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Greeting’s jazz enthusiasts, it’s great to be back in the mix with you after the holiday weekend. On today, I’m featuring “New View” the latest project by multifaceted bassist CHRIS LAURENCE as our featured “Album of the Week.”

Each week we attempt to explore the intricate canvas of stimulating and innovative jazz that awaits our attention. You see, the origin of new music featured each week encompasses a generous diet of sounds which exudes a wealth of complex and distinctive styles, insinuating textures, immaculate melodies, and cohesive rhythms exalted by a host of definitive and creative voices.

Featured Album of the Week

Chris Laurence Quartet - New View (Basho Records, 2009)

Chris Laurence Quartet -][- New View – [Basho Records, 2009]

CHRIS LAURENCE was born in London and studied at the Guildhall school of music. Since then he has maintained a dual career in both jazz and classical music. He plays regularly with John Surman, Kenny Wheeler, John Taylor and Norma Winstone. In the classical world he was principal double bass with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields until 1995, playing on many of their famous recordings ranging from the film “Amadeus” to Benjamin Britten’s “Curlew River”. Jazz artists he has recorded with include trombonist J.J. Johnson, Tony Coe, Joe Williams, Sarah Voughan, Norma Winstone and Johnny Mathis.

Most recent recordings are John Surman’s “Coruscating” Andy Sheppard’s “Dancing Man and Woman“, Kenny Wheeler’s “Kayak” and Norma Winstone’s “Manhattan in the rain“. He also spends a lot of time recording music for T.V, film and albums, most notably “Leaving Las Vegas” and “The Man who Cried” with the Kronos Quartet. As well as jazz and classical music Chris has also featured on albums with many stars including Elton John, Sting, David Gilmour and guitarist John Williams. —Basho 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.

-))- Bitches Brew: 40th Anniversary by Miles Davis (Audio CD – 2010) – Import
-))- Live in Koblenz 1979 by Bill Evans (Audio CD – 2010) – Import
-))- Back Country Suite/ Local Color by Mose Allison (Audio CD – 2010) – Import
-))- Blue Room by Tony Guerrero (Audio CD – 2010)
-))- New View by Chris Laurence (Audio CD – 2010) – Import
-))- Anorak More Jazz by Iain Ballamy’s Anorak (Audio CD – 2010) – Import
-))- Art Tatum-Roy Eldridge Quartet by Art Tatum & Roy Eldridge (Audio CD – 2010) – Import
-))- Con Estrellas De Cuba: Havana Jam by Pedro Luis Martinez (Audio CD – 2010)
-))- Women With Jazz – Japanese Title by Terri Lyne Carrington (Audio CD – 2010) – Import
-))- Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk (Audio CD – 2010) – Import
-))- Here To There by Neon (Audio CD – 2010) – Import
-))- Seventh Sense by Tim Lapthorn (Audio CD – 2010) – Import

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