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  • Blood Moon

    Dave Bennett #: MAC1126 RELEASED: 10/20/17 info

    “I have performed music written by other people for most of my career,” Dave Bennett says. “After 20 years of playing professionally, I am finally walking down my own path. A lot of...Read More

  • Bringin’ It

    Christian McBride #: MAC1115 RELEASED: 09/22/17 info

    Iconic bassist Christian McBride has been doing what the title of his upcoming big band album implores for years: Bringin’ It. This highly anticipated release, which follows the Christian McBride Big Band...Read More

  • Dreams and Daggers

    Cécile McLorin Salvant #: MAC1120 RELEASED: 09/29/17 info

    Shortly following Cécile McLorin Salvant’s emergence on the music scene, New York Times critic Stephen Holden stated, “As Cécile McLorin Salvant spun songs into a brilliant silk tapestry, I...Read More

  • MONK’estra, Vol. 2

    John Beasley #: MAC1125 RELEASED: 09/01/17 info

    If one were to have access to a time machine and could go back to see legendary bandleader Thelonious Monk in concert during the 1950s and ‘60s, you’d likely see him...Read More

  • Live from Jazz at the Bistro

    Sean Jones #: MAC1111 RELEASED: 05/26/17 info

    The young jazz veteran trumpeter Sean Jones believes passionately in championing the creative arc of artists who are committed to their life journey. “I think the progression of the art form [jazz]...Read More

  • Flowers - Beautiful Life, Volume 2

    Jimmy Greene #: MAC1118 RELEASED: 04/28/17 info

    As on his acclaimed Mack Avenue debut, Beautiful Life, a poignant, reflective recording that honored his daughter’s love of singing with a program combining jazz, spirituals, contemporary Christian music and ballads,...Read More

  • REACH

    Christian Sands #: MAC1117 RELEASED: 04/21/17 info

    With his debut Mack Avenue Records recording, REACH, singularly talented pianist and five-time Grammy® Award nominee Christian Sands is stretching into exciting progressive territory as he breaks new ground traversing from the...Read More

  • Rebirth

    Billy Childs #: MAC1122 RELEASED: 03/24/17 info

    On his new album Rebirth, Childs reaches back to the start of his almost astoundingly varied musical experience—leading a small jazz band of state-of-the-art musicians with his piano playing.At...Read More

  • East West Time Line

    Kevin Eubanks #: MAC1119 RELEASED: 04/07/17 info

    Joining Eubanks on this stellar outing are longtime collaborator and former Berklee College of Music schoolmate, drummer Marvin “Smitty” Smith, who fuels the West Coast outfit alongside seasoned session bassist Rene Camacho,...Read More

  • Planetary Prince

    Cameron Graves #: MAC1123 RELEASED: 02/24/17 info

    “Cameron Graves’ music is vigorous and refreshing. There is an infectious raw energy on Planetary Prince that is coupled with these terrific melodies and blistering solo work, the whole album is energizing..."...Read More

  • Project Freedom

    Joey DeFrancesco #: MAC1121 RELEASED: 03/10/17 info

    Joey DeFrancesco is adored for his buoyant, moody sense of swing and balladry as a composer and as a player. That's a bluesy, blustery sensibility shared with the men in his family:...Read More

  • MONK'estra Vol. 1 Deluxe Signed CD & T-Shirt

    John Beasley #: MAC1113TSCD RELEASED: 08/22/16 info

    This selection contains a T-shirt and a SIGNED CD! For a limited time we have 2 ways to purchase and enjoy this great new release. You can buy the CD or, while supplies...Read More

  • El Viaje

    Harold López-Nussa #: MAC1114 RELEASED: 09/09/16 info

    “El Viaje (The Journey),” the title track of Cuban pianist and composer Harold López-Nussa’s debut release on Mack Avenue Records, seems to sway gently like a boat in the water...Read More

  • John Beasley Presents MONK'estra Vol. 1

    John Beasley #: MAC1113 RELEASED: 08/19/16 info

    Thelonious Monk is a Mount Rushmore figure in the creation of modern jazz. As the centennial of his birth rapidly approaches, Beasley—pianist, conductor and arranger—has grappled with the...Read More

  • Do Your Dance!

    Kenny Garrett #: MAC1098 RELEASED: 07/08/16 info

    More than any other artist in traditional jazz today, saxophonist/composer/arranger Kenny Garrett and his band are known to entice audiences to want to get up and groove. This recording is...Read More

  • Convergence

    Warren Wolf #: MAC1105 RELEASED: 06/10/16 info

    For a follow-up to his superb sophomore release Wolfgang, rising star vibraphonist/composer Warren Wolf finds himself alongside some of the biggest names in modern jazz for Convergence, his stellar third outing...Read More

  • Short Stories

    Dominick Farinacci #: MAC1112 RELEASED: 06/10/16 info

    A short glance at the artists he and producer Tommy LiPuma involved speaks for itself: Christian McBride, Steve Gadd, Larry Goldings, Jacob Collier, Jamey Haddad and Gil Goldstein, for starters.Read More

  • Cohearence

    Yellowjackets #: MAC1108 RELEASED: 04/22/16 info

    With its pockets of halcyon, buoyance, mystery, tumult and whimsy, Cohearence plays out as a multifaceted documentation of how far the once fusion band has come.While supplies last, Pre-Order purchasers will...Read More

  • Tocororo

    Alfredo Rodriguez #: MAC1109 RELEASED: 03/04/16 info

    Each recording by Cuban pianist and composer Alfredo Rodríguez tells a story. in Tocororo—his new album for Mack Avenue Records—Rodríguez’s story is represented by the...Read More

  • Arclight

    Julian Lage #: MAC1107 RELEASED: 03/11/16 info

    Arclight, Julian Lage’s Mack Avenue debut, marks his first recorded outing on electric guitar and in a trio format, backed by double bassist Scott Colley and drummer Kenny Wollesen. Like that...Read More

  • New Direction

    Herlin Riley #: MAC1101 RELEASED: 02/12/16 info

    For all of the hard rhythmic driving intensity of New Direction, Riley is not one of those drummers who needs to blast away to captivate listeners and to remain engaged. In these...Read More

  • Mack Avenue Superband Limited Edition Tour Shirt

    Mack Avenue SuperBand #: MASBTS-01 RELEASED: 01/01/16 info

    99% Pre-shrunk Cotton Read More

  • Mack Avenue SuperBand - Live From The DJF - 2015

    Mack Avenue SuperBand #: MAC1106 RELEASED: 01/15/16 info

    Since its rollicking debut at the 2012 Detroit Jazz Festival, the Mack Avenue SuperBand has become a tradition at the annual event, a gathering of label superstars that the Motor City can look...Read More

  • Let's Get Lost

    Cyrille Aimée #: MAC1097 RELEASED: 01/22/16 info

    In her second Mack Avenue Records recording, the groove-spirited Let’s Get Lost, rising-star vocalist and bandleader Cyrille Aimée wonderfully displays her versatility as a sweet-sounding jazz songbird with a catchy...Read More

  • Live at the Village Vanguard

    Christian McBride #: MAC1099 RELEASED: 09/18/15 info

    2016 Grammy Winner for "Best Improvised Jazz Solo" on Cherokee - This record is the fruit of McBride’s long association with the Vanguard, where his first appearance as a leader for...Read More

  • Live From The Detroit Jazz Festival - 2014

    Mack Avenue SuperBand #: MAC1096 RELEASED: 09/18/15 info

    Live From the Detroit Jazz Festival – 2014 documents the third incarnation of the Mack Avenue SuperBand, an all-star ensemble of bandleaders from the superb roster of the Motor City jazz label. Once again,...Read More

  • Looking Forward, Looking Back

    Symphonic Jazz Orchestra #: MAC1102 RELEASED: 09/18/15 info

    The Symphonic Jazz Orchestra (SJO) is comprised of Los Angeles’s finest studio musicians and jazz soloists. Over the years, such world-class soloists as Dave Grusin, Christian McBride, Raul Midón, Luciana...Read More

  • Children of the Light

    Danilo Pérez Pérez Patitucci Blade #: MAC1104 RELEASED: 09/18/15 info

    Danilo Pérez, John Patitucci and Brian Blade have been three quarters of the extraordinary Wayne Shorter Quartet for more than a decade. Since, they’ve also continued their individual careers as...Read More

  • For One To Love

    Cécile McLorin Salvant #: MAC1095 RELEASED: 09/04/15 info

    2016 Grammy Winner for "Best Jazz Vocal Album" - “I can look at many of these songs, and see that this is an event that really happened, or a feeling I...Read More

  • Space, Time, Continuum

    Aaron Diehl #: MAC1094 RELEASED: 06/16/15 info

    Widely acknowledged as a modern master in the aftermath of his acclaimed 2012 Mack Avenue debut, The Bespoke Man’s Narrative, 29-year-old pianist-composer Aaron Diehl ups the ante with the 2015 release Space, Time,...Read More

  • Duets

    Kevin Eubanks Stanley Jordan #: MAC1092 RELEASED: 03/22/15 info

    Multifaceted guitar heroes Kevin Eubanks and Stanley Jordan recording a Duets album: an idea that as soon as you hear it, you wonder why nobody, including you, thought of it until now...Read More

  • Room

    Nels Cline Julian Lage #: MAC1091 RELEASED: 11/23/14 info

    With ROOM, Cline returns to Mack Avenue, creating a world of melodic beauty but also hard sonic edges and technical brilliance in the company of Julian Lage.Read More

  • Beautiful Life

    Jimmy Greene #: MAC1093 RELEASED: 11/23/14 info

    Jimmy Greene’s new release, Beautiful Life on Mack Avenue Records, is a celebration of the life of his 6-year-old daughter, Ana Márquez-Greene, whose life was tragically taken, along with 19 other...Read More

  • It's Christmas on Mack Avenue

    Various Artists #: MAC1090 RELEASED: 10/27/14 info

    Mack Avenue Records has assembled a stellar family of artists over the last 15 years, and what better time is there to gather the family together than the holidays? It’s Christmas on...Read More

  • UP

    Stanley Clarke #: MAC1083 RELEASED: 09/29/14 info

    Legendary bassist Stanley Clarke considers his upcoming Mack Avenue Records release, The Stanley Clarke Band’s UP, to be the most energetic, rhythmic and upbeat album that he has ever done&mdash...Read More

  • Live From The Detroit Jazz Festival 2013

    Mack Avenue SuperBand #: MAC1086 RELEASED: 09/01/14 info

    It’s the second configuration of the group, which debuted at the 2012 Detroit Jazz Festival, mixing veteran stars with mid-career leaders and up-and-comers. The resulting album, Live From The Detroit Jazz Festival – 2012,...Read More

  • It's A Good Day

    Cyrille Aimée #: MAC1087 RELEASED: 08/17/14 info

    Aimée’s musical outlook is reflected in an emphasis on the guitar, an instrument with an indigenous form in nearly every culture of the world—and it was the sound...Read More

  • When We Find Ourselves Alone

    Rodney Whitaker #: MAC1088 RELEASED: 08/17/14 info

    When We Find Ourselves Alone is Rodney Whitaker’s 8th recording as a leader, showing that the 46-year-old son of Detroit hasn’t neglected to carve out time for creative development since...Read More

  • im•pro•vise never before seen

    Sean Jones #: MAC1080 RELEASED: 07/20/14 info

    Celebrating his 10th anniversary with Mack Avenue Records, internationally acclaimed composer/trumpeter Sean Jones views his 7th album, im•pro•vise (never before seen), as “a reintroduction of who I am.”Read More

  • Macroscope

    Nels Cline #: MAC1085 RELEASED: 04/27/14 info

    MACROSCOPE, the fifth album and Mack Avenue debut by his adventurous trio The Nels Cline Singers, provides a measure of the long-running group’s staggering range.Read More

  • The Invasion Parade

    Alfredo Rodriguez #: MAC1079 RELEASED: 03/03/14 info

    On The Invasion Parade, the follow-up to his stunning debut on Mack Avenue, Sounds of Space, Rodríguez explores his memories of Cuba, the people and the culture he left behind&mdash...Read More

  • Panama 500

    Danilo Pérez #: MAC1075 RELEASED: 02/03/14 info

    Panama 500 is Pérez’ most ambitious project to date, the furthest evolution yet of what the pianist/composer calls “three-dimensional music.”Read More

  • Don’t Be That Way

    Dave Bennett #: MAC1071 RELEASED: 10/14/13 info

    In the early days of jazz, the clarinet joined with trumpet and trombone to create the music’s signature sound and it ruled the roost in the swing era, when jazz was...Read More

  • Pushing The World Away

    Kenny Garrett #: MAC1078 RELEASED: 09/16/13 info

    For his third Mack Avenue Records release, Pushing the World Away, alto/soprano saxophonist, composer/bandleader Kenny Garrett literally had to “push away” a steady flow of distractions to get...Read More

  • Live From The Detroit Jazz Festival - 2012

    Mack Avenue SuperBand #: MAC1076 RELEASED: 09/02/13 info

    Mack Avenue Records is proud to present the scintillating debut release by the Mack Avenue SuperBand, an all-star ensemble comprising many of the label’s most acclaimed artists. Live From The Detroit...Read More

  • Wolfgang

    Warren Wolf #: MAC1077 RELEASED: 08/19/13 info

    Wolfgang features two different three-man rhythm sections (pianist Benny Green, bassist Christian McBride and drummer Lewis Nash; and pianist Aaron Goldberg, bassist Kris Funn and drummer Billy Williams, Jr.), as well as...Read More

  • Guided Tour

    Gary Burton #: MAC1074 RELEASED: 08/19/13 info

    A popular phrase in years past was “Life Begins at 60,” but Gary Burton—as he has done so often throughout his career—is rewriting the book on retirement.Read More

  • Out Here

    Christian McBride #: MAC1069 RELEASED: 08/05/13 info

    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.Read More

  • A Rise In The Road

    Yellowjackets #: MAC1073 RELEASED: 06/24/13 info

    A Rise In The Road, the Yellowjackets’ second Mack Avenue Records offering, is indeed an appropriate title for a time-honored jazz ensemble that has never been fearful of facing newer musical horizons,...Read More

  • WomanChild

    Cécile McLorin Salvant #: MAC1072 RELEASED: 05/27/13 info

    “She has poise, elegance, soul, humor, sensuality, power, virtuosity, range, insight, intelligence, depth and grace,” Wynton Marsalis asserts. “I’ve never heard a singer of her generation who has such a command...Read More

  • People Music

    Christian McBride #: MAC1070 RELEASED: 05/13/13 info

    Any time that McBride steps into the studio or onto a stage he plays what could be called “people music,” but it’s a particularly apt title for the second release by...Read More

  • The Bespoke Man's Narrative

    Aaron Diehl #: MAC1066 RELEASED: 03/18/13 info

    In fashion circles, the adjective “bespoke” denotes custom-made suits and shirts and signifies the person who designs and constructs them. On The Bespoke Man’s Narrative, his brilliant Mack Avenue Records debut,...Read More

  • The Messenger

    Kevin Eubanks #: MAC1065 RELEASED: 02/18/13 info

    With his second Mack Avenue Records release, The Messenger, acclaimed guitarist Kevin Eubanks continues to explore his own unique musical vision. This vision offers the listener an opportunity to share a musical...Read More

  • Angelic Warrior

    Tia Fuller #: MAC1068 RELEASED: 09/24/12 info

    Tia Fuller’s third release on Mack Avenue Records, Angelic Warrior, marks her deep-rooted evolution as an instrumentalist, composer and bandleader. After five years in Beyoncé’s band, the pop diva’s...Read More

  • Junction

    Hot Club Of Detroit #: MAC1067 RELEASED: 08/13/12 info

    Following up It's About That Time, Nighttown and the eponymous 2006 debut—Hot Club of Detroit expands its sonic and compositional horizons with Junction. Retaining its original lineup of reeds, two guitars,...Read More

  • Seeds From The Underground

    Kenny Garrett #: MAC1063 RELEASED: 04/09/12 info

    The album highlights Garrett's overall approach to music: wide-ranging, receiving ideas from all musical sources and genres. Garrett states, "I love the challenge of trying to stay open...about music and about...Read More

  • Sounds Of Space

    Alfredo Rodriguez #: MAC1064 RELEASED: 03/26/12 info

    Sounds Of Space, the title of Cuban pianist and composer Alfredo Rodríguez’ debut recording, evokes images of science fiction. In truth, it’s about a far more personal adventure. “It’s...Read More

  • Conversations With Christian

    Christian McBride #: MAC1050 RELEASED: 11/07/11 info

    McBride first considered a proposal to do a duet project during the latter ‘90s. “At the time,” he recalls, “I didn’t feel I was ready, or that it was the project...Read More

  • The Good Feeling

    Christian McBride #: MAC1053 RELEASED: 09/26/11 info

    In a stellar career that continues to showcase his remarkable talents as a consummate musician, bassist Christian McBride reaches another milestone with the release of The Good Feeling, his first big band...Read More

  • Friends

    Stanley Jordan #: MAC1062 RELEASED: 09/26/11 info

    In a career that took flight in 1985 with immediate commercial and critical acclaim, guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan has consistently displayed a chameleonic musical persona of openness, imagination, versatility, respect and maverick daring....Read More

  • Warren Wolf

    Warren Wolf #: MAC1059 RELEASED: 08/15/11 info

    It’s no exaggeration to state that the release of Warren Wolf, the eponymous debut album for Mack Avenue Records by Warren Wolf, will make it as apparent to jazz fans as...Read More

  • Legacy

    Gerald Wilson #: MAC1056 RELEASED: 06/20/11 info

    Gerald Wilson, jazz’s reigning composer/orchestrator pays homage to his adopted hometown, Chicago on his fifth Mack Avenue Records release, Legacy. Composers Igor Stravinsky and Giacomo Puccini also receive Wilson’s...Read More

  • Hi-Fly

    Sachal Vasandani #: MAC1060 RELEASED: 06/20/11 info

    Vasandani’s third Mack Avenue release, Hi-Fly, confirms the high praise showered on its two predecessors and proves the singer is one of the freshest, most versatile artists to emerge onto the...Read More

  • Common Ground

    Gary Burton #: MAC1061 RELEASED: 06/06/11 info

    On Gary Burton’s debut release on Mack Avenue Records Common Ground,, the Grammy®-winning pioneer of the four-mallet technique of playing the vibes is not only delivering his first studio album...Read More

  • No Need For Words

    Sean Jones #: MAC1057 RELEASED: 05/23/11 info

    The title of Jones’ sixth CD, No Need For Words, sums up his overall approach. This is music that cuts straight to the emotional heart, whether dealing with passion, sensuality, parental nurturing,...Read More

  • Timeline

    Yellowjackets #: MAC1058 RELEASED: 03/14/11 info

    Nearly two generations of fans have enjoyed the lasting influence and jazz tradition of Yellowjackets – 30 years of continuous service to America’s native art form have made them unique in a business...Read More

  • Zen Food

    Kevin Eubanks #: MAC1054 RELEASED: 11/21/10 info

    For nearly two decades, the world at large knew precisely where to find the acclaimed guitarist Kevin Eubanks. For five nights a week, Eubanks was cranking up the band and issuing steamy...Read More

  • Providencia

    Danilo Pérez #: MAC1052 RELEASED: 08/30/10 info

    “This record is based on the idea that whatever we do has an impact in the universe,” Pérez says. “The word ‘providence,’ for me, means standing up for the future of...Read More

  • It's About That Time

    Hot Club Of Detroit #: MAC1051 RELEASED: 04/26/10 info

    The blistering fretwork on the opening track of the group’s third CD, It’s About That Time, pays explicit homage to one of their six-string heroes – just not the one you...Read More

  • The Gospel According To Jazz Chapter III

    Kirk Whalum #: REN5142 RELEASED: 03/15/10 info

    The Gospel According to Jazz, Chapter III, in all its breath and breadth, plaintive wailing saxophones, deep and rich harmonies, sensual romance, delightful humor, artful space, and awesome beauty tells Kirk Whalum's...Read More

  • Decisive Steps

    Tia Fuller #: MAC1043 RELEASED: 03/15/10 info

    Swing is the musical manifestation of forward motion. To achieve one’s goals, one must take giant steps. Today’s modern musicians at the change of the 21st century are moving miles...Read More

  • Detroit

    Gerald Wilson #: MAC1049 RELEASED: 09/28/09 info

    Greatest living jazz orchestral composer releases Detroit, a six-part suite commissioned by the Detroit International Jazz Festival, and Wilson’s fourth release on Mack Avenue Records.Read More

  • We Move

    Sachal Vasandani #: MAC1046 RELEASED: 09/14/09 info

    After two years of touring and with a renewed confidence in composing and arranging, Sachal Vasandani decided it was time to begin We Move. "On the road, I would gather my ideas...Read More

  • Swinging, Singing, Playing

    The Count Basie Orchestra #: MAC1048 RELEASED: 08/24/09 info

    Even while the Count Basie Orchestra was in the studio finishing work on its Tony Bennett album, A Swinging Christmas, the ensemble’s new album was already taking shape: a salute to...Read More

  • Kind Of Brown

    Christian McBride #: MAC1047 RELEASED: 06/15/09 info

    Produced by McBride, Kind Of Brown is a collection of hard swing-to-bluesy groove tunes that the leader says he put together to give the members of his new ensemble “something to sink...Read More

  • Work To Do

    #: MAC 1045 RELEASED: 05/04/09 info

    Along with Carl Allen and Rodney Whitaker, Work To Do features a stellar cast of musicians: Vincent Chandler – trombone; George Colligan – piano and Fender Rhodes; Vincent Herring – alto and soprano saxophone; Rodney...Read More

  • The Search Within

    Sean Jones #: MAC1044 RELEASED: 03/23/09 info

    During the course of Sean Jones’ burgeoning career beginning with his Mack Avenue Records debut in 2004, Eternal Journey, the trumpeter/bandleader has embarked on a series of quests, passionately plumbing the depths...Read More

  • Sketches of MD: Live At The Iridium

    Kenny Garrett #: MAC1042 RELEASED: 09/22/08 info

    Garrett, like all of the other great musicians and artists that came before him, just keeps moving forward in still another of his many creative directions. "I'm always trying to challenge myself....Read More

  • Night Town

    Hot Club Of Detroit #: MAC1041 RELEASED: 07/13/08 info

    More than seven decades after the innovations of the Quintette du Hot Club de France, featuring guitar virtuoso Django Reinhardt, combos called Hot Clubs carry on the gypsy jazz sound around the...Read More

  • State Of Nature

    Stanley Jordan #: MAC1040 RELEASED: 04/21/08 info

    Celebrated guitar virtuoso and now four time Grammy® nominee Stanley Jordan has consistently shown himself to be a musical visionary. This innovation was apparent the moment he electrified listeners with 1985's gold...Read More

  • Shayari

    Ron Blake #: MAC1036 RELEASED: 01/28/08 info

    Shayari is Ron Blake’s most comprehensive and compelling work to date. It is a recording that unveils all of the musical inventions and dimensions of this evolving artist who has inherited...Read More

  • Monterey Moods

    Gerald Wilson #: MAC1039 RELEASED: 09/24/07 info

    For the 20th annual festival in 1977, founder Jimmy Lyons asked Wilson to compose an extended work, “Happy Birthday Monterey.” Gerald followed that with “Theme For Monterey” for the 1997 festival (which was nominated...Read More

  • Kaleidoscope

    Sean Jones #: MAC1037 RELEASED: 08/13/07 info

    Trumpeter Sean Jones embodies the 21st century jazz musician, an experimental, supremely talented type whose vision and sensibility encourages inclusion rather than separation. “Jazz embraces everything,” Jones says.Read More

  • Get Ready

    #: MAC1034 RELEASED: 05/07/07 info

    Drummer Carl Allen and bassist Rodney Whitaker make a solid team co-leading this studio date that blends enticing originals with imaginative treatments of two Motown hits. With pianist Cyrus Chestnut, alto saxophonist...Read More

  • Eyes Wide Open

    Sachal Vasandani #: MAC1035 RELEASED: 04/02/07 info

    Sachal Vasandani's Mack Avenue debut release, Eyes Wide Open, showcases this uniquely gifted vocalist and songwriter. The New York Times tags him 'debonair" and critics describe the Thelonious Monk Institute Competition semi-finalist...Read More

  • Healing Space

    Tia Fuller #: MAC1033 RELEASED: 02/19/07 info

    Fuller and drummer Kim Thompson are also members of R&B superstar Beyoncé’s all-female touring band, and are featured in Beyoncé’s video, “Irreplaceable.” An uplifting spirit ignites Healing Space from...Read More

  • Roots

    Sean Jones #: MAC1031 RELEASED: 09/11/06 info

    With Roots, Sean Jones continues on his path of exploring distinct and varied grooves, moods, and themes. On his rendition of the Ellington tune "Come Sunday" as well as "Lift Every Voice,"...Read More

  • Jazz Yule Love II

    #: MAC1029 RELEASED: 08/14/06 info

    Jazz Yule Love II - Timeless Holiday Classics - Featuring Gerald Wilson Orchestra, Sean Jones, Bud Shank Quartet, Oscar Castro Neves, Oscar Brown Jr., Hot Club of Detroit and more.Read More

  • Hot Club Of Detroit

    Hot Club Of Detroit #: MAC1030 RELEASED: 08/05/06 info

    Through these newer songs, the Hot Club of Detroit proves their mastery of Reinhardt's music, since they can not only play his songs so well; they know how to translate it to...Read More

  • Legends and Lions: Blues

    #: MAC1032 RELEASED: 07/31/06 info

    Mack Avenue proudly introduces BLUES: the third CD from the highly popular Legends & Lions series. As with its debut releases, the up-tempo SWINGIN’ and the sensual SWOONIN,’ BLUES pairs Mack Avenue’s...Read More

  • Legends and Lions: Swingin'

    #: MAC1027 RELEASED: 06/05/06 info

    Four generations of jazz deliver a SWINGIN’ mix of vocals and instrumentals on this specially priced collection from Mack Avenue’s Legends & Lions series. Critically acclaimed newcomers line up next to veteran...Read More

  • Legends and Lions: Swoonin'

    #: MAC1028 RELEASED: 06/05/06 info

    “SWOONIN’” is a romantic assortment of ten unforgettable songs to serenade the heart. Beautifully performed by veteran all-stars and critically acclaimed newcomers, this mix of lovely ballads from Mack Avenue’s specially...Read More

  • All One

    Oscar Castro-Neves #: MAC1026 RELEASED: 03/12/06 info

    Famed jazz critic Leonard Feather wrote of Oscar, "The crystalline beauty of his arrangements is matched by the rare delicacy with which they are interpreted. Castro-Neves is incapable of creating a dull...Read More

  • In My Time

    Gerald Wilson #: MAC1025 RELEASED: 09/26/05 info

    Six time Grammy nominee Gerald Wilson is truly one of jazz's greatest statesmen. With "In My Time" he has created another musical triumph in his esteemed legacy, and does so with undeniable...Read More

  • Live The Life

    Ilona Knopfler #: MACK1021 RELEASED: 07/17/05 info

    The CD features twelve timeless songs from the pens of such legendary and diverse songwriters as Ivan Lins, Charles Aznavour, Thelonius Monk, Claude Nougaro, Abbey Lincoln, and Thomas A. Dorsey.Read More

  • Gemini

    Sean Jones #: MAC1023 RELEASED: 06/27/05 info

    Trumpeter Sean Jones certainly covers a great deal of musical ground on Gemini. The music ranges from the hard boppish "In Her Honor," a hint of 1960s lyrical Freddie Hubbard on "Rain...Read More

  • Feelin Good: Live In Studio

    Terry Gibbs #: MAC1022 RELEASED: 06/25/05 info

    It is not surprising that the music on “Feelin’ Good” is swinging, accessible and exciting, for the same is true of much of the music that Terry Gibbs has created during his...Read More

  • Sonic Tonic

    Ron Blake #: MAC1020 RELEASED: 05/23/05 info

    Ron Blake is an excellent modern mainstream tenor saxophonist with a strong tone, a creative improvising style, and versatility. On this well-rounded CD, Blake digs into some of his best originals.Read More

  • 52nd And Broadway: Songs of the Be Bop Era

    Terry Gibbs #: MAC1018 RELEASED: 07/19/04 info

    The music on “52nd & Broadway” comes from the period that had an indelible imprint on countless musicians and other listeners—the bebop era. The originals written by Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious...Read More

  • Like Fine Wine

    George Shearing #: MAC1015 RELEASED: 06/14/04 info

    George Shearing’s musical legacy reaches back some 70 years, however “Like Fine Wine” resonates with the same quiet intensity that has infused his career since its beginnings.Read More

  • Eternal Journey

    Sean Jones #: MAC1016 RELEASED: 05/17/04 info

    At 25, Jones has a mature style, a warm tone, an ability to caress ballads, a fertile imagination and a forward-looking approach. With the release of "Eternal Journey," Sean Jones is more...Read More

  • Playful Heart

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    “The hot new trumpeter has musical personality that fits his instrument: intrepid, convincing, resolute. The modern hard bop that crackles…has the kind of vehemence and clarity that make people turn...Read More

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  • Some Kind Of Wonderful

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  • Jazz Yule Love

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  • The Fuse Is Lit

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  • The Face Of Love

    Eugene Maslov #: MAC1002 RELEASED: 11/23/99 info

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  • When I Need To Smile

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