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Hammond B3 Player Jocelyn Michelle Releases "Live At Viva Cantina" On Tony Monaco's Chicken Coup Label

Hammond B3 Player Jocelyn Michelle Releases "Live At Viva Cantina" On Tony Monaco's Chicken Coup Label

Organist Jocelyn Michelle's newest CD, Live At Viva Cantina (Chicken Coup Records, June 8, 2018), is a toe tapping, festive project of serious music that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Although she’s lived on the Big Island of Hawaii for several years, she decided to record this CD back in Los Angeles, her old stomping ground, ...

Expressive Vocalist Gary Brumburgh Releases "Moonlight" On Cafe Pacific Records

Expressive Vocalist Gary Brumburgh Releases "Moonlight" On Cafe Pacific Records

For vocalist Gary Brumburgh, the lyrics of a song are like dialogue from a play, and when he sings, he approaches the material much like an actor prepares for a role. The lyrics, along with the music, suggest to him a scene and a persona with distinct emotions and motivation. This technique allows him to pour ...

Verve Jazz Ensemble Showcases Jubilant Group Sound On Its 5th Album, "Connect The Dots," Out July 20

Verve Jazz Ensemble Showcases Jubilant Group Sound On Its 5th Album, "Connect The Dots," Out July 20

Always highly polished, the Verve Jazz Ensemble’s timeless straight-ahead jazz reaches for exuberance as well on LightGroove Media’s July 20 release Connect the Dots. The fifth album by the VJE, a modular New York-based ensemble led by drummer Josh Feldstein, features upbeat performances of band originals, standards, and lesser-known works by classic jazz composers—each characterized by ...

JC Hopkins' New Release, "It's A Sad And Beautiful World," Which Features Garth Hudson And Levon Helm, Will Finally See The Light Of Day Ten Years After It Was Recorded

JC Hopkins' New Release, "It's A Sad And Beautiful World," Which Features Garth Hudson And Levon Helm, Will Finally See The Light Of Day Ten Years After It Was Recorded

The album, which will be released on July 12, also features an impressive array of jazz greats and notable singer-songwriters There are some musicians who defy genre limitations, whose work spans a such wide spectrum that it simply does not allow them to be labelled or categorized. Multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer JC Hopkins is just such ...

Guitarist Carl Michel Celebrates the music of Paul Motian with "Music in Motian" on Play On Records

Guitarist Carl Michel Celebrates the music of Paul Motian with "Music in Motian" on Play On Records

The music of drummer/composer Paul Motian is revered in certain circles of jazz, while resting in obscurity among others. The performing credits of Motian run deep and are extensive, but as a author of highly original music, he lies in the under-documented category. This will not last much longer as, in the years since his passing, ...

Joshua Redman's New Album, "Still Dreaming"—Featuring Ron Miles, Scott Colley & Brian Blade—Out Now

Joshua Redman's New Album, "Still Dreaming"—Featuring Ron Miles, Scott Colley & Brian Blade—Out Now

Saxophonist and composer Joshua Redman is joined by drummer Brian Blade, bassist Scott Colley, and cornetist Ron Miles for Still Dreaming—an album inspired by his father Dewey Redman's 1976–1987 band, Old and New Dreams—released on Nonesuch Records on May 25, 2018. Along with the senior Redman, Old and New Dreams featured an all-star lineup of Ornette ...

Newly Discovered John Coltrane Studio Album Set For Release

Newly Discovered John Coltrane Studio Album Set For Release

On March 6th 1963, John Coltrane and his Classic Quartet—McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones—recorded an entire studio album at the legendary Van Gelder Studios. This music, which features unheard originals, will finally be released 55 years later. This is, in short, the holy grail of jazz. Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album will ...

Joe Diorio & Steve Bagby's "Straight Ahead To The Light" Reissued On CD, WAV, FLAC & MP3 From Art Of Life Records

Joe Diorio & Steve Bagby's "Straight Ahead To The Light" Reissued On CD, WAV, FLAC & MP3 From Art Of Life Records

This is the third in a series of five CD reissues from guitar legend Joe Diorio's classic Spitball Records recordings from the mid-70s. Originally released in 1976 on Spitball Records, Straight Ahead to the Light was recorded on May 23, 1976 at The First Unitarian Church in Miami, Florida and features Joe Diorio on guitar and ...

Guitarist Pete McCann Flexes Jazz-Rock Muscles On "Pay For It On The Other Side," Set For July 20 Release By McCannic Music

Guitarist Pete McCann Flexes Jazz-Rock Muscles On "Pay For It On The Other Side," Set For July 20 Release By McCannic Music

Pete McCann’s trademark infusion of post-bop jazz with roots-rock grit and energy reaches a new peak with the guitarist-composer’s July 20 release of Pay for It on the Other Side (McCannic Music). McCann’s sixth album, and his third with the quintet of alto saxophonist John O’Gallagher, pianist/keyboardist Henry Hey, bassist Matt Clohesy, and drummer Mark Ferber, ...

"Hourglass" - New Release By Toronto-Based Singer/Songwriter Howard Gladstone With Special Guest Laura Fernandez!

"Hourglass" - New Release By Toronto-Based Singer/Songwriter Howard Gladstone With Special Guest Laura Fernandez!

Toronto singer-songwriter Howard Gladstone's Hourglass—his fifth album of original contemporary folk/roots music in the U.S.A. will release on June 15, 2018. Three years after spinal surgery Howard Gladstone has returned to music with a higher level of commitment and inspiration, and deeper understanding of its' healing power. Gladstone has written songs that reflect a quiet despair, ...