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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Brian Zimmerman, JAZZIZ See the full playlist here.
By Tom Schnabel, KCRW Last Saturday marked the first day of summer for those of us in the northern hemisphere. How is it possible that we have spent an entire spring in pandemic isolation? Time seems to pass differently somehow. Let’s begin the new season with new music for these upcoming long summer days. Read … Read More
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. Catch up on albums that came out over the weekend, newly … Read More