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The Concord Music Group will release The Complete Tony Bennett / Bill Evans Recordings on April 14th via Fantasy Records.

The sublime 2-CD collection spotlights the iconic song stylist Tony Bennett dueting with legendary jazz pianist Bill Evans from their two albums. Disc 1 combines the originally issued recordings, The Tony Bennett / Bill Evans Album and Together Again, with two bonus tracks, including a superb version of
Grammy-award winning jazz vocalist Cassandra Wilson will release Closer To You: The Pop Side on April 7th via Blue Note / EMI.

With her unmistakable honeyed husky voice, she has made intimate and personal statements with jazz, blues, R&B, country and pop. Closer To You: The Pop Side is a new collection of Wilson’s best covers of pop / rock hits, originally recorded by a who’s-who of top musicians, including U2, Bob Dylan, Gle
On March 24, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, trumpeter and bandleader Wynton Marsalis will release his fifth Blue Note recording, He and She an ambitious new album of 22 tracks that combines spoken word and Wynton’s signature Jazz style.

The album is tempered with flashes of humor and plenty of swing centered around the compelling and most elemental of subjects, the relationship between a man and a woman.

Before heading into the studio,
Smooth Jazz pioneers The Rippingtons’ new album, Modern Art, is available now for pre-order.

The band’s 18th album is available March 10th via Peak Records (Concord Music Group), and features founder Russ Freeman alongside Dave Karasony, Bill Heller, Rico Belled and Jeff Kashiwa. Also featured is special guest trumpeter Rick Braun.

Modern Art breaks new stylistic ground, incorporating exotic world
Smooth Jazz pioneers The Rippingtons will release their latest album, Modern Art, on March 10th via Peak Records (Concord Music Group).

The Rippingtons’ 18th release features an explosive lineup lead by founder Russ Freeman with special guests including smooth Jazz trumpet icon Rick Braun.

You can check out Russ Freeman’s Modern Art mini-site & E-Card here: http://www.rippingtons.com/ecards/launch_mod.htm#

Grammy-award winning pianist Chick Corea released Duet, a 2-CD live performance with up-and-coming virtuosic Japanese pianist Hiromi, this week via Concord Records.

Originally released in Japan in 2007 on Universal, Duet became the top-selling jazz album of the year. The 12-track, 2-CD release marks Chick Corea’s first recorded piano duet album since 1978’s An Evening With Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea: In Concert.

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Singer-songwriter-pianist Peter Cincotti released East Of Angel Town this week via Warner Bros.

East Of Angel Town marks 25-year-old Cincotti’s first work of all original material, and explores musical styles that blend pop, rock, blues, funk and jazz. Cincotti’s percussive piano playing and rich vocals infuse each song with a startling energy.

The realization of East Of Angel Town began when Cincotti teamed up with noted producer and 14-
The new album from sax legend and Grammy Lifetime Achievement award winner Benny Golson hits stores this week via Concord Jazz (CD & digital).

New Time, New ‘Tet is Golson’s first new studio recording in five years and elaborates the traditional jazztet concept; combining Golson’s new compositions with standard jazz repertoire. The album features classics like Thelonious Monk’s "Epistrophy," Sonny Rollins’ "Airegin," and Grammy-winning
Released this week via Blue Note / EMI in celebration of the 50th anniversary of bossa nova, the New York-based Eliane Elias pays tribute to the music of her homeland on her 21st recording, Bossa Nova Stories; a sublime 14-song collection that captures the cool and alluring spirit of bossa nova.

Recorded at London’s historic Abbey Road Studios, the album features seven tracks with full orchestration beautifully arranged and conducted by Rob Ma
Blue Note Records released Mosaic: A Celebration of Blue Note Records this week to commemorate the label’s 70th anniversary. The eight-song collection features classic Blue Note repertoire re-envisioned by The Blue Note 7, an all-start tribute band comprised of current jazz luminaries.

The all-star septet includes pianist, musical director and current Blue Note recording artist Bill Charlap with trumpeter Nicholas Payton, tenor saxophonist
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