RUSSELL SLEDGE CONTINUUM - IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME COMING
Russell Sledge Continuum’s It’s Been A Long Time Coming takes you back to the Blue Note era of the 50's and 60's with their debut recording. This set offers plenty of Hard Bop, and it features William Knowles, piano and Sebastian Whittaker, drums. It's Been A Long Time Coming is the culmination of a musical journey lasting several years. This debut recording by the Russell Sledge Continuum aims to pay homage to the players and the style of Jazz that flourished in the 50's and 60's. Containing mostly original material from Russell Sledge, with one from pianist William Knowles, the remainder of the CD is rounded out with music from bassists Paul Chambers and Oscar Pettiford and the legendary John Coltrane. If Swing, Be Bop, and Hard Bop are to your liking, then this CD should have no problem fitting in nicely with your current collection. Tracks include: Whims Of Chambers, Basingstoke 2, Spirit Led, Triotism, DC Drive, Hide And Seek, Oxen Hills Road, and Lazy Bird.
SERGIO MENDES - RENDEZ-VOUS
New from Bossa-Nova and Jazzmaster Sergio Mendes is a Japanes only release (2013) that includes 10 songs that are sung by different Asian vocalists (nine from Japan and one from Hong Kong). Celebrating over 50 years in the music business, Sergio Mendes shows no signs of slowing down. Tracks include: Ummer Champion featuring Gille; Ultima Batacada featuring Yoshie Nakano (Ego-Wrappin’); Tasogare No Begin featuring Sumire; Ue Wo Muitre Aruko (Sukuyaki) featuring Beni; Manha De Carnaval featuring Miyuki; Shimbalaie featuring Julia Oki; Hoshni No Love Letter featuring Minmi; O Amor E Pra Se Amar featuring Rimi Natsukawa; Killing Me Softly With His Song featuring Karen Mok; and Real In Rio (Favo De Mel) featuring Marcia.
JEFF WISELY - BEYOND BOUNTRIES
Jeff Wisely's new album - Beyond Bountries - offers a fresh new concept to familiar songs like "In a Sentimental Mood" and Mo' Better Blues." Jeff, along with producers Mike Harrison and Mike Allen, has released this latest CD that stretches creativity and musical talent. Beyond Boundaries features classic standards of jazz, pop, swing, and gospel that's sure to become an instant favorite. Tracks include: Mo' Better Blues; The Nearness of You; Blue Moon; Child is Born; You Are So Beautiful; Fields Of Gold; In A Sentimental Mood; Have I Told You Lately That I Love You; Leaning On the Everlasting Arms; and America The Beautiful.