Queen + Adam Lambert - Live Around the World (2020) {EMI}

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Queen + Adam Lambert - Live Around the World (2020) {EMI}

Queen + Adam Lambert - Live Around the World (2020) {EMI}
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Genre: Rock, Hard Rock

The set presents a compilation of concert highlights captured the world over personally selected by Taylor, May and Lambert from over 200 shows they have performed with several featured here becoming available for the very first time. These cover concerts from Rock in Rio, Lisbon, to the UK’s Isle of Wight Festival, Summer Sonic, Japan, selected UK and North America tour dates, and - from one of their very last performances before lockdown – the Fire Fight Australia benefit show. All formats include the band’s entire 22-minute Fire Fight Australia appearance in which they performed Queen’s original history-making 1985 Live Aid set in full: Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Ga Ga, Hammer To Fall, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, We Will Rock You and We are The Champions. While even Freddie Mercury’s iconic Ay-Ohs feature.

Chad Wackerman - The View (1993) {CMP}

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Chad Wackerman - The View (1993) {CMP}

Chad Wackerman - The View (1993) {CMP}
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Genre: Fusion, Post-Bop

When drummer Chad Wackerman recorded The View for Germany's CMP label in 1993, real fusion wasn't as plentiful as it had been in the 1970s. Many A&R people seemed to want either formulaic smooth jazz/NAC artists or hard bop-oriented "Young Lions" in Armani suites – if they weren't looking for the next Kenny G, they were looking for the next Wynton Marsalis. Nonetheless, worthwhile fusion was still being recorded – it just wasn't as plentiful as it once was. The phrase "worthwhile fusion" easily describes The View, which falls short of remarkable but is a decent, respectable effort that features such noteworthy soloists as Allan Holdsworth (one of fusion's most respected guitar heroes), Jim Cox (keyboards, organ, piano), and Walt Fowler (flugelhorn, trumpet).

Joey Calderazzo - Live (2013) {Sunnyside}

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Joey Calderazzo - Live (2013) {Sunnyside}

Joey Calderazzo - Live (2013) {Sunnyside}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

For over two decades, pianist Joey Calderazzo has been unassumingly, yet assuredly, impressing listeners with his informed and refined playing. Using elements of style from his musical heroes as a springboard, the pianist has developed his own take on the tradition, which he happily shares on his new recording, Joey Calderazzo Trio Live, recorded during a performance at Daly Jazz in Missoula, Montana.

Cal Tjader - Amazonas (1975) {Fantasy}

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Cal Tjader - Amazonas (1975) {Fantasy}

Cal Tjader - Amazonas (1975) {Fantasy}
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Genre: Latin Jazz, Fusion

Cal Tjader's Brazilian explorations continue and actually deepen with this release, as he joins forces with a host of progressive young Brazilian musicians, all overseen by producer Airto Moreira. By now, Tjader had figured out how to fit into the blend, doing so by losing himself in the complex mix of Afro-Brazilian rhythms, American funk and 1970s-era electronics, integrating his own identity for the sake of the ensemble. Indeed, Tjader actually appears on marimba on tracks like Joao Donato's "Amazonas" and his collaboration with Hermeto Pascoal, "Mindoro," his playing taking on a more brittle edge as a result.

Mulgrew Miller - Solo (2010) {Space Time}

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Mulgrew Miller - Solo (2010) {Space Time}

Mulgrew Miller - Solo (2010) {Space Time}
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Genre: Straight-Ahead Jazz, Post-Bop

If you want to hear modern mainstream at it's finest, check out this Mulgrew Miller "Solo" piano CD. It's a clear representation of a seasoned artist at his powerful musical peak.

Nguyen Le - Maghreb & Friends (1998) {ACT 9261-2}

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Nguyen Le - Maghreb & Friends (1998) {ACT 9261-2}

Nguyen Le - Maghreb & Friends (1998) {ACT 9261-2}
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Genre: Jazz, Ethnic Fusion

A breathtaking combination of musical traditions celebrated through the experimentation and rigor of a solid Jazz album. Nguyen Le has made career by reinventing "World Jazz" with an authenticity that celebrates the philosophy that music is truly universal - especially in an international context. And he can play! Thrown any musical style, Le carves a lyrical path that rock, Jazz, funk or fusion audiences can admire. Even a precursory spin of this record displays a colorful array of instrumentation, imaginative arrangements, colorful melodies and the kind of synergy and experimentation you might expect from a ambitious Jazz recording.

Tete Montoliu - Blues For Myself (1977) {DiscMedi Blau}

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Tete Montoliu - Blues For Myself (1977) {DiscMedi Blau}

Tete Montoliu - Blues For Myself (1977) {DiscMedi Blau}
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Genre: Jazz, Hard-Bop

The blind Catalonian pianist Tete Montoliu is in great form on this 1977 session recorded in Spain, accompanied by bassist Eric Peter and drummer Peer Wyboris. He shows off his tremendous chops in a roller coaster treatment of the bittersweet ballad "You've Changed," then switches to a jaunty mood for a brisk treatment of "It Could Happen to You." Wyboris kicks off the thunderous take of Jimmy Heath's "Jimmy's Tempo," a passionate hard bop vehicle. But the primary focus of this CD consists of four original blues penned by the pianist. It seems likely that at least some of them were improvised on the date, though "Blues for Coltrane" seems to draw inspiration from the late tenor saxophonist's rapid-fire live solos that left little open space. "Blues for Myself," the centerpiece of the release, seems closely related to "You've Changed," though the chord progressions do vary. Released by the Spanish label Ensayo, this disc is worth acquiring.

Swamp Dogg - I'm Not Selling Out / I'm Buying In! (1981) {Concord}

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Swamp Dogg - I'm Not Selling Out / I'm Buying In! (1981) {Concord}

Swamp Dogg - I'm Not Selling Out / I'm Buying In! (1981) {Concord}
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Genre: R&B, Funk, Soul

Swamp Dogg never stopped working in the late '70s but after 1974's Have You Heard This Story??, his last stab at a major, he faded away, grinding out records on labels that were, at best, regionally known. Things changed in 1981 when Takoma – a roots label then owed by Chrysalis Records – decided to sign Dogg and fund the recording of I'm Not Selling Out – I'm Buying In!, an album that represented both an artistic comeback and something of a signal boost as well. It, like all the other Swamp Dogg records before it, did not sell but it did garner attention upon its release, and it stands as one of his best and better-known albums. Despite Dogg's proclamation in the liner notes that he produced this album "because I love Rock & Roll," there's not much three-chord boogie here: just "Wine, Women and Rock 'n' Roll," plus the cheeky revival "Total Destruction to Your Mind Once Again."

Boney James & Rick Braun - Shake It Up (2000) {Warner}

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Boney James & Rick Braun - Shake It Up (2000) {Warner}

Boney James & Rick Braun - Shake It Up (2000) {Warner}
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Genre: Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz

From Bob James & David Sanborn's Grammy-winning Double Vision to George Benson & Earl Klugh's Collaboration, Warner Brothers has released some of the greatest dual projects in smooth jazz. Rick Braun's signing to the label this year has paved the way for the label's best tandem project yet, pairing the trumpet star's jazzy sensibilities with the ultra-funk dynamics of R&B saxman Boney James. Rather than simply a clever name, the album title reflects the way the two bounce off of and drive each other to reach artistic heights beyond their typical solo endeavors.

Max Sunyer Trio - Illa imaginada (2015) {The Thing Records}

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Max Sunyer Trio - Illa imaginada (2015) {The Thing Records}

Max Sunyer Trio - Illa imaginada (2015) {The Thing Records}
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion

D’uns anys ençà, Max Sunyer ja no se sent un estrany quan visita Mallorca. Fruit d’aquest idil·li vital i de totes les complicitats artístiques que el lliguen a ella, neix aquest disc que ha titulat Illa imaginada, una proposta musical de vuit peces instrumentals que si es poden descriure d’alguna manera ho faríem sota el paraigua de jazz-fusió mediterrani. I ho fa recuperant el format de trio, aquest cop amb les incorporacions de dos músics joves, Dan Arisa (bateria) i Toni Cuenca (baix elèctric i contrabaix).

Henry Threadgill - The Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul Note (2011) [7CDs] {CAM Jazz}

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Henry Threadgill - The Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul Note (2011) [7CDs] {CAM Jazz}

Henry Threadgill - The Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul Note (2011) [7CDs] {CAM Jazz}
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Genre: Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz, Fusion

Paramount among independent modern jazz record labels, Black Saint was founded in Italy back in 1975 and grew to encompass more than 190 albums, while its comparatively mainstream sister enterprise, Soul Note, emerged in 1979 and eventually racked up a phenomenal index of more than 350 releases. After purchasing both gold mines, CAM Jazz began reissuing the cream of these catalogs in affordable box sets, setting the stage for a full-scale reassessment of modern creative music. The Henry Threadgill edition contains no less than seven remastered albums, packaged like little LPs in perfectly reproduced jackets, each with the original print scaled down in miniature but still legible with the aid of a magnifying lens.

Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy - I Only Have Eyes For You (1985) {ECM 1296}

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Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy - I Only Have Eyes For You (1985) {ECM 1296}

Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy - I Only Have Eyes For You (1985) {ECM 1296}
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Genre: Jazz

The debut by Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy (an octet consisting of four trumpets, both Craig Harris and Steve Turre on trombones, the French horn of Vincent Chancey, Bob Stewart on tuba and drummer Phillip Wilson) is one of their best recordings. Rather than playing their interpretations of pop tunes (which would be the direction Brass Fantasy would head in the future), this album finds the musicians performing originals by Bowie (including "When the Spirit Returns"), Stewart, trumpeters Bruce Purse and Malachi Thompson and the standard title cut. The music is both whimsical and explorative, making for a colorful set.

The Isley Brothers - The Heat Is On (1975) {T-Neck}

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The Isley Brothers - The Heat Is On (1975) {T-Neck}

The Isley Brothers - The Heat Is On (1975) {T-Neck}
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Genre: Funk, Soul

1975's The Heat Is On was the third album that the Isley Brothers recorded with their 3 + 3 lineup, and by that time, the lineup had really perfected its attractive soul/rock sound. The Isleys were providing great R&B long before keyboardist Chris Jasper, bassist Marvin Isley, and the distinctive guitarist Ernie Isley came on board in 1973; nonetheless, the newcomers added a lot to the group and helped it provide some of its best recordings. Marvin's basslines are as funky as it gets, and the Jimi Hendrix-influenced Ernie is a killer guitarist; he would have been perfect for Deep Purple, Blue Öyster Cult, or Judas Priest if the Isley Brothers hadn't kept him busy in the 1970s.

John Zorn - Locus Solus (1983) {Stress Records}

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John Zorn - Locus Solus (1983) {Stress Records}

John Zorn - Locus Solus (1983) {Stress Records}
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Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz, Free Jazz

This captures over an hour's worth of John Zorn's search for the improvised song form. Several lineups from 1983 are documented here. The first eight tracks feature Zorn with Christian Marclay spinning and Peter Blegvad speaking. The text is unremarkable (for example, Honey-Cab's "…tell her everything I know/ In ink as black as carbon/ On paper white as snow"), but Blegvad's sonorous delivery works well with the chaos that the other two musicians spit and spin out, combining into tides of noisy mischief.

Cedar Walton Trio - Song Of Delilah (2010) {Venus}

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Cedar Walton Trio - Song Of Delilah (2010) {Venus}

Cedar Walton Trio - Song Of Delilah: The Music Of Victor Young (2010) {Venus}
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Genre: Hard Bop, Standards

Cedar Walton is a great jazz master whose bop-based style has influenced younger pianists over many decades. Also known for his great composing, this time Walton chose to do, for Venus Records, a songbook by legendary film composer Victor Young. Aided superby by super-bassist Buster Williams and – a sharp drummer of a younger generation, Walton plays Young's beautiful songs with relaxed elegance and modern jazz flair.