TIM GARLAND - SONGS TO THE NORTH SKY
British jazz saxophonist, composer and band-leader. He is also known for his innovative bass clarinet playing and for his prolific output as composer, blurring the boundaries between modern jazz and classical concert music.Songs to the North Sky is Tim Garland's new double album which will delight existing fans, and serve as an ideal primer for those yet to be acquainted with one of the most remarkable British musicians of his generation. Featuring the incredible line-up of Tim Garland, John Patitucci, Jason Rebello, John Turville, Geoffrey Keezer, Asaf Sirkis, Ant Law, Kevin Glasgow, The Royal Northern Sinfonia, Neil Percy, and Magdalena Filipczak.
SLOWLY ROLLING CAMERA
Slowly Rolling Camera is a new project that teams pianist-composer Dave Stapleton, producer Deri Roberts, vocalist-lyricist Dionne Bennett and drummer Elliot Bennett. It is proof positive that some of the most interesting work arises from a meeting of many minds. The result is music that has distinct echoes of the ‘invisible soundtracks’ of UK progressives Cinematic Orchestra and 4 Hero as well as the polychrome textures of maverick Scandinavian artists like Sigor Rós. Slowly Rolling Camera are purveyors of mysterious audio vignettes, moulded by a structural sophistication plugged straight into the vibrant emotional current of pop culture.
LALO SHIFRIN - NO ONE HOME (INCLUDES BONUS TRACKS)
A sweet set of fusiony soul from Lalo Schifrin – actually better than most of his other late 70s efforts, including some of his soundtrack work! The album's in the same territory that Quincy Jones was hitting at the time – at its core, a set of funky electric jazz – but done with an expansive approach that also brings in soulful vocals on most tracks, really hitting some nice R&B-styled fusion grooves! Sylvia Smith is the lead singer on most of the vocal tunes, and other players include west coast soul jazzers like Ndugu Chancler, Oscar Brashear, Paul Jackson, Ronnie Foster, and Patrice Rushen. Titles include "Memory Of Love", "Middle Of The Night", "No One Home", "Enchanted Flame", and "Oh Darlin Life Goes On". ~ Dusty Groove