Few young vocalists have entered the jazz scene in this new century with the kind of acclaim received by the supremely talented Sophie Milman. Still in her 20′s, Sophie has now delivered her fourth album and first true masterpiece In The Moonlight. Produced by Grammy winner Matt Pierson (Jane Monheit, Michael Franks, Joshua Redman, Kirk Whalum), this warm, witty, wonderful collection marks the first time Sophie has recorded in New York City with an all star supporting cast of jazz veterans and rising young stars, performing gorgeous arrangements for strings and larger ensembles.
Music Theories, a division of the Mascot Label Group, is proud to present Derek Sherinian’s Oceana.
Recognized by many as the premiere keyboardist of his generation, Sherinian has performed for millions via the vehicles of Black Country Communion (of which he is a current member alongside Glenn Hughes, Jason Bonham, Joe Bonamassa), Dream Theater, Alice Cooper, Buddy Miles, and as an off-stage performer accompanying Kiss. He also enjoyed tenures with Billy Idol, Yngwie Malmsteen and many others.
Favoring a guitar heavy rock based approach to fusion ala one of his musical heroes Jeff Beck, Oceana once again displays the power and energy Sherinian creates in the studio, setting him apart from most jazz fusion ensembles in the process. With Oceana, the stage is set for Sherinian’s inspiration to be propelled in to the mainstream.
When two of the most accomplished, popular, and original piano voices in contemporary jazz unite, one can expect something special. But the meeting of Bob James and Keiko Matsui has brought forth the unexpected as well: a seamless lyrical blend of jazz and classical elements that traverses an exquisite range of moods.
As a bonus, this package also contains a full concert DVD of a brilliant live performance that Bob and Keiko gave at the famed Manchester Craftsmen Guild Hall in February of 2010. Altair & Vega is about rhapsodic melodies, inspiring performances, and the unqualified joy of two music masters in full flight.