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Benji Kaplan – Meditacoes no Violao

Benji’s 2nd creative endeavor, a solo album of guitar music inspired by many great composers from Brazil and around the world. All titles are original compositions comprised of. choros, sambas, Baiaoes, Waltzes and other styles of his own making. 1. ...

Ramsey Lewis – Taking Another Look

Pianist and contemporary jazz icon Ramsey Lewis revisits his classic 1974 electric jazz-funk album Sun Goddess for 2011’s Ramsey, Taking Another Look. Featuring a newly minted lineup of his ’70s electric band, Taking Another Look features keybo ...

Steve Lipman – Ridin’ The Beat

Ridin’ The Beat is Steve Lipman’s second release. Despite the fact that his first album,There’s a Song in my Heart, received numerous favorable critics’ reviews, and radio airplay across the globe, Steve will always consider it his proverbial “ ...

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Patrick Simard – P.S. I Groove You

...  rock, funk, to jazz. After graduating high school with a 93% average, as well as many performance, composition, and academic awards. Now ...

Joe Zawinul – 75

Joe Zawinul75 Heads Up – 2009 Keyboardist and composer Joe Zawinul, who succumbed to cancer September 11, 2007 at age 75, left behind a half-century legacy of brilliant music that will last for generations. Born in Austria and originally traine ...

L’Tanya Mari’ – A Teardrop of Sun

L’Tanya Mari’A Teardrop of Sun L’Tanya Mari’ Music – 2009Carmen Miller With a clear and vibrant tone that ranges from the lilting falsetto to the huskiness of a Sarah Vaughn, Philadelphia-bred L’Tanya Mari’ d ...

Arturo Sandoval – A Time for Love

Arturo SandovalA Time for Love Concord – 2010Sounds of Timeless Jazz A Time for Love is certainly one of the more beautiful recordings released by Arturo Sandoval. The world-renowned GRAMMY winning trumpeter who is best known for his swinging A ...

Irene and Her Latin Jazz Band – A Song of You

Irene and Her Latin Jazz BandA Song of You Irene and Her Latin Jazz Band – 2009C.W.Ross – Indie Music Stop Simply known as Irene she’s a rising jazz artist who was already performing on stage by the age of three. Irene started forma ...

Marcus Miller – A Night in Monte Carlo

Marcus MillerA Night in Monte Carlo 2011 – Concord Jazz Bassist, producer, composer, and all-around musician Marcus Miller has been a student and a leader, a creator and an interpreter, a master and a mentor in the art form of music – from ...

Phil Woods – A Life In E Flat – DVD

Phil WoodsA Life In E Flat – DVD JazzedMedia – 2005Ricky Miller Phil Woods amazing career has spanned over 50 years, during which he has established himself as one of the leading jazz alto saxophone players in the bebop music idiom. Joine ...

Wayne Wallace – �Bien Bien!

Wayne Wallace�Bien Bien! Patois Records – 2009 �Bien Bien!, is Wallace’s fifth production on his label, Patois Records.  Sparkling with the same signature energy that infuses all his work, Wallace’s masterful compositions and ar ...

Coming Up for Air – starring Stan Strickland

Coming Up for Air – starring Stan Strickland @ Central Square Theater, Cambridge, MAMatt Robinson Ringed by instruments from all over the world on an otherwise bare stage, award-winning singer/songwriter/sax man Stan Strickland tells the story ...

A Celebration of Jazz and Joyce – Live 2007

A Celebration of Jazz and Joyce Symphony Hall, Boston September 28, 2007 by Matthew Robinson Over the past few years, the Beantown Jazz Festival has grown from a solid grassroots effort to a major venue for student and professi ...

For Africans by Africans

For Africans by Africans by Struan Douglas The music industry in South Africa is crazy. We are infused with this incredible inferiority complex, where local is not cool or clever, it is ‘lekker’. So what, so is ice-cream, bubble-g ...

St Michael Zulu

...  Zambia there is some of the best copper but now we are 80% below the poverty line.” “It is the policy makers – in my country there ...

Orchestra Baobab – Sexier than the Buena Vista Social Club

Orchestra BaobabSexier than the Buena Vista Social Club By Struan Douglas Senegal is a country of many baobab trees and an incredible music tradition. And when they merge – that is the longevity, the pride and strength of the baobab tree  ...

Africa Straight Ahead

Africa Straight AheadA Collection of Africa’s Finest(Heads Up – 2003) by Sidney Bechet-Mandela Scheduled to coincide with the historic ten year anniversary of the end of apartheid, Africa Straight Ahead spotlights some of South Africa ...

An Interview with Moses Molelekwa

Moses Molelekwa – An Interview by Struan Douglas South African music is hot. It’s always been hot. And yet where are the compilation albums that capture the passion and depth of contemporary South african sounds in an honest, auth ...

Music walks the political and cultural tightrope

Music walks the political and cultural tightrope. by Struan Douglas Iisiginci siyakha’ ilizwe – a guitar builds a nation. Brenda Fassie “1963, the peoples president was taken away by security men, all dressed in a un ...

Carlo Mombelli

Carlo Mombelli by Struan Douglas I applied for a teaching post at the Richard-Strauss conservatoire of music in Munich. The audition was very strange. You had to walk in play and teach this student for half an hour in front of a panel. The gu ...

Mac McKenzie and the penthouse goema suits

The ‘Genuine” Mac McKenzie by Iain Harris Mac Mckenzie (above) at the Cape Town Festival 2002 and Hilton Schilder, also at the Cape Town Festival 2002 I wasn’t around during the time of the Genuines and I ...

Hugh Masekela

A Galaxy cooking session with by Struan Douglas Struan Douglas and Iain Harris exchange tones with Hugh Masekela, and discover that apart from people, life, the world and women, music is in fact all about sushi. “I love sushi,” ...

Oliver Mtukudzi

Oliver Mtukudzi20 years of best-sellers A strong driving rhythm, big vocals, conscious lyrics and a delicate rhythm – Zimbabwean Oliver Mtukudzi is one of Southern Africa’s greatest stars. Oliver Mtukudzi’s  ...

Winston Mankunku

Winston Mankunku Winston Mankunku Jazz has worn many hats: big-band – swing enjoyed straw-hats, be-bop went for afro-berets and cool-jazz for stetsons. The style, the music all comes from the same core, the expression. ...

Africa Beats – May 2000

  May 2000 JazzUSA has teamed up with Afribeat to bring you a new monthly feature called Africa Beats. Each month the folks at Afribeat will be providing our readers with new, interesting information on the thriving jazz scene across the waters. We  ...

Angelique Kidjo

Angelique KidjoBlack Ivory Soul and More This is an exciting new release from Angelique Kidjo, exploring Brazilian connections and allowing her voice to find a new, more sensitive space. There is a selection of thoughtless cheese on the album, like ...

An Interview with Miriam Makeba

A Conversation With Miriam Makeba by Struan Douglas This month one of the great women, songstresses and mothers of Africa – Miriam Makeba releases her first album in many years – Homelands. Like a snake evoking the passi ...

Abdullah Ibrahim

Cape Town Revisited Abdullah Ibrahim by John Barrett When Abdullah Ibrahim returned home to South Africa, his music became reflective, and a bit more emotional. On this 1977 live date from Cape Town, the music is a river, with almost no paus ...

South African jazz history

Dolly Rathebe Bebop and beyond the blues South African jazz history By Iain Harris and Struan Douglas “Jazz is a music which has its roots in a life of insecurity, in ...

Andy Narell – Live in South Africa

Live in South Africa Andy Narell by John Barrett Andy Narell was amazed he had a huge following in South Africa, a country where he had never set foot. (In Soweto, there’s even a jazz club named in his honor.) When he had the chance t ...

Ubuyile – Jazz comes home

UbuyileJazz comes home By Gwen Ansell “Jazz music will never die,” affirms trumpeter Johnny Mekoa, “because it’s the people’s music and you can’t keep it down.” Perhaps only in t ...

Moses Khumalo

...  When I turn on the radio could I hear at least 50% of our own music?” Jazz for today?… “I am ...

North Sea Jazz Festival

With Jesus singing and God on the drums, How Can You Go Wrong? by Struan Douglas ‘With Jesus singing and God on the drums, how can you go wrong?’ asked a friend of latin music geniuses Cubanismo. As good as Jesus Alemany (lead t ...

Bonga Kwenda

Check out Bonga’s latest release Mulemba Xangola… Bonga Kwenda A national icon, an international star, and a performer whose energy, warmth and respect for both audience and fellow musicians is entirely compelling. Watching Bonga ...

Cheikh Lô

The New Voice of SenegalCheikh Lô by Struan Douglas “Me, I want to play every music. I want to travel, I want to discover every type of music… All this rhythm is Africa – it is the change of the name. I c ...

Euro-Crash: A city fit for kittens

A city fit for kittens Euro-Crash by Struan Douglas ‘Why does the chicken cross the road?’ we used to joke as irritating children. But, why indeed does the Copenhagen cross the road I thought as a bevy of patently exact people hudd ...

Louis Moholo – Avant-garde drum pioneer

Louis MoholoAvant-garde drum pioneer By Struan Douglas A pioneer of avant-garde, a soldier of expression and still a fighter for freedom. Great South African drummer – Louis Moholo – returned to Langa for a brief holiday break. St ...

So What Is Jazz?

So What Is Jazz? by Struan Douglas In a few years as a jazz journalist I have heard many different definitions of what exactly jazz is, and throughout I have always found the colloquial definitions the most interesting as music is best hear ...

Gigi

GigiEthiopia’s Soaring Voiceof Musical Regeneration Heruy Arefe-Aine writes from Addis Ababa on the voice that Ethiopians have called “Gift of God”, a voice that is inspiring Ethiopian musicians to new musical possibilities, and  ...

Dancing with the Diaspora: A journey to West Africa

A journey to West Africa Dancing with the Diaspora by Struan Douglas Introduction to the concept and series: As Baaba Maal says, “I want people to see Africa in new eyes, to have a very positive interest of Africa, to know that it i ...

Kora Awards 2001

If there was a defining moment at this year’s Kora awards it was when Coumba Gowlo raised her kora award above her shoulders and sang in her textured, high pitched, soaring and elegant voice – ‘Senegal, Senegal – oh Senegal.” A moving moment for na ...

Damian Marley – Righteousness Overcome

Damian MarleyRighteousness Overcome By Derek Beres There is no irony, perhaps, that doctrine is defined as a “principle or body of principles presented for acceptance or belief, as by a religious, political, scientific, or philosophic group ...

Afribeat – The Attack of Beauty

Afribeat – The Attack of Beauty There was this ancient fellow wearing slightly faded yet dashing robes and giant sunglasses. He was playing the harp like instrument of the ancient tradition of the griot, the kora, simultaneously explaining in a ...

Pittsburgh Bretheren To Play In Ghana

Pittsburgh Bretheren To Play In Ghana by Paula Edelstein It’s not everyday that something like this happens in Ghana. Saturday, December 16th, 2000, a great jazz concert will happen in Ghana, and it’s causing quite a wave of excitemen ...

Fela Anikulapo Kuti – From the Foot of the Shrine

Fela Anikulapo KutiFrom the Foot of the Shrine By Struan Douglas Photos: Bailey’s African Archives Amongst the infectious, feverish heat of the Nigerian coastal capital – Lagos, a funky, vigorous beat plays with hypnotic effect ...

Chris McGregor – The Blue Notes & the Brotherhood of Breath

Chris McGregorThe Blue Notes & the Brotherhood of Breath by Tony McGregor Chris McGregor was born on December 24, 1936, in Somerset West, Western Cape, where his father, Murray McGregor was teaching at Hottentots’ Holland High School.  ...

Chris Graham Trio – After-Birth of Cool

Chris Graham TrioAfter-Birth of Cool Chris Graham Trio – 2010 After-Birth of Cool is bursting with texturally rich compositions and technically evocative playing. The Chris Graham Trio has a telekinetic communication underpinning each adventurou ...

Jeremy Manasia – After Dark

Jeremy ManasiaAfter Dark Posi-Tone 2009 Talented newcomer Jeremy Manasia shines brightly on his debut release “After Dark”.  Joining efforts with Manasia on this piano trio date are bassist Barak Mori and drummer Charles Ruggiero. Saxop ...

Al Jarreau – Talking about the Future

...  warming to the subject. “It’s creeping up to 50%.of people who can’t follow directions on a prescription bottle and they ...  country. “I spent two weeks in the hospital and 90% of the staff was foreign born,” he ranted. “It’s getting ...

Rick Braun – All It Takes

Rick BraunAll It Takes Artistry Music – 2009Sounds of Timeless Jazz Rick Braun’s latest CD is an inspired masterwork of contemporary jazz that celebrates the unique relationships he has with band members,  his wonderful wife, and collabo ...

Doug Munro – Alone But Not Alone

Doug MunroAlone But Not Alone Gotmusic – 2009 Doug Munro’s new solo project Alone But Not Alone is a recording of spiritual songs that was all performed live in the studio with no over dubs. Using a loop station to create the multiple part ...

Allen Toussaint – Jazz History Speaks

Jazz History Speaks – Allen Toussaint New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – May 2, 2009Matt Robinson After a brief introduction by local Jazz writer Bern Sandmel that paled in comparison to its object, multi-hyphened entertainer an ...

Lenny White – Anomaly

Lenny WhiteAnomaly Abstract Logix – 2010 Following his triumphant worldwide reunion tour with Return To Forever in 2008 and separate trio tours in 2009 with Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke and pianist Hiromi with Clarke, drummer Lenny White was  ...

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall – Anything Goes

Anything GoesHerb Alpert and Lani Hall Concord – 2009Sounds of Timeless Jazz Anything Goes is a rare offering by two of music’s most revered masters – trumpeter Herb Alpert and vocalist Lani Hall. The recording  is a collection of  ...

kenny and leah – april in paris

kenny and leahapril in paris k&l – 2010 a new release from jazz musical artists kenny & leah presents refreshing new treatments of a collection of timeless classics along with multi-lingual delights. opening with strong performances on & ...

Art Ported Dies in Freak Accident

Art Porter Dies in Freak Accident By Mark Ruffin – 12/02/1996 Today guitarist Alan Burroughs returns home to Chicago after a long Thanksgiving holiday weekend, one for which he will forever give thanks. He was the lone survivor in ...

Ann Hampton Calloway – At Last

Ann Hampton CallowayAt Last Telarc – 2009 Most people would agree that life is a journey. Finding love along the way – an experience that can be joyous, painful and confusing all at the same time – only makes the journey more inter ...

Ivo Perelman To Perform – At the Second Annual Clean Feed Festival

Ivo Perelman To PerformAt the Second Annual Clean Feed Festival Cornelia Street Caf� – May 7, 2010 Saxophonist/Composer Ivo Perelman will perform at the Cornelia Street Caf� as a part of Second Annual Clean Feed Festival on May 7. Perelman a ...

Philippe Saisse – At Worlds Edge

Philippe SaisseAt Worlds Edge Koch – 2009 At World’s Edge sets to music a personal odyssey that started when Saisse began recording the project in his basement studio in Scarsdale, NY. A flood that resulted in the near-total destruction ...

Frank DiBussolo – Average White Cats

Frank DiBussoloAverage White Cats Lost World Music – 2010 On Average White Cats, Eight-time Grammy nomine =e and master guitarist Frank DiBussolo leads a dynamic quintet through a program of his own compositions. Frank uses both acoustic and ele ...

The David Leonhardt Trio – Bach to the Blues

The David Leonhardt TrioBach to the Blues Big Bang – 2009 In a creative improvisational approach to classical themes The David Leonhardt Trio interprets the Great Composers like you’ve never heard them before. From Beethoven to Aaron Copel ...

Armik – Barcelona

Armik – Barcelona Bolero – 2008Sounds of Timeless Jazz As a creative musician, Armik never stops exploring, listening, testing the waters and pushing the envelope as he expands the Nuevo Flamenco language. Such eclecticism has to come fro ...

Wayman Tisdale – Basketball Star and Jazz Musician Dies at Age 44

Wayman TisdaleBasketball Star and Jazz Musician Dies at Age 44 CNN – May 15, 2009 Wayman Tisdale, who became a successful jazz musician after retiring from pro basketball, died Friday May 15, 2009 after a two-year battle with cancer. Tisdale,  ...

Stevie Holland – Before Love has Gone

Stevie HollandBefore Love has Gone 150 Music – 2008Sounds of Timeless Jazz Vocalist Stevie Holland does a tremendous job with a well-selected repertoire of songs from the theatre, Tin Pan Alley and rare movies. BEFORE LOVE HAS GONE encompasses  ...

Antoinette Montague – Behind the Smile

Antoinette MontagueBehind the Smile In The Groove – 2010 For Behind the Smile, Montague assembled the same jazz masters she worked with on her debut album, Pretty Blues. She credits the band with having “immense artistry and a wealth of cr ...

End Of 1999 CD Project

“Everybody Is A Star…” – Sly Stone If you’ve got a Jazz tune that you think is good enough for the big time, nows the time! JazzUSA is accepting material submissions for our End Of ’99 CD project. Once all the submiss ...

Lin Rountee – Sumthin’ Good

Lin RounteeSumthin’ Good BDK – 2008 In this crazy age, everyone needs a little Sumthin’ Good and Lin Rountree is just what the doctor ordered! Brimming over with hot grooves and fluid lines, trumpeter/flugelhomist Linn Rountree offer ...

Lisa Hilton – Sunny Day Theory

Lisa HiltonSunny Day Theory Ruby Slippers – 1008Sounds of Timeless Jazz The power of creativity comes from many sources however, Lisa Hilton has tapped the depths of her soul to create an impressive recording titled SUNNY DAY THEORY. The lovely ...

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Mark Weinstein and Omar Sosa – Tales From The Earth

Mark Weinstein and Omar SosaTales From The Earth OTA – 2010Sounds of Timeless Jazz Witnessing the creation of new music as it happens is one of the best experiences one can have whether you’re a musician or a spectator/listener. On TALES ...

Mark Weinstein / Omar Sosa – Tales from the Earth

Mark Weinstein / Omar Sosa Tales from the Earth Ota Records – 2010Sounds of Timeless Jazz Witnessing the creation of new music as it happens is one of the best experiences one can have whether you’re a musician or a spectator/listener. On ...

Vayo – Tango

VayoTango Pantale�n – 2009 Vayo Raimondo is one of only a handful of artists in the history of tango who both writes and sings new music. He also works on other genres, Latin, classical, and world songs. While he sings primarily in Spanish he  ...

Jesse J – Tequila Moon

Jesse J Tequila Moon Peak Records – 2008 Sounds of Timeless Jazz  Jesse J joins the ranks of such contemporary female saxophonists as Mindi Abair and Candi Dulfer  with her debut release called TEQUILA MOON. Produced by the amazing Paul Br ...

Angie Whitney – That’s What Love is All About

Angie WhitneyThat’s What Love is All About Little Dizzy – 2008 The new record by former spinners backup singer Angie Whitney takes you on a beautiful journey about love. Every song has a story. “Don’t Tease Me” shows off  ...

Return to Forever – The Anthology

Return to ForeverThe Anthology Concord Records – 2008Ray Redmond This IS the definitive Return to Forever music collection. What more can I cay? Either you need it or you should take a listen because you just don’t know. To commemorate  ...

Ken Greves – The Face of my Love

Ken GrevesThe Face of my Love Jazz Cat Productions – 2009 In this new release Ken takes us through all the stages implicit in the process: of being alone, falling in and then out of love, and, at the end, being alone again -waiting for the cycle ...

Glen Ackerman – The Glenious Inner Planet

Glen AckermanThe Glenious Inner Planet 2010 – Blue Bamboo Music Glen Ackerman has always been a composer. As a young child he blew up his parent’s stereo gear with wild tape loop experiments. When his mother (whose eclectic tastes fueled h ...

Coleman Hawkins – The Hawk Flies High

Coleman HawkinsThe Hawk Flies High [Keepnews Collection]Concord Jazz – 2008 Orrin’s commentary (from his new liner notes): “Before [Coleman] Hawkins, the tenor saxophone-which has come to be one of the basic instruments of jazz-simp ...

David Marq – The Hit It Project

David MarqThe Hit It Project Red Distribution – 2008Sounds of Timeless Jazz How does one pay tribute to such an iconic songwriter as the late Mr. Skip Scarborough? That sounds like an enormous undertaking since Scarborough’s songbook incl ...

John L. Holmes – The Holmes Stretch

John L. HolmesThe Holmes Stretch 2010 – 7/19/2011 John L. Holmes was born in Walla Walla, WA in 1950. He began classical guitar instruction at the age of nine and played his first recital at twelve. Since then he has taught himself to play many  ...

Conrad Herwig – The Latin Side of Wayne Shorter

Conrad HerwigThe Latin Side of Wayne Shorter HalfNote – 2008 After refitting Coltrane and Miles, Conrad Herwig’s latest Latinization effort has been aimed directly at Wayne Shorter.  Recorded live at the Blue Note in New York, Herwig is j ...

Buddy Rich – The Lost Tapes – DVD

Buddy RichThe Lost Tapes – DVD WEA – 2005S. H. Watkins, Sr. Arguably the greatest jazz drummer of all time, Buddy Rich’s last concert before he passed away (in 1987) has been captured here as a restored and rejuvinated video perf ...

Giacomo Gates – The Luminosity Story

Giacomo GatesThe Luminosity Story United – 2008 Accompanied by a top-notch ensemble of John diMartino (p), Ray Drummond (b), Greg Bandy (d), Bob Kindred (ts) and Tony Lombardozzi (g), Gates digs into a wide palette of material ranging from lesse ...

Jamie Cullem – The Pursuit

Jamie CullemThe Pursuit Universal – 2009 Acclaimed by critics as Jamie Cullum’s strongest album to date, ‘The Pursuit’ finds the Essex-born crossover jazz pianist in eclectic mood. This follow-up to 2005’s ‘Catching ...

Jamie Cullum – The Pursuit

Jamie CullumThe Pursuit Verve – 2010Sounds of Timeless Jazz It’s hard to imagine that it’s been 10 years since Jamie Cullum released his first self-funded release called HEARD IT ALL BEFORE! In between touring on behalf of his stell ...

Vanessa Williams – The Real Thing

Vanessa WilliamsThe Real Thing Concord – 2009Sounds of Timeless Jazz Vanessa Williams’ musical career has been and continues to be a winning combination of great collaborations and chart-topping hits. With Sixteen Grammy Award nominations ...

Sean Jones – The Search Within

Sean JonesThe Search Within Mack Avenue – 2009Sounds of Timeless Jazz THE POWER WITHIN, Sean Jones’ fifth recording for Mack Avenue Records, is a superb example of the young trumpeter’s growth and musical personality. The 12 songs w ...

Michael Feinstein – The Sinatra Project

Michael FeinsteinThe Sinatra Project Concord – 2008 The Sinatra Project from four time Grammy nominee, singer/pianist Michael Feinsteinis a tribute to “The Chairman of the Board” himself, Frank Sinatra and is Feinstein’s first ...

Earl Klugh – The Spice of Life

Earl KlughThe Spice of Life Koch – 2008 In a recording career of over three decades, master guitarist EARL KLUGH has been lauded first as a prodigy and groundbreaker, then a defining figure, and ultimately, as one of the true statesmen of contem ...

Take 6 – The Standard

Take 6The Standard Heads Up – 2008 The Take 6 Debut on Heads Up records features Aaron Neville, Al Jarreau, George Benson, Jon Hendricks, Roy Hargrove, Till Br�nner and Brian McKnight. Winners of 10 GRAMMY� Awards, 10 Dove Awards, one Soul  ...

Nicole Henry – The Very Thought of You

Nicole HenryThe Very Thought of You Banister – 2008Sounds of Timeless Jazz Nicole Henry will definitely captivate you with her third CD called THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU. Influenced by jazz, pop, and soul, the Miami resident gives a fresh feeling  ...

Editorial – The Death of Jazz

...  know… In 2000 Diana Krall accounted for 25% of total jazz sales. (that would be cool if there were only 7-8 jazz artists ...  decline of modern jazz???) Of that 2.3 million over 33% was related to the Ken Burns series.(hey, at least he got their attention!)  ...

Danielle Reich – This Year’s Kisses

Danielle ReichThis Year’s Kisses 2010 – Danielle Reich For emerging jazz singer Danielle Reich, there have been only short steps from her classical coloratura opera focus in Florida to standing room only in the Heights of Houston.  From  ...

S.M.V. – Thunder

S.M.V. – Thunder Heads Up – 2008Matt Robinson Despte the title and the imposing (front) cover portrait, this potentially mind-bending bass summit sounds more like SWV than SMV. Sure, the licks are hot, but only for quick spurts. After a s ...

Luciana Souza – Tide

Luciana SouzaTide Verve – 2009Sounds of Timeless Jazz On Tide, Brazilian vocalist Luciana Souza delivers a superb set of seven original songs on which she collaborates with such musical luminaries as guitarists Romero Lubambo, Larry Koonse, hus ...

Jason Miles – To Grover with Love

Jason MilesTo Grover with Love Koch – 2008 Producer and keyboardist Jason Miles recently released his second tribute to jazz and soul saxophonist Grover Washington. “2 Grover With Love”, the highly anticipated follow up to 2000’ ...

John McLaughlin – To the One

John McLaughlinTo the One Abstract Logix – 2010Sounds of Timeless Jazz In his liner notes, McLaughlin talks about the sources of inspiration behind his new recording for Abstract Logix called TO THE ONE.  His perception of John Coltrane’ ...

Freihofers Saratoga Jazz Festival – Tops Last Years Attendance

Freihofers Saratoga Jazz FestivalTops Last Years Attendance SPAC Saratoga Springs, NY (July 1, 2009) – With a strong artist lineup that included performances by  Patti LaBelle, George Benson and Bettye LaVette, SPAC’s 2009 FreihoferR ...

Top 10 Jazz Albums of 1996

Jazz Albums of 1996 As chosen by our Jazz Editor Herbie Hancock – The New Standard – Verve Conrad Herwig – The Latin Side Of John Coltrane – Astor Place Claire Martin – The Waiting Game – Honest Jo ...

Top Ten Reasons To Listen To Jazz

Reasons to Listen to Jazz. Music, soothes the savage beast…and Jazz does it best Jazz is the music of the soul For the intricate harmonies and improvisations Jazz sounds better It helps me sleep It reminds me of college My spouse  ...

Mike Arroyo – Transition

Mike ArroyoTransition Mike Arroyo – 2009 Dedicated to one of Puerto Rico’s master guitarists, Maximo Torres, who performs on his own “Recuerdos de HumacaIn, the new Mike Arroyo CD is culminating his path not only musicially but also  ...

Dan Moretti – Tres Muse

Dan MorettiTres Muse Foundation Jazz – 2009 Veteran tenor-saxophonist Dan Moretti has released Tres Muse, a stirring set of trio performances embodies his hardest-swinging set yet. Teamed with electric bassist Marty Ballou and drummer Marty Rich ...

Lutalo (Sweet Lu) Olutosin – Tribute to Greatness

Lutalo (Sweet Lu) OlutosinTribute to Greatness 2010 – SESAC Lutalo Olutosin [pronounced O-la-TO-sin] was born in East Chicago, Indiana. Raised during early life in Gary, Indiana, Lutalo (Lu) moved to the South East in the mid 1970’s. Influ ...

Tia Fuller – Decisive Steps

Tia FullerDecisive Steps Mack Avenue – 2010Sounds of Timeless Jazz Multi-instrumentalist Tia Fuller takes several DECISIVE STEPS on her second offering for Mack Avenue Records. From the start, the compositions included on the recording offer F ...

Kurt Elling – Dedicated to You

Kurt EllingDedicated to You Concord – 2009Sounds of Timeless Jazz Recorded LIVE in Manhattan as part of Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series, Grammy Award nominee and critically acclaimed vocalist Kurt Elling offers his fans a stunni ...

Yellowjackets – New Morning: The Paris Concert

YellowjacketsNew Morning: The Paris Concert Heads Up – 2009 A performance by the Yellowjackets – purveyors of progressive jazz for nearly three decades – is an experience that has as much to do with sight as it does with sound. Any g ...

The Alex Levin Trio – New York Portraits

The Alex Levin TrioNew York Portraits 2010 – Alex Levin Records Originally from Philadelphia, Alex Levin has performed in Philadelphia and New York as a leader and a sideman for almost two decades. After studying at The New School with teacher  ...

Newport Jazz – Live 2007

by Matthew Robinson Our roving writer spent some time at the Newport Jazz Festival taking in the music and ambiance so he could report his take on some of the live jazz… Dave Brubeck – Aug. 11, 2007 While he may be a  ...

Nick Colionne Interview 2005

...  out of college and I still have contact with about 50-60% of them. I get emails and calls. I get calls from Afganistan and Iraq. It ...

Stanley Clark and Friends – Night School – DVD

Stanley Clark and FriendsNight School – DVD Koch – 2005Sounds of Timeless Jazz This totally hip DVD documents the 3rd Annual Concert for The Scholarship Fund at the Musician’s Institute in Los Angeles, CA. Recorded in October 2002, b ...

Nick Colionne – No Limits

Nick Colionne – No Limits Koch – 2008Jonathan Widran The title of Nick Colionne’s highly anticipated KOCH Records debut says it all about the charismatic Chicago-based guitarist’s rich, sizzling mix of jazz, R&B, funk, blu ...

Jeff Lorber Fusion – Now is the TIme

Jeff Lorber FusionNow is the TIme Heads Up – 2010 By the late 1970s, keyboardist and composer Jeff Lorber had become a prominent figure in the new movement known as jazz fusion – a marriage of traditional jazz with elements of rock, R& ...

Sir James Galway – O’Reilly Street

Sir James GalwayO’Reilly Street RCA – 2008 Sir James Galway, revered as one of the world’s greatest flute players, and the two-time Grammy�-nominated Cuban music group, Tiempo Libre, offer an exuberant Afro-Cuban take on music from ...

Meklit Hadero – On A Day Like This…

Meklit HaderoOn A Day Like This… Porto Franco – 2010 If Joni Mitchell were East African and met Nina Simone for tea in San Francisco’s Mission District, she might end up sounding like Meklit Hadero. Meklit is a true modern global ar ...

Brandon Burrows – On The Move

Brandon BurrowsOn The Move Brandon Burrows – 2009 Despite being only 14 years-old, Brandon Burrows is going places.  The soulful pop crooner recently released his debut disc, On The Move.  The title track has received radio spins across the na ...

The Loudhorns – One For Maynard

The LoudhornsOne For Maynard The Loudhorns – 2009 The Loudhorns live up to their name. Comprised of Nashville’s top studio brass players – players who have shared the stage and recording studio with superstars such as Elton John, P ...

Carol Morgan Trio – Opening

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Oliver Manchon – Orchestre de Chambre Miniature

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The James Moody and Hank Jones Quartet – Our Delight

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Tricia Obrien – Out of a Dream

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OZ-750 Organizer

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Patrick Simard – P.S. I Groove You

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Stephano Battaglia and Michele Rabbia – Pastorale

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Dave Holland Octet – Pathways

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PDX Jazz 2004

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Vince Guaraldi – Peanuts Portraits

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John Scofield – Piety Street

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Hiromi – Place To Be

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Jacques Loussier – Plays Bach

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Richard Blake – Plays Midtown at Midnight

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Marcus Johnson – Poetically Justified

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Reggie Pittmann & Loren Daniels – Point A to Point A

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Christopher Lehman – Popjazzic

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Anne Walsh – Pretty World

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Danilo Perez – Providencia

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Gabriel Alegr�a & The Afro-Peruvian Sextet – Pucusana

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Tony Desare – Radio Show

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Ragabop Trio – Ragabop Trio

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Tobin Mueller – Rain Bather

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John Stein – Raising The Roof

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Roberto Badoglio – Re-Evaluating-Time

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Michael C. Lewis – Reflection

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Anson Wright – Ukiah’s Lullaby

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Babatunde Lea – Umbo Weti: A Tribute to Leon Thomas

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Mosaic – Unsaid, Undone

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Fernandez & Wright – Unsung

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Rich Johnson – Up the Turret Mil

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Spencer Day – Vagabond

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Tony Marcus – Vanishing Point

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Eldar – Virtue

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An Interview with Von Freeman

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Mose Allison – Way of the World

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Matt Savage – Welcome Home

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Denise Donatelli – What Lies Within

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Kim Pensyl – When Katie Smiles

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Willie ‘The Lion’ Smith – Willie the Lion – DVD

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Esperanza Spalding – Wins Grammy For Best New Artist

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John Pizzarelli – With a Song in my Heart

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Kathryn Smith – With Every Breath I Take

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Lua Hadar – with TWIST

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Anna Maria Flechero – Within the Fourteenth Hour

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Nat Adderly – Work Song

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Christian Scott – Yesterday You Said Tomorrow

Christian ScottYesterday You Said Tomorrow Concord – 2010 Yesterday You Said Tomorrow references a saying that Scott’s grandfather would use to emphasize the importance of recognizing the work at hand and making the most of the available t ...

Kenny and Leah – You and the Night and the Music

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James Zollar – Zollar Systems

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31st Annual – Detroit Jazz Festival 2010

...  America. It has become a major tourist attraction, with 23% of its audience coming from out of state. It has a $90M economic impact on ...  as philanthropist Gretchen Valade will match any gift by 50% to help sustain the festival as a free event. “We are extremely ...

Evan Christopher – Django a la Creole

...  an inadequate U.S. Federal levy system leaving 80% of the city of New Orleans under water. Among the over four-thousand ...

Donn Bynum – Do You Feel Me?

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Alexander Zonjic – Doin’ The D

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Lawrence Lebo – Don’t Call Her Larry, Vol 3: American Roots

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Spyro Gyra – Down The Wire

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MJ Territo – Down With Love

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Cynthia Scott – Dream for One Bright World

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Carol Duboc Interview

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Chick Corea/Hiromi – Duet

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DMS – Live in Portland – Duke – Miller – Sanborn

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George Duke – Dukey Treats

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The Roy Hargrove Quintet – Earfood

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David Benoit – EarthGlow

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Timothy Cooper – East Wind

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