Joe Chambers Returns With Feb. 3 Release Of ‘Dance Kobina’
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by Terae Stefon
3d ago
In Lingala, a Bantu language spoken in the Congo, ‘kobina’ means ‘to dance.’ In the mid-to-late 1960s, Chambers played drums for numerous Blue Note luminaries appearing on some of the decade’s most progressive albums including Bobby Hutcherson’s Components and Happenings, Wayne Shorter’s Adam’s Apple, Freddie Hubbard’s Breaking Point, Joe Henderson’s Mode for Joe, Sam Rivers’ Contours, Andrew Hill’s Andrew!!!, Donald Byrd’s Fancy Free, and many more. The label’s owners – Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff – offered Chambers a chance to record his own album for Blue Note during that fertile period ..read more
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Laura Anglade & Sam Kirmayer invite us in on new album ‘Venez Donch Chez Moi’
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by Terae Stefon
2w ago
Recognized as one of the top 5 female jazz musicians to watch out for, Toronto-based French/American singer Laura Anglade is making a name for herself in the jazz world. Her singing is reminiscent of many of the great vocal stylists of the 20th century. Laura digs emotionally and eloquently into a standard, her story-telling abilities portray a soul beyond her years. Listen to ‘Venez donc chez moi’ On her sophomore recording, ‘Venez Donc Chez Moi’, Laura teams up with Montreal guitarist Sam Kirmayer (and New-York based accordionist Benjamin Rosenblum on two tracks). It’s an homage of ..read more
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Kevin Fort – Perspectives
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by Terae Stefon
3w ago
Pianist and composer Kevin Fort follows his extraordinary debut, Red Gold (CD Baby, 2014), with another tip of the hat to jazz standards and the modern tradition; Perspectives is a musical package nicely filled with new arrangements of six classics and four new originals, performed by a standard piano trio. For more than twenty years an in-demand player in Chicago’s talent-rich jazz scene, Fort is also an educator, currently lecturing at the Northwestern University Bienen School of Music. As with his previous recording, the pianist joins forces with Chicago drummer Jon Deit ..read more
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Beat Scientist, Drummer and Producer Makaya McCraven – In These Times
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by Terae Stefon
1M ago
In These Times is the new album by Chicago-based percussionist, composer, producer, Makaya McCraven. Although this album is “new,” the truth it’s something that’s been in process for a very long time, since shortly after he released his International Anthem debut In The Moment in 2015. Dedicated followers may note he’s had 6 other releases in the meantime (including 2018’s widely-popular Universal Beings and 2020’s We’re New Again, his rework of Gil Scott-Heron’s final album for XL Recordings); but none of which have been as definitive an expression of his artistic ethos as ..read more
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Eliane Elias – Quietude
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by Terae Stefon
1M ago
With her intoxicating vocals on this vibrant Bossa Nova album, multi- GRAMMY Award winner Eliane Elias masterfully captures the music of her home, Brazil. Quietude comes hot on the heels of last year’s GRAMMY- winning Mirror, Mirror. Elias enlisted three essential guitarists for the sessions – Marcus Teixeira who has been recording with her since her GRAMMY® winning 2015 album Made in Brazil, Lula Galvão, considered the current master of Brazilian acoustic guitar, and the great Oscar Castro-Neves, (a longtime colleague who sadly had passed away in 2013.) Elias’ alluring voice and virtuosi ..read more
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Hispanic Heritage Month: Muevelo performs a hot Musical Celebration at The New Orleans Jazz Museum
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by Terae Stefon
3M ago
The New Orleans Jazz Museum presents the Hispanic Heritage Month Musical Celebration: which began on September 16 through October 14, fans of Latin grooves had the chance to enjoy weekly live performances as they honor Hispanic Heritage Month. Here’s band Muevelo with a scintillating live show. Muevelo is a hot Salsa band specializing in Cuban music in the style of Celia Cruz and beyond. What started as a tribute to Celia Cruz has now become New Orleans’ newest Latin music sensation, Muevelo! That means “Move It” in Spanish, and that’s just what you’ll be doing with your feet, your hips and a ..read more
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In case you missed it: Legendary Trumpeter Arturo Sandoval released new album, ‘Rhythm & Soul’
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by Terae Stefon
3M ago
Ten-time Grammy Award winner, Emmy Award recipient and 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Arturo Sandoval  is releasing a brand new album of all original material birthed during the 2020-21 Quarantine. Not one to sit idly by, the ever-creative trumpeter and composer continued to write music nearly every day during the pandemic. Once it was safe to go back into the recording studio, he was able to gather his long-time touring band together to record just some of the music written during this time. The album explores many sides of his Latin heritage and artistic personality – henc ..read more
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Joey DeFrancesco, 1971-2022
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by Terae Stefon
5M ago
The Music and Jazz world are shocked and saddened to hear about the passing of one of the great multi-instrumentalists, Joey DeFrancesco. He was 51. His wife, Gloria DeFrancesco, (Lady G), shared the news of the untimely passing on Joey’s Instagram page:  “The love of my life is now in peace with the angels. Right now I have very few words. Thank you for the outpouring of love and support coming in from everywhere. Joey loved you all (heart emoji) – Gloria” DeFrancesco  was an American jazz organist, trumpeter, saxophonist, and singer. At 16, he signed his first record deal and has ..read more
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Young Songstress Samara Joy announced Verve Label Debut
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by Terae Stefon
6M ago
On August 5th, 2022, once-in-a-generation vocalist Samara Joy  announced that she has signed with Verve Records, and will release Linger Awhile, her full-length debut for the label, on September 16th. At just 22 years old, Samara has already garnered critical acclaim for a voice “as rich as custard” (The New York Times) and a delivery that is “disarming [and] unhurried” (NPR Fresh Air), just as she has built a devoted following on Tik Tok and made avowed fans of Regina King, Lakeith Stanfield, and others. The Bronx native took home the 2019 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Compe ..read more
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Summer’s heating up at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley
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by Terae Stefon
7M ago
Tucked off on the corner of 6th and Lenora resides one of the last bastions of great Jazz music. Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley is the place to be this summer to serve your live music appetite. I had the pleasure of checking out two shows just last week. The first show, Monday, June 27th, was Vocalist Samara Joy (Jazz Artist from NYC) along with the Pasquale Grasso Trio, featuring Pasqaule Grasso (Guitar), Sam Edwards (Bass) and Keith Balla (Drums). The Italian born now NYC based guitarist has been performing with Samara since last year, promoting her self titled debut al ..read more
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