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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

Chris Washburne & The Syotos Band - Field of Moons

Chris Washburne & The Syotos Band -||- Fields of Moons – [Jazzheads Records, 2010]

Chris Washburne is one of those rare musicians whose musical activities cross many styles and cultural borders. From early in his career he refused to be pigeon-holed as just being a jazz or classical player, but instead has continually pursued a diverse path. He has received rave reviews for his jazz and classical performances as well as being called “one of the best trombonists in New York” by The New York Times. Brad Walseth of JazzChicago.net writes that Chris “is one of the most intelligent and interesting thinkers in modern music, as well as being perhaps the most important trombonist performing today” (2006).

Chris has toured extensively with various groups and concertized throughout the Europe, North, South, and Central Americas, Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. He has commissioned and premiered over twenty contemporary compositions for trombone and has performed on over 150 recordings, 17 of which have won Grammy’s. His Latin jazz group, SYOTOS, is the busiest and most in demand Latin jazz group in New York, performing over 125 concerts annually, including regular performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and BAM. Their release “Paradise In Trouble” on Jazzheads Records, was nominated as the best Latin jazz record of 2004 by the Jazz Journalists Association. He is a co-leader of NYNDK, a trans-Atlantic jazz collective comprised of European and American musicians. This group was awarded the prestigious DaNY Arts Grant in 2007, a grant sponsored by the Danish Cultural Ministry for jazz composition. —Chris Washburne.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.

-))- Fields of Moons by Chris Washburne & The Syotos Band
-))- The Essential Jim Brickman by Jim Brickman
-))- Hidden Beach Recordings Presents: Unwrapped Vol. 7 by Various Artists
-))- Live in Rennes by Barry Harris
-))- Live Im Schutzenhaus/live In Berlin by United Jazz + Rock Ensemble
-))- I’ve Known Rivers and Other Bodies by Gary Bartz – [Import]
-))- Live at the Iridium by Nobuki Takamen
-))- Hands Of Fire: 60 Years Of Cuban Music Exuberance by Candido
-))- Egypt Strut (Ogv) by Sun Ra & Arkestra – [Vinyl]
-))- Bird Song by Hampton Hawes – [Import]
-))- Variations (Dig) by Trichotomy – (Featured Album of the Week)
-))- Living Time by Bill Evans – [Import]
-))- Resurgence of Dexter Gordon by Dexter Gordon – [Import]
-))- Eighth Wonder of the World by Jimmy Smith – [Import]
-))- Fire Walker by The Root Source – [Import]
-))- Mobley’s Message by Hank Mobley – [Import]
-))- Love 2 by Build an Ark
-))- Magic Words by Susi Hyldgaard
-))- This Is How I Rock by Marcus Johnson
-))- Mezzanine (Dig) by Buselli & Wallarab Jazz Orchestra
-))- What It Is by Butch Harrison
-))- Algebra of Delight by Radio Utopia
-))- Dear Mr Pizzarelli by Edward Decker

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