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For an hour, not a single word. Best instrumental masterpieces from around the world.
All the best from the world of music Blues. From the classics of the genre to our contemporaries.
The famous Brazilian Bossa Nova. For an hour, you will warm hot Latin rhythms.
Every Friday in our live sound choice lounge tracks. As a recognized classic of the genre and brand new compositions.
The Montreux Jazz Festival (formerly Festival de Jazz Montreux and Festival International de Jazz Montreux) is a music festival in Switzerland, held annually in early July in Montreux on the Lake Geneva shoreline. It is the second largest annual jazz festival in the world after Canada's Montreal International Jazz Festival.
Alfa Jazz Fest is an international jazz festival, annually held in June in Lviv (Ukraine). The first festival was held in 2011. The festival takes place on three stages: • the main festival stage in the Bohdan Khmelnytskyi Culture Park: the stage bears the name of famous Soviet jazz musician Eddie Rosner (ticket required) • a stage on the central square of the city: Market Square (free entrance) • a stage in a historic part of the city: Pototski Palace square (free entrance) In addition to concerts of jazz musicians from around the world, jam sessions, master-classes and autograph sessions of world jazz stars take place during the festival as well. An annual awards ceremony, «Alfa Jazz Fest Awards», is held during gala concert of the festival in Lviv. These awards are established to honour the artists who have made significant contribution to the development of jazz music. The winner is selected by a wide range of experts, including music critics, prominent culture persons, public and government officials, journalists and entrepreneurs from different countries.
THE ATLANTA JAZZ FESTIVAL IS REGARDED AS ONE OF THE COUNTRY’S LARGEST FREE JAZZ FESTIVALS. IT IS AN ANNUAL MUSICAL SHOWCASE THAT CELEBRATES JAZZ LEGENDS AND UP-AND-COMING JAZZ GREATS IN VENUES THROUGHOUT METROPOLITAN ATLANTA DURING THE ENTIRE MONTH OF MAY. THE FESTIVAL CULMINATES EACH MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND WITH SHOW-STOPPING PERFORMANCES AT PIEDMONT PARK.
The North Sea Jazz Festival (NSJF) is one of the most prestigious jazz festivals in the world, it has been running since 1976 and is hosted in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
NEW JAZZ ALBUMS
Alex Sipiagin - New Path 2
Overlooking the label Butman Music Records "New Path-2" is recorded in Moscow with a stunning international composition, which includes two-time winner of the "Grammy" bassist Boris Kozlov, pianist Misha Tsyganov, a singer and a pioneer from Holland Hiski Oosterviyk and virtuoso drummer Donald Edwards . Musicians have already recorded material for the "New Path-3", which will soon be published in Butman Music Records. Alex Sipiagin (trumpet) - American trumpeter of Russian origin, is one of the most popular jazz musicians of our time, winner of three awards "Grammy", recorded more than 200 albums! It works with the best jazz musicians and orchestras of the world, touring around the world and regularly presents new projects. Hiske Oosterwijk (vocals) - Dutch versatile singer, who has already shown itself to work with well-known musicians such as Alex Sipiagin and Adedeji Adetayo. Currently recording discs, performs at various concerts and festivals with his band "Eva» ( 'Evanegline'). Boris Kozlov (bass, acoustic and electric guitar) was awarded two awards "Grammy." He has more than 160 albums as a sideman. In addition to the 'New Path-2', in 2014, together with Alex Sipiagin (trumpet), David Kikoski (piano), Seamus Blake (sax, trumpet) and Donald Edwards (drums) project OPUS 5 was implemented, consisting of 4 disks and presented as part of the tour through Europe and Asia.
Alexander von Schlippenbach - Jazz Now!
When Alexander von Schlippenbach debuted his composition “Globe Unity” and the orchestra of the same name at the Berliner Jazztage on November 3rd 1966, the mainstream press was not sure whether to find the result radical or ridiculous: “Witches cauldron” or “Male prank in the Philharmonie” read the headlines the next day. „Back then you could shock people with music, which is not really possible anymore today”, notes the now 77 year old. “But that is not what it is about anyways.” With a Berlin based ensemble featuring Antonio Borghini on double bass, Heinrich Kobberling on drums and Rudi Mahall on bass clarinet – musicians around thirty to forty years his junior – the pianist and composer offered his current musical concepts during a celebrated concert at the Theater Gutersloh on October 3rd 2015; the audience witnessed a compelling and challenging program of up to date improvisations and (Pre-)Bebop-compositions by Herbie Nichols, Thelonious Monk, and Eric Dolphy. “Free Jazz to me was not necessarily something revolutionary or volitional, but rather a logical music-historical development”, the Count said during the interview for Jazz thing’s series “European Jazz Legends” leading up to this concert. This time the press lauded the fact that “the music of the pianist from Berlin is not about going the easy route, the one aimed at pleasing everybody, and reproducing something that had been done before.” The headline? “Improvisation till ecstasy.”
Sofia Rubina - In The Land Of OO - BLA - DEE
A classically-trained jazz musician, Sofia Rubina spans the soul, jazz, and house genres, playing to audiences in the US, Europe and East Asia, from dusty clubs to intimate dinner settings, large festivals to opera houses and on television. No matter the musical genre she makes music that touches the heart, moves the body and soothes the soul.
Phronesis - Parallax
A decade of performing, touring and recording has given the three players in Phronesis a matchless rapport. That inspires an ever-flowing fountain of new music, captured to perfection on this, the Anglo-Scandinavian trio’s sixth CD and their fourth for Edition Records. Recorded in a single day at London’s fabled Abbey Road studios, Parallax is a brilliantly realised piece of music-making.
Brian Bromberg - Full Circle
World-renowned acoustic and electric bassist Brian Bromberg hasn’t released an album in the U.S. since 2012, a fact that might not have been cause for concern if you know that at one point he released three albums in one year. Every man deserves a break. However, once you realize that this chameleon with over 20 projects in his catalog recently had reason to believe that he might never play music again, you understand the gravity of his latest acoustic jazz project, Full Circle - one he says may well be “the most important record of my career.” - See more at:
Larry Young - In Paris
From the National Audiovisual Institute (INA) in France, which houses the Office of Radio and Television (ORTF) archives, comes In Paris: The ORTF Recordings, featuring never-before-released live & studio material from 1964-1965 by the iconic jazz organist Larry Young. In Paris tells the story, through words and music, of Larry Young as an American jazz artist living in Paris. Featured artists include Woody Shaw on trumpet, Nathan Davis on saxophone, Billy Brooks on drums & numerous French artists. Available as Deluxe 2-CD and Limited Edition 2-LP sets, mastered by the legendary Bernie Grundman, this is the first release of all previously unreleased Larry Young recordings in nearly 40 years and is endorsed by the estate of Larry Young.
Sarah Vaughan - Live At Rosy's
Live At Rosy's is a newly discovered live recording captured in an intimate club setting on May 31, 1978 at Rosy’s in New Orleans. Featuring nearly 90 minutes of music from "the Divine One," Sarah Vaughan — backed by her trio of pianist Carl Schroeder, bassist Walter Booker and drummer Jimmy Cobb — Live At Rosy's is a collection of material originally recorded for the Peabody Award-winning NPR radio program Jazz Alive! with host Dr. Billy Taylor, some of which has never been aired before. Available as a deluxe 2-CD set with a 36-page book including essays by jazz writers James Gavin and Will Friedwald, producer Zev Feldman and more.
Snarky Puppy - Family Dinner Vol. 2
This is the vinyl version of Family Dinner Vol. 2. The vinyl includes a DVD and a digital download card. To give you a little background on the Family Dinner series, the band sees the recordings - while it is technically a Snarky Puppy album by the fact that they are the backing band and arrangers of all of the material - as more of a compilation; an album of all original songs written and performed by the guest vocalists, with just a little musical help from Snarky Puppy.
Smooth jazz is a genre of music that grew out of jazz and is influenced by rhythm and blues, funk, rock and roll, and pop music styles (separately, or, in any combination). Musicians such as Kenny G., Ramsey Lewis, David Koz, and Spyro Gyra have had hits with instrumental recordings, while singers such as Anita Baker, Sade, Sting and Norah Jones have found success with vocal releases. George Benson remains a popular Smooth Jazz artist as both a singer and guitar player.
In general a smooth jazz track is downtempo (the most widely played tracks are in the 90–105 BPM range), layering a lead, melody-playing instrument (saxophones – especially soprano and tenor – are the most popular, with guitars a close second) over a backdrop that typically consists of programmed rhythms and various synth pads and/or samples. Smooth jazz groups or recording artists tend to play their instruments in a melodic fashion such that they are recognizable within just a few measures; this category includes names such as saxophonists Kenny G, David Sanborn, George Howard, Najee, Boney James, and Art Porter, Jr.; guitarists George Benson, Earl Klugh, Marc Antoine, Peter White, Jonathan Butler, Ray Parker, Jr, Norman Brown, Ronny Jordan, and Yves Vincent; pianists David Benoit, Bradley Joseph, and Joe Sample. Some performers, such as Dave Koz, Bob James, and Nathan East are notable for their numerous collaborations with many of the genre's big names. Groups include Fourplay, Pieces of a Dream, Acoustic Alchemy, Airborne and The Rippingtons. Female performers include Keiko Matsui, Joyce Cooling, Mindi Abair, Candy Dulfer, Sade, Brenda Russell, Pamela Williams, Regina Belle, and Anita Baker.
Smooth jazz can be traced to at least the late 1960s. Producer Creed Taylor worked with guitarist Wes Montgomery on three popular records (1967's A Day in the Life and Down Here on the Ground and 1968's Road Song) consisting of instrumental versions of familiar pop songs such as "Eleanor Rigby", "I Say a Little Prayer" and "Scarborough Fair". While jazz musicians had performed pop hits since the early 1900s, Montgomery's commercially successful albums were somewhat of a departure from this tradition, containing little of the complex improvisation of his earlier recordings and being aimed squarely at pop music audiences. Reviewing A Day In the Life, critic Scott Yannow writes, "although the jazz content is almost nil, the results are pleasing as background music." From these commercially successful records with Montgomery, Taylor founded CTI Records. Many established jazz performers recorded for CTI (including Freddie Hubbard, Chet Baker, George Benson and Stanley Turrentine). The records recorded under Taylor's guidance were typically aimed as much at pop audiences as at jazz fans, with ornate string section arrangements, and a much stronger emphasis on melody than was typical in jazz. Some critics and jazz fans expressed a distaste for CTI releases, but much of the label's output is now generally well-regarded: Yanow writes, "Taylor had great success in balancing the artistic with the commercial." Hubbard's funk/fusion album Red Clay, issued by CTI and containing a lengthy cover of John Lennon's "Cold Turkey" and has been described as arguably "Hubbard's finest moment as a leader." In addition to Benson, jazz musicians in the 1970s whose style would be called smooth jazz today included Bob James, David Sanborn, Herb Alpert, Al Jarreau and Chuck Mangione.
A recent development is urban jazz, which incorporates aspects of hip-hop. This style is aimed at audiences who would normally listen to radio stations that play a mix of hip-hop and R&B. Among the musicians who frequently perform urban jazz are Dave Koz, Boney James, Paul Jackson Jr., Nick Colionne, Vincent Ingala, Bobby Perry, Urban Jazz Coalition, Streetwize, and Tha' Hot Club. Urban jazz includes artists such as Bob Baldwin, Michael Lington, Brian Bromberg, David Lanz, Jonathan Fritzen, Bobby Ricketts, Kim Waters, Daniele Caprelli, Ken Navarro, Walter Beasley, Peter White.