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  KENT MILLER QUARTET Minor Step
Going for Adds November 3, 2017 - FILE: Jazz
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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  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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  JEN SIUKOLA Lighthouse Reverie
Going for Adds August 1, 2017
Jen Siukola recently completed a Doctorate of Arts in trumpet performance at Ball State University where she has served as graduate assistant with the jazz department under the direction of Mark Buselli. After graduation, Jen worked as an adjunct professor at Ball State University teaching improvisation lessons, and directing a jazz ensemble and a jazz combo.

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  LAURA AINSWORTH New Vintage
Going for Adds August 1, 2017

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  THE LIBERATION MUSIC COLLECTIVE ​rebel portraiture
Going for Adds August 1, 2017
We're excited to announce our second record, REBEL PORTRAITURE. Each song on the album is dedicated to someone who died because of who they were or what they believed in. These songs are sketches of living hearts that defied fear and spoke truth to power. We have asked some truly vibrant souls to sit for portrait. We're selling the record in advance with a "name-your-price" model. The funds will help us cover the remaining expenses for Rebel Portraiture.

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  LARRY NEWCOMB QUARTET WITH BUCKY PIZZARELLI
Living Tribute

Going for Adds June 1, 2017 - Suggested Tracks: 2, 6, 10 (F Vox tks 8+9)
In LIVING TRIBUTE, Newcomb pays homage to individuals well known to jazz connoisseurs, and others less prominent who have had an immensely positive impact on his life and on his development as a distinctly intimate jazz guitarist and composer.

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  BRENT LAIDLER No Matter Where Noir
Going for Adds June 1, 2017 - Suggested Tracks: 2,3,9 and Latin: 4,8,10
I’m often inspired to write music – even if I don’t have something specific to write for. So I usually have a few tunes floating around unused. One fateful day I decided to write a dark ballad. “No Matter Where Noir” was the result. Wow. It simply had to be a ‘Title Track’ from the first time Ned played it!

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  TYPHANIE MONIQUE Call It Magic
Going for Adds June 1, 2017
JazzTimes magazine describes vocalist TYPHANIE MONIQUE as a “modern-day Sarah Vaughan with iridescent traces of Lena Horne.” Music lovers in her hometown of Chicago and throughout the Midwest know her as that region’s local favorite—warm, soulful and charismatic.

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  TOM RIZZO Day and Night
Going for Adds May 15, 2017
Through the richly textured arrangements of longtime collaborator Nick Lane and a stellar ensemble of Los Angeles' finest, veteran guitarist and composer Tom Rizzo creates a swinging and wide-ranging recording of interesting standards and provocative originals. From the subtly loose groove of Ornette Coleman's, "Law Years," to the lush orchestration of Wayne Shorter's "Infant Eyes," or the buoyant swing of Cole Porter's "So In Love," Rizzo's supple guitar lines provide a central voice to a wide array of sonic moods. Along with the quartet of Rizzo, drummer Steve Schaeffer, pianist Dennis Hamm and bassist David Hughes, is a 6-piece horn section featuring saxophonist Bob Sheppard, trumpeter Bob Summers and Nick Lane on trombone.

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  JASON KAO HWANG Sing House
Going for Adds May 5, 2017
The music is a house, with the score’s quintessential melodies, rhythms, harmonies, and textures offering rooms in which musicians extemporaneously sing. In this dramatic architecture, the unique voice of each musician is empowered to individually interpret and also, transcend interpretation to become an originating spirit that is inextricably unified to the composition’s destiny. This is how music grows greater than the imagination of one to become a meta-language of memories, dreams, and hope. Though this is the first CD of Sing House, my new quintet, we have worked together in various constellations for over ten years. Andrew and Ken were in my past quartet EDGE, and current octet Burning Bridge, project VOICE and string orchestra, Spontaneous River. Steve is also a member of Burning Bridge. Chris and I have performed as a duo and with Steve’s bands. My thanks to all of them and patrick brennan, for their friendship, creativity, and artistry.

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  DOUG MUNRO and LA POMPE ATTACK The Harry Warren Songbook
Going for Adds March 1, 2017
Harry Warren was my great uncle on my father’s side of the family. My great grandparents were Leon Charles Munro and his wife, Mamie (or Mae as my grandfather called her). Mae’s maiden name was Guaragna. Her parents where Antonio and Rachel Deluca Guaragna. They changed their last name to Warren after coming to America. Harry was one of Mae’s brothers. I never got the chance to meet Harry in person but my grandfather often talked about him. I knew I wanted to do a project celebrating his music.

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  the cheap 3nsemble
Going for Adds March 1, 2017 - File: Jazz
On a recent visit to Atlanta’s High Museum, I became overwhelmed while standing in front of a large abstract painting. My mind flooded with middle-aged emotions – melancholy, nostalgia, agitation, frustration, romanticism, and restlessness – and I was sharply aware of my failure to make, and put into the world, music that is truly personal and not the product of trying to satisfy the expectations of other people. I resigned myself to walking my own musical path without concern for either rejection or acceptance - this CD is the first step. I hoped to capture the feelings evoked by the painting and to make music dominated by melodicism and space rather than rhythmic density.

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  VIRGINIA SCHENCK Aminata Moseka
Going for Adds March 1, 2017
On AMINATA MOSEKA: An Abbey Lincoln Tribute Virginia Schenck (Shank) pays tribute to a jazz legend. Abbey Lincoln’s raw emotional power and immediacy resonate deeply for Schenck, the versatile and adventurous Atlanta-based vocalist.

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  HOWARD JOHNSON AND GRAVITY Testimony
Going for Adds March 1, 2017 - File: Jazz
Internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and veteran sideman Howard Johnson takes a turn in the spotlight with a new release, Testimony, recorded with his 10-piece tuba choir, Gravity.

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  JIM BUENNIG It's Like This
Going for Adds March 1, 2017 - FILE: Jazz
Suggested Tracks: 1, 2 , 6

A native of Geneseo, Illinois, Jim Buennig is a saxophonist based in Iowa City, IA specializing in a range of musical styles with his main focus being jazz. He received a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies from Western Illinois University and currently serves as a Teaching Assistant in the jazz department at the University of Iowa. Buennig is also the director of the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Youth Jazz Band, an auditioned group of middle and high school students from the Davenport, IA area sponsored by the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Society.

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  CHRIS ROGERS Voyage Home
Going for Adds January 2, 2017
Art of Life Records is proud to present the debut release by trumpeter and composer Chris Rogers. "Voyage Home" features the late saxophonist Michael Brecker, guitarist Steve Khan, saxophonist Ted Nash, pianist Xavier Davis, bassist Jay Anderson, drummer Steve Johns, saxophonist Roger Rosenberg, trombonist Art Baron, keyboardist Mark Falchook, percussionist Willie Martinez and a digital sample of the late trombonist, Barry Rogers. Recorded at Sound on Sound Studios in New York City, New York on February 2nd & 4th, 2001. All songs were composed and arranged by Chris Rogers.

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