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Al Ross & The Planets Share Lyric Video For Smooth Jazz Single 'Faith'

Al Ross & The Planets Share Lyric Video For Smooth Jazz Single 'Faith'

Source: Prime Mover Media

Al Ross and the Planets released “Faith,” the latest digital single and lyric video from the group’s upcoming second album. Blue Crystal follows September 10 on CD and download. Gliding on a light samba rhythm, “Faith” shares the smooth jazz crossover appeal of such European acts as The Blue Nile, Matt Bianco, Double, and China Crisis. Bandleader Al Ross takes center stage with a richly romantic vocal. “’Faith’ was written by me and Alex Mungo,” Ross said. “The song was ...

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Harvie S Trio: Going for It

Harvie S Trio: Going for It

Source: JazzWax by Marc Myers

One of the finest and most rewarding live albums of the year is Going for It (Savant), by the Harvie S Trio. The album was recorded on July 8, 9 and 10, 1985, at the 1369 Jazz Club, at 1369 Cambridge St. at Inman Square in Cambridge, Mass. Bassist Harvie S was joined by guitarist Mike Stern, who by then had spent years perfecting his swinging, ringing metallic sound in a series of top fusion bands. The trio was rounded ...

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'New Shapes' Joint Album By Guitar Virtuosos Roman Miroshnichenko & Henrik Andersen Featuring Percussionist Trilok Gurtu

'New Shapes' Joint Album By Guitar Virtuosos Roman Miroshnichenko & Henrik Andersen Featuring Percussionist Trilok Gurtu

Source: Roman Miroshnichenko

Prominent guitar virtuosos Roman Miroshnichenko and Henrik Andersen to release new joint album «New Shapes» they recorded latest February-July in duo and joined by special guests: World’s most Influential percussionists Trilok Gurtu (John McLaughlin), Bickram Ghosh (George Harrison), Frank Colon (Manhattan Transfer), Gumbi Ortiz (Al Di Meola) and Grammy-winning violinist Charlie Bisharat (Shadowfax). New Shapes is a unique mix of nylon and steel string guitars, Indian tablas and konnakol, Brazilian samba, Russian folk, Cuban and Mediterranean rhythms. “As Henrik was ...

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Vocalist Kristin Callahan Offers Pensive, Romantic, Latin-Tinged Arrangements, Warm Acoustic Group Sound On Her Vibrant New Release Lost In A Dream

Vocalist Kristin Callahan Offers Pensive, Romantic, Latin-Tinged Arrangements, Warm Acoustic Group Sound On Her Vibrant New Release Lost In A Dream

Source: All About Jazz

DC-based vocalist Kristin Callahan makes bold artistic strides on her new release Lost in a Dream, a soulful, highly polished collaboration with co-producer, arranger, and bassist Eliot Seppa. Following up her previous albums A New Love and One Magic Day, both more traditional collections of standards, Callahan envisioned a different aesthetic for Lost in a Dream. “I wanted an earthier sound,” Callahan says, “with acoustic guitar, percussion, a move away from being quite so traditional. I wanted to do something ...

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Grant Green: Matador

Grant Green: Matador

Source: JazzWax by Marc Myers

Few Blue Note artists seem to have been squeezed the way Grant Green was. Ten of the albums he recorded in the 1960s entered the label's Bermuda Triangle, emerging years later when Blue Note was under new management and the archives were being mined. It's hard to know how Green's career might have been different if all of these albums had reached the marketplace. One of Green's intended albums that didn't see the light of day for some time was ...

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Ireland's Adam Nolan Trio To Release 'Prim And Primal' On August 19, 2021

Ireland's Adam Nolan Trio To Release 'Prim And Primal' On August 19, 2021

Source: All About Jazz

Prolific saxophonist Adam Nolan will soon release his latest trio album featuring Irish jazz musicians Derek Whyte (double bass) and Dominic Mullan (drums). The concept is of two jazz personalities, the polite humble sweet sounding, and the aggressive wild punk rebel. Each track is a visceral experience combining fantastical imagery and unique scenarios. Before each piece was recorded images and ideas would come to Nolan's mind that he would explain to the new rhythm section. The trio moved beyond the ...

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Bobby Hutcherson: Oblique

Bobby Hutcherson: Oblique

Source: JazzWax by Marc Myers

It's so hard to understand why great albums weren't released soon after they were recorded. When the release of superb music was delayed by years, the reason was likely a marketing decision. The decision to delay a release may have been too many albums by the leader or sidemen already in stores. Or an album already out by the leader may selling through the roof and a new release hitting stores too soon would only undercut the former's sales. Or ...

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Chris Barber: A Trailblazer’s Legacy Due Out July 23rd On Last Music Co.

Chris Barber: A Trailblazer’s Legacy Due Out July 23rd On Last Music Co.

Source: The Last Music Company

On March 2nd, the world mourned the passing of Chris Barber OBE. A British Jazz pioneer who performed for over seven decades until his retirement in 2019, Barber was a transformational figure in the UK music scene. He unlocked the door for a new generation of renowned musicians who in turn, continue to inspire on a global scale. Many paid tribute, among them, Bill Wyman, who said, “Without Chris Barber, the Stones and The Beatles would not be where they ...


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