Three for Tuesday

Jeremy Pelt - Close To My Heart   Geoffrey Keezer - Falling Up   Twist of Motown

Three great new releases hit the stores today. I have had the pleasure of listening to each album and I am very impressed.

Jeremy PeltClose To My HeartMAXJAZZ

Jeremy Pelt has big chops, great stage presence and enormous talent for composing and playing. He’s one of those rare young performers who seems like he’s been around a very long time, because he loves what he’s doing and is very comfortable doing it. Moreover, he is all about being himself.

Geoffrey KeezerFalling UpMAXJAZZ

Due to his taking to the piano at age three, Geoffrey Keezer worked early with such legends of jazz as Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Brown and Art Blakey, becoming the last pianist – and one of the youngest at age 18 – to join Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. Keezer has also played with current jazz stars Benny Golson, Diana Krall, Joshua Redman and Dianne Reeves among others. Most frequently, he has collaborated and toured with the Christian McBride Band. As a leader, Keezer leads a variety of groups spanning jazz, classical, rock and world genres.

Various ArtistsA Twist of MotownGRP

Guitarist/producer Lee Ritenour brings a fresh twist to Motown classics on A Twist of Motown. Ritenour’s latest CD in the the Twist Of series brings together a host of contemporary jazz stars including George Benson, Gerald Albright, Richard Elliot, Bob James, Mindi Abair, and others. Vocal guests include Will Downing on The Temptations classic, “Just My Imagination”, Lisa Fischer (yes, Lisa Fischer!!!) on “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” and Brenda Russell on “Tracks of My Tears.”

4 Responses to “Three for Tuesday”

  1. js says:

    The Lisa Fischer song “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” is amazing. There is also a smoldering trumpet performance on this track.

  2. evan siegel says:

    will we ever see another lisa fischer solo cd?

  3. francis mcgeehan says:

    twist of motown is awesome i wish lisa fischer had more songs on it or even a whole cd she can sang

  4. Please send or post photos. Of Lisa Fischer,I miss seeing her. when she was singing with Luther she was the best soprano. Please photos soon.
    Thank You,
    God Bless

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