Tyrone Birkett offers new CD ‘Postmodern Spirituals: The Promised Land’ »

Saxophonist Tyrone Birkett has synthesized his mentorship by jazz greats Frank Foster and Budd Johnson, years toiling in black church sanctuaries and 70s soul-jazz into a distinctive fusion. An “outsider” artist not common to the jazz scene, not considering himself a jazz musician in the strictest sense, he has nonetheless developed a powerful lyrical sound ...
Posted by: Joe Ross on July 17, 2014
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Nadaka & Gopika Sing About The Sun And Inner Light On their Debut CD »

NADAKA & GOPIKA SURYA CHANTS OF LIGHT                    Nadaka & Gopika, on the new album Surya Chants of Light, create their own unique world-fusion music by mixing traditionally-sung vedic mantras with the sounds of a specially-designed guitar from India.   UNESCO (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 2003 officially proclaimed the tradition ...
Posted by: Gena on July 13, 2014
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Debut CD by Los Angeles-based Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra coming on July 15 »

The Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra has emerged, since its formation in 2011, as one of the brightest lights on the Los Angeles jazz scene. Last year, Chan gathered a group of topnotch studio and jazz players — 19 pieces in all, plus guest trumpeter Wayne Bergeron — and produced a two-day session. First to be ...
Posted by: Joe Ross on July 12, 2014
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D. Striker’s new Alt-Country / Americana album ‘Come Over Here’ released »

A new Alt-country and Americana album from D. Striker called Come Over Here was released on Friday, June 13th. Here’s are links to it on Soundcloud and Bandcamp. Come Over Here has 13 tracks on it. A few highlights include “Three Dudes In An Office” that questions the sincerity of chest-thumping country boys singing redneck ...
Posted by: Joe Ross on June 30, 2014
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‘Something Old New Borrowed Blue’ is Megan Lynch Chowning’s new solo fiddle album »

From Megan Lynch Chowning, a brand new, yet totally old school approach to fiddle tunes – completely solo! The tunes and the fiddle are the stars here. Going back to the years when the fiddle was often the only instrument used for a dance or around a campfire, Megan brings her unique sound and rich ...
Posted by: Joe Ross on June 27, 2014
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Jason Paul Curtis releases ‘Faux Bourgeois Café’ »

For his eagerly anticipated second album, Faux Bourgeois Café, the outstanding vocalist, songwriter and trumpeter Jason Paul Curtis described his focus in straightforward terms: “I wanted original gypsy-jazz- that moves and makes you move.” It definitely is that – and a good bit more. Jason Paul Curtis serves up a delightful menu of Django-inspired originals, ...
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Latin Grammy® Award-Nominated Producer Grecco Buratto Set to Release Debut Album, Essas Coisas Todas, on Monday June 30th! »

Listen to “Essas Coisas Todas” Title Track from Upcoming Release Grecco Buratto is a Brazilian-born singer, songwriter, guitarist, arranger, and Latin Grammy® Award-nominated producer. He began playing guitar at the age of 8 and has since recorded with a long list of renowned artists including P!nk, Macy Gray, Dionne Warwick, Earth Wind and Fire and ...
Posted by: cubuffst on June 25, 2014
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Denny Zeitlin’s ‘Stairway to the Stars’ to hit on July 8 »

Stairway to the Stars is a remarkable example of the melding of three talented individuals into an astoundingly effective ensemble. Denny Zeitlin, Buster Williams and Matt Wilson compose a true musical powerhouse, though the music on this CD presents its strength with subtlety and taste rather than bombast. The Trio’s new release on Sunnyside Records ...
Posted by: Joe Ross on June 21, 2014
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CA7CH’S Lightbox, The Smallest Live-Streaming Wearable Camera, Has Crashed Through Their Kickstarted Goal In Just 26 Hours »

The Highly Anticipated Miniature Social Camera That Combines Functionality, Wearability and Connectivity to Let Users Share Their Lives With the World, Will be Available This Fall NEW YORK (June 19, 2014) – CA7CH Motion Inc., creators of the highly anticipated CA7CH Lightbox, today announced that they’ve reached their Kickstarter goal of $80,000 in an incredible ...
Posted by: cubuffst on June 20, 2014
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AFTER Release Debut Video for “Edges of the World”! »

Watch AFTER’s debut video for “Edges of the World” from their upcoming album, Life, due later this year! AFTER was originally conceived by Jose Frietas in the halls of the Los Angeles Music Academy; shortly after moving the fledgling project out to Orange County, they were signed to Skullr Records, and released their first demo ...
Posted by: cubuffst on June 17, 2014
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