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Greeting’s fellow jazz aficionados, we’re back with another lists of what’s hot this week in jazz featuring Brad Mehldau, Ralph Towner, Kirk Whalum, Ken Navarro, Anthony Jackson and featured album of the week by saxophonist Tia Fuller.

Featured Album of the Week

Tia Fuller | Decisive Steps – [Mack Avenue, 2010]

Tia Fuller - Decisive Steps

The astonishingly gifted, Colorado-born, alto / soprano saxophonist / flautist Tia Fuller is at home at all points of the musicverse – from her show-stopping solos as a member of superstar Beyoncé’s all-female band, to her scintillatingly swinging jazz dates and recordings. Her newest Mack Avenue release Decisive Steps, is the long-awaited follow-up to her 2007 label debut Healing Space. It features her Beyoncé bandmate, drummer Kim Thompson; bassist Miriam Sullivan; Fuller’s sister, Shamie Royston on piano and Fender Rhodes; with special guests, trumpeter Sean Jones and bassist Christian McBride (both Mack Avenue label mates); vibraphonist Warren Wolf; and tap dancer Maurice Chestnut.

New Music Releases

Below we have and extended list of this weeks releases, also check out Amazon.com for even more imports and re-issues.

-) Highway Rider by Brad Mehldau

-) Chiaroscuro by Ralph Towner and Paolo Fresu

-) Gospel According to Jazz – Chapter 3 by Kirk Whalum

-) Dreaming Of Trains by Ken Navarro

-) Interspirit by Anthony Jackson / Yiorgos Fakanas

-) Truth Be Told by Mark Egan

-) Noir Blue by Ken Peplowski

-) I Believe (Enhanced) by Nikki Yanofsky

-) Peepers by Polar Bear

-) Decisive Steps by Tia Fuller

-) Timshel by Dan Weiss Trio

-) Something About The Girl by Dira

-) The Inside Songs Of Curtis Mayfield – Live In Rome by William Parker

-) Invisible by Luis Munoz

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