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New Avishai Cohen Trio CD, "From Darkness," Set For Release March 31st

New Avishai Cohen Trio CD, "From Darkness," Set For Release March 31st

From Darkness, the new and 15th album from multi-talented composer- bassist-singer Avishai Cohen, is set for release March 31st via Sunnyside/Razdaz Recordz. A critical darling whose press fans include The New York Times, NPR, MOJO, Jazz Times and many others, the release of From Darkness will be accompanied by tour dates across the globe. Much like ...

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Art Pepper's First 'Rainbow'

Art Pepper's First 'Rainbow'

Jazz has always used the American Songbook as marble slabs to sculpt beautiful works of art. Jazz artists who recorded the most moving versions of these standards tended to be best associated with them. For example, Coleman Hawkins owned Body and Soul after his hit rendition in 1939, and Charlie Parker owned Just Friends and April ...

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John Coltrane - "So Many Things: The European Tour 1961"

John Coltrane - "So Many Things: The European Tour 1961"

"There are so many things to be considered in making music", John Coltrane told an interviewer during his first European tour as a bandleader in the autumn of 1961. “Many things on which I don't think I've reached a final conclusion."

Indeed, the music Coltrane made on this trip took audiences to ...

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Recent Listening: Kenton Alums, Coltrane, Mraz, Among Others

Recent Listening: Kenton Alums, Coltrane, Mraz, Among Others

Stan Kenton Alumni Band, Road Scholars (Summit) Before he died, Stan Kenton ruled that there would never be a Kenton ghost band. Nor has there been. Still, 35 years after his death there is considerable demand for the expansive Kenton approach. The 18-piece road band led by former Kenton trumpeter Mike Vax goes a long way ...

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Jovan Alexandre’s Debut Album Collective Consciousness Out February 24

Jovan Alexandre’s Debut Album Collective Consciousness Out February 24

“Jovan Alexandre is one of the most exciting new voices to emerge on the tenor saxophone—conceptually—in a long time. A gifted composer, his personal sound can seem variously molten and sharp-cornered within the same tune, sometimes almost within the same phrase. There’s an understated, almost implied, restlessness in his solos… He has that rare originality everyone ...

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Saxophone Giants Azar Lawrence & Al McLean Kick Off "Conduit"

Saxophone Giants Azar Lawrence & Al McLean Kick Off "Conduit"

Cinematographer Randy Cole and saxophonist Al McLean deliver Conduit, an iconic Jazz recording, captured in a former church in jny: Montreal. Cole and McLean invited American saxophonist Azar Lawrence, to the session (McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, Miles Davis), and the resulting tracks are mesmerizing. Digitally released on major music download sites (iTunes, Amazon, etc.), Conduit will ...

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Rudi Records Calling: Sounds Of Hope

Rudi Records Calling: Sounds Of Hope

Rudi Records new release Sounds Of Hope by Daniele Cavallanti & The Milano Contemporary Art Ensemble (Rudi Records, 2015) After the outstanding Faces and Tales, Daniele Cavallanti is back on Rudi Records with a new, celebrative album. In his over forty years career, the Milano based saxophonist has often been working with large ensembles (Nexus Orchestra, ...

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Jessi Teich Bares Her "Twisted Soul" On Stylish Crossover Record With A Jazz Spinal Cord, Paris-recorded Album Twisted Soul

Jessi Teich Bares Her "Twisted Soul" On Stylish Crossover Record With A Jazz Spinal Cord, Paris-recorded Album Twisted Soul

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Commonly considered an old blues, jazz, and soul singer-songwriter trapped in a young woman’s body, 10-time international songwriting award-winner Jessi Teich (pronounced TEACH) brings a pop sensibility to her stylish new album, Twisted Soul, recorded in jny: Paris and due March 3rd, 2015 on Madame Freak Records. Twisted Soul is the latest chapter ...

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Chicago-based Saxophonist Bernard Scavella Releases "A Taste Of Scavella"

Chicago-based Saxophonist Bernard Scavella Releases "A Taste Of Scavella"

Chicago, IL: Chicago-based reed master Bernard Scavella delivers mightily on his latest, A Taste Of Scavella, an 11-tune recording packed with the best in post bop playing with a freshness to match. Scavella Scavella's masterful tenor and soprano playing and exceptional writing are on display as he composed nine of the tracks. A Taste Of Scavella ...

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Les McCann "Invitation To Openness" Reissued on Omnivore Recordings

Les McCann "Invitation To Openness" Reissued on  Omnivore Recordings

Through the chart-topping 1969 song “Compared To What, “ Les McCann became known to thousands of people as an inspirational “soul-jazz" pianist and vocalist. Since its first release in 1972, Les McCann's Invitation To Openness album (Atlantic Records) has remained a landmark statement in free-form improvisation mixed with soulful grooves, featuring a 26-minute continuous track with ...


 

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