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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

Jazz and Soul Classics Re-Imagined by Vocalist Ranee Lee on ‘Whats Going On”

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Brooklyn-born, Montreal-based vocalist and songwriter Ranee Lee, one of Canada’s most treasured jazz vocalists, an award-winning actress, author and jazz educator, releases her 13th recording on Justin-Time Records, entitled What’s Going On. Following A Celebration in Time, with piano giant

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

Smooth Jazz Chart – Weekly Top 20 – July 14, 2014

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                TW – LW – Artist – Album – (Label) 1 – 1 – Nathan East – “Nathan East” – (Yamaha Entertainment Group) 2 – 2 – Mindi Abair – “Wild Heart” –

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

Bill Heller – Find the Way

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Calling on his fellow Rippingtons cohorts saxmen Jeff Kashiwa and Eric Marienthal, bassist Rico Belled, and drummer Dave Karasony to help out, keyboardist Bill Heller has decided to take a moment from his incredible service to others to create a

Romance Language by Kirk Whalum

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Kirk Whalum fans will find much to love about Romance Language as Kirk is in his usual smooth, soulful and elegant groove. He wisely sticks to his own sound and sensibilities instead of trying to channel Coltrane. In fact were

Javon Jackson – Expressions

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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

Bernard Alcorn – Stay Tuned

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The 2010 CD from Chicago guitar man Bernard Alcorn was titled ‘A New Day’ and with a combination of original songs and several well-crafted covers, it showed of his ‘Benson-esque’ talents to perfect effect.  Now, with a similar format that

Matthew Halsall – When The World Was Won

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Incredible modal sounds from trumpeter Matthew Halsall – one of our favorite contemporary jazz artists, and one whose vision just gets bolder and bolder with each new record! This completely sublime set has Halsall working tightly with reedman Nat Birchall