LATEST JAZZ ALBUM

  • New Music Monday: Ben Sidran, Norah Jones, Gregory Porter and More
    Looking for some Monday Motivation? We’ve got you covered. Here are five new songs that you can listen to right now to start your week the right way. Ben Sidran, “Lip Service” On November 9, Sunset Blvd Records released a 3xLP set of previously unissued live recordings from pianist, vocalist ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-11-19
  • George Benson – “This Masquerade”
    Originally recorded by singer-songwriter Leon Russell, “This Masquerade” comes from George Benson’s 1976 album Breezin’, which was a major critical and commercial success for the guitarist. Benson’s firs ever single, the song would eventually reach as high as No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and would later go on ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-11-19
  • Lalo Schifrin Receives Honorary Oscar
    Argentine-born American pianist, composer, conductor and arranger Lalo Schifrin has been active for over 50 years and has composed some of the most memorable and acclaimed music in cinema and television. Among them, the iconic original themes of such films as Dirty Harry, and the TV show Mission: Impossible, a theme ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-11-19
  • Alice Coltrane’s Ashram Lost in California Fires
    Alice Coltrane’s Sai Anantam Ashram has burned down in the California wildfires. The ashram, tucked away in the Santa Monica Mountains of Agoura, California, was the home of the late musician’s Vedantic Center – the center for the study of the Vedic scriptures that she established in 1975 – for ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-11-18
  • Sonny Rollins & Coleman Hawkins – “Yesterday”
    Today’s Song of the Day comes from the monumental 1963 album Sonny Meets Hawk!, featuring saxophone titans Sonny Rollins and Coleman Hawkins. Rollins, who technically claims the leader credit for this record, long considered Hawkins a mentor, and Sonny Meets Hawk! marked the first time the two saxophonists had entered a recording studio ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-11-16
  • New Release Cheat Sheet: November 16
    For jazz fans, Friday is more than just a stepping stone to the weekend. It’s the day when new albums are released and new music fills the air. If you’re wondering just which albums will catch your ear, we’re here to help. We’ve combed through the list of albums coming ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-11-16
  • Dig In: The Bebop Essentials Playlist
    Jazz has its fair share of seminal moments, but there are few that feel as groundbreaking as the creation of bebop. The style — which was ushered into existence in the late 1940s and ’50s by pioneers like Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell and a handful of others — ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-11-16
  • Eva Novoa’s Ditmas Quartet – “Deja Vu”
    Eva Novoa’s Ditmas Quartet, “Déjà Vu,” from Live at iBeam Live at iBeam is pianist and composer Eva Novoa’s fourth album as a leader and her second fronting her Ditmas Quartet, which, in addition to Novoa, features alto saxophonist Michaël Attias, bassist Max Johnson and drummer Jeff Davis. Ditmas Quartet’s first album, Butterflies ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-11-15
  • Watch Vibraphonist Joe Locke Cover Bob Dylan’s “Who Killed Davey Moore?”
    Vibraphonist Joe Locke is coming off a banner year. In January, he was inducted into the World Vibes Congress Hall of Fame. In May, he was awarded the Mallet Instrumentalist of the Year Award by the Jazz Journalists Association, and when the results of the 83rd Annual DownBeat Magazine Readers ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-11-14
  • Yellowjackets – “Imperial Strut”
    “Imperial Strut” is a cut off Yellowjackets’ 1981 self-titled debut, which peaked at No. 16 on that year’s Billboard jazz chart. The personnel includes the usual Yellowjackets suspects — Russell Ferrante on keyboards, Jimmy Haslip on bass and Ricky Lawson on drums — but was led by guitarist Robben Ford, ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-11-14
  • Q&A: Ann Hampton Callaway: Creating Landscapes of Human Emotion
    Singer-songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway has written over 250 songs and been vocal about issues that are very important to her. Her latest project, “Thoughts and Prayers,” addresses the issue of gun violence. The video for “Thoughts and Prayers” was shared a few weeks after the release of her new album, ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-11-14
  • Tearing Down Walls: Arturo O’Farrill Uses Music to Bring People Together
    There is a rich tradition of political and social activism in jazz, and in recent months it has taken on a distinct accent. In their social and artistic lives, many Latin artists in the United States have been rebuking the current administration on issues ranging from relations with Cuba to ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-11-13
  • Diane Moser – “Birdsongs for Eric”
    Diane Moser, “Birdsongs for Eric (For Eric Dolphy),” from Birdsongs  Pianist, composer and educator Diane Moser has long been fascinated with the sounds of nature, and her latest album, Birdsongs, is a quietly imaginative attempt to capture that sense of fascination through music. The album, which features bassist Ken Filiano and reedist ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-11-13
  • Rising Vocalists Take the Spotlight for 2018 Sarah Vaughan Competition
    Every year since 2012, rising vocalists from around the globe have been competing for a chance to perform in the finals of the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, also known as “The Sassy Awards.” This esteemed event provides a platform for today’s outstanding jazz singers and gives audiences an ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-11-13
  • Hitting the Right Notes: Five Actors Who Played Real-Life Jazz Artists
    Actors need to hit all the right notes when playing real-life musicians. With the new Peter Farrelly film, Green Book – featuring Mahershala Ali in the role of pianist-composer Don Shirley – hitting theatres in the U.S. from November 16, we have put together a list of five actors who ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-11-13