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Side Steps, the third and final set in a series of Coltrane Box Sets, hits stores today via Prestige Records. The 5-CD set captures Coltrane in a supporting role, as a sideman to leaders like Sonny Rollins, Gene Ammons, Red Garland, Tadd Dameron and others.

The collection of 43 tracks represents the entirety of Coltrane’s session work as a Prestige sideman, from mid-1956 to early 1958, with the exception of his work with Miles Davis (which is featured in The Miles Davis Quintet:

New York, New York-September 29, 2009-Charito continues to find her way into the hearts of her peers and fans by continually releasing recordings with impressive collaborations.

This time out she meets with renowned French composer Michel Legrand on Watch What Happens on CT Music. The CD is set for release October 6th.

The Japan based jazz diva will make another indelible mark on a worldwide stage with an incomparable set of thirteen Legrand tracks on

New York, NY-An Evening Of Rhythm & Romance, a DVD and Blu-ray from Grammy-Award winning saxophonist Kenny G will be simultaneously released on October 6 through Eagle Rock Entertainment. [MSRP $14.98 for DVD, $24.98 for Blu-ray]. With global album sales in excess of 50 million copies, this is a new milestone for the accomplished artist, as this is his first ever performance released in the Blu-ray format.

An Evening of Rhythm & Romance was filmed in late 2008 at Humphreys By The Bay in San


Dani Gurgel: Agora released

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Dani Gurgel's long awaited release "Agora" was recently released on ArtistShare on September 16th. It features a wide range of talented, Brazilian composers mixing traditional styles with modern grooves, all while featuring the fantastic voice of Dani Gurgel.

Watch this amazing band, and take a listen to what they have to say about the music and the new project:

In Dani's own words:

This project is inspired on the serie
Over the past three years, Prestige Records has released boxed sets of Coltrane’s numerous sessions from the mid to late ’50s, each spotlighting a specific dimension of his tenure with the label.

Fearless Leader released September 2006, in celebration of Coltrane’s 80th birthday showcases his recordings as a bandleader. Interplay, released September 2007, contains Coltrane’s early collaborative recordings with a variety of stellar musicians from the same era.

To celebrate the long tradition of jazz musicians performing the music of the Beatles, has launched a streaming jazz radio channel exclusively playing jazz covers of Beatles songs. The channel, called "Composers: Beatles," is free to use and available 24 hours a day at

The Beatles' place in the history of rock and roll is indisputable: many consider them to be the best band ever, and their influence in the music of the last 40 years is immeasurable. With the recent

Eric Darius to begin Japanese Tour for third consecutive year
Critically-acclaimed saxophonist & Blue Note Recording sensation, Eric Darius, will perform In Tokyo, Japan
at the world famous 'Cotton Club' on October 1st and 2nd, and also at "Motion Blue" in Yokohama, Japan on

October 4, 2009. After being named the Smooth Jazz News’ Debut Artist of the Year in 2004 and receiving

the prestigious Onyx "Ovation" Award in 2007, Eric scored his first #1 Smooth J

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Pianist Monika Herzig Discovers Peace on Earth Is More than Just a Dream

Indianapolis, IN/September 18, 2009

World traveler and pianist Monika Herzig releases worldwide distribution of Peace on Earth November 3, 2009 under the Owl Studios label.

The journey to musical success wasn't easy for Monika Herzig. Armed with just a suitcase, guitar and a cup full of dreams, Monika and her gu

Grammy nominated and Juno Award winning drummer Terry Clarke signed with Blue Music Group for his release It's About Time featuring Joe Lovano, Jim Hall, Greg Osby, Phil Dwyer and Don Thompson.

Terry Clarke was born on August 20, 1944 in Vancouver, British Columbia. His natural rhythmic aptitude was obvious from an early age, and at the age of twelve, he began studying formally with the noted drum teacher and author Jim Blackley. In 1965, Terry moved to San Francisco to work with John Handy


Dan Aran's new CD

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Israeli drummer Dan Aran takes a more contemporary tack on Breathing (Smalls 0045). Aran   a student of the late saxophonist (and founder of the New School of Jazz and Contemporary Music) Arnie Lawrence   is notably un-drummer-like in his leadership.

He’s a laid-back team player, disciplined to put himself out front. Could be that he’s without ego, or that he’s content to let his tuneful compositions and enlightened arrangements serve as the focus. If so, mission acco

Cheryl Hughey Promotions announces weekly CD giveaway.

The featured CD for this week is Cynthia Layne's "Beautiful Soul."

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What the critics are saying about Cynthia Layne...

"Give me more of this! There can never be too many women in this world, and especially those, who have the ability to display their own profile and styling with the necessary confidence that’s why I’m w


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Moorestown, NJ/September 15, 2009

It's the Talk of the Town . . . after producing a slew of #1 and top five hits as a producer, Darren Rahn achieves #1 on Billboard as a solo artist.

You may know Darren Rahn from his production work in #1 hits with radio favorites like Wayman Tisdale, Dave Koz, Eric Darius and Tim Bowman, along with other songs in

Contact: Debbie Parks

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The Cellar Nightclub adds Smooth Jazz to their Line-up:  The One Soul Jazz Series

International Recording Artist, U-Nam to Host Weekly Jazz Series

Long Beach, CA, September 8, 2009:  International Recording Artist U-Nam will be hosting The " One Soul Jazz Series"

Blue Music Group's September releases feature some of the finest leaders and sidemen, Rashied Ali, Terry Clarke, Mika Pohjola, Akiko Pavolka and Maria Neckam. On these albums, you'll hear vocalist Eddie Jefferson, saxophonists Steve Wilson, Joe Lovano, Greg Osby, guitarists Jim Hall and Ben Monder, and many more. Don't miss these releases.

with Steve Wilson, Ben Monder

Being one of this year's most important releases, Northern Sunrise

NEW YORK. Blue Music Group is the first record label to introduce Instant Net-CDs on its website. In addition to offering common mpeg layer 3 ("mp3") and advanced audio codec ("aac") media, the entire Blue Music Group catalog is now available in a full quality CD format, including printable artwork, lyrics and inserts. "This is a major step for music sales to become entirely postal-free. Neither the sound quality nor the liner notes are an issue anymore," says Mika Pohjola, the artistic director
Saxophone titan Azar Lawrence releases his new CD on Furthermore Recordings!!

Azar Lawrence will release Prayer For My Ancestors on September 29TH 2009!!

Without a doubt, the most exciting occurrence in the last few years has been the re-emergence of saxophone titan Azar Lawrence!

On the heels of his Speak The Word CD which was a major success on the JazzWeek charts, and received more than 3.500 spins nation wide comes the new release, Prayer For My Ancestors.

Whether it's the en



NEW YORK, NY, September 9, 2009 - The world-renowned Newport Folk Festival® in Newport, RI, which was founded in 1959 by George Wein and folk icon Pete Seeger, is available for sponsorship. The festival celebrated its 50th anniversary August 1 2, 2009, with more than 17,000 music fans in attendance.

Scheduled for July 30 August 1, 2010


Melodic Thinking

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"Thinking Out Loud" is the latest introspective from guitar-stunner Trey Wright.  Mr. Wright assembles a trio for this rendering of eight originals and two bold covers of current rock artists.

"Thinking Out Loud" captures the magical interplay that drummer Marlon Patton (Universal Music Group's Heavy Mojo) and bass-ace Marc Miller have developed live.  The strong melodic bass lines braid through modern jazz/rock drum rhythms and provide a unique, fresh foundation for Mr. Wright's contemplativ


Bill Hart tells us...

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"This Is Why", the latest release from guitar guru Bill Hart, is a fusion freight train transferring payloads full of blues, funk, rock and jazz.  It is precisely this jambalaya of genres that makes Mr. Hart's music so accessible.  "This is Why" features five-time Grammy® nominee award winner Mike Stern (guitar) along with Enrico Galetta (bass), Gary Wilkins (bass), Charles Marvray (drums), Tom Knight (drums), Jef Ven Veen (drums and Ahsa Ahla (percussion).  The result is deep groove, thick inte

New York, New York-September 3, 2009-Respected and versatile saxophone player James Moody has collaborated with legendary pianist Kenny Barron on a recent offering on the IPO Recordings imprint titled 4A.

4A features eight instrumental tracks of classic jazz painted with the colors of every level of saxophone from Moody and embellished with beautiful piano passages from the smooth and timely delivery of Barron.

Although Moody is known for his longtime work with ja