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Ben Markley Big Band: Clockwise- The Music Of Cedar Walton (CD: OA2)Ben Markley Big Band: Clockwise- The Music Of Cedar Walton (CD: OA2)
 


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DE3: Live At Maxwell's (CD: Sunnyside)
Two relaxed sessions Steve Maxwell’s Drum Shop in Midtown New York City featuring Duane Eubanks with a trio made up of mainstays from his Quintet, namely bassist Dezron Douglas and drummer Eric McPherson. Live At Maxwell’s is one of those special recordings where the musicians get to let it hang out. This loosening of artistic inhibitions is what makes this recording special. The compositions on the recording are great vehicles for the ensemble to stretch out on. Most of the pieces stem from the pen of Eubanks. Douglas also provides an original and the trio improvises a couple pieces extemporaneously. Stepping away from the constraints of the typical studio album, DE3 has delivered a fantastic recording of nuance, interplay and personality on Live At Maxwell’s. (Harmonia Mundi) 


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DE3: Live At Maxwell's (CD: Sunnyside)


David Chesky & Jazz In The New Harmonic Quintet: Primal Scream (CD: Chesky)David Chesky & Jazz In The New Harmonic Quintet: Primal Scream (CD: Chesky)
Once again pianist/composer David Chesky courts a dark, masterful muse on this second recording by his Jazz in the New Harmonic quintet. The noirish atmosphere prevails from his first dissonant stabs at the keyboard with cool solos from veteran jazz artists Javon Jackson and Jeremy Pelt, while Peter Washington and Billy Drummond lock down the time. This is a different kind of cool jazz, one that grooves along steadily. Close your eyes and you can feel the pulse of the New York streets colliding with 21st century ethereal classical harmony.

Part of the Chesky Binaural + Series, all recorded with a single microphone, the band appears right before you with this spacious, lush and multi-dimensional recording. (Chesky Records) 


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Powerhouse: In An Ambient Way (CD: Chesky)
POWERHOUSE is a jazz super group that set its sights on interpreting Miles Davis’ groundbreaking album In A Silent Way using modern recording technology and sonic textures as a contribution to the improvisation. Not only is the texture of the room taken into consideration for the choice of music, but also the prime placement of each instrument within the matrix of the captured sound, all of which added to the input of inspiration that makes the music more alive and interactive.

This recording embraces many elements of the jazz world: the perpetual idea of using technology to improve the world around you that Miles Davis made so clear; the continuation of the generational passing of knowledge through actual living situations; the spontaneous nature of improvised music; and, above all, the desire to discover new things, to improve, develop and add a new dimension to the listening experience for all lovers of music.

Part of the Chesky Binaural + Series, all recorded with a single microphone, the duo appears right before you with this spacious, lush and multi-dimensional recording. (Chesky Records) 


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Powerhouse: In An Ambient Way (CD: Chesky)


Joey Alexander: My Favourite Things (CD: Motema)Joey Alexander: My Favourite Things (CD: Motema)
Jazz piano wunderkind Joey Alexander releases his highly anticipated debut album 'My Favorite Things', produced by Grammy-winning producer Jason Olaine, on the Harlem based label Motéma Music.

The album finds Alexander playing everything from Coltrane to Rodgers and Hammerstein with a deft touch, adventurous spirit and improvisatory verve. Accompanying Joey on the album are bassist Larry Grenadier (Stan Getz, Brad Mehldau, Pat Metheny) and two-time Grammy-winning drummer Ulysses Owens Jr. (Kurt Elling, Wynton Marsalis, Christian McBride) as well as three talented young players from the New York scene: Russell Hall (bass), Sammy Miller (drums) and trumpeter Alphonso Horne (LCJO, Marcus Roberts). (Proper Music) 


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Joey Alexander: Countdown (CD: Motema)
The highly-anticipated sophomore album by twice Grammy-nominated piano prodigy Joey Alexander, showcases his remarkable development as a contemporary jazz bandleader and talent as a composer. Featuring bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Ulysses Owens Jr., saxophonist Chris Potter joins the trio for an extended exploration of Herbie Hancock's "Maiden Voyage". (Proper Music) 


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Joey Alexander: Countdown (CD: Motema)


Justin Kauflin: Dedication (CD: Jazz Village)Justin Kauflin: Dedication (CD: Jazz Village)
Produced by Quincy Jones, Dedication is the Jazz Village debut by piano prodigy Justin Kauflin. The album features twelve original compositions by Kauflin. His style embodies without being derivative the "quiet fire" lyricism of Bill Evans (whom Kauflin credits as his "biggest influence at age 14"), the nimble and mercurial qualities of Bud Powell, the genial melodiousness of Herbie Hancock and a bit of Dave Brubeck's gregarious percussiveness. Kauflin's side men on the album are Billy Williams on drums, Chris Smith on bass, Matt Stevens on guitar and Etan Haziza on nylon guitar. Kauflin is also the subject of the award-winning documentary Keep On Keepin' On, which chronicles his mentorship and friendship with the legendary musician and teacher Clark Terry. The film won Best New Documentary Director and the Heineken Audience Award at New York's prestigious Tribeca Film Festival and the Audience Award at the Boulder Film Festival. (Harmonia Mundi) 


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Eric Alexander: Chicago Fire (CD: HighNote)
There's an old saying that a great jazz musician never plays a song the same way once. That could certainly be said of Eric Alexander. One of the busiest players in jazz yet his playing is as imaginative as ever, with the ideas pouring out of his horn. His harmonic inventiveness is exceptional and he'll run the changes at such length at times that you wonder if he'll resolve everything in time and end up back on the beat but he always does. He has a big, full, sound, and a ferocious technique, with access to the full range of his instrument, all under super-human control. Both the Bird and the Sonny Rollins legacies have been thoroughly internalized but here Eric explores the repertoire of another school of tenor playing the Chicagoans. With long-time collaborators Harold Mabern, John Webber and Joe Farnsworth Eric gives the nod to some Windy City players who helped shape the sound of jazz for decades Eddie Harris, Von Freeman and others. (Harmonia Mundi) 


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Eric Alexander: Chicago Fire (CD: HighNote)


Will Calhoun: Life In This World (CD: Motema)Will Calhoun: Life In This World (CD: Motema)
As the iconic band Living Colour celebrates 25 years of rock and roll, their legendary drummer Will Calhoun dives deep into his jazz roots on a vibrant and varied set with fellow legends Ron Carter, Donald Harrison, Wallace Roney, Marc Cary and Charnett Moffett. (Motema Music) 


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Chris Potter: Underground (CD: EmArcy)
 


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Chris Potter: Underground (CD: EmArcy)


Chris Potter: The Sirens (CD: ECM)Chris Potter: The Sirens (CD: ECM)
“The Sirens” is acclaimed saxophonist Chris Potter’s ECM debut as a leader, an album of mood and melody inspired by The Odyssey – both its epic atmosphere and its timeless humanity. Potter – who has featured on many ECM albums by Dave Holland and Steve Swallow, as well as making a profound contribution to the contemporary classic “Lost in a Dream” with Paul Motian and Jason Moran – has composed a cycle of irresistible songs without words. These pieces are conveyed by a subtly virtuosic, strikingly textured band: with Potter on tenor and soprano saxophones and bass clarinet, plus Craig Taborn (piano), David Virelles (prepared piano, celeste, harmonium), Larry Grenadier (double bass) and Eric Harland (drums). Potter declaims lyrical lines over the dynamically inventive rhythm section, as colouristic keyboards shimmer like stars in the night sky. (ECM Records) 


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Chris Potter Underground Orchestra: Imaginary Cities (CD: ECM)
Imaginary Cities is the recording premiere of saxophonist Chris Potter’s new Underground Orchestra. At the core of this larger ensemble is the personnel of his long-established Underground quartet – with Adam Rogers, Craig Taborn and Nate Smith – now joined by two bassists, a string quartet, and Potter’s old comrade from Dave Holland Quintet days, vibes and marimba man Steve Nelson. The title composition is a suite, panoramic in its reach, with movements subtitled “Compassion”, “Dualities”, “Disintegration” and “Rebuilding”. The scope of the work, and its contrasting moods and thematic development, inspire some of Potter’s finest playing. His saxes fly high above his idealized cityscapes or launch into dialogues or group improvising with its gifted inhabitants. Four further pieces – “Lament”, “Firefly”, “Sky” and “Shadow Self” – extend the feeling of the suite, successfully combining both tightly written material and very open areas involving all members of the orchestra. References are multi-idiomatic and multicultural, and Potter, who counts Charlie Parker with Strings amongst his formative enthusiasms, had Arabic and Indian string sections in mind, as well as contemporary composition, when shaping this material. Imaginary Cities was recorded in December 2013 in New York’s Avatar Studio and produced by Manfred Eicher. Release of the album is followed by US performances with the Underground Orchestra in New York and San Francisco. (ECM Records) 


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Chris Potter Underground Orchestra: Imaginary Cities (CD: ECM)


Chris Potter: The Dreamer Is The Dream (CD: ECM)Chris Potter: The Dreamer Is The Dream (CD: ECM)

For his third ECM release as a leader, Chris Potter presents a new acoustic quartet that naturally blends melodic rhapsody with rhythmic muscle. The group includes superlative musicians well known to followers of ECM’s many recordings from New York over the past decade: keyboardist David Virelles, bassist Joe Martin and drummer Marcus Gilmore, who each shine in addition to the leader on multiple horns. The Dreamer Is the Dream features Potter on tenor saxophone – the instrument that has made him one of the most admired players of his generation – in the striking opener “Heart in Hand” and such album highlights as “Yasodhara,” as well as on soprano sax (“Memory and Desire”) and bass clarinet (the title track). Potter is an artist who “employs his considerable technique in service of music rather than spectacle,” says The New Yorker, and his composing develops in texture and atmosphere with every album. Along with his previous ECM releases, Imaginary Cities and The Sirens, he has appeared on some of the label’s most acclaimed discs, including Paul Motian’s classic Lost in a Dream and Dave Holland’s Grammy Award-winning What Goes Around. (ECM Records) 


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David Virelles: Continuum (CD: Pi Recordings)
One of the most in-demand pianists in jazz, Cuban-born pianist David Virelles makes his Pi Recordings debut with Continuum, a collaborative effort with bassist Ben Street (Danilo Perez, Kurt Rosenwinkel), legendary drummer Andrew Cyrille (David Murray, Cecil Taylor) and Cuban folkloric percussionist/poet Román Díaz. (Harmonia Mundi) 


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David Virelles: Continuum (CD: Pi Recordings)


Christian McBride: Conversations With Christian (CD: Mack Avenue)Christian McBride: Conversations With Christian (CD: Mack Avenue)
‘Conversations with Christian’ sees the acclaimed bassist perform 13 unique duets with an array of stars from the pop, jazz and world music scenes, including vocalists Sting, Angélique Kidjo and Dee Dee Bridgewater plus jazz stars Chick Corea, George Duke, Hank Jones and Roy Hargrove, amongst others.

The 39-year-old maestro places himself in the forefront on a duet apiece with "13 of my closest musical friends and cohorts" - singers Angélique Kidjo, Sting and Dee Dee Bridgewater; pianists George Duke, Eddie Palmieri and Chick Corea, as well as Dr. Billy Taylor and Hank Jones (who both passed away in 2010); violinist Regina Carter; trumpeter Roy Hargrove; guitarist Russell Malone; tenor saxophonist Ron Blake; and actress Gina Gershon. In the process, McBride unleashes the full measure of his already legendary skills, crafting as complete a portrait of his diverse interests - different variations of the blues and African-American church experience, bebop, the American Songbook, Latin music, free jazz, even comedy - as he has ever presented. (Proper Music) 


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Vince Mendoza: Nights On Earth (CD: Art Of Groove)
Acclaimed arranger-conductor and 6-times Grammy winner Vince Mendoza assembles an all-star cast for ‘Nights on Earth’ his first album of originals in 13 years! The album features John Scofield, John Abercrombie, Joe Lovano, Bob Mintzer, Larry Goldings, Kenny Werner and Christian McBride, plus others.

After a remarkably productive decade which saw him writing stellar orchestral arrangements for recordings by Bjork, Melody Gardot, Sting and Joni Mitchell (he won Grammy Awards for his contributions to her ‘Both Sides Now’ in 2000 and ‘Travelogue’ in 2003), Vince Mendoza has shifted focus back to his own compositions for the first time in 13 years. On this eagerly-awaited followup to ‘Epiphany’, Mendoza recruited an all-star cast of long time collaborators like guitarists John Abercrombie, John Scofield and Nguyen Le, drummer Peter Erskine, percussionist Luis Conte, organist Larry Goldings, steel drummer Andy Narell, pianists Kenny Werner and Alan Pasqua, plus saxophonists Bob Mintzer and Joe Lovano.

He is also joined by such new friends as Brazilian vocalist Luciana Souza, Malian kora player and singer Tom Diakite, young American jazz stars in bassist Christian McBride, drummer Greg Hutchinson and trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire. Along with members of the Metropole Orkest, the Dutch ensemble that Mendoza has presided over as chief conductor for the past six years, they bring to life these evocative pieces that flow directly from the composer’s heart to his pen. His most personal and compelling project to date, ‘Nights on Earth’ is yet another crowning achievement in the career of the acclaimed composer-arranger-conductor. (Proper Note) 


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Vince Mendoza: Nights On Earth (CD: Art Of Groove)


Terri Lyne Carrington: The Mosaic Project (CD: Concord)Terri Lyne Carrington: The Mosaic Project (CD: Concord)
‘The Mosaic Project’ sees Terri Lyne Carrington assemble an all-female cast that includes some of the most prominent female jazz artists of the last few decades: Esperanza Spalding, Dianne Reeves, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Cassandra Wilson, Patrice Rushen and Geri Allen amongst others. (Proper Note) 


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Terri Lyne Carrington: The ACT Years (CD: ACT)
Terri Lyne Carrington is one of the world’s most-sought after drummers and one of jazz’s leading female media figures. This compilation includes tracks from Carrington's two ACT albums as a leader, and from Nguyen Le's Jimi Hendrix tribute album Purple, on which she played in Le's quartet. Musicians featuring on the repertoire include Wallace Roney, Greg Osby, Meshell Ndegeocello, Terence Blanchard, Herbie Hancock, Gary Thomas, Kevin Eubanks and many more. (Harmonia Mundi) 


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Terri Lyne Carrington: The ACT Years (CD: ACT)


Wallace Roney: A Place In Time (CD: Highnote)Wallace Roney: A Place In Time (CD: Highnote)
With the Grammy-winning composer/pianist Patrice Rushen on hand with guest reedman Gary Bartz and Wallace Roney's sidemen of choice, Ben Solomon, tenor sax, Buster Williams, bass and Lenny White, drums, the musicians on 'A Place in Time' deliver a blisteringly accomplished and creative session. (Proper Music) 


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Jon Iragabon: The Observer (CD: Concord)
The Observer, is saxophonist and composer Jon Irabagon’s newest offering. Winning the 2008 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition has afforded Irabagon the opportunity to assemble a dream-team of musicians, including the stellar rhythm section of pianist Kenny Barron, bassist Rufus Reid and drummer Victor Lewis. This combo of familiar players is augmented by extraordinary trumpeter Nicholas Payton on two tracks, while pianist Bertha Hope provides gorgeous accompaniment to one of her late husband, Elmo Hope’s compositions. Along with veteran producer Don Sickler and engineering wizard Rudy Van Gelder, Irabagon and company have crafted a statement of power and beauty replete with twists and turns, a diverse but cohesive collection sure to please jazz aficionados and new fans alike. (Concord Jazz) 


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Jon Iragabon: The Observer (CD: Concord)


Cindy Blackman: Another Lifetime (CD: Four Quarters)Cindy Blackman: Another Lifetime (CD: Four Quarters)
‘Another Lifetime’ is Cindy Blackman’s tribute to her mentor, Tony Williams, one of the greatest drummers of all time. The album features some of the most exciting tracks from the eclectic recordings of Tony Williams' Lifetime, a band which featured some of the seminal and most influential jazz and rock musicians of the era. Helping Cindy is an all-star line-up, including Joe Lovano, Mike Stern, Doug Carne, Vernon Reid, Patrice Rushen, Benny Reitveld and others. (Proper Note) 


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Robert Glasper: Double Booked (CD: Blue Note)
Pianist Robert Glasper presents both sides of his musical persona with Double-Booked, his third album for Blue Note Records. The album bridges Glasper's parallel careers as the leader of an acclaimed jazz trio and a first-call sideman with hip-hop artists such as Mos Def, Q Tip and The Roots. Moving nimbly from the acoustic Robert Glasper Trio to the hip-hop fusion Robert Glasper Experiment, the young keyboardist puts his versatility front and center. Special guests on the album include vocalist Bilal and a cameo appearance from rapper Mos Def. (Blue Note Records) 


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Robert Glasper: Double Booked (CD: Blue Note)


Danny Grissett: Form (CD: Criss Cross)Danny Grissett: Form (CD: Criss Cross)
A sparkling pianist as well as a fine budding composer, Danny Grissett's star has been on the rise lately and he's a favorite accompanist to a growing body of leaders including trumpeters Jim Rotondi, Jeremy Pelt, and Tom Harrell.

He returns for his third Criss Cross release and moves beyond the trio format to feature tenor saxophonist Seamus Blake, trombonist Steve Davis and newcomer Ambrose Akinmusire on trumpet. Grissett puts his stamp on all the material including updates on Herbie Hancock's King Cobra, and Monk's Ugly Beauty. His originals are also cut from a regal cloth of originality, with bassist Vicente Archer and drummer Kendrick Scott responsive to the pianist's every move. (Criss Cross Jazz) 


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Danny Grissett: The In-Between (CD: Criss Cross)
Pianist Danny Grissett is joined on 'The In-Between' by tenor saxophonist Walter Smith III, an acquaintance since both attended the Thelonious Monk Institute in the early noughties, bassist Vicente Archer, a partner of long-standing and the great drummer Bill Stewart. Grissett offers a mix of five originals, four personalized standards, and a lovely ballad by his wife. (Proper Music) 


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Danny Grissett: The In-Between (CD: Criss Cross)


Danny Grissett: Remembrance (CD: Savant)Danny Grissett: Remembrance (CD: Savant)
 


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The Power Quintet: High Art (CD: HighNote)
This post-bop supergroup, which has honed its rapport on tour in Europe, consists of the trumpeter Jeremy Pelt, the vibraphonist Steve Nelson, the pianist Danny Grissett, the bassist Peter Washington and the drummer Bill Stewart.

What puts the POW in The Power Quintet is the fact that here we have like-minded, virtuoso musicians who have decided to collaborate and perform new and stimulating music. 'High Art' is a perfect example of what happens when artists with shared histories, a dedication towards performing creative music, and the willingness to be team players join forces.

The band cooks up a swinging brew of mostly original tunes with a decidedly post-hard-bop influence. Throughout the session the band delivered high energy, immaculate, yet often daring variations on the contemporary but 'feel good' compositions of Messrs Pelt, Grissett and Stewart. (Proper Music) 


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The Power Quintet: High Art (CD: HighNote)


Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band: Season Of Changes (CD: Verve)Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band: Season Of Changes (CD: Verve)
Season of Changes is the third album and first Verve release by Brian Blade and the Fellowship Band, the visionary ensemble that matches renowned drummer/composer Blade with the formidable talents of pianist and composer Jon Cowherd, Kurt Rosenwinkel (guitar), Chris Thomas (bass), Myron Walden (alto saxophone, bass clarinet) and Melvin Butler (tenor saxophone).

The album features nine moving new works by Blade and Cowherd, and offers a compelling distillation of the compositional eloquence and collective chemistry that have made Blade and his longtime bandmates one of contemporary jazz's most respected ensembles.

True to its title, Season of Changes (produced by Blade and Cowherd) finds the players pursuing their collective muse into emotionally evocative new territory. The album opens with the gently striking "Rubylou's Lullaby," one of the album's six Blade compositions, followed by Cowherd's driving, multi-movement "Return of the Prodigal Son," which showcases Rosenwinkel's stellar guitar work and Butler's emotive tenor. The title track is a modern epic that reveals Cowherd's depth and growth as a composer, as well as his ability to write for the band's collective expression. Another highlight is "Most Precious One" and its companion piece "Most Precious One (Prodigy)." The former starts off with Thomas' steady bass mantra, and then transitions into a more layered, beat-driven performance of the composition. The album closes with the Blade composition "Omni," which features Walden's soaring alto. (Verve Music Group) 


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Hank Roberts: Green (CD: Winter & Winter)
 


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Hank Roberts: Green (CD: Winter & Winter)


Gerald Cleaver: Gerald Cleaver's Detroit (CD: Fresh Sound New Talent)Gerald Cleaver: Gerald Cleaver's Detroit (CD: Fresh Sound New Talent)
 


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Kenny Garrett: Beyond The Wall (CD: Nonesuch)
 


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Kenny Garrett: Beyond The Wall (CD: Nonesuch)


Kenny Garrett: Seeds From The Underground (CD: Mack Avenue)Kenny Garrett: Seeds From The Underground (CD: Mack Avenue)
Star saxophonist Kenny Garrett’s new album ‘Seeds from the Underground’, is a powerful return to the straight-ahead, acoustic quartet format that showcases his extraordinary abilities.

For Garrett, ‘Seeds from the Underground’ is a special recording. It consists solely of original compositions, and is truly a homage to those who have inspired and influenced him, both personally and musically. "All of these songs are dedicated to someone," says Garrett. "And the 'seeds' have been planted, directly or indirectly, by people who have been instrumental in my development." Among them are Jackie McLean, Roy Haynes, Marcus Belgrave, Keith Jarrett and Christian Laviso. (Proper Note) 


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Kenny Garrett: Pushing The World Away (CD: Mack Avenue)
'Pushing the World Away', Kenny Garrett's seventeenth album as a leader, captures him at the peak of his creative abilities, both as a saxophonist and as a composer. Garrett pays tribute to a number of his influences - friends and heroes that include Chick Corea ("Hey, Chick"), Chucho Valdés ("Chucho's Mambo"), Sonny Rollins ("J'Ouvert") and Garrett's musical confidant and album co-producer, Donald Brown ("Brother Brown").

Mentored himself by Art Blakey and Miles Davis Garrett feels it his duty to carry on that tradition by encouraging young talent. So he drew on a wide pool of musicians on this session, newcomers as well as older hands. In addition to regular quintet member Donald Brown the other two pianists he used, Vernell Brown and Benito Gonzalez, are both graduates of the informal Kenny Garrett School of Music. The drummers include McClenty Hunter, Marcus Baylor and Mark Whitfield Jr. and the featured percussionist Rudy Bird has now been added to Garrett's working group. (ProperNote) 


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Kenny Garrett: Pushing The World Away (CD: Mack Avenue)


Kenny Garrett: Do Your Dance (CD: Mack Avenue)Kenny Garrett: Do Your Dance (CD: Mack Avenue)
 


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Chris Botti: When I Fall In Love (CD: Columbia)
 


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Chris Botti: When I Fall In Love (CD: Columbia)


Ravi Coltrane: In Flux (CD: Savoy Jazz- US Import)Ravi Coltrane: In Flux (CD: Savoy Jazz- US Import)
 


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Ravi Coltrane: Spirit Fiction (CD: Blue Note)
 


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Ravi Coltrane: Spirit Fiction (CD: Blue Note)


Terence Blanchard: Flow (CD: Blue Note)Terence Blanchard: Flow (CD: Blue Note)
 


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Mingus Big Band: Live In Time (CD: Dreyfus Jazz, 2 CDs)
 


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Mingus Big Band: Live In Time (CD: Dreyfus Jazz, 2 CDs)


Mingus Big Band/ Orchestra/ Dynasty: I Am Three (CD: EmArcy)Mingus Big Band/ Orchestra/ Dynasty: I Am Three (CD: EmArcy)
 


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Joshua Redman: Freedom In The Groove (CD: Warner Bros)
 


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Joshua Redman: Freedom In The Groove (CD: Warner Bros)


Joshua Redman: Wish (CD: Warner Bros- US Import)Joshua Redman: Wish (CD: Warner Bros- US Import)
 


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Joshua Redman Elastic Band: Momentum (CD: Nonesuch)
The new album by the acclaimed saxophonist's Elastic Band (organist Sam Yahel, drummers Brian Blade and Jeff Ballard), featuring guest appearances by Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Guestlove (Roots), bassist Me'Shell NdegeOcello, SF Jazz Collective trumpeter Nicholas Payton, vibraphonist Stefon Harris and guitars Jeff Parker, Eric Krasno, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Peter Bernstein. (Warner Jazz) 


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Joshua Redman Elastic Band: Momentum (CD: Nonesuch)


Joshua Redman: Back East (CD: Nonesuch)Joshua Redman: Back East (CD: Nonesuch)
 


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Joshua Redman: Walking Shadows (CD: Nonesuch)
Saxophonist Joshua Redman’s Walking Shadows comprises 12 ballads and is Redman’s first recording to include an orchestral ensemble, which plays on many of the tracks. It was produced by Redman’s friend and frequent collaborator Brad Mehldau. The record’s core ensemble is a quartet featuring Mehldau, Larry Grenadier, and Brian Blade—all frequent collaborators of Redman’s over the years. Dan Coleman conducts on the orchestral tracks. Walking Shadows includes original tunes from both Redman and Mehldau along with works by a wide range of composers such as John Mayer and Pino Palladino; Kern and Hammerstein; and Lennon and McCartney.  


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Joshua Redman: Walking Shadows (CD: Nonesuch)


Joshua Redman & Brad Mehldau: Nearness (CD: Nonesuch)Joshua Redman & Brad Mehldau: Nearness (CD: Nonesuch)
Nearness is a selection of duets from long-time friends and collaborators' Redman & Mehldau and their first duo album, recorded live during their recent European tour. Brad Mehldau first came to prominence as a member Joshua Redman's quartet in the 1990s before becoming a bandleader himself. The pair first reunited in 2010 when Redman was featured on Mehldau's album Highway Rider. In 2013, Mehldau was featured as a performer and producer on Redman's Walking Shadows. "It's like one of those friendships where you don't see someone for a long stretch and then you fall right back where you left off," Mehldau told the Ottawa Citizen when he and Redman performed at the city's jazz festival in 2011. According to the Citizen's Peter Hum, these two friends are 'among the most potent and influential jazz instrumentalists of their generation, and what Mehldau calls 'picking up' is in fact world-class improvising before rapt audiences.' 


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Greg Burk: Ivy Trio (CD: 482 Music)
 


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Greg Burk: Ivy Trio (CD: 482 Music)


Greg Burk: Clean Spring (CD: Steeplechase Lookout)Greg Burk: Clean Spring (CD: Steeplechase Lookout)
 


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Kyle Eastwood: Paris Blue (CD: Candid)
 


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Kyle Eastwood: Paris Blue (CD: Candid)


Kyle Eastwood: Metropolitan (CD: Candid)Kyle Eastwood: Metropolitan (CD: Candid)
Aiming to stay true to his roots as a live musician Kyle set out with this record to capture the sound which his band has toured all over the world. Along with producer and long time collaborator Michael Stevens (with whom he has written film scores for block busters such as Changeling and Gran Tarino), Kyle was eager to make a record which had an energy and spirit all of it’s own. To achieve this Kyle and Michael sought the help of Erin Davis (son of the legendary Miles) who came on board to co-produce the album.

Metropolitain was recorded live in the back streets of Paris at Studio Feber, a tiny, wood-panelled studio suggested to Kyle by guest pianist on the album Eric Legnini. Kyle splits his time between Paris and LA but Paris seemed an appropriate spiritual home for this project. Perhaps because it gave Kyle access to such an incredible batch of top quality musicians. As well as Legnini the album sees collaborations with cutting edge French pop vocalist Camille, German trumpet superstar Till Brönner and French drummer and current trailblazer Manu Katché. (Proper Music) 


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Kyle Eastwood: Songs From The Chateau (CD: Candid)
 


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Kyle Eastwood: Songs From The Chateau (CD: Candid)


Kyle Eastwood: The View From Here (CD: Jazz Village)Kyle Eastwood: The View From Here (CD: Jazz Village)
For his new album, the American bassist and composer embraces a musical heritage which goes back to the soundtrack of his youth, when he not only listened to Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Miles Davis, but went backstage at concerts with his father to meet all these great artists... Jazz is his passion, a passion which first flourished playing in the company of such masters as Ray Brown, Lennie Niehaus and Buell Neidlinger.

Eastwood went on to produce a wonderful series of albums for the Candid label, whilst also composing music for several of his dad's films including Letters from Iwo Jima and Gran Torino. Now that he has joined Jazz Village, he has affirmed his love for all things French by bringing his loyal band of eager young Brits to record at La Buissonne, one of France's best modern studios. Dynamic, bursting with powerful grooves and innovative melodies, The View From Here reveals the eclectic music of a musician of his time, a band leader, a virtuoso and an exceptional composer: Kyle Eastwood. (Harmonia Mundi) 


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Kyle Eastwood: Time Pieces (CD: Jazz Village)
Time Pieces, the new album by double-bass player Kyle Eastwood, is a musical self-portrait. Organized around the quintet's often collective compositions, Eastwood offers a couple of covers (Herbie Hancock and Horace Silver) that show his passion for lyrical hard bop, and a fresh interpretation of one of his compositions for the cinema one of the main focal points of Eastwood's career. Full of melodic elegance and a sustained sense of groove, Time Pieces puts us right at the heart of a modern, contemporary jazz songbook. Eastwood is joined by Brandon Allen on sax, Quentin Collins on trumpet and flugelhorn, Andre McCormack on piano and drummer Ernesto Simpson. (Harmonia Mundi) 


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Kyle Eastwood: Time Pieces (CD: Jazz Village)


Harry Connick Jr: Other Hours- Connick On Piano 1 (CD: Marsalis Music)Harry Connick Jr: Other Hours- Connick On Piano 1 (CD: Marsalis Music)
 


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Chris Cheek & The Brad Mehldau Trio: Blues Cruise (CD: Fresh Sound New Talent)
 


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Chris Cheek & The Brad Mehldau Trio: Blues Cruise (CD: Fresh Sound New Talent)

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