Hello music lovers! If you’re like me, your thirst for quality music is never ending. Here’s three extremely hot jazz recordings to cool out with and savor this summer season.
“Long considered one of the finest singers in the jazz world, Cassandra Wilson’s new album “Loverly” is a tour de force of emotion, technique, interpretation and style as she brings her considerable powers to this collection of classic songs.” – Amazon.com
“Lifecycle” is, in some respects, two albums in one. Seven of the ten tracks are quintet pieces featuring guitarist Mike Stern and the YellowJackets, while the remaining three are quartet pieces that showcase the individual and collective talents of the current Yellowjackets lineup: keyboardist Russell Ferrante, saxophonist Bob Mintzer, bassist Jimmy Haslip and drummer Marcus Baylor. Whatever the combinations and permutations, it’s all good.” – Amazon.com
“Esperanza,” bassist/vocalist/composer Esperanza Spalding’s debut on Heads Up International, is set for worldwide release on May 20, 2008. Armed with uncanny instrumental chops, a siren voice that spans three languages, and composing and arranging skills that weave together the best elements of the old-school with the progressive, this 23-year-old has crafted a debut album that takes a completely fresh and refreshing approach to jazz by borrowing from the rich traditions of soul, pop, world music and so much more.” – Amazon.com