"Jazz guitar at its finest. Great standard tunes performed in an intimate setting by LA pros. Don't miss this one! Steve's first album as a leader is an inspired collection of tunes from the "great American songbook." The jazz is smooth and pleasing to the ear. Steve is supported by a exceptionally talented group of Los Angeles studio regulars. Together, they cover the gamut from romantic to Latin to swingin'. For lovers of jazz guitar, this is a must have CD!".
A unique and intriguing collaboration of jazz guitar and jazz accordion, brought to life by Los Angeles studio musicians. Solid standards mixed with inspired originals. Exquisitely performed. Fascinating interplay and harmony give intriguing voice to the unusual collaboration of guitar and accordion. Creative arrangements and talented artistry combine to deliver an inspired performance of standards and originals from a unique musical perspective.
Any chance that one has to hear a master musician in his or her preferred setting is a gift. For all the one-offs and ensemble by committee type of gigs that spring up, it is the reunion with familiar collaborators for a stint of a few nights that really becomes integral for the best performances. On his new recording, At This Time, pianist Steve Kuhn found himself just in the right time and place to record a trio record that feels timeless and truly inspired. The ensemble, which features legendary bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Joey Baron, was happy to find itself in an extended engagement at Birdland Jazz Club in New York in September 2015 and found time to get into the recording studio before heading to Europe on tour.
Thurston Joseph Moore is an American musician best known as a singer, songwriter and guitarist of Sonic Youth. He has also participated in many solo and group collaborations outside Sonic Youth, as well as running the Ecstatic Peace! record label. New Thurston Moore record, featuring the same line-up of musicians who played on his last album, The Best Day: Deb Googe (of My Bloody Valentine), James Sedwards, and Steve Shelley. Recorded by Paul Epworth in London at The Church. Mixed by Randall Dunn in Seattle at Avast.
"This Is It: The Best of Melba Moore" is an excellent overview of Moore's peak years, containing all of the hits she had in the '80s on EMI America and Capitol Records. Over the course of 18 tracks, all of her Top Ten R&B hits from the decade - "Love's Comin' at Ya," "Livin' for Your Love," "Love the One I'm With (A Lot of Love)," "A Little Bit More," "Falling," "It's Been So Long" - are featured, along with some good minor hits and album tracks. Some casual fans might find 18 tracks a bit much, but there's no question that this is the definitive summation of Moore's hitmaking years.