LATEST JAZZ ALBUM

  • New Music Monday: Vivian Sessoms, Kassa Overall, Quinsin Nachoff and More
    Looking for some Monday motivation? We’ve got you covered! From a searing rendition of an anti-lynching song that’s still hauntingly relevant to this day, to musical experimentations that mix modernity and tradition, here are five new jazz songs that you can listen to right now to start your week the ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-01-14
  • Abigail Rockwell – “So In Love”
    Abigail Rockwell, “So In Love,” from Autumn Noir Autumn Noir, Abigail Rockwell’s first album as a singer-songwriter, features saxophonist Harry Allen and more. “This album was born from beauty and friction,” said Rockwell. “It is my love letter to the East and West coasts: the craggy edges of the East, the ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-01-11
  • Dig In: Bossa Nova Essentials
    The 1960s was a momentous period for jazz, a time when the music would undergo profound stylistic and social changes. And not just in America. As new subgenres like free-jazz, hard-bop, modal jazz and fusion began to flourish stateside, over in Brazil, a group of chic, melody-minded composers led by Antônio ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-01-11
  • Max Roach – “Freedom Day”
    Legendary drummer Max Roach was born on this day — January 1 — in North Carolina in 1924 (though some say he was actually born in 1925). Lauded for his hard-charging rhythmic accompaniment and melodic drum soloing, Roach is often considered alongside Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie to be one ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-01-10
  • Quinsin Nachoff’s Flux “Bounce” Video Premiere
    Saxophonist-composer Quinsin Nachoff commissioned six filmmakers to create visual works for the six tracks from Path of Totality, his new album with his band Flux, out on February 8 via Whirlwind Recordings. Director Lee Hutzlak’s video for “Bounce” is the first of these to be unveiled. Watch its premiere via ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-01-10
  • Betty Carter – “You’re Mine You”
    Vocalist Betty Carter was among the most respected mentor-performers of her day, famous for bringing young, up-and-coming musicians on tour and honing their talent on the road. (Pianist Benny Green and drummer Wynard Harper were both graduates of her “traveling jazz university.”) Her love of teaching would eventually lead her, ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-01-09
  • A Short History of … “Street Life”
    In 1954, pianist Joe Sample, saxophonist Wilton Felder and drummer Stix Hooper formed The Swingsters in Houston, Texas. They were soon joined by trombonist Wayne Henderson, flutist Hubert Laws and bassist Henry Wilson. The band’s sound was initially rooted in hard bop and R&B. In the ’60s, they moved to ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-01-09
  • Sasha Masakowski “Sister” Video Premiere
    Sasha Masakowski grew up in a musicians’ home. Her father, Steve, is an acclaimed jazz guitarist and her mother, Ulrike, is a concert pianist and visual artist. She was also born in New Orleans, a place traditionally known as a musicians’ city. Recently, she decided to move to Brooklyn, New ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-01-08
  • New Music Monday: Swindle, Lady Gaga, Van Morrison and More
    Looking for some Monday motivation? We’ve got you covered. On our first “New Music Monday” feature of the year 2019, we’ve listed five new songs that you can listen to right now to help you start your week the right way. Brian Newman & Lady Gaga, “Don’t Let Me Be ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-01-07
  • Chano Pozo – “Manteca”
    Conga player Luciano “Chano” Pozo was born on this day — January 7 — in Havana, Cuba, in 1915. A renowned percussionist in his hometown, Pozo moved to New York in 1947 to break into the bustling jazz scene there. Before long, he would link up with trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, then ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-01-07
  • New York Winter Jazzfest: Best of the Fest Playlist
    Winter Jazzfest is New York City’s premiere showcase for improvised music, practically unrivaled in size and scope. Its 2019 edition, which is set to take place January 4-12 on a dozen stages around the city, features a roster of over 140 international performers. But the biggest numbers aren’t even stage-side; ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-01-04
  • A short history of … “East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)”
    “East of the Sun, West of the Moon” may be the English translation of the title of a Norwegian folktale first published in the mid-19th century, involving a white bear offering to take the youngest child to fix a family’s poor position, but many of our readers will know it ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-01-04
  • Herbie Nichols – “The Lady Sings The Blues”
    Pianist Herbie Nichols was born on this day (January 3) in New York City in 1919. An overlooked genius, Nichols was a virtuosic piano player whose original compositions — including today’s Song of the Day, “Lady Sings The Blues” — revealed an immense talent for rhythmic ingenuity, harmonic adventurousness and ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-01-03
  • Andy Milne – “Three-Way Mirror”
    Andy Milne & Dapp Theory, “Three-Way Mirror,” from Seasons of Being (Sunnyside) Pianist-composer Andy Milne marks 20 years of leading the genre-breaking group Dapp Theory with his Sunnyside Records debut, Seasons of Being. The album features Milne at his most Ellingtonian, masterfully orchestrating an original fusion between impressionistic group interplay ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-01-03
  • Video: GroundUp Music Festival Announces 2019 Lineup
    GroundUp Music announced that Andrew Bird and Chris Potter Circuits feat. James Francies and Nate Smith will join the stellar lineup of the third edition of its annual GroundUp Music Festival, taking place on February 8-10, 2019, in Miami Beach, Florida. They join a lineup of international guests, including the ... read more
    Source: Latest Jazz AlbumPublished on 2019-01-03