Sunday, May 31, 2020

UK:Kevin Haynes Grupo Elegua - Ajo Se Po (2020)


 

Ajo Se Po is the third album by alto-saxophonist and percussionist Kevin Haynes, released with his band Grupo Elegua. The album integrates musical elements with references to his deepening spiritual understanding. Haynes has created a modal harmonic language incorporating Afro-Cuban melodies and classical kora playing - his alto-sax, infusing the album with a personal 'voice'. Yoruba spirituality is at the heart of Haynes' musical thinking which also includes both Nigerian and Cuban dimensions. 

This is especially reflected by the use of recitation and Cuban bata drumming being employed on all tracks, with each piece growing out of a particular bata rhythm. Each such rhythm is dedicated to a particular Orisha, or divinity. As well as influences from Afro-Cuban, Native Nigerian and folkloric Bata, Haynes' music is a fusion of contemporary jazz incorporating Mandinga folk and praise songs and hard bop. Kevin Haynes and Grupo Elegua have performed at renowned jazz festivals including Havana Jazz Festival, Cuba and Salamanca Jazz Festival, Spain. Haynes has also featured on Moses Boyd's hit album Displaced Diaspora.

Kevin Haynes - Saxophone Bata drums and Lead vocals Ronald Thomas - Bata drums backing vocals Bill Bland - Bata drums backing vocals Jonathan Idiagbona - Piano Diabel Cissohko - Kora vocals Neville Malcolm - Double Bass Shane Forbes - Drum kit Lanre Olafia Olemuyiwa - Narration vocals Illam Jalal - Backing vocals Paula Allen - Backing vocals

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Saturday, May 30, 2020

ITALY: Alexa Tarantino - "Clarity" (Posi-Tone Records 2020)

The new album from Alexa Tarantino is almost here. Pre-order it now from your favorite service so you you'll get it on the June 5th release date, or order now directly from us orAlexa to receive the CD sooner, before it's released.  Also, save on Bandcamp with a discount code "karma10" for 10% off the CD if you order before the release date.


Alexa Tarantino "Clarity"
featuring Steven Feifke,
Joe Martin,
and Rudy Royston
catalog: PR8211

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Friday, May 29, 2020

USA: Watch: The JLCO Performs Sonny Rollins


Watch: The JLCO Performs Sonny Rollins

"Free to Be: Jazz of the 1960s" is the latest full concert we've unearthed from the vault. Watch the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis perform Walter Blanding's big band arranagement of Sonny Rollins's "Freedom Suite" as well as their debut of Blanding's original suite, "The Happiness of Being."


In these trying times, we plan to continue entertaining, enriching, and expanding the global community for jazz through online education and our social platforms. Please consider supporting Jazz at Lincoln Center at whatever level you can. 

Thursday, May 28, 2020

USA: Gergo Borlai - "The Missing Song" (Blue Canoe Records 2020)

Gergo Borlai - "The Missing Song"
Release: This Friday May 29th, 2020

Gergo Borlai - The Missing Song

Pre-Order | Pre-Save Now - CLICK HERE

Available everywhere you find music - Friday May 29th

Featuring:

Drums/Additional Instruments/Producer: Gergo Borlai
Keys: Matt Rohde, Scott Kinsey
​Bass: Jimmy Haslip, Anton Davidyants, Stu Hamm, Jimmy Earl, Pete Griffin, Gary Willis, Hadrien Feraud, Anthony Crawford, Romain Cabaye
Guitar: Dean Brown, Alex Machacek, Mike Gotthard, Nguyen Le, Peta Lukacs, Mike Keneally
Percussion: José Carlos Suarez
Flute: Katisse Buckingham
Talking Vocals: Ben Thomas
Voice: Melbreeze, Andrea Ladanyi



Tuesday, May 26, 2020

JazzWorldQuest Showcase 2020 Update: Steve Fidyk(USA)- Battle Lines

Steve Fidyk - Battle Lines Cover

Steve Fidyk(USA)- Battle Lines
Label: Blue Canteen Music

Utilizing power and subtlety, drummer Steve Fidyk clearly demonstrates his commanding performance and compositional skills on this passionate and
thoughtful collection of improvisational music. His third date as a leader features an all-star band of New York’s finest — the impressive front-line of trumpet legend Joe Magnarelli and tenor titan Xavier Perez, alongside the extraordinary rhythm team of pianist Peter Zak and bassist Michael Karn. Each member is an active, contributing participant that pushes Fidyk’s hard hitting rhythmic and melodic message direct to the theatre of operations. Music fans should agree that “Battle Lines” brings together the finest elements of soulful swing, confirming Fidyk as an exciting bandleader for years to come.
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Monday, May 25, 2020

USA:Kurt Rosenwinkel Trio - Angels Around (Heartcore Records 2020)



ALBUM AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER: Amazon: https://amazon.com/dp/B084WNTVN7 iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/album/ange... Apple: https://music.apple.com/us/album/ange... Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4RkMk7... Ugly Beauty by Thelonious Monk performed by Kurt Rosenwinkel Trio Album Angels around available worldwide on May 8th 2020 as a CD and LP worldwide Kurt Rosenwinkel (guitar) Dario Deidda (bass guitar) Greg Hutchinson (drums) Video directed and edited by Michaela Bóková, Heartcore Records ©2020 Camera by Lena Thiemann and Michaela Bóková Kurt Rosenwinkel Trio - Angels Around traverses new musical frontiers in the standard jazz idiom. While Rosenwinkel, Hutchinson, and Deidda embody and emote the rich traditions of jazz at its purest form, make no mistake, this music is thoroughly contemporary, focused, and for the here and now. Read More:
KURT ROSENWINKEL TRIO - ANGELS AROUND Tracklist: Ugly beauty (Thelonious Monk) 6:30 Ease it (Paul Chambers) 5:54 Self Portrait in Three Colors (Charles Mingus) 7:24 Simple #2 (Kurt Rosenwinkel) 9:47 Punjab (Joe Henderson) 6:37 Time Remembered (Bill Evans) 6:43 Angels Around (Dario Deidda) 6:00

Sunday, May 24, 2020

UK: Spiritual Jazz 11: SteepleChase 2020)



Founded in 1972, SteepleChase Records is one of the most significant and prolific European jazz record labels. With a catalogue running to well over 200 titles, the Copenhagen-based imprint has recorded and released music from some of the greatest names in jazz, including Dexter Gordon, Andrew Hill, Jackie McLean, Horace Parlan, Chet Baker and Stan Getz. Starting out by recording visiting Americans when they performed at the legendary Café Montmartre, founder Nils Winther was encouraged to start the label by none other than the great Jackie McLean, who was the first artist to release a record on the new imprint. From there, Steeplechase rapidly grew into one of the foremost labels to document European jazz with all its distinctive originality and style. With a particular emphasis on recording front rank American artists who had chosen the expatriate life in Europe, Steeplechase was first in line to document the sounds of the greats as they developed in exile. Featuring in-demand tracks from the likes of Billy Gault, Johnny Dyani and Khan Jamal, and unearthing deep cuts from greats like Jackie McLean and Mary Lou Williams, our Spiritual Jazz 11: Steeplechase pays tribute to one of Europe's most important jazz labels.

Friday, May 22, 2020

FRANCE: Andréa Spartà // Maquerelle ‎– FACÉTIES // AXIOME (2020)



Improvised live at La Cité de la Voix, Vezelay, France, in march 2019. Additional recordings made in Dijon, Beaune and Chagny. 

 Soprano saxophone, electronics, bird whistles, percussions, artwork By Andréa Spartà Electronics, organ, sampler, voice, lyrics, bird whistles by Maquerelle Edited, Mixed and Mastered by Maquerelle

FRANCE: Béliz ‎– Mémoires (BeauMonde Records 2020)


Mémoires (Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Stereo) album cover

From The album "Mémoires" BUY LP https://www.beaumonderecords.com/ or Digital/LP/CD https://belizmemoires.bandcamp.com/

A journey to far outlands: this is exactly what one can feel when listening to Béliz. Entitled Mémoires, the album from the band Béliz, explores new territories where the Guadeloupean musical tradition meets the harmonic universe of the harp. Béliz is the dialogue between the world of classical harpist Anne Bacqueyrisse, percussionist Olivier Maurières and multi-instrumentalist and singer Edmony Krater, fervent supporter of the Gwo Ka, the ancestral musical tradition coming from Guadeloupe. Founder of the band Zepiss, once a member of Robert Oumaou's collective Gwakasonné, Edmony Krater has always had the will to open the Ka to other cultures and to incorporate new sounds. Indeed, with Ti Jan Pou Vélo, his tribute album in the memory of Marcel Lollia known as Vélo (one of the greatest drummers of Guadeloupe), released in 1987, Edmony Krater brilliantly mixed jazz-fusion, Occitan folklore, synthesizers with the distinctive Ka rhythms.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

GERMANY: WOLFGANG MUTHSPIEL-ANGULAR BLUES (ECM 2020)

Angular Blues 
Wolfgang Muthspiel, whom The New Yorker has called “a shining light” among today’s jazz guitarists, returns to the trio format with Angular Blues, the Austrian’s fourth ECM album as a leader, following two acclaimed quintet releases and his trio debut. Like Driftwood – the 2014 trio disc that JazzTimes dubbed “cinematic” and “haunting” – Angular Blues finds Muthspiel paired with longtime collaborator Brian Blade on drums; but instead of Larry Grenadier on bass, it’s Scott Colley, whose especially earthy sound helps give this trio its own dynamic. Muthspiel alternates between acoustic and electric guitar and, along with his characteristically melodic originals – including such highlights as the bucolic “Hüttengriffe” and pensive “Camino” – he essays the first standards of his ECM tenure (“Everything I Love” and “I’ll Remember April”), as well as his first-ever bebop rhythm-changes tune on record (“Ride”). Angular Blues also features a single guitar-only track, “Solo Kanon in 5/4,” with Muthspiel’s electronic delay imbuing the baroque-like rounds with a hypnotic glow. Background 
 FEATURED ARTISTS Wolfgang Muthspiel Guitar Scott Colley Double Bass Brian Blade Drums

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

NORWAY: Hedvig Mollestad-Ekhidna(2020)



In May 2018 Hedvig received an invitation from Vossajazz - the much loved annual festival established in 1973 - to write the commission work for 2019. This came at the right time, she had been thinking about writing for a bigger group than the trio, and this would be a good opportunity. To make it suitable for album release the full festival version was edited, sharpened and recorded from scratch in Amper Tone studio in Oslo. And this stunning album is the result! In addition to Hedvig on guitar, the line-up includes powerhouse drummer Torstein Lofthus (Elephant9) and percussionist Ole Mofjell, the youngest member, but with solid experience from the European improvisation scene. Keyboard duties are handled by Marte Eberson, probably most known from her five years with Highasakite, and Erlend Slettevoll (The Core and supergroup Grand General, Rune Grammofon 2013). 


Hedvig first met trumpeter Susana Santos Silva in Mats Gustafsson´s NU-ensemble. This three women, three men lineup defies the general notion of progressive jazz as being a typically male activity. Maybe this is why it´s so multifaceted, rich on textures and melodically strong? Being the riffmeister Hedvig truly is, she has of course found room for some really strong ones, as well as some subtle and powerful soloing. Just listen to Antilone!
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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

JazzWorldQuest World Music Mix : Marius Billgobenson(Sweden/Congo)-Tribes in Mind


Marius Billgobenson(Sweden/Congo)-Tribes in Mind

“With “Tribes In Mind” Marius gets autobiographical, discussing his own journey from the Congo to being a man of the world that will forever remember his roots. The song floats forward on a foundation of heavenly harmony vocals breezy sax touches, and an African rhythmic lilt that recalls Paul Simon’s Graceland album.”

– Lorne Behrman

Tribes in Mind –  Marius Billgobenson (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

They say you should write about what you know. The same is true in music. If you are looking for something honest and heartfelt, authentic and meaningful, then what better to write about than your own life. And whilst you could argue that most artists do this to a degree, most do it to a very superficial degree. A rapper singing about being happy because it’s payday or pop singer rejoicing in the early days of a love affair, one seemingly penned by Richard Curtis for his latest, interchangeable, Rom-Com are not what I am talking about here. (Both subjects I have been faced with in recent days.) (Read more)

Monday, May 18, 2020

JazzWorldQuest Showcase 2020 Update: Francesco Marziani(Italy)-Changing my life



Francesco Marziani(Italy)-Changing my life 
Composer: Francesco Marziani 
Album: Changing my life 
Label: Creusarte Records 
 Francesco Marziani: piano 
Marco de Tilla: double bass 
Massimo del Pezzo: Drums
 recorded 9/3/2020




Sunday, May 17, 2020

JAPAN: Takahiro Izumikawa-Life Is Your Thoughts (2020)


 
Takahiro Izumikawa is a highly sought-after pianist, keyboardist, arranger, and producer born and raised in Japan. His style has roots in jazz and incorporates Hip-Hop, R&B, Gospel, and traditional Japanese melodies. He released his first piano solo album in 2014, which was sponsored by KAWAI, a major piano manufacturer. He moved to New York City later that year To further his music career, working with well-known hip hop artists such as Smif&Wessun, Kool Keith, Black Moon, and Smoke DZA. He has also worked with Grammy Award winning musicians Maurice Brown (Anderson.Paak), Keyon Harrold (D’Angelo, Erykah Badu), YEBBA (vocalist), Jermaine Holmes (D’Angelo), Daru Jones (drummer), Mononeon (Prince, Ghost-Note), Marcus Machado (guitarist), and Timothy Bloom (vocalist). In 2016, he performed with Takuya Kuroda, a notable trumpet player who debuted through Blue Note Records at the Blue Note Jazz Festival, which was headlined by Earth Wind and Fire, George Benson, and Marcus Miller. In 2017, he arranged all the tracks on Hard Times, by jazz giant Vincent Herring.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

USA: Thana Alexa - ONA(2020)

 
 ONA is the musical expression of what being a woman means to me. It is my discovery of the wild woman spirit within me and the experiences I’ve encountered in setting her free. It celebrates the inspirational women in my life who have given me the confidence to realize my truth and express it freely. This music tells the story of what I’ve learned about the lives of women – starting with my own – our experiences, our emotions, our sexuality, our worth, our desire for freedom and our ability to overcome injustice by fighting for what we believe in. The life of a woman is a complex synergy of emotions – aspirations, joys, disappointments, challenges and triumphs. Being a woman is as joyous as it is difficult and has been for different reasons at various points in history. The difficulties I’ve faced in my life differ greatly from those that my mother and grandmother faced before me, but in facing the barriers that have historically blocked our paths, women have developed creative and unique ways to survive and evolve. Our evolution is proof that we cannot be stopped. We are like water… we always find our way.

Friday, May 15, 2020

USA: Denny Zeitlin-Live at Mezzrow (Sunnyside Records 2020)

The current iteration of the Denny Zeitlin Trio was born for a large stage but finds itself at home in all settings. The ever-evolving Trio finds a special location in time and place whenever it meets. But, their incredible impact is best heard in intimate environments, as evidenced by their new release, Live at Mezzrow. The great pianist/composer Denny Zeitlin originally assembled this ensemble in 2001 when he was asked to present a trio performance at the San Francisco Jazz Festival. Having recorded a recent album together, the great bassist Buster Williams, was a natural choice. The drum chair was intended to go to Al Foster, but when he proved unavailable, Zeitlin happily discovered the remarkable Matt Wilson. Wilson appeared the evening before the performance and Williams just moments before curtain. The energy of their first time playing together, right there on stage, was infectious and their connection undeniable. The Trio has now been together for over eighteen years and, though their performances are rare, due to scheduling complexities and Zeitlin’s responsibilities as a psychiatrist, the group continues to grow together whenever they meet, evolving from the space they... more credits releases June 12, 2020 Denny Zeitlin - piano Buster Williams - bass Matt Wilson - drums

Thursday, May 14, 2020

USA: #TheNewGig: Covid-19 Musicians' Emergency Fund Concert, 5/14 featuring Sheryl Crow, Elvis Costello, Robert Cray, Milton Nascimento, Anjelique Kidjo, Stanley Jordan, Ivan Neville and many more

JAZZ FOUNDATION OF AMERICA PRESENTS
COVID-19 MUSICIANS’ EMERGENCY FUND CONCERT FUNDRAISER

“They really define the gig economy. These are the people who fall through the cracks when something like this goes down. We’re talking about people who virtually live from gig to gig.”
— Steve Jordan, Artistic Director of The Jazz Foundation.

In demanding times, musicians keep us grounded. They call up the strong, beautiful parts of our spirits. But without a single gig taking place during this crisis, there are no clubs to visit and no concerts to attend.

The pandemic has left thousands of vulnerable artists in a state of financial free fall. The need is unprecedented, but our mission is as urgent as it has ever been: to provide emergency assistance to these artists in times of crisis.

 
JOIN THE JAZZ FOUNDATION & RELIX
THURSDAY, MAY 14th
8:00 – 10PM EDT

Click here to donate and view the concert: www.JazzFoundation.org/Covid19

Rebroadcast at 10PM EDT
(Concert will remain online for 24 hours only)

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

USA:Tales Of Wonder - A Jazz Celebration Of Stevie (Posi-Tone Records 2020)


How can we at Posi-Tone show our sincere appreciation and affection for one of the world's greatest songwriters? What kind of special 70th birthday surprise can we give someone who has already received almost every accolade and award imaginable? Maybe we could accomplish both of these objectives simultaneously by honoring him with the release of a special compilation of his music! “Tales of Wonder” is a collection of instrumental jazz interpretations of some of his most popular compositions lovingly performed by a wide variety of artists from our talented roster. credits releases May 8, 2020

song credits 
1. Alexa Tarantino - alto sax, Tony Davis - guitar, Caili O’Doherty - piano, Adi Meyerson - bass, Joe Strasser - drums; from the album Works For Me “Reach Within” PR8202; recorded 6/6/19 
2. Jon Davis - piano, Ugonna Okegwo - bass, Jochen Rueckert - drums; from the album Jon Davis “Changes Over Time” PR8146; recorded 10/4/15 
3. Theo Hill - piano, Rhodes & synthesizer, Rashaan Carter - electric bass. Mark Whitfield Jr. - drums; from the album Theo Hill “Reality Check” PR8203; recorded 6/5/19 
4. Will Bernard - guitar, Behn Gillece - vibraphone, Sam Dillon - tenor saxophone, Art Hirahara - piano, Boris Kozlov - bass, Donald Edwards - drums; from the album Idle Hands “Solid Moments” PR8205; record- ed 6/7/19 
5. Jared Gold - organ, Dave Stryker - guitar, Mark Ferber - drums; from the album Jared Gold “Out Of Line” PR8067; recorded 2/6/09 
6. Diego Rivera - soprano sax, Helen Sung - piano, Boris Kozlov - bass, Donald Edwards - drums; from the upcoming album Diego Rivera “Indigenous”; recorded 6/4/19 
7. Farnell Newton - trumpet, Brian Charette - organ, Rudy Royston - drums; outtake from the album Farnell Newton “Rippin’ & Runnin’”; recorded 9/18/19 
8. Behn Gillece - vibraphone, Boris Kozlov - bass; from the upcoming album by Out To Dinner; recorded 6/9/19

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Keyboardist Jakob Magnusson drops a jazz-funk set from "High North" on Friday

Keyboardist Jakob Magnusson drops a jazz-funk set from “High North” on Friday

The Icelandic artist teams up with GRAMMY winner Paul Brown for a new EP

REYKJAVIK (6 May 2020): Observing the global pandemic from his relatively unscathed northern perch in Iceland, keyboardist Jakob Magnusson follows developments on the virus and its economic impact closely. With less than a dozen deaths directly attributed to coronavirus in this Nordic nation, the jazz-funk artist is focused on dropping his “High North” EP on Friday on the Woodward Avenue Records label. As some astute observers believe that Iceland is in one of the strongest positions to recover and rebound swiftly from the worldwide challenges, Magnusson exudes a sense of national pride, which inspired the title to the five song-set he wrote with two-time GRAMMY-winning producer-guitarist Paul Brown.

"Indeed, the title ‘High North’ refers to my Icelandic origins. I come from what used to be considered the outskirts of the habitable world. Iceland used to be seen as a very remote, cold little island somewhere between Moscow and Washington, but thanks to international aviation, telecommunications and social media, it is now more and more seen as the most ideal and desirable location in the whole world. Living here gives you a different set of values and the musical life in Iceland has for years been blessed by free musical education for all, the presence of American radio and television networks, and some great American musicians and producers like Paul Brown who have been coming here for years to play and produce local talent. I´ve certainly benefitted from this," said Magnusson, who has also released recordings under the nameJack Magnet.
     
“High North” was created as an international collaboration between the Reykjavik-based Magnusson and the Los Angeles-based Brown utilizing musicians from both countries. Flugelhorn player Snorri Sigurdsson, trumpeter Ari Bragi Karason and vocalist Ragnhildur Gisladottir are among the Icelandic musicians contributing to the collection with most of the grooves anchored by the Icelandic rhythm section formed by bassist Johann Asmundsson and drummer Thor Thorvaldsson.   

"We were lucky to have one of the world´s foremost bass players here to lay the foundations with us, jazz-funk maverick Johann Asmundssonwho has provided some of the key elements to the sound of renowned groove-jazzers Mezzoforte,” said Magnusson, who went on to reveal the inspiration for the EP opener, “Karlsson’s Arrival,” a toss around the musical horn that affords each player the moment to shine by offering clever retorts in response to Magnusson’s deft keyboard calls.

“One of the songs on the EP is aptly named ‘Karlsson´s Arrival’ due to the fact that Mezzoforte guitarist Fridrik Karlsson volunteered to come to the studio and lend his magic guitar touch to some of the tracks together with his longtime American friend, Paul Brown, with whom he has frequently performed in Iceland and London.”

Among the other American players are horn men Greg Vail and Lee Thornburg, percussionist Lenny Castro, keyboardist-drummer-songwriter Lew Laing, andBillboard chart-topping saxophonist Jeff Ryan, who was featured soloing on the EP’s “Hook, Line & Sinker,” which dropped in 2018, Ryan’s breakthrough year. Cowriting the energizing jam with Magnusson and Brown was British hitmaker Chris Standring.      

Serviced to radio and set to begin collecting playlist adds on Monday (May 11) is “Caption This,” a retro cool vibe that opens with a slick 1970s guitar riff from Brown that churns away in the background as Magnusson dispenses soulful keyboards throughout the cut. While citing the song’s message, Magnusson offers the track as a state of the union on the future of the contemporary jazz-funk genre.       

"‘Caption This’ refers to playing within certain musical concepts and commenting on them with our own rather personal musical phrasings - mostly short and sharp. Itmeans creating your own musical phrases as a response to a given musical setting. In this case, we are referring to the rephrasing and repositioning of a friendly retrospective genre that now may have been granted a new lease on life.”

Magnusson & Company playfully embark on the quirky “Reykjavik Romp.” One of the most interesting EP credits is credited to Thor Thorvaldsson and Einar Schevingon the haunting “Next To You,” an atmospheric number showcasing Magnusson’s nimble keyboard explorations. 

"We spice up our rhythms with local human elements like Polar Beat. The Icelandic Polar Beat involves some mouth & body percussion,” Magnusson explains.

Magnusson is considered one of Iceland’s most original musical exports and a Rhodes keyboard master. He has amassed a versatile body of recordings that include collaborations with jazz royalty (Stanley ClarkeFreddie HubbardTom Scott and Richard Elliot) as well as pop superstars (Elton John and Phil Collins). A dynamic multimedia personality who served as a celebrity judge on “Iceland’s Got Talent,” Magnusson starred in and produced Iceland’s biggest box office success, “Með allt á hreinu (On Top).” For more information, please visit Magnusson on Facebook and Instagram or visit http://woodwardavenuerecords.com/.

“High North” contains the following songs:

“Karlsson’s Arrival”
“Hook, Line & Sinker”
“Caption This”
“Reykjavik Romp”
“Next To You”
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Monday, May 11, 2020

USA: Erroll Garner - Magician ( Mack Avenue 2020)

The Erroll Garner Octave Remastered Series represents the heart of Erroll Garner’s recorded catalog. Spanning 12 albums and the last 18 years of Garner’s career, this collection of music is among the most important in the history of jazz. It represents an artist in his prime, with full creative and commercial control of his output following his break with Columbia Records. Find out more about the eleventh album in the series below.

 Erroll Garner | Magician | 11 of 12

 The selections Garner committed to tape in the fall of 1973 include what may be some of his best original compositions, alongside a series of timeless contemporary takes on American Songbook classics. Though it would turn out to be the final studio album of his life, it makes clear that Garner was continuing to innovate on his distinctly individualistic style, and surely would have for decades to come.


Sunday, May 10, 2020

USA: Blue Engine Records is proud to announce the release of Christopher Crenshaw's The Fifties: A Prism.

Out Now—The Fifties: A Prism

Blue Engine Records is proud to announce the release of Christopher Crenshaw's The Fifties: A PrismThis new record from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis captures the first performance of a stylish suite by JLCO trombonist Crenshaw that drew inspiration from the works of Ornette Coleman, Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, and more.

Watch "Pursuit of the New Thing"

Watch: "Pursuit of the New Thing"

Watch the JLCO perform an Ornette-inspired track from The Fifties before diving into the full album!

Saturday, May 9, 2020

GERMANY: Rain Sultanov-Influence (OZELLA 2020)

The medicine the world needs today is delivered by Rain Sultanov: The name is INFLUENCE.

Each of the seven epic ballads owes to one of his creative influences. Some of them became companions. Some remained “virtual friends” forever. But all of them took him further in his development.

Vinyl-Fan.de Review:
Bei dieser Schallplatte von Rain Sultanov, dem großartigen Saxofonisten aus Aserbaidschan, kann man erleben, wie Musiker in eine andere Welt abdriften. Fern der Wirklichkeit, dem hier und jetzt, entstanden Melodien von betörender Schönheit. Und sie zeigen uns, welche Einflüsse dabei eine Rolle spielten – die LP „Influence“ in der Review.
Rain Sultanov – Influence (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Begriffe wie gefühlvoll, voller Hingabe und emotional wirken in Rezensionen oftmals abgedroschen oder abgenutzt. Mit der Schallplatte „Influence“ bekommen sie allerdings nicht nur eine gerechte Bedeutung, sondern kulminieren zu einem sinnlichen Erlebnis, welches auch den exzellenten Klang einschließt. Rain Sultanov und seine Mitspieler haben ein Werk geschaffen, das für sich betrachtet einzigartig ist: die innere Verbindung zu den Musikern, die für diese sechs Stücke als Inspiration dienten.
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