This new CD "11" is the third CD from Nathan Tanouye and the Las Vegas Connection. Their previous CDs "Crossings" and "Remembering Russ" were a tribute and remembrance of the "bebop" tunes of Russ Freeman. Nathan arranged Russ' music with a fresh new sound for his Big Band, the Las Vegas Jazz Connection. The band has been together for six years and includes Las Vegas' finest musicians. They work in many of the shows on the Las Vegas strip. Nathan is currently playing and arranging for Celine Dion. Their dedication and talent has made this a band to be remembered. They have done numerous concerts in Las Vegas, the Jazz Bakery in Los Angeles, and Ken Poston's "West Coast Sounds"in Los Angeles.
Keep your ears open for Nathan Tanouye and the Las Vegas Jazz Connection. There is more to come. ~ CD Universe
LUIS FIGUEIREDO - LADO B
"LADO B" is the third album by pianist Luis Figueiredo. After a debut trio record and a collaboration album with singer Sofia Vitoria, Figueiredo now fronts a quartet/quintet packed with talented musicians from the Portuguese jazz scene. The repertory is mostly comprised of original music by the pianist. Joi£o Moreira: trumpet and flugel; Luis Figueiredo: piano and rhodes; Mi¡rio Franco: double bass; Alexandre Frazi£o: drums; Ricardo Toscano: alto sax; and Sofia Vitoria: voice. A mature recording by a brilliant pianist and leader who displays a keen sense of the management of emotions" - Mi¡rio Delgado, guitarist. ~ CD Universe
LEVITATE - LIVE!
From sultry bossa nova, to world-beat/nouveau flamenco, to rock and encompassing everything in between! Levitate is led by guitarist/composer Jorge Faustmann. Jorge is a self-taught guitarist who has produced 8 albums and has composed over 80 original songs. His music is influenced by his Spanish heritage as well as his exposure in his youth to many talented musicians. Also on guitar is Fred Malouf, who is a Berklee College of Music graduate and has been playing guitar for over thirty years. He has performed in diverse musical settings with improvisation being the central component. On multiple percussion is virtuoso percussionist extraordinaire Paul (Pablito) Fisher, who has performed with numerous ethnic, jazz, pop and R&B bands over the last forty-five years and brings to the band an eclectic synthesis of multi-ethnic based world-beat hand percussion and a groundswell of enthusiasm. Rounding out the group is Marty Honda on upright bass and electric violin. Marty has played music since the age of four. Marty's bass and violin bring to the group his wide range of musical influences from numerous jazz artists as well as late 60's rock groups and classical composers. ~ CD Universe