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Critically Acclaimed Singer Veronica Swift Tackles Domestic Abuse, Racism and Other Social Issues on Poignant Mack Avenue Records Album, This Bitter Earth First Single “This Bitter Earth” Out Now, Full Album Coming Early 2021 Read Veronica Swift’s Cover Story in the November 2020 Issue of DownBeat Veronica Swift flips the script on This Bitter Earth, the captivating follow-up to her 2019 Mack…

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AVAILABLE NOW via Smoke Sessions Records:   Guitarist Peter Bernstein Emerges From Quarantine With a New Album, What Comes Next, That Looks Hopefully Forward in Spite of an Uncertain Future   Features Sullivan Fortner, Peter Washington, and Joe Farnsworth   Scintillating Originals, Reimagined Standards, and a Previously Unrecorded Sonny Rollins Composition The title of What Comes Next, the…

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German Cellist Anja Lechner and French Pianist François Couturier Reunite for Duo Recording, Lontano AVAILABLE THIS FRIDAY, October 16, 2020 via ECM Available Digitally and on CD: Pre-Order Here   On Moderato Cantabile, their 2013 duo recording, Anja Lechner and François Couturier illuminated some musical and spiritual affinities linking Komitas Vardapet, George I. Gurdjieff and Federico Mompou, composers at the crossroads of…

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Virtuosic Guitarist Pasquale Grasso Presents  Expanded Edition of Critically Acclaimed  Digital EP Solo Standards Vol. 1 Within Solo Standards Grasso Continues  to Meld Bebop and Classical Mastery with a  Series of Previously Unreleased Tracks Available Digitally on October 9 via Sony Masterworks   Sony Masterworks is proud to announce the newest installment in the critically acclaimed digital series from…

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Lift Every Vote 2020 Challenge Launches Daily Sunset Performances Across the Nation, Encouraging Voter Participation To Save Our Democracy Dozens of musicians, artists, cultural workers, and other creators have joined together to support Lift Every Vote 2020 (LEV 2020), a series of viral daily sunset performances taking place across the United States in the lead…

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Jazz Is Dead’s Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge Partner with Azymuth for Azymuth JID004 with Brazilian Jazz, Futuristic Funk, and Beloved Samba Available October 23 via Jazz Is Dead   The instrumental trio Azymuth modernized the sound and style of Brazilian jazz with their electronic instruments, angular arrangements and ingenious synthesis of jazz, funk, rock and samba. After…

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Christian McBride, Orrin Evans,  Terri Lyne Carrington and More Participate in the Jazz Philadelphia Summit Celebrating Resilience: October 9 and 10 Such luminaries on the national Jazz scene — Christian McBride, Orrin Evans (both Philadelphians), Terri Lyne Carrington and Emmet Cohen — will participate in the third annual Jazz Philadelphia Summit on October 9 and 10,…

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Pianist/Composer and American  Pianists Awards Winner Emmet Cohen  Brings the 1920s to the 2020s With Label Debut on Mack Avenue Records, Future Stride  Available for Pre-Order Now Available January 29, 2021 — Album Features  Marquis Hill, Melissa Aldana, Russell Hall and Kyle Poole Future Stride’s First Single, “Dardanella,” Set to Premiere Exclusively with DownBeat on Thursday, October 1; Available Everywhere on Friday, October 2…

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Pianist/Composer and Steinway Artist  Markus Gottschlich Presents a New Concept Album  Available November 27, 2020,  Found Sounds Invites the Listener to  Hear the World Differently by Transforming  Sounds Recorded Around the Globe into  Captivating Compositions Pre-Order Now on Apple Music, Google Play & Amazon With Found Sounds, the US based, Austrian pianist, composer and Steinway Artist Markus Gottschlich presents a concept album that…

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