Deborah Pearl’s “meltingly beautiful voice” breathes new life into Benny Carter’s genius instrumentals in this moving tribute inspired by her friendship with the jazz master. Critics rave: “Her words are perfect.” “Soulful in all the right places and a faultless match for Carter’s stellar compositions.” Scatting to Benny’s solos on [...]Read more >>
The SOUTH FLORIDA JAZZ ORCHESTRA, directed by bassist and composer Chuck Bergeron, is a modern big band comprised of the best jazz and studio musicians in the greater Miami area. Their latest release – TRUMPET SUMMIT – features heavyweight trumpeters Greg Gisbert, Jason Carder, and Alex Norris, plus special guests Wayne [...]Read more >>
Singer Emy Tseng’s recording debut “marks her as one to watch in the Brazilian jazz category.” Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz. A collection of songs by Brazil’s most sophisticated composers (Jobim, Toninho Horta, Chico Pinheiro) and eclectic arrangements of standards including a haunting version of “California Dreamin’”, Tseng “has honed [...]Read more >>
On February 12, Concord Records will release Live at the Blue Note Tokyo, saxophonist Dave Koz’s first live disc. Recorded in Japan in 2011, the disc features a dozen songs, including “You Make Me Smile,” “Faces of the Heart,” “Honeydipped” and “Put the Top Down.” The album, which was originally [...]Read more >>
On January 22, the Chicago-based singer and pianist Patricia Barber released Smash, her debut on the Concord Jazz imprint. Both musically and lyrically, the 12 original tracks on the new disc showcase an artist in fine form. In addition to being a compellingly eclectic tunesmith, Barber remains, as ever, a [...]Read more >>
On February 16, the powerful and beguiling jazz singer Dianne Reeves will launch her 2013 international tour with a performance at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium. Not only will Reeves have her longtime collaborators in tow—keyboardist Peter Martin, guitarist Romero Lumbabo, bassist Reginald Veal and drummer Terreon Gully—she’ll also welcome special [...]Read more >>
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