Lunar Octet Re-Emerges with First Album in 26 Years
Ann Arbor Ensemble Blends
Latin Jazz, Afrobeat, Samba and Funk on Convergence
A decades-long institution in Ann Arbor, home of the University of Michigan, and also the nearby Metro Detroit area, the Lunar Octet is back with a potent collection of originals inspired by such wide-ranging influences as mambo, samba, funk, Afrobeat and jazz on Convergence.
Impulse! Records Celebrates 60 Years with Year-Long Campaign
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — For 60 years, the legendary Impulse! Records has been home to the greatest jazz artists of all time, including John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Archie Shepp, Alice Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Quincy Jones, and more.
HAMMOND B-3 ORGAN LEGEND DR. LONNIE SMITH
TO RELEASE NEW BLUE NOTE ALBUM BREATHE ON MARCH 26
FEATURING HIS TRIO & SEPTET RECORDED LIVE AT JAZZ STANDARD IN NYC
PLUS TWO STUDIO COLLABORATIONS WITH ROCK ICON IGGY POP
On March 26, Blue Note Records will release Breathe, the third new album by legendary Hammond B-3 organist Dr. Lonnie Smith since his 2016 return to the label where he first made a name for himself in the late-1960s.
Contemporary/Urban Jazz Guitarist Eric Essix Releases New Album “Songs From The Deep”
For Eric Essix, the year 2018 marked two inspiring milestones in his multi-faceted career. In celebration of 30 years as a solo recording artist, the Birmingham, Alabama based, contemporary jazz guitarist released “More”, his 25th full length album.
VENERATED DRUMMER, VIBRAPHONIST, PERCUSSIONIST & COMPOSER
JOE CHAMBERS RETURNS TO BLUE NOTE RECORDS WITH
FEBRUARY 26 RELEASE OF SAMBA DE MARACATU
LISTEN TO THE TITLE TRACK “SAMBA DE MARACATU” NOW
On February 26, the venerated multi-instrumentalist and composer Joe Chambers will release Samba de Maracatu, a notable Blue Note Records return for a significant figure in the label’s history.
Dumpstaphunk Announces New Album
Where Do We Go From Here To Be Released April 23, 2021 via Mascot Label Group / The Funk Garage
NEW ORLEANS, LA – January 11, 2021 – New Orleans funk powerhouse Dumpstaphunk announces their new album Where Do We Go From Here, set to release on April 23, 2021 (via Mascot Label Group / The Funk Garage).
New Label Le Coq Records Launches with
Star-Studded Inaugural Release,
Le Coq Records Presents The Jazz All Stars, Vol. 1
A Roster of Revered Modern Jazz Musicians
Including Alex Acuña, John Beasley, Vinnie Colaiuta,
Bill Cunliffe, Andy James, Joe LaBarbera, Rick Margitza,
John Patitucci, Marvin “Smitty” Smith,
Terell Stafford and Others
Promising a catalogue of “honest jazz,” newly launched label Le Coq Records rings in the new year with its inaugural release, Le Coq Records Presents The Jazz All Stars, Vol. 1.
BLUE NOTE RECORDS ANNOUNCES THE CLASSIC VINYL REISSUE SERIES
A CONTINUATION OF THE LABEL’S ACCLAIMED BLUE NOTE 80 VINYL REISSUE SERIES
THAT WILL FEATURE ALL-ANALOG 180g VINYL PRESSINGS OF CLASSIC BLUE NOTE TITLES
Blue Note Records has announced the Classic Vinyl Reissue Series, a continuation of the label’s acclaimed Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series which was launched in celebration of Blue Note’s 80th anniversary in 2019.
Kool & the Gang
Recognizes Longtime Legacy, Releases New Single –
“Pursuit of Happiness”
Since the band’s inception over 50 years ago, the legendary masters of funk, pop and soul, Kool & the Gang, have given music fans classic tunes from “Jungle Boogie”, “Hollywood Swinging” and “Summer Madness” to smashes such as “Ladies’ Night”, “Get Down On It” and their first number one pop hit, “Celebration”.