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Multiple Juno Award Winner Jane Bunnett Featuring Maqueque To Release "Oddara" On October 14

Multiple Juno Award Winner Jane Bunnett Featuring Maqueque To Release "Oddara" On October 14

MULTIPLE JUNO AWARD WINNER JANE BUNNETT FEATURING MAQUEQUE TO RELEASE “ODDARA" ON OCTOBER 14 EXTRAORDINARY ALL-FEMALE CUBAN SEXTET TWO TIME GRAMMY NOMINEE OFFICER OF THE ORDER OF CANADA LISTEN TO AND SHARE THE FIRST SINGLE “DREAM “ VIA YOUTUBE OR SOUNDCLOUD PRE-ORDER ODDARA VIA ITUNES, AMAZON OR LINUS LABEL STORE “Jane Bunnett and Maqueque... utterly shatters ...

Drummer Will Calhoun Pays Tribute to a Profound Influence on "Celebrating Elvin Jones" – Available Now on Motéma Music

Drummer Will Calhoun Pays Tribute to a  Profound Influence on "Celebrating Elvin Jones" –  Available Now on Motéma Music

Although he's best known as the hard-driving, groove-oriented drummer for the pioneering rock group Living Colour, Will Calhoun has played in a staggering variety of styles and traditions over the course of his eclectic career. Straight-ahead jazz, fusion, traditional African percussion, funk, hip-hop, and of course hard rock—Calhoun has explored them all, and he traces the ...

Joe Bushkin: At the Embers, '52

Joe Bushkin: At the Embers, '52

Back in 1952, 161 E. 54th St. was home to the Embers, a Midtown Manhattan restaurant and nightclub that routinely featured jazz musicians and ensembles. Artists tended to play swing standards during their runs there so older patrons would feel at home. Among the great artists who recorded at the Embers were Art Tatum, Buck Clayton, ...

Trombonist Chris Abelen Releases "A Day At The Office"

Trombonist Chris Abelen Releases "A Day At The Office"

Trombonist Chris Abelen doesn’t think (or talk) like other composer bandleaders—the kind who work to further their careers. He lives just outside jny: Amsterdam, and is plugged into the scene there, but he isn’t one for hanging in the Bimhuis café till all hours, or mounting bands to play international summer festivals. He has a disarming ...

Chubby Jackson: Entitled to You

Chubby Jackson: Entitled to You

One of the hippest big-band albums of 1957 was Chubby Jackson's I'm Entitled to You. And that's saying something, since virtually everything Jackson recorded was with-it and explosive. Jackson not only was a pistol, he also was a brilliant bassist and band leader who attracted the most fiery arrangers and best players. From my conversations with ...

Billy Byers: Byers' Guide

Billy Byers: Byers' Guide

Of the many great post-war jazz arrangers, the one we probably know least about is Billy Byers. Despite his superlative credits as an orchestrator and player, very little has been written about him. Part of the problem is that from the late 1950s onward, Byers operated behind the scenes as a ghost. In this capacity, Byers ...

Monday Recommendation: Bill Charlap Trio

Monday Recommendation: Bill Charlap Trio

Bill Charlap Trio: Notes From New York (Impulse!) In Thad Jones’s “Little Rascal On A Rock,” pianist Charlap, bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington summon up the dynamics of the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis big band’s 1976 debut recording of the piece. Their twenty years together have given them sensitivity to one another that allows the ...

Tubby Hayes: Split Kick

Tubby Hayes: Split Kick

The year 1972 was the beginning of the end for Tubby Hayes. The British multi-instrumentalist, who was most often featured on the tenor saxophone, was a jazz giant, despite coming up in the '50s without the benefit of New York, Chicago and Los Angeles woodshedding. Something of a cross between Stan Getz and Hank Mobely on ...

Happy Note Records Sampler 2016 Compilation Album Feat. Vinnie Colaiuta, Sam Riney, Warren Gayle, Tony Newton & Others

Happy Note Records Sampler 2016 Compilation Album Feat. Vinnie Colaiuta, Sam Riney, Warren Gayle, Tony Newton & Others

Charles Xavier, aka “The Xman,” is a visionary producer, composer, electronic musician and percussionist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. With a work ethic matched only by his creative madness, Xavier is releasing his sixth full-length album, Happy Note Records Sampler 2016, on October 14, 2016. This powerful new compilation spans 20 plus years of ...

Motema Music Presents Ben Wendel - What We Bring - Featuring Gerald Clayton, Joe Sanders & Henry Cole

Motema Music Presents Ben Wendel - What We Bring - Featuring Gerald Clayton, Joe Sanders & Henry Cole

Motema Music Presents Ben Wendel—What We Bring Featuring Gerald Clayton, Joe Sanders & Henry Cole What We Bring is Wendel's Debut for Motema Music & Will Be Available September 9, 2016 What We Bring—CD Release Tour Sept 14- Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, NYC- 7:30 & 9:30 PM
Sept 15- The Regattabar, Cambridge, MA- 7:30 PM ...


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