Multi-Grammy Award winner Diane Schuur is preparing to release her new studio album "Running On Faith" On May 8th. It is her first recording of new material in over six years and features thirteen covers of songs that allowed Diane more freedom than ever to put her own stamp on these songs. She dives deep into the blues of "The Danger Zone," then jazzes up her new album with the swinging rhythm of Miles Davis' "All Blues." Diane pays homage to some of the greatest songwriters of all time with her gentle, sweet touch of Paul Simon's "Something So Right" and then takes her time to build up the gospel-feel of The Beatles' "Let It Be." The energy of the album is delivered with the jazz flow of "Everyone Looks Good At The Starting Line" and the funky flow of "Chicken." Diane Schuur finishes her new album with a beautiful rendition of Carole King's "Way Over Yonder" and an instrumental version of the traditional "Swing Low Sweet Chariot," which allows you to enjoy Diane's wonderful skills on the piano. To find out more about Diane Schuur and her latest release "Running On Faith," please visit dianeschuur.com.
Brazilian drummer Vanderlei Pereira has been a part of the jazz music scene in the U.S. for over 30 years, recording with such greats as Toots Thielemans, Dom Salvador and Tito Puente. Now, Vanderlei has assembled a new band, named the Blindfold Test, as he prepares to release their first album together on May 22nd titled "Vision For Rhythm." It features twelve tracks with a Latin flair that makes you feel as if you traveled to Rio de Janeiro. The album begins with the rhythm-heavy energy of "Misterada," followed by the more contemporary jazz appeal of "Ponto de Partida." Vanderlei Paereira and his band keep the passion for Latin jazz flowing through the quick, swinging pace of "Chapeu Palheta," before stretching out their sound to the nine-minute mark on the exciting build-up of "The Cry And The Smile." The calming sounds of "Les Matins de Rixensart" allows you to catch your breath, before the album closes with the energetic, swift pace of "Alma Brasileira" and the two-minute drum solo "Vision Of Rhythm." To find out more about Vanderlei Pereira and Blindfold Test and their new release "Vision For Rhythm," please visit vanderleipereira.com.