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Bill Evans: Switzerland, 1975

Bill Evans: Switzerland, 1975

Source: JazzWax by Marc Myers

Before I share with you a beautiful recording by Bill Evans, my apologies for the broken links in yesterday's email blast of my Phil Schaap post. The service I use—Feedblitz—screwed up. According to a member of their trouble-shooting team, the link was incorrectly classified by the service's anti-abuse systems. What set off alarms was the use of “index.php" in the target URL (Phil's page), which is very rarely used by real-world web sites but often used by spammers trying to ...

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Free Webinar for Jazz Musicians: How to build a professional website for your music on September 29th at 1pm EST

Free Webinar for Jazz Musicians: How to build a professional website for your music on September 29th at 1pm EST

Source: All About Jazz

Have you considered building a new or relaunching an existing website but don’t know where to start? If so, attend the All About Jazz-sponsored Bandzoogle seminar and learn the ins and outs of building a beautiful website that perfectly communicates the essence of you and your music. Join Melanie Kealey from Bandzoogle on September 29th, 1pm EST to learn all about how to build a professional website for your music, including: Why it’s crucial to have your own website; What ...

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Christian De Mesones Releases ‘Hispanica (Instrumental)’ Featuring Bob James

Christian De Mesones Releases ‘Hispanica (Instrumental)’ Featuring Bob James

Source: Christian de Mesones

“Hispanica (instrumental)”, the new single from bassist, composer and band leader Christian de Mesones, is now available for streaming and purchase on all major music platforms and on the artist’s website. de Mesones’ latest creation is a vibrant, soulful, Latin-flavored contemporary jazz gem that prominently features legendary jazz pianist Bob James, who appears courtesy of Tappan Zee Records. It is the instrumental re-imagining of a track from de Mesones’ debut solo project, “They Call Me Big New York”, which contained ...

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Vocalist Kari Kirkland’s Single, 'Break Your Heart' Enters Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart At #30

Vocalist Kari Kirkland’s Single, 'Break Your Heart' Enters Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart At #30

Source: GoMedia PR

New Video Is an Endearing Story Focusing on Animal Welfare Singer Kari Kirkland’s debut album, Wild Is the Wind, was released in February of 2021 and immediately earned the former Ironman Triathlete competitor and flying trapeze and aerial bungee artist considerable critical acclaim. Jazz Times selected the album as an Editor’s Pick, concluding “…artfully walking the line where jazz and adult contemporary meet, Kari Kirkland proves that she’s finally right where she belongs.” JW Vibe noted the “pin drop purity ...

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The MPS Records legacy resumes with vinyl releases of Ella Fitzgerald’s 'Sunshine Of Your Love' and Freddie Hubbard’s'The Hub of Hubbard'

The MPS Records legacy resumes with vinyl releases of Ella Fitzgerald’s 'Sunshine Of Your Love' and Freddie Hubbard’s'The Hub of Hubbard'

Source: Great Scott P.R.oductions

Jazz history was forged in the rustic Black Forest of Germany in 1968 when Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer launched MPS Records and recorded some of the genre’s seminal artists. Legends like Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Dexter Gordon, Freddie Hubbard, The Count Basie Orchestra and George Duke released albums on the prestigious label known for its high-level recording technique and distinctive aesthetic. Much of MPS’s catalog will be reissued in the United States over the coming months thanks to a ...

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The Rose Rhapsody: A New Podcast From The Rose Theatre Co. and Rutz Music Works

The Rose Rhapsody: A New Podcast From The Rose Theatre Co. and Rutz Music Works

Source: Markus Rutz

Chicago-based trumpeter Markus Rutz was recently commissioned by The Rose Theatre, Co. to arrange and orchestrate “Rhapsody in Blue," by the great American Songbook composer, George Gershwin. His arrangement of the iconic melody will become the musical thread through The Rose's ‘21-’22 Season and the signature music for The Rose Rhapsody Podcast set to debut June 7th, 2021, dropping new episodes with new arrangements the first Monday of every month. Together with his collaborator Adrian Joel Ruiz, Rutz has created ...

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Record Store Day 2021 Jazz Releases

Record Store Day 2021 Jazz Releases

Source: Kyle Simpler

Since its inception in 2007, Record Store Day has become an important event for record collectors around the world. Every year, limited edition runs of albums from a variety of different genres hit the shelves, and jazz is no exception. There are two 2021 Record Store Day drops planned: one on June 12 and the other on July 17. Here is a list of some of the jazz titles scheduled for 2021. June 12 Drop Larry Coryell

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Creed Taylor: Shades of Green

Creed Taylor: Shades of Green

Source: JazzWax by Marc Myers

Today is Creed Taylor's birthday. He's 92. The fabled producer had a significant influence over the direction of jazz from the mid-1950s on. His first job was at Bethlehem Records in New York in the summer of 1954, attracting talent and overseeing the recording of jazz singers and instrumentalists on the East Coast. Creed's vision was to get Bethlehem to start releasing 12-inch records, which he felt was the future of the LP. A year later he moved to ABC-Paramount, ...


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