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Greetings’ jazz aficionados, I’m back with an intricate canvas of what’s -cool- and maybe not so –cool– from a optimistic perspective we don’t usually find in the diet of the chromatic pop music culture. The origin of new music featured each week encompasses various branches of jazz, which exudes a wealth of complex and distinctive styles, insinuating textures, immaculate melodies, and relentless rhythms exalted by the definitive voices of creative artists serves up sounds to quench our immutable thirst for quality music.

Featured Album of the Week-6

Lee Ritenour - 6 String Theory

Lee Ritenour -|- 6 String Theory – [Concord Records, 2010]

It’s hard to believe that 2010 marks 50 years since Lee Ritenour starting playing the guitar, setting in motion a career that legends are made of. A career that has earned him 19 GRAMMY® nominations, a GRAMMY Award, numerous #1 spots on guitar polls, A Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian SJ Awards, and the prestigious “Alumnus of the Year” award from USC. During his illustrious career, he has recorded over 40 albums, with 35 chart songs and was a founding member of the group Fourplay, considered the most successful group in contemporary jazz.

As a young guitarist his diverse musical style became the foundation of over 3,000 sessions, covering a broad spectrum of artists ranging from his first session at 16 with the Mamas and Papas, to Pink Floyd, Steely Dan, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Simon & Garfunkel and Frank Sinatra. On his latest endeavor, 6 String Theory, Ritenour celebrates the instrument that has allowed him this blessing, the guitar; -by producing and assembling a star-studded tribute with the greatest and soon- to- be greatest guitarists of our time. —Concord Records

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.

-))- 6 String Theory by Lee Ritenour
-))- Heart and Soul by Kenny G
-))- The Last Airbender by James Newton Howard – [Soundtrack]
-))- On a Mission by Eric Darius
-))- Be Yourself by Kenny Burrell
-))- Goddess: Music for the Ancient of Days by John Zorn
-))- Prime Picks by Larry Coryell
-))- The Word Remains by Benita Washington – [Gospel]
-))- Palindrome by Billy Cobham
-))- Riffin: The Decca Jatp Keynote & Mercury Recording by Nat King Cole & Friends
-))- Cliff Habian Quartet: Originals by Cliff Habian
-))- New Brighton by Domenic Landolf -[Import]
-))- Eileen Hunter by Eileen Hunter – [Import]
-))- Trio Songs We Dig 2 by Klaus Ignatzek – [Import]
-))- Good Times by Martin Sasse and Charlie Mariano
-))- The Portkey by Urs Bollhalder Trio

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