BILL EVANS – SOME OTHER TIME: THE LOST SESSION FROM THE BLACK FOREST
Some Other Time: The Lost Session From the Black Forest is a newly unearthed studio session from the iconic pianist Bill Evans featuring bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Jack DeJohnette. Recorded on June 20, 1968, nearly 10 years after the legendary Kind of Blue sessions with Miles Davis and a mere five days after the trio's incredible Grammy award-winning performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival, this is truly a landmark discovery for jazz listeners worldwide. Available in deluxe 2-CD and limited edition 2-LP sets, and containing over 90 minutes of music, this is the only studio album in existence of the Bill Evans trio with Gomez and DeJohnette.
MONDAY MICHIRU - PORTRAITS IN TIME 2002-2013
A wonderful portrait of Monday Michiru – one of our favorite singers of the past 20 years – equally well-versed in jazz, soul, and Brazilian modes – all of which come together on this collection of very well-chosen and overlooked tracks! The special 2CD package brings together music from some of Monday's smaller label and under-distributed titles – including a number of import-only selections, a few collaborations with other artists, and a really wonderful array of tunes that show just how much Michiriu has grown since she first started out! Monday hit some great fame in the mid 90s in Japan – but during recent years, she's been living in the US mostly, and really working on her craft away from the limelight – opening up with expressive jazz inflections that rival some of her best inspirations of previous decades, while still holding onto the richly soulful power that brought her some strong early attention. If you've missed hearing Monday at all, this set is a great introduction – and even if you've followed her as closely as we have, we'll bet that there's some tracks here you might not have in your collection. 23 tracks in all – including "Dreams Of Tomorrow", "Mi Vida", "Sometimes", "One (Alter Ego version)", "Generations", "Epiphany", "Aldeia De Ogum", "Nexus Interlude", "Hung Up", "Genetic Imprints", "Just Be Good To Me", "No Matter What", "Belle O Byron Bay (Bluey mix)", "No Answer", "The Cosmic Laws", and "Cut To The Chase". ~ Dusty Groove
MILES DAVIS - CHICAGO JAZZ FESTIVAL '90
A tight live set from the late years of Miles Davis – a Chicago performance played around the time of his Doo Bop album, but featuring a range of selections from most of Miles' 80s electric period! There's a fair bit of funk in the rhythms – underscored by the bass work of Richard Patterson, electric percussion of Erin Davis, and the keyboards of Kei Akagai – and while Miles himself also plays a bit of keys, his main focus is on those tight, muted solos from the time – played alongside alto and flute from Kenny Garrett. Titles include instrumental Davis-ized versions of "Perfect Way", "Human Nature", and "Time After Time" – plus "Star People", "Hannibal", "The Senate/Me & You", and "Wrinkle". ~ Dusty Groove