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Allen Smith Quartet | Cornucopia

Introduction is not necessary for these three jazz giants. Any jazz fan would anticipate great things happen when you put three musicians of this caliber together, and he or she would be right. Their exceptional musicianship and creativity spark in this inspired set.

Jackie Ryan | For Heaven’s Sake

Jackie Ryan’s rich voice has been compared to Sarah Vaughan, Betty Carter and Morgana King. She sings fluently in several languages and has performed all over the world to critical acclaim. On this, her first live recording, she is joined by The Mike Wofford Trio. A fitting choice, Mike Wofford was Sarah Vaughan’s and Ella Fitzgerald’s accompanist for over ten years.

Chris Colangelo | 2 Trios+1

When you listen to this special CD, what you immediately notice is the full, rich, deeply resonant tone of Colangelo’s bass. He is an old-school bassist who does not use electronic pickups. When amplification is necessary in a live venue, he prefers to put a microphone in front of his bass and let it pick up what’s coming out of the entire instrument.

Dale Fielder Quarter | Romance Serenade

Dale Fielder has earned a position in the front ranks of saxophonists on the West Coast over the span of the last ten-plus years. His quartets and large ensembles have played virtually every important and medium-scale jazz venue on the coast.

Noel Jewkes | Quartet

“Noel Jewkes has been a smile on the fog of San Francisco’s slopes for decades… a barely kept secret only to those outside the inner jazz circle. For those who know how deep his playing is each time he addresses any piece of his musical arsenal, the name NOEL JEWKES elicits instant cheer.”