||Joe Gaeta and Cengiz Yaltkaya - "Almost Real"
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The Clock Is Ticking
Down Here On The Ground
Kay's New Red Shoes
Song For Autumn
Guitarist/ Composer Joe Gaeta and Pianist/ Composer Cengiz Yaltkaya showcase a set of Straight Ahead Jazz standards and originals as a duo on their new CD for Rhombus Records, "Almost Real".
Joe and Cengiz perform the standards "Besame Mucho", "Down Here On The Ground", "Del Sasser", "Jingles", and "Theodora", an original by Cengiz, "Dustin' Away", and the rest of the set are originals by Joe including "Song For Autumn" with a special guest appearance by Cathy Segal Garcia on vocals—who also contributed the lyrics for the song. Joe and Cengiz have lenghty recording credits both as leader and sideman, but have
now come together to give everyone a special duo performance of their style of Jazz on "Almost Real".
Gaeta - "Venice Café"
This Ones For You
Don The Workingman
Blues for Hamer
In the Wee Small Hours
Posi-Tone in conjunction with Rhombus Records proudly present
their latest release
"Venice Cafe", a collection of straight-ahead Jazz
compositions by Guitarist JOE GAETA.
Continuing in the style of his earlier releases "Art
of the Workingman" and "Trans Atlantic Cool Down",
(Welvaars, Gaeta & Tarmu), Venice Cafe swings in a style
all its own.
Joe's credits go all the way back to the 80s when he was
a member of the group "Affirmation" who recorded
two albums of progressive Jazz Fusion, recently reissued on
CD by Rhombus Records.
Venice Cafe features some of the best Jazz musicians in L.A.;
Eldad Tarmu - Vibes (Get Up Close, Aluminum Forest), Cengiz
Yaikaya - Piano, John James - Alto Sax & Flute, Peter
Marshal - Bass, and Gene Stone - Drums.
Debuting all original set of tunes produced by Marc Free.
Adamo - "Dance of Love"
Rhythm of Your Love
When Love Comes Over
Live For Your Love
Love Comes Out to Play
New Smooth Jazz vocal artist and songwriter, Tony Adamo,
captivates you with his energetic groove and upbeat tempo
on his new CD, Dance of Love. You'll get hooked on Adamo's
hip to the groove lyrics and haunting melodies. Jerry Stucker's
music production is second to none. The first cut, "Ecstacy",
has been on U.S. and European Smooth Jazz internet charts
for over six months and has gone to #1 fifteen different times.
Adamo has a distinctive new singing style of fusing Smooth
Jazz and R&B, spiced with a subtle pinch of Latin rhythm.
This new style attracted the following musical wizards: Ernie
Watts on Sax, Rodney Franklin on on Piano and Tower of Power
Horns, past and present, to include the funky doctor, 'Doc'
Kupla, Mic Gilette and Skip Mesquite.
"Adamo is a stylish and creative vocalist who offers
surprises on every cut in this well executed CD". - Dorothy
L. Hill, JazzNews Interactive.
"Adamo has a sexy, powerful voice that has been compared
to Tom Jones". - Wendy K. Ross, Jazzreview.com
"Adamo is a classic jazz crooner; hey, he's got a
great voice". Steve Stolder, BAM Magazine.
Teresi and the Street Smart Band
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Too Good To Be True
Put on Thom Teresi and the Street Smart Band, "Live
At The Old Pasadena Summerfest" and the party begins
as Thom and the group take you on a musical trip from L.A.
to the Caribbean, Brazil, Cabo San Lucus, Outer Space and
"Live" features four live versions of tunes from
Thom's studio CDs; "Too Good To Be True" and "S.S.
Dub" from STREET SMART, "Pingo Landia" from
EARTH TONES, and "No Doubt" from AFFIRMATION - LOST
ANGELES, plus two new compositions, "I'm Free" and
"Gino's Groove", co-written and sung by Drummer/Vocalist,
Group members include some of L.A.'s best players; Cesar
Garcia on Sax and Flute, Mark Chosak on Guitar, Dee Teresi
on Drums and Vocals, Tony Isabel on Bass and Howey Duzzit
"Live" is Thom's fifth CD for Rhombus - they include:
"Earth Tones", "Street Smart" and two
CDs with the group Affirmation, "Lost Angeles" and
As KKJZ Jazz Radio DJ James Janisse says in his introduction;
"This is Thom and his group, playing the music they were
born to play. So listen, groove and enjoy".
Fulton - "Time"
The Land Time Forgot
In Your Dreams
Time and Space
Award-winning keyboardist, composer, arranger and producer,
Bill Fulton steps into the role of solo artist after having
spent the last two decades writing music for network, syndicated
and cable televsion.
"Time", Bill's first effort as a solo artist, is
a collection of 10 original compositions showcasing his unique
blend of jazz, fusion, latin, and gospel.
Performing with Bill on this release are some of the finest
musicians L.A. has to offer. They are:
Bass - Adam Cohen, Dave Enos, Kevin Axt
Drums - Jason Harnell, Kendall Kay
Sax - Mike Nelson, Brian Scanlon, Tom Buckner, Fred Horn
Trumpet - Lee Thornburg, Carl Saunders, Mike McGuffey
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Feather - "New York City
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You're Outa Here
Too Good Lookin'
Gal on the Side Part II :
She's Gettin' Some
In Living Black and White
Gal on the Side Part I :
.......The Garden Gate
New York City Drag
You and Yours
Jazz singer/lyricist Lorraine Feather led the group 'Full
Swing', whose End of the Sky release was a favorite
on NAC radio. 'Full Swing' performed at the Monterey, Playboy
and Kool Jazz festivals and at Carnegie Hall.
Lorraine's solo release, The Body Remembers, was hailed
as "Witty, refreshing---an uncommon maiden voyage."
by Jazz Times and "Manifestly brilliant"
by London's Cresendo Magazine.
Lorraine has contributed lyrics for songs recorded by Phyllis
Hyman, Kenny Rankin, Patti Austin and Diane Schuur. She has
also written for television and film since 1992 and has earned
seven Emmy nominations.
New York City Dragx is a colection of classic
Fats Waller compositions with Lorraine's new lyrics and vocals.
The album features lengendary stride pianist Dick Hyman (also
the composer for numerous Woody Allen movies), who has accompanied
Lorraine in L.A. and New York playing the Waller material,
to rave reviews. Pianist Mike Lang led the L.A. sessions.
Waller himself is showcased on track #12, which is his original
performance of "Smashing Thirds" -- retitled "Cezanne"
-- surrounded by live musicians.
Lorraine is the daughter of jazz writer Leonard Feather,
and the goddaughter of Billie Holiday.
"Hip and original ... a phenomenon in this city of
the overproduced and the undercreative." - Tony Gieske,
xThe Hollywood Reporter
"What a joy, what a delight -- what a totally unexpected
treat! She's puled off a very neat trick." - Chip Deffaa,
xThe New York Post
"A tour de force. She's simply one of a kind."
- Johnny Mandel, xcomposer of "The Shadow of Your Smile"
"Sophisticated and swinging -- Fats would have loved
it." - Chuck Niles, xKLON
"I've listened umpteen times. It's absolutely wonderful
in every way, no kidding." - Walter Becker,x Steely Dan
"Stunning...extraordinary, both as compositions and
sings her way through the tricky passages with a vivacious
sense of swing."
- Don Heckman, the Los Angeles Times
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- "Identity Crisis"
Fair & Square
Just The Other Day
"Identity Crisis", the second release by the L.A.-based
Jazz-Fusion band AFFIRMATION. It was also the debut release
for Rhombus Records in 1985.
This eight song set was produced by Keyboardist Thom Teresi
with co-production chores by Guitarist Joe Gaeta, and violinist
Jimbo Ross, with Tom Fowler - Bass, Ron Wagner - Drums, and
John Mandell - Percussion, with guest appearances by Walfredo
Reyes - Drums (Santana, Steve Winwood), Vito San Filippo -
Bass (Tower of Power) and Diane Reeves, Special guest vocalist
on "West Washington Blvd."
Group members draw on a wealth of diverse musical credits
including: Frank Zappa, El Chicano, Don Ellis Orchestra, George
Duke, Gino Vanelli, Auricle, Jean Luc Ponty, Shawn Phillips
and Smokey Robinson to name a few.
Now available on CD and VINYL with a previously unreleased
bonus track on the CD, "Just The Other Day".
- "Lost Angeles"
Dance Of Bahia
Wish I'd Said That
Catch As Catch Can
"Lost Angeles" originally released on the Inner
City Records label (Jeff Lorber, Dan Seigel, Jean Luc Ponty),
hailed as "One of the most popular and innovative Jazz
Fusion bands to emerge from the west coast in the 80s".
Band members, Thom Teresi - Keyboards, Joe Gaeta - Guitar,
Jimbo Ross - Electric Viola, Tom Fowler - Bass, David Crigger
- Drums, and Mike Fisher - Percussion, draw on a wealth of
diverse experiences (Frank Zappa, Gino Vanelli, Don Ellis
Orchestra, El Chicano, George Duke, Shawn Phillips, and Smokey
Robinson, to name a few).
Affirmation puts together a musical stew that is truly unique.
Produced by Thom Teresi and Joe Gaeta. Originally released
"The sounds on Lost Angeles blend delicate melodies
with high energy arrangements, offering a variety of moods
and colors". - Cleveland/Akron Jazz Report
"Affirmation perform their improvisations with verve
and drive". - Lowell Times, Mass.
"The songs are tight, wonderfully melodic, yet funky".
- Record Review