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EoJ Exclusive Deal for Miles Davis – Kind of Blue Deluxe 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition!

Was your dad disappointed with the Father's Day gift that you got for him last weekend? Do you have to get a graduation present for someone special and don't know what to get him or her? Or, have you always wanted to get the Miles Davis - Kind of Blue Deluxe 50th Anniversay Collector's Edition for yourself but felt that it was a little beyond your budget? Well, I've got the cure for all that ails you. :)

For a limited time - only 24 hours (starting today, 24th June at 12:00pm (US EDT) through tomorrow, June 25th, 2011  at 11:59am (US EDT)), you can get the Miles DavisKind of Blue Deluxe 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition for the deeply discounted price of $69.99 + an additional 10% discount (see code below) because you are a reader of this blog! How cool is that?? 

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Conversations with The New Gary Burton Quartet on "Common Ground" (Videos)

In this quickie post, you get to see the members of the new Gary Burton Quartet expound briefly on working with one another and their individual contributions to the new album Common Ground

Vibraphonist Gary Burton talks about what jazz great influenced his style of being a leader. Julian Lage (guitar) shares about how much of a tremendous influence Gary Burton has been on his approach to improvising and about his original intentions for the song Etude. Drummer Antonio Sanchez chats about his two contributions to the album - the title track Common Ground and Did You Get It? And Scott Colley (bass) lets us know how Never The Same Way came together on the first morning of rehearsals.


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Music Review ~ Gregory Porter "Water"

This review has been a long time coming. Ian Fong has blessed me by writing an excellent review of Gregory Porter's album Water. After reading it, you should be compelled to check the album out (if you haven't already). Thank you, Ian!

Gregory Porter - WaterGregory Porter, a vocal virtuoso who exhibits promising talent, is often compared to such jazz giants as Nat King Cole. The BBC decribed him as a “talent ready to fill that gap,” whose “voice and musicality [is something to be] reckoned with”.  International exposure to appreciators of jazz and well-respected musicians followed his highly-praised debut album, Water, for which Porter received a 2011 GRAMMY nomination for the “Best Jazz Vocal Album”. 

This album demonstrates Gregory Porter’s exemplary powerhouse voice with the ability to belt it out, yet reveals his impressive understanding and aesthetic control.   Covering a musical gamut from gospel to blues, R&B to bebop to ballads, Water documents a musical timeline for Porter’s influences throughout his life and musical career.

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On Sale Today - Stefon Harris, David Sanchez & Christian Scott "Ninety Miles" Album + DVD

Finally! A lot of my readers here and on Twitter have been waiting with bated breath for the release of this project with vibraphonist Stefon Harris, saxophonist David Sanchez and trumpeter Christian Scott. Well, the wait is over - It's on sale and available here