LATEST JAZZ ALBUM

  • Sitting In: Songs of the Silver Screen Playlist with the Tierney Sutton Band
    Vocalist Tierney Sutton is a master of jazz storytelling known for her ability to use her voice as an instrument. For the past two decades, she has led an eight-time Grammy-nominated ensemble, the Tierney Sutton Band, that has become a regular mainstay on the top spots of the U.S. jazz ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-03-15
  • Jazzmeia Horn, Don Cherry, Snarky Puppy: 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 Larry Blumenfeld to Explore “Jazz in Troubled Times” at Syracuse University: Cultural ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-03-15
  • Stan Kenton – “Somewhere”
    Bandleader Stan Kenton’s Grammy-winning album Kenton’s West Side Story was recorded on this day in 1961. It would go on to win the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Performance – Large Ensemble the following year. The album, an interpretation of the classic Leonard Bernstein film score, featured arrangements by acclaimed jazz ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-03-15
  • Quincy Jones – “Soul Bossa Nova”
    You may know it as the theme song from the goofy 1990s spy satire Austin Powers, but “Soul Bossa Nova” was actually an early hit by composer, producer, arranger and all-around jazz character Quincy Jones, who was born on this day (March 14) in Chicago in 1933. The song appeared on ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-03-14
  • Joe Fiedler: Swinging Down Sesame Street
    Joe Fiedler knows better than anyone that there’s more than one way to get to Sesame Street. The trombonist began his career playing in Cecil Taylor’s large ensemble, and has since worked with everyone from Andrew Hill and Charles Tolliver to Eddie Palmieri and Celia Cruz. He’s created his own ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-03-13
  • JAZZIZ Backstage Pass: 10 Albums You Need to Know for March 2019
    In this podcast, JAZZIZ Backstage Pass host Brian Zimmerman is joined by online editor Matt Micucci to discuss the 10 Albums You Need to Know for March 2019. The full list of albums is below. To read the text version of this feature, click here. https://assets.jazziz.com/uploads/2019/03/10-Albums-March-2019-Music_mixdown.mp3 ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-03-13
  • A Life in Music: Hal Blaine’s Impact on Jazz
    Hal Blaine, who died Monday, March 11, at age 90, was often cited as “the most recorded drummer in history.” It’s a title he wore humbly and with deep appreciation, earned through his tireless effort to elevate the craft of others. As a member of the Wrecking Crew, a famed ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-03-13
  • Roy Haynes – “Green Chimneys”
    Today is drummer Roy Haynes’ birthday. The jazz legend, who has been a major force in this music for more than seven decades, turns 94. Throughout his wide-ranging career, Haynes played a variety of styles, from bebop to free-jazz to fusion, and performed as a sideman to some of the ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-03-13
  • Charles Mingus – “Haitian Fight Song”
    Bass great Charles Mingus recorded tracks from his album The Clown on this day (March 12) in 1957. Among those tracks was the standout “Haitian Fight Song,” which he wrote as an ode to the triumph of freedom in the face of persecution. The song, one of the bassist and bandleader’s most ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-03-12
  • Q&A with Karl Denson: Blues of Communication
    Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe released their first album in five years, Gnomes and Badgers, on March 8 via Seven Spheres Records. The 11-track effort marks an evolution for bandleader, saxophonist-vocalist Karl Denson, as a songwriter, and it is partly inspired by the current political scene, speaking to a larger message ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-03-12
  • New Music Monday: Claude Fontaine, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah & More
    Looking for some Monday motivation? We’ve got you covered. From “bittersweet illusions” to “insatiable spirits,” here are five new songs that you can listen to right now to start your week the right way. Claude Fontaine, “Pretending He Was You” “Pretending He Was You” is the hypnotic, Bossa Nova-inspired ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-03-11
  • Bobby McFerrin – “Baby”
    Bobby McFerrin, a vocalist with a near-limitless range whose use of overdubs and multiphonics would change the scope of jazz singing during the late 20th-century, was born on this day in 1950. Upon releasing his self-titled debut album in 1982, McFerrin became such a sensation that he was hired by ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-03-11
  • The Ultimate Sonny Rollins Playlist
    To skip the intro and jump straight to the playlist, click here. Sonny Rollins is a living jazz legend, a player of outsize impact and cultural influence whose biography reads like jazz lore, even as it continues to be written. Born in the jazz mecca of New York City in ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-03-08
  • Celebrate International Women’s Day with These All-Female Ensembles
    Today is International Women’s Day, a day for celebrating women’s achievement, raising awareness against bias and taking action for equality. At JAZZIZ, we’re marking the occasion by taking a look back at some of the most influential all-female ensembles in jazz history (and a few that are still breaking ground ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-03-08
  • Maria Schneider, John Coltrane, Kendrick Scott: 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 Maria Schneider Named Artistic Director of Henry Mancini Institute: The Frost School ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-03-08