Sunday, June 28, 2020

Grab Some Jazz Vibes With New Music From Jason Kao Hwang, Noshir Mody and Purdie Fabian Oswanski

Arriving in the early days of July is the latest release from world-renown violin player Jason Kao Hwang. He has teamed up once again with Andrew Drury on drums and Ken Filiano on bass to create six new unique jazz compositions. Hwang's new album titled "Human Rites Trio" begins with the experimental, two-part instrumental piece "Words Asleep Spoken Awake." As each musician seems to be performing to their own rhythm, it all works together in a common theme. The bluesy bass line and finger picking of strings gives "Conscious Concave Concrete" a stellar, jamming groove, while "2 AM" has a more elegant touch to the main structure of the song. Jason Kao Hwang finishes his new album with the quiet build up of "Defiance" which closes with a stellar drum solo. To find out more about Jason Kao Hwang and his latest release "Human Rites Trio," please visit

Jazz guitarist Noshir Mody is preparing to release his latest studio album titled "An Idealist's Handbook: Identity, Love And Hope In America 2020" on July 3rd. The new ten song release begins with the uplifting melody of "Radha," highlighted by Mody's guitar work and the addition of the flugelhorn. Vocalist Kate Victor simply warms the heart during the luscious ballad "Illusions Grow," while the tempo picks back up during the swaying horns of "Ol' Splitfoot." Noshir Mody closes his new album with the rising volume of the modern jazz number "Under A Starlit Sky (2020)" and the beautiful return of the folk-sounding ballad "Illusions Grow (Reprise)." To find out more about Noshir Mody and his latest release "An Idealist's Handbook: Identity, Love And Hope In America 2020," please visit

The trio of Ron Oswanski (hammond b3 organ), Christian Fabian (bass) and Bernard "Pretty" Purdie (drums) have teamed up for a new album titled "Move On!" It features nine track that mix in some well-known cover along with the band's original numbers. The album kicks off with the uptempo, funky groove of "The Red Plaza," before slowing down for the gentle, swaying jazz appeal of "BPP Blues." The energy rises once again on the seven-minute jam-friendly vibe of "Got Groove (pt.2)" and then the trio locks into the beautiful ballad cover of Duke Ellingston's "Love You Madly." Purdie, Fabian and Oswanski wrap up their new album with a heartfelt cover of the traditional "The Battle Hymn Of The Republic" and the smooth jazz delivery of Miles Davis' "So What." To find more about this trio and their latest release "Move On!," please visit

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