Bill Laurance & Michael League – Where You Wish You Were
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Bill Laurance & Michael League – Where You Wish You Were

Brooklyn-based fusion band Snarky Puppy is led by bassist, composer, and producer Michael League. It’s a collective of almost 40 musicians, with pianist, keyboardist and composer Bill Laurance being one of them. Michael League has recently moved to Spain where this duo album was recorded. He’s playing fretless acoustic guitar bass, fretless baritone electric guitar,…

Luxury Soul 2023
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Luxury Soul 2023

My first Luxury Soul collection dates back to 2004. Thanks to Ralph Tee for coming up yet again with the definitive indie soul collection for 2023, compiling 35 tracks on three CDs. What a vast amount of quality tracks on here. I’ve always admired the Isley Brothers tune “Here We Go Again”, one of my…

Terri Lyne Carrington – “new STANDARDS vol. 1” on Vinyl
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Terri Lyne Carrington – “new STANDARDS vol. 1” on Vinyl

Pioneering drummer Terri Lyne Carrington has come up with yet another groundbreaking book and accompanying album. On the lookout for women composers of the Real Book jazz charts, she couldn’t find any. And thus, created her own, “New Standards: 101 Lead Sheets By Women Composers”. The accompanying album is nominated for Grammy Awards in two…

Chico Lessa
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Chico Lessa

Singer and guitarist Chico Lessa moved to Rio de Janeiro at the age of 17 and quickly made a lot of friends there. He recorded his first LP independently back in 1982 with a total of 36 musicians and released only two more albums, “Orifício É O Que Não Tem Parede” (1995), and “No Trem…