Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Getaway (2016) {Warner}

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Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Getaway (2016) {Warner}

Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Getaway (2016) {Warner}
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Genre: Alternative Rock, Funk-Rock

The Red Hot Chili Peppers' 11th studio album, 2016's The Getaway, is a sophisticated work of dark-hued maturity that finds the long-running California outfit expanding their sound into nuanced, '70s-style orchestral soul and funky psychedelia. The album follows the equally adventurous I'm with You (2011) and once again showcases guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, who replaced John Frusciante in 2009. A major difference, however, between I'm with You and The Getaway was the band's choice to work with producer/instrumentalist Brian Burton (aka Danger Mouse). This makes The Getaway the first album the Red Hot Chili Peppers have recorded without longtime collaborator Rick Rubin, who has helmed each of the band's albums since 1991's Blood Sugar Sex Magik.

Mezzoforte - Octopus (1980) {Steinar}

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Mezzoforte - Octopus (1980) {Steinar}

Mezzoforte - Octopus (1980) {Steinar}
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Genre: Jazz Funk, Fusion

Until the arrival of the Sugarcubes, jazz fusion band Mezzoforte was Iceland’s best-known musical export. The group was formed in 1977 at a Reykjavik high school by Fridrik Karlsson (b. 24 April 1960; guitar), Eythór Gunnarsson (b. 9 September 1961; keyboards), Jóhann Ásmundsson (b. 30 March 1961; bass), and Gunnlaugur Briem (b. 8 September 1962; drums). They signed a recording contract with local label Steinar, and with the assistance of Stefán S. Stefánsson (saxophone) recorded their debut album. Bjorn Thorarensen (keyboards) joined in time for the recording of the band’s second long-player Octopus.

Peter Muller - The Flow (2008) {Mullennium}

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Peter Muller - The Flow (2008) {Mullennium}

Peter Muller - The Flow (2008) {Mullennium}
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Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion

German born Peter Muller's debut album M-Vibez (2003) received high accolades by many jazz fusion friends around the world. Comparing him with Marcus Miller has several reasons, both are playing a Fender bass, both are masters of the slap technique. But digging deeper one finds the difference between Marcus and Peter. Peter prefers themes of the jazz fusion genres and stretches his repertoire to world music. So the audience was impressed by the slap funk grooves of Kasbah and Eastbound melting Western slap bass and turntable scratches with Arabian sounds. Now Peter Muller is back with his sophomore album The Flow (2008) and Peter continues his voyage to foreign coasts.

Bob Culbertson - A Moment in Time (1994)

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Bob Culbertson - A Moment in Time (1994)

Bob Culbertson - A Moment in Time (1994)
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Genre: Jazz, Pop Jazz

A Moment in Time was all recorded live solo on Bob's 12-string Grand Stick. Like a classical guitarist he creates all his expressive effects, nuances and dynamics from his fingers alone - very instructive and challenging for a Stick player, very inspiring for musicians in general. He subdues himself, serving his music, patiently building to its heights. His broad array of sub-techniques creates a solo orchestra of strings, brimming with sonic textures, flamenco rhythms, simultaneous strumming and counterpoint creeping out of every sector of the fretboard (and out of every finger). His styles range from Celtic to flamenco, baroque and "New Age" with wonderfully fast melodic lines and flourishes.

Bob Culbertson - Hemispheres (2017)

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Bob Culbertson - Hemispheres (2017)

Bob Culbertson - Hemispheres (2017)
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Genre: World, Ethnic Fusion

Bob Culbertson is an influential Chapman Stick player. An early adopter of the instrument, he is notable for his many recorded albums and extensive touring. Bob Culbertson has opened and performed with many popular musicians, including Robben Ford, Steve Morse, Allan Holdsworth, and members of Santana amongst many others. He has taught hundreds of players and released a set of instructional Stick videos titled Lessons on the Stick.

Seawind - Seawind (1980) {Universal Japan}

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Seawind - Seawind (1980) {Universal Japan}

Seawind - Seawind (1980) {Universal Japan}
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Genre: Jazz Funk, Fusion, Soul

Released in 1980 on A&M Records and produced by George Duke and engineered by Erik Zobler, this album, combined with the popularity of the others, became the height of Seawind's success and recognition. A&M also produced a video of the song What Cha Doin', which helped it become a top ten hit and Seawind was now on both the jazz and R&B charts of the major trade magazines. The group tours Japan for a second time, performs in Manila, Philippines and stops in Hawaii for their annual home coming tour, performing on Kauai, The Big Island and Oahu. Record sales and radio air play peaked in 1981, and the group began working on their fifth recording. Completed in 1982, it sadly was never released and the group breaks up.

Seawind - Light The Light (1979) {Universal Japan}

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Seawind - Light The Light (1979) {Universal Japan}

Seawind - Light The Light (1979) {Universal Japan}
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Genre: Jazz Funk, Fusion, Soul

This album was released in 1979 on Horizon Records (owned by A&M) and it gave birth to Seawind's signature, Bob Wilson song, Follow Your Road! Produced by Tommy Lipuma and engineered by Al Schmitt, Light the Light won many new Seawind fans and the group performed in front of thousands as the opening act for the multi-platinum George Benson and for Boz Scaggs on his platinum "Silk Degrees" tour! Pauline & George Benson sing a duet on the Grammy Award winning album, In Harmony and Seawind and George Benson co-headline on the now-legendary, 1979 Hawaiian Islands Tour!

Giya Kancheli – Little Imber (2008) {ECM 1812}

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Giya Kancheli – Little Imber (2008) {ECM 1812}

Giya Kancheli – Little Imber (2008) {ECM 1812}
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Genre: Classical

Giya Kancheli’s tenth album on ECM New Series offers two recent large-scale choral works with unconventional instrumental forces. While the composer has frequently stated that his love for music began with Glenn Miller and Duke Ellington rather than with Bach and Schubert let alone with traditional Georgian polyphony, his highly compelling new compositions mirror impressions of both Western and Georgian sacred music without actually alluding to religion itself. Written in 2003 and 2005 respectively, both “Little Imber“ and “Amao Omi” are melancholic musings about the absurdity of war in conjunction with the power of beauty.

Bob Mintzer Quartet - Quality Time (1998)

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Bob Mintzer Quartet - Quality Time (1998)

Bob Mintzer Quartet - Quality Time (1998)
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion, Post-Bop

Yellowjackets reedman Bob Mintzer, best-known outside that group for his big band recordings, steps out in a more straight-ahead jazz direction with Quality Time. Several of the tracks have a feel similar to the Yellowjackets acoustic work, while "All Is Quiet" sounds like a Coltrane ballad from the mid-'60s. On eight of the album's ten tracks, Mintzer's supporting cast includes pianist Phil Markowitz, bassman Jay Anderson and drummer Peter Erskine. The remaining two cuts are probably outtakes from recent Yellowjackets' recording sessions, with Mintzer playing bass clarinet beside Russell Ferrante's clavinet on the group-written "Emit A1," and the quartet showing its acoustic chops on "Family."

Stanley Jordan - Magic Touch (1985) {Blue Note}

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Stanley Jordan - Magic Touch (1985) {Blue Note}

Stanley Jordan - Magic Touch (1985) {Blue Note}
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Genre: Jazz, Fusion

This debut record from Stanley Jordan features the guitarist's extraordinarily idiosyncratic tapping technique on a variety of material. Jordan's revolutionary approach to the instrument, consisting of striking the fretboard with both hands to sound notes, allows him access to musical possibilities that are simply out of the reach of other guitar players. It is in his hands that the guitar attains a level of self-accompaniment formerly held only by the piano. Fortunately, Jordan puts his prodigious chops to good use making good music. One area in particular in which he is terrifically talented is in the reinterpretation of modern pop material.

David Mann - Insight (1989) {Antilles New Directions}

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David Mann - Insight (1989) {Antilles New Directions}

David Mann - Insight (1989) {Antilles New Directions}
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Genre: Fusion

You can place this into the category of great albums that you (probably) have not heard. Insight is a late 80's release that has an instrumental pop flavor with a sophisticated foundation. David is somehow a shadow master who is one of the finest players that has graced my ears but still seems to be unknown to most. To touch on his credentials he has toured with top acts including Tower of Power, Christopher Cross, James Taylor, and Paul Simon.

Jeremy Davenport - Jeremy Davenport (1996) {Telarc}

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Jeremy Davenport - Jeremy Davenport (1996) {Telarc}

Jeremy Davenport - Jeremy Davenport (1996) {Telarc}
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Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz

It is easy to have low expectations for this CD because Jeremy Davenport was clearly being positioned to be "the next Chet Baker," though he did not succeed. The seven cover boy photos make it a little difficult to take him seriously and the originals that he contributed to the set (particularly "Was It Something I Did?," which has abysmal words) are not too memorable. But, on the other hand, he plays trumpet well, his vocals, which sound much closer to Harry Connick, Jr. than to Baker, have their charm, and Davenport is fairly rewarding on the standards (such as "They Can't Take That Away From Me," "I'm Old Fashioned," and "I'm in the Mood for Love").

Johann Sebastian Bach - Cello Suites - Pierre Fournier (2007) [2CDs] {Deutsche Grammophon}

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Johann Sebastian Bach - Cello Suites - Pierre Fournier (2007) [2CDs] {Deutsche Grammophon}

Johann Sebastian Bach - Cello Suites - Pierre Fournier (2007) [2CDs] {Deutsche Grammophon}
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Genre: Classical, Baroque

Above all, Fournier's Bach playing is crowned with an eloquence, a lyricism and a grasp both of the formal and stylistic content of the music which will not easily be matched. Curiously, perhaps, it is the baroque cellist, Anner Bylsma on RCA who often provides close parallels with Fournier. Bylsma's tempos tend to be faster than those of Fournier—that, after all has been a trend in baroque music over the past 20 years or so—but his conception of the music shares ground with that of Fournier. All things considered, it is hardly surprising that these readings seem as fresh and as valid today as they did 25 or more years ago.

Gabriela Anders - Eclectica (2003) {East River Joint}

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Gabriela Anders - Eclectica (2003) {East River Joint}

Gabriela Anders - Eclectica (2003) {East River Joint}
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Genre: Vocal Jazz, Latin Jazz

Argentinian-born singer Gabriela Anders' music is exotic and sultry, with the funky infusion of a sensual, tropical beat. Gabriela Anders continues a journey of musical excellence and introspection with her new release, "Eclectica", a collection of Brazilian, R&B and jazz- influenced songs, now including two additional tracks, "Far away" and "Love so right". "Eclectica": a sultry, exotic sound with irresistible grooves, punctuated by intensely soulful vocals. Anders' voice seduces, and her impassioned ideas and desires are enthralling.

Regina Carter - I'll Be Seeing You: A Sentimental Journey (2006) {Verve}

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Regina Carter - I'll Be Seeing You: A Sentimental Journey (2006) {Verve}

Regina Carter - I'll Be Seeing You: A Sentimental Journey (2006) {Verve}
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Genre: Jazz

Regina Carter is the most celebrated jazz violinist of our day, who has routinely been voted by critics and readers alike in the jazz magazines’ respective annual polls as the #1 Violinist for the past decade. Her first two recordings as a leader were on Atlantic Records, the second of which, titled Something for Grace, was also dedicated to her mother. With I’ll Be Seeing You: A Sentimental Journey, violinist Regina Carter, pays tribute to the memory of her late mother, Grace Carter, in a swinging journey through the some of the classic songs of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s that her mother loved during her youth.