LATEST JAZZ ALBUM

  • The Manhattan Transfer Release First Studio Album in Nearly a Decade
    The Manhattan Transfer's new album, The Junction, is out now via BMG. This eclectic new recording finds the versatile jazz vocal group - with longtime members Cheryl Bentyne, Janis Siegel and Alan Paul - embracing new dynamic and fresh possibilities for their legendary sound and welcoming new member Trist Curless. ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-08-14
  • Into the Light: Tia Fuller Releases a Gem of an Album with ‘Diamond Cut’
    Tia Fuller’s new album, Diamond Cut (Mack Avenue), her first since joining the Berklee College of Music faculty full-time in January 2013, is a giant step forward in her development as a solo artist. NEA Jazz Masters Dave Holland and Jack DeJohnette join her on half the disc’s tracks, an ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-08-14
  • Michael Leonhart Orchestra – “The Silent Swarm Over El Paso”
    Michael Leonhart Orchestra, “The Silent Swarm Over El Paso,” from The Painted Lady Suite (Sunnyside) Credit: Nathan WestThe Painted Lady Suite, the debut album by the Michael Leonhart Orchestra, derives inspiration from a naturally uplifting source: the migration of butterflies. Specifically, the Vanessa cardui butterfly, commonly called the “painted lady,” ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-08-14
  • New Music Monday: Erroll Garner, Jamison Ross, Sirintip and more
    Need some Monday motivation? We've got you covered. From a funkified take on an eighties rock classic to a lost gem by a jazz legend, here are five new and rediscovered jazz songs that you can listen to right now to start your week the right way!The Lao Tizer Band, ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-08-13
  • With All Due Respect: Eddie Daniels’ Sparkling Tribute to Egberto Gismonti
    “I was into the Brazilian sound from the beginning,” 76-year-old clarinetist and tenor saxophonist Eddie Daniels affirms from his longtime home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Indeed, for his first album as a leader, 1966’s First Prize!, Daniels, a New York City native, recorded Antônio Carlos Jobim’s well-known composition “Felicidad.” ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-08-10
  • Lady Gaga to Play Jazz in Las Vegas Residency
    Lady Gaga will launch her exclusive residency at Park Theater at the new Park MGM resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, on December 28. The residency will include 27 dates in total and feature two unique shows in the intimate venue: "Lady Gaga Enigma," featuring her pop hits, and "Lady Gaga ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-08-10
  • Vijay Iyer Sextet – “Wake”
    Vijay Iyer Sextet, “Wake,” from Far From Over Vijay Iyer (Credit: Jimmy Katz)Thanks largely to the brilliant interplay between Vijay Iyer and his remarkably cohesive sextet, the pianist’s latest release for ECM sparkles from start to finish. With Iyer and horn players Graham Haynes, Steve Lehman and Mark Shim undergirded ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-08-09
  • JAZZIZ Festival Guide: 2018 Long Beach Jazz Festival, August 10-12
    The 2018 Long Beach Jazz Festival will take place on Rainbow Lagoon Park in Long Beach, California, on August 10-12.This is one of Southern California's longest running festivals and showcases smooth jazz, contemporary jazz and traditional jazz with a splash of Latin jazz and a dash of R&B. The three-day ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-08-09
  • Video Exclusive: Lao Tizer Band Transforms U2’s “Pride (In the Name of Love)”
    Veteran fusion keyboardist Lao Tizer was thinking big for his latest album, Songs from the Swinghouse. Just how big? For one, the album features Tizer’s largest band to date, as many as 15 members on some songs, including saxophonist Eric Marienthal and violinist Karen Briggs. Marking yet another big milestone, Songs ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-08-09
  • Brian Bromberg – “Uh-Huh”
    Brian Bromberg, “Uh-Huh,” from Thicker Than Water Brian Bromberg (Photo: Raj Naik)Brian Bromberg’s career started with momentous lift-off. At just 19 years old, he became the touring bassist for saxophone icon Stan Getz — an impressive feat on its own, but even more mind-blowing once you consider that Bromberg had ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-08-09
  • Q&A: Nate Wood on Pushing it to the Limit on New Ambitious Project fOUR
    Throughout his career, acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Nate Wood has performed or recorded with such artists as Donny McCaslin, Chaka Khan and Sting, among others. He is also a core member of the GRAMMY Award nominated jazz collective Kneebody. His latest project, fOUR, finds him going solo, playing everything - analog synth, ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-08-08
  • Tony Bennett and Diana Krall Celebrate George and Ira Gershwin on New Album, Out on September 14
    Tony Bennett and Diana Krall celebrate their shared love of the music of George and Ira Gershwin, and their over twenty year friendship, on their first full-length collaborative album, Love Is Here to Stay, out on September 14 via Verve Records/Columbia Records. Watch the video for "Fascinating Rhythm" from Love ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-08-08
  • New Quincy Jones Documentary Out on Netflix on September 21
    Quincy, the new documentary about legendary composer-producer Quincy Jones co-directed by the his daughter Rashida Jones and Alan Hicks, will premiere on Netflix on September 21. The film is produced by Paula DuPré Pesmen, and executive produced by Jane Rosenthal and Berry Welsh from Tribeca Productions and Adam Fell from ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-08-07
  • New Music Monday: Kiefer, Tony Bennett and Diana Krall, and more
    Need some Monday motivation? We've got you covered! From a celebration of the cultural-folkloric tradition to a celebration of the music of George and Ira Gershwin, here are five songs to help you start the week the right way.Miguel Zenon, "Promesa"Saxophonist-composer Miguel Zenón draws inspiration upon the rich cultural-folkloric traditions ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-08-06
  • Q&A with Chris Potter: Crossing Currents with Dave Holland and Zakir Hussain
    Chris Potter, Dave Holland and Zakir Hussain performing at the 25th Istanbul Jazz Festival. Photo: Selçuk PolatChris Potter is widely recognized as one of today's greatest jazz saxophonists. He began his career in the late 1980s, when he quietly laid down the foundations for his current position as a leading ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-08-03