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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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  MADELEINE & SALOMON A Woman's Journey
Going for Adds December 1, 2017
Following the success of her 2013 U.S. debut album “In Extremis” (#5 NPR annual Jazz critics poll 2013 – Debut album category (USA); #5 CMJ Week 1300 Top Adds 2013 (USA)), Clotilde Rullaud teams with Alexandre Saada to create MADELEINE & SALOMON, a musical duo – the meeting of two artists with well established musical visions, featuring. minimalistic music stamped in impressionist poetry.

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  STEVE SLAGLE Dedication
Going for Adds December 1, 2017


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  KENT MILLER QUARTET Minor Step
Going for Adds November 3, 2017
FILE: Jazz - Suggested Tracks: ALL, Fav's include 9 & 10

Minor Step is a compilation of standards and originals. Each standard is given its own personality as interpreted by each band member that results with a fresh sound. The originals cover a broad spectrum from a ¾ time energetic journey, a straight ahead swing, rhythm and tones from the Serengeti, and a funky groove. Each tune, whether standard or original, swings with delight.

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  GABRIELE TRANCHINA Of Sailing Ships and the Stars in Your Eyes
Going for Adds November 3, 2017 -
FILE:
Jazz Vox Suggested Tracks: 4, 5, 12 /Latin: 1, 6, 8

A world artist, a jazz vocalist, a creative interpreter, a heavenly sound, a woman with a unique view of music, the world, and of singing. This is just a small description of songbird Gabriele Tranchina. She brings to her music a worldview -- using music as a force for wholeness, a source of unity and energy for all.

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  LUCY SMITH Singing Christmas
Going for Adds November 2017 - FILE: Jazz Holiday Vox
I hope this album brings you joy along with sincere messages of peace. I’ve been making music with Amr, Bryan, Michael and Greg for more than a decade. They’re amazing people who are also extraordinarily skilled and gracious musicians. In the more than six years as music director for a weekly jazz service in Chicago, I’ve arranged and re-arranged an endless amount of music (secular and sacred) for my quartet and congregational singing. Singing Christmas stems from that work. Our objective for this project is to bring jazz, funk and joy to holiday classics old and new.

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  BLANCHE BLACKE Out To Sea
Going for Adds October 6, 2017 - FILE: Jazz Vocal
Suggested Tracks: 4, 6, 8 - Latin: 1, 10

A collection of bitter-sweet longing, a jaded glance at men's insincerity and the darkness of lonely, Out to Sea connects repeatedly with Blanche Blacke's soulful heart, voice and spirituality. The collection includes ten original songs inspired by an immersion into the Chicago jazz scene and three choice jazz classics. Recorded at Dr. Caw Recording, and engineered by Craig Williams, the project coalesced with the help of an esteemed group of Chicago’s best jazz musicians who give the album a genuine band feel.

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  BOB FERREL'S Jazztopian Dream
Going for Adds September 22, 2017 - FILE: Jazz
Uplifting and energetic, a true Jazztopian mix of jazz, Latin, bop and blues featuring world-class musicians and vocals.

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  DAVE STRYKER Strykin' Ahead
Going for Adds September 1, 2017
Burning Jazz Guitarist leading an Organ Trio with Vibraphone playing Stryker's originals as well as his arrangements of some Jazz classics.

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