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Guitarist Eric Krasno Releases New Single “Lost Myself” | WATCH NEW VIDEO! New Album “Always” Arrives Feb. 4th, 2022 | Announces New Tour Dates for 2022


 
Grammy-Award Winning Guitarist Eric Krasno Enlists Jazz Mafia For Funky Track About The Joy Of Losing Yourself
 
“Lost Myself” Is Featured On Krasno’s New Solo Album ‘Always,’
Out February 4th via Mascot Label Group
 
The idea of “losing yourself” may seem negative, but to Grammy-award winning guitarist Eric Krasno, the phrase has a deeper meaning. “It’s about losing your ego when you find someone who works for you,” he explains.

Le Coq Records Presents ‘The Jazz All Stars Vol. 2’ | Coming Jan. 21st, 2022 | LISTEN!


 
Le Coq Records Kicks Off its
Second Star-studded Year with an
Amazing Ensemble of Virtuoso Musicians on
Le Coq Records Presents
The Jazz All Stars Vol. 2
 
Few jazz labels are able to launch with as impressive a roster already in place as Le Coq Records did when it released The Jazz All Stars Vol. 1 last January.

Producer/Multi-Instrumentalist CARRTOONS Releases New Single “Frontline (Remix)” | LISTEN!


 
PRODUCER AND MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST CARRTOONS
REIMAGINES BUTCHER BROWN’S TRACK “FRONTLINE,” FROM THEIR CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ALBUM #KINGBUTCH
 
For Immediate Release – It’s been a busy year for Butcher Brown. Hot on the heels of their August run at the Blue Note NY, the September 30 release of a new single, Patrice Rushen’s “Remind Me” featuring vocalist Alex Isley, on the GRAMMY-winning composer’s birthday, and a successful 3 ½-week European tour in October…

Fusion Band Soul Café Returns with New Album “Step Aside” on Oct. 15th, 2021 | WATCH NEW VIDEO!


 
ST. LOUIS-BASED FUSION BAND SOUL CAFÉ RETURNS WITH A STUNNING BLEND OF PROGRESSIVE JAZZ, ROUSING FUNK, DRIVING HORNS AND LATIN-INSPIRED RHYTHMS ON FIRST STUDIO ALBUM IN 18 YEARS
 
Step Aside, due out October 15, 2021 on Autumn Hill Records,
finds guitarist/founder Ed Starrett and his six-piece band
in celebratory spirits following his battle with leukemia
 
For Immediate Release – Led by guitarist/composer Ed “Mr. Ed” Starrett, the vibrant fusion ensemble known as Soul Café has been thrilling audiences in the St. Louis area for more than 20 years with their blend of complex jazz and funk, Latin accents and driving grooves.

Drummer Makaya McCraven to Release New Remix Album “Deciphering The Message” on Nov. 19th, 2021 | LISTEN to 3 New Single’s!


 
DRUMMER, PRODUCER & BEAT SCIENTIST MAKAYA McCRAVEN
PUTS A MODERN BOUNCE ON BLUE NOTE CLASSICS BY ART BLAKEY, HORACE SILVER & MORE
ON HIS NEW REMIX ALBUM DECIPHERING THE MESSAGE OUT NOV. 19
 
With his new remix album, Deciphering The Message, the Chicago-based drummer, producer, and beat scientist Makaya McCraven digs through the vaults of the legendary jazz label Blue Note Records to put a modern bounce on classics by Art Blakey, Horace Silver, Hank Mobley, Kenny Burrell, and Eddie Gale, among others.

Soulganic to Release New Album “Wax Progressive: Equilibria Vol. 2.” on Sept. 3rd, 2021


 
SOULGANIC ANNOUNCES ALBUM,
WAX PROGRESSIVE: EQUILIBRIA VOL. 2,
SET FOR SEPTEMBER 3 RELEASE
 
Wax Progressive: Equilibria Vol. 2, set for September 3 release, is the result of an ongoing musical conversation between kindred spirits, expressed through ideas rooted in nearly every branch of African American and Afro-Caribbean music: from soul to rock to jazz to funk to Latin to blues…and beyond.

Saxophonist Kenny Garrett to Release New Album “Sounds From The Ancestors” on Aug. 27th, 2021 | LISTEN!


 
Kenny Garrett Recalls the Sounds of
West African Music and its Role in Jazz,
Gospel, Motown, Hip-Hop and More
 
Kenny Garrett’s latest release, Sounds from the Ancestors, is a multi-faceted album. The music, however, doesn’t lodge inside the tight confines of the jazz idiom, which is not surprising considering the alto saxophonist and composer acknowledges the likes of Aretha Franklin and Marvin Gaye as significant touchstones.

Trombonist Jeff Bradshaw Releases New Music Video for Single “Euphoria” | WATCH!


 
Jeff Bradshaw showcases the video Euphoria from his NAACP Image Award Nominated for Outstanding Jazz Album, “Stronger”
 
Jeff Bradshaw has elevated the trombone to several heights, whether in an R&B or hip-hop groove or crafting jazz passages since his groundbreaking debut for Hidden Beach in 2003 entitled Bone Deep. He also knows how to convey thoughtful instrumental contemplations of times when serious health challenges kept this musician on the sideline for a long season.

Saxophonist Dave McMurray to Release New Album “Grateful Deadication” on July 16th, 2021 | WATCH NEW VIDEO!


 
DAVE McMURRAY ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM GRATEFUL DEADICATION
 
OUT JULY 16 ON BLUE NOTE FEATURING THE SAXOPHONIST’S
NEW TAKES ON THE GRATEFUL DEAD SONGBOOK
 
Saxophonist Dave McMurray has announced a July 16 release date for Grateful Deadication, his sophomore release for Blue Note Records.

African-Jazz Saxophonist Isaiah Katumwa to Release New Album “Dance Again” on July 9th, 2021 | LISTEN!


 
African-jazz saxophonist Isaiah Katumwa is ready to “Dance Again”
 
The joyous album featuring collaborations with contemporary jazz hitmakers Darren Rahn, Adam Hawley and Dave Koz drops July 9; the title track goes for playlist adds on Monday.
 
MINNEAPOLIS (13 May 2021): As COVID-19 raged last summer and tension soared in the wake of the civil unrest that erupted after the death of George Floyd that occurred miles from his home, saxophonist Isaiah Katumwa was at work on his first major US release that he envisioned lifting spirits by uniting the world in dance.