Drummer Cindy Blackman Santana and her husband, guitarist Carlos Santana, make their best music where the currents of jazz, rock, funk, blues and world music converge. That’s certainly the case for the latest album featuring this married musical duo, Give The Drummer Some. It’s a leader project by Cindy featuring Carlos on guitar on eight tracks, as well as a couple of appearances by fellow six-stringer (and Mahavishnu Orchestra founder) John McLaughlin. The album is due out September 18, but to tide you over, we’re including the new single, “Everybody’s Dancin’,” in our JAZZIZ Discover Playlist for the week of September 14. It joins a playlist that also includes music from saxophonist Mindi Abair, pianist Chick Corea, guitarist Peter Bernstein, trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah and more.
As writer Whitney Balliett once said, “Jazz is the sound of surprise.” Our Weekly Discover playlist will take your ears to new places with the latest sounds from your favorite artists — and some you should definitely get to know. Catch up on albums that came out over the weekend, newly released singles and other tunes that may have flown under your radar. Stream now on Spotify or on your favorite music service using the links below.
Cindy Blackman Santana, Santana
Give the Drummer Some
Children’s Song No. 10 – Live in Paris / 2018
Neil Swainson Quintet, Joe Henderson, Woody Shaw
Tune Up – VARA Studio 5, Hilversum, the Netherlands, May 5, 1967
Sonny Rollins, Ruud Jacobs, Han Bennink
The Alphabet Song (Abcs)
Where I Am
Kat Edmonson, The Song Confessional
Where I Am
Gratitude (For Charles & Dorothy)
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah