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LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! Dee Dee Bridgewater to Release New Album “Memphis…Yes, I’m Ready” on Sept. 15th, 2017


 
DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER’S NEW ALBUM, “MEMPHIS…YES, I’M READY,” SET FOR RELEASE SEPTEMBER 15TH VIA DDB RECORDS/OKEH/SONY MASTERWORKS
 
Memphis, Tennessee. Every picture tells a story; every journey begins differently. The story of Dee Dee Bridgewater‘s stunning new album, “Memphis…Yes, I’m Ready,” begins in that city, where she was born at Collins Chapel Hospital, located not far from where the album was recorded at Producer Willie Mitchell’s historic Royal Studios.

Nicole Mitchell & Haki Madhubuti Set to Release Collaboration Album “Liberation Narratives” on Sept. 29th, 2017


 
NICOLE MITCHELL AND HAKI MADHUBUTI RELEASE FIRST ALBUM OF THEIR COLLABORATION
LIBERATION NARRATIVES
 
In 2014, Mitchell was commissioned by the Jazz Institute of Chicago to write music inspired by the poetry of Haki Madhbuti. Liberation Narratives, the latest release by composer, flautist and conceptualist Nicole Mitchell, will be released by the notable African-American publisher, Third World Press.

Drummer Sonny Emory to Release New Album “Love Is The Greatest” on Oct. 10th, 2017


 
DRUMMER TO THE STARS WORLD RENOWNED MULTI INSTRUMENTALIST COMPOSER SONNY EMORY GROOVES SOLO WITH BAND CACHET ON
LOVE IS THE GREATEST
 
(ATLANTA, GA — August xx, 2017) –After decades of laying down the foundation and galvanizing the groove on tour and in the studio for legends like Earth, Wind & Fire, The Crusaders, Bruce Hornsby, Al Jarreau, Steely Dan and Bette Midler, drummer, multi-instrumentalist and composer Sonny Emory is on the greatest creative roll of his career,…

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! Jazz Saxophonist NAJEE Returns with New Album “Poetry In Motion” on Aug. 25th, 2017


 
The always reliable saxophone man in Najee gifts a special dedication on Poetry In Motion, to two special musical heroes
 
LISTEN to New Single “Is It The Way” featuring Eric Roberson below!
 
What a way to celebrate one’s 30th anniversary in the industry but with a personal thank you to two musicians that left their own impact with so many fans and peers. Of course, Najee is beyond the perfect candidate in extending homage to Prince and Al Jarreau, legends in their own right and whom performed alongside with the much respected saxophone/woodwind player in their careers.

Latin Jazz Group NEGRONI’s TRiO to Release New Album “New Era” on Sept. 8th, 2017


 
MULTIPLE GRAMMY-NOMINATED LATIN JAZZ GROUP NEGRONI’S TRiO SET TO RELEASE NINTH ALBUM, “NEW ERA,” SEPTEMBER 8TH VIA SONY MUSIC LATIN
 
Los Angeles, California. “New Era,” the stunning new CD from multiple Grammy-nominated Jazz group NEGRONI’s TRiO sets a new pace for the band in its exploration of multiple musical styles and sounds which have influenced Trio founder Jose Negroni throughout his life.

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.