Recorded at Milkboy Studio, Philadelphia PA
Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics is the 38th studio album by American recording artist Aretha Franklin and was released on October 17, 2014. It features ten covers of songs made famous by female recording artists.
Recorded at Systems Two Recording Studio, Brooklyn NY
Terell Stafford leads the Temple University Jazz Band with guest artists Jimmy Heath and Jon Faddis playing along in this terrific tribute to the late, great Dizzy Gillespie. Jimmy Heath and Jon Faddis wrote original tunes.
Under the direction of Terell Stafford, Temple University Jazz Band records Bill Potts' classic arrangement of Big Swing Face, Live in 2014.
Recorded at Milkboy Studio, Philadelphia
The Buffet drops the Pied Piper of R&B directly in the mix with current sounds. On “Wanna Be There” and “Anything Goes,” he rocks over stuttering hi-hats and gauzy synths, sending a message to the new school he influenced. There are nods to country and Caribbean styles (“Barely Breathin’” and “I Just Want to Thank You,” respectively, both on the deluxe version). But he knows what hardcore fans expect from him: to raise pillow talk to new levels. The Buffetdelivers with NSFW anthems “Poetic Sex” and “Sextime.” He trades saucy metaphors with Juicy J on “Marching Band.” And just know that “Let’s Make Some Noise” isn’t about crowd participation. More comfort food arrives in step anthems “Backyard Party” and “Wake Up Everybody”—the kind of carefree summer jams that Kells does so well.
Recorded at Water Music Recording Studio, Hoboken NJ
Mats Holmquist is a Composer, Aarranger, Big Band Director, Author, Pedagogue, Lecturer, Entrepreneur of Swedish origin currently working as artistic director of JZ All Star Big Band, Shanghai (generally regarded as China’s leading big band). He studied six years at the Royal College of Music, Stockholm and two years at University of North Texas receiving Master of Music/Composition degrees, from both these institutions. As a leader he has composed and arranged music for four albums of his own: three albums with his professional big band ”Mats Holmquist Stora Stygga -Big Bad Band” and one with his own quintet, vocals and string quartet. He has performed with his own groups at international jazz festivals in Montreux, The Hague, San Sebastian, Pori, Aarhus, Oslo, Stockholm, Riga among others. Two new CDs are on their way…
Symphony in Bossa is a collaborative effort that represents some of the best writing of the extraordinary arranger, the late Bill Zaccagni. His arrangements reflect his passion for Brazilian music with lush and beautiful sounds, combined with the popular and exciting performance by Minas. Incorporating Brazilian standards as well as some originals by Minas, Symphony in Bossa has been performed at various venues including The Merriam Theater of Philadelphia, Ocean City Pops, University of Delaware and Pennsbury School, with standing ovations every time