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  DAVE MILLER TRIO Just Imagine
Going for Adds October 4, 2019 - FILE: Jazz
Veteran Jazz Pianist Dave Miller Pays Tribute To George Shearing In Recognition Of His Centennial During A Trio Set That Includes Both Standards And Rarely Performed Gems.

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  JASON KAO HWANG / KARL BERGER Conjure
Going for Adds October 1, 2019 - FILE: Progressive Jazz
It was a crisp, sunny March afternoon when I drove up to Woodstock to record with Karl in his home studio, which is named after his wife, Ingrid Sertso, a great vocalist. Having played in Karl’s Creative Music Orchestra, we were familiar with each other and understood that our music of that day would be spontaneous and unpredictable, as life is. Without written score or any predeterminations we opened ourselves to each other into the unified mystery and light conjured within each of these journeys for which I am grateful. – Jason Kao Hwang

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  BILL COLE & UNTEMPERED ENSEMBLE
Music for Yoruba Proverbs

Going for Adds October 1, 2019 - FILE: Progressive/Avant Jazz
Bill Cole is an American jazz musician, composer, educator and author. An admired innovator, Cole successfully combines the sounds of untempered instruments with an American art form – jazz. Cole specializes in non-Western wind instruments, especially double reed horns: including Chinese sonas, Korean hojok and piri; Indian nagaswarm and shenai and Tibetan trumpet; as well as the Australian digeridoo and Ghanaian flute.

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  GRETJE ANGELL In Any Key
Going for Adds August 2, 2019 - FILE: Jazz Vox
Jazz vocalist Gretje Angell grew up in smoky, dimly-lit clubs as a little-girl roadie for her jazz-drummer father. Her grandfather was also a jazz drummer, so you could say Gretje was born to swing. “If it doesn’t groove then I don’t give it a sh*#,” the Los Angeles-based singer says with a good chuckle.

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  JOHN LAMKIN FAVORITES JAZZ QUINTET/SEXTET Transitions
Going for Adds July 26, 2019 - FILE: Jazz
Suggested Tracks: 1, 4, 9 - Latin: 6, 8 - Vox: 5

Formerly the Director of Bands and the Coordinator of Music Education at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, John Lamkin, II, received his Bachelor's Degree from South Carolina University, his Masters from Morgan State University and his Doctorate from the University of Maryland College Park. All degrees in Music Education.

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  JOSEPH DALEY
The Seven Heavenly Virtues and The Seven Deadly Sins

Going for Adds July 26, 2019 - FILE: Jazz
After nearly 50 years of recognition as one of the consummate sidemen on the adventurous music scene – with remarkable artists like Sam Rivers, Carla Bley, Gil Evans, Charlie Haden, Muhal Richard Abrams, Taj Mahal and so many more – Joseph Daley has emerged as one of Jazz’ and contemporary music’s most extraordinary composers and leaders.

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  MOY ENG & WAYNE WALLACE The Blue Hour
Going for Adds July 21, 2019 - FILE: Jazz Vox
Suggested Tracks: ALL or 1, 3, 6 - Latin: 2, 5, 9
Chinese-American poet-vocalist Moy Eng debuts with The Blue Hour, an intoxicating blend of autobiography and imagination in collaboration with composer-arranger Wayne Wallace. Mature collection of new songs showcases arresting lyrics and wide range of musical styles; collaboration began in songwriting class.

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  LUKE GILLESPIE Moving Mists
Going for Adds July 12, 2019 - FILE: Jazz
An active performer of jazz and classical piano music, Luke Gillespie is the recipient of numerous awards, including best performance from the Indianapolis Star in 1993, the 1990 Copland Piano Concerto Competition at Indiana University, and the 1994 Indianapolis Jazz Festival Competition.

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  REBEKAH VICTORIA Songs of the Decades
Going for Adds June 21, 2019 - FILE: Jazz Vox
Suggested Tracks: 1, 5, 6, 8/ Latin: 2, 4, 7
Jazz vocalist Rebekah Victoria mines 20th century songs for 21st century sounds and meaning on Songs of the Decades, her new recording. Victoria collaborates with acclaimed trombonist, composer-arranger and bandleader Wayne Wallace and an assemblage of two-dozen musicians (including guest vocalist Kenny Washington) for a panorama of songs from each decade of the 20th century.

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  WAYNE WALLACE LATIN JAZZ QUINTET
The Rhythm of Invention

Going for Adds June 7, 2019 - FILE: Latin Jazz
Suggested Tracks: Wayne’s: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 / Kate’s: 5,6,7,8,10
On his previous album, the critically adored Canto América, Wayne Wallace broke with his own tradition to co-lead a chamber orchestra featuring horns, winds, a double string quartet, and an array of vocalists. On The Rhythm of Invention Wallace set an equally ambitious goal: to combine these added resources with his Latin Jazz Quintet, whose albums have garnered three of Wallace’s four previous GRAMMY nominations.

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  REBECCA DUMAINE AND THE DAVE MILLER COMBO
Chez Nous

Going for Adds June 7, 2019 - FILE: Jazz Vox
Rebecca DuMaine is a singer with a warm and mellifluous voice and the chops to swing like crazy. Her phrasing and articulation are as intimate as a conversation between friends. For DuMaine, music is an anodyne that can soothe during troubled times. Happy Madness, the fourth CD on Summit Records by DuMaine and the Dave Miller Trio, is a paean to the redemptive powers of music. DuMaine re-interprets songs by the great 20th century composers, but she doesn't limit herself to one genre or style of music. She also re-imagines Latin and pop tunes, and includes one delightfully unexpected novelty tune, as well.

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  DAVE STRYKER Eight Track III
Going for Adds May 3, 2019
FILE: Jazz
- Suggested Track: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7
Guitarist Dave Stryker's Eight Track III, features Stefon Harris on vibraphone, Jared Gold on organ and McClenty Hunter on drums as they burn through Stryker's hip jazz arrangements of classic 70's hits.

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  Yamit and The Vinyl Blvd Ain’t Misbehavin
Going for Adds May 3, 2019
FILE: Jazz
Vox - Suggested Track: 4, 7, 10, 11
Jazz ensemble brainchild of vocalist and violinist Yamit Lemoine. Elegant, classy and glamorous, the band has a vintage sound, look, and feel that transports audiences back in time.

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  STEVE SLAGLE Spirit Calls
Going for Adds March 1, 2019
Alto saxophonist Steve Slagle expands his discography with this premiere recording featuring his talent on the flute. A project long time coming, he demonstrates that he is not merely a “doubler” on the instrument but rather transcends new levels by exploring a variety of styles from a range of great composers chosen specifically for this project. Starting with Dvorák and his folk melody “Goin’ Home” (written in 1897), next stepping up to Jobim’s most challenging piece, “Luiza”, soldiering on and not slowing down with an energetic rendition of the rarely performed “De Drums” by Keith Jarrett, the collection finally culminates with Coltrane’s later period (1967) composition “Expression”. Along with other recognizable pieces and also a few original compositions, there is much to be savored in this ten-piece program.

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