PAUL BROWN – TRUTH B TOLD
Truth B Told is the brand new funky set from guitarist and double Grammy winner, Paul Brown. Truth B Told is a bold new record that pushes the envelope forward as contemporary jazz continues to evolve with the times, but is still unmistakably Paul Brown.....and man with the Midas touch who has earned over 60 # 1 hits as an artist and producer. The guest artist roster for the album reads like a virtual Who’s Who in music, and includes guitarist Larry Carlton, saxophonists Dave Koz, Richard Elliot, Euge Groove and Darren Rahn, amazing flute from Najee, B3 organ master - the other Paul Brown (Memphis), vocalist Wendy Moten, the Greg Adams horns, and two tracks with legendary drummer Ricky Lawson. Tracklisting: Sunrise On Sunset, Truth B Told, Take It From Me, Love N Trust, Casablanca, Home Sweet Home, Stay Sly, Till the Mornin' Comes, Avalon Nights, and Purple Shoes. Set for release on August 5, 2014.
KENNY BURRELL - MIDNIGHT BLUE
The Rudy Van Gelder Edition of MIDNIGHT BLUE includes an essay by Bob Blumenthal. Digitally remastered using 24-bit technology by Rudy Van Gelder (1998, Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey). This is part of the Blue Note Rudy Van Gelder Editions series. From the first sight of Reid Miles' brilliant typography on the cover you know what you are getting. Smooth smootchy jazz guitar played at the pace of a slow loris--quite magnificent in its sparing qualities. Burrell, together with Grant Green and Wes Montgomery, defined this style. "Chitlins Con Carne" is a late-night feast while "Midnight Blue" is smokey and soulful, and yes, Van Morrison did borrow the intro for "Moondance." Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on April 21, 1967. Originally released on Blue Note (4123). Includes liner notes by Leonard Feather and Bob Blumenthal. Personnel: Kenny Burrell (guitar); Stanley Turrentine (tenor saxophone); Major Holley, Jr. (bass); Bill English (drums); Ray Barretto (congas). Producer: Alfred Lion. Reissue producer: Michael Cuscuna. ~ CD Universe
TAK MATSUMOTO - NEW HORIZON
This album is Tak's second solo project released in the US. Tak is no stranger to the smooth jazz genre. Tak's 2012 release "Strings of my Soul" spent 3 months on the BDS/Billboard Smooth Jazz Radio Top 30. "New Horizon" composed of most instrumental tracks, features Grammy winning producer Paul Brown and Contemporary, R&B, & Jazz vocalist Wendy Moten on "Feel Like A Woman Tonight". Tracks include: Take 5, New Horison, Fee Like A Woman, Rodeo Blues, Island Of Peace, That's Cool, Shattered Glass, Light Of The Moon, Reason To Be..., Black Jack, Once Upon A Love, and Rain. ~ CD Universe