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New Arrivals - Music on CD for the week of November 4

Check out the music on CD recently added to the library's collection.


Amazon Says: 2013 collaboration between R&B greats Syleena Johnson and Musiq Soulchild. Both artists wanted to do a Reggae album so they decided to spend nine days in the studio doing just more...
Amazon Says: 2013 collaboration between R&B greats Syleena Johnson and Musiq Soulchild. Both artists wanted to do a Reggae album so they decided to spend nine days in the studio doing just that. Features the first single 'Feel The Fire'. less...
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Amazon Says: 2013 release, the eighth album from one of the most respected, socially active artists in music. All People features his infectiously joyful hit single, 'I'm Alive (Life Sound more...
Amazon Says: 2013 release, the eighth album from one of the most respected, socially active artists in music. All People features his infectiously joyful hit single, 'I'm Alive (Life Sounds Like)'. Franti's impressive career spans decades, albums and many achievements. The singer, poet and activist has amassed an extensive and rabid fanbase, and draws sell-out crowds by virtue of his electrifying live shows. All People follows 2010's The Sound Of Sunshine, which was the highest Billboard Top 200 Album Chart debut of Franti's career. The album was nominated for a 2010 NAACP Image Award and its title track held the #1 spot on Billboard's AAA Singles Chart for eight consecutive weeks. Michael Franti is recognized as a pioneering force in using music as a vehicle for social activism. In the mid-'80s, Franti formed Spearhead following his punk band The Beatnigs and the hip hop-inflected The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy. less...
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Amazon Says: This double album spent 97 weeks on the charts on its way to becoming the best-selling live recording of all time! Remastered from the original source tapes and compiled on on more...
Amazon Says: This double album spent 97 weeks on the charts on its way to becoming the best-selling live recording of all time! Remastered from the original source tapes and compiled on one CD. This is '70s rock! less...
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Amazon Says: Keyboardist/composer/producer Jeff Lorber, heralded as one of the founding fathers of fusion (Keyboard), returns with his GRAMMY®-nominated power trio the Jeff Lorber Fusion, more...
Amazon Says: Keyboardist/composer/producer Jeff Lorber, heralded as one of the founding fathers of fusion (Keyboard), returns with his GRAMMY®-nominated power trio the Jeff Lorber Fusion, featuring bassist/co-producer Jimmy Haslip and saxophonist Eric Marienthal. Since the late 1970s, this contemporary jazz collective has blended elements of jazz, funk, rock, R&B and world music into a distinctive sound that has connected with audiences from a variety of continents, cultures and generations. In more recent years, the group's studio efforts such as their 2010 release, Now Is the Time (2010) and Galaxy (2012), influenced by extensive touring throughout Europe and Asia, have been colored with vibrant shades of dance and house music. These same colors are at the forefront of Hacienda, is co-produced by Lorber and Haslip and spotlights eleven tracks, including a brilliant take on the Frank Zappa composition King Kong, with Jean-Luc Ponty on violin. Other guests include Larry Koonse, Paul Jackson, Jr., Vinnie Colaiuta, Dave Weckl, Lenny Castro, David Mann, and more. less...
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Amazon Says: Liquid Spirit marks Gregory Porter's Blue Note Records debut, which arrives on the heels of two critically acclaimed indie label albums that quickly propelled Porter to the up more...
Amazon Says: Liquid Spirit marks Gregory Porter's Blue Note Records debut, which arrives on the heels of two critically acclaimed indie label albums that quickly propelled Porter to the upper echelon of contemporary male jazz singers and earned him two GRAMMY nominations. Don Was, President of Blue Note, encouraged Porter to stay true to his artistic vision. I firmly consider myself a jazz singer but I enjoy blues, southern soul, and gospel, Porter says, Those elements make their way inside my music. And I've always heard them in jazz. less...
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Amazon Says: Live At The Sex Machine by Kool & The GangThis product is manufactured on demand using CD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply. more...
Amazon Says: Live At The Sex Machine by Kool & The GangThis product is manufactured on demand using CD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply. less...
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Amazon Says: Marvin Gaye ~ Midnight Love more...
Amazon Says: Marvin Gaye ~ Midnight Love less...
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Amazon Says: With Out Here, premier bassist Christian McBride s fifth recording on Mack Avenue Records, McBride introduces his latest working group: a trio, fully embracing at age 41 his r more...
Amazon Says: With Out Here, premier bassist Christian McBride s fifth recording on Mack Avenue Records, McBride introduces his latest working group: a trio, fully embracing at age 41 his role as standard-bearer and mentor. Pianist Christian Sands and drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr. both younger, emerging artists have been performing with McBride s smallest group for about three years, honing their trio conception to a fine point of expressive depth and nuance with select performances around the world. Out Here is McBride s 11th recording as a leader. Since the early 1990s he has recorded on over 300 dates as a sideman. Aside from relatively recent travels with Pat Metheny; Chick Corea, Roy Haynes, John McLaughlin and Kenny Garrett; the Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour 55th Anniversary; and residencies and artistic leadership roles with organizations ranging from New York s 92nd St. Y and Jazz House Kids to NJPAC, McBride has toured consistently for several years with his own quintet, Inside Straight. He also fronts the Christian McBride Big Band, whose Mack Avenue recording, The Good Feeling, won the GRAMMY® Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album in 2012 his third GRAMMY win overall. With Sands and Owens, McBride exhales with relief since they play the full spectrum of the music at will. Out Here opens with Ham Hocks and Cabbage, a flowing, feel-good, down-home blues with intro by Sands and melody by McBride. Oscar Peterson s Hallelujah Time is a praise song to the divine taken up-tempo, with rejoicing solo turns by McBride on bow; and Sands, who trades eights with Owens before the trio closes with panache. An even faster tempo emboldens their reenactment of the Ahmad Jamal trio arrangement of Cherokee, alternating a waltz tempo with jet-speed precision rarely attempted since the glory days of bebop. Owens especially shines here, demonstrating a range of brush and stick work worthy of envy. McBride s talent and mark on the music scene transcend genre, so he s no longer under Ray Brown s shadow. And on this recording, his trio hits a jazz sweet spot. For listeners of Out Here, the result is music for the soul. less...
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Amazon Says: Since the release of the international hit single "Bamboleo," from their platinum-selling eponymous debut, the Gipsy Kings have dominated the World Music charts selling more t more...
Amazon Says: Since the release of the international hit single "Bamboleo," from their platinum-selling eponymous debut, the Gipsy Kings have dominated the World Music charts selling more than fourteen million albums worldwide, garnering numerous Grammy nominations and performing top grossing tours around the world for over 20 years. They are the biggest-selling French act ever. The Gipsy Kings and their music have been featured on stage, screen and television in such diverse projects as Zorro the Musical, Dancing with the Stars, Entourage, The Big Lebowski and Toy Story 3. less...
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Amazon Says: 2013 debut studio album from the Scottish Electropop band from Glasgow. The group consists of Lauren Mayberry (main vocals, occasionally synthesizers), Iain Cook (synthesizers more...
Amazon Says: 2013 debut studio album from the Scottish Electropop band from Glasgow. The group consists of Lauren Mayberry (main vocals, occasionally synthesizers), Iain Cook (synthesizers, vocals), and Martin Doherty (synthesizers, vocals). less...
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Amazon Says: Upshaw/London Symphony Orchestra. This recording went to the top of the Pop charts in England, and it's been at the top of our classical chart for 17 weeks last time we looked more...
Amazon Says: Upshaw/London Symphony Orchestra. This recording went to the top of the Pop charts in England, and it's been at the top of our classical chart for 17 weeks last time we looked! less...
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Amazon Says: 2013 album from the Country vocalist and former front woman for Nashville Indie band Save Macaulay. Her vocal performance and lyrics have led to comparisons to Loretta Lynn, P more...
Amazon Says: 2013 album from the Country vocalist and former front woman for Nashville Indie band Save Macaulay. Her vocal performance and lyrics have led to comparisons to Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, and Iris DeMent. Claire Suddath of Time Magazine named Catilin's debut album, Own Side Now, one of the Top 10 Albums of 2011, ranking it at #7. less...
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Amazon Says: Henryk Górecki s intriguing String Quartets, all commissions from the Kronos Quartet, signified a new creative phase in his music. The stark contrasts that had been at the he more...
Amazon Says: Henryk Górecki s intriguing String Quartets, all commissions from the Kronos Quartet, signified a new creative phase in his music. The stark contrasts that had been at the heart of Górecki s compositional thinking in the 1950s and 1960s reemerged in his chamber music of the mid 1980s and are prevalent in these works. Fans of Górecki will be familiar with the compositional devices employed such as open fifths, sustained rocking motifs, and the juxtaposition of dissonance and consonance. In these distinctive quartets both Beethoven and Szymanowski s well-documented influences on the composer are apparent as well as his fascination with the folk cultures of Southern Poland, with the frequent incorporation of folk derived themes. The Royal String Quartet, renowned for the championing of music from their homeland, display an astonishing range of color, finesse and attack in these intelligent interpretations. less...
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