Eddie Palmieri - Listen Here! (2005)

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Eddie Palmieri - Listen Here! (2005)

Eddie Palmieri - Listen Here! (2005)
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Genre: Latin Jazz

Eddie Palmieri is one of the foremost Latin jazz pianists of the last half of the 20th century, blessed with a technique that fuses such ubiquitous jazz influences as the styles of Herbie Hancock, Thelonious Monk, and McCoy Tyner into a Latin context. No purist, he has also shown a welcome willingness to experiment with fusions of Latin and non-Latin music. However, despite a number of stints with major labels and numerous industry awards and nominations, he has yet to break into the American record scene in a big way.

Elina Duni Quartet - Lume, Lume (2010)

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Elina Duni Quartet - Lume, Lume (2010)

Elina Duni Quartet - Lume, Lume (2010)
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Genre: Jazz, Ethnic Fusion

Many jazz singers who sing in English … I must say that it is the advantage of a quasi-international language … also in the case of'Elina Duni, of Albanian origin who grew up in Switzerland which has its songs in the traditional heritage of the South Eastern Europe …. more than words is the voice and premium musiquette …. a beautiful warm voice whose intonations alone are sufficient to convey emotion.

Niño Josele - Española (2009)

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Niño Josele - Española (2009)

Niño Josele - Española (2009)
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Genre: Jazz, Flamenco, Fusion

Nino Josele is the stage name of guitarist Juan Jose Heredia who was born in 1974 in Almeria, Spain. Although primarily a flamenco guitarist Josele is nothing if not versatile having worked in a variety of contexts ranging from flamenco through classical to jazz and even pop.

Tizer - Downbeat (2012)

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Tizer - Downbeat (2012)

Tizer - Downbeat (2012)
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Genre: Fusion

Downbeat is the result of the evolution of Tizer, who have garnered their strong reputation as an electrifying group through tireless touring, both domestically and internationally. The record includes an array of flavors; Afro-Cuban and world rhythms mixed with the best of jazz, rock, classical, and even jam-band influences. Downbeat is a progressive return to the spirit of the 70's best jazz-fusion records; a pristine studio sound and production capturing the live energy and interaction that can only come from a band truly working and playing together! The record includes numerous compositions by Lao as well as collaborative works with the group and features the first single "World In Rhythm," a co-write by Lao & Chieli.

Yeahwon Shin - Lua Ya (2013) {ECM 2337}

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Yeahwon Shin - Lua Ya (2013) {ECM 2337}

Yeahwon Shin - Lua Ya (2013) {ECM 2337}
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Genre: New Age, Jazz, World Music, Lullabies

South Korean singer Yeahwon Shin’s ECM debut, “Lua ya” is a gentle album of songs and lullabies, recorded in 2012 in the spacious acoustics of Mechanics Hall, near Boston. It’s a very intuitive set, shaped by “improvising, listening to our childhood memories and letting the music flow”, as Yeahwon says. Shin and pianist Aaron Parks played together just once before the present recording, finding “an instant improvisational connection” which is further explored here. Accordionist Rob Curto shares with Yeahwon an affinity for Brazilian music and has collaborated with her previously (in contexts including her Latin Grammy-nominated album “Yeahwon” on ArtistShare).

Spyro Gyra - The Rhinebeck Sessions (2013)

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Spyro Gyra - The Rhinebeck Sessions (2013)

Spyro Gyra - The Rhinebeck Sessions (2013)
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion

In April 2013, Spyro Gyra entered a recording studio in Rhinebeck, NY, a small town in the Hudson Valley. Jay Beckenstein and his band set out to do something that they had never done before in their nearly forty year history – improvise with each other over three days and in the process write and record an entire new album. Beckenstein concedes, “It was a bit of a gamble but we’re lucky to have a loyal fan base who are probably going to be interested in what we’re doing. I was also fairly confident that whatever came out of it would be pretty close to the way we have approached our live shows for years.”

Joe Beck Trio - Girl Talk (2003) {Venus Japan}

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Joe Beck Trio - Girl Talk (2003) {Venus Japan}

Joe Beck Trio - Girl Talk (2003) {Venus Japan}
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Genre: Fusion, Post-Bop

Beck is back! A perfectionist, gifted with a sharp sense of self-criticism, Joe Beck (born on July 29, 1945, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvannia) was making good music (and a lot of money) when he disappeared from the NY music scene in 1971 to become a dairy farmer in Vermont. After his professional debut with Paul Winter’s group in 1964, he had played with such masters as Gary McFarland, Charles Lloyd, Chico Hamilton, and Gil Evans, on whose orchestra he was a member from 1967 to 1971. (One of his best albums with Evans, Where Flamingos Fly, only came out ten years later on the Artists House label).

Tuck Andress - Reckless Precision (1990)

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Tuck Andress - Reckless Precision (1990)

Tuck Andress - Reckless Precision (1990)
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Genre: Guitar Jazz, Smooth Jazz

Tuck Andress is the instrumental half of the successful Windham Hill guitar and vocal duo Tuck And Patti. On his first solo album Andress's extraordinary technical skills and musical range are given center stage. For sheer virtuosity few guitarists can match his pyrotechnical wizardry. He has developed a unique style that allows him to play lead, rhythm and bass parts simultaneously, often at dizzying speeds, but never sacrificing warmth and sensitivity in the process.

Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Everybody Loves The Sunshine (1976)

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Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Everybody Loves The Sunshine (1976)

Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Everybody Loves The Sunshine (1976)
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Genre: Jazz-Funk, Soul

Roy Ayers's had long made his shift into R&B/soul by 1976's Everybody Loves the Sunshine. His recordings of this period can be very hit and miss, and in this particular record, you get both. The title track, "Everybody Loves the Sunshine," is a quintessential song from the mid-'70s. While it might not have slammed the charts like Wild Cherry's "Play That Funky Music," it's still a revered classic. It evokes that feeling of sweltering concrete in Brooklyn where the only relief is the local fire hydrant.

Dexter Gordon - Tangerine (1975)

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Dexter Gordon - Tangerine (1975)

Dexter Gordon - Tangerine (1975)
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Genre: Jazz, Bop, Hard-Bop

Still considered an expatriate as he resided in Europe, Dexter Gordon (tenor sax) returned stateside in mid-1972 long enough to lay down two sessions' worth of material that would primarily be split between Tangerine (1972), Generation (1973), and Ca'Purange (1973). The opening update of the Johnny Mercer staple "Tangerine" gets things underway with a mid-tempo treatment allowing Gordon, Thad Jones (trumpet), Hank Jones (piano), and Stanley Clarke (bass) plenty of room to groove on their own as well as in the quintet with Louis Hayes' (drums) rock-solid downbeat.

Brenda Russell - Paris Rain (2000) {Hidden Beach}

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Brenda Russell - Paris Rain (2000) {Hidden Beach}

Brenda Russell - Paris Rain (2000) {Hidden Beach}
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Genre: Vocal Jazz, Soul

Brenda Russell's commercial breakthrough with the Top Ten hit "Piano in the Dark" in 1988 may have hurt her career as much as it helped, since it set up sales expectations the jazz-pop vocalist was not prepared to meet, and five years later, when Soul Talkin' failed to find a big enough audience, she lost her major-label recording contract. Seven years on, Russell is back on a major label, albeit through Hidden Beach Recordings' manufacturing and distribution deal with Epic Records, a division of Sony Music. But she remains a refined artist unlikely to appeal to a mass audience.

Randy Brecker - The Brecker Brothers Band Reunion (2013) {Piloo Records}

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Randy Brecker - The Brecker Brothers Band Reunion (2013) {Piloo Records}

Randy Brecker - The Brecker Brothers Band Reunion (2013) {Piloo Records}
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Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Funk

With the tragic passing of Michael Brecker in 2007 at the all-too-young age of 57, it seemed that the flagship group the Brecker Brothers, co-led by the saxophonist with his trumpet-wielding older brother Randy, was also to be a thing of the past. But some things never die; as it was, during the saxophonist's lifetime, the horn-led band that defined the term "downtown funk" and an edgy, urban sound that could only have come from New York City seemed to have an unquenchable life clearly fated to continue, even as the brothers separated at various points to pursue other projects.

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Mustt Mustt (1990) {Realworld}

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Mustt Mustt (1990) {Realworld}

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Mustt Mustt (1990) {Realworld}
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Genre: Ethnic Fusion, Qawwali

The late, great Pakistani Qawwali singer's first collaboration with producer/guitarist Michael Brook took the passionate, gymnastic tenor out of tradition and into trip-hop nation. Recorded at Peter Gabriel's expansive Real World Studios, the album combines ethnic percussion, programmed beats (some by Gabriel himself), Brook's atmospheric and infinite guitar swells, and loop-based motifs with Khan's complex, ornamented vocal delivery and devotional lyrics. On the later Night Song, Brook and Khan perfected their cross-cultural dialogue, though Mustt, with its fiery vocal runs and funky, ethereal production, has become an important touchstone in the ethno-techno movement that includes Transglobal Underground and Loop Guru.

Gabriel Alegria - Pucusana (2010) {Saponegro}

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Gabriel Alegria - Pucusana (2010) {Saponegro}

Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet - Pucusana (2010) {Saponegro}
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Genre: Afro Peruvian Jazz, Post-Bop, World Fusion

Alegría and his sextet display a clear evolution on Pucusana , presenting a more defined idea of the possibilities inherent in Afro-Peruvian Jazz. The repertoire reveals a growing confidence within the group and a exciting willingness to stretch their original blend between Afro-Peruvian culture and jazz. Alegría’s compositions bring more of his jazz background to the forefront, from a Miles Davis influence to a preference for dropping into swing.

Houston Person - Nice 'n' Easy (2013) {HighNote}

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Houston Person - Nice 'n' Easy (2013) {HighNote}

Houston Person - Nice 'n' Easy (2013) {HighNote}
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Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop

"As full-bodied and comforting as home-baked apple pie" is one apt description of Houston Person's saxophone sound. Inasmuch as this simile attempts to convey the comforting, warm-hearted and accomplished nature of the tenorman's art, it is spot-on, but it must be remembered that Person's roots are in organ-centred R&B. So in addition to a velvety ballad technique Person also possesses an ability to imbue up-tempo material with an irresistible wailing intensity, so his crowd-pleasing bluesy numbers provide welcome variety to this judiciously balanced set.