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On their forthcoming release, Ninety Miles, critically acclaimed jazz musicians vibist Stefon Harris, saxophonist David Sanchez and trumpeter Christian Scott have collaborated to create a distinctly unique collection of songs.

After nearly 40 recordings under his own name, this is the first Metheny album where there is not a single Metheny composition represented.

 Julian Siegel is one of Britain’s most versatile saxophonists.

"  Songs Of Mirth And Melancholy" - "In the duo setting, unencumbered, both musicians shine; but there's no strutting going on here, no cutting contest, only a singular vision." Jazztimes

A trio lead by Hiromi Uehara with Simon Phillips and Anthony Jackson. On this album set for USA release in June 2011 ( Telarc Label ), Japanese pianist Hiromi fuses her energized musical persona with revered artists, bassist Anthony Jackson and drummer Simon Phillips. A nine-song trio recording simply titled Voice, expresses a range of human emotions without the aid of a single lyric.

A quartet of master musicians and a programme of jazz classics.

The great musical gathering of two living-legends.Beautiful meeting under the sky of Cuba between the singer Omara Portuando, former muse of the Buena Vista Social Club, and the pianist Chucho Valdes.

25 years after 'Tutu's' release, Miller — now 52 — explores his '80s collaboration with Miles Davis on 'Tutu Revisited,' a double album that was recorded live in France in 2009.

After his tribute to John Coltrane two years ago, the American crooner borrows from contemporary pop in his new album, "The Gate", released this Monday, May 9 at Universal Jazz.