Dinah Washington – Dinah!

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One of many fine EmArcy titles Dinah Washington recorded in the ’50s, Dinah! includes a very enjoyable mix of medium-tempo and after-hours vocal numbers. On a handful of cuts, Washington gets into the kind of smoldering and declamatory blues mode she excelled at, especially on “All of Me” and “There’ll Be Some Changes Made.” Showing her versatility, Washington also shines on relatively tame pop numbers, like the album’s waltz-tempo version of “Look to the Rainbow” and an easy strolling “Accent on Youth.” Even here, her vocal power comes through, albeit with the blues phrasing mostly kept under wraps. On “A Cottage for Sale,” Washington seems to harness all her vocal talents, creating a dazzling mix of jazz phrases, dramatic tonal shifts, and bluesy exclamations, all enveloped in a weary and melancholic tone befitting a breakup song. Besides this gem, other standout selections include “More Than You Know” and “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.” Hal Mooney provides solid, if not terribly provocative big-band and strings arrangements, with fine solos and obbligato passages coming from former Benny Goodman tenorman George Auld and West Coast jazz luminaries like trombonist Frankie Rosolino and alto saxophonist Herb Geller. Washington’s rhythm section at the time, pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Keeter Betts, and drummer Jimmy Cobb, provide stellar rhythmic accompaniment throughout. A top Dinah Washington date, and a fine place to start for newcomers to the singer’s catalog. (allmusic)

Personnel: Etta James (vocals); George Morrow (bass); Keter Betts (bass); Jimmy Cobb (drums); Max Roach (drums); Barry Galbratih (guitar); Junior Mance (piano); Richie Powell (piano); Wynton Kelly (piano); Herb Geller (saxophone alto); Cecil Payne (saxophone baritone); Harold Land (saxophone tenor); Jimmy Cleveland (trombone); Clark Terry (trumpet); Clifford Brown (trumpet); Maynard Ferguson (trumpet).

Tracklist

01. Look to the Rainbow
02. Ill Wind
03. A Cottage for Sale
04. All of Me
05. More Than You Know
06. There’ll Be Some Changes Made
07. Goodbye
08. Willow Weep For Me
09. Make Me a Present of You
10. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
11. I Could Have Told You
12. Accent on Youth
13. What Is This Thing Called Love
14. The Show Must Go On
15. Birth of the Blues

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Austin Peralta – Endless Planets

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Offspring of a world-renowned skateboarder, a multi-skilled child pianist prodigy, Austin Peralta has already released a handful of records, he is only 20 years of age… a wild talent is upon us. Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder saw the potential and lets him indulge in a strain of cosmic free-jazz in the mould of Sun Ra, Albert Ayler, Ornette Coleman. A sound updated with a little help from crew such as The Cinematic Orchestra, Strangeloop amongst others to dizzying effect. (bleep.com)

For more info and buy check: www.brainfeedersite.com

Tracklist

01. Introduction: The Lotus Flower
02. Capricornus
03. The Underwater Mountain Odyssey
04. Ode To Love
05. Interlude
06. Algiers
07. Epilogue: Renaissance Bubbles

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Etta Jones – Don’t Go To Strangers

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Don’t Go to Strangers was Etta Jones’ first album for the independent jazz label Prestige when it was released in 1960 (having been recorded in a single session on June 21 of that year), and although Jones had been releasing records since 1944, including a dozen sides for RCA in 1946 and an album for King Records in 1957, she was treated as an overnight sensation when the title tune from the album went gold, hitting the Top 40 on the pop charts and reaching number five on the R&B charts. An elegant ballad on an album that had several of them, including the masterful “If I Had You” and a marvelous reading of “All the Way,” a song usually identified with Frank Sinatra, “Don’t Go to Strangers” featured Jones’ airy, bluesy phrasing and uncanny sense of spacing, and was very much a jazz performance, making its success on the pop charts all the more amazing. Listen to Jones’ restructuring of the melody to the opening track, the old chestnut “Yes Sir, That’s My Baby,” to hear a gifted jazz singer sliding and shifting the tone center of a song like a veteran horn player, all the while leaving the melody still recognizable, but refreshing it until it stands revealed anew. Apparently there were no additional tracks cut at the session, since bonus material has never surfaced on any of the album’s subsequent reissues, although that’s hardly a problem, because as is, Don’t Go to Strangers is a perfect gem of a recording. ~ Steve Leggett

Personnel: Etta Jones (vocals); Etta Jones; George Duvivier (upright bass); Skeeter Best (guitar); Frank Wess (flute, tenor saxophone); Richard Wyands (piano); Roy Haynes (drums).

Tracklist

01. Yes Sir, That’s My Baby
02. Don’t Go to Strangers
03. I Love Paris
04. Fine and Mellow
05. Where or When
06. If I Had You
07. On the Street Where You Live
08. Something to Remember You By
09. Bye Bye Blackbird
10. All the Way

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Roy Ayers – Virgo Vibes

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Long before becoming an acid jazz icon and figurehead to a new generation of hip-hop and house artists, Roy Ayers was a promising young jazz vibraphonist. His second solo album and Atlantic debut, is a vital root note for all future keepers of the funk. Includes 2 previously unreleased tracks ‘Mine Boyd’ & ‘Number Seven’.

Personnel: Roy Ayers (vibraphone); Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone); Charles Tolliver (trumpet); Ronald Clark (piano); Carr (drums).

Tracklist

01. The Ringer
02. Ayerloom
03. In The Limelight
04. Virgo Vibes
05. Glow Flower
06. Mine Royd
07. Number Seven

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The Terence Blanchard Group – Choices

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Famed trumpeter Terence Blanchard, one of today’s most influential jazz musicians, presents his Concord Jazz debut, Choices; an extraordinary piece of work that addresses the choices we all make in life – both as a society and on a personal level. The album features longstanding Blanchard band members Fabian Almazan on piano, Derrick Hodge on saxophone, Kendrick Scott on drums, Lionel Loueke on guitar and Walter Smith III on saxophone – all of whom significantly contributed to the album’s compositions. Featured guest artists include Dr. Cornel West [famed writer, speaker, educator and activist] and Bilal [singer, musician, composer]. Choices was recorded live at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans from March 5-8, 2009.

Tracklist

01. Byus
02. Beethoven
03. D’S Choice
04. Journey
05. Hacia del Aire
06. Jazz Man in the World of Ideas
07. Him or Me
08. Choices
09. Hugs (Historically Underrepresented Groups)
10. Winding Roads
12. When Will You Call
12. A New Note
13. A New World (Created Inside the Walls of Imagination)
14. Touched By An Angel
15. Robin’s Choice

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Abbey Lincoln – Straight Ahead

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Straight Ahead was recorded in 1961 and was Abbey Lincoln’s fifth album in as many years. Though she was only 31 when this set was recorded, Lincoln already possessed great confidence and a powerfully emotive voice. She’s surrounded by a superlative cast of players, including Max Roach, Eric Dolphy, Coleman Hawkins, Booker Little, Mal Waldron, and Julian Priester. As Lincoln shifts from playfulness to melancholy, and anger to romance, the band is right with her. The rhythmic support is supple and the soloing is full of emotional resonance and invention, free of needless filigree. One highlight takes place in “When Malindy Sings” (a song based on a poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar), as Dolphy’s flute flies in after the conclusion of Little’s trumpet solo. Though Abbey Lincoln’s entire catalog is particularly strong, this album deserves special attention. (cduniverse)

Personnel: Abbey Lincoln (vocals); Coleman Hawkins, Walter Benton (tenor saxophone); Booker Little (trumpet); Julian Priester (trombone); Eric Dolphy (reeds); Mal Waldron (piano); Art Davis (bass); Max Roach (drums); Roger Sanders, Robert Whitley (congas).

Tracklist

01. Straight Ahead
02. When Malindy Sings
03. In the Red
04. Blue Monk
05. Left Alone
06. African Lady
07. Retribution

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Massimo Biolcati – Persona

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For several years, bassist Massimo Biolcati has provided strong support for a variety of acclaimed jazz artists, including Terence Blanchard, Lizz Wright, Ravi Coltrane, Paquito D’Rivera, and Lionel Loueke. Now, with the release of Persona on ObliqSound, Biolcati takes a giant stride into the spotlight as a leader. The album is titled in homage to the classic Ingmar Bergman film, and thematically structured in two sections to reflect the film’s concept of duality. Persona is a dual portrait of Biolcati’ s strengths as performer and composer.

Personnel: Massimo Biolcati (bass); Jeff Ballard (drums); Lionel Loueke (guitar, vocals); Peter Rende (piano, vocals); Lizz Wright (vocals, track 6); Gretchen Parlato (vocals, track 8).

Tracklist

01. The Beginning
02. Deconstruction
03. Wise Way
04. Transference
05. TT (in memoriam Take Toriyama)
06. Winterhoude
07. Hopeless Dream To Be
08. Clouds
09. Under July
10. Scandinavia

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George Braith – Extension

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Pushing to the side the double sax that became his trademark, George Braith turned in his strongest record with Extension. Largely freed from the restraints of the dueling horns, Braith is able to explore the outer reaches of his music. He still remains grounded in soul-jazz — any guitar-organ combo is bound to have soul-jazz roots — but he pushes the music toward adventurous hard bop, often with rewarding results. His compositions are fully realized, with interesting melodic statements and plenty of opportunities for him and mainstays Grant Green on guitar and Billy Gardner on organ to stretch out. And when Braith does reach back for the double-sax technique, such as on the title track, it works because its otherwordly tone is better suited to this searching, adventurous music, than on the more basic fare that dominated Two Souls in One. The double horns do make Cole Porter’s “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye” sound a little awkward, but even that song is redeemed by excellent solos. Nevertheless, it’s the originals, and the way the quartet of Braith, Green, Gardner, and drummer Clarence Johnston executes them, that make Extension the definitive Braith album. (allmusic)

Personnel: George Braith (saxophone); Billy Gardner (organ); Grant Green (guitar); Clarence Johnston (drums).

Tracklist

01. Nut City
02. Ethlyn’s Love
03. Out Here
04. Extension
05. Sweetville
06. Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye

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Tribe – Rebirth

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Detroit deep jazz legends Wendell Harrison, Phil Ranelin, Marcus Belgrave and Doug Hammond collaborate with Detroit hero Carl Craig to explore more deep afro-jazz territory! Pioneering techno Dj, Carl Craig has been weaving a jazz thread through the fabric of his music for many years, including his work with the Innerzone Orchestra in the mid 1990′s as well as his critically accliamed ‘Detoit Experiment’ which brought together jazz, funk, Motown, Hip Hop and electronic musicians. Carl Craig has reunited the original Tribe members on ‘Rebirth’ aswell as inviting new artists along the way; keyboardist Amp Fiddler, drummers Karriem Riggins and Gayelynn McKinney (Harold’s daughter!), bassists Ralphe Armstrong and many more. The results are amazing with Carl Craig adding his futuristic space-like synths to Phil Ranelin’s trombone-led classic ‘Vibes From The Tribe’, ‘Rebirth’ retains its original funk infused spritual jazz magic first created in the 1970′s whilst incorporating a fresh new sound! (soundsoftheuniverse.com)

Personnel: Joan Belgrave (vocals); John Arnold (guitar); Keith Kaminski (saxophone); Mark Byerly (trumpet); John Rutherford (trombone); The Motor City Horns (horns); Kelvin Sholar (Fender Rhodes piano); Amp Fiddler, Pamela Wise (keyboards); Gayelynn Mckinney, Karriem Riggins (drums); Humberto “Andres” Hernandez (congas).

Tracklist

01. Livin’ In A New Day
02. Glue Finger
03. Denekas Chant
04. Vibes From The Tribe
05. Son Of Tribe
06. Jazz On The Run
07. Ride
08. Lesli
09. 13th And Senate
10. Where Am I

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Cannonball Adderley with Bill Evans – Know What I Mean?

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Alto saxist Cannonball Adderly and pianist Bill Evans, bandmates on Miles Davis’s epochal Kind of Blue, were band leaders by the time they teamed up in 1961 for this moody, yet lyrical, date. Though remastered with state-of-the-art digital technology, Riverside has kept the original artwork and liner notes, maintaining the flavor of this classic jazz LP. Adderly’s robust, bluesy tone and buoyant phrasing make for an interesting contrast to Evans’s rainy-day introspection. Coupled with the light touch of drummer Connie Kay and the gentle probing of bassist Percy Heath, the music projects a sophisticated and relaxed mood. On the sensitive ballads, such as “Goodbye” and “Elsa,” Adderly reveals his after-hours side, reveling in the fullness of his rich sound. –Wally Shoup

Tracklist

01. Waltz for Debby
02. Goodbye
03. Who Cares? (Take 5)
04. Who Cares? (Take 4)
05. Venice
06. Toy
07. Elsa
08. Nancy (With the Laughing Face)
09. Know What I Mean? (Re-Take 7)
10. Know What I Mean? (Take 12)

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The Gil Evans Orchestra – Out of the Cool

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A much admired and loved man, of all the many brilliant orchestration projects this was his finest in his own right. He teases us with the opening of ‘La Nevada’ until the gorgeous repeated four-bar riff finally bursts on our ears with orgasmic delight. There are wonderful brass solos from John Coles, Tony Studd and Budd Johnson and a bass showcase for Ron Carter. As the opening track peters out after 15 minutes the listener enjoys the smug realization that there are a further four outstanding pieces to come.

Gil Evans Orchestra: Gil Evans (arranger, conductor, piano); Budd Johnson (soprano & tenor saxophones); Eddie Caine, Ray Beckenstein (alto saxophone, flute, piccolo); Johnny Coles, Phil Sunkel (trumpet); Keg Johnson, Jimmy Knepper (trombone); Tony Studd (bass trombone); Bill Barber (tuba); Bob Tricarico (flute, piccolo, bassoon); Ray Crawford (guitar); Ron Carter (bass); Charlie Persip, Elvin Jones (drums, percussion).

Tracklist

01. La Nevada
02. Where Flamingos Fly
03. Bilbao Song
04. Stratusphink
05. Sunken Treasure
06. Sister Sadie

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Gregory Porter – Be Good

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Gregory Porter’s sophomore effort confirms the talent that was so apparent on his debut. He’s developed greater technique and subtlety in his impressive singing. The ’70s soul is still quite apparent in his voice, with shades of Donny Hathaway and Bill Withers, but he’s also the vocal heir to Nat King Cole. He’s becoming a major talent, not just as a singer but also as a composer, with a unique, elliptical style, both for melodies and lyrics, which is quite evident when held up against the covers here. Porter is also acutely aware of dynamics, able to move smoothly from the softness of “Imitation of Life” to the almost atonality of the raucous “Bling Bling,” which also features some excellent scat singing. His own material isn’t immediately memorable, but insinuates itself into the brain after a few hearings, sophisticated and often beautiful. He keeps his soul/blues credentials alive with a version of “Work Song” that allows him to go full-throated against some honking sax. To finish, there’s an a cappella version of “God Bless the Child,” a song forever associated with Billie Holiday. It’s a daring move, and one that works as it showcases the tenderness in his voice, with an almost liquid quality in the singing, the emotions hinted at rather than laid out. It’s a superb climax to a disc that should certainly help Porter’s star rise even further. ~ Chris Nickson

For more info and buy check: www.gregoryporter.com

thanks to my dear friend Simona, if it wasn’t for her I never would have listened to this great album.

Tracklist

01. Painted On Canvas
02. Be Good (Lion’s Song)
03. On My Way To Harlem
04. Real Good Hands
05. The Way You Want To Live
06. When Did You Learn
07. Imitation Of Life
08. Mother’s Song
09. Our Love
10. Bling Bling
11. Work Song
12. God Bless The Child

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Stan Getz – Sweet Rain

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One of Stan Getz’s all-time greatest albums, Sweet Rain was his first major artistic coup after he closed the book on his bossa nova period, featuring an adventurous young group that pushed him to new heights in his solo statements. Pianist Chick Corea, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Grady Tate were all schooled in ’60s concepts of rhythm-section freedom, and their continually stimulating interplay helps open things up for Getz to embark on some long, soulful explorations (four of the five tracks are over seven minutes). The neat trick of Sweet Rain is that the advanced rhythm section work remains balanced with Getz’s customary loveliness and lyricism. Indeed, Getz plays with a searching, aching passion throughout the date, which undoubtedly helped Mike Gibbs’ title track become a standard after Getz’s tender treatment here. The quartet’s level of musicianship remains high on every selection, and the marvelously consistent atmosphere the album evokes places it among Getz’s very best. A surefire classic.  (allmusic)

Personnel: Stan Getz (tenor saxophone); Albert Daily (piano); Chick Corea (electric piano); Stanley Clarke, George Mraz (bass); Tony Williams, Billy Hart (drums).

Tracklist

01. Litha
02. O Grande Amour
03. Sweet Rain
04. Con Alma
05. Windows

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Billie Holiday – Lady Sings the Blues

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Taken from a couple of sessions taped during 1955-1956, Lady Sings the Blues finds Holiday in top form and backed by the sympathetic likes of tenor saxophonists Budd Johnson and Paul Quinichette, trumpeter Charlie Shavers, pianist Wynton Kelly, and guitarist Billy Bauer. And while these autumnal sides bear some of the frayed vocal moments often heard on Holiday’s ’50s Verve sides, the majority here still ranks with her best material. This is especially true of the cuts from a June 1956 date, which produced unparalleled versions of “No Good Man,” “Some Other Spring,” and “Lady Sings the Blues.”

Personnel: Billie Holiday (vocals); Kenny Burrell, Barney Kessel (guitar); Anthony Sciacca (clarinet); Willie “The Lion” Smith (alto saxophone); Paul Quinichette (tenor saxophone); Harry “Sweets” Edison , Charlie Shavers (trumpet); Wynton Kelly, Bobby Tucker (piano); Red Callender, Aaron Bell (bass guitar); Chico Hamilton, Leonard Browne (drums).

Tracklist

01. Say It Isn’t So
02. I ‘ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
03. I Wished On The Moon
04. Always
05. Everything Happens To Me
06. Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
07. Ain’t Misbehavin’
08. Trav’lin Light
09. I Must Have That Man!
10. Some Other Spring
11. Lady Sings The Blues
12. Strange Fruit
13. God Bless The Child
14. Good Morning Heartache
15. No Good Man
16. Rehearsal for God Bless The Child

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Bill Evans Trio – Sunday At The Village Vanguard

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This live recording by the Bill Evans Trio at the Village Vanguard on June 25, 1961, marked the end of one of the most sublime instrumental combinations in jazz history when bassist Scott LaFaro died in a car accident 10 days later. This unit is underdocumented because Evans, a notorious perfectionist, was reluctant to record. The interchange between Evans on piano, LaFaro on bass and Paul Motian on drums is balletic in its balance of emotional beauty and technical precision. Multiple takes of “Gloria’s Step,” “Alice in Wonderland,” “All of You,” and “Jade Visions” show how the invention these players brought to each performance makes repeated material sound like movements in a suite. –John Swenson

Tracklist

01. Gloria’s Step (Take 2)
02. My Man’s Gone Now
03. Solar
04. Alice in Wonderland (Take 2)
05. All of You (Take 2)
06. Jade Visions (Take 2)
07. Gloria’s Step (Take 3)
08. Alice in Wonderland (Take 1)
09. All of You (Take 3)
10. Jade Visions (Take 1)

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Hank Mobley – Thinking Of Home

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For what would be his final of over 20 Blue Note albums, tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley uses a sextet that also includes trumpeter Woody Shaw, the obscure guitarist Eddie Diehl, pianist Cedar Walton, bassist Mickey Bass, and drummer Leroy Williams for a typically challenging set of advanced hard bop music. For the first and only time in his career, Mobley recorded a “Suite” (consisting of “Thinking of Home,” “The Flight,” and “Home at Last”); the remainder of the set has three of his other attractive originals plus Mickey Bass’ “Gayle’s Groove.” This music was not released for the first time until 1980. It is only fitting that Hank Mobley would record one of the last worthwhile Blue Note albums before its artistic collapse (it would not be revived until the 1980s) for his consistent output helped define the label’s sound in the 1960s. Mobley’s excellent playing and the adventurous solos of Woody Shaw make this hard-to-find LP (his last as a leader) one to hunt for. ~ Scott Yanow

Personnel: Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone); Woody Shaw (trumpet); Cedar Walton (piano); Eddie Diehl (guitar); Mickey Bass (bass); Leroy Williams (drums).

Tracklist

01. Suite (a.Thinking Of Home b.The Flight c. Home At Last)
02. Justine
03. You Gotta Hit It
04. Gayle’s Groove
05. Talk About Gittin’ It

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Franco Micalizzi – Laure

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Digitmovies ventures again into the territory of erotism with this release of a musical rarity: The complete and full stereo OST by Franco Micalizzi for the movie “Laure” directed and starred in 1975 by Emmanuelle Arsan.

Tracklist

01. Laure (Theme Song)
02. Mara’s Theme
03. Emmelle
04. Laure
05. Manile
06. Crescendo
07. Laure (# 2)
08. Mara’s Theme (# 2)
09. Laure (# 3)
10. Emmelle (# 2)
11. Atmosfera A Manila
12. Laure (# 4 – Inciso)
13. Mara’s Theme (# 3 – Versione Veloce)
14. Laure (# 5 – Libero)
15. Mara’s Theme (# 4)
16. Laure (# 6 – Inciso 2)
17. Mara’s Theme (# 5)
18. Laure (# 7 – Tema Completo)

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Portico Quartet – Portico Quartet

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Portico Quartet still sound like nothing you ever heard before. The Mercury nominated East London based outfit’s unique brand of hypnotic minimalism has expanded to embrace new sonic territories. Drawing on the inspiration of electronica, ambient, classical and dance music as they take their strange, beautiful, cinematic, future music to exciting new vistas where the inspiration of Burial, Mount Kimbie and Flying Lotus rubs shoulders with the textures of Arve Henriksen and Bon Iver and echoes of Steve Reich and Max Richter. But all underpinned by a shared joy in collective music making as the band push their inimitable music into the future.

Tracklist

01. Window Seat
02. Ruins
03. Spinner
04. Rubidium
05. Export for Hot Climates
06. Lacker Boo
07. Steepless
08. 4096 Colours
09. City of Glass
10. Trace

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Esperanza Spalding – Radio Music Society (Deluxe Edition) (CD+DVD)

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It has not taken Esperanza Spalding long to emerge as one of the brightest lights in the musical world. Listeners familiar with her stunning 2008 Heads Up International debut, Esperanza, and her best-selling 2010 release Chamber Music Society, were well aware that the young bassist, vocalist and composer from Portland, Oregon was the real deal, with a unique and style-spanning presence, deeply rooted in jazz yet destined to make her mark far beyond the jazz realm. That judgment was confirmed on February 13, 2011, when Spalding became the first jazz musician to receive the GRAMMY® Award for Best New Artist. With the release of Radio Music Society, her most diverse, ambitious and masterful recital yet. Each of the 12 songs are accompanied by conceptual music videos, which further express Esperanza’s inspiration and story behind each track. Shot in various locations including New York City; Barcelona, Spain; and Portland, Oregon.

 Radio Music Society is a celebration of the men and women who have helped cultivate Spalding’s talent, as well as those who have nurtured her vision and inspired her along the way. “I’ve had the honor and blessing of working with so many phenomenal jazz musicians over the years,” she says. “As I’ve gotten to know them and their music, I’ve grown to love them as family and colleagues. I wished for an opportunity for us all to interpret songs together, so that they can be heard and received by a larger audience. That music is realized by many of the brilliant musicians who are part of Spalding’s ever-expanding universe. In addition to longtime partners Lovano, keyboard player Leo Genovese and drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, the ranks contain jazz legends Jack DeJohnette and Billy Hart; guitar heroes Jef Lee Johnson and Lionel Loueke; an array of master vocalists including Algebra Blessett, Lalah Hathaway, Gretchen Parlato, Leni Stern and Becca Stevens; hip-hop giant Q-Tip (who performs on and co-produced two tracks); and two Portland-based musicians, Janice Scroggins and Dr. Thara Memory, who provided essential mentorship in Spalding’s youth.

For more info and buy check: www.esperanzaspalding.com

Tracklist

01. Radio Song
02. Cinnamon Tree
03. Crowned & Kissed
04. Land Of The Free
05. Black Gold
06. I Can’t Help It
07. Hold On Me
08. Vague Suspicions
09. Endangered Species
10. Let Her
11. City Of Roses
12. Smile Like That

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Enrico Pieranunzi – Permutation

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If it were not for the unmistakable sound of Enrico Pieranunzi’s piano playing it would be hard to determine, when first hearing it, that “Permutation” is the new album by the Roman pianist. As reveals the title of this CAM Jazz release, it’s an album of great changes and transformations, because Enrico Pieranunzi – unlike many musicians in the world – has a unique gift: his ability to listen to his partners and truly converse with them. Some would call this pure interplay.

Nine songs written by the hand of Enrico Pieranunzi and recorded in the famous Bauer Studios of Germany which, on the one hand, reveal a different facet of the pianist but, on the other hand, enhance his talent as a composer and improviser: the qualities that have made Pieranunzi one of the most respected personalities in the world of jazz today.

For more info and buy check: www.camjazz.com

Tracklist

01. Strangest Consequences
02. Critical Path
03. Permutation
04. Distance From Departure
05. Horizontes Finales
06. Every Smile of Yours
07. Within The House OF Night
08. The Point at Issue
09. A Different Breath

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