz and his Friends. The Grammy-nominated saxophonist returns with Summer Horns II from A to Zin a stunning set of 11 timeless classics the ensemble has reimagined. Alongside Dave Koz, this creative sequel also features Gerald Albright on alto saxophone and tenor saxophonist Richard Elliott both of whom played on the No.
Rick Braun and Dave Koz co-produced the album. Dave Koz plays the soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxes with impeccable ease and makes sure that these 11 songs will bring back a lot of great memories for you. Richard is simply beautiful here with his sensitive but passionate saxophone rendition of the melody Mike sang so well.
With Ashling Cole echoing the questions…"What about us…? Together they bring this song to the point where chills run down your spine and tears stream down your face. Magical Kite. Jazz Latin. Concentric Circles. Honored by The National Endowment for the Arts as a Jazz Master, Kenny Barron has an unmatched ability to mesmerize audiences with his elegant playing, sensitive melodies and infectious rhythms.
Inthe esteemed pianist, composer, bandleader and educator will celebrate his 75 th birthday and mark the 50 th year of a remarkable recording career that shows no signs of slowing down.
In fact, the year will be punctuated with yet another milestone: the release of his Blue Note debut Concentric Circlesa sublime song set that finds the time Grammy nominee returning to a dynamic quintet setting. Concentric Circles features his new edition of the Kenny Barron Quinte t -- Kiyoshi Kitagawabas s, Johnathan Blakedrums, Mike Rodriqueztrumpet and flugelhorn, and Dayna Stephenssoprano and tenor saxophone -- on ten of the eleven compositions.
The group did not perform on "Reflections," the Thelonius Monk composition which features Barron's mastery as a soloist. Each song exemplifies Barron's finesse as a songwriter who can write exceptional sections for his band members to shine during their solos and improvisations. These songs also capture the maturity of Barron's musical career which began over 50 years ago. Kenny Barron is currently touring in support of Concentric Circles so don't miss him when he comes your way.
Keep in touch at www. Silver Lining. The long-anticipated release of Songs From the Swinghouse has arrived and the wait was more than worth it. The disc and video show the world-class musicians at the top of their game as well as spotlighting the compositional integrity and musicality of bandleader Lao Tizer. As a multi-instrumentalist on original compositions as well as three covers. The band is currently on tour so check them out when they visit a city near you.
The Junction. The Manhattan Transfer. The Questions. Kurt Elling. Music IS. Bill Frisell. Into The Light. CAP UCLA presented the award-winning pianist and his octet to a capacity audience who showed their appreciation with a robust standing ovation which spilled out into the ornate lobby as the ensemble completed their encore.
Instead of disappearing backstage, the ensemble graciously greeted audience members who were more than happy to congratulate the band members. Wobbly Dance Flower. John Daversa featuring Bob Mintzer. Kyle Eastwood. Gary Meek. Dave Bennett. Mike Stern. To contemporary jazz guitar aficionados, Mike Stern is regarded as one of the true guitar greats of his generation. His latest, Tripis his first since recovering from a serious accident in the summer of that left him with two broken arms and nerve damage in his right hand that prevented him from even holding a pick.
Diana Krall. Music From Our Soul. Charnett Moffett. This amazing collection of new music and two covers by Charnett Moffett celebrates a year legacy of creating great music with some of his most revered collaborators. Together the ensemble brings you an incredibly rich program of straight-ahead jazz compositions that are drenched in their boundless passion for spontaneous creativity.
Dejohnette, Grenadier, Medeski, Scofield. Jason Miles, the legendary producer, arranger and composer, has released the sequel to his Kind of New recording that featured trumpeter Ingrid Jensen. Titled Kind of New 2: Blue Is Paristhe recording features four new trumpeters interpreting the track titled "Blue is Paris" which Jason Miles wrote after visiting Paris in the aftermath of the terrorists attacks.
There are 10 songs on the recording which also reveals the great musicality of Miles' core band comprised of Gene Lake on drums, Reggie Washington and Adam Dorn on bass, Jay Rodrigues on tenor sax and bass clarinet and Vinnie Summo on guitar. Jason Miles has created an exceptional environment for these solists to create their impressions of "Blue Is Paris" and especially for trumpeters Theo Croker, Russell Gunn, Patches Stewart and Jukka Eskola - who have all been influenced by Miles Davis and how they perform in their own powerful styles.
Out of tragedy has come a positive musical tribute that speaks to the reality we all revere - that of an upward movement toward peace and a new kindred spirit. Overall, this project is another winner for Billy Childs and deserves to be in your record collection. Check it out and purchase it here, just click on the CD cover. Tributary Tales. Gerald Clayton has grown musically by leaps and bounds and Tributary Tales reveals his astounding growth as a musician, bandleader and composer.
Check it out then click on the CD cover to purchase Tributary Tales. Carmen Lundy began her professional career in Miami, Florida as a jazz vocalist and composer when there were very few young, gifted and aspiring jazz vocalists on the horizon. Over four decades later, Ms. Lundy is celebrated throughout the world for her vocal artistry and is highly regarded for her jazz innovation.
Currently on the Afrasia Productions label, Carmen has just completed work on her new album Code Noirdue this month. The album traverses musical genres and is a song cycle for these turbulent times. In addition to vocals, Lundy also plays keyboards and guitar and wrote or co-wrote and arranged all 12 songs. Carmen released her 14th album of her career in the Fall oftitled Soul To Soul. Lundy the Keys to the City of Miami. As a composer, Ms. Piano Song. Peter Gordon produced this adventurous recording that demands your attentive listening to the interactive skills of Shipp's trio.
Further, Piano Song is an incredible experience because of the options Shipp utilizes as a pianist. He easily leads as well as interacts with the powerful musical visions of his bandmates who seem to personalize each note to ensure a perfect fit with their leader's performances.
Each player honors the others' commitment to his program without boring the listener with improvisations that seem dated. In other LP, you, dearl listener, can feel however you want after listening to this amazing collection of new music by one of America's greatest master pianists.
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