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Pianist Harold Mabern to Release New Album “To Love and Be Loved” on Aug. 25th, 2017


 
Seminal Pianist Harold Mabern Assembles
Multi-Generational Band Featuring Longtime Collaborators
and Former Students on To Love and Be Loved
 
“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn,” Eden Ahbez wrote in “Nature Boy,” his classic song, “is just to love and be loved in return.” That may not be something that pianist Harold Mabern has taught in the classroom during his decades as an influential educator, but it’s certainly a lesson that he’s passed on time and again by example.

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! Terrace Martin Presents The Pollyseeds & New Album “Sounds of Crenshaw Vol. 1” | Coming July 14th, 2017


 
Terrace Martin Presents The Pollyseeds
 
Group Includes Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper,
Kamasi Washington, Marlon Williams, Robert “Sput” Searight, Rose Gold, & more
 
The Pollyseeds is a collaborative group of A-list producers, musicians, and creators including Kamasi Washington, Robert Glasper, Robert “Sput” Searight, Rose Gold, Trevor Lawrence Jr, Craig Brockman, and more.

Pianist Uri Caine to Release New Album “Space Kiss” on June 23rd, 2017


 
Visionary Pianist Uri Caine Joins Forces with The Lutosławski Quartet on New Release, Space Kiss – Available June 23 via 816Music
 
When worlds collide the results can be cataclysmic, but Uri Caine makes the stars align in thrilling and harmonious fashion on his latest merger of jazz and classical music, Space Kiss.

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! The Charles Lloyd New Quartet to Release New Album “Passin’ Thru” on July 14th, 2017


 
JAZZ MASTER CHARLES LLOYD MARKS 10th ANNIVERSARY OF HIS ACCLAIMED NEW QUARTET WITH PASSIONATE LIVE RECORDING PASSIN’ THRU
 
On July 14, saxophonist, flutist, composer, and jazz mystic Charles Lloyd will release his latest Blue Note offering, Passin’ Thru, a passionate live recording that marks the 10th anniversary of his acclaimed and enduring New Quartet featuring pianist Jason Moran, bassist Reuben Rogers, and drummer Eric Harland, a simpatico unit that teems with intuition, contemplation and playfulness.

EXCLUSIVE STREAM! LISTEN to Pieces Of A Dream’s New Album “Just Funkin’ Around” from Now til May 29th!!


 
FOR A LIMITED TIME: STREAM THE ENTIRE ALBUM “JUST FUNKIN’ AROUND” BY CONTEMPORARY JAZZ GROUP PIECES OF A DREAM!!
 
Special Stream Ends May 29th!
 
Guess what? Here’s your chance to listen to the entire new album from legendary Contemporary Jazz Group Pieces of a Dream entitled “Just Funkin’ Around” via Shanachie Entertainment! Hear the entire album from now until Memorial Day – May 29th, 2017!

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! Legendary Contemporary Jazz Group Pieces Of A Dream Returns with New Album “Just Funkin’ Around” on May 26th, 2017


 
PIECES OF A DREAM HITS 40TH ANNIVERSARY & KEEPS IN STRIDE WITH EXHILARATING NEW CD JUST FUNKIN’ AROUND
 
LISTEN to Pieces Of A Dream’s New Single “Right Back Atcha'”
 
The story of Pieces Of A Dream is a tale of destiny and brotherhood. Picture three starry-eyed fanatical teen musicians who manage to get discovered by Mister Magic (Grover Washington, Jr.), become teen sensations and go on to join the pantheon of musical wonders from the “City Of Brotherly Love” that includes Gamble and Huff, Patti Labelle, McCoy Tyner, and The Roots.

Trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire to Release New Double-Album “A Rift in Decorum: Live at the Village Vanguard” on June 9th, 2017 | Announces New Tour


 
AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE LEADS AUDACIOUS QUARTET ON
A RIFT IN DECORUM: LIVE AT THE VILLAGE VANGUARD
EXPANSIVE DOUBLE-ALBUM OUT JUNE 9 DOCUMENTS
TRUMPETER’S MOMENTOUS WEEK AT JAZZ’S MOST HISTORIC CLUB
 
Trumpeter and composer Ambrose Akinmusire has proven himself an artist of rare ability and wide-ranging aesthetic interests on his previous Blue Note albums When the Heart Emerges Glistening (2011) and the imagined savior is far easier to paint (2014).

WATCH NEW VIDEO! Seiko Matsuda’s New Jazz Project “Seiko Jazz” is Available NOW


 
After Long Planning, Japan’s “Eternal Idol”
Seiko Matsuda’s New Jazz Project Goes Into High Gear
 
With over forty music awards, a record of 24 consecutive number one single hits on Japan’s Oricon charts and several hits on the U.S. Billboard Dance Chart, Seiko Matsuda has been active internationally since 1980. Now, after six years of planning, Matsuda finally unveils her first jazz album Seiko Jazz (Available May 12 via Verve).