New Music Monday

LEENET Music

Since his emergence in the early 1990s, Christian McBride has not only become one of jazz's most in demand bassist and bandleader, McBride has become an ambassador of jazz around the world. Christian has used his success to rescue out of obscurity, his father-fellow bassist Lee Smith who although is a living legend in their home town of Philadelphia, was not known out side of the City of Brotherly Love and cheesesteaks.

jazz.org/JLCO

Jazz Notes 7-2-2015 by Norman Provizer

bobjames.com

The veteran, versatile pianist of note Bob James releases an in the pocket live quartet performance recorded on the campus of Northwestern Michigan College.  On LIVE at Milliken Auditorium Bob is joined by guitarist Perry Hughes, Nathaniel Phillips-bass and the drummer Clarence Penn. The Angeleno pianist of Nicaraguan descent Donald Vega's newest is a tribute to one of his piano heroes, Monty Alexander.

Eldar Music

For his 10th recording as a leader, the seasoned  pianist Eldar (Djangirov) releases his first live album, World Tour.  Eldar, originally from Kyrgyzstan,  made his initial recording back in 2001 when he was only 14 years old.  New Orleans based B-3 player Charlie Dennard returns with his newest outing,5 O'Clock Charlie.

jazzjournal.co.uk

As we head to the finish of another spring in order to begin summer, we are pleased to debut and share this week's crop of new releases well-suited to be added to your summer's playlist!

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