Blue Note Records has announced a November 26 release date for Thelonious Monk Paris 1969, a fascinating late-career document of the late jazz pianist and composer in performance with his Quartet at the Salle Pleyel concert hall in Paris, France, on December 15, 1969. Beautifully captured on black-and-white film, the [...]Read more >>
Pianist Myra Melford will celebrate the release of her new solo album, Life Carries Me This Way (Firehouse 12 Records), with a solo concert at Greenwich House Music School, in New York City’s West Village, on October 27. Melford—a 2013 Guggenheim fellow—recorded Life Carries Me This Way, her first solo [...]Read more >>
The lineup for the 2014 Napa Valley Jazz Getaway, set to take place from June 11 to 15, 2014, has been announced. Slated to join founder and artistic director Brian Culbertson for five-days of concerts, wine tastings and fine dining are Earl Klugh (pictured above), Eric Benét, Lee Ritenour, David [...]Read more >>
Oscar Castro-Neves, the great Brazilian guitarist, arranger and composer, died of cancer on Friday, September 27 in Los Angeles. He was 73. One of the founders of the musical style that became known as bossa nova, Castro-Neves scored his first hit with his first recorded song, “Chora Tua Tristeza,” at [...]Read more >>
On October 22, the Columbia and Sony Classical labels will release The Spiritual Side of Wynton Marsalis, a 15-track collection of spiritually inspired works compiled and produced by the Pulitzer Prize-winning trumpeter. All of the music was recorded from 1988 to 2002. The release of The Spiritual Side Of Wynton [...]Read more >>
The Robert Glasper Experiment (RGX) will be on the road this fall in a co-headlining, limited-engagement tour with Common (of Fall Out Boy) and Marsha Ambrosius. Meanwhile, “I Stand Alone,” the second single from RGX’s forthcoming album, Black Radio 2 (set for an October 29 release), is now available through [...]Read more >>
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