Stanley Clarke Band
Mack Avenue Records release 06/29/2018
45 years after his album debut, four-time Grammy® Award-winning bassist Stanley Clarke shows he is still unapproachable on both the electric and acoustic, wielding a vision of fusion and funk, breakbeats and bass-interpreted cello suites.
Soul Side of Town
Mack Avenue Records release 06 2018
Tower of Power – the most dynamic and distinctive band of survivors in Soul Music – is roaring into its unprecedented 50th anniversary with a dynamic disc of all new material. A labor of love, definitively titled Soul Side of Town, this package is charged with 14 filler-free songs. Tour autumn 2018!
Un Día Cualquiera 06 2018
Un Día Cualquiera is a forceful statement from a Cuban musician leading his tight-knit Cuban band, recorded in the U.S. (at WGBH Studios in Boston, Mass.), and influenced by music from both countries in ways that transcend narrow notions of “Latin jazz.”
Playing Favorites 05 2018
Featuring songs made immortal by luminaries The Cranberries, Otis Redding, Erykah Badu, Duran Duran, Blind Melon, and even Rick James, among many others, Meiko leaves her own indelible mark on these songs and will have you hearing them as if it were the first time.
Dreams And Daggers
New York Times Magazine included her recording of “Trolley Song” as one of “25 Songs That Tell Us Where Music Is Going,” Vanity Fair featured her in their “Millennials That Are Shaking Up The Jazz World” piece...
JURY PRIZE JAZZ SINGER INTERNATIONAL 2018
Modern Lore 02 2018
Julian Lage: guitar, Scott Colley: bass, Kenny Wollesen: drums, vibraphone, Tyler Chester: keyboards (2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 11), Jesse Harris: maracas (2); Casio (3, 5, 6); acoustic guitar (9)
This time he incorporates the sensibility, if not the outright sound of early rock and roll—a similarly hybrid form driven by rhythm, personality and a passion for the electric guitar.
L&H Production 02 2018
Yelena Eckemoff: piano, compositions, Paul McCandles: oboe, soprano sax, Engl. horn, bass clarinet, penny flutes, Arild Andersen: double bass, Peter Erskine: drums and percussion
"...There is a calmness to the music that is very evocative of the memories being represented in sound. Highly recommended." -- Keith Black
Yuri Honing Acoustic Quartet
Goldbrun, title of the album, is a non-existent term. For Honing, it stands for the way of composing this album. The (harmonic) themes are interwoven in a larger whole, which characterizes that each second interval of the main theme is a small second.
Swedish Jazz History Vol. 11 24.11 2017
4 CD Box with a 188 page book covering Swedish Jazz during the 70's
such as Alice Babs, Monica Dominique, Nannie Porres, Monica Zetterlund, Lars Gullin, Georg Riedel, Bernt Rosengren, Nisse Sandström, Janne Schaffer, Bobo Stenson, Eje Thelin, Per Henrik Wallin, Putte Wickman,
Lennart Åberg... groups like Egba, Iskra, Mount Everest, Oriental Wind, Rena Rama....
When the band members of Liaison Tonique intertwine with each other and jointly defy gravity, they provide honest fun, cool lightness and the joy of the moment. Then the small laboratory arrangement of the trio goes beyond mere playing with meter and sound and creates great moments of artistic force. The birds begin to fly.
Blooming Tall Phlox
L&H Production 05 2017
Yelena Eckemoff: piano; Verneri Pohjola: trumpet, flugelhorn; Panu Savolainen: vibraphone; Antti Lötjönen: double bass; Olavi Louhivuori: drums, percussion
Eckemoff may not be a pure jazz musician, but who is these days? She has her own voice, she knows how to utilize her gifts...Dan Bilawsky
Bad Ass and Blind
Mack Avenue 03 2017
Soundcloud link: Raul Midón - Bad Ass and Blind by MackAvenue
Put Raul Midón in a box and he’ll jump right out. Songwriter, instrumentalist, mouth-musician, soul singer, jazz improvisor, Latin songster, guitarist, baritone. None of those identifiers works alone to define his musical strengths.
Mack Avenue 02 2017
Soundcloud link: Cameron Graves - Planetary Prince
Cameron's new album 'Planetary Prince' is an amazing and almost unbelievable combination of modal jazz, romantic era European classical music and mathematical death metal. A style so cool that it deserves it's own genre. Kamasi Washington
Under The Surface
Lijbaart belongs to the top of the Dutch jazz scene, Bram Stadhouders is one of the most promising new young musicians in the European improvisation circuit and he received many awards and Sanne Rambags is one of the few singers of her generation who is able to improvise in a very open way.
Jazz Images Records 01 2017
Leloir Project: 2. series. Jean Pierre Leloir was the most important photographer covering France’s musical scene during the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. To pay homage to his work, Jazz Images has selected the most important classic jazz albums to match with his visual genius. The result is this groundbreaking collection.
Cavalier Recordings 03 2017
Tourdates 03 2017
In his genre is Julian Sas one of the best artists ever to come from the low-lands and as a guitarist he belongs to the absolute top of Europe. Julian Sas made name and fame with a series of strong, critically acclaimed albums but especially as an excellent live performer.
REFERENCES: Aaron Diehl, Abdullah Ibrahim, Alfredo Rodriguez, Cyrille Aimee, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Christian McBride, David Murray, Die Strottern, Elina Duni, Etta Cameron, Jacob Karlzon, Jasper Somsen, Julian Lage, Julian Sas, John Zorn, Kenny Garrett, Kevin Mahogany, Kira, Malene Mortensen, Magnus Hjorth, Marc Ribot, Meeco, Michel Godard, Naked City, Oddjob, Rembrandt Frerichs, Scott Hamilton, The Klezmatics, Yelena Eckemoff, Yellowjackets; Double Moon Records, Intuition Records, Mack Avenue Records, Stunt Records, Tzadik Records ...