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This 2CD collection (Dreyfus label) draws its material from a 20-year period (1985-2005). The styles covered include jazz, classical, tango, and other world and popular music influences

Grammy nominee Gerald Clayton releases his second album “Bond Paris sessions” Universal Jazz label with Joe Sanders on Bass and Justin Brown on drums.

To mark her 50th anniversary in show business, Franklin will finally release her thirty-eighth studio album, Aretha: A Woman Falling Out of Love, in May 2011, through WalMart. It would be the first release off Franklin's own record label.  The Queen of soul says her new CD is a glimpse into a failed relationship she was in several years ago.

Wynton Marsalis, Willie Nelson and Norah Jones have combined their talents for this new album with title Here We Go Again: Celebrating the Genius of Ray Charles (Blue Note label)

Acclaimed vocalist Gretchen Parlato follows her 2009 sophomore breakthrough recording with Lost and Found, a thoroughly modern offering which features such contemporary jazz stars as pianist Taylor Eigsti, bassist Derrick Hodge, drummer Kendrick Scott, guitarist/vocalist Alan Hampton & tenor saxophonist Dayna Stephens.  

A new generation of jazz musicians, unimpeded by the idiomatic constraints of tradition, has come of age since the end of the '80s-era culture wars. One such free-thinking artist is young trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, who was first discovered by saxophonist Steve Coleman at the tender age of 19. When The Heart Emerges Glistening is his first recording for Blue Note, following his 2008 debut, Prelude...To Cora (Fresh Sound New Talent).

Tonight at Noon, formed in 2008, is a Finnish jazz group that consists of young top of the line musicians.

James Farm, the new group of Joshua Redman released an album on April 26 by Nonesuch Records ...

Paul Motian never says "Stop" ... The 80 years old former drummer of Bill Evans signs a new album, "The Windmills Of Your Mind", recorded with Bill Frisell on guitar, Thomas Morfan on bass, and Petra Haden singing (daughter of Charlie Haden).