Album: Blue Horizon
Earthworm is a Latin jazz cha-cha, featuring percussion, a montuno, and energetic solos from guitar, bass, piano, and drums.
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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
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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