A legendary live performance of Eddie Harris, Les McCann, Benny Bailey, Leroy Vinegar und Donald Dean in 1969 became famous as the "Swiss Movement," and was soon recognized as a milestone in Jazz history. The lack of rehearsal and the resulting improvisational approach of the musicians turned out to be the magic of the concert. Inspired by this unique event at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Dave Feusi produced his first album under his own name in March 2010. He brought together a group of well-known musicians from the U.S., Switzerland, and Canada to New York City and recorded a batch of compositions, specifically written for this purpose, in the same spirit and similar concert surroundings. Since the spontaneous open-ended nature is a core feature of this project and Feusi commands an impressive global network of great musicians, potential change of personnel from concert to concert isn't avoided but welcome. By evoking every players improvisational skills to the highest degree, these conditions create that thrilling state of heightened awareness in both musicians and audiences, in order to create an exceptional moment of musical enthusiasm. The sound might be compared to Soulive, Snarky Puppy, Michael Kiwanula, The New Mastersounds, Guru Jazzmatazz and Lettuce to name a few.
KRIS BROWNLEE - SINCERELY YOURS
Saxophonist Kris Brownlee releases his latest entitled Sincerely Yours. On this outing, Brownlee collaborates with legendary guitarist Freddie Fox and Grammy Award-winning producer Michael Broening on this his third album. Brownlee's accent-filled grooves are being described as "uplifting," "deep," and "smooth like butter." Tracks include Rebound; Closer; Solstice; Sincerely Yours; Lake Shore Dr.; Under The Pale Moon; Up Front; Island Nights; Vinyl; Halo; Waiting For You (Love); Your Love Is (featuring Gabriela Anders); and 2 AM.
RONDI CHARLESTON - SIGNS OF LIFE
Emmy® and Peabody Award®-winning singer/songwriter Rondi Charleston s impeccably produced second release on Motéma brilliantly furthers her reputation as an emotionally effective singer. Charleston serves up original story-songs and delightful jazz cover arrangements that emerge straight from the heartfelt headlines of her life. NPR specialists Missing Piece have generated significant interest in features for this release. Noted jazz guitarist Dave Stryker, who serves as music director and co-writer on several tunes, brings a polished jazz aesthetic to this engaging and unusual program. Will be co-promoted with the film No Place On Earth, which features the song The Cave Knows co-written with Fred Hersch. The song appears as a bonus on this CD. ~ Amazon.com