Performance Lalah Hathaway in BIRD Rotterdam short, but extremely good

Lalah Hathaway

When Lalah Hathaway thanked a hot BIRD venue in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, just before 10 o’clock, the American soul singer is on the Rotterdam jazz stage for an barely hour and the bonus is already over. It is a shame, because the five-time Grammy winner performed a sublime gig that should have continued for at …

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Prince is to release New Album ‘Piano & A Microphone 1983’

This September 21st, the timeless Prince back catalogue welcomes a new, special addition – Piano & A Microphone 1983: 9 tracks and 35 minutes of Prince – solo with just a piano and a microphone. The private rehearsal recording, captured at Prince’s home studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota, provides a rare, intimate glimpse into the iconic …

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Lost studio album from John Coltrane to be released on Impulse! on June 29

On March 6, 1963, John Coltrane and his Classic Quartet — McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones — recorded an entire studio album at the legendary Van Gelder Studios. This music, which features unheard originals, will finally be released 55 years later. This is, in short, the holy grail of jazz. Both Directions at …

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Interplanetary funk, jazz & dub: Emanative’s New Album ‘Earth’ out in June

Orbiting somewhere between the interplanetary funk of Sun Ra and the cinematic experimentation of Floating Points lies the new album Earth from the spiritually awakened Brit-jazz collective Emanative. Led by drummer and producer Nick Woodmansey, Emanative have created a cosmic strand of multi-cultural UK jazz with African, Indian and Middle Eastern influences unlike any other …

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David Sanborn superb in B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York

The American alto saxophonist David Sanborn has been participating in the music world for more than 40 years. The 72-year-old musician is known for an attractive fusion of jazz, pop and R & B influences. His first album ‘Taking Off’ was released in 1975 and since then he has won 6 Grammy Awards, 8 gold …

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Herbie Hancock’s Spellbinding “River: The Joni Letters” Expanded Edition Out Now

When Herbie Hancock’s genre-defying River: The Joni Letters, won the 2007 Grammy® Award for “Album of the Year,” beating out Kanye West, Amy Winehouse, Foo Fighters and Vince Gill, it was a victory for musical exploration, inspired musicianship and the kind of creative spirit that the legendary jazz musician has carried throughout his incredible and …

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Release of Miles Davis & John Coltrane – The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6 on March 23, 2018

Columbia/Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Miles Davis & John Coltrane – The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6 on March 23, 2018. Available in 4CD boxset and digital configurations, Miles Davis & John Coltrane – The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6 brings together, for the first time in an authorized edition with state-of-the-art production, five mythic concert performances as heard …

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Seal And Frank Sinatra Duet On Christmas Single “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”

Sinatra Seal Duet

British soul legend Seal has released a duet with one of history’s most iconic artists, Frank Sinatra, via UMe. Performing the Christmas classic, “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town,” Seal and Sinatra sing side by side, in perfect harmony, creating a unique, one-off single, just in time for the holidays. The dream collaboration, granted by …

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Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival Announces 2018 Line Up

The City of Miami Gardens announces the highly anticipated 2018 artist lineup for its 13th annual Jazz in the Gardens (JITG) music festival, the signature event for this vibrant community. On March 17-18, 2018, fans will again experience the ultimate festival event featuring the world’s top artists from the R&B, soul, jazz, hip-hop, and funk …

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Chip Wickham’s final fling of 2017

Chip Wickham

Veering off-road from his much-lauded sound typified on his debut breakout album La Sombra, Chip Wickham lets his hair hang and blow in the wind with his sure-fire, funk fuelled, floor-filler ‘The Beatnik’. Wah-wah guitar licks, an uptempo breakbeat and his signature transverse flute give the tune an impetuous feel – the perfect soundtrack for …

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