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All new music this week with six great new releases.
Arturo O'Farrill's Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra. Their latest recording and the first album in his famed recording catalog to exclusively include all originally written compositions. Weaving together empowering messages for the times, the album portrays the pioneering pianist as outspoken as ever on the obligation of artists to speak truth to the great injustices occurring across the globe.
Matty Stecks & Musical Tramps. With his first double album effort, Matt Steckler has created something eclectic along the following streams: modern jazz, film score, musique concrète and popular song.
Posi-tone Swingtet. Marc Free assembles players from the Posi-tone repertory theatre company of musicians to celebrate 25 years of making music.
Rob Luft. The award-winning 25-year-old jazz guitarist from London returns with his second album as a leader.
Ximo Tebar's latest project is a song to freedom and brotherhood among peoples, reflected in a project for a new approach to the big band . It fuses jazz with African dance and percussion in a return to the roots of "Groove."
Arturo O'Farrill's The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra "Baby Jack" from Four Questions (Zoho) 00:00
Daniel Carter, Patrick Holmes, Matthew Putman "Waaar-Day" from Whoadie (577 Records) 08:39
Matty Stecks & Musical Tramps "MB Blues" from Long Time Ago Rumble (ropeadope) 11:25
Posi-tone Swingtet "You Dig" from One for 25 (Posi-tone) 20:00
Rob Luft "Life Is the Dancer" from Life is the Dancer (Edition) 25:57
Ximo Tebar "Peter Gunn" from A-Free-Kan Jazz Dance Big Band (Omix Records) 33:51
Arturo O'Farrill The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra "Clump, Unclump" from Four Questions (Zoho) 41:40
Daniel Carter, Patrick Holmes, Matthew Putman "Book About Waves" from Whoadie (577 Records) 48:52
Rob Luft "Synesthesia" from Life is the Dancer (Edition) 55:14
Posi-tone Swingtet "For Morgan" from One for 25 (Posi-tone) 1:00:40
Ximo Tebar "Footprints" from A-Free-Kan Jazz Dance Big Band (Omix Records) 1:07:50
Arturo O'Farrill The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra "A Still Small Voice" from Four Questions (Zoho) 1:16:53
Daniel Carter, Patrick Holmes, Matthew Putman "Life Too Late" from Whoadie (577 Records) 1:25:22
Matty Stecks & Musical Tramps "Shape of Rumbles to Come" from Long Time Ago Rumble (Ropeadope) 1:33:52
Posi-tone Swingtet "Big Pictures" from One for 25 (Posi-tone) 1:41:26
Rob Luft "Expect the Unexpected" from Life Is the Dancer (Edition) 1:48:25
Miles Davis Quintet "Footprints" from Live in Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 2 (Columbia) 1:55:50
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