JazzWorldQuest Showcase 2022: Thomas Heflin(USA)-Morning Star

Thomas Heflin(USA)-Morning Star
Album: Morning Star
Label: Blue Canoe Records
Tennesse-born jazz trumpeter Thomas Heflin delivers a remarkable new collection of songs, titled, “Morning Star”. This dynamic modern jazz, R&B, CrossOver album features eleven original compositions and one cover song by the late great James Williams. Thomas Heflin is a virtuosic trumpeter, composer, arranger, educator and all of his talents are on full display with his latest release. Jazz and music fans will welcome this creative output from the bright star of Mr. Heflin. Musicians: Trumpet, Programming, Composer: Thomas Heflin, Bass: Steve Haines, Drums: Xavier Ware, Percussion: Jorge Luis Torres “Papiosco”, Piano, Keyboards: Peter Stoltzman, Guitar – Aaron Matson, Tenor Sax, Soprano Sax, Bass Clarinet – Gregory Tardy, Tenor Sax, Bass Clarinet – Dan Hitchcock, Vocals – Mavis “Swan” Poole, Ariel Pocock
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JazzWorldQuest Showcase 2022: Alex Coke & Carl Michel Sextet(USA)-The Emissary

Alex Coke & Carl Michel Sextet(USA)-The Emissary
Composer Alex Coke
Album name: The Emissary
Label: PlayOn Records

Carl Michel guitar, Elaine Barber harp. Bob Hoffnar pedal steel, James Suter bass, Carolyn Trowbridge vibes
Performing compelling music with origins in jazz, classical, folk, extended technique, and improvisation, this unique ensemble is an outgrowth of Coke and Barber’s popular weekly Driveway Concert Series that ran from April 2020 through June 2021. The ensemble explores the compositions of Paul Motian, Hildegard von Bingen, Huddie Ledbetter, Alex Coke & Carl Michel.
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World Music Mix: Children of Adam Band(USA) -Timbuktu-The Human Journey

Children of Adam Band(USA)-Bilal’s Journey
The “Timbuktu-The Human Journey” CD theme concept is based upon the idea of a “human being’s” journey through various stages of life to the present. It is a “journey” for us all! Includes the song: “pandemic prayer”.
2022
CHILDREN OF ADAM BAND MEMBERS CREDITS
AUBREY MUHAMMAD ALI KEMP-Electric Guitar
BABA KENYA-Flugelhorn/Vocals/Krin-Log Drum/Percussions
BOB CONGA-Vocals/Percussions
DOCTOR JOHN TAYLOR-Keyboards/Vocals/
DONALD WILLIAMS-Alto/Tenor Sax/Vocals
JULES MARIE-Vocals/Percussions
POPPA KENNY TAYLOR-Trumpet/Percussions
RICHARD HILL JR-Bass
SAANTIS DAVIS-Djembe/Assorted Percussions
SULTANA ARIFAH-Vocals/Percussions/Dancer
TERRELL FLOYYD-Drums
TAFARI NOBLES-EL-Masked African Dogon Dancer
*GUEST ARTIST- DAVID HUGHES -Vocalist “Pandemic Prayer”
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JazzWorldQuest Showcase 2021: Sinclair Lott(USA)-Album: Long Story Short

Sinclair Lott-Long Story Short

Sinclair Lott(USA)-Checkered Past
Album: Long Story Short
Label: Blue Canoe Records
Drum extraordinaire and composer Sinclair Lott delivers a thoughtful straight-ahead jazz album with a modern twist. Featuring Bob Sheppard (saxophones), Tigran Hamasyan (piano), Danny McKay (bass), and Sinclair Lott (drums). This ten song album titled, “Long Story Short” features seven original compositions and three cover tunes by Dizzy Gileespie, Dave Brubeck and Ornette Coleman. Fans of traditional jazz will enjoy listening to Sinclair’s Story of music with this uplifting collection of compositions and performances.
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JazzWorldQuest Showcase 2021: Jimmy Layton and his International “Not Your Daddy’s Jazz” Band(USA) – Album: Thief In The Night

Jimmy Layton and his International “Not Your Daddy’s Jazz” Band(USA) – Only A Fool (feat. Lena Rose)
Album: Thief In The Night
Label: Jazzapple Records
A vocal piece in the vein of Basia

Jimmy Layton and his International “Not Your Daddy’s Jazz” Band(USA) – The Man From Nowhere
Album: Thief In The Night
Label: Jazzapple Records
So, what is ”Not Your Daddy’s Jazz”? Using, as it’s guideline, the principle of Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do ~ it takes what is useful, and discards what is not. With neither prejudice towards traditional jazz, nor discrimination against other music styles, it freely integrates elements of jazz, Latin, funk, rock and classical. It’s only goal is musicality. It is a form that has no form. “There are only two kinds of music. Good music and the other kind.” ~ Duke Ellington
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WorldMusicMix: Scott Kinsey, Mer Sal-Adjustments

Scott Kinsey, Mer Sal - Adjustments

Adjustments, their forthcoming album, is a vocal recording within a fusion instrumental soundtrack. Says Kinsey, “After working for years with lots of guitarists and saxophonists, I’ve come to realize that the voice is in many ways the most expressive instrument of all.”


He once again achieves his signature vibe, aided and abetted by an amazing roster of musicians. But Sal channels this energy into a more thematic direction, with provocative statements about the transition from darker phases into positive change. The album offers a collection of timely originals, while the duo also reimagines rock classics like “Feel Flows”
(The Beach Boys), “Time Out of Mind” (Steely Dan) and “Down to You” (Joni Mitchell), as well as “Jungle Book,” an iconic Weather Report track penned by Joe Zawinul.

Join Scott Kinsey on the next leg of a three- decade musical journey, at once rooted in electric jazz history and blazing a new path with visionary singer-songwriter Mer Sal.

Blue Canoe Records
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JazzWorldQuest Showcase 2021: The JVM Collective(USA)/Album: Frontiers

The JVM Collective(USA)-Into The Night
Album: Frontiers
Label: Blue Canoe Records
The JVM Collective consists of guitarist/producer Denny Jiosa, bassist Roy Vogt, and drummer Tom Moller. This Nashville Jazz trio delivers a creative and powerful album of beautiful original compositions, deep grooves, and inspiring improvisations titled, “Frontiers”. Fans of instrumental, eclectic music will surely love The JVM Collective and their 8 song album titled, “Frontiers”.
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