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Johnnie Valentino: STINGY BRIM

Johnnie Valentino:
Stingy Brim

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the tuba's demise as keeper of the bass line in jazz, composer/guitarist Johnnie Valentino rights the wrong with this unchained, funky, toe-tapping tuba-organ quintet, full of catchy, irresibly grooving tunes.

John McNeil: EAST COAST COOL

John McNeil
East Coast Cool

New York Times pick! The master trumpeter/composer creates a revolutionary new music here, applying the classic West Coast jazz sound of the Gerry Mulligan-Chet Baker Quartet to the sensibilities of modern creative improvised music. Eminently listenable, enjoyably inventive!


Elissa Lala: TOUCH OF YOUR VOICE: NEW TAKES ON CHET BAKER

Elissa Lala:
Touch of Your Voice: New Takes on Chet Baker

Luxurious, melancholic, movingly passionate new takes of songs associated with Chet Baker. LA-based, Philly-born Elissa Lala's are fresh, distinctive vocal interpretations are dramatic, striking, and unforgettable. Simply beautiful!

John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble: A BLESSING

John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble:
A Blessing

Grammy nominated! The groundbreaking recording, which redefines improvised music for large ensemble, takes advantage of the wide palette of vocalist Theo Bleckmann, as well as using English horn and vibraphone in a big band setting all contribute to the unique sound.


John McNeil: SLEEP WON'T COME

John McNeil:
Sleep Won't Come

Trumpeter, composer, and part-time insomniac John McNeil's musical portrayals of lying-awake-at-4AM-staring-at-nothing scenes, ranging from piano tone-cluster mashing tunes and ECM like grooves to Mileish-muse, Irish traditional songs, and even a polka!

Mick Rossi: ONE BLOCK FROM PLANET EARTH

Mick Rossi:
One Block from Planet Earth

Organized pandemonium rules as master pianist, composer, and percussionist Mick Rossi lets fly with a set of sparklingly virtuosic mini-melodramas for quintet. Live, one-take mindblowing playing and improvisation from a crackshot ensemble.


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