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Greetings’ jazz aficionados, I’m back with another palette of distinctive, and insinuating sounds, immaculate melodies, relentless rhythms attached to the opulent flavors embedded & exalted freely from the vibrant voice of jazz is here to quench our ongoing thirst for quality music.

On the menus this week, we have pianist Geri Allen and her fabulous group Timeline and her newest offering “Live” is our featured album of the week. Vocalist Stacey Kent stops by with her latest “Raconte-Moi,” drummer Paul Motian pays tribute to the legendary “Bill Evans.” The plot thickens with piano duo Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes are linked together to record “Double Portrait.” The aforementioned titles and more were compiled by yours truly can be found just below the new releases banner

Featured Album of the Week

Geri Allen & Timeline - Live

Geri Allen & Timeline -|- Live (Dig) – [Motema Music, 2010]

This incendiary group gains standing ovations with their unique act that speaks the language of tap, drumming, and the street within the totally embracing context of Allen’s deep in-the-pocket, groove-oriented jazz. Allen is one of the most respected pianists of her generation, with scans of over 36,000 units as a leader. * Geri Allen and her youthful group TIMELINE stand at the leading edge of a current, hip trend to include tap in jazz performances. Tap percussionist Maurice Chestnut, a protégé of tap icon Savion Glover, proves himself to be one of the most innovative practitioners of his discipline, and a musician of the highest order.

* More than just a jazz band, this project galvanizes audiences and has a strong youth appeal, which has great potential to achieve widespread viral online and word-of-mouth marketing. * Allen remains a consistent presence on the international performance circuit, with new dates coming in regularly. She has conducted annual weeklong engagements at the prestigious Village Vanguard and Iridium clubs in NYC and has performed at countless major venues including Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center and The Black Congressional Caucus Gala. * This release is being cross-promoted with Geri Allen’s March solo piano release, Flying Toward The Sound. The publicity campaign is featuring both releases simultaneously to emphasize the extraordinary virtuosity and diversity of Allen’s career, which is making a quantum leap at this time. As these are her first releases in several years, and both are unique, major attention is expected in both jazz and African American lifestyle press. —Amazon.com

New Music Releases

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, Soundtracks, and Re-issues.

-))- Raconte-Moi by Stacey Kent
-))- Bill Evans by Paul Motian
-))- La Difference by Salif Keita
-))- Double Portrait by Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes
-))- Art of Freddie Hubbard by Freddie Hubbard
-))- Live (Dig) by Geri Allen & Timeline
-))- Second Chance by Hector Martignon
-))- Carnival of Soul (Dig) by Mike Clark
-))- Good King Bad/Benson & Farrell by George Benson – [Import]
-))- Continental Talk (Dig) by Ratko Zjaca
-))- Remembering Song by Evan Christopher
-))- Protegid (Dig) by Carmen Souza
-))- Suni by Dotschy Reinhardt
-))- Spiral by Dave Wilson
-))- Grace by Michael Dease
-))- Modern Man/I Wanna Play for You by Stanley Clarke – [Import]
-))- Live at Smalls by Ian Hendrickson-Smith – [Import]
-))- Abyss by Joris Posthumus and Tom Beek
-))- Virtuosi by Gary Burton & Makoto Ozone – [Import]
-))- Guiding Spirit by Nat Birchall
-))- Reflections Over Time by Tom Schuman – [Soundtrack]
-))- Perpendicular Worlds by Toulouse Engelhardt
-))- Treasure (Dig) by Charnett Moffett
-))- Waiting by Josef Koumbas
-))- Symbols by Nicola Sergio Trio
-))- Out of the Box by Jack Prybylski

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