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Drummer Jimmy Cobb to Release New Album “This I Dig of You” on Aug. 16th, 2019 | LISTEN to New Single “My Old Flame”!

Iconic Drummer Jimmy Cobb, at 90 Years Old and as
Vital as Ever, Releases His New Album This I Dig of You, Featuring his Rich, Classic Swing
Name a canonical jazz artist, and chances are Jimmy Cobb has shared a stage or recording studio with them. Starting with his first recordings with Earl Bostic at the tender age of 21 all the way up to his new album This I Dig of You, due out August 16 via Smoke Sessions Records, Cobb has been not just a jazz drummer but the jazz drummer — a musician unmatched in technique and experience.

James “Biscuit” Rouse Releases New Single “Igazi Panzi” | LISTEN!

New Music from James “Biscuit” Rouse coming on June 28, 2019 through Purpose Jazz
Drummer, band leader, singer, songwriter, producer James “Biscuit” Rouse is best known for his 7 years plus as the musical director for Lauryn Hill’s band. Most recently he has performed the same duties for artists like Syleena Johnson, Vivian Green and Vivian Sessoms.

Flutist Althea René Releases New Album “Flawsome” | LISTEN!

Soul-Jazz Flutist Althea René Releases New Album “Flawsome” – Available NOW on CDBaby & Amazon!
Contemporary/Soul Jazz Flutist Althea René continues giving music lovers some great, quality soulful instrumentals with the 9 track project, “Flawsome” – Available June 21st, 2019. Just in time for summer.

Hidden Beach Recordings Releases New Album “Unwrapped Vol. 8: The Chicago Sessions” | WATCH NEW VIDEO!

Unwrapped Vol. 8: The Chicago Sessions 
May 28, 2019 (Los Angeles, CA) Hidden Beach Recordings’ Unwrapped series has made a triumphant return with its Unwrapped Vol. 8: The Chicago Sessions album. Released May 24, the 10-cut collection has already garnered glowing coverage.

Joel Ross Releases New Music Video for Single “Yana” | WATCH! | 2-LP Vinyl Release for “KingMaker” Coming Aug. 9th, 2019

Joel Ross has revealed his mesmerizing new music video for “Yana” (directed by Daveion Thompson) from the vibraphonist’s acclaimed debut album KingMaker, out now on Blue Note Records.

Bassist Charnett Moffett to Release New Album “Bright New Day” on June 21st, 2019 | WATCH VIDEO for “Free the Slaves”

Bassist/Composer Charnett Moffett Breaks New Ground &
Debuts Exceptional New Quintet on Bright New Day,
Available June 21 via Motéma Music
For Bright New Day (available June 21), bassist/composer Charnett Moffett’s seventh recording for Motéma Music and 16th as a bandleader overall,…

Saxophonist David Sánchez to Release New Album “Carib” on June 7th, 2019 | LISTEN to New Single “Madriga”!

Grammy-Winning Saxophonist David Sánchez to Release New Album Carib
Out June 7th Via Stretch Music / Ropeadope
Listen To New Track “Madriga”
On June 7th, Grammy-Winning Saxophonist David Sánchez will release his new album Carib on Stretch Music / Ropeadope.

Abdullah Ibrahim Releases New Single “Jabula” – LISTEN! New Album “The Balance” Coming June 28th 2019

Celebrating a unique legend in the music industry, NEA Jazz Master Abdullah Ibrahim delivers his latest single, “Jabula”
Without a doubt, Abdullah Ibrahim is a written jazz epistle. Experiencing the political heat of his home country throughout his career to express his musical passion, the pianist is more than deservedly an ambassador for jazz while bridging the pulse of South African rhythms and unapologetic concerns surrounding that countries’ townships.

Ron Carter and Danny Simmons to Release New Album “The Brown Beatnik Tomes – Live at BRIC House” on June 7th, 2019 | LISTEN to New Single “For A Pistol”!

Ron Carter and Danny Simmons Announce
The Brown Beatnik Tomes – Live at BRIC House
out June 7th via Blue Note
Ron Carter and Danny Simmons announce The Brown Beatnik Tomes – Live at BRIC House, a new album to be released on June 7th via Blue Note.

Theo Croker to Release New Album “Star People Nation” on May 17th, 2019 | LISTEN to New Single “Understand Yourself” feat. Chronixx | Announces New Tour Dates 2019

Thus begins the ambitious manifesto behind Theo Croker’s newest album, issued as a preface to the trumpeter, producer, arranger, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist’s most personal project yet, due out May 17 from Sony Music Masterworks.