THE CHICK COREA SYMPHONY TRIBUTE. RITMO was recorded live back in July 2021 at the ADDA Auditorium in Alicante (Spain) during the FIJAZZ Festival. Conceived and produced by conductor/drummer JOSEP VICENT, ADDA Symphony Orchestra's Music Director, with arrangements by Latin Grammy Award Winner pianist and composer Emilio Solla, RITMO is a celebration of Chick Corea's music and it's tremendous influence in contemporary Jazz and it's fusion with Latin music. Featuring 5 times Grammy Award & 14 times Latin Grammy Award winner saxophonist PAQUITO D'RIVERA and flamenco singer and saxophonist ANTONIO LIZANA, RITMO is created for a full 80 piece Symphony Orchestra and jazz trio to produce "One of the most magnificent musical sounds that has ever existed" in the words of Chick Corea himself about Symphony Orchestras. 12 among the most iconic and remembered pieces of Corea's immense production are revisited, reconceived and exalted through the impressive sonority of The ADDA Symphony Orchestra of Spain and the inspiration of the extraordinary soloists. Paquito de Rivera said about the project: "We all love Chick's music, so the impeccable arranging work of Emilio, the quality and dedication of a very young and talented orchestra and conductor, plus the typical enthusiasm of the Spanish people at a magnificent auditorium, worked all to our advantage." 1 Spain 2 Children's Song No.1 3 Love Castle 4 Crystal Silence (Vocal Version) 5 Pixieland Rag 6 Leprechaun's Dream 7 My Spanish Heart 8 Children's Song No.14 9 Armando's Rhumba 10 Medley: Children's Song No.6 & No.20 11 El Bozo (Pt. II)

JOSHUA REDMAN MAKES BLUE NOTE DEBUT WITH FIRSTEVER VOCAL ALBUM "WHERE ARE WE" One of his most compelling albums to date, where are we is a musical journey across the United States of America that also marks Redman’s first-ever vocal album with the dynamic young singer Gabrielle Cavassa featured throughout along with a brilliant band comprised of pianist Aaron Parks, bassist Joe Sanders, and drummer Brian Blade. Redman notes that “the surface concept of where are we is rather simple: each of the songs on the album is about, or at least makes reference to, a specific geographical location (city or state or region) in the United States: Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Streets of Philadelphia,’ Count Basie’s ‘Going To Chicago,’ Rodgers & Hart’s ‘Manhattan,’ John Coltrane’s ‘Alabama,’ etc… So, on one level, this is an album ‘about’ America — at once a celebration and a critique. But it is also, to varying degrees, a ballads album, a standards album, an album of romantic longing, an album of social reflection, an album of melodic invention, an album of improvisational adventure, an album of mashups, perhaps even a tribute album of sorts.” For added perspective, Redman invited four other friends to contribute to the portraits of their native cities: guitarists Kurt Rosenwinkel (“Streets of Philadelphia”) and Peter Bernstein (“Manhattan”), trumpeter Nicholas Payton (“Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?”), and Ross (“Chicago Blues”). 1. After Minneapolis (Face Toward Mo[U]Rning) 2. Streets of Philadelphia 3. Chicago Blues 4. Baltimore 5. By the Time I Get To Phoenix 6. Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans? 7. Manhattan 8. My Heart In San Francisco (Holiday) 9. That's New England 10. Alabama (Intro) 11. Stars Fell On Alabama 12. Alabama 13. Where Are You?

Mingus, the album by Joni Mitchell from 1975 is the result of a 45-minute meeting arranged by Mingus's wife between Mitchell, who was drifting towards a style of music jazzier than her previous output and Charles Mingus. Mingus was sadly waiting to die from motor neurons disease. Unable to play, he was bored, and his wife was keen to get him interested in something. Mingus sang the melodies into a tape recorder, chords were added by Sy Johnson, and Joni wrote the lyrics and organised the recording sessions. The band on the album were members of Weather Report. Mingus died before the project was complete. To ensure enough material was ready for the album, Joni added a song of her own, "Wolf". The album was cooly received by admirers of both musicians. The album now has a cult status, especially among younger jazz musicians. Among them, British singer Imogen Ryall considers Mingus the foundation stone and springboard of her career. "A door opener for me" is how Imogen describes the original album. Her album is an affectionate tribute to these two great musicians whose collaboration produced an enigmatic album that challenged the critics and listeners of the day. Imogen's album offers three views of Mingus - "Chair in the Sky" captures him at the end. Wasting away but retaining an unrepentant good humour. "God Must Be a Boogie Man" is Joni having fun with the concept. "Self Portrait in Three Colours", originally a through composed instrumental ballad, to which Imogen adds her own thoughtful and perceptive lyrics. 1 Boogie Stop Shufffle 2 God Must Be a Boogie Man 3 A Chair in the Sky 4 Duke's Choice Interlude 5 The Wolf That Lives in Lindsey 6 Sweet Sucker Dance 7 I'sa Muggin Interlude 8 Self Portrait in Three Colours 9 Dry Cleaner from Des Moines 10 Better Git in Your Soul Interlude 11 Goodbye Pork Pie Hat