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Wayne Escoffery | “Alone”

Saxophonist/Composer Wayne Escoffery Reflects on Love, Loss, and Solitude on his Stunning New Album, an Atmospheric and Haunting Mood Piece Due out August 30, 2024 via Smoke Sessions, Alone Features a Remarkable All-Star Quartet with Gerald Clayton, Ron Carter, and Carl Allen In the summer of 2023, saxophonist and composer Wayne Escoffery found himself alone in a way that…

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May Luminessence Releases

As Part of ECM’s Audiophile Luminessence Vinyl Series, the Label Releases John Abercrombie, Dave Holland & Jack DeJohnette’s 1975 Album Gateway and Kenny Wheeler, Lee Konitz, Dave Holland & Bill Frisell’s 1997 Release Angel Song Available Today ECM’s audiophile vinyl-reissue series Luminessence greets summer with two remarkable recordings from the catalogue: The first-ever vinyl release of Angel Song and the unique trio coming-together…

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Jesus Molina | “Selah”

Virtuoso Colombian Pianist Jesus Molina Presents Selah A Stunning Album at the Crossroads of Discipline and Global Fusion Featuring Bassist Guy Bernfeld and Drummer Cain Daniel with Guests Hubert Laws, Noel Scharjris and Lucia Micarelli Available Today on Digital Platforms via Dynamo Productions Vinyl & CD Available on June 28 “Excellence in sonic form. Joyous effortless playing…

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Palle Danielsson, 1946-2024

Palle Danielsson, 1946-2024 Photo of Palle Danielsson from the private ECM archives. Palle Danielsson, the great Swedish bassist, has died, aged 77. Born into a musical family in Stockholm in 1946, he studied violin as a child, switching to double bass in his teens, taking classes at Sweden’s Royal Academy and rounding off his formative…

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Tomasz Stanko | “September Night”

September Night, a Previously Unreleased 2004 Concert Recording of the Tomasz Stanko Quartet, Captures a Developmental Chapter in the Music Between the Song Forms of Suspended Night and the Improvised Areas the Polish Musicians Would Explore on Lontano Recorded at Munich’s Muffathalle, September Night Features Pianist Marcin Wasilewski, Bassist Slawomir Kurkiewicz and Drummer Michal Miskiewicz Available June 21 via ECM Recorded at…

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John Dokes | “Our Day”

John Dokes Brings New Life to the Deep-Souled World of Baritone Jazz Vocals on His Elegant New Album, Our Day Featuring The George Gee Orchestra and Arrangements by David Gibson Available Now via Swing Theory Entertainment “With inspiration from his stylistic ancestors Nat King Cole and Joe Williams, John Dokes brings new life to the deep-souled world…

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Emaginario | “Interlude of the Duende”

World-Traversed and Genre-Fluid Guitarist Ethan Margolis (aka Emaginario) Fuses Jazz, Delta Blues with Romaní (Gypsy) Stylings on Interlude of the Duende Interlude of the Duende Features Bassist Larry Grenadier and Drummer Eric Harland Available July 19 on Ropeadope World-traversed and genre-fluid guitarist Ethan Margolis, aka “Emaginario,” is a prime example of an artist who has become greater than…

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Steve Turre | “Sanyas”

Trombonist/Composer Steve Turre Releases the First Live Album in his Storied Five-Decade Career with the Exhilarating Sanyas Due Out June 28, 2024, via Smoke Sessions Records, the Album Features an All-Star Band with Nicholas Payton, Ron Blake, Buster Williams, Lenny White, and Isaiah J. Thompson Throughout 2024, Smoke Jazz Club is celebrating its 25th anniversary, its post-pandemic rebirth and…

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Billy Childs | “Labyrinth”

Labyrinth Features Compositions by Billy Childs, Bill Cunliffe and Banks Sapnar The Pieces Were Commissioned by Temple University and Feature Temple University Studio Orchestra and Faculty Artists Terell Stafford and Dick Oatts Labyrinth is Available on CD on May 17 via BCM+D Records Bill Cunliffe’s Piece Rainforests, Banks Sapnar’s Red Braid are Available on Digital Platforms On May 17, BCM+D Records, the official record…

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Charles McPherson | “Reverence”

Legendary Alto Saxophonist Charles McPherson Makes His Smoke Sessions Debut with an Inspired New Album, Reverence, Dedicated to Barry Harris Available Now, These Thrilling Performances Were Captured in Front of a Live Audience at Smoke Jazz Club and Feature His Quintet of Terell Stafford, Jeb Patton, David Wong, and Billy Drummond Reverence is the First of a…

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