Twelve-time GRAMMY® Award winner Babyface has signed with Capitol Records. The legendary singer/songwriter/producer’s first project for the label will be Girls’ Night Out, a sonic journey through love, heartbreak and all of the emotions in between. The album will feature vocals from Babyface alongside some of today’s brightest female R&B stars, including Ella Mai, Queen Naija, Ari Lennox, Kehlani, Doechii and many others. Produced
One of premier guitarist and arranger Terry Wollman’s early influences was the seminal soul band, Tower Of Power. After recovering from a hip injury a few years ago it was playfully suggested that he include “What Is Hip?” in his live show. Terry took the idea to heart and decided to put his own unique
From their name to their album title and the dedications of the compositions within, WeFreeStrings takes inspiration from fearless activists. The album’s title track is … Read More “WeFreeStrings: Love in the Form of Sacred Outrage (ESP-Disk’)” The post WeFreeStrings: Love in the Form of Sacred Outrage (ESP-Disk’) appeared first on JazzTimes.
“When’s the next gig?” So spoke the trumpeter, composer, bandleader, and Strata-East Records founder Charles Tolliver after receiving the Jazz Foundation of America’s Lifetime Achievement … Read More “At the Jazz Foundation Gala, Needs Met and Unmet” The post At the Jazz Foundation Gala, Needs Met and Unmet appeared first on JazzTimes.
Bubbling, exotic sounds à la the beer-bottle percussion bookending Herbie Hancock’s 1973 version of “Watermelon Man”; banks of tightly clustered keyboards a bit reminiscent of … Read More “Marco Benevento: Benevento (Royal Potato Family)” The post Marco Benevento: Benevento (Royal Potato Family) appeared first on JazzTimes.
When you’re on TV, everybody knows you, or at least thinks they know you. Take Kevin Eubanks, who was on NBC’s Tonight Show five nights … Read More “Kevin Eubanks’ Remarkable Life Journey” The post Kevin Eubanks’ Remarkable Life Journey appeared first on JazzTimes.
Sax-man Kenney Polson although based in the Pacific Northwest has lived and performed in over 50 countries. Known widely as a smooth jazz artist, his seasoned musical style incorporates a range of jazz favours sublimely anchored on a firm foundation of straight ahead jazz. His 2019 album, For Lovers, blending as it did smooth jazz with
Due out on August 12, ‘Love Planet’ from silky smooth keyboard player Mark Etheredge is his first album since 2016 when ‘Connected’ took the smooth jazz world by storm. Not only that it finds him emerging from the troubled times which have recently beset him to reconnect with producer and two-time Grammy winner Paul Brown
Lifted from ‘Fired Up’, the latest album by that dynamic smooth jazz duo James Lloyd and Curtis Harmon (aka Pieces Of A Dream) ‘In Too Deep’ is everything we have come to expect from these true masters of contemporary jazz. Upbeat, uplifting and totally on the money this feisty cut features saxophonist Tony Watson Jr.
‘Heart Of Mine’ is the new album from the unique and versatile composer and pianist Ross Lorraine. Heart Of Mine is produced by jazz figurehead Claire Martin and features the vocal talents of Liane Carroll, Gwyneth Herbert, Ian Shaw, Luca Manning, Sara Colman and Claire Martin herself: a cast of guest singers who represent the