Apache is the new album from multiple Grammy award-winner, Aaron Neville, member of the world renowned Neville Brothers and one of the most recognizable voices in American music history. Apache celebrates Neville’s 75th birthday, and marks the 50th anniversary of his first #1 single “Tell It Like It Is.” The album was recorded at Studio G in Brooklyn, produced by multi Grammy-winning artist and producer Eric Krasno (Soulive, Lettuce, Tedeschi Trucks Band). In addition, it includes elite musicians David Guy and Cochemea Gastelum (Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings), Ryan Zoidis (Lettuce) and Eric Bloom (Lettuce, Blue Oyster Cult. Includes: All Of The Above, Orchid In The Storm, Stompin' Ground, Heaven, Hard To Believe, Ain’t Gonna Judge You, I Wanna Love You, Sarah Ann, Make Your Momma Cry, and Fragile World.
MAYNARD FERGUSON – COMPLETE HIGH VOLTAGE
Omnivore Recordings, in conjunction with the Maynard Ferguson trust, is once again happy to delve deep into the catalog of this truly legendary jazz great. For the first time in nearly thirty years, all of the recordings that made up High Voltage and High Voltage 2 are compiled together with two previously unissued bonus tracks. With liner notes by Ferguson’s co-producer Jim Exon, Complete High Voltage is now a fully realized collection… a complete document of the small-group sound that Ferguson created during this time.
PETER BRENDLER - MESSAGE IN MOTION
A great message in music from bassist Peter Brendler – working here on a set of mostly original compositions that really showcase his vision as a leader! The music here spins out in a great mix of lyrical flourishes and more deeply soulful currents – tunes that have a creative conception, but never fail to swing – all while creating some very compelling interplay between relatively familiar instrumentation. The group features Brendler's bass very firmly in the lead – with Rich Perry on tenor, Peter Evans on trumpet, Vinnie Sperazza on drums, and Ben Monder on guitar – an instrument that provides a nicely fresh sort of color, especially in the absence of a piano. Titles include "Splayed", "Angelic", "Very Light & Very Sweet", "Gimme The Numbers", "Lucky In Astoria", "Stop Gap", and a nice take on Alice Coltrane's "Ptah The El Daoud". ~ Dusty Groove