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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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  BOB ARTHURS Jazz It Up - Ukrainian Songs for Three Dads
Going for Adds April 13, 2018
FILE: Jazz + 3Vox - Suggested Tracks: 4, 5, 11v
These selections are jazz versions of some well known Ukrainian songs featuring trumpet, guitar,
and voice...

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  TOM BRUNER Homage to a Hero
Going for Adds April 13, 2018, FILE: Vocal Jazz
Suggested Tracks Disc 1: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Suggested Tracks Disc 2: 2, 3, 4, 7
Officially released in February 2018, Tom Bruner's double CD "Homage To A Hero" pays tribute to Jazz great Wes Montgomery. These timeless ballads showcase Bruner's guitar playing as well as his arranging, producing and ultimately what he shares with Wes the most, his love for jazz.

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  E. J. DECKER Bluer Than Velvet
Going for Adds April 13, 2018
FILE:
Jazz VOX
- Suggested Tracks: 6, 7, 9, 12
This collection of songs sung, recorded or inspired by Arthur Prysock explores, but merely hints at, the work of this prolific jazz singer, who today remains woefully under-appreciated. Bluer Than Velvet is a loving mixture of ballads, swing and R&B associated with Prysock, all newly re-arranged by Decker. The album includes a mix of tunes only Prysock recorded; standards he had hits with or was long known for; songs he recorded that have also been staples of Decker's working book for years; and even a few songs — while not particularly associated with Prysock — where Prysock's influence on Decker's interpretation and arrangement is unmistakable.

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  JEFF DENSON Outside My Window
Going for Adds April 6, 2018
FILE: VOX Jazz - Suggested Tracks: 3, 4, 5, 8
Outside My Window reveals bassist extraordinaire Jeff Denson as a startlingly expressive singer on both original songs and brilliantly reimagined songs by Jeff Buckley, Peter Gabriel, Abbey Lincoln, and Chris Cornell. He's joined by a stellar cast of improvisers, including saxophonist Dayna Stephens, Finnish pianist/keyboardist Kari Ikonen, and Israeli drummer/percussionist Ronen Itzik.

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  BILLY JONES 3's a Crowd
Going for Adds March 9, 2018
FILE: Jazz - Suggested Tracks: 3, 5, 6, 8
A unique collection of duets. Drums plus 1... a dialogue where the drums and instrumentalist share in the conversation and inspiration of one another.

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  EL ECO Puerto de Buenos Aires 1933
Going for Adds January 5, 2018
Puerto de Buenos Aires 1933 is the long-awaited new CD from Argentinean drummer-composer Guillermo Nojechowicz and his jazz ensemble, EL ECO. The disk is being released by Zoho Music, the Grammy-winning New York-based jazz label.

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