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Jazz Flute Jams

by Maurice Gainen

Soaring Latin and funk flute favorites and originals with some vocals, Acid-Jazz and Hip-Hop thrown in for good measure.
Genre: Jazz: Latin Jazz
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1. Little Linda
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2. Feel Like Makin' Love
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3. La Cita (The Quote)
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4. Meditation (Guest vocal: June Angela)
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5. Europa
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6. Comin' Home Baby
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7. Black Orpheus
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8. Samba de Orpheu
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9. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
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10. Blue Bossa
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11. Just Friends
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12. Meditation (Acid-Jazz Remix)
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13. Feel Like Makin' Love (Hip-Hop Remix)
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14. La Portena
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Produced, Arranged, Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Maurice Gainen

What the critics said about the 2004 release “Jazz World Colors”:

“Gainen pushes hard with his personal appeal…explores widely different aspects of jazz, from Latin Jazz, smooth jazz, hip-hop…
…proves he can live in the best of all worlds.”
Jim Santella (L.A. Jazz Scene)

“Both a multi-instrumentalist and producer/engineer, Gainen has an impressive project. Anyone looking for soothing, evocative underscore cannot lose.” Music Connection Magazine

Maurice completed studies at Boston's Berklee College of Music in Composition and Performance. He also received a National Endowment For The Arts scholarship to study under Jazz legend Lew Tabackin. In 1988 he opened his recording studio Maurice Gainen Productions in Los Angeles. Since then, he has produced, recorded, mixed and mastered too many CDs to count in all genres including Jazz, Alternative, Rap, R&B, Rock, Broadway and World Music. He has also played flute and/or sax on many of these CDs. The people recording at his studio and his session players include many well-known stars, such as Darek Oles w/Brad Mehldau and Bennie Maupin, Jim Hershman w/Lee Konitz and Scott Colley, Larry Koonse, Jim Hershman and Eric Von Essen, L.A. Jazz Quartet (3 CDs), Angela Carole Brown, Rafael Moreira (Pink, Rockstar INXS), Royal Crown Revue and The Hues Corporation (“Rock The Boat”). Maurice also did sound design for Patty Austin. He does CD mastering for all of the 5 major record labels and his recent credits include over 100 CDs for Starbucks/Hear Music.

THE SONGS:

LITTLE LINDA is a firey version of the Spyro Gyra song, with a hot percussion break by Emiliano Almeida.

FEEL LIKE MAKIN’ LOVE is the Roberta Flack classic with Maurice's flute framed by sultry background vocals.

LA CITA (THE QUOTE) is an original by Marcelo Berestovoy, one of the most respected guitarists in Los Angeles. Flamenco spoken here! It features percussionist Paul Alexander Gonzalez. Paul and Marcelo can be seen world-wide touring with Latina superstar Paulina Rubio.

MEDITATION is the Jobim classic with June Angela singing the lead vocal.

EUROPA- There are two great versions of this song. One is the original by Santana and the other by Gato Barbieri - which was the theme to the Brando film, “Last Tango In Paris.” This version pays tribute to both, with it’s own spin.

COMIN’ HOME BABY was a huge hit for flautist Herbie Mann in the early ‘60’s. It was one of the first “funkajazz” tunes.

The next 2 songs are from the classic 1959 movie "Black Orpheus" that catapulted the music of South America to the north.
BLACK ORPHEUS
SAMBA DE ORPHEUS

MERCY, MERCY, MERCY was written by Joe Zawinul, and recorded by many people including Cannonball Adderly, The Buckinghams and Queen Latifa.

BLUE BOSSA- Every Jazz musician has played this one!

JUST FRIENDS features Darek Oles on Acoustic Bass. Maurice mastered and/or mixed all 3 of Darek’s “L.A. Jazz Quartet” CD’s. He also mixed his solo CD featuring Brad Mehldau. He currently tours with Janis Segal of the Manhattan Transfer.

MEDITATION (Acid Jazz Remix) Lead Vocal: June Angela
This is Track 4 sped up, chopped, reversed, delayed, morphed, mangled and otherwise altered, with added new parts created by Platinum songwriter Craig Owens and Maurice

FEEL LIKE MAKIN’ LOVE- Featuring Rap by DRange
Maurice wanted had to have some tasty Rap on the CD. DRange and General brought it to the table.
Background vocals- June Angela and General
Produced by General and Maurice

LA PORTENA (Maurice Gainen)
This original song is a tribute to the Argentinian restaurant that was the catalyst for this band playing together. Hearing the ambience and voices of Maurice’s group of friends from around the world warms his heart, and he hopes it does yours as well.
Vocals: "The MG International Choir” - June Angela, Marcelo Berestovoy, Herman Brooks, Angela Carole Brown, Maurice Gainen, Erez Ginat, George Jiri Grosman, Preetysha and Sameer

Musicians

Maurice Gainen – Flute
Marcelo Berestovoy - Guitars
Jamieson Trotter - Piano
Tom Lerner - Bass
Joe Dougherty – Drums
Emiliano Almeida - Percussion
Darek Oles - Bass
June Angela- Lead Vocals
DRange-Rap
General- Vocals & Beats
Tom Hartman- Strings
Paul Alexander Gonzalez- Percussion
Angela Carole Brown-Vocals
Craig Owens-Keyboards


Reviews


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g. romo

very pleasant surprise...
i ran into 'jams' while looking for cuts of music from 'black orpheus'. the two on this cd are solid...especially 'samba de orpheo'. in addition, 'mercy,mercy,mercy' and 'la cita' are wonderful performances. don't miss the two re-mixes of 'meditation' and 'feel like makin' love' at the end of the cd. flute and rap mix better than i expected. this release is well worth the effort. i actually liked all the cuts, but they said keep the review short. check it out.

Bernadette

Another constant companion!
Just like Jazz World Colors, I'm glad to welcome Jazz Flute Jams as another constant traveling companion. I spend a lot of time driving and these cds relax and sooth away the rush hour traffic blues. They also recharge me with their sassy spice and attitude. Thanks for another good friend! :)

Music Connection Magazine


Flutist/producer/engineer Maurice Gainen has a 14-song CD that features "La Cita" on which Gainen's assured flute is accompanied by lively Spanish flamenco guitar. "Meditation" is acid/lounge hipster music with a female vocal. "La Portena" is an original South American-flavored tune that echoes foreign film soundtracks of the 60's. Music supervisors will find interest here.

May Wong

Energetic , well mixed versions of latin Jazz
Excellent , energetic performance of a nice mix of Jazz and Latin Jazz ! A CD that every music lover should have in their collection !

Gail Igo

cool, soothing, gliding, relaxing, uplifting, smile-on-the-face music
Especially if you like flute, this is great for playing in your home. We had guests over, talking and sipping wine, and they asked whose music it was -- it's good enough to notice and enjoy, but not in your face to overwhelm.

Drew Saber

Brilliant melodically; A satisfying musical journey
With brilliant melodies at the helm and outstanding musicianship in his backline, Maurice Gainen takes us on yet another satisfying musical journey. Maurice puts the v in smooth on Jazz Flute Jams!

Lincoln Adler

Great production and beautifully lyrical playing...
Maurice puts it wonderfully together here. The combination of amazing production, first-rate musicians, and his lyrical flute performances make this a CD I'm going to be leaving in the changer for a long time to come.

Tony Ezquivel

really pleasant music and good interpretation
you did it again! This cd is a good accentuation of your personality. Easy and strong, you give beautiful phrases with your flute. Also to all your company "a lot of compliments"!

Roxy

We loved listening to your CD!
We loved listening to your CD on our drive up North, sick playing Maurice!....and June Angela sounds heavenly!!! Congrats!

OT

Awesome!
Great flute playing, great selection of tunes, great production, great band!
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