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John Proulx: Say It

Read "Say It" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

This fourth date from John Proulx clearly marks a new chapter in his career. After delivering three albums on the now-defunct MAXJAZZ imprint, and after a hiatus from recording under his own name, this triple-threat vocalist-pianist-composer returns with his first independently-produced offering. The music spotlights a man who's grown more comfortable in his skin and lived ...

Owen Broder: Heritage

Read "Heritage" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

The cross-pollination of jazz and folk music is nothing new, but saxophonist Owen Broder does push things forward in this exploration of the idea, asking five different composers from varying generations and backgrounds to each write their own take on American folk music for an eight-piece ensemble.

Besides Broder himself, the compositions and arrangements ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Dave Pietro: New Road: Iowa Memoirs

Read "New Road: Iowa Memoirs" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

In essence, New Road: Iowa Memoirs is the story of an urbanite's awakening to the rural lure. But to state this album's meaning in such reductive terms is to minimize its power and undercut the very beauty that inspired its creation in the first place.

Back in 2011 and 2012, The University of ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Diva Jazz Orchestra: 25th Anniversary Project

Read "25th Anniversary Project" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

The Diva Orchestra, with its vibrant sound and stellar soloists, is one of the premier large ensembles in jazz today. It also happens to be one of the few made up entirely of women. Therefore, it is both a creative hot bed for talented musicians and a forum for female instrumentalists, who remain sorely underexposed, to ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The DIVA Jazz Orchestra: 25th Anniversary Project

Read "25th Anniversary Project" reviewed by Geannine Reid

A 25th Anniversary is a rare event in today's music world, and Sherrie Maricle the leader and driving force behind the DIVA Jazz Orchestra has achieved just that. A vehicle for some of today's most recognized names in jazz, this Orchestra goes beyond the label of an all-female ensemble, it is more about the achievements and ...

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Torben Waldorff Celebrates 10 Years Of ArtistShare And Submission For Grammy Nomination Consideration

Torben Waldorff Celebrates 10 Years Of ArtistShare And Submission For Grammy Nomination Consideration

Torben Waldorff celebrates 10 years of music making on ArtistShare and his fifth Project, Holiday on Fire. The recording features Torben’s intricate original compositions written specifically for his incredible band of top-notch players, trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, drummer Johnathan Blake, bassist Drew Gress and pianist Maggi Olin. Recorded on “holiday” in New York City, the band is on fire. Listen ...

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Jim Hall And Red Mitchell - "Live At Sweet Basil 1978" Released On ArtistShare And Submitted For Grammy Nomination Consideration

Jim Hall And Red Mitchell - "Live At Sweet Basil 1978" Released On ArtistShare And Submitted For Grammy Nomination Consideration

Considered by many to be the “father of modern jazz guitar," Jim Hall is revered by peers and audiences around the world. The previously unreleased recording, Valse Hot – Sweet Basil 1978, captures the exciting, spontaneous musical dialogue between Jim Hall and bassist Red Mitchell, featuring the legendary duo’s inventive and lyrical approach to jazz standards. One ...

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3-Time Emmy-nominated Composer Steve Sandberg’s ArtistShare Debut Submitted For Grammy Consideration

3-Time Emmy-nominated Composer Steve Sandberg’s ArtistShare Debut Submitted For Grammy Consideration

3-time Emmy-nominated composer Steve Sandberg’s ArtistShare debut, Alaya, is hailed as a breakthrough recording whose compositions masterfully blend classical and world music genres with the excitement of virtuosic improvisation. We are proud to submit Alaya for this year’s Grammy nomination consideration in the Contemporary Instrumental genre. Alaya started as an All About Jazz/Launchpad project and was ...

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Dave Pietro's ArtistShare Debut "New Road: Iowa Memoirs" For Grammy Nomination Consideration

Dave Pietro's ArtistShare Debut "New Road: Iowa Memoirs" For Grammy Nomination Consideration

A gifted saxophonist/composer and key member of the Multi-Grammy Award winning Maria Schneider Orchestra, Dave Pietro spent many months in Iowa working with young students in music programs all around the state as artist-in-residence. Throughout his residency, sponsored by the University of Iowa’s Hancher Auditiorium, New York-based Pietro experienced the new environment, culture, and customs of ...

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Rale Micic / John Abercrombie / Peter Bernstein / Lage Lund: Inspired

Read "Inspired" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Inspired showcases four of the world's most accomplished jazz guitarists honoring the legacy of a fifth: the late maestro Jim Hall, an exemplar to all and mentor to many. The quartet consists of American luminaries Peter Bernstein and John Abercrombie, Norway's Lage Lund and Serbian-born Rale Micic (Rah-lay Mee-cheech). Four unique personas with one inflexible purpose: ...