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John McLaughlin, Live in Boston

John Mclaughlin

Last summer, guitarist John McLaughlin and The 4th Dimension—Gary Husband on keyboards and drums, Etienne Mbappe on bass and Ranjit Barot on drums and vocals—toured America. On June 22nd they performed at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. That concert was recorded and is now scheduled for release on March 18th. Asked to describe […]

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Dave King’s Three Nights in Brooklyn

David King

Beginning on March 7th, Minneapolis-bassed drummer and composer Dave King, a member of the renowned trio The Bad Plus, will play three consecutive nights at Brooklyn’s ShapeShifter Lab. During the residency—which will be presented by the improvised music non-profit Search & Restore—King will perform with five different groups, all of which accent different aspects of […]

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Max Roach in the LOC

Max Roach Jazziz Daily

The Library of Congress has acquired Max Roach’s vast personal collection of papers, music, photos, and audio and video recordings. At a celebratory event in Washington, D.C. in late January, members of Roach’s family discussed the drummer’s life and work. “Our family is thrilled that our father’s rich legacy has found a home at the […]

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New Brian Blade and The Fellowship Band

Brian Blade The Fellowship Band

Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band will return to Blue Note Records for the release of Landmarks, the fourth album from the collective, which is led by acclaimed drummer and composer Brian Blade (pictured above). The album is being released in cooperation with the Shreveport, Louisiana-based label Mid-City Records. Landmarks was co-produced by Brian and […]

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V-Day at J@LC

Tierney Sutton

Vocalists Dianne Reeves and Tierney Sutton will bring a little romance to Manhattan’s Jazz at Lincoln Center during Valentine’s Day week. In Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater, Reeves will perform love songs—some of them drawn from her latest Concord Records release, Beautiful Life—on February 14 and 15. Sutton (pictured above), meanwhile, will perform within the intimate […]

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Concord Signs the Chameleon

harvey-mason

Concord Records has announced the signing of an exclusive solo deal with renowned session drummer, producer and composer  Harvey Mason, whose debut recording for the label,Chameleon, will be released in April. A blend of R&B, urban and cutting-edge jazz, Chameleon takes its inspiration from the title track, which Mason co-wrote with Herbie Hancock, and is a […]

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Summertime in Aspen

diana-krall

Diana Krall (pictured above), Tony Bennett, Trombone Shorty and Steve Winwood will headline at this year’s edition of the JAS Aspen Snowmass June Festival. The Festival kicks off on Thursday, June 19, with the rollicking New Orleans-based sound of Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, joined on the occasion by The Soul Rebels Brass Band and […]

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Cassandra Wilson Gets Back to Work

Cassandra-Wilson

Twenty years after the release of Blue Light ’Til Dawn, singer Cassandra Wilson will revisit that milestone album with a concert, “Blue Light To a New Dawn.” The show will take place at the Highline Ballroom in New York City on January 13, and will include the core musicians that contributed to the success of […]

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George Duke’s Soul Train Award

George-Duke

George Duke’s “Missing You,” from the late keyboardist’s final album, DreamWeaver, has won a Soul Train Award for “Best Contemporary Jazz Performance.” The 2013 Soul Train Awards was held on November 8 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dave Koz presented Duke’s award to his sons, Rashid Duke and John Shiffer. The Soul […]

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