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Roy Ayers Ubiquity’s “Lifeline” to be Reissued on Vinyl on August 18th, 2017 via Polydor/UMe


 
“Lifeline,” Roy Ayers Ubiquity’s inimitable, influential 1977 fusion of jazz, pop, funk, and disco, will be reissued on vinyl on August 18 via Polydor/UMe in honor of the album’s 40th anniversary.
 
LOS ANGELES, July 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Lifeline, Roy Ayers Ubiquity‘s inimitable, influential 1977 fusion of jazz, pop, funk, and disco, will be reissued on vinyl on August 18 via Polydor/UMe in honor of the album’s 40th anniversary.

Multi-Grammy Winning Producer, Composer And Arranger Quincy Jones Announces Qwest TV


 
Multi-Grammy Winning Producer, Composer And Arranger Quincy Jones Announces Qwest TV
 
LOS ANGELES, July 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Multi-Grammy winning producer, composer and arranger Quincy Jones, in collaboration with jazz impresario and television producer Reza Ackbaraly, has announced the formation of Qwest TV, the world’s first subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) platform dedicated to jazz and jazz-inspired music forms.

Jazz-Fusion Legends Weather Report’s Classic Album Heavy Weather To Be Released On Hybrid SACD


 
Jazz-Fusion Legends Weather Report’s Classic Album Heavy Weather To Be Released On Limited Edition Hybrid SACD!
 
Camarillo, CA – Jazz aficionados rejoice! Mrshall Blonstein’s Audio Fidelity is releasing pioneering jazz-rock fusion legends Weather Report‘s classic album Heavy Weather on Limited Edition Hybrid SACD!

WATCH NEW VIDEO! Pianist John Beasley to Release New Album “MONK’stra Vol. 2” on Sept. 1st, 2017


 
John Beasley Compares 1950s/’60s Social Struggles & Thelonious Monk’s Subsequent Artistic Response to Current Culture on MONK’estra, Vol. 2
 
If one were to have access to a time machine and could go back to see legendary bandleader Thelonious Monk in concert during the 1950s and ’60s, you’d likely see him so compelled by the music that he would retreat from his piano mid-performance and conduct his band, no matter how small or large, through an impassioned dance.

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! Flautist Jef Kearns to Release New Single “Reverie” on July 21st, 2017


 
Canadian flautist Jef Kearns announces his new single Reverie
 
Flautist Jef Kearns brings a fresh approach to instrumental World Jazz and Pop with the aid of recording engineer/producer Douglas Romanow (Justin Bieber, Chantal Kreviazuk, Tyga) on his newest single, Reverie.

Iconic Pianist/Vocalist Johnny O’Neal to Release New Album “In The Moment” on Oct. 6th, 2017


 
Johnny O’Neal Set to Release First Studio Album
in 15 Years: In the Moment, Available October 6
via Smoke Sessions Records
 
While every great jazz musician knows the value of spontaneity, few understand the true value of being in the moment quite like Johnny O’Neal. A rising star in the early 1980s, O’Neal left New York after a mugging in 1986.

Bassist Christian McBride to Release New Album “Bringin’ It” on Sept. 22nd, 2017


 
Christian McBride Big Band Follows Up
GRAMMY® Award-Winning Debut with
Sophomore Release, Bringin’ It
 
Iconic bassist Christian McBride has been doing what the title of his upcoming big band album implores for years: Bringin’ It. This highly anticipated release, which follows the Christian McBride Big Band’s 2011 Grammy® Award-winning debut, The Good Feeling, puts his status and skills as an all-around entertainer on full display.

WATCH NEW VIDEO! Nigerian Vocalist Douyé Releases New Album “Daddy Said So” on July 7th, 2017


 
Nigerian Vocalist Douyé Honors Her Lifelong
Promise to her Father on Daddy Said So
 
After two successful and well-received classic R&B albums, singer Douyé is on a career path that has taken an unexpected but ultimately logical turn. Douyé (pronounced Doe-Yay) has re-emerged as a very talented jazz singer on her impressive new recording Daddy Said So.

Jazz Vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant to Release New Album “Dreams and Daggers” in Sept. 2017


 
This is one of those moments that you cannot predict, manufacture, hype, fabricate or even imagine.
 
It’s a moment you can only hope to recognize and appreciate … the moment when you introduce your audience to an artist for the ages. You know: those surpassing artists that drew us to this profession in the first place. The ones we will look back upon, proudly remembering our role in establishing their legacies.