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Critically Acclaimed Singer, Josie Falbo, To Release Long Awaited CD 'You Must Believe In Spring' On Southport Records,  September 25

Critically Acclaimed Singer, Josie Falbo, To Release Long Awaited CD 'You Must Believe In Spring' On Southport Records, September 25

BY RALPH LAMPKIN JR.
September 21, 2020

On You Must Believe in Spring, Josie Falbo sings and swings her way through from The Great American Songbook. “Spring" includes Billy Strayhorn's “A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing", Harold Arlen/Truman Capote's mesmerizing “A Sleepin' Bee" and the title track, “You Must Believe in Spring," by the late, Michel Legrand and his writing partners, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, where she soars with complete authenticity. Producer/Arranger Carey Deadman delivers tracks for full orchestra (50+ strong!) to splendid effect, with a “who’s ......

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Lloyd-Hussain-Lage Trio to Perform Special Show Live from Healdsburg—Saturday, September 26, 7PM PT

Lloyd-Hussain-Lage Trio to Perform Special Show Live from Healdsburg—Saturday, September 26, 7PM PT

BY MICHAEL RICCI
September 20, 2020

On Saturday, September 26, Healdsburg Jazz presents the world premiere of Charles Lloyd, Zakir Hussain and Julian Lage playing together as a trio for the first time, to be streamed live around the world. Each musician will be driving to the intimate wine country town in Northern California for this extraordinary real-time live show. Saxophonist/flautist Charles is heading up from Santa Barbara, tabla-master Zakir from Marin County, and guitarist Julian all the way from Nashville, Tenn. The group will play ......

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Acoustic Guitar Virtuoso Mark Vickness To Release Second Album Interconnected

Acoustic Guitar Virtuoso Mark Vickness To Release Second Album Interconnected

BY WILLIAM JAMES
September 18, 2020

Three years after releasing his debut solo CD, Places, composer/guitarist, Mark Vickness releases Interconnected featuring four new solo modern fingerstyle compositions and four original pieces with his new ensemble, also called Interconnected. In addition to Mark on acoustic guitars, the ensemble brings together two time Grammy winning violinist, Mads Tolling, cellist Joseph Hebert, Dan Feiszli on upright and electric bass and tabla virtuoso, Ty Burhoe. Says Mark, “The music on this recording is intended to convey interconnectedness, the reality that ......

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The Nash Announces The Creation Of The Mary Bishop Perret Jazz Education Fund

The Nash Announces The Creation Of The Mary Bishop Perret Jazz Education Fund

BY MICHAEL RICCI
September 16, 2020

In honor of her long-standing love and support of young jazz artists, The Nash announces the establishment of The Mary Bishop Perret Jazz Education Fund. Donations made to the fund will directly support The Nash programs for youth, including Phoenix Jazz Girls, The Nash Legacy Ensemble and The Nash Futures, providing scholarships for young musicians who want to learn and play jazz. Contributions can be made by cash, check or online. A “Yeah” for Mary Bishop's Legacy by Jana Bommersbach ......

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New Release By Markus Rutz - Blueprints Figure Two: New Designs

New Release By Markus Rutz - Blueprints Figure Two: New Designs

BY MARKUS RUTZ
September 14, 2020

Markus Rutz Music (MRM) and OA2 Records announce the second volume of Blueprints – Figure Two: New Designs, the latest jazz expression from the jny: Chicago trumpeter/composer. An album of passion, balladry, moods and foot tapping groove, Blueprints Figure Two: New Designs is the second volume of new music. Figure Two picks up at present in the present of the musical journey for Rutz. With Figure One Rutz made deliberate decision to honor others in his life who have influenced ......

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Pianist/Composer Eunha So Dazzles With Nuanced, Heartwarming Record

Pianist/Composer Eunha So Dazzles With Nuanced, Heartwarming Record

BY CHRISTINE KING
September 12, 2020

Pianist/composer Eunha So is an artist with a strong focus on creating relatable melodies and well-produced tracks inspired by genres as diverse as jazz, neo- classical composition, and cinematic scores alike. In 2019, she dropped a new album titled Reminiscence. This project is very nuanced and heartwarming, with a classic flavor, that still retains a unique twist. The sound of this production has got a nice punch to it, but it also has a softer and sweeter edge to it, ......

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Guitarist Dennis Haklar & Percussionist Giovanni Hidalgo Journey Into Inner Worlds On New Album Transcendance

Guitarist Dennis Haklar & Percussionist Giovanni Hidalgo Journey Into Inner Worlds On New Album Transcendance

BY WILLIAM JAMES
September 9, 2020

Guitarist Dennis Haklar & Percussionist Giovanni Hidalgo released their new album Transcendance on August 15, 2020. This collaboration between guitarist Dennis Haklar and Grammy award winning master percussionist Giovanni Hidalgo began as a studio improvisation, and developed into a journey to another world. Appearing on Transcendance is the beautiful and mysterious Steffie Moonlady adding her ethereal vocals. Moonlady was instrumental in the overall production of Transcendance which offers healing energy to our Planet during this challenging point in time. Transcendance ......

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Prog Legend Eddie Jobson To Release Eddie Jobson – Live New Double CD

Prog Legend Eddie Jobson To Release Eddie Jobson – Live New Double CD

BY WILLIAM JAMES
September 5, 2020

Musicians’ musician and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Eddie Jobson, best known for his virtuosic violin and keyboard work with Roxy Music, Frank Zappa, King Crimson, Jethro Tull and supergroup UK, brings us a compilation of live performances from Poland, Russia, Japan and the U.S.A. with his all-star U-Z Project. Jobson’s live concert recordings feature guest musicians Marc Bonilla, Alex Machacek, Marco Minnemann, Mike Mangini, Greg Howe, Simon Phillips, Trey Gunn, TJ Helmerich, Billy Sheehan, Ric Fierabracci, Tony ......

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Hear Adam McIntyre's Tribute To Prince, Miles Davis; Thirteen-Minute "Voodoo" Taken From Atlanta Guitarist's Third Album Recorded During Pandemic

Hear Adam McIntyre's Tribute To Prince, Miles Davis; Thirteen-Minute "Voodoo" Taken From Atlanta Guitarist's Third Album Recorded During Pandemic

BY JOSH BLOOM
September 4, 2020

Blues guitarist Adam McIntyre first started jumping on stages at just fourteen-years-old and is now best known as the front man for Atlanta-based rockers The Pinx. During the pandemic, McIntyre has created a trilogy of solo albums, the third of which, Black Planet, a tribute to Prince and Miles Davis, will be released on Sept. 18th. The thirteen-minute album closer “Voodoo" premieres today. Scroll down to listen. Adam McIntyre discusses his three-album pandemic trilogy: “I slept in the first morning ......

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7 Virtual Jazz Club's Contest – 5th Edition – Deadline October 15th

7 Virtual Jazz Club's Contest – 5th Edition – Deadline October 15th

BY VALERIO PAPPI
September 3, 2020

7 Virtual Jazz Club continues its worldwide search for emerging and under-recognized creative musicians of all ages and backgrounds. For the 2020 edition there are new prizes and a totally renewed judging panel. This Year's Categories Under 25 Amateurs & Pros To enter the contest, soloists and groups pay a small registration fee and submit a video (maximum seven minutes) of their performance. Entries will be judged by a panel of international jazz experts (meet the experts), comprised of some ......

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Saxophonist Jacam Manricks Reveals New Musical Dimensions On 'Samadhi,' Set For Sept. 4 Release

Saxophonist Jacam Manricks Reveals New Musical Dimensions On 'Samadhi,' Set For Sept. 4 Release

BY TERRI HINTE
September 2, 2020

Saxophonist/composer Jacám Manricks marks his arrival as a full-fledged auteur on the splendid Samadhi, set for a September 4 release on his own Manricks Music Records. Already an accomplished composer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist, and improviser, Manricks’s sixth album adds recording, engineering, producing, and mixing to his overflowing skill set. Thus it stands as a vision entirely of the leader’s own making—albeit with input from his high-caliber colleagues, pianist Joe Gilman, bassist Matt Penman, and drummer Clarence Penn. Samadhi is a Sanskrit ......

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All About Jazz Top 10 Tracks: August 2020

All About Jazz Top 10 Tracks: August 2020

BY MICHAEL RICCI
September 1, 2020

All About Jazz features a free song every day spanning all genres of jazz, and of the 30 tracks featured in August, these ten represent our personal favorites. We also included the top ten reader favorites as indicated by total listens. Musicians and record labels can submit full length MP3s for consideration here. Enjoy! TOP TRACKS Martingale Denman Maroney From: Martingale 08:39 Il lago di Ikahti Filippo Bonaccorso From: Enigmatica ......

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Guitar Virtuoso Marcelo Paganini To Release Prog Rock-Jazz-Fusion Single From New Album Feat. Billy Sherwood, Adam Holzman, Chad Wackerman & Others

Guitar Virtuoso Marcelo Paganini To Release Prog Rock-Jazz-Fusion Single From New Album Feat. Billy Sherwood, Adam Holzman, Chad Wackerman & Others

BY WILLIAM JAMES
September 1, 2020

French-Brazilian guitar virtuoso Marcelo Paganini is releasing his new prog rock-jazz-fusion single called “Circus Is Empty” on 28th August 2020. Written, arranged and performed by Marcelo on guitar and keyboards, the track features Billy Sherwood (Yes/Asia) on vocals, Adam Holzman (Steve Wilson Band/Miles Davis) on solo keyboards, Chad Wackerman (Frank Zappa/Alan Holdsworth) on drums, and Adriano Campagnani (Beto Guedes Band) on bass. Daniel Boivin mixed and Maor Appelbaum did the mastering. “I was daydreaming, thinking that after ARW (Anderson, Rabin, ......

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Bassist Eva Kess Presents A Unique Ensemble On 'Sternschnuppen: Falling Stars,' From Neuklang Records

Bassist Eva Kess Presents A Unique Ensemble On 'Sternschnuppen: Falling Stars,' From Neuklang Records

BY TERRI HINTE
August 31, 2020

Bassist, composer, and bandleader Eva Kess unveils a remarkable expanded sonic palette on Sternschnuppen: Falling Stars, which was released August 28 on Neuklang Records. The Swiss/German musician heads a septet that also features pianist Simon Schwaninger, violinists Vincent Millioud and Susanna Andres, violist Nao Rohr, cellist Ambrosius Huber, and drummer Philipp Leibundgut—a wholly original take on the concept of chamber jazz. It’s no mere matter of semantics that Kess calls her ensemble a septet, as opposed to the more common ......

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Renowned Drummer And Composer Nasheet Waits Joins New England Conservatory Jazz Studies Faculty

Renowned Drummer And Composer Nasheet Waits Joins New England Conservatory Jazz Studies Faculty

BY ANN BRAITHWAITE
August 30, 2020

New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies Department has hired renowned drummer, composer and educator Nasheet Waits to join the jazz faculty beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year. In addition to his work as a leader, Waits is widely known for his performances and recordings with a jazz greats including Antonio Hart, Geri Allen, Marc Cary, Andrew Hill, Wallace Roney and many others. “I’m thrilled that Nasheet Waits has agreed to join the faculty at NEC. I’ve been a fan of his ......

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Kristen Lee Sergeant Releases 'Song Sessions:  From Alone To Together' - A Jazz Singer's Throwback For Today - Sept. 2 - Featuring Ted Nash!

Kristen Lee Sergeant Releases 'Song Sessions: From Alone To Together' - A Jazz Singer's Throwback For Today - Sept. 2 - Featuring Ted Nash!

BY SCOTT H. THOMPSON
August 29, 2020

Song Sessions: From Alone to Together is being premiered in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center on the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra's Facebook Page on September 2nd at 7pm EST. Jazz vocalist and songwriter Kristen Lee Sergeant has chosen to do something unique in the time of COVID, apart from the cascade of streaming shows: she's making mini concerts that feel more like “The Judy Garland Show" than something found on TikTok. Utilizing a remote band (layered tracks from ......

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Resonance Records To Issue Set Of 1967 Sonny Rollins Discoveries, 'Rollins In Holland,' As Limited 3-LP Collection Nov. 27, 2-CD Set Dec. 4

Resonance Records To Issue Set Of 1967 Sonny Rollins Discoveries, 'Rollins In Holland,' As Limited 3-LP Collection Nov. 27, 2-CD Set Dec. 4

BY TERRI HINTE
August 28, 2020

On Nov. 27, “Black Friday,” independent jazz label Resonance Records will continue its ongoing tradition of releasing previously unissued archival recordings as limited-edition Record Store Day exclusives with a stellar new three-LP collection of historic Sonny Rollins performances, Rollins in Holland: The 1967 Studio & Live Recordings. Featuring more than two hours of music, this stunning collection, drawn from tenor saxophone master Rollins’s Netherlands tour of May 1967, will also be presented as a two-CD set, due Dec. 4. The ......

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Sylwester Ostrowski Releases New Song 'Chiefs Kingdom' Featuring Bobby Watson

Sylwester Ostrowski Releases New Song 'Chiefs Kingdom' Featuring Bobby Watson

BY CHEPTOO KOSITANY
August 27, 2020

Sylwester Ostrowski, new single “Chiefs Kingdom" featuring Bobby Watson is available on August 28, 2020, under the recording label Agora. Fans can enjoy the music on iTunes, Tidal, and Spotify. “Chiefs Kingdom" is a piece of celebratory and uplifting music honoring Kansas City, its Jazz legacy, and the 2020 Super Bowl Champions, the Chiefs. Ostrowski was in Kansas City for a project celebrating Parker’s Centennial in partnership with Jazz Sister Cities during the championship game in February 2020. Together with ......

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Pianist Michael Wolff, Drummer Mike Clark and Bassist Leon Lee Dorsey take on the iconic Beatles’ classic, 'Sgt. Pepper'

Pianist Michael Wolff, Drummer Mike Clark and Bassist Leon Lee Dorsey take on the iconic Beatles’ classic, 'Sgt. Pepper'

BY MICHAEL RICCI
August 26, 2020

It was 53 years ago today, May 26, 1967, when the Beatles released the seminal Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. It has been hailed a milestone ("a joyful revelation," “the definitive Beatles album"), considered one of their best at the time of its release, and ranked “the greatest album of all time by Rolling Stone's list of the top 500 rock and roll recordings." So, when bassist extraordinaire Leon Dorsey and drum legend Mike Clark were tossing it back ......

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Charles Tolliver's 'Connect' Featuring Buster Williams, Lenny White And More!  First Release In 13 Years!

Charles Tolliver's 'Connect' Featuring Buster Williams, Lenny White And More! First Release In 13 Years!

BY SCOTT H. THOMPSON
August 25, 2020

New York-based trumpeter, composer and educator Charles Tolliver presents Connect, his first studio album in 13 years. There's no title track on the new album from Charles Tolliver, but the name—Connect—isn't some ethereal abstraction: it's an invitation. Release date: July 31st. “I wanted the music to connect in these times," explains the trumpeter-composer, a 50-plus-year music veteran and the co-founder of the legendary 1970's jazz label Strata-East Records. “I'm asking the listener to get it: to get what I'm doing, ......

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