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NORMA WINSTONE : DESCANSADO

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Norma Winstone – voice; Klaus Gesing - bass clarinet, soprano saxophone; Glauco Venier – piano; Helge Andreas Norbakken - percussion; Mario Brunello - violoncello, violoncello piccolo.

British singer Norma Winstone has been performing jazz for six decades, and the outstanding quality of her music has been so sustained that as recently as 2017 she won Jazz FM award for Vocalist of the Year. Her latest work, ‘Descansado - Songs For Films̵...

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BARB JUNGR : EVERY GRAIN OF SAND

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Barb Jungr – vocal, vocal arrangements & harmonica; Simon Wallace – piano; Russell Churney – piano; Julie Walkington – double bass; Sonya Fairburn – violin; Sonia Oakes Stuart – cello; Kim Burton – accordion; Gary Hammond – percussion; Mark Lockheart – soprano & tenor saxophone.

 

Barb Jungr’s album of Bob Dylan songs is being reissued as a 15th anniversary special edition, following its original widel...

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BARB JUNGR AND JOHN MCDANIEL: COME TOGETHER

Posted by gabzas331 on November 2, 2016 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Barb Jungr – vocal & harmonicas; John McDaniel – piano & vocal.

‘Come Together’ is the latest album from internationally acclaimed cabaret chanteuse & jazz performer Barb Jungr. Previously she has undertaken projects that have focussed on a broad range of individual artists, including Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Elvis, Nina Simone & Peggy Lee. Now, in collaboration with pianist & arranger John McDaniel, she has turned her a...

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SUSAN PINEDA & LUIS SALCEDO: OPALUNA

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Susana Pineda – vocals; Luis Salcedo – guitar; Jeff Denson – bass, percussion, backing vocals; John Santos – percussion.

Opaluna is the eponymous first album from this young California based vocal & guitar duo. Their distinctive collaboration brings together jazz , Latin and a range of other traditional and contemporary music. The project was overseen by Ridgeway Arts founder & bassist Jeff Denson, who is also featured in ‘Instinto ...

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KATE PARRA : SONGBOOK OF THE AMERICAS

Posted by gabzas331 on April 25, 2016 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Kat Parra – vocals; Murray Lowe – piano; Marc van Wageningen – electric bass; Aaron Germain – acoustic bass; Sascha Jacobsen – acoustic bass; Colin Douglas – drums; Daniel Foltz – drums; Michael Spiro – percussion; Masaru Koga – alto & soprano sax, shakuhachi, flute, coros; John Worley – trumpet; Wayne Wallace – trombone; Lila Sklar – violin; Seth Asarnow – bandoneon.

San Francisco based Kate Parra ...

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IRA HILL : TOMORROW

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Ira Hill – vocals; John Proulx – piano; Kevin Axt – bass; Dave Tull – drums; Craig Fundyga – vibes; Doug Webb – saxophones; Alex Acuna – percussion; Ramon Stagnaro – guitar; Cheryl Bentyne – vocals.

Although just 19 years old, the young American Ira Hill has immersed himself in the vocal jazz tradition of the latter half of the 20th century. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, he was mentored by Count Basie vocalist Dennis Rowland and...

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LIANE CARROLL : SEASIDE

Posted by gabzas331 on September 18, 2015 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Liane Carroll – vocal & piano; Steve Pearce – bass; Ian Thomas – drums; Mark Edwards – piano; Malcolm Edmonstone – piano; Julian Siegel – tenor sax; Evan Jolly, Rob Leake, Andy Wood – horns; Rob Luft – guitar.

LINN Records – AKD 533

UK release date 18th September 2015

 

The preeminent UK jazz singer & pianist, and long time south coast resident, Liane Carroll’s latest album is devoted to th...

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AIMEE ALLEN: MATTER OF TIME

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Aimee Allen – vocal, Romero Lubambo – guitar, Toru Dodo –piano & Fender Rhodes, Francois Moutin - bass, Jacob Melchior – drums, Scott Ritchie – bass .

‘Matter of Time’ is New York chanteuse Aimee Allen’s fourth CD, and brings together her Latin-steeped repertoire of jazz standards with some original compositions. She collaborated with some fine musicians in this project, including Brazilian guitar maestro Romero L...

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MICHAEL DEES : THE DREAM I DREAMED

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Michael Dees – vocals; Terry Trotter – piano; Chuck Berghofer – bass; Steve Schaeffer – drums; Steve Huffsteter – trumpet & flugelhorn; Chuck Manning – tenor sax; Sal Marquez – trumpet; Bob Shepperd – tenor sax & clarinet; Doug Webb – tenor sax; Don Williams – percussion.

Michael Dees is a vocalist steeped in the tradition of the Great American Songbook , with a lifetime’s experience singing on TV and film...

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THE SUSAN KREBS CHAMBER BAND : SIMPLE GIFTS

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Susan Krebs – vocals, Rich Eames – piano, Rob Lockart - woodwind, Scott Breadman – percussion, Paul Cartwright – violin & viola.


Chamber ensembles developed in the era of classical music, where groups of musicians would play without a conductor in small venues and society residences, in contrast to larger orchestras conducted in formal concert halls. ‘Simple Gifts’ is the result of a similar collaboration ...

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