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Grammy Award-Winning Record Producer Charlie Peacock Releases New Jazz Album, 'Trout Creek Ranch,' Available March 5th, 2021

Grammy Award-Winning Record Producer Charlie Peacock  Releases New Jazz Album, 'Trout Creek Ranch,' Available March 5th, 2021

A unique collection of solo piano compositions and improvisations from the producer of Chris Cornell, The Civil Wars, Holly Williams, Ben Rector, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and The Lone Bellow. Grammy award-winning record producer Charlie Peacock adds another solo piano chapter to his diverse musical story, Trout Creek Ranch, his 5th jazz recording (3/04/21). The album was recorded in Studio C at Sear Sound, NYC, September 29th, 2017. As the sonic architect behind the best-selling music duo, The Civil Wars, Peacock ...

Pianist/Composer Yaniv Taubenhouse Announces The Release Of 'Moments In Trio Volume Three: Roads'

Pianist/Composer Yaniv Taubenhouse Announces The Release Of 'Moments In Trio Volume Three: Roads'

Available on Fresh Sound New Talent on April 9, 2021 Yaniv Taubenhouse: Piano Rick Rosato: Bass Jerad Lippi: Drums “A marvelous piano trio outing. Taubenhouse has a restless sense of wonder on his own tunes, and a beautiful feel for the standards. And he's got crack trio-mates on board. He seems to know where he's going: where the music takes him." —Dan McClenaghan, All About Jazz ...

Estonian Guitarist Robert Jürjendal Releases Fourth Solo Album 'Water Finds A Way' On NEWdOG Records

Estonian Guitarist Robert Jürjendal Releases Fourth Solo Album 'Water Finds A Way' On NEWdOG Records

“One can take the album Water Finds A Way as a coded story. Instrumental music has the power of imagination. It doesn't say directly, the hidden meaning behind the title may be something else. I call this ‘coded.’ It carries a secret which I can't open up to the end. I’m sure that a sensitive listener will find his/her own way into this complex world of music and art.” —Robert Jürjendal, Aaviku Farmstead Studio, Estonia Water Finds A Way continues ...

Oslo-Based Hitra's New Album 'Transparence' Out Now

Oslo-Based Hitra's New Album 'Transparence' Out Now

HITRA plays imaginative original music and improvisations. A project born at the Norges Musikkhøgskole in jny: Oslo, HITRA reunites four artists who have extensively investigated contemporary art forms. The band is made up of pianist and composer Alessandro Sgobbio, Hilmar Jensson on guitar, Jo Berger Myhre on bass and Øyvind Skarbø on drums. The band has performed concerts and recorded in Norway. Transparence is a journey into imaginary, lost and hidden places. The opening track Lebtit (written by Alessandro Sgobbio) ...

Omar Kamal Releases 'In The Wee Small Hours' Previewing His New Album And World Tour!

Omar Kamal Releases 'In The Wee Small Hours' Previewing His New Album And World Tour!

Omar Kamal goes back to the origins from where his passion for singing started. The world of jazz, swing, and blues inspired him at the age of 15 to evolve from a young pianist engrossed in the classical world of music to a singer/composer embarking on an exciting journey to showcase his music with his voice as the lead instrument. “In The Wee Small Hours", a jazz standard released in the 1950s by Frank Sinatra, has been recreated by Omar ...

Lebanese Pianist Tarek Yamani Drops Electro-Arabic-Jazz Mash-Up Single In Tribute To Buzuq Maestro Matar Muhammad

Lebanese Pianist Tarek Yamani Drops Electro-Arabic-Jazz Mash-Up Single In Tribute To Buzuq Maestro Matar Muhammad

Tarek Yamani—a pianist who appears to have made it his life's work to figure out just how far Arabic musical traditions can be thrust into the American jazz idiom—has unleashed perhaps his most audacious project yet. Typically an acoustic player most often fronting a trio, Yamani makes a brave about face with “King Matar," a quarter-tonal jazz/electro tribute to the virtuoso Lebanese/Syrian buzuq player Matar Muhammad (1939-1995), who lived most of his life in the pianist's homeland, Lebanon. The result ...

Journey To The Heart Of Africa: Greg Murphy’s 'Cool Water' Is A Genuine Jazz Revelation

Journey To The Heart Of Africa: Greg Murphy’s 'Cool Water' Is A Genuine Jazz Revelation

Every recording has something of a story associated with it, especially in jazz. For Greg Murphy’s victorious new album, the story is especially intriguing and uniquely spiritual. “The inspiration for the concept of the album and title track, ‘Enkare Nairobi,’ (which means ‘cool water’ in Maasai and refers to the Nairobi River which flows through the Kenyan capital) came from a dream,” Murphy recalls, “and was a direct connection to my trip to Kenya in March of 2019.” Murphy woke ...

Matthew Alec And The Soul Electric Release Debut Album 'Cleveland Time' Feat. Tom 'bones' Malone

Matthew Alec And The Soul Electric Release Debut Album  'Cleveland Time' Feat. Tom 'bones' Malone

Jazz fusion ensemble Matthew Alec and The Soul Electric has released their new album Cleveland Time via Cleveland Time Records. Working alongside Cleveland-based producer Jim Stewart, the album was recorded in two separate sessions because of the ongoing pandemic. Fans can stream Cleveland Time from here. Cleveland Time marks the first album release from the group that features Matthew Alec (tenor saxophone and EWI), Brian Woods (piano, keyboards, organs, plus vocals on “Give What You Take” and “Baby You Got ...


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