One could argue that “On The Bone” is trombonist Brian Thomas’s eleventh album. However, the collection of soul, jazz and funk arriving January 27 is the first issued under his own name, hence it’s a debut album from a veteran of more than twenty years. Thomas produced the set comprised entirely of original compositions brought to
Everyone knows that Joe Williams sang the hell out of the blues, but do you know what else he sang the hell out of? Everything. … Read More “Joe Williams: Beyond the Blues” The post Joe Williams: Beyond the Blues appeared first on JazzTimes.
Pianist and composer Jason Yeager has no problem detailing the inspiration he draws from literary hero Kurt Vonnegut’s work: “I just love the way that … Read More “Jason Yeager: Suite Centennial” The post Jason Yeager: Suite Centennial appeared first on JazzTimes.
Brand new for 2023 comes the sophomore release from keyboard player and vocalist Wade C Long. Titled ‘A Long Story’ it features the up beat yet romantic ‘Celebrate You’ that finds him in delightful collaboration with songstress of the moment Hil St. Soul who is currently enjoying unbridled success with the CD ‘Back In Love’.
The number three is often referred to as a divine and mystical number. Pythagoras called it the ‘perfect’ number. Chart-topping Contemporary Jazz pianists Bob Baldwin, Gail Jhonson and Phil Davis (The 3 Keys), harness the wisdom of three on their harmonious and splendid piano expedition, We 3 Keys, to be released on Shanachie Entertainment January
Ahead of the January 20 debut album release from keyboard super-group The 3 Keys comes the groove drenched radio single ‘That Beat’. Constructed around a coming together of those established and talented solo artists, Bob Baldwin, Gail Jhonson and Phil Davis, this three cornered collaboration unites three of the hottest keyboard players the genre has
Taken from Walter Beasley’s current album ‘Meet Me At My Place’ this ultra cool interpretation of the Jimmy Webb classic ‘Wichita Lineman’ is as captivating as it is different. With more than two dozen hit albums to his name and a parallel career as a music educator (Walter has trained a plethora of soul and
Ever since I was in the 7th grade, I have had a passion for jazz. I have always listened to and enjoyed a wide variety … Read More “The Definition of Swing” The post The Definition of Swing appeared first on JazzTimes.
In Brad Mehldau’s memoir Formation, the pianist and composer recounts the events of his early years, ending in the mid-1990s. Deep philosophical musings alternate with … Read More “Halcyon Days” The post Halcyon Days appeared first on JazzTimes.
2023 marks Chaka Khan’s 50th Anniversary in music and entertainment, also known as “the Golden Era. The 10-time Grammy Award winner is about to chart a new path on all fronts of her record-breaking career. Chaka is continuing her hit making and chart-topping ways as she wraps up production of new music that is both