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Listen to Chris Bennett Chris Bennett - "Bennett on Broadway"
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Come Back To Me
Just One Of Those Things
Old Devil Moon
What Did I Have That I Don't  Have?
Losing My Mind
He Was Good To Me
Summertime
Wouldn't It Be Loverly?
If Ever I Would Leave You

Chris Bennett’s third CD for Rhombus showcases songs from Broadway.

Featuring: Bill Augustine - Piano, Cliff Hugo - Bass, Armando Castagnoli - Alto Sax, Oliver Brown - Percussion, Kleber Jorge - Guitar, and Thom Rotella - Guitar.

“A quietly cool , nearly vibrato-less alto.” - Jazz Times

 

Listen to Blue Cat Express Blue Cat Express - "Spirit of New Orleans"
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Mardis Gras In New Orleans
New Orleans Gettin' Too Hot
Fever
Iko-Iko
They All Ask'd For You
Basin Street Blues
Gumbo Mama
Hard Hearted Hannah
God Bless The Child
Second Line
Don't Mess With My Toot-Toot
Route 66
When The Saints Go Marching In

The BLUE CAT EXPRESS present their first CD, “Spirit Of New Orleans”, for Rhombus Records. The CD is a compilation of different styles of music heard in the New Orleans area including Dixieland, Swing, Blues, Second Line and Zydeco.

The musicians who comprise the Blue Cat Express are highly rated professionals, with critically acclaimed recordings under their belts and appearances at many prestigious festivals, including the Playboy Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival and Montreaux Jazz Festival. Recent Blue Cat performances have taken place at Hugh Hefner’s 4th of July celebration at the Playboy Mansion, the NBA All Star Game After-party at Universal Studios Hollywood and the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Summer Soire.

The band is composed of: Michael Lyle - Drums & Percussion, Heather Douglas-Lyle - Vocals, Robert Kyle - Sax, Andrew Carney - Trumpet, Earl Alexander - Guitar & Vocals, Leslie Baker - Bass, Wendy Ryan - Piano, and Dan Weinstein - Trombone/Violin/Tuba.

“The Blue Cat Express is the true spirit of New Orleans. ” - Emil Richards

“This band is definitely spirited and digs deep into the pulse and music of New Orleans. Heather Lyle, the bands vocalist, swings tight with a sweet sensuality.”
- Alan Paul, The Manhattan Transfer

“The Blue Cat Express play with an authority and enthusiasm that feels more genuine than most bands of the region.” - Gary Jackson, Billboard

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Listen to Jennifer Robin Jennifer Robin - "Nonodey"
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Juliet Of The Skies
Temptation
Doll's Hands
Nonodey
He Lived In Romeo
Gray To Green
Morning Speak
Eyes Of The Father
Little Shoes, Troubled Wings
Still Life
When Two People

Vocalist /Guitarist /Composer Jennifer Robin presents her first CD, ”Nonodey”, (no no day) for Rhombus Records. In a contemporary Folk style with Jazzy overtones, all songs were written by Jennifer and the CD was produced by Greg Poree. Musicians who contributed to “Nonodey” include Greg Poree - Nylon, Electric & Steel Guitars, Bass and Percussion programming, Dominc Genova - Acoustic Bass, Michito Sanchez - Percussion, Quentin Denard - Drums, Jeff Clayton - Flute & Clarinet, Roger Lebow - Cello, and Jennifer on Vocals, Piano, Steel and Electric Guitars.

n the liner notes, Jennifer says the meaning of” Nonodey” is a “Feminine name meaning little plum”, and the music on the CD reflects that mood. “Nonodey” is a must for all fans of Acoustic contemporary Folk.

 

Listen to John F. Hammond John F. Hammond - "John F. Hammond"
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Like Someone In Love
Why Did I Choose You
Stella By Starlight
Midnight Mood
Our Love Is Here To Stay
Surfer Girl
Young And Foolish
It Could Happen To You
We'll Catch Up Some Other  Time
Walkin' My Baby Back Home

 

It takes a lifetime to play music with the intensity found on Pianist John F. Hammond’s self- titled debut release on Rhombus Records. A true working musician’s hero, Hammond delivers 10 stunning and courageously revealing duo tracks. Hammond’s take on up-tempo standards like “Stella By Starlight” are technically terrifying. His quirky selections of material such as “Surfer Girl” show his daring musical sense of humor. His life-experienced interpretations of ballads like “Why Did I Choose You” leave listeners breathless and the room silent.

Accompanied by veteran bassists Jim Hughart, Andy Simpkins, Putter Smith, and Tom Warrington, Hammond lays it all on the line - every time! This is Jazz in its purest and best form- relentlessly swinging, recklessly inventive, and emotionally giving. Even the most seasoned and famous musicians have been known to sit at the end of John’s Piano, only to be dumbfounded by his skill and moved to tears by his emotional investment. This CD is the first glimpse into an artist that has been an underground mystery for years. Now, this musical giant is emerging from the darkness to plant both feet firmly in the spotlight. Ladies and gentlemen, Rhombus Records now introduces you to John F. Hammond.

“Watching John play is to observe a master at work.” - Al Martinez, LA Times

“John Hammond is maybe the best kept secret in LA folks - one hell of a Piano player."
- Chuck Niles, KKJZ 88.1 FM

“John Hammond is one of the Southland’s great Jazz Treasures.” - Don Heckman, LA Times

 

Listen to Maurice Davis Maurice Davis - "You Don't Know Me"
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You Don't Know What Love Is
Come Back To Me
Through The Eyes Of Love
I Feel So Good
I'm Glad There Is You
You'd Be So Nice To Come  Home To
You Don't Know Me
Just Squeeze Me
Falling In Love With Love/I'll Take Romance
Sunday
I Got It Bad & That Ain't Good
Beautiful Friendship
Love Will Find A Way
Secret Love

West Coast vocalist Maurice Davis presents a program of 14 standards spanning the styles of Jazz, Blues and Gospel on his new CD “You Don’t Know Me” for Rhombus Records.

Song highlights include “You Don’t Know What Love Is”, “Just Squeeze Me”, “I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good”, and the title track, “You Don’t Know Me”. Some of the best musicians on the West Coast play on “You Don’t Know Me” including: Bill Lohr - Piano, Paul Morin - Bass, Quentin Denard - Drums, Tony Poingsett - Congas, and featuring Rickey Woodard - Tenor Sax, and Steve Huffsteter - Trumpet.

“You Don’t Know Me” showcases Maurice Davis’s vocals in a variety of settings and will introduce Maurice to the fans of Jazz/Blues/Gospel vocalist’s. Coming to a Radio station near you.

 

Listen to Rastas Rastus - "Steamin'"
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Lucy Bluebird
Lazy Kind Of Day
Big City Letdown Blues
Love You
Keep On Pushin'
I-94 Riff
What Will It Take
Trying To Find Her
She Don't Need Me
Warm
What If I Should Say
Home Town Blues
Over The Rainbow
Road Rat

In the Seventies, the group called RASTUS ,from Cleveland, Ohio , was a popular Horn band, in the style of the groups Chicago and Tower Of Power, and toured the U.S. on the same bill with those bands and others.

RASTUS recorded two albums to rave reviews and had a large fan base until the group , after many personal changes, finally disbanded in the late seventies.

The two albums, “Live” and “Steamin”, after their record companies went out of business, were lost to music fans. With the help of RASTUS Sax player Michael “The Frist” Geraci, Rhombus Records was able to find and digitally recreate RASTUS “Steamin”, along with six bonus tracks of songs that were recorded and never released before. Even a live version of “Road Rat” appears.

Rhombus Records is proud to present this reissue to the music world and hopes that everyone will enjoy this chance to revisit this great era of music and time. Songs include; Lucy Bluebird, Love You, Big City Letdown Blues and I-94 Riff.

 

Listen to Vick Silva n' The Boys Vick Silva n' The Boys - "Distance"
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I Shot The Sheriff
Combat Rap
The Last Shot
49
Blue Reggae
Comfortable Numb
We Are
Riding With The Boys

For his second CD for Rhombus Records, "Distance", Vick Silva presents a live recording of orginals and two cover songs - Bob Marley's "I Shot The Sheriff", and Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb". Vick's first CD for Rhombus, "Roots Man Dance", was released in 2003, and to rave reviews. Now with "Distance", Vick continues his Reggae stylings and adds Blues, Rap, and Rock to the mix.

The band is Vick - Guitar and Vocals, Mark Bacon - Bass and Vocals, Albert Estiamba - Drums and Vocals, Arnold Robia - Keyboards and Vocals, with guest vocals by Chris Silva on "Combat Rap".

Vick's orginals, The Last Shot, 49, Blue Reggae, We Are, and Riding With The Boys are featured. Fans of Vick Silva n' The Boys, and fans of live recordings will find "Distance" a must have.

 

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