VENERATED DRUMMER, VIBRAPHONIST, PERCUSSIONIST & COMPOSER
JOE CHAMBERS RETURNS TO BLUE NOTE RECORDS WITH
FEBRUARY 26 RELEASE OF SAMBA DE MARACATU
LISTEN TO THE TITLE TRACK “SAMBA DE MARACATU” NOW
On February 26, the venerated multi-instrumentalist and composer Joe Chambers will release Samba de Maracatu, a notable Blue Note Records return for a significant figure in the label’s history.
CHART-TOPPING GRAMMY-NOMINATED CONTEMPORARY JAZZ PIONEER
TRANSPORTS US TO NEW HEIGHTS WITH HIS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED FIRST ALBUM IN FIVE YEARS AUTHENTIC LIFE OUT 1/29/21
“There are absolute parallels between jazz and flying,” confesses Grammy-nominated tenor titan Richard Elliot who has been flying airplanes for the past three decades.
AMBER WEEKES “MY ROMANCE – A SPECIAL VALENTINE”
In time for Valentine’s Day and in anticipation of her new upcoming album ’Round Midnight – Reimagined, the popular jazz singer Amber Weekes has released a CD single comprised of two romantic performances.
She performs “My Romance” with a string section while “The Way He Makes Me Feel” is a sensuous vocal duet with Mon David. Both performances can easily warm up any cold night.
New Label Le Coq Records Launches with
Star-Studded Inaugural Release,
Le Coq Records Presents The Jazz All Stars, Vol. 1
A Roster of Revered Modern Jazz Musicians
Including Alex Acuña, John Beasley, Vinnie Colaiuta,
Bill Cunliffe, Andy James, Joe LaBarbera, Rick Margitza,
John Patitucci, Marvin “Smitty” Smith,
Terell Stafford and Others
Promising a catalogue of “honest jazz,” newly launched label Le Coq Records rings in the new year with its inaugural release, Le Coq Records Presents The Jazz All Stars, Vol. 1.
BLUE NOTE RECORDS ANNOUNCES THE CLASSIC VINYL REISSUE SERIES
A CONTINUATION OF THE LABEL’S ACCLAIMED BLUE NOTE 80 VINYL REISSUE SERIES
THAT WILL FEATURE ALL-ANALOG 180g VINYL PRESSINGS OF CLASSIC BLUE NOTE TITLES
Blue Note Records has announced the Classic Vinyl Reissue Series, a continuation of the label’s acclaimed Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series which was launched in celebration of Blue Note’s 80th anniversary in 2019.
Contemporary Jazz Saxophonist Jackiem Joyner Releases New EP, “Journey of Passion” – Available NOW!
A passion gives you a reason to keep learning and to work toward mastery. When you’ve found something you’re passionate about doing, the sky truly is the limit! And that’s what this ‘Journey of Passion’ EP album is all about.
Cosmopolitan Vocalist Andy James Explores an Exhilarating Range of Latin Jazz Influences on
Tu Amor set for January 22 on Le Coq Records
Boasting Colorful Arrangements by Pianist Bill Cunliffe,
Tu Amor Features an All-Star Ensemble including
Alex Acuña, John Patitucci, Vinnie Colaiuta,
Marvin “Smitty” Smith, Terell Stafford, John Beasley,
Rick Margitza and Bob Sheppard
Two great passions have shared the heart of Andy James throughout her life: jazz singing and Flamenco dance.
New Orleans-Bred, New York-Based Saxophonist Randal Despommier Makes his Leader Debut on Record with Dio C’è, Co-Produced by Jimmy Haslip and Including Such Soloists as Guitarist Ben Monder
Dio C’è – to be released via Outside In Music on February 5, 2021 – presents Despommier’s lyrical, transporting originals, plus imaginative reinventions of a popular Italian film ballad and a top 10 mid-’90s rock hit by Stone Temple Pilots, “Big Empty”
Alto saxophonist and composer Randal Despommier grew up in Metairie just outside New Orleans, with some of his first public performances at Mardi Gras parades alongside his dad, a trad-jazz drummer who studied with Crescent City icon James Black.