LATEST JAZZ ALBUM

  • Chick Corea, Terence Blanchard, Al Di Meola: The Week in Jazz
    The Week in Jazz is your roundup of new and noteworthy stories from the jazz world. It’s a one-stop destination for the music news you need to know. Let’s take it from the top. Jazz School: Education News Terence Blanchard Named First Kenny Burrell Chair in Jazz Studies: Grammy-winning trumpeter/composer ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-06-14
  • JAZZIZ Backstage Pass: 10 Albums You Need to Know for June 2019
    In this episode, JAZZIZ Backstage Pass host Brian Zimmerman is joined by JAZZIZ online editor Matt Micucci to present the 10 Albums You Need To Know for June 2019, featuring new records by best-selling U.K. jazz artist Jamie Cullum, former Earth Wind & Fire frontman Philip Bailey and not one ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-06-14
  • Ernest Melton – “P.B.S.”
    One of the brightest young stars to rise from the Kansas City, Missouri, scene in the past few years is Ernest Melton, a saxophonist with loads of talent, a probing mind and a compulsion to push the music forward. A product of the American Jazz Museum music program, he’s in ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-06-14
  • Dig In: Guitar Shredders and Skronkers
    Shredding. Verb. A style of guitar playing characterized by extremely fast flurries of notes and extremely distorted tones.  Skronk. Verb. To produce a raw and discordant sound with electric guitars. Jazz thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies, this playlist is for you. Introducing Guitar Shredders and Skronkers, the soundtrack that starts at warp ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-06-13
  • Doc Cheatham – “Blues In My Heart”
    Trumpeter, singer and bandleader Adolphus “Doc” Cheatham was born on this day (June 13) in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1905. After abandoning a career as a pharmacist — hence the nickname “Doc” — Cheatham dedicated his life to music and in doing so became an instrumental figure in the development of ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-06-13
  • Year By Year: Five Essential Albums of 1967
    Jazz may not have an official yearbook, but it does have a vast and well-documented discography. ‘Year by Year’ is our attempt to bring you the most noteworthy albums of each year, complete with audio samples and fascinating backstories. We hope you join us as we travel through the music’s ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-06-13
  • Chick Corea & Return To Forever – “Spain”
    Chick Corea, a pianist and keyboardist who for the past five decades has been a leader in almost every modern jazz genre, was born on this day (June 12) in Chelsea, Massachusetts, in 1941. Corea began studying music at age 4 and landed his first professional gig with showman Cab ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-06-12
  • Q&A, Vivian Sessoms: Songs in the Key of Life
    Singer/songwriter Vivian Sessoms’ new album, Life II, is out now via Ropeadope Records. This 12-track collection of originals and interpretations of songs by such artists as The Fixx and Stevie Wonder is a companion piece to Life I, released last November, through which she tells her story and offers a ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-06-11
  • Jazz Chart Update: Week of June 10
    In the Billboard Jazz Chart, a former American Idol contestant and a gem from John Coltrane crack the Top 10, while in the JazzWeek Radio Chart, a Bay Area vocal legend climbs back to the summit. Though the top slot in the Billboard Jazz chart still belongs to Michael ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-06-11
  • Clifford Brown – “Philly J”
    On this day (June 11) in 1953, trumpeter Clifford Brown, a brilliant improviser and a model for clean-living in jazz, recorded a series of tracks for Prestige with a band led by Tad Dameron and featuring Benny Golson, Percy Heath, Philly Joe Jones and others. The album was originally released ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-06-11
  • Judy Garland – “Come Rain or Come Shine”
    Actress Judy Garland, America’s darling of the screen and stage, was born on this day (June 10) in 1922. Though she was well known for her iconic film roles such as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz and Esther Smith in Meet Me In St. Louis, Garland was also an accomplished ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-06-10
  • New Music Monday: Ash Walker, Chrissie Hynde, Avishai Cohen
    Looking for some Monday motivation. From a celebration of classic swing to a deep dive into the subconscious, here are five new songs that you can listen to right now to start your week the right way. Ash Walker, “Under the Sun” London-based DJ/multi-instrumentalist Ash Walker offers an antidote ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-06-10
  • JAZZIZ Not What You Think: George Benson
    Few careers have been as rich and variegated as that of 76-year-old guitarist extraordinaire George Benson. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he cut his first record at age 10, singing sweetly on a catchy R&B single titled “She Makes Me Mad.” In 1964, at 21, he recorded The New Boss ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-06-07
  • A Life In Music: Remembering Dr. John
    Dr. John, the legendary New Orleans singer-songwriter whose music came to define the sound of his city, died June 6 of a heart attack. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and six-time Grammy winner was 77. From his sound to his dress to his stage presence, Dr. John ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-06-07
  • Jamie Cullum, ECM, Avishai Cohen: The Week in Jazz
    The Week in Jazz is your roundup of new and noteworthy stories from the jazz world. It’s a one-stop destination for the music news you need to know. Let’s take it from the top. Jazz School: Education News New England Conservatory Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Its Jazz Department: The New ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-06-07