Ryan Truesdell – Photo credit: Shaun Mader Ryan Truesdell, the producer and conductor behind last year’s roundly lauded album, Centennial: Newly Discovered Works of Gil Evans, will play a six-night engagement in May at Manhattan’s Jazz Standard. Truesdell (pictured above) and his Grammy-nominated Gil Evans Project will begin their stand [...]Read more >>
Pianist Eldar Djangirov, widely regarded as a prodigy of sorts throughout his teen and even pre-teen years, is now a 26-year-old veteran with many accomplishments to his name. His latest is a pair of CDs—one jazz, the other classical, both self-produced—that were recorded over the course of a single week, [...]Read more >>
Robert Randolph, the virtuoso pedal-steel guitarist whose distinctive mix of rock, funk and R&B has built a fervent, international audience has signed with Blue Note Records. The signing is a precursor to the release of Randolph’s highly anticipated new studio album — his first since 2010’s We Walk This Road. [...]Read more >>
Guitarist Pat Metheny – Photo credit: Jimmy Katz On May 21, Nonesuch Records and Tzadik simultaneously will release guitarist Pat Metheny’s recording of John Zorn’s Tap: The Book of Angels, Vol. 20 from Zorn’s Masada Book Two. This album is the first collaboration between the two artists. Besides his frequent [...]Read more >>
From April 1-17, the Amsterdam-based Instant Composers Pool (ICP) Orchestra will bring the cream of the Dutch jazz scene to 12 American cities. In one form or another, the ICP Orchestra has been playing and touring since 1967. By now, the group has released 50 recordings, most recently 2009’s ICP [...]Read more >>
After being staged in Paris and London, the musical production Lady Day will make it New York debut when it opens on September 26 at Times Square’s Little Shubert Theatre. Lady Day—Billie Holiday, that is—will be played by Dee Dee Bridgewater (pictured above), who also starred in the leading role [...]Read more >>
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