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When Nate Harasim began his solo career with the album Next In Line (2007), he was literally showered with praise.  Shortly after the release of his debut album, David Chackler (NuGroove Music) heard the record and signed Nate for Love's Taken Over (2008),  Nate's first album on the anew founded label.                   
 

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Five albums in less than two years, including four as a leader? Unheard of. But pianist Manuel Valera has done it.
    

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Chicago based trumpet player Lin Rountree started his solo career in 2006 with the album Groovetree, followed by Sumthin’ Good (2008), Soul-Tree (2011) and Serendipitous (2013). Soulfunky (2015) is his fifth album and the second for CutMore Records. His new project is supported by many label mates and fellow musicians. 

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Recently I had the opportunity to introduce Japanese pianist and composer Rei Narita to the smooth jazz community.  The Color of Soundscape II is his current album. Already in 2011 he delighted the world with his debut feature The Color of Soundscape. As the successor Rei composed, arranged, programmed, mixed and produced the complete album.

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George Anderson’s bass has underpinned the sound of the hugely successful British jazz-funk outfit Shakatak since 1981. His very satisfying solo albums “Positivity” (2009) and “Expressions” (2012) have secured his reputation as a solo artist – and an invitation to fulfil a dream of playing in front of South African fans in December 2014. 

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As a long-time Jazz fan it is always great to realize that there is a new young and fresh generation of musicians, who dedicate their great talent to that musical genre.

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