Greetings’ my beloved jazz aficionados, the month of May continues in week four with another palette of distinctive, and insinuating sounds, immaculate melodies, relentless rhythms with the opulent flavors embedded in jazz is here to quench our ongoing thirst for quality music. We’ve got a melting pot of jazz in the mix this week including two artist who are synonymous in jazz pianist Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden on their collaborative effort titled – “Jasmine.” Also, “Solo Piano Improvisations / Children’s Songs by the phenomenal Chick Corea on piano … we’re honored to showcase “”Dr. Groove”” – Dr. Lonnie Smith and his latest “Spiral” on Palmetto Records as our “featured album of the week.” The aforementioned artist along with a host of other jazz recordings are scheduled for release this Tuesday 5/25/2010.
Dr. Lonnie Smith -|- Spiral – [Palmetto Records, 2010]
Internationally known as one of the premier jazz keyboardists in the history of the idiom, Dr. Lonnie Smith is a dominant talent and pace-setting proponent of the Hammond B3 Organ and widely recognized and gifted pianist. “Dr. Lonnie Smith is a phenomenal B3 burner who can light up a room with visceral intensity or lay down some of the nastiest funk ever played on an organ,” states Bill Milkowski in JazzTimes. Lonnie has been at the forefront of the jazz scene since he was named “Top Organist” by Downbeat Magazine in 1969. —Palmetto Records.
The Doctor is back doing his funky jazz thing…this time with his touring trio of Jonathan Kreisberg and Jamire Williams. This band is tight and playing standard jazz tunes in a not so standard way. They’ll be out touring in support of this release, so do yourself a favor and get out to see the master at work.
Dr. Lonnie Smith is internationally known as one of the premier jazz keyboardists in the history of the idiom. A dominant talent and pace-setting proponent of the Hammond B3 Organ, Dr. Lonnie Smith has been at the forefront of the jazz scene since 1969 when he was first named Top Organist by Downbeat Magazine. —Amazon.com
Below we have list of this weeks latest jazz releases, also while you’re here check out Amazon.com for and extended lists of Imports, Vinyl and Re-issues.
-))- Jasmine by Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden
-))- Solo Piano Improvisations / Children’s Songs by Chick Corea
-))- Performance by Ella Fitzgerald
-))- Spiral by Dr. Lonnie Smith – **Featured Album of the Week**
-))- Songs For Lovers Only Vol. 1 by Bobby Caldwell
-))- Shape of Jazz to Come by Ornette Coleman – [Vinyl]
-))- Aurora by Michael McGoldrick
-))- Twogether by John Hicks and Frank Morgan
-))- You Had Me at Goodbye by Espen Eriksen
-))- Straight Ahead Soul by Paul Carr
-))- West of Middle by Steve Cardenas
-))- Imperfect Storm by Jaffe, Lowe, Gillespie, and Domino
-))- The Cedar Walton Songbook by Various Artists
-))- Joao Voz E Violao by Joao Gilberto – [Import]
-))- South African Jazz by Various Artists – [Import]
-))- 54 by John Scofield – [Import]
..:: Source: Amazon.com ::..