Saxophonist Vandell Andrew showcases his brand of contemporary jazz on his latest CD, Balance
This lingering pandemic has afforded more than plenty of time for Vandell Andrew to bring forth musical relief, including a CD exclusively for meditation. When not in the studio crafting several Top 25 Billboard Smooth Jazz Chart tracks, the veteran New Orleans born saxophonist/producer has shared the stage with Kurt Whalum, Peter White, and others.
Pianist Eric Reed Delivers Deeply
Personal Album, For Such a Time as This
For more than three decades as one of the most influential and beloved jazz musicians, Eric Reed has recorded close to 30 accomplished leader albums showcasing his virtuosic chops, intellectual clarity, unwavering will to swing, and ability to refract and coalesce a wide range of musical, spiritual, and personal influences into a single stream of consciousness.
Bassist/Composer Mauricio Morales
Presents His Debut Album, Luna
Available February 26, 2021 via Outside in Music
In offering up their debut albums, many jazz musicians tend to embark on a safe, easy road, rarely breaking the standard norms and adhering cautiously to a straight-ahead, standards-packed pathway.
Contemporary jazz guitarist Les Sabler finds “Tranquility” in a new old guitar
Teaming with GRAMMY winner Paul Brown produced a fresh sound on the album dropping January 29
NASHVILLE (19 November 2020): The suggestion came from two-time GRAMMY winner Paul Brown who has produced dozens of No. 1 hits. When contemporary jazz guitarist Les Sabler entered Brown’s Funky Joint studio near Los Angeles to begin tracking, Brown, also a guitarist, recommended that Sabler swap out his trusty guitar in favor of Brown’s vintage Gibson Johnny Smith model.
Four Timeless Holiday Jazz Titles By Ella Fitzgerald, Kenny Burrell, Ramsey Lewis And Jimmy Smith Boxed Up For New Vinyl Set, ‘Verve Wishes You A Swinging Christmas’
Most Albums Repressed For First Time In More Than 50 Years
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — This holiday season, Verve Records/UMe is boxing up some of the most classic jazz holiday titles and wrapping them in a new vinyl box set titled Verve Wishes You a Swinging Christmas.