Greetings’ jazz aficionados, I’m back with another slice of distinctive, and insinuating sounds, immaculate melodies, relentless rhythms attached to the opulent flavors embedded & freely exalted from the vibrant voice of jazz is here to quench our ongoing thirst for quality music.
Herbie Hancock -|- The Imagine Project – [Herbie Hancock Records, 2010]
As always, I’m honored to showcase the “Featured Album of the Week.” On this occasion, I have for the first time a non-jazz recording drafted and transcribed from the prolific collective and imagination of the legendary Herbie Hancock who as we know is truly one of the most innovative pioneers of the modern jazz (music) era.
In 2008, Hancock was awarded the “gold medal” in the music industry “Album of the Year” for his 2007 release “River: Letters to Joni” his tribute to the transcending pop music icon songwriter/vocalist Joni Mitchell.
Apparently, the remarkable Hancock couldn’t rest after the success of Letters to Joni. Moreover, it took almost two years for Hancock to compile the material and talent to record his long awaited and highly anticipated release titled “The Imagine Project” which get this debuts on his own label “Herbie Hancock Records” reveals another side of brilliance within Hancock’s transcending soundscape.
“The Imagine Project” is a collaborative musical exodus which was plotted, arranged and poignantly formulated from the genius of Herbie Hancock. It seems, the purpose of the offering much like his previous vocal collections attempts in my mind successfully tears down the temporal walls inherited in our segregated mindset to unleash volumes of unyielding musical ideas that are generously poured through the vessel of his vast yet intimate travels to score music from a global perspective which exudes an artistic velocity rarely heard from the hearts and souls of singers and musicians that he summon to record this magnificent project.
Once again, the genius of Herbie Hancock prevails as he daringly takes the world on a music excursion and adventure like none before … what a way to celebrate his 70th birthday! —Rob Young/The Urban Flux
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.
-))- From Billie Holiday To Edith Piaf :Live In Marciac CD+DVD by The Wynton Marsalis Quintet & Richard Galliano
-))- American Dreams by Laurie Antonioli
-))- College Tour Vol. 1 by Sun Ra
-))- Jugendstil 2 by Lee Konitz, Chris Cheek, and Stephane Furic Leibovici
-))- November by Steve Lacy – [Import]
-))- Bossa Nova Guitar by Various Artists – [Import]
-))- Parrhesia by Stephen Haynes
-))- Eclexistence by Delirium
-))- Africa-My Jazz by Africa-My Jazz – [Import]
-))- Half Nelson Courtship by Puma
-))- Shadowglow by Raoul Bjorkenheim / Lukas Ligeti
-))- Trigonometry by JacÃ¡m Manricks
-))- Verve Today 2010 by Various Artists
-))- Clarity by Michael Gregory Jackson
-))- Short Stories by Duo Nueva Finlandia
-))- Parisian Thoroughfare by Donald Byrd – [Import]
-))- Take It With Me by Ilmiliekki Quartet
-))- Tara’s Song by Ahmed Abdullah’s Ebonic Tones
-))- Conclusions by Juhani Aaltonen Quartet
-))- Low Blue Flame by Andrew Cyrille with Greg Osby
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