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Eddie Henderson to Release “Collective Portrait” Feb. 10


  • Trumpeter/flugelhornist Eddie Henderson will release a new album, “i>Collective Portrait, on Smoke Sessions Records Feb. 10. For the album, Henderson reunites with pianist George Cables and alto saxophonist Gary Bartz, along with bassist Doug Weiss and drummer Carl Allen.
  • The 10-song studio album was recorded live in New York at Sear Sound's Studio A on a Rupert Neve 8038 custom console and mixed to half-inch analog tape using a Studer mastering deck.



Freddie Ravel - Jingle Bells ala Bossa

Some tracks are engrained into the essence of what smooth jazz is all about and that is certainly the case with Freddie Ravel’s seminal track ‘Sunny Side Up’ which can be found on his 2001 self titled GRP debut CD. Consequently it is exciting to report that Freddie’s latest effort, ‘If Music Could Speak’ is out now on the Human Harmonics Group label.

The album ranges from reinventions of classic Ravel compositions, previously unrecorded originals and a smattering of songs ideal for the Holidays. In this latter category comes Ravel’s special tribute to the legendary Dave Brubeck, ‘Jingle Bells ala Bossa’.