Courtney’s playing refreshingly cool new jazzy vibes for you to work, rest and play to! Jam-packed full of new releases and plenty of fun, including many of the artists introducing their own tracks! This wk fantastic LIVE jazz from Italy & France, funk fusion, cuban & Brazil lyricism, trio magic, classic James Brown, minimalism…these Fantastic Artists have So much to Say, listen TODAY folks!!
1 Peter Erskine – Dear Chick
Live in Italy FUZZY MUSIC Tr10
Alan Pasqua pno Darek Oles bs Peter Erskine dr
Recorded LIVE during the trio’s first tour since the lockdown. This set reflects the exhilaration found in eating GREAT pasta and playing in a beautiful concert hall!
2 Sefi Zisling – Older & Wiser
Welcome Sunset TRU-THOUGHTS Tr1
Sefi Zisling tpt Yair Slutzki tb Shlomi Alon sx fl Idan Kupferberg perc Omri Shani bs Tom Bollig dr Noam Havkin keys Uzi Ramirez gtr Avner Kelmer vln Yogev Glusman vln
Tel Aviv’s top trumpeter Sefi Zisling evokes the sound of 70s jazz-funk on new release ‘Welcome Sunset’.
3 Gonzalo Rubalcaba & Aymee Nuviola – El Manisero
Live in Marciac 5Passion Tr8
Gonzalo Rubalcaba pno Aymee Nuviola vc
Cuba’s most famous song lit with beauty LIVE by genius Gonzalo and Aymee!
4 Samora Pinderhughes – Masculinity
Grief ROPEADOPE Tr7
Marcus Gilmore dr Brad Allen Williams gtr Boom Bishop bs Clovis Nicolas bs Immanuel Wilkins Lucas Pino sx Elena Pinderhughes fl Argus Quartet str Nio Levon Jehbreal Jackson vc Pinderhughes pno
A heart-wrenching and fragile ballad from Samora yet inextricably tinged with hope in the hands of this incredible ensemble feat Immanuel Wilkins.
5 Joyce – Descompassadamente 4’59
Natureza FAROUT Tr4
Joyce vc gtr Maricio Maestro vc gtr Buster Williams bs Nana Vasconcelos, Tutty Moreno perc Joe Farrell Ion Muniz fl Michael Brecker tnr Mike Mainieri vb Warren Bernhardt keys Claus Ogerman+orch
This gorgeous lost album from 77 was going to be Joyce’s international breakthrough release – finally here it is!
6 Martha High – Jam
Soul Brother Where Art Thou? Vol 2 Ropeadope
Keith Jenkins gtr Fred Wesley tb Hollie Farris tpt Waldo Weathers Jeff Watkins sx Fred Thomas bs Ron Laster gtr Erik Hargrove Robert ‘Mousey’ Thompson dr George ‘Spike’ Nealy perc
Miss Martha High was discovered by Godfather of Soul, James Brown, aged 18 in the mid ’60’s while singing with The Four Jewels at the world famous Apollo Theater in New York.
7 Tomasz & Rouhangeze – Planet 9
Planet 9 SELF-RELEASE Tr1
Tomasz Bura pno Rouhangeze Baichoo vc Mark Mondesir dr Laurence Cottle bs
Meditative sounds from London’s mystic duo, circles of gorgeousness driven by subtle drum and bass…
8 Lynne Arriale Trio – Sounds Like America
The Lights Are Always On CHALLENGE Tr6
Lynne Arriale pno E.J. Strickland dr Jasper Somsen bs
“There is always reason to believe in that light; the inherent goodness of people. It shines in those leaders who spoke truth to power and stood up for what is right. They changed the world, often jeopardizing their careers, and in some cases, their lives”.
9 Joy Lapps – Serena
Girl in the Yard SELF -RELEASE Tr7
Joy Lapps Stpan Colleen Allen cl Courtenay Frazer melodica Jeremy Ledbetter pno Elmer Ferrer gtr
Andrew Stewart bs Larnell Lewis dr Rosendo Chendy Léon perc Elizabeth Rodríguez vln Magdelys Savigne perc
Musical threads from the Caribbean-Cuba-Argentina in this soaring song without words from Grammy nominated Joy.
10 Trypl – Nodge
Music Aid For Ukraine Tr11
Ryan Quigley tpt Trevor Mires tb Paul Booth tn Alex Wilson pno Dimitris Christopoulos bs Davide Giovannini dr
Music Aid for Ukraine band Trypl featuring Alex Wilson’s legendary cuban chops!