Kevin Toney – New American Suite

New American Suite is a nine-song work that Toney conceptualized as a salute to the spirit of the United States. Highlights of New American Suite include eight original tunes and Scott Joplin’s classic ‘The Entertainer.’

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CASSANDRA WILSON – Another Country

Cassandra Wilson needs no introduction to legions of fans who have been captivated by her eight albums for the Blue Note label during the course of almost two decades with that esteemed imprint. Nine of the ten songs on Another Country, Cassandra’s brilliant new album, were composed by Ms. Wilson and/or her collaborating partner, guitarist-producer Fabrizio Sotti, with the tenth track being a very special arrangement by the duo of the classic aria ‘O Sole Mio.’

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SARA GAZAREK – Blossom & Bee

Hailed as ‘the next important jazz singer’ (Don Heckman, Los Angeles Times), Sara Gazarek recently recorded Blossom & Bee, her debut for the Palmetto label. Blessed with a beautiful, translucent voice, Gazarek is a strikingly original artist who continues to blur the line between innovation and emotional integrity.
For her new project, she is joined by her all-star LA-based trio (Josh Nelson, Hamilton Price, & Zach Harmon) with guest appearances from guitarist-singer John Pizzarelli and the project’s producer Larry Goldings on organ, piano, and melodica.

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