Pianist and composer Helen Sung is the winner of the 2022 Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Prize, which was presented by the performing rights organization BMI … Read More “Helen Sung Wins BMI’s Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Prize” The post Helen Sung Wins BMI’s Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Prize appeared first on JazzTimes.
Many people will undoubtedly think that IF I WERE YOUR WOMAN is an attention-grabbing and curious title for an album by a male singer, but vocalist, songwriter, arranger, and producer SIDNEY JACOBS is an exciting performer who likes to experiment and is not afraid to take chances. On IF I WERE YOUR WOMAN, he lends his rich, baritone voice to
One of Los Angeles’ busiest jazz guitarists, Doug MacDonald is featured with his all-star octet on Overtones. MacDonald and his group with Rickey Woodard and Kim Richmond perform the leader’s swinging originals and the guitarist’s feature on “Lover Man.” To say that Doug MacDonald has been busy is always an understatement. Just in recent times he has released such
At a time when Jazz music could truly use a boost in listenership, singer Tony Hightower is on a mission to be the bridge to help a younger generation of appreciators crossover. With his sophomore album LEGACY entering the marketplace, all-around singer/entertainer Hightower – a protégé of the late Freddy Cole – is leveraging his R&B and Hip-Hop roots to entice more
Herbie Hancock may be 82 years old, but that doesn’t seem to be slowing him down. The latest case in point: his headlining set at … Read More “Herbie Hancock Takes It to the SummerStage” The post Herbie Hancock Takes It to the SummerStage appeared first on JazzTimes.
Meghan Stabile, an innovative jazz promoter, producer, organizer, curator, and advocate who proudly adopted the New York Times’ description of her as a “modern impresario,” … Read More “Revive Music Group Founder Meghan Stabile Has Died at 39” The post Revive Music Group Founder Meghan Stabile Has Died at 39 appeared first on JazzTimes.
The spiritual, organ-grinding predecessor to orchestrator/keyboardist Dexter Wansel’s spaced-out Life on Mars, this 1969 Blue Note release (and 2022 re-release) finds Brother Jack McDuff going … Read More “Brother Jack McDuff: Moon Rappin’ (Blue Note)” The post Brother Jack McDuff: Moon Rappin’ (Blue Note) appeared first on JazzTimes.
Jimmy Katz leads many lives. He is the preeminent currently active jazz photographer, and has shot more than 200 magazine covers and over 600 recording … Read More ““Live from Summit Rock” Central Park Concert Series Captured on Disc” The post “Live from Summit Rock” Central Park Concert Series Captured on Disc appeared first on
It was jaw-dropping when Jimmy Fallon ridiculed Peter Brötzmann on national TV. Last year, apropos of nothing, the giggly purveyor of “Slow Jam the News” … Read More “Peter Brötzmann/Fred Van Hove/Han Bennink: Jazz in der Kammer Nr. 71 (Trost)” The post Peter Brötzmann/Fred Van Hove/Han Bennink: Jazz in der Kammer Nr. 71 (Trost) appeared
The music that trumpeter/vocalist Sonny Singh presents on his debut Chardi Kala is vibrant, ebullient, and energized. That’s by design, of course, with the album’s … Read More “Sonny Singh: Chardi Kala (Self-released)” The post Sonny Singh: Chardi Kala (Self-released) appeared first on JazzTimes.