LATEST JAZZ ALBUM

  • Tearing Down Walls: Arturo O’Farrill Uses Music to Bring People Together
    There is a rich tradition of political and social activism in jazz, and in recent months it has taken on a distinct accent. In their social and artistic lives, many Latin artists in the United States have been rebuking the current administration on issues ranging from relations with Cuba to ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-11-13
  • Diane Moser – “Birdsongs for Eric”
    Diane Moser, “Birdsongs for Eric (For Eric Dolphy),” from Birdsongs  Pianist, composer and educator Diane Moser has long been fascinated with the sounds of nature, and her latest album, Birdsongs, is a quietly imaginative attempt to capture that sense of fascination through music. The album, which features bassist Ken Filiano and reedist ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-11-13
  • Rising Vocalists Take the Spotlight for 2018 Sarah Vaughan Competition
    Every year since 2012, rising vocalists from around the globe have been competing for a chance to perform in the finals of the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, also known as “The Sassy Awards.” This esteemed event provides a platform for today’s outstanding jazz singers and gives audiences an ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-11-13
  • Hitting the Right Notes: Five Actors Who Played Real-Life Jazz Artists
    Actors need to hit all the right notes when playing real-life musicians. With the new Peter Farrelly film, Green Book – featuring Mahershala Ali in the role of pianist-composer Don Shirley – hitting theatres in the U.S. from November 16, we have put together a list of five actors who ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-11-13
  • New Music Monday: Jonathan Butler, In Common, David Dominique and More
    Looking for some Monday motivation We’ve got you covered. Here are five new songs that you can listen to right now to start your week the right way. Jonathan Butler, “What the World Needs Now” Watch the premiere of the official lyric video for Jonathan Butler’s take on “What the ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-11-12
  • Jazz Musicians Who Served in the U.S. Military
    Jazz musicians have a distinguished record of serving in the U.S. military. To commemorate Veterans Day weekend, we’re bringing you the stories of six jazz musicians who dedicated a portion of their careers to serving their country. All were music legends. But perhaps more importantly, all were heroes off the ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-11-12
  • Glenn Miller Orchestra – “American Patrol”
    Veterans Day is officially observed November 11, but many of us are still taking today to honor those who served in the United States Armed Forces. At JAZZIZ, we’re commemorating one of the most famous musical veterans of all time: Glenn Miller, who joined the Air Force in 1942 at ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-11-12
  • Dave Liebman Donates Archive to Berklee
    Saxophonist and NEA Jazz Master Dave Liebman, has donated his archive, which spans over 60 years, to the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. The collection, a treasure trove of materials presenting a comprehensive picture of Liebman’s professional career including such items as unpublished and published manuscripts, gigging and ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-11-11
  • Kenny Clarke feat. Cannonball Adderley – “Bohemia After Dark”
    Bohemia After Dark, released on the Savoy label in 1955, marks one of the earliest recorded appearances of saxophonist Cannonball Adderley. It’s clear from the title track that, despite a heavy-hitting ensemble that includes leader Kenny Clarke on drums, Horace Silver on piano, Paul Chambers on bass and Donald Byrd ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-11-09
  • Nicholas Britell “If Beale Street Could Talk” Soundtrack Out Now
    Barry Jenkins’ new film, If Beale Street Could Talk, is in theaters on November 30. The original score for the film, which sublimely straddles the world of classical and jazz, and features a sound ranging from lush to uncompromisingly experimental, was composed by Nicholas Britell, who also composed the score ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-11-09
  • Chick Corea – “Return to Forever”
    Chick Corea, “Return To Forever,” from Return to Forever (ECM) Chick Corea’s Return To Forever on the ECM label is a classic example of early jazz fusion, demonstrating a clear transition in the pianist’s career toward a more globally influenced, more electronics-driven sound. The band Corea assembled for this project — also ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-11-08
  • Thelonious Monk Institute To Be Renamed for Herbie Hancock: Celebrate with His Top 10 Albums
    Beginning in the new year, the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz — one of the most widely respected organizations dedicated to jazz education and outreach — will be renamed after piano legend Herbie Hancock. The change, announced November 6 by the organization’s Board of Trustees, will officially rebrand the organization as ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-11-08
  • In Common “About 360” Song Premiere
    In Common, out on November 9 via Whirlwind Recordings, is the eponymous debut album by a new stellar ensemble featuring saxophonist Walter Smith III, guitarist Matthew Stevens, vibraphonist Joel Ross, bassist Harish Raghavan and drummer Marcus Gilmore. Together, they fashion striking improvisations from original compositional foundations. Listen to the premiere ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-11-08
  • Music from the Magazine: November 2018
    This playlist brings you the best music from the November 2018 edition of JAZZIZ Magazine, featuring new works by vibraphonist Stefon Harris, drummer Rudy Royston, pianist Aaron Parks, vocalists Mark Winkler and Cheryl Bentyne and many more. If you like the way this issue sounds, you’re going to love how it ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-11-07
  • Freddie Hubbard & Woody Shaw – “Sandu”
    Trumpeters Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw were at the height of their careers when they recorded Double Take together on Blue Note in 1985. Nevertheless, the pairing was a historic one. For Hubbard, it marked the first time recording for the Blue Note label since 1965. For Shaw, who owed much of ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2018-11-07