By JazzTimes Voting for the 2020 JazzTimes Readers’ Poll was conducted via an online survey at JazzTimes.com. Winners are bolded; runners-up are listed below in order of number of votes (an asterisk * denotes a tie). When casting their ballots, readers were asked to focus on artists’ achievements occurring between January and December 2020. Read … Read More
By Ruth Fisher, Jazz Fm This is just one of those albums that with each listen I hear something new and fresh. The combination of April’s gorgeous vocals and Randall’s evocative trumpet playing quite simply works! Read more here.
By Dave Sumner, Bandcamp Daily It would be easy to peg this music as simply a byproduct of various influences. The musics of Santi Debriano’s native Panama, and his long-time roots in the nucleus of New York City, can be directly felt on Flash of the Spirit, as can the experience of his collaborations with … Read More
By Caroline Taylor, Caribbean Beat Magazine Happy new year, and welcome to the latest digital-only edition of Caribbean Beat magazine, which rings in 2021 with a collection of Carnival memories, in images and words. T&T Carnival may be cancelled this year because of COVID-19, but it’s still a chance to reflect on what we truly … Read More
By Alexa Peters, Audio Femme Music has always served as a battle cry and a balm during particularly tumultuous times, and in 2020—when injustices like the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on BIPOC, the slaying of George Floyd by police, the assault on immigrant, women’s, and LGBTQIA rights by the Trump Administration became apparent—music … Read More
By Tom Schnabel, KCRW This week, we sample a new crop of recent releases along with a few classic sides mixed in. Check this playlist here.
Por Hector Martin, Canción a Quemarropa Nuevo programa de Canción a quemarropa, en esta ocasión con una importante mezcla de discos que nos han llegado orientado a la música más bailable y latina. Hoy puedes disfrutarlo en versión podcast, como es habitual: Para escuchar este programa presione aquí.
By Matt Micucci, JAZZIZ Tone is the poetic duo debut album of vocalist Sarah Elizabeth Charles and pianist Jarrett Cherner. Read more here.
By JAZZIZ Magazine The editors of JAZZIZ have the good fortune of being able to listen to new music before it’s officially released in stores and streaming platforms. And because we’re listening to new tunes all day every day, we know just what to recommend when new albums are released every Friday. Read this playlist … Read More
By Matt Micucci, JAZZIZ A very cool concept album by violinist Regina Carter, compiling songs associated with “swing states,” the states that in American elections are up for grabs when it comes to their electoral votes and their political leanings. Read this article here.