September Releases Part 3: New on 9/16

Javon Jackson – Once Upon A Melody
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Patricia Barber – The Cole Porter Mix
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Promises Made: The Millennium Promise Jazz Project (with Kirk Whalum)
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Nuspirit Helsinki – Our Favorite Things
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Dave Koz – Greatest Hits
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Ari Hoenig – Bert’s Playground
Check out this drummer whose wide array of influences include punk, funk, heavy metal, and jazz
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News Bits: Marcus Miller, Stanley Jordan, Kirk Whalum

Marcus Miller is releasing what he calls an “Official Bootleg CD”. The Ozell Tapes features performances from Marcus’ 2002 tour with no remixing or editing. Having seen a show on the tour, I can guarantee you that finding this CD will be worth your while. It should already be out in Japan and will be in Europe and available for ordering online later this week. For more information and updates, check out Edi Weitz’s MarcusMiller.com site, where Marcus contributes frequently. . . Stanley Jordan‘s 1985 release, Magic Touch, was certified gold on August 27, meaning that it has sold over 500,000 copies. . . The jazz/gospel fusion that Kirk Whalum displayed on his underappreciated Gospel According to Jazz, Chapter One will be back for a second volume. The Gospel According to Jazz, Chapter Two will be in stores on October 29. George Duke and Paul Jackson, Jr. return and are joined by Jonathan Butler. The CD was recorded live and KirkWhalum.com reports that a DVD/VHS version should be coming soon.