The Michael Lauren All Stars | Old School / Fresh Jazz

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Old School / Fresh Jazz

by The Michael Lauren All Stars

Exciting, accessible Contemporary Jazz. An inclusive multi-stylistic album that showcases today's eclectic state of Contemporary Jazz.
Genre: Jazz: Contemporary Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. A Fresh Jazz (Intro)
0:49 $0.99
2. More Soul
4:59 $0.99
3. One More for the Road
5:08 $0.99
4. A Fresh Jazz Drum and Saxophone Duet
1:17 $0.99
5. The Right Wrong Topic
4:35 $0.99
6. A Fresh Jazz Drum & Guitar Duet
0:46 $0.99
7. Lisboa Boogaloo
3:47 $0.99
8. A Fresh Jazz Drum & Contrabass Duet
0:46 $0.99
9. You Want It You Got It
4:43 $0.99
10. A Fresh Jazz Drum & Vibraphone Duet
1:38 $0.99
11. Wapita
5:14 $0.99
12. A Fresh Jazz Drum & Piano Duet
0:45 $0.99
13. Virgin in Times Square
3:29 $0.99
14. A Fresh Jazz Drum & Trumpet Duet
0:49 $0.99
15. 2-4
4:41 $0.99
16. Song of Bernadette
4:29 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
The release of Old School / Fresh Jazz coincides with the beginning of leader Michael Lauren's 61st year of drumming. "As an "old school drummer" rooted in Swing, Hard Bop, Rock, Blues, Soul & Funk, Michael decided that he wanted his second album to be an exciting, accessible, inclusive record that would not only feature his versatility as a drummer, but showcase the eclectic state of Contemporary Jazz”. Michael formed his All Star band with some of Portugal’s best jazz musicians and composers. Their 2016 debut album, Once Upon A Time In Portugal, which was was dominated by the hard bop tradition, was highly praised by both Portuguese and International jazz critics. Their new album still contains the hard bop tradition but is more daring, stretching into contemporary jazz. Structurally, Old School / Fresh Jazz presents a mix of duets and larger ensemble pieces, allowing for diversity and contrasting voices. The duets not only work musically, but also it's a way for Michael to highlight the talents of his Portuguese All Stars." João Moreira dos Santos (author and producer of the daily radio show Jazz A2 (Antenna 2). The recording has received excellent reviews, both by International and Portuguese critics and was chosen as one of the ten best National albums (Portugal) of 2018 by the music magazine Arte Sonora.

The album was recorded in Estúdio Vale de Lobos, Lisboa, Portugal and engineered by Pedro Vidal. It was mixed at Cellar Sound, NYC by Michael Crehore & Gary Kelly and mastered at the same studio by Michael Crehore. Michael Lauren produced the record.

The Michael Lauren All Stars
Michael Lauren – drums and percussion
Carlos Barretto - contrabass
Diogo Vida - piano and fender rhodes
Hugo Alves - trumpet
Jeffery Davis - vibraphone
José Menezes - saxophone
Nuno Ferreira - guitar

Additional artists
Rui Veloso - vocal
Michael Crehore - keyboard



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