Last year Alan Broadbent, jazz pianist, arranger, conductor and composer released his solo album Heart to Heart for which he received the rarely given best rating of 5-stars by Downbeat magazine (USA) and Jazz Journal (UK). This year on Alan’s 67th birthday on April 23, 2014 his new album together with the NDR Bigband America the ...Read More
The concept of Code Blue originally came from an idea to follow‐up my 2005 CD Phoenix: A Tribute to Cannonball Adderley. That CD debuted on the independent jazz new releases at number one. It continued to do well reaching number 13 on the jazz charts. I attribute this fluke to a very good CD and, based ...Read More
Peter Epstein Joins With Ralph Alessi, Sam Minaie And Mark Ferber For First Songlines Release In Nine Years
Polarities, the New Album from the Peter Epstein Quartet, Will be Released on May 13 ...a wonderfully compelling and gripping album, on which instruments and sounds are of a rare expressive power." - Stef Gijssels, Free Jazz Blog, reviewing Epstein's previous release as a leader, Abstract Realism Saxophonist Peter Epstein may have slipped from public view ...Read More
Producer/Drummer/Composer Darryl Alexander has an upcoming release of his new contemporary jazz recording, Transitions, featuring 11 energetic and exciting new songs that are a melting pot of jazz, funk, r&b, hip hop, samba, and rock and features performances by a trio of Pittsburgh, PA favorite musicians. The first track, On E. Street is a favorite of ...Read More
Rhino Presents Rad Gumbo: The Complete Warner Bros. Years 1971-1990, Featuring Studio Albums, Live Recordings, And Outtakes By The Legendary Group 13-CD Boxed Set Now Available Little Feat blended a wide range of musical styles to create a sound that’s as indescribable as it is unforgettable. During the band’s celebrated tenure with Warner Bros. Records it ...Read More
Collaborative Outing Strikes The Jazziest Chord In The RareNoise Catalog While Jamie Saft has been a significant presence on previous RareNoise recordings by Slobber Pup, Plymouth and Metallic Taste of Blood, the renegade keyboardist and essential Downtown improviser steps into a dramatically different role on The New Standard. A collaborative trio outing featuring the dream rhythm ...Read More
Bassist-Composer Mark Egan Showcase his Fretless Voice on About Now New Wavetone release reunites bassist with colleagues Danny Gottlieb and Mitch Forman Over the past 30 years, Mark Egan’s ability to groove, perfectly complement the music in any situation and solo expressively has made him one of the most in-demand bass players on the international music ...Read More
Jazz and contemporary improvised music have had numerous iconoclasts, who questioned and reshaped forms that they inherited, and, as an aural tradition, the music develops as these boundary pushers collaborate and share their knowledge, so the future generations of musicians can push ahead. Pianist/composer John Escreet knew that he wanted to perform with just such a ...Read More
“Haslanger is now a major talent, both as a composer and instrumentalist, whose future has almost unlimited potential and should be regarded in national terms.” - Michael Point, DownBeatCherrywood Records is proud to announce the release of LIVE at the Gallery" (May 6, 2014 release) the latest recording from critically acclaimed jazz saxophonist, composer, and arranger ...Read More
Though veteran guitarist Thom Douvan currently splits his time between the Bay Area and Los Angeles, his heart is still deeply imbedded in the Motor City, where he gained invaluable bandstand experience during the ‘80s with a group of former Motown session men collectively known as The Funk Brothers. Those funk and soul-jazz roots run deep ...Read More
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