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Hello jazz enthusiast, another week is here with new music beckoning us to check out the latest sounds at Amazon.com.

Featured Album of the Week

Geri Allen | Flying Toward the Sound – [Motema Music, 2010]

Geri Allen - Flying Toward the Sound

Celebrated, multi-award-winning jazz pianist Geri Allen makes her highly anticipated solo piano debut featuring her new suite, “Refractions: Flying Toward the Sound,” composed as her 2008-09 Guggenheim Fellowship Award project. The extraordinary work (with elements of jazz, meditation music, and classical piano) refracts the genius of jazz innovators Cecil Taylor, McCoy Tyner, and Herbie Hancock through the lens of Allen’s own formidable genius. * A short art film by famed African American filmmaker/photographer Carrie Mae Weems will be co-promoted with the CD, adding a sophisticated visual dimension to the promotion campaign. Portions of the film are included here as enhanced CD content.

“A truly gifted pianist should be a world unto his or her own while under the influence of composing magic. This [is something] Allen has accomplished with over twenty years of pure ivory joy.” — eJazzNews “Rare combination of dazzling compositional skill and melodically inventive technique.” — JazzTimes “Geri Allen, whether playing standards or her own jazz compositions, is one of the most adept, graceful jazz pianists playing in today’s jazz scene.” — JazzReview “Superb songwriting … musical elegance.” — All About Jazz

New Music Releases

Here’s this week’s list below of new recordings available along with an in depth list of re-issues from our friends at Amazon.com.

-) Lost in a Dream by Paul Motian with Chris Potter, and Jason Moran

-) Putumayo Kids Presents: Jazz Playground by Putumayo Kids Various Artists

-) Saiyuki by Nguyen Le

-) Flying Toward the Sound (Dig) by Geri Allen

-) More Mr. Nice Guy by Garaj Maha

-) Minor Blues by Kenny Barron

-) Out Front (Dig) by Rufus Reid

-) Funk for Life (Dig) by Nils Landgren and Funk Unit

-) Simply Crooners by Simply Crooners

-) Biophilia by Vinson Valega (Reviewed here at The Urban Flux)

-) Diggin’ by DJ Cam Quartet

-) Looking for a Little Strange by Galactic Cowboy Orchestra

-) Lemon Twist by Cheryl Conley

..:: Source: Amazon.com ::..