JAZZ - CD Releases

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Artifex Jazz Sampler. Various Artists. AR0295-2.
The new Artifex Records Jazz Sampler collection is the ultimate in sophisticated, contemporary jazz and features such Artists as Timeline, Triad, The Billy Kirsch Trio, Elliot Levine, Nancy Kahler and the Peter Lofgren Trio. The discriminating jazz connoisseur will delight in the many musical flavors ranging from the tastefully reminiscent sounds of the 40's to the spicy fusion sounds of the 90's. The new ARTIFEX RECORDS JAZZ SAMPLER is sure to "whet the appetite" of the jazz lover. Each of the individual Artists on the Artifex Jazz Sampler is available with full album projects on the Artifex Records label.

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Midnight Over Tokyo. Nancee Kahler. AR-0793.

Nancee Kahler's fourth musical offering is an up-beat album blending jazz, R&B, rock and folk flavors with strong classical influences. As an instrumental album, it explodes with energy and excitement, and a tightness is born of maturation and confidence. This cohesion makes Nancee's work even more infectious and fun!



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Third Coast Jazz. A Collection Of Six Nashville Jazz Artists. AR0692-2
"Third Coast Jazz" is a compilation of original material from various Nashville contemporary jazz artists. Contributing performers include Michael Morris, Sam Levine, Jay Patten, Barry Green, Mark Douthit, and Matt Rollings. The artists and materials represent a wealth of jazz talent in a predominantly country music market, now the "Third Coast" of music meccas.


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Southern Fried. The Billy Kirsch Trio. AR0693-2.
This superbly recorded acoustic project contains fresh interpretations for the traditional piano trio. Billy combines original writing with standard jazz classics making this album a must for every serious jazz collector.





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Walk With Me. Angella Christie. AR1291-2
Teaming up with Atlanta-based R&B producer Ryck-E-C, saxaphonist Angella Christie has combined the rhythmic elements of R&B with the form, style and lyric melodies of contemporary jazz fusion. Ryck-E-C's association with Jennifer Holiday, Pebbles, Karen White and LA Babyface provide an urban influence throughout this up-beat musical presentation.



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Collaboration In Jazz. Lofgren & Pace. PLBP0690.
In this nylon string guitar and acoustic bass duo Per Lofgren and Bill Pace combine the elegance of european classical music with the passion and improvisations of American jazz..




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The Sound OF Brazil. Jesse Pessoa. AR0192.
Deeply imersed in the Latin bosa nova tradition, Brazillian jazz harpist Jesse Pessoa has gained an international reputation for his unique style of jazz by introducing intricate rhythms on the harp. "The Sound Of Brazil" contains original compositions and arrangements by Mr. Pessoa along with jazz standards by Antonio Carlos-Jobim, Baden Powell, and Luis Bonfa dynamically arranged for harp and full orchestra.


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First Time Out. Michael Powers. MPM102CD
"First Time Out" was the winner of the 1989 NAMA "Jazz Album Of The Year". This guitar fusion project is an electic mix of contemporary instrumental styles, ranging from Latin derivations to urban influences.




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Edge of Time. Timeline. AR0494-2.

This wonderfull contemporary jazz work was brewed by Artisans Fred Selden and Michael Ferenci known collectively as "Timeline". Fred & Michael each have boasting rights to long lists of performances with artists like Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Frank Sinatra, Natalie Cole and Stevie Wonder. They also have performed on film and TV soundtracks including "Hard to Kill", "Out for Justice", "Above the Law", "Star Trek" and "An Officer and A Gentleman". Try this very entertaining album on for size. You will be delighted.

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Elliot Levine. With Light Images. Tilley001.
Elliot Levine hails from the Washington, D.C. area. He has toured with Wilson Pickett and opened for Freddy Jackson and Brian McKnight. His piano style is similar to David Benoit and Tom Coster. His band, Light Images, has headlined at Blues Alley and performed at many national jazz festivals.



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So Nice. The Per Lofgren Trio. PER0694.

The Per Loftgren Trio consists of Per Lofgren (Guitar), Phil Flanigan (Bass) and Sir Robert Thomas, Jr. (Drums). Like other Evans-influenced players such as Chick Corea and Keith Jarrett, Per's lithe improvisations flow with a lyrical finesse that connects with music fans regardless of genre. Check it out!

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Terry's Tavern. Triad. AR0294-2.

This offering entertains with jazzy sophisticated three-part vocal harmonies and a hint of big band strains woven in. Chic!


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