by Jeff Tamarkin, Jazz Times “Charnett Moffett takes his responsibilities as a leader—and New Love is the 17th album putting him in that position—quite literally. Approaching his fretless electric bass as a lead instrument, and thereby freeing it up from its traditional supportive function, Moffett allows himself to go for broke. One way he does so on New … Read More
by Matt Micucci, Jazziz “Vocalist John Minnock has shared with us his live performance of the classic song, “You Don’t Know What Love Is,” also featuring saxophone great Dave Liebman. The performance was recorded last year at New York’s Feinstein’s/54 Below, where Minnock will be returning for a concert celebrating his most recent album, last … Read More
GRAMMY Award Winning Pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba Teams with Jazz Legends Ron Carter and Jack DeJohnette on Skyline, New Album due out September 17 via 5Passion Pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba is thrilled to announce the release of Skyline, his eighth album on 5Passion Records and the first in a planned trilogy of piano trio albums for the … Read More
Gabriel Zucker presents Leftover Beats From The Edges Of Time, a new album with The Delegation, out September 24, 2021 “Zucker creates a compelling, mysterious world that is as beautiful as it is elusive…” — All About Jazz Leftover Beats From The Edges Of Time, the latest release from polymath and musical maximalist Gabriel Zucker, is … Read More
by Matt Micucci, Jazziz “Saxophonist/composer Keith Loftis releases today his first album in about a decade and his fourth as a leader overall. Original State is a fine swinging showcase of his compositional abilities, featuring an all-star cast including pianist John Chin, bassist Eric Wheeler and drummer Willie Jones III.” Read the full New Release … Read More
by Mike Jurkovic, All About Jazz “Horizons Quartet has something for everyone.” Read the full review here.
by Matt Silver, WRTI Louis Armstrong is so often framed as a jazz forefather that it becomes easy to lose sight of how much music—really good music—he recorded in the late ’40s, ’50s, and even well into the 1960s. With the release of The Complete Louis Armstrong Columbia & RCA Victor Studio Sessions, 1946-66, Mosaic … Read More
by Tom Henry, Toledo Blade Jazz aficionados are abuzz about a massive boxed set recently published by Mosaic Records, The Complete Louis Armstrong Columbia & RCA Victor Studio Sessions 1946-66. It’s a gorgeous, seven-CD collection of important work Armstrong did during the latter half of his career. Read the full feature story here.
Renowned Pianist Kirk Lightsey Announces His Eagerly Awaited Return to Solo Piano With The Inventive I Will Never Stop Loving You, to be Released via Jojo Records on September 3, 2021 Jojo Records is thrilled to announce the September 3, 2021 release of I Will Never Stop Loving You, a solo studio recording from heralded … Read More
by Dave Sumner, Bandcamp “In 2015, Japanese violinist Tomoko Omura decided to arrange 10 well-known Japanese songs—a mix of old folk songs and popular modern tunes—for performance as jazz pieces on an album she would title Roots. The inspiration for the project was relatively straightforward. ‘I was looking for something I could bring to jazz,” she explains. … Read More