STAN GETZ - MOMENTS IN TIME
Moments in Time features newly discovered music by the Stan Getz Quartet featuring pianist Joanne Brackeen, bassist Clint Houston, and drummer Billy Hart, recorded live in 1976 at the famed San Francisco jazz club Keystone Korner. Captured during a week of performances with the legendary bossa nova innovator João Gilberto, these instrumental recordings document the only time this uniquely adventurous configuration of the Stan Getz Quartet recorded together. This deluxe CD includes a 28-pg booklet with essays by jazz journalist Ted Panken, Steve Getz, band members Joanne Brackeen and Billy Hart, producers Zev Feldman & Todd Barkan, as well as statements from contemporary saxophonists Joshua Redman and Branford Marsalis. Also featured are rare, previously unpublished photos from the archives of acclaimed music photographer Tom Copi. Gracing the cover is the distinctive artwork of Japanese artist/designer Takao Fujioka.
LANDON VIEIRA - DREAM
Saxophonist Landen Vieira makes his debut with his much-anticipated album Dream. Featuring a line-up of established and rising all-star musicians, the album shifts from bright swing to lyrical ballad and leads up to an impressive conclusion. In six original pieces, lush harmonies and intricate melodies meet a myriad of styles ranging from blues to Latin jazz. While providing innovative compositions such as the first track, “Light Piece,” the album always keeps the jazz tradition in context and focuses on strong, memorable melodies. Includes: Light Piece, Do It, Vista, Dove, Two Blocks East, and Dream.
BOOKER T & PRISCILLA JONES - CHRONICLES
Booker T's definitely into a great new groove here – one that really extrapolates his Memphis roots through the haze of early 70s California – coming up with some wonderful sounds along the way! There's a definite A&M vibe to the record – that mix of rootsy modes and hipster polish that A&M was really pioneering alongside the Warner camp – and most of the instrumentation here is pretty stripped-down and laid back – sometimes played all by Booker in overdubs, sometimes with added studio help. Organ lines figure strongly, but not always – and vocals are mostly duets between Booker and Priscilla – on titles that include "Rings Around The World", "When Two People Are In Love", "The Crippled Crow", "Time", "Wild Fox", "Fly", and "Mendocino". ~ Dusty Groove