Martin Taylor, Dave Brubeck, Art Pepper Top Week's Releases

'Sarah Vaughan Sings the Poetry of Pope John Paul' also due.

Guitarist Martin Taylor and pianist

Dave Brubeck stand out among the new

jazz albums due next week.

Taylor's Kiss and Tell (Sony) features drummer

COLOR="#003163">Al Foster and tenor saxophonist

COLOR="#003163">George Garzone. Taylor is best known as violinist

Stephane Grappelli's longtime musical


Dave Brubeck in Moscow (Telarc) documents the 79-year-old jazz legend's recent

tour, in which he played standards including his own "Blue Rondo a la Turk."

A few notable reissues hit the bins as well. Mucho Calor (V.S.O.P.) is an early '60s

session from alto saxophonist Art

Pepper, who concentrated on playing Latin jazz in that decade.

Sarah Vaughan Sings the Poetry of Pope John Paul is one of a series of discs due

from Fine Tune Records. The label is also releasing Carmen McRae: Gold

Collection and Freddie Hubbard: Gold Collection.

Smooth jazz saxophone favorite Boney

James is releasing Shake It Up with trumpeter Rick Braun.

On the more rough jazz end, European label Hatology is releasing saxophonist

COLOR="#003163">Ellery Eskelin's Ramifications, featuring

accordion wizard Andrea Parkins and

drummer Jim Black. Cutting-edge

guitarist Nels Cline releases

Inkling on Cryptogramophone. Nels' brother, drummer

COLOR="#003163">Alex Cline, also has a CD from Cryptogramophone

next week: Other Shore, with guitarist G.E.

Stinson and violinist Jeff


The week after Memorial Day is traditionally slow for new releases. But June 6 will see an

avalanche of jazz product.

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