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Stanton Moore..Groove Alchemy

April 1, 2010 Leave a comment

What a driving beat this guy Stanton Moore has, right out of the box the first track “Squash Blossom” is fresh and funky,WOW! You know something that really thrills me in life?  It’s when I come across something that’s new and I haven’t seen or heard before, and I ask myself, where has this been? I’ve not seen this before, and you find yourself searching to find or listen to more, and that’s what this album had done for me, I gotta listen to more of this music! This artist and album is certainly that kind of discovery. Groove Alchemy is a new album on the Telarc label  by drummer Stanton Moore, a trio album featuring Robert Walter on Hammond B3 and piano, and Will Bernard on guitar. This trio has been around since 2006 and this is their third album. Groove Alchemy is a great combination of groovy, funky, jazzy, bluesy, and I swear do I hear a little Ragtime theme mixed into that funky beat on the “Keep On Gwine” track? Close your eyes and you may think that you just stepped into a New Orleans  jumpin’ / jive joint and wantin’ to know who are these guys? Well Mr. Moore has grown up in that kind of enviroment being a native of New Orleans and has the tradition of being surrounded by an incredible amount of musical influences in which his own music reflects this, my opinion is with this album you get much more than you bargain for. This album is full of surprises for any lover of Jazz, Funk, Blues, R&B, and will convert you into an instant fan of his music, it certainly has me. Discover and enjoy!

Stanton Moore

Telarc

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The Definitive Vince Guaraldi

December 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Fantasy Records  salutes the famed pianist, who, despite gold records and global acclaim as a renowned jazz artist, will always be best known for his cheerful, uplifting work with Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang. Although he passed away at the young age of 47 in 1976, Vince Guaraldi will always live on in the minds and hearts of jazz and music fans of all ages; and this special 2-CD set is the ideal salute to this very deserving artist. The ablum includes 2 previously unreleased tracks and features extended liner notes by noted jazz historian Doug Ramsey.

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SubesMusic

November 13, 2009 Leave a comment

Subes is Greg, Aram Wilmot and Pieter Ubbels a Dutch producing team of two DJ’s and one Musician. These three people are responsible for writing, arranging and producing Subes Music.

Together with allot of great guest musicians they create a sound which combines many global rhythms and styles such as samba, bossa nova, funk and african all together in a mix of Jazz.

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