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  JACK MOUSE GROUP Intimate Adversary
Going for Adds October 31, 2018
FILE: Jazz - Suggested Tracks: 1, 2, Latin: 3, 4, Out: 8, 9
The Jack Mouse Group is poised to release Intimate Adversary, the latest of Jack’s recordings. Three Story Sandbox (2016, Tall Grass Records) featured free improvisations with Scott Robinson and Janice Borla, and was selected as a February 2016 "Editor's Pick" by DownBeat Magazine. Snakeheads & Ladybugs (2015, Tall Grass Records) offered freely improvised duets with multi-instrumentalist Scott Robinson. Range of Motion (2012, Origin Records) presented Jack’s original compositions and received extensive international radio airplay, including five weeks on the Jazz Week Top 50 Chart and nine weeks on the CMJ Top 40 Chart, and garnered many rave reviews. Jack can also be heard on an array of other albums, including some Janice Borla Group and Dan Haerle Trio recordings.

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  JASON KAO HWANG BURNING BRIDGE Blood
Going for Adds October 31, 2018
FILE: Free Jazz - Suggested Tracks: 2 Ritual Groove; 4 Extended Blues
Blood by Jason Kao Hwang and his Burning Bridge ensemble represents the latest masterwork to date in the oeuvre of one of the jazz avant-garde’s most original compositional voices: an uncompromising artistic vision as captivating as it is challenging. Hwang succeeds here at incorporating improvisational statements into unified compositional schemes with what strikes me as a cinematic, directorial style, an engaging conception of sonic cinéma vérité.

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  GABRIEL ESPINOSA Nostalgias De Mi Vida
Going for Adds October 31, 2018
FILE: Latin Jazz - Suggested Tracks: 4, 6, 8, 10 Vocals: 3, 5, 7, 9
On his third ZOHO solo album, Mexican composer/singer/ electric bassist Gabriel Espinosa again creates a gorgeous mash-up of the music of his homeland and of Brazilian Samba Jazz, in six Espinosa originals and four Mexican Songbook classics.

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  KENT MILLER QUARTET Sunday Evenin'
Going for Adds September 19, 2018
FILE: Jazz - Suggested Tracks: 2, 4, 6, 7, 8
Here’s a cat and crew that know how to swing. An energetic romp through the land of good sounds that sound good, the pace is frenetic and the vibe is smoking. A bunch that knows their stuff, this is the kind of hot stuff you need to get the blood flowing. Well done.

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  CHRISTOPHER HOLLYDAY Telepathy
Going for Adds September 14, 2018
FILE: Jazz - Suggested Tracks: 2, 3, 4, 6
Starting out in Boston, Christopher Hollyday headlined at the historic Village Vanguard in New York City in 1988. He toured with Maynard Ferguson as a featured soloist in the trumpeter’s “60th Birthday Bi g Band,” recording “Big Bop Nouveau.” He toured the US, Canada, Brazil and Western Europe with his own quartet 1989 – 1993, making four recordings for RCA. Hollyday taught and studied composition and larger ensemble arranging techniques at Berklee College of Music in Boston starting in 1993. In 1996, he moved to San Diego, where he got a Masters in Jazz Studies and now teaches privately and performs.

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  EL ECO Two Worlds
Going for Adds August 10, 2018
FILE: Jazz - Suggested Tracks: 5, 6 - no vocs: 7, 8, 9
Led by drummer and composer Guillermo Nojechowicz and with Helio Alves, Kim Nazarian,Fernando Huergo, Claudio Roditi, Romero Lubambo, & Donny McCaslin, El Eco is re-issuing "Two Worlds." The disk features an intriguing mix of Brazilian/Argentinean music.

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  RACHEL CASWELL We’re All in The Dance
Going for Adds August 3, 2018
FILE: Vocal Jazz - Suggested Tracks: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
There’s no mistaking the message of “We’re All in The Dance,” the title track of singer Rachel Caswell’s latest album. It’s a lovely waltz, the leitmotif song of the 2006 film Paris, je t’aime, which constitutes 18 miniature meditations on the joys, discontents and consequences of love in the City of Love by an international cohort of renowned directors. The English lyrics—rendered by Feist over the film’s final credits—pair the dance of life (“partners are lost and found looking for one more chance”) with the dance of music (“feel the beat; music and rhyme while there is time”). Somehow, through her purity of tone, intelligent phrasing, and flowing time feel, Caswell—cosigned by an ascendant solo by her younger sister, Grammy-nominated violinist Sara Caswell—navigates an alternate, bespoke pathway through a song whose simplicity and elegance pose a challenge to a singer steeped in the complexities of jazz expression.

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  MIKE FREEMAN Venetian Blinds
Going for Adds August 4, 2018
FILE: Jazz - Suggested Tracks: 3, 4, 7, 8
Vibraphonist and composer, Mike Freeman, has been entrenched in the New York jazz and Latin music scene for over three decades. With spirited soulful swing, his performances have taken him from North America and Europe to the Azores, Caribbean, and South America. His seven recordings of original music (ranging from jazz, Latinjazz, salsa, Brazilian, fusion, and R&B) have gained national and international attention and received extensive radio airplay charting on jazz, contemporary jazz, and World Music radio. “Blue Tjade”, a tip of the hat to Cal Tjader, is followed by the latest in a line of clave infused recordings Mike has produced, “Venetian Blinds”. This latest release features music for El Rey (The King) Tito Puente and NEA Jazz Master Bobby Hutcherson.

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  VIVIAN LEE Let's Talk About Love
Going for Adds July 25, 2018

Let’s Talk About Love – Love has many faces and angles, plots and twists and so I decided to explore some of those many aspects of love. There’s new love that is exciting and gives you butterflies (Before We Fall in Love), the crush that we have all experienced (Secret Love), the selfish side of love (You Turned the Tables on Me) and of course, the downside of trying love again and it not working (Didn’t We). There’s the joy of watching a child grow up (Waltz for Debby) and loving someone so much and realizing there’s not enough hours in the day to spend together (Some Other Time). Finally, there is the love of self and knowing that who you are is just who you should be (Bein’ Green).

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  BILL COLE’S UNTEMPERED ENSEMBLE
The Living Lives Not Among The Dead. Why Seek It There?”

Going for Adds June 8, 2018

Recorded live in New York City

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  FRANK RUSSELL Influences
Going for Adds May 18, 2018
FILE: Jazz - Suggested Tracks: 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 11, 12
A tribute to the legendary bass guitarists in jazz. Influences features Frank Russell’s contemporary jazz interpretation of compositions written by or associated with bass guitar heroes of Frank’s including; Stanley Clarke, Jaco Pastorius, Marcus Miller, Darryl Jones, Stanley Banks and Paul Jackson.

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  LAURA WALLS Olori Live at the North Sea Jazz Festival
Going for Adds May 16, 2018
FILE: Jazz Vocals - Suggested Tracks: 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9
Historical 1994 Straight Ahead Jazz performance by vocalist Laura Walls with and All-Star band led by Robert Irving III. Features Jim Cammack, Perry Wilson, Doug Richardson & Walter Henderson.

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  McCLENTY HUNTER JR. The Groove Hunter
Going for Adds May 4, 2018
With his debut recording, McClenty Hunter Jr. has shown what most of us have realized for a long time, that he is “The Groove Hunter”. Along with his composing and musical vision only great things lie ahead.

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  JARED GOLD Reemergence
Going for Adds May 4, 2018
Jared Gold is one of the most harmonically creative and grooving of the new generation of organists working today. Although influenced by the greats of the past, Jared is taking the organ into the future with his own sound. With his latest project “Reemergence”, Jared returns with new compositions, ideas and arrangements since his last recording “Metropolitan Rhythm” for Posi-Tone Records three years ago.

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