In a welcome announcement, Concord Records has just disclosed that on February 11, 2014, it will release an album by one of the world’s preeminent jazz singers, Dianne Reeves. Titled Beautiful Life, the record will be Reeves first release on the Concord imprint and her first release of an album [...]Read more >>
In early October, RPM/Columbia/Legacy Recordings will, for the first time as a stand-alone CD, release Tony Bennett’s Live at the Sahara: Las Vegas, 1964. The concert album, originally recorded on April 8, 1964, was shelved for decades. It finally appeared on Tony Bennett — The Complete Collection, which was released [...]Read more >>
Keyboardist Jeff Lorber, along with this power trio, Jeff Lorber Fusion—bassist Jimmy Haslip and saxophonist Eric Marienthal—have released Hacienda, the group’s new disc on the Heads Up label. Co-produced by Lorber and Haslip, the album features 11 fresh tracks, including the album’s lone cover, a version of Frank Zappa’s “King [...]Read more >>
Cuban-born pianist and composer Roberto Fonseca’s new album Yo will be released August 27 on Concord Jazz. In celebration Fonseca will tour the United States with Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, as well as performing his own headlining shows along the way. Over the course of his 15-year career, Fonseca [...]Read more >>
The South American nation of Colombia is one of the few countries in the world and the only one in Latin America that coordinates and stages its major jazz festivals concurrently. El Circuito de Jazz de Colombia (The Colombian Jazz Circuit) links the early- to mid-September events in the four [...]Read more >>
Guitarist Bill Frisell (pictured above) has joined Jazz at Lincoln Center as the curator of the organization’s new Roots of Americana Series. Throughout the series, Frisell and an array of guest musicians will explore the intersections of rock, country, jazz and blues. “Gershwin & Beyond,” the first concerts in the [...]Read more >>
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