‘Promised Land’ by guitarist and ace producer Paul Brown is his ninth solo project and the first (not counting his 2021 collaboration with Larry Carlton) since 2020 and ‘Ones Upon A Time’. It is a tight ten-track collection of original compositions embellished as usual with contributions from his inner circle of backing musicians plus input
Prolific bass player Billy Mohler enjoys the best of two disparate worlds. In one, the L.A.-based multi-instrumentalist is a Grammy-nominated sessioneer who’s played with Lady … Read More “Billy Mohler: Anatomy (Contagious)” The post Billy Mohler: Anatomy (Contagious) appeared first on JazzTimes.
Supergroup Jazz Funk Soul, aka Jeff Lorber, Everette Harp and Paul Jackson Jr., is back with its latest offering ‘Forecast’ that will be released tomorrow, August 5, on the Shanachie Entertainment label. This uplifting ten-track collection opens with the album’s first single. ‘Hustle’, an original Jeff Lorber composition that not only finds him blowing the
Perhaps best known for his use of synthesized guitar to conjure up a whole range of instrumental and orchestral sounds, Steve Oliver is all set to release an album of out and out guitar solos. It is a response to his many fans who over the years have asked him for such an offering and
Last summer, for the first time since he founded it in 1954, George Wein wasn’t at the Newport Jazz Festival. Traveling from his Manhattan home … Read More “Scenes from the 2022 Newport Jazz Festival” The post Scenes from the 2022 Newport Jazz Festival appeared first on JazzTimes.
Nabil Ayers didn’t need to write a memoir about what rarely existed between him and his biological father, composer/vibraphonist Roy Ayers, to connect with making … Read More “Nabil Ayers: My Life in the Sunshine: Searching for My Father and Discovering My Family (Viking)” The post Nabil Ayers: My Life in the Sunshine: Searching for
Would it be overpraising Tom Harrell to describe his long recording career as practically peerless? Album after album, sometimes year after year, the Midwest-bred trumpet … Read More “Tom Harrell: Oak Tree (HighNote)” The post Tom Harrell: Oak Tree (HighNote) appeared first on JazzTimes.
Compared to the other outré jazz elders on Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad’s Jazz Is Dead label, Katalyst is a still a relatively fresh … Read More “Katalyst/Ali Shaheed Muhammad/Adrian Younge: JID013 (Jazz is Dead)” The post Katalyst/Ali Shaheed Muhammad/Adrian Younge: JID013 (Jazz is Dead) appeared first on JazzTimes.
On the enchanted evening of August 16, 1958, Ella Fitzgerald took to the stage of the legendary Hollywood Bowl. There, with a lustrous orchestra conducted … Read More “Ella Fitzgerald Gets Some Air, Thanks to Gregg Field” The post Ella Fitzgerald Gets Some Air, Thanks to Gregg Field appeared first on JazzTimes.
What: Arizona Jazz Festival When: October 21-23, 2022 Where: Phoenix, AZ Tickets on sale soon! We will keep you updated. The post Arizona Jazz Festival 2022 appeared first on Smooth Jazz and Smooth Soul.