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.
10 ALBUMS YOU NEED TO KNOW: Regina Carter’s Freedom Band “Swing States: Harmony in the Battleground” – JAZZIZ Magazine
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
JAZZIZ WEEKLY DISCOVER PLAYLIST: Regina Carter Freedom Band
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.
TAKE FIVE: Regina Carter Freedom Band “Rocky Mountain High” on WBGO
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.
Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can’t Stop Playing / Michael Olatuja, “The Hero’s Journey” (feat. Regina Carter) – NPR
By Keanna Faircloth, NPR Around the country, many communities are struggling with the effects of the pandemic, economic uncertainty and civil unrest. But despite the tremendous challenges, there are still steady broadcasts coming out of our treasured public radio music stations. Since March, they haven’t missed a beat. Check the list here.
PLAYLIST: Rachel Therrien, Michael Olatuja & The Spanish Harlem Orchestra on KCRW
By Tom Schnabel, KCRW This week’s playlist potpourri features mostly new plus a sprinkling of vintage tracks from around the world. Read the full playlist here.
PLAYLIST: Jesse Fischer on JAZZIZ Weekly Discover Playlist
By Brian Zimmerman, JAZZIZ As writer Whitney Balliett once said, “Jazz is the sound of surprise.” Our Weekly Discover playlist will take your ears to new places with the latest sounds from your favorite artists — and some you should definitely get to know. Read the full playlist here.
NEW MUSIC MONDAY: Jorge Perez-Albela & Javier Nero on JAZZIZ
By Matt Micucci, JAZZIZ Looking for some Monday motivation? We’ve got you covered. From a highly anticipated collaboration to a sonic representation of a picturesque scene, here are five new tracks that you can listen to right now to start your week the right way. Read this article here.
THE BEST JAZZ RECORDINGS OF 2020 SO FAR: Ryan Cohen “Originations” – Chicago Tribune
By Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune Savvy listeners already know that Chicago pianist-composer Cohan has a well-honed gift for writing long-form jazz compositions. It reaches a high point in “Originations,” Read the full article here.
JAZZIZ Weekly Discover Playlist: Julian Shore “Where We Started” – JAZZIZ Magazine
By Brian Zimmerman, JAZZIZ See the full playlist here.