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George Duke, the master keyboardist, composer and producer remembers when funk was a musical and social force. But Duke never made a funk album – until now. For "Dukey Treats," he assembled band members from current and past projects, added … Continue reading
David Samuels, the vibraphonist-arranger of the noted Latin collective, Caribbean Jazz Project, has combined forces with the Maryland-based Afro Bop Alliance to create a stunning big band. Their self-titled release features arrangements of well-known standards and original compositions by Samuels. … Continue reading
Corey Harris’ "Zion Crossroads" is a terrific roots-reggae album from an artist known for a variety of African diaspora musical styles. Harris’s recent trip to Ethiopia influenced a CD that ranges from gospel reggae to politically conscious reggae rock. Harris … Continue reading
Jazz guitar innovator Charlie Hunter’s first film project is "Outre Mer," created with Garage A Trois, which also features Mike Dillon, Stanton Moore and Skerik. Garage A Trois is a polyrthymnic, groove ensemble, in contrast to Hunter’s more soloist-oriented projects. … Continue reading
Composer Jennifer Higdon is known for her bold, musically adventurous work. In this CD, Robert Spano conducts the Altanta Symphony Orchestra performing her "Concerto for Orchestra" and "City Scape," which she wrote for Atlanta – her old home town. Spano … Continue reading