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Louis Siciliano Releases “Ancient Cosmic Truth”

Posted by Joe Ross
December 26, 2022 - 1:49pm EST
Merging ancient Indian, Chinese, Persian and African music with an exquisite Jazz backbone, they deliver what film director Jan Pinkava says, “is an exceptional creation.” Discover a deep existential jazz journey to the stars as time and space evolve. DIGITAL ONLY RELEASE ON JANUARY 6, 2023 PREVIEW AT THIS LINK. Available From All Major Streaming Services New Release DIGITAL ONLY LOUIS SICILIANO “ANCIENT COSMIC TRUTH” RELEASE DATE: JANUARY 6, 2023 Artist: LOUIS SICILIANO Title: ANCIENT... Read More
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ANTONIO ADOLFO RELEASES AN ALBUM OF ALL ORIGINALS

Posted by Joe Ross
December 12, 2022 - 11:37am EST
With over two dozen albums as a leader and multiple Latin Grammy and Grammy nominations, pianist, arranger, composer, and bandleader ANTONIO ADOLFO is an internationally recognized Latin jazz star. More than 200 of his original compositions have been covered by artists like Sergio Mendes, Earl Klugh, Herb Alpert, Stevie Wonder, and Dionne Warwick. Several of his albums pay tribute to great Brazilian and American jazz stars, like Antonio Carlos Jobim (Jobim Forever, 2021), Milton Nascimento (BruMa: Celebrating Milton Nascimento, 2020),... Read More
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Rock on Film: The Movies That Rocked the Big Screen

Posted by Joe Ross
November 30, 2022 - 8:16pm EST
A new book called "Rock on Film: The Movies That Rocked the Big Screen" by Fred Goodman is now available, just in time for the holiday gift-giving season.  Buy Now: Amazon Apple Books Barnes & Noble  Google Play Ebooks.com Kobo   For rock music and film buffs alike, this is the ultimate guide exploring the electrifying, entertaining, and often daring marriage of rock & roll and cinema. When the use of Bill Haley’s “Rock Around the... Read More
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Lorraine Klaasen & Mongezi Ntaka collaborate on “Ukubonga [Gratitude]"

Posted by Ron Kadish
October 17, 2022 - 1:04pm EDT
Ukubonga [Gratitude], the new recording from South African singer Lorraine Klaasen and South African guitarist, composer, arranger, musical director and producer Mongezi Ntaka is a collection of songs from the Southern Africa’s Township music songbook and features songs written by some of Southern Africa’s celebrated singers and composers. Lorraine & Mongezi decided to show gratitude to the dedicated artists who endured and survived some of the most brutal and humiliating experiences a human can experience while pursuing their... Read More
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Former Marine, body builder Scott Hongell releases songs for the soul

Posted by Ron Kadish
October 11, 2022 - 4:16pm EDT
With his signature world-weary, raspy vocals and a penchant for epic, power-ballad guitar licks, Florida-based singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Scott Hongell is a salt-of-the-earth artist who sings about what he knows and writes from his life experiences, which include those of a Marine, a mail carrier, personal trainer, and of course entertainer. The result has been a solid lifetime of songs that tell the familiar stories of the human heart and remind listeners to focus on the things that really matter in... Read More
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Buster Sledge Releases “Call Home” on the Heilo Record Label

Posted by Joe Ross
July 26, 2022 - 9:49am EDT
Oslo-based American-Norwegian trio Buster Sledge released their first studio album Call Home in May 2022, following up on their self-recorded and self-released debut Spirit (2020). Fiddle, banjo, guitar and three voices are the vehicle for lyrical storytelling against an orchestral background anchored in the acoustic music traditions of the United States. Hailingfrom northern California, lead vocalist and songwriter Michael Barrett Donovan mixes themes from personal experience with folk and country music archetypes to breathe new life into... Read More
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2022 MARKS THE RETURN OF DELAY TACTICS: 1980s Techno-Pop Pioneers

Posted by Robert Silverstein
July 16, 2022 - 5:30pm EDT
PIONEERING INSTRUMENTAL SYNTH-POP BAND DELAY TACTICS REUNITES FOR 2022 ALBUM “ELEMENTS OF SURPRISE” FIRST SINGLE “VIOLA’S ASCENT” RELEASED IN JULY 2022   After three decades 2022 marks the return of techno-pop trio Delay Tactics, featuring Walter Whitney (synthesizers, guitars), David Udell (guitars, keyboards) and Carl Weingarten (acoustic and electric slide guitars).  With guest Michael Manring (bass), a new single “Viola’s Ascent” is now streaming on all... Read More
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The Western Express Show Off Their Nuevo-Retro Style Of Texas Country

Posted by Joe Ross
July 6, 2022 - 5:51pm EDT
Austin, TX - Of course, Lone Star State honky-tonkers The Western Express are aware of the renewed interest in the eras of country music that inspire them—and the major-label artists who are leading that surge in popularity with radio-friendly hits—but they’re not chasing trends. “My first real concert was the Judds at the Houston Rodeo in the late ‘80s. I sang George Strait songs at every talent show I could enter as a kid,” says Stephen Castillo, one half of The Western Express, along with... Read More
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"Noli Me Tángere" drops from saxophonist Matthew Muñeses

Posted by Joe Ross
June 22, 2022 - 10:00pm EDT
With the release of his sophomore album, Noli Me Tángere, saxophonist, composer and educator Matthew Muñeses magnifies the revolution in the Philippines on an impassioned and vigorous set of original compositions. Due out June 3, 2022 via Next Level, Noli Me Tángere is an auditory exploration of the half-Filipino bandleader’s heritage as he pays tribute to the late 19th-century Philippine national hero José Rizal. Provoked after reading Rizal’s novel of the same title, Muñeses began writing... Read More
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George Lernis Presents "Between Two Worlds"

Posted by Joe Ross
June 19, 2022 - 12:43pm EDT
George Lernis is a drummer, percussionist and composer whose unique musical influences and upbringing meld to create a sound and vision that stands unparalleled in the present-day jazz and creative music scene. Born and raised in Cyprus, Lernis’ musicianship was inspired by the traditions of the Mediterranean and Middle East and continued to flourish as he developed a passion for the heritage and performance of jazz. Now, following his album Shapes of Nature, Lernis presents a profound musical and societal statement with Between Two... Read More
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Clemens Grassmann’s Grass Machine is a tale of the strength and support

Posted by Joe Ross
June 19, 2022 - 10:55am EDT
Drummer and composer Clemens Grassmann’s latest creation, Grass Machine, is a tale of the strength of community and support amidst the unprecedented disunity wrought by the pandemic. Featuring an atypical septet of three saxophones and a trumpet, Grass Machine showcases intricate arrangements that strike a careful balance between highlighting melody and shining a light upon the inner machinations of the band. The album is a testament to the intersection of hard work and creativity that’s ushering in the rebirth of the New York... Read More
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Elsa Nilsson Releases Coast Redwoods 41°32’09.8”N 124°04’35.5”W

Posted by Joe Ross
June 19, 2022 - 10:43am EDT
Elsa Nilsson is a flutist, composer and educator from Gothenburg, Sweden currently residing in Brooklyn, New York where she can often be found playing at The 55 Bar, Bar Bayeux and other New York Jazz venues. She is Faculty at The New School College for Performing Arts where she teaches Rhythmic Analysis. Nilsson approaches music with an attitude of inclusiveness. She believes there is a space to be found in music that gives us the freedom to be exactly who we are. This leads her to make some unconventional choices in her compositions. The... Read More
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Trumpeter and composer Kalí Rodríguez-Peña presents Mélange

Posted by Joe Ross
June 10, 2022 - 4:15pm EDT
Trumpeter and composer Kalí Rodríguez-Peña blurs the lines between genres as he pays homage to the 21st-century mindset with his hard-grooving debut, Mélange, out March 4, 2022 via Truth Revolution Records. Drawing from bebop and post-bop; Cuban timba, salsa, and rumba; and world music from India and the Caribbean, Mélange creates an eclectic yet seamless blend of musical traditions and heritages that, when combined, shine with a mosaic ebullience. Trumpeter and composer Kalí... Read More
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Cantodiscanto Releases New Album Entitled "Pandemusica"

Posted by Joe Ross
April 15, 2022 - 2:25pm EDT
Cantodiscanto has come out with a new album entitled Pandemusica. There are significant collaborations with artists, old and new fellow travelers who have given their contribution by working at a distance, when conditions did not allow to meet. The basic quintet composed of Guido Sodo (string instruments and voice), Frida Forlani (voice), Ivan Valentini (sax), Giovanni Calcaterra (double bass) and Paolo Caruso (percussion, drums, berimbau and santoor). They are joined by the vocalist Maria Anadon (Lisbon), together with cellist Davide... Read More
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UPGRADE is the New Album from Andrea Piccioni and Francesco Loccisano

Posted by Joe Ross
April 15, 2022 - 2:11pm EDT
Visage Music is a record label founded by Claudio Carboni and Riccardo Tesi, focused on the production of world music and Italian songwriting. UPGRADE is a new album by Andrea Piccioni e Francesco Loccisano and is a new production by Visage Music. It is a CD composed of original songs in which tradition renews itself in search of new languages and musical frontiers. Tradition is a living process, in transformation, that renews and regenerates itself thanks to the incessant work of its bearers. This is the meaning of the meeting between... Read More
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Peppe Aiello’s Debut Album Released

Posted by Joe Ross
April 15, 2022 - 1:55pm EDT
Bologna - On 7th April 2022, neapolitan musician Peppe Aiello released his solo debut CD on the Visage Music label. Taking inspiration from the theatrical show Male Doce, given with great success during the summer review of the Baraccano Theatre of 2019, the album ‘Na stanza chiena ‘e ’ncienzo comes to fruition in 2021 produced by Visage Music of Claudio Carboni, Riccardo Tesi and Simona Capecchi, a discografic label that treats world music, always attentive towards new talents and presenting musical propositions that... Read More
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Michael Whalen creates unique, melodic elecronica on "Imaginary Trains"

Posted by Joe Ross
April 4, 2022 - 3:04pm EDT
“This new album is about letting my all of my electronic influences out for everyone to see!” laughs two-time Emmy® award winning composer and international recording artist Michael Whalen discussing his forthcoming electronic album: Imaginary Trains, due April 22, 2022, via MWM/Spout label through Six Degrees Distribution/INgrooves/UMG. “Since I completed my album ‘Sacred Spaces’ in 2019, my evolution as an artist, synthesist and sound designer has made it essential to create a whole new... Read More
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Jazz Journalists Association Announces Jazz Heroes Class of 2022

Posted by Joe Ross
April 1, 2022 - 3:10pm EDT
The Jazz Journalists Association has announced its 2022 class of Jazz Heroes – 28 “activists, advocates, altruists, aiders and abettors of jazz” from 26 U.S. communities -- to be celebrated for their energy, imagination and resilience in supporting and sustaining jazz artists and audiences in their local communities and beyond. See full portraits and profiles of the Heroes at JJAJazzAwards.org. Simultaneously, the JJA debuts The Buzz: The JJA Podcast, available at all... Read More
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JASON LEE McKINNEY BAND RELEASES "ONE LAST THING"

Posted by Joe Ross
March 23, 2022 - 1:58pm EDT
NASHVILLE, TENN. – Life-affirming music- songs and musicians with the power to lift souls into the heavens.  They always manage to arrive when we need it most. Call these mini sermons of healing delivered by prophets with microphones, guitars, basses, drums, and keyboards. They are sonic balms that energize just as they soothe. The Nashville-based Jason Lee McKinney Band offers up 16 of those spiritual infusions on One Last Thing, the group’s 11th studio album and its first to embrace a gospel vibe... Read More
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Folk Galore presents some of the best Russian World Music

Posted by Joe Ross
February 26, 2022 - 11:38am EST
A sampler, such as this one released by the CPL-Music label in Germany, is a nice sonic respite for world music exploration. In October 2021, the Russian World Music Chart was launched to popularize and promote folk music of multi-ethnic Russia. A true community effort, forty albums in the genres of world, ethnic and folk music participated in the 2021 chart. A jury of 16 international experts (mostly music journalists and reviewers) from around the world then selected the 20 best albums by the end of the year. Folk Galore presents some of... Read More
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AMY CORREIA Bows to the Fire of Creativity on Her New EP "As We Are"

Posted by Joe Ross
February 8, 2022 - 12:25pm EST
The Independent Music Award-winning artist AMY CORREIA, hailed for her “powerful voice” (NPR) and “richly melodic mix of mournful tales and whimsical stories” (All Music Guide) announces the March 25, 2022 release of her new EP As We Are. Produced by Kimon Kirk, As We Are, a collection of five original songs, written and performed by Correia, deals head on with demons, regrets, self-reflection, mortality, and holds the godsend of creative inspiration at its center.  Noted for a “lyrical... Read More
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Planet Arts Releases "On the Town: Pete Malinverni Plays Leonard Bernstein"

Posted by Joe Ross
February 7, 2022 - 12:02pm EST
Pianist Pete Malinverni pays tribute to iconic composer Leonard Bernstein with his all-star trio featuring bassist Ugonna Okegwo and drummer Jeff Hamilton are released On the Town – Pete Malinverni Plays Leonard Bernstein, on January 14, 2022 via Planet Arts Recordings. The album harkens back to an inspiring “only in New York” meeting between the two passionate musicians. Having spent four decades on the New York City jazz scene, pianist Pete Malinverni has crossed paths with countless revered artists and come away... Read More
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Caligola Records Releases Baba Sissoko's Griot Jazz

Posted by Joe Ross
February 4, 2022 - 12:06pm EST
Baba Sissoko’s Griot Jazz project was born during the residency for the production of the opera Le Vol du Boli at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, where three Malian musicians were involved, Baba Sissoko and Lansiné Kouyaté, already popular in Europe (the former lives in Italy, the latter in France) and the younger Madou Sidiki Diabate, who still dwells in Mali. The three of them always played together, every day, before rehearsing as well as during the intermissions, and a month later Sissoko had... Read More
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Sabertooth Swing to release ambitious “Delta Bound”

Posted by Ron Kadish
February 1, 2022 - 6:04pm EST
“How does music carry memory? How does New Orleans music carry memory differently? Is there meaning in historical violence? What is the meaning of Louisiana’s historical violence?” These are the questions being asked on New Orleans-based Sabertooth Swing Band’s upcoming Delta Bound (March 18, 2022, Slammin’ Media), an ambitious album that brings together the work of poets, activists, and historical figures to become a meditation on the violent history and complex culture out of which jazz... Read More
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Release of Brazilian Guitarist Bola Sete's Live Recordings, Seattle 1966-68

Posted by Joe Ross
January 25, 2022 - 12:50pm EST
Samba in Seattle is the first official release of legendary Brazilian guitarist Bola Sete's live recordings at the Penthouse in Seattle, WA (1966-68). Produced by Zev Feldman, and mastered from the original tape reels, this Deluxe 3 CD set includes a 40-page booklet with rare photos, an essay by music critic Greg Casseus, and words by guitar icon Carlos Santana, pianist/composer Lalo Schifrin, pianist/producer George Winston, and Sete's widow Anne Sete; plus a tribute by guitar great John Fahey. Bola Sete - Samba in Seattle :... Read More
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María Cangiano Presents Her Fourth Album, "Pandemonium"

Posted by Joe Ross
January 25, 2022 - 11:32am EST
  María Cangiano presents her fourth album, Pandemonium. which compiles ten classic songs by Astor Piazzolla. Pandemonium comprises unconventional interpretations of iconic Piazzolla songs on piano and voice arranged by Miguel Pereiro and songs with electronic arrangements of cosmic resonances by Pablo Suárez. The songs cover a myriad of human emotions, some typical of tango, expressing a tragic feeling of life and others not so common to tango, such as the celebration of love, life, and its infinity. On the eve of... Read More
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SOUL TRAIN AWARD-WINNING VOCALIST NICOLE HENRY RELEASES TIME TO LOVE AGAIN

Posted by Joe Ross
December 3, 2021 - 11:21pm EST
  On TIME TO LOVE AGAIN, vocalist NICOLE HENRY performs an eclectic mix of jazz standards and reimagined pop tunes with the sweet yet powerful voice that has made her a favorite with audiences and critics alike, around the country and the world. Stephen Holden of The New York Times raved, “I had the sense of being in the presence of a pop-soul superwoman whose every gesture and inflection conveyed confidence and mastery.” BroadwayWorld says,... Read More
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Pianist David Janeway releases his third trio recording, Distant Voices

Posted by Joe Ross
November 23, 2021 - 11:54am EST
Pianist David Janeway releases his third trio recording, Distant Voices, on Steeplechase. This is the first recording for his working trio that features Billy Hart on drums and Cameron Brown, bass. During this time of Covid, Janeway looks back and pays tribute to the many jazz pianists that have inspired and influenced him throughout his career. There are selections by Hank Jones, Walter Bishop Jr. Bill Evans and Ellington as well as tributes written for Ahmad Jamal, Larry Willis, Cedar Walton and Herbie Hancock. This is an... Read More
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