Archive for April, 2020

Paul Tuvman – In My Life

Paul Tuvman is in his day job a pilot of Delta Airlines. His musical passion is however the piano. His newest project is In My Life (2020), a Beatles tribute project. Paul comments: “The Beatles shaped a big part of my musical life. I picked 12 tunes from their vast catalog and tried to make them my own while maintaining the integrity of the original tunes. It was produced by Jamey Tate and has an incredible rhythm section and guest artists including: Peter White, Rong-Huey Liu, Mindi Abair, Dave Koz, Rick Braun and Vincent Ingala.

This album is recommendable for fans of the Beatles classics who love the instrumental view. Buy the album on Amazon.com.

Mark Baldwin – Restoration

Mark Baldwin is an in-demand studio musician and producer, solidly established in the ever-changing Nashville music scene. Mark has composed, recorded, and produced several instrumental and vocal projects on Unison, Word, Brentwood, and Benson, including ‘New Every Morning’ (Benson), ‘Mark Baldwin-The Calling’ (Word), Three Brentwood Jazz Quartet recordings ‘Love Knows,’ ‘Secret Signature,’ and ‘Living in the Here and Now’ (Brentwood Music), and ‘A Passion Remembered,’ ‘Midnight Mood,’ ‘Breakfast In Bed,’ ‘Christmas Blues,’ ‘Between the Lines,’ ‘Hip No Sis,’ and ‘Guitar Winterlude’ (all unison, a division of Word Entertainment). He has also produced several projects for Discovery House Music.

For many years, Mark has played guitar, along with 15 other high-caliber studio players, in Nashville’s premier high-energy R & B / Funk band, “The Smoking Section,” playing the songs of Earth, Wind, & Fire; Tower of Power; Rufus & Chaka Khan; Al Jarreau; and all the funky greats.

Restoration is a project of original guitar and orchestral instrumentals that have the theme of reclaiming, through music, the peace we’ve lost through the fear and chaos of recent events. My wish is that this album will fill your soul and leave you restored!

Get the album on Bandcamp.

Terence Young – Live Stories II

Terence Young has earned the reputation of one of the most talented and electrifying Lead Guitarist in the world. He has released 10 cds to date, ranging from Smooth Jazz and R&B, to gospel, Christmas, instrumental rock, and his original guitar compositions.

A native of Elko, SC, Terence Young now resides in Columbia SC where he manages The FINESSE BAND (TheFinesseBand.com), one of the top party bands in the Southeast, while still producing and performing his Jazz Concerts Nationwide. These shows are known as THE TERENCE YOUNG EXPERIENCE… Entertaining and electrifying are just two words Terence’s fans use to describe his shows. Be sure to catch The Terence Young Experience the next time he is in your area. You don’t want to miss it!

His newest project Live Stories II is exclusively available online. Email Terence, if  you are interested in a signed copy ( Terenceyoungmusic@gmail.com).

Vibes Alive – Vibrasonic

Vibes Alive is a collaboration of vibist Dirk Richter and guitarist Randall Crissman. The name of the duo is taken from the title of their debut album Vibes Alive (1997). In 2008 followed their second album After HoursVibrasonic (2020) is their third project.

With the new album the duo celebrates a reunion with the well-known musicians Jeff Lorber (Rhodes, Minimoog, synthesizers, piano), Jimmy Johnson (bass), Luis Conte (percussion), and Vinnie Colaiuta (drums).

The album opens with Sweet Vibes, a homogeneous and dynamic musical event, which shows Jeff Lorber, Dirk Richter and Randall Crissman in an inimitable vibrant unity.

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Alex Parchment – Burnin’ Up

Alex Parchment is a dedicated musician, producer, and artist. He has been honing his trumpet and piano skills for years with his acceptance into the Rosa Parks High School of the Fine and Performing arts in Paterson, New Jersey, Jazz House Kids’ inaugural class, and through Howard University’s rigorous music education major. Alex has had the opportunity to perform on stages throughout the East Coast, including the Kennedy Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center and Blues Alley with jazz luminaries Patti Austin, Christian McBride, David Sanborn, Chick Corea and more. In 2015, he was selected for the world-renowned Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program at the Kennedy Center. In July of 2019, Alex was invited by Kenny Wesley and the US State Department to travel to Tanzania to perform, cultivate knowledge and share American culture.

He now performs as a solo artist, leads the Alex Parchment Quintet, a traditional jazz ensemble and AP.Chemistry, a musical experiment fusing soul, funk, hip hop, R&B and jazz to form a unique but energetic sound. Through education, Alex endeavors to inspire artists of all backgrounds to look to music as a means of expression and communication. Alex strives to connect a community of artists together to create art that pushes the boundaries of genre and musicianship.

He has just released his debut album Burnin’ Up. Get a signed physical CD here.

The Lewis Express – Clap Your Hands

Primarily based in Leeds, The Lewis Express is comprised of many of the musicians that have graced previous ATA Records releases: George Cooper, Piano (Abstract Orchestra) Neil Innes, Bass (The Sorcerers, The Magnificent Tape Band, Tony Burkill), Sam Hobbs, Drums (Dread Supreme, Tony Burkill, Matthew Bourne) and Pete Williams, Percussion (The Sorcerers, The Magnificent Tape Band, Tony Burkill).

Recorded over an intense two-day session, ‘Clap Your Hands’ is heavily influenced by the classic soul jazz recordings of The Young Holt Trio / Young Holt Unlimited, and Ramsey Lewis, from who this group take their name. As with many of the classic Ramsey Lewis cuts this album was recorded live, capturing the rich inter-relationship between the players and leaving in some of that chunky room noise. Everything comes together here, with a mid-60s Cadet record feel throughout.

Please follow the link and scroll down the page to get fully access to all tracks of the album Clap Your Hands.

Smooth Jazz – Smooth Jazz 1

Bandcamp’s mission is to create the best possible service for artists and labels to share and earn money from their music, and for fans to discover and enjoy it. Here is a lot smooth jazz to discover.

This is a link to a compilation of worthy smooth jazz tunes that you can listen to completely before. Support the artists and stream and download the album.