LATEST JAZZ ALBUM

  • NIna Simone: Lost Album, 1982
    Nina Simone lived in Paris from 1981 to 1983. Like most American artists who take up residence there, the elegance and majesty of the city transforms them. During these years, Simone lived in southern Paris near the Parc Montsouris in the 14th arrondissement, in a small, 260-square foot apartment ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2020-04-13
  • Donald, Alice and Hank
    In The Wall Street Journal this week, my "Anatomy of a Song" column for April was on Steely Dan's Peg, from their 1977 Aja album, arguably their best (go here). I spent 45 minutes interviewing Donald Fagen, who talked about co-writer Walter Becker as well as the analysis ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2020-04-11
  • Documentary: Joan Jett
    Female guitar and bass rockers were a rare breed back in 1975. You can almost count them on one hand. There were sisters June (guitarist) and Jean Millington (bassist) in Fanny, and bassist-singer Suzi Quatro and guitarist Bonnie Raitt in the early 1970s along with Ann and Nancy Wilson ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2020-04-10
  • Watch the Trailer for ‘It Must Schwing! The Blue Note Story’
    The new jazz documentary It Must Schwing! The Blue Note Story will premiere at the Munich Film Festival in Germany on July 2. The film was directed by Eric Friedler and executive produced by Wim Wenders. Watch the teaser trailer for the film via the player below: ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-06-21
  • Nina Simone’s Childhood Home Named National Treasure
    Photo: Nancy PierceThe childhood home of Nina Simone in Tryon, North Carolina, has been deemed a National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Fewer than 100 homes in the U.S. have earned this designation. This is the house in which Simone, born Eunice Waymon in 1933, developed a ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-06-20
  • New John Abercrombie documentary out on DVD
    ECM Records released the documentary Open Land - Meeting John Abercrombie on DVD on June 15. The film is directed by Arno Oehri and produced by Oliver Primus. Watch the trailer for the film via the player below: Abercrombie, who died on August 22, 2017, was ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-06-19
  • New Music Monday: Erroll Garner, Norah Jones, Wynton Marsalis and More
    Need some Monday motivation? We've got you covered! From a brand new soulful stomp to a recently unearthed gem by a jazz legend, here are five new jazz songs that you can listen to right now. Start the week with a smile on your face.Donny McCaslin, "What About the Body"The ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-06-18
  • New Verve two-disc collection commemorates Leonard Bernstein centennial
    Photo: VerveVerve commemorates Leonard Bernstein’s centennial with the release of a new star-studded collection, Jazz Loves Bernstein, out on June 29. The two-CD/digital collection features jazz interpretations of some of the maestro’s greatest songs by such great artists as Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Oscar Peterson, Carmen McRae, and many more.“Next ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-06-16
  • JAZZIZ Festival Guide: 2018 Evergreen Jazz Festival, July 27-29
    Photo: Richard WaltzmanThe 17th Evergreen Jazz Festival will take place in Evergreen, Colorado, on July 27-29. Nationally known for its combination of top bands, intimate venues and appealing mountain setting, the Festival will offer 80 hours of live traditional jazz ranging from Dixieland to ragtime to blues, boogie-woogie and swing.This ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-06-15
  • Tower of Power Grabs First Billboard No. 1 Spot with New Album
    Tower of Power (Photo: Anna Webber)“What is hip?” goes the lyric from the famous Tower of Power song. How’s this for an answer: the band charting No. 1 on the Billboard music charts for the first time in their 50-year history. The 10-piece funk unit’s new album, Soul Side of ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-06-15
  • Watch the Video for Lao Tizer Band’s “16th Heaven,” Featuring Eric Marienthal
    Jazz fans are an inquisitive sort, hungry to peek behind the curtain for a glimpse into their favorite artist’s creative process. For followers of keyboardist Lao Tizer, a digital backstage pass has been granted: Tizer has released a series of videos documenting the making of his new album, Songs from ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-06-14
  • Watch the Video for Lao Tizer Band’s “16th Heaven”
    Jazz fans are an inquisitive sort, hungry to peek behind the curtain for a glimpse into their favorite artist’s creative process. For followers of keyboardist Lao Tizer, a digital backstage pass has been granted: Tizer has released a series of videos documenting the making of his new album, Songs from ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-06-14
  • Gerald Chavis, a Delaware Jazz Icon, Discusses Clifford Brown’s Hometown Fest
    Gerald Chavis (Photo: Courtesy the artist)The Delaware Valley is fertile ground for jazz musicians. The region, which traces the flow of the Delaware River through Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland, counts several icons among its native sons and daughters: John Coltrane, Lee Morgan, McCoy Tyner, Benny Golson, Patti LaBelle ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-06-13
  • Rare Louis Armstrong recording released via Deutsche Grammophon
    Deutsche Grammophon (DG), the world’s oldest and most renowned classical music label, is celebrating its landmark 120th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion, DG and Google Arts & Culture are creating digitized versions of rediscovered and previously unreleased tracks from rare surviving Galvano metal masters. These masters were recorded ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-06-13
  • New Music Monday: John Coltrane, R+R=NOW, Charles Lloyd, and more
    It's been a busy weekend in music, with a bevy of new artists announcing new summer album releases. In case you missed them, here are five new jazz tracks that can be streamed right now.R+R=NOW, “Needed You Still”R+R=NOW is the new jazz super-band featuring Robert Glasper on keys, Terrace Martin ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-06-11