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The great Etta James finally will get a box set covering her entire 53-year catalog with the release of Heart & Soul / A Retrospective by Hip-O Select.


The favorite of the New York   jazz scene.
“A beautiful album from Gilad Hekselman, one of the best guitarist of a new generation of talented musicians” Jazz Magazine


Carter says the big-band album was more accidental than intentional. Having done every conceivable recording under my name, the only project I hadn t done was leading a big band.

 

Liebman, Nussbaum and Swallow have played together, on and off for over 30 years. They decided to celebrate this by writing 10 originals for this project - the other cut is a Steve Swallow arrangement of Cole Porter’s “Get Out Of Town” - where they explored the boundaries of modern jazz composition. Writing for a chordless trio was challenging in its own right but as Dave Liebman puts it: “When you play with musicians of this calibre, there is little difference from playing set pieces to playing free improvisations.


Stacey Kent's third album for Blue Note, "Dreamer in Concert," recorded in concert at La Cigale in Paris in May, will be released in  October  2011.


Saxophone Virtuoso James Carter & His Organ Trio Celebrate 10th Anniversary

DUETS II is the follow-up to Tony Bennett's multi-platinum CD, DUETS, which was released in conjunction with Tony's 80th birthday in 2006.


The new album Eliane Elias, "Light my Fire", released by Universal Jazz on October 17 .For this new opus, Eliane Elias has invited her daughter, Amanda, trumpeter Randy Brecker, and Gilberto Gil.

 

Two years after the release of a debut album of live concerts, Sonny Rollins will release in September 26 "Road Shows, Volume 2" (Doxy / Universal Jazz), which will bring together the most recent performances of the saxophonist, with four titles of the memorable concert by Sonny Rollins in September 2010 at the Beacon Theatre in New York on the occasion of his 80th birthday with Ornette Coleman as surprise guest.