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Hampton Hawes with Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne and Red Mitchell | “Four!” | Vinyl Available Today via Craft Recordings

Pianist Hampton Hawes’ Four!, Featuring Barney Kessel, Shelly Manne and Red Mitchell, is Available Today on Vinyl Continuing Craft Recordings’ 70th Anniversary Celebration of Contemporary Records 180-Gram LP Contains Newly Mastered Audio by Bernie Grundman Click Here for Album Trailer “Four! is one of Hampton Hawes’ most satisfying sessions, for the variety of the repertoire and…

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Gard Nilssen Acoustic Unity | “Elastic Wave” | ECM

On Elastic Wave, Gard Nilssen Acoustic Unity Address Fiery Anthems and Poignant Ballads with Equal Panache and Conviction Available Tomorrow via ECM Records “Nilssen isn’t afraid to swirl his kit around the beat, trusting the listener to find and hold the pulse. But he’s no free drummer, either, understanding perfectly not only how to swing, but when.” —…

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Brian Bromberg | Five Reissues

Bassist-Leader Brian Bromberg Reissuing Five Albums He Recorded for Japanese King Records Label Between 2003 and 2011 Available Today on Digital Platforms via Bromberg’s Be Squared Productions Respected bassist-leader Brian Bromberg has been a busy sideman and producer for many years, working with such renowned artists as Stan Getz, Diana Krall, Freddie Hubbard, Jeff Lorber…

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Joe McCarthy’s New York Afro Bop Alliance Big Band Returns with “The Pan American Nutcracker Suite”

Joe McCarthy’s New York Afro Bop Alliance Big Band Returns with The Pan American Nutcracker Suite, a Pan-Afro Reimagining of the Tchaikovsky Classic Composed and Arranged by Joe McCarthy and Vince Norman; Produced by McCarthy Available September 9 via Angelface Records If you think Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s remarkable, 1960 interpretation of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s…

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Alex Acuña | Gifts | Available September 23 via Le Coq Records

  Former Weather Report Drummer Alex Acuña to Release Gifts, His First Album as a Leader in 17 Years.   Gifts Reunites Acuña with Members of The Unknowns, Runs a Stylistic Gamut from Funk to Fusion, Soul-Jazz, Ambient, Latin and Brazilian Flavored Jazz   Available September 23 on Le Coq Records   The incredible journey…

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Al Foster | “Reflections” | Available August 26 via Smoke Sessions Records

Legendary Drummer Al Foster Reflects on a Lifetime of Encounters with Jazz Icons from Miles and Monk to Herbie and McCoy Reflections Features an All-Star Quintet with Chris Potter, Nicholas Payton, Kevin Hays and Vicente Archer   Available August 26 via Smoke Sessions Records Album Release Performances at Smoke Jazz Club, Plus Global Livestream: Thursday, September 1…

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