CHART-TOPPING TRUMPETER RICK BRAUN TAKES US TO THE CROSSROADS OF POSSIBILITIES ON ANTICIPATED NEW CD
All-Star Recording Features Hot New Originals Plus Songs By Stevie Wonder & Bruno Mars & Special Guests Peter White, Philipe Saisse, Richard Elliot, Greg Phillinganes, Chris ‘Big Dog’ Davis & Others
“As musicians and people in general, we are all a collection of the places we’ve been, things we’ve heard, seen and done, and people who we’ve loved and who have loved us,” shares chart-topping contemporary jazz pioneer Rick Braun.
Tenor Tour de Force
Eric Wyatt’s new session is a powerful homage to Sonny Rollins
The Golden Rule: for Sonny
Through his six recordings as a bandleader, tenor talent Eric Wyatt has basically been performing unspoken tributes to Sonny Rollins. Wyatt calls Rollins his actual/musical godfather and has a way of injecting his passion for bebop and affection for geniuses like Rollins, Charlie Parker, and Pharaoh Sanders,…
SAXOPHONE MASTER JAMES CARTER TO RELEASE BLUE NOTE DEBUT AUG. 30
JAMES CARTER ORGAN TRIO: LIVE FROM NEWPORT JAZZ
A THRILLING LIVE RECORDING OF CARTER’S SOUL JAZZ REINVENTION OF
DJANGO REINHARDT CAPTURED AT THE VENERABLE JAZZ FESTIVAL
On August 30, saxophone master James Carter will release his Blue Note Records debut James Carter Organ Trio: Live From Newport Jazz, a thrilling live performance of Carter’s imaginative soul jazz reinvention of Django Reinhardt that was captured at the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival.
APPLE MUSIC LAUNCHES CELEBRATION OF BLUE NOTE RECORDS
IN HONOR OF THE LEGENDARY JAZZ LABEL’S 80th ANNIVERSARY
EXPLORE THE FEATURE BLUE NOTE: THE 1500 SERIES
A CURATION OF BLUE NOTE’S FABLED CLASSICS PRESENTED
WITH STUDIO QUALITY SOUND AS APPLE DIGITAL MASTERS
On January 6, 1939, a German Jewish immigrant and passionate Jazz fan named Alfred Lion produced his first recording session in New York City with two Boogie Woogie pianists—Albert Ammons and Meade Lux Lewis—founding what would become the most-respected and longest-running Jazz label in the world.
That’s her “Jam!”
Soul-jazz flutist Ragan Whiteside’s hit streak continues with “Jam It,” her fourth consecutive Billboard Top 10 single.
ATLANTA (5 August 2019): The sizzling summer heat. A backyard barbecue filled with food, family and friends. A tune comes on the radio that instantly sets bodies in motion.
LEGENDARY GRAMMY-WINNING CONGUERO PONCHO SANCHEZ
PAYS TRIBUTE TO SAXOPHONE ICON JOHN COLTRANE
ON HIS FIRST NEW ALBUM IN 7 YEARS
Master Conguero, Band Leader and Latin Jazz Legend celebrates
his 30th anniversary on Concord Picante on September 20, 2019
For Immediate Release – On his first new album in seven years, GRAMMY Award-winning conguero Poncho Sanchez celebrates the life and music of the iconic saxophonist John Coltrane.
GREGORY PORTER ANNOUNCES
A BRAND NEW PODCAST SERIES
“It’s beautifully simple – in each episode I sit down and talk with a close friend of mine, we shoot the breeze about music, life, cars, food, wine, whatever…” – Gregory Porter
He has made chart history and brought jazz to the masses around the globe, won GRAMMYs, graced the world’s most prestigious stages, appeared on the biggest TV shows, and now he has his very own podcast.
Pianist/Composer Uri Caine Presents
The Passion of Octavius Catto, in Tribute to Philadelphia’s
19th Century Freedom Fighter Octavius Catto
Ten-Part Composition for Jazz Trio, Chamber Orchestra
and Gospel Choir Feat. Barbara Walker
In the fall of 2017 Philadelphia unveiled a statue of Octavius Catto in front of City Hall. Catto was a 19th Century African-American freedom fighter known for his work as an abolitionist, educator, pioneering baseball player, and civil and voting rights advocate.
Vocalist Orice Jenkins Celebrates 100th Birthday
of Legendary Singer/Pianist Nat “King” Cole
on Heartfelt New Album Centennial Cole
Available September 20 via
Truth Revolution Recording Collective
Given the substantial impact he had on the music and culture of his time, it can be shocking to remember that Nat “King” Cole only lived to the age of 45. March 17, 2019 marked the 100th anniversary of Cole’s birth in Montgomery, Alabama;
CELEBRATES LIFE, LOVE & MUSIC WITH HIS NEW ALBUM
OVER THE RAINBOW
SET FOR RELEASE ON SEPTEMBER 20, 2019
Malibu, CA: On September 20, 2019, legendary and Grammy winning musician, producer, creator and artist Herb Alpert will release his newest album Over The Rainbow, a 12 song collection that includes one original track and a cadre of classic and well known interpreted tunes performed in a way that only Alpert can deliver.