New Jazz Releases - jazzreview.com - Your Jazz Music Connection - jazzreview.com - Your Jazz Music Connection http://www.jazzreview.com Tue, 23 May 2017 21:39:53 -0500 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Calling Coltrane by Sangeeta Michael Berardi http://www.jazzreview.com/new-jazz-releases/calling-coltrane-by-sangeeta-michael-berardi.html http://www.jazzreview.com/new-jazz-releases/calling-coltrane-by-sangeeta-michael-berardi.html An homage to the later Impulse! recordings of the late tenor master, John Coltrane, Calling Coltrane pits free improvisation and striking rhythmic instability in a way that challenges the listener to find their own path to understanding Berardi's musical point.

Calling Coltrane, originally recorded in 1996 and the companion release to 2008's Earthship, is the most recent offering from avant-garde guitarist Sangeeta Michael Berardi.  An homage to the later Impulse! recordings of the late tenor master, John Coltrane, Calling Coltrane pits free improvisation and striking rhythmic instability in a way that challenges the listener to find their own path to understanding Berardi's musical point.

The album features three unusual pairings of guitar and drum set that work to set the overall tone of the album.  Throughout, Berardi and drummer John Esposito work to a fervor to both compliment each other and also push to find the limits of their own playing.  It is in these three cuts, "Thank You, Trane," "Calling Coltrane," and "Wise One," that we hear some of Berardi's most inventive and personal playing.

As coarse as Calling Coltrane begins, there is a salient balance to this album.  With the chaotic and seemingly disjointed feel of the drum set and guitar tracks, stability is found in "Sic for Rashied," where everyone makes their peace with the groove and they give in to some of their most sincere performances.  This is most notably embraced by saxophone/flutist James Finn.  Soaring and emotional Finn's solo in "Six for Rashied" gives gravity to an album that, up to this point, had yet to establish what it wanted to be.

The backside of Calling Coltrane features a pair of guitar and flute duets that are truly some of the finest music included.  Pastoral and refined, Berardi's obligato guitar accompaniment over Finn's delicate flute performance delights.

Sangeeta Michael Berardi set out to create a tribute to the experimental and dynamic compositions of John Coltrane.  Stretching the boundaries of what we understand and accept to be tonal music, Berardi himself forces the listener to withhold his music for their own judgment.  Tracks to listen to: "Six for Rashied," "Three for the Trees," and "Five for Finn."

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morrice.blackwell@gmail.com (Aaron Craven) New Jazz Releases Fri, 13 Apr 2012 03:29:15 -0500
Stephanie Jordan Tribute CD to Lena Horne http://www.jazzreview.com/new-jazz-releases/stephanie-jordan-tribute-cd-to-lena-horne.html http://www.jazzreview.com/new-jazz-releases/stephanie-jordan-tribute-cd-to-lena-horne.html Stephanie Jordan Sings a Tribute to the Fabulous Lena Horne; Yesterday When I Was Young: "Great lyrics permeate this beautifully rendered homage, and Jordan has the skill sets to do them justice—a voice that projects from a whisper to a scream, impeccable diction, dead-center pitch, fluid phrasing. Backed by a breathe-as-one 8-piece unit of top-shelf New Orleanians that sounds twice its size, and counterstated by a cohort of virtuoso soloists, she finds fresh, unfailingly swinging approaches to this well-traveled repertoire, melding into a personal argot elements garnered from such distinguished mentors as Shirley Horn, Abbey Lincoln, Nancy Wilson—and Lena Horne…

NEW ORLEANS – The long awaited debut album by New Orleans jazz vocalist Stephanie Jordan has finally arrived.  The Stephanie Jordan Big Band will host a CD Release Party at Café Istanbul during French Quarter Fest weekend in the Healing Center located at 2372 St. Claude Avenue, New Orleans. Louisiana on Friday, April 13, 2012 at 8:00 PM.  The new CD; "Stephanie Jordan Sings a Tribute to the Fabulous Lena Horne" honors the legendary Grammy Award winner who starred in many films and whose music has been hailed as masterpieces.

 

Noted jazz critic Ted Panken writes, "Great lyrics permeate this beautifully rendered homage, and Jordan has the skill sets to do them justice—a voice that projects from a whisper to a scream, impeccable diction, dead-center pitch, fluid phrasing. Backed by a breathe-as-one 8-piece unit of top-shelf New Orleanians that sounds twice its size, and counterstated by a cohort of virtuoso soloists, she finds fresh, unfailingly swinging approaches to this well-traveled repertoire, melding into a personal argot elements garnered from such distinguished mentors as Shirley Horn, Abbey Lincoln, Nancy Wilson—and Lena Horne herself—while sounding like no one other than Stephanie Jordan. As she aptly puts it, "it's a tribute, not a copy."

 

Panken continues, "The album's title track, Yesterday When I Was Young, a Charles Aznavour gem that Horne documented on the 1969 LP Lena and Gabor. Jordan's sodium pentothal treatment—the truth WILL be told—is evocative of the magical phrasing of Shirley Horn, a close friend of Jordan from her D.C. days."

 

The full album continues Jordan's signature treatment of jazz standards from the Big Band era performed with select solos by her father Edward "Kidd" Jordan; her brothers trumpeter Marlon and flutist Kent Jordan; and Uncle Maynard Chatters. Roderick Paulin's solo treatment on Stormy Weather is enchanting while Emmy Award recipient Mike Esneault provides musical utopia on the keys throughout the album.

 

Jordan's only regret is that Horne isn't around to hear this heartfelt offering. "I was two years into doing tributes to Lena, when she died," she says. "It was devastating to me. 

 

The full line-up of musicians includes; Mike Esneault, Arranger, Piano; Bobby Campo, Trumpet; Blake Daniels, Trumpet; Troy Davis, Drums and Percussions; Tony Dagradi, Baritone Sax; B.J. McGibney, Trombone; Roderick Paulin, Tenor Sax; Chris Severin, Bass; Maynard Chatters, Trombone; Steve Masakowski, Guitar; Edward "Kidd" Jordan, Tenor Sax; Kent Jordan, Flute; and Marlon Jordan, Trumpet.

 

"Jordan said that 16-years ago, a month long singing engagement in Istanbul, Turkey was the first time that she had traveled alone out of the US.  "It was then that I began to believe that she could be a professional jazz singer.  I remember thinking, wow; exotic places, worldwide travel, and glamorous surroundings, this could work.  At the Palace Hotel where I was residing for the performance hung a beautiful painting of New Orleans' own Sidney Bechet.  That confirmed that jazz was the route for me."  The reflections of that trip are the reasons why Jordan said she chose Café Istanbul as the site for her CD release.

 

Admission to this exclusive CD Release Party/Concert includes a free signed copy of the Stephanie Jordan Sings A Tribute to the Fabulous Lena Horne; Yesterday When I Was Young CD with the first 100 tickets purchased.

 

RSVP Online: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=4ei6xun6&oeidk=a07e5q2hqkgf72a97bf&oseq=a001ddv1te3k

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morrice.blackwell@gmail.com (Vincent Sylvain) New Jazz Releases Mon, 02 Apr 2012 04:07:25 -0500
MusicDishTV Presents Tony Adamo's "Nine Miles Of Blu" http://www.jazzreview.com/new-jazz-releases/musicdishtv-presents-tony-adamo-s-nine-miles-of-blu.html http://www.jazzreview.com/new-jazz-releases/musicdishtv-presents-tony-adamo-s-nine-miles-of-blu.html In his latest video and mp3 "Nine Miles of Blu," Tony Adamo runs the voodoo down with legendary drummer Mike Clark (yes the drummer who played with Herbie Hancock back in 1974 on Thrust), and references to being in the middle of a happening jazz scene, tipping his verse to Miles' and Coltrane's "Giant Steps". Guitarist Steve Holman lays down a solid comping on this jazz trio's post-bop, with Clark sparking the track with great rhythmic ideas.

In his latest video and mp3 "Nine Miles of Blu," Tony Adamo runs the voodoo down with legendary drummer Mike Clark (yes the drummer who played with Herbie Hancock back in 1974 on Thrust), and references to being in the middle of a happening jazz scene, tipping his verse to Miles' and Coltrane's "Giant Steps". Guitarist Steve Holman lays down a solid comping on this jazz trio's post-bop, with Clark sparking the track with great rhythmic ideas.
The esteemed Clark also produced "Nine Miles of Blue," in which Adamo pays a verbal homage to Dizzie Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and other widely recognized jazz masters who led the way for the music we have today. Using cleverly smooth but complex combinations of jazz melodies, this track is a funky, jazzy, get in your face groove that, at first play, makes you feel like you're sitting in a great jazz club.

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morrice.blackwell@gmail.com (porterwarehouse) New Jazz Releases Tue, 14 Feb 2012 05:25:06 -0600
Swinging With The Boys by Alice & Björn http://www.jazzreview.com/new-jazz-releases/swinging-with-the-boys-by-alice-bjorn.html http://www.jazzreview.com/new-jazz-releases/swinging-with-the-boys-by-alice-bjorn.html Indonesian-Swedish artist duo Aliceleonz and Björn Pehrson write and perform classic swing jazz song with a very traditional sound and very strong song material that brings back the feeling of all the great jazz classics of the 1940ies and 1950ies. The music is characterized by Alice's unique and very strong vocal performance, reminding us of such great artists as Ella Fitzgerald, together with Björn's instinctive feel for classic jazz melodies and harmonies.

Indonesian-Swedish artist duo Aliceleonz and Björn Pehrson write and perform classic swing jazz song with a very traditional sound and very strong song material that brings back the feeling of all the great jazz classics of the 1940ies and 1950ies. The music is characterized by Alice's unique and very strong vocal performance, reminding us of such great artists as Ella Fitzgerald, together with Björn's instinctive feel for classic jazz melodies and harmonies.

All musicians in our band are hand picked from around the world; Sweden, Indonesia, Argentina, Italy, France and the USA. Alice & Björn have recruited the best musicians in the world, regardless of geographical location.

Alice & Björn's first CD - Swinging With The Boys - was released on December 1st, 2011

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morrice.blackwell@gmail.com (Alice and Björn) New Jazz Releases Fri, 03 Feb 2012 11:30:11 -0600
Passageways by McNeill/Filiano/Haynes http://www.jazzreview.com/new-jazz-releases/passageways-by-mcneill/filiano/haynes.html http://www.jazzreview.com/new-jazz-releases/passageways-by-mcneill/filiano/haynes.html Pianist Michael McNeill releases his debut CD as a leader, with renowned improvisers Ken Filiano (bass) and Phil Haynes (drums). "The McNeill Trio plays high-level improvisational music... His extended solo during album- opener 'Hold On' offers a master- class in musical storytelling…" (Buffalo News)

Pianist Michael McNeill releases his debut CD as a leader, with renowned improvisers Ken Filiano (bass) and Phil Haynes (drums). The disc features five of McNeill's original compositions, performed live in Buffalo, NY in December 2010. Buffalo engineer Bill Sack recorded the concert, and Jon Rosenberg provided the mixing and mastering. CDs and digital downloads may be ordered through BandCamp (http://MichaelMcNeill.BandCamp.com), where you can also listen to three of the five tracks in their entirety.

"The McNeill Trio plays high-level improvisational music, built around strong compositions and sturdy motifs... His extended solo during album- opener 'Hold On' offers a master- class in musical storytelling, and his improvised prelude to 'Metropolis' is both playful and haunting." - Jeff Miers, Buffalo News

Some comments from the pianist/composer:

Most of the music on the CD is "open" in one way or another—"Hold On" eventually gets to a set of chord changes (though the lengths of most are not specified); "Nobody's Waltz," "Metropolis," and "Exit Now" had no pre-determined structure for the improvisations. (On "I'm OK Now" we play on the form of the melody.) Nevertheless, what excited me so much about our performances on this disc is that we always kept the elements of the underlying compositions in sight. In the midst of so many spontaneous discoveries, we stayed true to the language of each tune.

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morrice.blackwell@gmail.com (Michael McNeill) New Jazz Releases Wed, 25 Jan 2012 17:36:01 -0600
TransFUSION by Art 'Spike' Schloemer feat. Scott Henderson, Dennis Chambers, Bunny Brunel, Hadrien Feraud, Bob Franceschini, Kirk Covington http://www.jazzreview.com/new-jazz-releases/transfusion-by-art-spike-schloemer.html http://www.jazzreview.com/new-jazz-releases/transfusion-by-art-spike-schloemer.html This album is the fruit of two years of hard work. Spike put tremendous effort into writing and arranging the music. The intention was to create a fresh, unique album with his own style, mixing jazz-rock with some world and trance touch. His goal was not to create something only for jazz-rock fusion fans, but also for everyday customers of groove-music. The CD was fourth on Amazon's Best Seller Jazz ranking and simultaneously one of the most pre-ordered albums at AbstractLogix. The track called "For Joe" was third in Jazz Rock World Fusion Radio's weekly top 20 of 12-16-2011. Spike…
  • This album is the fruit of two years of hard work. Spike put tremendous effort into writing and arranging the music. The intention was to create a fresh, unique album with his own style, mixing jazz-rock with some world and trance touch. His goal was not to create something only for jazz-rock fusion fans, but also for everyday customers of groove-music. The CD was fourth on Amazon's Best Seller Jazz ranking and simultaneously one of the most pre-ordered albums at AbstractLogix. The track called "For Joe" was third in Jazz Rock World Fusion Radio's weekly top 20 of 12-16-2011. Spike composed the song in memory of Joe Zawinul.

Analyzing the album - the construction of the arranges, the freschness of material, the sounds of the tunes, the power and the intensity of playing the tracks, the rhythmically intense - it has an immensely individual touch.

  • Press Review:

Like his idol, the late Joe Zawinul, keyboardist Art 'Spike' Schloemer seeks to erase whatever perceived lines lie between jazz, rock, funk and world music. On his new TransFUSION CD, Schloemer arrives well- armed for the task by enlisting some of jazz/fusion's top open-minded artists: guitarist Scott Henderson, saxophonist Bob Franceschini, bassists Bunny Brunel and Hadrien Feraud, and drummers Dennis Chambers and Kirk Covington.

The opening track, "Concussion," shows additional Schloemer influences from the classic fusion era of the '70s. The piece's epic theme, and Feraud's nimble bass line, echo the work of Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke in Return To Forever.

Brunel guests on the subsequent "Space Flight," and his liquid tone and soloing guide Schloemer's synthesizer into the soaring stratosphere of Weather Report, Zawinul's primary vessel during his stellar career. Chambers' contribution is on "Distant Horizon," another far-reaching Weather Report revisit because of his shell-game with the time signature and Schloemer's darting electric piano.

Henderson worked in Zawinul's post-Weather Report group the Zawinul Syndicate, and the guitarist's prodigious firepower burns throughout "Challenge Day." Built on another epic theme by Schloemer, the energetic track is akin to Henderson's '90s work in the band Tribal Tech (which also featured a Zawinul-influenced keyboardist in Scott Kinsey).

Covington, Tribal Tech's drummer, guests on the closing "Keep Relaxed". A high-octane funk number that belies its title, the cut gets extra fuel through the drummer's signature hummingbird-like fills. Franceschini, best-known for his work in guitarist Mike Stern's group, makes a statement through his solo on "Brain Fever," another Schloemer composition that blends jazz technique with rock intensity.

The guest stars may be the drawing card on TransFUSION, but the guest-free tracks are no less alluring. "Sentimental Journey" sounds like a trip through Zawinul's entire career through its acoustic piano, programming, and chanted vocals.

"Good Times" is a Motown-inspired funk vehicle that could've been an alternate theme to the urban '70s sitcom of the same name; "Indie Dance" manages to blend Middle Eastern and be-bop feels, and the entrancing "For Joe" is Schloemer's ode to his late mentor.

Aside from the work of his special guests, Schloemer is responsible for the entirety of TransFUSION, making the disc an otherwise incredible singular achievement. Through his compositions, arrangements, multi-instrumental playing and programming, the keyboardist always manages to sound like he's looking forward -- even as he reaches backward for inspiration.
- Bill Meredith -

  • Links:

http://jazz-rock.com/artists-ArtS.html

album description:
http://artschloemer.blogspot.com/

order album online:
http://www.abstractlogix.com/xcart/product.php?productid=25344

album mp3 download:
http://www.amazon.com/Transfusion-Feat-Scott-Henderson-Covington-Francheschini/dp/B00651CBUK/ref=sr_shvl_album_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1321033440&sr=301-1

MySpace:
http://www.myspace.com/artschloemer

Reverbnation
http://www.reverbnation.com/artschloemer

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morrice.blackwell@gmail.com (Spicy Keys Records) New Jazz Releases Mon, 09 Jan 2012 04:55:53 -0600
See The Sky by Beppe Di Benedetto 5tet http://www.jazzreview.com/new-jazz-releases/see-the-sky-by-beppe-di-benedetto-5tet.html http://www.jazzreview.com/new-jazz-releases/see-the-sky-by-beppe-di-benedetto-5tet.html One day dad went back home, a strange black suitcase in his hand; and stood up in front of the 12 years old son. Inside the suit case, there was a shiny instrument, smelling new. Such was the curiosity that the boy decided to snatch the secret language of music: it was so moving, it made me so happy."See the sky" is the fruit of a beautiful journey, a veritable résumé of my experiences, meetings and emotions through years and years spent playing music and living my life. It's a generous cd, resultance of both enthusiasm and joy in making…

One day dad went back home, a strange black suitcase in his hand; and stood up in front of the 12 years old son. Inside the suit case, there was a shiny instrument, smelling new. Such was the curiosity that the boy decided to snatch the secret language of music: it was so moving, it made me so happy.
"See the sky" is the fruit of a beautiful journey, a veritable résumé of my experiences, meetings and emotions through years and years spent playing music and living my life. It's a generous cd,  resultance of both enthusiasm and joy in making music; and it's, from time to time, intense, soft, minimal, furious, romantic. The five musicians of the quintet share respect and friendship, and show along the tracks the beauty of many years playing together.

Beppe Di Benedetto

Beppe di Benedetto 5tet, See the Sky: Solid date led by di Benedetto's trombone, rounded off with sax, piano, bass, and drums. Nice mix of up tempo and ballads. This is straight-ahead bop with a modern touch. Benedetto has a graceful touch on trombone, which sometimes can elbow other instruments out of the way, but here, he's a seamless part of the quintet. Also, the compositions just flat out rock; tunes that soar and tunes that sway. The kind of album I can listen to over and over.  /Dave Sumner/

http://www.beppedibenedetto.net

http://www.youtube.com/user/beppedibenedetto5tet

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morrice.blackwell@gmail.com (Inga Ursulska) New Jazz Releases Thu, 05 Jan 2012 08:44:25 -0600
ONE ALTERNATIVE - Air Sculpture http://www.jazzreview.com/new-jazz-releases/one-alternative-air-sculpture.html http://www.jazzreview.com/new-jazz-releases/one-alternative-air-sculpture.html It began a number of years ago when an oboist and two guitarists decided to compose and perform their own music. They wanted their sound to be an alternative to other acoustic ensembles by exploring many musical styles yet maintaining an inspired and distinct voice; thus was the inception of ONE ALTERNATIVE. The members of ONE ALTERNATIVE are Jill Haley on oboe/English horn plus two guitarists, Mark Oppenlander and David Bozenhard. Rather than having its music labeled by others, One Alternative describes its music as an "acoustic fusion". Acoustic fusion is a blending of the compositional form found in classical…

It began a number of years ago when an oboist and two guitarists decided to compose and perform their own music. They wanted their sound to be an alternative to other acoustic ensembles by exploring many musical styles yet maintaining an inspired and distinct voice; thus was the inception of ONE ALTERNATIVE.

The members of ONE ALTERNATIVE are Jill Haley on oboe/English horn plus two guitarists, Mark Oppenlander and David Bozenhard. Rather than having its music labeled by others, One Alternative describes its music as an "acoustic fusion". Acoustic fusion is a blending of the compositional form found in classical music with improvisational elements found in jazz and rock. The mixture of these elements forms a driven, ever-changing and enjoyable listening experience.

ONE ALTERNATIVE has performed throughout the Eastern half of the United States. Past performances have included Penn's Landing and the Keswick Theatre in Philadelphia as well as the Merkin Concert Hall in New York City. The group has shared the stage with, Spyro Gyra, Oregon, Pentangle, Larry Coryell, Acoustic Alchemy, and the Dixie Dregs among others. Reviewing a One Alternative concert, Susan Pena of the Reading Eagle wrote: "One Alternative captivated the audience by displaying the precise playing and sinuous melodies that have gained them increased popularity."

ONE ALTERNATIVE has released six recordings. The first Greenlawn, was recorded in 1985 and described by Jonathan Takiff of the Philadelphia Daily News as the "tastiest independent record project to come out of these parts in many moons." The second album Take Note, released in 1988, received much praise from Billboard and CD Review where John Diliberto wrote: "There are a lot of artists masquerading as new acoustic musicians with saccharine new age formulas. But One Alternative brings a much needed vision to an increasingly faceless genre." In 1990, the third album Shadows was recorded and released. Airplay for this recording was heard on several hundred radio stations in America as well as Japan and Spain.

ONE ALTERNATIVE released recording number four in 1996 with Yet To Be. John Diliberto said "...it's their best yet." and Jonathan Takiff gave the recording three stars stating that "Open minds will delight as the trio flits cheerfully from oeuvre to oeuvre like a bee between flowers..." Echoes, a highly regarded radio program that is syndicated throughout the country picked Yet To Be as one of its 25 Essential Echoes CDs of 1996. In 1997 One Alternative appeared in a second "live" performance on Echoes as part of the Living Room Concert Series. From that performance the piece "Siena" was chosen to be part of The Echoes Living Room Concerts Volume 3 compact disc series. 1998 marked the release of One Alternative's fifth recording called Changes on the J-Bird Records label. Changes is a compilation of music from the four previous albums, all remastered, plus the newly recorded title track. Acoustic Guitar magazine reviewed Changes saying that "The recording is first rate and the entire work is thoroughly enjoyable."

In 2003 ONE ALTERNATIVE released its sixth recording Pendulum.
Once again, Echoes gave One Alternative the thumbs up by naming Pendulum ECHOES CD OF THE MONTH for July 2003. Pendulum continues One Alternative's tradition of highly evolved compositions played with enthusiasm and precision. The addition of 12-string guitar, slide guitar, and in one composition- a woodwind quintet, adds to the musical palette set forth on this latest release.

The year 2011 marks the 28th year of
ONE ALTERNATIVE. Recording number seven titled Air Sculpture was released in late 2011. This time released as a CD/DVD combo, Air Sculpture continues the One Alternative tradition of writing and performing excellent instrumental music

To learn more, visit ONE ALTERNATIVE at www.onealternative.com. The site contains in-depth information
on the group, music sound clips, video links, and the latest on upcoming performances.

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morrice.blackwell@gmail.com (Mark Oppenlander) New Jazz Releases Wed, 28 Dec 2011 12:09:40 -0600
Joseph Patrick Moore - XYZ Factor http://www.jazzreview.com/new-jazz-releases/joseph-patrick-moore-xyz-factor.html http://www.jazzreview.com/new-jazz-releases/joseph-patrick-moore-xyz-factor.html Blue Canoe Records have released "XYZ Factor" from bassman, Joseph Patrick Moore. This bold, uber-current effort fuses elements of contemporary jazz, for which Mr. Moore is famous, with electronica and the delivery is a fresh and relevant EP that will appeal to his current fans and fans of electronica alike. In the same vein as artists BT, Owl City and Moby, Mr. Moore hits the listener with a smooth, irrepressible experience that encourages listeners to use the repeat function.

Joseph Patrick Moore is a prolific jazz, pop and rock musician as well as producer, session musician, film composer and author. He has worked with artists such as Stewart Copeland (The Police), Earl Klugh, Chris Duarte and Bob James to name a few. "XYZ Factor" is fresh on the release of "To Africa With Love" where Mr. Moore coupled its release with a mission trip to Africa where he got involved on the front line of support for The Kingdom of Swaziland.

The three song EP "XYZ Factor" starts with "Yield", an ambient electronic beat backed by Mr. Moore's signature bass tone.  The haunting melody sticks with the listener long after the song resolves and is supported by a bubbling beat that forces feet to move.

"Xanadu", the second track, begins with a mysterious, synthesized mood that moves from left to right.  The beat gently settles in and the echo of a dreamy voice calls from above. By the time the melody falls in, the addictive beat is ingratiated into your subconscious. From classical strings to ambient keys to contemporary jazz melody, this electronic hallucination is not to be missed.

"XYZ Factor" rounds off with the full-tilt "Zig Zag Zoom".  Mr. Moore infuses pop melody lines over the Owl City like beat to create a dance party right from "Play".

"XYZ Factor" is co-produced by Buzz Amato (Curtis Mayfield, Ben E. King) as player, producer, composer and arranger coupled with Mr. Moore's bass stylings and production.  This EP is a cerebral experience that punches to the core of today's electronic scene.  Joseph Patrick Moore manages to stay ahead of trends in his pursuit of bringing worlds together through music.  "XYZ Factor" is a must-listen for fans that love jazz, electronica and all points in between.

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morrice.blackwell@gmail.com (Karen Frieske) New Jazz Releases Wed, 28 Dec 2011 12:02:44 -0600
Gico Music’s John Carey & Gina Carey to Release New Smooth Jazz /Soul CD’s Next Year http://www.jazzreview.com/new-jazz-releases/gico-musics-john-carey-gina-carey-to-release-new-smooth-jazz-/soul-cds-next-year.html http://www.jazzreview.com/new-jazz-releases/gico-musics-john-carey-gina-carey-to-release-new-smooth-jazz-/soul-cds-next-year.html Soul/Jazz Recording Artist John and Gina Carey prepare for the releases of their new solo Albums “Smooth and Funky” and “Love Letters”

Soul/Jazz Recording Artist John and Gina Carey prepare for the releases of their new solo Albums “Smooth and Funky” and “Love Letters”

Soul singer sensation Gina Carey is ready to take the music industry by storm once again as she prepares to drop her 6th CD release “Love Letters” on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2012. “Love Letters” includes 10 beautifully delivered songs all well written, arranged, composed and produced by Gina Carey. “Love Letters” is a combination of Soul, R&B, funk and & smooth jazz. Her husband Soul /Jazz Guitarist John Carey has also dazzled this CD with his sultry Guitar licks.

“This project is going to be my best work ever! “Quotes Gina Carey. “This is the first album that I have ever had complete creative control over. Now, those who enjoy my music will finally get the chance to hear the Gina Carey. Gina deems her husband as her greatest inspiration for these incredible Love songs. “My mission is to ignite to world to love again”.

Gina’s last CD “Melodic” soared all the way up the #1 spot on the UK Soul charts. She shared the Top 30 charts will soul divas Jill Scott, India Aire and Aretha Franklin. Melodic was also named one of the Top Soul Albums of the year in the November/December 2011 issue of “Soul Brother Records” , One of the largest Records stores still standing in the UK. Gina anticipates the same if not more success from her new upcoming Valentines gift “Love Letters”.

However, Gina Carey is not the only one in the Carey household that’s making noise in 2012. Her husband and tour partner “The Urban Soul Guitarist” John Carey is about to pluck his strings yet another time with his new upcoming 5th CD release “Smooth and Funky”. “Smooth and Funky “will be available on March 1, 2012.

John’s eclectic rhythmic style continues to fascinate listeners worldwide as he includes a verity of 80’s Soul, Latin and Smooth Jazz tunes. All songs were perfectly written, composed, arranged and produced by non other than John Carey himself. John produced Gina Carey last CD “Melodic”. Modest vocal contribution from his wife Gina Carey can also be heard on John’s CD.

John Carey quotes” Although I love to play smooth jazz music, “I also enjoy playing many other styles of music as well”. Smooth Jazz, Soul , Blues, Hendix and Santana. I don’t want to be in a box known as only a smooth Jazz Guitarist, I want to be known a as a guitarist who plays good music. I want to give my listeners the very best of me.”

John’s last CD “New Beginnings”” soared all the way up the #8 spot on the UK Soul charts and was recently named one of the Top Smooth Jazz Albums of the year 2011 along with Smooth Jazz Guitarist Nick Colionne in the November/December 2011 issue of “Soul Brother Records”. Just like his wife Gina, John is excited and is looking forward to exceeding to success of “New Beginnings” with his new upcoming CD “Smooth and Funky”.

The Carey’s show no signs of stopping anytime soon. Look out for Gina Carey’s “Love Letters “CD and John Carey’s “Smooth and Funky” CD in 2012. Their CD’s will be available at CDBABY and all digital download online retailers such as ITunes, Amazon and many others. To find out more about John and Gina Carey go to www.gicomusic.fourfour.com.

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morrice.blackwell@gmail.com (gicomusic@gmail.com) New Jazz Releases Thu, 08 Dec 2011 22:41:08 -0600