Saxophonist/Composer Wayne Escoffery Celebrates the Chemistry Shared by His Closest Musical Collaborators on Like Minds
Due Out April 14, 2023, on Smoke Sessions Records, the Album Features Gregory Porter, Tom Harrell and Mike Moreno Joining Escoffery’s Quartet with David Kikoski, Ugonna Okegwo and Mark Whitfield, Jr.
It’s often said that great minds think alike, but great bands achieve something even more alchemical. On Like Minds, his second release with Smoke Sessions Records, saxophonist/composer Wayne Escoffery celebrates the finely tuned instincts he shares with some of his most longstanding musical partners
Multi-GRAMMY Award Winner Kurt Elling
Releases New Rendition of Al Jarreau’s “Boogie Down”
January 27, 2023: Multi-GRAMMY award-winning vocalist Kurt Elling released his new rendition of Al Jarreau’s “Boogie Down” — it’s the second single from his upcoming release Guilty Pleasures, a 6-track EP featuring guitarist Charlie Hunter and special guest drummer Nate Smith.
Soul-Jazz saxophonist Shawn Raiford mixing romance and legacy
Grammy winner Derek “DOA” Allen produced the sensual new single “Forever.”
SACRAMENTO (1 February 2023): Taking an ambitious approach to recording his second album, urban-jazz saxophonist Shawn Raiford is already thinking about legacy early in his recording career.
The “Sound Alchemist” arrives: neo soul-jazz keyboardist Myron McKinley’s debut album drops February 10
Tickets are on sale now for an album release concert the following night in Los Angeles at
The Miracle Theater
LOS ANGELES (30 January 2023): Years in the making and after a pandemic delay and a hectic schedule serving as musical director for Earth, Wind & Fire, keyboardist Myron McKinley’s adventurous experiment in sound mixing jazz, neo soul, hip hop and funk is finally slated to release on February 10.
Blue Note Records Releases Second Single From
Transmissions from Total Refreshment Centre
January 27, 2023: Blue Note Records released “Eloquence” by Matters Unknown featuring Miryam Solomon, the second single from Transmissions from Total Refreshment Centre (out February 17th).
Blue Engine Records Announces
March 17th Release of Rising Star Pianist
Isaiah J. Thompson’s
The Power of the Spirit
Lead single “The IT Department” available
on all digital platforms now
Album available on digital platforms
and CD on March 17th
New York, NY (January 27, 2023) – Pianist Isaiah J. Thompson is an emerging generational talent. This March 17th, his first live album—The Power of the Spirit—will be released digitally and as a CD on Jazz at Lincoln Center’s in-house record label, Blue Engine.
Two Lions / Mack Avenue Music Group Release LP for
On a Clear Day:
The Oscar Peterson Trio – Live in Zurich, 1971
January 27, 2023: Today, Two Lions and Mack Avenue Records released the LP version of On a Clear Day: The Oscar Peterson Trio – Live in Zurich, 1971. The album features eight tracks of never-before-heard performances from legendary Jazz pianist Oscar Peterson, performing alongside bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and drummer Louis Hayes.
Drummer and Composer Kendrick Scott Returns with
March 3 Release of Stunning New Trio Album Corridors
Featuring Walter Smith III & Reuben Rogers
January 20, 2023: Drummer and composer Kendrick Scott returns with the March 3 release of Corridors, his third album for Blue Note Records, and first compositional treatment of trio context: saxophone, bass, and drums.
Music Educator/Pianist Explores Family Love on Debut Little Red Wagon
Melvin Johnson’s 13-Song CD Gloriously Produced to Massage Souls
(Houston, TX) On February 17, 2023, Houston, TX pianist/composer Melvin Johnson will be offering a gift to the world of his debut album, Little Red Wagon, overflowing with musical parables on the family love and the life lessons they can provide.
Piano Master Kevin Toney Celebrates 50th Year in Music with Expansive
Concert Recording Documenting His Spirited Acoustic Legacy in Jazz
AN EVENING WITH KEVIN TONEY AND FRIENDS ~ JAZZ LEGACY
Album Features Daughter Dominique Toney, Azar Lawrence and
Let it be stated – no shouted from the highest mountaintop – that the root source of piano virtuoso Kevin Toney’s dynamic musical artistry has ALWAYS been hardcore straight-ahead Jazz.