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"Introducing…Ruben Gonzalez" Out June 16 Via World Circuit Records

"Introducing…Ruben Gonzalez" Out June 16 Via World Circuit Records

RE-ISSUE FEATURES EXTENDED AND UNRELEASED TRACKS ON DOUBLE 180gm VINYL AND CD “The greatest piano soloist I have ever heard in my life. He’s like a Cuban cross between Thelonious Monk and Felix the Cat.” —Ry Cooder “Gonzalez was known for his suave virtuosity and playful charisma.” —NPR Music Introducing…Ruben Gonzalez, the classic debut album by ...

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Ray Mantilla: High Voltage

Ray Mantilla: High Voltage

A week or so ago I received a call from Harry Sepulveda. Harry and I go way back. We first met in the 1970s, when I used to buy Latin-jazz albums at Record Mart, his store in the Times Square subway station, down a flight of stairs from the Shuttle. Today the store still exists, though ...

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Oscar Pettiford: 1955-'58

Oscar Pettiford: 1955-'58

In the spring of 1956, bassist Oscar Pettiford (pictured above with cello), in tandem with producer Creed Taylor, began assembling musicians and arrangers for what would become one of the hippest and sexiest big bands of the mid-decade period. Two albums were recorded a year apart for ABC-Paramount, where Creed was head of jazz A&R. Back ...

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Vintage David S. Ware Trio Album To Be Released June 23 On AUM Fidelity

Vintage David S. Ware Trio Album To Be Released June 23 On AUM Fidelity

Live in New York, 2010 presents a tremendous one-night engagement by saxophone colossus David S. Ware and his latter day Trio in an intimate club setting – at Blue Note on October 4, 2010. This double- album features the complete night of music – one set per CD. Featuring his perennially steadfast musical partner William Parker ...

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Lars Gullin: Swede and Low

Lars Gullin: Swede and Low

Lars Gullin was a giant of jazz who just happened to be from Sweden. He should be thought of on the same level as other 1950s baritone saxophonists who excelled in small groups, including Gerry Mulligan, Serge Chaloff, Jimmy Giuffre and Bob Gordon, among others. Gullin's dry, lyrical tone was probably closest to Mulligan's and Gordon's. ...

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William Parker Quartet & In Order To Survive Double-Album To Be Released June 23 On AUM Fidelity

William Parker Quartet & In Order To Survive Double-Album To Be Released June 23 On AUM Fidelity

Meditation / Resurrection is a double-album presenting a bounty of beautiful new William Parker compositions performed by two of his flagship ensembles, the Quartet-&- In Order To Survive. It was recorded & mixed live during a one-day studio session in late 2016. This is Parker & the groups’ followup release to 2013’s epic Wood Flute Songs ...

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Christian Chevallier: Formidable!

Christian Chevallier: Formidable!

We've been bouncing around the world this week as I highlight worthy albums by non-U.S. jazz artists with whom you may be unfamiliar. Today is no exception. Christian Chevallier is barely known in the States, yet he's one of the finest French big band arrangers of the 1950s. What set Chevallier apart was his ability to ...

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Wilton Gaynair: Blue Bogey

Wilton Gaynair: Blue Bogey

Jamaica in the 1950s and '60s produced many great jazz musicians. The list includes Monty Alexander, Don Shirley, Harold McNair, Montego Joe, Dizzy Reece and Ralph McDonald. But the list is long, and there were many others with whom you may be less familiar. One of them is Wilton “Bogey" Gaynair, a mighty tenor saxophonist with ...

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Sérgio Mendes: Brasil '66

Sérgio Mendes: Brasil '66

Suffering from poor albums sales as a jazz-bossa pianist at Atlantic Records in 1965, Sérgio Mendes decided to listen to a recommendation made by Richard Adler, a producer at A&M Records. Adler, who would become Mendes's partner, urged him to keep his Brazilian feel but bring on American female vocalists to sing contemporary pop hits in ...

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Indo-Fusion Guitarist Rahul Mukerji To Release Debut Album "Ma De Re Sha"

Indo-Fusion Guitarist Rahul Mukerji To Release Debut Album "Ma De Re Sha"

Indo-Fusion guitarist Rahul Mukerji will be releasing his eagerly awaited debut album Ma De Re Sha on May 29, 2017! Rahul is a guitarist/musician based in Maryland, USA. Born in India, he has been performing live for over fifteen years. From dive bars and weddings, to crowds of thousands opening for the B-52s, he has had ...


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