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You need to have patience when you are waiting for a new album by Detroit flutist Alexander Zonjic. His previous album Doin' The D was released in 2009 and Seldom Blues in 2004. If the Corona virus had not stopped his previous concert activities, we would probably still be expecting it in vain today.  

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German pianist and keyboardist Michael Amandus Quast started his career as professional musician around the millennium. As an accompanying musician he toured with Paul Young for several years. Besides his numerous activities in the German-speaking area, he also played the keys for Nik Kershaw, Johnny Logan and Midge Ure. Two years ago he began to fulfill his wish to record a smooth jazz album. 

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Bassist Jimmy Haslip has released in his solo career only three albums. His debut album Arc came out in 1993. His sophomore album Red Heat was released in 2000 on Unitone Recordings followed by Nightfall in 2010 on VIE Records. The latter two albums are now newly released on Blue Canoe Recordings.  


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Hailing from San Francisco Larry Tomko has found his paradise in Châteauroux, France. Now 68 years old he lives there with his wife Josiane. In the middle of a creative period, which led to numerous music albums, things developed in an unpredictable direction. 

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For something a little different, give a listen to pianist Isamu McGregor’s Resonance (Ghost Note Records, 2017). The music moves from breathtaking to symphonic to placid to hard-charging.


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Morning Dance

That opening riff. Hear that, and you know what's coming.


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 If you have been a fan of British jazz-funk and soul music for more than twenty years, you’ll know Shakatak. And if you know Shakatak, you’ll know George Anderson – he’s been holding down the low end since the early 80’s.


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