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Vocal Jazz - Released June 21, 2019 | Verve

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Vocal Jazz - Released July 12, 2019 | Steven Van Zandt Catalog

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Vocal Jazz - Released June 7, 2019 | Blue Note Records

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Even the Guinness Book of Records says so: Ron Carter has been involved in the production of over 2,200 albums! At 82 years old, the double bass player extraordinaire still has things left to say. And he does so here, with this live album co-written with Danny Simmons. Not very well known in Europe, Simmons is none other than the older brother of Joseph Simmons (Run in Run-DMC) and Russell Simmons (producer and co-founder of label Def Jam). A painter, galley-owner, poet and novelist, he is also the co-founder of Def Poetry Jam, an event dedicated to slammers, poets and all other wordsmiths. For this Brown Beatnik Tomes − Live at BRIC House, he had a very precise idea: “I was trying to imagine myself as a Beat Generation poet in the '50s, and how my concerns would be a bit different from Lawrence Ferlinghetti's or Allen Ginsberg's. In a way, the beatniks romanticized black people. They were hip, but they didn't really see the plight. That scene largely was about the Negro experience but didn't have the Negro in it.”Ron Carter, who was in his twenties at the time of Kerouac’s Beat Generation, is on the same wavelength: “I was not participating in the Beat movement. Those were white guys saying what they were saying. I was playing with people like [folk singer] Leon Bibb. A similar thing was happening in the black community, and my music was trying to support that.” Here, their back-and-forth, composed with pianist Donald Vega and guitarist Russell Malone (along with playwright, actress and activist Liza Jessie Peterson on Where Do I Begin), combines spontaneity and themes that are rooted in history; a way to highlight the timelessness of its subject matters. Of course, English-speakers will get the most out of this literate and engaging album. A record that draws its might from Ron Carter’s double bass, which perfectly complements Danny Simmons’ lyrics and heighten their power. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz
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Vocal Jazz - Released June 7, 2019 | Jazz Eleven

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In 2018, Sarah Lancman released À Contretemps, a beautiful album recorded with Giovanni Mirabassi, one of the most talented pianists of his generation. After Dark in 2014 and Inspiring Love in 2016, the Quincy Jones-endorsed singer once again managed − without abusing any stylistic effect − to magnify the melodies she was performing. A year later, Lancman once again joined forces with Mirabassi for a tribute to Italian music, covering and adapting eternal themes such as Senza Fine, Sabato Italiano, Il Poeta, Estate, Vedrai Vedrai and Ach, Che Sera, Che Sera. Saxophonist Olivier Bogé lends them a hand on three tracks. Refined and inspired, Intermezzo is a beautiful way to rediscover the Italian repertoire. Adorned with jazzy colours, these covers take on the form of instant classics. © Clotilde Maréchal/Qobuz
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Vocal Jazz - Released February 1, 2019 | Nome

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Vocal Jazz - Released June 14, 2019 | Bonsaï Music

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Vocal Jazz - To be released September 6, 2019 | BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd

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Vocal Jazz - Released June 21, 2019 | Tuta Music

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Vocal Jazz - Released May 31, 2019 | Resonance Records

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Vocal Jazz - Released February 25, 2019 | nagel heyer records

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Vocal Jazz - Released May 10, 2019 | Jazz Music Social Club

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Vocal Jazz - Released March 1, 2019 | jazz family

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Vocal Jazz - Released May 21, 2019 | RevOla

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Vocal Jazz - Released March 9, 2019 | Red Bus Classics

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Vocal Jazz - Released May 24, 2019 | Freshly Squeezed

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Vocal Jazz - Released May 10, 2019 | Jazz Extension

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Vocal Jazz - Released May 17, 2019 | Musikpics Records

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Vocal Jazz - Released June 10, 2019 | lieb lied records e.U.

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Vocal Jazz - Released July 3, 2019 | Jazz Extension

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Vocal Jazz - Released March 9, 2019 | Red Bus Classics

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