by Caleb Campbell, Under The Radar “For years now, Montreal-based drummer Tommy Crane has made a name for himself in the worlds of jazz, indie and electronica, contributing to records from Aaron Parks, Charlotte Greve, Becca Stevens, The Briars of North America, and Half Waif. That expansive set of influences and talents is coming together on his … Read More
by Nate Chinen, WBGO “Now Berliner is about to release a much-anticipated follow-up, Onyx, on JMI Recordings. Due out on July 22, it sports an illustrious ensemble with Berliner on vibraphone, James Francies on piano and Fender Rhodes, Burniss Earl Travis II on bass and Marcus Gilmore on drums. Among the album’s special guests is alto saxophonist … Read More
by Editor, JazzTimes JazzTimes is honored to premiere the video of “Make It Last” by vocalist Catherine Russell. The song, written by Dick Haymes and Bill Paxton, will appear on her forthcoming album Send for Me, which Dot Time Records will release on April 1. Watch the video premiere here.
by A.A. Cristi, Broadway World The rule of three is in full effect with Kristen Lee Sergeant, who has just unveiled the third and final single from her hotly-anticipated forthcoming album Falling. After wowing listeners with two singles (“Let’s Fall” and “Sisyphus“), it’s safe to say that Sergeant has saved the best for last with “Orpheus“, her … Read More
by Nate Chinen, WBGO “Catherine Russell is, among many other delightful things, a certifiable party-starter. We’ve known this for some time now..” Read the complete article here, where you can listen to the track premiere of “At the Swing Cats Ball.”
by Matt Micucci, Jazziz “New York-based jazz vocal quartet The Royal Bopsters recently released a vocalese bonus track recorded during the session of their acclaimed 2020 sophomore album, Party of Four. The single is a sparkling take on ‘Jazz Jump’ with melody by Lester Young and vocalese lyrics added by King Pleasure.” Watch the full … Read More
By Chloe Rabinowitz, Broadway World Renowned vocalist Mafalda Minnozzi has announced the release of Cinema City – Jazz Scenes from Italian Film. On her new album, which is out October 1, 2021, the inimitable Minnozzi uncovers a new side as she explores the Italian cinematic songbook in the company of her first-rate band and special … Read More
By S. Victor Aaron, Something Else! Like many of us, Dave Meder has tried to make sense of the turmoil that America finds itself in the midst of. But as a gifted pianist and composer, he’s able to eloquently sort out his feelings of these unsettling times through music. Read more here.
By RJ Frometa, Vents Magazine Genre-bending vocal super-group, säje (pronounced like ‘beige’) have added another stunner to their growing list of repertoire. Today, the GRAMMY® nominated quartet released “Dusk Baby“, a new single featuring dynamite jazz pianist Gerald Clayton. Read more here.
By Matt Micucci, Jazziz If you’re looking for some great new music to discover this weekend, look no further than our weekly New Release Cheat Sheet. Read more here.