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A Love Supreme
 John ColtraneJazz at its best, very pure music that comes straight from the soul, masterfully played.

Good Vibes
 Bachtold & GoldSmooth melodies showcase a jazz fusion. Mellow keys and vibes are backed up by slinky rhythms and a gently driving bass. A sizzling easy-listening compilation, recalling nights of hot, sultry urban jazz.

It Pays To Be Ignorant
 The MoronsnO lINer noTeS -- we cant rite.

Mill Street Jazz Lab I
 Mill Street Jazz LabA collection of songs featuring flute in an array of styles, ranging from slow sinuous melodic to on-the-edge experimental, with some tunes making a gracious bow to cool jazz standards. Throughout, the flute dances and plays with guitar, keys, rhythm and brass, with occasional tastes of world-beat and Latin polyrhythms.

Mill Street Jazz Lab II
 Mill Street Jazz LabThis CD is a compilation of tunes ranging from slowly sinuous to a driving up-tempo. Tenor sax weaves its way throughout in a bebop style, with free-form creative experimentation and many bursts of brilliance.

 simakDIALOGCompelling Indonesian electro-acoustic progressive jazz-fusion with a distinctive cultural bent. For its first international release Jakarta-based simakDialog delivers Patahan, a live recording that suggests how Pat Metheny might sound were he from the Far East rather than the United States. A combination of electric and acoustic instruments, the 14 year-old group is innovatively propelled by two percussionists rather than a conventional drummer, but the result is no less powerful. Keyboardist/composer Riza Arshad, guitarist Tohpati and bassist Adhhitya join vocalist Nyak Ina Raseuki and percussionists Endang Ramdam and Emy Tata for five lengthy, episodic and finely detailed compositions that create a unique nexus of jazz and less-traveled ethnicity. Expansive solos, rich harmonies, telling interplay and propulsive rhythms make Patahan a genre-busting album that demands to be heard.

Promises Made
 MILLENNIUM PROMISEPromises Made, a full-length Jazz CD featuring
Whalum, Takana, Grammy®-winning vocal ensemble Take 6, veteran music producer George Duke and guitarist Earl Klugh, among others.

Quincy Floyd Quintet
 Quincy Floyd QuintetA jazz/blues fusion with subtly interwoven melodic structurings. Fine interplays of guitar, keys and rhythm section invoke an easy-listening sound with some wonderful experimentation.

The Collection - Cynthia Basinet CD Review
 Cynthia BasinetFor Cynthia Basinet, her voice itself is an instrument; in terms of emotional power, it's a lethal weapon. Sensual, emotionally damaged and world-weary, Basinet's vocals have the makings of a film noir femme fatale...

Three Suites
 Duke EllingtonJazz version of Nutcracker suite

Zaphod & the New Harmonics
 Zaphod & the New HarmonicsEverybody in the galaxy listens to Zaphod & the New Harmonics. From the Central Core to the furthest reaches of Sector RMB81, their space soul, rock & roll sound is heard all over Sub- and Macro-space and those who can't make it to their live gigs listen to their recordings on microchip.

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