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King of Xhosa / ARC-2710

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. Genre: Jazz: African Jazz Release Date: 2017

Price : $15.00

Live at Streamside / ARC-2734

Live at Streamside / ARC-2734 by Steinway Piano Artist, Michael Jefry Stevens is a recording of the Live 2016 Concert from Streamside Concert Series featuring Stevens' original music for 8 instruments.

Price : $12.00

Rain On Us / ARC-2727

Rain On Us / ARC-2727 by saxophonist, Michael Todd. 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. Genres: Christian > Christian Contemporary Music. Christian > Praise & Worship Jazz

Price : Pending Release

Evolve / ARC-2703

Evolve / ARC-2703 by Dan Arcamone. Features Sean Nowell, Henry Lugo, and Kenny Grohowski. What the press says about Arcamone, "As a guitarist, Arcamone is that rare breed of musician who has incredible chops, but also the restraint to know when to use them and when to lay back and focus on a melodic line or harmonic texture." (Matthew Warnock, All About Jazz).

Price : $9.99

In Colors / ARC-2697

In Colors / ARC-2697 by Dan Arcamone. Features Mark Small, Jen Allen, Rich Zurkowski, and Thierry Arpino. What the press says about Arcamone, "As a guitarist, Arcamone is that rare breed of musician who has incredible chops, but also the restraint to know when to use them and when to lay back and focus on a melodic line or harmonic texture." (Matthew Warnock, All About Jazz). Listen and Buy now.

Price : $9.99

Echoes Of Europe / ARC-2680

FROM JAZZ DA GAMA (CANADA): “These are moments worth savouring, because discs documenting music as exquisite of form and function – in all its nudity – as this, on Echoes of Europe come along only very rarely.” ~ Raul da Gama, Jazz da Gama (Canada) // FROM KCUR: “It’s an exceptionally graceful album that imbues mainstream jazz with the elegant sheen of classical chamber music.” ~ Bill Brownlee, The Kansas City Star and Ink magazine // FROM SOUNDCONTEST (ITALY): “The exotic atmosphere of Notos (Christopher Burnett) is enchanting. The well-timed playing of Massa is adamant. Christopher Burnett ponders his improvisational speech with wisdom and elegance, seasoning it with some color…” ~ Stefano Dentice, SoundContest (Italy)

Price : $19.00

Lazy Afternoon / ARC-2673

Lazy Afternoon / ARC-2673 by Michael Jefry Stevens. Solo project by Steinway Piano Artist Michael Jefry Stevens. Listen and Buy now.

Price : $10.00

Further Explorations / ARC-2666

Further Explorations / ARC-2666 by Alchemy Sound Project. "Further Explorations is an excellent debut from a talented group of composers and players. The goal of jazz/chamber integration is well balanced, primarily because this group has evident passion for rendering their individual and collective contributions to that organic endpoint. The invention, tonal shading and occasional raucousness on this album give it a warm glow and a sense of fun." (Karl Ackermann, All About Jazz) Personnel: Erica Lindsay: saxophone; Sumi Tonooka: piano; Salim Washington: saxophone, oboe, flute, bass clarinet; David Arend: bass; Samantha Boshnack: trumpet; Willem de Koch: trombone; Max Wood: drums. Genre: Jazz: Progressive Jazz. Release Date: 2016

Price : $9.99

Ballad for an Optimist / ARC-2659

Ballad for an Optimist / ARC-2659 by Christopher Burnett. "Burnett’s legato eloquence and depth of expression on the slow 4/4 “Ballad for An Optimist” is another highlight." (David R. Adler, New York). Features Christopher Burnett, alto saxophone and composer; Roger Wilder, piano; Jeff Harshbarger, bass; and, Clarence Smith, drums. Jazz: Progressive Jazz, Jazz: Modern Jazz

Price : $0.89

That One / ARC-2642

That One / ARC-2642 by Shades of Jade featuring Derick Cunigan. Infusing specific elements of jazz, hip hop, pop, and rock into contagious soulful grooves with spurts of raw emotion that evoke the human experience in a matter of minuets.Shades of Jade is on a mission to “break genre specificities and touch its listeners“. R&B/Soul / Neo Soul / Hip Hop / NuJazz

Price : $1.29

Kind Folk / ARC-2635

Kansas City based guitarist Ron Carlson assembles an all star jazz lineup 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. Genre: Jazz: Contemporary Jazz. Release Date: 2015

Price : $15.00

The Ottawa Sessions / ARC-2628

The Ottawa Sessions / ARC-2628 by Pagán Bowman Steever - In Michael Pagán's tenth project as a leader, he teams with two luminaries of the vibrant, historically rich jazz environs of Kansas City, Missouri: bassist Bob Bowman, whose credits include work with Thad Jones/Mel Lewis, Toshiko Akiyoshi, and Carmen McRae among others and the brilliant young drummer, Brian Steever, who has established himself as a top-call player in performing and recording with many of the stars of the present day Kansas City jazz scene. Straight-ahead originals and classic standards from three renown Kansas City jazz musicians. Genre: Jazz: Piano Jazz. Release Date: 2015

Price : $14.97

As Of Now / ARC-2611

As Of Now / ARC-2611 by The AM Trio. The young pianist, songwriter and bandleader Alyssa Murray is another noteworthy alumnus of Bobby Watson’s Jazz Studies program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The AM Trio’s 2015 release “As of Now” reflects that mission and showcases her unique compositional style and keen lyrical sense. Both Joel Stratton (bass) and Joshua Blythe (drums) bring an abundant amount of collaborative and creative energy to Murray's tunes. The AM Trio combines the narrative elements of contemporary folk with jazz. Genre: Folk: Folk-Jazz. Release Date: 2015

Price : $9.99

Mountain Song / ARC-2604

Mountain Song / ARC-2604 is a Duo recording featuring Grammy award winning bassist, Eliot Wadopian, and Steinway Piano Artist and composer, Michael Jefry Stevens, performing original works by Mr. Stevens.

Price : $7.00

A Risk I Take / ARC-2598

A Risk I Take / ARC-2598 by Christopher Burnett, composition by Mark Taylor. "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). "A Risk I Take" is the second single release from the "Firebird" album by Christopher Burnett and is available exclusively at iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play and CD Baby. Featuring: Christopher Burnett - alto saxophone; Roger Wilder - piano; Jeff Harshbarger - bass; Clarence Smith - drums. Mark Taylor - composition. The final mastering and mix is by Craig Rettmer of CR Sound in Kansas City, Missouri USA. Genre: Jazz: Modern. Creative Jazz. Release Date: 2014

Price : $2.99

Firebird / ARC-2581

Firebird / ARC-2581 by Christopher Burnett. 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. (from the liner notes by David R. Adler, New York). Featuring: Christopher Burnett - alto saxophone/composition; Roger Wilder - piano; Jeff Harshbarger - bass; Clarence Smith - drums; with Terri Anderson Burnett and Freda Proctor - flutes. The final mastering and mix by Craig Rettmer is truly amazing. Genre: Jazz: Bossa Nova. Release Date: 2014

Price : $2.99

Perfect Dream / ARC- 2574

Perfect Dream / ARC-2574 by Wendy Jones Quartet. 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. Genre: Jazz: Contemporary Jazz. Release Date: 2014

Price : $12.00

Let Go Let God / ARC-2567

Let Go Let God / ARC-2567 by saxophonist, Michael Todd. 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. Genres: Christian > Christian Contemporary Music. Christian > Praise & Worship Jazz

Price : $0.99

My Name Is Red / ARC-2550

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. Dr. Zane Forshee, guitar. Recorded by David Revill. Produced by David Revill & Zane Forshee. Genre: Classical: Minimalism. Release Date: 2014

Price : $0.99

Hampton House of Jazz / ARC-2543

A set of lyrical original compositions by jazz trumpeter Marcus Hampton, nephew of Slide Hampton and cousin of Lionel Hampton. Marcus Hampton - trumpet, flugelhorn, compositions, arrangements, with: Keith Oxman - tenor saxophone (tracks 1-12). Tom Ball - trombone (tracks 1-12). Pat Bianchi - piano, keyboard (tracks 1-12). Ken Walker - bass (tracks 1-12). Todd Reid - drums (tracks 1-12). Wendy Fopeano, voice (tracks 3 and 4). Recalls the classic straight ahead sound. Genre: Jazz: Post-Bop. Release Date: 2014

Price : $9.99

20th Anniversary Tour: Live from Spielboden / ARC-2536

20th Anniversary Tour: Live from Spielboden / ARC-2536 by The Fonda / Stevens Group. Their 20th Anniversary live recording from Austria. This is modern jazz and improvised music featuring Herb Robertson on trumpet, Michael Jefry Stevens on piano & compositions, Joe Fonda on contrabass and compositions and Harvey Sorgen on drums. This is the group's 12th Cd release over our 24 year history. Genre: Jazz: Modern Free Jazz. Release Date: 2013

Price : $6.00

Ronin / ARC-2529

Ronin / ARC-2529 by B.J. Jansen. "Baritone saxophonist B.J. Jansen demonstrates his versatility as a composer and performer on Ronin, his third release as a leader. The nine originals that comprise the album cover a gamut of styles while remaining firmly in the jazz mainstream." (Hrayr Attarian, All About Jazz). Personnel: B.J. Jansen: baritone saxophone; Mamiko Watanabe: piano; Mike Boone: bass (1-3, 5-9); Amanda Ruzza: bass (4); Chris Beck: drums (1-3, 5-9); Dorota Piotrowska: drums (4). Genre: Jazz: Jazz quartet. Release Date: 2014

Price : $12.97

Time Flies / ARC-2512

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." MUSICIANS • CHRISTOPHER BURNETT (all compositions; alto saxophone on tracks 3,7; and, soprano saxophone, tracks 1,2,4,5,6) • JEFF STEWART (piano, tracks 1-6) • ELLIOT KUYKENDALL (electric and acoustic basses, tracks 1-6) • BOB HABIB (Latin percussion, tracks 1-6) • KEN BALDWIN (drum set, tracks 1-6) • BENJAMIN LEWIS (piano, MIDI programming, track 7). Genre: Jazz: Modern Creative Jazz. Release Date: 2000

Price : $7.99

The Super Villain Jazz Band / ARC-2505

Through-Composed original compositions exploring Post-Bop Jazz through a villainous lens. “It (The Super Villain Jazz Band) heralds the arrival of a new major voice in jazz, one whose name belongs in the pantheon of its true heroes.” - Russ Musto, New York Jazz Record. Genre: Jazz: Post-Bop. Release Date: 2013

Price : $12.00

Time Flies / ARC-2499

Time Flies (Remastered Collectors Edition) by Christopher Burnett - Remixed and remastered collectors edition release. A beautifully flowing musical dialog between master artists that captures the interactive essence of improvisation through the vehicle of unique modern jazz compositions. MUSICIANS • CHRISTOPHER BURNETT (all compositions; alto saxophone on tracks 3,7; and, soprano saxophone, tracks 1,2,4,5,6) • JEFF STEWART (piano, tracks 1-6) • ELLIOT KUYKENDALL (electric and acoustic basses, tracks 1-6) • BOB HABIB (Latin percussion, tracks 1-6) • KEN BALDWIN (drum set, tracks 1-6) • BENJAMIN LEWIS (piano, MIDI programming, track 7). Genre: Jazz: Chamber Jazz. Release Date: 2013

Price : $17.50

Rise / ARC-2482

Rize by Brandon Mezzelo Triptet - Kelly Brown - keys, Austin Wilson - bass, Ryan Hurn - drums. Brandon Mezzelo is a professional saxophonist and composer living and working in Springfield, Missouri. Brandon has also just recently joined the team at Palen Music as a saxophone instructor. He has returned to the U.S after living in Budapest, Hungary for two years. During that time he was able to write and perform his own music and play with many great artists. Most recently his band (The Triptet) had his version of the classic "Moanin'" featured on the 'Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show BBC 6. The Brandon Mezzelo Triptet is playing soulful, swinging straight ahead bop and jazz. Genre: Jazz: Contemporary Jazz. Release Date: 2013

Price : $5.00

Live at De Werf / ARC-2475

Live at De Werf by The Eastern Boundary Quartet - Quartet features Joe Fonda on bass, Michael Jefry Stevens on piano and the two incredibly brilliant 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.

Price : $12.00

Duets / ARC-2468

Duets by Michael Jefry Stevens - Live duo recording of original compositions from the Altamont Theatre in Asheville, NC in 2012. Michael Jefry Stevens - Piano, and Jason DeCristofaro - Vibraphone.

Price : $25.00

Keyboard Christmas / ARC-

Pianist/composer Michael Pagán displays a range of influences from Bach to Miles Davis in this solo effort of seasonal melodies performed on an electric keyboard. Jazz fans will note the solo dubbed over a swinging texture in "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" while late Beethoven may come to mind in the haunting diminished chords of "Good King Wenceslas." A light stride feel is the operative for "Let It Snow" and "Coventry Carol" swings hard in three. While "Gesu Bambino" is delivered in a decidedly classical manner, Pagán's take on "Carol of the Bells" fuses jazz improvisation with a toccata motor rhythm that is reminiscent of Prokofiev. A swinging version of Leroy Anderson's "Sleigh Ride" concludes this virtuosic set of slightly over one hour. A collection of traditional holiday melodies arranged and recorded by jazz pianist/composer Michael Pagán. Genre: Jazz: Crossover Jazz. Release Date: 2012

Price : $17.97

Stretch / ARC- 2444

Stretch by Roger Wilder - Taking a more straight ahead tack is pianist Roger Wilder’s Stretch. Including saxophonists David Chael, Matt Otto, bassist Seth Lee and drummer Sam Wisman, Wilder’s quintet works its way through five excellent Wilder originals (dig the strutting title track and the fun “Alley Cat Harrison”), Coltrane’s “26-2” (a Chael/Wilder duet), Wilder’s reconstruction of a popular hymn, and Vernon Duke’s “Taking a Chance on Love,” among others (by Chris Robinson, published by Down Beat).

Price : $14.99

The Void / ARC-2437

The Void by Darryl Yokley's Sound Reformation - Young saxophonist Darryl Yokley is one of the many American musicians who jostle for a place in the sun. Accompanied by excellent musicians like Duane Eubanks (trumpet), Luques Curtis (bass), George Burton (piano) and Wayne Smith (drums), Yokley takes us through a varied and complex program, in line with the productions of his mentors Orrin Evans and Tim Warfield. Genre: Jazz: Contemporary Jazz. Release Date: 2012

Price : $12.97

Out Doors / ARC-2420

Out Doors - Jeff “Siege” Siegel – drums, percussion, bells, gongs, toy instruments (USA). Esa Pietilä – Saxophones, bells, toy instruments (Finland). 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.

Price : 15.50 euros

Theme Music / ARC-2413

Theme Music by Chris Burnett - a compositional sampler featuring various artists, including Ahmad Alaadeen, Roger Wilder, Tyrone Clark, Donivan Bailey, Kyle Whitlock, Phil Davis and many others. "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. Genre: Jazz: Modern Creative Jazz. Release Date: 2008

Price : $9.99

Side Effects / ARC-2390

Side Effects by Trio Generations - featuring Michael Jefry Stevens, piano; Joe Fonda, bass; Emil Gross, drums; Lily White - Saxophones on last 2 tracks. Stellar Jazz piano trio. All original music by the members of the group. Recorded in 2011.

Price : $6.00

Peregrination / ARC-2383

Peregrination by Chris Hazelton - featuring Danny Embrey, guitar; Kevin Frazee, drums. 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. Genre: Jazz: Hammond Organ. Release Date: 2012

Price : $8.99

Only Love / ARC-2185

Only Love / ARC-2185 by Griffith / Stevens Quartet. "The first thing that strikes you about Griffith/Stevens Quartet music is Miles Griffith unique style of singing. Griffith voice is not beautiful in the strict sense of the word, specially when he ventures on his almost manic scats, but the same can be said about Louis Armstrong or Dizzy Gillespie. And until this day Louis is one of my favorite singers. Miles Griffith is more than a singer, he is an improviser and a jazz musician as he demonstrates with his vocal improvisations on "Sometimes (Weekend Day)", "Lonely Tears", and "Oh Mama". But Griffith also shows his tender and calmer side on "When I first Met You", and proves he can be an effective balladeer on "Borderline" and "Perfect Dream". Michael Jefry Stevens does a wonderful jazz on piano, at times adding elegant improvisations. Certainly a different and enjoyable album." (Wilbert Sostre, Jazz Times). The 17 year collaboration between vocalist Miles Griffith and pianist Michael Jefry Stevens culminates in this magnificent 2009 recording of 10 original vocal compositions. Recorded live at Swiss Radio in Zurich. Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals. Release Date: 2010

Price : $10.00

Confluence / ARC-2376

Confluence by Keith Pray. "Blending creative and innovative original compositions with the power-playing performance of Pray and his band, Confluence seems the perfect vehicle for bringing these artistic expressions to light in an album that leaves little to chance and a lot to enjoy." (Edward Blanco, All About Jazz). Personnel: Keith Pray: alto saxophone; Chuck D'Aloia: guitar; Peter Tomlinson: piano; Lou Pappas: bass; Jeff "Siege" Siegle: drums. Genre: Jazz: Post-Bop. Release Date: 2012

Price : $8.00

Now / ARC-2369

Now (Solo Live at the Howland) by Sumi Tonooka - 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. Genre: Jazz: Piano Jazz. Release Date: 2012

Price : $14.99

Threads / ARC-2352

Threads by Sir Threadius Mongus featuring Matt Otto, Andrew McGhie, Stanton Kessler, Nick Rowland, Russell Thorpe, Patrick Ketter, Mike Stover, Jonathan Taylor & Jeff Davis. Available on Artists Recording Collective (ARC-2352). Album art by R. Dylan Hoefling (pony goat photography). Genre: Jazz: Modern Creative Jazz. Release Date: 2011

Price : $9.99

This Woman / ARC-2345

This Woman by Toni Gates - featuring Clarence Smith, drums; Steve Rigazzi, bass; Roger Wilder, piano. This new album features seven original compositions and six arrangements all rooted in the female perspective. Genre: Pop: New Romantic. Release Date: 2016

Price : $11.00

Anzix / ARC-2338

Anzix / ARC-2338 by Michael Jefry Stevens & Szilard Mezei. This CD was recorded in Budapest, Hungary in 2007. All the compositions are "improvisations". There was nothing written out in advance. The unusual texture of acoustic piano and acoustic viola make this CD very unusual. The music moves freely through a wide variety of feelings, suggesting both free jazz and modern classical music. Genre: Avant Garde: Free Improvisation. Release Date: 2011

Price : $6.00

At What Age / ARC-2321

At What Age / ARC-2321 by Mark Taylor - 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. "This album argues, in its form and with its overall achievement, that tensions like these are unavoidable, in creative work and in life. What's more, beginning with its title and the fine poem with which it shares its name, this album affirms what improvised music in the late modern West has always shown: that tension is the precondition for transcendence - think of syncopation, squeezing sound and time into a coiled spring; think of the french horn's intricate circuitry: think of 'Think of One.' Put differently: 'At What Age' asserts the wisdom of years, the privilege of approaching or reaching the age at which life's tensions get easier to resolve (shouldn't they?). Alas, this is really just the opportunity to keep questioning, and learning, and listening." (from the liner notes by Paul Taylor). Genre: Jazz: Modern Creative Jazz. Release Date: 2011

Price : $12.00

I'm Old Fashioned / ARC-2314

I'm Old Fashioned / ARC-2314 by Toni Gates. Creative, fresh takes on classic jazz standards. Toni has had the great fortune to hone her musical skills and talents in Kansas City and during visits to Florida, Chicago, the Caribbean and London. Meeting individuals such as Nancy Wilson, Clark Terry, Alaadeen, Tom Ransom, Chris Burnett, Teri Wilder and Clarence Smith have encouraged her to continue listening and growing to become an even more versatile musician. Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals. Release Date: 2008

Price : $15.00

Upcast / ARC-2307

Upcast / ARC-2307 by Mezei, Hemmersam, Stevens Trio. Trio improvisation featuring Szilard Mezei (Serbia) on viola, Jon Hemmersam (Denmark) on guitar and Michael Jefry Stevens (USA) on piano.

Price : $8.00

Millie and Mike Live / ARC-2291

Millie and Mike Live / ARC-2291 by Millie Edwards and Dr. Michael Pagan. "Thirteen is supposed to be an unlucky number but such is not the case with the collection of thoughtfully chosen, beautifully arranged winners found here on Millie Edwards’ and Mike Pagan’s first – and hopefully not last – recorded collaboration. Well-known and highly popular, Millie and Mike invite you to enjoy this inaugural CD – recorded LIVE at one of Kansas City’s favorite night spots, JARDINE’S." (Carol Comer, Kansas City). Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals. Release Date: 2011

Price : $17.98

Sun & Shield / ARC-2284

Sun & Shield / ARC-2284 by Don Aliquo. 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! Genre: Jazz: Jazz quartet Release Date: 2011

Price : $12.97

She Do What She Do / ARC-2260

She Do What She Do / ARC-2260 by The Uptown Jazz Collective. The Uptown Jazz Collective makes a strong impression on She Do What She Do, fitting firmly into several grooves. The group is as much at ease singing the blues as it is filtering the essence of jazz, and giving gospel a big slab of soul—even delving into poetry. Personnel: T.C. III: vocals; Floyd Davis: spoken word; B.J. Jansen: baritone saxophone; Marcus Persiani: piano, Fender Rhodes; Mike Boone: bass (1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 9); Jonah Jonathan: bass (3, 4); Kenneth Salters: drums (3, 4); Emanuel Harrold: drums (1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 9). Genre: Jazz: Vocalese. Release Date: 2011

Price : $14.95

At The Cabin / ARC-2253

At The Cabin / ARC-2253 by Reptet. Reptet is less a jazz outfit than just what they are: skilled musicians with primarily Northwest-reared chops shaped over nearly a decade together. Reptet’s fourth release, At the Cabin, is out on the Artist Recording Collective label, a platform for member-based record promotion out of Kansas City. The release shows a hodgepodge of skills and styles, but members Samantha Boshnack (brass), Nelson Bell (brass), Chris Credit (winds), Izaak Mills (winds), Tim Carey (bass), and John Ewing (drums) do bring common references to the sextet. The multi-instrumentalists pull from among twenty-plus instruments and reference styles ranging from jazz, rock, and ska to avant-garde, punk, and eastern European folk music. With a plethora of performance timbres, At the Cabin stands out as snap shot of the band right now, a palm full of grooves showing each member’s character and performed as a group. (Earshot Jazz) Genre: Jazz: Modern Creative Jazz. Release Date: 2011

Price : $9.99

In My Own Sweet Time / ARC-2246

In My Own Sweet Time / ARC-2246 by Christopher White and Pandemusicum. Born in Northern California, Dr. Christopher White grew up in small town America where he found musical success early, playing his first professional gig at age 10. An eclectic musician, he studied conducting, saxophone and composition while performing in the studios and club scenes of Los Angeles. His education and teaching career have led him across the country: California to Kansas, Baton Rouge to Boston, Montana to Maine, and finally to his home in Virginia. Personnel: Christopher White - Alto & Soprano Sax, Flute ; Charles “Duston” Rakes – Tenor Sax ; Drew Johnson – Bari Sax ; Chris Magee – Trumpet, Flugelhorn (solo 2) ; Brian Quackenbush – Trumper, Flugelhorn (solo 4, 9, 10) ; Paul Hamilton, Trombone ; Wayne Gallops – Piano ; Joe Scartelli – Bass ; Al Wojtera - Drums

Price : $15.00

Live at Art Gallery Reutlingen / ARC-2239

Live at Art Gallery Reutlingen / ARC-2239 by Lee Shaw. Lee Shaw Trio in live concert at Art Gallery, World of Basses, in Reutlingen, Germany, with Yohannes Enders, and Michael Lutzeier in the spring of 2009. "Live At The Art Gallery Reutlingen is much looser than Together Again: Live At The Egg; the performances not quite matching the quality of the Medeski set, and the sound quality troubled by occasional balance problems. But this is still a worthwhile release, as the technical issues are more than compensated for by the talent and joy of the musicians. Their delight in playing together is readily transmitted across these tunes." (Bruce Lindsay, All About Jazz). Personnel: Lee Shaw: piano; Rich Syracuse: bass; Jeff "Siege" Siegel: drums; Johannes Enders: tenor saxophone (5, 6, 8); Michael Lutzeier: baritone saxophone (1-4). Genre: Jazz: Piano Jazz. Release Date: 2011

Price : $15.00

Together Again / ARC-2222

Together Again / ARC-2222 by John Medeski & Lee Shaw. "Together Again: Live At The Egg showcases a wonderful evening of music—the first recording to combine these formidable talents, but hopefully not the last." (Bruce Lindsay, All About Jazz). 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. Personnel: John Medeski: piano, Hammond B3 organ, melodica; Lee Shaw: piano; Rich Syracuse: bass; Jeff "Siege" Siegel: drums. Genre: Jazz: Hammond Organ. Release Date: 2011

Price : $15.00

Yes / ARC-2215

Yes - Live at the Rosendale Cafe by Erica Lindsay Quartet. Erica Lindsay's "profound, soul-searching technique straddles Coltrane’s spirituality and Joe Henderson’s fiery versatility." (Bob Margolis-Daily Freeman). Genre: Jazz: Modern Creative Jazz. Release Date: 2008

Price : $9.99

Secrets Vol. 2 / ARC-2208

Secrets From The Jazz Ghetto Vol. 2 (Dayside) / ARC-2208 by George Kahn. This volume is filled with 13 uptempo tracks that feature some of the best jazz musicians on the West Coast playing his original music. Included is a retrospective of songs from Kahn’s previous recordings, plus 2 new compositions that were recorded live in the studio in 2009. The new recordings feature Andy Suzuki on sax, Karl Vincent on bass and M B Gordy on drums. “Evan’s Eleven” is a funky tune in 11/4, and the band gets to stretch out on a tribute to Wayne Shorter , “Wayne’s World”. The music on this album covers a range of styles, from bebop to Cool Jazz to Latin , and contemporary jazz. No vocals here - it is a cool, jammin' jazz. Eric Marienthal, Justo Almario, Andy Suzuki, Brian Bromberg, and Alex Acuna are just a few of the artists that join George on this compilation. Genre: Jazz: West Coast Jazz. Release Date: 2010

Price : $9.99

Secrets Vol. 1 / ARC-2192

Secrets From The Jazz Ghetto Vol. 1 (Nightside) / ARC-2192 by George Kahn. Included in Volume 1 (Nightside) is a retrospective of songs from Kahn’s previous recordings, plus 4 new compositions that were recorded live in the studio in 2009 and 2010. There is also a never-before released track featuring Tierney Sutton on vocals . In addition to Tierney Sutton, Eric Marienthal, Justo Almario, Andy Suzuki, Brian Bromberg, and Alex Acuna are just a few of the artists that join George on this compilation. The album also features new renditions of two of the greatest jazz standards, “Over The Rainbow” and “My Funny Valentine”. Genre: Jazz: Cool Jazz. Release Date: 2010

Price : $9.99

Live @ Duc Des Lombards / ARC-2178

Live @ Duc Des Lombards / ARC-2178 by Sebastien Paindestre Trio. "Paindestre continues his exploration of progressive jazz with another exquisite outing on Live @ Duc des Lombards, painting a musical portrait that endures long after it's over." (Edward Blanco, All About Jazz). Personnel: Sebastien Paindestre: piano; Jean-Claude Oleksiak: bass; Antoine Paganotti: drums; Michele-Anna Mimouni: vocals ( 8 ).

Price : $10.99

Black Liqueur / ARC-2161

"NY-based contemporary jazz such as participated Kiyon Harold. Funky taste attractive gem. ■ Tony Suggs (p), Keyon Harold (tp), Stacy Dillard (sax), Richie Goods (b), Ameen Saleem (b), Jeremy Clemons (ds), etc ..." (Disk Union, Japan). In November 1999, Tony was given the chance he wanted for a long time, to work with the World Famous Count Basie Orchestra. This one chance was all he needed to accomplish one of his biggest goals. While Suggs has been with the CBO, he has worked with numerous artist such as Nnenna Freelon, Nancy Wilson, Jon Hendricks, Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices and French entertainer Michele Leeb to name a few. He also has worked with other artist projects, such as Russell Gunn’s Grammy-Nominated Ethnomusicology Volume 2 , Roy Hargrove’s RH Factor and, Jeri Brown’s Canadian Grammy-Nominated Firm Roots. Suggs has also been documented several times for television and radio with the CBO.

Price : ¥ 3,600 (tax included)

Black Potatoes / ARC-2154

Black Potatoes / ARC-2154 by Tony Suggs. "NY-based contemporary jazz such as participated Kiyon Harold. Funky taste attractive gem. ■ Tony Suggs (p), Keyon Harold (tp), Stacy Dillard (sax), Richie Goods (b), Ameen Saleem (b), Jeremy Clemons (ds), etc ..." (Disk Union, Japan). In November 1999, Tony was given the chance he wanted for a long time, to work with the World Famous Count Basie Orchestra. This one chance was all he needed to accomplish one of his biggest goals. While Suggs has been with the CBO, he has worked with numerous artist such as Nnenna Freelon, Nancy Wilson, Jon Hendricks, Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices and French entertainer Michele Leeb to name a few. He also has worked with other artist projects, such as Russell Gunn’s Grammy-Nominated Ethnomusicology Volume 2 , Roy Hargrove’s RH Factor and, Jeri Brown’s Canadian Grammy-Nominated Firm Roots. Suggs has also been documented several times for television and radio with the CBO.

Price : ¥ 2,160 (tax included)

Comfort & Joy / ARC-2130

Comfort & Joy / ARC-2130 by The Trio (Tom Ransome, Toni Gates, Clarence Smith). Fresh new jazz versions of your Christmas favorites arranged for vocals, guitar and percussion. Genre: Holiday: Jazz. Release Date: 2009

Price : $9.99

Motherless Child / ARC-2123

Motherless Child / ARC-2123 by John Blake, Jr. "The music's spirituality is undeniable but is never overwhelming. Blake's haunting intro to "A City Called Heaven" has the same impact that is present in John Coltrane's "A Love Supreme" with its sense of reawakening. Other pieces are also touching, such as "A Balm In Gilead" with vocals and arrangement by Evelyn Simpson-Curenton and "I Want Jesus To Walk With Me" where Afro Blue provides some classy vocalizations reminiscent of Take Six. The music and songs in Motherless Child effectively honors the past and embraces the challenges of the present with optimism." (Mark F. Turner, All About Jazz). Personnel: John Blake Jr.: violin; Johnathan Blake: drums; Boris Kozlov: bass; Evelyn Simpson-Curenton: piano, vocals (5); Sumi Tonooka: piano (3, 4, 6, 7) Mulgrew Miller: piano (1, 8); Howard University Jazz Choir: Professor Connaitre Miller: Choir director; Danielle Withers: soprano one; Tonya Khakazi: soprano one; Rachel Robinson: soprano two; Eliza Berkon: alto one; Terri Davis: alto one, alto two; Christie Dashiell: alto two; Micah Robinson:tenor; Reginald Bowens: baritone; Alex McKeithen: bass; Brian Lawson: bass. Genre: Jazz: Smooth Jazz. Release Date: 2010

Price : $12.99

Long Ago Today / ARC-2116

Long Ago Today by Sumi Tonooka - featuring Rufus Reid, bass; Bob Braye, drums. 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. Genre: Jazz: Piano Jazz. Release Date: 2008

Price : $15.99

Olathe / ARC-2093

Olathe / ARC-2093 by Richie Pratt. 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 Tom Pierson on piano and then in a Septet with: David Dutemple on electric bass; Greg Kogan on piano; Billy Butler on guitar; Ross Konikoff on trumpet and flugelhorn; Robert Carten on saxophones and flute; and Tony Salvatori on bass trombone. Genre: Jazz: Latin Jazz. Release Date: 2010

Price : $9.99

Blossom / ARC-2086

Blossom / ARC-2086 by Lee Shaw Trio - featuring Rich Syracuse, bass; Jeff "Siege" Siegel, drums. "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." Audio Auditions, March 2010. Genre: Blues: Piano Blues. Release Date: 2009

Price : $9.99

Live in Graz / ARC-2062

Live in Graz / ARC-2062 by Lee Shaw Trio. Pianist, composer, and bandleader Dr. Lee Shaw was a youthful octogenarian who had more energy, passion, and intellectual curiosity than many people a fraction of her age. The Lee Shaw Trio: Live in Graz, CD+DVD release available October 14, 2008 on Artists Recording Collective, brings us face to face with this little-known genius of jazz who has never truly received her due. The Lee Shaw Trio, with bassist Rich Syracuse and drummer Jeff "Siege" Siegel, is a swinging, acoustic jazz piano trio led by a woman who not only expands the tradition but also helped to create it. Genre: Jazz: Neo-Bop. Release Date: 2008

Price : $15.00

Live in Europe / ARC-2055

Live in Europe / ARC-2055 by Jeff "Siege" Siegel Quartet. Original, inspiring, energetic music recorded live in Europe by a working quartet grounded in the music of Coltrane and Miles Davis. "Live in Europe exemplifies the expression of parts being equal to their sum. Each artist—drummer and leader Jeff “Siege” Siegel, tenor saxophonist Erica Lindsay, pianist Francesca Tanksley, and bassist Danton Boller—contributes humbly to this trove of engaging musical dialogue. The release is comprised of six tunes cherry-picked from two live radio recordings from 2005, done while the quartet was on tour. " (Cheryl K. Symister-Masterson, Chronogram) Genre: Jazz: Progressive Jazz. Release Date: 2008

Price : $15.00

Trading Post / ARC-2024

Trading Post / ARC-2024 by Southern Excursion Quartet - "The music is a revelation of how the quartet develops a theme. They read each other perfectly, sensing structure and enhancing development. The program, comprised of contributions from all four, moves from mainstream tunes to free concepts. Any which way, the deliberations are fertile and inventive, and bring in a fine level of satisfaction." (Jerry D'Souza, All About Jazz). Personnel: Don Aliquo: saxophone; Tom Giampietro: drums; Michael Jefry Stevens: piano; Jonathan Wires: bass. Genre: Jazz: Modern Creative Jazz. Release Date: 2008

Price : $6.00

Initiation / ARC-2000

Initiation / ARC-2000, the dynamic new Artists Recording Collective CD by pianist Sumi Tonooka (pronounced To-NO-ka) and tenor saxophonist Erica Lindsay, showcases their shared skills as composers and bandleaders. Though they’ve been playing together since they first met in the spring of 1994, this is their first in-studio collaboration. “We wanted to document and reveal something of our musical dynamic together,” says Tonooka. * Featuring bassist Rufus Reid & the late drummer Bob Braye * Genre: Jazz: Contemporary Jazz Release Date: 2009

Price : $12.97

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