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Drummer And Artistic Director Adonis Rose Releases First Live Recording Entitled Piece Of Mind Live At The Blue Llama On Legendary Danish Jazz Imprint Storyville Records

Drummer And Artistic Director Adonis Rose Releases First Live Recording Entitled Piece Of Mind Live At The Blue Llama On Legendary Danish Jazz Imprint Storyville Records

Grammy Award-winning jny: New Orleans drummer Adonis Rose is scheduled to release his latest album Adonis Rose Piece Of Mind Live At Blue LLama, on September 25, 2020, on the historic Storyville Records jazz imprint. The album, recorded live last summer at the Blue LLama Jazz Club in Ann Arbor, MI, features a stellar line-up including Tia Fuller (alto saxophone); Maurice Brown (trumpet); Sasha Masakowski (vocals); Miki Hiyama (piano/keyboards); and Jasen Weaver (bass). Piece of Mind is Rose’s first released ...

Daniel Roure Delights Jazz Fans With Latest Release Album Promises A Romantic Mix Of Jazz And The French Language

Daniel Roure Delights Jazz Fans With Latest Release Album Promises A Romantic Mix Of Jazz And The French Language

Jazz musician Daniel Roure is transporting listeners to the sidewalk cafes and lights of France with his latest album. Quintessence has all the jazz melodies fans will love paired with soulful lyrical content. Quintessence features the talent of many musicians as well as the powerful voice of Daniel Roure. The sounds blend together to form romantic, smooth jazz melodies. All of this is overlaid with the amazing vocals of Daniel Roure. Each track is sung with a well-stamped voice, perfect ...

Thelonious Monk: Palo Alto

Thelonious Monk: Palo Alto

There are no bad recordings of pianist Thelonious Monk together with tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse. Well, maybe two—when they were in a top-notch group assembled in the late 1940s to back a so-so vocalist named Frankie Passions, who recorded two lackluster pop songs. But starting in the fall of 1958, at New York's Five Spot, they began a working and recording relationship that lasted until 1969. Fortunately for us, most of their sessions were live. A new entry in the ...

Trombonist Chris Abelen Releases 'The Audience Is Growing'

Trombonist Chris Abelen Releases 'The Audience Is Growing'

This project comes with a story. (I read somewhere stories are very 2020.) It’s a story about why someone would pick the slide trombone. It’s a cool instrument, has a great sound, and it looks good on TV with the slide moving back and forth. But it also comes with built-in limitations, compared to, say, trumpet. You’ll never play as fast as a trumpet player can. Trumpet, it takes one push on a valve to change a note; on trombone ...

Critically Acclaimed Singer, Josie Falbo, To Release Long Awaited CD 'You Must Believe In Spring' On Southport Records, September 25

Critically Acclaimed Singer, Josie Falbo, To Release Long Awaited CD 'You Must Believe In Spring' On Southport Records,  September 25

On You Must Believe in Spring, Josie Falbo sings and swings her way through from The Great American Songbook. “Spring" includes Billy Strayhorn's “A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing", Harold Arlen/Truman Capote's mesmerizing “A Sleepin' Bee" and the title track, “You Must Believe in Spring," by the late, Michel Legrand and his writing partners, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, where she soars with complete authenticity. Producer/Arranger Carey Deadman delivers tracks for full orchestra (50+ strong!) to splendid effect, with a “who’s ...

San Gabriel 7: Red Dress

San Gabriel 7: Red Dress

What would Tower of Power sound like if we swapped out Lenny Williams for Femi Knight and added an eye-dropper of the Jazz Crusaders? Obviously, we'll never know, but the San Gabriel 7's new album Red Dress, (Jrl Sgs), with singer-songwriter Femi Knight, gives us an idea. The SG7 is based in the Los Angeles area, and Red Dress is the group's 10th album. The band features two distinct components—a funky rhythm section and robust squad of horns. The band ...

Acoustic Guitar Virtuoso Mark Vickness To Release Second Album Interconnected

Acoustic Guitar Virtuoso Mark Vickness To Release Second Album Interconnected

Three years after releasing his debut solo CD, Places, composer/guitarist, Mark Vickness releases Interconnected featuring four new solo modern fingerstyle compositions and four original pieces with his new ensemble, also called Interconnected. In addition to Mark on acoustic guitars, the ensemble brings together two time Grammy winning violinist, Mads Tolling, cellist Joseph Hebert, Dan Feiszli on upright and electric bass and tabla virtuoso, Ty Burhoe. Says Mark, “The music on this recording is intended to convey interconnectedness, the reality that ...

René Thomas: Rare and New

René Thomas: Rare and New

Born in Liège, Belgium, guitarist René Thomas moved to Paris in the early 1950s and became part of the active jazz scene there. Paris back then was similar to 52nd Street in New York, where musicians could engage in steady gigging with leading musicians from Europe and from America. What most of the European jazz musicians in Paris had in common was a pronounced sense of melody, swing and beauty. Thomas had a way of picking that was instantly engaging. ...


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