Category Archives: Jazz

Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio


Jazz saxophonist Melissa Aldana is set to release her first record for Concord Music Group on June 24, 2014. The self-titled album Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio is the first recording of the three band mates together – Aldana, bassist

Diane Monroe & Tony Miceli – Alone Together

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Two of Philadelphia s most revered jazz artists unite for an intimate, exploratory duo session on Alone Together. Violinist Diane Monroe and vibraphonist Tony Miceli have been playing together since the mid-’80s, and the fruits of that three-decade relationship are

Michael Carvin Experience – Flash Forward


Having played with many of the jazz giants in his impressive career (Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Freddie Hubbard & more), master drummer Michael Carvin taps into a new generation of young, international talent to form his quartet, Michael Carvin Experience.

Noah Garabedian – Big Butter And The Eggmen

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In demand sideman, bassist/composer Noah Garabedian, who has worked with the likes of Ravi Coltrane, Josh Roseman, Ralph Alessi, Andrew D’Angelo, Myron Walden, Nir Felder, Julian Waterfall Pollack and The Amigos Band, is happy to announce his debut recording as

Joe Magnarelli – Lookin’ Up

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A storming set from trumpeter Joe Magnarelli – working here in an excellent quintet that also features equally great trombone from Steve Davis – a perfect partner from Joe in the front line! Davis has sharp phrasing that really matches

Jared Gold – Intuition


Jared Gold’s one of the few up-and-comers who really knows his way around a Hammond – not in a stock funk mode, but in the far-reaching, freewheeling style of great jazz organists like Larry Young or Lonnie Smith! This set’s

Ambient Jazz Ensemble – Suite Shop

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Ambient Jazz Ensemble’s sound is inspired by a mix of Brian Eno, Gil Evans and Weather Report. From the offset “Eyes Wide Open” takes us on an glorious orchestral, slightly jazzy direction. Think Pat Metheny Group meets David Axelrod with

Herbie Hancock – The Warner Bros.Years 1969-1972

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Herbie Hancock’s three albums for Warner Bros have been compiled before, most notably in Mwandishi: The Complete Warner Bros. Recordings in 1994. The individual titles have been reissued in various editions and formats since that time. There are several things

The Cookers Set To Release New Album “TIME AND TIME AGAIN” Sept. 16, 2014

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After seven years together, The Cookers, who “embody the serious-as-death commitment that it took to thrive on the New York scene some four decades ago” (Andrew Gilbert, The Boston Globe), entered the studio earlier this year to record their fourth

Javon Jackson – Expressions


One of the best Javon Jackson albums we’ve heard in years – a great live session that really gets back to basics, and reminds what a hell of a soloist Jackson is on tenor! The group’s got a sharp, soulful