By Ludovico Gravanssu, All About Jazz This and much more in this edition of Mondo Jazz. Happy listening! Check this playlist here.
By Tom Schnabel, KCRW This week’s Rhythm Planet playlist includes a bit of everything, and we highlight some of the tracks here. Check this playlist here.
By Rick Anderson, CD Hotlist What’s so great about Champian Fulton as a singer is that she blends Ella Fitzgerald’s sweetness and clarity of tone with Billie Holiday’s playful approach to rhythm (and sometimes pitch). Read this article here.
By Tom Schnabel, KCRW Several new tracks on the playlist reflect upon the turbulent times in which we live. Check the full playlist here.
By Tom Schanabel, KCRW This week’s Rhythm Planet playlist features the best of midsummer new releases, with music from Africa, Brazil, Cuba, and the latest in jazz. Check the full playlist here.
By Nate Chinen, WBGO Here’s an album that slipped under the radar, at least for me, when it released in the spring. The Songbook Session (Brontosaurus Records) is the sixth full-length release by Lauren Henderson, a jazz singer with a calmly confiding style. Read this article here.
By Matt Micucci, JAZZIZ The Week in Jazz is your roundup of new and noteworthy stories from the jazz world. It’s a one-stop destination for the music news you need to know. Let’s take it from the top. Read this full article here.
By Matt Micucci, JAZZIZ An exploration of the creative freedoms of the trio format; a top jazz vocalist’s return to original songwriting; the third installment of a four-part musical polymath’s magnum opus. All this and more on the list of ten albums out this month that you need to know about. Read the full article … Read More
By Brian Zimmerman, JAZZIZ For her latest album, violinist Regina Carter puts a unique spin on the term “swing state.” Read this full article here.
By Nate Chinen, WBGO Violinist and bandleader Regina Carter hails from a swing state: as a proud daughter of Detroit, she’s also a native Michigander. Recently she got to thinking about the political divisions in our nation, and the fact that we’re approaching the threshold of a presidential election. Read this article here.