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Philadelphia's Dogtown Records Reissues Sounds Of Liberation's Debut 1972 LP, 'Sounds Of Liberation,' In Collaboration With Brewerytown Beats Records — Available Now on Vinyl!

Philadelphia's Dogtown Records Reissues Sounds Of Liberation's Debut 1972 LP, 'Sounds Of Liberation,' In Collaboration With Brewerytown Beats Records — Available Now on Vinyl!

Sounds of Liberation was a band —and a social movement—formed in of the Germantown & Mt Airy neighborhoods of Philadelphia in 1970. The group consisted of seven members: Khan Jamal (vibraphone), Byard Lancaster (alto saxophone), Billy Mills (bass), Dwight James (drums), Monnette Sudler (guitar), Omar Hill (percussion), and Rashid Salim (percussion). Originally conceived and formed by Khan Jamal, the arrival of Byard Lancaster in 1971 helped shift their focus and efforts into a higher gear. Jamal and Lancaster would work ...

Keith Jarrett: Munich 2016

Keith Jarrett: Munich 2016

Among pianist Keith Jarrett’s succession of solo concert albums going back more than four decades, Munich 2016 is remarkable even by his standards. The depth and variety of his improvisations make it so. Except for three standard songs here, he invented all of the music that he made three years ago in performance at Philharmonic Hall in Munich, Germany. It is heard as seven parts under the overall title “Munich.” Into those spontaneous compositions Jarrett integrates layer upon layer of ...

Jon Batiste Releases Second Village Vanguard Installment Chronology Of A Dream: Live At The Village Vanguard — Available Now On Vinyl!

Jon Batiste Releases Second Village Vanguard Installment Chronology Of A Dream: Live At The Village Vanguard — Available Now On Vinyl!

The inimitable musician and bandleader, Jon Batiste, releases Chronology Of A Dream: Live At The Village Vanguard on November 1. Recorded during his six-night residency in the fall of 2018, the live album is a follow up to his recent critically acclaimed release, Anatomy of Angels: Live at the Village Vanguard, and is part two of the two-part series. You can listen to the first single “HIGHER" and pre-order the album here. Anatomy of Angels and Chronology of a Dream ...

Royce Campbell: Organ Trio

Royce Campbell: Organ Trio

One of my favorite albums celebrating the music of Henry Mancini is guitarist Royce Campbell's Tribute to Henry Mancini, recorded in 1996. Royce marvelously captures Mancini's hip and gentle melody lines and his passion for space. Royce should know. He was Mancini's guitarist for 19 years. A year before this album, Royce recorded a solid organ-trio album with organist Melvyn Rhyne and drummer Jimmy Cobb. You don't climb into the proverbial ring with those guys unless you know exactly what ...

Bill Bruford’s Earthworks Announce The Release Of Heavenly Bodies - The Expanded Collection

Bill Bruford’s Earthworks Announce The Release Of Heavenly Bodies - The Expanded Collection

Bill Bruford was the drummer with Yes and King Crimson before he moved to jazz with his band Earthworks. Heavenly Bodies – The Expanded Collection takes 23 tracks from the Earthworks Complete deluxe box set to present a tidy overview of the band’s 20-year history in a double CD. Bruford says: “Heavenly Bodies- The Expanded Collection serves as the ideal ‘beginners’ guide’ for newcomers to the band. Progressive Jazz isn’t a million miles from Progressive Rock: both genres prioritise change ...

Bassist / Composer / Grammy Nominee Peter Slavov Debut Release 'Little Stories' out December 13, 2019

Bassist / Composer / Grammy Nominee Peter Slavov Debut Release 'Little Stories' out December 13, 2019

Grammy Nominee, Bassist, Composer Peter Slavov Little Stories Debut Release: December 13, 2019 Little Stories by Peter Slavov Little Stories is the debut album by Grammy-nominated bassist and composer Peter Slavov, known for his work with Joe Lovano, Quincy Jones, Alfredo Rodriguez, George Garzone and many others. Little Stories is a concept album: each composition is accompanied by a short printed one-paragraph story that explains the inspiration behind the music, and/or the meaning of the title. ...

Announcing 'The Innocence Of Spring' By Don Aliquo + Michael Jefry Stevens Live At Hinton Hall On The Arc Label

Announcing 'The Innocence Of Spring' By Don Aliquo + Michael Jefry Stevens Live At Hinton Hall On The Arc Label

Announcing The Innocence Of Spring By Don Aliquo + Michael Jefry Stevens Live At Hinton Hall on the ARC Label. Recorded live at Middle Tennessee State University’s Hinton Hall, the release of The Innocence Of Spring (ARC-0736) brings together two veterans of the US jazz scene in saxophonist Don Aliquo and pianist Michael Jefry Stevens. In a live performance of raw improvisational clarity and sensitivity, inspiration from the jazz greats of years gone past is evident. Not just in the ...

Debut Recording 'The Poet Is In The House' By Michael Jefry Stevens And The Mountain Chamber Jazz Ensemble On The ARC Label

Debut Recording 'The Poet Is In The House' By Michael Jefry Stevens And The Mountain Chamber Jazz Ensemble On The ARC Label

The debut recording of The Mountain Chamber Jazz Ensemble is titled The Poet is in the House (ARC-0774) and features the following musicians: Christian Howes, Candace English, Anya Yarbrough Brigid Hopkins, Bill Berg, Jason DeCristofaro, Doran Heck, Frank Southecorvo, Jason Moore, Charles Elliot, Katie Cilluffo, Justice Mann, Michael Jefry Stevens, Bill Fouty, and Danny Iannucci. The Mountain Chamber Jazz Ensemble is a hybrid ensemble consisting of a string section (violin, viola, cello, contrabass), a percussion section (drums set, percussionist, vibraphone ...


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