Legendary Trumpeter Eddie Henderson
Explores the Many Facets of Musical Vision
on Masterful New Recording, Be Cool
Before he walks out the door on his way to a gig, 77-year-old trumpeter Eddie Henderson always gets two words of advice from his wife: be cool. The legendary trumpeter has taken that mantra to heart, and on Be Cool, his new release on Smoke Sessions Records, he shows just how hot cool can get.
Blue Engine Records Announces Star-Studded Album
UNITED WE SWING:
BEST OF THE JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER GALAS
Available March 23, 2018
New York, NY – February 7, 2018 – Blue Engine Records makes the most memorable performances from Jazz at Lincoln Center’s historic gala concerts available for the first time with the release of United We Swing: Best of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Galas.
ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT – LIVE
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS LALAH HATHAWAY, BILAL, WAYNE BRADY,
B. SLADE, ALGEBRA BLESSETT, AND THE METROPOLE ORCHESTRA
ON DVD AND DIGITAL FORMATS VIA EAGLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT
~MARCH 16, 2018~
New York, NY (February 1, 2018)—March 16, 2018 marks the release of Robert Glasper Experiment – Live on DVD and Digital Formats via Eagle Rock Entertainment.
MCG Jazz is pleased to present New Documentary, “We Knew What We Had: The Greatest Jazz Story Never Told”
We Knew What We Had: The Greatest Jazz Story Never Told documentary film features the talents of international Jazz Masters George Benson, Ahmad Jamal, Stanley Turrentine, Billy Eckstine, Kenny Clarke, Art Blakey, Billy Strayhorn and Mary Lou Williams – all Pittsburghers –…
Urban jazz harpist Mariea Antoinette provides a glimpse of her forthcoming album by dropping a euphoric single on January 29.
SAN DIEGO (23 January 2018): The dramatic opening immediately commands attention. Emerging from the lab with a preview of her upcoming summer album, urban jazz alchemist Mariea Antoinette returns on January 29 with the jubilant “Overture,” the new single featuring her mystical harp pouring forth as a bubbly protagonist.
Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas Stir Up Scandal
With their Free-Thinking Second Release by Their
Co-Led Quintet Sound Prints, Due Out
April 6, 2018 on Greenleaf Music
The perpetual schism in jazz circles, if you read the literature or simply monitor the social media debates, lies between those traditionalist torchbearers working doggedly to keep the music’s legacy alive, and the diehard avant-gardists intent on pushing ever forward into new, unexplored territory.
Austin City Limits Presents a Dazzling Hour with the Legendary Herbie Hancock
Austin, TX—January 19, 2018—Austin City Limits (ACL) presents a series highlight: a career-spanning hour with one of the world’s most celebrated artists, jazz legend Herbie Hancock, in his first-ever appearance on the program. The new installment premieres Saturday, January 20 at 8pm CT/9pm ET as part of ACL’s Season 43.
Urban-jazz bassist Darryl Williams shows he’s got staying power on new single
“Do You Remember,” featuring saxophonist Michael Lington, follows the Billboard top 10 “Here to Stay.”
TEMECULA (11 January 2018): It took ten years for urban-jazz bass player Darryl Williams to write, record and release “Here to Stay,” his Billboard top 10 single and the title track to his second album.
The Lao Tizer Band Set to Release
Songs From The Swinghouse,
Recorded Live at Conway Studios in Hollywood:
Available March 16, 2018 via Yse Records
With more than five years since their last release, The Lao Tizer Band has taken the time to grow in every aspect. An updated larger band is exploring some new methods on their upcoming CD/DVD combo, Songs From The Swinghouse: recorded live in just three days at Conway Studios in Hollywood, the band explores three cover tunes with vocalist, a first for the group, alongside original instrumental tracks, bringing them to new heights of excellence and exuberance.