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LONGMEADOW, MA -- Playscape Recordings is proud to announce the June 27th release of Ride (Playscape Recordings PSR#071595), a never-before-available July 1995 concert recording from the legendary Thomas Chapin Trio. Recorded live at the North Sea Jazz Festival in The Netherlands, this release features the classic line-up of Chapin (saxophones and flute), Mario Pavone (bass) and Michael Sarin (drums) at its creative peak.

"This is the trio at its zenith," recalls Pavone in the liner no


Paul Jackson Band Tour

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Funk icon Paul Jackson, bass player and founding member of Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters, is gearing up for a tour of Europe and Japan starting in mid July. Pjack (as he is known in the jazz-funk circle) will be promoting the release of his latest solo album entitled "Funk On A Stick". Funk On A Stick was released last year and is receiving rave reviews worldwide and has already been picked up by hundreds of radio stations. The band features Jackson on bass and vocals, Jerry Stucker on guit
Jazz Rock Fusion is a tough subject to approach in any setting.

I recently wrote an article about Jazz Rock Fusion with contributions from John McLaughlin, Billy Cobham, Dave Liebman, Adam Holzman, Peter Erskine, and John Scofield.

I found their perspectives today about the music they created so many years ago to be interesting indeed.

Being a die hard Jazz Rock Fusion fan since seeing Miles Davis, Weather Report, and The Mahavishnu Orchestra in 1972, it has always been a

Gifted with personal style suffused through enviable versatility, precise in both soft ballads and fast paced rhythms, Hays is a surprising piano player who consolidates himself amongst the most interesting talents of international jazz piano.

Born in New York City but raised in Connecticut, this 37 year old piano player has employed his workmanship playing with Sonny Rollins, Benny Golson, Ron Carter, Joe Henderson, Roy Haynes, John Scofield, Donald Harrison, Chris Potter, Al Foster,

Ajamu Akinyele w/ Gemini Soul "Live" in Concert:

Friday, May 5, 2006

Panama Bay - Showtime: 8 pm

2115 First Street; Livermore, CA 94550; 925-245-1700

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Borders Books & Music - Stonestown Galleria - Showtime: 2 pm

233 Winston Drive; San Francisco, CA 94132; 415-731-0665

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Caffe Bella - Showtimes: 8 pm, 9 pm, 10 pm

2621 Fifth Avenue; Seattle, WA 98121; 206-441-4351

Sunday, May 21, 2

Paul Collins Artist Management International, better known as PCAMI*, is pleased to announce a musical collaboration with world famous legendary bassist, educator and composer Dr. Art Davis of USA and Roberto Magris, international jazz pianist and composer from Trieste, Italy. The development of this musical collaboration will prove to be the "ascension" of yet another positive force for music.

"The accomplishments of Dr. Davis are we

The outstanding session included in this DVD presents a rare TV performance by four well-known Maryland (USA) jazz musicians. Tom Reyes-keyboards, Vattel Cherry-bass, John Dierker-sax, and Nick Costa-drums. The concert was taped at Baltimore's Harborplace in the summer of 2005. It was later broadcast repeatedly in the fall and winter of 2005 on Baltimore cable TV.

The concert features in the moment improvisation. Nothing was rehearsed prior to the performance. The musical compos

Atlanta, GA--May 1, 2006--Vocalist Tammy Allen caught the music bug at age 13 at a B.B. King concert. She explains, "I never heard anything with that kind of a pocket." About a week later, Allen decided that was her destiny in life.

After the weekly grind of working in nightclubs and restaurants in LA and Las Vegas was behind her, Allen settled in and opened her own studio in Atlanta to offer voice lessons to aspiring young vocalist. Big House Studios opened its do

Eurogallery Live Art events

Introducing the latest in the series of live art events from Eurogallery.

"From Harlem to Hollywood"

Dear art lovers and fellow musicians, this letter is to introduce to you the latest of our special events from Eurogallery Live Art. We are commissioning 12 works of art on the theme "Music".

The title of the first work is "From Harlem to Hollywood" in cooperation with the world renowned jazz vocalist Michael Danso

CHICAGO BASSIST LAUNCHES INNOVATIVE JAZZ WEBSITE CHICAGO, IL (April 24, 2006) Every jazz instructor wishes their students would practice more and now they just might because practicing jazz is about to get more fun., a new website due to launch on June 1, 2006, will offer a series of downloadable jazz play-along tracks that will enable every instrumentalist and vocalist to work out with a world class rhythm section.

"It was impossible to find any recordings my students

More than the sights, sounds, and smells, the spirit of New Orleans lives on in its music, which will be very much alive for Jazz Fest 2006 later this month, one of the first big events taking place in the city after the hurricane disaster.

Grammy-nominated singer Chris Isaak and FINE LIVING network will be your personal guide to this year’s Jazz Fest, on a special premiering on April 23. Viewers can get a sneak peek of Chris Isaak’s Guide To Jazz Fest by visiting for video exc

In the spring of 2005, with his latest CD approaching the pinnacle of the jazz chart, guitarist Randy Johnston captured the energy of the moment in front of a packed house at the Smithsonian Jazz Cafe.

Mel Bay Records is excited to bring you this concert on DVD, scheduled for release on Tuesday, April 18th.

Bassist Tom Pietrycha and drummer Tony Leone joined Randy on this exhilarating blend of originals and covers, including John Coltrane's "Impressions" and Don Militello


Joe Diorio Trio: Live

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Joe Diorio joins the growing roster of jazz-guitar virtuosos on Mel Bay Records with the reissue of Joe Diorio Trio: Live.

The CD is scheduled for release on Tuesday, April 18, 2006.

Recorded by Jim Merod at the Horton Grand Hotel in downtown San Diego on a Spring evening in 1991, the trio included Bob Magnusson on bass and Jim Plank on drums. With Joe playing his 1968 Gibson 175, they offered affectionate interpretations of popular selectio


Vince Lewis Trio New Release

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JMP Records is proud to announce the release of, "The Vince Lewis Trio Better Than Ever." Recorded in July 2005, this is a reunion of three veteran musicians who have worked together in the West Virginia area for many years. This is their first recording as a trio and the 5th release for Vince Lewis as a leader. It is a work that is long overdue.

Since actively pursuing a solo care


Desert Song'- new CD

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Adama Music presents Itamar Erez & The Adama Ensemble’s New CD- ‘Desert Song’ ‘DESERT SONG’ TAKES FUSION TO A NEW LEVEL WITH EXCITING AND ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS, BLENDING MIDDLE EASTERN, JAZZ AND FLAMENCO INFLUENCES. "An Original blend of classical music, jazz and various genres of world music, from flamenco to Indian music, with a particular focus on Middle Eastern traditions..." (The Globe & Mail)

The Adama Ensemble (based in Vancouver, BC, Canada), led by composer, guitarist

Cleveland, Ohio--April 17, 2006--Cleveland is the home to the birth of rock and roll, the music hall of fame, and countless bands that have left their mark on the history of music. Rare Blend follows in those footsteps with music that engages and reawakens your senses. They offer a listener an entire range of flavors ranging from progressive rock, jazz, jazz-rock-fusion, and any combination thereof, primarily in the form of instrumentals.

Rare Blend is Vic Samalot (guitar), Bo

Steadily picking up steam since forming five years ago, Mama’s Cookin’ is now hotter than ever. Mixing funk rhythms with west African beats, and new age blues with hip-hop style, Mama’s Cookin’ has created a sound that gives it’s urban musical backdrop a wholly fresh and original feel. And it’s time to take the show back on the road.

Once jazz students at Colorado’s Western State College, the bands that Mama’s Cookin’ has shared the stage with reads like a who’s who of the current mus

Keyboardist/Producer STEPHEN PFISTER has just released his third CD Coastal Grooves to rave reviews. This Maine multi-instrumentalist has blended funky Hammond B-3 organ grooves with soulful piano vibes. If you are a jazz/blues fan, you'll hear the influence of Les McCann, Ramsey Lewis and Jimmy Smith with a little Dr. John thrown in. Smooth jazz stations will love the aptly titled "Radio Friendly" and the bubbling funk of "Strut" is a sure-fire smash.

The scenes from the CD cover are