Enrico Pieranunzi - Live In Paris (2005) [2CDs] {Challenge Jazz}

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Enrico Pieranunzi - Live In Paris (2005) [2CDs] {Challenge Jazz}

Enrico Pieranunzi - Live In Paris (2005) [2CDs] {Challenge Jazz}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

It is a tremendous challenge to find a fresh approach to standards and frequently performed jazz compositions. But pianist Enrico Pieranunzi is up to the task in this collection of live trio performances from 2001 in Paris.
He is accompanied by two of Europe's finest musicians, bassist Hein Van de Geyn and drummer André Ceccarelli (who worked together in singer Dee Dee Bridgewater's band). The leader's take of "Body and Soul" includes a fluttering introduction and some dazzling Tatum-like runs. "I Hear a Rhapsody" is transformed into a daredevil post-bop anthem, while Van de Geyn introduces "I Fall in Love Too Easily" with a heartfelt solo.

Chano Dominguez - Iman (2003) {Nuba}

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Chano Dominguez - Iman (2003) {Nuba}

Chano Dominguez - Iman (2003) {Nuba}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Latin Jazz, Flamenco

What the pianist from Cádiz (Andalucia/Spain) is doing in terms of jazz, in the light of flamenco, may finally unite believers and non believers from either side. While taking the jazz language to the limits of those permitted by flamenco styles. . Leaving no room for doubt, Chano has placed his mainly jazz piano in the middle of flamenco art, while favoring the exaggerated "jondo" side, and has found his philosopher’s stone, he is drawing flamenco’s blood through jazz’s veins, adding an “olé” to even the blues and the more recent bebop.

The Piano Guys - 10 (2020) [2CDs] {Sony Masterworks}

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The Piano Guys - 10 (2020) [2CDs] {Sony Masterworks}

The Piano Guys - 10 (2020) [2CDs] {Sony Masterworks}
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Genre: Classical, Pop

Having spent the last decade together releasing chart-topping music, debuting stunningly original music videos and touring in sold-out venues across the globe, THE PIANO GUYS will celebrate their tenth anniversary as a group with the release of their tenth new album 10, out November 20 from Sony Music Masterworks. The 2-disc album reflects on The Piano Guys' greatest career moments thus far with 15 newly-remastered fan favorite tracks from the past decade as well as introduces their next chapter with 12 recent tracks never-before-released on CD. Over the course of the past decade, The Piano Guys have reached a series of unprecedented milestones on an unbelievable journey around the globe.

Courtney Pine - Within The Realm Of Our Dreams (1991) {Antilles}

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Courtney Pine - Within The Realm Of Our Dreams (1991) {Antilles}

Courtney Pine - Within The Realm Of Our Dreams (1991) {Antilles}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Pine continued to cement himself tightly within the Marsalis cartel here, associating with the likes of alumni Kenny Kirkland (piano), Charnett Moffett (bass), and Jeff Watts (drums), with Delfeayo Marsalis again at the production console. This could almost pass as a Branford Marsalis acoustic album; Pine's virtuosity and fluency on tenor and soprano and admiration of John Coltrane run virtually parallel to Branford's acoustic pursuits (as things transpired later, Pine would also display the same renegade eclectic curiosity as the eldest Marsalis brother). In addition to his own tunes – including the screwball "A Raggamuffin and His Lance" – Pine explores Ornette Coleman's "Una Muy Bonita" with a touch of Coleman's terseness in his rhetoric, and does a dazzlingly swift turn on Charlie Parker's "Donna Lee." Ultimately, though, the music with these American musicians doesn't catch as much fire as Pine's albums with British sidemen did.

Pieranunzi / Johnson / Baron - Current Conditions (2003) {Cam Jazz}

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Pieranunzi / Johnson / Baron - Current Conditions (2003) {Cam Jazz}

Pieranunzi / Johnson / Baron - Current Conditions (2003) {Cam Jazz}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Recorded live in Rome before a polite audience - radio audiences always are - Current Conditions features what Enrico Pieranunzi has called "the trio of my heart", with Marc Johnson on bass and Joey Baron on drums.
It also marks something of a change of direction, ora at least a broadening of his concers away from the deep vein of Romantic melancholia which he's been mining. This was apparent from last year's Enrico Pieranunzi tribute Play Morricone on the same label, which showed a new-found exuberance. Most compositions are by Pieranunzi but there are also what I assume are two free improvvisations credited the three musicians, "Joey's Magic Tricks" and "Trio Reflections". Presented with these in a blidfold test, I don't think Pieranunzi would have been my first guess. Other pieces are more characteristic however.

Branford Marsalis & Ellis Marsalis - Loved Ones (1996) [Columbia}

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Branford Marsalis & Ellis Marsalis - Loved Ones (1996) [Columbia}

Branford Marsalis & Ellis Marsalis - Loved Ones (1996) {Columbia}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Loved Ones is a jazz duo album by Ellis Marsalis and Branford Marsalis. Originally conceived as Ellis's solo record of songs about "unforgettable women," it became a duo project based on his realization that "Branford would sound really good on some of (the songs).". The album reached Number 5 on the Billboard Top Jazz Albums chart.

Jaco Pastorius - Punk Jazz (2003) [2CDs] {Warner/Rhino}

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Jaco Pastorius - Punk Jazz (2003) [2CDs] {Warner/Rhino}

Jaco Pastorius - Punk Jazz (2003) [2CDs] {Warner/Rhino}
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Genre: Fusion

Thankfully, there is finally a definitive Jaco Pastorius anthology that offers an accurate portrait of the breadth and depth of his innovative artistry beyond what his contributions to Weather Report and his own Word of Mouth and Trio of Doom (which many would argue are sufficient in and of themselves) would suggest. This two-CD, 28-track collection ranges across the fretless bass inventor's earliest recordings, documented by a live appearance with Wayne Cochran's C.C. Riders and home playing the Cochran standard "Amelia," to his work with underground R&B act Little Beaver and such artists as Pat Metheny, Mike Stern, Joni Mitchell in and out of the studio, Paul Bley, Airto and Flora Purim, Michel Columbier, Brian Melvin, and his diverse projects.

Gabriel Alegria - Nuevo Mundo (2007)

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Gabriel Alegria - Nuevo Mundo (2007)

Gabriel Alegria - Nuevo Mundo (2007)
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Genre: Post-Bop, Latin Jazz

This record, Nuevo Mundo, is a classic testament to creativity of the highest order. In the music contained within it we have a volcanic confluence of modern American music, Peruvian folk motifs and the all-pervasive African roots of both musics. And what Alegria does is funnel the musical lava through his horn whereby he makes a statement that is raw and harking to an ancient future so new that although there are touchstones of the historic past there is also something elementally new, unheard before… and altogether breathtaking.

Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio - What A Wonderful Trio! (2008) {FIM DXD}

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Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio - What A Wonderful Trio! (2008) {FIM DXD}

Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio - What A Wonderful Trio! (2008) {FIM DXD}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Consisting of some beautiful standards such as Smoke Gets into Your Eyes, Star Dust, Sunflower, plus some terrific new pieces created by Yamamoto, the music and sonic excellence has definitely surpassed his last album. Recorded in Tokyo in July of 2008. In DXD digital format, the details of the music are just awesome, the dynamics are scary and the musicality is so rich. This explains why extreme high definition is so important - once you've heard it, you cannot go back!

Chuck Mangione - Everything For Love (2000) {Chesky Records}

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Chuck Mangione - Everything For Love (2000) {Chesky Records}

Chuck Mangione - Everything For Love (2000) {Chesky Records}
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Genre: Jazz

Chuck Mangione, the famed flugelhornist and trumpeter fills his first recording of the 21st century with some wonderfully subdued love songs whose subtle, intimate qualities may surprise those of his fans who best know his boisterous pop hits. More than simply expressing a romantic boy-girl kind of love, Mangione is playing gentle, atmospheric jazz for a wide variety of special people, real and animated. And there is no doubt that the truest love here is that between the artist and some of his old bandmates.

Andre Ceccarelli Trio - Avenue Des Diables Blues (2005)

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Andre Ceccarelli Trio - Avenue Des Diables Blues (2005)

Andre Ceccarelli Trio - Avenue Des Diables Blues (2005)
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Genre: Jazz

The French can swing hard. Let Andre Ceccarelli's 2005 release Avenue des Diables Blues be evidence of this. Frenchmen drummer Ceccarelli and guitarist Bireli Lagrene along with Joey DeFrancesco on Hammond organ display fine technique and wisely executed playing all throughout this Parisian release.

Chuck Mangione - The Feeling's Back (1999) {Chesky Records}

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Chuck Mangione - The Feeling's Back (1999) {Chesky Records}

Chuck Mangione - The Feeling's Back (1999) {Chesky Records}
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Genre: Jazz

Chuck Mangione laid low throughout much of the '90s, perhaps the end result of a disappointing string of albums for Columbia during the '80s. He returned to the road in 1997 and evidently it was a positive experience, since he returned to the studio the following year to cut The Feeling's Back. For all intents and purposes, The Feeling's Back is a comeback album, finding Mangione returning to the smooth, melodic style of Feels So Good, but laying off the sappy pop tendencies that dogged his '80s efforts.

Lutoslawski - The Symphonies (2013) [2CDs]

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Lutoslawski - The Symphonies (2013) [2CDs]

Lutoslawski - The Symphonies (2013) [2CDs]
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Genre: Classical

This complete set of Witold Lutoslawski's symphonies is a mixture of old and new. The second, third, and fourth symphonies are reissues of recordings made in the 1980s and 1990s during Esa-Pekka Salonen's tenure with the Los Angeles Philharmonic; all were acclaimed readings, and the 1985 version of the sizzlingly orchestrated Symphony No. 3, by now Lutoslawski's most commonly programmed and recorded work, has held up well against newer recordings.

Ghost Rhythms - Imaginary Mountains (2020) {LEM}

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Ghost Rhythms - Imaginary Mountains (2020) {LEM}

Ghost Rhythms - Imaginary Mountains (2020) {LEM}
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Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Rock

With its fifth album Imaginary Mountains, Paris’ Ghost Rhythms continues on its idiosyncratic path as one of the most unique and gifted instrumental bands in the world. Composed, as is most of their music, by keyboardist Camille Petit and drummer Xavier Gélard and recorded at home during France’s Covid-19 lockdown, Imaginary Mountains takes its title literally, providing themes for a variety of mountainous fantasies as found on old maps. As always, the band takes its cavalcade of influences – jazz, progressive rock, folk, classical music, chanson – and applies them to a cornucopia of melodies, moods and textures.

Larnell Lewis - Relive The Moment (2020) {RTM 002}

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Larnell Lewis - Relive The Moment (2020) {RTM 002}

Larnell Lewis - Relive The Moment (2020) {RTM 002}
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Genre: Fusion, Post-Bop

Toronto drummer and composer Larnell Lewis is set to release the follow-up to his Juno-nominated debut album In the Moment this month. The new release is called Relive the Moment, and it features reinterpretations of six of the original compositions from his first album with all-new live drum performances. It also includes one new track titled The Forgotten Ones, which is an emotional open solo that pays tribute to Lewis’s ancestral lineage.