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Alex Conde
Descarga for Monk
 
Descarga for Monk CD cover.

Tracks
01 – Played twice
02 – Thelonious
03 – Think of one
04 – Ugly beauty
05 – 'Round midnight
06 – Monk's dream
07 – Evidence
08 – Ruby my dear
09 – Pannonica

Length: 53:58
All compositions by Thelonious Monk, except track 5 (Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams & Bernie Hanighen).

Musicians
Alex Conde: piano
Jeff Chambers: bass
John Arkin: drums
John Santos: percussion

Amparo Conde: palmas and compas (hand claps & foot stomps)
Carmen Carrasco: palmas and compas (hand claps & foot stomps)

Sample Track
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Website: www.alexconde.com
Record label: ZOHO Music

 
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The Phil Chester Group
Open Door Samba
 
Open Door Samba CD cover.

Tracks
01 – Open door samba
02 – Pastor J
03 – Water
04 – Round the block
05 – Earth and sky
06 – Kyrie
07 – Second son
08 – April bossa
09 – Yen and yang
10 – Pogi's plight
11 – Waltz for Fern
12 – Cactus blues

Length: 71:11
All compositions by Phil Chester.

Musicians
Phil Chester: soprano, alto & tenor saxophones
Bob Quaranta: piano
Ian Froman: drums
Leo Huppert: bass on tracks 1, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 11
Joe Fitzgerald: bass on tracks 2, 5, 8, 9, 10 & 12
Katie Jacoby: violin
Tomas Ulrich: cello

Sample Track
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Distribution: Available from Amazon, CDBaby, and iTunes.

 
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Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet — with Richie Cole
Vocal Madness
 
Vocal Madness CD cover.

Tracks
01 – Now I have everything but you
02 – It's the same thing everywhere
03 – Tokyo Rose sings the blues
04 – Take me away
05 – So you're gone
06 – Bossa nova eyes
07 – He was the cat
08 – Pure imagination
09 – I got friends
10 – Vanna Bonta
11 – DC farewell
12 – I love Lucy

Length: 64:07
Music and lyrics – Richie Cole: tracks 1 (with Candace Wilkinson), 2, 3 (lyrics by Lisa Bond; verse by Ginny Carr), 6, 10 & 11. Ginny Carr: tracks 4, 5, 7 & 9. All arrangements by Ginny Carr except tracks 6 (Phil Mattson) and 12 (instrumental: Richie Cole; vocal: Ginny Carr).

Musicians
Ginny Carr: alto vocal
Robert McBride: tenor vocal
Holly Shockey: soprano vocal
André Enceneat: bass vocal

Frank Russo: drums
Max Murray: bass
Alan Blackman: piano
Steve Herberman: guitar
Chris Walker: trumpet on track 7
Leigh Pilzer: tenor sax on track 7
Chris Vadala: alto sax on track 7
Jen Krupa: trombone on track 7
Chris Rose: additional percussion on track 12

Special Guest Musician
Richie Cole: alto sax

Sample Track
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Website: www.uptownvocaljazzquartet.com
Record label: HouseKat Records
Distribution: Available at the quartet's website and at Amazon, CDBaby and iTunes.

 


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