Alain Caron is an exceptional bassplayer! The canadian virtuoso on the 6 string bass presents his new studialbum 5. His playing is of course as masterful as ever, but with this recording he also reveals a new sensitivity as a composer. As a result “5” is – as Caron himself declares – by far the most solid work to date.
MEZZOFORTE is back. After eight long years without any new record release from the Icelandic Funkpowerjazzboosters, their fans around the world can now look forward to the new album Forward Motion. With this new release, MEZZOFORTE will definitely make lots of new friends. Check out the Forward Motion, the RETURN OF MEZZOFORTE!
On “These Times”, three-time Grammy-nominated guitarist Mike Stern balances the exciting raw energy of live performances and state-of-the-art productions technique. Former Miles Davis companion Stern is supported by world class soloists like Richard Bona or Dennis Chambers. “These Times” is a blend of searing chops, engaging melodies and infectious grooves, by the inspiring sound of the human voice in all its glory. Take your time for “These Times”!
In summer 2004 an exciting, entirely newly-formed group, Bill Evans / Randy Brecker SOULBOP Band appeared on the line-ups of European jazz festivals – and did they ever. During 23 concerts, fans of high-energy fusion music were able to become live witness of the power of an all-star-ensemble:
Beside the bandleaders Evans and Brecker, the line-up included Victor Bailey (b), Hiram Bullock (g/voc), David Kikoski (keys) and Steve Smith (dr).
This brilliant concert experience is now avaible on double cd, recorded during the summer tour 2004.
Fusion at its best!
The wait is over. Maceo Parker, the grandmaster of funk, is back. And boy, is he ever. With his new full-length “School’s In” he delivers a veritable masterpiece. 58 minutes of music, which will make you believe you are in the audience at a live concert. The stuff is as fresh and groovy as anything you have ever heard. Recorded with his “working band”, Maceo presents a cross-section of all facets of funk.
tok tok tok’s unique and timeless sound lives off Tokunbo Akinro’s erotic velvetty soul voice, Morten Klein’s tenor saxophone and mouth drums, Christian Flohr’s double bass as well as Jens Gebel’s fender rhodes. Their newest album ”about”, features sensationally beautiful original songs. No matter which song you select, an instant feeling of pleasure unfolds as music and lyrics harmonize in the most beautiful way. The entire album is so much of a whole that, by the end of it, the listener will be surprised how fast time has flown.