Having covered a wide swath of stylistic ground in their 11-year existence, the organ-driven soul-jazz trio Soulive turns its attention to the Beatles with the September 14th release of Rubber Soulive on the band’s own Royal Family Records imprint. “We’ve always been big Beatles fans,” says the group’s guitarist, Eric [...]Read more >>
When guitarist Jeff Beck played the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival earlier this year, he was advised to catch Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews’ show later at Tipitina’s. Beck was duly impressed, enough so that when he and his group performed a birthday tribute to the late Les Paul in [...]Read more >>
EMI’s Blue Note Records has signed saxophonist, composer and bandleader Ravi Coltrane to its roster. Coltrane will record his debut for the label in December, with a release date scheduled for Spring 2011. Coltrane has previously recorded for the label as a member of the Blue Note 7, the all-star [...]Read more >>
On September 7, the New York City-based Wommusic label will release Our Secret World, an album by Kurt Rosenwinkel and Orchestra de Jazz de Matosinhos (OJM). The seven-track disc will feature big-band arrangements of some of Rosenwinkel’s most well-known compositions, such as “Zhivago,” “Turns,” and “Use of Light.” In recent [...]Read more >>
Since it founding in 2003, Abstract Logix has performed all the traditional functions of a record label, in addition to taking advantage of the ever-expanding possibilities of the digital revolution. Still, the people that work there understand that nothing can replace or compare to the excitement of live music. With [...]Read more >>
Among the many fine treats in store for visitors to the 21st AT&T San Jose Jazz Festival, set to unfold from August 13-15 in downtown San Jose, is an appearance by bassist extraordinaire Marcus Miller, who will not only perform music from his own vast repertoire but will also perform [...]Read more >>
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