1 CD / Effendi / 2014-10-14Artists: André Leroux/Alain Boyer/Michel Morissette/Gaétan Daigneault/Jean C
Known for his drive and virtuosity, Quebec-based guitarist and composer Michel Morissette has often graced the stage at the Montreal International Jazz Festival and at...continue...
1 CD / Whaling City Sound / 2014-10-14Tracks: Motif; Buddy's Rendezvous; Snowfall; Mrs. T; Bittersweet; Flashback; Steppin' Out; Morning Of The Leaves; Conflict; Swingin' At The Cookie; Bop'n Bob Don't Stop
Artists: Greg Abate/Greg Abate Quartet
On his new Whaling City Sound disc, Motif, hornman Greg Abate presents Exhibit A to prove he belongs near the top of the list when...continue...
Personnel: Greg Abate (flute, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone); Tim Ray (piano); Mark Walker (drums).
Audio Mixer: Peter Kontrimas.
Liner Note Author: Greg Abate....continue...
1 CD / Effendi / 2014-10-14Artists: John Roney/Morgan Moore/Martin Auguste/Tevet Sela
The Israeli-born, Montreal based saxophonist, flutist, capable bassist and composer Tevet Sela weaves together elements of soulful Jazz-funk with African and Middle Eastern music. This...continue...
1 CD / Navona Records / 2014-10-14Tracks: Royal Blue Trickle Suite For Piano, The; Petite Dirge; Hard Listening (Series For Solo Concert Piano): For Victor Young; Hard Listening (Series For Solo Concert Piano): Score For a Film With an Inter...
Artists: Mitch Hampton
As composer and pianist Mitch Hampton admits, Hard Listening, his debut solo album on Navona Records, "aims to dissolve all boundaries of style or taste,"...continue...
Personnel: Mitch Hampton (piano).
Audio Mixer: Andy Happel.
Recording information: Futura Productions, Roslindale, MA (11/11/2013).
Editor: Andy Happel.
2 CD / American Jazz Classics / 2014-10-14Artists: Duke Ellington
2 CD / Soundtrack Factory / 2014-10-14Artists: Leonard Bernstein
3 CD / Essential Jazz Classics / 2014-10-14Artists: Dave Brubeck/The Dave Brubeck Quartet/Paul Desmond
2 CD / Essential Jazz Classics / 2014-10-14Artists: Stan Getz (Sax)/Stan Getz Quartet (Sax)
Recorded during Stan Getz's lengthy stay in Copenhagen, the influential tenorman is in excellent form for these quartet performances with a Danish rhythm section. The repertoire is mostly standards wi...continue...
1 CD / Hoo Doo Records / 2014-10-14Artists: Joey Dee/Joey Dee & the Starliters
"Shimmy Baby, Pt. 1," a lively early-'60s rocking studio performance with overdubbed applause and glasses tinkling, easily melts into a creative Hawaiian instrumental from Eden Ahbez entitled "Lonely ...continue...
1 CD / Essential Jazz Classics / 2014-10-14Artists: Thelonious Monk/Thelonious Monk Trio
1 CD / Hoo Doo Records / 2014-10-14Artists: Johnnie Ray (Vocal)
1 CD / Soundtrack Factory / 2014-10-14Artists: Henry Mancini
1 CD / Allegro / 2014-10-14Artists: Raul de Souza
Personnel: Raul de Souza (trombone); Alegre Corrêa (guitar); Idris Muhammad (drums)....continue...
10 CD / Masterworks / 2014-10-14Artists: Various Artists
1 CD / American Jazz Classics / 2014-10-14Artists: Dinah Washington
1 CD / Solar Records / 2014-10-14Artists: Bill Evans (Piano)/Bill Evans (Sax)
1 CD / Essential Jazz Classics / 2014-10-14Artists: Chet Baker (Trumpet/Vocals/Composer)/Chet Baker Quartet/Russ Freeman (Piano)
2 CD / Solar Records / 2014-10-14Artists: Thelonious Monk/Thelonious Monk Quartet
2 CD / Hoo Doo Records / 2014-10-14Artists: Various Artists
1 CD / Songlines / 2014-10-14Tracks: Walk In the Rain, A; Forgiveness; Daylight; Trish; Barber Shop; Ironbound; Redux #2: Daylight; Prepaid Funeral; Fisrt Light; Sweeter Than the Day; Disingenuous Firefight; At the Reception; Redux #4: ...
Artists: Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble/Wayne Horvitz (Composer/Keyboard)
Personnel: Beth Fleenor (clarinet); Ivan Arteaga, Kate Olson, Greg Sinabaldi, Sherik (saxophone); Samantha Boshnack, Al Keith, Steve O'Brien, Steve O'Brien (trumpet); Jacob Herring, Willem De Koch, Na...continue...
1 CD / Jazzed Media / 2014-10-14Tracks: Fungii Mama; Grantstand; Search For Peace; Pannonica; Hi-Fly; Hangin' At Slug's; Melody For C; Autumn In New York; Spiral
Artists: Steve Heckman Quartet/Quintet/Steve Heckman
Personnel: Steve Heckman (tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Howard Alden (guitar); Matt Clark (Hammond b-3 organ); Akira Tana (drums)....continue...
1 CD / Songlines / 2014-10-14Tracks: Praha; Eupnea; Thalassa; Totemic, Pt. I; Totemic, Pt. II; Respire; Oslo From Above; Air; Grundtvig Coral; Motels Mono; Hiro; Sweep; Laglio; Statolith; Comacina Dreaming
Personnel: Sissel Vera Pettersen (vocals, soprano saxophone, electronics); Mikkel Ploug (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Joachim Badenhorst (clarinet, bass clarinet).
Audio Mixer: Jan Erik K...continue...
4 CD / / 2014-10-14Artists: Various Artists
2 CD / Decca (USA) / 2014-10-14Tracks: Don't Wait Too Long; You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go; (Getting Some) Fun Out of Life; Between the Bars; I'm All Right; Vie en Rose, La; Half the Perfect World; Dance Me to the End of Love; ...
Artists: Madeleine Peyroux
The 2014 career-spanning anthology Keep Me in Your Heart for a While: The Best of Madeleine Peyroux, showcases tracks from throughout the Georgia-born, Paris-based vocalist's career. Starting with her...continue...
1 CD / Island (Label) / 2014-10-14Tracks: Interlude; Don't You Know; Seer's Tower; Walkin'; Good Morning Heartache; Sack O' Woe; Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood; My One and Only Love; Lovesick Blues; Losing You; Out of This World; Make Someone...
Artists: Jamie Cullum
Audio Mixer: Benedic Lamdin.
Photographers: Andrew Corrigan; Michael Agel; Jamie Cullum.
The intent behind Jamie Cullum's seventh album, Interlude -- released in the U.K. in 2014, with a...continue...
1 CD / Double Moon / 2014-10-14Tracks: Donnerstag der 12; City Doesn't Sleep; Myosote Prelude; Der Neurosenkavalier; Chrysant; Ballade pas sans Batterie; Dançar na chuva; Metropulse; One For the Road
Personnel: Christoph Möckel (clarinet, saxophone); Constantin Krahmer (piano); Dierk Peters (vibraphone); Rafael Calman (drums).
Audio Mixer: Reinhard Kobialka.
1 CD / Allegro / 2014-10-14Tracks: Blue Monk; Tomorrow Will Be Another Day; Stars Are in Your Eyes, The; Call Him; Kwanza; It's All Right; Mama Rose
Artists: Archie Shepp
The New Archie Shepp Quartet: Archie Shepp (vocals, tenor & soprano saxophones); Amina Claudine Myers (vocals, piano); Cameron Brown (bass); Ronnie Burrage (drums, wave brum).
1 CD / Yellowbird / 2014-10-14Tracks: Hat and Beard; Something Sweet, Something Tender; Out to Lunch; Intake (Part One From Love Suite); Gazzelloni; Little Blue Devil; Straight Up and Down; Song For the Ram's Horn
Artists: Russ Johnson (1~Trumpet)
Personnel: Russ Johnson (trumpet); Roy Nathanson (alto saxophone); Myra Melford (piano); George Schuller (drums); Brad Jones .
Audio Mixer: Hugo Dwyer.
Liner Note Author: Howard Mandel....continue...
1 CD / Yellowbird / 2014-10-14Tracks: Comma; Jive Five Floor Four; Flesh is Weak, The; Dancing Close and Slow; Circuit Rider; Reincarnation of a Lovebird; Angelina; Two Kinds of Blues
Artists: Ron Miles (Trumpet)
Personnel: Ron Miles (trumpet, cornet); Bill Frisell (guitar); Brian Blade (drums).
Audio Mixer: Colin Bricker.
Liner Note Author: Roger Green.
Recording information: Mighty Fine ...continue...
2 CD / Warner Bros. / 2014-10-14Tracks: Crisis; Blackbird; Chromatic Fantasy; Word of Mouth; Three Views of a Secret; John and Mary; Continuum; Liberty City; Soul Intro/the Chicken; Reza; Happy Birthday; Punk Jazz; Amerika; Invitation; Dom...
Artists: Jaco Pastorius
Liner Note Author: Bill Milkowski.
Recording information: Mr. Pip's, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (12/01/1981).
Photographer: Shigeru Uchiyama....continue...
1 CD / Editions Mego / 2014-10-14Artists: Kevin Drumm
Sound artist Kevin Drumm is known for blasts of animalistic noise, tape manipulation, and general deconstruction/destruction of sound, electronic, organic, and otherwise. The harshness of earlier albu...continue...
1 CD / Jazz Village / 2014-10-14Tracks: Bolinas; Mango Flower; Sodeska; Emil's Daydream; Gangwondo Arirang; Follow My Backlight; Gil; Tchiki Tak; Promesse; Passionate Bliss; Lewis's Panic; Let It Like This; Andaluciana
Artists: Xavier Desandre Navarre
From Gil Evans to Youn Sun Nah, from the Orchestre National de Jazz to Lars Danielsson, Xavier Desandre Navarre has played with the cream of...continue...
Personnel: Xavier Desandre Navarre (drums, percussion); Stéphane Guillaume (flute, clarinet, saxophone); Emil Spanyi (piano); Bruno Rousselet, Stéphane Kerecki (double bass).
1 CD / Impulse! / 2014-10-14Tracks: Oracle, The; Only One, The; Rain; Segment; Waltz for Wheeler [Dedicated to Kenny Wheeler]; In Walked Bud; In Your Arms; Dr. Do Right; Seascape; Daydream
Artists: Dave Holland (Bass)/Kenny Barron
The Art of Conversation marks the first time bassist/composer Dave Holland and pianist/composer Kenny Barron have recorded their duo performances. These titans began touring together...continue...
Personnel: Dave Holland (double bass); Kenny Barron (piano).
Audio Mixer: James Farber.
Liner Note Author: John Murphy .
Recording information: Avatar Studios, NY (03/05/2014)....continue...
1 CD / Milan / 2014-10-14Tracks: Birdman: Get Ready; Birdman: Dirty Walk; Birdman: Just Chatting; Birdman: Waiting for What?; Birdman: Semi Comfortable in 3; Birdman: Strut Part 1; Birdman: Doors and Distance; Birdman: Night Chatter...
Artists: Original Soundtrack
Liner Note Author: Alejandro González Iñárritu.
The soundtrack to the 2014 Alejandro González Iñárritu-directed black comedy Birdman features an innovative percuss...continue...
1 CD / Yellowbird / 2014-10-14Tracks: Expressionist; Circle Birds; Tomorrow It's Tomorrow; Mellowtonin; Chomutov; Son of the Sun; Empty Tree; Anima; Circle Birds Reprise
Artists: Johannes Enders
Personnel: Johannes Enders (tenor saxophone); Jean-Paul Brodbeck (piano); Billy Hart (drums); Milan Nikolic.
Audio Mixer: Johannes Enders.
Liner Note Author: Ulrich Steinmetzger.
1 CD / Yellowbird / 2014-10-14Artists: Jun Miyake
2 CD / Bat Country / 2014-10-14Artists: Bill Bruford's Earthworks
10 CD / Documents / 2014-10-14Artists: Horace Silver
1 CD / Cuneiform Records / 2014-10-14Artists: The Cellar and Point
A little over one minute into the first track of Ambit, the 2014 Cuneiform label debut album by the Cellar and Point, and you already know you're hearing something extraordinary. Led by drummer/produc...continue...
1 CD / Cuneiform Records / 2014-10-14Tracks: Oh Mother (Angel's Wings); Return the Tides; Let the Rain Fall Upwards; Reverse the Lightning; Return the Tides
Artists: Sao Paulo Underground/Cube Black SP/Rob Mazurek
1 CD / / 2014-10-14Artists: Various Artists
1 CD / / 2014-10-14Artists: Otis Brown III
Drummer Otis Brown III is a well-known, in-demand sideman and the founding drummer in Joe Lovano's Us Five. The Thought of You, his debut as a leader, was co-produced with Derrick Hodge. Pianist Rober...continue...
1 CD / Red House / 2014-10-14Tracks: Baby Wayne; Innocence; Sleeping Diva; Sharrock; Coast Highway; Fire On the Nile; My Lagan Love; Aposiopesis; Inside Outside; Anthem; Innocents
Artists: Dean Magraw/Eric Kamau Grávátt
Personnel: Dean Magraw (guitar); Eric Kamau Grávátt (percussion).
Audio Mixers: Miles Hanson; Steve Wiese.
Recording information: Creation Audio, Minneapolis, MN (04/2014).
1 CD / / 2014-10-14Artists: Javier Girotto/Cho Soo
10 CD / Documents / 2014-10-14Artists: Oscar Peterson/Oscar Peterson Trio
1 CD / / 2014-10-14Artists: Nina Simone
10 CD / Documents / 2014-10-14Artists: Various Artists
1 CD / / 2014-10-14Artists: Dave Brubeck/The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Dave Brubeck Quartet: Dave Brubeck (piano); Paul Desmond (alto saxophone); Eugene Wright (bass); Joe Morello (drums).
Recorded at Columbia 30th Street Studios, New York, New York on June 25, Ju...continue...
1 CD / / 2014-10-14Artists: Jim Hall/Charlie Haden
This recorded, intimate document was recorded at Jazz Beat during the Montreal Jazz Festival in 1990 and sees its first official release on this Impulse! volume. Bassist Charlie Haden and guitarist Ji...continue...
1 CD / Universal / 2014-10-14Tracks: When You Wish Upon a Star [From Pinocchio] - (featuring Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin); Run to You [From The Bodyguard]; Stand By Me; Love Theme From Cinema Paradiso; Raindrops Keep Falling on...
Artists: Till Brönner
Personnel: Till Brönner (trumpet); Gregory Porter , Joy Denalane, Lizzy Cuesta (vocals); Chuck Loeb (guitar); Marietta Kratz, Ljudmila Minnibaeva, Anton Barakhovsky, Dana Matchin, Boris Bachmann,...continue...