Doug Lunn Project -][- SELF-TITLED –Mp3– [Doug Lunn Project, 2012] –
Doug Lunn is a multi-instrumentalist/composer who specializes on 5 string fretless electric bass. He has appeared on hundreds of recordings in a wide range of styles. He has recorded and performed with artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Andy Summers, Mark Isham, Mike Keneally, Sting, John Abercrombie, Don Cherry, Wayne Kramer, Eddie Jobson, Reeves Gabrels, Martha Davis (The Motels), Art Lande and many others. He was a founding member of the band Fire Merchants with guitarist John Goodsall and drummer Chester Thompson. Doug is currently a member of the Out Trio along with drummer Terry Bozzio and guitarist Alex Machacek.
The Doug Lunn Project CD features Doug on keyboards and bass with longtime musical partner Vinnie Colaiuta on drums. The other musicians are Peter Maunu(guitar-tracks 1,2,3,4), Mike Keneally (guitar-track 5), Dimitris Mahlis (guitar-track 6), and George Bernardo(mallet percussion). The music draws on a wide range of influences including Zappa, Miles, Stravinski, Coltrane, Stockhausen, Eno, Zawinul, McLaughlin, and many more. -[Album Notes | CDBaby]-
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Sean Wayland -][- Click Track Jazz : SLAVE TO THE MACHINE (Vol 1 & II) –Mp3– [Seed Music, 2012] –
In this ambitious double release Sean Wayland utilizes synthesizers along with acoustic piano in a way few jazz musicians have dared. Featuring: Mark Guiliana (drums), Keith Carlock (drums), Donny McCaslin (tenor sax), James Muller (guitar), Wayne Krantz (guitar) Nate Wood (guitar), Jeff Hanley (bass) and many more.
Dean Brown -][- UNFINISHED BUSINESS –Mp3– [Dean Brown Music, Inc., 2012] –
The son of a military man from the Bronx and a jazz singer from North Carolina, Dean Brown grew up in a number of locales during his formative years. Born in France, his family moved to the States when he was two then returned to France when he turned 10. Two years later, his family returned to the States once again. It was the summer of love and something new and decidedly different was in the air that would greatly affect Deans path. Continue reading
Tizer -][- DOWNBEAT –Mp3– [Distribution 13, 2012] –
Downbeat is the highly anticipated new album from acclaimed jazz, world, fusion group, Tizer (2011 Jazz Group of the Year), to be released on September 18. This collection of 12 new original tracks encompasses a wide-array of musical flavors to make for a memorable listening experience for any fan of creative, jazz-inspired music. Tizer‘s founder and leader, keyboardist and composer, Lao Tizer (former Best New Jazz Artist nominee), has transformed his strong solo following from his acclaimed 2007 release, Diversify, by assembling a truly unique cast of diverse, world-class musicians to create Tizer’s Downbeat. In addition to Lao, the album includes Contemporary Jazz great, guitarist, producer and Emmy winner, Chieli Minucci (Special EFX), violinist extraordinaire Karen Briggs (Yanni), guitarist Jeff Kollman (Chad Smith’s Bombastic Meatbats), UK bassist Rufus Philpot (Down To The Bone), Cuban drum phenom Raul Pineda (Chucho Valdes, Michel Camilo) and multi-instrumentalist. Continue reading
The signature hook by the legendary alto-saxophonist David Sanborn has positioned him to be a pillar in the jazz community. I understand, some may dispute this, nonetheless he’s undeniably one of the most prominent voices in today’s music. If you dig contemporary jazz, than this two disc collection of music is well-worth the cash for those of you who may not have these hand-picked songs by Sanborn for this project. –Rob Young | Urban Flux Media
David Sanborn -][- Then Again: The David Sanborn Anthology –Mp3– [Rhino Records, 2012] –
Then Again: The David Sanborn Anthology is the first comprehensive two-disc collection spaning 25 years of David’s career at both Warner Bros. and Elektra Records.
David has been very involved in the release and handpicked the songs himself. Liner notes by US author/ journalist David Ritz.
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Michal Urbaniak -][ FUSION III –Mp3– [Ubx Records, 2008] –
Very engaging and funky fusion disc from 1975, featuring not only Urbaniak’s soaring gypsy drenched violin but also the other-worldly vocalese of his then-wife Ursula Dudziak (quite an original vocal artist in her own right).
The songs combine a lot of playfully twisty be-bop like melody lines with rip-snorting funk, chiming electric pianos and fiery rock sensibilities, particularly the searing guitars of John Abercrombie (check out the spine-chilling solo on “Metroliner”) and Larry Coryell (who seriously rocks out on “Bloody Kishka”). plus a killer rhythm section of bassist Anthony Jackson with drummers Steve Gadd and Gerry Brown. -[Excerpt | Customer Review | Amazon]-
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Sherman Oaks, CA (18 July 2012): It’s no ordinary summer for bassist Brian Bromberg, who yesterday released his second and third albums this summer via Artistry Music/Mack Avenue Records. “Bromberg Plays Hendrix” and “In The Spirit Of Jobim” pay tribute to music icons Jimi Hendrix and Antonio Carlos Jobim respectively and arrive six weeks after the release of the bass player’s critically acclaimed chart-topper “Compared To That” as well as the launch of his pioneering online radio station for bassists, Bass on the Broadband (www.bassonthebroadband.com). The immense diversity offered in the trio of new recordings impresses through content and technique while achieving successes in all shades of jazz. Continue reading
At a glance, Story City is a very unique name for a group with a exceptional sound. The original idea for the record was comprised in 2008 by drummer Steve Jennings, joined with the capable minds and gifted musicianship of bassist Terry Burn with Metheny alumni and co-producer Steve Roby “Time and Materials” was born. As a matter of fact, this record is conceptually fresh, challenging and overall a very interesting to listen too. The compositions here encompass an intricate spectrum of voicing’s, and the ensemble’s interplay is absolutely supreme. If you love fusion bond together with it’s cousin contemporary jazz this recording is for you. —Rob Young | Urban Flux Media
Story City -][- TIME and MATERIAL –Mp3– [Story City Music, 2012] –
Story City began their musical journey in 2008 when Steve Jennings brought saxophonist Andrew Schwandt, keyboardist Fred Goetz and guitarist Karl Koopman together to learn some very challenging fusion jazz composed by Michael Brecker, Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays, and Don Grolnick among others. Just for the fun of it; just for the love of it.
The commitment and accomplished skill of these musicians led to greatly satisfying sessions. However it was their sharing of influences, mutual respect of this music and BBQ cuisine that convinced Jennings to establish Story City (named after the Iowa town where his great-great grandparents settled in 1870). Continue reading