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Taylor Eigsti – Let It Come To You

Taylor Eigsti, Let It Come to You

Taylor Eigsti, Let It Come to You

Grammy nominated piano wunderkind Taylor Eigsti presents “Let It Come To You,” his new CD of impressive original compositions and imaginatively refreshed standards ranging from Cole Porter to the Eels. This is truly a dazzling display of artistry on the keys that is not to be missed! With this, his sophomore outing, and follow-up release to his 2006 breakout debut CD, Lucky to Be Me, for Concord Records, Eigsti says that this now is “the record that I’ve always wanted to make.” Indeed, Let It Come to You reveals Eigsti as an adventurous artist who, while steeped in jazz tradition, is also committed to advancing it. As he writes in the CD’s liner notes, his compositions “provide a glimpse of the new type of music that I am currently gravitating toward and convey the emotional concepts behind their inspiration.” – Amazon.com

Streetwise – “Streetwise Does Mary J. Blige

Streetwise, Does Mary J. Blige

Streetwise, Does Mary J. Blige

The word is out, the hottest jam has hit the streets. Connoisseurs of the urban beat are you ready to catch the latest vibe from Streetwise – “Streetwise Does Mary J. Blige” on Shanachie Records. Their newest groove captures the essence and heartbeat of the Queen of R&B/Hip-Hop Mary J. Blige catalog of massive hits on the smooth urban jazz edge. There are eleven tasty tracks that resonate from jump start as your head starts boppin’ to the flavor of one of the most successful instrumental series dedicated to the smooth urban jazz genre. Now they’ve flipped the script by mirroring the “Smooth Urban Jazz Style.” – Vertical Bop’

Paul “Shilts” Weimar – “Jigsaw Life

Shilts, Jigsaw Life

Shilts, Jigsaw Life

Paul Shilts Weimar hails from London, England and has been playing saxophone since his early teens. His career has spanned all forms of jazz, soul, rock and pop music. He has toured all over the world and performed with a host of international artists, such as The Brand New Heavies, Jamiroquai, Rick Braun, Jeff Lorber, Peter White and many more. Eventually Shilts became the most visible and identifiable member of the UK jazz group Down To The Bone. In his eleven years with the group, he remained excited creating a separate identity for himself. – Amazon.com

Brian Blade and Fellowship – “Season of Changes

Brian Blade, Season of Changes

Brian Blade, Season of Changes

2008 release of Brian Blade and The Fellowship Band which is their first new album in eight years by this critically acclaimed ensemble. Season of Changes finds the dynamic performer and composer reunited with his writing partner and muse, Jon Cowherd (Lizz Wright’s Salt) and the critically acclaimed guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel. Brian Blade is universally acknowledged as one of the finest drummers and musicians in all of popular music. His resume is as diverse as it is impressive having recorded and or/performed with Bob Dylan, Daniel Lanois, Bill Frisell, Emmylou Harris, Joni Mitchell, Joshua Redman, Seal, Wayne Shorter and more. – Amazon.com