Charles McPherson | "Reverence"
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by Jazz Chill
2w ago
Never mind Webster’s – how does Charles McPherson define reverence? “To me, it means deep respect and admiration,” explains the legendary saxophonist, who chose the word as the title for his breathtaking new album, Reverence. “There’s a nostalgic element to it, but you can certainly revere somebody that's here right now as much as you can have reverence for the past. It definitely describes everything that I feel about the musicians I’ve worked closely with throughout my life, all of whom I respect musically and artistically.” On his first release for Smoke Sessions Records, due out Apri ..read more
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Bassist Yosef Gutman releases "The World and its People"
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by Jazz Chill
2w ago
In an absorbing follow-up to Soul Song, his recent collaboration with guitar great Lionel Loueke (“a scintillating and sun-struck combination of ringing, gentle jazz and percussive African highlife that can only make you smile” — freq.org.uk), bassist and composer Yosef Gutman Levitt of Jerusalem is back with a new and invigorating release: The World and Its People, available from Levitt’s recently formed Soul Song imprint. Leading a drum-less, chamber-jazz-newgrass foursome influenced in part by The Goat Rodeo Sessions (with Chris Thile, Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer and Stuart Duncan), Levitt ..read more
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R&B/jazz guitarist 2unes releases "Let's Wait Awhile"
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by Jazz Chill
2w ago
In a world of instant gratification, R&B/jazz guitarist 2unes aka North Woodall invites pausing, patience and peace. Releasing just ahead of Valentine’s Day, his new single, “Let’s Wait Awhile,” encourages listeners to savor the beauty and anticipation of romance with his sensual instrumental remake of Janet Jackson’s Billboard hit. Two-time Grammy nominee Chris “Big Dog” Davis (Will Downing, Dave Koz, Rick Braun, Gerald Albright) produced the single dropping on 2uneswave Records. “Recording ‘Let's Wait Awhile’ was a deliberate choice stemming from a desire to encapsulate a moment in ..read more
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Simon Denizart | "Piece Of Mind"
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by Jazz Chill
2w ago
Montreal-via-France jazz pianist and composer Simon Denizart has announced his fifth full-length Piece of Mind arriving March 29th. He shares a taste of the new album with the intoxicating and mysterious new song “Speedball.” Enticing piano melodies and stuttering drum beats draw the listener in with hypnotic energy.  Simon explains: “Speedball is a track that immerses you in raw emotion and makes you feel the rush of the unknown. Through dynamic rhythms and staccato melodies, this song captures the essence of adrenalin and the giddiness of risk-taking.” “Speedball” accompanies recent re ..read more
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Kay-Ta Matsuno | "Distance"
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by Jazz Chill
2w ago
Nearly four years ago, the word distance took on an entirely new and different meaning when the coronavirus pandemic forced the world to practice social distancing – i.e., maintain a “safe” gap between people. As the pandemic raged,  economic fear and uncertainty, divisive politics, and civil unrest also gripped the U.S., creating more “distance” between people. Contemporary jazz guitarist Kay-Ta Matsuno journaled his feelings, experiences and observations during this unprecedent period of isolation and turmoil into songs, writing and producing his third solo album, “Distance,” which was ..read more
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MEKLIT | "ETHIO BLUE"
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by Jazz Chill
2w ago
Visionary Ethiopian-American vocalist, composer, and cultural activist Meklit has announced the release of her new EP Ethio Blue,  a prescient six-song collection attuned to inner landscapes.  Recorded with GRAMMY-winning songwriter / producer Dan Wilson, Ethio Blue is powered by an array of Ethio Jazz-inspired grooves, while presenting some of Meklit’s most personal songwriting to date. Meklit has also shared the new single “Antidote”, a bouncing ode to emotional wisdom and self-knowledge, powered by an array of funk, arpeggios, and Ethio Jazz.  “The music of Ethio Blue was de ..read more
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Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul; New Small Batch Vinyl Release
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by Jazz Chill
3w ago
Craft Recordings is pleased to announce an audiophile pressing of Hot Buttered Soul: the earth-shattering 1969 hit record from GRAMMY® and Academy Award®-winning singer, songwriter, producer, and actor, Isaac Hayes. The album—which marks the sixth reissue in Craft’s acclaimed Small Batch vinyl series—pushed the boundaries of soul music, while setting Hayes on the path to superstardom, thanks to such groundbreaking tracks as “Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic,” plus ambitious renditions of the Bacharach/David classic “Walk on By” and Jimmy Webb’s “By the Time I Get to Phoenix.” Available Marc ..read more
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Halie Loren | "Dreams Lost And Found"
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by Jazz Chill
3w ago
Today, the award-winning Oregon-based jazz singer-songwriter Halie Loren announces her new album Dreams Lost and Found and shares a vibrant rendition of the Mose Allison classic “Stop This World.” Loren’s take on the song feels bold and brash with a rollicking energy that separates itself from the original. Her signature smokey vocals reinvent the melody in a fresh new way.   Halie explains why she chose to reimagine the song: “The world is growing ever stranger, and ever more estranging, and it can sometimes feel like the whole dang thing is about to break apart. Luckily, Mose Alli ..read more
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The Messthetics And James Brandon Lewis
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by Jazz Chill
3w ago
Instruemental trio, The Messthetics joins forces with acclaimed jazz-saxophonist James Brandon Lewis for their forthcoming self-titled album, The Messthetics and James Brandon Lewis. The album is set to release on March 15th via the legendary jazz label Impulse! Records. Alongside the album's announcement, The Messthetics and James Brandon Lewis share the lead single "Emergence," which arrives with a visualizer created by The Messthetics' Brendan Canty. On the heels of their performance at this year's Winter Jazz Fest in NYC last weekend, The Messthetics and James Brandon Lewis will bri ..read more
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The Tibbs - Keep It To Yourself
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by Jazz Chill
3w ago
Dutch soul veterans The Tibbs are back with their highly anticipated new album Keep It to Yourself, out Today on LP, CD and digital format on Milan-based label Record Kicks. Produced by Paul Willemsen (Michelle David) and mastered in Nashville by soul veteran Bob Olhsson, who used to cut vinyl for Motown back in the day, the new album Keep It to Yourself is the band’s third Long Play. It contains 12 fresh ‘n vibrant tracks that once again will take you back to the golden days of soul music. Prepare to be swept away on a groovy, soulful odyssey with one the most sensational and enchanting soul ..read more
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