Monthly Archives: February 2017

Critically Acclaimed Vocalist Somi to Release “Petite Afrique”, Inspired by the Fate of African Immigrants in Harlem

  Critically Acclaimed Vocalist Somi to Release Petite Afrique, Inspired by the Fate of African Immigrants in Harlem   Available March 31 on OKeh Records   Featuring Special Guest Aloe Blacc “The quintessential artist citizen of the world.” – NPR “Serious and seductive!” – The New York Times “A new …
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Visionary Pianist Gerald Clayton Merges Streams of Life into a Greater Body of Work with “Tributary Tales”

Visionary Pianist Gerald Clayton Merges Streams of Life into a Greater Body of Work with Tributary Tales   Available April 21 on Motéma Music     Tributary: a stream that flows into a lake or river, feeding the greater body of water — refreshing it, rejuvenating it. Tributary Tale: a …
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Visionary Pianist & West Coast Get Down Founding Member Cameron Graves Debuts Defiant Genre-Blurring Full-Length Album

  Visionary Pianist & West Coast Get Down Founding Member Cameron Graves Debuts Defiant Genre-Blurring Full-Length Album   Planetary Prince – Available Today on Mack Avenue Records   Psychotropic Eight Song Release Captures Seismic Shift in Jazz Featuring Kamasi Washington, Thundercat, Ryan Porter and Ronald Bruner Jr.  “Cameron Graves is …
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Saxophonist Jimmy Greene Further Memorializes the Life of Late Daughter with Groove-Filled Release, “Flowers — Beautiful Life, Volume 2”

Saxophonist Jimmy Greene Further Memorializes the Life of Late Daughter with Groove-Filled Release, Flowers — Beautiful Life, Volume 2   Ana Márquez-Greene was One of Many Victims of Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting in December 2012 Available April 28 via Mack Avenue Records   “Jazz is almost always either swinging or romantic, but here …
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Bassist/Vocalist Miles Mosley Announces International Tour Celebrating Critically Acclaimed Debut Album, “UPRISING” — Available Now

    Bassist/Vocalist Miles Mosley Announces International Tour Celebrating Critically Acclaimed Debut Album, UPRISING — Available Now   UPRISING’s Recent Critical Acclaim: Entertainment Weekly’s “13 New Releases To Hear Now” Rolling Stone’s “10 New Artists You Need To Know” Billboard.com premiere of “L.A. Won’t Bring You Down” NPR Music includes “Abraham” in …
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Visionary Pianist Cameron Graves Celebrates the Release of Debut Album “Planetary Prince”

Visionary Pianist Cameron Graves Celebrates the Release of Debut Album Planetary Prince –  Thursday, March 16 at The Troubadour in Los Angeles    Performance to Feature Members of The West Coast Get Down Cameron Graves / piano Philip Dizack / trumpet Ryan Porter / trombone Carlito Del Puerte / bass Ron Bruner, Jr. …
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Multi-Instrumentalist Adam Turchin Proves Success is Where Preparation and Opportunity Meet in Chronicling Bi-Coastal Move from Philadelphia to Los Angeles on Debut Album “Manifest Destiny”

      Multi-Instrumentalist Adam Turchin Proves Success is Where Preparation and Opportunity Meet in Chronicling Bi-Coastal Move from Philadelphia to Los Angeles on Debut Album Manifest Destiny   Available April 28 on Ropeadope Records Composer/Producer Weaves Reoccurring Melodies Throughout Blend of Soul, Rock, Funk, Jazz, and Hip-Hop    Album Features Special Guests …
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Saxophonist Bobby Watson Shines Light on Vital but Largely Unappreciated Black Pioneers on “Made in America,” Available April 21 via Smoke Sessions Records

  Saxophonist Bobby Watson Shines Light on Vital but Largely Unappreciated Black Pioneers on Made in America, Available April 21 via Smoke Sessions Records Album Pays Tribute to Butterfly McQueen, Madam C.J. Walker, Sammy Davis Jr., Wendell Pruitt, Major Taylor, and Dr. Mark Dean, Among Others Release Performances April 28 – …
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Saxophonist Ivo Perelman Releases a Series of Seven Albums Documenting His Final Collaboration with Pianist Matthew Shipp on “The Art of Perelman-Shipp”

     Saxophonist Ivo Perelman Releases a Series of Seven Albums Documenting His Final Collaboration with  Pianist Matthew Shipp on The Art of Perelman-Shipp The Seven Volumes Focus on the  Astrological Return of Saturn and It’s  Effect on Their Creative and Musical Output   Photo Credit: P. Gannushkin    The passionately ingenious Brazilian tenor …
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AVAILABLE NOW via Ropeadope Records, Drummer Nate Smith Chronicles His Own Black American Experience and Reality of the American Dream Through Deep-Rooted Grooves on Debut Album, “KINFOLK: Postcards from Everywhere”

        AVAILABLE NOW via Ropeadope Records   Drummer Nate Smith Chronicles His Own Black American Experience and Reality of the American Dream Through Deep-Rooted Grooves on Debut Album, KINFOLK: Postcards from Everywhere Album Features Special Guests Chris Potter, Dave Holland, Lionel Loueke, Adam Rogers, and Gretchen Parlato “Nate Smith has …
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