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Hi guys, as the title suggests “just in case you missed” these releases I’ve got a few more gems to drop on you this fab Friday. All three recordings are simply superb!
Sergio Mendes, Encanto
Brazilian music legend Sergio Mendes spins his remarkable magic on his newest recording, Encanto (Enchantment), which is among the maestro’s most beautifully realized in his unparalleled career. The collection refines Sergio’s singular blend of infectious rhythms and irresistible melodies from the great Brazilian Songbook, with his always thoroughly modern arrangements and masterful production approach. The resulting collection is a bona fide Sergio Mendes classic– a kaleidoscopic album that underscores the maestro’s ear for addictive melodies, as well as his ability to cast incredibly talented singers and musicians from all over the world. – Amazon.com
Nicholas Payton, Into The Blue
“Into the Blue” is the Nonesuch debut from Grammy Award-winning trumpet player Nicholas Payton and his first as bandleader since the 2003 Warner Bros CD, Sonic Trance. Though celebrated for his interpretations of the New Orleans jazz canon, especially for material associated with Louis Armstrong, Payton focuses here on original compositions that are soulful, pensive and romantic. He also gamely steps out as a vocalist, for the first time on disc, on an elegant, self-penned slow dance called Blue. Along with eight original tracks, Payton interprets film-scoring giant Jerry Goldsmith s title theme from Chinatown as well as Nida, composed by his father, the bassist Walter Payton. – Amazon.com
Hiromi Sonicbloom, Beyond Standard
Mentored by giants like Oscar Peterson, Ahmad Jamal and Chick Corea, Hiromi’s roots are in jazz but her music explores a world of new ideas by blurring the boundaries of pop, rock, classical, avant-garde and other genres. Hiromi’s supergroup, Sonicbloom, has shattered the formula of making records written solely by the celebrated pianist/composer. Their latest outing, “Beyond Standard,” finds Tony Grey (bass), Martin Valihora (drums), and Dave “Fuze” Fiuczynski (guitar and otherworldly sounds) helping Hiromi craft unique versions of familiar tunes such as Gershwin’s “I Got Rhythm,” Rogers & Hammerstein’s “My Favorite Things” and even Jeff Beck’s “Led Boots.” – Amazon.com
Over the last few years we’ve seen a number of online music stores that offer independent artists a way to sell their music without a recording contract. And while a handful of these sites, like AmieStreet, have done especially well, but they tend to be pretty involved – you can’t just upload your songs and start getting paid. Apricado, a new startup that launches today in private beta, is looking to solve this problem by streamlining the process as much as possible.
Putting YouTube on something is like a gang initiation for Valley companies. “Sure,” VCs say, “You’ve made a plastic robotic drink coaster with social networking capabilities. But does it have YouTube?”
That said, Series 3 and HD TiVo owners will soon be able to stream YouTube content through the TiVo dashboard. Series 2 owners, however, are out of luck because the H.264 used in the service can’t be added to Series 2 hardware.
Authorities in Canada have done what once seemed the inevitable: they’ve shut down a Torrent site. According to reports, Quebec Superior Court has ordered web site QuebecTorrent to permanently shut down its operations,
which to date included a forum for the exchange of TV episodes, music, and movies.
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Yes, we’re back with another spin of “Nu-Voices.” Keep in mind some of these artists have been recording for years, however they haven’t necessarily been in the mainstream. If you like what you hear or not, please give us your perspective about these or any artist we post here at the Flux.
Rita Edmond, Sketches Of A Dream
“During an era when there are many female singers who are attempting to sing jazz, Rita Edmond stands apart from the crowd. A California-based vocalist who is making quite an impact on the Los Angeles jazz scene, she has a very appealing voice, a four-octave range, and is able to express a wide variety of emotions. ” – Scott Yanno
Jimmy Wilson, A Bright Light From A Single Spark
“Jimmy’s musical style can be depicted as the Miles Davis of today. He bridges his digital and acoustic trumpets with sounds from a Louisiana blues harmonica together with influences from the tones of the middle east, the rhythms of new age music, crisp pop turntables, and lush female vocals to create a worldly jazz sound that transcends its traditional American roots.” – CDBaby.com
Paul Jackson, Funk On A Stick
“Jazz purists may cringe but the open-eared will find much to savor in this effort that is splendidly presented and well worth a listen. As a one of the founding members of the “Headhunters,” Paul Jackson was instrumental in the development of Jazz-fusion along with bandmate, Herbie Hancock. This CD pushes the envelope even further with a foray into hard core funk.” – CDBaby.com
Eclectik Soul, Eclectik Soul
“One vision, one passion, and one love for music, ” is the essence of this soul-stirring group of musicians called “Eclectik Soul”. Like magnets, they were drawn together to develop into this wild chemistry of beats, melodies, and poetry in song. Their recently completed and self-titled album, “Eclectik Soul” (2008) keeps the ears vibrating with “eclectic” mixtures of Jazz, R & B, and Gospel undertones.” – CDBaby.com