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CDs from Barber, Moran and Others on the Way

Reissued Duke Ellington, new releases from Patricia Barber (pictured) and Jason Moran, a Woody Herman box set and more recordings are on the way from various labels in the coming months. Below is a list of forthcoming releases with street dates (if the CD title is a link, clicking on it will take you to a previous piece we’ve written about it). Here’s some extra info on a few upcoming releases:

Singer Patricia Barber’s forthcoming Blue Note album will document her recent tour of France with her long-standing quartet: guitarist Neal Alger, bassist Mike Arnopol, and drummer Erik Monztka. The album has no official title yet, but has a release date of Sept. 7. It will include new songs along with oldies from Barber’s past studio efforts. Barber’s last record was 2002’s Verse (Blue Note).

Pianist Jason Moran will record a follow-up to last year’s The Bandwagon this May with Moran-regulars bassist Tarus Mateen and drummer Nasheet Waits, plus guitarist Marvin Sewell, who has played on records by singer Cassandra Wilson and trumpeter Tom Harrell. No release date or title has been set, but the album is a concept project that will have Moran and Co. tackling the blues.

Latin-jazz pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba recorded his next album in Miami earlier this month with bassist Armando Gola, drummer Ignacio Berroa and saxophonist Felipe Gonzales on saxophones. The disc will consist entirely of Rubalcaba originals.

Upcoming releases, sorted by label:

Blue Note Records/Metro Blue

Joe Lovano (featuring Hank Jones) I’m All For You May 6

Greg Osby Public June 1

Patricia Barber TBD Sept 7


Various Happy Birthday Newport: 50 Swinging Years! June 15

Duke Ellington Blues In Orbit July 27

Duke Ellington Piano In The Foreground July 27

Duke Ellington Piano In The Background July 27

Columbia Records/88’s

David Sanchez Coral Aug. 3

Great Jazz Trio (Hank & Elvin Jones, Richard Davis) Someday My Prince Will Come Aug. 3

Concord Records

Benny Golson Terminal 1 June 22

Marian McPartland (& Friends) 85 Candles: Live From New York (2CDs) August

Dreyfus Records

Jean Michel Jarre Metamorphoses May 25

Jean Michel Jarre Oxygene 7-13 July 27

Justin Time/Just A Memory/Enja

Paul Bley Nothing To Declare (solo piano) Apr. 27

Francois Carrier (Paul Bley, Gary Peacock, Michel Lambert) Traveling Lights Apr. 27

Quadro Nuevo Canzone Della Strada Apr. 27

Susie Arioli Band w/Jordan Officer Thats For Me May 11

Rabih Abou-Khalil Morton’s Foot May 11

David Murray & Gwo-Ka Masters Gwotet w/ Pharoah Sanders June 8

Marsalis Music

Joey Calderazzo Haiku (solo piano) August

Mosaic Records

Woody Herman The Complete Columbia Recordings of WH and

His Orchestra & Woodchoppers (1945-1947)
7CDs May 15

Tal Farlow The Complete Verve Tal Farlow Sessions (7Cds) June 30

Art Farmer/Benny Golson The Complete Argo/Mercury Art Farmer

Benny Golson Jazztet Sessions
(7CDs) Aug

Piadrum Records

Charnett Moffett For the Love of Peace May 4

Timba Records

Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez Italuba May 13

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