DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER’S NEW ALBUM, “MEMPHIS…YES, I’M READY,” SET FOR RELEASE SEPTEMBER 15TH VIA DDB RECORDS/OKEH/SONY MASTERWORKS
Memphis, Tennessee. Every picture tells a story; every journey begins differently. The story of Dee Dee Bridgewater‘s stunning new album, “Memphis…Yes, I’m Ready,” begins in that city, where she was born at Collins Chapel Hospital, located not far from where the album was recorded at Producer Willie Mitchell’s historic Royal Studios.
“Rain Comes From The Clouds” – Requiem For An Unsung Heavyweight of Singing and Song: Benard Ighner – January 18, 1945 –August 14, 2017
The world of music lost one of its international songwriting and production satellites this morning when Benard Ighner passed away at 72 years of age after battling lung cancer. A self-taught and inspirationally purposed songwriter, producer, singer and multi-instrumentalist (piano, guitar, bass, drums, Flugelhorn, alto and soprano saxophones, and flute), Ighner left indelible impressions on connoisseurs of fine, classic soul-felt jazz.
NICOLE MITCHELL AND HAKI MADHUBUTI RELEASE FIRST ALBUM OF THEIR COLLABORATION
In 2014, Mitchell was commissioned by the Jazz Institute of Chicago to write music inspired by the poetry of Haki Madhbuti. Liberation Narratives, the latest release by composer, flautist and conceptualist Nicole Mitchell, will be released by the notable African-American publisher, Third World Press.
DRUMMER TO THE STARS WORLD RENOWNED MULTI INSTRUMENTALIST COMPOSER SONNY EMORY GROOVES SOLO WITH BAND CACHET ON
LOVE IS THE GREATEST
(ATLANTA, GA — August xx, 2017) –After decades of laying down the foundation and galvanizing the groove on tour and in the studio for legends like Earth, Wind & Fire, The Crusaders, Bruce Hornsby, Al Jarreau, Steely Dan and Bette Midler, drummer, multi-instrumentalist and composer Sonny Emory is on the greatest creative roll of his career,…
The always reliable saxophone man in Najee gifts a special dedication on Poetry In Motion, to two special musical heroes
LISTEN to New Single “Is It The Way” featuring Eric Roberson below!
What a way to celebrate one’s 30th anniversary in the industry but with a personal thank you to two musicians that left their own impact with so many fans and peers. Of course, Najee is beyond the perfect candidate in extending homage to Prince and Al Jarreau, legends in their own right and whom performed alongside with the much respected saxophone/woodwind player in their careers.
Four-time GRAMMY-Nominee Celebrates 25 Years With September 1, 2017 Release
Featuring Vocalists Avery*Sunshine & Eric Roberson
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – It’s been a full quarter-century since a young saxophonist and composer released his debut recording as a leader, Trust. Now, on September 1, 2017, Boney James will release his 16th album, this one titled Honestly.
“Lifeline,” Roy Ayers Ubiquity’s inimitable, influential 1977 fusion of jazz, pop, funk, and disco, will be reissued on vinyl on August 18 via Polydor/UMe in honor of the album’s 40th anniversary.
LOS ANGELES, July 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Lifeline, Roy Ayers Ubiquity‘s inimitable, influential 1977 fusion of jazz, pop, funk, and disco, will be reissued on vinyl on August 18 via Polydor/UMe in honor of the album’s 40th anniversary.
Trumpeter Preston Smith Releases His Innervision Debut album “On The Surface” July 21st
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. – July 20, 2017 – PRLog — Innervision Records recording artist and multi-award winning trumpeter Preston Smith comes from Houston, Texas. “On the Surface” features Smith’s own writing along with original writing by Cory James, Roderick Allen, Kiland, and Frank McComb.
Multi-Grammy Winning Producer, Composer And Arranger Quincy Jones Announces Qwest TV
LOS ANGELES, July 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Multi-Grammy winning producer, composer and arranger Quincy Jones, in collaboration with jazz impresario and television producer Reza Ackbaraly, has announced the formation of Qwest TV, the world’s first subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) platform dedicated to jazz and jazz-inspired music forms.