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ARC-2000 SUMI TONOOKA, ERICA LINDSAY - INITIATION - AUDIO CD
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A stellar jazz quartet date that transports and transforms. The music is innovative, contemplative and magical. The chemistry of this band swings hard, sizzles and pops. Enjoy the ride!

ARC-2024 SOUTHERN EXCURSION QUARTET - TRADING POST - AUDIO CD
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Jazz Quartet featuring original compositions by band members. Saxophone, piano, bass and drums.

ARC-2055 JEFF SIEGEL - JSQ LIVE IN EUROPE - AUDIO CD
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Original, inspiring, energetic music recorded live in Europe by a working quartet grounded in the music of Coltrane and Miles Davis.

ARC-2062 LEE SHAW - Lee Shaw Trio-Live in Graz - AUDIO CD/DVD
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Piano-Bass-Drums Trio . The 82 yr.old pianist leader plays as though she were going on 20. Reviews consistently point out that the three musicians play as though they were one person. Music both beautiful and unpredictable.

ARC-2086 LEE SHAW - BLOSSOM - AUDIO CD
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“Shaw’s balmy opener “Blossom” combines Bill Evan’s harmonic sensitivity with Oscar Peterson’s joie de vivre. The band deftly proceeds from ragtime to bop-based blues to gentle ballads with equal assurance.”

ARC-2093 RICHIE PRATT - OLATHE - AUDIO CD
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Jazz, Bossa, Salsa and the blues are presented by legendary musicians with the leader performing in the two ensemble formats of a Trio with Major Holley on acoustic bass and then in a Septet with Buddy Rich band alumnus, Ross Konikoff.

ARC-2116 SUMI TONOOKA - LONG AGO TODAY - AUDIO CD
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A standout jazz trio recording highlighting “provocative and compelling music” New York Times , “Long Ago Today” is music from the heart that pulls you in and makes you want to stay, featuring original compositions by Sumi Tonooka.

ARC-2123 JOHN BLAKE, JR. - MOTHERLESS CHILD - AUDIO CD
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This CD captures the soul of traditional Negro Spirituals, set to new jazz harmonizations and rhythms.

ARC-2130 THE TRIO - COMFORT & JOY - AUDIO CD
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THE TRIO (GATES, SMITH, RANSOME) – Comfort & Joy – Fresh new jazz versions of your Christmas favorites arranged for vocals, guitar and percussion.

ARC-2154 TONY SUGGS - BLACK POTATOS - AUDIO CD
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TONY SUGGS – BLACK POTATOS – Tony Suggs(p),Keyon Harold (tp), Stacy Dillard(sax), Richie Goods(b), Ameen Saleem(b), Jeremy Clemons(ds), etc…

ARC-2161 TONY SUGGS - BLACK LIQUEUR - AUDIO CD
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TONY SUGGS – BLACK LIQUEUR – Tony Suggs(p),Keyon Harold (tp), Stacy Dillard(sax), Richie Goods(b), Ameen Saleem(b), Jeremy Clemons(ds), etc.

ARC-2178 Sébastien Paindestre TRIO - Live @ Duc des Lombards - AUDIO CD
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Sébastien Paindestre TRIO – Live @ Duc des Lombards – “It’s a staggering and amazing piece of work…” (Ochanomizu Jazz House)

ARC-2185 Griffith/Stevens Quartet - Only Love - AUDIO CD
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Griffith/Stevens Quartet – Only Love – The 17 year collaboration between vocalist Miles Griffith and pianist Michael Jefry Stevens culminates in this magnificent recording of 10 original vocal compositions. Recorded live at Swiss Radio in Zurich.

ARC-2192 George Kahn - Secrets From The Jazz Ghetto Vol. 1 (Nightside) - AUDIO CD
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George Kahn – Secrets From The Jazz Ghetto Vol. 1 (Nightside) – West Coast Jazz pianist George Kahn carries the tradition of jazz greats like Dave Brubeck, Vince Guaraldi and Horace Silver into the 21st Century with SECRETS FROM THE JAZZ GHETTO. Volume 1 (Nightside) is perfect for late night cocktails and soft lights

ARC-2208 George Kahn - Secrets From The Jazz Ghetto Vol. 2 (Dayside) - AUDIO CD
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George Kahn – Secrets From The Jazz Ghetto Vol. 2 (Dayside) – West Coast Jazz pianist George Kahn carries the tradition of jazz greats like Dave Brubeck, Vince Guaraldi and Horace Silver into the 21st Century with SECRETS FROM THE JAZZ GHETTO. Volume 2 (Dayside) has 13 groovy tunes great for the party

ARC-2215 ERICA LINDSAY - YES (LIVE AT THE ROSENDALE CAFE) - AUDIO CD
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ARC-2215 ERICA LINDSAY - YES (LIVE AT THE ROSENDALE CAFE) - AUDIO CD Image

Erica Lindsay’s “profound, soul-searching technique straddles Coltrane’s spirituality and Joe Henderson’s fiery versatility.” (Bob Margolis-Daily Freeman)

ARC-2222 Together Again: John Medeski & Lee Shaw Live at The Egg - AUDIO CD
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ARC-2222 Together Again: John Medeski & Lee Shaw Live at The Egg - AUDIO CD Image

Together Again is a collaboration between Lee Shaw, John Medeski, and the rhythm section of the Lee Shaw Trio from an April, 2009, concert at The Egg, in Albany, New York. When John was 13 years old, he studied jazz piano with Lee in the mid 70s

ARC-2239 THE LEE SHAW TRIO LIVE AT ART GALLERY REUTLINGEN - AUDIO CD
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ARC-2239 THE LEE SHAW TRIO LIVE AT ART GALLERY REUTLINGEN - AUDIO CD Image

Lee Shaw Trio in live concert at Art Gallery, World of Basses, in Reutlingen, Germany, with Yohannes Enders, and Michael Lutzeier

ARC-2246 CHRISTOPHER WHITE AND PANDEMUSICUM “In My Own Sweet Time” - AUDIO CD
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ARC-2246 CHRISTOPHER WHITE AND PANDEMUSICUM “In My Own Sweet Time” - AUDIO CD Image

With 10 original works for “little big-band” (3 saxes, 3 brass, 3 rhythm), the album features works written for and describing the women in my life: mother, grandmother, wife and daughters.

ARC-2253 Reptet - At The Cabin - AUDIO CD
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The third full-length release from Seattle’s beloved tone bandits, and they got even crazier. One never know’s what lies ahead on the next track. Full of tight rhythms, exciting solos, high-energy horns, and wild antics.

ARC-2260 The Uptown Jazz Collective - SHE DO WHAT SHE DO - AUDIO CD
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The Uptown Jazz Collective – SHE DO WHAT SHE DO – “One of the most original jazz albums featuring male vocals in thirty years.”

ARC-2284 DON ALIQUO - Sun & Shield - AUDIO CD
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Aliquo’s 5th solo release is a New York based affair, featuring veteran artists Rufus Reid, bass and Jim McNeely piano coupled with the dynamic young drummer Obed Calvaire. The compositions and improvisations are both exciting and inspired!

ARC-2291 Millie Edwards & Michael Pagán - Millie & Mike Live - AUDIO CD
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ARC-2291 Millie Edwards & Michael Pagán - Millie & Mike Live - AUDIO CD Image

Recorded during two of their typically energetic shows at Jardine’s, which was one of Kansas City’s premiere night spots, MILLIE AND MIKE LIVE contains a healthy dose of jazz standards, blues, ballads, Latin grooves, and memorable tunes from the ‘70s.

ARC-2307 MEZEI, HEMMERSAM, STEVENS - Upcast - AUDIO CD
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Improvisations by Szilard Mezei – Viola, Michael Jefry Stevens – Piano, Jon Hemmersam – Acoustic Guitar

ARC-2314 TONI GATES - I'M OLD FASHIONED - AUDIO CD
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ARC-2314 TONI GATES - I

Creative, fresh takes on classic jazz standards.

ARC-2321 MARK TAYLOR - AT WHAT AGE - AUDIO CD
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An open-minded, open-ended project of original music that thoroughly explores and exploits the tension between freedom and structure always present in jazz and improvised music.

ARC-2338 SZILARD MEZEI, MICHAEL JEFRY STEVENS - ANZIX - AUDIO CD
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ARC-2338 SZILARD MEZEI, MICHAEL JEFRY STEVENS - ANZIX - AUDIO CD Image

Free Improvisation by SZILARD MEZEI and MICHAEL JEFRY STEVENS

ARC-2345 TONI GATES - THIS WOMAN - AUDIO CD
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This new album features seven original compositions and six arrangements all rooted in the female perspective.

ARC-2352 SIR THREADIUS MONGUS - THREADS - AUDIO CD
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ARC-2352 SIR THREADIUS MONGUS - THREADS - AUDIO CD Image

The debut of new music and a new lineup featuring Jeff Davis (guitar and composition), Matt Otto (saxophones), Andrew McGhie (saxophone), Stanton Kessler (trumpet), Mike Stover (bass), and JoNathan Taylor (drums).

ARC-2369 SUMI TONOOKA - Sumi Tonooka: NOW - AUDIO CD
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Long recognized by her peers as a scintillating improviser, Tonooka offers an authoritative statement with her first solo session, confirming her status as a capaciously creative composer and a keyboard stylist of the highest order.

ARC-2376 KEITH PRAY - Confluence - AUDIO CD
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ARC-2376 KEITH PRAY - Confluence - AUDIO CD Image

“Confluence” is a merging of the various influences and life experiences of saxophonist Keith Pray. Musically it pays homage to the influence of John Coltrane and Kenny Garrett and is grounded in the tradition while exuding a modern edge.

ARC-2383 CHRIS HAZELTON - PEREGRINATION - AUDIO CD
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This exciting trio honors the tradition and groove of the classic Organ/Guitar/Drums format, while taking it to new places through original compositions and arrangements.

ARC-2390 TRIO GENERATIONS (STEVENS, FONDA,GROSS) - SIDE EFFECTS - AUDIO CD
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ARC-2390 TRIO GENERATIONS (STEVENS, FONDA,GROSS) - SIDE EFFECTS - AUDIO CD Image

Jazz piano trio featuring Joe Fonda on bass, Emil Gross on drums and Michael Jefry Stevens on piano with special guest Lily White on saxophones. All original music by the members of the group.

ARC-2413 CHRIS BURNETT - THEME MUSIC - AUDIO CD
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“One of the most promising emergent jazz musicians in town isn’t some kid straight out of school or still in school.” ~ Kansas City Star | Award-winning composer, Chris Burnett shows a glimpse of his range and variety of styles on this latest CD.

ARC-2420 Esa Pietilä and Jeff “Siege” Siegel - OUT DOORS - AUDIO CD
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ARC-2420 Esa Pietilä and Jeff “Siege” Siegel - OUT DOORS - AUDIO CD Image

A power-duo that improvises on any given musical theme mixing the possibilities of the drums & saxophone in completely personal way. In addition to the drums and saxophone, the duo uses percussion of gongs, bells etc. mixed with saxophone multiphonics and extended playing techniques colouring their expression of avant garde jazz. Their juicy freejazz flows, crunchy polyrythmical textures, diverse sound ambients and spiritual meditation-like chorals combined with virtuoso playing of Jeff & Esa carries the listeners mind to the sea of multidirectional rhythms, high clouds, winding rivers, subtropical jungle, festive fireworks, what ever – You name it.

ARC-2437 Darryl Yokley's Sound Reformation - The Void - AUDIO CD
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ARC-2437 Darryl Yokley

An amalgam of all that he has learned and played – sweet Jazz blessed with the kiss of Classical and new territory that your ears will appreciate.(Trish Hennessy)

ARC-2444 ROGER WILDER - STRETCH - AUDIO CD
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Stretch features acoustic instrumental modern jazz with originals by Wilder and reworking of classics by Coltrane and others.

ARC-2451 MICHAEL PAGÁN - Keyboard Christmas - AUDIO CD
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ARC-2451 MICHAEL PAGÁN - Keyboard Christmas - AUDIO CD Image

A collection of traditional holiday melodies arranged and recorded by jazz pianist/composer Michael Pagán.

ARC-2468 Michael Jefry Stevens & Jason Decristofaro - DUETS - AUDIO CD
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ARC-2468 Michael Jefry Stevens & Jason Decristofaro - DUETS - AUDIO CD Image

Live concert of original music for acoustic piano and vibraphone. This is modern instrumental jazz at its finest. Melodic yet expansive. Features playing in both traditional song forms and more expanded open forms.

ARC-2475 EASTERN BOUNDARY QUARTET - LIVE FROM DE WERF - AUDIO CD
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Quartet features Joe Fonda on bass, Michael Jefry Stevens on piano and the two incredibly Hungarian improvisers – Balazs Bagyi on drums and Mihaly Borbely on saxophones and wind instruments. The CD features original music by all members of the quartet and was recorded live in Brugge at DeWerf.

ARC-2482 BRANDON MEZZELO TRIPTET - RISE - AUDIO CD
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ARC-2482 BRANDON MEZZELO TRIPTET - RISE - AUDIO CD Image

The Brandon Mezzelo Triptet is playing soulful, swinging straight ahead bop and jazz

ARC-2499 CHRISTOPHER BURNETT - TIME FLIES (Remastered Collectors Edition) - AUDIO CD
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ARC-2499 CHRISTOPHER BURNETT - TIME FLIES (Remastered Collectors Edition) - AUDIO CD Image

Remixed and remastered collectors edition release. A beautifully flowing musical dialog between master artists that captures the interactive essence of improvisation through the vehicle unique modern jazz compositions.

ARC-2505 MATT WHITE - THE SUPER VILLIAN JAZZ BAND - AUDIO CD
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Through-Composed original compositions exploring Post-Bop Jazz through a villainous lens.

ARC-2512 CHRIS BURNETT - TIME FLIES (ORIGINAL MASTER) - AUDIO CD
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Virtuoso performances abound, resulting in 509,000+ downloads and counting. This album was recorded “live” in the studio with no overdubs or studio tricks. Vivendi Universal says: “exotically beautiful music that contemporary jazz lovers will devour.”

ARC-2529 B.J. JANSEN - RONIN - AUDIO CD
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Ronin the Masterless Samurai

ARC-2536 THE FONDA/STEVENS GROUP - 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR (DORNBIRN) - AUDIO CD
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ARC-2536 THE FONDA/STEVENS GROUP - 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR (DORNBIRN) - AUDIO CD Image

20th Anniversary live recording from Austria. This is modern jazz and improvised music featuring trumpet, piano, drums and acoustic bass. This is the group’s 12th CD release over a 24 year history.

ARC-2543 MARCUS HAMPTON - HAMPTON HOUSE OF JAZZ - AUDIO CD
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A set of lyrical original compositions by jazz trumpeter Marcus Hampton, nephew of Slide Hampton and cousin of Lionel Hampton. Recalls the classic straight-ahead sound.

ARC-2550 ZANE FORSHEE - MY NAME IS RED - AUDIO SINGLE
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Inspired by the novel My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk. The piece begins in traditional western harmony and moves steadily eastward evoking the musical traditions that developed throughout the Islamic world.

ARC-2567 SAXOPHONIST MICHAEL TODD - LET GO AND LET GOD - AUDIO EP
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Contemporary jazz saxophone playing at its finest by this veteran musician who has toured the world with some of the top names in music; and, set to an encouraging spiritual message.

ARC-2574 WENDY JONES QUARTET - PERFECT DREAM - AUDIO EP
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Wendy Jones’ new straight ahead jazz album featuring the compositions of Michael Jefry Stevens. A fresh, modern, yet timeless recording that is sure to be a classic.

ARC-2581 CHRISTOPHER BURNETT - FIREBIRD (SINGLE) - AUDIO CD
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“There’s a remarkable lyrical ease and harmonic savvy in the compositions that make up Firebird, not least of all on the title track with its layered flutes and Latin-tinged rhythmic feel.” (David R. Adler)

ARC-2598 CHRISTOPHER BURNETT - A RISK I TAKE (SINGLE) - AUDIO CD
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ARC-2598 CHRISTOPHER BURNETT - A RISK I TAKE (SINGLE) - AUDIO CD Image

“His choice of the inspired, metrically shifting “A Risk I Take,” by French horn virtuoso and colleague Mark Taylor, tells us much about his refined taste and interpretive abilities.” (David R. Adler, New York)

ARC-2604 Michael Jefry Stevens and Eliot Wadopian - MOUNTAIN SONG - AUDIO CD
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Original music by Michael Jefry Stevens features two-time Grammy award winner, Eliot Wadopian on bass and Michael Jefry Stevens on piano.

ARC-2611 Alyssa Murray - As of Now - AUDIO CD
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Alyssa Murray’s band, The AM Trio combines the narrative elements of contemporary folk with jazz.

ARC-2628 Pagán Bowman Steever - The Ottawa Sessions - AUDIO CD
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Straight-ahead originals and classic standards from three renown Kansas City jazz musicians.

ARC-2635 Ron Carlson - Kind Folk - AUDIO CD
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ARC-2635 Ron Carlson - Kind Folk - AUDIO CD Image

Kansas City-based guitarist Ron Carlson assembles an all star jazz line up featuring Grammy winner Bob Bowman, Rob Scheps, Roger Rosenberg, Brian Steever and vocalists Angela Hagenbach, Shay Estes and Kathleen Holeman on an exquisite music program dedicated to the memory of Kenny Wheeler and Charlie Haden.

ARC-2642 SHADES OF JADE - THAT ONE (SINGLE) - AUDIO CD
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Live, Intensity driven, Chill phased jazz band that plays the popular tunes of today. Infusing specific elements of jazz, hip hop, pop, and rock into contagious soulful grooves with spurts of raw emotion that evoke the human experience.

ARC-2659 CHRISTOPHER BURNETT - BALLAD FOR AN OPTIMIST (SINGLE) - AUDIO CD
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ARC-2659 CHRISTOPHER BURNETT - BALLAD FOR AN OPTIMIST (SINGLE) - AUDIO CD Image

Burnett’s legato eloquence and depth of expression on the slow 4/4 “Ballad for An Optimist” is another highlight. (David R. Adler)

ARC-2666 Alchemy Sound Project - Further Explorations - AUDIO CD
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This colorful, innovative sound evokes jazz with modern classical aspects. The music of these five composers can be thoughtful, atmospheric, meditative, soulful, progressive, bold, experimental.

ARC-2673 Michael Jefry Stevens - Lazy Afternoon - AUDIO CD
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Stevens performs extensively in Europe, Latin America and North America. Solo Piano CD recorded at Music and Art Studios in Memphis, TN on 9′ Steinway Grand Piano. 11 standards and 2 originals.

ARC-2680 Dino Massa Kansas City Quintet - Echoes of Europe - AUDIO CD
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ARC-2680 Dino Massa Kansas City Quintet - Echoes of Europe - AUDIO CD Image

“On This New Jazz Record, Kansas City And Italy Make Beautiful Music Together: It’s an exceptionally graceful album that imbues mainstream jazz with the elegant sheen of classical chamber music.” (Bill Brownlee, Kansas City Star, KCUR)

ARC-2697 Dan Arcamone - IN COLORS - AUDIO CD
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Modern creative jazz. Guitar-led modern improvised music with elements of jazz and rock.

ARC-2703 Dan Arcamone - EVOLVE - AUDIO CD
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The quartet performs nine of the leader’s originals. Mr. Arcamone’s guitar solos can be thought of post-bop playing with a rockish sound although his electronic tones are individual. Listeners who enjoy creative electronic music will find much to savor on Evolve. (Scott Yanow)

ARC-2710 Jeff “Siege” Siegel Quartet King of Xhosa - AUDIO CD
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On the Jeff Siegel Quartet’s third studio recording, the stalwart drummer merges his high energy, straight ahead post-bop with the deeply spiritual stylings of trumpet master Feya Faku to produce a vibrant sonic tapestry of South African infused jazz.

ARC-2710 Michael Todd - Rain On Us - AUDIO CD
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Saxophonist Michael Todd is releasing several singles from his forthcoming full album.

ARC-2734 Michael Jefry Stevens Octet - Live at Streamside - AUDIO CD
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ARC-2734 Michael Jefry Stevens Octet - Live at Streamside - AUDIO CD Image

Live concert from Streamside Concert Series featuring original music by the leader for the Michael Jefry Stevens Octet.

ARC-2741 Ryan Anselmi - Lookout Road - AUDIO CD
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Ryan Anselmi is a multi-instrumental artist based in New York City. Mr. Anselmi presents music inspired by the “little Kansas town” where he grew up.

ARC-2758 Ryan Anselmi - Movin' On - AUDIO CD
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ARC-2758 Ryan Anselmi - Movin

Movin’ On is a tribute to blues and jazz legend, pianist Junior Mance. Ryan and Junior toured and recorded together. “Ryan’s one of a kind. He has a voice of his own and a musical sensibility that really excites a crowd.” — Junior Mance

ARC-2765 Zane Forshee - my heart comes undone - AUDIO SINGLE
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ARC-2765 Zane Forshee - my heart comes undone - AUDIO SINGLE Image

The arrangement performed for solo electric guitar and loop pedal was a collaborative one between guitarist Zane Forshee and Judah Adashi. Forshee recently released a recording of this work in March 2017 on the Artists Recording Collective Label.

ARC-2772 Nellie Bly Project - Sam Boshnack Quintet - AUDIO CD
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ARC-2772 Nellie Bly Project - Sam Boshnack Quintet - AUDIO CD Image

An illustrative and evocative musical portrait of a 19th-century daredevil feminist and journalist, the album moves between the narrative and abstract, creating an imaginative world that channels Bly’s groundbreaking spirit.

ARC-2789 Shades of Happiness - David Valdez - AUDIO CD
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ARC-2789 Shades of Happiness - David Valdez - AUDIO CD Image

Saxophonist David Valdez leads this lyrical, romantic, and sophisticated blend of Modern Jazz, woodwind heavy Classical chamber music and authentic Latin and Brazilian styles.

ARC-2796 Traveler - William Flynn - AUDIO CD
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ARC-2796 Traveler - William Flynn - AUDIO CD Image

Traveler takes listeners on a musical journey through soaring melodies, meditative grooves, and exciting musical interplay. The compositions’ bare simplicity offers a wide emotional landscape for the musicians to explore and for the listener to enjoy.

ARC-2802 Dan Arcamone - EVOLVE - AUDIO CD
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The quartet performs nine of the leader’s originals. Mr. Arcamone’s guitar solos can be thought of post-bop playing with a rockish sound although his electronic tones are individual. Listeners who enjoy creative electronic music will find much to savor on Evolve. (Scott Yanow)

ARC-2819 JAMES ARMSTRONG - THE ANCIENTS - AUDIO CD
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“The Ancients” sits at the intersection of improvisation and modern classical music; a crystallization of techniques and processes that were initiated some forty years ago.

ARC-2826 Michael Jefry Stevens Quartet - Red’s Blues - AUDIO CD
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ARC-2826 Michael Jefry Stevens Quartet - Red’s Blues - AUDIO CD Image

FEBRUARY 2018 RELEASE.

ARC-2833 JEFF SHIRLEY - POINT OF THE STORY - AUDIO CD
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ARC-2833 JEFF SHIRLEY - POINT OF THE STORY - AUDIO CD Image

March 30, 2018 Release Date. Debut release features Mr. Shirley on guitar, with Bob Bowman on bass, Roger Wilder on piano/rhodes, Matt Leifer on drums and Ryan Thielman on flugelhorn.

ARC-2840 WILLIAM FLYNN AND TIM FISCHER - CROSS COUNTRY - AUDIO CD
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ARC-2840 WILLIAM FLYNN AND TIM FISCHER - CROSS COUNTRY - AUDIO CD Image

2018 Release.

ARC-2857 Alchemy Sound Project - Adventures in Time and Space​ - AUDIO CD
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ARC-2857 Alchemy Sound Project - Adventures in Time and Space​ - AUDIO CD Image

2018 Release.

ARC-2864 Sons of Brasil - While You Were Out​ - AUDIO CD
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ARC-2864 Sons of Brasil - While You Were Out​ - AUDIO CD Image

In Kansas City, there is a popular jazz group that has performed every week since their inception in 1991. This would not be so remarkable, as Kansas City is renowned for it’s tradition of great jazz since the days of Count Basie and Charlie Parker. What is remarkable is that this group of native Kansas Citians plays nothing but Brazilian jazz, with a flavor and passion one might think could only be found at a nightclub in Ipanema or Leblon. The Sons of Brasil invite you to sample these sounds, which stem from their love and admiration of “musica bem brasileira.”

ARC-2871 Stanton Kessler - Skywatcher​ - AUDIO CD
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ARC-2871 Stanton Kessler - Skywatcher​ - AUDIO CD Image

On this project Mr. Kessler enlisted some of Kansas City’s best players to render his recent jazz compositions. Three of his bands are represented here.

ARC-2000 SUMI TONOOKA, ERICA LINDSAY - INITIATION - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2000 SUMI TONOOKA, ERICA LINDSAY - INITIATION - AUDIO CD
A stellar jazz quartet date that transports and transforms. The music is innovative, contemplative and magical. The chemistry of this band swings hard, sizzles and pops. Enjoy the ride!
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ARC-2024 SOUTHERN EXCURSION QUARTET - TRADING POST - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2024 SOUTHERN EXCURSION QUARTET - TRADING POST - AUDIO CD
Jazz Quartet featuring original compositions by band members. Saxophone, piano, bass and drums.
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ARC-2055 JEFF SIEGEL - JSQ LIVE IN EUROPE - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2055 JEFF SIEGEL - JSQ LIVE IN EUROPE - AUDIO CD
Original, inspiring, energetic music recorded live in Europe by a working quartet grounded in the music of Coltrane and Miles Davis.
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ARC-2062 LEE SHAW - Lee Shaw Trio-Live in Graz - AUDIO CD/DVD Image
ARC-2062 LEE SHAW - Lee Shaw Trio-Live in Graz - AUDIO CD/DVD
Piano-Bass-Drums Trio . The 82 yr.old pianist leader plays as though she were going on 20. Reviews consistently point out that the three musicians play as though they were one person. Music both beautiful and unpredictable.
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ARC-2086 LEE SHAW - BLOSSOM - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2086 LEE SHAW - BLOSSOM - AUDIO CD
“Shaw’s balmy opener “Blossom” combines Bill Evan’s harmonic sensitivity with Oscar Peterson’s joie de vivre. The band deftly proceeds from ragtime to bop-based blues to gentle ballads with equal assurance.”
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ARC-2093 RICHIE PRATT - OLATHE - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2093 RICHIE PRATT - OLATHE - AUDIO CD
Jazz, Bossa, Salsa and the blues are presented by legendary musicians with the leader performing in the two ensemble formats of a Trio with Major Holley on acoustic bass and then in a Septet with Buddy Rich band alumnus, Ross Konikoff.
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ARC-2116 SUMI TONOOKA - LONG AGO TODAY - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2116 SUMI TONOOKA - LONG AGO TODAY - AUDIO CD
A standout jazz trio recording highlighting “provocative and compelling music” New York Times , “Long Ago Today” is music from the heart that pulls you in and makes you want to stay, featuring original compositions by Sumi Tonooka.
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ARC-2123 JOHN BLAKE, JR. - MOTHERLESS CHILD - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2123 JOHN BLAKE, JR. - MOTHERLESS CHILD - AUDIO CD
This CD captures the soul of traditional Negro Spirituals, set to new jazz harmonizations and rhythms.
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ARC-2130 THE TRIO - COMFORT & JOY - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2130 THE TRIO - COMFORT & JOY - AUDIO CD
THE TRIO (GATES, SMITH, RANSOME) – Comfort & Joy – Fresh new jazz versions of your Christmas favorites arranged for vocals, guitar and percussion.
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ARC-2154 TONY SUGGS - BLACK POTATOS - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2154 TONY SUGGS - BLACK POTATOS - AUDIO CD
TONY SUGGS – BLACK POTATOS – Tony Suggs(p),Keyon Harold (tp), Stacy Dillard(sax), Richie Goods(b), Ameen Saleem(b), Jeremy Clemons(ds), etc…
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ARC-2161 TONY SUGGS - BLACK LIQUEUR - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2161 TONY SUGGS - BLACK LIQUEUR - AUDIO CD
TONY SUGGS – BLACK LIQUEUR – Tony Suggs(p),Keyon Harold (tp), Stacy Dillard(sax), Richie Goods(b), Ameen Saleem(b), Jeremy Clemons(ds), etc.
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ARC-2178 Sébastien Paindestre TRIO - Live @ Duc des Lombards - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2178 Sébastien Paindestre TRIO - Live @ Duc des Lombards - AUDIO CD
Sébastien Paindestre TRIO – Live @ Duc des Lombards – “It’s a staggering and amazing piece of work…” (Ochanomizu Jazz House)
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ARC-2185 Griffith/Stevens Quartet - Only Love - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2185 Griffith/Stevens Quartet - Only Love - AUDIO CD
Griffith/Stevens Quartet – Only Love – The 17 year collaboration between vocalist Miles Griffith and pianist Michael Jefry Stevens culminates in this magnificent recording of 10 original vocal compositions. Recorded live at Swiss Radio in Zurich.
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ARC-2192 George Kahn - Secrets From The Jazz Ghetto Vol. 1 (Nightside) - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2192 George Kahn - Secrets From The Jazz Ghetto Vol. 1 (Nightside) - AUDIO CD
George Kahn – Secrets From The Jazz Ghetto Vol. 1 (Nightside) – West Coast Jazz pianist George Kahn carries the tradition of jazz greats like Dave Brubeck, Vince Guaraldi and Horace Silver into the 21st Century with SECRETS FROM THE JAZZ GHETTO. Volume 1 (Nightside) is perfect for lat... Read More
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ARC-2208 George Kahn - Secrets From The Jazz Ghetto Vol. 2 (Dayside) - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2208 George Kahn - Secrets From The Jazz Ghetto Vol. 2 (Dayside) - AUDIO CD
George Kahn – Secrets From The Jazz Ghetto Vol. 2 (Dayside) – West Coast Jazz pianist George Kahn carries the tradition of jazz greats like Dave Brubeck, Vince Guaraldi and Horace Silver into the 21st Century with SECRETS FROM THE JAZZ GHETTO. Volume 2 (Dayside) has 13 groovy tunes gr... Read More
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ARC-2215 ERICA LINDSAY - YES (LIVE AT THE ROSENDALE CAFE) - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2215 ERICA LINDSAY - YES (LIVE AT THE ROSENDALE CAFE) - AUDIO CD
Erica Lindsay’s “profound, soul-searching technique straddles Coltrane’s spirituality and Joe Henderson’s fiery versatility.” (Bob Margolis-Daily Freeman)
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ARC-2222 Together Again: John Medeski & Lee Shaw Live at The Egg - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2222 Together Again: John Medeski & Lee Shaw Live at The Egg - AUDIO CD
Together Again is a collaboration between Lee Shaw, John Medeski, and the rhythm section of the Lee Shaw Trio from an April, 2009, concert at The Egg, in Albany, New York. When John was 13 years old, he studied jazz piano with Lee in the mid 70s
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ARC-2239 THE LEE SHAW TRIO LIVE AT ART GALLERY REUTLINGEN - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2239 THE LEE SHAW TRIO LIVE AT ART GALLERY REUTLINGEN - AUDIO CD
Lee Shaw Trio in live concert at Art Gallery, World of Basses, in Reutlingen, Germany, with Yohannes Enders, and Michael Lutzeier
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ARC-2246 CHRISTOPHER WHITE AND PANDEMUSICUM “In My Own Sweet Time” - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2246 CHRISTOPHER WHITE AND PANDEMUSICUM “In My Own Sweet Time” - AUDIO CD
With 10 original works for “little big-band” (3 saxes, 3 brass, 3 rhythm), the album features works written for and describing the women in my life: mother, grandmother, wife and daughters.
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ARC-2253 Reptet - At The Cabin - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2253 Reptet - At The Cabin - AUDIO CD
The third full-length release from Seattle’s beloved tone bandits, and they got even crazier. One never know’s what lies ahead on the next track. Full of tight rhythms, exciting solos, high-energy horns, and wild antics.
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ARC-2260 The Uptown Jazz Collective - SHE DO WHAT SHE DO - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2260 The Uptown Jazz Collective - SHE DO WHAT SHE DO - AUDIO CD
The Uptown Jazz Collective – SHE DO WHAT SHE DO – “One of the most original jazz albums featuring male vocals in thirty years.”
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ARC-2284 DON ALIQUO - Sun & Shield - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2284 DON ALIQUO - Sun & Shield - AUDIO CD
Aliquo’s 5th solo release is a New York based affair, featuring veteran artists Rufus Reid, bass and Jim McNeely piano coupled with the dynamic young drummer Obed Calvaire. The compositions and improvisations are both exciting and inspired!
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ARC-2291 Millie Edwards & Michael Pagán - Millie & Mike Live - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2291 Millie Edwards & Michael Pagán - Millie & Mike Live - AUDIO CD
Recorded during two of their typically energetic shows at Jardine’s, which was one of Kansas City’s premiere night spots, MILLIE AND MIKE LIVE contains a healthy dose of jazz standards, blues, ballads, Latin grooves, and memorable tunes from the ‘70s.
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ARC-2307 MEZEI, HEMMERSAM, STEVENS - Upcast - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2307 MEZEI, HEMMERSAM, STEVENS - Upcast - AUDIO CD
Improvisations by Szilard Mezei – Viola, Michael Jefry Stevens – Piano, Jon Hemmersam – Acoustic Guitar
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ARC-2314 TONI GATES - I
ARC-2314 TONI GATES - I'M OLD FASHIONED - AUDIO CD
Creative, fresh takes on classic jazz standards.
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ARC-2321 MARK TAYLOR - AT WHAT AGE - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2321 MARK TAYLOR - AT WHAT AGE - AUDIO CD
An open-minded, open-ended project of original music that thoroughly explores and exploits the tension between freedom and structure always present in jazz and improvised music.
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ARC-2338 SZILARD MEZEI, MICHAEL JEFRY STEVENS - ANZIX - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2338 SZILARD MEZEI, MICHAEL JEFRY STEVENS - ANZIX - AUDIO CD
Free Improvisation by SZILARD MEZEI and MICHAEL JEFRY STEVENS
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ARC-2345 TONI GATES - THIS WOMAN - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2345 TONI GATES - THIS WOMAN - AUDIO CD
This new album features seven original compositions and six arrangements all rooted in the female perspective.
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ARC-2352 SIR THREADIUS MONGUS - THREADS - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2352 SIR THREADIUS MONGUS - THREADS - AUDIO CD
The debut of new music and a new lineup featuring Jeff Davis (guitar and composition), Matt Otto (saxophones), Andrew McGhie (saxophone), Stanton Kessler (trumpet), Mike Stover (bass), and JoNathan Taylor (drums).
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ARC-2369 SUMI TONOOKA - Sumi Tonooka: NOW - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2369 SUMI TONOOKA - Sumi Tonooka: NOW - AUDIO CD
Long recognized by her peers as a scintillating improviser, Tonooka offers an authoritative statement with her first solo session, confirming her status as a capaciously creative composer and a keyboard stylist of the highest order.
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ARC-2376 KEITH PRAY - Confluence - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2376 KEITH PRAY - Confluence - AUDIO CD
“Confluence” is a merging of the various influences and life experiences of saxophonist Keith Pray. Musically it pays homage to the influence of John Coltrane and Kenny Garrett and is grounded in the tradition while exuding a modern edge.
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ARC-2383 CHRIS HAZELTON - PEREGRINATION - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2383 CHRIS HAZELTON - PEREGRINATION - AUDIO CD
This exciting trio honors the tradition and groove of the classic Organ/Guitar/Drums format, while taking it to new places through original compositions and arrangements.
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ARC-2390 TRIO GENERATIONS (STEVENS, FONDA,GROSS) - SIDE EFFECTS - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2390 TRIO GENERATIONS (STEVENS, FONDA,GROSS) - SIDE EFFECTS - AUDIO CD
Jazz piano trio featuring Joe Fonda on bass, Emil Gross on drums and Michael Jefry Stevens on piano with special guest Lily White on saxophones. All original music by the members of the group.
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ARC-2413 CHRIS BURNETT - THEME MUSIC - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2413 CHRIS BURNETT - THEME MUSIC - AUDIO CD
“One of the most promising emergent jazz musicians in town isn’t some kid straight out of school or still in school.” ~ Kansas City Star | Award-winning composer, Chris Burnett shows a glimpse of his range and variety of styles on this latest CD.
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ARC-2420 Esa Pietilä and Jeff “Siege” Siegel - OUT DOORS - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2420 Esa Pietilä and Jeff “Siege” Siegel - OUT DOORS - AUDIO CD
A power-duo that improvises on any given musical theme mixing the possibilities of the drums & saxophone in completely personal way. In addition to the drums and saxophone, the duo uses percussion of gongs, bells etc. mixed with saxophone multiphonics and extended playing techniques colourin... Read More
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ARC-2437 Darryl Yokley
ARC-2437 Darryl Yokley's Sound Reformation - The Void - AUDIO CD
An amalgam of all that he has learned and played – sweet Jazz blessed with the kiss of Classical and new territory that your ears will appreciate.(Trish Hennessy)
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ARC-2444 ROGER WILDER - STRETCH - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2444 ROGER WILDER - STRETCH - AUDIO CD
Stretch features acoustic instrumental modern jazz with originals by Wilder and reworking of classics by Coltrane and others.
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ARC-2451 MICHAEL PAGÁN - Keyboard Christmas - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2451 MICHAEL PAGÁN - Keyboard Christmas - AUDIO CD
A collection of traditional holiday melodies arranged and recorded by jazz pianist/composer Michael Pagán.
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ARC-2468 Michael Jefry Stevens & Jason Decristofaro - DUETS - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2468 Michael Jefry Stevens & Jason Decristofaro - DUETS - AUDIO CD
Live concert of original music for acoustic piano and vibraphone. This is modern instrumental jazz at its finest. Melodic yet expansive. Features playing in both traditional song forms and more expanded open forms.
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ARC-2475 EASTERN BOUNDARY QUARTET - LIVE FROM DE WERF - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2475 EASTERN BOUNDARY QUARTET - LIVE FROM DE WERF - AUDIO CD
Quartet features Joe Fonda on bass, Michael Jefry Stevens on piano and the two incredibly Hungarian improvisers – Balazs Bagyi on drums and Mihaly Borbely on saxophones and wind instruments. The CD features original music by all members of the quartet and was recorded live in Brugge at DeWe... Read More
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ARC-2482 BRANDON MEZZELO TRIPTET - RISE - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2482 BRANDON MEZZELO TRIPTET - RISE - AUDIO CD
The Brandon Mezzelo Triptet is playing soulful, swinging straight ahead bop and jazz
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ARC-2499 CHRISTOPHER BURNETT - TIME FLIES (Remastered Collectors Edition) - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2499 CHRISTOPHER BURNETT - TIME FLIES (Remastered Collectors Edition) - AUDIO CD
Remixed and remastered collectors edition release. A beautifully flowing musical dialog between master artists that captures the interactive essence of improvisation through the vehicle unique modern jazz compositions.
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ARC-2505 MATT WHITE - THE SUPER VILLIAN JAZZ BAND - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2505 MATT WHITE - THE SUPER VILLIAN JAZZ BAND - AUDIO CD
Through-Composed original compositions exploring Post-Bop Jazz through a villainous lens.
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ARC-2512 CHRIS BURNETT - TIME FLIES (ORIGINAL MASTER) - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2512 CHRIS BURNETT - TIME FLIES (ORIGINAL MASTER) - AUDIO CD
Virtuoso performances abound, resulting in 509,000+ downloads and counting. This album was recorded “live” in the studio with no overdubs or studio tricks. Vivendi Universal says: “exotically beautiful music that contemporary jazz lovers will devour.”
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ARC-2529 B.J. JANSEN - RONIN - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2529 B.J. JANSEN - RONIN - AUDIO CD
Ronin the Masterless Samurai
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ARC-2536 THE FONDA/STEVENS GROUP - 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR (DORNBIRN) - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2536 THE FONDA/STEVENS GROUP - 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR (DORNBIRN) - AUDIO CD
20th Anniversary live recording from Austria. This is modern jazz and improvised music featuring trumpet, piano, drums and acoustic bass. This is the group’s 12th CD release over a 24 year history.
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ARC-2543 MARCUS HAMPTON - HAMPTON HOUSE OF JAZZ - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2543 MARCUS HAMPTON - HAMPTON HOUSE OF JAZZ - AUDIO CD
A set of lyrical original compositions by jazz trumpeter Marcus Hampton, nephew of Slide Hampton and cousin of Lionel Hampton. Recalls the classic straight-ahead sound.
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ARC-2550 ZANE FORSHEE - MY NAME IS RED - AUDIO SINGLE Image
ARC-2550 ZANE FORSHEE - MY NAME IS RED - AUDIO SINGLE
Inspired by the novel My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk. The piece begins in traditional western harmony and moves steadily eastward evoking the musical traditions that developed throughout the Islamic world.
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ARC-2567 SAXOPHONIST MICHAEL TODD - LET GO AND LET GOD - AUDIO EP Image
ARC-2567 SAXOPHONIST MICHAEL TODD - LET GO AND LET GOD - AUDIO EP
Contemporary jazz saxophone playing at its finest by this veteran musician who has toured the world with some of the top names in music; and, set to an encouraging spiritual message.
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ARC-2574 WENDY JONES QUARTET - PERFECT DREAM - AUDIO EP Image
ARC-2574 WENDY JONES QUARTET - PERFECT DREAM - AUDIO EP
Wendy Jones’ new straight ahead jazz album featuring the compositions of Michael Jefry Stevens. A fresh, modern, yet timeless recording that is sure to be a classic.
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ARC-2581 CHRISTOPHER BURNETT - FIREBIRD (SINGLE) - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2581 CHRISTOPHER BURNETT - FIREBIRD (SINGLE) - AUDIO CD
“There’s a remarkable lyrical ease and harmonic savvy in the compositions that make up Firebird, not least of all on the title track with its layered flutes and Latin-tinged rhythmic feel.” (David R. Adler)
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ARC-2598 CHRISTOPHER BURNETT - A RISK I TAKE (SINGLE) - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2598 CHRISTOPHER BURNETT - A RISK I TAKE (SINGLE) - AUDIO CD
“His choice of the inspired, metrically shifting “A Risk I Take,” by French horn virtuoso and colleague Mark Taylor, tells us much about his refined taste and interpretive abilities.” (David R. Adler, New York)
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ARC-2604 Michael Jefry Stevens and Eliot Wadopian - MOUNTAIN SONG - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2604 Michael Jefry Stevens and Eliot Wadopian - MOUNTAIN SONG - AUDIO CD
Original music by Michael Jefry Stevens features two-time Grammy award winner, Eliot Wadopian on bass and Michael Jefry Stevens on piano.
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ARC-2611 Alyssa Murray - As of Now - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2611 Alyssa Murray - As of Now - AUDIO CD
Alyssa Murray’s band, The AM Trio combines the narrative elements of contemporary folk with jazz.
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ARC-2628 Pagán Bowman Steever - The Ottawa Sessions - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2628 Pagán Bowman Steever - The Ottawa Sessions - AUDIO CD
Straight-ahead originals and classic standards from three renown Kansas City jazz musicians.
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ARC-2635 Ron Carlson - Kind Folk - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2635 Ron Carlson - Kind Folk - AUDIO CD
Kansas City-based guitarist Ron Carlson assembles an all star jazz line up featuring Grammy winner Bob Bowman, Rob Scheps, Roger Rosenberg, Brian Steever and vocalists Angela Hagenbach, Shay Estes and Kathleen Holeman on an exquisite music program dedicated to the memory of Kenny Wheeler and Char... Read More
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ARC-2642 SHADES OF JADE - THAT ONE (SINGLE) - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2642 SHADES OF JADE - THAT ONE (SINGLE) - AUDIO CD
Live, Intensity driven, Chill phased jazz band that plays the popular tunes of today. Infusing specific elements of jazz, hip hop, pop, and rock into contagious soulful grooves with spurts of raw emotion that evoke the human experience.
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ARC-2659 CHRISTOPHER BURNETT - BALLAD FOR AN OPTIMIST (SINGLE) - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2659 CHRISTOPHER BURNETT - BALLAD FOR AN OPTIMIST (SINGLE) - AUDIO CD
Burnett’s legato eloquence and depth of expression on the slow 4/4 “Ballad for An Optimist” is another highlight. (David R. Adler)
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ARC-2666 Alchemy Sound Project - Further Explorations - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2666 Alchemy Sound Project - Further Explorations - AUDIO CD
This colorful, innovative sound evokes jazz with modern classical aspects. The music of these five composers can be thoughtful, atmospheric, meditative, soulful, progressive, bold, experimental.
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ARC-2673 Michael Jefry Stevens - Lazy Afternoon - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2673 Michael Jefry Stevens - Lazy Afternoon - AUDIO CD
Stevens performs extensively in Europe, Latin America and North America. Solo Piano CD recorded at Music and Art Studios in Memphis, TN on 9′ Steinway Grand Piano. 11 standards and 2 originals.
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ARC-2680 Dino Massa Kansas City Quintet - Echoes of Europe - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2680 Dino Massa Kansas City Quintet - Echoes of Europe - AUDIO CD
“On This New Jazz Record, Kansas City And Italy Make Beautiful Music Together: It’s an exceptionally graceful album that imbues mainstream jazz with the elegant sheen of classical chamber music.” (Bill Brownlee, Kansas City Star, KCUR)
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ARC-2697 Dan Arcamone - IN COLORS - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2697 Dan Arcamone - IN COLORS - AUDIO CD
Modern creative jazz. Guitar-led modern improvised music with elements of jazz and rock.
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ARC-2703 Dan Arcamone - EVOLVE - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2703 Dan Arcamone - EVOLVE - AUDIO CD
The quartet performs nine of the leader’s originals. Mr. Arcamone’s guitar solos can be thought of post-bop playing with a rockish sound although his electronic tones are individual. Listeners who enjoy creative electronic music will find much to savor on Evolve. (Scott Yanow)
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ARC-2710 Jeff “Siege” Siegel Quartet King of Xhosa - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2710 Jeff “Siege” Siegel Quartet King of Xhosa - AUDIO CD
On the Jeff Siegel Quartet’s third studio recording, the stalwart drummer merges his high energy, straight ahead post-bop with the deeply spiritual stylings of trumpet master Feya Faku to produce a vibrant sonic tapestry of South African infused jazz.
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ARC-2710 Michael Todd - Rain On Us - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2710 Michael Todd - Rain On Us - AUDIO CD
Saxophonist Michael Todd is releasing several singles from his forthcoming full album.
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ARC-2734 Michael Jefry Stevens Octet - Live at Streamside - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2734 Michael Jefry Stevens Octet - Live at Streamside - AUDIO CD
Live concert from Streamside Concert Series featuring original music by the leader for the Michael Jefry Stevens Octet.
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ARC-2741 Ryan Anselmi - Lookout Road - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2741 Ryan Anselmi - Lookout Road - AUDIO CD
Ryan Anselmi is a multi-instrumental artist based in New York City. Mr. Anselmi presents music inspired by the “little Kansas town” where he grew up.
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ARC-2758 Ryan Anselmi - Movin
ARC-2758 Ryan Anselmi - Movin' On - AUDIO CD
Movin’ On is a tribute to blues and jazz legend, pianist Junior Mance. Ryan and Junior toured and recorded together. “Ryan’s one of a kind. He has a voice of his own and a musical sensibility that really excites a crowd.” — Junior Mance
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ARC-2765 Zane Forshee - my heart comes undone - AUDIO SINGLE Image
ARC-2765 Zane Forshee - my heart comes undone - AUDIO SINGLE
The arrangement performed for solo electric guitar and loop pedal was a collaborative one between guitarist Zane Forshee and Judah Adashi. Forshee recently released a recording of this work in March 2017 on the Artists Recording Collective Label.
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ARC-2772 Nellie Bly Project - Sam Boshnack Quintet - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2772 Nellie Bly Project - Sam Boshnack Quintet - AUDIO CD
An illustrative and evocative musical portrait of a 19th-century daredevil feminist and journalist, the album moves between the narrative and abstract, creating an imaginative world that channels Bly’s groundbreaking spirit.
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ARC-2789 Shades of Happiness - David Valdez - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2789 Shades of Happiness - David Valdez - AUDIO CD
Saxophonist David Valdez leads this lyrical, romantic, and sophisticated blend of Modern Jazz, woodwind heavy Classical chamber music and authentic Latin and Brazilian styles.
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ARC-2796 Traveler - William Flynn - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2796 Traveler - William Flynn - AUDIO CD
Traveler takes listeners on a musical journey through soaring melodies, meditative grooves, and exciting musical interplay. The compositions’ bare simplicity offers a wide emotional landscape for the musicians to explore and for the listener to enjoy.
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ARC-2802 Dan Arcamone - EVOLVE - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2802 Dan Arcamone - EVOLVE - AUDIO CD
The quartet performs nine of the leader’s originals. Mr. Arcamone’s guitar solos can be thought of post-bop playing with a rockish sound although his electronic tones are individual. Listeners who enjoy creative electronic music will find much to savor on Evolve. (Scott Yanow)
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ARC-2819 JAMES ARMSTRONG - THE ANCIENTS - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2819 JAMES ARMSTRONG - THE ANCIENTS - AUDIO CD
“The Ancients” sits at the intersection of improvisation and modern classical music; a crystallization of techniques and processes that were initiated some forty years ago.
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ARC-2833 JEFF SHIRLEY - POINT OF THE STORY - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2833 JEFF SHIRLEY - POINT OF THE STORY - AUDIO CD
March 30, 2018 Release Date. Debut release features Mr. Shirley on guitar, with Bob Bowman on bass, Roger Wilder on piano/rhodes, Matt Leifer on drums and Ryan Thielman on flugelhorn.
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ARC-2864 Sons of Brasil - While You Were Out​ - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2864 Sons of Brasil - While You Were Out​ - AUDIO CD
In Kansas City, there is a popular jazz group that has performed every week since their inception in 1991. This would not be so remarkable, as Kansas City is renowned for it’s tradition of great jazz since the days of Count Basie and Charlie Parker. What is remarkable is that this group of nati... Read More
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ARC-2871 Stanton Kessler - Skywatcher​ - AUDIO CD Image
ARC-2871 Stanton Kessler - Skywatcher​ - AUDIO CD
On this project Mr. Kessler enlisted some of Kansas City’s best players to render his recent jazz compositions. Three of his bands are represented here.
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