STILL SINGING HER SONG
Oleta Adams releases “Third Set”
Her first new album in eight years
Kansas City, KS, January 27, 2017– Iconic, Grammy-award nominated vocalist Oleta Adams celebrates her 45th year in the music industry with a new collection of classic songs entitled Third Set. Inspired by the early days of her career, when she played multiple shows nightly in lounges and piano bars across the globe, Third Set highlights the music that Adams and her band always loved to play during that halcyon hour when the evening’s final set arrived.
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John Coltrane’s Iconic Impulse! Records Lifetime Recordings Remastered In High-Res Audio In Honor Of Jazz Legend’s 90th Birthday
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Legendary saxophonist and composer John Coltrane would have been 90 today. To celebrate his legacy and incredible body of work, Verve/UMe is proud to announce today’s release of the high-resolution audio remasters of nine more of his classic Impulse! Records albums, continuing the label’s initiative to remaster every album Coltrane recorded in his lifetime for “The House That Trane Built” in a variety of high-fidelity formats.
Singer Joe Simon Reflects On An Extraordinary Career With The Documentary Looking Back
The last of the great male soul voices returns with a new documentary, a book and single with the Temptations
NEW YORK – Sept. 13, 2016 – PRLog — New York: Joe Simon one of R&B’s most successful male vocalists is seeing a career renaissance which started this summer as the recipient of the Phillies, Gamble & Huff Community Partnership Award presented at Citizens Bank Park.
THIS SEPTEMBER, EAGLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS
WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE?
~DVD+CD, BLU-RAY+CD, AND DIGITAL FORMATS~
~SEPTEMBER 2, 2016~
New York, NY (July 25, 2016)—Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary at the 2016 Oscars®, Best Music Film at the 2016 Grammy Awards, and winning Best Documentary at the American Film Institute Awards in 2016, documentary film What Happened, Miss Simone? connected with critics and fans alike with its deep examination of the legendary Nina Simone.
GOSPEL SINGER SHIRLEY CAESAR TO BE HONORED WITH
STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME
AS SHE CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY AS A SOLO ARTIST
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that living legend Shirley Caesar will be honored with the 2,583rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star in the category of Recording will be dedicated at 6126 Hollywood Boulevard in front of The Fonda Theatre.
ORGANIST DR. LONNIE SMITH NAMED 2017 NEA JAZZ MASTER
NEW BLUE NOTE ALBUM EVOLUTION IS HIS FIRST FOR ICONIC LABEL SINCE 1970
The legendary organist Dr. Lonnie Smith has been named one of the National Endowment for the Arts 2017 NEA Jazz Masters Fellows, the nation’s highest honor in jazz. Smith—along with bassist Dave Holland, vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater, keyboardist Dick Hyman, and writer Ira Gitler—have been recognized for their lifetime achievements and exceptional contributions to the advancement of jazz.
N 2 The Dawn: Honoring The Artist 4ever 2 B Known As Prince
Artist Reflections by A. Scott Galloway
April 24, 2016
Prince was the most profoundly voracious and prolific musician across a purple-hued spectrum of styles – a singular melting pot of Soul, Rock, Jazz, Blues and Pop of his own Paisley Funk creation. Beginning by teaching himself to play big band great Neal Hefti’s cool, driving theme to the TV show “Batman” on piano, Prince Rogers Nelson evolved into a wunderkind genius who fluently mastered keyboards, drums, electric bass and – most magnificently – guitar, with a multi-octave vocal range that stretched from his natural hushed speaking baritone to a crystalline falsetto so pure that the Gemini gave it her own name: “Camille.”
Verve Records Celebrates 60 Years
Label will Celebrate Landmark Anniversary
with Releases Throughout the Year
One of the most prestigious labels in the history of jazz, Verve Records will celebrate its 60th anniversary throughout 2016 with a trove of historic reissues and stunning new collections from its legendary archives. The release schedule constitutes a who’s-who of jazz legends, including such pioneers as Charlie Parker, Billie Holiday, Count Basie, Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Wes Montgomery, Louis Armstrong, Jimmy Smith, Stan Getz, and the label’s heart and soul, Ella Fitzgerald.
NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron to Release
First Album with Longstanding Trio, Book of Intuition,
Featuring Kiyoshi Kitagawa and Johnathan Blake
Available March 4 on impulse! Records
Remarkably, while piano maestro Kenny Barron has recorded more than 40 albums as a leader and countless others as a valued sideman, he had never documented his impressive working trio of bassist Kiyoshi Kitagawa, with him for 20 years, and drummer Johnathan Blake, onboard for the past 10 years.