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Good Lion
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Pull The Arrow
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Loveliest

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The June Rise : ...of Raging Waters

Acoustic Guitar Fusion

Guitarist/composer Mark Yodice has been making and arranging music since he learned to play at thirteen. His newest collection of original material, …of raging waters (released under the pseudonym the june rise), marks the arrival of a serious force in the landscape of contemporary instrumental music with ten gorgeous compositions that move through a myriad of emotional and sonic territories with deft skill, invention, and grace.

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Arvoredo
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Novinha
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Tagliani - Kugi : Arvoredo

Fusion

Pedro Tagliani was co-founder, guitarist, composer and arranger of the brazilian jazz-group ”raiz de pedra”. Since 1993 he lives and works in Europe. His latest CD ”Arvoredo”, another milestone, is resulting from the fruitful co-operation with the renowned Austrian saxophonist Thomas Kugi.

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Dreams and Goals
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Alea
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Fatima

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Fabien Degryse Trio : The Heart of the Acoustic Guitar

Fusion

All of the tracks on The Heart of the Acoustic Guitar are written by Degryse and show the three decades that he has been playing the guitar on a professional scale.

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Where Do We Go?
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In Another Life
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The Funny Worm

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Fabien Degryse Trio : The Heart of the Acoustic Guitar Chapter 2

Fusion

This CD is the second step in the realization of a dream the leader had a few years ago. Mastering jazz for two decades, and deeply in love with the sound of the acoustic steel-string guitar, he decided that the technology of amplifying acoustic guitar was finally mature enough to give a try to a trio with this guitar sound together with upright bass and drums.

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Bride of Mr. Congeniality
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Shore Up
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Future Emperor of Evanston

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Chris Greene Quartet : A Group Effort

Fusion

These guys may be onto something. “These guys” are saxophonist Chris Greene, pianist Damian Espinosa, bassist Marc Piane, and drummer Steve Corley. They form a band of Chicago brothers with a conjoined purpose: to reach beyond the too-easily dismissed rubric of “jazz” in hopes of engaging a new audience, but without losing the trail that got them here. - NEIL TESSER - Examiner.com

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M.Tati
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L.F.E.I (Lets Get it Started)

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Chris Greene Quartet : Merge

Fusion

The new CD, “Merge”, follows in the footsteps of the CGQ’s “Soul and Science: Volume One” and “Soul and Science 2: Electric Boogaloo”. The track list for Merge includes a healthy serving of Greene’s original compositions, as well as a tune by pianist Espinosa, jazz standards by Billy Strayhorn and Johnny Green, and one tune each by Madonna and The Black-Eyed Peas.

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Adamantium (Pt. III)
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Amalgasantos
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Boogie 2.0

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Chris Greene Quartet : Soul and Science, volume two

Fusion

"The set's got a lot more depth than you might expect, and is definitely the sort that should have bigger jazz labels seeking out Greene's talents." -dustygroove.com

The funk-infused, eagerly-awaited new acoustic release from saxophone visionary Chris Greene.

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King of Pain
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Boogie On Reggae Woman

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Chris Greene Quartet : Soul and Science, volume one

Fusion

"Greene has managed, through the process of recording and arranging, to turn the music itself into science...[Chris] has shown that pop, rock and R&B tunes can all exist on a jazz record because, stripped to their very core, they are all music. What a great discovery."
-All About Jazz.com

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Movin' On
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The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
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Her Life

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Jordan O'Connor : Cash Cow : When We Were Little Girls

Fusion

Jordan O’Connor’s Cash Cow and the CD “When We Were Little Girls” was selected as The National Posts best Jazz CD of the year in 2000. This CD features pianist, Craig Harley, Drummer, Nick Fraser, Saxophonist, Mike Murley and bassist, Jordan O’Connor in a highly energetic performance of original music by bassist Jordan O’Connor.

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Intro
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The Last Days (Of My Life)
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Watch Me Die (Watch Me Try)

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Jordan O'Connor : Fragments Vol. One

Fusion

‘Fragments’ was released as a follow up to bassist Jordan O’Connor’s first CD. The CD features fellow Cash Cow companion and friend, pianist Craig Harley, and new comer to the band (Cash Cow) David French; as well as the extremely talented drummer Jesse Baird and the always lyrical Bryden Baird.

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Backwards Over Bend
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Deliverance
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Balance Like This

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Jack West & Curvature : Around About Now

Fusion

Curvature's newest release, Around About Now, is a dynamic collection of smokin' tunes and unusual instrumentation. Jack West on 8-string acoustic guitar, Joel Davel on electronic marimba, David Phillips on 14-string pedal steel and Darian Gray on drums.

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Hauling Stones
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Quarter Past Stockton
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Song for Calder

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Jack West & Curvature : As We Know It

Fusion

As We Know It is the third release from Jack West and his ensemble Curvature. This album marks the first recording of Jack on his custom 8 string acoustic guitar as well as the first recorded meeting of Jack and guitar virtuoso Dean Magraw.

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Oil Vein
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Closer to the Sky
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Moon with a View

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Jack West & Curvature : Big Comet Headed for Earth

Fusion

The second release from Jack West and Curvature. It features: Jack West--acoustic guitar, Calder Spanier--sax, Joel Davel--marimba, and Ricky Carter--percussion. Most of it was recorded live with no overdubs.

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DisARMed
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Temple of Doom

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Kick the Cat : Scramble

Fusion

Scramble liner notes by Howard Levy - “From the beginning of the first track of “SCRAMBLE”, Kick the Cat's new CD, you can tell that you are listening to a band guided by a deep musical intelligence. The combined compositional sense and playing ability of the four band members, plus the excellent recording quality, makes for a interesting and surprising musical journey from beginning to end.

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Chip Monkey
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P.S. No Flowers this Time
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Breakfast with the Visigoths

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Kick the Cat : Weirdo

Fusion

Kick the Cat is Chicago's most highly acclaimed fusion ensemble. Since forming in 1996, the band has been wowing audiences with their high energy shows. Their compositions are grounded in the traditions of jazz, rock and funk and feature complex harmony, odd time signatures, and extended improvisations.

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Let's Go
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The Wild Call
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Release the Beast

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Aaron Koppel Quartet : The Wild Call of the Multi-Tasker

Fusion

The Wild Call of the Multi-Tasker, the debut album by the Aaron Koppel Quartet, has a lot going for it.  The musicianship is superb, the tunes are atmospheric, and there's a cohesiveness to the album that occasionally offers a very elusive quality.  All in all, it's a nice way to start off a young career.

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Which Way is Up?
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Cosmic Background

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Oz Noy : Fuzzy

Fusion

Fuzzy offers listeners a chance to experience something intriguing. It has a familiar, yet original sound to it. The emotional dynamic is phenomenal creating an intense energy that will challenge the listener. Fuzzy is a record that won’t allow you to assign any genre. It is an art unto itself.

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I Can't Make You Love Me
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Blue Monk
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Sit Tight

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Oz Noy : Ha!

Fusion

A guitar in the hands of Oz Noy can be a dangerous beast, barely contained. Speed licks, tasty chops, and sonic assaults are the order of the day, all with an ever-present groove. Jazz fusion legend Mike Stern calls Oz Noy "a fantastic guitar player...one of the best I've ever seen."

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Paralosturdus
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Lua
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Aton

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Karim Baggili : Douar

Classical / Flamenco (Belgium Import)

The music produced by the then 24-year-old Karim Baggili was difficult to describe. A little flamenco here, a few Arabic scales there, and lots of fire and enthusiasm made it hard to paste a label on the music. Nevertheless, everyone hearing the young musician in the finals of the Open Strings competition was fascinated.

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Street Beat
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Sultry Wes
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Spirit

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Preston Reed : Spirit

Solo Acoustic Guitar

Preston Reed built his reputation over the last three decades playing acoustic, finger-style guitar. Now, Preston plugs in to bring you an album brimming over with deeply intimate and refreshingly honest jazz compositions that will stay with you forever.

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Theseus in the Rains
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Michael Manring : The Book of Flame

Bass / Fusion

The Book of Flame brings together the thorny mathematics of Michael Manring's tuning theories with his wide-ranging artistic vision, the unalloyed metal aggression of Thonk with the melodic and textural sensibilities of Drastic Measures, the icy austerity of electronica and the sensuality of Afro-Asian modes and rhythms.

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Footprints
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Cherokee

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McGill Manring Stevens : What We Do

Fusion

'What We Do', is the trio's third album; a collection of contemporary jazz standards done their way.

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Cause We've Ended As Lovers

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Jeff Beck : Performing This Week... Live at Ronnie Scott's

Fusion

In 2007 Jeff Beck performed a series of concerts at the renowned Ronnie Scott's club in London. They became the must have ticket of the year with a packed audience every night of the famous and the fans. This CD features performances recorded across the different nights and presents the best version of each track.

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