Monthly Archives: October 2016

Pianist/Composer Yelena Eckemoff Recollects Childhood in Russia Through Sense of Smell on “Blooming Tall Phlox”, Featuring an All-Finnish Lineup of Young Rising Stars

Pianist/Composer Yelena Eckemoff Recollects Childhood  in Russia Through Sense of Smell on Blooming Tall Phlox, Featuring an All-Finnish Lineup of Young Rising Stars Available January 20, 2017 on L&H Production      “Effortlessly modern, with nothing to prove beyond total involvement in the moment, Eckemoff presents the listener with a thoroughly modern, yet …
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Pianist Lisa Hilton Recalls Great American Composers to Create Lush Musical Landscapes on New Solo Release, “DAY & NIGHT”

Pianist Lisa Hilton Recalls Great American  Composers to Create Lush Musical  Landscapes on New Solo Release, DAY & NIGHT    Available December 16 on Ruby Slippers Productions For Lisa Hilton, music and art are always intertwined. Despite formal training in classical and 20th century piano, the rigor of composition and music theory, or leading a performance tightrope of …
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Saxophonist Ivo Perelman’s Ever-Evolving Imagination Prompts Project Featuring Cast of Rotating Trio Members on “The Art Of The Improv Trio Volumes 1-6”

Saxophonist Ivo Perelman’s Ever-Evolving Imagination Prompts Project Featuring Cast of Rotating Trio Members on The Art Of The Improv Trio Volumes 1-6    Available November 4 via Leo Records       We’ve heard a lot about “stamina” in this election season, but any candidate throwing that term around should consult the tenor saxophonist Ivo …
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Verve Celebrates Christmas with Two Releases: “Joyful Jazz! Christmas with Verve, Vol. 1: The Vocalists” & “Joyful Jazz! Christmas with Verve, Vol. 2: The Instrumentals”

Verve Celebrates Christmas with Two Releases: Joyful Jazz! Christmas with Verve, Vol. 1: The Vocalists & Joyful Jazz! Christmas with Verve, Vol. 2: The Instrumentals   Available Digitally and on CD – October 21   Collection Includes Unreleased Oscar Peterson Song and a Rare Version of John Coltrane’s “Greensleeves” Verve …
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Ralph Peterson Calls for Renewed Hope & Artist Activism of Civil Rights Era in Wake of Systematic Injustice of African Americans Today

  Ralph Peterson Calls for Renewed Hope & Artist Activism of Civil Rights Era in Wake of Systematic Injustice of African Americans Today Dream Deferred – Available November 4 via Onyx Music Debut of New Quintet, Aggregate Prime, Featuring Vijay Iyer, Gary Thomas, Mark Whitfield and Kenny Davis “Some jazz …
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Jazz Connect Conference Names Christian McBride Recipient of 2017 Bruce Lundvall Visionary Award, Named in Honor of Esteemed Record Label Executive

Jazz Connect Conference Names Christian McBride  Recipient of 2017 Bruce Lundvall Visionary Award, Named in Honor of Esteemed Record Label Executive Acclaimed Bassist, Bandleader, Educator, and Advocate to be Presented with Award During Keynote Session at Conference on January 5, 2017 in New York City On January 5, 2017, the …
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Diana Krall’s Classic Holiday Album “Christmas Songs”, Featuring The Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Released Back On Vinyl Today via Verve Records/UMe

Diana Krall’s Classic Holiday Album Christmas Songs, Featuring The Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Released Back On Vinyl Today via Verve Records/UMe #1 Jazz and Holiday Album Reissued As Double LP Diana Krall’s beloved holiday album, Christmas Songs, is now available back on vinyl as of today, Friday, October 14 via Verve/UMe. …
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Justin Time Essentials Collection Announces Restored Recording of Dizzy Gillespie’s Concert of the Century – “A Tribute to Charlie Parker”

Justin Time Essentials Collection Announces Restored Recording of Dizzy Gillespie’s Concert of the Century – A Tribute to Charlie Parker Available Everywhere for the First Time – November 11, 2016 Album Features James Moody, Milt Jackson, Hank Jones, Ray Brown, and Philly Joe Jones In 1980 on a cold November night in …
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Available Now on Smoke Sessions Records Pianist Orrin Evans Lets Go and Trusts Instincts with Electrifying Band for “#knowingishalfthebattle”

Available Now on Smoke Sessions Records Pianist Orrin Evans Lets Go and Trusts Instincts with Electrifying Band for #knowingishalfthebattle – Album Release Performances: November 17 – 20 | Jazz Standard with Kurt Rosenwinkel | New York, NY December 28 – 30 | Chris’ Jazz Cafe with Kevin Eubanks | Philadelphia, …
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Improvisational Collective Bright Dog Red To Perform on Friday, November 4 at Spectrum in New York City

   Improvisational Collective Bright Dog Red  To Perform on Friday, November 4  at Spectrum in New York City  Group Fuses Free Improvisation, Electronica, Jazz,  Hip-Hop, and Psychedelia Into Blasts of Sonic Energy    Joe Pignato / drums, concepts  Palemen / electronics MC Cully / vocals Zak Westbrook / guitar Mike Kemmlein / guitar Anthony Berman / bass   Friday, November 4 Set …
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