It sounds like summer. The signature bright and breezy Brazilian jazz melodies and exotic bossa nova grooves of icon Astrud Gilbertoare feted on jazz vocalist Anne Walsh’s “The Astrud Project,” which drops Friday. Produced and lavishly orchestrated by Grammynominated arranger Tom Zink, Walsh (https://www.annewalsh.com) recorded eleven songs from Gilberto’s seminal catalogue, popular as well as lesser-known gems, adding her
Steve Oliver is back with Morning Touch. The upcoming album is a solo guitar record, and you get a taste with this track. The post Steve Oliver ‘Morning Touch’ – LISTEN appeared first on Smooth Jazz and Smooth Soul.
Some say that there is a boundary line to art but few true artists and visionaries conform to that notion. It is no surprise that two-time Grammy-winning guitarist and producer extraordinaire Paul Brown cites both Jerry Garcia and Wes Montgomery as founding influences. Brown, who has amassed 75 #1 Contemporary Jazz radio hits and who
The jazz art form depends on continuous renewal. In the new millennium, the European scene has been a major source of creativity and innovation in … Read More “Manel Fortià: Despertar (Segell Microscopi)” The post Manel Fortià: Despertar (Segell Microscopi) appeared first on JazzTimes.
In its first full edition since the onset of the pandemic, and with a new director of programming, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal … Read More “Les Bons Temps Are Back at the Montreal Jazz Festival” The post Les Bons Temps Are Back at the Montreal Jazz Festival appeared first on JazzTimes.
Be careful what you wish for. By the beginning of 2020 guitarist Mary Halvorson, one of the most acclaimed musicians of her generation, was also … Read More “Seeing Double: Mary Halvorson Makes Nonesuch Records Debut with Two Albums” The post Seeing Double: Mary Halvorson Makes Nonesuch Records Debut with Two Albums appeared first on
Figure guitar-playing newcomer (to this band) Paul Bollenbeck as the most common provocateur to the leader. Over seven tunes swinging as a suite, Bollenbeck first … Read More “Stan Killian: Brooklyn Calling (Sunnyside)” The post Stan Killian: Brooklyn Calling (Sunnyside) appeared first on JazzTimes.
Usher has landed his 52nd chart appearance on the Billboard Hot 100 this week (July 16), as “Good Love” with rap duo City Girls debuts at No. 70. The Lathun-sampled party anthem marked the 8x Grammy winner’s first entry since October 2019 when his self-influenced track “Come Thru,” headed by Summer Walker, opened and peaked
Jamie Foxx has signed on to star in J.J. Perry’s new Netflix original action film Day Shift, which premieres Aug. 12. The movie was produced by Chad Stahelski and written by Tyler Tice and Shay Hatten. Day Shift surrounds Bud (Jamie), a Los Angeles pool cleaner in desperate need of some serious cash to front essential
Yuna has shared Y3, the third of five capsule projects leading up to her forthcoming album Y5. It includes three new songs, one of which has a supporting video. There are streaks of lightweight R&B with light and breezy vocals and beautiful minimal production suited as a foundation. The songs on Y3 are made for playlists targeted