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Amerikansk jazz och soul av bästa märke, importerade album till rabatterat pris (-45%). Cecil McLorin Salvant, Tower of Power, Christian McBride och Stanley Clarke bland många andra. Från 93 kr! (Till och med 30 juni)
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45 years after his album debut, four-time Grammy® Award-winning bassist Stanley Clarke shows he is still unapproachable on both the electric and acoustic, wielding a vision of fusion and funk, breakbeats and bass-interpreted cello suites with a little help from friends like rapper/beatboxer Doug E. Fresh and trumpeter Mark Isham. Backed by a young versatile band and a collection of tunes written in the midst of a tumultuous tour of Europe, The Message (available June 29 via Mack Avenue Records) swells with an abundance of strength, soul and astounding musicianship. “I’m very excited about our work on this album. I wanted to include some of my band members’ contributions and the result is an album that is funky, melodic, musical, contemporary and fresh with a rich multi-genre influence,” Clarke commented. “The guys in this band are consummate young musicians with musical spirits that are very old.” In 2016 Clarke brought a band through Europe consisting of keyboardists Cameron Graves and Beka Gochiashvili and drummer Mike Mitchell. When a terrorist attack left them stranded in Paris, Clarke asked them to hunker down and compose. “We were in this great hotel and the owner was a fan,” remembers Clarke. “I said, ‘Can you put these three guys in a room where no one can hear them?’ He found a room and after two days, they wrote compositions that reflected their worldview and included their versatility in many different musical genres. A lot of this stuff I would have never written in a million years.” A few days later the band entered ICP Studios in Belgium and recorded an abundance of material. Clarke returned to his home in Los Angeles with the tapes and began to tinker. “Once I got the raw material, I fleshed it out. My ability is to orchestrate and arrange. I’m very good with taking anything and turning it into something.” Much of the material from their Paris adventure is collected on this album but the affair opens with a homegrown homage to several soulful great friends that Clarke has lost in the last few years including George Duke, Al Jarreau, Tom Petty, Leon “Ndugu” Chancler and Prince. Clarke slaps out a funky riff for “And Ya Know We’re Missing You” while renowned beatboxer Doug E. Fresh lays down an intrepid beat. A rare pairing that seems instinctual upon first listen. “After the Cosmic Rain/Dance of the Planetary Prince” encompasses Clarke’s entire career and is the first on the album from those European sessions. The basis of the tune was written in the early ‘70s for his band Return to Forever, but this time the Planetary Prince is keyboardist Cameron Graves. The young keyboardist, a member of the West Coast Get Down phenomenon, has toured with Clarke for many years. His fleet-fingered tornado is the focal point of the performance. “Cameron played one of the most amazing synthesizer solos I heard in a long time. I had gotten blown out on synthesizer solos from all the fusion days in the ‘70s, but Cameron came up with a warm beautiful solo. One of the best synth solos I’ve heard in 10 or 15 years.” Amid the barrage of drums and basses on “The Rugged Truth” is Gochiashvili, a native of Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, who has toured with Clarke for the past five years. His piano solos in this piece hold a breathless array of eclectic ideas and impeccable technique, integrating seamlessly with Graves’ battalion of keys. Now 21-years-old, Gochiashvili was an award-winning child jazz piano prodigy and has already performed with many of the jazz greats of our time. He was brought to the US in 2008 with the help of Condoleezza Rice, then Secretary of State and an accomplished pianist herself. Rice brought Gochiashvili to New York to participate in auditions at the Juilliard School and at the Manhattan School of Music. Not surprisingly, he was accepted in both schools. He has released two of his own albums, the most recent of which is Beck Logic Project: Chillin’ in Batums. “Heavy, heavy heavy,” says Clarke with a smile speaking of Gochiashvili. “Beka is a tremendous solo pianist, who I predict one day will be as influential as Keith Jarrett. He is truly a hard worker and dedicated musician. I’m very impressed with him.” The recognizable voice of Steve Blum narrates “Combat Continuum,” an 8-bit fusion fantasy that steps back beyond the galaxy and into a realm that burns with energy. In a band full of powerhouses, young Texan drummer Mike Mitchell stands out as an incredible force. “He’s probably one of the most energetic drum geniuses that I have ever played with. I’ve never seen a guy that is so creative with drums. If he continues down this path, he could very easily be a Tony Williams or Elvin Jones,” says Clarke. “The Message” and Bach’s “Cello Suites, No. 1” are two sides of the same coin for Clarke. He is as at home with the electric bass as he is with the upright. But they are still worlds apart. Here he ties them with an empathetic feel, virtuosic but controlled. “The Bach cello suite is like a serious thing to attempt. It’s a hard piece. I do it in the same key as the cello. I don’t change it to suit the bass or make it easier. I worked out the fingering and I’m just trying to make it sound pretty.” The slow groove of “Lost In A World” is a laidback duet between vocalists Skeyler Kole and Trevor Wesley. Tight harmonies and Gochiashvili’s dreamy piano carry the tune on a cloud while “Alternative Facts” burns that same piano to the ground. The band is playful but centered. Gochiashvili shows off his acoustic chops with startling clarity and control. “The Legend of Abbas and the Sacred Talisman” is a calming meditation from Clarke on upright bass and Gochiashvili’s piano. They dreamily float on the same wavelength, effortlessly drifting along as though they have played together for decades. The warmth and musicianship is undeniable as the ship points the way home to “Enzo’s Theme,” a track from the European session bolstered by the welcome additions of trumpeter Mark Isham and saxophonist Doug Webb. The Message is unmistakably a Stanley Clarke record. Five decades of unapproachable bass mastery doesn’t come easy and Clarke has no interest in relinquishing his throne. Propelled by the youthfulness of his bandmates, Clarke reaches even deeper into his bag of tricks for an incredibly satisfying listen. “Our message is simple. It is a message of love. There is nothing really profound about our message. It’s just love. A lot of artists have said it in their own way. This is ours.”

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While its narrative arc is a self-contained story, Move On: A Sondheim Adventure (February 22 via Mack Avenue Records) is just the beginning of a new chapter in Aimée’s remarkable journey. It’s the French-born singer’s first release since disbanding the acclaimed band she’s led for the last several years, to which she bid a fond adieu on her last album, Cyrille Aimée Live. It’s also her first studio album since moving from Brooklyn to New Orleans, the latest music-rich city that she’s been able to call home.

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You may not think of jazz and a Catholic education in the same scenario, but for Asa Harris freedom and discipline are two sides of the same coin. She was raised in Philadelphia in what has been referred to as one of America's First Families of Jazz. Her father, Ace Harris, was a renowned pianist, singer and arranger for the Ink Spots and her uncle was famed swing-trumpeter Erskine Hawkins, who wrote the classic Tuxedo Junction.

Growing up with a strong Catholic influence, she eventually took the jazz path via theatre, and even recently featured with Robert Duvall in the film A Family Thing. She is currently the principal vocalist with Gene Esposito's Jazz Idiom Orchestra in Chicago, performing the music of Billy Strayhorn.

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The MAXJAZZ string series is pleased to present bassist and composer Ben Wolfe and his new recording From Here I See. The recording features all original compositions presented in a standard jazz quartet format. Most of the compositions are ballads combining the quartet with a string quartet.

A number of compositions also feature special guests. Ben has been an integral part of bands led by a who's who of jazz artists including Harry Connick Jr., Diana Krall and Wynton Marsalis. He also is a faculty member at The Juilliard School.

The quartet line up is Ben Wolfe (Bass), Orrin Evans (Piano), Donald Edwards (Drums) and JD Allen (Tenor Saxophone). The special guests include Wynton Marsalis, Russell Malone and Marcus Strickland


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Bassist, composer and educator Ben Wolfe in his debut on the MazJazz string series. The album features some outstanding musicians including saxophonists Marcus Strickland and Branford Marsalis, trumpeter and MaxJazz recording artist Terell Stafford, pianist Luis Perdomo and drummers Greg Hutchinson and Jeff "Tain" Watts.

Ben wrote and arranged all of the compositions. The format combines a standard jazz quartet along with a string quartet for certain compositions and the end result is intriguing and captivating.

Ben has been an integral part of bands led by a who's who of jazz artists including Harry Connick Jr., Diana Krall and Wynton Marsalis. He also is a faculty member at the Julliard School of Music.


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Brian Bromberg’s career began as a teenager backing saxophonist Stan Getz. In the nearly forty years since and over 20 projects in his catalog, Bromberg has established himself as a first-call master of the upright as well as electric basses, releasing more than a dozen albums as leader and providing low-end for the likes of Chris Botti, Lee Ritenour and Michael Buble. “This is a record I’ve been wanting to make for a very long time,” says the dynamic bass virtuoso Brian Bromberg. “I love the upright bass. It’s where my heart and soul is. My connection with that instrument is unlike anything in my life.” That love of the bass is evident across the wide-range of irresistible grooves found on Thicker Than Water, available July 13 on Artistry Music. Across 13 tracks, Bromberg utilizes 11 different basses to create an orchestra of unique tones and rapid-fire runs. Helping Bromberg wield the groove are trumpeter Randy Brecker, saxophonists Marion Meadows, Najee and Brandon Fields, as well as one of the last performances from the late keyboard master George Duke. Punchy brass and powerful energy from saxophonist Everette Harp ensure that everybody is going to have a good time on the album opener “Is That the Best You Can Do?”. Bromberg immediately displays a technical mastery that is focused like a fine-point laser. “Minneapolis 1987” is a funkified time machine cleansed by the waters of Lake Minnetonka. “Take your pick. It could be Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Prince. It could be Larry Graham. It could be Morris Day. Pick one or all,” says Bromberg. “It’s all a vibe and a sound. Minneapolis absolutely had a sound. Look at the talent that came out of there. You hear the first eight bars and you are done. It says everything.” The title track comes from the bond that Bromberg shares with the album’s resident beatmaker, his nephew Zach Bromberg. “He’s a computer guy,” says Bromberg. “He writes loops and on this CD he came up with some grooves that are badass which inspired me to write songs around those grooves that work in the instrumental world of contemporary jazz.” Breezy handclaps and a percussive pulse provided by Lenny Castro keep the mid-tempo tune in the pocket. Zach also contributes a vibe for “Changes,” a soothing stroll carried by Bromberg’s steel string piccolo bass. He plays no less than five completely different basses on the track. “It’s not for the sake of playing a lot of basses,” explains Bromberg. “It’s not for credit or how many notes I’m going to play. What’s going to work for the music? Because the music dictates what I’m going to play and the end result is all about the music. The music always wins! It’s rewarding to be able to use all these instruments to express what I’m feeling inside. “Coupe de Ville” also addresses the feelings on the outside. “Sometimes songs just show up in my head,” says Bromberg. “This one just showed up and the name popped into my head immediately. We’re just cruising here in a big Cadillac.” Tenor saxophonist Najee and rhythm guitar work from Paul Jackson, Jr. takes the tune into the stratosphere with ebullient brass encouraging fleet-fingered runs from Bromberg. The slow groove of “Trials and Tribulations” gives Bromberg ample space to highlight his electric bass talents. “This is the most powerful song on the CD. It’s the epic. I’m really proud of it. It’s so cool to have strings and horns together on the same song.” The large ensemble is in sync with Bromberg’s outrageously funky fills while the song “Your Eyes,” which Bromberg wrote as a homage for his cat, cruises with sensitive strings and Bromberg’s piano debut. “I play the melody and a little solo. I’m not a piano player. I have no chops but for a solo ballad with one note at a time I can do it.” “That one is for my mom,” says Bromberg about the sweetly personal “It’s Called Life.” “The tune showed up in my head. Sadly, she passed away before she got to hear it, but this is one of those songs that really has emotional calories.” The ballad’s gospel swing is amplified by Brandon Fields’ rich tenor saxophone who works in tandem with Bromberg’s piccolo bass, gelling easily into a natural partnership. Bromberg calls in the big guns for “Uh-Huh,” a fiery funk number that features trumpeter Randy Brecker and one of keyboardist George Duke’s last performances. The tune rises to the prestige of the performers with a big band heft and a finger-popping beat.“Land of the Rising Sun” is Bromberg’s homage to Japan. With help from June Kuramoto of the band Hiroshima on koto, the ensemble embarks on a languid tour of the island nation. “When I write songs, especially if they have a vibe of a specific culture, I just want the sound to sound as much like the culture as possible,” says Bromberg. “It’s very rewarding to hear something in my head. Until it’s finished you don’t know if you did a good job or not but when you hear this, first thing you think of is Japan.” “I started on upright. I was a purist jazz guy,” Bromberg proudly explains but when he got electrified, his palette expanded beyond his wildest imagination. He returns to those early experimentations by closing out the album with a solo soulful hymn entitled “A Familia.” Recorded comfortably at his home studio in Southern California, Bromberg surrounded himself with musicians he trusts to record an album that resonates with personality and personability. Bromberg’s virtuoso skills are in service to the groove and each track moves with a refreshingly funky honesty. “I hope people listen to it with open mind and open heart,” says Bromberg. “A lot of people familiar with me may not be expecting a record that grooves this hard. I think a lot of people are going to be surprised by the vibe and the pocket. Some people think the bass should sound like it did in 1965. Thump, thump, thump. But, hey, that’s not for everyone.”

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“This record was inspired by my fiancé Nadira Kimberly. At home one night, we played and sang together as we listened to “Close To You” by the amazing Burt Bacharach. This really opened the door for me to do this amazing man’s music. In 1975 I was 13 years old when my first single was released, “Please Stay” by none other than Burt Bacharach. It's like I've come full circle.” - JB

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CARLA COOK was born and raised in Detroit where, from the age of 5, music was just a part of growing up - singing in the local choir, dancing to Motown. In her teens her interest in jazz grew and she moved to Boston, then to New York.Her time in New York has afforded her continuous opportunities to work with varied and gifted musicians - from ESP (the former Miles Davis sidemen) to the Lionel Hampton Orchestra, from George Gee & His Make Believe Ballroom Orchestra to characters in Sony Playstation games. On this Grammy nominated debut she performs classic standards (These Foolish Things) and classic rock and soul numbers (Heart Of Gold, Inner City Blues) with fantastic flair and an awesome band.With CYRUS CHESTNUT (keyboards), REGINA CARTER (violin), ANDY MILNE (piano), KENNY DAVIS (bass), DARRYL HALL(bass), BILLY KILSON (drums), GEORGE GRAY (drums), JEFFREY HAYNES (percussion).

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CARLA COOK has been at the recent forefront of a musical style that Jill Scott and India Arie among others are now gaining recognition for: a smooth yet funky blend of R&B with a pop sensibility. Cook showcased this approach on her debut CD It's All About Love (MXJ 106) which featured Marvin Gaye's Inner City Blues and Neil Young's Heart Of Gold. She did it again on her 2nd CD, Dem Bones (MXJ 111), with an unforgettable version of Bobby Gentry's Ode To Billie Joe. Now she turns to Simon & Garfunkel's Scarborough Fair and again impresses with her ability to find and mine a song's essence, whether it's considered jazz or not. While she won her GRAMMY nomination in the jazz vocal category, Cook cansing anything anyway and is not one to stand for any kind of musical classification. She's Simply Natural. With CYRUS CHESTNUT (piano, Fender Rhides), BRUCE BARTH (piano), KENNY DAVIS (bass), BILLY KILSON (drums), STEVE KROON (percussion).

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Image Til Tomorrow: Remembering Marvin Gaye
Til Tomorrow features some of the most well known songs of Marvin Gaye interpreted by a young, highly talented vocalist named Cassandre McKinley, who offers an eclectic array of arrangements ranging in genre from jazz to blues to folk to R&B.


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