Perhaps best known for his use of synthesized guitar to conjure up a whole range of instrumental and orchestral sounds, Steve Oliver is all set to release an album of out and out guitar solos. It is a response to his many fans who over the years have asked him for such an offering and
Last summer, for the first time since he founded it in 1954, George Wein wasn’t at the Newport Jazz Festival. Traveling from his Manhattan home … Read More “Scenes from the 2022 Newport Jazz Festival” The post Scenes from the 2022 Newport Jazz Festival appeared first on JazzTimes.
Nabil Ayers didn’t need to write a memoir about what rarely existed between him and his biological father, composer/vibraphonist Roy Ayers, to connect with making … Read More “Nabil Ayers: My Life in the Sunshine: Searching for My Father and Discovering My Family (Viking)” The post Nabil Ayers: My Life in the Sunshine: Searching for
Would it be overpraising Tom Harrell to describe his long recording career as practically peerless? Album after album, sometimes year after year, the Midwest-bred trumpet … Read More “Tom Harrell: Oak Tree (HighNote)” The post Tom Harrell: Oak Tree (HighNote) appeared first on JazzTimes.
Compared to the other outré jazz elders on Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad’s Jazz Is Dead label, Katalyst is a still a relatively fresh … Read More “Katalyst/Ali Shaheed Muhammad/Adrian Younge: JID013 (Jazz is Dead)” The post Katalyst/Ali Shaheed Muhammad/Adrian Younge: JID013 (Jazz is Dead) appeared first on JazzTimes.
On the enchanted evening of August 16, 1958, Ella Fitzgerald took to the stage of the legendary Hollywood Bowl. There, with a lustrous orchestra conducted … Read More “Ella Fitzgerald Gets Some Air, Thanks to Gregg Field” The post Ella Fitzgerald Gets Some Air, Thanks to Gregg Field appeared first on JazzTimes.
What: Arizona Jazz Festival When: October 21-23, 2022 Where: Phoenix, AZ Tickets on sale soon! We will keep you updated. The post Arizona Jazz Festival 2022 appeared first on Smooth Jazz and Smooth Soul.
Chaka Khan, the icon that introduced the world to the female empowerment song of our lives, “I Am Every Woman”, she now delivers the ultimate female anthem, “WOMAN LIKE ME”. “Woman Like Me”, is globally available now. The post Chaka Khan ‘Woman Like Me’ – LISTEN appeared first on Smooth Jazz and Smooth Soul.
The Carla Bley many of us think of first is the provocateur, the straw-haired iconoclast behind the sprawling avant-garde opera Escalator Over the Hill and … Read More “Steve Cardenas/Ben Allison/Ted Nash: Healing Power: The Music of Carla Bley (Sunnyside)” The post Steve Cardenas/Ben Allison/Ted Nash: Healing Power: The Music of Carla Bley (Sunnyside) appeared
Blue Note Records has announced an October 14 release date for Here It Is: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen, a remarkable new album produced by Larry Klein that presents stunning renditions of the legendary singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen’s profound songs performed by an extraordinary line-up of guest vocalists: Norah Jones, Peter Gabriel, Gregory Porter, Sarah McLachlan, Luciana Souza, James Taylor, Iggy Pop, Mavis Staples, David Gray, and Nathaniel Rateliff. Hear Taylor’s