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New York City-The Chris Bergson Band announces the release of their second CD Fall Changes [2 Shirts Records], with a street date set for October 1, 2007.

Recorded at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY and produced by guitarist/singer/songwriter Chris Bergson and award winning Blues journalist Dave Rubin (Johnny Winter, Cornell Dupree), Fall Changes showcases the band’s personal blend of contemporary Americana, highlighting Ber

Trombonist-composer-arranger Deborah Weisz announces the release of her new CD TRIO, with a street date set for June 12, 2007.

The project, featuring Weisz on trombone, Sheryl Bailey on guitar and Nicki Parrott on bass, is a lively mix of original compositions, and classics by Monk and Dameron. Weisz notes that much of the music is from her "Garage" years-named for the Greenwich Village club of the same name-where the trio often performed, while the remainder of the cuts were wr

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"QUIET PRESENCE" combines several original songs and a few classics. "Quiet Presence" is the name of the CD and debut single. The song embodies an earth felt groove with the soprano sax of Sax-of-Praise. "Hear Me Say I Love You", "In Yo Bass", Ride With Big J",
In Mind, Ken Berman's new release, features ten inspired original tracks showcasing his genius as a composer and pianist, leading a combo that includes the great John Lockwood on bass and legendary drummers Yoron Israel and Bob Gullotti. In December 2005, the French newspaper Le Monde praised Ken Berman, a sensation in Paris, as "precise and inventive," and the "talk of the town in the clubs of the European capital of jazz," and hailed him as a "fluid and erudite" composer and performer whose "c
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