Already back, and this time with a focus completely on the greatest funk of the eighties, comes Volume 2 of the genre defining series California Funk Machine which will be released on July 22nd, 2022 on the Skytown Records label. Indeed, much like Volume 1, the driving force behind the project is none other than Billboardchart topping artist, Platinum producer
Musically on point and politically focused vocalist Ricky Alan Draughn has hooked up with serial hit maker Adam Hawley for an explosive rendition of the 1988 pop ballad ‘When You Love A Woman’ that was written and originally performed by Journey. Given the recent Supreme Court decision that deals a hammer blow to women’s rights, the timing
What do you do after celebrating over a decade as one of contemporary jazz’s top saxophonists, known for your trademark blend of sensual Latin tinged powerful horn playing which garnered 12 top singles and 6 chart topping albums? You tap into your longtime love for the vibrant soul and blues energies of the 60s and 70’s
That pianist Mark Etheredge appears smiling on the cover of his new contemporary jazz album, “Love Planet,” offering roses – his songs – to the world is a triumphant story of resilience. Since the title track of his last album, 2016’s “Connected,” landed him at No. 6 on the Billboard singles chart, the keyboardist slipped
Chart-topping jazz/R&B sax player Boney James released his new single “Bring It Back”, featuring critically acclaimed composer, conductor, orchestrator, arranger, and trumpeter, Dontae Winslow. The track is the first release from James’ forthcoming 18th studio album, Detour, out September 23rd on Concord Records. The new 10-song collection is a subtle stylistic turn that builds on the commercial success of 2020’s Solid, James’ highest charting release
Jazz Funk Soul’s new and fourth recording, Forecast, (Shanachie Entertainment, August 5, 2022) will once again show off their magnetic chemistry and inspired performances. At the core of the trio’s allure is their genuine camaraderie, which is anchored by each member’s passion to create. “All of us love music, especially Jazz, not to mention Funk and
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Angélique Kidjo’s new album with Lebanese trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf represents something of a demotion. Earlier this year she starred in an original theatrical production created with … Read More “Angélique Kidjo/Ibrahim Maalouf: Queen of Sheba (Mi’ster Productions)” The post Angélique Kidjo/Ibrahim Maalouf: Queen of Sheba (Mi’ster Productions) appeared first on JazzTimes.
It was in 2016, with the CD ‘Connected’, that keyboard player Mark Etheredge took the world of smooth jazz by storm. It was his first genuine foray into the genre and maybe it was the ten self penned songs or the plethora of A-List collaborators who rallied round to lend a hand but there seemed
UNIVERSAL ANCESTRY is the first album recorded and released in the United States by Slovak vocalist and lyricist HANKA G. HANKA has lived in New York City since 2016 where she performs at all the local jazz hotspots. She produced UNIVERSAL ANCESTRY together with three stellar jazz musicians – JAMES HURT, SHEDRICK MITCHELL and RODNEY