Monthly Archives: October 2012

TITO PUENTE – QUATRO: THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION: CUBAN CARNIVAL / NIGHT BEAT / BEAT MANIA / REVOLVING BANDSTAND / TITO PUENTE QUATRO BONUS EDITION

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A smoking set of work from Tito Puente – four classic albums, wrapped together in a single package – with a bonus album of rare material too! First up is Cuban Carnival – one of Tito Puente’s finest albums for

Euge Groove @ The Plaza Theatre

Euge Groove  and Jackie Bristow Fri, November 2, 2012 Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm The Plaza Theatre, 425 N Bumby Ave, Orlando, Florida 32803

Soulful Night Of Keys

Like most jazz artists, keyboardist Mark Adams is a creature of the night – an artist who hits his creative stride in the late hours, when other soulful cats just like him emerge from the shadows and fill the night

Matt Marshak – Colors of Me

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I’ve covered contemporary jazz guitarist Matt Marshak since 2009 when he released Family Funktion, a masterfully produced album that wore funk very well — so well, in fact, that I drew a comparison between his own funky and blue style

CLIFFORD BROWN WITH DINAH WASHINGTON – SARAH VAUGHAN – HELEN MERRILL – EMARCY MASTER TAKES VOLUME 2 – THE SINGER SESSIONS

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A beautiful package of work from trumpeter Clifford Brown – his complete Emarcy master takes for work with three key singers in the 50s – Helen Merrill, Sarah Vaughan, and Dinah Washington!

Classic Hit-Nat ‘King’ Cole – (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 /29-04.11.2012

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“(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66“, often rendered simply as “Route 66“, is a popular song and rhythm and blues standard, composed in 1946 by American songwriter Bobby Troup.

Album Of The Week-Steve Oliver – Positive Energy/29-04.11.2012

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Contemporary jazz guitarist and vocalist Steve Oliver offers something everyone will enjoy on his sophomore release as a leader, titled Positive Energy.

Streetwize – Feelin’ Sexy

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It’s been a little while, but the sax lovemeister, Kim Waters, is back with his Streetwize series where he pays spectacular tributes to our R&B/hip hop brothers and sisters by taking a few of their gems and turning them into the

Fourplay @ One World Theatre

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According to some very basic laws of nature, when powerful forces come together, some form of energy is created usually in large amounts. In music, the laws of interaction are no different. When keyboardist Bob James, guitarist Chuck Loeb, drummer

JAZZ SAXOPHONIST IVO PERELMAN RELEASES THREE ALBUMS: LIVING JELLY, THE CLAIRVOYANT, AND THE GIFT

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“One of today’s most prolific and adventurous tenor saxophonists. A master of extended techniques with a robust tone, his supple embouchure and intrepid virtuosity facilitates a wide range of expression.” – Troy Collins, All About Jazz