Thursday, August 28, 2008

Final Days to Save!

August Sale Ends Soon
The HBDirect August jazz sale will end Sunday at Midnight! This month's sale has a particularly great selection of international music from Network, Tzadik and Winter & Winter. We invite you to explore the marvelous sounds that these labels have to offer!

MMW play John ZornSoundClipsTZA: MMW
"Zaebos is a homecoming of sorts for both Zorn and the Brooklyn-based trio. An endlessly rewarding listen, this session is one of Medeski, Martin & Wood's most varied and enjoyable releases, and one of the most commanding interpretations of the Book of Angels."
More New Releases on Tzadik
Graves/Braxton/Parker: Beyond Quantum
Keeril Makan: In Sound
John Zorn: Lucifer
Paul Shapiro: Essen

Night of the Hawaiian Slack Key GuitarWNWN: Hawaii
"The nicest time for slack key is "aumoe" [late at night]; everything is quiet and calm and the spirit of slack key is coming out. You can hear the spirit of all the ancestors." - George Kuo
On O Ke Aumoe George Kuo presents wonderful relaxing sounds and songs from Hawaii.

More From Winter & Winter
Uri Caine: The Classical Variations
Calypsonians, Steel Pans & Blue Devils: Carnival in Trinidad
Hank Roberts: Green
Uri Caine: The Othello Syndrome
Various Artists: Hawai'i: Under the Rainbow

Desert Blues IIINET: Desert
For Desert Blues III, an editorial team has evaluated all the new releases of recent years and is now presenting the crème of musicians from 10 countries and their highly emotional ballads. A musical dream journey to the voices and vibes of the oases, the savannas, the caravans, the endless seas of sand and Tuareg campfires.
World Music on Network
Clejani Express: A Devla
Sevda Ibrahimova: Gul Acdi: Flower in Bloom
Golden Afrique Vol. 3

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Spend An Hour With A Jazz Legend!

Our August Jazz Sale Begins
From Uri Caine's adaptation of Verdi's Otello, to the countless legends on Jazz Hour the HBDirect August sale encompasses an amazing variety of contemporary and vintage jazz. You can click the logos below to browse the offerings of these 6 fine labels!

Spend An Hour With The Jazz GreatsJHR: Vaughan
Jazz Hour brings us unique performances from the greatest legends in jazz. With fifty-one names like Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Thelonious Monk and Dizzy Gillespie, it's all too tempting to make every hour a Jazz Hour!

A Jazz Hour With...

Dave Brubeck: On Campus

Louis Armstrong: What a Wonderful World
Ahmad Jamal: Live at the Pershing & The Spotlight
Click Here for 64 Jazz Hours

The Uri Caine Trio LiveWNWN: Caine
"Like Caine, both Gress and Perowsky are as open-minded as they are virtuosic, using both Caine's originals and familiar standards as springboards for spontaneous, surprising forays into adventurous improvising." -NPR
Caine's latest album, The Othello Syndrome, is an adaptation of Verdi's opera Otello.
The Newest Releases from Winter & Winter
Uri Caine: The Othello Syndrome
George Kuo: O Ke Aumoe: Night of the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar
Hank Roberts: Green

In The Digital MoodGRP: Miller
"With the quality of the playing, one will be able to make out minuscule elements of the original arrangements that were long obscured... This is still one cool, swinging release and, with its virtuoso musicianship, offers many of the same appealing qualities as the original Miller recordings." -All Music Guide

More From GRP

Brian Culbertson: Bringing Back the Funk
The Best of Spyro Gyra
Archie Shepp: On This Night
John Patitucci: Mistura Fina