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The Greg Abate Quintet Featuring Phil Woods

The Greg Abate Quintet Featuring Phil Woods

On the new Greg Abate Quintet CD for Rhombus Records Featuring Phil Woods, Greg features a originel set of seven tunes by Greg: a Phil Woods original Goodbye Mr. Pepper and Marny by John Patrick. Greg used a top notch group of players on the new CD including Jesse Green - Piano, Evan Gregor - Bass, and Bill Goodwin - Drums. The group plays Bebop, Straight Ahead and Latin styles, in a style all their own. Phil Woods appears on tracks 1, 3, 4, 6, and 9.

I sleep alot better knowing there are players like Greg ! It was a joy to make music with him and he writes good songs that are challenging" Phil Woods" The new Greg Abate Cd featuring Phil Woods is a must have for all fans of Straight Ahead Jazz, 5 Stars. - Thom Teresi, President, Rhombus Records

Sample MP3s and download at Amazon Music:

Roger Over and Out
Pear for the Bear
Rocco's Place
Carmel By the Sea
Special K
Goodbye Mr. Pepper
Realization (Living the Dash)

Greg Abate: Horace Is Here

Greg Abate - "Horace Is Here" A ttribute to Horace Silver

Saxophonist Greg Abate presents Horace Is Here, a Tribute to Horace Silver. The eight Horace Silver tunes on this album are not reproductions of Horace's original works. Greg has extensively re-harmonized each piece and created new and fresh arrangements that will certainly please any fan of Horace Silver's style. While retaining the original melodies, the interludes are unique to these arrangements. Claudio Roditi contributed the brilliant arrangement of the melodius track, Nutville.

Personal includes Greg Abate-Saxes, Claudio Roditi-Trumpet, Hilton Ruiz-Piano,
Marshall Wood-Bass, and Artie Cabral-Drums.

Sample MP3s and download at Amazon Music:

Horace Is Here
Ninca's Dream
Song for My Father
Silver's Serenade
On the Road
Filthy McNasty

Downie Hailstone: Just Ask Me

Downie - "Just Ask Me"

L.A. based vocalist/composer Downie Hailstone debuts six original tracks and four standards on her new CD for Rhombus Records, Just Ask Me.

The CD features some of the best musicians in the L.A. area including: Otmaro Ruiz - Piano, Rene Camacho - Bass, and Mike Shapiro - Drums. On Just Ask Me Downie performs four Jazz standards; "My One And Only Love", "Morning", "I've Got You Under My Skin", and "She Walks This Earth", plus six original tunes that Downie wrote or co-wrote, and performs in a style all her own. Produced by Dori Amarillo.

Sample MP3s and download at Amazon Music:

Just Ask Me
My One And Only Love
Another Sleepless Night
A Different Kind Of You
I've Got You Under My Skin
Love Comes
The Simple Things
She Walks This Earth

Douye': Journey

Douye' - "Journey"

Journey is a re-mastered album with new artwork in this 2011 release. Her smoky smooth voice is sensual and captivating with a musical style that is a blend of smooth jazz, soul, and R&B. All songs written by Douye’ and Terry Shaddick.

Terry Shaddick's, Physical was Billboard's, #1 Sexiest Song of the past 50 years. Olivia Newton John appeared on the television show, Glee, in 2010 and performed Physical.
Douye's Wicked World was the most requested song in the UK on Mother's Day in 2010.

Sample MP3s and download at Amazon Music:

Fly Away
On For You
In Love With You
Still Hurting
Wicked World
Cold Wind Blows
Waiting For My Man
Walk Away
A Day In Paradise
The Voice

Mark Kaye: Just Funky

Mark Kaye - "Just Funky"

San Francisco Bay Area Singer-Song Writer-Keyboardist-Producer, and member of The East Bay Messengers, Mark Kaye composed, produced and engineered all the music on his new CD, Just Funky. Raised in San Francisco’s mission district, Mark has been playing the Piano since the age of five.

On Just Funky, Mark once again demonstrates why he is one of the most respected keyboardists and singers in the San Francisco, Oakland bay area. Mark plays and sings all his own original songs, and features Eastbay Messengers Guitarist Jerry Stucker on 4 tunes. Mark also performs as the Keyboardist and lead singer with The Eastbay Messengers. The Eastbay Messengers features Paul Jackson on Bass and Mike Clark on Drums from Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters.

Mark performs with his band the Mark Kaye Band at Festivals, Night clubs, and corporate parties on the West Coast. Mark's music has been described by producer Jeff Weinstein as the New Funk. Mark has also been described as the funkiest Jazz Musician on the West Coast by R&B producer Tebo.

Sample MP3s and download at Amazon Music:

Just Funky
Doctor Phil Good
Let's Get Stupid
Sex Sells
Forever Funky
My Guilty Pleasure
Fire In Me
Crazy Cool
Hormone Hell
Only In Vegas

Margie Nelson: Hungry Girl

Margie Nelson - "Hungry Girl"

Margie Nelson is a very talented singer who is finally stepping out. Throughout Hungry Girl,
she displays a real understanding for the words she sings, a solid sense of swing, and a very appealing voice.

For Hungry Girl, Margie enlisted performers who are well respected not only for their musicianship and creativity, but their ability to perform with singers. Pianist Christian Jacob and Bassist Kevin Axt are long-time members of the Tierney Sutton band while Keyboardist Quinn Johnson and Drummer Kevin Winard (also the CD’s producer) are in Steve Tyrell’s regular working band; with Johnson being his music director. Saxophonist Matt Catingub, who often sings on his own albums, is a welcome guest and Stephen Geyer has a prominent role on the
wonderful Bossa Nova If You Ever Come To Me as Guitarist and arranger.

Hungry Girl is both a very impressive debut for Margie Nelson, and the type of CD that fans
of Vocal Jazz will throughly enjoy and treasure.
- Scott Yanow

Sample MP3s and download at Amazon Music:

Hungry Girl
I Love the Way You're Breaking My Heart      
An Occasional Man
Be Cool
If You Never Come to Me
Ain't Nobody's Business But My Own
Don't Go To Strangers
How Come?
I Need Ya (Like I Need a Hole in the Head)      
I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me      
Where Do You Start?
The Best Is Yet To Come

Ambient Tree: Best Life

Ambient Tree - "Best Life"

Ambient Tree presents a new CD that takes you on a musical trip. Rich layers of New Age/Ambient music for everyone to sit back and relax.

All music performed by Anthony Wayne.

Just put on Ambient Tree, "Best Life" and take the trip.

Sample MP3s and download at Amazon Music:

All Ye Faithful
Best Life
The Monks Experiment
Down Time
The Dunes of Pleiades
32nd Birthday
Catch 22


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