Monday, December 28, 2009

Jazz Albums of the Year 2010

Top 20 best jazz albums of the past year

1.       The Monterey Quartet - Live At The 2007 Monterey Jazz Festival (MJF /Concord) Review

2.       Keith Jarrett - Paris / London – Testament (ECM) Review

3.       Gary Burton, Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow, Antonio Sanchez - Quartet Live (Concord Jazz) Review

4.       Ravi Coltrane - Blending Times (Savoy

Monday, December 21, 2009

Chris Potter – Gratitude

Album review. Chris Potter places himself in the tradition of the great saxophone players.


Original release date: April 3rd 2001

Recorded at Avatar Studios, New York, New York on September 27th and 28th, 2000.


Chris Potter (tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, alto flute, bass clarinet, Chinese wood flute); Kevin Hays (piano, Fender Rhodes); Scott

Sunday, December 20, 2009

100 Greatest Jazz Albums amazon Store

100 Greatest Jazz Albums reviews the best jazz available in CD and MP3 formats. Our amazon Store features most of these albums together with additional background and further reviews from amazon users.

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Vinson Valega Group - Biophilia

Album review. Drummer Vinson Valega's fourth release as leader; challenging yet accessible jazz played by a fine sextet


Recorded: 28th and 29th June 2009 at Bennett Studios, Englewood, NJ.

Release date: December 1st 2009

Availability: CD, MP3 Download

'Biophilia' is drummer Vinson Valega's fourth release as leader. It offers challenging yet accessible jazz played by a fine

Bargain Watch - Great Jazz on Offer

From time to time, features really outstanding bargains on great jazz. Here are our suggestions, regularly updated.

Some of the best jazz of all time at bargain prices.

Featuring: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, John McLaughlin, Weather Report, Stanley Clark, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Billie Holiday:

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Alvin Queen - I Ain't Looking At You

Album review. Drummer Alvin Queen with an outstanding quintet for his 2006 album, now re-released by Enja.


Release Date: September 25th 2006

Re-release date: December 15th 2009

Availabilty: CD, MP3 download

Drummer Alvin Queen assembled an outstanding quintet for his 2006 album 'I Ain't Looking At You', now re-released by Enja. The band is: Terell Stafford (trumpet and flugelhorn),

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Dave Douglas – Strange Liberation

Bluebird / RCA

Original release date: January 27th 2004


Dave Douglas (trumpet), Bill Frisell (guitar), Chris Potter (saxophone, bass clarinet), Uri Cane (Fender Rhodes piano), Jams Genus (bass), Clarence Penn (drums)


A Single Sky, Strange Liberation, Skeeter-ism, Just Say This, Seventeen, Mountains From The Train, Rock of Billy, The Frisell Dream, Passing Through

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Kurt Elling - GRAMMY Nomination for 'Dedicated to You'

On Target Media Group (OTMG) Press Release (8th December 2009)

Renowned Vocalist Kurt Elling Earns His 9th GRAMMY Nomination for Dedicated to You: Kurt Elling Sings the Music of Coltrane and Hartman

Honor Comes One Week After Headlining the First State Dinner at the White House

Last night when the 52nd annual GRAMMY nominations were announced in Los Angeles, renowned jazz vocalist Kurt