Dom Salvador, Iconic Samba Jazz Musician, to Release New Album "Samborium"
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by Jazz Chill
2d ago
This January, Dom Salvador will release “Samborium” a trio album that connects the legacy of his early works with an ever evolving side of his creativity. With Gili Lopes on bass and Graciliano Zambonin on drums, Dom explores an open, free way to approach his samba jazz, with influences from almost 50 years living in the USA. “Samborium” is a musical connection between generations and across national borders. Dom Salvador was one of the creators of samba jazz in the 60’s with his legendary Rio 65 Trio with drummer Edison Machado and bassist Sergio Barroso. His iconic trio has influenced many ..read more
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Philip Lassiter | "Simmer Down”
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by Jazz Chill
2d ago
11x GRAMMY award-winning arranger/trumpeter Philip Lassiter makes his Color Red debut with “Simmer Down,” featuring a vivacious 24-piece ensemble. Recorded live with 8 horns and a 6-piece vocal ensemble, Lassiter’s acclaimed arranging prowess is showcased with all players in the room recording simultaneously. The track exudes playful interplay between the horns and vocals over a groove that cross-pollinates funk and Latin influences with ear-twisting jazz harmonies and piercing guitar leads. Written in tandem with longtime collaborator Brett Nolan, “Simmer Down” is a self-empowerment anthem f ..read more
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Jazz Singer Allison Adams Tucker Releases "1977," the First EP in Her "RETRO Trilogy"
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by Jazz Chill
3d ago
In today’s streaming world, the process to broadcast the news about an artist’s forthcoming album involves a series of catchy preview singles that leads to the actual release date of the full collection. In the case of internationally acclaimed jazz singer Allison Adams Tucker, she puts a unique twist on the model. Instead of introducing one tune, the vibrant and lucent vocalist releases three full EPs (six songs each) from January to March in anticipation of the April 14 release of her fourth CD, RETRO Trilogy on Allegato Music. "1977," the first of the three EPs, is available now. Each EP z ..read more
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New Music Releases: WaJazz – Japanese Jazz Spectacle Vol 2, Andrew Cyrille, Tim Carman Trio, The Jazz Room – Compiled By Paul Murphy
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by Jazz Chill
3d ago
WaJazz – Japanese Jazz Spectacle Vol 2 – Deep, Heavy, & Beautiful Jazz From Japan 1962 to 1985 – The King Records Masters A wonderfully wide-ranging look at the more unique aspects of Japanese jazz from the 60s onward – a set that mixes together spiritual tracks, bossa nova, and some surprisingly soulful tracks too – all from records that were only ever issued in Japan! If you've heard the great first volume, you'll know what to expect here – but we can also say that the scope of work here might even be better, and there's some great surprises along the way – especially on cuts that show ..read more
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Emilie-Claire Barlow | "Spark Bird"
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by Jazz Chill
3d ago
During the dark isolation days of the coronavirus pandemic, award-winning Canadian songstress Emilie-Claire Barlow found herself at an artistic crossroads. She questioned if she would ever want to make another record to add to her impressive 12-album oeuvre. She hadn’t been able to tour and she wasn’t aroused to assemble a new collection of songs. In her 25-year career of delivering a distinctive and accessible style of vocal jazz, Barlow has accrued a remarkable resume of critical success, including seven Juno nominations, with two jazz vocal Juno awards—2013’s best Jazz Vocal Recording for ..read more
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Mette Henriette | "Drifting"
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by Jazz Chill
3d ago
After Mette Henriette’s critically acclaimed, self-titled first recording comes Drifting – an album pervaded by trio conversations of idiosyncratic and original expression. Mette: “Drifting vividly captures a moment in time. I can hear everything still growing – in motion – on the record and how present my imagination is. Prior to the recording, I had a lot of time to sit down and focus on this new music. From the very beginning, I wanted to create material that could grow, expand and contract in different formats.” With Johan Lindvall returning on piano, new addition Judith Hamann on cello a ..read more
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New Music Releases: Mood Mosaic Vol 20, Tyler Mitchell with Marshall Allen, Princess Erika, Yussef Dayes
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by Jazz Chill
4d ago
Mood Mosaic Vol 20 – This Is Not New The mood here is pretty darn groovy – so much so, it will help you get past the gratuitous image of naked women on the cover! Just keep your clothes on, and enjoy the wonderful selection of cuts within – funky numbers from a variety of genres – jazz, soul, easy listening, and other odd sources – brought together in a collection of cuts that more than lives up to the genius of this long-running series! As with previous volumes, there's no set style, just a batch of cool cuts in pursuit of all things groovy – as you'll hear on titles that include "Cool Echo ..read more
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Oscar Jerome | "The Spoon"
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by Jazz Chill
4d ago
Following its digital premiere earlier this fall, one of the UK’s leading Jazz musicians, Oscar Jerome, has now released his sophomore album, The Spoon, physically, on vinyl and CD. The artist who The Line of Best Fit proclaims "radiates both charisma and an organized chaos, creating a distinctive and refreshing perspective on neo-soul and jazz fusion," has been wowing European audiences for the last few years, building a formidable surge for his brand of "funky, intriguing and pleasingly off-kilter" stew of modern Jazz with pop and R&B elements. This new physical release follows various ..read more
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Alex Weiss | "Most Don't Have Enough"
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by Jazz Chill
4d ago
Alex Weiss’s idiosyncratic vision of postbop jazz finds a new apex with the tenor saxophonist-composer’s February 24 release of Most Don’t Have Enough (ears&eyes). Weiss’s third album as a leader is also his first with Glad Irys, his working quintet since 2019 comprising soprano saxophonist Dan Blake, guitarist Yana Davydova, bassist Dmitry Ishenko, and drummer Ches Smith, with pianist Marta Sanchez adding her distinctive stamp to two of the album’s nine moody, mysterious tracks. Seven of Most Don’t Have Enough’s tunes are Weiss originals, each bearing the composer’s hallmarks of unusual ..read more
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Jane Bunnett & Maqueque | "Playing With Fire"
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by Jazz Chill
1w ago
Playing With Fire could refer to the feeling emanating from any member of Maqueque, the all-women band formed by veteran Toronto jazz musician Jane Bunnett with young female grads of the Cuban conservatory. A decade ago, Bunnett met the core of the band at a jam session with her band Spirits of Havana, at the Cohiba Hotel in that city. Ten years later, Maqueque has created opportunities for composing and performing extraordinary jazz that has taken the pioneering ensemble around the world. It has expanded to include not only women players from Cuba, but also the brilliant vocalist Joanna Majo ..read more
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