Acclaimed singer Luba Mason is preparing to release her new solo album "Triangle" on October 23. It feature the unique line-up of only voice, vibes and bass spread across ten new tracks, beginning with "Bach, Stevie Wonder And Janelle Monae." The starkness of the music allows you to get lost in Mason's amazing vocals. The album get even more intimate during the soft touch of "Haled's Song About Love," which features some exceptional vibraphone work by Joe Locke. Next, Luba Mason takes on The Beatles' "Ticket To Ride," slowing it down as much as possible, turning it into a quiet ballad. She brings in her Broadway experience to express the lyrics of "In Walked Bud" and "Toxicity," giving the songs life, along with a steady bass line from James Genus and some more stellar vibes work from Locke. Luba Mason finishes her new album with the beautiful, gentle touch of "Say It" and a playful cover of Paul Simon's "50 Ways To Leave You Lover." To find out more about Luba Mason and her latest release, please visit lubamason.com.
Next, is the debut album from Israeli-born pianist Tom Oren. Arriving October 30th is "Dorly's Song," which consists of ten music pieces, beginning with the swinging jazz melody of "Night Butterfly." Tom takes a step back, and slows the tempo down to showcase his piano skills on the sweeping ballad "Under A Carob Tree," before picking the beat back up with the toe-tapping groove of "Mrs. Barbarell," which allows for Tom's backing band to step into the spotlight and show off their stuff. Once again, Tom feels right at home, leading the band with his amazing work on the keys during the build-up of "Zoo." Tom Oren closes out his new album with the slow blues appeal of "Don't Let Me Wait For You" and the strong, striking jazz piece "Give Me Peace." To find out more about Tom Oren and his latest release "Dorly's Song," please visit tomoren.com.
Finally, we arrive at a new holiday album from acclaimed keyboardist/composer David Garfield, which also arrives on October 30th. On this release titled "Holidays Outside The Box," Garfield gathered an all-star cast of musicians from Santana, Chicago, Tom Petty's Heartbreakers, Jimmy Buffett's Corel Reef Band and loads more to recreate these holiday classics into a worldly gathering to styles. The album begins with the amazing, soulful ballad "Silent Night," sung by Mike Finnigan and Amy Keys. The opening song also includes the talents of saxophonist Ernie Watts, guitarist Paul Jackson, Jr. and drummer Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers). David Garfield's album continues with the mellow jazz groove of "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," before delivering a reggae version of the Jewish holiday song "Chanukah, Oh Chanukah," sung by Jewish pop star Sam Glaser. The exciting instrumental "Sleigh Ride" is led by steel drum legend Robert Greenidge and the energy keeps going with the island vibe of "12 Days Of Christmas." To find out more about David Garfield's new holiday themed album "Holiday Outside The Box," please visit facebook.com/DavidGarfieldMusic.