Variously described as soothing yet edgy, ethereal yet rock solid, street-wise yet sensitive, the current CD from Trippin N Rhythm recording artist Paul Hardcastle is titled ‘Hardcastle X’. It marks yet another milestone in Hardcastle’s redoubtable career and is crammed full of the grooves that over the years have become his calling card. Testimony to
Who: Anita Baker What: The Songstress Tour Eight-time Grammy Award-winning superstar Anita Baker, The Songstress, has announced a special run of live dates for 2023. The Songstress’ tour, produced by Live Nation, will bring her to 15 cities kicking off on February 11th at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, FL making stops across the U.S. in Atlanta
Ramiro Pinheiro has a new release, and it is called Sentidos. It is an amalgam of inventiveness and accessibility. Pinheiro pays homage to his roots through reinventing the traditional motifs, creating a work that is simultaneously conventional and refreshingly contemporary. Ramiro Pinheiro is a Brazilian guitarist, singer and songwriter born in the city of São
Enjoy A Jazzy Little Christmas with multi-GRAMMY® nominated group Ernie Haase & Signature Sound this holiday season. Featuring true, four-part harmony and a three-piece jazz band, A Jazzy Little Christmas Tour presents numbers from Ernie Haase & Signature Sound’s Billboard Top Ten Jazz Album. Ranked by the Los Angeles Times as one of the “Best Christmas Albums of 2019,” A Jazzy Little Christmas “evokes memories of
The extraordinary late creative flowering of Wadada Leo Smith carries on. He turned 80 on December 18, 2021, but the outpouring of new albums, including … Read More “Qasim Naqvi/Wadada Leo Smith/Andrew Cyrille: Two Centuries (Red Hook)” The post Qasim Naqvi/Wadada Leo Smith/Andrew Cyrille: Two Centuries (Red Hook) appeared first on JazzTimes.
We’ve had so many extraordinary musicians study in the New England Conservatory’s Contemporary Musical Arts department since it was founded in 1972 (under the name … Read More “Artist’s Choice: A Playlist of Notable New England Conservatory Alums” The post Artist’s Choice: A Playlist of Notable New England Conservatory Alums appeared first on JazzTimes.
Asked to choose Duke Ellington’s most valuable sidemen, most folks would likely start with Johnny Hodges, followed by any number of the additional cavalcade of … Read More “Chronology: Sonny Greer and Sam Woodyard Drum for the Duke” The post Chronology: Sonny Greer and Sam Woodyard Drum for the Duke appeared first on JazzTimes.
With 2020’s Swirling, the Sun Ra Arkestra—forever dedicated to the boundary-expanding Saturn-al jazz and future-life theories of the late Sun Ra—hung up a back-in-business sign for … Read More “Sun Ra Arkestra: Living Sky (Omni Sound)” The post Sun Ra Arkestra: Living Sky (Omni Sound) appeared first on JazzTimes.
The impact of Wynton Marsalis’ self-titled debut is immeasurable. Released 40 years ago, the album introduced the wider jazz world to a preening trumpeter from … Read More “The Story Behind Wynton Marsalis’ Debut Album” The post The Story Behind Wynton Marsalis’ Debut Album appeared first on JazzTimes.
Powered by engrossing female harmonies and the dynamism of the female spirit, Sonica creates anthems for peace, love, and change. Largely an extension of vocalist, … Read More “Sonica: Sonica (Outside In)” The post Sonica: Sonica (Outside In) appeared first on JazzTimes.