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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Stefon Harris & Blackout: Sonic Creed

Read "Sonic Creed" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

In its most basic function, the music that makes up Sonic Creed serves as a mirror to African American life in the here and now. It explores the history, legacy, struggles, and joys of the Black community, speaking to all of it at once through sound and sentiment.

Sonic Creed arrives almost a ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Tarun Balani Collective: Dharma

Read "Dharma" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Drummer / composer Tarun Balani's previous album, Sacred World (Self Produced, 2013), offered audiences a fresh look at the synthesis and Indian music and jazz. On Dharma, Balani steps back a bit from the music of his homeland. The result is still an invigorating listen. Balani's composing here makes extensive use of hypnotic, propulsive ostinati. Conceptually, ...

Terence Blanchard: Magnetic

Read "Magnetic" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

One of today's foremost jazz musicians and composers Terence Blanchard's achievements have soared since his formative days in Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers to a trajectory of successful bands, recordings and award winning film scores such as 2007's A Tale of God's Will (A Requiem for Katrina) (Blue Note). He's still pursuing new challenges with the upcoming ...

NEWS: RECORDING

New Terence Blanchard CD Set For Release May 28th

New Terence Blanchard CD Set For Release May 28th

NEW TERENCE BLANCHARD ALBUM MAGNETIC SET FOR RELEASE MAY 28 ON BLUE NOTE RECORDS Album Will Coincide With June World Premiere Of Blanchard’s First Opera, Champion, “An Opera In Jazz” Magnetic, Terence Blanchard’s stunning new album is set for release May 28 on Blue Note Records. The album features ten original songs written by Blanchard or a member ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Juilliard Jazz Presents "An Evening with Wycliffe Gordon" on Monday February 4

Juilliard Jazz Presents "An Evening with Wycliffe Gordon" on Monday February 4

Juilliard Jazz presents “An Evening with Wycliffe Gordon” on Monday, February 4 at 8 PM in Juilliard’s Paul Hall. Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon is artist-in-residence this season at Juilliard Jazz and performs with Juilliard Jazz Ensembles. The program features arrangements by Wycliffe Gordon, Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie and James Brown. The two Juilliard Ensembles performing ...