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
Written, Produced, and Mixed by Darren Rahn (Odipantz Music/ASCAP) Darren Rahn – Tenor Saxophone, Synthesizers, Drum Programming Adam Hawley – Guitars Mastered by Joe Yannece at Park Street Mastering The post Darren Rahn ‘Everlasting’ – LISTEN appeared first on Smooth Jazz and Smooth Soul.
Despite lingering COVID concerns and supply-chain constrictions, the audio industry somehow managed to come up with a whole new slew of appealing products. While 2022 … Read More “Audio Files: The Best Gear of 2022” The post Audio Files: The Best Gear of 2022 appeared first on JazzTimes.
Chicago-based polymath Ben LaMar Gay makes music that is austere and sprawling. Like many musicians of his generation, he regards genre boundaries with something bordering on … Read More “Ben LaMar Gay: Certain Reveries (International Anthem)” The post Ben LaMar Gay: Certain Reveries (International Anthem) appeared first on JazzTimes.
“My overall goal is trying to figure out how to connect the languages of jazz and classical to make an interesting and engaging performance, and … Read More “Aaron Diehl: Before & After” The post Aaron Diehl: Before & After appeared first on JazzTimes.
This latest project from the Oklahoma State University Jazz Orchestra is titled to honor a spot that made a big impact on decades of music … Read More “Oklahoma State University Jazz Orchestra: Room 118 (OSU Jazz Studies)” The post Oklahoma State University Jazz Orchestra: Room 118 (OSU Jazz Studies) appeared first on JazzTimes.
More than a decade after issuing his debut LP, John Escreet finally felt prepared for a rite of passage: recording his first trio album. On … Read More “John Escreet Shifts to Third” The post John Escreet Shifts to Third appeared first on JazzTimes.