Push the envelope of the jazz genre with daring new releases that challenge the mind and heart from artists Tim Berne’s Snakeoil, Marc Cary Focus Trio, Brian Hass and Matt Chamberlain, Myra Melford, Gretchen Parlato, Ahmad Jamal, David Hazeltine Trio and Stan Getz at his Montreux best.
Sting previews his upcoming Broadway musical on new CD. Faces keyboardist Ian McLagan feels right at home in Austin, Texas. Saxophonist Kenny Garrett releases the jazz album of the year. Longtime Detroit guitarist Howard Glazer and New Orleans Legend Cyril Neville have the blues. Pennsylvania rock’n'roll band A.D.D. has learned its lessons well…and its rhythm section is only 15!
Four Hot New Blues Albums by Voo Davis, Bryan Lee, Jon Veeman, Shawn Holt and One Searing Live Performance by The BB King Blues Club All-Stars
From karate with The King to getting served at Sinatra’s, Cannon explains why he’s no teen idol — even though he holds a record for ‘American Bandstand’ appearances and wrote a song with his mom.
‘She put carbolic in my coffee, turpentine in my tea, Strychnine in my biscuits, Lord but she didn’t hurt me,’ the bluesman sings in ‘Big Chief Blues.’ And all of that doesn’t even get into Lewis’ real life.
When it comes to giving the gift of music — either for the music-lover in your life or helping Santa choose a gift for you (since you have been so very good this year) — there’s no shortage of choices. Jazz. So how — and what — do you choose?