Discover great new music this weekend with our weekly roundup of new songs and albums! This week’s New Release Cheat Sheet features new music by the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, George Benson, The Nels Cline Singers and more.
Antonio Neves, “A Pegada Agora É Essa (The Sway Now)”
Multi-instrumentalist Antonio Neves makes music that testifies to the constant evolution and eclecticism of Rio de Janeiro. His ability to tap into its mystique with ease has led many to define him as the city’s latest sonic trailblazer. The first single and title track of his upcoming second album, “A Pegada Agora É Essa (The Sway Now),” is out today and is a sublime crossing of the freedom of jazz and Brazilian rhythms as well as a vibrant portrait of the current landscape of Brazil’s music. The album will be released on February 19 via Far Out.
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, “Call Your Mom”
The Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio took the organ jazz tradition into modern times and turned heads with their acclaimed 2018 album, Close But No Cigar. In January 2021, the Seattle-based combo with Delvon Lamarr on Hammond alongside guitarist Jimmy James and drummer Dan Weiss will release their sophomore studio effort, I Told You So, on Colemine Records. “Call Your Mom” is the first single from this forthcoming album. It is an exceptional showcase of their fresh blend of jazz, soul and blues, as well as their own explosive chemistry.
Tony Glausi, “Once Upon a Dream”
Trumpeter Tony Glausi reimagines “Once Upon a Dream” from Disney’s animated musical fantasy Sleeping Beauty, with music by Tchaikovsky. This is the first single from his upcoming album, When It All Comes Crashing Down, due out on January 8 via Outside In Music. “The song has always been extra meaningful to me,” he explains in a statement. “Imagining this arrangement in my home studio in New York, my hope was to transport listeners from musical theater to fairytale forest to brick high-rise apartment all in six-and-a-half minutes.”
George Benson, Weekend in London (Mascot/Provogue)
Weekend in London marks guitar maestro George Benson’s first new live recording in 30 years. The LP documents his intimate 2019 live performance at London’s famed Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club and features new renditions of hits, fan favorites and hidden gems from his legendary six-decades long career.
The Nels Cline Singers, Share the Wealth (Blue Note)
Share the Wealth is the new double-album by guitarist Nels Cline, offering ten new tracks that rank among his most swirling sonic explorations. His third outing for Blue Note also features an expanded version of his Nels Cline Singers projects, with saxophonist Skerik, keyboardist Brian Marsella, bassist Trevor Dunn, drummer Scott Amendola and percussionist Cyro Baptista.
Will Vinson, Gilad Hekselman, Antonio Sánchez, Trio Grande (Whirlwind)
Trio Grande is a captivating debut statement from a new trio formed by three of the hottest bandleaders on the scene today: saxophonist Will Vinson, guitarist Gilad Hekselman and drummer Antonio Sánchez. An encounter between three strong, distinctive musical personalities, the album offers a blend of wide-ranging styles and influences that is well-grounded in jazz.
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