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Reed Master Harvey Wainapel's "Amigos Brasileiros Vol. 2" Due For Sept. 2 Release

Reed Master Harvey Wainapel's "Amigos Brasileiros Vol. 2" Due For Sept. 2 Release

Saxophonist and clarinetist Harvey Wainapel has been dividing his time between Berkeley and Brazil for nearly 15 years now, and in the course of his expansive Brazilian travels he’s forged deep musical friendships with an array of that country’s notable composers and instrumentalists. Many of them were showcased on Wainapel’s gorgeous 2007 travelogue Amigos Brasileiros, and ...

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Chris Greco - Standards, Vol. 1 - 2014 CD Release

Chris Greco - Standards, Vol. 1 - 2014 CD Release

As a saxophonist, clarinetist, and flutist Chris Greco free lanced, recorded, explored small, medium, and large group formats and was a significant contributor to the jazz culture of Los Angeles during the 80's and 90's. His Los Angeles jazz projects can be found on the gwsfourwinds records label. Standards, Vol. 1, a knockout disc played by ...

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Herbie Brock: 'Brock's Tops'

Herbie Brock: 'Brock's Tops'

Jazz has had its share of brilliant blind pianists. The list includes Art Tatum, Lennie Tristano, George Shearing, Joe Mooney, Ray Charles and Marcus Roberts. Here's another you probably don't know—Herbie Brock. He only recorded six known albums between 1955 and 1965, including Brock's Tops for Savoy in February 1956. Brock attended the State School for ...

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Will Paul McCartney's Low-Priced Album Apps Add to Digital Music's Downward Pricing Pressure?

Will Paul McCartney's Low-Priced Album Apps Add to Digital Music's Downward Pricing Pressure?

To some degree album apps are being treated as novelty items with marketing appeal even when there's a lot of new art involved from remastered music to photos and video. That means pricing is treated differently than it would for a new album in an established format. With Paul McCartney's release of back catalog album apps ...

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CSNY 1974 Debuts at #17, #37, #81 on Billboard Top 200, #1 on Billboard Folk

CSNY 1974 Debuts at #17, #37, #81 on Billboard Top 200, #1 on Billboard Folk

CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG’S HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED BOX SET, CSNY 1974, DEBUTS AT #17, #37 and #81 ON BILLBOARD’S TOP 200 CHART, #1 ON BILLBOARD’S FOLK ALBUM CHART THE LONG AWAITED RELEASE INCLUDES 40 LIVE TRACKS, ALL PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED, FROM THEIR HISTORIC 1974 SUMMER TOUR 40 YEARS AGO LOS ANGELES – CSNY 1974, the long awaited boxed ...

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Recent Listening: Royston and Svensson

Recent Listening: Royston and Svensson

Rudy Royston, 303, (Greenleaf Music) Since his emergence from Denver (area code 303) nearly a decade ago, Royston’s drumming has graced bands led by Dave Douglas, Bill Frisell, JD Allen, Tom Harrell and other leaders in 21st century jazz. With 303, Royston becomes a leader himself. As he has since he first attracted attention playing for ...

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Trombonist Reggie Watkins To Release "One For Miles, One For Maynard," Aug. 26

Trombonist Reggie Watkins To Release "One For Miles, One For Maynard," Aug. 26

If there was a lesson trombonist Reggie Watkins learned from both Maynard Ferguson and Miles Davis, it was that jazz can—and should—go anywhere it wants, stylistically. On his infectious new album, One for Miles, One for Maynard—his second as a leader and first since 2004—Watkins and his band offer deep bop grooves, soulful vigor, and sparkling ...

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Clarinetist/Composer/Bandleader Darryl Harper Releases "The Need's Got To Be So Deep" On Hipnotic Records

Clarinetist/Composer/Bandleader Darryl Harper Releases "The Need's Got To Be So Deep" On Hipnotic Records

2-CD Set Presents Original & Commissioned Compositions For Duo, Trio, Quartet, Quintet, Octet & Works By Jimmy Giuffre, Carla Bley & Yusef Lateef / Guests Include Violinist Regina Carter, Vocalist Marianne Solivan, Pianist Helen Sung & Guitarist Freddie Bryant In an interview from 1989, during which he discussed “the cultural aesthetics of black jazz,” the Pulitzer ...

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The Summer Of The Four Seasons

Rhino Presents Three Extensive Collections That Spotlight Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Each Available On July 1. Jersey Boys Film Soundtrack Available June 24 From Rhino LOS ANGELES – This summer belongs to The Four Seasons as Rhino unveils three new comprehensive collections, including a colossal 18-disc set that focuses on the iconic group’s hit-packed ...

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JazzMain Creates A Sound For Sore Ears

JazzMain Creates A Sound For Sore Ears

Scottish-based quartet JazzMain, has released its long awaited debut CD having waited almost 18 months since they first entered the studio, such was the band's intense attention to detail in selecting the most appropriate tunes from their vast repertoire of standards and compositions. The CD from the Edinburgh-based band, takes its title from the Jimmy Heath-penned ...


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