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Artist:
Title:
Diluvio
Release Date: 4/17/2020
Format: CD
List Price: (A15) $15.98 

"...a roller coaster ride of wildly percolating beats, choppy rhythmic thrusts and plenty of popping percussion. In reinventing Afro-Cuban, funk and post-bop, he's kept everything charged up like a crazed rhino on steroids. Keep out of the way and you'll be fine." CLASSICALITE. Grammy-winning New York drummer Robby Ameen has had an established recording and touring career stretching from Dizzy Gillespie to Paul Simon over the last four decades, highlighted by a 20-year run with the band of Latin icon Ruben Blades. Although he's of Lebanese origin, Ameen is best known for the unique and powerful Afro-Cuban jazz style he developed and displayed on hundreds of recordings, including many with Dave Valentin, Eddie Palmieri, Kip Hanrahan, and Conrad Herwig's Latin Side All-Stars. Diluvio marks Ameen's 3rd release as a composer, arranger & band leader, teaming with Troy Roberts, Bob Franceschini, Conrad Herwig, Edsel Gomez, Lincoln Goines, Bill O’Connell & Mauricio Herrera, most with whom he goes back several decades. Musically, it's his vision of the sounds he's dedicated a lifetime to exploring: Afro-Cuban music with deep strains of contemporary hard bop and funk, thoroughly infused with an indomitable spirit.

Artist:
Title:
Johnny Burgin Live
Release Date: 4/17/2020
Format: LP
List Price: (B21) $21.98 

My thing has always been live music. Going to shows, booking shows, playing shows. Playing with the best musicians I could. More than anything, I loved the feeling of getting in the van and going. Even better, once I got there, I love the feeling of knockin' em dead. It's been nearly 20 years since my last live recording. That one, More Real Folk Blues Live, was Chicago in every way, back when living in Chicago was like Christmas for me every day. It was the result of seeing and playing with great blues artists all the time– artists like Eddie C. Campbell, Tail Dragger, Sam Lay, Eddie Taylor Jr., Jimmy Dawkins, Eddie Shaw, Little Arthur Duncan, Jimmy Burns, Big Smokey Smothers, L.V. Banks, Eddy Clearwater - and many others. It was a recording borne of a long, self-imposed apprenticeship - the kind musicians like me came to Chicago from all over the world to get. Although that apprenticeship ended some time ago, I have begun another journey that's taken me from coast to coast in the US and all around the world, across Europe, to Russia, Japan and beyond. Live recordings often just repeat well-worn songs played by well-oiled machines. This live session is the exact opposite. It offers twelve brand-new originals done by artists who don't play together regularly, performed for a packed house of enthusiastic fans of course! We had just one night to nail it– which made this recording a crazy, but thrilling, high wire act! The many miles and musical clairvoyance I've enjoyed with my road band of bassist Chris Matheos and drummer Steve Dougherty gave me the confidence for this do-or-die session. I drew from the great Bay Area blues talent pool that lured me to the West Coast back in 2016. I count all my special guests as friends and knew their contributions would carry me through. Blues legend Charlie Musselwhite's driving boogie-woogie harp on "California Blues" is an absolute highlight. The end result is a raw, fresh, and original all-star set of blues, shot through with live energy. Chicago Blues sax legend Eddie Shaw once said, "It takes 20 years to make a bluesman." Here I am, ready to play my blues for you.

Artist:
Title:
Feathers (deluxe Edition)
Release Date: 3/11/2020
Format: BX
List Price: (B44) $44.98 

(2-LP + 1-CD set) Double LP plus CD reissue on starburst colored vinyl. Feathers was the fourth album by the at-the-time Washington, D.C. based rock band Dead Meadow. It was released in 2005 by Matador Records on CD and LP and is now about to be reissued by Tekeli-li Records under license from Matador. The upcoming release will be an exact copy of the original double vinyl with original art and masters. In addition to the original full album, this new product will include a "demo rarities CD" of outtakes from the 2004 recording session as well as demos with different song structure/arrangements, and even a couple tunes that were axed off the final album. A must have for any Dead Meadow fan. This deluxe reissue is pressed on green and gold starburst vinyl and includes an insert featuring photos and reminiscences about the making of the record by Jason Simon, Cory Shane, and producer Bob Ebeling.

Artist:
Title:
The Sun, Moon & Herbs
Release Date: 4/17/2020
Format: LP
List Price: (B44) $44.98 

"The Sun, Moon & Herbs" was originally conceived as a triple album, but it was fragmented, stripped down and put together again to form the present single-disc LP. And although Dr. John never liked this version much, it is proof of the theory 'less is more'. None of the seven tracks are suitable for broadcasting on the radio and the spells that Dr. John and his companions weave are dark and swampy. "Black John The Conqueror" has its origins in ancient Cajun folklore, which the good Dr. modernised and gave a beat. The swampy "Craney Crow" is the younger sibling of his earlier "Walk On Guilded Splinters" and has a similar effect on the listener. "Pots On Fiyo (File´ Gumbo)" combines Latin-American rhythms with a wealth of Cajun chants and spells. The vocals are almost unfathomable and serve rather more as an additional musical instrument in the mix. "Zu Zu Zu Mamou" is so tightly knitted that one can almost cut through the music with a knife; the mood here takes on a quite different meaning. "The Sun, Moon & Herbs" is best heard on a hot sultry night where thunder rolls in the distance like jungle drums. Dr. John certainly had something specific in mind, but it is up to the listener to find out just what it was.

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Title:
Fu5, Fahrenheit Underbelly Volume 5
Release Date: 4/17/2020
Format: CD
List Price: (A14) $14.98 

(10% DISCOUNT THRU 4-24-20) From the depths of the Fahrenheit Underbelly, emerges First Degree The D.E. with a treat for the real world organics! FU5, features the likes of E-40, Mozzy, The Jacka, Bukshot and more, instant classic status! Dating back to 1999, the Fahrenheit Underbelly volumes have created a world-wide following that anticipates each edition! Produced by Brotha Lynch Hung producer Phonk Beta, along with Oji & The Ascension Team, and First Degree The D.E. himself, FU5 will live up to its buzz! FU5 features recently released hit singles "A Thousand Moves", "Set, Match, Game", and "The One Hand Man 'N Friendz".

Artist:
Title:
Heard And Seen
Release Date: 4/17/2020
Format: CD
List Price: (A15) $15.98 

"Danny Green is what evolution in jazz is all about, expressing the traits of those that came before him with a style and panache that is all his own..." - Jazz Review. Along with renowned jazz, blues and gospel singer Leonard Patton, the critically acclaimed San Diego-based Danny Green Trio take on the moniker LP and the Vinyl to explore and reimagine the songs of pop greats, jazz standards and their own originals. Songs like David Bowie's "Life on Mars," The Beatles' "Fool on the Hill," and Oasis' "Wonderwall," take on new life with captivating arrangements and free-flowing improvisation, while "Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise" and "My One And Only Love" receive modern rhythmic updates. Green offers his own "The Lonely Band" - with lyrics by Patton, and "Night Waltz," contributing the newest works to this collection covering nearly 100 years of American popular song. With Patton’s infectious charisma, the extraordinary interplay between Green, bassist Justin Grinnell, and drummer Julien Cantelm, and the band's search for new routes through known music, LP and the Vinyl's riveting appeal makes "Heard and Seen" a compelling and fun listen.

Artist:
Title:
Trumpet Ship
Release Date: 4/17/2020
Format: LP
List Price: (A21) $21.98 

"One of the best trumpet players in the world." -JAZZTIMES. Trumpeter/composer Thomas Marriott has covered a lot of musical ground over his 11 Origin releases, most recently with the lush balladry of his 2019 recording, Romance Language. For Trumpet Ship, Marriott goes for the exuberant, highly intuitive, propelling joy that defines a jam session. Here, that session includes three of the more electric and empathetic players in jazz - pianist Orrin Evans, bassist Luques Curtis and drummer Mark Whitfield Jr. - all long time collaborators with Marriott, recorded on an off-day in Seattle while on a quartet tour of the Northwest. Through a set of five Marriott originals along with a take on Jerome Kern's "All the Things You Are," Gil Evans' "General Assembly," and the Sonny Simmons title tune, the quartet's spirit and chemistry shine. Vivid is the magic that comes from talented, trusting friends and first takes.

Artist:
Title:
She Hangs Brightly
Release Date: 4/17/2020
Format: LP
List Price: (A26) $26.98 

Mazzy Star, essentially the duo of David Roback (Rain Parade) and Hope Sandoval, formed in 1989 out of the ashes of Opal, Roback’s previous band with former Dream Syndicate member Kendra Smith. She Hangs Brightly, their debut album was originally released on Rough Trade in 1990. A dreamy, psychedelic affair every bit as good as their sophomore breakout LP. 180 gram opaque gold metallic vinyl.

Artist:
Title:
Natural Imperfections
Release Date: 4/17/2020
Format: CD
List Price: (A10) $10.98 

Drawing upon over 30 years each in the entertainment/music/environmental fields, Bernie Krause and Country Joe McDonald have produced a unique album of nature sounds and acoustic music. Intended for relaxation, meditation and prayer, this album aims to take us away from the stress of modern life into a magical world of of nature and music. Soundscapes by Bernie Kraus, acoustic guitar and harmonica by Country Joe.

Artist:
Title:
Tryin' To Get To You
Release Date: 4/17/2020
Format: CD
List Price: (A17) $17.98 

THE NIGHTHAWKS are true Legends of Blues and Rock n' Roll. As their 50th anniversary approaches,The Nighthawks step forward with two new members: Dan Hovey on guitar and Paul Pisciotta on bass. Dan delivers strong lead vocals along with his tasty guitar playing, and Paul brings the band’s already famous four-part harmonies to a new level. Led by founding member Mark Wenner the band has been touring the world for since 1972. With some 30 recordings (and let's not forget the award winning DVD) and local and international awards to their credit, The Nighthawks are still churning out new material while drawing on more than four decades’ worth of signature tunes from their legendary live shows. And now with new blood and new tunes the Hawks are set to release their 31st CD, Tryin' To get To You on April 17th. They're damn few bands that can match the output and quality of American Roots music, from down home blues, vintage rock n' roll, early R&B, soul and Do Wop. And always putting the Nighthawk magic on everything they touch.

Artist:
Title:
Caught In The Groove
Release Date: 4/17/2020
Format: CD
List Price: (A15) $15.98 

(5% DISCOUNT THRU 4-24-20) The cool, crafty title of Nils new album "Caught In The Groove" says it all about his studio and onstage state of mind. A decade and a half after riding his first #1 hit "Pacific Coast Highway" into contemporary jazz history as Billboard's Song of the Decade 2001-2010, the relentlessly prolific composer, guitarist and producer continues to create instantly infectious, sonically adventurous tracks for himself and numerous artists eager to vibe with the energy of his Midas touch. He has scored numerous chart hits including "Summer Nights", "Let's Bounce", "Georgy Porgy", "Ready to Play" "Catnap", Straight Down the Line" and 2011 Song of the Year "Jumpstart". Now it's time to gear up for the impact of Caught In The Groove's funky, high octane lead single Good Times Are Better". Nils is also enjoying ongoing success on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Songs chart as co-writer and co-producer of pianist Lisa Addeo's "Listen to This", the first new title to reach the pole position in 2020.

Artist:
Title:
If It Ain't Broke Don't Fix It
Release Date: 4/17/2020
Format: LP
List Price: (B21) $21.98 

The latest project by Breezy Rodio, If It Ain't Broke Don't Fix It, presents vibrant, new, quality original material. Rodio has pro- duced a veritable smorgasbord of tasty songs. With the use of A-list musicians, dynamic horn arrangements and inventive original lyrics, Breezy has managed to produce a recording full of musical delights. I met Breezy shortly after he appeared on the Chicago Blues Scene. I watched him grow from a shy, young aspiring guitar player into the confident guitarist and vocalist that he has become. Believe me; I know a thing or two about navigating the Chicago Blues landscape. It may sound cliché, but you absolutely must pay your dues to get accepted here on the scene. Though long gone are most of the classic great musicians, Chicago is still the world Mecca of the Blues. I have seen many musicians with great potential fall by the wayside, succumbing to the many pitfalls that plague the path to success. Breezy has not only survived but has emerged as a dynamic artist. It is worth mentioning that Breezy's nine-year tenure as a guitarist in the band of Chicago's illustrious Linsey Alexander definitely gave him the experience and confidence to develop his own musical identity. I became acutely aware of his musical growth and development when I collaborated with him on his previous Delmark release, Sometimes The Blues Got Me (Delmark DE 853). I am confident that Breezy's musical growth will continue. I am happy to know him as a friend, and a serious musician, who shares the same respect for those who paved the way before us. Stay tuned, the best is yet to come.

Artist:
Title:
Blues From The Inside Out
Release Date: 4/17/2020
Format: LP
List Price: (B21) $21.98 

Blues From The Inside Out is the most expressive project of Dave Specter's 35-year career. Featuring his debut as a vocalist, the album is an exciting and timely celebration of blues, soul, jazz, funk and gospel. These are fine times to hear Specter, an evolving artist who embraces growth and discovery. I was always content focusing on guitar as my instrument and voice as a musician," Specter explained. "I've worked my entire career on the art of backing up singers and writing/playing instrumentals and never felt a desire to sing until fairly recently. People have always said nice things about my voice when I'm emceeing a show or doing my ("Blues From The Inside Out") podcast. I'm getting inspired to write more songs that I sing, as I'm honestly more comfortable singing my own words than somebody else's. I'm looking forward to seeing where this road takes me. - Dave Specter. Blues From The Inside Out includes a guest appearance on guitar by Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna fame, who also co-wrote one of the album's 12 original tunes. Specter wrote the uplifting soul anthem for change "March Through the Darkness," he takes a deep dive into Meters-Neville Brothers inspired rhythms with the instrumental "Sanctifunkious" and sings on the blues shuffle title track. Besides Kaukonen, Specter recruited the Chicago-based Liquid Soul horns and Latin-percussion ace Ruben Alvarez, each playing on three tracks.

Artist:
Title:
Sonny Stitt & The Top Brass
Release Date: 4/17/2020
Format: LP
List Price: (B44) $44.98 

General opinion has it that Sonny Stitt always stood in Charlie Parker’s shadow. That, however, is unjustifiable. The legendary jazz critic Nat Hentoff wrote, for example: »Sonny has been one of the wholly involved players, well known and admired for his soul and the earthiness of his message only by musicians who feel and play like he does and by that part of the jazz audience that is most moved by naked, open emotion. He has made his mark with them as an honest yea-sayer who can’t help but play what he knows and feels.« The present recording is proof of this – a session which shouldn’t really have worked out so well. Sonny Stitt’s alto saxophone presides over a seven-man-strong brass group, and although the prospect of a Sonny Stitt big band does not sound too promising initially, this rendezvous is really enjoyable, thanks in part to Stitt’s superb solos. At this time he was on the top of his form and he plays freely over the basis provided by the brass section consisting of Blue Mitchell, Jimmy Cleveland and Willie Ruff. The arrangements by Tadd Dameron and Jimmy Mundy are closely-knit yet offer enough room for swing and a generous pinch of soul. Special highlights are contributed by the unknown, female organist Perri Lee –, little groovy additions that are really successful and infuse the arrangements with a slender sound and sparkle. Although "Sonny Stitt & The Top Brass" may not stand in the limelight like "Boss Tenors" or "Salt And Pepper", it is certainly on a par with these from an artistic point of view.

Artist:
Title:
Ex Mortis
Release Date: 3/11/2020
Format: LP
List Price: (B39) $39.98 

These new compositions are inspired by 'The Book of Gostlye Grace', which was written by nuns in the convent of Helfta in the 1290's. It depicts an intense religious and even erotic desire to get closer to God. Playing around the dichotomy of eros and thanatos, Van Wissem paints a vivid and engrossing picture. He got the help from Jarboe, Nikolaj Komiagin and Thor to get his take on Ex Mortis come to full fruition. Jozef Van Wissem will extensively tour 2020 to promote Ex Mortis. The idea of Ex Mortis, or 'From Death', is inscribed on the lute used to record this album, and refers to the renaissance of lute music as carried out by Van Wissem. All compositions by Jozef Van Wissem With Guests: Jarboe (Swans), Thor (Swans), Nikolaj Komiagin (Shortparis). "Both an avant-garde composer and a baroque lutenist, and thus no stranger to dichotomy." - New York Times "Pushing the lute's agenda out of the academy and into more accessible circles." - Pitchfork

Artist:
Title:
Ex Mortis
Release Date: 3/11/2020
Format: CD
List Price: (B24) $24.98 

These new compositions are inspired by 'The Book of Gostlye Grace', which was written by nuns in the convent of Helfta in the 1290's. It depicts an intense religious and even erotic desire to get closer to God. Playing around the dichotomy of eros and thanatos, Van Wissem paints a vivid and engrossing picture. He got the help from Jarboe, Nikolaj Komiagin and Thor to get his take on Ex Mortis come to full fruition. Jozef Van Wissem will extensively tour 2020 to promote Ex Mortis. The idea of Ex Mortis, or 'From Death', is inscribed on the lute used to record this album, and refers to the renaissance of lute music as carried out by Van Wissem. All compositions by Jozef Van Wissem With Guests: Jarboe (Swans), Thor (Swans), Nikolaj Komiagin (Shortparis). "Both an avant-garde composer and a baroque lutenist, and thus no stranger to dichotomy." - New York Times "Pushing the lute's agenda out of the academy and into more accessible circles." - Pitchfork

Artist:
Title:
Thy Serpent Rise
Release Date: 3/11/2020
Format: CD
List Price: (B14) $14.98 

Third release by Nathan Opposition from Ancient VVisdom and Dan Lorenzo who was the founding member of Hades and Non-Fiction. On Thy Serpent Rise Ron Lipnicki (former Overkill) is on drums and former Hades bassist Jimmy Schulman plays bass. VOL (with Dan and Nathan handling everything) released their first two albums on Italy's Argonauta Records. VESSEL OF LIGHT Thy Serpent Rise album cover was done by the well known tattoo artist Ruben Barahona.

Artist:
Title:
Organic Creatures
Release Date: 3/11/2020
Format: CD
List Price: (B39) $39.98 

(2-CD set) With 'Organic Creatures' Consouling Sounds releases both old and new experimental classical music by Catalina Vicens, a native of Chile and now resident in Basel, Switzerland. Catalina started her international career at an early age. By age 20 she had already played in the main concert-halls of more than ten countries in North and South America. Vicens combines a vibrant international soloist and research career. Having specialized in performing on antique keyboard instruments, she has been invited to play on the oldest playable harpiscords. Similarly, she was invited to play and study the Van Eyck organ, an organ reconstructed based on the painting the Ghent Altarpiece' by Jan Van Eyck (1432). She composed and recorded old and new music for this and several other organs. All of these combined can be discovered on this double cd released for the occasion of the Van Eyck Year 2020.


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