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Top 50+ jazz Albums for the Week of 22 August 2011

Jacqui Dankworth - It Happens QuietlyThis is the most recent (22nd Aug 2011) US/Canada radio airplay list from JazzWeek.com

Want to see stats on how many radio stations played your favorite album or how much it moved up or down the chart from last week? Click here to get that information. 

New albums out this week from Jacqui Dankworth, Global NoizeFreddy ColeDee Dee Bridgewater, Mike LeDonne (click on the artist's name to find out more about the albums). Click here to see the rest of the jazz music that is being released, Tuesday 23rd August 2011 in America.

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Miguel Zenón Releases "Alma Adentro: The Puerto Rican Songbook" + Tour Dates!

Many of the most cherished standards in jazz were born as popular songs. In fact, through the course of jazz history, popular songs have served as a source of inspiration for jazz artists. They still do.

Miguel Zenón at Coney Island - photo by Keith SirchioNow, in Alma Adentro: The Puerto Rican Songbook, his new recording for Marsalis Music of classic Puerto Rican songs, saxophonist, composer and arranger Miguel Zenón brings that jazz tradition home – his home.

The album is comprised of ten pieces, two each by Bobby Capó, Tite Curet Alonso, Pedro Flores, Rafael Hernández, and Sylvia Rexach, who Zenón refers to as “the George Gershwins, Cole Porters and Jerome Kerns of Puerto Rican song,” and it features his regular quartet augmented by a 10-piece wind ensemble. The music was arranged by Zenón and orchestrated by Argentine pianist, composer and arranger Guillermo Klein.

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NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Cobb in Master Class for Drummers at Tanglewood Jazz Fest!

LENOX, MA, Aug. 2011 -- NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Cobb will present a Master Class for Drummers on Sunday, September 4, at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival. The master class –which is free to drum students of all ages-- will begin at 12:30pm in the Jazz Café Tent, on September 4, closing day of the 3-day festival.

NEA Jazz Master Jimmy CobbJimmy Cobb is the last surviving member of the iconic jazz recording “Kind of Blue” by Miles Davis. In the one-hour master class, he will be accompanied by the rhythm section of his new group, the Coast-to-Coast Septet, who will perform with him on the mainstage at Ozawa Hall at 2:00 pm.

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Saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa's Long-Awaited "Samdhi" Out Next Month + 2011 Fall Tour Dates!


Rudresh Mahanthappa photo by Ethan Levitas

Rudresh Mahanthappa


(ACT Music & Vision) 

Release Date: September 27, 2011


For a few fleeting moments in every 24-hour cycle, as day cedes way to night, a curtain seems to lift on the banal everyday to give those lucky enough to pause and notice it a brief glimpse of the otherworldly. Filmmakers refer to it as “magic hour,” those frustratingly fleeting seconds when their cameras can capture that uncanny golden glow.
The Sanskrit word for twilight is “Samdhi,” which now serves as the aptly-chosen title for saxophonist/composer Rudresh Mahanthappa’s latest ensemble, a fluid melding of jazz, electronic and Indian music. Like twilight’s delicate balance of day and night, the album harmonizes brilliant illumination and mysterious shadows.
“Samdhi” also refers to a period between two ages, as one dawns and another passes. Without presuming to know the future, it may not be too much of a stretch to say that Samdhi marks a similar transition in Mahanthappa’s creative life. While it draws on elements and experiments from Mahanthappa’s earlier work, it also marks his initial forays into rich new avenues to explore – particularly in the use of electronics. The ensemble began life in 2008 as the result of a Guggenheim fellowship, which allowed Mahanthappa to dedicate an entire year to a single project. 

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