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Old 02-04-2006, 07:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Powder Blues Release New CD

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Powder Blues New CD: Blues + Jazz = BLAZZ!

January 15, 2006 - Vancouver, B.C. - It's been three years since their last release, but legendary blues rockers, Powder Blues have come back with the real thing. Their new CD Blues + Jazz = BLAZZ! is high energy big band swing tunes. Known for three decades of radio friendly rocking blues tunes Blues + Jazz = BLAZZ! carries on the tradition in style.

"Swing revivals have introduced a new generation to the joys of swing", remarks bandleader Tom Lavin. "Although Powder Blues have played swing material since the beginning, we've never released a jazz-tinged big band record. Considering the requests we've had for a record like this Blues + Jazz = BLAZZ! is probably long overdue. Those who have heard it are calling it a party-in-a-jewel case!"

The eleven-tune CD includes the new single "Cookin' With the Blues", a great cover of the Boz Scaggs 1970 hit, "Runnin' Blue", "Bucket of Beer" by legend Buddy Johnson and lots more up-tempo originals. "The band is vocal, guitar, bass, drums, piano, B-3 organ and six horns", says Lavin. "I think the tightness of the arrangements comes from playing together for so long.

"We're very excited about Blues + Jazz = BLAZZ!. The tunes are happy, energetic and made for airplay. We're taking this CD to radio stations all across Canada, the States and Western Europe; in short, wherever we've toured. Programmers who've heard a taste say they can't wait to get their hands on it."

Powder Blues formed in 1978 in Vancouver, B.C. Their first album Uncut has sold more than a million copies worldwide. The band has toured continuously, achieving a number of milestones including headlining the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, winning a Canadian Grammy (the Juno) and the 'W. C. Handy Award for Blues' in Memphis. Their discography includes thirteen albums. Blues + Jazz = BLAZZ! is their latest release.

For further information contact:

Blue Wave Productions
34 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V5Y 1M7
Tel: 604 250-5155 Fax: 604 873-4295
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