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Pianist Chloe Flower Releases New Single “Golden Hour” | LISTEN!

NEW YORK, Jan. 6, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Music Masterworks recording artist, composer, producer, and activist, CHLOE FLOWER kicks off the new year with a new single, “Golden Hour,” available now. Composed for piano and orchestra, “Golden Hour” celebrates the music, magic, film, and fashion of Hollywood’s Golden Age.

Contemporary Jazz Bassist Mitchell Coleman Jr. Releases New Track “Fight The Power” feat. Fernando Harkless | LISTEN!

Bassist Mitchell Coleman Jr Releases New Single « Fight The Power »
(Hollywood, CA-January 7)- “Fight The Power” by Mitchell Coleman Jr. is featuring Fernando Harkless. It is a Jazz Funk cover to the original track by The Isley Brothers. The single has been produced by the legendary Motown producer, Michael B Sutton.

Jazz Quartet East Axis to Release New Album “No Subject” on Jan. 27th, 2023 | LISTEN!

Improvisational Jazz Quartet East Axis Announces Sophomore Album No Subject out on January 27 via Mack Avenue Music Group/Brother Mister Productions
First Album with Multi-instrumentalist Scott Robinson
January 6, 2023: The adventurous New York City quartet East Axis have announced that their second album No Subject will be released on January 27 through Brother Mister Productions, Christian McBride’s Mack Avenue Music Group imprint.

Blue Note Records to Release New Collection “Transmissions From Total Refreshment Centre” on Feb. 17th, 2023 | LISTEN!

Blue Note Records Announces Feb. 17 Release of
Transmissions from Total Refreshment Centre
Eclectic New Compilation From London’s Vibrant Jazz Scene
Hear The Lead Single “Visions”
by Soccer96 Featuring Kieron Boothe
January 6, 2023: Blue Note Records has announced a February 17 release of Transmissions from Total Refreshment Centre, an eclectic new collection that features a wide range of artists who are part of London’s vibrant Total Refreshment Centre community…

Pianist Eric Reed to Release New Album “Black, Brown & Blue” on March 10th, 2023

Pianist/Composer Eric Reed Celebrates the Music of Black and Brown Composers on His Deeply Personal New Album Black, Brown and Blue
The Album, Due Out March 10, 2023, on Smoke Sessions Records, Features a Brilliant New Trio with Bassist Luca Alemanno and Drummer Reggie Quinerly
Think of the songwriters whose work comprises the canon of jazz standards, and names like George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Irving Berlin, and Cole Porter immediately come to mind.

Vibraphonist/Composer Jay Hoggard to Release New Album “​Raise Your Spirit Consciousness” on Jan. 9th, 2023 | LISTEN!

Vibraphonist/Composer Jay Hoggard to Release New Album “​Raise Your Spirit Consciousness”
NEW YORK– With 22 recordings as a leader, and performances around the globe, vibraphonist/composer Jay Hoggard has been one of the most enduring and innovative masters on his instrument since the 1970s.

The Top 100 Contemporary Jazz Songs – #98 | Herb Alpert – Fragile

I bet most of you didn’t know Jazz Trumpet Legend Herb Alpert did this…
Back in 1988, Mr. Alpert released a cover of one of the finest late 70’s/early 80’s new wave rock band Police – frontman Sting’s classic, meaningful hit “Fragile” from album ‘Under A Spanish Moon.’ Other than charting numerous singles, Herb graced the horn effortlessly throughout the composition and like I said about cjazz brethren Earl Klugh, …he took it straight to the top.

Legendary Bassist/Composer Buster Williams to Release New Album “Unalome” on Feb. 24th, 2023

Legendary Bassist/Composer Buster Williams Celebrates 80 Years (and Counting) Along a Path to Musical Enlightenment on his Stunning New Album Unalome
For those unfamiliar with the meaning of the title of the gorgeous new album from legendary bassist/composer Buster Williams, Unalome, or the lotus flower-topped symbol that graces its cover – “Unalome” is a Buddhist symbol representing individual transcendence and the path to enlightenment over the course of one’s life.

The Top 100 Contemporary Jazz Songs – #99 | Earl Klugh – Dance With Me

It’s going to be a long night…..literally.
One of the greatest joys of Contemporary Jazz music is the ability of the jazz artist back in the day to do a well done, well executed, well released version – rendition – cover of a hit track from any given genre in the music industry. Re-release it as their very own, and watch it take FLIGHT.