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Archive for December 2010

From Egypt: (by way of Avatar Studios and Enja Records) A behind the scenes look at making of Oud Virtuoso Joseph Tawadros’ new CD, “The Hour of Separation.” Featuring: Joseph Tawadros – Oud, John Abercrombie – Guitar, John Patitucci – Double Bass, James Tawadros – Egyptian Percussion and Special Guest, Jack DeJohnette – Drums.

December 18, 2010

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From Japan: Chick Corea with Vinnie Colaiuta on Drums and John Patitucci on Bass playing Tumba at the Blue Note – Don’t miss Pattituci’s solo at 2:24 and Vinnie’s amazing chops at 5:18.

December 18, 2010

From India: East meets West – Indian Carnatic and Hindustani music fused with jazz by way of the Raga Bop Trio – Steve Smith (drums, konnakol), George Brooks (tenor sax, alto sax) and Prasanna (guitar).

December 16, 2010

From Japan: やる気AHEAD plays Some Skunk Funk – September 14, 2008 at the Johzenji Street Jazz Festival

December 13, 2010

From Switzerland: Recorded live at the Montreux Jazz Festival, July 6, 1976 – George Duke (keys), Billy Cobham (drums), John Scofield (guitar), Alphonso Johnson (bass).

December 11, 2010

From Canada: Billy Cobham (drums), George Duke (keys) and Larry Kimel (bass) perform “Rush Hour” at the Montreal Jazz Festival.

December 11, 2010

From the U.S.: Kam Falk releases RETRO-RESPECT in July, 2010 – with 11 very special guests. SWEET EMOTION features Kam Falk on keyboards, six-string bass, drum programming and back-up vocals, Gary Bivona on lead and back-up vocals, Bob Hoose on guitar (solo), K.D. MacKendrick on tenor sax, and Keith MacKendrick on guitar. Please check out the links to CDBaby and iTunes below to hear more previews and acquire this CD for your collection… Also available as downloadable .mp3’s.

December 11, 2010

Kam Falk at CD Baby Kam Falk at iTunes

From Switzerland: Weather Report plays “Barbary Coast” by Jaco Pastorius at Montreux.

December 3, 2010

In honor of Jaco Pastorius, who’s 59th birthday was December 2, 2010.

From Spain: Esperanza Spalding – “Crayola,” live in San Sebastian on July 23, 2009

December 3, 2010

From Australia: Tal Wilkenfeld performs “Serendipity” from her CD, “Transformation.”

December 3, 2010

The performance begins @ 1:30 in case you prefer to skip the awkward interview…