One of Los Angeles’ busiest jazz guitarists, Doug MacDonald is featured with his all-star octet on Overtones. MacDonald and his group with Rickey Woodard and Kim Richmond perform the leader’s swinging originals and the guitarist’s feature on “Lover Man.” To say that Doug MacDonald has been busy is always an understatement. Just in recent times he has released such
At a time when Jazz music could truly use a boost in listenership, singer Tony Hightower is on a mission to be the bridge to help a younger generation of appreciators crossover. With his sophomore album LEGACY entering the marketplace, all-around singer/entertainer Hightower – a protégé of the late Freddy Cole – is leveraging his R&B and Hip-Hop roots to entice more
Herbie Hancock may be 82 years old, but that doesn’t seem to be slowing him down. The latest case in point: his headlining set at … Read More “Herbie Hancock Takes It to the SummerStage” The post Herbie Hancock Takes It to the SummerStage appeared first on JazzTimes.
Meghan Stabile, an innovative jazz promoter, producer, organizer, curator, and advocate who proudly adopted the New York Times’ description of her as a “modern impresario,” … Read More “Revive Music Group Founder Meghan Stabile Has Died at 39” The post Revive Music Group Founder Meghan Stabile Has Died at 39 appeared first on JazzTimes.
The spiritual, organ-grinding predecessor to orchestrator/keyboardist Dexter Wansel’s spaced-out Life on Mars, this 1969 Blue Note release (and 2022 re-release) finds Brother Jack McDuff going … Read More “Brother Jack McDuff: Moon Rappin’ (Blue Note)” The post Brother Jack McDuff: Moon Rappin’ (Blue Note) appeared first on JazzTimes.
Jimmy Katz leads many lives. He is the preeminent currently active jazz photographer, and has shot more than 200 magazine covers and over 600 recording … Read More ““Live from Summit Rock” Central Park Concert Series Captured on Disc” The post “Live from Summit Rock” Central Park Concert Series Captured on Disc appeared first on
Omarion has announced his first book, Unbothered: The Power of Choosing Joy. It will release Sept. 13 via HarperOne. In this self-help guide for positive transformation, the R&B superstar offers tips on nurturing yourself from the inside out and shares how he reached this point in his life. A candid read, Unbothered finds Omarion unpacking unrevealed stories
Beyoncé knows how to keep us on our toes. Just as things were winding down Thursday morning around 1:20 a.m., Beyoncé, once again, made the world stop. Tidal, a music streaming service, tweeted a black photo with “act i RENAISSANCE” written in white text, coupled with the description that announced Beyoncé’s next album, Renaissance. Within
Mary J. Blige is out everywhere promoting her new album Good Morning Gorgeous. Following an introduction by Jazmine Sullivan, the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul performed her chart-topping title track at the 2022 TIME100 Gala. Donning a white gown, Blige went to church on the empowerment anthem birthed from a dark time in her marriage. She brought
LeToya Luckett has unveiled a new YouTube series titled Leave It To LeToya. Powered by Kin Community, the weekly show gets personal with the platinum-selling artist as she works through vulnerable moments as a woman, past and present. Additionally, as mentioned in the Leave It To LeToya spoiler, Luckett relies on “her faith and fierce optimism” to