Jazz Batá 2
Mack Avenue Records, Inakustik, LC: 37061 release date: 16.11.2018
Composer, pianist and bandleader Chucho Valdés’ first album for Mack Avenue Records, marks a new peak of creativity for the artist, even as it revisits the small-group concept of his 1972 Cuban album Jazz Batá.
Christian McBride’s New Jawn
Christian McBride: double bass, Marcus Strickland: sax, Nasheet Waits: drums, Josh Evans: trumpet
Mack Avenue Records, Inakustik, LC: 37061
On the band’s eponymous debut, these four stellar musicians ably walk the razor’s edge between thrilling virtuosity and gut-punch instinctiveness.
Mack Avenue Records, Vertrieb Inakustik, LC: 37061, release 28.09.2018
‘The Window’, an album of duets with the pianist Sullivan Fortner, explores and extends the tradition of the piano-vocal duo and its expressive possibilities. With just Fortner’s deft accompaniment to support McLorin Salvant, the two are free to improvise and rhapsodize, to play freely with time, harmony, melody and phrasing.
Mack Avenue Records, Inakustik, LC: 37061
In the last few years he has toured around the world as a bandleader and recently appeared as a sideman on records by Christian McBride and Gregory Porter. Facing Dragons is Sands' return to the recording studio with an indestructible band and an unwavering allegiance to the groove.
Better Than Gold and Silver 2 CD
L&H Production, Vertrieb Inakustik, LC: 57968 VÖ 21.09.2018
Yelena Eckemoff: Piano, Compositions; Kim Mayo: Mezzo Soprano, Tomás Cruz: Tenor, Ralph Alessi: Trumpet, Ben Monder: E Guitar, Christian Howes: Violin, Drew Gress: Double Bass, Joey Baron: Drums
Each disc consists of ten selections, presented in identical order. The 1. disc features Eckemoff with the vocalists, the 2. disc consists of instrumental versions by the same ensemble, different takes with longer solos in which the beautiful vocal lines are given to the various instruments.
Karl Seglem & Christoph Stiefel Group
Hopp (& Smile) / Monsterjazz 2 CD
Challenge Records, Vertrieb Inakustik, LC: 00950, release 07.09.2018
There are two projects in one, only CD 1 is for people who consciously grasp the music, and CD 2 is more for young listeners who unconsciously engage in it out of curiosity.
Mack Avenue Records, Vertrieb Inakustik, LC: 37061, release 13.07.2018
Nightconcert (from the Dutch Nachtconcert) is a midnight jazz performance held at The Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, one of the premiere concert halls in the world. Recorded on November 7, 1964, it features Garner with his classic trio. ''A charming yet subversive recording that challenges John Coltrane’s ‘lost’ album as the find of the summer.'' Chris Pearson July 27 2018 The Times
Stanley Clarke Band
Mack Avenue Records release 06/29/2018
45 years after his album debut, four-time Grammy® Award-winning bassist Stanley Clarke shows he is still unapproachable on both the electric and acoustic, wielding a vision of fusion and funk, breakbeats and bass-interpreted cello suites.
Soul Side of Town
Mack Avenue Records release 06 2018
Tower of Power – the most dynamic and distinctive band of survivors in Soul Music – is roaring into its unprecedented 50th anniversary with a dynamic disc of all new material. A labor of love, definitively titled Soul Side of Town, this package is charged with 14 filler-free songs. Tour autumn 2018!
Un Día Cualquiera 06 2018
Un Día Cualquiera is a forceful statement from a Cuban musician leading his tight-knit Cuban band, recorded in the U.S. (at WGBH Studios in Boston, Mass.), and influenced by music from both countries in ways that transcend narrow notions of “Latin jazz.”
Playing Favorites 05 2018
Featuring songs made immortal by luminaries The Cranberries, Otis Redding, Erykah Badu, Duran Duran, Blind Melon, and even Rick James, among many others, Meiko leaves her own indelible mark on these songs and will have you hearing them as if it were the first time.
Dreams And Daggers
New York Times Magazine included her recording of “Trolley Song” as one of “25 Songs That Tell Us Where Music Is Going,” Vanity Fair featured her in their “Millennials That Are Shaking Up The Jazz World” piece...
JURY PRIZE JAZZ SINGER INTERNATIONAL 2018
My One And Only Love - European Jazz Legends Vol. 15
Intuition, Inakustik 03 2018
The two "Sir Jack" improvisations on the theme of this canon included in this live recording alone attest the pianist’s sensitivity, creativity, and prodigious technique. And yes, they, and all the other melodies you thought you knew so well, sparkle with refreshment, too.
Modern Lore 02 2018
Julian Lage: guitar, Scott Colley: bass, Kenny Wollesen: drums, vibraphone, Tyler Chester: keyboards (2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 11), Jesse Harris: maracas (2); Casio (3, 5, 6); acoustic guitar (9)
This time he incorporates the sensibility, if not the outright sound of early rock and roll—a similarly hybrid form driven by rhythm, personality and a passion for the electric guitar.
L&H Production 02 2018
Yelena Eckemoff: piano, compositions, Paul McCandles: oboe, soprano sax, Engl. horn, bass clarinet, penny flutes, Arild Andersen: double bass, Peter Erskine: drums and percussion
"...There is a calmness to the music that is very evocative of the memories being represented in sound. Highly recommended." -- Keith Black