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  • Trailer (The RockTronix - Magnificent Obsession)

    This Music Documentary captures the birth and evolution of The RockTronix. Follow this original band through rehearsals, pre-production and three days in the studio as they record their debut album. Delve into the creative minds of this project with in-depth interviews, unedited rehearsal footage, live performances and a full length music video. Watch and enjoy the creative process unfold before your eyes in this fascinating story of The RockTronix and their Magnificent Obsession.

  • Dan Baraszu And Dave Ellington’s Organ Trio

    Dynamite duo Dan Baraszu and David Ellington have teamed up for an explosive eponymous debut album. With live wire Marlon Patton on drums, this band is raising eyebrows in the Atlanta area. Hammond B-3 superstar Dave Ellington moved to Atlanta, GA in 2005 after 22 years in New Orleans playing and recording with dozens of acts including Walter “Wolfman” Washington and the late gospel and blues great Marva Wright. While in New Orleans he studied with Ellis Marsalis and created Chevere, an afro-Cuban jazz project. Their release entitled, “Baila Mi Ritmo” was chosen by Times Picayune music critic Keith Spera as one of the ‘Top 20 recordings’ of 2001. Since Hurricane Katrina, Ellington has spent time in Atlanta gigging with numerous jazz, blues and soul outfits while working on the Organ Trio. Rising jazz guitar dynamo Dan Baraszu had been burning up the Atlanta jazz scene since graduation from Berklee College of Music and The University of Miami. While versed in many styles, Baraszu found his love for jazz at a young age when he discovered Wes Montgomery. Since arriving in Atlanta, he has freelanced for the top jazz players in town and once Ellington arrived, they just seemed to find each other. ”B3 Organ and guitar have always been such a great combination. Something about the sustain of the organ and the percussiveness attack of the guitar are very complimentary. I have always wanted to play with a cat like Dave that knows the tradition but also strives to push the music forward into new realms”, says Baraszu. Since connecting, the dynamic duo have combined in numerous configurations but none felt as satisfying as the Organ Trio. “I love what happens when we play together (in the organ trio format); the sound, the vibe, the songs - everything!” informs Ellington. Hailing from Atlanta, Marlon Patton has literally played drums his entire life. He studied music at The University of Georgia and has vast experience in genres as diverse as modern and straight ahead jazz, rock, hip hop, Latin, salsa and afro-Cuban. He records and performs year-round all over the world and boast performance credits with John Patitucci, Rufus Reid, Wycliffe Gordon, Mike Wofford and Sade. The album opens with “Road Rage” and displays magical interplay between guitar and organ. The conversation is colorful and the guitar solo embraces Baraszu’s inner George Benson. When Ellington fires up on his B-3, hints of Joey DeFrancesco and Jimmy Smith are exposed while New Orleans echoes throughout. When the funky Doodah Man rolls out, Marlon Patton’s groove sets the tone for delightful interaction that is accessible and radio ready. The compilation closes with a smokin’ interpretation of the 1962 Quincy Jones classic, Soul Bossa Nova. The intertwined guitar and B-3 forces a smile at the familiar melody while eliciting awe at the fresh delivery. “Dan Baraszu & David Ellington Organ Trio” is a rollercoaster of jazz, funk and soul that will please a diverse listening audience and leave the listener anxious for more. This is a trio to watch in 2014 and beyond. For more information:

  • Yield - Joseph Patrick Moore

    Official video single from Joseph Patrick Moore’s XYZ Factor CD. Receive this video free with full album purchase on itunes. Additionally, this video is available for purchase in the itunes Video store.

  • To Africa With Love (video Single - Featuring Seth Condrey)

    To Africa With Love is the title track from Joseph Patrick Moore’s CD release To Africa With Love. Featuring Seth Condrey (lyrics, vocals, acoustic guitar) and JPM (bass/music). Other musicians include: Brian Carl - guitar, Wayne Viar - drums, Tyrone Jackson - keys. Copyright Seth Condrey/Joseph Patrick Moore - Blue Canoe Records 2010

  • Bill Hart - This Is Why

    “This Is Why” is an ingenious jazz, funk, rock groove release from versatile master guitarist and composer Bill Hart. Visit: Mike Stern appears courtesy of Heads Up International.

  • Blues Man From Memphis

    The Knoxville Jazz Orchestra’s latest release is no ordinary community based jazz recording. This CD is extraordinary in that it was conceived, composed and produced by one of the brightest minds in jazz music today: Donald Brown. Features Stefon Harris, John Clayton, Donald Brown, Greg Tardy, Bill Mobley, Vance Thompson, Thomas Heflin and the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra.

  • Joel Holmes - African Skies

    Jazz piano prodigy ignites a multi-cultural firestorm - from the African Skies to the Far East. African Skies is the electric sophomore release from jazz piano prodigy Joel Holmes. Mr. Holmes has been lighting up the Eastern United States for years and has recently been touring the world with Roy Hargrove & Nnenna Freelon.

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