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Ledisi - The Intimate Truth (CD, Album)

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Mintzer is also the principal soloist on the tenor saxophone and EWI. Solos by Mintzer on tenor sax, trombonist Andy Hunter and Billy Test on piano add to the dynamic flavors heard on this awesome composition. Additionally, the joy of this music also involves the process of the 17 musicians that make up the WDR Big Band Cologne stating their own particular viewpoints in harmony with one another.

Check it out. Soundscapes is available on MCG Jazz. Judy Wexler sings remarkable interpretations of songs from the s on her latest release titled Back to the Garden. This exceptional recording is a soundtrack of love, hope and change. Her vocals are emotive, languid, intimate and are permeated with the consummate control necessary to hit the various notes — whether high or low. The themes range from peace and love to environmental conservation, escapism, anti-war and riot protests, and the ephemeral nature of life.

Buy it today at SOTJ. Click here to buy Back To The Garden. Keep in touch with Judy Wexler at judywexler. These new arrangements of pop tunes and standards burst with her trademark exuberance and inspired interpretations that will leave you in a world of wonder.

Percussionists Tira Skamby and Aaron Serfaty add their musical visions at just the right time. Saxophonist Karl-Martin Almqvist plays a blistering solo that takes this song to another level by adding major elements of free jazz and improvised burnished tones. Kristin adds another layer of musicality with her bass solo on the composition that explores the intimacy within this special song. Her vocals are warm, inviting and sensitive. The songs reflect quiet contemplation to funky celebration.

Check out Smoke and Mirrors. Keep in touch with Steve Cole at stevecole. There is even a string orchestra featuring members of the National Symphony Orchestra of the Dominican Republic conducted by Corey Allen! Brian composed all of the songs in quarantine with the sole exception of the title track.

Brian really shines on this song. Hats off to all involved. A Little Driving Music is a must have for your jazz collection if only because the musicians were miles away but sound as if they are in the same studio!

Congrats Brian. The first begins as a brisk and lively arpeggio study, with Album) strands that shift into different levels of tension and drama. The second movement is quieter, more lyrical with a sadder theme. The third movement is energetic, livelier and more harmonic as in a scherzo. His arrangement captures the haunting spirit of the keyboard original. As a band leader, drummer Dave Weckl is all too familiar with fame and fortune as well as the highs and lows of his musical career.

Louis at the Chesterfield Jazz Festival They perform songs the band conceived years ago and many of the songs on this live recording are from their Rhythm of Soul album.

The entire band is on fire and does not deny any access to their virtuosity. Dave Stryker wrote four original compositions, produced and arranged all 10 songs. It features exciting solos by the entire band. As their first full-length album as a duo, Benoit and Winkler have chosen several of their favorite songs by such composers as Leonard Bernstein, Johnny Mandel, Paul Simon and Randy Newman. The recording also includes three original songs co-written by Benoit and Winkler and arranged by Benoit.

Old Friends was produced by Barbara Brighton and is a charming and thoughtful collection of great songs. Highly recommended. In the mids, Lincoln Center, Inc. In JulyJALC was inducted as the first new constituent of Lincoln Center since The School of American Ballet joined inlaying the groundwork for the building of a performance facility designed specifically for the sound, function and feeling of jazz.

Over the past three decades, Jazz at Lincoln Center has become an important advocate for jazz, culture, and arts education globally. For 30 years, Jazz at Lincoln Center has continued that tradition through our programs. Three songs from On The Town are included in the recording. Silber also arranged this song which is the closing number from Act 1 of On The Town. Constant changes in the key, tempo, rhythmic displacement, dynamics, and groove are prominent in this piece.

This spiritual captures the warmth and joyful nature of the original choral piece. The recording serves to pay tribute to Bernstein while also re-introducing listeners to the genius of Bernstein. It is an exceptional composition and one Mrs. Obama will certainly cherish. This is a superb rendition of this great song and a true indication of the mastery of these two geniuses. As the closing song, listeners are left with the hope there will be a Volume 2 since these masters are just what needs to keep the music playing.

Two great passions have shared the heart of Andy James throughout her life: jazz singing and Flamenco dance. Together they allow you, dear listener, to engage with Andy on a romantic and intimate sonic level. The closer features her incredible band for an exhilarating blowing session. They recorded their first album together in Shortly after that recording, however, Ford decided to part ways and go in a different musical direction. Over the years the band has undergone numerous lineup changes.

Never failing to rise to the inevitable challenges of adjustment, the Yellowjackets - Russell Ferrante, William Kennedy, Bob Mintzer - have maintained an extraordinarily high quality of musicianship that is the rival of many but a surprise to no one who knows and appreciates the band and their music. The most recent addition to the band adds Australian bass player Dane Alderson in to the mix.

With his exceptional rhythmic sensibility and natural disposition toward groove, Dane brings a new energy to the band and adds a youthful approach to the music. Billy Childs has emerged as one of the foremost American composers of his era, perhaps the 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.

A native of Los Angeles, Childs grew up immersed in jazz, classical, and popular music influences. A prodigious talent at the piano earned him public performances by age six, and at sixteen he was admitted to the USC Community School of the Performing Arts, going on to earn a Bachelor of Music degree in Composition under the tutelage of Robert Linn and Morten Lauridsen.

The multiple talents of Luba Mason are on fully display on her latest recording titled Triangle. Luba Mason is joined by an impeccable trio consisting of Joe Locke on vibraphone, James Genus on acoustic and electric basses and Samuel Torres on percussion.

The ten-track recording was arranged by Renato Neto, Joe Locke, Felipe Fournier and Luba with remarkable results that are truly fascinating for some of your favorite compositions. Luba covers songs from a diverse array of genres including pop, rock, jazz, Broadway musicals, and folk songs from her native Slovak community.

The choice of songs and the rarely heard format of vibraphone, bass and vocals in a trio setting is another reason to add this remarkable recording to your collection. Order it now. Chick Corea. The versatility and virtuosity of Dr.

Chick Corea as a composer, arranger, pianist, producer and bandleader is known worldwide. Corea has written, arranged and performed in every major musical genre and style. He composed his first piano concerto — and an adaptation of his signature piece, "Spain", for a full symphony orchestra — and performed it in with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. This solo piano recording is a double-disc collection of live performances from recent concerts. Also featured on Disc One are improvised versions of classical music pieces written by Mozart, Chopin, Scarlatti and Scriabin.

However, he gives these pieces a delicacy that masks the exceptional power of his greatest masterpieces. Overall, Chick Corea PLAYS should be in your collection of jazz and classical recordings by one of the greatest talents performing today. Stay in touch with Chick Corea at www.

Never Can Say Goodbye. Davis has created a musical masterpiece that originates from his fertile imagination that can be savored by you dear listeners for many years to come. In addition to accompaniment from the Beegie Adair Trio which features Beegie on piano, Roger Spencer on bass and Chris Brown on drums, Clifton is accompanied by a coterie of great musicians. Never Can Say Goodbye is performed with immense power and depth.

Another rich reward that listeners receive is the fact that Davis is largely responsible for putting all of these great songs together in a masterful recording that reflects a personal absorption in what the composers were trying to accomplish.

This version is really exciting. John Beasley. Born in Louisiana, the cradle of jazz, Beasley started writing arrangements in junior high school, the first one for the University of North Texas Jazz Band. Beasley is a third generation musician. His father is a bassoonist, pianist, and composer. His mother was a brass instrumentalist, band conductor and orchestrator. His grandfather was a trombonist. Declining an oboe scholarship from the Julliard, at 17, Beasley instead started playing in clubs before he was of legal drinking age.

Soon after, he went on his first world tour with Brazilian artist Sergio Mendes, then spent eight years with jazz icon Freddie Hubbard, while keeping up with his garage band Audio Mind with Vinnie Colauita, John Patittucci, and Steve Taviglione. This month John will release the second recording that honors the music of Thelonious Monk.

This may be a coincidence but John and Thelonious were born on the same day - October 10th! So there's a bit of trivia for you! Solid follows up his smash release Honestly which became his eleventh 1 Billboard Contemporary Jazz Album.

Sometimes, inspiration is slow in coming, evasive and stubborn. Other times, if an artist is very fortunate, it simply flows, the music practically writing itself. Solid is a very upbeat record. As I was writing them, these songs put a smile on my face. I reached out to him and he wrote and recorded the lyrics. He apprenticed as a sideman for artists like Morris Day, The Isley Brothers, Teena Marie and many others, touring and doing sessions for seven years before cutting his first solo album in The independently released Trust led immediately to a major label deal and a string of increasingly successful recordings and nonstop touring.

If the digital album is purchased, you will receive the full album via email upon release date June 26, Please note, digital downloads are only available in the U.

This dynamic recording is performed by John Lake playing trumpet and flugelhorn with a first-rate band of up-and-coming New York instrumentalists including Paul Jones on tenor saxophone, Michael Thomas playing alto saxophone on three tracks, Steven Feifke on piano, Marcos Varela on bass, and Jeff Davis on drums. John Ledisi - The Intimate Truth (CD the album, wrote and arranged all but three compositions for the session over the course of a few days at Big Orange Sheep recording studio in Brooklyn, New York.

His compositions definitely bring an extended focus to the great improvising heard on this recording which may have been influenced during his time learning to play in New York City while surrounded by the amazing musicians in that diverse city. Lake really shines on this piece that features his top-to-bottom command of his instrument.

If you are in an inspired New York state of mind, Seven Angels is definitely for you. Brian Culbertson. Over the course of crafting a album catalogue and architecting more than 30 Billboard No.

Label him jazz and he makes a funk record. Brand him pop and he creates a minute New Age opus. Culbertson burst onto the scene in with a chart-topping album that he recorded in his college apartment featuring keyboard-led contemporary jazz tracks.

Real drums on almost everything mixed with programming. Definitely a cool sound. Recreating that cool sound live for fans is the best part as Culbertson and his band embark on The XX Tourplaying more than 70 concerts around the US now postponed until Spring of An exuberant performer, Culbertson spends months in preproduction meticulously working to create stunning visuals - staging, lighting, wardrobe and effects — in order to put on a mesmerizing show each time he takes the stage.

Possessing style, panache and a savvy business mind capable of moving the needle in music and beyond, Culbertson founded and curates the annual Napa Valley and Chicago Jazz Getawayswhich have attracted guests from all over the globe to experience his premier events. Ella Live at the Apollo!

Various Artists. In seven of the greatest jazz, popular and Broadway headliners, Afro Blue vocal group, three distinct instrumental ensembles including a piece string section and the Count Basie Orchestra all paid tribute to Ella Fitzgerald through songs mostly associated with her.

Each singer gave great heart-felt performances that I am sure Ella would have been proud of. The audience showed their appreciation with robust applause. Warren Wolf is a multi-instrumentalist from Baltimore, MD. Under the guidance of his father Warren Wolf Sr. After graduating from Berklee in May ofWarren became an active musician on the Boston local scene.

Warren was hired in September of to become an instructor in the percussion department at Berklee College of Music. 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. Since leaving Berklee as a teacher, Warren has landed the piano duties performing in the Rachael Price Group. Recording and touring with Rachael, Warren has had the opportunity to tour throughout the entire United States of America.

Warren is currently the drummer of choice for Alto Saxophonist Tia Fuller, who tours with internationally renowned pop star Beyonce Knowles. His most recent recording for Mack Avenue Record is titled Reincarnation and features 10 original songs composed by Warren. Overall, Cinematic is awesome due to its great musical imagery, mood enhancements and excellent musicality.

The album comprises eight compositions from a suite by composer Patrick Zimmerli. Bassist Scott Colley and drummer Satoshi Takeishi perform as well. Modern Ancestors. Two words with significantly different connotations that come together and remind us that not only do opposites attract, but that we are all products of those who came before us; our Ancestors can be honored and reinterpreted, continually present and very much a part of who we are and what influences us today.

Such is the common thread running through Jazz vocalist and composer Carmen Lundy's brilliant new album, Modern Ancestors. Featuring 10 self-penned and arranged tracks and a stellar band consisting of Julius Rodriguez on piano, brother Curtis Lundy on acoustic upright bass, Kenny Davis on electric and acoustic bass, Mayra Casales on percussion, Terreon Gully and Kassa Overall on drums and Andrew Renfroe on guitar, Modern Ancestors is set for release October 25th via Afrasia Productions and will be accompanied by tour dates both in the US and abroad.

Carmen not only wrote most of the songs, plays instruments and produced the recordingbut she created the artwork on the CD cover. To learn more about Veronica Swift and her latest release titled Confessionsplease visit her website.

Guest artists Cornelius Alfredo Duncan, Jr. The musical selections are excellent and will appeal to both Sanchez and Coltrane advocates. The virtuosity of each soloist, the interplay with other bandmates, and the magnificent swell of Latin percussion has been perfected by years of performing together. Overall, all of the songs make this recording a superb listening experience that deserves your undivided attention.

Five stars. These love songs provided the perfect ambiance for that romantic evening and for those already or about to fall in love! Orchestrator Rob Mathes returns for his fourth recording with Elias. She removes any pre-conceived notions about romantic love with her sexy mood-setting nuance and vocal textures. A lovely piano solo by Eliane during the coda makes this song worth several more listens.

Love Stories tops the list of the most beautiful albums recorded by Eliane Elias. This recording is awesome and features Monty Alexander at his very best as an arranger, pianist, bandleader and producer. The arrangements allow each musician to shine. Overall, these awesome improvisations are truly brilliant and reveal Alexander knew what his listeners would ultimately enjoy — so he let them blow!

Overall, Wareika Hill Rastamonk Vibrations is a musical feast of balanced Jazz, Ska and Reggae with superlative arrangements by Monty Alexander that capitalize on his creativity and conscious-raising versatility. Thirty two musicians perform with the prolific jazz guitarist on nine compositions, eight of which were written by Ray Obiedo. Mathews add their peaceful visions on acoustic and electric guitars and Rhodes and keyboards, respectively.

Overall, Carousel is one of the best jazz recordings of the year. 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.

After performing chart-topping smooth jazz for more than 20 years, Steve Cole remains at the top of his game with Gratitude. The Chicago native exploded onto the scene in with the album Stay Awhile that was produced by fellow Chicagoan Brian Culbertson.

The disc scored two 1 hits and earned Cole the Oasis Smooth Jazz Award for best new artist shortly before his sophomore set, Between Uswas released in As the grandson of the late venerable trumpeter Doc Cheatham, and former student of legendary jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd, trumpeter, composer, bandleader and multi-instrumentalist Theo Croker naturally follows an internal need to compose.

Launching his career with seven years spent in Shanghai, Croker first introduced his singular style in on the Dee Dee Bridgewater-assisted AfroPhysicist. Croker has also lent his talents to the world of hip hop, with rap superstar J. Great music flowed from the creative mind of Miles Davis. He recorded hundreds of songs over his musical career, and a major reason his projects still exist and are so exciting is because they were so original, so innovative, so creative and so cool.

The result? The sounds emanating from these great LPs are now richer and deeper than those heard on the original release because of technical limitations in the s. These remastered recordings give you the impression of actually being at the live concerts and the studio sessions — in other words, being in the right place at the right time.

The legendary sessions and live concert recording heard on The Complete Birth of the Cool are a must hear for every Miles Davis admirer. Finally released on one set with a brand new retrospective essay by Ashley Kahn, and liner notes by jazz saxophonist Gerry Mulligan and Jazz historian Phil Schaap, consider yourself fortunate to enjoy the classic trumpeting of Miles Davis with his nonet and to experience what innovative jazz music sounded like in the s.

What a beautiful song. This collection of songs is as beautiful as any Corea has recorded and reveals another great side of his creative genius that flows from his Spanish heart. It is a brilliant piece of jazz artistry that incorporates excellent solos by Frank Basile on baritone sax, Steve Davis on trombone, Camilo on piano, Lazo on percussion, and Cliff Almond on drums.

Kali Rodriguez-Pena kills his trumpet solo which has a lingering Miles Davis-like vibe. Camilo has utilized an exceptional set of soloists who shine in their spotlights. 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 the 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.

Theo Croker. The Complete. Birth of the Cool. Miles Davis Great music flowed from the creative mind of Miles Davis. Eight Track III. Open Road. Perpetual Optimism. A Little Love. Rubberband EP. John Coltrane New Directions. Facing Dragons. Christian Sands Facing Dragons is Sands' return to the recording studio with an indestructible band and an unwavering allegiance to the groove.

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 Ledisi - The Intimate Truth (CD 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 Ledisi - The Intimate Truth (CD 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 words, 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.

Just think, change will do you good so check it out at the SOTJ store. Day Breaks. The album features jazz luminaries including her Blue Note label mates saxophonist Wayne Shorterorganist Dr.

It is unquestionably the work of a mature artist who has lived and grown immensely in her craft. To buy this CD, please click on the CD cover. Freedom Jazz Dance. Bootleg Series, Vol. Miles Davis Quintet. This triple disc box set collection chronicles Miles Davis' musical evolution in the studio from working with his "second great quintet.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Miles Smilesthe groundbreaking second studio album from the Miles Davis Quintet--Miles Davis trumpetWayne Shorter tenor saxophoneHerbie Hancock pianoRon Carter bass and Tony Williams drums --this definitive new collection includes the master takes of performances which would eventually appear on the Miles SmilesNefertiti and Water Babies albums alongside more than two hours worth of previously unreleased studio recordings from original sessions produced by Teo Macero with the exception of "Fall," which was produced by Howard A.

To purchase this great box set, please click on the CD cover. National Jazz Museum in Harlem. The Savory Collection, Vol. Presidential Suite - Eight variations on freedom. Chamber Jazz. Just over a year removed from his debut, the same maturity and dedication to his craft that made him a phenomenon is evident in his remarkable evolution on his sophomore release, COUNTDOWN.

Now stepping forward as a composer, while still paying tribute to the jazz greats Coltrane, Monk, StrayhornJoey is poised to continue his ascent to being one of the biggest names in jazz, recognized not as a prodigy, but as simply a great musician.

T he Call of the Wild and Peaceful Heart. Once again, the core of the band consists of five legendary, long-undersung musicians whose credentials read like a who's-who of classic-era jazz: tenor saxophonist Billy Harper was a member of groups led by Lee Morgan and Max Roach and served a two-year stint with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers; trumpeter Eddie Henderson and drummer Billy Hart were both part of Herbie Hancock's electrifying Mwandishi ensemble; pianist George Cables played alongside Dexter Gordon and Art Pepper; and bassistCecil McBee anchored Charles Lloyd's famed s quartet with Keith Jarrett and Jack DeJohnette.

They're joined by torchbearers Weiss and, in his second outing with the band, alto saxophonist Donald Harrison. Available in audiophile HD format. Colors for the Masters. The call and response between Turre and Jackon makes this song worth several listens. But what would a trombone lead recording be without a J. Johnson classic hit?

Check it out and buy Colors for the Masters here. Her alto is pure and has a great sense of warmth and personal conviction. This song sets the tone for the entire album and gives her listeners a quick glimpse into her creative process and songwriting skills. Check it out and then buy it here at SOTJ.

El Viaje Harold Lopez-Nussa Cuban pianists are among the hottest new import in the USA now that relations with the island country are less stressed and more palatable. Vibraphonist Warren Wolf Convergence 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 Wild Heart.

Mindi Abair co-wrote the song with her long-time collaborator Jim Peterik. Overall, Mindi Abair offers something for everyone on this exceptional program.

Click on the CD cover to buy Wild Heart today. Nathan East. Gero and East also brought in special guests all well-known musicians in their own rightto share the spotlight and to deliver their creativity.

A special performance by newcomer Sara Bareilles also makes the album memorable. Buy Nathan East here. August to August was the most productive year of Miles Davis's career: in that short span of time, the trumpeter recorded enough material for his studio double-album Bitches Brewa studio single album Jack Johnsonthree sides of another studio double-album Big Funfour tracks from the double-album Live-Evil The searing white heat of these concerts, originally issued in severely edited form to accommodate LP sides, and without any track or song indications e.

The additional minutes of music in this set include a range spanning Wayne Shorter's "Paraphernalia" and "Footprints" from the earlier acoustic repertoire; to an early version of "Miles Runs The Voodoo Down" plus a RARE encore performance of "Spanish Key," compelled by the lightning-fast success of Miles's landmark studio album Bitches Brew.

This unprecedented collection tells a compelling story through its electrifying music, images, and cultural impact! In a rare, in-depth interview for art magazine Zygote II Zygotewhich will be reprinted for this set, Miles--while listening to the concert playback--was "so excited about the music that he wanted every set, every note made available to the public The June shows are the earliest documented live performances of Miles s band when he hired two keyboardists--Chick Corea, and Keith Jarrett, who had been added to the band the previous month, along with saxophonist Steve Grossman who had replaced Wayne Shorter in March.

The rest of the rhythm section--keyboardist Corea, bassist Dave Holland, drummer Jack DeJohnette and percussionist Airto Moreira--were in the backbone of this band throughout this explosive period. Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra. Christine Jensen is one of the most remarkable virtuosi of her generation and immediately captivates us at a first hearing on Habitat. The six compositions written or re-orchestrated for her member jazz orchestra are not left to the whim or ear of the instrumentalists; they are scored and written out, and can be listened to again and again because they are not just decorations of a familiar shape but a new arrangement of shapes.

The festejo rhythm, big band structures, beautiful chorale writing, and swinging sound make this song a winner. Buy Habitat today. The Bespoke Man's Narrative. Each piece has something to do with my musical development. The project gestated in April of in Indianapolis after Diehl, 26, earned first place in the rigorous Cole Porter Fellow in Jazz competition presented by the American Pianists Association.

It will be interesting to hear what he has in store for the audiences there. To learn more about Aaron Diehl, log on to his website at www. Heart of the Piano. Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows.

Wisps of fringe swished from the hem of a lemon-yellow creation, its model clutching a shiny handbag adorned with safety pins. The eyes of the couture world were fixed even more than usual on France's always-chic capital in recent days, as designers showed off their latest work for Paris Fashion Week after going mostly virtual for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

While most of this season's 97 shows remained online as the country recovers from another wave of COVID infections in the summer, about a third did opt for a physical return to the runway, including industry heavyweights from Chanel and Hermes to Louis Vuitton and Yves Saint Laurent.

They chose an eclectic collection of iconic backdrops — alongside the Gothic Notre Dame Cathedral and serene Seine River; the Album) 16th-century Tuileries Garden in central Paris; the glassy, Mexico displays pre-Hispanic artifacts recovered from abroad Two Mexican museums have opened a massive show of 1, pre-Hispanic artifacts, more than half of which were recovered from abroad.

Forever a rolling stone: Dylan going on tour — through Bob Dylan is nothing if not confident. Valentino says it with flowers at Paris Fashion Week show Valentino gave its pared down fashion audience a taste of real Parisian life on Friday.

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