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Jason Whatley

Jason Whatley is a jazz pianist and composer based in Tasmania, Australia. His compositions admit the unmistakable influence of great jazz modernists like Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus and Wayne Shorter. He leads a quintet featuring fellow Tasmanian musicians Michael Woods (trumpet/flugelhorn), Damon Warner (saxophones), Hamish Houston (bass) and Beau Thomas (drums). He has released two albums with this lineup, Newfound Cool (2013) and On the Beak (2020).

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Arcangelo Pezzella

Arcangelo Pezzella is the founder, guitarist, arranger, composer and leader of the AP Project, a modern jazz band from Italy. He's currently a student of the Conservatory of Naples (IT) - Jazz Guitar Degree programme - while caring all aspects of his musical projects. The AP Project's debut release is "Out Of The Blue", a sonic journey that explores a world of sounds in jazz.

Cool

Label: Far Out Recordings
Released: 2017
Track listing: Love For Sale; Fever; Cool; Day-O (The Banana Boat Song); Let’s Do It Let’s Fall In Love; Round Midnight; Invitation; The Shadow of Your Smile; Mingus, Miles and Coltrane; You Do Something To Me; Nature Boy; My Favorite Things; Moon River.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Joyce Moreno: Cool

Read "Cool" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Cool is the album that Brazilian singer-songwriter Joyce Moreno simply refused to make for decades. “For over 20 years I've been requested to make an album with North American jazz standards. Nothing against it, but I always said no," she explains. “I had the strange feeling that such an album would look weird in my discography, ...

Cool

Label: Far Out Recordings
Released: 2016
Track listing: Love for Sale; Fever; Cool; Day-O (The Banana Boat Song); Let's Do It; 'Round Midnight; Invitation; The Shadow of Your Smile; Mingus, Miles & Coltrane; You Do Something to Me; Nature Boy; My Favorite Things; Moon River.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Joyce Moreno: Cool

Read "Cool" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

Since the late '60s, Brazilian guitarist and singer Joyce Moreno has been one of the most iconic members of the MPB movement, pushing the envelope way past the traditional bossa novas of Jobim. In the early '80s, albums such as Feminina and brought Joyce an international following that she continues to enjoy to this day. Her ...

Cool

Label: Porter Records
Released: 2009
Track listing: Professor B.L.; A Dansk Morn; Rhythm Thang; Innosence; Six Plus Seven; Mrs. J's Blues; Cool.

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Cool

Featuring the music of John Scofield Quartet
Duration: 10:09

John Scofield, Larry Goldings, Dennis Irwin, Idris Muhammad
ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Khan Jamal: Cool

Read "Cool" reviewed by Francis Lo Kee

Always interesting and quite different from one to the next, vibraphonist Khan Jamal's recordings have charted a unique course through the world of improvisational music, from trio recordings with bass and drums or guitar and drums to sessions with great horn players (eg. Grachan Moncur III, Byard Lancaster, Charles Tyler, et. al.) to the somewhat psychedelic ...


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