LATEST JAZZ ALBUM

  • David Crosby, Lee Moses, John Adams: 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 York Jazz Workshop Launches Summer Jazz Day Camp for Kids: The ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-02-22
  • John MacMurchy – “WTF”
    With the release of Volume 2, multi-reedist and bandleader John MacMurchy leads Art of Breath, a group of superb Toronto-based musicians, on a journey that crosses borders and traditions. The album touches on love, loss, and politics, with MacMurchy’s sophisticated but accessible arrangements highlighted throughout by breathtaking vocal and instrumental performances. ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-02-22
  • Dig In: The Essential Electric Miles Playlist
    If there was one constant in the career of Miles Davis, it was change. The trumpeter was a relentless innovator, refusing to tread the same path twice in his search for new musical ideas. And while he was certainly in the vanguard of movements like bebop, modal jazz, hard-bop, and ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-02-21
  • Nina Simone – “Sinnerman”
    On this day in 1933, vocalist Nina Simone — universally regarded as the “High Priestess of Soul” — was born Eunice Kathleen Waymon in Tryon, North Carolina. Simone, a classically trained pianist, overcame a troubled childhood to become one of the most storied singer-songwriters in music history, leaving behind a legacy ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-02-21
  • Blue Note Celebrates 80 Years with Limited-Edition G-SHOCK Watch
    Blue Note Records, the venerable jazz label behind some of the music’s most enduring albums, turns 80 this year. Among many other planned celebrations, the label has partnered with Casio G-SHOCK to unveil a limited-edition men’s watch. Created to honor eight decades of impeccable jazz, the latest G-SHOCK model is an ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-02-20
  • Mack Avenue Records President Denny Stilwell on 20 Years of Extraordinary Jazz
    Christian McBride (left) with Mack Avenue President Denny Stilwell (Photo: Fran Kaufman) Though just two months in, 2019 is shaping up to be a great year for Mack Avenue Records. Earlier this month, the label scored a major victory at the 61st Grammy Awards when vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant, a ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-02-20
  • Nancy Wilson – “This Girl Is a Woman Now”
    Vocalist Nancy Wilson, whose supple voice, natural ability as a storyteller and willingness to cross musical boundaries made her a sensation in the jazz and pop worlds, was born on this day in 1937. Her most famous recordings — including the chart-topping hits “(You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am,” ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-02-20
  • A Short History of … “A Taste of Honey”
    In 1958, British playwright Shelagh Delaney wrote A Taste of Honey, a play about a hardened alcoholic teenage mother who once dreamt of being an artist now aspiring to find a job with a steady income so that she can stand on her own two feet. The story also revolves ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-02-20
  • Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt with Jack McDuff – “Soul Summit”
    Soul Summit is the combined effort of two of the most hard-swinging saxophonists of the 1960s: Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt. The album, which received an extra injection of soul from organist Brother Jack McDuff and drummer Charlie Persip, was recorded on this day in 1962 at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-02-19
  • Q&A with Hugh Marsh: The Beauty of Noise
    Hugh Marsh is an acclaimed and award-winning violinist, composer and sound bender. A 2007 Juno Award nominee in the best contemporary jazz album, Marsh has been a featured player on numerous film soundtracks and has worked with such artists as Hans Zimmer, Iggy Pop, Robert Palmer and many others. His ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-02-19
  • Miles Davis – “In A Silent Way”
    When Miles Davis released the album In a Silent Way in the summer of 1969, it represented a tectonic shift in the trumpeter’s artistry, aligning him with the growing legion of disrupters in the fusion movement and ushering in an era of funk-rock experimentation that critics would later dub his “Electric Period.” ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-02-18
  • New Music Monday: Anthony Strong, Ben Monder, Anat Fort and More
    Looking for some Monday motivation? We’ve got you covered! This week’s “New Music Monday” feature presents a healthy mix of exciting new takes on old classics and moving original compositions. Here are five new songs that you can listen to right now to start your week the right way. Ben ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-02-18
  • Quincy Jones, Larry Grenadier, Marvin Gaye: 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. Note-Worthy First Kid Creole & The Coconuts Live Album Out Soon: Kid Creole & The Coconuts, ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-02-15
  • Sitting In: Joe Locke’s ‘Great Vibes’ Playlist
    Our ‘Sitting In’ series invites guest artists to curate playlists for JAZZIZ.com. Today’s featured artist is vibraphonist Joe Locke. To skip straight to the playlist, click here. Joe Locke is a World Vibes Congress Hall of Famer whose most recent record, Subtle Disguise, combines the spontaneity of jazz with the spirit of ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-02-15
  • Ron Korb – “Patagonia”
    Ron Korb, “Patagonia,” from World Café Grammy-nominated, multi-award-winning flutist extraordinaire Ron Korb triumphs with the release of his highly anticipated World Café – a contemporary instrumental celebration of Latin fusion. Featuring the virtuosity of Latin Jazz masters guitarist Johannes Linstead and the legendary Cuban jazz pianist Hilario Duran, Ron’s compositions sizzle, ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-02-15